Below is a listing of classmate messages that were collected for the 25-Year Reunion. This information is 15-years-old. A lot has changed since it was collected so please don’t expect the addresses or emails listed to be correct.
Carol Anderson Winter (Greg). W239 S8085 Sunset View Drive, Big Bend, WI 53103, Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m married to Greg Winters and we have two children: Bryan (14) and Andrew (11). I’m the finance manager for Johnson Diversey in Racine, Wisconsin. My favorite part of high school was the dances. My favorite memory is graduation day. The days I spend my leisure time reading. If I had the opportunity I would like to travel more. My most interesting experience has been having my two wonderful children. My message for the class is “Hello, how are you? I’m doing great.”
Tori Banghart Hedges (Brian), 3807 Greenwood Lane, St. Charles, IL 60175, Bwhedges@yahoo.com
Rick Bartelme (Bonni), 18030 Sceptor Court, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com
Nancy Bast Lorenz, 1140 Woodland, Elm Grove, WI 53122, Nlorenz4@sbcglobal.net: My husband, Dave, and I, along with our two daughters – Allison (14) and Carolyn (12) moved back to the Milwaukee area last year. It’s hard to believe that is has been 24 years since I’ve lived here. Our older daughter, Allison, will be freshman at Brookfield East in the fall. Yes – we will have a Spartan in the family. Carolyn will be in 7th grade at Pilgrim Park. I’m teaching part-time in the Elmbrook School District. It is great to be back reunited with old friends.
Grant Bastian Jr. (Nancy), S44 W33269 Connemara Drive, Dousman, WI 53118, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m working as a senior analyst for Foremost Farms USA – Golden Guernsey Dairy. During my leisure time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family “Up North”. My wife, Nancy, and I have three children: Grant III (11), Lauren (9) and Mikey (8).
Edward Batayias (Tami), 3828 Stillwater Circle, Waukesha, WI 53189, EnTBatayias@sbcglobal.net
Lynn Bechtold Barney (Chuck), 110 E. Trillium Court, Mequon, WI 53092, Chlybarney1@hotmail.com
Laurie Bell Uhl (Doug), 960 Parkway Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005: I’m married to Doug Uhl who graduated from BCHS in 1977. We have two kids: Jessica (16) who is a junior at BCHS and Joshua (12), a seventh grader at Wisconsin Hills Middle School. I do administrative work at UPS – 25 years PT Administrative. My favorite part of high school was the friends I made. My favorite memories are attending football and basketball games. These days we enjoy downhill and water skiing as well as spending time at our lake home in Elcho, WI on Upper Post Lake. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school was giving birth to my second child at home in the bathroom by my husband – this was totally unplanned. I haven’t had the chance yet, but I would really like to travel to Australia. My message for classmates is “Everyday is a gift you’ve been given, make the most of the time every minute you’ve been livin’” – lyrics from Chris Rice, a contemporary Christian singer and songwriter.
Anne Bergenthal Burback (Mike), 3914 Kindred Way, Lake Elmo, MN 55042, BergieBach2@msn.com
Dani Besnah Radigan (Jim), 23436 N.E. 23rd Street, Sammamish, WA 98074: My husband in Jim Radigan and we have two sons: Dakota (10) and Chase (7).
David Bills, 8 Pheasants Ridge North, Greenville, DE 19807, email@example.com
Bob Blue, N91 W29113 Center Oak Road, Harland, WI 53209
Steve Blumreiter (Ann), S76 W14098 McShane Drive, Muskego, WI 53150, Sblumreiter@wi.rr.com: I currently work at Bookkeeping and Investment Services, 8544 W. National Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin. My wife of 21 years is Ann and we have two children: Julie (18) and Mark (15). Julie is going to Johns Hopkins BioMed School this fall. My favorite part of high school was playing handball in gym class. My fondest memory was cutting out and going to McDonald’s for lunch. These days my favorite leisure time activity is firing up the grill with a case of cold ones. I’ve done a lot but one thing I would like to do is win a million dollars in Las Vegas. My message to fellow classmates is “Life is short so do what makes you happy – a lot!”
Brian Boesl (Kim), 6799 County Road H, Athens, WI 54411: I’m self employed. My business’ name is North Central Excavating LLC. My wife’s name is Kim and we have three children: Brooke (10), Shannon (8) and Shay (5). The things I enjoyed most during high school were football, friends, girls and school dances. My favorite memories are of playing on the football team and parties. These days I enjoy spending my free time with my family, hunting and fishing on our 80 acres of land, scuba diving and sky diving. Since high school the most interesting experience I’ve had is tipping over and demolishing a water tower that was located between power lines and buildings. I haven’t had the chance yet but I would like to go to Alaska. My message to classmates is “Work hard to get ahead but don’t forget to take time and enjoy your family and the little things in life.”
Julie Bourassa Goldberg (Mark), 4582 Club Circle, Atlanta, GA 30319, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Brainerd (Melissa), N11 W31857 Phyllis Parkway, Delafield, WI 53018, email@example.com: I am a media producer/writer at Watts Communications in Waukesha. I have been with Watts for seven years, and work on various projects including commercials, training DVDs and CDROMs, as well as the high school sports show “Preps Plus” airing on Saturday on WTMJ. I also do freelance work for Fox Sports Net. I am a sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks telecasts, and also provide weekly reports on the Packers for The Black & Blue Preview, airing on FSN. I am also the public address announcer for Marquette Basketball men’s and women’s games. My favorite part of high school was journalism classes…I enjoyed working on the newspaper, the Tyro, because it helped prepare me for my career path. My favorite memory of high school was intramural sports. It was the thing to do at BCHS in ’79…all the team names and uniforms were unique! To win a school title meant so much…bragging rights were huge! My favorite leisure time activity is volleyball. I still play in a Brookfield co-ed competitive league during the winter. I like cooking and grilling in the summer … new food finds are the best! My most interesting experience since high school: Meeting so many great people in my business. Most of them are athletes, but the other people in the business of sports have some great stories too. On a side note, I have now slid down both of Bernie Brewers slides…the old one at County Stadium, and his new one at Miller Park! What I haven’t done yet is raise a child…but I will get the chance in August. My wife and I are expecting our first…and it’s a boy. I look forward to the challenge of sending my son down the best path in life. Plus, if he’s tall, I’ll have him working on his basketball skills early and often! My wife’s name is Melissa. (She’s a Brookfield East graduate … class of 1986!) Message for my classmates is “BCHS was, and is, a very good school. Feel proud that you went there!”
Gail Bruni Prusinski (Robert), 9517 South Ryan Green Court, #5, Franklin, WI 53132, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m the office manager at Ritt Beyer & Weir, Inc. My husband, Robert, and I have two children: Rachel (19) and Nikolaus (3).
David Burns, S74 W17586 Lake Drive, Muskego, WI 53150, email@example.com
William W. Burrington, 115 Front Street #303, Key West, FL 33040, WBurrington@aol.com i
This is a listing of classmate addresses and short bios that were collected at the 25-Year Reunion. This information is 15-years-old. A lot has changed since it was collected so please don’t expect the addresses or emails listed to be correct.
Mark Catterson (Lucy), 13360 Oakhurst Avenue, Elm Grove, WI 53122
Pat Clorey Faherty, 719 Buckingham Way, Hartland, WI 53209
David Curtis (Giesele), N22 W26878 Knollwood Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072, My95rk@aol.com: The best part of high school was graduating. I really enjoyed being a member of the wrestling team when we were the Braveland Conference Champions during the 77-78 season. These days I spend my free time motorcycling but raising our children is the most interesting experience I’ve had since school. Our kids’ names are Shannon (17) and Nicholas (13). Shannon is attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The one thing that I have not done yet but would like to is to sleep in late. My message for fellow classmates is “One day at a time.”
Dave Davel, P.O. Box 1924, Brookfield, WI 53008-1924: I’m still married to an incredible lady. Nancy and I have three children. Together they make every day a new adventure for me. My son, Sam, is 10 years old and remembers everything I say which works well because I never think about anything I’m saying or even try to remember it. Anne is seven and she’s got the most incredible blue eyes. Rae is my princess and she’s five years old. Some things you don’t ever forget from high school. It seems like yesterday we were watching Dario Zaldivar getting on the bus to the airport and he stood there on the top step of the bus waving while the other AFS students had to work their way around him to get on. Seeing Ron Reusch crying while he hugged Coach Kelly after we lost the football game to Port Washington is unforgettable as well. Mike Ott’s “walrus face” is forever etched in my mind as is Jeff Tetzlaff calling that poor girl from East a “butt” in the cafeteria then using that word as a noun, adjective and verb for the rest of the year. Jay Scott’s bigger than life grin as he shouted out “All aboard” as the train conductor for “Bye, Bye, Birdie” is there as well. Sing Omachi’s grimace after he dropped that easy out, pop-up during the baseball playoffs or the way Jeff Knauf looked when … when wasn’t he up to something? Or the incredible lip-locking that was going on between Deker and Miss Smith on the elevator at the Marc Plaza the night of Senior Banquette hasn’t faded a bit or at least I don’t believe it has. High school was a playground for me and I had some of the best people in the world to play with during that time. These days I’m still publishing magazines. My message for classmates is “All you can do is all you can do.”
Stuart Deardorff (Robyn), 12900 Wrayburn Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122, Sdeardorff1@wi.rr.com: I’m an attorney with my own practice, Simpson & Deardorff, S.C. My spouse’s name is Robyn and we have two kids, Katy and Aly. Raising them has been and continues to be the most interesting experience I’ve had since graduating. My favorite part of high school was definitely my friends. My fondest memory is of all the fun we had during senior year. These days my favorite leisure activity is going to our cottage in Door County. What would l like to do but haven’t yet? Retire. My message to fellow classmates is “We were all very lucky to have grown up when and where we did.”
Dina Droegkamp Boyer (John), 11886 Island Lakes Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33498, firstname.lastname@example.org: I work as a real estate agent for Nestler-Poletto in Boca Raton. My favorite part of high school was the friendships that I made. My favorite memory was driving up to Whitewater with Dani Besnah. My favorite leisure activity is playing with my daughter, Madelaine, and I like to swim in my pool, read, cook, and I grow roses. Gardening is a great stress release for me. My most interesting experience since high school was meeting Prince Charles at a cocktail party and meeting Donald Trump at a party at Mar Lago in Palm Beach. What I would like to do that I haven’t done, is to go to Egypt. My husband’s name is John Boyer and we will be married 17 years in October of this year. I have one child, a daughter and her name is Madelaine Kathleen and she is 10 years old. I also have a stepson, Chance, who is 32 years old, and he lives in California. We also have 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 horses, 3 fish, and 3 birds. My daughter is an animal lover. I look forward to seeing everyone and Dani Besnah-Radigan is going to be my date. Our husbands didn’t want to come. See you soon! My message to my fellow BCHS classmates is, “Enjoy your family and friends, they are the most important people in your life!”
Dave Dzirbik (Diane), 14605 Scarborough Lane, Noblesville, IN 46060, email@example.com
Tim Engles, Urbana, IL, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a professor of writing and American literature, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University. Most interesting experience since high school? Two experiences: writing for a magazine in Bodrum, Turkey for two years, and teaching conversational English in Seoul, South Korea for another two years. What would you like to do that you haven’t done yet? Give back to the world as much as it gave me by allowing me to come of age in such a privileged environment, that is, an upper-middle-class American suburb, including its well-funded high school. I have two children, Hanna Engles (12) and Kayhana Kwon Engles (16)
Kevin Finn (Cialas), 3175 South 18th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215, Revinkevin24@aol.com: I’m currently the CEO of the International MILF Foundation. Cialas and I have five children: LaQuisua (29), Kenosua (28), P-Diddy (27), Fantasy (1) and B.J. (1 month). They will be attending Wales, Ball State U. of Sing Sing, Attica State and MBTI. My favorite part in high school was my ass. Even today, I may be 43-years-old, but I still have the ass of a 39 year old boy. My favorite memory from high school was when I caught the winning touchdown pass in the Braveland Championship game in Madison. It took about 12 guys to hold me down. These days I get my thrills from ballroom dancing. I still enjoy “kicking it.” I still find the time to work part time as a male exotic dancer. Since high school the most interesting experience I’ve had is running with the bulls in the streets of Pamplona and going back to NAM (North Carolina). What would I like to do that I haven’t done yet – the Foster Twins. The message I would like to give my classmates is “Mother nature is a bitch. Life’s too short to drink cheap wine. Schnizzle my minnizelle!”
Jim Fotsch (Barb), N82W23588 Pitching Wedge Court, Sussex, WI 53089
Craig Frankenberg, 425 Kina Ole Circle, Kihei, HI 96753
Mary Fuller, 23952 Road E, Cortez, CO 81321, email@example.com
Julie Griffin Himstedt (DJ), P.O. Box 867, Indian Hills, CO 80454, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m busy working as a mom, student and volunteer EMT/firefighter. My spouse DJ and I have two kids: Manah (10) and Katherine (8). These days I enjoy doing anything outdoors – gardening, camping, skiing and hiking. Raising my kids and being an EMT have been my most interesting experiences since high school. I would still like to travel more, learn to fly fish, and learn Spanish.
Daron Hagen (Gilda Lyons), 315 West 98th – Unit 1D, New York City, NY 10025, email@example.com: Composer – conductor – pianist performing in New York City and Los Angeles. Diane Doerfler’s class was my favorite part of high school – really! My favorite memory from high school was working in the yearbook office when I should have been in class. Since graduating, my favorite leisure time activities are sailing, gardening, and jogging around the Central Park reservoir. My most interesting experience since school was conducting the recording session of my operas in Italy – a real treat. I haven’t had the opportunity but I would love to conduct one of my operas at La Scalla in Milan.
Brian Hartlmeier, 12915 Meadow Drive, Elm Grove, WI 53122
Faith Hartnett O’Leary (Mike), 3752 North Hickory Lane, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Tim Hartnett (Kathleen), 763 Old Tower Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, firstname.lastname@example.org: I work as a sales representative for Puma athletic footwear and apparel. I’m married to Kathleen and we have three kids: Caitin (8), Brighid (5) and Fionnbharr (2). My kids have been the most interesting experience I’ve had since high school – they change every day.
Casey Hayden Aghjian (Harry), 2410 Dorchester Court, Brookfield, WI 53045, Petrie7@aol.com: I’m currently working as a domestic engineer taking care of Maura (14), Harrison (12), Morgan (10), Alexis (8) and Timothy (1).
Fred Heinzelmann, W264 N6455 Hillview Drive, Sussex, WI 53089, email@example.com
Rory Hemp Boll, 8413 Oakmont Drive, Madison, WI 53717, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Hernke, 16580 La Vela Circle Lower, Brookfield, WI 53005, email@example.com: After high school I attended UW-Waukesha for a year and a half while I was working at Quad/Graphics part time. College, as I had suspected, was not for me so I embarked upon a career at Quad. I worked at Quad for 21 years, the final 11 as operations manager and later as the financial office of the corporate Imagining Division. There cam a point that I decided I wanted something different for myself (call it a midlife crisis if you like) so after a year of two of pondering, I walked in one day and quit. Without a job or a real plan, I decided to take some time off. Well, as it turns out, I’m still taking that time off. Now I play a lot of golf. As for marriage and kids, I thought I remembered being told that there was going to be a contest at the 25th reunion to see who could have the shortest marriage in the class, so I made sure mine lasted less than a year. Turns out it was just a cruel joke. If I ever remember who told me that, I’m gonna get them. I now own a couple of properties with a friend and manage and maintain those. In addition to my insatiable golf addiction, I also play softball several nights a week, including the last 25 years on Tuesday nights at Wirth Park. Included on that team are fellow classmates Dave Schram, Ken Seidenburg, Mike Barry, Rick Bartelme, Scott Bechtel and Ed Dzirbik (BCHS Class of 78 and brother of Dave, Class of 79). Amazingly enough, although our better playing days are behind us, we are still pretty competitive against much younger team. Despite our advanced age, we sill seem to edge out all other teams when it comes to port-game beer drinking so we’ve got that going for us which is nice. My message for classmates is “I’m hoping to catch up with as many of you as possible at the reunion. I have not attended since our 10th.”
Mike Heppe, 7399 Waterford Road, Hartford, WI 53027
Jim Hock, 46 Frost Hill Road, Trumbull, CT 06611
Catherine Hughes Peterson, 1333 Cabot Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60193, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Hutchinson Wilkinson (Floyd), 8615 – 113th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Patty Hynek Prusinki (Joe), 3230 North Avenue, Rib Cala, WI 54470: My husband Joe and I have four sons. Peter (20) is entering his third year at UW-Stevens Point as a business major, Phillip (18) is a freshman at UW-Oshkosh in nursing, Jerry (16) will be a junior in high school and Patrick (11) will be in the fifth grade. I work as a marketing assistant at a small rural hospital in northern Wisconsin and also dairy farm. My favorite part of high school was my World Lit and Psychology Classes. My favorite memory is Julie Rossman, Kerry Nielsen, Gail Roznik, Gail Bruni, Donna Vossekuil and the rest of the gang. In my leisure time I enjoy scrap-booking. My kids are older now and I am having fun re-doing all of their photo albums. Entering the world of agriculture has been my most interesting experience since high school. Running a dairy operation has been very challenging and educational. I haven’t done it yet, but I would enjoy taking a cooking class in Europe. My message for fellow classmates is “Learn to mingle. You can meet some great people when you step out of your normal social circles.”
Vladmir Ilic (Chris), 2105 Mount Kisco Drive, Elm Grove, WI 53122
Julie Jacobus Eiselt, 2511 Flintgrove Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226, Jjacobus@aol.com: I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have three kids: Jack (9), Joe (7) and Kate (5). My husband, Tom, and I met Cairo, Egypt. We lived in London for a few years, moved to Miami for a few more years and have been in Charlotte for almost seven years. We spend a lot of time in the Carolina Mountains where we love to hike, water ski and golf. We also love to snow ski and are happy all three kids are into skiing.
Lisa Jensen Eisenberg, 13026 Caminito Angelico, San Diego, CA 92130: I’m a full-time mom and I also manage a dental practice part-time (28 hours per week.) My husband Jay is deceased. I have one child, Sam. He’s 12-years old. Skipping out of class was my favorite part of high school. My favorite memory is of the cute guys and fun times with my girl friends. These days I enjoy traveling to New York City one weekend a month to see a Broadway show, eat great food and walk the city all day long. The most interest experience I’ve had since graduating has been all the places I’ve traveled to – most exciting was Israel. One thing I would still like to do is the Tour de Tucson. It’s a 112 mile bike ride in Tucson on a tandem bicycle. My message for classmates is “Carpe diem. Life is short and getting shorter by the second.”
Scott Jorgensen (Jill), 10707 Briarwood Court, Mequon, WI 53092, email@example.com: I’m a doctor practicing internal medicine. My wife, Jill, and I have two children: Tommy (10) and Annie (8).
David Jost, 4770 South 24th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Kagerah (Anne), 147 Lake Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072: My wife, Anne, and I have a daughter named Sarah. She’s 8 years old. I’m a sales representative for Jay’s Foods. Getting to know people was by far my favorite part of high school. It’s also my best memory from BCHS. These days I enjoy motorcycling, listening to music, fishing and hunting during my leisure time. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school has been attending Grateful Dead concerts and vacationing out west. The one thing that I haven’t done yet that I would like to is – retire. My message for fellow classmates is “Stay happy, don’t get a divorce, work it out.”
John Kampine (Stephanie), 304 Stonington Lane, Colleyville, TX 76036, email@example.com: I’m married to Stephanie and we have two children, Ian (8) and Cullen (7). I’m a pediatric anesthesiologist. My favorite part of high school was being accepted by everyone for who I was, not what I was not. My favorite memory from that time was our graduation. These days I take time out to bike and run marathons. The most interesting experience since high school has been raising our two boys. My message for fellow classmates is “Life is fragile and precarious, live each day to its fullest and treat people with dignity and respect.”
Greg Kampschroer (Sandy), 1240 West Tacoma Street, Hernando, FL 34442, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a partner and vice president of Palmer Fixture Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Sandy and I have two kids, Ben (15) and Erika (13). My favorite part of high school was the friends I had. My favorite leisure activity is boating on the Gulf of Mexico. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school is backpacking to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas located in the Andes Mountain in Peru. One thing that I would like to do but haven’t yet is to explore the Bahamas.
Lisa Kauffman Heisel (Scott), 1250 Crescent Drive, Elm Grove, WI 53122, email@example.com: I’m a first grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School in Wauwatosa. My husband, Scott, and I have two children: Emily (17) and Erik (14). The most interesting experiences I’ve had since high school are having children, teaching first grade, taking trips to London, Paris and Europe, and surviving two major back surgeries. I fill my leisure time by quilting, taking walks and swimming.
Jerry Kaye (Julie), W308 N6765 Golf Road, Hartland, WI 53029
Wende Kelber, 112 North Ashland Avenue, LaGrange, IL 60525, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Keppeler (Christie Lodge), 760 Virginia Shore Circle, Excelsior, MN 55331, email@example.com: I am the vice president of Worldwide Sales for CNS, Inc. Our most famous product is the Breathe Right nasal strips that you see on the noses of NFL players and other athletes. I’m married to Christie Lodge. We have five children: Leah Lodge (14), Maddie Keppeler (12), Jane Keppeler (9), Sarah Keppeler (9) and Trent Lodge (8). My favorite part of high school was playing football, giving Pete Wysocki a hard time and American Lit Class. My favorite memory of high school was getting the nickname “Moonrock” because I had the biggest helmet size on the football team and we had silver helmets and you know the rest … can’t remember who gave it to me … Kevin Finn?, Deker?, Jeff Tetzlaff or Mike Smith? Another great memory is riding around in Kevin Finn’s purple AMC Hornet and trying to buy beer with fake ID’s. These days my favorite leisure time activity is spending time on the lake with my kids, skiing with my family, playing hockey once a week with a group of friends, and running. My most interesting experience since high school was running the New York Marathon two months after the September 11th tragedy. What would I like to do that I haven’t done yet? Retire and spend a season as a lift operator in Aspen. Message to fellow classmates is “If you don’t like your job go do something else … life is too short to spend 5/7th’s of your life not doing something you enjoy.”
Patty Kessler Williams (Paul), 2208 Avalon Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don “Deke” Kindt Jr. (Shane), 21445 Weyer Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072, Dkindt@Woodway.com: My wife, Shane, and I have two children: Donald John III (4) and Riley (2). Study hall was my favorite part of high school. There’s nothing like Disco Stemby and geometry. Making out with … oh, I better not say, might get someone in trouble … is my favorite memory. These days I spend my leisure time golfing, taking the kids to Sugar Camp Lake, snow skiing, and watching football games (Packers and Badgers). The most interesting experience I’ve had since attending Central is getting shot at while I was in Texas. What haven’t I done yet that I would like too? Two women – no, too late for that. How about travel the world? My message for classmates is “I have enjoyed getting together every five years and want to thank those who have made it so enjoyable by participating.”
Michelle Kinscher Bushey, 15983 West 70th Drive, Arvada, CO 80007, Michelle_Bushey@keybank.com
Raino Koch (Amy Meskin), Pewaukee, WI 53072, email@example.com
Jim Korkos (Christine), 117 Pepperwood Court, Danville, CA 94506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Klubertanz Willis (Mark), 18875 Black Forest Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com: I’m the director of client relation for The Idea Centre at Skyline. My favorite memories from high school include friends, parties and graduation. These days I enjoy boating, tennis and biking. My husband in Mark Willis from our class.
Jeff Knauf (Karen), firstname.lastname@example.org: Spouse: Karen. Daughter: Alexandra (Alex). Have been a resident of Pewaukee for 15 years.
Laura Kuntzsch Kuklinski, 2321 S. Meadowlark Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151
Greg Kurczeski, 819 – 20th Street South #2, Arlington, VA 22202, email@example.com
Cathy LaBracke Bauer (Dave), N60 W29734 South Woodfield Road, Hartland, WI 53029, firstname.lastname@example.org: My husband, Dave, and I have three children: Laura (18), Charlie (16) and “Beax” (14). Laura will be a freshman at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Lancerettes is my favorite part of high school. Driving around in the “mush mobile” (Michelle Kinscher’s car) is my favorite memory from Central. These days my favorite activities are reading, cooking, and going for rides with my husband in our convertible. Traveling to Japan and Lithuania are interesting experiences I’ve had since school but above all, raising three teenagers has been quite interesting.
Joesph Lentz, 485 South High Point Road, Apt. C, Madison, WI 53719
Scott Lewandowski (Mary Anne), 106 Spring House Lane, Wrightsville, PA 17368, Godale@comcast.net
Susan Lipscomb Kostas (Jude), 18 Don Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916, email@example.com
Tom Knight, 420 Bucher Avenue, Shoreview, MN 55126, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Lassen, 1009 Lincoln St., Hood River, OR 97031, email@example.com: “Names of grandchildren?” Good lord. I should be way more mature by now. Life has been very good to me—I live in Hood River, Oregon, a gorgeous little town in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge about an hour from Portland. It’s surrounded by fir forests and whitewater rivers and snow-capped volcanoes and happens to be the windsurfing capital of North America, which is what originally brought me here on vacation. I couldn’t see any reason why I’d want to live anywhere else, so one day I headed west. (There was a journalism degree at the UW and living in France and many years in Madison in there, too.) I’ve worked as a freelance writer for 15 years, doing mostly travel/outdoor recreation writing for National Geographic Books and a variety of magazines like National Geographic Adventure and anyone else who’s willing to send me somewhere interesting and pay me. If you’ve ever been trapped like a rat on an airplane, check out that in-flight magazine in the seat pocket in front of you. Yep, that’s me. My job has let me do cool things like dive on the Great Barrier Reef, track radio-collared wolves by bush plane in Alaska, backcountry ski all over Canada and run rivers in Asia. It’s also required me to take lots of cheesy cruises, bide time in far too many airport lounges and deal with food poisoning in third-world bathrooms. Still, it’s a damn fine job. Best move since high school? Cutting off those Farrah Fawcett bangs on my senior class photo. Still on the to-do list? Travel to Africa and Patagonia. Become fluent in Spanish. Maybe get married so I can talk about my grandkids by our 50th reunion. Best wishes to you all. Hope you’re happy and healthy. And look me up if you’re ever in the Pacific Northwest!
Cheryl Leonard Keller, N58 W24506 Clover Drive, Sussex, WI 53089
Scott Lewandowski, 106 Spring House Lane, Wrightsville, PA 17368, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Lynn Valley, 1430 Bel Air Drive, Apt. 205, Concord, CA 94521, email@example.com
This is a listing of classmate addresses and short bios that were collected at the 25-Year Reunion. This information is 15-years-old. A lot has changed since it was collected so please don’t expect the addresses or emails listed to be correct.
Katie Manning Keeton (Don), 24 N. Starboard Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a full-time mom with one daughter, Mary, who is 5 years old and I’m expecting my second child in September 2004. Can I get some kind of prize for oldest expectant classmate? My favorite part of high school was Senior Year and lots of great memories of times with friends. These days I enjoy gardening, swimming and doing family activities outside. Being a mom and finding creative adventures for my family is the most interesting experience I’ve had since graduation. What we haven’t done yet, but would like to is travel more and camp. We get to Wisconsin, beaches in the southeast, and the mountains every year but I would still like to travel more. My message for fellow classmates is “I so much wanted to be at this reunion and the last reunion, but Mary was born at the time of the last reunion, and our next girl is due three weeks after this reunion. I hope to see you all at the next reunion in five years.”
Donna Marcell Willems (Daniel), W289 N8473 Northbay Road, Hartland, WI 53029: I’m an independent interior designer and a P.A./T.A. at the Breast Diagnostic Clinic in Waukesha. I’m married to Daniel Willems who is a member of the BCHS Class of ’77 and we have two children. Miles is 16 years old and Tess is 10 years old. Unfortunately, I don’t take much pride in my high school years so I’m hard pressed to come up with a favorite part. My favorite memories are of Homecomings and Proms. These days I enjoy playing tennis, water skiing and playing the piano. I haven’t done it yet but I would really like to barefoot water ski some day. Even though I’ve been to several foreign countries, I found my first visit to the Calatrava Art Museum most interesting.
Marsha Marks Vandernverff, 1505 Bridgetown Court, Greensboro, NC 27407, Marshamus1c@aol.com: I am a music specialist for the Guilford County School System and have been teaching for 20 years – 16 in my current system. For the last nine years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching the children in my neighborhood at Pilot Elementary School. I teach K-5 general music plus I have a fifth-grade chorus that performs for special school events and at various community events throughout the year. I’ve taught at eight other elementary schools within the system since moving to Greensboro in 1988. I am the proud recipient of a National Board Certification in Teaching and am currently working on a Masters/PhD degree in Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My favorite part of high school was being involved musically – Concert/Chamber Choir, all the musicals, the Madrigal Dinner, solo and ensemble contests and recording our Christmas album. One of my favorite memories of high school was making the Lancerette Pon Pom squad senior year. We really had a great squad and we were good. All the girls genuinely like each other and we worked well together as a team. Most memorable routine is Hand Jive. My favorite leisure time activity for the last couple of years is going to hear live jazz, especially the outdoor summer concerts held in downtown Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Second fave would have to be dancing … get down and boogie. The most interesting experience since high school would definitely be (after having and raising two kids) the month I spent in England and Europe (summer of ’86). I can’t wait to go back and see Italy and the Mediterranean isles. I want to see the ruins of ancient Greece and the Holy City of Jerusalem before I die. Bungee jumping, anyone? Message for classmate “Life is way too short to worry about what you can’t control. Find your passion – go and live life to the fullest. Do one small thing to better the world around you. Find happiness within yourself.” I have been divorced for five years and it’s been hard being a single parent and a single person. It’s the hardest thing a person can go through, but you do, and it makes you stronger. When my house was struck by lightening last August, I was overwhelmed by the kindness and love shown to me and my family throughout the whole ordeal by our wonderful friends, church family, and community. We are now enjoying a rebuilt home and life is good. I have been so blessed. I have two great children: Sallie, who is 17, will be a senior this fall at Ragsdale High School. She is interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Mark, 14, will be a freshman and has set his sights on playing football (offensive lineman) for one of the best teams in the area and playing his cello.
Cindy Martin Phillips, 4889 Montecito Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, cindy@team-phillips
Mark Mason (Cindy), 1395 Woodlawn Circle,Elm Grove, WI 53122, Markmasonbenefits@ameritech.net: I’m an insurance broker – Mason Benefits Group, Inc. Cindy and I have two children: John (16) and Diana (13). I spend a lot of my leisure time watching them participating in high school events. I also enjoy traveling, playing tennis, hunting, watching Packers, Badgers and Bucks games. The best part of high school is the friendships that are still going strong today. I’ve had the opportunity to travel internationally to countries like Italy, Switzerland and Australia. Visiting those countries has been my most interesting experience since high school. I haven’t had the chance yet, but I would like to do more international travel – Africa and Ireland come to mind first. My message to the class is “Life is short. Enjoy the journey!”
Julianne Mercer Newcomer (Scott), 1450 Victoria Circle North, Elm Grove, WI 53122, email@example.com: I’m a physician in obstetrics and gynecology working at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. My husband, Scott, and I have three kids: Alicia (11), Nicole (10) and Taylor (7). The best part of high school for me was Lancerettes. My favorite memory from that time was doing “donuts” in the school parking lot during the winter. As for my favorite leisure time activity – what do you mean by “leisure time”? Most interesting activity since high school has been doing surgery in Niger, Africa.
Jeff Mierow (Cathy), 17635 Bolter Lane, Brookfield, WI 53045, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a Realtor and builder. My business is Mierow Realty & Building Company. My wife Cathy and I have three children: Cara (14), Mike (12) and Kate (8). My message for fellow classmates is “Jay Scott is a Parrot Head.”
Kevin Moran (Claire Marie), 145 North 51st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208, Kevinmoran79@hotmail.com
Julie Neal (Molly Bott), 2836 Chowen Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, Jneal1@mn.rr.com: I’m temporarily retired from 22 years of IT work. I will be an independent IT consultant when I am ready to work again. Friends were my favorite part of high school and my favorite memory from that time was staying up all night with my friends driving around when my parents thought I was at a slumber party. These days I enjoy sailing on local lakes or island charter destinations. I find life is continually interesting, it’s the relationships with people that have come into my life during various timeframes that have enriched my life experiences the most. My message to fellow BCHS classmates is “Be sure to take time away from the working life if you get a chance. It is very freeing to step out of a routine for long period of time.
Jane Nellen Weber, 8415 County Road A, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Jeanne Neustedter Creekmore, 103 Parkman Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Nick Nevid, Sebastian, FL 32958
Kerry Nielsen Ehr (Andy), W168 N5039 Stonefield Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53954
Colleen O’Connor Sonderman (Steve), 16515 Louis Lane, Brookfield, WI 53005, email@example.com: I married Steve Sonderman from the BCHS Class of 1976. Steve and I have four kids: Kristin (20) who attends the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Angela (18) attends Northwestern, Tim (15) and Jonathan (12). I work as a physical therapist at Therapy Service South in Waukesha. My favorite part of high school was the relationships. We’re still making memories at Brookfield Central. Our two girls have graduated from there and our son is a sophomore. It’s wild to have conferences for our kids with our former teachers! These days I enjoy biking with Steve, hanging out with my kids, traveling and gardening. My most interesting experience since high school was being able to speak at a marriage retreat in the mountains of Romania with my husband at the invitation of another BCHS graduate, Tom Keppler, who was a missionary there.
Mike O’Leary (Faith) 3752 North Hickory Lane, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
John Perry (Brenda), 14925 Del Prado 4, Elm Grove, WI 53122, firstname.lastname@example.org: I work at Wauwatosa Savings Bank. I’m married to Brenda and we have three children: Joe (13), Jeff (10) and Tommy (9). My message to fellow classmates is “Save where you’ll earn the most … Save at Wauwatosa … Your savings bank.”
Cindy Peters Key, 2485 Silver Cloud Drive, Park City, Utah 84060, email@example.com
Diane Phillips Frauendorfer (Mark), 511 Mandan Court, Lake Mary, FL 32746, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m an applications development analyst with First Data (a payment services company based in Orlando, Florida.) My husband Mark and I have two children. My son, Derek, is eight years old and my daughter, Elyse, is six years old. I could use some more leisure time in my life, but when I do make time for it I enjoy “family time” around the pool. (We’re happy to have escaped the Wisconsin winters, but still love to visit in the summer.)
Joe Puchner (Sarah), 13354 Marquette, Elm Grove, WI 53122, email@example.com
Arthur Reimann III, 32 Hidden Creek View, Hartford, WI 53207, Reimanns@nconnect.net
Julann Ring Roe (Gregory), 18304 Sturbridge Court, Tampa, FL 33647, firstname.lastname@example.org: Currently I’m a housewife home schooling two children. They are my daughter, Sydney, who is 14 years old and my son, Lukas, who is 4 years old. Mr. Goodman’s Latin Class was my favorite part of high school. As for favorite memory, I’ve got to say sorry, it wasn’t that pleasant. These days my favorite leisure time activity is cooking. Being a mother is the most interesting experience I’ve had since school – I always dreamed of having children. What would I like to do that I haven’t done yet? That’s easy, be with my husband without the children. My message to BCHS alumni is “Hello to Julie Mercer, Alison Kelton and Jennifer Tribble. I hope time has been kind to you. All the best to my fellow classmates!”
Nancy Ring, 1615 South 115th Court, Unit 4, email@example.com: I’m a certified message therapist working out of Elm Grove Massage Services at 81st and Bluemound Road in Wauwatosa. I also own my own business called “In Knead of Bodyworks” massage services. Working for the school newspaper taking pictures was my favorite part of high school. My favorite memory is being a member of the Photography Club and the writing classes. These days I spend my leisure time lifting weights, bike riding (road bike – I average about 60 miles a week) and I motorcycle. I also collect tattoos (on me!) My most interesting experience since high school was going to a nudist camp, Sunray Hills, in Burlington, Wisconsin (Don’t ask!) and becoming a professional belly dancer with a dance troop. My message for fellow BCHS classmates is “Have found life is not a dress rehearsal … if you live it right the first time … once is enough! Stay in shape, take care of yourself.”
Jeff “Tex” Ritter (Lindsey), 2105 Bridle Court, Saint Charles, IL 60174, Jeff.Ritte@pepsi.com: I’m in sales management (franchise development manager) with Pepsi Cola USA Central Division – Chicago. My favorite part of high school was being involved as a class officer, student council, swim team and AFS. I’ve got a lot of good memories from high school: good fun, good friends, many capers like Joe Carini, endless weekend parties, rat-racing and keeping Dario out of jail. For fun these days, I enjoy skiing with the kids (snow, water or barefoot) then chillin’ with a frosty cocktail at the lake house with friends. My wife, Lindsey, and I have three kids: Kyle (13), Allison (10) and Dana (8). The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school include moving around the country five times in 10 years, trips to Europe, raising three kids, family skiing, snowboarding and wakeboarding, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane (parachuting), getting my pilot’s license, and working with Brett Favre. If I haven’t done it yet … it may be illegal (and I may have done it anyway.) The message I have for fellow classmates is “One thing, and only one, in this world has eternity stamped on it. Feelings pass; resolves and thoughts pass; opinions change. What you have done lasts … lasts in you. Through the ages … through eternity, what you have done for others, that and only that, you are!”
Jim Robinson (Kathleen), 15999 S.W. Third Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, Jim@Lawdrive.com
Rich Rohde, W142 N10673 Wooded Hills Drive, Germantown, WI 53022, RFRohde@aol.com
Mark Ruehle, 37626 Valley Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Clay Salmela (Peggy), 19141 Golden Meadow Way, Noblesville, IN 46060, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a jeweler and gemologist and own the Noblesville Jewelers & Gem Lab of Indiana. I have six kids with my wife Peggy. Three are stepchildren – Joshua (20), Jordan (18) and Jacob (16) and three biological children – Jonathan (9), Joanna (6) and Jensine (3). The best part of high school was friends, band and band-associated activities. My favorite memory of high school is Homecoming in 1977, having fun with friends, and getting and signing yearbooks at the end of the year. Leisure time? What’s that? Reading and activities with our kids. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school is having and raising children and starting a jewelry business from scratch. What I would like to do that I haven’t yet is retire healthy and wealthy. My message is “Enjoy life’s journey. Encourage your kids to get involved in extracurricular school activities.”
Mark Schaefer, 17560 Burnet Street, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com: I stay busy being the president of Froedtert Hospital Associates, Southeast District Chairman: Wisconsin Hospital Associations Partners, Chief Financial Officer of Flying Low Racing and I also sit on several foundation boards. Being a Lancer and not a Spartan was the best part of high school. My favorite memory is the knowledge I gained that helps me succeed and the friends that I made and still see. When I find time, I enjoy traveling, sports including golf, volleyball, bowling, kayaking, racing and politics. I’m also a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder. Serving in the U.S. Army was one of my most interesting experiences since high school. Racing formula cars ranks up there too. Experiencing a ruptured brain aneurysm and being saved at Froedtert was also an experience I’ll never forget. So far I haven’t done any of the following but I would like to some time soon: get married, golf in every state, straighten out Brookfield by being Mayor. The message I have for fellow BCHS classmates is “Every day is a gift and it has been a please to serve on your reunion committee.”
Greg Schmidt, 12100 West Hayes Avenue, West Allis, WI 53227, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Schram (Maria), 5801 South 109th Street, Hales Corners, WI 5313, email@example.com: I work in auto/home insurance sales at CRG Services in Brookfield. I have a wife, Maria, and two kids: Nicholas (14) and Phillip (9). My favorite part of high school was having fun in band with Jay Craggs – it was a constant battle for last chair. My favorite memory is of Senior Banquette with Scott Hernke accepting the award for Skoby King. These days my favorite leisure time activity is watching my kids grow and helping coach them with their activities. An interesting experience I’ve had since high school was last year when I played six rounds of golf in Scotland with four other BCHS classmates. If I could, I would travel around the world. My message for classmates is “Be the ball, Danny.”
Jay Scott (Carolyn), W308 S7010 Highway I, Mukwonago, WI 53149: I’m married to Carolyn Fleckenstein – yes, she’s a Brookfield East grad (Class of 1980) but after years of therapy she’s got that behind her now. Marrying her has made my life better. Together, we have four daughters: Kathleen (16), Kasandra (14), Erin (11) and Anna (9). Kathleen and Kasandra attend Waukesha Memorial High School and Erin is the child all my parents’ friends tell me I deserve because of the way I acted when I was younger and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Anna is as cute as button. One of my favorite memories from Central is being part of “Bye, Bye Birdie” playing the conductor. I’m proud to say I still know my lines – “All aboard.” One of the most interesting things that has happened to me since high school occurred at the airport. I had just finished loading my luggage into the trunk of my car and was about to return the luggage cart when I saw an elderly couple a few cars down that I thought could use my cart to bring their bags inside. I walked over to them and asked if they would like to use my cart. The elderly gentleman was wearing sunglass so I didn’t realize at first that it was John Boie our principal during our time at BCHS. I said “Mr. Boie, it’s me Jay Scott.” He took a second to look at me closely then exclaimed “My God, some thing do turn our right.” The message I have for classmates is “Do as many interesting things as possible.” P.S. Jeff Mierow is a Parrot Head too!
Mark Shevey, 2510 Talbot Lane, Brookfield, WI 53045
Ken Siedenburg, 625 Davies Drive , Wales, WI 53183, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a Senior Regional Pension Consultant with Ohio National Financial Services. I office from the house and manage the Great Lakes Region. I’m married to Sara and we have two daughters. Madeline “Maddie” Grace is 3 years old and Rebecca Anne is four months old. My favorite memories of high school are summer baseball and all the hilarious “stuff” we did. What is leisure time? We used to have it but now with two kids……We don’t have any. Seriously, I still play softball two nights a week. I also do some occasional fishing on local lakes, take care of rental properties, and ride our motorcycles. There have been a lot of interesting things since graduation but the one that stands out is the national media coverage of the University of Wisconsin Rose Bowl ticket scandal in 1994 in which I created a “Hose Bowl” sign which was in many national newspapers. I haven’t done it yet, but I would like to hike down to the base of the Grand Canyon and ride the Colorado River. I would also like to climb several of the trails within our National Parks (Yosemite, Glacier National Park, Yellow Stone). My message for BCHS graduates is “I miss our days at BCHS. Your friendship means very much and I am so very glad that we can get together and catch up on old times.”
Paul Simmons (Jean), 5395 South Oakridge Drive, New Berlin, WI 53146, email@example.com: I’m a commercial window contractor, Simmons Building Products Inc. My wife’s name is Jean and we have two children: Mike (18) and Amy (15). Mike will be attending UW-Stout. My favorite part of high school was gym, lunch and study hall. My favorite memory is Stemberger on top of a lunch table dancing to “Disco Inferno” and Pete Wysocki screaming at him to get down. I enjoy fishing during my leisure time. The most interesting experience I’ve had since leaving Central is having and raising two teens. If I could, I would take my family on a diving trip to Belize. My message to BCHS alumni is “Live every day to the fullest, no regrets, it might be your last. Exercise!”
Carolyn Skarie Dolter (Ron): With a heavy heart I begin this letter to my sister’s classmates. I wish to share with you what Carolyn might have wanted you to know. An update on where life had taken her. Her life was cut short by cancer and that is a great loss. However, she left our world a better place and lived a life that can be held up high.Carolyn received a BS in History with honors from UW-Eau Claire, then her Masters in Library Science from UW-Madison. Along the way she created deep friendships and had her share of wild college times. In Carolyn’s final hours her college friends were all with her for support.
After college Carolyn moved to Illinois and resided in the Lake County area. At 30, Carolyn wed her husband, Ron Dolter, in a candlelight ceremony and enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in Italy. At 32 she gave birth to a beautiful red haired boy. My nephew Paul is now 10, very bright and full of energy. Paul and Ron were certainly the center of her world and the hardest to leave behind. I’m happy to report they are both managing much better than could be expected.
As a Reference Library Manager, she was known for her great flare. Colleagues thought the world of her and my petite sister (still totaling about 105lbs) was a large figure in their midst. The staff she managed always appreciated how she helped them put their family first when crisis arose. Carolyn was also known for her incredible memory, wealth of knowledge and ability to come up with tactful ways of handling any sticky situation someone asked for advice about. Although I thought of her as a quiet person, her friends and colleagues describe her as bubbly and outgoing. She was very creative, even dabbled in interior design, working for a year in the field. Carolyn shared with others her talents for making soaps, candles, paper, baskets, knitting and sewing. She also was an excellent hostess, preparing elaborate meals and treats from Bon Appetite and Martha Stewart Living with all the decorative trimmings. As for highlights of her life I would say traveling through Europe, the U. S. and Canada, meeting Bart Starr, going to Bruce Springstein concerts, and cheering for the Badgers and Packers. Her deep relationships with family, friends, and colleagues made her very special. There is a saying, “live life with the end in mind,” or in other words, think about how people will remember you. Carolyn seemed to do that. She was involved in her church, she worked with Habitat for Humanity, and was active in programs to help the homeless. She didn’t gossip or speak badly of others and she was always caring. Carolyn died of melanoma cancer that spread quickly and gave her little chance of overcoming. She learned of the cancer December 6, 2002 and died August 2, 2003. Thank you for taking the time to read about her life and remember her. If anyone would like to share a fond memory about Carolyn, I will pass these on to her son when he is a bit older.
Linda Skarie Berger, 240 N 167th Street, Brookfield WI 53005, DLBERGER@ATT.NET
Carin Skinner Winghart, 101 Madera Circle, Elm Grove, WI 53122, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Spruill Richardson (Mark), 522 Eagle Street, Petaluma, CA 94954, email@example.com: What’s your occupation and where do you work? I work for Fair Isaac Corporation in San Rafael, California, which is known for its FICO credit scores. Over the past 10 years I’ve primarily held various product management and product marketing positions. Currently I manage the alliance with one of the country’s three largest credit reporting agencies with respect to their usage of my company’s credit scores. (It is said that the two most important numbers in your life today are your social security number and your FICO score…so always pay your bills on time!) My husband’s name is Mark Richardson. We’ve been happily married for 20 years. My sons are Andrew Richardson (16) and Matthew Richardson (14). My favorite part of high school was the time and freedom to learn and experience many different things—from the classrooms, to the clubs and sports, to the after-school activities with friends. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to learn a foreign language, exercise at the gym a couple days a week, play an instrument in a band, or read and discuss classic books? It was all in a day’s work as a high school student. As an adult, I don’t have time to do these fun things because there’s work to go to and chores to be done at home. When my sons complain about practicing for band or reading a book for English, I tell them that some day they’ll wish they had time to do those things! My favorite memories continue to include the great music from the 70’s. My sons are amazed when I know the words to songs on their radio stations or the songs they play in band…but they’re just remakes from the 70s! I enjoy skiing and snowboarding with my husband and two sons. Both of my sons are competitive ski racers, so we ski the resorts around Lake Tahoe every weekend between Thanksgiving and Easter. A few years ago I took up snowboarding, and enjoy shredding the slopes (nope, I don’t do half-pipes yet). My sons have remained faithful to skiing…I guess they figure that snowboarding can’t be that cool if their mom does it! What’s your most interesting experience since high school? For the past 10 years I’ve been involved with the Boy Scouts of America. I originally joined when my sons became Cub Scouts and needed a den leader, and gradually I bought into the program more and more, so now I am involved in many areas on many levels. I’ve had the opportunity to try things I’d never done before, such as camping, backpacking, rafting, hiking, and even rifle shooting, earning several awards along the way. But most of all, I’ve found the camaraderie with the other adult volunteers and our passion for helping boys become mature, responsible young men to be very enjoyable and rewarding. The next recognition I hope to be receiving is that of a Mother’s Pin for my son receiving his Eagle Scout rank—that will be the most special award of all! What would you like to do that you haven’t done yet? I’ve got several things I’d like to do…bike the Alaskan highway, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, run a marathon, learn to play the piano and saxophone, and read the stack of books I’ve accumulated over the years but haven’t had time to read. I just hope that my health lasts long enough for me to do some of these things! My message for fellow BCHS classmates is “Are you looking for an exciting vacation? Come visit me and my family in California! We’ll take you around San Francisco, the wine country, the impressive northern coast, and the mountains of Lake Tahoe. We have plenty of room and always enjoy visitors!”
Karen Stark Bayerlein (Doug), 34675 Bartlett Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherie Stauss Barth (Steve), W277 N2531 Rocky Point Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072, email@example.com: My husband’s name is Steve and we have two children. A daughter, Danielle, who is 10 and a son, Robbie, who is six years old. I’m retired now but I was a registered nurse at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in the Neonatal ICU. My favorite part of high school was Chamber Choir. My favorite memory was making our Christmas Album with Choir Director, Kaye Harthel, during our senior year. My favorite leisure activities these days include golf, tennis, gardening and boating. Having children and raising them has been one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had since graduating. Taking up competitive sports – golf and tennis – has also been very interesting. I haven’t done it yet but I would really enjoy playing in the State Amateur Golf Championship. My message for fellow BCHS classmates is “I look forward to seeing and catching up with Scott Jorgenson, Jimmy Korkos and Karen Stark – my old Chamber Choir buddies.
Lynn Stefanowski Sorbel (Dale), 6295 Chesshire Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311, firstname.lastname@example.org: I have a small business that provides Quick Books/Administration for small companies. I’m married to Dale Sorbel and have three children: Brandt (21), Aaron (18) and Tricia (13). Brandt is a senior at Bethel College and Aaron is a freshman at the University of Minnesota. My favorite part of high school was graduating. Sorry, but it was. My favorite memory from high school was walking to school, people that have a special place in my heart though I haven’t seen them for years, and singing in the choir. These days my favorite leisure activities include boating with my family, biking, watching my kids’ activities, and writing dramas and poetry. Life is just interesting. It’s amazing to see your kids grow up, to grow through changes, struggles and great times with your spouse. It’s amazing to see God’s hand in it all. My message to classmates is “It’s strange, but I have lived more of my life here in Minnesota than I did in Wisconsin. I really haven’t done a good job of keeping in touch. I hope your life journey has led you to Jesus.”
Mark Stemberger (Rachel), W161 S7484 Erin Court, Muskego, WI 53150, Stemberger@sbcglobal.net: I work as an employee benefits consultant for A.N. Ansay & Associates, based in Port Washington, Wisconsin. My favorite memory from school is Key Club skits, including getting dressed up as cheerleaders singing “Squeeze Box” by the Who. My favorite leisure activities these days include: Playing competitive ice hockey in Brookfield, coaching my 6 year old in hockey where he is a mini-mite in the Waukesha County Youth Hockey League, playing softball in Muskego and going to our condo we just north of the Wisconsin Dells. What would I like to do? Travel Europe. My children are Alex (6); Steve (2) and Stepanie Foulston (17).
Mike Stemberger (Kathleen), 2450 Anita Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com: I’m the territory manager for Kellogg’s Snacks office in Menomonee Falls, WI. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school was traveling to Russia to adopt our two children (Alysa, 11, and Erik, 9) with my wife, Kathleen. My favorite part of high school was getting to know life-long friends. My favorite memory is doing “The Gong Show” with my brother and friends. I’m still playing hockey and would enjoy traveling to Hawaii and Europe if I ever get the chance.
Peggy Straub Van Horn (Brian), 3313 Lake Drive, Hartland, WI
Meg (Cindy) Streiff, 48 Amess Street, Carlton North, VIC 3054, Australia
Mary Lynn Szabo Lorback (Frank), 864 Uhen Court, Burlington, WI 53105: I’m a graphic designer at Pre-Press Bulletin Printing in Burlington, WI. My husband, Frank, and I have four children. They are Rachel (18), Jenny (16), Jon (16) and Stephanie (15). My favorite part of high school was art classes and friends. My favorite memory is all the fun I had in the art classes and goofing around in them. My favorite leisure activities are playing guitar, gardening, walking, bike riding and reading. So far my most interesting experience has been keeping up the hectic pace with four high school-aged kids. If I could, I would like to go and tour Europe. My message for classmates is “Live life to its fullest without hurting other in the process. Also (this is what I tell my kids as well) one crisis at a time please!”
This is a listing of classmate addresses and short bios that were collected at the 25-Year Reunion. This information is 15-years-old. A lot has changed since it was collected so please don’t expect the addresses or emails listed to be correct.
Marianne Tatge Berkopec (Bob), 12634 Driftwood Lane, Apple Valley, MN 55124, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m married to Bob Berkopec and we have three children: Jennifer (17), Stefanie (15) and Katie (12). I’m a phy. ed. Teacher at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, MN. Our family loves to go to our cabin in Hayward, WI. We enjoy biking, boating, golfing, tennis and just being together. My most interesting experience so far is having my children and watching them grow!
Lisa Terry Dlobik (Dave), W204 N6286 Lannon Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, LTD4588@aol.com: I’m a teacher assistant, special education at Arrowhead High School in Harland. The best memory of high school that I have is of the dances and football and basketball games. My husband, Dave, and I have two children: Nicole (22) and Matthew (17). We lost our third child Samantha who was 15 years old on January 11, 2004 to cancer. Nicole is attending nursing school at WCTC.
Jeff Tetzlaff (Dianne), 8892 Cottonwood Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369, email@example.com: The best part of high school was being on the football team. My favorite memory was rabble rousing in Brookfield. These days I’m spending my leisure time enjoying NHL Hockey, golf and soccer with my kids. Most interesting experience so far is quitting a well-paying job, without a new position lined up, because of moral and ethical disagreements with employer practices. My wife’s name is Dianne. Together, we have three daughters: Toni (14), Kelsey (10) and Sheridan (6).
Jill Thieme Snyder (Craig), S24 W37914 Hidden Pass, Dousman, WI 53118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Tomazevic, 18295 Tagwood Circle #201, Brookfield, WI 53045
Dawn Tuttle Balbus (Peter), 525 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, email@example.com: Occupation — Transitioning from 20 years of corporate strategy and marketing to a new career in interior design working for an architectural firm. Favorite part of high school — Yearbook staff, graphic design and English/writing classes. My favorite memory from high school was being a Lancerette. I was so shy, it was a real confidence booster. My favorite leisure time activity these days is making or building something, both art and home projects. The most interesting experience I’ve had since high school was traveling around the world on business, especially in Asia. It was the first time I’d felt what it was like to be “other”, different from the majority. What would I like to do that I haven’t done — Go to Egypt and India, meet Aerosmith in person, have dinner with P.J. O’Rourke, Dave Barry and Garry Trudeau (at the same time). My message for classmates is “Each day is a gift. I’d love to tell high-schoolers not to worry if they’re shy and nerdy in high school. No one’s confident at that age; some are just better than others at hiding it!”
Mark Veenhuis, 2564 Pheasant Run, St. Louis, MO 64043, firstname.lastname@example.org: I am a Doctor of Optometry. I’m single. My favorite part of high school was the great times and classmates at BCHS.
Maria Vento Knight, 2349 East Quincy Avenue, Orange, CA 92867: I’ve got two daughters, Dolores (13) and Leigh (9). My favorite leisure time activity is spending time with my kids (chauffeuring them to all their activities), gardening, volunteering at church, and being on the Board of Directors for the local Boys & Girls Club. I’m also the Director of Recreation and Senior Services for the City of Newport Beach. My favorite part of high school was having a great group of friends. My favorite memories from school are having great friends, “borrowing” a large 7’ bunny from Storm’s Miniature Golf Course on Bluemound Road and being part of the “Bye, Bye, Birdie” musical. Childbirth has definitely got to be the most interesting experience I’ve had since graduating. I would like to travel more but haven’t had the chance. That will change next year when I go to Italy. My message for classmates is “I’ve met many people who hated their high school years. The older I get the more I appreciate the fun years at BCHS which were made great by the wonderful friends I had then and that I am lucky to still count among my friends today.”
Margaret Vernon Klante (David), 2230 Derrin Lane, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com
Donna Jean Vossekuil Walbert (Ernie), 12630 Tulane Street, Brookfield, WI 53005, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m married to Ernie Walbert and we have six children and three grandchildren. Chris (19) and Heidi (18) are BCHS graduates. Future BCHS graduates are Ryan (13) and Angela (11). And my two step-children are Stacey (33) and Ernie (29). I’m the office services coordinator for the Waukesha Country Depart of Parks and Land Use. The best of high school was skipping out of study hall. The best memories I have are of the dances and Mr. Miller’s class. We spend our leisure time relaxing at our lake house on Beaver Dam Lake. There have been so many interesting experiences to choose from since high school but the most recent is the opportunity I had to see the President during his last visit. I haven’t done it yet, but I would really enjoy learning to fly. My message for classmates is “Enjoy life and have fun. Fulfill your dreams on your life long wish list. Take time to see the beauty of this world and the ones we love.”
Bill Walker (Debbie), 6777 Brickleton Court, Portage, MI 49024: I’m a physician at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My wife’s name is Debbie and we have three children: Stephanie (17), Ryan (14) and Justin (9). My favorite part of high school was the challenging classes with great teachers, science fairs at BCHS and Marquette University and being on the golf team. My favorite memory from high school was the opportunity to be a foreign exchange student (AFS) to Swaziland, Africa in the summer between junior and senior years. These days I spend my leisure time playing golf and racquetball. Medical missionary trips to China, Kenya and Ukraine have been very interesting experiences for me since high school. Taking a raft ride on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is something I would like to do but haven’t yet.
Cathy Waller (Steve), 4180 Concord Court 22, Waukesha, WI 53189: I’m the assistant executive director of the Republican Party of Waukesha Country. Meeting President Bush as he was coming off of Air Force One is the most interesting experience since high school. My husband, Steve, and I have three children: Kelsey (14), Carly (8) and Sadie (8). I spend a lot of my leisure time on family activities – mostly soccer. Going to Hawaii is one thing I would like to do that I haven’t yet. My message for classmates is “Vote Republican. Please visit us at waukeshagop.org.”
Janet Walsh Schalmo, 1085 Lower Ridgeway, Elm Grove, WI 53122, email@example.com: I’m customer service representative at M&I Bank and mother to three children. They are Thomas (17), Sara (15) and Katherine (13). My favorite part of high school was spending time with my wonderful friends especially at school sporting events. My favorite memory of high school is getting a great education with wonderful teachers and being so proud to be a BCHS student. My favorite activities these days is playing any kind of board games, card games or word games especially with my kids. The most interesting experience I’ve had since leaving school was moving back to the family home I grew up in. I haven’t done it yet but I would like to travel in all of the states in the U.S. My message for classmates is “I hope you all have had a great 25 years since we were so young with so many goals and hopes for the future.”
Susie Walz Berry, 3805 Fresno Road, Brookfield, WI 53045, firstname.lastname@example.org: I am blessed with a wonderful husband, kids that are a delight, a job I enjoy and great family and friends. John and I have been married 19 years. We have two daughters. Katie is 15 and will be a sophomore at Brookfield East. Lizzie is 12 and will be a seventh grader at Pilgrim Park. John is an electrical engineer. He has his own business designing, manufacturing and selling respiratory medical electronics products. I am a full-time mom and work part-time at Elmbrook Church as a ministry assistant for our Couples Pastor. I also enjoy being involved at the girls’ schools, volunteering at church and being part of a weekly women’s Bible study group. John and I also serve as small group leaders for a premarital-classes, speak on marriage topics for workshops and plan special events for couples at church. As a family, we really enjoy spending time together traveling and doing all sorts of outdoor activities. I have many great memories of high school. I especially enjoyed having fun with friends, being on the cheerleading and Lancerette squads, toilet papering, pool hopping, working on floats for homecoming and decorations for dances. Over the years, God has brought me challenges to deepen my dependence on Him, encouragement to spur me on and wonderful family and friends for company as I journey along. I hope the same is true for you!
Susan Willett Van Aartsen (Randy), 15720 Brook Lane, Brookfield, WI 53005, email@example.com: My husband is Randy and we have four children. The names of our children are Reva (17), Daniel (15), Krista (13) and Josh (10). I’m a homemaker. I also do volunteer work as the technology advisor at Brookfield Christian School. My favorite part of high school was physics (ha, ha!), early release and Senior Banquet. My memories of high school include riding around in my VW, working at McDonalds and listening to Boston and Supertramp. These days I’m having fun watching my kids’ sports events (they have much more talent and determination than I did.) The most interesting experiences I’ve had since high school are raising four children, traveling on vacations and sending my children to Brookfield East High School.
Paul Williams (Patty), 2208 Avalon Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Willis (Mary), 18875 Black Forest Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045, email@example.com: I’m the production manager at Sta-brite Industries. I’m married to Mary Klubertanz, a fellow Class of 79 alumni. My favorite leisure time activities include repairing and modifying boats and boating.
This is a listing of classmate addresses and short bios that were collected at the 25-Year Reunion. This information is 15-years-old. A lot has changed since it was collected so please don’t expect the addresses or emails listed to be correct.
Steve Yelle (Kelly), 131 West Foxwood Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151, firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m a sales representative for Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals. I’ve been married for 17 years to my wife, Kelly and we have one child, Kayla (6). The best of high school was the friends I made. I haven’t had the chance yet but would enjoy the opportunity to travel internationally.
Annette Zacher Mondry (Victor), 5409 Ether Beach Road, Madison, WI 53713, email@example.com: My husband is Victor Allen Mondry. We have two children, Jordan (6) and Kaya (4). I work at American Family Insurance. My favorite part of high school is the friends I made. These days I enjoy playing with my two kids, traveling, bike riding, fishing, swimming and cooking. The most interesting experiences I’ve had since high school include: backpacking throughout Southeast Asia, Europe and North Africa; getting married and raising two children; getting my Ph.D., being in the coffee business; and my career in insurance. One thing that I haven’t done yet but would enjoy doing is traveling around the world with my family.
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