2015 Girls Basketball Champions

The younger team is rolling right now. More »

2015 Boys Basketball Champions

Illinois boys team won its 29th CSSD Championship! More »

ISD’s ASL & Cued Speech myth videos (ASL and English print versions) More »


In Memory of Lee Suter

Lee A. Suter, 64, of St. Jacob, Ill., born Sept. 21, 1950, in Highland, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home in St. Jacob, Ill.

Lee was a 1970 graduate from Illinois School for the Deaf. He was a member of the Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association, Operating Engineers Local 520, Highland Moose Lodge 2479, Troy Ill., Volunteer Fire Department with 25 years of service and the Madison County Fire Fighter Association. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, farmer, and enjoyed wood working. Most of all he enjoyed life, his family and all of his friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gustiv “Gus” Suter.

Surviving are his wife, Sondra, nee Holshouser, Suter of St. Jacob, Ill.; sons, Tobey A. (Julia) Suter Sr. of Troy, Ill., and Corey D.(Kylie) Suter of Highland, Ill.; his mother, Dorothy L., nee Keck, Suter of Highland, Ill.; stepsons, Jason (Kristi) Sutter of Troy, Ill., and Tony Di-Tucci Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; stepdaughters, Niki (Steve) Owens and Angela (Zach) Simmons both of Troy, Ill.; grandchildren, Tobey Suter Jr., Wyatt Suter, Lilian Suter and Lane Suter; and several step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Friedens Cemetery, Troy, Ill., or Troy Volunteer Fire Department. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.Richesonfh.com

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the funeral home with Rev. Eddie Witt officiating. Interment will be private in Friedens Cemetery.

In Memory of Robert M. Montfort

It’s sad to announce that Robert Melloy Montfort, 82, (Class of 1954) passed away on February 9, 2015. He was born in Danville, Illinois on October 21, 1932 to Dr. Roy Montfort and Mrs. Harriet Smith Montfort. He attended and graduated at Illinois School for the Deaf. In 1957, he participated in the Deaf Olympics as a swimming diver an won the silver medal in Milan, Italy. That’s where he met Joan Turner of England and married her. They produced a daughter, Ann Harriet. Robert and Joan moved to Austin, Texas in 2002 to be close with their daughter and her family.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Andrew Horn and his precious grandchildren, Tullos Melloy and Tandra Mildred.
There will be no Funeral Service at this moment; however, there will be a Memorial Service sometime in March.

Join with Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association


Leon Devriendt, ISD Almuni ’80, made his personal remark on “ASL and Cued Speech” in YouTube. Please watch this important video.

CSSD and Season

Last weekend the Illinois girls won CSSD round robin contest by defeating Ohio 38-25, Kentucky 46-19 and Michigan 32-28. With with victory over Michigan, the girls team earned their fourth win in the last seven games since Christmas break. The three loss were close matched games against Payson, Kincaid (overtime) and to a stronger team in Western. The younger team is rolling right now.

Courtney Langford (Junior), Daniella Bernal (Junior) and Trashsuna Tate (Freshman) were named All Star team.

2015 CSSD Boys and Girls Basketball Champions

Head Coach Mike Aubry with players to hold CSSD Champions banner and trophies. Illinois boys team won its 29th CSSD Championship! Also, the cheerleaders won first place. Congratulations!