In Memory of David F. Sodervick

 

In Memory of David F. Sodervick, Principal Century and OJ Neighbours Elementary Schools 1960 - 1992. 

 

On September 29,  1987, the City of Wabash finalized the purchase of 15 1/2 acres of land at the site of the Paradise Spring Treaty signing. The cost to the city was $25,000.  

Dave Sodervick was instrumental is the work that was done both to create a reenactment area at OJ Neighbours Elementary School and in the development of Paradise Spring Historical Park.  The first Paradise Spring Inc. Board included: Nancy Bell, Keith Jolly, Tillie LaSalle, Phil Magner, Bob McCallen, Jack Miller, Kris Moore, David Moscowitz, Todd Titus, Penny Galley, David Sodervick, and Don Metz.  Added later (8/16/1988), were Clyde Lovellette, Thom Herrold, Bea Miller, Greg Metz and Bob Mattern. 

Dave Sodervick organized a 19-person volunteer group that traveled to Missouri to disassemble two log structures and bring them back to Wabash. The structures were donated by Tom and Shirley Shearman.  Shirley was a Wabash High School graduate. One structure was erected at OJ Neighbours Elementary School where Dave was  principle, and the other became the Paradise Spring Council House. 

P.O. Box 353  Wabash, IN  46992  |  ungerdeanna@gmail.com  |  Tel: 260-571-2879

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