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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 ≈

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BHS CLASS OF '63

60TH REUNION

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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.

 

 

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

Extending Sympathy to Pam Gillenwater Nagel and family on the passing of Pam"s husband Jimmy.

 

 

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Jimmy D. Nagel

September 20, 1943 — January 24, 2024

Jimmy D. Nagel

Bloomington - Jimmy D. Nagel, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington and also from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024 at the church prior to his funeral service, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Chuck Bahn and Pastor David McBurney officiating. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington where military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard of which he was a member. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Jimmy was born on September 20, 1943, in Colfax, a son to Melvin and Maxine (Williams) Nagel. He married Pamela J. (Gillenwater) Nagel on April 5, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington, she survives in Bloomington. 

Also surviving are his son, Chad (Natalia) Nagel of Florida; daughter, Shaunna (Billy) Wuczynski of Park Ridge, Illinois; and grandchildren, Shane Wuczynski, Cooper Wuczynski, Avery Nagel, Dylan Nagel, Ethan Nagel, and Olivia Nagel.  Both his parents and a brother, Bobby preceded him in death. 

Jimmy served his country during the Vietnam War, first with the United States Army and would later serve as a member of the United States Air Force. He served two tours of dedicated service to his country. 

Upon returning from active service, he began his law enforcement career with the Illinois State University Police Department, retiring in 2000. While with ISU, he proudly protected life, property, and all those who called ISU their home and place of work. After retirement, for several years he continued his service as a security officer for Jewel-Osco stores, primarily at the Oakland Avenue location in Bloomington. Jimmy was a proud member for 31 years of the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard and helped provide military rites to his fellow veterans upon their death with a lasting tribute for their families.

Jimmy did not know a stranger and served the public by providing his service above himself and always with a great attitude. He was a family man who loved his God, his family, and his country. He will be missed but remembered for his service and respect for his fellow man.

 

 

Extending thoughts. prayers and sympathy to Joy Rainy Franks and family on the passimg of her  husband, Cary Franks, who was in the class of 1962.

Cary Douglas Franks

1944 - 2023

Cary Douglas Franks obituary, 1944-2023, Springfield, IL

Cary Douglas Franks, 79, of Sherman, died Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at his home. He was born in Chicago, the son of Charles Gibson Franks and Sara Jane (Irwin) Franks. He married Joy Raney Franks February 3, 1968 in Bloomington.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Franks of Sherman and their children Catherine Franks (partner Chad Tengler) of Springfield; Chad Franks of Springfield and his children Carson and Chloe Franks; and Collin (Valarie) Franks of Lacon, IL and their children Cole and Caleb Franks, and Branden, Travis, Eric, and Joshua Kennedy, three great-grandchildren, and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, and his brothers, Clifford and Charles Franks.

Cary served in the US Naval Reserves of which he was on active duty for two years serving on a destroyer during the Viet Nam War.

Cary grew up in Wheaton and lettered in wrestling and won his district wrestling match while attending Bloomington High School. He was a drummer throughout his life. He taught swimming, lifesaving, and diving at the Four Seasons Club in Bloomington while attending college. He taught sailing at Evergreen Lake in McLean County, and while Director of the McLean County Red Cross he represented the Red Cross as a member of the Bloomington Rotary Club.

In 1977 the family moved to Sherman and Cary began working as an auditor for the State of IL. He held Chapter offices with the Springfield Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Upon retiring from the State, Cary contracted with the Peoria County Auditor and after a few years in that position he retired from the County.

In 1991 Cary and Joy assisted in establishing the Sherman - Williamsville Kiwanis Club and were members until their retirements.

Cary was a graduate of Bloomington High School, IL State University in Normal, and received his Master's Degree in MIS from UIS in Springfield.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3 from 10:30 to 12:30 with the funeral at 12:30 at the Staab Funeral Home in Sherman followed by services at Camp Butler.

Published by The Pantagraph from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2024.

Deepest Sympathy to Holly Harris Anderson and family.  Holly's son passed away Christmas Day.

 

Erik Keene Anderson

Erik Keene Anderson

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10/14/1971 - 12/25/2023

Service Date: 01/13/2024

Service Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

Erik K. Anderson was born on Oct. 14, 1971, in Normal, Illinois. He passed away on Dec. 25, 2023, in Goodyear, Arizona due to complications following a stroke. He married Audra on May 1, 1999, and lived life to the fullest for nearly 25 years of wedded bliss. Their three children, Evan, Elizabeth, and Patrick, will best remember their father for telling “Dad” jokes, being a great listener and sharing long-winded, encouraging talks. He loved each of them for their individuality and bright potential.

Having never met a stranger, Erik could talk to anyone. He always had a story to share, a joke to pass on and a patient and attentive ear for whomever needed it. Of the many activities he enjoyed, playing tennis topped his list; he played regularly and with gusto. His extensive tennis family includes friends spanning from Illinois to Arizona. He worked at State Farm Insurance Company for almost 12 years, where he considered every day an opportunity for improvement. His most recent role was as a technology analyst in the Enterprise Technology Department. While at work, Erik collected friends and mentors as easily as he did on the tennis court.

Relocating the family from Illinois to Arizona at the beginning of the pandemic, he embraced his new home state. He spent hours arranging trips for the family to see Antelope Canyon, Imperial Sand Dunes, and all points in between. Many Sunday afternoon adventures involved hiking county and state parks while getting lost and discovering new trails. Erik loved live music and he was always looking forward to the next great concert. At home, he created a wall full of framed concert posters highlighting all the venues and bands he had taken the family to see.

Erik is survived by his wife, Audra, and their children, Evan, Elizabeth and Patrick; his mother, Holly Anderson; parents-in-law, Tom and Meredith Lovelass; brother-in-law, Justin Nix; brother-in-law John Lovelass, his wife Jennifer, and their children Henry, Jack and Oliver; sister-in-law Stefanie Davis, her husband John, and their daughter Eva; parents-in-law, Terry and Marsha Anderson; brother-in-law, Matthew, his wife Mary, and their children Grace, James and Abigail; sister-in-law Molly Walls, her partner Jason and their daughters, Addison and Hadley, as well as numerous friends.  He is preceded in death by his son, Sean; sister-in-law, Kate Nix; and father, Gary. Erik was unconditionally loved and will be deeply missed. Our memories of him will be cherished forever.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Gilbert Memorial Park. A livestream link will be available at the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to an educational fund for the Anderson children.

Please click on the below link to View Service:

https://www.viewlogies.net/gilbert-memorial-park/fBapt82gO?pin=117974

 

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

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

 

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!

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