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  • 1. OHS Class of 1967 Celebrates our 45th Class Reunion! Friday, September 28, 2012 Fish Fry at the Oswego American Legion Saturday, September 29, 2012 Tour of Oswego High School with Assistant Principal Craig Watson Dinner at the home of Dave Kellogg Sunday, September 30, 2012 Picnic at Hudson Park on the Fox in Oswego Saturday Night Catered Buffet Dinner The Menu Appetizers on the Patio at 5 PM Assorted cheeses, Crackers, and Fresh Fruit Sweet & Sour Meatballs Fresh Tomato and Herb Toasts with Feta Cheese Wine Main Buffet Dinner in the Barn at 6:30 Baby Spinach Salad Pesto Pasta Salad Baby New Potatoes Chicken Cordon Bleu Carved Sirloin Beef French Green Beans Homemade Bread and Butter Assorted Beverages Chocolate Cake Music by Josh Ebersole Welcoming Remarks by Dave Kellogg and Judy (Blankenhagen) Gilmour Opening Prayer, Kent Becker Trivia by Anita (Paydon) Drinkall and Tony Fitzpatrick
  • 2. The Class of 1967 remembers our fellow Classmates: Wayne Boehmke Michael Craney Cheryl Doran Bob Elliot Jim Foreman Mitch Gossett Dave Green Larry Smith Sam Sprague ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following classmates are included in our Class Book:Henry Bauman Lee McWethyKent Becker Doris Miller GrayJudy Blankenhagen Gilmour Beth Nelson SmithTom Gilmour Geri Ode WeilertWoody Boone Anita Paydon DrinkallGusty Brown Jerry PowerBrian Cather Amy RandallDave Chally Wes RobinsonJeff Corneils Dick SchliwaJon Cunningham Donna Schmidt PalmerCharles Dauwalder Marge Schrader SteeleJohn Davies Randy SkylesEric Ebersole Sherri SmithFred Enck Rennetta Sorenson MickelsonVic Fields Carol Tramblie NussleTony Fitzpatrick Ellen Tune CatherLarry ForrerSusan Hafenrichter Rutsay Bobbie Watson PowellTim Rutsay Connie Weidert MoissonCarol Crawford Hard Mike WellingtonLinda Wilkenson Heller Don YoungRon HemMary Henderson Classmates not on this list either did not respond toKirk Hubbard the reunion invitation or were unable to be located.Pam Houghtby MearsMarilyn Johnson TravisRich JohnsonDave KelloggDiane Kellogg StewartDebbie Knuth KulbartzPual KulbartzJanet Lagow BastienDan LubbsBob McCauley
  • 3. Classmate InformationHenry Bauman, Jr. - 17761 Smith Rd., Plano, IL 60545. 630-552-3493Kent Becker, spouse - Sue Becker - 55 Briargate Circle, Sugar Grove, IL Kent wrote, “We have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. He is retired from Aurora Fire Dept, 2004,from a 30 year career. He currently teaches for the Illinois Fire Institute and enjoys walleye fishing andscuba diving. He and Sue are involved with several ministries at church and go on construction andmedical mission trips to the US and overseas. Many times we’ve seen the love of Jesus provide inmiraculous ways.”Judy Blankenhagen Gilmour and Tom Gilmour - 23 Fox Glen Dr., Yorkville, IL60560, 630-553-7255, judyagilmour@aol.com Judy and Tom wrote: “We have been married for 41 years and have 3 grown sons and 3grandchildren, ages 10, 3, and 6 months. Tom worked for Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 8 yearsas a conductor and also had his own painting business for many years. He worked as a journeymanpainter and paperhanger for over 40 years, and is now retired. Judy retired in 2005 from 34 years as aneducator in Oswego School District, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Eastview, Long Beach, and Old PostElementary. We are active volunteers in our church and in our community. Since our retirement, we haveenjoyed travelling both in the U.S. to visit our grandchildren and in Europe. Judy was elected to theKendall County Board in the November, 2012 election, and will be sworn in on December 3, 2012.”
  • 4. ABOVE: Seated, Anita and Keith Drinkall, Bob and Diane Ash. Standing, Renetta (Sorenson) Mickelson, Judy and Tom Gilmour.Woody Boone, 217 S. Gladstone, Aurora, IL 60506, 630-896-5871, wab10549@aol.comGusty Brown, 4500A Sandy Bluff Rd., Plano, IL 60545, 815-786-9763. Gus wrote: “I’ve been living in Plano for the past 36 years. I retired from Processed Plastics as Vice President ofManufacturing in 2003 after 37 years with the company. I have 3 children, Noel, Michael and Lindsay who live in thearea. I also have two grandchildren, Dylan 4 and Ellis, 2. They visit with Grandpa Gus on a regular basis.I enjoy fishing with my 3 brothers, Manny, Mike and George; Manny has a beautiful home on Lake Holidayand we fish as often as weather permits. George lives on the river in Yorkville and when Manny is notavailable, we hit the river. Mike lives in California but visits often. My sister Christine, who still looks like shedid when she was a High School cheerleader, likes to join us when she can tear herself away from hergranddaughter, Jayda. Retirement is great; we do what we want when we want since my siblings are retired too. THESE are the goodold days! Looking forward to our 50th reunion.....” ABOVE: Mary Henderson and Gus Brown, at the Hudson Park in Oswego on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2012.
  • 5. Brian Cather and Ellen Tune Cather – 1400 Light Rd., Oswego, IL 60543, 630-554-7145, bccather@aol.com.Alvin Chrisse, 512 Poplar, Yorkville, IL 6-56-, 630-553-9587Dave Chally, spouse- Sandie Chally - 107 Stonegate, Oswego, IL 60543, 630-554-0002,dave@davechally.com Dave says…”mostly I’m just getting old. Stayed in Oswego selling real estate and raising 2 childrenand now 3 grandkids. Still love the area.” Dave’s memory of high school…”High school was the most fun time as I remember it. It was funplaying sports and interacting with classmates.”Diane Collins Ash, spouse – Bob Ash - 2520 N. 45 th Rd., Leland, IL 60531, 815-498-2192.dianeash@ymail.com Diane wrote: “45 years! Wow! And Bob and I have been married 40 years! Weve all been on our ownseparate journeys since our OHS days and hopefully we are all aging like fine wine....better as each year goes by.Bob and I are enjoying retirement and still live just south of Somonauk on a country road. We get up in themorning, drink coffee, read the newspaper, watch some news, spend time on the computer, then do retired things,like paint the house, clean the house, babysit the grand-kids, eat out, go shopping. I exercise at Curves,love walking, boating, reading, and spending time with friends and family. We both have our part-time jobs, Bobdoes home inspections and I substitute teach, and we are active in our church, do some volunteer work, and enjoyspending time with family. Our son and daughter have blessed us with 4 grandchildren so far and they are a joy!Weve also been fortunate to take some nice trips, most recently to Hawaii for our 40th anniversary. I am thankfulto still be here and for the many blessings God has given me. I look forward to seeing those who can be at thereunion and reading about everyone. “Jeff Corneils, 107 Conover, Yorkville, IL 60560, 630-553-0958. Jeff is an elected official in Kendall County, and serves as Highway Commissioner for BristolTownship.
  • 6. Jon Cunningham, spouse – Brenda Crosby, P.O. Box 3051, Lisle, IL 60532, 630-241-0283,photojonc@gmail.com Jon is an award-winning photojournalist and sports photographer. His work has appeared in over40 papers over the past 38 years. He is former chief photographer of the Beacon News before going free-lance in 1991. Jon is an avid cyclist, averaging over 3,000 miles per year and occasionally covers photoassignments by bicycle, and is a member of the Village of Lisle Bike/Ped Advisory Committee. Hisphotography appears in several brochures produced in the Chicago suburbs. Jon has 2 grown children,Jennifer and Jason, and lives with his wife Brenda in Lisle.They enjoy travelling in the U.S. and Europe.Charles Dauwalder, 590 N. Wilderness Dr., Alpine, UT 84004, 801-763-1656John Davies, spouse – Renee Davies – 23W100 North AV, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137,john1949@rocketmail.com, 630-510-9126, 630-386-2299 John says he’s been “working for American Airlines since 1968. Navy enlistee 1969 – 1972.Married first wife, had 3 children – divorced wife in 1994 and lived happily ever after. Enjoy motorcycleriding and yard work. We are proud grandparents of 7.” John’s memory of high school…””OHS band and am grateful for a quality education from theOswego School system.” ABOVE: Jon Cunningham, John and Renee Davies, Jeff Corneils, and Randy Skyles.Harry Davis, 714 E. Thompson AV. Hoopeston, IL 60942, 217-283-6101,hdavis2012@frontier.com. Harry wrote: “ After graduation from Oswego High, Harry went to IIT in Chicago tobecome an engineer – he dropped out and was working off and on, going to WawaTech and being a bum until he decided to gointo the Air Force in 1974. Those first seven years out of high school were lost years ending in being homeless and living onhandouts, but he decided to get his ass in gear and make something of himself. His distinguished technical career included theformation of a corporation. He designed, manufactured and marketed one of the first microcomputer kits after leaving the AirForce in 1974-76 (New Mexico). The Air Force gave him broad experience in electronics as an instrumentation mechanic andin managing large groups. Deciding to expand his experience, Harry entered the fast paced field of computer and data networkingelectronics. Positions as Field Service Engineer and as a Technical Support Specialist led to computer, data communications,telecommunications and software experience from 1977-88. After completing his Associates degree in education after fifteenyears at WawaTech, he attended Northern Illinois University to complete his Bachelors degree in 1985. While in school, hestarted as a part-time print helper in the computer department and worked his way up to a full-time position as NetworkAnalyst. His responsibilities included design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and implementation of a large data
  • 7. communications network. Harry graduated from NIU with a self-designed Bachelors degree in Educational Technology anddecided to continue his technical career with an emphasis on data and telecommunications. While working asTelecommunications Manager at R&B Enterprises 1985-86 (Pennsylvania), Harry invented a Part 68 Test Set that, throughHarrys marketing and sales skill, took customers away from the competition. During this period Harry worked directly with the National Bureau of Standards, the Federal Communications Commission,and the Electronics Industries Association. Harry also designed and delivered seminars and workshops on Part 68 testing anddesign to Fortune 500 companie. The successful design and marketing of the Part 68 Test Set caused the competition to offerHarry a position as Vice-President of Compliance Design 1986-88 (Massachusetts). Engineering, manufacturing, marketing,sales, and training for the companys test equipment were managed concurrently. By the time he left the company to continuehis education, he had the manufacturing operation. He was also on the editorial staff of "Compliance Engineering," developedand presented workshops and seminars to Fortune 500 companies, and continued working with the FCC and EIA. Northern Illinois University was again chosen for his MSEd degree in Instructional Technology with a minor inpsychology 1990. He had decided upon leaving Compliance Design that he would turn his avocation into his vocation. His firstjob in education was with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy as the Head of Instructional Technology 1988-93(Aurora, IL). He assisted faculty in instructional technology and instructional design, chaired the copyright committee,participated in strategic planning, managed a $100,000 budget and sixteen person staff and was a member of AECT, IAECT,I.C.E., IICS and IVLA. He designed, outfitted and ran a large professional video studio and editing suite, designed and installed amicrowave-based distance education system and designed a fiber-optic audio/video local area network. Harry is a world traveler. Besides living and traveling in the Americas and Europe he spent time in India(1993). While in India, he visited universities and secondary schools to experience the educational system in a developingcountry. Upon returning from India, Harry decided to work on his doctorate in Instructional Technology at Northern. Duringhis full-time class attendance he worked as an instructor at Columbia College of Chicago 1993-94. At the National EducationTraining Group 1994-95 (Naperville, IL), Harry started as an NIU intern in instructional design and quality assurance, hebecame a course developer. He completed the instructional design, development and production of multiple CD-ROM basedcourses as the lead developer. He was also the lead instructional designer for the research and development of the companysnew interactive multimedia courseware. Harry left NETG and suspended work on his doctorate to work for a company designing and developing a Total QualityManagement problem-solving Electronic Performance Support System for Union Pacific Railroad 1995 (Chicago, IL). Aftermonths of work, Union Pacific cancelled the contract. He was hired soon after to work with Tellabs 1995-96 (Lisle, IL)designing, developing and training for their new Asynchronous Transfer Mode data communications product and to spearheadtheir multimedia efforts. He became the subject matter expert on data networks. Harry was a senior trainer and seniorinstructional designer until he left for a position at Lucent Technologies. At Lucent Technologies 1996-2000 (Naperville, IL) Harry worked as a performance consultant andinstructor/developer in Customer Training and Information Products. He completed a set of eight interactive multimedia CD-ROM courses. This led to Harry having to make an around-the-world trip to determine international response to the courses –he made a little side trip to Greece for his birthday. Harry also developed a website for Lucent and taught workshops on"HTML for Beginners" and "Websites for the Corporate Intranet." At the start of Lucents decline before thetelecommunications downturn, Harry left to go back to Tellabs 2000-2005 as a Project Lead/Instructor for customer trainingon their products. He distinguished himself in this position and was a subject matter expert, course developer and trainer - arare combination. Harry also worked with e-learning courseware design and development prior to being laid off during thetelecommunications downturn. Harry returned to the telecommunications field working for Ciena Corp. 2006-2007(Baltimore) as a Senior Training Engineer designing and developing instructor led and web-based training. While at Cienasome injuries sustained in the Air Force came to be extremely painful and caused him to be disabled. He left Ciena to moveback to Hoopeston, IL where he is now retired. He helps out as a member of the American Legion as the BINGO banker andwebmaster. Harry has also been President of the International Visual Literacy Association, a professional photographer andteacher, woodworker, and a computer consultant. He has volunteered his time in the past as lecturer, tutor and ASPCA boardmember. Harry is a life-long learner and intends to stay that way.Here are two pictures - one at my peak and one now.
  • 8. :Here I am at an IVLA Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here I am with a friend (2011), at 400 pounds and using a mobilitywalker - I love to cook and eat as you can tell! I have never married and have no children. Came close a couple of times though...Eric Ebersole, spouse – Danielle Ebersole, 61 Brockway, Montgomery, IL 60538,ericdanielle@sbcglobal.net, 618-201-2316. Eric wrote: “Danielle and I have been married 44 years and have 2 sons. Matthew and Stacy livein Tacoma, WA with our only grandchild Lily, age 6. Josh lives in Oswego. I am still working. We love totravel in our motor home and hopefully will do so full-time in the next few years.”Fred Enck, spouse – JoDene Enck, 446 Meadow Lark Circle, Sandwich, IL , 630-768-2491. Fred says…”I retired from the painter’s union. We moved to Sandwich and I’ve been driving aschool bus.”Vic Fields and Gail Patrick Fields, Geneva, IL, pcvic@yahoo.com Vic wrote, “We have one daughter who currently works as an assistant to Kathleen Sebelius,Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. Gail retired in 2011 as Supervisor of MedicalRecords from Delnor Hospital in Geneva. I retired in 2002 as a Lieutenant from the Kane County SheriffsPolice. We have lived in Geneva for 17 years where we continue to pursue our interests in volunteering,travel and wine making.”
  • 9. Tony Fitzpatrick, spouse – Sara (Sadie) Fitzpatrick, 354 Calvert Av, Webster Grove, MO63119, tonyfitzp@yahoo.com Tony says…“As for 45 years after graduating: I taught and coached three sports at various schools from1972-78; then got into science communications and practiced that from 1980-87 at the University of Illinois inagricultural communications. We moved to St. Louis in 1987, where I worked as a science writer in publicaffairs from 87-09. I have been working from my home since May of 2009 as a free lance writer/editor, mainlycovering science, and since 09 Ive been a substitute teacher in the Webster Groves (MO) school district whereour children, Ann, 29 and Jim, 26, went to school. I had a book of essays on the environment and naturalhistory of Illinois and Missouri published in 1993. Signals from the Heartland (Walker and Co., NY). Twoother books, novels, have yet to find a publisher. I married Sara (Sadie) Reeser, from East Peoria, IL in 1972.She works as inter-library loan coordinator at Webster Universitys library.”Mary Lou Foose Jackson, 204 Maple Ridge Ln, Montgomery, IL 60538Larry Forrer, 2616 Totem Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23545, 757-651-6140Mike Gossett and Pat Gray Gossett, 6 Pembroke, Montgomery, IL 60538Susan Hafenrichter Rutsay and Tim Rutsay, 4128 Douglas Rd. Oswego, IL60543, 630-554-3132, ruts10@aol.com Suasan wrote, “Tim and I were married in 1971. I began teaching at East View. Tim surveyed for afew years and then got his teaching degree. We have 3 children, Aaron, Sarah, and Jorie. We are bothretired teachers and enjoy our 4 grandchildren. I totally enjoyed my high school years. We were fortunate to have the best teachers at OHS and thebest group of friends. Many people say they’d never want to go back to HS, but I’d go back in a second. Ithoroughly enjoyed recalling those years at the reunion. Class of ’67 was the best!”
  • 10. ABOVE: Sadie and Tony Fitzpatrick, Dick Schliwa, Eric and Danielle Ebersole, Tim and Susan Rutsay enjoy dinner at the OHS Class of ’67 Reunion on Sept. 28, 2012.Mike Hand, 1160 Las Tunas St., Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805-772-1940Carol Hard Crawford, 11521 60 St. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33782, 727-544-1622, email thceejayc@tampabay.rr.com or artsyfartsy49@hotmail.com. Websites: www.mywatercolors.com,www.baypinesstorage.com, www.66streetfleamarket.com. Facebook: Carol Crawford and 66thStreet Flea Market. Carol wrote, “My husband Bob Crawford lost his 9 mo. Battle with pancreatic cancer in Aug. 2003at age 54. We were married 22 years. Daughter Kristen & Dan live in Chesapeake, VA, children Megan andJerod. Son Eric and Jenny live in Pulaski, TN, daughter Addison. Son Brett lives in St. Pete, FL. I taught middle school art for 30 years in Elgin, IL and Seminole, FL and retired in 2005. I started66th Street Flea Market in 2009 and have had Bay Pines Storage workshop facility for 27 years. I have spent 6 years caring for my husband, father and mother-in-law, helping my daughter with adivorce, older son’s wife’s illness, and younger son through college. I enjoy the beach, sailing, biking,kayaking, painting, Sanibel Island, computer games, and the Tampa Bay Rays and Bucs. Would love to hear from old classmates and friends from classes of ’66 and ’68.”
  • 11. Linda Heller Wilkenson, spouse – Boyd Wilkenson, 5254 Rt. 34, Oswego, IL 60543,lwilk819@gmail.com, 630-554-8358 Linda says…”I’m lucky enough to be still married to my best friend Boyd for 43 years. We have 2sons and 2 grandchildren with another on the way. We enjoy gardening, classic cars, our family. Wespend our winters in Florida – my knees insist on that. Life is good.”Ron Hem, spouse – Jan, 2 Buckingham Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. hem@ashlaw.net. Ron and Jan celebrated their 40th anniversary in August. They have 3 children, Brad and Susy inHouston, Beth and Josh in Kansas, and Jeff and Alissa in Tennessee. They have 2 grandchildren and 2more on the way. Jan is an early childhood special education coordinator in the West Aurora School District andlooks forward to retirement in 2014. Ron has practiced law in Aurora for 36 years, is on the Board of Directors of Rush Copley and theBoard of Trustees of Aurora University. He is active in Aurora Rotary Club and is club president. Heenjoys golf, bicycling, and swimming. They enjoy their homes in Galena, IL and Naples, FL and spendingtime with the grandchildren. He looks forward to seeing all of you at the 50 th reunion in2017 and sendshis best regards.Mary Henderson, 1S450 Dauberman Rd. P.O. Box 67, Kaneville, IL 60144, 630-557-2283,mhenderson@americanheartlandbank.comPam Houghtby Mears, 2655 Portabella Ln., Cumming, GA 30041, 770-889-7515,MearsATL@yahoo.com
  • 12. Pam wrote: “After high school I went to NIU, ended up living in DeKalb, getting married, having my twochildren (Eric and Angela) and working for an insurance company. After divorcing I moved back to the Auroraarea with Barber-Greene as my employer. In 1984 I moved to Atlanta, married (Don) in 1988, worked forFirestone Regional Office for several years, and retired.We now live about 30 miles north of Atlanta. When we moved here in 2000 it had more of a rural appeal. Twelveyears has done away with that, but even with fighting more traffic we love it here. We live on a small lake and havewonderful fun-loving neighbors.Don and I share five children. He has two boys and a girl to add to my two. Two live fairly close and the otherthree are based in Austin, Phoenix and Las Vegas, giving us plenty of places to go visit.We also share five grandchildren with only one of them being a girl. Guess who is spoiled? Their ages range from15 to 22. Two of the Grandson’s are serving their country with the eldest being in Afghanistan. We pray for theirsafe return.Kirk Hubbard, kehubbard508@yahoo.com“What have I been doing for the last 45 years? After attending a number of institutions of higher learning, I found onethat would give me a piece of paper attesting to the large amount of money spent on courses with little or no value towhat I went on to do. In 1972 I moved to Eau Claire WI and became involved in retail, owning several different storesbefore finally settling in to Shopko, a regional chain similar to Target.Along came 1982 and I met the love of my life Mary, and we raised three children, Beau, Marshall and Danielle. The boyswere rotten to the core when they were growing up and yet they both turned out to be great dads and business men.Danielle found her calling as an RN and is working on her masters and hopefully her doctorate.I am up to eight grand kids all of which are girls (no bb guns, trucks, tractors in my house, oh well). Number nine is due inMarch 2013 this will probable the last chance to get a hunting buddy.I feel I have lived a blessed life with relatively good health, been and seen a number of interesting countries and have agreat family and friends. Unfortunately, my special love found her special place in heaven last March, we had beentogether for thirty years.Hope to see all of you at the 50th in 2017.”Kirk
  • 13. Marilyn Johnson Travis, spouse – Jeff Travis, 350 S. Elm Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85296, 970-366-2395. Jmtravis68@gmail.com. Marilyn wrote: “ I went to Joliet School of Cosmetology upon graduation and married Jeff in 1968.We have 3 children, Douglas/Stacy, Christopher/Rachael, and Ericka. We have 3 grandchildren,Dominick, Drake, and Madeline. We lived in Aurora and moved to Colorado (1988-2008) and Arizona in2008.” Marilyn Travis, Donna (Schmidt) Palmer, and Carol Crawford at the Oswego Legion.Rich Johnson, spouse - , 2160 Windsor, Chicago, IL 60625, 312-401-5761,thehairloftltd@mac.com ABOVE: Rich Johnson and Keith Drinkall at the Oswego Legion, with Anita Drinkall standing. ABOVE: Anita Drinkall and Tony Fitzpatrick provided some trivia games at the reunion.
  • 14. Dave Kellogg, 3507 Walker Rd., Yorkville, IL 60560, 815-475-7396, kelloggparty@aol.com.Diane Kellogg Stewart, spouse – Craig Stewart, 6605 Rt. 126, Yorkville, IL 60560, 630-553-7525.Debbie Knuth Kulbartz and Paul Kulbartz, 107 Johanna, Sandwich, IL 60548,kdebpaul@yahoo.com Debbie wrote, “Paul and I now live in Sandwich, IL. We have five children, four sons and onedaughter. We love being grandparents to our 10 grand children. Paul is retired from being a carpenterand working 23 years for Prudential Insurance Co. He is a 17 years prostate cancer survivor. I was a stayat home Mom til our children were grown, then I did social work at The Tillers Nursing Home for fiveyears. Now I am also retired and have the time to totally enjoy quilting and traveling with Paul.” SEATED: Paul Kulbartz, Sandy and Lee McWethy. STANDING: Sherri Smith, Debbie Kulbartz, Rich Johnson, Lynn Dubajec, Dave Kellogg.Sue Kohler Jesse, spouse - Wilbur Jessee, 36609 New Melahn Dr., Lake George, MN 56458,218-616-0556, 218-616-0464, sjessee@centurytel.net Sue wrote, “We are both retired and continue to enjoy our Minnesota home on beautiful LakeGeorge. We love the peace of the north woods among the pines, the lady-slippers, and the critters. Wespend time travelling to keep up with our 5 grandkids, ages 2 ½ to 10. Two grandsons are in Madison, WIand we have a granddaughter and 2 grandsons in Bakersfield, CA. This summer we had all 5 here at thelake for tubing, fishing off the dock, catching critters, and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. When we’re not chasing grandkids, Sue, being a former teacher and interpretive naturalist, lovesto point out the flora and fauna of the forest. She volunteers at Itasca State Park. Wil likes to work onhome projects and fix stuff. The grandkids say “Papa can fix anything!” He also has a storage business onthe side. We love to take walks in the woods. We think we have found a Minnesota record for the largest
  • 15. balsam fir tree! Our 15 minutes of fame! We try to live a simple life and are thankful for faith, family,friends, and every day that we have good health. We wish the best to the class of ’67 and their families,and hope we can catch the next reunion!”Janet Lagow Bastien, 6 Mt. Ranier Ct., San Rafael, CA 94903Dan Lubbs, spouse - Kris Lubbs, 2007 Darlington Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24018, 540-774-9262,dlubbs@rcps.info Dan wrote: “Dan – Systems Analyst / Programmer, Roanoke City Public Schools – 28 years. Kris Tilley-Lubbs – Professor at Virginia Tech – 12 yearsMoved from Illinois to California to Virginia where we have lived for 32 years. On January 1, 2012 we celebrated 40years of marriage. I finished my Masters degree in computer studies in 2000 and Kris received her PhD in 2006.We have 3 children, 2 son-in-laws and 2 grandsons who are wonderful. Our son lives in Texas and we call everynight. We love to decorate the house, travel (for conferences), active in the church and volunteer with Latino affairsin the community and in the state.Children: Kirsten Elizabeth Lubbs-Robinson married to Keith Robinson, Gavin Robinson (5) in Roanoke, Virginia,Eowyn Hernandez married to David Hernandez, Isaac Hernandez (3) in Roanoke, Virginia, Peter Christian-DanielLubbs, Austin Texas.” Kirsten, Gavin & Keith Robinson Peter Dan and KrisDavid, Isaac & Eowyn HernandezBob McCauley, 106 E. 20 th , Grand Island, NE 68801Lee McWethy, spouse – Sandy McWethy, 3195 Plainfield Rd. Oswego, IL 60543,l.mcwethy@columbianagency.com, 630-554-8044. Lee says…”I am an insurance broker and own my own agency. We specialize in heavyconstruction. We have 3 kids – Maggie, 25, Collin, 21, Austin, 19.”
  • 16. Doris Miller Gray, 770 Balsam AV, Boulder, CO 80304, 303-438-5572,1313dgray@gmail.com Doris wrote…” Sorry that I will not make it to our 45th class reunion. I’d already made reservations to flyfrom Denver to Syracuse at 1:00 a.m. on the 30th before I got the invitation. I’ll be spending the entire month ofOctober on Skaneatles Lake—not far from my daughter Sarah and family. The year we turned 50, I submitted alengthy description about my life since high school, while others simply wrote “Divorced. Two kids.” I took therequest quite literally. I’ll try to keep it brief this time. I currently live in Boulder and have been in Colorado since1993. My husband Alan passed away in 2002 and I left my bank management job the following year. Since then,I’ve been managing the residential rental properties that I own in and around Boulder. Although I had no lifelongaspiration to write a book, that’s exactly what I did in 2005. It’s a memoir (of sorts)—called Signs of Alan. It waspublished and released in August 2009. For more information, you may visit my website: signsofalan.com.My family has expanded since 1999. Three of my four kids are married and I am grandma to six ranging in age from7 months to 18 years old. In my spare time, I volunteer and pursue new life experiences. I was involved for five years as a volunteer client advocate and board member for Real Choices Pregnancy CareCenter and, currently, I am in my fifth year of service as president of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. Inaddition, I’ve received training in Reiki I and II, have taken up meditation, and, more recently, yoga. When I turned60, I learned to play the upright bass and now enjoy jamming with other bluegrass pickers. I’m also intoindependent films and aspire to be a film critic when I grow up! Or maybe even a yoga instructor! LOL”Beth Nelson Smith, 2098 Ewing Ford Rd., Bowling Green, KY 41203, 270-842-0962,bogey567@aol.com.Joyce Nelson Everson, 2351 Woodview Ln., Naperville, IL 60565, 630-369-5228Geri Ode Weilert, spouse – Ron Weilert, 3838 E. Plainfield Rd. Oswego, IL 60543, 630-554-2805Anita Paydon Drinkall, spouse – Keith Drinkall, 12464 Heggs Rd., Plainfield, IL 60585,815-436-6468, kaonjubilee@gmail.comYikes! 45 years since we graduated? Why does it seem only a few years ago? After OHS, I attended the University ofIllinois in elementary education, married Keith in June of ’70 and graduated in Jan. of ’71. I taught 4 th grade at East Viewin Oswego for 6 years along side Elizabeth Parkhurst, Hazel Shaffer [remember them?] and Judy Gilmour!
  • 17. Keith and I built our first house in ’73 where we lived for 16 years. When we started our family, I was fortunate to beable to be a stay-at-home mom. All three of our kids graduated from U of I. Our oldest daughter Allyson and Sky havetwo daughters, Averhy [8] and Eden [5] and live in the Champaign/Urbana area. She has her own business as aphotographer as well as being a stay-at-home mom [check out www.sweet-pea-photography.com]. Our son Adam andJen have two daughters, Lili [6] and June [3] and live in Milledgeville near Rock Falls/Sterling. He is a Farm Business FarmManager and also helps Jen with her quarter horses. Our youngest daughter Amanda lives in Chicago and is in theatre[she works at Trader Joes to earn money]. She is a member of the Red Tape Theatre Company in Chicago and has alsoperformed at the North Carolina Shakespeare and Michigan Shakespeare Theatres.After all the kids were in school, I helped at Playmate Preschool in Oswego for 6 years before going back to full timework in ’94 when Keith decided to retire after teaching 32 years. He said someone had to ‘bring home the bacon.’ So,for the past 19 years I have been at Naper School in Naperville as a teaching/special ed. assistant. Hopefully, in one moreyear I, too, will retire!Though it took 16 years to complete over a 26 year span, Keith built a 44 foot sailboat called Jubilee. During those 26years he took 10 years off from working on the boat to build our present house on the farm where I grew up. We havethe boat up in Racine, WI on Lake Michigan and have had it in the water for 8 summers. It has been a dream thatactually came true! We spend as much time on the boat as we can. Usually we go up on Tuesday and come home onSaturday. This past summer we sailed down to Montrose Harbor in Chicago [took 7 hours of motoring all the way sincethe wind wasn’t with us], took Amanda and friends on sails all the next day, and then headed back to Racine the thirdday [another 7 hour trip]. It was fantastic! Next summer we plan to sail around southern Lake Michigan to the Michiganside stopping at different harbors and then back across the lake to Racine. Depending on the wind, the trip back acrosswill take 15 or more hours! Keith and I have been so blessed over the past 42+ years! Time just flies by! We both look forward to the 50th reunion! Sure hope to see many of you there! From top of the mast A great day on Lake Michigan for a beautiful sail! The entire family - Thanksgiving 2011.Jerry Power, spouse – Joann, 408 S. Chicago St., Rossville, IL 60963, jerrpow@aol.com, 217-748-6025. Jerry says…”30 years at Caterpiller, Aurora. U.S. Army, 2 years. 18 ½ years as volunteer firefighter andambulance, 3 years as an Illinois Correctional Officer. Drive semi off and on through the years. We have 3girls and 9 grandchildren.”
  • 18. ABOVE: Mike Wellington, Tom Gilmour, Carol Crawford, Joann and Jerry Power at the Oswego Legion.Amy Randall, 562 Tewksbury, Oswego, IL 60543, 630-554-9572,arandall562@sbcglobal.net. Amy wrote, “B.S., M.S. from U of I, Urbana-Champaign, Math major, biology minor. Worked myentire career in Chicago at investment management companies, initially in the fixed income dept. as amunicipal bond analyst/trader, then as a mutual fund performance analyst/statistician and later in ITdesigning and implementing trading and investment management programs. After 34 years ofcommuting, I made the decision in Feb. 2006 to retire from JP Morgan Chase as an IT project manager.Since retirement, completed 2 certificate programs at Waubonsee Comm. College in Medical Office and inHealth Care Coding, and area I’ve always had an interest in. Also enjoy more time for gardening and notbeing tied to a train schedule.”Wes Robinson, 4528 Stallion Way, Antioch, CA 94509, 925-778-3050Dick Schliwa, 1134 S. Kahshe Lk. Rd. Killworthy, On. Canada, POE 1GO ABOVE: Dick Schliwa and Eric Ebersole at the Oswego Legion.
  • 19. Donna Schmidt Palmer, spouse – John Palmer, 19 Oak Creek Dr., Yorkville, IL 60560 Donna wrote, “I now work as needed in Dreyer’s Surgery Center, and looking at retirement. Johnand I have 5 children between the 2 of us. I had Jennifer and Amanda with Steve Keileber (class of ’65).We have 8 grandchildren and the 9th on the way. Amanda and her 2 boys are living with us while shefinishes nursing school. I am enjoying the extra time off and am with the boys Ethan (10) and Carson (5) a lot of the time.John is still working hard at Dreyer, but we are looking towards retirement. More and more of our friendsare, and it looks good.”Randy Skyles, 405 Morningside Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376, 314-278-1523,rskyles@hotmail.com“I went through life with one great guarding angel no matter how hard I tried to screw things up the angel protected and provided a path. Life is great with my wife (Barbara Wood) of 44years, two great daughters, and four outstanding grandchildren. The angels path guided me to a career in U S Government service, which isn’t that bad. You can retire early and have greatbenefits even though sometimes during the career I wonder if I would ever make it. Now I live in St. Peters Mo. and everything is going just like I planned, as if I ever planned anything.”Sherri Smith, 37621 Ravensbrook Way, Coursegold, CA 93614, 559-683-4792. Email,blufrog49@aol.com. Sherri wrote that she has been “traveling, coaching swimming until 2005, and owner andoperator of a B & B south of Yosemite National Park, in California. A fond memory of high school was “the weekend before graduation, dropping off some yearbookinfo at Carol Hard’s house, and finding Carol and Anita there with Mr. Zitnik and Mr.Drinkall. Yikes!” Shealso remembers “ band practice with Mr. Phelps when he would cut us off and we would keep playing offtune!”
  • 20. Classmates Rich Johnson, Debbie Kulbartz, Sherri Smith, and Paul Kulbartz.Renetta Sorenson Mickelson, 904 E. Edgelawn, Plano, IL, 630-552-4231. Renetta wrote that since high school, she has “worked, married, divorced, and has 3 children(youngest is 21) and she works for Kendall County.” ABOVE: Renetta Mickelson, Dave Kellogg, Jeff Corneils on the patio Sept. 28, 2012. ABOVE: These classmates came the farthest distance – Dick Schliwa from Canada, Marilyn Travis from Arizona, Sherri Smith from California, and Carol Crawford from Florida!
  • 21. Carol Tramblie Nussle, spouse – Dave Nussle, 45w300 John St, Big Rock, IL. 630-567-1626. Email, c.nussle@gmail.com. Carol wrote, “We’ve been married 43 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Spent 28years at Proven Mercy and retired as a registered nurse, which was a fulfilling career. We enjoy travelling to the national parks and visiting our kids in Idaho and Santa Cruz, CA. Ourother child lives in Plano. I was fortunate to go to Italy and England. The food is excellent in Italy and thetrails are awesome. We enjoy hiking and our favorite is Kauai. I also enjoy time with friends biking, golfing, and hiking. I have recently added to our family abeautiful Appaloosa horse and have hours of fun riding him along with our daughter. Bonus! Our futureplans include all that we enjoy doing and having family and friends to enrich our lives.”Bobbie Watson Powell, spouse – Gaylon Powell, 906 S.11 th St., DeKalb, IL 60115. 815-757-1906. Email, bobbie413@hotmail.com. Bobbie wrote, “I went to Waubonsee College for 3 semesters, worked, and went back toWaubonsee, majoring in Early Childhood Education. I met Gaylon in 1970 after he returned from VietNam and we were married in 1971 and have lived in the Dekalb/Sandwich area since our oldest daughterbegan kindergarten. The best thing that has happened to me is that I became a born-again believer. Iprayed at a meeting near our jr. high school, the Red Brick Building. To this day, I have no idea who led itor whose house it was at, but it changed my life. Jesus Christ is the biggest part of my life. So, if any of youwere a part of that meeting…THANK YOU! We have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren who live close to us. I was a stay-at-home mom for mostof the time my daughters were growing up. My husband was in the building trades and I did the bookwork. Later I worked in an elementary school, in customer service, in a construction office, and in retail. Iam retired but still do the books, busy with the grandchildren, and busy in several groups at church. Iscrapbook, make cards, sew, read, cook. I teach 5 year olds at church, and am part of homeschooling withone of my daughters.We had a great class and a great school, and I am proud to have been part of theClass of 1967!” ABOVE: Seated, Bobby Powell and standing, Jeff Corneils.
  • 22. Connie Weidert Moisson, spouse – Rene Moisson. In 2004, Connie and Rene sold everything they owned in IL, bought a 30 ft. motor home and decided togo work in the National Parks. She photographed some of the sights for a book she wrote, entitled Beautyin All I See. She presented a copy of the book to the OHS Class of 1967. The book was on display at the45th class reunion.Mike Wellington, almost spouse, Sherry. 937 Lafayette St., Aurora, IL 60505. 630-234-5318 or 630-801-9794. Email, bigmike937@att.net.Mike is retired from Voegtles Auto Service in Warrenville (35 years) and has traveled over 40,000 mileson a motorcycle to Montana, New York, and the Florida Keys. ABOVE: Seated, Woody Boone. Standing, Sherry and Mike Wellington, Jerry and Joann Power.Don Young, spouse- Susan Young, 21 Bartlett Rd. Weaverville, NC. 28787, 828-298-8572.Linda Wilson Dannenberg, spouse – Gary Dannenberg, lindad202@yahoo.com. Linda wrote, “ Married Gary Dannenberg (class 1966). We live in Germantown Hills (outside of Peoria IL)and have 2 daughters and 1 beautiful granddaughter. I still work full time as nurse in a cardiology practice.Not ready to retire yet!” ABOVE: Sue and Kent Becker, Dave and Sandie Chally, Carol Crawford, Ron and Geri Ode.
  • 23. ABOVE: On Sunday, September 29, 2012, this group gathered at Hudson Park in Oswego for a picnic andfor one last visit. Seated – Anita Drinkall, Gus Brown, and Judy Gilmour. Standing – Marilyn Travis, Dave Chally, Carol Crawford, Debbie Kulbartz, Tom Gilmour, Eric and Danielle Ebersole, John Davies, Sherri Smith, Paul Kulbartz, and MikeWellington. BELOW: Group picture of the OHS Class of ’67 at their 45 th Class Reunion!

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