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Retired FTT professional specialist dies at 67

| Friday, September 24, 2021

Karen Croake Heisler, a former film, television and theatre (FTT) professional specialist and internship coordinator, died Sunday due to cancer-related complications, according to the South Bend Tribune. She was 67.

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Karen Croake Heisler, a retired professor specialist of film, television and theatre at the University, died Sunday at the age of 67.

Heisler had been part of the FTT program for more than 25 years, teaching classes on sports, media and the business of television, and was named a professional specialist by the department. Following her retirement in 2019, the FTT senior television award, given to a senior with exceptional work in television studies, was renamed in her honor.

There will be a local visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, as well as a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday with visitation starting at 10 a.m.

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