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•   Mike Howard  7/4
•   Barbara Culpepper (Merrill)  5/30
•   Mary White (Iwamiya)  5/18
•   Don Ferguson  4/17
•   Gloria Erickson (McKittrick)  2/15
•   Robert E. Handley  1/13
•   Charlie McGrew  12/4
•   George Morrow  11/17
•   Kara Lynne Knight (Schmitt)  10/21
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•   Kent Simons  7/22
•   Sharon Doss (Gray)  7/28
•   Richard Ratcliffe  7/28
•   Linda Buttry (Roberts)  8/1
•   Miriam Williams (Schreiber)  8/1
•   Dave Salch  8/2
•   Michael Bennington  8/7
•   Sharon Ray (Knott)  8/7
•   Harlan Greeneberg  8/8
•   Milan Jackson  8/9
•   Kerry Meyer  8/11
•   Frank Grey  8/16

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Bloomington High School
Class Of 1963

 

 
"Truly great friends are hard to find,

difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."


                               ≈G. Randolf ≈

 

 

55th Class Reunion

September 15, 2018

Center front-Shirley Stumm Drobnak 

The five behind Shirl left to right are Corlyne Lane Greene, Don Alsman, Louie Saunier, Betsy Harkes Terrill, and Kay Brook. 

The third row back left to right are Jeannette Butler Litherland, Pam Gillenwater Nagel, Joy Raney Franks, Joella Folks, Tim Calhoun, Vivian Toddhunter. 

Fourth row are Milan Jackson, Margaret Wilcox Currie, Kara Lynne Knight Schmitt, Loretta Feezor Terven, Dianne Pumphrey Mowrer, Bob Dierkes, and Glenn Haney. 

Fifth row are Bob Handley,  Betty BJ Nutt, Linda Reeves Dotson, Ron Maple, Arlene Prochnow Spector, Jim Jacobs, Char Lanham Clark, Sharon Ray Knott, Darlina Liska Wright, Frances Link Owen, Charlie McGrew 

Sixth row are Bob Berry, Mike Thomas, Ron Bratcher, Charlie Crowe, Norm Shaw, Leslie Calvert Frizzell, Don Ferguson, Phyllis Giese Devers Andrews, Suzie Gross Kiesewetter, Holly Harris Anderson, Mike Hardy, Mike Howard 

Back row are Carroll Lane, Mike Fonger, Joe Baker, Terry Mack, Steve White, Linda Buttry Roberts, Ron Brownfield, Paul Dillow, Dave Salch, Larry Burke, Dave Perkins, Dave Smith, Ron Monkman, George Danielson. 

 

 

50th Class Reunion
September 28, 2013

 

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Row 1

 

Mary Selk, Jan Whitman, Kay Burris, Donna Gordon, Denny Feicke, Louis Saunier, Harlan Greeneberg, Don Alsman, Ron Monkman, Ron Brownfield, Ron Maple, Tim Calhoun, Mike Chrisman, Dave Perkins, Mike Hardy, Ron Steege, Glenn Haney, Hobby Beich.

 

Row 2:

Betty Nutt, Larry Burke, Bonnie Koerner, Charlie McGrew, Pat Butcher, Vivian Todhunter, Betsy Harkes, Kara Lynne Knight, Kerry Meyer, Tim Hanes, Mike Hargesheimer, Mike Graybeal, Ed Brown, Leslie Calvert, Bob Lehmann, Jim Jacobs, Darlina Lishka, Sandy Martin, Rob Bicket.

 

Row 3:

Rollie James, Jim Bowers, Linda Reeves, Char Poorman, Rita Holly Harris, Loretta Feezor, Dianne Pumphrey, Mickey Goetsch, Pam Gillenwater, Jeannette Butler, Paul Dillow, Arlene Prochnow, Charlie Crowe, Bob Berry, Don Wheeler, Bob Dierkes, Sue Robbins, Doris Meyer, Kay Brook, Terry Mack, Bob Hull, Dave Mayfieldl

 

Row 4:

Milan Jackson, Suzi Gross, Warren Saunders, Sue Dillingham, Barb Mooney, Kath Woosley, Joella Folks, Jan Hoffman, Mary Jean White, Linda Buttry, Sharon Ray, Steve White, Linda Yeast, Jan Russell, Sue Myers, Shirl Stumm, Joy Raney, Gloria Erickson, Frances Link, William Becker, Joe Baker, Mike Fonger.

 

Back Row:

Gary McQuown, Don Ferguson, Kent Simons, Mike Howard, Phyllis Giese, Dave Smith, Burkhardt Hoeper, Bob Handley, Randy Lloyd, Carl Sneed, Carroll Lane, Ed Burwitz, Rich Rustemeyer, George Danielson, Dave Williams, Mike Thomas, Dave Salch, Steve Davenport, Ron Bratcher.

 

 

 

 

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Mini Reunion

July 18, 2009

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Kneeling: Carol Ring, Ron Brownfield, Tim Calhoun, Janet Whiteman (Brokaw), Mike Chrisman, Mike Hardy, Louis Saunier, Norm Shaw.
 
Row 2: Barbara Mooney (Evans), Leslie Calvert (Frizzell), Betsy Bates (Birckelbaw), Sandra Martin (Edwards), Betsy Harkes (Terrill),  Shirley Stumm (Drobnak),  Kathy Woosley (Hoyland), Sharon Ray (Knott), Suzie Gross (Kiesewetter).
 
 
Row 4: Susie Buckler (Carnahan), Char Poorman (Miller), Donald Ferguson, Carroll Lane, Mike Thomas, Randy Lloyd, Milan Jackson, Ed Burwitz, Dave Nuckels, Charlie Crowe, Bob Hull. Dave Smith is behind the camera.
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

JULY BIRTHDAYS

VivianToddhunter  -  July 3

Bob Dierkes  -  Ju;y 8

Jon Weber July 9

Don Penn  -  July 10

Bob Almgreen  -  July 13

Donna Battles Keoen  -  July 13

Charles Crow  -  July 13

Kent Simons  -  July 22

Sharon Doss Gray  -  July 28

Richard Ratcliffe  -  July 28

Extending deepest Sympathy To Don Rohde's family.  Don passed away Monday June 24.




Donald Rohde

PEKIN - Donald Lee Rohde, 74, of Pekin passed away at 9:48 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. 
Donald was born on November 14, 1944, in Bloomington, IL, to Herman and Elizabeth (Winkelmann) Rohde.
He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother-in-law, William Hertter. 
Surviving are his beloved high school sweetheart, Judith (Alvey) Rohde of Washington; his daughter, Michelle (James) Hawkins of Pekin; his son, Michael (Angela) Rohde of Marquette Heights; and 10 grandchildren. Donald is also survived by two sisters, Carol Hertter of Charlotte and Margo (Leon) Boline of Normal. 
He was the Pastor at Open Bible Church in Hopedale, IL, until his retirement.
Donald was an Army National Guard veteran. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home. Pastor Randy Hall will officiate. Visitation will be Friday evening, June 28, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Woodrow Cemetery in South Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home.
To view Donald's memorial page or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.





















 

Thoughts and Prayers to the family of Edward Harn - Band director.


Edward Harn

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — Edward T. Harn, 97, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., died at 8:58 p.m. June 5, 2019 at the New Mexico State Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Murphysboro.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; his sister, Anna Marie Harn; his daughter, Diane Harn Moore; his son, Charles Edward; his daughter, Laura Kilby Blaes; grandsons, Tony Atty and Zachary Harn; and several great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1939. From 1942-1945, he served in the Army during World War II, achieving the rank of sergeant and earning three Battle Stars. He resumed his studies at Southern Illinois University, earning a B.S. in music and an M.S. in educational administration. He also studied at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago.

He went on to work as music supervisor in the Murphysboro Public Schools from 1946-1955. From 1955-1961, he worked as coordinator of music in the Bloomington public schools.

In 1959, he founded the School Band of America-School Chorus of America, thus leaving a legacy that far exceeds the number of years he spent on earth. From 1960 to 1975, Mr. Harn gathered a group of exceptional musicians aged 15-22 from throughout the country. They performed in Europe to enthusiastic crowds where they were repeatedly invited to return; their music was expected to be exemplary, and it did not disappoint.

He particularly admired John Philip Sousa; “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” were his signature performance pieces. Those who participated in the SBA-SCA experience continue to speak of the profound impact it had on their lives.

His burial arrangements were handled by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Truth or Consequences, N.M. He is interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts and prays go out to Kim DeVary's family.  Kim is the daughter of Steve DeVary.  Both of Steve's daughters are gone much to soon.  Kim left three children.

 

 

Kimberly DeVary

 

BLOOMINGTON — Kimberly Ann DeVary, 37, of Bloomington, passed away at 11 a.m. Monday (May 27, 2019) at her residence.

A memorial service for Kim will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at 111 E. Monroe St., Bloomington, with a time to celebrate her life beginning at 3 p.m.

She was born Nov. 18,1981, in Bloomington, the daughter of Steven DeVary and Karen Kraft-Sparks.

Kimberly is survived by her mother, Karen Kraft-Sparks, Bloomington; her children, Taylor A. Simpson, Cheyenne R. Simpson and Colin S. Simpson, Bloomington; two sisters, Kelli (Steve) Graham and Dawn (Jimmy) Clark; two brothers, Dale (Kim) Anderson and David Wallerstein; one aunt, Linda (Morrie) DeVary Judd; two nieces, Mckenzie Clark and Shaniah Anderson; and also surviving is her beloved dog, Maliki.

She was preceded in death by her father, Steven DeVary; sister, Kristi L. Buckler; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Kim was a bright light in this world. She was a devoted mother and daughter and loved her family more than anything. To know her was to love her instantly. Kim was always there for her friends and family and would give anyone the shirt off her back.

The family suggests memorials be made to Kimberly's children, Taylor, Cheyenne and Colin. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.

I'm a little late, but wanted to express a big thank you to the 55th Reunion Committee for all of your efforts! It was fun to see everyone in attendance. The location, food and decorations were great! Thanks again for the time you spend to make our reunion so memorable!

REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM

I have added a link below that is automatically configured to use as a "Refer a Friend" program.  Not only is the Class Creator site used for high school classes, but for families and any group that may benefit. If we refer someone to the site and they sign up for Class Creator, a $50 check will be sent to US!!  This is a great way to earn a little extra money and try to keep our cost down for reunions. If you know anyone that could use the service please pass along the information. To receive credit they must use the link below. If they need assistance please use the "Contact Us" button



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