Received information that Keith D. Clark
passed away on December 21, 2000. Information was listed in the
Daily Herald at:
. This obituary also indicated that Keith's older brother Dennis
from the class of 1967 is also deceased. Rest in Peace
Keith! You memory will stay with us always.
||News and a new e-mail address from
moved shortly after graduating and I haven't been around to maintain
friendships or attend reunions. I've lived in Utah most of my life. I
served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saint for two years in Pennsylvania and later graduated from Brigham
Young University in Accounting. I've worked in the computer industry and
now I'm employed in Salt Lake City at the headquarters offices of my
church. My wife and I have five children, the oldest is 18 and the
youngest is 11. I was a little slow to get married, but I'm just as
happy as can be. My children are doing well in school and developing
their talents in music, dance, drama and so on. In the words of Ebenezer
Scrooge's Ghost of Christmas Present, "Life is good!" . . . and I'm so
will be relocating to Egypt in January! Here's what she had to
say: " It looks like 2001 will be a year of great changes challenges
and adventure for the Fetches. We are moving to Cairo, Egypt on January
8. Bob's company is building a service depot to the F-16's in the
Egyptian Air Force. We'll be gone anywhere from 6 months to 2 years."
First e-mail from
New contact information for Bill
||Once again using information found at Classmates.com,
this time stretching the search into the class of 1975, I found a
Diane Blade listed. I wrote to her asking if she had an older
sister Darlene who graduated in 1969. Diane confirmed my
suspicion! Diane said that Darlene had just recently moved and she
didn't have her address yet but as soon as she gets Darlene's address
she will send it on to me! So one more removed from the missing
list!!! 213 classmates missing.
Uhrik finally removed himself from the missing list! Dan is
living in southern California, with his wife of 26 years. Dan
works as a legal office administrator. "My wife of 26 years,
Jan, and I met in an adolescent psychology class
at UW-Whitewater. She still contends this class benefited me far more
than I'll admit." 214 are still missing.
||First e-mail from Marty
Thomas . Marty lives in Santa Clarita, CA and works as an Auto Parts Distributor.
216 classmates still remain missing.
||First e-mail from
Janet is still living in Lake Dallas, TX and works as an accountant.
turned himself in :-) Kevin and his wife Pam are living in New
Jersey. Kevin is an investment banker.
Found Karen Markowski Moore through her
step-brother John Sauter who
is a Hersey class of 1970 graduate. Karen and her husband Rob live
in Round Lake Beach, IL. The missing list is now at 217.
I'm sad to report that another of our classmates is deceased. Ann
died on April 1, 1980. I was provided this information by her
younger sister Peggy Hinze
Einhorn (70) .
Rest In Peace Ann, and may God be with you.
||First e-mail from Linda Weiler Ferrigno
one of our missing! The missing list is now down to: 220
||First e-mail and update from John
Legh-Page. John provided quite a lengthy
personal bio that
has been created as a separate page. It's worth reading!
Ron Kleinsorge (Lay)
has a new e-mail address: Rookisimo@aol.com
has moved to Wisconsin.
||Received some update information on Ellen Hughes
Regalado from her
younger brother Bill Hughes (77): "My older sister is
Ellen Ann Hughes now Ellen Regalado and lives in Oakland Ca. She married
a chef Frank Regalado and has three children."
The class of 1970 had their 30th reunion in conjunction with homecoming
this last weekend. Several of our classmates were in attendance:
Gary Hedberg, Rick Schultz, Jay Jobst, Bill Carlander, Glenn Roth, Tony Stavros, Patty Harrington, Cathy Trunda, and Jim Kniskern. I heard that Bob Miller showed up for a while at the 94th Aero Squadron but he left with a couple others to go down to the Dam Inn. I didn't get to see him. I also remember seeing Gary Krueger (67), Glen Follett (67), Claudia Kniskern
Hojek) (67), and Sue Hess Krueger (68). You can view the Reunion
Pictures from the Class of 70's 30th reunion here on line.
Pat Buck Hendrickson
now has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Found Carol Harris Sander
through her younger brother Scott who was listed at Classmates.com and
graduated in 1976. Carol is still living in Wheeling.
I guess a little bragging is ok....go to www.Iwon.com.
Do a search for "Wheeling High School Alumi" This
website is the #3 entry! Not bad for no advertising :-)
This has been a good day! Another lost classmate found!
Melanie Becker Kessler has been located in McHenry, IL. It's not
yet know if Melanie has an e-mail address.
The missing list is now at 223
Our French Connection, Betty
is back online! Betty's new e-mail address is: email@example.com
|Another Classmate has been found...through the
wonderful world of internet networking Robert Engle
has been found. His younger sister Donna
Engle Henderson (72)
provided me with Robert's contact information.
Unfortunately Robert is not on line. Missing list is down to 224
Will wonders never cease. In rummaging around through alumni
websites like Classmates.com and
I turned up some more missing alumni. One was Beth
(67). That name struck a familiar note. I went back through
all our yearbooks and sure enough there was a Jack
in our class at least through our Junior year. I'm waiting to hear
back from Jack through e-mail now. He's been living in the panhandle of
Idaho for some years now. I've added him to the database.
More great news! Another missing classmate has turned herself
in! Janet Waters Peden!
Here is what Janet had to say about the last 30+ years of being missing:
"I just discovered the WHS Website. What a great job you've done! Well, it's been 30 years and I guess there's no need to be among the missing any longer! After I left WHS, I spent a year in Oak Park, then came out East to attend Barrington College. I started working as a medical technologist at our local hospital right after graduation and have been there since-26 years. Jeff and I were married in 1975 and have two children: a son who just graduated from UMASS and a daughter who just graduated from high school--both in 2000. Our son landed a great job in Boston as a JAVA developer. While I was at WHS, they told me I should consider going into a career in computers--now, I wish I had! Being a medical technologist is very interesting, however, so I don't regret it. We've been affected by the big "R" word, re-engineering, which makes the job even more challenging! My regards to everyone! Jan
Found Cheryl Hertzner Jarrett !
Thanks to information from her older sister Sonja Hertzner Zane
(66). That brings our missing list down to 226.
sent e-mail out of the blue. Pat Guiney (71) told Bob about the
website. Bob married Nancy Kay who went to WHS her sophomore &
junior years but transferred to Hersey. Bob said he had intended
to attend our 30th reunion but his wife was seriously ill fighting brain
cancer. Sadly Nancy passed away on May 12th of this
year. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies Bob.
With the acquisition of Bob Miller our missing list is now standing at: 227.
William Mitchell and his
family have relocated from CA back to Illinois. New contact info
is on the recall page.
Update from Jeff Combs
: "Hello, Wow, I reviewed the pictures from the last event, and Berendt, you are getting very old, while Denton and myself are still handsome studs! Hope everyone who looks at this note are doing very well, and I hope to talk to some of you soon. Jeff"
Found Tom Yary ! Tom resides in Bartlett. He doesn't have
e-mail. Missing list is at: 228
Update from Bob Tipsword
Bob is a teacher at Buffalo Grove high school. He and his wife
Kyla have two children: son Scott born 5/11/77. Daughter Amy born 5/11/79.
Bob says his high school memories are: "Friday night mixers in the cafeteria, study halls with seemingly hundreds of students, skin-tight stretch levis, greasers and collegians, rules like if your pants have belt loops you must wear a belt.".
Bob also added these comments in e-mail: "I just wanted to
thank you for all you've done to keep all of us wildcats connected. In
the past week I've spoken with Ann Leimetter Gjertson, class of '72, and
Keith McGowan, '71. Ann has heard from lots of her buddies since you
contacted her. I gave Keith your e-mail address and the class of 69
website. You'll probably hear from him soon. Do you have a data base on
any of the other classes? I had lots of buddies in other classes that
I've lost contact with."
|E-mail failure: Pam Hanson Feller
|Discovered that Karen
Lamont listed as missing from our class, actually graduated
with the class of 1970. Lamont was her married name.
Her actual maiden name is Pruden. She is not Karen Smith,
living in Theodore, AL. Our class missing list is now 229
Have half-way sort of found Patsy Kottke . She is related by
marriage to Joe Dembinski from our class. Joe's older sister Debra
Dembinski Kottke (67), married Patsy's older brother who was not a WHS
Grad. So Patsy's address is still pending and the C/O address
listed is that for her older brother and sister-in-law. The
missing list is now 231.
Just realized that we have precisely 500 members of our class of 762
(theory) found! That a lot! Especially after 30+
years. Unfortunately we also have 29 known deceased, so I guess
that brings the number of 'known' to 529. And that ironically
works out to just over 69%. I would like to ask that every one
take another close look at the missing
list and see if there is anyone there you might have some
inkling where they might be. - thanks!
has joined the world of the internet. She and her husband
George, also have a new address in Elk Grove Village.
Debi's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Debi also gave me information that helped me find Rick Bergling.
is alive and doing fine. He and his wife Adeline Amstadt
(71), married since May of 1972! are now
living in Antioch. Rick works at the Elmhurst Memorial
Hospital as a pharmacist. They have two children: Todd 24, graduate from the University of Illinois and presently a 3rd year law student; and Dana, 21 also a graduate from the University of
Illinois and will be entering as a 1st year law student. Both attend The John Marshall School of Law in downtown Chicago.
Both Rick and Adeline's e-mail address is email@example.com.
With Rick rejoining the flock, the missing list is now down to 233.
An anonymous tipster provide contact info on Keith Perry. Keith is
living in Phoenix and is a freelance photographer! Missing list
down one to 234!
First E-Mail from Linda Kurr
Here's what she had to say: My lifes journey moved me to California in 1972 where I remain -moving from Southern to Northern in 1980 - good move. I've made my home in the city of San Francisco since 1986 and love it. After many years in sales and computer oriented marketing, started my own company in 1988 which is where I am today producing large internet related events worldwide. Married for the last time in 1997 to my honey Peter, a San Francisco native. No children, I show photos of my home being remodeled instead of the kids <Ha> Family is all still healthy. International travel is very much part of our lives along with enjoying the local culture and
beauty. As a transferee from Sacred Heart to WHS in senior year I've not kept in touch with WHS friends. Have run into several close friends from SH walking down the streets in SF. Hope to have a chance to see mates from WHS at the next reunion - I'll be there! Contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, would love to hear from you! Gretchen are you out there?
Am anxious to catch up. Love what you've done for the Class and your website. I was friends with Meg
Aiman in school and am sadden about her death. Also Cathy Schiffer. So sad when we don't maintain our good relationships."
Linda is now off the missing list and brings the number of missing down
Was able to locate Jean Serio though her sister Janice (66) and her
brother-in-law Jim O'Brein (66). Jean is living about a mile away
from them in sunny Las Vegas, NV. Missing list tally: 236.
Class of 1971's senior pictures made available on line. Many
thanks to Cheryl Reiland Tracy
(John Tracy's wife) for the use of her yearbook to scan the pictures!
|Received e-mail address for Sharon
Gawlik Lesniewski. Her email address is: email@example.com
|Once again efforts on the part of the class of
70's 30th reunion committee have turned up 2 missing members of
our class! Janet Castiglione is living in Lake Dallas,
TX. E-mail address is pending. The other is
Catherine Cunningham Bandur. So far all I have is
Catherine's phone number and it has not yet been
validated. The missing list is
now hovering at 237.
I am sad to report that another one of our classmates is
deceased. Tom Tierney, died in a car accident in 1977. This
information was received from his younger brother Bob
|Located Mark Finn though his younger brother Larry
Finn (72). Mark is living in Champaign, IL. No
e-mail address is available at this time. The class of
1969 missing list is now down to 240.
|In conversation with Gail
Young (70) she informed me that her brother Bruce Young from
our class wishes not to be found, as does her younger brother
Eugene (72). I'm going to remove both from the missing
lists since they may be contacted through Gail.
Removed Richard C Price from Class of 1969 roster. There is a
Richard C Price in the class of 1967. The likelihood of there
being two Richard Price's with the same middle initial is very
slim. Will assume it's just an accounting error on the part of the
Alumni Directory. Also removed John Perillo from Class of 1969
roster. He actually was part of the class of 1968. Missing
list now at 241.
Found Frank Murphy in doing searches for Class of '70 Reunion
planning. Frank is living in Athens, GA. That brings the
missing list down to 243. Much thanks to the Class
of '70 reunion committee for their search efforts!
Gerry Daley's e-mail address is no longer valid
Completed scanning and uploading all the class of 1968 senior pictures.
|Received pictures from Kristie Wolodkin Gunther
of our first Meg Aiman Sutton Scholarship award presentation.
The lucky winner is: Melissa Laspisa of the WHS Class of
2000. These pictures will be made available on Meg's
|Heard from Debra Parson's oldest brother Barry
('67)and he has so far let me know she's living in Palm Desert,
CA, but hasn't as yet provided a full address for her.
I'll still count it as a 'find' :-) Missing list is now
down to 244.
First e-mail from Carol Krawczak
Rogers. Carol is living in Seneca, SC. Her e-mail
address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Mail address obtained for Sharon
Wirt Schmitz her e-mail address is: email@example.com
Located Lynne Olfelt Sommer. Lynne has been living in Arlington
Hts all along! Shame on us for not finding her sooner! The
missing list is now at 245
|First e-mail from Bonita
Szymanski Truete Bonnie's e-mail address is:
In the process of helping the class of 1970 do searches for their
classmates for their upcoming 30th reunion another missing member of our
class was located, James E. Rhein.
James is living in West Blocton, Alabama. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
. That brings our missing list down to 247.
Also was given new contact info for Janet
Rhein Veltri, who moved from Texas to Georgia. Janet's
e-mail address is: email@example.com
Received first e-mail from Dennis
Papanek. Dennis' e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis was with us at Wheeling though the spring of 1968, but
opted to go into the Army. Dennis is living in Phoenix,
AZ. Dennis provided Richard Gyoerkoes' contact
information and contact information for his younger brother Martin (71).
Received first e-mail from Darcy
Bandu Reum. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Her address and phone are pending. Now it's only 249
Located Darcy G. Bandu! I spoke with one of her relatives living
right in Prospect Heights! Now why has it taken so long to
discover that? The missing list is at 250 Even!
|Found Leslie Lama Gozdecki. Her younger
sister Barb Lama Ruth
(70) provided me with her contact information. Leslie is
living in Des Plaines. Missing list is now 252.
|Found Tom Yockey.
Tom is living in Bloomingdale, IL. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The missing list is now down to 253.
|Received a call from Kathleen Koeppen. She
has been living in Minnesota since 1969. She said, in
fact, that she received her graduation announcement in the mail
after she moved! Kathleen does not have e-mail :-(
|Spoke with Shelly
Sanborn Meusling and received her e-mail address: email@example.com.
Shelly has been living in rural Illinois since getting married
in 1969. She has two grown children (30 and 29) and a
daughter 12, that she home schools. Shelly provided some
leads on finding Deborah Tracey and Diana De La Cerda!
Received first e-mail from Lynn
Fischer. Lynn is an Astrophysics Professor! She and her
husband Moshe live in Monrovia, CA. Lynn's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missing list is now down to 254!!
Found Pamela Klopf Bern. Pamela spent 3 years at James B. Conant
HS and only spent her senior year with us. Her parents moved so
her younger brother Steve (70) could play football at WHS. Pamela
has two grown daughters and is living in Woodbridge, IL. Missing
list is down to 256 some how!
Krienke through her younger sister Margo (72). So far
I only have Lynda's e-mail address but her full contact info
should be arriving shortly! Lynda's e-mail address is: Lynd4dav@aol.com.
And that makes the missing list only 258.
|Found Margaret Laskowski Ramirez. Located
her through her older brother Peter (66). Margaret is living in
Cary, IL. Exact address is pending. Missing list is
now down to 259.
New e-mail address for Chuck Alten.
His new e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Chuck was kind (brave) enough to send in a recent picture.
|Located Bob McCully.
He's living in CA. His address and e-mail are
pending. Missing list is now an even 260!!
|Located Gary Frankowski. He's living in
Antioch, IL. He does not have e-mail. Missing list trimmed
|First e-mail from Connie
Smith. Connie was located through Classmates.com.
Her e-mail address is HDCONNIE@aol.com.
That brings our missing list down to 262.
|First e-mail from George
Wajda. George was located through Classmates.com.
His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
George started at WHS with the class of '69 but graduated with
the class of '71 after taking a few years hiatus. He has
been re-associated with the class of '71 in the database.
Our missing list is now down to 263.
New e-mail address for Judy Hilfman
Found William "Jay"
McGary through an internet search. I called him in Concord,
NC. As it turns out he was really part of the class of 1968 but
was a few credits short at the end of his senior year, so he ended
up graduating with our class. I have changed his listing to be
part of the class of 1968 per his request. That still reduces our
missing list by 1 and the over all missing list!
Robin "Bob" Reddish was located through our website
information. His employer reported his contact info! The
missing list is now down to 268!
Liz Gustafson Fitch's e-mail address failed.
|Found Susan Bronson Weist! Sue and her
husband Tim live in Akron, IN. E-Mail address is
pending. The lost list now only has 269!
Found James J. Bostrom!
Jim is living in Connecticut. His e-mail address is: email@example.com.
This brings the missing list down to 270!!!
|Finally! The reunion books arrived! 7
months after the reunion! Anyway, all the pages have been
scanned and put on line. You can find them by
clicking on the button at the right ------->>
|Diane Vazzano Saar's e-mail address is no longer
|John Tracey's e-mail address is no longer valid.
|Maureen Cunningham's e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
no longer valid.
Located Paul Wilferling. He's living in Decatur, IN. Missing
list is now down to 271
Chris Aberle Sefton became the
grandmother of Emma Therese who was born at 18:55. Emma weighs
5lbs, 4oz. and is 19" long. Both she and Tracey (and Dan) are doing
(click in the boxes below to see pictures of baby Emma)
Found Deborah Simpkins Buczarski thru her sister and brother-in-law both
from the class of 1967. That brings our missing list down to 276!
e-mail from Bob Dooling who attended
WHS with our class from freshman year through most of junior year when
his family moved to Phoenix, AZ. Bob graduated from the ASU with a
degree in business in 1973. His wife's name is Maureen.
Hubbard! His older brother Dave ('67) gave me Harrold's
e-mail address: HubbardD@pacbell.net.
Dave said that Harold is now going by 'Hub' Hubbard and still
lives in the Chicagoland area. Full contact information is
|The Class of 1970
is starting to plan their 30th reunion. If anyone wants to
lend them a hand I'm sure they'd like the assistance. You
can get to their web page on this site by going to http://www.whs69.com/70/
Gail Greene. Her e-mail
address is: email@example.com.
Gail was a cheerleader for our class for a couple of years but ended up
graduating from Glenbard North HS. She is currently living in
04/10/2000 || Received
e-mail from Roy Davis. His e-mail
address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roy ducked out on us after sophomore year to join the military!
Here is what Roy had to say: "I left in my
sophomore year to join the army. After Vietnam I received my Ged, and
got out in Texas, Fairfield to be exact. I married in 1980 and had two
sons. We moved to Alaska and worked on the pipe-line. My wife and I
raise, train, and show quarter horses. I have three more years till I
retire. Then we will all go back to Texas. I would love to hear from all
of my friends, and school mates. Please feel free to e-mail me, or
03/27/2000 || |
03/26/2000 || Fixed the counter on the home page.
New Address for Gloria Wuich Chandler, her email address is email@example.com . It seems she and her husband had to move due to hurricane weather damage to their previous residence! Gloria's eldest son is a news broadcaster for an ABC affiliate and her youngest son is getting his degree in broadcast journalism and plans to be a sportscaster.
|03/12/2000 || |
E-mail contact with Jodi L. Fiorito Opiola. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jodi spent 4 years at WHS but missed the graduation part. |
New e-mail address for Karen Kempff Broderick. Karen's e-mail address is: email@example.com |
Lost classmate found! Charles H. Schmidt. Here is what Charles offered up in his e-mail: |
"I have two children, a son Adam who is a senior at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and a daughter Holly who is a sophomore also at UWGB. I have been happily married for 24 years this month. My younger sister Nancy ('71) clued me in on your web site. I once met Gary Hedberg in detention study hall."
Charles' e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received sad news that Margaret M. Stephens Levy passed away in 1998. Rest in Peace Peggy. We miss you!
New e-mail address for Dina Vasil Tanner her e-mail address is: email@example.com
Harold "Skip" Campbell's e-mail address is no longer valid.
First e-mail from Sharon De Luca. Her e-mail address is: DGo1722735@cs.com
Mary Allen Thomas & Mike Thomas were nice enough to send us a picture!
First e-mail from Gail Haggard Maise. Gail's e-mail address is: GMaize1@excite.com
New phone and e-mail address for Carl Fricke. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail address for Greg Craighead. His e-mail address is: email@example.com
New phone number and e-mail for Alice Baeder Jack her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
|02/05/2000 || |
02/03/2000 || |
Gayle Brezina English was so kind as to provide contact information on both Linda Guzi Jaacks and her brother Alan Guzi. Removing two names from the missing list. Thanks Gayle! |
With great sorrow, I have to report that Meg Aiman Sutton passed away on January 31st, 2000. Meg was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma in 1996. Meg is survived by her husband Tim Sutton, and their two sons, Mathew and Ben. Rest in Peace Meg. Go with God.
We love you and miss you!
Link to Meg's obituary in Salt Lake City Tribune
Senior Picture ||
25th Reunion - October 22, 1994 |
A scholarship fund has been established at Wheeling High School in Meg's name. If you'd like more information about this scholarship or to make donations to this scholarship please contact
Gary Hedberg by email or by calling 916-683-4540 or 916-508-4540
New mailing address for Jim Born in Round Lake Beach, IL |
New mailing address for Larry Dyer in Deer Park, IL provided by Linda Maeder Parquette. Thanks Linda!
New mailing address for Barbara Manago Westerlund in Lake Zurich, IL provided by Linda Maeder Parquette. Thanks Linda!
01/23/2000 ||New mailing address for Jim Millay in Lewiston, Maine provided by Jack Bastable. Thanks Jack! |
01/22/2000 ||New mailing address for Richard Anclade in Lake Villa, IL |
New mailing address for Hope McGlothlin Howard, in Wheeling, IL
New mailing address for James Rhein, in Birmingham, AL
01/21/2000 ||First e-mail from Gayle Paturalski Conroy. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com. Gayle and her husband Pat, her son, Jeff (16) and daughter, Amy (14) recently moved from Illinois to Ohio. Gayle and Pat have another son Sean (19) who is going to school in Chicago. |
01/20/2000 ||New e-mail address for David Sommerfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org |
New mailing address for Roy D. Moore in Denver, CO
01/19/2000 ||Three more pictures from the 30th reunion were added courtesy of Gayle Brezina English. Gayle also provided her e-mail address: email@example.com |
01/14/2000 ||Email address failure for Karen Shasteen Kimball. |
Email address failure for David Sommerfeld.
Email address failure for Robert Buerger.
01/12/2000 ||New mailing address for Thomas Artelt. |
New mailing address for Deborah Anderson Fetch
Millennium Newsletter returned as undeliverable for:
Lynn Dickerson ||
Michael Pattarozzi |
Craig Cronquist ||
Lynn Coates Greenstein |
Jim Millay ||
Larry Dyer |
Myron "Mike" Tollefson ||
Barbara Manago Westerlund |
Judy Terreberry Mullen ||
Lynn Olfelt |
Fredrick "Rick" Bergling ||
Robert Puryear |
Gary Caja || |
If anyone has mailing or e-mail addresses for any of these classmates please send them!
01/10/2000 ||First E-mail from Diane Geimer Publicover. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Diane has moved to Apache Junction, AZ at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. |
01/07/2000 ||First E-mail from Mike Thomas and Mary Allen Thomas. Mike's e-mail address is: email@example.com. Mary's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. They weren't able to make it to the 30th reunion because it was their first parent's weekend at Clemson where their daughter is a freshman. |