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Mary Katic (Oimoen)

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I have been the Dance Instructor and Owner of Mary's School of Dance, LLC in Fitchburg, Oregon and Madison for 44 years. I have had children of our classmates in my dance classes over the years. Then in 2020 due to the pandemic the decision was made to close the studio. I have also worked at Smoky's Supper Club in Madison cooking steaks for the past 53 years! They just closed this past February so now I guess I am officially retired!
I am also a Past President of the Dance Masters of Wisconsin and on the Board of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and still involved with both organizations. I received The Wisconsin Dance Council Career Recognition Award in 2018.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I have been married to Chuck Katic for 48 years. We have two children, John and Christina who are both married. We have two step grandchildren who are in college.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
We have lived in our house in Fitchburg for the past 32 years. Now that we are officially retired we are planning on taking trips that we were not able to do in the past. My daughter and her husband took me to Hawaii in March for my retirement. It had been 35 years since I was there for Hawaiian dance training. It was a trip of a lifetime!
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Traveling to see relatives and friends and enjoy each other. Life is too short!
Last edited: 2022-06-23 07:39:08

Martha Ashman

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Graduated 1976 UW/Madison, BA in
Anthropology.

Work has basically consisted of Public Benefits Specialist since 79, I've worked in 2 states, 5 counties, 10 different offices during that time. Am on my 11th locale (working from home) now.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married and divorced and then got married to Larry. Got beautiful Becky in the bargain and she has given us 2 grandsons.
Moved to WA in 92, bought our first liveaboard boat shortly afterwards. 2nd boat 1 1/2 years later, then our final boat in 97. Have traveled up Inside Passage in BC, Canada since 93, got all the way to Alaska twice.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Still working, retirement looming within the next year, we hope.
Last edited: 2021-04-25 09:47:45

Timothy Athan

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Please allow me to introduce myself, though I'm not a man of wealth or taste! I've been around long long years, stole nobody's soul and faith.

In the late Seventies I lived in Hollywood in the building where Jim Grindrod, Monty Schiro, and Gary Geisler had apartments and made trouble. Bill Rieser lived not far from us, making trouble. I worked in the movie business a bit, I'm listed at the bottom of the credits for "Raging Bull." I'm open to selling my autograph.
Next I got an engineering Ph.D., worked in the automotive, aerospace and power industries, and I now work as an expert witness for computer control failures. I also write each month for the Ann Arbor Observer, and I've been their cartoonist for 22 years.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I am married to a retired school teacher, and I have 2 step-kids and 5 step-grandkids. My step-daughter followed her mother into teaching. My step-son, when a boy, was prohibited from playing with guns. He is now a Westpoint graduate and a lt. colonel in the Army Green Beret Special Forces. Kids!
My sister Polly '74 is doing great, with her family in Washington State. My parents still live in Wisconsin.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I work only about 1/5 time currently, but I enjoy still being part of the work world. It is a dynamic time for computer regulations.

I lived in many cities in my twenties, and recognized that my favorite places are small cities with a strong university presence, like Madison, and Ann Arbor (where I've settled for the duration).

I'm a musician, and I've always been a fitness enthusiast.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
It would be wonderful to destroy all copies of my terrible West graduation portrait, but that is probably not possible.

I enjoy exploring Rust Belt towns and cities. It is sad to observe that so many are struggling.
Last edited: 2022-04-28 11:02:00

Mary Beth Ball

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Last edited: 2021-09-14 18:04:29

Georgia Bechtel

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Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation): Was an alcoholic, drug and family counselor.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Living in Homer, Alaska, however, moving back to Florida soon.
Last edited: 2021-05-19 09:07:00

Steve M. Bennett

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Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation):
UW Madison Business School graduate
Worked for GE, Intuit and Symantec
Previous board member of Intuit, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm, and American Airlines
Currently an Investor, Advisor and Board member for early stage companies… starting to wind down
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived): Married to Marsha Jordan for 37 years
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Marsha and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the town of Woodside. We enjoy traveling the world and spending time in Hawaii and Scottsdale. I remain actively involved at UW as a member of the Chancellors Advisory Board and previous Chairman of the Business School Dean’s Advisory Board.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Every year is a new adventure… lots of new places to go and experience
Last edited: 2022-03-02 10:49:46

Steve A. Bennett

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Hit the ground running, and joined the Shakers with my good friend Jim Pharo. Played with a variety of bands in the Madison area. I moved out to the East Coast with Jimmy Moore in 1981. Some of you might remember him from Van hise. Jimmy moved back to the Midwest about 3 years later but I chose to stay out on the East Coast. Once again playing in a variety of bands and getting recording gigs whenever I could. Believe me it's a tough business moving up and down the East Coast from Boston to New York to Philly.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Probably would have moved back to Madison if I wouldn't have met the woman of my dreams and 1994. No children (None that I'm aware of). Lol. She had two sons from a previous marriage so I got my grandkids the easy way. I inherited them.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Still living between Allentown and Philadelphia. Went back to school about 20 years ago and became a medical massage therapist, which I'm still practicing today. I was also still playing part-time in the rock and roll is until the pandemic hit. As you all know it pretty much wiped out every local music scene not to mention the national scene as well. Hoping to still play part-time in the future before I get too damn old. Can you believe after all these years I still love playing the drums.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Hoping just to survive this new crazy brave New world we live in. Just hoping to stay healthy and active, and of course still playing music.
Last edited: 2022-03-02 10:50:07

Laura Berger

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I attended Malcolm Shabazz my last year of high school. After finally realizing I need to do something practical, I received a BSN in nursing from UW Madison.
I worked for eight years coordinating volunteers for a community clinic in Madison, then as a public health nurse for 27 years through Dane County primarily in TB control and community based breastfeeding promotion.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Divorced 6 years ago. No children. My immediate family net consists of sisters, a nearby nephew and cousin and long time friends. I’ve continued to live most of my life in Madison.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I retired 5 years ago. Aside from gardening, connecting with friends and keeping my dog happy, I coordinate volunteer eviction court observers through a local organization, Nehemiah.

I like to get back to southwest Wisconsin whenever possible. We had a second home and community life in Richland County for 20 years. Now I count on generous friends in the area.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Learning how to be in this time of climate disruption and threatening fascism. How to hold it all with heart and wisdom. Working so many years with immigrants has made me deeply appreciate being able to live where I come from. The pandemic has also rooted me even more deeply in the beauty right out of my back door.

Curious about what happens next!
Last edited: 2022-02-01 09:31:56

Shirley Bild (Moore)

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Graduated from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics. Worked a few years at Insurance companies. After that I did some graduate work in Computer Science and spent 32 years doing computer related or management work at a government agency. I was involved in many exciting projects including modernizing the software used to operate GPS satellites. I retired from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I moved to St Louis, MO a few years after college. I have 2 sons, 2 stepdaughters and 3 granddaughters. All the children are self supporting and live in different states. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I'm divorced and looking for a new relationship.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I'm retired from paid work, but do lots of volunteer work. I also like to travel and have visited many countries around the world. I like to sail and own a 19 ft sailboat. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Carlyle Sailing Association. I'm active in my church. I like to walk, keep in shape, do yoga and help others as needed. I enjoy music, reading, gardening, hiking and car trips. I still live in St Louis, MO
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Add to the list of the 64 countries I've visited thus far in my life. Future trips to Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Japan. Stay healthy and fit. Make new friends. Keep active into my 90s
Last edited: 2021-12-20 09:59:27

Pamela Bloch Flynn (Bloch)

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After High School I attended UW-Madison, took a break and traveled to Latin America for a few years, resumed study and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Latin American Studies. I attended Graduate School at Michigan State, finishing my Master’s degree in Labor Relations in 1979. Later I returned to school in Cleveland receiving a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2007. My career has been in Human Resources: DC, Wisconsin, Texas, Mexico, New York, Illinois, and Ohio; where I’ve seen it all, done it all, and rejoice in retirement that I “don’t” remember it all!
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I met my husband, Tim in Graduate School, we married in 1984. I have a stepdaughter and three sons: No grandchildren yet…. Despite the bad rap, Cleveland gets it’s been a great place to raise our family.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I joined my retired husband in October 2019. I found that doing home projects is too stressful when it’s the only thing on the agenda. I now work part-time in HR and volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate.) I spin, practice yoga, walk, and do a Century Bicycle ride in June every year. My advice to all, JUST KEEP MOVING!
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I hope to travel more post-pandemic. Never been to Europe, Africa, India, or much of Asia. I have plenty of places to visit. I am open to advice on how to narrow down the world I want to experience!
Last edited: 2022-01-03 10:53:56

Karla Boreiko (Dunn)

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Retired from position as autism consultant with the Chapel Hill Carrboro school system. I worked at providing support for kids in the regular education classroom and support for teachers and parents. I miss my “kids” so much I am back subbing.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
My husband Craig, 46 years married this coming December. I have a son Nathan and daughter Alyssa. My grandson, Jack will be 2 in August. Craig and I lived in married student housing when first married, then LA and Craig took a job in RTP fir a “bit”. The bit went until he set up his own consulting firm, but we are still in NC.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Craig is still working and I am trying to figure out being retired. It turns out retirement is not a great match for me. I’m now subbing, gardening, exercising (weight training and HIIT classes) and still involved in the dog world. We bred, showed and loved Rhodesian Ridgebacks until getting in and out of the whelping box helped diagnose the arthritis in my knees. Craig worked internationally for years so my travels have been extensive and amazing. Seeing the world was the biggest educational experience I have had. It also made Craig calling me from a fantastic little bistro in Paris while I was doing laundry a bit more acceptable….. Craig and I also love to cook, so exploring the world of food and upping our chef skills.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Trips to Vietnam, Lithuanian, Iceland and always to Italy. Would love to buy a second home in Italy.
Last edited: 2022-03-02 15:32:20

Dianne Bowman (Owen)

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Last edited: 2021-09-07 08:04:50

Courtney Brightbill (Moffatt)

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BA University of Maryland, MS and PhD UW Madison,
Special Ed teacher then professor and Director of the Edgewood College Special Education Program.
Started and Codirected a program for individuals with intellectual disabilities to attend college at Edgewood College.
I retired 2016 and I continue to volunteer for the Wisconsin Alzheimer Research Association.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I have 2 biological children and 6 step children. Now I have 16 grandchildren total, 7 of whom live here in the twin cities near me. I wish I could live next door to all of them. I was widowed in 2015 but remarried a few years ago. We moved to St. Paul to be near my children, and 7 of my grandchildren. (One good thing came of the pandemic, I got to teach my grandchildren when schools were closed for health reasons.)
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I have always loved to travel and retirement certainly made that easier until Covid 19 hit us here in the US. My husband and I met dancing, which we both love. I enjoy ballroom dancing, hiking, and reading. I am trying to improve my piano playing, carpentry skills and conversational French for future travel.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I have traveled a lot and will continue when it is safe again. There is so much out there to see and learn.
Last edited: 2021-10-18 07:49:24

Scott Broadbent

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After High School, I received my BA in Journalism from UW - Madison.
Following graduation, my wife and I moved to California where I spent 20 years as a fundraiser, communications director and administrator in the nonprofit sector for the March of Dimes, Easter Seals and the United Way.

I was Executive Director of the San Diego Chapter of the March of Dimes before becoming Western Regional Director of Fund Raising for 21 Chapters in 11 states based out of the Silicon Valley in San Jose. We lived in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Boulder Creek. After five years of traveling, Roxanne and I needed a change.

We moved to the beautiful island of Maui where I spent 16 years, first as Director of Institutional Advancement for the University of Hawaii - Maui, and then as Staff Writer for the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii System.

During that time, I also worked as a reporter, features writer and photographer for the Maui Weekly newspaper.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I was smart enough to marry Roxanne (Osman) Broadbent in 1978 in New Glarus, Wisconsin. She is from the Milwaukee area and we met at the Red Shed on Francis Street! We have been happily married for 44 years.

Roxanne graduated from UW-Madison with a BA in Fine Arts and is a very successful and well-known artist who was an Artist-in-Residence at the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui for 16 years. Her work is on display in several galleries in Maui and California.

One son, Luke (age 26) graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, majoring in Guitar Performance and Jazz Studies. He currently teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, and keyboards in Portland, Oregon for School of Rock. He is also a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for his band, Spiller and also works as a studio session musician and plays as a "hired gun" with a number of other bands.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
After 16 years on Maui, we developed a case of "island fever," wanted to be closer to our son who lives in Portland, and decided to move back to the Mainland. My wife and I sold our house in Kihei, Maui and landed in Cambria, California on the Central Coast. We're 250 miles from San Francisco and 250 miles from LA in San Luis Obispo County. To our north is Big Sur, Monterey/Carmel, Santa Cruz and SF and to our south is Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Ventura and LA so it's not a bad place to be! Cambria is a beautiful little forested town in the Santa Lucia Mountains on the Blue Pacific.

We lived and worked in (chronologically): San Diego - 5 Years
San Francisco Bay Area/Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains - 15 years
Kihei, Maui, Hawai’i - 16 years

We retired nearly three years ago.

We have traveled extensively including: Western US and Canada in our RV for two years following retirement, and also over the years, Mexico, Alaska, Portugal, Spain, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Back to Europe - Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Morocco
Back to New Zealand and Australia
Asia - Thailand, China?
Back to Maui to visit friends
Continue traveling across the US
Continue to enjoy my wife's BEAUTIFUL artwork
Last edited: 2021-10-27 15:01:23

Jay Bruner

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Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation):
Spent 8 years in Bozeman, Montana working as the Lift Manager at Bridger Bowl in winters and as a Fly Fishing Guide in the summer. Moved back to Madison in 1986 with my spouse Sally and started our business, Bruner Realty and spent the next 35 years Developing, Managing and Selling Real Estate.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married my wife Sally in 1986. We have 3 children and 6 grandkids that all live in the Madison area. Our 2 sons, Tyler and Stacy purchased our business in 2020. We still participate on a very limited basis. Our grandkids range from 1-12 years old, 3 boys and 3 girls and we could stay totally busy watching their sports events. Very grateful. Our youngest son, Stacy was Bucky Badger for 4 years while at the UW.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Sally and I live off Monroe St only a block from Camp Randall. We for the most part are retired and love to travel. We spend much of the summer at our "Up North" home in Hayward, Wi and we spend most of our of our winters in the Baja on the Sea of Cortez in a town called Loreto which has very friendly people, great fishing, beautiful mountains and golf to keep us busy. We had a German exchange student in 2006 and have become very close with his family and have also grown very fond of visiting Europe.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
We are always looking for a new adventure. Fishing trip, golfing trip whatever comes along and of course we look forward to the 50th West High Class Reunion. Hope to see you there!
Last edited: 2021-07-25 07:46:36

Elizabeth Cashin

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Bachelor of Architecture Arizona State University 1977
Architectural Intern at Architectural Alliance in Minneapolis, MN.
1981 Career dropout- Children 1981-1990: 4 Sons
Masters of Counseling Psychology and Licensed Psychologist 1997
Independent psychological Practice 1997-current
Specialty: psychoanalysis, infant psychological development and relational trauma.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Empty Home! a free spirit and living in the same home for over 40 years. Still working.
One grandchild and one more on the way! December 2022!
Lived in Phoenix, Arizona briefly while going to school and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stayed here.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Working as psychoanalyst, psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consider myself a progressive liberal so I live in the perfect spot!. Live 5 miles from the George Floyd lynching area. Long to live on a lake in the Chain O lakes in Waupaca Wisconsin, but my best bet at this stage of life is to escape to a lake a couple of weeks of the year. One of my sons live in my favorite city San Diego and wish to live there a couple of months of the year! It is cold. here in Minneapolis. Seems like more miserable and longer as the years go on. Could it be climate change or I am becoming a wimp?
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Future: Working has been a lot of my life. Want to play, continue to learn teach and laugh more. I would like to travel with a purpose! To explore and live the experience of a new place and people. I want more time to do what I want when I want and with whom I want! Trying to turn my 1927 home into an updated modern home! Bauhaus influenced.So I think I would like to continue to learn something new each day but pick some special activities to dedicate myself towards mastering before I leave the planet.
Last edited: 2022-06-11 17:33:36

Anne Christensen

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BA-UW Madison
Graphic designer
I have worked in printing and graphics since graduation. I design for many local non profit organizations as well as formatting books of all types for publication.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived): No kids but I am very close to my 2 nieces
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Kayaking, going to music events, enjoying the Florida outdoors with friends
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel): More traveling now that we can again!
Last edited: 2022-06-27 12:13:59

Jim Clark

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I worked for two civil engineering firms in Madison and Boulder Colorado. I started my own residential design/build company in 1990. J L Clark Construction Inc. I continue today and can’t imagine retiring. I love what I do.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I moved to Boulder Colorado in ‘79 to continue the rock climbing I learned at Devils Lake. A short stint of skydiving, also. I started road racing motorcycles in the AMA in ‘82 until ‘88. Then off and on until 2006.
Married in ‘84, with one son now 33. divorced in ‘92. I remarried in 2010 after meeting my current wife, Tomomi, in my travels to Japan.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Tomomi and I live in Louisville Colorado. I am extremely busy running my company and will remain so for as long as possible. She is a flight attendant for Delta Airlines and we enjoy time in NYC. Almost a second home.
I enjoy studying psychology, classical music and cosmology. Tomomi is a classical pianist.
We are both devoted body builders. She is 22 years younger than me and I want to keep up! I am currently building a car specifically for the race track.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Plans for the future include continued reflection and personal growth. I am forever searching, internally, for personal awareness in what seems to be an ever more chaotic world.
Tomomi and I plan on trips to Japan. After two dozen visits it never grows old.
Last edited: 2021-10-28 10:57:12

Mark Clodius

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I learned to make jewelry from Ms. Bowman in the Art Metal class at West High. I liked it and kept at it through college. Many years and many stories later my wife, [Monika ! ] and I started our own jewelry store in Rockford Illinois, where we have won national awards [ Coolest Store in America ! ] as well as Rockford's best jeweler award locally for the past 10 years. Clodius&Co. Jewelers, ClodiusCo.Com has more info , pictures & etc
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
After 38 years a bachelor, a young lady came along and captured my heart, Monika, we had our first date in August of 1992, I proposed in September and we were married in November. The number of things congruent to us and our meeting is amazing like a Hallmark movie or something.
We currently enjoy our two children, Christopher and Annabel, two Boxer dogs, Benno and Augustus.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Today? Still working and looking towards working less. Our business will absorb as much time as we make available. Our work has included travel, [currently on a Covid pause] to attend shows, domestic and international and often we will vacation a bit along side of the shows.
Monika is a great gardener creating lush flower beds & etc.. She also trains our dogs, in-service work as well as agility and scent work. I help with some of that as well. We enjoy automobiles, music, wine and cooking [ grilling and barbeque], travel, museums and art.
As with many of us we are having some health "bumps in the road" so were spending more time trying to figure out what it all means and what choices that will lead us to.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
A 50th high school reunion ! To see our children continue on their journey's, marriage, careers [ Annabel is in Med school right now]
To travel again, maybe to take our dogs to championship levels? To wind down and transition our store.
Last edited: 2021-11-09 13:09:23

Naomi Cobb (Weinstein)

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I spent 20 years as a child and family therapist and then made the change to become a Master Naturalist. My work shifted to understanding the ecosystems we live in, engaging children and families in appreciating their world and the social justice work so badly needed in this domain. Art making underscores this whole investigation.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. My spouse, David, and I live in Milwaukee but also retreat to a property in Sauk County that my parents bought in 1968. We continue to nurture this special place and are actively promoting restorative practices to restore native plants.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Well I retired and then Covid hit - so all the dreams of classes and travel have been paused. I am managing 2 environmental education projects as a volunteer. Hobbies include biking, running, gardening, fabric art and mosaics. Political action is very important and I am the Board Chair for the Institute for Conservation Leadership. Lots of anti-racist education this winter.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
TRAVEL and hike and bike. Looking at U.S. for now, really hope to travel abroad next year if possible.
Last edited: 2021-05-18 14:39:14

Nancy Cohn (Feifarek)

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Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation): Kindergarten Teacher
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels): Retired
Last edited: 2022-05-06 13:42:43

Linda Connelly - Peterson (Connelly)

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Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation):
Retired: 38 years at US Bank doing numerous banking positions. Most unsual job was managing the money for the prisoners of the state of Wisconsin. 5 years at Preferred Title working in the accounting department
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married to Wayne Peterson in 1975, two daughters, Holly 42 and Kelly 37 - no grandchildren.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Still living in Madison, like traveling, home projects and outings with friends. I am co-director (with Sue Greene Meyer) of a women's camp in Northern Wisconsin.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Traveling to the Eastern United States, Ireland and Norway.
Last edited: 2022-04-29 07:05:34

David Coronna

Work life? (e.g., education, first job, occupation):
I met my wife in law school and we have proceeded our careers from there. I recently pulled back from full-time work and am looking at second careers.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married to Gail Mrozowski, a dyed in the wool Chicagoan, for more than 40 years. We are still waiting for a grand entrance of the next generation.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
We live in Chicago, in a neighborhood close to the Loop. I still play music in the Barristers Big Band and the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra...still learning to play the trumpet after all these years.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I am grateful for every day I am above ground and vertical.
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David Coronna

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DAVE COYNE

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Most classmates probably won't remember me as I only went to Madison West my senior year and only needed a couple of classes to graduate. I worked full time at St. Mary's Hospital most of my senior year. I went to UW Madison for a couple of years before starting work. At age 19 I was flipping houses before that was even a thing! I have been self employed most of my life, starting a number of successful businesses. My first job was working for an insurance and investment company. I started a restaurant/bar on Regent Street across from Camp Randall called Grace E's Grille named after my oldest daughter. We were the first restaurant in our category to receive a 4 star rating by the Capital Times. I lived on Lake Monona at the time and decided I wanted to raise my girls in the country so I sold my restaurant and home and bought a farm outside of Barneveld, Wisconsin. For about 10 years I raised and bred horses. I spent those same years as head of the equine board for Iowa County 4H. I started a construction company, ABCO Contracting, LLC and built it up to a point where we were doing federal contracts all over the United States. I recently semi retired from that company and only do a small amount of work retrofitting homes to make them accessible for the handicap. I have a hard time actually acting like I'm retired! In addition to that company, my wife and I started A Helping Heart, Inc. which sets up and staffs homes for people with disabilities, mostly on the autism scale. We still run that business supporting numerous clients in the Madison and Mt. Horeb area. We employ about 40 to 50 employees with that company.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married to Joy. I have two daughters, Grace and Hannah. Joy has a daughter, Alisha, and a son, Aaron. No grandkids yet. (I am way too young to have grandkids!) The thing I am most proud of is that my two daughter's both are college grads with my oldest being the valedictorian of her class! While successful in business, I couldn't manage to graduate from college myself! Maybe there's still time...not!
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
When not working, we spend almost every available day off riding our horses in multiple states. Last year alone we logged almost 2,000 miles while trail riding on horseback. We currently live in our 9,000 sq. ft. log home(a little overkill!) which I built as a model for the home building part of my business overlooking Blue Mounds State Park. We are very excited that we just purchased 160 acres of off grid property in the San Juan National Forest outside of Pagosa Springs Colorado where we will trail ride, hike, camp, and hunt as often as possible. Pagosa Springs is about 30 miles away and has the deepest hot sulphur springs in the world. Great for old aching joints!
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
We are very lucky to be pretty much living the dream now. We take numerous trips every year exploring new areas. We hope to find someone to take over our business, A Helping Heart in the next few years. (Taking applications! LOL) We feel very strongly to keep the business going as we have many families that depend on A Helping Heart. I hope to make the reunion, but we are usually traveling with our horses in the summer months so I am not sure if we will make it.
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James Dott

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I attended UW-Madison and graduated with a degree in Anthropology in 1977 then moved to Oregon doing some construction before taking a job on a US Forest Service fire fighting crew in New Mexico. I moved back to Oregon in 1980 and enrolled in the Elementary Education program at the University of Oregon. After graduating in 1982 I began teaching first in Roseburg and then in rural NW Oregon. I taught first through fourth grade but spent most of my years in third grade. In 2010 I took a job overseas at an international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My family and I spent three years there and returned to Oregon in 2012. I did some subbing and taught at a small cooperative school until retiring in 2014.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I married my wife, Ann, in 1989. We lived in a small house in the rural community of Brownsmead, Oregon until 1997 when we bought a larger craftsman style house in Astoria, Oregon. We rented our house while we were overseas and then moved back into it on our return and have lived there since. In 2002 we adopted our daughter, MeiLi, from China. She is will be a senior this fall at Pacific University, majoring in Chemistry.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Since childhood I have been a writer, mostly of poetry but also a few short stories and non-fiction. Upon retirement I was able to put more time into writing projects and have now published two poetry collections and am seeking a publisher for a third. See my website jamesdott.com for details and examples of my work.

We have a large yard and garden space here in Astoria and a small flock of chickens.

I am a volunteer producer and programmer for our local community radio station, KMUN. Since 1984 I have been a reader for a kids' program called Bedtime Stories. During the pandemic live programming was shut down so all shows had to be prerecorded. I did the editing for my own show and seven other readers.

I have had a few roles in local community theater productions.

We bought a Sprinter RV a few years ago and have been camping with friends around Oregon and Washington. Last summer we drove it to Colorado for my niece's wedding.

While in Malaysia we traveled around Southeast Asia visiting Bali, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. We more recently we have traveled to Hawaii and Costa Rica.

We like to hike near and far. I enjoy crabbing and digging razor clams.

I read widely, enjoy a good beer, seeing a play and listening to live music.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
We have tickets to several shows at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (very similar to American Players Theater in Spring Green) in southern Oregon in September.

We are looking forward to traveling to Hawaii and Costa Rica again in next year. Perhaps a trip to the redwoods this fall.

I hope to get my next book published in the next year and get started on another project or finally finish the murder mystery I started 30 years ago.

One elusive goal is clearing our basement of years of inherited and acquired accumulation.

We continue to add native plants to our yard.
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Shelly Dutch

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Founder, Director & Therapist, Connections Counseling, Madison WI
Outpatient mental health & Substance Abuse Disorders Clinic, 55 staff
Founder of Horizon High School & Recovery Foundation
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married to Chuck Callender
Two adult children, Alex, 32 lives in Minneapolis, Carly, 30, lives in Denver
Golden Retriever, Daisy Dutch
Have lived in Eugene OR, Davis, CA, Lexington, KY
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I am still doing some clinical work, love being a therapist!
Have been working remotely winter months in Laguna Beach & Solana Beach. We have an awesome cabin in Northern WI and love to cross country ski, bike & paddle!
Chuck and I have done amazing cycling trips through Israel, Greece, Peru, Croatia, Spain, New Zealand and soon South Africa.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I would like to continue doing service work both in the US and abroad.
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Cynthia Eid

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Jeweler/Metalsmith/Author/Educator.
MFA Indiana University, Bloomington.
Worked at custom jewelers and gold jewelry factory before going solo in home studio making metal art and teaching. Have taught all over US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived): Two married sons
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Lexington, MA.
Still teaching Metalsmithing and Jewelry classes, both in-person & on-line.
Still making Art Jewelry and Hollowware.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel): Travel! Tanzania 2021. ??? 2022
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Bob Emmerich

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Civil Engineer by Education, UW Madison 1976. Construction and project management. Worked primarily in Construction for Railroads, Highways, Buildings and Industrial. Transitioned to Safety over 25 years ago with a Construction Emphasis. I am an Independent Consultant in Safety and own my own firm. I now am a National Trainer and Expert Consultant and Witness in Accident cases. I have worked in all 50 states and other North American Countries. Headed to Retirement
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married, wife Jane, UW Platteville, Retired teacher
One daughter Brittany; UW Stout; PGA Golf Professional and Ass't Pro at a Country Club. High School golf coach.
I have lived in Chicago,IL: Campaign, IL: Bloomington, IN: and Meridian, MS.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Living in Madison (Fitchburg). Have travelled extensively throughout my career in the United States and Caribean. Love to play golf, work on hands on projects. Still like to do an occasional Scuba Dive in warm salt water.
On the Class of 1972 50th Reunion Committee.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Retiring this year and actually stay home more. Some travel and spend some time down south in winter.
Plan to play more golf and maybe even get at least good at it.
Would love to go back to Scotland and Ireland.
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Ellen Emmitt (Roenneburg)

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BA-Education, UW-Madison
Taught K-8 and Special Ed
Went back into school for Nursing shortly after my father was diagnosed with cancer.
BS-Nursing, UW-Madison
I have worked mostly ICU, telemetry, and Hospice, for close to 30 years. I did 'traveling nursing' for three years. Also, I am a 'Clinical Specialist"/RN, working in surgery providing specialty services of PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma, and stem cells-(BMAC)-Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate. I am very much into holistic and preventative medicine, and believe that people should take a certain amount of responsibility for their health and lifestyle choices.
Simultaneously, with my nursing career, I also had the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and own my own Kaffeehaus/Gift Shoppe in Germantown, WI, called "Beanjuice Kaffeehaus"
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Widowed, one daughter
Four grandchildren, the eldest of which just graduated with her Masters this last May, and whom I had the pleasure of backpacking throughout Panama with, for almost 2 weeks this past June.
The second eldest is an electrician. The third in the line-up works for a concrete company and has been known frequently to think "out of the box". The youngest of my grandchildren, co-owns a farm and business known as "B's Bouquets" in the West Bend area of Wisconsin.
I have five great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.

I have lived in several states since high school, including Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, and Wisconsin, plus several other states while 'traveling nursing'.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I currently live in Delavan, WI and am still working in surgery as a 'Clinical Specialist'. I am not looking to retire anytime soon, as I love the idea of using our own bodies to help heal ourselves.

I am currently in the process of setting up an AirBNB in the Delavan/Lake Geneva area entitled "Get Hooked Cabina"-Glamping at it's finest.

Hobbies: I love to paint(mostly watercolors), as well as many other creative endeavors. I love propagating plants and am an avid gardener. My garden(no pesticides, no processing), provides me with food not only throughout the summer, but all winter long, as well.

Travels: I have had the pleasure of traveling and spending time in most of our beautiful United States. I have traveled to parts of Central America, South America, Canada, and Europe.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Before my father died, he always wanted to go back to the Philippines. My granddaughter and I were planning a trip earlier this year, 2021, but because of COVID, weren't able to go. Someday, I am hoping to go as my father's proxy.

Last, but not least, I've always wanted to go to Australia to ride in a kangaroo's pocket. Okay, we all have our fantasies. This one is mine!

But, seriously, on the home front, I would be totally satisfied and happy to put some of these creative ideas that are running around in my head into projects and be a part of a community coop/business with several artists and take the time to do a lot more art work.
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Joanne Endres (Torkelson)

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I graduated from UW-Madison with a BSN in Nursing. After a few years working in Milwaukee, waiting for my now husband Brian to graduate, we got married and moved to Seattle in 1979. The first 10 years of my career were spent in newborn nursery and NICU. I then switched to Emergency Nursing which I happily practiced until my retirement in 2013. The last five years I was lead medical officer aboard Holland America cruise ships and as an officer, Brian got to come with me free! Our travels took us all around the world: from Alaska to Antarctica, the Mediterranean to Myanmar, the Caribbean, South America, Mexico and Hawaii and the South Pacific. We also spent a full summer in Europe, Iceland and Scandinavia. The travel was incredible but working with colleagues from all over the world was even better. We truly became eager to go on more so after retirement, we have been to India,Africa on safaris, Egypt and France. We are going to Greece fall of 2021. It was quite an experience both professionally and personally. On the ships, Our medical crew of 4-6 docs and nurses often had to deal with very dicey situations way away from land or hospitals. I will always be grateful for that amazing chapter in our life!!
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Brian and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary this year. Our three married daughters, Kelsey (40, an asst attorney general for the state of Washington), Caitlin ( 38, executive administrator at Microsoft) and Becky (34, a manager of digital publishing relations at Amazon) all live with their families in the Seattle area. We have 3 wonderful littles- all under age of 3. Brian and I moved to the San Juan islands back in 2006 so we are about 3 hours by car and ferry away but our families visit frequently or we go down to Redmond where we have a little condo so we can be close to them and see the kids and our Seattle friends often.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
We split our time between our island home and our Redmond condo in the Seattle area. Both of us have bern retired awhile. We enjoy camping, hiking, sea kayaking, gardening and beekeeping. We are in process of getting a 38’ boat that will definitely enhance our time up here in the San Juan’s. We have signed up to join a floatilla May of 2022 to go for 6 weeks to SE Alaska which has been a bucket list wish for awhile.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Life has been an ongoing bucket list adventure!! And covid certainly taught us that life can be short. We recently bought a condo on Oahu which will be a rental property but will also give us and our family some good sun breaks when the rain hits around here. Carpe diem!!
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Burrell Eveland

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After years at UW-Madison, received a BS in Business at Pepperdine. Worked for LADWP for 31 years, primarily operating their power grid. Worked as Instructor for WAPA in Golden, CO for 3 years.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Have been married to Eva since 1993. We have three children and currently have two grandkids. We have lived in Acton m, CA other than 2011-2014 when we lived in Superior, CO
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I currently work for Burbank Water and Power where I identify renewable energy and energy storage projects for our utility to participate in. Hobbies include beer making and travel. Have visited 40 States and 7 countries.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Much more travel, including a return to Belgium for some of the world’s best beers.
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Dave Ewanowski

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Daniel Ficken

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Retired 2 years now. 35 years Sales and Management in Tin Cities Minnesota.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Janet is my wife of 42 years. Have 2 kids, Erin and Kyle. Erin is married and has my 2 grandchildren, Tristan and Rowan. Her and husband Reed, live in Gurnee, IL.Son Kyle is in Business and Marketing here in the Twin Cities
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Enjoying retirement and have 2 part time jobs. Golf Course in summer and Color analyst for High School Hockey and Lacrosse for TV broadcasts.
Try to spend time at our farm in No. Wisconsin.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
1. See all the National Parks in the Western US.
2. Viking River Cruise up the Rhine River.
3. Tour Ireland and Scotland.
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Dan Flaten

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Out of high school worked at the old Thorstad Chevrolet, then Meier GMC Truck, and the last dealership I worked at Herrington Chev in Verona, WI. From 1978-2000 worked for the Milwaukee Road/Soo Line/CP Rail, then worked with TSA at Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married in 1980, divorced in 1993. Had 2 boys with the ex. Remarried in 2014. Now have a total of 5 grandchildren.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Living just south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan in Oak Creek. Retired in 2016 which gives me more time for riding my Harley, and boating in my Sea Ray on Lake Mich. I’ve done a bit of traveling out of country, namely Mexico and St Maarten.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel): Keep on biking and boating!
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Kathryn Flemming-Weinstein (Flemming)

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I majored in education and taught in Wisconsin for 10 years in a very small district before moving to Richmond, Virginia and teaching in a large district. In Virginia I taught adaptive P.E. to severely disabled students for 13 years. In 2000 we moved to Tucson, Arizona and I taught health ed., 8th grade science, forensic science and other classes all in a middle school. Each move I made was like a new career. After I retired, I subbed in the Madison schools for 6 years, for a total of 44 years of teaching. I retired when the pandemic came along.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
I met my husband Warren when I moved to Richmond. He had been a computer programmer for the federal government but was then teaching at VCU. He eventually went back to programming for the Virginia State Police. In 2000 we moved to Arizona. Warren is from Los Angeles and was wanting to get back to his part of the country. We traveled a lot in California, as well as in many other states. I was never wild about Arizona and when we retired in 2014 we moved to Madison.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
We both like to exercise, kayak, and travel. Jane Erbach gave us a pickelball lesson while we were visiting her last fall in Boston and we hope to seriously take it up in the spring. I am very glad to be in touch with old friends from West, like Jane and Chris Gaskell.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
We both hope to get back to volunteer work as well as continuing our travels.
Last edited: 2021-12-05 12:06:01

Janet Forbes-Green (Forbes)

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Retired Special Education teacher in math and science..
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married for 43 years to Lee Green. We have 2 wonderful children and so far 4 grandchildren.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
We live in Columbus Ohio. I now have a craft business and I sell at shows and through Facebook.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Continue with what I'm doing and assist with the kids.
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Peder Fugère

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BS Fine Art UW-Madison 1976

Art didn't work out financially, joined the US Marine Corps in 1979 as a Flight Contract, commissioned 2ndLt April '79 after OCS, Flight School, then various billets (Supply Officer, Logistics Officer) East Coast, West Coast, Okinawa, ROK and separated after 14 years as a Captain of Marines.

Worked various management roles in American Manufacturing since, Supply Chain/Materials Management, JIT automotive - heavy manufacturing for OEMs; 'a brief period in Wisconsin and Minnesota, mostly lived and worked in Memphis.

Retired 2020 at full retirement age and moved back to flight school in Pensacola.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married 1979 - current, 3 children, 3 grandchildren. I also love my dogs: Bernese Mountain Dogs and Newfoundlands.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I love the blues (music), and particularly Harley Davidson motorcycles. For the last 20 years I have been entirely active in various motorcycle-related veteran organizations that directly support - financially and with our time - local veteran organizations: Especially Memphis VAMED, West Tennessee Veterans Home, Memphis homeless vets, Fisher House, individual veteran-assistance initiatives. I am a member, or have been over the last 20 years, with Rolling Thunder, Veterans Thunder, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (most at the same time).

I love my family, my Brothers and Sisters (vets), and my dogs!
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Tom Geppert

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Graduated from medical school in 1980, and spent first 18 years doing lab research. Then left academics for private practice in 1998. Just retired January 1, 2022.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married Cindy in 1976 prior to Med school. Then we moved to Seattle for Internal Medicine training. We moved to Dallas for Rheumatology/immunology training and had a son in 1986 and a daughter in 1989.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Retired. I spend at least 2 days a week with my grandkids. I play golf with 2 childhood friends Mike Sinha and Bob Sunde. I play the piano, ride bicycles, build furniture, wake surf, go for walks and we love travel. We live on a lake and enjoy the view.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
We have travelled a lot but still have some places on the list like New Zealand and Patagonia.
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Dennis Getter

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Join the Navy after graduation got married worked as a bread salesman and a cake salesman most of my life been married 48 years to my high school sweetheart. 4 kids 6grandkids 2greatgrandkids. Retired but still helping a buddy with his farm. Still riding my Harleys.
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Jeff Gusinow

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Graduation from University of Wisconsin and began a 42 year banking career in Eugene Oregon. First job was a management training program with First State Bank of Oregon. Met my wife, Susan, on the board of Planned Parenthood, we were engaged within 2 weeks and married in 6 months. We were the first couple to ever get married on the stage at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in 1986. Two boys- Sander born in 1988 married to Amy living in Portland Oregon after a stint in NYC. Alex born in 1990 and lives in Eugene.
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Diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma at age 52. Fortunate to still be alive; heavily involved in the LLS. Was a national spokesperson for many years and active fundraising in Eugene. Through a client I ended up knowing the 1960’s band The Cowsills, one of the remaining brothers would come up to play with his son, who lives in Eugene, at many of our fundraisers
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Retired in 2018 and continue to concentrate on travel. Cancer has encouraged me to start my sightseeing earlier. We have been to China, Switzerland, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Bora Bora, Iceland.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Happy to wake up each day. I am fortunate to have a loving family. Susan is a saint and my kids bring enormous joy and memories
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Martin Haeberli

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Mark Hambrecht

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Two semesters at the UW right out of high school. Then work at multiple trades throughout the 70's (and a goodly amount of partying), finally settling into carpentry, a handy, sometimes exciting trade to have in your back pocket. Realizing that as things went the world was not to be my oyster, I went back and finished my BS degree at the UW. I then worked 25+ years in construction design and development at a very large bureaucratic entity in Wisconsin (my only claim to fame is my name in bronze on an office building in northern Wisconsin...that and $5 might get me a cup of decent coffee). On the side, nights and weekends, I designed and built several houses in the Madison area (that was the best of fun). Retired in 2011 with most of my sanity intact and a few nickels in my pocket.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
In the mid 80's I married a wonderful woman. We lived in a wonderful house on a wonderful hill in a wonderful woods outside wonderful Verona and raised a wonderful son and a wonderful daughter who are doing wonderfully well. We divorced a decade or so ago, but remained best of friends until her death a few years back.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Having been retired for a decade, I'm currently living large with the first love of my life (those of you from Van Hise may have an inkling who that might be). We live in a little hootch on two wooded acres up nort' in Wisconsin (for the time being). We enjoy the flora and fauna, a little hiking, a little biking, snow shoeing, motorcycle touring, cooking (and eating too much). I still play guitar a little, albeit slide/resonator. I even do a little recording once in a while to satisfy the unfulfilled rock star within.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I am truly humbled by many of the bios I have read here on myevent, but still, as Joe W. told me, “Life's been good to me so far”. And on it goes.
Last edited: 2022-06-19 14:08:38

Ellen Hamm (Antonie)

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Upon graduation from West High, I attended the University of Wisconsin in fine arts until 1975. I moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1976 and enrolled at the University of Oregon. In my senior year I added Art Education to my studies. The movie, Animal House, was filmed in Eugene and I got to be an extra. I am forever 23 on the silver screen! Graduating in 1980, I moved with my fiancé, Mike Hamm, to Laguna Beach, CA. Teaching jobs were scarce and I ended up working with the elderly as an Activity Director. It was basically being paid to bring joy to octogenarians (+-) and their families. Mike and I lived in Laguna for a year. We missed the Pacific North West and moved to to Seattle. We were married in the summer of 1981 at Mt Hood’s Timberline Lodge. Teaching jobs continued to be few and far between so I worked for Daniel Smith Art Supplies for 5 years. We had our first son and then the second. Right in the thick of all this, I started a salad dressing company, Renaissance. My product joined Paul Newman on the shelves for 3 years. We closed shop after it became too much to market it beyond Seattle. I was able to be a stay at home mom. I went back to college after the boys were older to get my K-12 teaching certificate. I then taught pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade. While I was teaching, I got a master’s degree in the arts in education. I retired early and have enjoyed “ground hog day” for the past six years.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
My husband and I have been living in Seattle, Washington over the past 41 years. We have two sons, Ian(36), Logan (34). Both sons are married. Ian and his wife, Alexandra, live in Seattle about 5 minutes away. They have two sons, so we are grandparents! Logan and his wife, Sarah, live in London. We hope that we can travel to see them this fall.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Our home is on the Salish Sea (Puget Sound). We see whales, porpoise, sail boats, submarines, freighters, yachts, and more. I am a life-long artist and enjoy making art almost everyday. My husband and I have been lucky in life and have done some amazing travels. The high lights would be the Galápagos Islands, the Amazonian jungle in Ecuador, and a safari in South Africa...we did a white shark cage dive too! Not to be repeated.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Travel to many other destinations is something we want to do. A second trip to Africa is in the works. On the home front we want to be involved with our grandkids. Mike and I are both artists so we will continue to create. I am happy to be in the “67 Year Old Club.”
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Ben Hart

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Graduated 1980 with a BBA-Accounting from UW-Oshkosh. First job was with Control Data Corp in St. Paul, MN. Spent 39 years in various accounting positions throughout the US.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married to Judith Elliott since 2005, I have two boys from a previous marriage and Judith has one. Both my sons followed me to Texas. We have two grandchildren, both boys. Work took me to Minnesota, California, Alabama, South Carolina and finally to Texas.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
I retired in 2019 and spend a good bit of my time trading/investing in the equities markets. I also enjoy reading and listening to music. With my kids and grandkids so close there is a lot of family time too.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
I have many years to my wife retires so just a quiet life for now.
Last edited: 2021-10-22 11:16:39

Sue Hoff

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Retired. I managed a cardiology business office for Advocate Medical group. I was less than focused on my studies in high school and the first two years at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Eventually I understood the value of a college education and graduated with a degree in Business. My daughters thankfully did not follow in my footsteps. My oldest has her Masters and my youngest has a nursing degree and is currently studying to become a nurse practioner.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married (too young,22) divorced and currently remarried to the love of my life. I have 2 beautiful and smart daughters both married. I have 1 granddaughter who is the light of my life. Although COIVD was horrendous I was able to take care of my granddaughter which was a blessing beyond measure. I have moved several times since college. I have lived in Louisville,KY, Cleveland OH, Houston, TX , Dallas, TX, Rolling Meadows, IL, Elgin, IL and currently have landed in Arlington Heights, IL. Makes me tired just writing this.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels): ENJOYING RETIREMENT
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Just spend as much time with my family as I can. Travel to places I have yet to see. Stay warm during winter by exiting Illinois!
Last edited: 2021-07-21 19:23:07

Craig Horswill

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BS and MS at UW-Madison. PhD at UIUC. On faculty at Ohio State for 6 y. That makes me 25% All-Big 10 (33% by old standards). After OSU, I worked for Gatorade for 16 y. They hired me not because of what I knew or could do, but because I drank so much of it in the past.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Married. My wife and I are blessed with two great adult children, one (daughter) on the west coast and one (son) on the east coast. We have two young granddaughters in my son's family.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Now at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching, doing research, and walking alot to avoid carjackings.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Haven't given much thought to this. Maybe go a few more takedowns in the backyard.
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Deb Hosman

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Terry Hoxmeier (Smith)

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I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1976. I moved to Minneapolis to pursue what turned into a 37 year career with Target.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Ted and I have been married 42 years. We have two children, Katie and Peter, and five grandchildren, Crosby, Harrison, Beckham, Caiden, and Aria. We still live in the Minneapolis area.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Ted and I are both retired. We split our time between our condo in Florida, our home in Arden Hills, and our lake cabin.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
Until this pandemic is over my plans are to stay happy and healthy. And oh yeah, lose ten pounds.
Last edited: 2021-07-27 20:12:28

Ku-chuan Hsiao

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BS from UW-Eau Claire, MS from UW-Milwaukee, PhD from UI at Urbana-Champaign
Spent my entire career in biomedical research/protein engineering/drug discovery.
Family life? (e.g., spouse, kids/grandkids, friends, places lived):
Accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior in the late 70s. Happily married to a Christian sister, a fine artist from IN. 2 sons, both married, one has a Master in Civil Engineering, the other does Forensics (IT) and Litigation Consulting. 1 granddaughter; another one will be arriving in August. Lived since Madison: Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Urbana (IL), Seattle (WA), Portland (ME), Edison (NJ), Easton (PA) and MA in that order – all work-related moves.
Doing today? (e.g., where do you live, working or retired, hobbies, travels):
Retired. Living south of the NH border in MA. Love spending time playing with our granddaughter, and leading a weekly Bible study via zoom. Enjoy being beach bums with my wife at the ocean (whenever the weather permits), and backyard bird/wildlife photography.
Bucket list? (e.g., plans for the future, travel):
No specific list, other than continuing doing what I’ve been doing and whatever the Lord wants me to do. Still “dreaming” of starting my own research-based biotech/pharmaceutical company, especially after reading about those classmates who have succumbed to their illnesses.
Last edited: 2022-03-12 10:17:06
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