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•   Doug Schyck  10/31
•   Diane Johnson (Klimas)  9/17
•   Miles Allen Jr  8/14
•   Nikki Gedeon (Black)  6/20
•   Danna Wolke (Bowersox)  6/17
•   Judy Curtis (Jones)  6/16
•   Penelope Beireis (Miller)  6/16
•   Bob Polley  4/15
•   Roger Hamilton  3/25
•   Paul Voorheis  3/24
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5 live in Arizona
3 live in California
3 live in Colorado
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16 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Maryland
96 live in Michigan
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3 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
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1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
4 live in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
1 lives in Virginia
2 live in Washington
2 live in Wisconsin
91 location unknown
48 are deceased


•   Doug Schyck  11/1
•   Kent Nicholson  11/3
•   Joe Krejci  11/14
•   Mike Fehniger  11/21
•   Beth Spikes (McKaig)  11/26
•   John Gajda  11/29


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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 36.5%

A:   91   Joined
B:   158   Not Joined

Lee M Thurston High School
Class Of 1962

Just a reminder that if you are coming to the Wednesday, October 8 luncheon at Baker's of Milford at 11:30am, please let me know by tomorrow so I can give Baker's a head count.

Also Karan Schneider Blakslee has asked if anyone is interested in going to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids on Thursday, October 9. If you are, please contact Karan at

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Nikki or 810-750-4189

Another THS Class of '62 luncheon planned!

Date: October 8, 2014

Time:  11:30 am

Location:  Baker's of Milford (2025 S Milford Rd, about 3 miles north of I-96)

Connie Johnson Hurn, Kathy Johnsen Best, Shonie deVries Schafer have already confirmed that they will be there.  Please let Nikki Gedeon Black know if you can join us at 810-750-4189 or at by October 6 to help with the final count.  We hope you can make it!

From Connie Johnson Hurn regarding the book she co-authored:


The Gift Is You is available for purchase on AMAZON today! Order your copy or buy it as a gift for someone else, while inventory lasts!!!

(All proceeds go to the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission and Laban Ministries International.)

On a summer day in 2001, accomplished OB/GYN physician David Wolf indulged in his passionate hobby, adult go-kart racing. During a race David swerved his go-kart and slammed into a concrete retaining wall. Within minutes an ambulance rushed him to the nearest hospital.

So began David’s adventure with God to overcome adversity. His inspiring story reveals how faith, prayer, friendship, and God’s sovereign care provides assurance and hope for a life that makes a difference.

Writing this book with Dr. Wolf has been an amazing journey.  I hope you enjoy reading it.


Connie Johnson Hurn 

The First Annual Betty Cullen Stankoff Memorial Outing and Dinner was held on August 7th at the Hickory Creek Golf Club. and was a great success.  Twenty golfers showed up for a great golf scramble, and the weather was beautiful!  We had about 42 at dinner, including 14 of Betty's family members. 

The prizes for golf included the men's longest drive which went to Todd Sims, ( Betty's nephew)  and ladies longest drive, which was won by Jeanni McAbee (a friend of Sue and Betty).  The closest to the pin prizes were won by Gary Schafer (Shonie's husband), Roger Hamilton and Joyce Sullivan (Betty's friend).  The winning scramble team was Doug Coburn, Jeanni McAbee, Sue (Hughes) Morman and Myron Serbay.

Everyone agreed that we should make this an annual event, so mark your calendars for August 2015 and come and join us to honor the memory of Betty Cullen.  Thanks to all who attended this year!


Some exciting news from Shonie for those of you interested in buying a copy of her Shutterfly reunion book!  Shonie did a great job creating the book from all our reunion pictures! Here is how to get your copy from Shonie:

"Great News!  I was able to purchase eight more Shutterfly Reunion Books (7" x 9" soft cover) for only $27.00.  I can mail them out to any Alumni that may want one for $32.00 which includes the mailing.  I have two left from previous order for a total of 10 available for purchase.  It will be on a first come first served basis.  After that if there is still more interest, I will be able to order more when Shutterfly offers additional discounts.  This is usually every other week or so. 
You can send your checks to me at:  
Shonie Schafer, 16049 Fairlane Dr., Livonia, MI 48154
Be sure to include your correct mailing address so I can get the book to you!"




Attention All Thurston Class of '62 Classmates and Friends!


A golf and dinner outing is being planned for Thursday, August 7th at Hickory Creek Golf Course, which is located at Ford Rd. and Napier, just west of Canton.

Golfers should arrive at 11:30 am for a 12:00 noon start time.  Afterwards, socializing begins around 4:30 followed by dinner around 5:30 in the clubhouse.  The cost for golf will be $35.00 per person.  Remember that classmates, relatives and friends can come for golf and/or dinner only!

Send your checks for golf to Susan Hughes Morman, 48672 Chambury Ct., Plymouth, MI 48170 by July 14th.  Please call Sue at (734) 414-9941, or email her at to let her know if you will be golfing or attending the dinner.

As many of you know, Betty was an avid and excellent golfer, so we hope many people will attend this first Memorial outing in honor of our dear, wonderful friend and classmate, 

Betty Cullen Stankoff.   



Here are the arrangements for Betty's visitation and funeral from her family.  We are still planning to have the luncheon on Wednesday at the Brighton Bar & Grill at 11:30 AM to have a time to grieve together as well as to celebrate Betty's wonderful life.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have to share the news of the passing of beloved Betty - wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and great friend to many. Sadly, Betty suffered a severe stroke from which she was unable to recover. She passed peacefully on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Santeiu and Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. Garden City, MI
Tuesday June 17: 2-8pm
Wednesday June 18: 12-8pm

Thursday June 19: St. Theodore Catholic Church 8200 N. Wayne Rd. Westland, MI
In State at 10:30am
Mass at 11:00 am

-The Stankoff Family

Luncheon announcement from Shonie:

We are planning our next Class of '62 Reunion Luncheon for Wednesday, June 18th at Brighton Bar and Grill at 11:30 a.m.  Hopefully there is enough time to put this on your calendar and plan on joining us.   Please spread the word to any classmates that you are in contact with.  We hope to have a great turn out. 

Brighton Bar and Grill is located at 400 Main St., Brighton, MI 48ll6, Phone (810) 229-4115.

Please RSVP  to Shonie Schafer, 734 464-2410 or so we have an idea of how many to expect.

Those of you who have attended know how much fun it is sharing memories of the past and catching up with old friends.  Hopefully some new alumni and spouses will join us.  Look forward to seeing all of you.


Another mini-reunion lunch gathering is coming up!

Our next Class of '62 lunch gathering will be on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Macaroni Grill (39300 7 Mile Rd, east of Haggarty on the north side of 7 Mile).  Connie Johnson Hurns and Kathy Johnsen Best are some of our classmates who couldn't make the 50th but plan to be with us this time.

Please RSVP to Shonie Schafer at by March 25 so we can give the restaurant a count.

Hope to see you there!

From:  Malori Torey

Hello, my name is Malori Torey. I was awarded The Thurston Class of 1962 Scholarship in June. I am so sorry it's taken so long to thank you guys but it was hard to find a way to contact you. I just wanted to say thank you for the scholarship! I have no idea why or how I got it but I appreciate it so much! I am currently attending Schoolcraft College and I did very well this past semester; the money is currently going for my books. A lot of my family had attended Thurston - Diane, Roger, Ruth, and my mother Barb Campbell - so I am very proud to have graduated from the same school as they did. I hope everyone had a great and safe Holiday and got to spend it with their loved ones! Again Thank You So Much!

~Malori Torey, Class of 2013

Our THS website will continue for another year.  It's been great to have a way to keep in touch.  Thanks to a Class Creator promotion, we were able to get the website for another year for $83.

Class Creator has created a brand new Classmate Profiles format that it feels is more dynamic and engaging.  We hope you'll enjoy it.

Here is the information that Class Creator sent us:

Log into the site and click your "Edit Profile" link to see the changes. You can now do some new things like:

  1. Upload a "Then" photo of how you looked in your high school years.
  2. Upload a "Now" photo showing what you look like today. It's interesting seeing the Then & Now photos side by side.
  3. Upload a "Yearbook" photo (if one has not already been provided)
  4. Click the photo gallery icon in the upper right to add more Profile photos. It's now faster and easier to add any photos you want.
  5. Click the videos tab then paste in a video link, such as a Youtube video link (just copy the web address of the video from your browser's address bar). Voila, the video has been added to your Profile!
  6. Quickly toggle back and forth from Profile Edit view to Profile Preview view by clicking the button at the top of your Profile.

The Profile display now includes 2 new engaging features:

  1. Classmates can make comments on various items throughout your Profile. Give it a look! If you prefer others not comment on your Profile items you can remove the ability to comment by clicking Edit Profile and turning off the Comments feature.
  2. A "Latest Interactions" section is now included. This is an aggregation of interactions you have made around the web site. Note this new section is not displaying behavioral tracking. For instance where you go and what you do on the site is private and not listed here. Latest Interactions only displays an aggregation of interactions already available on other areas of the web site.

Please log into the web site and take a look at both your Profile Edit screen and the Profile Display. We hope you enjoy these great new features!

Hi all--

As of today, September 25, 2013, there are 74 days left on this website subscription.  If you feel it has outlasted its usefulness, please let us know.  Our thought was that we would use it to keep in touch in these post-reunion days and to announce our upcoming activities.  Is it worth the $97/year to do that?  Your input would be great appreciated!

Once all the reunion expenses were paid, our class had $500 left.  The money has now been sent to Thurston on behalf of the Thurston High School Class of 1962 for a scholarship to any deserving student regardless of grade point. Thank you for your part in helping a student with some future educational expenses! 



Our 50th high school reunion was fantastic!

The fun began on Friday, September 7 with a golf outing organized by Betty Cullen Stankoff and Sue Hughes Morman at St John's in Plymouth that included 18 holes of golf, cart and prizes.  Two teams tied for first place:  Jim Carothers, Betty Cullen Stankoff, Doug Coburn, and Ed Dahlka were on one winning team, and Bob and Michele Curtis and Mary Armstrong Scott and Joe Scott were on the other winning team.  Coming in second was the team of Sue Hughes Morman, Kent Garbin, Bob Livingston (Donna Shereda Livingston's husband), and Betty's friend Jeanne McAbee.  The longest drive awards went to Myron Serbay and Michele Curtis, while the closest to the pin awards went to Bob Livingston and Doug Coburn.

5:30 p.m. Friday began the Meet & Greet in the atrium of the Embassy Suites of Livonia.  Many of us hadn't seen each other in 50 years, but any signs of aging quickly disappeared as the stories of our youth brought out the same personalities we knew and loved and filled the atrium with laughter!  We also found that many of us had experienced similar ups and downs in life and shared our tales of survival.  Retired teachers Coach Don and Barb Riehl joined us with their own stories about our class and those around ours.  Don is now the published author of a book entitled The Legends of Starvation Lake

Saturday, September 8 we met at Thurston at 10:30 a.m. for a tour of the high school.  Once our tour guide appeared (a glitch at the THS end of the planning!), we had a great tour of the school.  There were a lot of conversations about what the school looked like when we were there compared to what we were seeing!  Because of an $8 million renovation bond, "state-of-the-art" are the words that probably best fit the new auditorium, TV-video studio, another gym, large weight room, just to name a few!  Numerous computer labs were certainly not there in 1962!  Probably the most remarkable and funniest part of the tour happened when Shonie deVries Schafer went to her locker, remembered the combination, and opened her locker 50 years after she last used it!  Check out the picture in the Picture Gallery! 

Saturday evening the Dinner/Dance at the Embassy Suites was fantastic!  At the registration table, we received our reunion booklets, a CD with songs of the '60's from Danna Woelke Bowersox, and our name tags with -- thankfully -- our yearbook pictures on them so we could recognize each other!  Then it was on to more conversation during the cocktail hour.  During a delicious buffet the DJ played the old hits and then ramped it up after dinner.  The dance floor was filled with light-hearted dancers.  Our retired teacher Barb Riehl taught us the Cupid Shuffle and kept the momentum going!

We all had so much fun that we really didn't want it to end.  Since we didn't want to lose touch again, we decided to have mini-reunions in the months and years ahead for anyone who can make them.  We're going to renew this website for at least another year to keep everyone updated about the future events.  We'll announce the time and place and look forward to seeing you!  If you have any ideas on a fun way to get together, please let us know, too.  We hope you will join in the conversation, too, and make this site a means of communication, funny stories, and updates.