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•   Cindy Bergfeld (Winston) (2002)  6/24
•   Bonnie Jean Branstetter (Mullen) (1965)  6/24
•   Barb Hansen (1985)  6/24
•   Jeff Holmgaard (1977)  6/24
•   Emily N. Hoover (Jungman) (1998)  6/24
•   Lisa J. La Pree (1981)  6/24
•   Noelle Loney (2021)  6/24
•   Robin N. Mastrofski (Vanderhoef) (1968)  6/24
•   David Montgomery (1979)  6/24
•   Bruce Glen Pettit (1970)  6/24
•   Rondall Phillips (1963)  6/24
•   Aaron Lee Anderson (2005)  6/25
•   Matthew James Ayres (1988)  6/25
•   Stu Bassman (1967)  6/25
•   Justine M. Littlejohn (Dalbey) (1983)  6/25
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•   Kyle Ann Wingler (Campos) (1969)  2021
•   Tara Lynn Phillips (1988)  2024
•   Julie Kay Stodgel (Thompson) (1969)  2020
•   Karen Gertrude Esser (Lane) (1969)  2022
•   Shari Rae Luckett (Dahlman) (1970) 
•   Alma Jean Dwight (Willis) (1948)  2014
•   Mary Case Swenson  2024
•   Peggy Lou Hume (Violett) (1947)  2023
•   Anna M Dittmer (Forret) (1947)  2023
•   Garret Abiel (Skip) Lenhart, Jr. (1963)  2023
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Welcome to the Valley High School Alumni site. Run by Valley Alumni FOR Valley Alumni.   Your information is accessible only by VHS Alumni who have signed up on this site. No information will be shared with anyone else unless you opt out by allowing your information to be public. This site is FREE.  TO JOIN:  Click on MISSING CLASSMATES, (we know you all are not missing, just not signed in) upper right corner of this page, drop-down arrow, click your year, and then your name. Follow the directions to join.  If your name is not listed, please use the Contact Link, under Home Page Link through this site OR   Please encourage any/all VHS grads and former students to register on our free site!  Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!

Annual All Class & Friends  

Golf Outing


10:00AM Best Ball

 $55 checks made out to "Willow Creek".  Doug needs by Aug 2nd.

Mail to VHS golf % Doug Lenhart, PO Box 65064, WDM, IA 50265. 

You can contact Doug @ 515 223-4466 or  

Please include names for your payment/foursome 


Would Someone Like to Rehome a Free 1969 Yearbook to a WDM Native??? Great Guy living in WDM???  Promise it will be a good home.  Email me at and I will connect you.


ATTN:  Class of 1975 ! ! ! ! ! Save the *2025* DATE

On June 6-7, 2025 we will get together once more to celebrate the 50th anniversary (to the week) of our graduation.  We're still fleshing out the details, but we wanted to make sure that you could put the dates on your calendar.  ~ Larry Daniels 

(If you use Facebook, please keep in touch on the "VHS Class of 1975 50th Reunion" page for the latest info!)


 Class of 1964

Reunion June 21-22, 2024

Friday, June 21, will be held in a Private Events Room at Rewind Hotel, 6075 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM from 5:00-11:00 pm. A social hour with appetizers and cash bar will be followed with dinner served by Johnny's Steakhouse.

Saturday, June 22, will be in the party room at Nick’s Bar & Grill, 9769 University Ave., Clive, from 5:00-10:00pm. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

For those requiring a hotel stay, we have a block of rooms set aside at Rewind Hotel under VHS Class of 1964. 

The cost for both Friday & Saturday nights is $70 per person. Reservation deadline is June 7. 

For more details and the reservation form, please contact

Because this will be our last formal reunion, seeing as many classmates as can possibly attend would be wonderful.


Class of ’65 Announces “59 ¼ Reunion”
(We decided we need some practice before our 60th in 2025)

September 13th and 14th , 2024

Friday night, Sept 13th --- Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop
597 Market St, WDM

Saturday night, Sept 14th -- Waveland Golf Course Clubhouse
4908 University, DSM
Details to follow

If you’re reading this but haven’t received an earlier email announcement, please send your contact information to:
Linda McMurray-Wilson at

Thank you
Linda Schaller Weidmaier

  Class of ‘71 turns 71 Birthday Bash

June 28, 2024
Come join Us at Wellman's Pub and Rooftop
597 Market St. West Des Moines, IA 50266
4:00 PM on the Outdoor Patio

VHS Class of 1969 55th Mini-Reunion

 June 20, 21 2024

Thursday, June 20 th

Join your classmates to browse the stands of local suppliers of fruits, vegetables, food, and artwork at the Valley Junction’s Farmer’s Market. It is open from 4 pm until 8:30. Starting at 5, join us at 5 th and Railroad for “Music in the Junction.” The class will have a tent located at the 5 th Street entrance (look for the VHS Class of ’69 banner).

Friday, June 21 st

Join your classmates at the Izaak Walton League Club House @ 4343 George Flagg Parkway (formerly Raccoon River Dr. just north of Park Ave.), Des Moines. There will be social time starting at 5:30 pm followed by a Walleye Pike/Steak Buffet dinner. Cost of this event is $25 per person. Cash bar.

Saturday, June 22 nd

We left this night open so classmates can organize small groups and hold their own event at one of the many fine eateries located in the Greater Des Moines area.

Commemorative 55 th Reunion T-Shirt

Available again for this Reunion. $15 Sizes: Medium through XXL.

Check your email for the registration form, Venmo information, or send your payment to: Rick Hickman, 532 29 th St, Suite A, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Questions? Contact Teri Silverman Bognanno at; Jeanne Wood Scholten at; or Craig Derby at




A huge thank you to Don Ames, Class of 1949 who has generously spent countless years (yes years) of research to add info from Ancestry for our classes of 1901 - 1949,  He also proudly served in the US Army during the Korea War and did the research for the following list.  

Class of 1927 Alfred William Hudgell, Boatswain Mate. 1st class, U. S. Navy,
He was a Boatswian Mate 1st. class, serving on board the USS Tennessee (BB-243) in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 7th.1941

Class of 1932  Francis Myron Gray, Col, U.S. Army, died Ft. Lee, VA 1972. 
He enlisted in the United States Army, 20 July 1941 and was released from that duty, 18 June 1947. He was later called back during the Korean War and the VietNam War. Col Francis Myron Gray died 08 Aug 1972 while stationed at Fort Lee, VA

Class of 1932  Kenneth Philomin Kenworthy, PFC, U.S. Army, KIA Germany 1942, during WW II.   He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was "KIA" 17 Nov 1944 near Brandenberg, Germany.

Class of 1934  John Walden Emerick, Electricians Mate, 1st. Class, U.S. Navy, "On Eternal Patrol" 1943, during WW II. 

Class of 1934  Wayne D. Hicks, LT., U.S. Army Air Corps, bombardier, KIA, Picardie, France 1944, during WW II. 

Class of 1937  Elmer Boyd Kirts, CPO, U.S. Navy, Lost at Sea 1945, during WW II. 

Class of 1937  Robert George Overton, Pvt., U.S. Army, KIA Strass, Germany 1945 during WW II.

Class of 1939   Howard R. Helt, Sgt U.S. Army Air Corps, gunner, MIA India 1944, WW II, during WW II. 

Class of 1940  Robert Douglas Compton, U.S. Army Air Corps, died in training accident, Pauls Valley, OK, 1944, during WW II. 

Class of 1940  Williard Eugene Smith, U.S. Army Air Force, KIA 1944 in Europe, during WW II.  

Class of 1943  David Patrick Carlin, Signal Corps, U. S. Army Air Corps, died 1943 during WW II, during training accident in Northern CA.  

Class of 1943  Milo Foresman, Sgt. U.S. Army Air Corps, gunner, KIA during 1944 WW II, over the Palau Islands.

Class of 1943   Lyle Everett Robertson, 2nd LT. U.S. Army Air Corps, died in a plane crash, 1944 in Panama, during WW II. 

Class of 1944 Richard Henry Lowe, PVT, U.S. Army, KIA, Belgium during BATTLE OF THE BULGE in 1945.

Class of 1960  Donald Glenn Peddicord, U.S. Navy, KIA 1967 in South Vietnam.

Class of 1963  Russell Thomas Pickering, 2nd Lt. U.S. Army, KIA 1969 in Vietnam

Class of 1965  Randall Merle Cable, U.S. Army, died 1970 in Japan of non battle condition

Class of 1966 David M King, pilot, U.S. Navy, grad of U.S. Naval Academy, died 1974 near Yuma, AZ. while on a training mission. 

Class of 1966  Michael Lee Zappia, U.S. Marine Corps, killed in action in Vietnam February 25, 1969.

Class of 1969 - George E. Warren, U. S. Navy, killed in car accident 1972 while serving at Lemoore Naval Station in California.

Class of 1975 Scott Christopher McCully. U.S. Army, Stationed at Camp Edwards, Korea, died 1978 of Pulmonary Edema.


Thanks to Don Ames for his recent post for Memorial Day.
For those Valley classmates I knew and whose funerals I attended, it was bittersweet.
For those I did not know but whose service I honor, Thank You.
Please know that your work is appreciated, Don, as well as your service.

Thanks to the administrators of the page for the post and support of the page.

Susan Holmes Andersen
Class of 1967