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•   Betty Wiley (Sedgwick)  7/31
•   Mary White (Iwamiya)  6/23
•   Mike Hargesheimer  6/4
•   Ronnie Mapel  4/27
•   Don Ferguson  3/26
•   Barbara Stevens  2/1
•   Robert Bicket  2/1
•   Connie Snow (McCarty)  2/1
•   Barbara Culpepper (Merrill)  12/11
•   Linda Buttry (Roberts)  12/1
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•   Richard Lyle  9/29
•   Sara Brown (Miller)  10/2
•   Susan Jones (Amici)  10/5
•   David Perkins  10/9
•   Victor Jackson  10/10
•   Susan Robbins (Roth)  10/12
•   Betsy Harkes (Terrill)  10/18
•   Mike Hargesheimer  10/20
•   William McFarland  10/21
•   Warren Saunders  10/23
•   Linda Reeves (Dotson)  10/25
•   Bernice Baum (Walls)  10/26

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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

GREAT NEWS! Milan’s memorial gift from the BHS Class of ’63 totaled $1,500.00 $1,620.00! After many attempts over the past several months, I was finally able to make contact and meet in person with Greg Koos of the McLean County Historical Museum to present him with the funds we collected in Milan’s memory.

Greg suggested the money be used by the Museum to digitize City Directories and place them online for access by anyone who wants to do research. He said that Milan was constantly using the directories during the research projects he was asked to do as a volunteer at the museum. Many of the older directories are in poor shape and are very fragile so something has to be done to preserve these. The original thought was to have these refurbished; but with the COVID-19 restrictions and the museum being closed this has not been able to be done. Digitizing the directories and providing access to them through the museum’s web site will provide access to these valuable research records for everyone. I think Milan would agree and be pleased with this acknowledgement of his love for digging out the facts.

A huge thank you to the members of the BHS Class of ’63 for this wonderful gift in memory of Milan.

Sincerely, Phyllis

 

TURNING 75 TOGETHER

is coming.  Save the date

October 2nd - 3rd

2020

The Birthday Party has been postponed.

New date to be announced.

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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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    IN MEMORY  

Please take time to visit the "In Memory"  section.  It would be wonderful if you would add any personal stories about our classmates who have gone before us.  If you have dates, obituaries or information we may be missing we would be happy to add it.

 

 

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Lucerne Ortman Brienen  -  September 7

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Pam Gillemwater Nagel  -  September 9

Burkhardt Hoeper  -  September 17

Joella Folks  -  September 25

Richard Lyle  -  September 29


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Thoughts and Prayers go out to Don Frguson and his family.   Don's mother Ferne Ferguson passed away June 10th..
 
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Ferne R. Ferguson

APRIL 27, 1922 – JUNE 10, 2020

Ferne R. Ferguson, 98 of Bloomington passed away Wednesday June 10, 2020. She was born April 27, 1922 in Alpha, IA to William Thomas and Nine Eliza (Cummings) Richardson. She met Donald W. Ferguson when she was attending Upper Iowa University, they married April 9, 1943. After 50+ years of marriage he preceded her in death November 8, 1995. Ferne is survived by her son Donald W. (Donna) Ferguson Jr.; granddaughters Alyssa (Mark) Louagie, Erin (Anthony) Frey; great-granddaughters Kate and Claire Louagie, Hailey and Mia Frey all of the Cincinnati, OH area. She was preceded in death by her daughters Nina Ruth Ferguson, and Donna Simms; brother James Richardson; sisters Alice Cooney, Faye Pierce, Ruvie Mahler, and twin sister Florence Wesselius. Ferne and Don moved to Bloomington in 1953 when Don became City Engineer, he retired after 3 decades. Their second child and first daughter was born with a heart defect and Ferne cared for her until her death at age 4. While raising her children she was heavily involved in her children’s school and church activities. Ferne and Don were a rock and a blessing in the lives of her twin sister’s nine children following the death of their father in a car accident. After raising her children, Ferne was involved in the BroMenn Hospital Gift Shop for 20 years becoming manager and buyer. She was an active member of Lakeside Country Club and Wesley United Methodist Church, including president of women’s society. She was a member of several bridge clubs and enjoyed playing into the last year of her life. She cared for her mother who lived with her for the last 10 years of her life. Ferne moved to Westminster Village in the summer of 2008 following the death of her 2nd daughter. Ferne made a point of finding the good in everyone she met and every situation she faced. She believed that complaining accomplished nothing. She was blessing to everyone who knew her. Donations can be made in her name to the Westminster Village Employees’ Christmas Fund. 2025 E. Lincoln St. Bloomington IL. 61701.


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Heartfelt sympathy to Betsy Harkes Terrel and family.  Betsy's mother, Ada Harkes passed May 28th at the age of 98 and 3/4th.

 

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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