Karin Ekholm Fisch

Profile Updated: July 11, 2019
Karin Ekholm
Residing In: Camas, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard Fisch
Occupation: Retired
Children: Bradley born 1973
Jeffrey born 1976
Yes! Attending Reunion

Married in 1966, received B.S. degree in Education in 1968 from EMU. Taught for 5 years (K-2) at Cady Elementary in the Wayne-Westland School District. I quit teaching to raise our boys, Brad (1973) and Jeff (1976). Went back to work in 1985 at the Canton Public Library as the Administrative Assistant to the Director. Retired in 2004 to move to the state of Washington to be near our boys and grandsons, Alex (9), Mason (9), Maguire (7) and Josh (6).

What elementary schools for K-8 did you attend and which was your favorite?

Initially I started my educational journey at Columbus Elementary when I lived on Spring Garden. Unfortunately I only attended kindergarten at Columbus. That was a very unusual year for me because my dress caught on fire a week before Christmas and I spent 3 months in the hospital, but I did pass kindergarten. My folks moved a lot going from the city to the country and back to the city again and we finally landed back in Detroit for the second half of my 6th grade at Arthur. Then the Board of Education decided that instead of going directly to Denby after our 8th grade graduation we would go to Wayne for the 9th grade.

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Mar 27, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Happy Birthday Andy!

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Nov 06, 2020 at 2:33 PM

I received the following message from his daughter.

Hello, I was scrolling through my fathers email and saw a few “update” emails from your site. Sadly, my father, Bruce Getzan, passed away in July 2020. He spoke of his days at Debby often. We are all pretty heartbroken. Kind regards, Erika Mazero

Jul 11, 2019 at 10:44 PM
Karin Ekholm Fisch has a birthday today.
Oct 02, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Sep 13, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Happy Birthday John! Hope you shared your day with those you love! Hope you and Gregg were not affected too badly by "Irma". Take care, Karin

Apr 21, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Happy Birthday Susan! Hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends!

Sep 25, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Happy Birthday Tom! It is a beautiful day out here in the Pacific Northwest and I hope it is just as beautiful for you back home. Enjoy the day with your friends and family! Hope to see you someday at one of those lunches that you guys have organized! Karin

May 20, 2016 at 1:38 PM

A mini Denby Reunion Luncheon was held at the Alibi Restaurant in Rochester Hills, Michigan on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Kerry Krause (Albertson) sent the following photos for posting.
1. Tom Walker, Bianca Connor (Allor), Kerry Krause (Albertson) Andy Baetz.
2. Bill Koskos, Jack Tassen, Terry Swick.
3. Tom Walker, Andy Baetz, Sharon Southwell (Genest), Ron Bindle.
4. Tom Walker, Andy Baetz, Sharon Southwell (Genest), Ron Genest.
5. Pat Gumm (Guest), Linda Schumann, (Tibor), Bianca Conner (Allor)
6. Tom Walker, Andy Baetz, Sharon Southwell (Genest), Ron Bindle,
Lorraine Davidson (DeMeyere).
7. Tom Walker, Andy Baetz, Alice Baetz, Paula Walker
8. Jack Tassen, Terry Swick, Kerry Krause (Albertson)
9. Tom Walker, Andy Baetz, Sharon Southwell (Genest), Ron Bindle, Pat Gumm (Guest), Linda Schumann (Tibor), Biancia Conner(Allor)

May 19, 2016 at 8:17 PM

Ronald DeRiemacker went to Arthur Elementary in the early 50's and lived on Britain, a block away from Arthur. He has sent the following pictures to be posted on our sight. The first photo was taken at the King Richard entrance to Arthur and the lady on the far right is Mrs. Wareham, Principal, next to her is Mrs. Gordon the Assistant Principal. We do not know who the other two ladies are, but if some one recognizes them, please let me know. The second photo is of Ron and his friend Bob, They are still friends to this day at the age of 78! Ron could not identify the girls in the next three photos, but knows that the street behind them is Harvard and one of the girls may be named Rosemary.

Feb 29, 2016 at 5:11 PM

1964 Sigma Kappas
Pat Luptak, Sandy Garden, Martha Fischer, Gale Long, JoAnn Baratta, Chris Martinelli, Carole Zaffaroni, Bev Charno, Jane Rector, Karin Ekholm

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Jul 08, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Posted on: Jul 08, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Hi Tom! Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

Jun 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Karin, you did a beautiful job with our elementary school. Such a sad ending for it. Thank you so very much! Andy

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Jun 22, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Kerry, things have changed a bit. We won't be able to go on the Denby tour but we will be at Gino's with Pat Luptak (Schwartz) and her husband.

Jun 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Hi Gale! It sure would be nice to meet up with you at the reunion. I am flying in from the state of Washington to attend and will be staying with Pat Luptak (Schwartz). We had some good times. Hope all is well with you!

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Jun 23, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Kerry, I am trying to get the correct spelling for Gary Goodyear. Another classmate suggested that it should be spelled Goodger. They thought he lived on the same street as you and thought you might know.

Jun 16, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Jun 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Congratulations for taking on the position as our Arthur Elementary School Website Administrator. Karin will now be responsible for overseeing the content and development of this portion of our website. It is my intent that each elementary school that was a primary feeder to Denby should have its own administrator. Andy

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Jun 19, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Posted on: Jun 04, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Hi Kerry, Yes, I am planning on going on the tour on Friday and then out for drinks and dinner. I will be flying in the weekend before so I should be able to attend all of the activities. We had some good times back then! Do you remember inviting me over for your birthday dinner? Kerry, I didn't remember this but you and my mom have the same birthday! Looking forward to seeing you in July!