Outlook Magazine - Fall 2021




1960s Fritz Kazlausky `61 retired from coaching high school basketball after 59 years. He has been inducted into the Illinois High School Coaches Baseball Hall of Fame, Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, Lake County Illinois Sports Hall of Fame, Grant High School Hall of Fame and the Grant Baseball Field was also named in his honor. Barbara Cook `63 wrote a book on nutrition and cooking with healthy foods, emphasizing no sugar and no gluten. Jim Schlumpf `63 celebrated 50 years as president and founder of Jim’s Outboard Service Inc. He also is the president, founder and chief pilot for FACA Aviation. Geri Luepke `64 received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Family and Consumer Science Professionals. Donna Rice Grabow `67 retired on Dec. 31, 2020, after 30 years as the founding executive director of Safenet Services Inc. in Claremore, Okla. Frank Petricek `67 has moved his retirement home from Louisville, Ky., to Punta Gorda, Fla. Tery Thomas `68 retired from a part time position as advance placement program coordinator for the Fond du Lac School District and as a site supervisor for ACT Examinations at Fond du Lac High School. He is the president of the Fond du Lac Area Retired Educators Association.

Dr. Ana Margarita “Cha” Guzman `69 received the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Award. Mike Holden `69 was elected executive director of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs on Oct. 24, 2020. 1970s Jim Smith `70 was named imperial potentate of Shriners International. He is the highest ranked Shriner in the world and serves as president of the Board of Directors of Shriners International and chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Eric Bloohm `71 received an Advocate for Children award from Lomira School District for his volunteer work teaching math to third and fourth graders. Tom Ellis `72 retired and sold his contracting business. He will now serve as a consultant. Ken Karwowski `73 provided 24 years of welding training at two colleges. He is a certified welding inspector for American Welding Society and has a company that trains and tests many companies. Greg Main `74 retired after selling the Polaris business he had for 27 years. Rick Christman `77 wrote the book “Fat Chance: Diet Mania, Greed, and the Infamous Fen- Phen Swindle.” Mark Johnson `77 has retired and moved to Florida.

Peter Chisholm `79 , North Fond du Lac School District board of education president, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Wisconsin Music Educators Association Distinguished School Board Member award. Randall Pickering `79 was named the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association Volunteer Fire Chief of the year. Pickering is the volunteer fire chief in Edgerton; the department recently advanced to the paramedic level of service. Barb Stevens `79 retired June 13, 2018, after teaching kindergarten/preschool for 39 years. Anthony “Tony” Tushar Sr. `79 retired in December 2020 after 41 years in teaching, training and sales. John Wagner `79 retired from UW-Stout. He has been an academic building mechanic for 10 years. 1980s Richard “Rik” Blyth `80 is the vice president and general manager at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M. Richard Sprecher `80 is the vice president of development at Meyer Jabra Hotels. Mark Babcock `81 completed his third year of teaching in the University of Colorado School of Medicine department of family medicine.

Shelly Ibach `81 was named as one of Minnesota’s 500 most powerful business executives of 2020. Paul Bartell `82 was named photographer of the year at the annual Arizona Professional Photographers Association convention held virtually in February. This is his third time receiving this honor. Jon Kirschhoffer `82 retired Dec. 31, 2020, from 3M Company after nearly 40 years as an industrial design specialist and more recently an advanced research specialist. Lois Scott Poulos `82 is the director of advancement at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Ill. Tom Zwickel `82 sold Mail Source Inc. in Fall Creek, the direct mail service provider he founded 35 years ago. Phillip Field `83 is a senior member of IEEE. Christine Gutke `83 retired in June 2020 after being an elementary teacher at Tomorrow River School District – Amherst Elementary for 36 years. She has been married to Robert Gutke Jr. for 37 years, has two sons and three grandchildren. Paul Helm `83 retired after a 37-year career as a technical education teacher. He most recently was a welding instructor at North Fond du Lac School District, but his career spanned from Oakfield, Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac School districts.







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