Outlook Magazine - Fall 2020
CLASS NOTES Diane Olson `75 retired in
1950s Rodney Hanson `50 is a volunteer at the food bank and medical equipment bank. Herbert Watanabe `50 retired from the Hawaii State Board of Education after four terms. Ken Dickie `59 was inducted into the Western Michigan University Bronco Hockey Ring of Honor in the Builder category. 1960s Jan Lueck Jenson `65 completed her second book on Old World chip carving. Douglas Janzen `68 was a candidate with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight No. 51. He served in the Army in Vietnam. Penny Dunbar `69 is a 50-year member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and will be honored at the FNCE in Indianapolis in October 2020. Ray Wagner `69 retired in 2014 after 34 years in the thermal spray industry, the last 23 years as director of sales for Asia Pacific for Praxair Surface Technologies. 1970s Stephen Henseler `71 has been enjoying his 11 years of retirement. He has visited 48 states. Paulette Steuernagel Braatz `71 retired as director of personnel from the School District of Amery. Paul Cunningham `75 celebrated his 50-year anniversary at Schreiners Restaurant in Fond du Lac. He has owned the restaurant since 1992.
Carl Hader `79 retired in June after 41 years as an automotive technology Instructor at Grafton High School, in Grafton. Walter Kobs `79 retired from teaching after 39 years. 1980s Patty Gilbert Hoppe `80 retired after 36 years as a school psychologist. Deb Lancello `80 is celebrating the 100th episode of “Chicago Med,” airing on NBC, as the production accountant. Deborah Handy `81 received the 2019 ACTE Region V Teacher Educator of the Year. Fred Valfer `81 is a district manager for Chartwells. Katie Valfer `81 retired from Scholastic Book Fairs in January. Kathryn (Katie) Wilson `81 is executive director for Urban School Food Allowance. Joan Heberlein `83 retired as a project leader for the state of Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation after 34 years. Thomas Schmitt `83 is president of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) – Milwaukee Chapter. Patti Cruse `84 is vice president of strategic accounts/workplace for the western division at Tarkett . Juliet Finnegan `84 retired as a registered dietitian in hospital and long-term settings in Illinois and California after 34 years. Jim Marovec `84 is director of business development at the National Association of College and University Foodservices. 6 9
Scott Skorik `84 is vice president of national health care system sales at Sodexo. Kaylene Kickhafer `85 is celebrating 20 years at Kickhafer Consulting Services Inc. Elizabeth Bettenhausen `85 established Native Inspirations, a jewelry/lapidary business in 2002, expanded to lapidary in 2017, and is employed as a beer tender at O’so Brewing, Plover. She is also on the board and is programming chair at Amherst Opera House Company Guild, Amherst. Diane Shafer `86 retired from Kraft (Heinz) after 33 years. Elihu Wear `87 has assumed full ownership and the position of president of Popco. Jeffrey Brown `89 received the 2019 William & Mildred Jackson Teacher Recognition Award, sponsored by Give Something Back Foundation. The award recognizes teachers for impacting students, their peers and the community in a positive way whether in the classroom and/or outside of normal curricular and co-curricular activities. Brown is president of the Illinois Design Educators Association (IDEA). Terri Burmeister `89 is chief executive officer of Catapult Systems. Adekunle Oyeyemi `89 was enthroned and crowned as a king and traditional ruler of Oba-ile Kingdom in Osun State, Nigeria, on Jan. 1, 2017.
August after 39 years as a food inspector for St. Paul and the state of Minnesota. Michael Holzem `76 retired from Johnson Controls Inc. after more than 35 years in the power solutions business group as a field sales team manager. Jon Jensen `76 retired from Marquette University as a professor emeritus after 40 years as a professor and associate dean of engineering. Ron Mundt `76 retired in 2008 as director of service support operations at Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Gary Boyles `77 retired from Intel Corporation, Folsom, Calif., in 2014 after 22 years in networking, engineering, systems engineering and project management. He recently received his 7th degree blackbelt in Taekwondo and lives in northern California. Mark A. Johnson `77 is regional Alan Rozanski `77 (Phi Omega Beta) is a freelance cartoonist with sales to the Wall Street Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, Alta and more. He retired from Master Lock as a packaging engineering manager in 2015 and resides in Milwaukee with his wife, Sheryl Cummins Rozanski `77. Scott Cabot `78 is celebrating 45 years as a member of the BP (former AMOCO) Motor Club. Craig Kalley `78 retired as an engineer after more than 40 years at several manufacturing companies, mostly in New England. director of operations for Beechwood Hotel Group.
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