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Transcribed biography of Michael H. Lemond


"East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet" goes the old saying. But east and west have met to form the Michael Family. Michael, the son of Mrs. Frances Lemond presently of West Lafayette, Indiana, was born in San Pedro, California. Linda was born in New York where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Noble, are still living.

Michael spent most of his boyhood in Battleground and Lafayette after his family moved from California back to the home state of Indiana in 1947. His family consisted of his parents, brothers William, Edward, Robert, James, and John, and sister Judy. Mike graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School where he had played both football and baseball. He attended Purdue University and received his bachelor's degree in 1966. He taught at Danville, Illinois for a semester before taking a teaching and coaching position at Lowell High School.

Linda grew up in Glendale, a small town in the borough of Queens. She has one brother, Richard, who now lives on Long Island with his wife Susan and their children Richard and Sharon. Linda graduated from Martin Luther High School and decided to try the Hoosier hospitality by coming to Valparaiso University. She began her student teaching semester in, February of 1970 at Lowell High School. There she met Mike.

They were married in August of that year at the Gloria Christi chapel in Valparaiso. Mike had taken a new teaching-coaching position at Portage High School and Linda began teaching Seventh Grade English at Portage's Wallace Aylesworth Middle School. Mike now teaches government and economics and coaches football under head coach Les Klein (who was also head coach at Lowell). Mike is also head golf coach.

Linda taught at Aylesworth for three years and then went to Virgil I. Grissom Middle School when it first opened. She taught seventh and eighth grade English, headed the Language Arts department, and coached the Drama Club. She didn't complete her first year at Grissom, however, when a new citizen was added to the Porter County population. Melissa Lyn was born May 11, 1975 at Porter Memorial Hospital.

On this Bicentennial the Lemonds extend best wishes and greetings to all their fellow Americans, especially those in Porter County.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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