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Class Notes

Notices received as of March 1, 2019

1969

Vic Butsch retired from the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Conn., after 45 years. He also taught Civil War history in a local adult education program for several years. Two years ago, he co-authored and published his first book, A Journey to the Gallows, about Aaron Dwight Stevens, who was instrumental with John Brown in the raid at Harper's Ferry. He is planning to publish a second book about Dorence Atwater and Clara Barton titled In the Crossfire Between Heaven and Hell.

1979

Heidi Evans Klodd and her husband, David, own and operate a vineyard/winery/event venue in Indianola, Ind.

Paul Obrock, D.M.D., was installed as chair of the Illinois Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA). The PFA is an international honor organization for dentists with more than 10,000 fellows encompassing 11 regions and 86 countries.

1980

Madelyn Kerback Anderson was named to Sycamore Music Boosters Hall of Fame, and received the Advocate Award.

2001

Janel Matousek Sullivan and Jonathan Sullivan ’04 have relocated to Conifer, Colo. Janel is a speech pathologist at University of Colorado Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital. Jon is co-owner of Gen Con Systems, a fire protection company based in Golden, Colo.

2003

Elizabeth Blazevich Okeke-Von Batten had a son, Julian-Sebastian, on Nov. 17, 2018 (Karl-Marx).

Mary Rudakas married Tony Bonk on Sept. 9, 2017.

2004

Jonathan Sullivan and Janel Matousek '01 Sullivan have relocated to Conifer, Colo. Jon is co-owner of Gen Con Systems, a fire protection company based in Golden, Colo. Janel is a speech pathologist at University of Colorado Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Lindsay Harden Tanquary had a son, Dolan, on March 10, 2018 (Scott).

2008

Katie Kluever Carton had twins, Andrew and Jacob, in October 2018 (Mike; Michael, 7). Katie is working for Congressman Dave Loebsack.

2010

Caitlin Diamond married Nathan Dikun on Aug. 26, 2017. She is a pricing and contract analyst with Beltmann Integrated Logistics.

2013

Alyssa Anderson received her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2018. She is an optometrist at Virdi Eye Clinic in Rock Island.

2014

Jacqueline Cozzone Arnold earned her Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. She is an optometrist at Forsight Vision in Long Grove, Ill.

2015

Karlie Everett is a self-directed care provider with Care Wisconsin.

Lorraine Stamberger married Robert Foelske on Sept. 8, 2018. She completed her master’s in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois in December 2018.

2016

Ryan McCormic is a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Anna Moorhead is a mission ambassador at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Stephanie Sorrentino and Jacob Soukup are engaged. Jacob is a marketing communications associate with American Hydrotech, Inc.

2017

Alexiss Santoni is a graduate student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Connor Woolf is a sales executive at Zillow, an online real estate database company based in the Seattle, Wash., area.

Deaths

Notices received as of March 1, 2019

Lucile Rohrig ’36 Mason on Aug. 10, 2013.

Helen Meyn ’41 Allen on July 10, 2017.

Doris Aten ’49 Pells on Feb. 20, 2019.

John Erickson ’50 on Dec. 14, 2018.

Jo Dreschler ’51 on Feb. 13, 2019.

Bessie Chickris ’52 Dell on Feb. 6, 2019.

Henry Pollner ’52 on Feb. 25, 2019.

Richard Thomas ’60 on Dec. 28, 2018.

Ronald Dixon ’62 on Feb. 13, 2019

Donald Isbell ’62 on Dec. 30, 2018.

Herbert Smith ’63 on Feb. 16, 2019.

A. Pauline Smith ’66 Blackmon on Feb. 27, 2019.

Kenneth Johnson ’72 on Feb. 12, 2019.

Jerry Hanson ’75 on March 1, 2019.

Michael Fore ’78 on Feb. 11, 2019.

Honorary Alumnus
John Kindschuh on Feb. 15, 2019.

 

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