Indiana University Bloomington

One who never knew a stranger

Patti Case

Being Lucky. The title of his book and the way he felt about his life. But we, the countless people whose lives he touched, are the lucky ones. Lucky to have known such an extraordinary yet very ordinary man. One who never knew a stranger and always had time to talk and share stories of the past. I was very privileged to temporarily serve as his personal secretary for several months while his secretary was on leave several years ago and will cherish those months always. What a wonderful boss, what a wonderful man. He will be dearly missed.

From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000:, March 24, 2000

Thanks to the Bloomington Herald-Times for allowing Digital Wells to publish these excerpts from their archive.