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•   Leslie Calvert (Frizzell)  3/3
•   Wes Hicks  3/3
•   Patricia Butcher (Dickson-Borajkiewicz)  3/7
•   Doris Meyer (McMullen)  3/8
•   Mike Hardy  3/10
•   Barbara Mooney (Evans)  3/10
•   Margaret Wilcox (Currie)  3/11
•   Suzi Denton (Merritt)  3/12
•   Joy Raney (Franks)  3/14
•   Charlie McGrew  3/18
•   Barbara Culpepper (Merrill)  3/22


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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 ≈


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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so sorry for your loss

Holding Connie Snow McCarty and family  in thought and prayers.  Connie's mother Goldie Ball passed away February 4, at the age of 95.

Goldie Ball


Goldie A. Ball, 95, of Eureka, passed away Sunday (Feb. 4, 2018) at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Miss.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Maurice Stribling officiating. Burial will follow at Atlanta Cemetery.

Goldie Alice Ball was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Peoria, the daughter of Arthur Merle and Letha May Snyder Ryan. She married Fred Snow of McLean in 1941. He preceded her in death. She later married Paul M. Ball. He also preceded her in death.

Goldie is survived by her children, Connie (Curt) McCarty, Peoria; William (Vickie) Ball, Oxford, Miss., James (Susan) Ball, Orlando, Fla.; and Robert Ball, Eureka; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; one daughter, Vyvyan L. Daughterty; two sisters; and two brothers.

Goldie was a 1941 graduate of Atlanta High School. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a Gold Star Widow/Wife (Fred Snow).

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 263 Auxiliary in Lincoln.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.


our deepest sympathy

Keeping Judy Sweeten Fowler and family in ouuuuuuuur thoughts and prays.  Jerry passed away February 1, 2018


Jerry Lee Fowler

Jerry Lee Fowler, 73 of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 1, 2018) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Per Jerry’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. The family has suggested for any memorials to be made to the American Diabetes Association. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry was born Oct. 24, 1944, in Bloomington, the son of Raymond Dwight and Ivagene “Gene” (Neal) Fowler. He married Judith Kay Sweetin on March 24, 1964, in Hudson.

Jerry is survived by his wife Judith and their children, Bethany (Jeffrey D.) Smith and Bradley Fowler, both of Bloomington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Duane Thackrey and Cherish (Matthew) Walsh; great-granddaughter, Sophie Walsh; and his brother, Larry Duane Fowler, Bloomington; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Gaylee Fowler; and a sister, Marilyn Fowler.

Jerry worked at State Farm, retiring in October 2000 after 30 years. He had a firm belief in the Christian faith and believed in giving to charitable organizations in need. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Condolences may be made to


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Keeping Mary Ann Gerike Richard and family in our thoughts and prayers.  Mary Ann's brother, Kenneth Gerike, passed away January 28, 2018.

Kenneth Gerike

On Sunday (Jan. 28, 2018) at the age of 68 years, God blessed Kenneth John Gerike of Columbia, Mo., with a holy death in Columbia, Mo., and he fell asleep in Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead.

Ken was born Feb. 25, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo., to Ernest and Vera Roschke Gerike. He was united in holy marriage to Darlene Doris Dobberstein on June 10, 1973, and they were blessed with 33 years of life together. God also blessed them with children, Kristin Gerike of Columbia, Mo.; Matthew Gerike of Williamsburg, Va.; Rachel Breeden of Jefferson City, Mo.; and Andrew Gerike of Omaha, Neb. Darlene preceded Ken in death on March 26, 2007.

Ken served as an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for 42 years with pastorates in Kendallville, Ind., and Columbia, Mo. He also served his church on circuit and district levels. He served his community through many years of involvement with Kiwanis, support of the Columbia Handbell Ensemble, and cheering on the Missouri women’s basketball team.

He is survived by his children; grandchildren, Corey Burton; Christopher Breeden; Elijah, Anastasia, Cecilia and Michael Gerike; son-in-law, Rob Breeden; daughter-in-law, Shayla Gerike; sister, Mary Ann Richard; brother, James (Gail) Gerike; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W. Rollins Road, Columbia, Mo. Visitation will also be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be Tuesday at Omro Cemetery, Omro, Wis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the care and education of his grandchildren, in care of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Christ be praised, He does all things well.

Keeping Vicki Wolrab Marvel and entire family in thoughs and prayer at this time of the loss of their Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.


Frances Wollrab

Frances Louise Helmer Wollrab, 97, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Friday (Jan. 12, 2018) with her family at her side. She had been at Heritage Health, Normal, since June 2017.

A celebration of life will be scheduled by her family at a later date.

Frances was born July 7, 1920, in Jackson, Tenn., to Adrian Edward and Ione Fite Helmer. She had two siblings who predeceased her, James Helmer and Elizabeth Helmer Clark. Her family moved to Piedmont, Calif., when she was very young, where she graduated from Piedmont High School and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She had many fond memories of her childhood that she often shared with her children and friends.

During World War II Fran met her husband, James Culver Wollrab, in San Francisco, Calif. They were married Oct. 19, 1943, in Bloomington. After his service in the U.S. Navy, they lived for two years in Champaign while he attended law school after which they moved back to Bloomington and raised six children together. Jim passed away Jan. 1, 1989.

Surviving are their children, James Wollrab Jr., Boulder, Colo.; Vicki (Don) Marvel, Eugene, Ore.; Fred (Deb) Wollrab, Bloomington; Wendy (Mark) Bardwell, Bloomington; John (Laurie) Wollrab, Normal; and Bill (Vera) Wollrab, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Anne Marvel Chrisman, Jason Marvel, Wendy Wollrab, Jamie Wollrab, Brandyn Wollrab, Tom Bardwell, John Bardwell, Alan Bardwell and Summer Wollrab; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Fran had many diverse interests and hobbies and was even a bit of an entrepreneur. She loved collecting antiques and owned a small antique shop for a brief time. She also had a small business called American Kraft that made the “Dolly Dress Rack” which was sold in Marshall Fields and local toy shops. She enjoyed reading and shared that love with her children. Over the years she enjoyed dabbling in art and photography, traveling with family and friends, volunteering at the Community Players Theater and sharing her cottage in Macatawa, Mich., and her home in Carmel Valley. Fran was able to make several trips to Europe using her membership with the international home exchange program. She truly enjoyed adventures which took her to the backroads and off the beaten path. One of her favorite travel adventures was with her husband when they traveled to Bloomington’s sister city in Asahikawa, Japan, as part of the sister city program. Fran was also a member of the Bloomington Art Association and the Antiquarian club for many years.

Frances can be remembered as generous and caring. After World War II, she and Jim sponsored a Russian prima ballerina and her family through the Refugee Relief Program. They assisted her in setting up a ballet program, beginning in their home and then moving her business to a studio in downtown Bloomington. One of her favorite verses of poetry was “help thy brother’s boat to cross and lo thy own shall reach the shore.” Thank you, Frannie.

Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Extending deepset sympathy to Dianne and Chris Mowrer.  Dianne's husband passed away Tuesday, January 9th.  Keeping Dianne and family in thoughts and prayers.

Lloyd Mowrer

Lloyd Mowrer age 72 of Bloomington, IL passed away at 1:58 AM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home, Chenoa, IL. His memorial service will 11:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Beck Memorial Home 209 E. Grove St. Bloomington, IL. Pastor Randie White will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL  Private inurnment will be at a later date at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Animal Protection League of Illinois PO Box 222, Bloomington IL 61702-0222

Lloyd was born July 14, 1945 in Bloomington, IL the son of Charles Edward and Helen Key Mowrer. He married Dianne Pumphrey on October 19, 1968 in at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his son, Christopher (Tami) Mowrer, Tolono, IL, 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Mowrer, Tolono, IL.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Charles and Alan Mowrer and a sister-in-law Katherine Mowrer.

Lloyd served in the US air Force during the Vietnam War from 1964-1968.

He was an Inventory Control Specialist for General Electric, Bloomington, IL and later worked at Redneck Trailer Supply, Bloomington. Lloyd enjoyed going to car shows, building computers and photography. He was an avid animal enthusiast.

Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at

Larry & Daliene Burke celebrated their 50th Anniversary December 16th.  Here is to many more.


Linda Yeast Lynch  -  Februay 1

Frncis Link Owen  -  February 6

Bonnie Koerner Stucky  -  February 7

Ron Bratcher  -  February 13

Jim Caraher  -  February 16

Phyllis Giese Dever Andrews  -  February 16

Ron Monkman  -  February 19

Gary McQuown  -  February  24

Mike Graybeal  -  February 26



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