Thank you very much for replying to this thread, and for the information you provided in response to both me and Larissa (as the same info applies to both of us). It's really nice of you to share what you did here.
I'm sorry to hear about the hardships your family has encountered regarding your father and step-father's tragic passings. As well as that you were a part of the search party who went looking for Uncle Donald's body in '77. He was just 22 at the time and it's heartbreaking to think that someone so young would cut their life short like that. I'm happy that you got a chance to know him though, and truly wish I could have, too.
You are correct about Gus and Clarice's young child drowning on their property. (Should anyone here need more information on that event, I can ask my grandma, Bernice Schill, about it, as I know she remembers it.)
I sincerely appreciate your messages, Ralph, thank you again for your help and for getting in touch.
Your Schill cousin,