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•   Bob Bratzler  6/28
•   Roger Link  8/26
•   Jochen Frieser  4/15
•   Guy Atkinson  4/14
•   John Sweet  10/5
•   Fred McGlone  9/12
•   Glen Gronseth  8/23
•   Lee Meadows  7/23
•   Jay Guertin (Class Of '65)  7/21
•   Philip Lintz  5/15
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
11 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
4 live in Indiana
1 lives in Louisiana
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
57 live in Michigan
1 lives in Nevada
3 live in Ohio
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Finland
2 live in Germany
26 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 68.9%

A:   71   Joined
B:   32   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


•   Diane Laitala (Sowash)  7/12
•   Susan Garlinghouse (Kuhn)  7/13
•   Janet Coleman (Class Of '63)  7/15
•   Jon Overholt  7/16
•   Vickie Pearce (Hammond)  7/16
•   Liz Tanner (Lutz)  7/18
•   Ron Davis  7/21
•   Jean Sorber (Heinen)  7/26
•   Gary Sturk  7/27
•   Albert R Pender (Teacher /Coach)  8/3
•   Susan Warner (MacKenzie)  8/6
•   Carol Bilitzke (Rugg)  8/10




The reunion schedule has been set.  As this will be our last formal reunion we hope you all will make every effort to come. You can participate in all or some of the events planned.


Friday, September 20, 2024

11:00 AM -1:00 PM - Lunch

Grand Traverse Pie Co.

1403 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing (map)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Life Stories and Passions (click here for description)

Courtyard by Marriott

3545 Meridian Crossing Rd., Okemos  (map)

6:00 PM - Closing (????!!!)  - "A Gathering"

Buddies Pub and Grill

1937 W Grand River Ave., Okemos (map)

Saturday, September 21, 2024

8:00 AM -12:00 PM  Golf

College Fields Golf Club

3800 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos (map)

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Picnic lunch ($ tbd)

Wonch Park

4555 Okemos Rd., Okemos (map)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Dinner ($ tbd)

Coral Gables

2838 Grand River Ave,, East Lansing (map)

Sunday, September 22, 2024 - Brunch ($ tbd)

At the home of Geri Kalush Conklin

2505 Barnsbury Rd., East Lansing (map)


Courtyard by Marriott East Lansing - Okemos

3545 Meridian Crossing Dr, Okemos (map)

(517) 347-9940

Call the hotel directly to make reservation.  Mention that you are with the Okemos High School reunion and ask for the special rate ($139/night)


Please share your phone number(s) with Bob Bratzler at so we can stay in touch by phone/text before and during the reunion.  'Hope to see you at one or more of the events and renew friendships made long ago.

If you would like to help in any capacity please contact us at or email Bob Bratzler.


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60th Anniversary Reunion Class of '64 Dates 

The dates and location of our 60th anniversary of our graduation have been set.  

Mark your calendars:  Friday September 20- Sunday, September 22, 1964 in Okemos/East Lansing, MI. Details to follow in an email to all classmates.

Friends of the Class of '64 are invited to join us Friday night, September 20th, at Coral Gables for dinner and/or "refreshments",  

Questions:  contact Bob Bratzler, 

Link to pictures from 59th Reunion Event in Florida February/March 2023.

OHS '64 Boomer Zoomers Biweekly Meetings continue, biweekly at 12 noon Eastern time.  


Picture of the group from September 11, 2020.  

Please contact Bob Bratzler for details on how  to join the meeting.  

Larry L. Gober (1946-2019)

With sadness we belatedly report the passing of Larry Gober, July 26th, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Larry retired in 2016 from Chisholm Lumber in Indianapolis where he had worked in sales for 16 years. He was a member of the Rushville American Legion Post #150 & also a member of the Rushville Elk's Lodge #1307.

His obituary as it appeared in the Indiapolis Star newspaper can be found by clicking here and in the "In Memory" section of this site.

Gary Michael ("Mike") McDowall (1946-2020)

August 12, 2020.  With sadness we report the unexpected passing of Gary Michael ("Mike") McDowall on August 3,, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Florida.  His obituary  as printed in the Lansing State Journal can be found by clicking here and on the "In Memory" page of this site.  Mike spent the past 5 years enjoying the company of his significant other and our classmate, Gail Malkiewicz (Austin).  The two of them "reconnected" shortly after our 50th Reunion in 2014.

Robert Gene Forsberg (1946-2020)

With sadness, we report the passing of Robert Gene "Bob or Bobby G." Forsberg, only child of Robert C. (1919-1973) and Mildred Irene "Millie" (Dassance) (1919-2002) Forsberg.  Bob was born 28 March 1946; he suddenly passed away 15 January 2020 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. Bob's father, a WWII veteran, was owner and operator of Forsberg Realty and Home Builders in Okemos. Bob serrved honorably in the United States Marine Corps.

55th Reunion Pictures

Pictures taken at our 2019 55th Reunion may be uploaded and viewed by clicking here.

Carol Wagenvoord (Reynolds) - (1946-2019)

Sad news from Grant Reynolds:

"I wanted everyone to know that Carol Reynolds (Wagenvoord) passed away Sunday noon on March 3rd, 2019.  A service will be held in Lansing at the New Covenant Christian Church on Saturday the 30th of March at 11:30 am."

Donna Waldron (Lintz) (1946-2017)

Donna passed away August, 2017, after 52 years of marriage.  Details about her life and marriage are found on her "In Memory" page.

Linda Ann Wronski (1946-2015)

Linda passed on March 19, 2015 in Grand Haven, Michigan, due to sepsis.  She spent her final days in a senior care facility.  No further details are available.

John M. G. "Mike" de Martelly (1946-2018)

With sadness we report the passing on August 26, 2018 of Mike de Martelly from pancreatic cancer.  He was a member of our class from kindergarten through 9th grade.  Anne Dahnke (Ramaley) remembers that "he went to a private HS in the East for 3 years. He went to the University of Michigan for a couple of years. When his mom died unexpectedly he returned to Okemos so he could help his father out and then finished college at Michigan State." Mike retired in 2011 from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was living in Harrisville, NH.  His father was a famous artist and professor at Michigan State, John Stanton de Martelly.  A brief obituary can be found by clicking here.

Stehman Nominated as 2018 OHS Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

The Class of 1964 is rightfully proud that the Okemos Alumni Association has nominated our classmate, Dr. Frederick B Stehman, to be the recipient of the 2018 Okemos High School Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.  This award honors the the Okemos alumnus/alumna "who demonstrates exceptional dedication and achievement as well as humanitarian contributions."     

Fred is a most worthy nominee in more ways than one.  Click here to read the nomination document created by Sherrie Paty Barber ('66).  His record of exceptional accomplishment, dedication, and humanitarian contributions is second-to-none.  Please take a moment and email Fred your hearty personal congratulations for an honor well deserved. 

Fred is unusually modest and has declined to accept the award stating that "I am not as convinced that I belong on the same level as these other recipients.  I do appreciate the thought and it is an honor to be considered."  

Nancy "Nan" Meadows (1945-2017)

With sympathies to Lee, I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Lee's wife, Nancy, this past March of kidney cancer.  A registered architect, she lived with Lee in Annapolis, Maryland for the past few years.  A full obituary can be found by clicking here.  

Kuni Neuchterlein (Strange) (1945-2017)

With sadness, we report the passing of Kuni on April 15, 2017, in West Branch, NJ, of pancreatic cancer. Her obituary was published yesterday:

Kuni A. Strange (nee Neuchterlein), died Saturday, April 15, 2017 peacefully at home. She was raised in Lansing and Okemos Michigan, graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and has lived in Monmouth County since 1971. An avid artist who has worked in multiple media, she was a longtime member of the Guild of Creative Artists in Shrewsbury and the Plein Aire Painters of the Jersey Coast. An active member of the St Mary's Parish in Deal, she particularly liked to combine her artistic and religious passions. 

She is survived by her husband of 46 years John; children, Ann of Golden, CO, Daniel of Boston and Sarah Hamouda (Stephen) of Tucson, AZ and her grandson, Stephen Hamouda, Jr. She is also survived by 3 brothers, Paul (Ginny) of Ohio, Ted (Ana) of California, and Phil (Linda) of Alaska; sisters-in-law, Wanda Strange of Kentucky and Carol (Walter) Staudenbauer of Bavaria; and a nephew and 5 nieces. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4-7 pm Tuesday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, Ocean Township. Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 am Wednesday at St Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Catholic Church, 146 Richmond Ave, Deal, NJ. For condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 17, 2017

New Okemos High School Alumni Web Site

Your class of '64 has joined the class of '65 (Rod Ellis and Gary Weeber) in creating a new Okemos High School Alumni web site.  You are encouraged to join by going to and using the same user ID and password as you use for this site.  Check it out.  It is an easy way to connect to members of other classes; John Bjorkquist has contributed an essay and other interesting new materials can be found there.  We will keep this Class of '64 web site active for the forseeable future.  If you have any questions, please contact Bob Bratzler.

Jan Heiser (Bomers) (1946-2017)

With sadness we report the death of Jan Heiser Bomers on February 17, 2017.  Here is the obituary as printed in the Lansing State Journal on February 19th.

Janis E. Bomers died peacefully at home on February 10, 2017 in Williamston, Michigan at the age of 70.

Jan is survived by her brother Richard Heiser (Deborah); two daughters Leslie Jo Hurwitz (David) and Bethany Daniel (Alan); her three step children, Susan Acciaioli (John), Gregory Bomers (Annette), and Jason Bomers (Renee), and eight grandchildren.  Jan is preceded in death by her parents Lucretia and Emmett Heiser and her husband Harry G. Bomers.

Jan was born in Toledo, Ohio, moved to the Lansing area in 1957 and has remained in the area working in the real estate industry for Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood Realty since the late 1980's.  She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling with friends, playing golf, and reading.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Contributions in Jan's memory may be made to the Williamston Library, 201 School St., Williamston, MI 48895. The Family would like to thank the University of Michigan Hospital and Great Lakes Hospice for their care and kindness.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Arlo D Peterson (1947-2016)

Arlo Peterson (Class of '65) passed away last week.  He was the brother of Maija (Marilou).  The Class of '65 is holding a "live chat" in honor of Arlo today (Sunday, July 17, 2016).  Click here for his obituary as authored by Gary Weeber, Class of '65).  You will have to register on the OHS Alumni site to see the obituary.  Use your email address as your ID.

Gary Raymond, Guidance Counselor and Coach, Passes

Gary Raymond passed away on October 3, 2015 at the age of 80.  Click here for details.

Betsy Ann Brody Gold McDowall

We spoke with Mike McDowall on September 28, 2015.  He informed me that Betsy's obituary could be found in the Detroit Jewish News.  Below is the lead in....the full obituary can be found here.  Mike is doing well taking a road trip from Florida to Michigan to Pennsylvania and back.

BETSY ANN BRODY GOLD MCDOWALL, of Tampa, Fla., died Dec. 27, 2014.

She lives in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to be loved by her. She was a strong, vivacious and courageous woman.

She was a proud graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood and was involved heavily in the art community in Birmingham, including chairing the Birmingham Art Fair. In her later years, Betsy was a resident of Saugatuck and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She loved the sun, her children and cutting a mean rug to an...

Tom Woolner Passes

With sadness we report the death of Tom Woolner on August 7th in Oakland, CA from metastatic lung cancer.  He was a practicing psychotherapist in Novato, CA.  No other details are available.

Updated Class Address List

Now available...mail and email address of the entire "Where We Live" menu at the left of this page and follow the link.  Is your information up  to date?