. . . with quiet hearts we remember all fallen ’60 Blackshirts . . .

If you have questions or information about any of the classmates listed here, please contact Mike Rose or Bruce Menzel.  Also please submit names and information about deceased classmates who are not shown here.
 
 
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Adam, Karen A.
December 16, 1942 - February 6, 2001

Karen belonged to Student Council, Y-Teens, Pep Club and GAA at WHS.  She had three marriages in Milwaukee. With James Szpizar, she had daughters Jennifer and Debra.  She was then married to James Haber and lastly to Stanley Potrykus.  They later lived in Muskego until his death in 1999.  Please contact us if you have more information about Karen.

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Airoldi, James
October 7, 1942 - January 7, 2013
Jim was a member of the Scitamard lighting and stagecraft crews at WHS and belonged to BAA and Hi-Y.  After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sargeant E-5.  While in Service, he married his wife, Mary.  In 1966, Jim returned to Waukesha where he held foreman positions for 9 years, first at Amron Corp. and then at Generac Power Systems.  During that period, Jim attended the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha and earned an Associate degree in Business.  With this achievement, he moved on to a position with Harley Davidson, where he was employed for the next 32 years, retiring in 2007.  At H-D, Jim held a number of supervisory and administrative positions related to employee training and performance.  Starting in 1978, Jim returned to part-time military service in the U.S. Army Reserve, and was a Chief Warrant Officer at the time of his retirement from the Reserve in 1996.  He also served as commander of American Legion Post 400.  Along the way, he and Mary had two children, Jeff and Jennifer.  In retirement, Jim belonged to the Harley-Davidson Retirement Club, and at the time of his death, was president of the Waukesha Golden K Kiwanis group.  Jim was easy to spot at recent class reunions by virtue of his shining pate, white walrus mustache and black and orange Harley duds.
 
 
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Albert, F. Bruce
May 5, 1942 - May 31, 2014
At WHS, Bruce participated in FFA and was a member of the Scitamard Stagecraft and Movie Operator crews. He was born in Sturgeon Bay but grew up in Waukesha County. He served in the US Army and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1993 with an Accounting degree. He retired from the US Treasury Department where he worked as a criminal investigator with the IRS. In retirement, he operated a private detective agency and a tax preparation service in Milwaukee. He and his wife Sue had a seasonal home in southern Texas. Bruce enjoyed going to flea markets and estate sales and doing internet research.
 



Alonge (Brasted), Raechelle
December 22, 1941 - February 27, 1994

Raechelle transferred from Custer HS in Milwaukee for her senior year at WHS.  Through a mutual Waukesha friend, she met her future husband, Earl Brasted, of Sheboygan.  They had a family of four children, Joey, Renee, Terry and Dawn, before separating.  Subsequently Raechelle held a number of jobs, mostly in retail sales and community schools and charitable organizations, in several eastern Wisconsin cities, lastly in Slinger.  After divorcing, she reverted to her maiden surname.  In later years, Raechelle was a devoted grandmother and enjoyed taking roadtrips throughout Wisconsin with friends.

Thanks to Raechelle’s daughter Dawn for this information.

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Anderson, Gail
February 27, 1943 -
At WHS, Gail participated in forensics and GAA and was on the Megaphone and Cardinal Star staffs.  If you have more information about Gail, please contact us.
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Assmann (Osman), Lee 
February 07, 1942 - April 17, 2006

Lee participated in the WHS football and track teams.  He had a career in personnel management in HoustonTX and was a published author on career building.  He and his wife Kathleen raised a daughter, Elaine, and a son, Paul.

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Baird Dahlgren, Sandra
February 7, 1942 - March 23, 2015
Sandy was a member of our class briefly, during the junior year. She married Thomas Dahlgren in Spokane WA in 1962. They had two sons, Donald and Ronald, before divorcing in 1975 in Florida. Sandy lived in Pompano Beach FL for many years where she worked as a nurse. She had two grandchildren. If you know more about Sandy, please contact us.

 

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Baran Klatt, Bonnie
March 6, 1941 - August 18, 1987

Bonnie was a life-long resident of the Waukesha area.  She married LeRoy Klatt.  They lived in the Town of Waukesha and had children Cory, Tracy, and Andy.  She worked at Sentry Foods in the Fox Run Shopping Center.  She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

 

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Barlow, Gregory
April 27, 1942 - March 3, 2002

Greg lived in the Genesee Depot area of western Waukesha Co, in the 70’s and 80’s.  If you have more information about Greg, please contact us.

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Barylski, Scott
June 1, 1942 - April 3, 2004

Scott transferred from the northern Wisconsin town of Chippewa Falls for his senior year.  After WHS, he served in the U.S. military, went to culinary school and then worked at his family’s restaurant in Fifield WI.  He journeyed north to work on the Alaska pipeline project in the 1970’s, and upon returning to WI operated a Radio Shack store for about 10 years.  Later he worked at Phillips Plastics before taking disability retirement.   With his first wife Susie, he had son Scott Jr. and daughter Christine.  After a short second marriage, he was married to Kay Michalski for 18 years, with whom he had daughter Danielle.  He later married Dawn Eide.  Scott loved fishing, hunting and riding his Harley.

Thanks to Danielle for this information about her father.

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Besasie Webster Zoellick, Arla
November 6, 1942 - June 16, 1999

At WHS, Arla participated in FBLA, GAA and choral groups.  She married Robert Webster and lived for awhile in Mukwonago where she had two daughters, Rae Anne and June.  She was a waitress and homemaker.  She married again and lived in Georgia.  Her last residence was in Niagara WI.

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Bigg Schwenk, Catherine
September 8, 1942 - April 21, 1997

Cathy was the younger sister of Joe ’60.  She married Wilbert Schlenk; they lived in Waukesha and Pewaukee and had two daughters, Heidi and Cheryl.

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Bigg, Joseph
December 18, 1940 - July 24, 2009

Joe was the older brother of Cathy Bigg Schwenk ’60.  After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to the Waukesha area and was a long-time employee of the Waukesha school system, including the position of head custodian at Hatfield Elementary School.  He married Jean Lawrence and left a large local family including their three daughters, Katherine, Kay and Jennifer.

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Baccaccio Wolfe-Harless, Joan
August 3, 1942 -            2013

Joan participated in FBLA, Y-Teens, Service Committee and GAA and was a “W” winner. She married Gary Wolfe WHS'59. They lived in Waukesha and had several children. After Joan and Gary separated in 1980 she moved to the Phoenix area where she worked as a secretary at the Mayo Clinic Hospital. Sometime after 2001, she married again to Charles Harless, also from Phoenix. If you have more information about Joan, please contact us.

 

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Bott, Robert
May 2, 1942 - November 1, 2008
We have only limited information about Bob, derived from internet sources.  He lived in the West Bend and Kewaskum WI areas from the 1970’s into the 1990’s.  Later he owned properties in Florida.  His last known residence was Ocala FL.  He had a wife, Katherine, and two children, Jason and Charlotte.  If you have more information about Bob, please contact us.
 
 
 
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Carlson Pitzka, Kay
November 3, 1942 - July 5, 2003

Kay participated in choir and band at WHS.  She was a life-long resident of Waukesha. Kay married James Pitzka WHS ’58 and with him had two sons, James and Todd, before she and James parted.  She was a homemaker and was active in 4-H and enjoyed needlework and cooking.

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Carstenn, Theodore
January 3, 1943 - September 22, 1986

At WHS Tec was a double “W” winner, in tennis and swimming (diving) and was prominent as the sole male cheerleader.  He majored in political science at Northwestern University.  Most of his career involved work in the financial investment business; he became a regional vice-president of AIM Financial Co.  Tec remained an avid tennis player throughout life and also enjoyed golf and classic sports cars.  He married Sandy Voigt (WHS ’61) in 1964.  They lived most of their married life together in Arlington Heights IL with their daughters Carey and Anne.

Thanks to Sandy for sharing information about Tec.

 

 

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Cechvala, Gary
December 12, 1942 - November 25, 2001

Gary grew up in the Hartland area and attended Zion School through 8th grade.  He especially enjoyed “shop” classes at WHS and went on to work as a welder, mechanic, draftsman and eventually a supervisor in machine shops and similar businesses.  He and his wife Rene and their children Gary Jr., Kimberly, Valerie and Melody lived in California for 22 years before moving to Missouri.  Gary enjoyed fishing, barbeques and family get-togethers.  He last resided in Kearney MO.

Thanks to Kimberly for telling us her father’s story.

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Christianson, Gerald
February 04, 1942 - June 08, 2009
Jerry played saxophone in the WHS band.  He graduated from Marquette University and was a mortgage broker in the Milwaukee area.  He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  As an avocation, he was a public speaker who gave inspirational talks and childrens' shows, often using magic in his presentations.  He continued to play saxophone in music groups throughout his life.  He lived in New Berlin with his wife, Karen, where they raised their children, Martin and Sarah.
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Congemi Fritz, Nancy
September 20, 1942 - December 08, 2003
Nancy married a Lutheran pastor, Lester Fritz, and moved with him to several church assignments in east-central Wisconsin, the last being Van Dyne.  If you have more information about her, please contact us.
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Crantz, Carl
December 12, 1942 - September 12, 2007

Carl was active in WHS dramatics.  He accompanied his parents in a move to California soon after graduating from WHS.  He was a Special Forces Green Beret during the Vietnam War.  Afterwards he continued living in California where he worked for a number of insurance companies as a construction defect mediator.  Carl was known for his sense of humor, often amusing his insurance associates with claims stories.  He was divorced from his first wife Carolyn.  He had no children but he and his second wife, Sandra, enjoyed worldwide traveling.  His name is inscribed on the Special Forces Memorial Wall at McDill Air Force Base, FL.  At Carl’s request, his cremains are interred in a Special Forces burial area at Ft. Bragg NC.

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Danne, Kenneth
December 25, 1941 - October 25, 2002

Ken married Geraldine Wright WHS ’60 in 1961; their children are Tom, Dave, and Denise.  He worked as a machinist for Wisconsin Centrifugal for 26 years until his retirement.  He was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church in Wales and last lived in Westfield.  Ken loved being outdoors, golfing, hunting, and being with his family.

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 Davies Evans, Jo Ann
May 24, 1942 - August 29, 2013 
Joey was the 4th-born of five daughters in a Waukesha family prominent in health care professions.  She attended Randall Elementary School.  She was active at WHS in several ways: officer of both Junior and Senior Student Council, Cardinal Star staffer, member of A Cappella and other singing groups, Prom Committee, and was a “W” winner for girls’ athletics.  Joey graduated from Northwestern University with a nursing degree and then had a career as a Registered Nurse, first at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and later at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.  With her former husband, Joey had one daughter, Bryn, and three sons, Gregg, Tim, and Jason.  Joey greatly enjoyed taking nature walks prior to her physical constraints.  She also did sewing and other handcraft work.  She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren.  
Thanks to Joey's sister Dottie Watson for providing some of this information.
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Davis Eichstaedt, Judith
May 06, 1942 - December 07, 1994

At WHS, Judy participated in FNA, music groups, Attic Board, Pep Club, prom committee and GAA.  In 1964, she married Marv Eichstaedt WHS ’56.  They lived in the Town of Waukesha and there raised their sons, John and Paul.  She was a registered nurse and worked at Waukesha Pediatrics.  She was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Christ in Waukesha and of its choir.

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Degler, Shirley
October 11, 1941-1991

Shirley participated in choir and GAA at WHS.  She was born in Monroe Co., western  WI where her family has roots.  We know nothing of her life after WHS, only that she died in 1991 and is interred in Wood Cemetery, Monroe Co, along with many relatives.   If you have more information about Shirley, please contact us.

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Deist Gensch, Shirley
April 23, 1939 - February 10, 1984

At WHS, Shirley participated in Y-Teens.  She was Tim Gensch’s prom date in our senior year.  They later married and lived in New Berlin until her death.  Please contact us if you have more information about Shirley.

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DeMars Snouwaert, Patricia
April 21, 1938 - September 23, 1993

Patricia was older than the rest of us and married Thomas Snouwaert in Milwaukee in 1959.  They subsequently moved to northern Michigan.  She may have had several daughters.  After her 1977 divorce, she returned to Wisconsin and was living in Oak Creek at the time of her death.  If you know more about her, please contact us.

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Dingeldein, Richard
May 26, 1942 - July 7, 1973
Dick participated in track at WHS.  He lived in Oneida County in northern Wisconsin and died in a swimming accident.  He was a painter for a construction company.  He and his wife Janet had a foster son, Thomas.  If you know more about Dick, please contact us.
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Dixon Kroll, Diane
August 15, 1942 - October 30, 2004

Diane participated in FTA, singing groups, Y-Teens, Pep Club, prom committee, GAA,  and was a W winner and Honor Society member at WHS.  She lived in Waukesha throughout life, and co-managed the family oil company, Dixon Oil.  She married Donald Kroll in 1963, who preceded her in death in June 2004.  Their children are Wendy, Brent and Chad.  Diane was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing sheepshead and bridge and had many friends.  She was active in planning and conducting WHS ’60 class reunions.

 

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Dornfeld, Lee
April 4, 1942 - December 9, 1991
Lee lived in Louisville KY.  He married Carolyn Walsh from that area who died prematurely.  They had a son, Lee, and a daughter, Tara.  He then had a 2nd. marriage to Donna Hourigan.  Lee may have been a mortgage broker.  If you have more information about him, please contact us.
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Dramburg Howard, Barbara
November 28, 1942 - April 16, 2008
At WHS Barb was in the Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FTA, orchestra (violin), GAA and was on the Cardinal Star Board.  She earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Stout State College in WI and a Master's degree in dietetics from the University of Vermont.  She lived with her husband Phillip in Burlington VT.  Stout State has an endowed dietetics scholarship in her name.  If you know more about Barb, please contact us.
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Draves McGavock, Darlene
August 15, 1942 - May 3, 2010
Soon after graduating from WHS, Darlene married Hugh McGavock.  They lived in the Town of Summit for many years.  Darlene was a long-time employee of Pick ‘n Save in Waukesha.  Darlene and Hugh had seven children: daughters Barb, Chris and Terry; and sons Patrick, Tom, Timothy, and Ted.  After retirement they moved north to Gillette, where they enjoyed their lake home.

 

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Dumbleton, David P.
April 29, 1942 - March 2, 2016
A Union Elementary School alumnus, Dave established a remarkable achievement record at WHS which portended an illustrious future life. A member of the scholastic National Honor Society, he also belonged to Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society and was our class Salutatorian. He participated in Student Council, the Guidance and Assembly committees and Photo Club. Musically active, Dave was a member of the A Cappella and Madrigal choirs, played trumpet in band and outside of school, played french horn in the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra. A lasting achievement was his service as Editor in Chief of the 1960 Megaphone yearbook.
At Northwestern University Dave majored in chemistry and followed this with a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. A second master's degree and a Ph.D. in paper science from Lawrence University preceded post-doctoral research at the Swedish Forest Products Institute in Stockholm.
After initial employment in Austria he returned to the U.S. and had a career of nearly 40 years, first in the paper industry, then in packaging and ultimately in renewable materials. During that time he was employed by a number of major manufacturers, rose to leadership positions in research and development, and served in many industrial consulting and educational roles. Colleagues and protegees regarded him as a superb critical thinker and mentor.
During his WHS days, Dave participated in DeMolet. He maintained membership in Freemasonry throughout life, attaining 32nd degree status, and also belonged to the Loyal Order of the Shrine.
Dave was voracious reader, especially of history and the American Civil War. He and his wife Susan enjoyed traveling, particularly to historical sites domestic and abroad. They have a daughter, Danika, and two grandchildren.
Dave's additional interests included wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, sailing and even bagpiping. After living in Madison, Dave and Susan retired to an acreage near Blanchardville WI where they maintained an orchard, vineyard, bee colony and a bed and breakfast.
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Eckberg, James
March 9, 1942 - January 27, 1963

At WHS Jim participated in band.  After graduation he attended UW-Milwaukee.  He had just started working as a computer programmer for the Service Bureau Corp. in Milwaukee when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he and several friends stood on a roadside near Eagle WI while attempting to start a stalled car.

Thanks to Ted Eckberg for information about his brother.

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Eckstein Pomasl, L. Sharon
July 26, 1942 - October 16, 1989
Sharon was a member of FTA, singing groups, Scitamard, service commission and GAA at WHS.  She married Tony Pomasl of Pewaukee in 1962.  Their children are Kim and Mischel.  For more than 14 years, Sharon worked at Peterbuilt Wisconsin and later was a truck dispatcher for Utility Equipment Leasing Corp.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha.
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Esser, Dave
September 13, 1942 - January 19, 2016
Dave joined our class as a junior. He married Rita Anne Doern, and they had three children before divorcing in 1984: Christine, Jody and Mark. He was employed as a warehouseman and lived in Waukesha until retiring to Arizona in 1997. His interests included horse racing, baseball, hiking, French music, and coin collecting.
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Fisher, Richard
May 29, 1942 - January 20, 2005

Rich was a life-long Waukesha resident.  He married Carol Krueger (WHS ’60), and they had sons Brian, Jeff and David.  He was a mechanic at Don Jacobs Buick for more than 28 years and then worked as a selector at the Fleming Co. warehouse, and lastly for 10 more years at WalMart.  Rich was a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Town of Waukesha Fire Department for more than 30 years.  He often provided educational information about fire-fighting and fire prevention to the Waukesha community, subjects on which he was passionate.  He received the State Firefighter of the Year award in 1995 and in the same year was given the “Twelve Who Care Award” by Milwaukee tv Channel 12.  He was also actively involved in past WHS '60 class reunions.  Rich loved spending time at the family cottage at Manitowish Waters.

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Flick, Robert
December 14, 1941 - June 5, 2014

At WHS, Bob was a member of the Senior Student Council, FFA, Band, and Commercial Workshop. He enjoyed a 51-year marriage to Karen Jagielski (WHS '62). They lived initially in Waukesha, where Bob began his career as a mechanic, and later in Brookfield. In retirement, they summered in New Berlin and wintered at The Villages in Florida. Bob and Karen raised two sons, Thomas and John, and a daughter, Julie. They have six grandchildren.

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Fuchs, John
November 21, 1941 - September 1, 2013
Like several other members of our class who lived in what was then the eastern fringe of Waukesha, John attended Hillcrest School through 8th grade.  At WHS, he was prominent in athletics, student government, and social activities.  He was a pass-catching end on the football team and the place-kicker, scoring more extra points than any other kicker in the Suburban Conference in 1958.  He was a setter on state-champion volleyball teams and also participated in track.  These accomplishments earned him multiple “W’s” and recognition as WHS Athlete of the Week.  John was the Junior Class President and Junior Prom King, served on the Senior Council, was a member of Key Club, and represented WHS at Badger Boys’ State.  After graduation John attended UW-Whitewater and worked for Bob Goldhammer’s plumbing business for awhile.  John had a career in real estate development and marketing, first in the Denver CO area, later in Phoenix and then in Vero Beach FL.  He had two sons, Todd and Scott.  John was an avid and expert fly fisherman.  He especially enjoyed the challenges of fishing for peacock bass in the Rio Negro of Brazil.  He was a popular speaker on that subject, designed fishing flies and held a world record catch for that species.  You can see a couple photos of John with his catches in our Family Photos section here.
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Fuller, Constance
August 20, 1942 - September 29, 1968
Connie belonged to singing groups, Y-Teens, Pep Club, service commission, and GAA at WHS and also was a W winner and member of the Cardinal Star board.  She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.S. degree in political science.  She was engaged to be married  and was enrolled in a Master's degree program at the University of Colorado, Denver, when she died in an auto accident in California, traveling to see her parents who had moved there.

 

REMEMBERING CONNIE FULLER by Ciel Heim Bottomly
 
1954, Junior High: New kids to meet from exotic parts of the county -HALES CORNERS (!), and a new locker partner, Constance Ann Fuller!

Never a dull moment with Connie around - her mind always buzzing, her family home filled with fascinating things: the tree house where secrets, joys and sorrows were shared; a basement filled with ancient books on the occult and other esoteric subjects; and, yes, even an ancient printing press that actually worked!

How could we resist the urge to print and distribute the one and only issue of “The Junior Blob”?! (School officials were not impressed---all school-distributed publications had to be created under the direction of school personnel.)  HOW WERE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW?!


Sleep-over’s and late-night chats: pop music, movies, philosophy, life, death, dreams and, of course, BOYS! Connie’s secret crushes: “Big Gare Harding”- the tough-looking guy with a soft heart, Lee Assmann- a good-looking, under-stated fellow.  Connie never got asked out - the cleft palate thing.  If there was any self-pity or jealousy Connie never showed it, even when I droned on about my high-school romance issues. 

 

1958-59, the beginning of the Beat Generation - Connie and I are enthralled!  Words like “existentialism” thrill us - never mind that we can’t understand what they actually mean.  The idea comes to us that we should start a coffee house in Waukesha where folks could play bongos and read poetry.  A kindly Fuller family attorney friend, while keeping a straight face, takes time to discuss with us the feasibility of such a venture.          

        

1960-61, Connie goes to college in exotic sounding Boulder, Colorado, while I go to UW Madison. I am fascinated by her letters about the mountain state life – the skiing and the U.C. Boulder fads.       

          

1964-67, I graduate and Connie continues school, working towards a Master’s degree.  At some point she writes that she’s moved to Denver and is engaged to a super nice guy. She’s never sounded so happy! I am thrilled for her!     

 

1968, the Christmas card I send to Connie comes back: “Return to sender.” What???!!   I try not to think there’s anything wrong: She must have moved and forgotten to send me her new address, the rascal!  A couple of months later I learn the tragic truth: Connie and her fiancé were on their way from Denver to visit her folks, then living in California, when a drunk driver sped down the wrong lane of the interstate and crashed into them head on, killing Connie instantly.  Her devastated fiancé survived.         

 

1977, I move with my second husband to Denver, CO, and live just blocks from where Connie had last lived.  How wonderful it would be if she’d still been there. I feel the loss all over again.    

 

 

 

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Gagnon, Jack
August 15, 1942 - September 29, 2014
Jack was an alumnus of Union School, and at WHS participated in choir, football and BAA. He served in the US Army as a sergeant and tank commander during the Viet Nam war. He was proud to bring all of his crew home safely. After his discharge, Jack moved to Cedar Rapids IA and worked for tire businesses, managing the Eastern Iowa Tire store for 15 years. He was married twice, first to Linda and then Cindy, and with them had five children, Brett, Brian, Darcy, Debbie and Renee. He was a grandfather 22 times over. Jack was an avid Packers fan, attended the Indianapolis 500 for many years and collected motorized toys.
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Gilham Gahagan, Sandra
December 3, 1941 - September 3, 2002
Sandy participated in Y-Teens, Pep Club, GAA and singing groups at WHS.  She married Timothy Gahagan and lived with him and their two children, Sean and Kathleen, in Oconomowoc.

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Glade, Thomas
August 20, 1942 - November 23, 1995

Tom married Janet Hamersmeier (WHS ’58).  They lived in Waukesha and had a daughter Kristine.  Tom was a marketing manager for the Hein-Werner Corporations.

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Goldammer, Robert
December 15, 1942 - November 08, 2005

Bob graduated from Marquette U. with a degree in business administration.  He followed his family’s line of business and operated a water and sewer construction business that was based in Milwaukee but had widespread operations.  Two of Bob's passions were flying and horses.  He owned a private plane and owned, bred and raced thoroughbred horses.  He also started a foundation to promote horse racing in WI.  Bob and his family lived on horse acreages around Waukesha and Milwaukee.  He married Clarene Farley, and they raised three daughters: Julie, Jill and Jane.  Later in life Bob married Eileen McCarty.


Remembering “Goldie” by Jack Hunter

Visible accomplishments or accolades often neglect to include those priceless characteristics or incidents that make a friend unforgettable.  When I think of Bob Goldammer, I think of nouns or verbs in phrases that must be preceded by powerful adjectives.  These little memory bytes from our high school days are but a few ways I remember my wonderful friend “Goldie:”

Outrageously entertaining; endlessly colorful.

Never-ending poker games with “Goldie” brought us all closer. 

He dropped water balloons on priests from the top of school.

Fearless in the face of risk; never did anything halfway.

Fell in love instantly, effortlessly, and often.

Delightfully impetuous; harmlessly dangerous.

Drove me 60 miles from Waukesha to Madison in less than 29 minutes.

Tossed slices of lunchmeat onto oncoming cars’ windshields.

“Borrowed/stole” horses with DFO & JRH from St. John’s MA.

Envied for his delicious naughtiness; played “Cardinal Puff” but lost.

Ice fishing and pheasant hunting with Randy, Tom, and the rest of us.

Every memory I have of crazy “Goldie” evokes a smile.  It is a legacy that I would wish for myself.  I treasure the time we spent together. I miss him so. 

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Greene (Thiel) Thompson, Leslie
July 19, 1942 - November 14, 2013
Leslie belonged to Y-Teens, GAA and Prom Committee at WHS. Although we knew her as Leslie Greene, she was born as Leslie Thiel. She carried the family name of Greene as a result of the second marriage of her mother. Leslie married Donald (Don) J. Thompson WHS'59, and they operated the Ajax liquor store in Waukesha for a number of years.  They had two children, Chris and Jeffrey, prior to their parting in 1978. At the time of her passing, Leslie had six grandchildren. She lived in Waukesha for most of her life except for periods when she stayed with the families of her adult children in Hartford and New Berlin.
 
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Gunderson, Dirk
December 1, 1940 - May 30, 2013

At WHS, Dirk participated in band, Scitamard, and lighting and stagecraft crews. He married Nancy Jean Heuter and they lived in Stevens Point where they raised three sons, Dirk, Todd, and Kevin. After they parted in 1981, Dirk moved to Allenton WI.

 

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Guy Mauro, Susan
January 12, 1942 - November 16, 2006

Sue’s family moved from Waukesha after or during her junior year at WHS, and she graduated from Brookfield WI HS.  In 1963 she married Jack Mauro of Saginaw MI.  She was a teacher in Sault Ste. Marie MI and a travel agency manager in Marquette MI.  She last lived in Frankenmuth MI.  She was well known throughout the state for her cooking skills and was also a quilter and an avid gardener.  She had a daughter Kimberly and a son Jack.

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Gygax, Carl
April 18, 1941 - January 29, 2012
Carl grew up on a farm and was a FFA member at WHS.  He lived in Pewaukee for most of his life and married Betty Ann Reuteler there in 1967.  They had a son Rodney.  For 30 years, Carl worked for the Waukesha County Highway Department, retiring in October 1998.  He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.  Carl loved tinkering with tractors, cars and especially motorcycles.  It was reported that he even built a motorcycle out of bushel baskets.  He additionally enjoyed parties, polkas and grilling chicken.
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Hall, Robert
February 8, 1942 - November 1, 2012
Bob participated in track and football at WHS.  In 1965 he graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He married Mary Ellen McNamara of Mount Prospect IL in 1966.  Bob and Mary Ellen settled in Waukesha where he began working as a pharmacist at Jendusa Pharmacy.  He then worked at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, retiring after nearly 40 years there as its Director of Pharmacy.  Bob and Mary Ellen had three children: David, Deborah, and Daniel.  Bob enjoyed golfing, tennis, biking, traveling, walking his dogs and, especially, spending time with his family.

 
 
 
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Hamilton, William
February 6, 1942 - July 15, 2014
 

Many of us remember Bill as the affable fellow at WHS who perpetually wore a huge smile, or perhaps we remember him later as the gregarious reunion participant who attended in a wheelchair but always attracted an animated crowd around himself. But there's much more to Bill's remarkable life story. At Randall Elementary School, he joined cub scouting and continued that interest to eventually become one of only three members of our class to earn Eagle rank. At WHS, he participated in FBLA, choral groups, cross-country and Hi-Y. Bill's next stop was the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In his own words, Bill then emigrated from Wisconsin for more favorable climes of the West. There he attended graduate programs at the University of Colorado, El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and the University of California, Santa Barbara, emerging with a Ph.D. in Political Science. During that period, however, he began experiencing symptoms of a neurological and vascular disorder affecting his spine. Despite a surgical attempt at correction, the condition resulted in paralysis of his legs and eventual wheelchair confinement for the rest of his life. Undaunted, Bill then built a lifestyle and career around his disability. He became an amateur wheelchair athlete focusing on swimming, and eventually he became a USA masters record holder in at least two events, his favorite being competitive ocean swimming. After his competitive days, he served as a mentor to another generation of elite, record-achieving disabled athletes. Bill had a 25-year career in providing rehabilitation services for the disabled. His employment in that area began at UCSB, and in 1982, he joined the City of Santa Barbara Recreation Department as a Supervisor of adaptive programs for the physically disabled. He also held volunteer positions in several organizations for disabled athletes, including the Far West and National Wheelchair Athletic associations. For his employment and volunteer accomplishments, he was given the Russ Hargreaves Memorial Award for Recreational Achievement by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. In 1984, Bill was honored to be an official torch bearer for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics as the torch relay passed through Santa Barbara (see photo above). While attending a US Disabled Masters Swimming Meet, he met his future wife Kyle, whom he married in 1988. In 1990, Bill moved with Kyle and her horse, to the small city of Minden, Nevada. In nearby Carson City, Bill continued his career with the Rehabilitation Division of the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. In that role, he also served as staff for the Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation Council. In later years, Bill reconnected with many WHS friends and became an active member of several class reunion committees. Additionally, Bill also realized a long-held interest in world affairs by contributing to the World Peace and World Health divisions of the international philanthropic Carter Center, established by former President Jimmy Carter. During Bill's final days, he received a personal letter from President Carter expressing his and Rosalynn’s concern for his failing health and that they were keeping Bill in their thoughts and prayers.  Bill has asked that any financial contributions in his memory be directed to the Carter Center (www.cartercenter.org).
On September 11, 2015, Bill was inducted into the Waukesha South High School Wall of Fame, upon nomination by classmates.

 

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Hanson, Richard
January 29, 1942 - June 23, 1997

Dick (Hoppy) earned a law degree from Marquette University and practiced law in Green Bay  and Milwaukee.

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Harding, Gary
April 8, 1942 - December 3, 2014
Gary grew up in the New Berlin area just east of Waukesha and attended Hillcrest School there through 8th grade. At WHS he was a lineman on two Suburban Conference champion football teams. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and initially had a career as an industrial engineer, working in numerous foundries in southeastern Wisconsin. He married Sally Uhlarik from Whitefish Bay in 1961, and they had two sons, Todd and Steven. In 1969, Gary took a job with American Standard Corporation in Louisville KY. While there he developed a hobby interest in antiques. Later the family moved back to Wisconsin, eventually settling in Kenosha where Gary established an antiques business in 1972. Family tragedies marked the final years of Gary's life. Sally died in 2002; Todd was killed in a car accident in 2004, and Steven died in 2012. Only a grandson, Andrew, a law student at UW-Madison, survives from Gary's immediate family.

Thanks to Gary's longtime friend, Karla Meyst, for much of this information.

 

 



Harlfinger, Robert
April 18, 1942 -

The only thing we know about Bob is that he last lived in the Scottsdale AZ area.
  Please contact us if you have more information about him.
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Hartig Schessler, Joan
September 29, 1942 - July 1984

At WHS, Joan participated in choral groups, Mask & Wig and Scitamard, Pep Club, Y-Teens, service commission and GAA.  In 1962, she married Gary Schessler WHS ’58.  They lived in Hartland with their son Collin and daughter Susan.  Joan was the riding stable manager for the Oakwood Farms, Hartland.

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Heider, William
September 9, 1942 - August 16, 1969
Bill joined the U.S. Army after WHS and attained the rank of SP4 in the 101st Airborne Division.  He was killed in action during the Vietnam war.  He is remembered on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. in panel 19W, line 50.  See: www.virtualwall.org/dh/HeiderWS01a.htm
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Hendricks, Robert
August 15, 1942 - June 22, 2015

Music Man” Bob was a trombonist in WHS bands and the orchestra and also belonged to the Future Teachers club. When he went to UW-Madison he became a member of its famous marching band, playing in it in the 1963 Rose Bowl Parade and football game. After finishing his undergraduate degree in geography, he enrolled in the urban and regional planning graduate program, and had a part-time job with the UW Department of Planning and Construction. In 1967, he took a full-time position with the Department, remaining with it for his entire 34-year career, ultimately serving as Assistant Director for Planning. In that role, he was instrumental in developing the Campus Master Plan which became the framework for the later enormous expansion of the campus. Bob and his wife Margaret had two sons, Jonathan and Christopher, and two granddaughters. In addition to music and Badger sports, Bob enjoyed fishing and foreign travel. He and Margaret were also enthusiastic gardeners at their homes, first in the Madison area and later in De Pere and at their summer cottage in Sister Bay, Door County.

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Henke Taylor, Mary
September 08, 1942 - December 05, 2006
Mary's interest in business started at WHS, where she participated in FBLA.  She had a long career at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock.  Throughout life, she was strongly involved in church activities.  She was mother to a daughter, Diane, and two sons: James and Matthew.
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Henning Eustice, Mary Ellen
January 8, 1942 - November 8, 2005

Mary Ellen participated in singing groups, Y-Teens, and GAA at WHS.  In 1964 she married Kenneth Eustice WHS ’61.  They lived in the Milwaukee and Neshkoro areas before moving to their retirement home in Brooksville FL.  They had a daughter, Dawn, and a son, Steven.  Mary Ellen enjoyed cooking, cross stitching, knitting, camping, and being with her family. 

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Herman, Patricia
January 6, 1942 - October 23, 2009
At WHS Pat participated in wide-ranging activities, including musical groups, student councils, Cardinal Star, and GAA.  She attended college in Florida and returned to Waukesha, where she worked for Waukesha Pump for more than 35 years.  Pat enjoyed fishing, bowling, music concerts, and had many friends.
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Hess, Michael
June 25, 1941 - July 17, 2015

A Pewaukee native, at WHS Mike played football, was a pool leader, and member of Senior Student Council. He served in the Army National Guard after graduation and had a 49-year marriage to Karen Pfersch. That union produced five sons, John, Michael, Paul, Peter, and Anthony, and three daughters, Monica, Christine, and Annette.  The family first lived in Waukesha and later in Wauwatosa.   As a City of Waukesha employee in 1967, Mike created an oil painting of the old City Hall on Madison Avenue and donated it to the City.  Mike later became a professional land surveyor. He had a strong religious faith and was devoted to family. He especially enjoyed outdoor activities with relatives who lived around the small central Wisconsin town of Redgranite.

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Hetts, Michael
May 25, 1942 - July 3, 1978

Mike played cello in the WHS orchestra and belonged to the Honor Society.  He pursued an education degree at UW-Milwaukee and married a classmate, Ruth Scholz of Fredonia, while both were still UWM students.  His last residence was Milwaukee.  We know nothing more about Mike’s life but he is interred in ZurRuhe Cemetery in Cedarburg, and his tombstone is inscribed with “Here lies a good man.”  Please contact us if you have more information about Mike.

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Hibbard Josing, Lori
March 27, 1941 - July 19, 1998

Lori was a member of the WHS Library Round Table.  She was married to David Josing WHS ’58 for 38 years.  They lived in Town of Waukesha and had two children, Allen and Lin.  Lori worked as a nurse doing home care and was a paramedic.

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Hinkforth Jorgensen, Karen
March 3, 1942 - April 4, 2016
Karen became permanently hearing impaired by a childhood illness. Despite this she was involved in many WHS activities including Future Teachers and Future Nurses of America, bands, in which she played clarinet, Scitamard, Service Commission and GAA, becoming a “W” winner. She was married to Jack Jorgensen for 54 years and with him had two children, Jack Jr. and Joy. They lived in rural Dousman/Ottawa and belonged to nearby Presbyterian churches. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating in 1978 as class valedictorian with a degree in special education. She had a career in teaching and was active in organizations that supported aid to hearing impaired people. One of these was the supervisory board of the Governor's Telecommunications Relay Service which provides telephone accessibility to hearing, sight and speech impaired citizens. Karen enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially at their vacation cottage.
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Hoban, Edward
July 21, 1942 - December 20, 1999

Ed transferred to WHS from Oconomowoc.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam war.  He married Jean Meracle from Oconomowoc in 1976, and they had daughters Jennifer and Katherine.   Ed owned and operated Country Graphics in Dousman for about 10 years.  He died at a veterans hospital in Phoenix AZ.  If you know more about Ed, please contact us.

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Hockwalt, Ronald
August 16, 1942 - February 28, 2002
Participation in the WHS FTA club revealed Ron's career interest in education.  He earned a doctorate in that field and had a career in school administration in California.  He last served as superintendent of schools in Walnut CA.  A continuation high school for at-risk students in Walnut is now named in his honor.  His family included his wife, Mary, and five children.
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Hoffman Kind, Sally
October 21, 1942 - June 24, 2005

Sally participated in FNA, singing groups and Y-Teens at WHS.  She married Gerald (Jerry) Kind WHS ’56, and they lived in Waukesha.  Their children are Kevin, Kerry and Julie.  Sally and Jerry divorced but she had a longtime companion in Gary Smith when she later lived in Muskego.

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Holm Moriguchi, Judith
November 3, 1942 - July 29, 2008

At WHS Judy belonged to FTA, FNA, choral groups, Scitamard, Pep Club, Library Round Table, service commission and GAA.  She had a career as a medical technician in San Francisco.  She and her husband, Francis Moriguchi, had a son, Albert.

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Hoover Rickards-Davidson, Kathryn
October 27, 1942 - June 30, 2016

Kathy grew up in Waukesha, attending Hadfield Elementary there. At WHS her activities foretold her later life interests. She was especially involved in singing, and belonged to A Cappela and Madrigals. She later sang in church choirs and played piano during services. A member of WHS Future Nurses and Future Teachers, after graduation she attended nursing school in Milwaukee. Other WHS activities included Service Commission and GAA; she was a “W” winner.

Kathy and husband Linford Rickards lived in Waukesha, where she worked as the Lowell School principal's secretary for 33 years. They had two children, Mark and Cathylynne. She and Lin retired to Lantana, TX, where they lived until his death in 2009. Three years later, she married Donald Davidson of Waukesha, and then moved with him to the Davidson family farm near Austin, MN. Kathy was an active member of the Waukesha Bible Church and a devoted church member wherever she lived. She particularly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and travelling.

 

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Howard, Charles
December 26, 1942 - February 1976(?)
Chuck married Christine Koch WHS 61.  We know nothing of their lives together except that she died in 2000.  Please contact us if you have information.
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Howell Filpi, Joyce
February 17, 1942 - May 3, 2016
Joyce grew up on a family farm near Waukesha and identified her career choice in nursing by belonging to the WHS FNA. She also belonged to FTA, Jr. Choir, Ensemble, Attic Board, Y-Teens and GAA. She worked as an office assistant, served as Sr. Student Council Secretary and was a “W” winner. After WHS, she attended UW-Racine and St. Luke's Nursing School, graduating with the nursing degree in 1963. She began her nursing career in Racine and Madison, and also attended UW-Madison. In Joyce 1965 moved to San Francisco, where she met and married, in 1966, Robert Filpi, a medical radiologist. They have three children, Matthew, Lisa, and Elizabeth. The family moved around the country several times, as Robert developed his career, and eventually settled in Saratoga, southern California. Joyce continued her career as a high school nurse.
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Jaroch Kosloske-Wehrmann, Nancy
March 27, 1942 - May 11, 2011

Nancy belonged to FBLA, the service commission, and GAA at WHS, all indications of her future life interests.  At her first job, as a secretary at AC Spark Plug Co. in Milwaukee, she met Raymond Kosloske, whom she married in 1963.  They soon moved to Rosholt WI and raised three children: Jeffery, Jennifer, and Michael.  Over the years Nancy worked for several physicians in the Stevens Point area and was involved in numerous civic service activities.  Raymond died in 1992. Nancy continued  living in Rosholt and married Norbert Wehrmann in 2004.  Throughout her life, Nancy enjoyed traveling, four-season sports participation, hand crafting, gardening, and her pets.

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Jones, Greg
           May 20, 1942 - August 6, 2004
Greg commuted from New Berlin to finish his final two years of high school at WHS. He started a family in New Berlin and lived there for many years before resettling to Naples FL. His children are Matthew, Michelle, Michael and Meghan.
 
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Kalamen, Wayne
January 6, 1942 - March 28, 1995
A life-long Waukesha resident, Wayne was a cabinet maker and retired from Kearney and Trecker Corp.  He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Muskie Club of Wisconsin.  He and his wife, Mildred, had two children:  Stephen and Linda.
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Klein Hauerwas, Karen
July 1, 1941 - May 11, 1992
Karen was a member of FBLA at WHS.  In 1985, she was a homemaker living in Oak Creek WI with her husband Kenneth and their children, Evelyn, Laurie, and Pamela;  son John soon followed.  If you know more about Karen, please contact us.
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Knutson, Marilyn
September 14, 1941 -
Marilyn was a W winner at WHS.  She died prior to the 25th class reunion in 1985; if you have more information about her, please contact us.
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Kolfleisch Finger, Susan
September 15, 1942 - August 04, 2003

Susan married John Finger WHS ’60, and together they operated a tavern in Waukesha for many years.  Their daughters are Debra, Denice and Lisa.

 
 
 

 

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Kooi, Gerald
October 27, 1942 - October 12, 1977

Jerry participated in band and choirs at WHS.  Apparently he did not marry but  lived near other family members in New Berlin.  He died of a brain hemorrhage at his home.  If you have information about him, please contact us.

 

 

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Kurtz, Ronald
September 03, 1942 - June 12, 2003

At WHS, Ron participated in band and the movie operator crew. He also played rhythm guitar in the local rock band "El Rey and the Night Beats" (which still exists).  In 1961 he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Lockbourne AFB in Columbus, Ohio. He was a Crew Chief on B-47 airplanes. Also in 1961, he married WHS classmate Patricia (Pat) McGee.  In 1964 they had a son, Terry.  
After Ron left the Air Force, they moved to Los Angeles. He became a flight instructor at Torrance Airport. This helped him qualify to become a commercial airline pilot. In 1966 he became a pilot for Continental Airlines and was based in Los Angeles, CA. Ron and Pat divorced in 1967. In 1970 he married Linda Vandiver, a stewardess with Continental. In 1980, Ron became a Captain for Continental on the Boeing 727. Like his father, Terry also became a commercial airline pilot. Terry has a daughter, born in 1993, in 2012 residing in Florida..
Thanks to Pat (McGee) Weisbart for assisting with this information.

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Lampien, Richard
March 26, 1942 - July 17, 2002
Dick (or Richie) was married to Shirley; their children are Michelle and Ryan.  The family lived in Reno NV and later in Georgetown TX.  He was a logistics manager for J.C. Penney for 34 years.
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Langemack, Todd
October 16, 1942 - August 06, 2007

Todd was the WHS freshman class vice-president, a member of the Student Council, A Cappella choir, Scitamard, and played saxophone in the dance band.  For a number of years, he ran a restaurant in Milwaukee and there married Bonita Zeman, in 1973. He later lived in Kane Co. IL with his wife Penelope (Penny) who died.  Later, he lived in various places in northeast Florida, the last being Pompano Beach.  During those years, Todd remarried three more times.  After a brief marriage to Sarah Shipman, he wed Theresa Eden.  This union produced 2 children, Jason and Katherine.  During this time Todd ran a trucking business.  His final marriage was to Sumroeng Boysee.

Remembering “Langer Banger”  by Jack Hunter

Todd Langemack’s insider nickname does not carry the “R” rated innuendo that you might expect. It was simply what we called him. I knew Todd (hereafter known as “LB”) very well for a very short time and he was one of my “unforgettables.” Even after we drifted apart we were always simpatico and were always on the same page. Whenever we saw each other, we both knew we were in the presence of greatness. Seriously, “LB” was a most remarkably talented classmate. He was a renaissance man before it became a cliché. He was an artist.
 
 
In addition to the saxophone, “LB” played a wonderful guitar and banjo and sang equally well. His timing was in perfect sync with the folk music boom of the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s. As most of you know, “LB” was an actor. His characters never failed to bring a certain magical excellence to the stage. I don’t know that many were aware of his sketching ability or ever saw his drawings; they were amazing.
 
 
“LB” was somehow connected to the Davidson (as in Harley-Davidson) family on his mother’s side. He lived in semi-rural Calhoun on spacious grounds that were always littered with fascinating mechanical things. In his large barn, “LB” would casually perform mechanical repairs that I could only dream of attempting. His favorite vehicle was his robin's egg blue 1953 Jaguar Roadster. It was a beauty to behold. 
 
 
“LB” and I were arrested together along with two others. We came to be known as “The Krambo Parking Lot Four.”  It seems that we were not supposed to be drinking beer in a car at age 16. As the police car approached us and then stopped parallel to our car, we slid the incriminating six packs under the officer’s squad car while he was getting out of the squad’s driver’s seat. The officer could smell the beer but we reminded him that there was no evidence. Of course, as he drove off, he ran over the numerous six packs spraying beer everywhere. We were busted and driven home to our parents---a fate worse than death. Sadly, I am the last survivng member of the “Krambo Four.” The other three classmates are all in this “In Memoriam” section.
 
 
Todd was so good at so many things. I wish that I could remember more of those things. Our classmates should know that “LB” was exceptional! I would think of him continually over the passing years but never knew how to contact him in Florida. I should have tried harder. I miss him so. 

 

 
 
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Lawrence, Robert
September 18, 1942 - January 08, 2003

Most of us remember Bob as the quarterback of the undefeated WHS ’59 football team and as the playmaker guard of the 59/60 basketball team that was 25 and 1, the only loss coming in the state tournament.  The ’60 Megaphone listed him as one of the four top senior athletes.  But Bob’s membership in the Honor Society and presidency of the Key Club showed his scholastic and leadership skills outside of the athletic arena.  After WHS, Bob matriculated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and graduated from it in 1964.  He then served in numerous operational flying assignments with the Air Force, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Subsequently, he earned a Masters Degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Utah in 1973 and received Arabic language training from the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. He graduated with honors from the prestigious National Defense University in Washington D.C.  From 1977 to 1979, he served as the United States Air Attache to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. Following his Middle East tour, he returned to assignments in both the Department of Defense and the Department of State dealing with Middle East policy.  After 22 years of service, he retired from the Air Force in 1986 as a Colonel and joined General Dynamics Corporation as Director for Middle East operations, based in Cairo, Egypt. In December 1989, he became Vice President, Middle East/Africa for General Dynamics and in 1994 assumed the same position with the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Cairo. During his years in Cairo, Bob served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce as Executive Vice President and became actively involved with Seeds of Peace, a charity that brings teenagers together from Middle East countries to promote conflict resolution.  Bob retired from Lockheed Martin in April of 2000 and moved to Ponte Vedre Beach FL with his wife, Patricia.  He had two sons, Michael and Brad, in an earlier marriage.  Posthumously, Bob was awarded the Ruth Ratner Miller Peace Prize by Seeds of Peace in recognition of his service to that organization. In 2004, Bob was elected to the WHS Wall of Fame, the only member of our class to be so honored.  To see the dedication to him on the Wall webpage, go to http://www.waukeshasouth.com/South/WallOfFame/wall.asp

 

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Laws, Judith
November 17, 1942 -
At WHS, Judy belonged to FNA, Mask & Wig, and GAA.  At the time of the 25th reunion in 1985, she reported that she lived in Waukesha, had three children, and worked as a paralegal.  She was deceased by the 45th reunion in 2005.  If you know more about her, please contact us.
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Lohman, Keith
November 27, 1942 - December 30, 1999
Keith graduated from Carroll College and later earned a doctorate in education from the University of Northern Colorado, with a specialty in psychology.  For many years, he was a professor and director of student development at UW-Whitewater, retiring in 1996.  Keith enjoyed classical music, especially the works of Bach.  His wife, Romayne, was also a teacher.
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Loose, Judith
August 11, 1942 -
Judith belonged to FTA, choir, Mask & Wig, Scitamard and the service commision at WHS.  If you have more information about her, please contact us.
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Lund, Daniel
July 4, 1940 - October 16, 2010

Dan’s parents were Christian missionaries in Africa.  In his 2010 message in the Classmates section here, Dan wrote “It was a privilege to graduate with my cousin Bruce Erickson.  His parents invited me from Africa to live at their home so I could finish high school [WHS] in the States.  At this time God became so real to me and I learned His highest will which led to serve overseas.”  After WHS, Dan earned a B.A. degree at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis where he met and married his wife Viola.  Later he attended Graphic Arts Technology School in Minneapolis and subsequently worked for printing companies in that city.  He and Viola then became missionaries for the Assembly of God Church in Malawi, Africa.  They had children Douglas, Daniel and Sherly before Viola’s death.  Dan later married Paula Laird and formed a family with her two sons Don and Paul.  They retired to the Dallas TX area.

 

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Lurvey, Kenneth
August 4, 1942 - January 28, 2015
Ken spent much of his life on the Dousman family dairy farm established by his grandfather. At WHS he was a FFA member, and he continued his agricultural education at UW-Madison. In 1962 he married Linda Sumpter WHS'61 and together they raised two daughters, Kim and Kari, and a son, Brad. Taking a break from 14 years of farming, Ken worked for five years for the Waukesha County Highway Department. Eventually, though, Ken returned to the 300 acre family farm when he bought it from his dad and uncle. The operation was primarily devoted to Guernsey milking and raising heifers. At one point the herd was 300 head. The farm once ranked #15 in the nation for milk production and body conditioning scoring. Ken served as a president of the Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders Association. Among friends and family, Ken was known for his humor and fondness for yellow Lab dogs who served as his farm companions for over 50 years. Beset with lung diseases later in life, Ken received a double lung transplant in 2003 which extended his life by 12 years. The deceased lung donor had been a Viet Nam veteran, and because of Ken's esteem in the community and the fact that his new lungs had been in military service, Ken was made an honorary member of Dousman American Legion Post #405. In his younger days, Ken was an on-call member of the Dousman Fire Department. He was also a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa.
 
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Mikkelson Bartelt, Karen
January 17, 1942 -December 27, 2014

Karen was of Norwegian heritage, with an ancestry there known back to the 1600's. She belonged to Y-Teens while a WHS student. She married Allen Bartelt of Oconomowoc, and with him had two children, Lori and Michael, before divorcing. Karen was a 30-year employee of the engine manufacturer, Briggs and Stratton. In later years, she lived in Sussex, Lannon and Hartford. She was a supporter of the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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Mesa, Manuel
November 18, 1941 - September 17, 2002

Manny was born in Texas but raised in Waukesha.  After WHS, he attended Waukesha Technical College before moving back to Texas.  There he married Joy Holman.  Their family included four sons, Martin, Carlton, Kevin and Parrish.  Manny was a past district manager for Combined Insurance Co. of America, where his work earned him numerous sales and achievement awards.  At the end of his career, he was employed by Olan Mills Studios.  He was a member and treasurer of Central Baptist Church in Abilene TX.

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                                      Meyer Findling, Lorraine
                              November 9, 1942 -  November 29, 2012
Lorraine was an office helper and a gym leader at WHS. In 1966 she married Lloyd Findling, WHS’61, and they lived in Dousman for many years. Lorraine worked as an EEG/EKG technician at WaukeshaMemorialHospital for 41 years, eventually becoming the chief technician. Lorraine shared Lloyd’s passion for fishing and hunting, and assisted him in developing a fishing tackle manufacturing business. She also enjoyed bird watching, photography and traveling, especially Up North.

 

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Meyers, Walter
April 30, 1942 - July 27, 2011
Walt graduated from UW-Madison with a major in philosophy.  There he was in Naval ROTC, and upon graduation received his commission.  Subsequently, he became a Naval Aviator.  He flew three combat tours during the Vietnam war, involving 250 missions, as an attack pilot who operated off aircraft carriers.  He retired from the Navy in 1970 and became a Delta Airlines pilot.  He ended his career in 2001 as a Senior International Captain on Delta's flagship airplane, the Boeing 767-ER.  With his wife Donna, he raised a son Steven and a daughter Julie.  In retirement, in Oak Harbor WA, Walt was involved in numerous civic activities and had many interests and friends.
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Mielke Owens, Julie
April 09, 1942 - March 11, 2010

Julie participated in FBLA at WHS.  She and her husband James lived in Oak Creek and in Waukesha and had a daughter, Jill.  Julie was a homemaker who enjoyed keeping exotic animals, including miniature horses and African pygmy goats.  She also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and to other countries.

 

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Montgomery (Majeskie), Bonnie
May 28, 1942 - May 17, 2015

Despite commuting from her home on Pewaukee Lake, Bonnie was involved in many WHS activities. These included Future Teachers, Mask & Wig and Scitamard, Y-Teens, Pep Club, Megaphone, Prom Committee, pool leader, GAA, and she was a “W” winner. She moved on to UW-Madison, graduating in 1964 in Social Work, with additional study in psychology and sociology. While there, she and Lee Majeskie (WHS'59) paired and later married. Her first employment was as a recreational therapist at the Wisconsin School for Girls at Oregon. In 1974, Bonnie and Lee had a son, Matthew. When Lee accepted a job at the University of Maryland, the family followed. There Bonnie continued working in recreational services and was active in a variety of volunteer and community programs. After the marriage ended, Bonnie re-invented herself as an interior designer and established a business that focused on fabrics and furnishings. Later she returned to her original career interests in social work but in a quite different way. In 1997 she began studying at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and became Esquire Bonnie upon earning the J.D. Degree in 2002. In her practice, Bonnie specialized in domestic violence cases, estate planning, and family, criminal and general civil law. She also served as a mediator in settlement conferences for district court. Throughout life, Bonnie had many recreational interests including swimming, skating and skiing, gardening, floral arranging and furniture restoration.
Thanks to Matt Majeskie for providing information about Bonnie.

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Moses Heinzelman, Donna
July 26, 1940  -  November 13, 2012
At WHS Donna participated in FBLA, choir and GAA and was an office helper.  She and her husband Mike met at a wedding of one of Mike’s cousins and were wedded themselves in 1961 in Menomonee Falls.  They had six children: Teresa, Michelle, Keith, Charlotte, Daryl and Bryan.  When the children were young, Donna was a Cub and Brownie Scout leader.  In 1976, the family moved to Santa Rosa CA.  In addition to raising her large family, in later years Donna worked as a retail store clerk.  Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, craftwork and card playing.  She and Mike loved square dancing, camping and traveling in the U.S. and abroad.  Donna was active in her Catholic church parish.
 
 
 
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Nettesheim, Roger
July 13, 1941 - June 1972

If you know more about Roger, please contact us.
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Newbury, Dick
July 19, 1942 - September 5, 2016
Dick was born and raised in Waukesha, where he attended Union Elementary School. At WHS he participated in music groups, football and track, and Scitamard stage crew.  In 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany. Returning home, he married Evelyn McKenzie in North Prairie. Their children are Michelle, Renee, William and Theresa, who have provided seven grandchildren. Dick had a career as a welder, machinist and inspector, working at Waukesha Engine for a number of years. Dick was a member of North Prairie United Methodist Church and was a town volunteer fireman. He belonged to American Legion Post 375, the International Association of Machinists, and the Waukesha Engine Old Timers. After residing in North Prairie for their entire marriage, Dick and Evelyn moved to Fontanelle IA in May 2016 to live near their son's family.
 
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Olson, Dennis E.
December 29, 1941 - April 23, 1972
Denny participated in Scitamard at WHS.  After graduation, he lived in Waukesha and worked as a lithographer in Milwaukee .  He married Karen Kleven (WHS ’63), and they had two sons, Kyle and Erik.  Denny enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid pool player.  He died in an auto accident in Brookfield .
Thanks to Karen for this information.
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Opsahl, James
August 27, 1942 -
James was a member of the WHS photography club.  He married Donna Morgan and with her had three children, John, Sherry and Curt.  The family lived in St. Peters MO.  But Jim reported in 1985 that he lived in Waukesha and worked as a security guard.  He may have died in 1999.  If you have more information about him, please contact us.
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Page, Richard
March 24, 1942 - June 1974

Dick played tuba in WHS bands, served on the Cardinal Star Board, and belonged to Mu Alpha Theta and Honor Society. He attend UW-Madison and last resided in Madison.  If you knowmore about Dick, please contact us.

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Paul Conger, Karen
September 6, 1941 - July 3, 1986

Karen was a member of FBLA and GAA at WHS.  She married Richard Conger WHS ’60 and was a homemaker.  They lived in Waukesha and later in Town of Genesee and had two children.

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Peck Kelley, Darlene
May 10, 1942 - March 30, 2012

Darlene grew up on a family farm in New Berlin and was active in 4-H.  She met her future husband Gordon at her sister’s wedding; they were married for 44 years, living all of that time in her family’s farm home.  Their children are Gordon and Carol.  Darlene was a certified nursing assistant and worked at West AllisMemorialHospital for 48 years.  For relaxation, she especially enjoyed doing handwork: sewing, knitting, cross-stitching and quilting, skills originally developed through 4-H.  She was also a great cook, preparing everything from scratch.

Thanks to Gordon for this information about Darlene.




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Peil Schildt, Marlene
November 14, 1941 - November 30, 2012
Marlene served as an office helper at WHS.  She may have earned the “quickest to marry” award of the class when she married Fred on July 9, 1960, exactly one month after graduation.  They enjoyed a 52-year marriage, living in Pewaukee and raising three daughters – Carry, Tammy and Michelle.  Marlene worked in food preparation jobs and enjoyed gardening, including maintaining an immaculate outdoor floral display at her home.  She and her sisters also did a lot of work after their dad passed away on the farm where her mom and dad resided. Marlene and Fred belonged to Redeemer United Church of Christ.
 
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Peters Loeder, Clara
January 2, 1943 - January 20, 2013

Clara belonged to GAA at WHS.  In her first marriage, she lived in JeffersonWI and raised 4 children, Wendy, Joseph, Jeffrey and Teresa Vollmer.  Upon marrying Leroy Donald Loeder in 1979, she took on added responsibility for 5 step-children.  At the time of our 25th reunion, she reported being a cook at a supper club.  She and Don retired to Oxford WI, where he passed in 2010.  Clara’s joys later in life were her 2 dogs, feeding and watching birds at home, and gardening.

 

 

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Pitzka, Raymond
September 13, 1941 - January 4, 1994
From an Internet search, we think Ray had a wife Karola and children Deborah, Christine, Jennifer and Raymond, and lived in several cities north of Milwaukee, including Cedarburg.  If you have more information about Ray, please contact us.
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Poetsch, Bruce
May 13, 1942 - December 19, 1996

Bruce may have worked for 3M Corp.  He married Faith Aldering of Grand Rapids MI in 1963.  They lived in Milwaukee and Minneapolis before moving to California in 1969.  They had a daughter Suzanne before parting in 1971.  He married Doreen Wolf in Los Angeles in 1973; they separated in 1983.  Bruce’s last residence was in Laguna BeachCA.  If you know more about him, please contact us.

 
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Polinske, Dale H.
May 6, 1942 - November 13, 2015
Dale participated in football at WHS. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1966 he married Karen Badtke in Hartland where the couple made their home. They had two children, Brian and Barb, and three grandchildren. Dale worked for Wisconsin Natural Gas for many years, retiring in 2006. In retirement Dale and Karen lived in Waukesha and were members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Dale enjoyed fishing and hunting.
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Polzien, Sandra Thomas Clemins Zaitz
December 25, 1941 - September 23, 2014
 
Sandy was a member of our class for three years but withdrew in the senior year to marry and start a family with former WHS student Kenneth Thomas. They had three children, Misty, Robert and David. She became Sandra Clemins in a second marriage and had two more children with that husband, Gerald and Shana. She married Lester Zaitz in Waukesha in 1979. At the time of her passing, she was grandmother of 15 and greatgrandmother of three. Later in life, she lived in Las Vegas NV, where she had relatives. She worked as a restaurant waitress in both Waukesha and Las Vegas.
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Price, Daniel
March 8, 1942 - April 28, 2008
Dan grew up on a family farm and belonged to FFA while at WHS. He graduated from Carroll College with an education degree and taught in Waukesha elementary schools for several years. Later he earned a masters degree in regional and community planning from Kansas State University. Subsequently he worked as a planner in several Midwestern states.  After moving to California, he worked as a community development director and as a county coordinator for filming of commercial movies. He and his wife, Gail, had a son, Jeffrey.
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Pritzl, Gary
June 10, 1941 - March 8, 2010
Gary belonged to the WHS science club and the movie crew. He was a long-time employee of TV channel 6 in Milwaukee. He was married for 45 years to Rochelle and was the father of Bob. He enjoyed gardening and his mini-farm in New Berlin.
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Promer, John
August 24, 1942 - June 5, 2013
Dee, as he was known to all rather than John, had his nickname (short for his middle name, Douglas) coined by his family to distinguish him from his father (John Edward).  Dee was our Sophomore Class Vice-President and was involved in WHS activities that included Student Council, singing groups, Key Club, tennis, and Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honorary society.  Lawrence College and pre-med study was Dee’s first higher education stop.  After a brief hiatus, he switched career goals and institutions, graduating in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in structural engineering.  In Madison, he met Jeanne Lange, employed at the University Medical Center, and they married in 1964. 
His work career began with a pollution control company but was mostly spent in the foundry products industry. He started and was president of Precision Equipment Company, near Birmingham, Alabama. Several years later Vulcan Engineering Company, also in Birmingham, hired him as a vice-president.  He worked there 27 years, retired, but subsequently did consulting work. 
Dee and Jeanne had two children, Tamara and Scott, who provided five grandchildren for Dee to dote upon.  He enjoyed traveling, golf, bowling, airplane piloting, and perhaps even more -- Corvettes -- throughout his adult life.  He inspired formation of the Mid-Alabama Corvette Club. One of his fondest memories was joining with other Corvette club members who were invited to drive laps at the frighteningly-banked Talladega Speedway.
In 2007 Dee began experiencing unusual physical problems.  In 2010, at the National Institutes of Health, he was diagnosed as having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He faced this challenge with his positive attitude and keen intellect, and became an advocate for ALS-affected individuals.  He attended national and Alabama ALS Association meetings, helped with a national registry, networked, learned about and used products to help him live as independently as possible. Dee also suggested that our class hold a 70th birthday party, which he hoped to attend.
Until ALS claimed his life, he never lost his sense of humor, wit, and that charming twinkle in his eyes.  Like his family and many friends, we shall fondly remember Dee and miss him deeply.
Thanks to Jeanne for much of this information.
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Pulvermacher Fritz, Judy
November 6, 1942 -
Judy belonged to WHS choir and chorus.  In 1985 she reported that she was living in Richmond VA, married to Kenneth, and was a homemaker with five children.  If you know more about Judy, please contact us.
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Rehm, Harold Ronald
June 25, 1942 - October 7, 2016

Ron participated in band and stagecraft crew at WHS. An early brief marriage produced a son, Brian. Ron then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served two tours of duty in Viet Nam while stationed out of Travis Air Force Base, California. During that time, he remarried and had a second son, Kevin. Ron retired honorably after 20 years of service and returned to Wisconsin. In 1994 he married his current wife, Judy Gutierrez, and they resided in Waukesha thereafter. In later years Ron was a frequent participant in WHS'60 reunions.

 

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Riebe, Jim
October 14, 1942 - October 19, 2012
Jim was the WHS ’60 Senior Class Secretary.  He was also a member of Student Council and the National Honor Society.  He was active in dramatics, participated in Track and earned a “W” in Golf.  Jim graduated from Northwestern University with a business finance and economics degree.  In his senior year there he met Judith Edwards on a blind date, and they became engaged 5 months later.  After graduation, they returned to Waukesha where Jim joined his father’s business, Acme Machell Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of industrial rubber products. In 1977, Jim became company president, and then remained with the firm until his retirement in 2003.  Jim and Judy had two daughters, MiMi and Laurie. Jim was active in local human services agencies and organizations including the United Way, Association for Retarded Citizens, and the Waukesha Training Center.  He also served on WHS ’60 reunion committees.  In retirement, Jim earned a certificate in substance abuse counseling and provided such services at a local halfway house.  Throughout life, he was an avid golfer. Jim and Judy enjoyed retirement at homes in Milwaukee and in Door County.
 
Remembering Jim Riebe…………………………………….By Jack Hunter
 
Jim Riebe was the most charming person I’ve ever called “friend”.  We were the very best of friends that anyone could imagine, especially during those final years of high school and the five years following.  My parents liked all of my friends very much, but they loved Jim with all of their hearts.  It’s not that he charmed them (which he did), it was all of those priceless qualities and those that were outrageously funny but not so charming traits; those were the jewels of his personality that they loved the most.  I did too.  My mom actually had a sizable collection of “Jim” stories.  Nobody could be funnier than a serious Jim Riebe.
 
Those were the wonder years.  Those were the years of solid gold friendships; the years of Jim Riebe, Eric Delzer, Tec Carstenn, Tim Davies, Denny Olson (before he became “Dennis”), Curt Hinckley, Randy Robel, Bob Goldammer, John Fuchs, and so many more.  We partied all night in “the dungeon” at Hinc’s house and laughed through endless hours of wiffle ball at Eric’s house.  Those were the years when Jim and I terrorized the Northwoods at Dillman’s Resort, at least once or twice a year, and spent every evening with 600 other crazy summer kids at The Cellar Bar in Minocqua.  Those were wonderful summers filled with somewhat harmless frolic and an absence of supervision and responsibility.  We were free of everything and we really abused the privilege.
 
Right after college, Jim and Judy got married (I was best man) and had two wonderful daughters, MiMi and Laurie.  Then I got married, had two wonderful daughters, and Jim and I drifted apart due to geography.  Jim reminded me often how much he loved Judy and the girls and at the end especially, they were his life’s joy.
 
I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with Jim, in Door County, shortly before his tragic but expected death.  The visit meant so much to both of us despite the advanced stage of his illness.  The difficult years of infrequent contact were meaningless in  light of our unconditional and resilient love.   Yes, Jim was charming.  How could I spend all those years with that volatile, crazy guy if he wasn’t so charming?  I miss him so……………………………
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Ries Matern, Bonnie
October 11, 1942 - November 30, 2001

Bonnie participated in GAA while at WHS.  She married Daniel Matern (WHS ‘59) and lived with him in Waukesha.  He died in 1991.  They had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Christina.  She was a member of St. Luke’s LutheranChurch in Waukesha. 

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Rucinski, Dennis
June 7, 1941 - June 8, 1991
Dennis was the WHS football team manager and participated in A Capella choir.  He married Marlene Bartz WHS 59.  They moved to Green Bay in 1969 where Dennis worked as a construction superintendent.  They raised two sons and were foster parents to four teen girls.
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Samsel Voight, Sandra
October 7, 1942 -
Sandy was a member of chorus at WHS.  She married Ronald in 1960.  She was reported as deceased at the time of the 45th reunion in 2005.  If you have more information about her, please contact us.
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Sands, Terry
October 22, 1942 - September 19, 2017
Terry belonged to WHS FFA and played tuba in the band. He had a military career of over 30 years, retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He served in the 128th Air Refueling Wing as an In-flight Refueler and also as an instructor on KC-97 and KC-135 air tanker planes. He was a veteran of operations Desert Shield/Storm and Kosovo. Terry and his wife Laura lived in Hales Corners and have two children, James and Jennifer. He was active in volunteerism in Hales Corners, particularly in July 4th celebrations, and received local awards for those efforts. Terry loved hunting and fishing, especially in far-north Vilas County, card playing and family activities.

 

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Schmalz, Gale
April 14, 1943 - January 9, 1984

Gale was a U.S. Army veteran.  He lived in Waukesha after his service and worked for Husco-AMCA International in the shipping and receiving department.  He was survived by his wife Marilyn, son Tim and daughters Reza, Tina and Kelly, all of whom resided at the family home at the time of Gale’s death from a heart attack.

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Schnitger, Dennis
April 27, 1942 - January 4, 2010

Dennis was a long-time resident of the Denver CO area where he worked as a plumber. He was active in the Arvada CO Elks Lodge.  He was married twice and had four children: Reena, Eric, Martin, and Karl.

 

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Siehndel, Carol
December 25, 1941 - December 2, 1999
Carol was a FBLA member at WHS and participated in choir and chorus.  She married Ted Hall (WHS '59).  They had a son Robert and lived in Waukesha.  If you have more information about her, please contact us.
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Sikorra, Bonnie
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Smart Buth, Barbara
August 10, 1942 - November 21, 2009

 
At WHS, Barb belonged to FBLA, Y-Teens, Pep Club, Scitamard, GAA, chorus and gave service to the prom committee, and was a Prom Court member.  She was married to Archie Buth and with him had children Scott, Tracey, Doug and Lori.  Her last residence was in Wixom MI.  If you know more about Barb, please contact us.
 

Remembering “Smarto”………………….by Jack Hunter

We were such good friends!  It was my first time ever in an airplane and sitting next to me was Barb Smart; it was her first flight as well.  Chartering the plane (just for us) was a spontaneous event following our Senior Prom date and a typical by-product of our compatibility and friendship.  Our parents were friends; our friends were friends.  It was a wonderful time in our lives.  How were we to know it was the best time to come along for a long time?  I miss her so…………………….

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Smith, Judith

Judy participated in chorus and GAA at WHS.  She was reported deceased at the time of the 25th reunion in 1985.  If you know more about her, please contact us.
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Smith, Michael

Mike belonged to WHS FFA.  If you have more information about him, please contact us.
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Sobieralski, David
August 30, 1942 - August 1985
Dave married Barbara Herbert who preceded him death in 1977.  His last residence was Milwaukee.  If you have more information about Dave, please contact us.
 
 
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Steckhan, Roger
January 9, 1942 - December  21, 2012
Roger transferred to WHS from Milwaukee Pulaski High School in our Junior year.  After graduation, he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering.  He later operated RASCO, a wholesaler of industrial machinery and equipment.  He was a 37-year member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, from which he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant with the 128th Air Refueling Wing.  He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  With his first wife Loretta Young, he had three children, Rhonda, Victor and Mark.  He married Mary Ann Dantinne in 1985 and thus acquired three stepchildren, Lori, Richard and Geralynn Nelson.  After living in the greater Milwaukee area for many years, Roger and Mary Ann retired in Gleason, near Tomahawk WI.  Roger was an active outdoorsman, collected antiques and outdoor sporting equipment, restored antique engines and old farm tractors, and enjoyed model training.  He died after a brave struggle with mesothelioma.
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Steinert, Paul
Article from an issue of The Cardinal Star.
Article from an issue of The Cardinal Star.

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Stowasser Tieman-Mika, Georgiana
Sept. 18, 1942 - Jan. 12, 2016

Georgiana attended WHS only for her senior year; she may have transferred from a Milwaukee area school. She attended Wisconsin Central College at Stevens Point where she was a reporter for the student newspaper. Her contributed articles were an early indication of her life-long interests in animals (especially horses), nature, art and poetry. She then served in the U.S. Navy.  Later, she married and had a daughter, Deanna. A second marriage, to Leonard Mika, occurred in 1987. After living in Waukesha for some time, Georgiana and Leonard moved to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, where they had many friends. After his death in 2012, she returned to the Milwaukee-Waukesha area. Throughout life, Georgiana was an active amateur nature artist and poet.

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Susens, William
February 23, 1942 - February 1977

Bill participated in football and wrestling at WHS and was a “W” winner.  He was also a student council member.  After attending college, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years, mainly in Europe.  During this time he developed two interests that remained with him for the rest of his life, skiing and flying.  In 1968, he married Donna Kunst, whom he met in Grand Rapids MI where he was a district manager for Grollier Encyclopedia company.  Later they moved to Indianapolis IN, where they had a son and where Bill owned and operated a demolition and landfill company.  Bill died of a heart attack after piloting his plane back from a skiing trip to northern Michigan with his buddies.

Thanks to Donna for sharing this information about Bill.

 

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Tesch, Robert
October 13, 1942 - September 21, 2005

Bob belonged to Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society at WHS and participated in Cardinal Star and dramatics.  Following his inclination toward business and mathematics, he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at UW-Madison and went on to a career as a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Corp. in Detroit, from which he retired after 31 years of service.  He lived in Royal Oak MI and was a lifelong world traveler.

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Tiffany, Daniel
November 20, 1939 - November 8, 2006
Dan lived in Palmyra and retired after 36 years as a machinist at Metal Tek in Waukesha. He had a son, Todd, with his wife Catherine.  Dan was a member of the Yamaha Star Riders and was a veteran of the Patriot Guard of the U.S. Army.
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Trevorrow, Dennis
February 11, 1942 - March 18, 1988
Dennis participated in choir, ensemble and Scitamard at WHS. 

He lived in Chicago for a number of years before returning to Wisconsin and living in the Dodge Co. area.

 

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Vanderhei Conley Venne, Tari
April 4, 1942 - May 7, 2002

Tari married Vaughn Conley of Waukesha.  She had 3 daughters: Kelly, Wendy and Michele.  She continued living in the Waukesha area after separating from Vaughn and later married her Junior Prom date, Lawrence (Larry) Venne, and moved to California.  Tari was an LPN in Huntington Beach CA.

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VanKempen, Orville
October 13, 1942 - September 1983
Orville was a horn player in the WHS band.  He lived in Prescott AZ.  If you know more about him, please contact us.
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Virgil Dallman, Edyth
October 27, 1941 - October 2, 2017
Edyth married David Dallman in 1963, and they lived together in the Waukesha area until his passing in 2005. At the time of our 25th reunion, Edyth self-identified as a “Domestic Engineer.” Edyth was deeply religious and was a longtime member of Waukesha Bible Church, being particularly active in its children's ministry. At the memorial service for Edyth, a written message from her to the congregation was read by the pastor who described her as a much-loved, larger-than-life personality.
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Waite Janka, Violet
February 14, 1942 - February 19, 1995
In 1985, she was a homemaker living in New Berlin, married to Allen.  If you have more information about Violet, please contact us.
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Waldenburg, Charles
December 04, 1941 - March 27, 2010

Chuck was a football and basketball star for WHS.  He was the starting guard for the two great WHS basketball teams in 1959 and 1960.  For years after graduation, he was a fixture at second base on amateur softball teams in Waukesha, earning the nickname of “Charlie Hustle” from teammates.  Butch Peyton WHS ’59 later related that when the State Softball Hall of Fame inquired about inducting Chuck and some of his Becker’s Sporting Goods teammates, Chuck “ … said he didn’t want to take part.  He said the guys who played against him knew what kind of player he was.  He didn’t need to be in the Hall of fame or anything like that.  He said his playing days spoke for themselves.”

Chuck married Cynda Hoffman WHS ’61.  Their children are sons Michael and Edward and daughter Shaun.  Chuck’s career began as a laborer for Century Fence in Waukesha.  He worked up the management ladder in the company and eventually became company President.  When Century moved its offices to Minnesota, Chuck and family left Waukesha.  They then lived in Lindstrom MN and had a cabin at nearby McFarland Lake.  Chuck was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a hockey fan, coached youth athletic teams, and even took up the Minnesota state sport of curling. 

 
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Welch, Amphers
July 6, 1942 - May 19, 2011

“A.J.” transferred from Shawano for his senior year at WHS.  He and his wife Marie lived in the Jacksonville FL area for many years.  There he served as  Commander of the Greater Beaches VFW Post 3270 and was also Executive Director of the Beaches Honor Guard.

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Whitstone, Richard
September 23, 1942-June 30, 2006
During his WHS years, Dick was vocalist in the local rock band "El Rey and Night Beats" (which still exists!).  At the same time he developed an interest in photography, and this eventually became his career.  He operated a camera shop in Wauwautosa for 43 years.  In addition to being a nature photographer, Dick was an avid bowler and fisherman.  He lived in Waukesha and was married to his childhood sweetheart, Christine, for 46 years. They had three children: Rick, Debbie, and Phil.
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Yuhas, Thomas Allen 
1942 - November 13, 2003

 
In 1964 Tom enlisted in the US Air Force and served until 1968. During that time he married Shu-Ying and had a son, Terrill, with her. Subsequently, he re-enlisted and served continuously from 1971 to 1988. Upon retiring after 20 years of service, Tom and family moved to the Tucson AZ area. After about 5 years there, Tom died at age 62 of melanoma cancer.
 
 
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Zeilstra Brinkmeier, Gloria
1942-February 2, 2015
Despite commuting from Hales Corners, Gloria participated in several WHS activities including Senior Student Council, Future Teachers of America, Ensemble and National Honor Society. She spent her life in Hales Corners with husband and WHS'60 classmate Roger Brinkmeier, and their son Todd. Gloria retired from a 30-year career at the Southridge Mall Sears store. She expressed her great interest in local history and in education through several community service roles. She served as president of Historic Milwaukee, an organization devoted to preservation of historical architectural sites and public education about them. She participated in the preparation of a book on the 150-year history of her hometown. She was instrumental in founding the Hales Corners local access TV channel and was president of the local women's club. As an avid gardener, she enjoyed conducting educational tours of the Boerner Botanical Gardens, a service for which she was honored by the Whitnall Park Rotary Club. Gloria loved reading and was a long-time member of a local book club. Gloria and Roger especially enjoyed boating and their home on Upper Kelly Lake.
 
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Zick Winn, Donna
April 30, 1942 - April 8, 2017
Donna was born and grew up in Waukesha. At WHS she participated in Future Business Leaders, Scitamard and Y-Teens. After graduation, she completed secretarial school and then married James Winn, a union that lasted 54 years and produced two daughters, Wendy and Jaimie. After short stays in Shullsberg and Waukesha while Jim began his teaching career, the Winns purchased a farm in Portage County, near Bancroft, where they spent the rest of their lives together. Along with helping on the farm, Donna held a number of jobs with local businesses. Donna's joys were her family, gardening, her dogs, and traveling.
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Ziegelmann, Melvin (Mel) 
July 31, 1942 - January 28, 2016

Mel attended Barstow Elementary School and took the Industrial Arts curriculum at WHS. He had a career as a carpenter, working at Lakeview Hospital in Wauwatosa and retiring from Carroll College. He married Carolyn Butterfield WHS'62 and with her raised a daughter Lori and son Brian. Carolyn died in 2008. Mel enjoyed watching NASCAR races and riding his Harley.

 

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Zillmer, Roland
March 27, 1941 - August 17, 1994
Roland belonged to the WHS FFA.  In 1985, he was living in Wausau WI, working as a machinist, and had three children.  In 1987 he married Gayle Hegewald.  If you know more about him, please contact us.