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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 ≈

Milan Jackson

The class committee is collecting money for McLean County History Museum in downtown Bloomington, in memory of Milan Jackson. 

If you would like to donate to this fund for Milan.  Make checks out to:   BHS Class of 1963.

In care of:  Phillis Giese Dever Andrews

                 1207 Newcastle

                  Bloomington, Illinois   61704

This collection will end on March 31, 2020

Thanks for your donation.

Ron Brownfield, Treasure



is coming.  Save the date

October 2nd - 3rd


The Birthday Party has been postponed.

New date to be announced.




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.





 To Attention New Users:  Please see the First Website Visit tab to your left.  This will explain how to register and download pictures.










STOP - DON'T HIDE:  If you didn't fill out your profile yet what are you waiting for?  . To gain access to all the features of our website you need to create your profile and your own personal password. It's easy, free and secure. (See "Web Site FAQ's")

1) Simply look at the top of the list in the left column and click on "Classmate Profiles". Find your name, click on it, and follow the prompts. 

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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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May Birthdays

Norm Shaw  -  May 2
Karen Friedman  -  May 3
Jane Mabry Cuplin  -  May 6
Glenn Haney  -  May 8

Dianne Pumphrey Mowrer  -  May12
Don Alsman  -  May15
Gloria Erickson McKittrick  -  May 15

Char Pooorman Miller  -  May 15
Bob Handley  -  May 23
Tom Rockwell  -  May 23
Mike Thomas  -  May 23
Corlyne Lane Shull Greene  -  May 24
Carroll Lane  -  May 26
Mickey Goetsch Goff  -  May 27
Paul Hellwig  -  May 27
Kay Brook  -  May 28
Ronnie Mapel  -  May 28
Carol M. Ring  -  May 28


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Thoughts and prayers go out to Billie, Jessica and family  Milan made his journey home Christmas Eve.

"God bless the family".  You will be missed my friend and right arm.


Milan Sidney Jackson

Milan Sidney Jackson, 74, passed away peacefully December 24, 2019, at Advocate-BroMenn Hospice surrounded by his family.
Milan was born in Bloomington, Illinois, on August 9, 1945, to Robert Sidney Jackson and Juanita Regan Jackson at Mennonite Hospital, the last of four surviving children. He married Billie Ruth O'Daniel on October 8, 1977, and they had one daughter, Jessica Sydney and one son, Scott Andrew. Milan is survived by his wife and daughter, three siblings - Jerry (Suzanne) Jackson of Peoria, Judy (David) Peavler and Alice Kay Jackson of Normal, and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Scott Andrew Jackson, two infant siblings, and his parents.
Milan graduated from Bloomington High School in 1963 and was a driving force behind his class's 50th reunion in 2013. He was a well-respected member of the school choir under Miss Mary Selk and performed in several tribute concerts for her over the years. Upon graduating high school, he joined the Army National Guard of Illinois and served his country in that capacity until 1971. He had a long and productive career in auto parts distribution around Central Illinois until his retirement in 2007.
An avid golfer his entire life, Milan could be found at Highland Park Golf Course every weekend. He spent many of his retired days as a loyal volunteer at the McLean County Museum of History, assisting patrons in the library and archives and providing background research for a number of museum publications and projects. Despite spending his entire life in Bloomington-Normal, Milan was forever a fan of the Dodgers - in Brooklyn and Los Angeles - and spent much of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s trying to capture a little of that magic for himself as a catcher and manager in local softball leagues. The Chicago Cubs and, since 2005, the Washington Nationals were second and third in his heart, and he thoroughly enjoyed the historic World Series runs in 2016 and 2019. His hope for another winning season for the Chicago Bears never flagged, though it continued to take a beating for too many years in a row. Maybe 2020 will be the winning year for both his teams.
His family and friends were always his highest priorities in life. His warm love and friendship will be greatly missed by his entire family and by many in the community.
The Jackson family thanks Dr. Pramern Sriratana and his teams at the Community Cancer Center and Advocate-BroMenn Hospice for their zealous and compassionate care during Milan's final illness.
The family will hold a service at Calvert Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at 11 AM. Reverend Matt Horine will officiate. There will be a visitation from 5-7 PM Monday December 30, 2019, at the Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center and McLean County Museum of History.

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Thoughts and prayers to Paulette Robbins Marquardt and family.  Bill passed away March 23, 2020 in Florida.

Bill Marquardt

BLOOMINGTON — Billy Joe Marquardt, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Bloomington-Normal, passed away March 23, 2020, at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

Bill was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Bloomington-Normal. He graduated from Bloomington High School and Eastern Illinois University.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Paulette; daughter, Tina (Dave) Meyer; son, Derek Marquardt (Jerry); grandchildren, Kala (Josh) Ward and Brooke Witzig (Jesse); three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Kerfoot (nephew, Rick) and Donna Taylor; brothers, Donny Marquardt and Charlie Johnson.

He was a teacher and a homebuilder, loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and best friend for many.

From 1967 to 2003, Bill was a successful wrestling coach and official, but officiating became one of his greatest passions. In 2006 they honored him with the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award and inducted him into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Bill harbored the desire to “give back” to the sport he embraced and enjoyed being a part of for most of his life. Therefore, the family would be thrilled if instead of flowers you kindly donated to the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association ( Your donation will help sponsor important wrestling programs in Bill's name. We set up a memorial with and search for Bill Marquardt to donate or

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!


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