APP, KENNETH L.

KENNETH L. APP  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 15, 1987 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  October 15, 1920 in Elkhart, IN

High School Attended:  Elkhart                   Graduated:  1935

High School Honors:  Lettered in track and cross country.

College Attended:  Wittenburg University  one year               

Officiating Experience:  Served as a football, basketball, and track official for Indiana High School Athletic Association 1945-1962.

Officiating Honors:  Received an Honorary IHSAA Citation Award 1983; served as president of St. Joe Valley Officials Association.

Special Recognition:  Received the Elkhart High School Bell Award for volunteer service and the Governor Orr Volunteer Participation Award in 1982; was a founder and motivating force of St. Joe Valley Chapter of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame; served as head of awards committee for boys (Bringle Award) and girls (Wolfe Award) basketball, tennis, cross country, golf, baseball, wrestling, and swimming for both Elkhart high schools; co-founder and vice-chairman for 10 years of the Russ Oliver Award Committee in South Bend for the St. Joe Valley Officials Association; supplied chain gang crews at Rice Field for 24 years; served as public address announcer and scorer for basketball games for 10 years; owned K-A Associates, Inc., a woodworking, machine, and tool manufacturing business.

Family:  Wife, Lois (deceased); children, Larry (Nila), Ronald (Gina), and Julie; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Mr. App passed away December 10, 1992.