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11/30/08 04:44 PM #1    

Mike Conlon

Welcome to the St Edmond High School Class Of 1980 forums. Please press "Post Response" to participate in the discussion.

06/11/10 12:29 PM #2    

Tammy Husske ((Gargano) Ireland)

June 10, 2010


Air Force Captain David Wisniewski, originally of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was in the Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter that was shot down this past Wednesday in southern Afghanistan.

Wisniewski, son of Iowa City Regina Activities Director Chet Wisniewski, received injuries to the head and brain and has undergone two surgeries in Germany to relieve pressure to his brain.

Wisniewski was one of seven in the helicopter when it went down, four of which were killed and three were injured.

Chet Wisniewski said his son is stable and if he remains this way, he could be flown from Germany to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland as early as Friday.

Wisniewski attended Woodbury Central High School in Moville, Iowa.  After high school, he went straight to the U.S. Air Force in Alabama.

David was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada where his fiance resides.

08/03/10 08:35 PM #3    

Lisa Avelleyra

Mr. Wisniewski's son David passed away in early July in Bethesda Maryland due to the injuries he suffered in the helicopter accident.

David's funeral was held in Iowa City, IA the weekend of July 23rd.  He will be buried in Arlington Cemetery later this month.  The Wisniewskis live in Iowa City where Chet is the Activities Director at Regina Catholic High School in Iowa City. 

08/09/10 09:13 AM #4    

Janet Jones (Stevens)

A huge thanks to all who planned, implemented and participated in our 30th class reunion! It was a lot of fun - you really pulled it off well!

Janet Jones Stevens

08/09/10 10:51 PM #5    

Ted Bodensteiner


Hello to all who made it back here to beautiful Ft. LauderDodge this past weekend, and more specifically to those who also made it to the reunion festivities.  Everyone's presence added to how good our class was/is.  I know many of you spent way more time, money and energy to get here than I.  I hope you had good time and safe trip home.

I wanted to say thanks to one and all that made it an enjoyable weekend for me, (beats watching the lights change on Central Ave).  Thank you to those who I was able to chat and toast with, and a belated “shout out” to those which whom our paths didn't cross. 

Further, my main point was to give one more round of cheers to Mike Conlin for putting forth so much effort mostly on his own (great venue, great food, great self inflicted humor and entertainment(?), this website, etc), but also thanks to those other helpers [Deb Conlin, Kate Huebsch (was Rob even there?), Joyce Bianchi, Jim Madsen, and Bob Ford, Jacque McDonnell/Rahe, Jim Ostrander, and Penny Collins/DeYong] as well as any others I missed.  Take a bow Mike!

To all who couldn't make it, you missed a good night (or two) out and I hope you can make it next time, if there is a next time (40th?, 50th?, 60th?, yikes).  Good luck and health to all going forward and please feel free to give a holler if ever in the Big City

By the way, many of us don't Facebook, Toot, Skyppe, or any other tech thing, so get your pics to Mike so he can post them here for all to see.  Later all, TB



02/24/11 08:53 PM #6    

Joe Bradfield

In response to the birthday message about Mrs. Higgins 80th...

I learned a little about food -- but I learned a TON about organization. I learned how to organize my class notes from her. I use a similar system now on MS OneNote (I better write her a card on that!).

What did *you* learn from her?

04/03/13 07:32 AM #7    

JoAnn Venteicher (Houser)

To all,

My dad is 89, a WWII veteran who served on the front lines.

He is suffering from congestive heart failure. He is at home on hospice care, expected to live 3 months.  My Mom is taking care of him, she's 83 and in excellent health. It's amazing, my dad is completely content with the life he's lived and still so in love with my Mom after 63 years!! What an inspiration!

I would appreciate prayer for our family as my Dads heart disease progresses.

My best to all,

JoAnn Venteicher Houser



03/08/14 01:29 PM #8    

Kathy Mitchell (Schleisman)

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It is truly a blessing that they are so in love after all these years! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family! Take care.

09/22/14 08:01 AM #9    

Janet Jones (Stevens)

Kely, I am so sorry.  Such unbearable loss for you and your parents.  You will certainly have my prayers.

Janet (Jones) Stevens

09/22/14 08:22 AM #10    

Sandy Rowe (Luckenbill)



You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.  

Sandy (Rowe) Luckenbill 

09/22/14 09:54 AM #11    

Mike Conlon



I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your siblings.  I had not heard about your loss. 

The power of prayer can be a comfort to us all, giver and receiver, so I will definitely keep your entire family (m&d, and you) in my thoughts and prayers.  I'll pray for strength and comfort as I can't imagine what you all are going through with such significant losses in such a short period of time.

Thank you for sharing this with our h.s. classmates.  

Take care,

Mike Conlon

09/22/14 01:32 PM #12    

Denise Musselman (Flattery)


I am so sorry to hear of your losses.  What a terrible time you and your family have had!  I just wanted to let you know that you and your parents are in my thoughts and prayers!

Denise (Musselman) Flattery

09/22/14 04:01 PM #13    

Tammy Husske ((Gargano) Ireland)


Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine what you're all going through - but know that God does hear and answers prayer!

Tammy (Husske) Ireland

09/23/14 07:07 AM #14    

Peggy Doyle (Bernard)


Please know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! It takes faith and courage to share your story in a public forum like this, and I applaud you! Thank you for reaching out and telling your story.  You have been blessed with a wonderful family, but your parents' loss is one that many of us cannot comprehend. It's just not the natural circle of lose a child.   

Many of us have gone through great adversity and like you, have come out on the other side. You have made us think, pray and remember just how blessed we are today. If He leads you to it, He will lead you THROUGH it! 

Just remember, when one door closes, another one's the wait in the hall that's HELL! ...Ok, then there's the card that climb out the window and meet me in the bar!! ;)

We're praying for you!

All the best, 

Peggy Bernard

09/23/14 07:15 AM #15    

Joe Hoft


So sorry to hear of your losses.  Will keep you in my prayers.


09/24/14 10:37 AM #16    

Karen Lentsch

Dear Kely ,

Why would I not be there for you. We are class mates.

I will call and come drink coffee with you. 


09/25/14 10:05 AM #17    

Jacque McDonnell (Rahe)


So sorry to hear of all the heartache and loss in your family.  I hope and pray that knowing others care very much about you will help ease the pain.  Stay strong for your family and know that God will guide you through. Thinking of you and your family.


09/25/14 12:26 PM #18    

Bob Berke

That is a great amount to deal with,  my family will pray for yours. God Bless.



09/26/14 08:49 AM #19    

Jim Hoft (Hoft)

Sorry to hear about your pain and loss, Kely.  I will keep you and my fellow classmates in my prayers.


10/06/14 09:53 AM #20    

Cathy Jacobson (Blome)

Joann,my thoughts and prayers and prayers are with you and your family. Take time for you. Then take time to be with the people that love you.

10/06/14 11:26 AM #21    

JoAnn Venteicher (Houser)

My Classmates,

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We lost Dad in February after a long battle with congestive heart failure. We are so thankful for the 89 years we had him!

Mom is adjusting, but in excellent health.

Blessing to all,

JoAnn Venteicher Houser




03/15/21 12:13 PM #22    

Janet Jones (Stevens)

Rest in Peace Mark.  

08/17/21 11:16 PM #23    

Jim Hoft (Hoft)

Dear Class of 80.

I am bringing my partner with me next week to the reunion.  We've been together a while now.  I hope you will like him.  His name is Jez.  I didn't want anyone to be surprised.  See you all next week! - Jim


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