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Traditions Bethlehem Academy



Benefactors’ Brunch Class Challenges Annual Fund Campaign Update 2012 Reunion Plans Alumni Updates A Newslet ter for Alumni, Parents and Friends


the Cover...

The Trek to Wolf Ridge

This was the seventh year that the eighth graders made their annual trek to Wolf Ridge in Finland, Minnesota. It was five intense days of enviornmental education surrounded by the beauty of the North Shore. On the cover are Cooper Brooks, Jackson Anderson, Emily Splichal, Keith Brazil (P), and Henry Smith. Above: Parent chaperone Tim Clark ’87 demonstrates his zip line skills.

Trustees, Directors and Administration Trustees

Trustee Chair Joe Varley ’65 Trustee Members Sr. Doris Rauenhorst OP Sr. Carol Bongaarts OP Dave Campbell PP Bob Foley PP

Directors President Shari Mayer

Vice President Michelle Mahowald Board Members Carol (Van Orsow) Hafemeyer ’77 Charlie Sheridan Jay Valentyn Steve Kohl ’83 Bruce Malecha Cathy Schulz Lisa Trnka


President/Principal Sherri Langfeldt Academic Dean Melinda O’Connor Activities Director Ed Friesen Advancement Office Franz Boelter Sue Erpenbach Renée Thompson ’86 Dean of Students Scott Hanson Director of Guidance Laura Carlson Prioress of the Congregation Sr. Mary Ellen Gevelinger OP Chair of BA INC. Sr. Julie Schwab OP

In this Issue:

From the Principal’s Desk........................1 Honor Roll..............................................2 School News...........................................2 Pancake Breakfast Totals..........................2 Basketball Highlights..............................3 Benefactors’ Brunch............................ 4-5 The Value of a BA Education...................5 3 Critical Funds to Give to.................. 6-7 Class Challenge Sponsorships.............. 6-7 Annual Fund Donors to Date.............. 8-9 Capital Campaign Update.......................9 2012 Reunion Plans..............................10 Alumni News........................................10 Upcoming Events..................................11 Cardinal Classifieds...............................11 Scholarships..........................................12 Memorial Gifts......................................12 Rest in Peace...................13 & Back cover

The TRADITIONS NEWSLETTER, a publication of Bethlehem Academy is published three times each year in fall, winter and summer to serve our alumni, friends and many benefactors. If you have story ideas, news items or photos, TRADITIONS welcomes your contributions for the newsletter. Please send your news to: BETHLEHEM ACADEMY 105 Third Ave. SW Faribault, MN 55021 Email: Tel: 507-334-3948 Fax: 507-334-3949 Design Layout & Managing Editor: Renée (Pohl) Thompson ’86

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From the desk of

Sherri Langfeldt

BA President/Principal

Do you ever wonder why we are where we are at any given time? I consider these questions often. I have perhaps thought about them more in my short time at Bethlehem Academy than at any other period in my life. From the time that I accepted the position of President/Principal at BA, I have felt that God has great plans for BA. I believe that God has brought all of us together at this time for no small purpose; rather He charges this small school to accomplish great deeds to the glory of His name. What an awesome responsibility this is! We are faced with many challenges. First of all, we need to raise money for the following: present tuition needs (Veritas Sponsorship), school operations (annual fund), and physical space needs, handicap accessibility and endowed scholarship dollars (capital campaign). We are charged with meeting the academic, spiritual and social needs of a diverse group of students and the number of students enrolled needs to increase. Finally, God calls us to be “mission driven� and to share that mission throughout the world. WOW! This should be easy! Now into my third year, I can assure you that, while not easy, great things are happening at Bethlehem Academy! Pledges continue to come in from across the country supporting our Embrace the Miracle Capital Campaign, Annual Fund and Veritas Sponsorships. We will build and address all of the needs identified in the campaign, while also raising the money needed to support our mission on a daily basis. God calls us to be both patient and vigilant. BA is blessed with great teachers and staff who work hard to meet the needs of every student. At BA we do not teach to the middle. We assess the abilities of each student and, in meeting each one where they are, help them to reach the next level. In this way, when they graduate from BA (and they all graduate), they are prepared to meet the challenges before them. We continue to strive for excellence in our curriculum as courses are added to enhance science, technology, English and social studies. Our technology program is second to none. All of our students and teachers have Mac lap-tops, we have SmartBoard technology in 90% of our classrooms, and technology is an integral component of our curriculum. This gives our students a distinct advantage as they go on to post-secondary institutions and eventually become members of a highly competitive workforce. This year BA is blessed to welcome eight foreign exchange students from China, Korea, Columbia and Brazil. For most, this is their first time in the United States, and for some of these students this is their first introduction to Christianity. What a great privilege and awesome responsibility for our community! It is inspiring to see so many of our students grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to see them excited to share their faith with the world! As I began, I posed several questions; I admit to not knowing the answers to all of these. Here is what I do know: God has brought us all together at this time and in this place to do great things to the glory of His name. If we continue to work together, to support one another, and to love one another as Christ taught us to love, we cannot imagine what He can accomplish through us! TOGETHER WE ARE BA! 1

Semester 1 Honor Roll

High Honors: These students have earned a GPA of 4.0.

Grade 12: Ellory Busch, Mallory Deschamp, Sara Heselton, Kelsey Skluzacek and Katrina Wojahn

Grade 11: Taryn Ashley, XinYi Liang, Jessica Mazzio and Gabrielle Wayland Grade 10: AnnMarie Backstrom, Mitchell Malecha, Garrett Mayer and Sarah Wilder Grade 9: Drew Busch, Mikayla Grossman, Anna Marquard, David Swenson, James Tait and Alexandra Temple Grade 8: William Borwege, Emily Crone, Alex Dunn, Nicholas Forslund, Peyton Glenzinski, Adriana Stepaniak and Chad White Grade 7: Madeline Drevlow and Kelsey Novak

A Honor Roll: These students have earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.999. Grade 12: Benjamin Allen, Molly Davies, MaryKatherine Deschamp, Emily Donahue,

Kiersten Howell, Samuel Jensen, Jacob Kohl, Mary Ochs, Kimberly Pozuelos, Claire Purdie, Jakob Reeder, Linnea Reuvers, Daisy Jo Robinson, Jarett Spitzack, Mary Clare Stroh, Stephanie Tricker and Cullen Trnka Grade 11: Michael Beckmann, Madeline Borwege, Laura Chappuis, Adam Clark, Kathryn Crone, Samuel Downs, Alexander Furey, Daniel Furey, Taylor Kaiser, Alexander Klatt, Blake Langerud, Chengyan Lin, Qiyu Lin, Mark Mahowald, Jessica Mathews, Rebekah Meschke, Ashley Radatz, Nora Richie, Elizabeth Roushar, Matthew Siegfried, Robert Tait, Jessica Trcka, and Dylan Valentyn Grade 10: Caitlin Angell, Haley Brown, Jenna Brown, Tanner Chadderdon, Hannah Downs, Jack Ford, Drew Glenzinski, Alyssa Hanson, Ramontica Langfeldt, Tessa Mann-Simpson, Joseph Matejcek, Frances McIntyre, Clayton Merritt, Jacob Murray, Kyle Novak, Morgan Purdie, Emily Sartor, Joseph Schoolmeesters, Michael Shuda, Luke Skluzacek, Rebecca Tricker and Ashley Weber Grade 9: Jacob Battles, Theadora Campbell, Jacy Caron, Kayla Donahue, Madison Fetters, Luke Ford, Sara Kohl, Shanna Matejcek, Lauren Mathews, John Schoolmeesters, Payton Schultz, Thomas Sprengeler, Brandt Tousignant, Jordyn Trnka, Johanna Villa and Christian VonRuden Grade 8: Bethany Allen, Jackson Andersen, Kathryn Ashley, Izabella Austin, Joseph Beckmann, Shu Dong, Jaclynn Friesen, Stephanie Gonzalez, Lauren Hake, Kollin Hanson, Jacob Heselton, Benjamin Jandro, Sophie Kohl, Emily Reuvers, Maya Schneider, Karissa Schuenke, Nora Schulz, Henry Smith, Hannah Thompson, Isaac Van Thomme, Parker Wagner and Teresa Wilder Grade 7: Noah Battles, Cole Caron, Breanna DeGrood, Hunter Dienst, Gracie Donahue, Kallie Donahue, Kamryn Hanson, Mary Hillesheim, Garrett Johnson, Courtney Malecha, Amber Merritt, Shelby Meyer, Bailey Murphy, Payton Nutter, Zachary Schwab, Margaret Seidel, Keely Skluzacek, Patrick Swenson and Brendan Trump

B Honor Roll: These students have earned a GPA of 3.0 to 3.499.

Grade 12: James Brazil, Rosalba Gomez, Brent Hatfield, Michelle Heredia, Brandon Moeckly, Maria Palmer, Ashley Reuvers, Sara Reuvers, Caleb Sevier, Janelly Villa and Mikayla VonRuden Grade 11: Timothy Braun, Cole Dillon, Kyle Filzen, Megan Hoisington, Elizabeth Holz, Layla King, Courtney Kryzer, Leonardo Lara, Erin Lipinski, Karen Mendoza, Hana Palmer, Joseph Pleskonko, Katia Ramirez, Catherine Stroh, Joshua Wagner, Michael Wojahn and Joseph Zweber Grade 10: Hannah Benzick, William Kratt, Ashley Nelson, Turner Putrah, Courtney Skluzacek and Nichole Van Horn Grade 9: Jacob Becker, Bailey Brooks, Peter Clark, Nicole Mahowald and Gabriela Seidel, Grade 8: Bryan Brazil, Cooper Brooks, Sergei Campbell, Kyle Ell, Gabriel Godfrey, John Healy, Eric Hoisington, Nicholas Kunze, April Lara, Connor Lipinski, Patrick Markman, Sumara Montana, Beau Reuvers, Anthony Van Thomme and Gregory Wojahn Grade 7: Emma Caron, Collin Heselton and Jarod Rogers 2

Eagle Scouts at BA!

Alex Klatt ’13 Congratulations to Bethlehem Acacemy’s Alex Klatt ’13, Kyle Novak ’14, David Swenson ’15 and Josh Wagner ’13 for working toward and/or earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Bethlehem considers itself lucky to have a total of four Eagle Scouts among Kyle Novak ’14 our current students. This is very impressive when only 2% of all Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts. Josh Wagner ’13 David Swenson ’15

Pancake Breakfast!

These were our highest sales since 2000! Our goal was $5,000 and we raised a total of $7,100.00! Our thanks to everyone who sold tickets, helped serve and flip and to those who simply ate pancakes!

Boys Basketball Highlights

The Cardinal boys’ basketball team enjoyed a highly successful season that culminated with a narrow loss to Rushford-Peterson in the section championship game. While there was the inevitable disappointment of getting so close to the state tournament but falling just a few possessions short of victory, the success of this season is not only satisfying but also provides a great deal of optimism for next year’s squad. Besides being section runner-up, the squad finished with an overall record of 22-8 and Gopher Conference record of 11-5. Four seniors completed their careers at BA by providing great leadership for this year’s team; Sam Jensen, Jake Kohl, Miles Langfeldt, and Gabe Wilson all made significant contributions to the team’s success. The Cardinals’ underclassmen gained plenty of valuable experience and return a great core of players for next year. Returning juniors are Tim Angell, Mike Beckmann, Adam Clark, Kyle Filzen, Taylor Kaiser, Jacob Kuhlman, Mark Mahowald, and Matt Siegfried. Sophomore Mitch Malecha also will be back. Senior manager Kelia Slattery will be missed, but junior manager Alex Klatt will return. All of the players, managers, and coaches (Franz Boelter, Randy Angell, Jeremy Wagner, Jay Reuvers, and Brett Boelter) would like to thank all of the fans for their great support this year! It was a fun season for all of us!

This past season is one that can be described with the words, transition, perseverance, and trust. Those factors together with commitment and hard work produced one of the most successful seasons ever for BA girls basketball! Under an entirely new coaching staff, the transition began on the first day of practice. There was new terminology, a new system, new faces, and new challenges. Each day the girls were asked to focus on getting better and trust that if everybody was committed to staying “in system” they would see success, even if it took some time to get there.

Girls Basketball Highlights

Throughout the first half of the season, the girls dealt with the ups and downs that come with learning and finished the first half of the season hovering right around the .500 mark. The turning point for the team came in their game against New RichlandHeartland-Ellendale-Geneva, ranked 2nd in the State in AA. In one of the most exciting games in recent history, the Cardinals battled to an overtime loss but, in the process, discovered the high level of basketball they were capable of playing! From that point on, the team rattled off 11 straight wins (13 out of their last 14) before losing to Spring Grove in the Section Finals, one game short of State. In the process, they earned a record of 20-10, a 3rd place finish in the Gopher Conference, and a Sub-Section Championship. With the graduation of only two seniors Maddie Brown and Maria Palmer, the team and coaching staff is looking forward to great things in 2012-2013!



he first Saturday in December is always one of our favorite and most exciting days of the year at Bethlehem Academy. On this day we get to thank our supporters and contributors for all that they do to allow us to continue the 147-year-old mission of Bethlehem Academy. In addition, we have the privilege of inducting new members into our Court of Honor. What can be better than spending a morning worshipping, dining, and celebrating with some of the most supportive, dedicated, and longesttenured members of our BA family! This year we were honored to be joined by approximately 150 people who helped us to welcome Lenny and Judy Mahoney, Norita and the late Dave Reuvers, and Harry and the late Gretchen Chappuis into our Court

Benefactors’ Brunch

and Court of Honor

Ron ’64 and Carol Sevcik visit with Lori and Gerri Kaderlik, Walley Duchene looks on.

Steve ’62 and Moe Brand visit with Jack ’65 and Karen Ostrom. Jim Keilen ’64 and others reminisce as well. 4

Joanne DeGrood ’50, Mary Ann Langeslag, and Cecilia DeGrood ’59

of Honor. All three of these couples were very involved in the early leadership of our BABS fundraiser. Without their contributions of time, talent, and leadership, BA would have had a difficult time surviving the economic challenges that it encountered in the 1980’s. We are so grateful to all of you who continue to make the blessing of a Bethlehem Academy education available to the students and families of today and in the future. Only because of your support is this possible! Only TOGETHER have we been, are we now, and will we continue to be BA! Thank you!

Above: Lisa Mahoney ’84 and her brother Tom ’86. Below l-r: Lenny ’57 and Judy Mahoney, Norita Reuvers along with the late Dave Reuvers ’52, Harry Chappuis ’59 and the late Gretchen Chappius were inducted into Bethlehem Academy’s Court of Honor for all of their efforts to help promote BA. Our many thanks for their years of service.


A message from Franz Boelter, Dean of Institutional Advancement


of a

Bethlehem Academy Education


eople frequently ask me if it’s difficult to have to ask our alums and other benefactors for financial support for our school. I have to (with an understanding smile) admit that it does seem like people used to enjoy talking to me when I was just teaching and coaching, and that now, being in this advancement position, it seems that they turn and run when they see me coming! OK, I’m exaggerating just a bit! And, of course, I’m always able to remember why it’s so critical that I continue to encourage and solicit our supporters to assist in maintaining the blessed 147-year-old legacy of academic excellence and faith at Bethlehem Academy, and that’s what makes this position extremely rewarding.

I wish all of you could have heard the student testimonials that were given at our Wednesday assembly during Catholic Schools Week. After this year’s alumni speaker, Tom Merrill ’63, gave a very inspiring presentation that craftily mixed entertaining stories of his years at BA with heartfelt recollections of faith experiences and life’s lessons, both of his and of others, the microphone was opened for the students. While some were from our multi-generational BA families, most who came forward were students who have transferred into our school in the past couple of years looking for something that was missing in the schools that they were leaving. All shared what they valued and appreciated about Bethlehem Academy and the education and relationships I also understand that I am representing that they have experienced in our faithour nearly 300 students and their families based environment. Tears were shed and who can’t personally thank and encourlaughter was shared by both speakers and age all of our benefactors themselves. I listeners over the hour that the testimonido know that each of you continues to als flowed. If anyone had doubts that this recognize the need to provide the same school makes a difference in the lives of type of enthusiasm and support to current our students, this hour would have erased BA students that benefactors of the past them. BA clearly makes a huge difference provided for you when you were attendin these young men and women’s lives and ing this school or when you were sending prepares them well for adult life! your own children and grandchildren through BA. As you continue to support BA prayerfully and financially, be assured that Is this BA legacy worth the financial sacyou continue to make a huge difference rifice of Cardinals both past and present? for students who will make you proud, The answer seems rather obvious. With students who will some day be great emnearly 150 years of producing leaders, ployees, employers, community leaders, people of service, people of faith, people church leaders, parents, and spouses. You being successful in all areas of their lives, are proof of this yourselves! Together we it’s absolutely worth the sacrifices and are BA! contributions that we make!



Critical Funds to give to...

• The ANNUAL FUND, as it states, is a budgeted annual fund that is necessary for the successful day-to-day operation of the school. Every parochial/private school is dependent on the success of their annual fund. Our annual fund drive for this year is now three months along, and we have, as of March 30, received nearly $81,000 of support. With a goal of $130,000, we are now over 62% of the way to achieving that goal. If everyone can give a big push over the NEXT three months, we can easily attain the desired mark. As with all of your donations, your contributions make a huge difference to BA and also provide you with helpful tax deductions.

is that each graduating class can join together to sponsor a student on their 5-year reunion years. Several of this year’s reunion classes have already expressed an interest in doing this, and for that we are very grateful! Any class leaders who might be willing to help organize this effort are encouraged to contact us soon. We have received over $20,000 and are in need of $50,000 for this fund in the next few months. If you can make a wonderful and generous difference in the lives of one of these students, please let us know as soon as possible.

• The CAPITAL CAMPAIGN is going to fund our first construction since 1949. We have real NEEDS for additional fine • The VERITAS SPONSORSHIP FUND arts and PE/athletic space, an elevator to make our building fully handicapped is a new and very necessary fund. This accessible, and to increase our permanent fund is a response to the needs of many scholarship endowment. We have curof our families who have been severely rent commitments for $3 million, but we challenged by this economy. They have a deep BA commitment, and their children can most completely address our student needs with commitments of at least $5 are doing great things in the classroom, co-curricular activities, their churches, and million. This is a revision of our original financial goal, but it provides a plan that our community. In the months after this mirrors what was presented at our feasibilyear’s financial assistance packages were ity study meetings, just with a lower, more allocated, we discovered that we had 18 cost-effective scheme. These revisions have students in need of significant financial evolved, in part, because of the challenges assistance because of a major change in their family finances. Without sponsorship of this economy, but also because we have found very effective ways to accomplish for these students, we are faced with two choices: either our BA budget experiences our goals. We have a very skilled and fiscally responsible building committee who a huge deficit for this year, or we have to ask these students to discontinue their BA recently approved a new and very efficient plan that completely addresses the compoeducation. Neither option is desirable. nents of the campaign. Please help us to Even current seniors are among those in need. We really don’t want to saddle them address our needs as thoroughly as possible through your financial support. We have or BA with this kind of debt. One hope


a couple of bridges to cross before we can unveil this plan, but we are excited to share it with you.

With everyone’s prayerful and financial support, ALL of the above goals can be achieved. We are believers in the capabilities and commitment found in the BA community! When everyone simply does what they are capable of doing, this school continues to do the great things it’s been doing for the past 147 years! Together we are BA!


Veritas Challenge


This fund was set up by the class of 1956 to help sponsor a student’s tuition and fees ($7,500) for 2011-12.


raised so far! Dave and Betty Gillis Dick and Mary Ann Langeslag Joan (Langevin) Purdie Remaining members of the class of 1956, call Renée Thompson at 507-334-3948 with your pledge.



Veritas Challenge

Veritas Challenge

This fund was set up by the class of 1956 to help sponsor a student’s tuition and fees ($7,500) for 2011-12.

This fund was set up by the class of 1956 to help sponsor a student’s tuition and fees ($7,500) for 2011-12.



raised so far! Mike Erpenbach Mary (Selly) Navarro Tom Schema Remaining members of the class of 1976, call Renée Thompson at 507-334-3948 with your pledge.



raised so far! Jim Donahue Jesse (Mullenmeister) Donahue Dan Marek Remaining members of the class of 1996, call Renée Thompson at 507-334-3948 with your pledge.

Set up a


Class Challenge Sponsorship Today!

Call 507-334-3948 ext 218 or email to Think your class has what it takes to fund a full or partial student sponsorship! Contact Renée Thompson and set up a challenge fund and we will track it in the Traditions!

I wish to stay at BA! Who would be a typical beneficiary of the Veritas Sponsorship Fund? It would be a student with characteristics similar to these:

• The student has been at BA since 7th grade. • The student has already had a sibling(s) graduate from BA. • The student has another sibling(s) attending BA. • The student is on the honor roll. • The student is involved in fine arts and/or athletic activities. • The student is very committed to his her faith and church. • The student is committed to community volunteer work. • The student is a leader in his/her class and other activities. • The student’s parents have lost a job(s), declared bankruptcy, or something similar since student aid was allocated the previous spring. 7

Annual Fund Donors to Date

$81,000.00 62% of Our Goal

100% Faculty & Staff Participation! Founder’s

$5,000-$9,999 Chuck and Leah Budde


$2,500 - $4,999 Richard and Lorraine Carlander Marc Hugunin and Alice Pepin Lawrence Loomis David and Mary Margaret Van Lear


Donald and Judith Monson Dr. and Mrs. Sherman F. Ogle Tom and Linda Sammon Richard and Mary Shea Theodore Skluzacek Verne and Hope St. Mars Mike Utz Gary and Jane Weiers Wayne and Anne Wolf



2011-2012 BA Football Team Denise Alberg David and Carol Beranek Cecilia and Paul Allen Lois Donahue Cleary Howard Anderson Robert and Rebecca Foley Catherine A. Battles Anna Mae Hoschette William and Sam Beaupre Diane and Tom Iacarella John and Margo Becker Robert and Helen Jandro Patrick and Anne Bedford Thomas and Phyllis Jandro Brian Behm Robert and Patricia Johnson Franz and Cindy Boelter Thomas and Betty Judd Judith and Scott Brandes Kathryn and Steve Karel Kenneth and Joyce Brazil John and Lynda Kern Alan and Jean Bronnenberg Cynthia Maxa and John McGirl James and Kathy Brown Mary D. McIntyre Janet E. Brown Robert and Sandra Novak MaryAnn and Dennis Brown Patricia and Bruce Purdie Scott Brown Charles and Gail Sheridan Henry and Lisa Busch State Bank of Faribault Steven and Deborah Carpentier Stuart and Lillian Thibodeau J. Patrick and Charlotte Cashin George and Jodi Chappuis Academy Harold E. Chappuis $500 - $999 Connie M. Clark Anonymous Catherine R. Cook Mary Boggie Eugene and Maebelle Crosby Laurel M. Braun Helen P. Dalton Herb and Millie Cook Michael and Toodie Dandelet Dorothy Coughlan Liz and Dennis Deanovic Robert and Dr. Mary Crone Brian T. Davies and Julie Dickinson Thomas and Joan Dee Carol DeGrood Cecilia DeGrood Thomas C. Dillon and Elaine Runyon Patrick and Clarice DeGrood Cate Grinney and Stephen Hunter Peter and Deb DeGrood Mickelean and Tammy Donahue Gerald and Lori Kaderlik Tim and Julie Donahue Steven and Gail Kohl Jeffrey D. Donkers Thomas and Danalee Merrill Terrence Donkers

$1,000 - $2,499


Interesting note: If all remaining alumni would give just $25 to the Annual Fund we would make our goal of $130,000. Please give before June 30, 2012!

Joanne M. Dorough Karen and Tom Driessen Frederick and Carolyn Duffney Jamie and Ted Erickson Carol Ernste Robert and Susan Erpenbach Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn D.D, Mike and Mary Ford Mr. Edward Friesen Mary and Thomas Gelhaus David and Bette Gillis Jean and Paul Gillis Dennis and Geraldine Ginther James and Donna Glynn Jeanne R. Gray Eugene and Maureen Greden Fr. Patrick E. Griffin Michael and Sally Grossman Theresa and George L. Gucker Carol and Terry Hafemeyer Luverne and Carol Hafemeyer Jean M. Hale and Bob Sellers Diane Heyer Elizabeth and Philip Heymans A. Michael Holzemer John W. Jarvis Donald and Marie Jasinski Julie and Jay Johnson George and Laura Joseph D.William and Maryellen Kaufman Shirley and David Kelly William and Karen Kelly Gregory and Kathy Kieffer Dr. Robert Kline John and Kristen Kohl Matthew and Teryl Koonmen Dan and Cindy Koziolek Jeff and Lisa LaCanne David and Connie Lang Sherri and Tom Langfeldt Paul and Linda Laughlin Fr. Richard P. Loomis James and Jean Lovrien Janet M. Low Gary and Cindy Maas Lenny and Judy Mahoney Gina and Bruce Malecha Lawrence and Eileen Malecha

Stephen Malecha Martin and Laurie Manahan James and Joan Mathews Steven and Cindy McComas Vicki and Myles McDowell Jon and Sarah McGurran Lawrence McHugo Richard and Janet Misgen Kathleen M. Monach Robert and Cynthia Montbriand Jolene Mostrom Michael and Melissa Mulcahy Kathleen Murphy-Klimoski and Victor J. Klimoski Mark and Beverly Musel James R. Nagle Richard and Gratia Nagle Thomas and Patoomtip Nagle Walter and Judy Niehaus Donald and Karen Novak Charles E. O’Connor Michael and Melinda O’Connor Wayne and Mary O’Connor Rilla and Donald O’Neil Wendy O’Neil Richard and Karen Paquette Margaret Patrice Patton Jeffrey and Julie Paul Michael and Paula Peroutka Diane and David Phillips Bishop Lee A. Piché Marlene E. Pohl Peter N. Puerling Patricia and James Raftery Stephanie and Leon Redman John R. Reeder and Joyce Vasko Jack and Nancy Reuvers Ms. Marianne K. Reuvers Fr. Francis Roach Rose Roell Charlotte Rueschenberg Dennis and Katherine Sammon Jack Sammon Barbara and James Sarazin Holly and Simmon Schaefer Ronald and Debbie Schema Michael and Peggy Schley Gloria Schwab

Lois and Gene Sheridan Norbert and Marion Skluzacek Phyllis A. Stadler Mark and Jean Stassen Loren and Julie Stauff Annette and Robert Stech Kathleen and Larry Stevermer Shawn and Jason Swearingen Audrey Tebo Elizabeth Thomas Adrian and Verle Thompson Renée and Jay Thompson Carol and Dennis Tousignant Lawrence and Noreen Tousignant Francis L. Valentyn Jay and Barbara Valentyn Lambert and Ann Van Haren Michael and Faith Van Haren Allan and Linda Van Lear Dolores Van Orsow Virgil and Vickie Vavra Eugene and Betty VonRuden George and Eileen Voracek Steven and Mary Walsh Kathryn and Michael Wilcox Ben and Mary Zweber

Cardinal $1 - $99

Kathryn Aase Geraldine A. Ableman Kendric Allen Susan and Anthony Alleva Randy and Connie Angell Janice L. Bailey Eugene and Josephine Benzick Sharon and Martin Bratrud Melanie Brooks Jerry C. Brown Don Bucknell Jeanne and William Burnison Mary Burns Laura and Peter Carlson Laverne and Deborah Caron Margaret A. Chicos Tim and Jackie Clark Ms. Caryn M. Coller Gerald and Barbara Cornell Joanne and James Cortese John and Donna Coughlin Br. Thomas P. Cunningham CSC Fran and Barbara Davies Ms. Kathleen Dodds Matt and Kris Drevlow John and Patricia Dudley Mary and Thomas Duff William Erpenbach Dave and Tammy Filzen Fr. Kevin Finnegan Patricia Forster Carol and Mark Freed

Steve and Sharon Noble Brian and Pamela Nutter Mae E. O’Brien Bryan Olson Carol and Ray Olson Michael J. Olson Michael and Kathy O’Neil Mary and Ken Partyka Shane and Dana Pemrick Michael and Carole Perron Chuck Pettipiece Shari and Jeff Piehl Dorothea Pluemer Delbert and Gail Point Thomas and Frances Poirier Stephanie Pozuelos Rosemond E. Purfeerst Carin Rezac Ronald Roelke Dick and Barb Rost Lyn and Ken Salaba Lisa Sammon Roger and Carol Sammon Holly and David Schoenbauer Chris and Gayle Schulz Liz and Kevin Seal Celeste and Bob Seidel Constance and John Shaw Patrick and Carol Sheridan Philip E. Sheridan Alan and Kristen Shuda George E. Skluzacek Amy and Randolph Smisek Harlow and Jane Splichal Donna M. Stauff Christopher and Linda Stinson Bonnie L. Stoltz Keith and Melissa Stoltz Paul and Christa Swenson Mary Ann Thomas Sr. Theresa Thomas OP Virginia M. Tkach Christine and Bill Trcka Ken and Julie Trnka Al and Patty Twaites Daniel and Rebecca Utz Wayne and Rosie VanThomme Jenny and Bill Vance Tom and Dede VonRuden Jeremy and Trisha Wagner Elizabeth and Julius Waskosky JoAnn and Michael White Caroline and Bernard Wisniewski Barb Wobschall G. Luella Young Brent and Jessica Zabel Jann and Steve Zabel John and Dee Zensen Mollie Zweber Philip and Julie Zweber

Capital Campaign Update

Barbara Friesen Cecilia and Gerald Friesen Francis and Sharon Friesen Leo and Arlene Friesen John M. Gillen Robert and Marion Greene Melissa and Dan Hager M. Jeanette and Ronald Hammond Helen M. Hanegraaf Richard G. Hanley Scott and Jeanine Hanson Dan and Kelly Heselton Dan Hickel Jason and Jane Hillesheim Gus and Helen Hoffmann Jane and Daniel Holmquist Francis and Alice Horejsi Deb and Tom Howell Sr. Barbara Hubeny OP Fr. Tom Hunstiger Doloris Irrthum Anthony and Susan Jandro James and Dawn Jandro James Janovsky Bernard and Bernice Jeno Chuck and Faythe Jensen Llona and Rudy Jorgenson Eric and Joan Kaiser James and Mary Ann Kath Donna and Max Keele Jessica and Kasey Kelly Jerome and Alice Kern Mary Kay Kimmes Eileen and Mark Kriechbaum Tami and Mark Langlois Mary Joan Lechner Sr. Marie Lee OP Kathy and Michael Lenarz Steven and Mary Lipinski Edmund and Janet Lozon Sr. Catherine Lyons OP Joe and Mary Mahon Lois Malecha Dolores and Ted McCarty Hugh McCusker Patrick and Erin McDonough Jon and Sarah McGurran Tracy and Todd Meschke Erika and Colin Mildred Richard and Loretta Miller Catherine J. Mino Daniel Misgen Susan M. Moebius Quentin Moore Janet Mostrom Jolene Mostrom Julie and Tom Murphy Sr. Mary Margaret Murphy OP Kathryn and Peter Nass Mary and Ray Navarro Connie and L. Patrick Nelson

While I wish we could tell you that we’re ready to start erecting a building this spring, I have to instead encourage you to hang in there with us as we continue to be challenged by the economy and yet keep moving forward. Getting to the two and three million dollar marks were not terribly difficult. Getting beyond $3 million is proving to be a challenge at the present time. Although we continue to gain pledges, most of them are $10,000 or less. While these amounts are SO important and appreciated, they don’t tend to move our thermometer as quickly as we would like. However, to put that in perspective, if we received just 100 more pledges that average that size, we would raise another million dollars! That would put us so close to being able to put up a beautiful building that would take care of all components of our campaign needs! On another note, if you are someone who is capable of contributing larger amounts than that but have been holding back because you’ve been convinced that this project can never be completed, PLEASE jump in now and make it come to fruition! I KNOW that we have the people who can bring this campaign to completion! We aren’t seeking the expansive building that we started with; instead, we are being very frugal and practical and seeking a great building that fully serves our needs. Please contact me at 507-2100993 or to offer your support! Perhaps we CAN be putting up this structure soon! Only TOGETHER are we BA!




This is your year! 1947 - Contact Delores (Hickey) Van Orsow at

507-334-7749 with ideas for a reunion.

1952 - Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Location TBD. Questions

contact Tom Jandro at

1957 - Possibly a September reunion, questions contact Janet (Pineur) Stearns at

1962 - Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at the Faribault Golf and Country Club. Any questions contact Steve Brand at 507-334-5263 or

1967 - Volunteers Needed 1972 - Volunteers Needed 1977 - Volunteers Needed 1982 - Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Spikes in Faribault.

Afternoon/evening event with a band in the evening, more details to come. 612.685.8692 or

1987 - Pre-Reunion party at Bashers on Friday, July 20,

2012 at 7p.m. Saturday morning golf contact Joe Olson. Reunion at Bernie’s Grill on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6 p.m. Any questions contact Glen Anderson at, Shawn Hendel at or go to:

1992 - or 651-334-8370 1997 - 2002 - or 480-283-7260 2007 - Possibly a weekend in June. Any questions contact Michaela Foley at

Alumni Updates (Oct 28, 2011 thru Jan 21. 2012)

1955 Robert Novak after losing his wife Judy in 2005 was lucky to meet a beautiful lady at a church retreat in May of 2010 and was married on September 25, 2010. Robert and his new wife Sandra recently flew to Alaska for a 14 day land and cruise trip. Also attending this trip was Robert’s brother, Lawrence Novak ’62, his sister-in-law Larna Novak and sister and brother-inlaw Dennis and Mary Langhoff. 1958 Jake Gillen and his wife Ruth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2011. 1969 Jim Brown and his wife Kathy and son Patrick now live in Kadoka, SD where Jim is cattle ranching and his wife teaches special education. 1972 Mike Spaetgens was married to Jan Peyton on December 11, 2011 in Maui, Hawaii. Mike currently is self employed as a commerical fisherman in Prince William Sound and resides in Homer Alaska. 1974 Michelle (Ford) Evans has worked for Rice County for 33 years. Michelle currently serves as the Financial Supervisor for the county. When asked what she likes about her position she states; “One day I can be in meetings with other agencies and the next day meeting with clients. There’s always something new to learn, like the changes that come after each legislative session is done, and new ways to improve how we serve the people of Rice County.” 1986 Family, friends and classmates of Cheryl (Mogren) McDonough askes that you pray for Cheryl. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and has a tough fight ahead of her. An assistance fund has been established at the State Bank of Faribault. 1990 Shawn (Kaderlik) Swearingen, Director of Knowledge Management at Faegre Baker Daniels, was awarded the 2011 Unsung Legal Hero Award from the Minnesota Lawyer magazine. The award honors outstanding efforts of those making notable contributions to the legal profession throughout Minnesota and is reserved for the state’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals. 1997 Matt A. Thomas and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed their son, Matthew Donald on Dec 15, 2011. Matt is currently the owner of Bridgewater Construction company. 1999 Luke Speckhals married Sarah Donahue ’03 on July 30, 2011 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Sarah is a financial analyst at IBM in Rochester. Luke is accessory sales manager at Harry Brown’s in Faribault. 1999 Lesley (Thomas) Farmer is currently a financial consultant at KLC Financial based in Minnetonka, Mn. Lesley was named to the board of directors of the Risk Management Association Minnesota Chapter. 2007 Nichole Schweistahal Wolff and her husband, Mitch, announched the birth of their daughter, Paityn Nicole on Jan 11, 2012 . 2007 Maverick Deschamp is engaged to marry Kaylin Stanley on May 5, 2012. Kaylin is a graduate of Riverland College and is employed at White House Custom Colour. Maverick attended the College of St. Thomas and is employed at Wells Fargo. 2009 Drew Matthews currently attending St. Thomas University was chosen to play on the 2011-12 Men’s Basketball All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. 2009 Bernt Halverson ’09 is engaged to marry Kelci Wunderlich during the summer of 2013. Bernt is currently going to University of Minnesota for Agriculture education and Kelci attends Minnesota State University of Mankato for Science education.


Cardinal Classifieds In the Next Issue...

Bethlehem Academy’s Jazz Band and Veritas Cantorum’s inaugural tour to Chicago and Sinsinawa. Stay tuned for highlights!

Above (l-r):2012 Sno-ball Court of Honor, row 1; Sara Reuvers, Maria Angell, Emily Donahue, Sarah Heselton, Kim Pozuelos, row 2; Brent Hatfield, Jacob Kohl, Miles Langfeldt, Caleb Sevier, Sam Jensen. Kim Pozuelos was named this year’s Sno-ball Queen.

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• Spring Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

• Spring Music Concert

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

• Bethlehem Academy Graduation Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

• Cardinal Golf Classic

Fri. & Sat., April 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Registration 11:30 and Shotgun Start 1:00 p.m.


Announcing something NEW! We have been approached by different individuals over time, asking about a way to share services and goods within our school community. We also have a desire to increase the size of the Traditions. Our answer to both requests, the “Cardinal Classifieds”. Do you have some items you would like to sell? Now you can inexpensively advertise in our newsletter which is mailed to over 6,500 people! A 30 word or less line item is just $10. We offer display ads as well! A full color 1 col. x 3 inch ad is $40, a 2 col. x 3 inch ad is $75 and a 3 col. x 3 inch ad is $100. Please contact Renée Thompson at 507-334-3948 to place an ad. Your ad will run in the issue you request and then be listed on our website for up to 6 months! The funds raised from these sales will go toward our publication expenses. We want to provide you with a publication that is rich in photos and more in-depth content! _______________________________ For Sale: Blue Cambro salad bars, NSF approved w/sneeze guard and tray rail, 5” casters. $250 each. Contact Steve Zabel at 507-334-3948. ________________________________ For Sale: Used glass block from BA school windows. Size: 8x8x4 Seventy pieces asking $3.00 each. Contact Steve Zabel at 507-334-3948. ________________________________ For Sale: Slate blackboards from B.A., sizes vary all 42”H. Length vary from 42” to 69”. Twenty-two pieces asking $20 each. Contact Steve Zabel at 507-334-3948.


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Attention Record Setters!

We are looking for old Bethlehem Academy baseball records or end of season stats to update our record boards. Please contact Scott Hanson at 334-3948 or with your documented record holdings. Please send this info to Scott no later than May 30th 2012. Remaining sports categories will be requested in future Traditions.

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Scholarship Funds

BA has been blessed by the creation of scholarship funds to honor people who loved the school. These scholarships are to be used to make a BA education a reality for many students. For more complete descriptions of each fund please go to our website at . Go to the Advancement tab and then scroll to Scholarship Funds.

• Arthur & Lorraine Amundson Fund • Jim (Coach) Anderson Scholarship • BA Backer Scholarship Fund • BA President’s Fund • Stella Bedford Service Scholarship • Harold and Marie Brazil Family Scholarship • Candie (Stoner) Brand Scholarship • Cecelia Borsch (Milewski/Schaffer) Nursing Endowment • Leo & Ottie Brand Scholarship • Patrick Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund • Class of 1943 Endowed Scholarship Fund • Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund • Gloria Dapper Scholarship Fund • Bob & Joanne DeGrood Family Scholarship • Divine Mercy CCW Scholarship • Kilian Donahue Scholarship • John Benedict Dudley ’48 Scholarship • Patricia (Gale) ’47 Dudley Scholarship • Regina M. Dunleavy Estate Fund • Mary McKenna Friesen Memorial Scholarship Fund • Mary Griffin Scholarship • Hanlon Family Fund • Lawrence Johnson Memorial Trust Fund • Leo Keilen Scholarship • Knights of Columbus Council 889 and Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship • Irene Kratt Memorial Scholarship • Delores and Joseph and Michael LaCanne Family Scholarship Fund • Father Ken LaVan Scholarship Fund • Clarence E & Olive Low Scholarship • Luckow Family Scholarship Fund • Steven Malecha Scholarship Fund • McQuoid Family Scholarship Fund • L.E. “Abe” Merrill Scholarship • Gladues Geiger McCarthy Scholarship • Frank & Edna Miller Fund • Robert & Doris Mullenberg Scholarship • Ostrom Family Fund • Jackee Reichert Memorial • Ordean Reveland Memorial Fund • Dr. C.F. Robertshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund • Sinsinawa Dominicans Scholarship • St. Lawrence/St. Anne’s Society Scholarship • Strauss Family Scholarship • Ron Thibault Scholarship Fund • Don Thomas Scholarship • Dewey Van Orsow Family Scholarship Fund • Denis and Mary Varley Family Scholarship Fund • William & Aleen Wells Family Scholarship Fund



Donations received between 10-29-2011 thru 1-31-2012 to the Bethlehem Academy Memorial Fund honor the memory of the people listed. Bethlehem Academy remembers these people in prayer. Memorial Gift contributions are invested by Bethlehem Academy with proceeds used to benefit today’s BA students:

• Marion Bossmann PP • Ralph Carpenter ’67 • Steve Coyne • Mark Dee ’89 • Theresa Hanley ’29 • Daniel “Dan” Hanlon • Arnold Kuhlman GP

• Madeline Marty ’47 • Dorothy Meyer ’57 • Peter Reuvers Jr. ’83 • James Smith • Melvin Sprengeler GP • Shirley Thibault PP • John Varley ’55

Bethlehem Academy accepts charitable contributions to all of the Scholarship Funds listed here. If you would like to make a donation to one or more of these scholarship funds, please feel free to contact our Advancement Office at 507-334-3948 or go online to and click on Support BA/Contributions. Thank you.

Rest In Peace

Please remember our deceased friends and alumni in your prayers. (Word received between 10-29-11 and 1-31-2012)

Bethlehem Academy apologizes for not printing this information in previous editions. We received word that Jane (Moebius) Olson ’68, passed away in her sleep on September 11, 2011 at her home in Paradise, CA. She is survived by her husband Peter D. Olson and children: Chad, Peter B., Amy, Mollie, Emily, David, Dana and Scott. She is also survived by her sister Susan Moebius ’64. Helen Maher Clark ’40 passed away on September 9, 2011. She was 90 years old and lived in Connecticut. Michael Gene Mullenmeister ’66 passed away on Thursday Oct 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife Jan and two children Steve Mullenmeister and Scott Mullenmeister, and siblings: Mary Kay Velishek ’62, Paul Mullenmeister ’64, Joan Miller ’65 and John Mullenmeister. Theresa O’Brien Hanley ’29 passed away at the age of 102 on Saturday Oct 29, 2011. She is survived by three sons: Richard Hanley ’52, Lee Hanley ’54 and Dennis Hanley ’61. She was preceded in death by her husband John, her son Joseph Hanley ’58 and her daughter Rita Hanley ’67. Peter G. Reuvers Jr. ’83 passed away at the age of 46 on November 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife Cindy, his five children: Heather Borenstein, Brady Reuvers, Sasha Reuvers, Cinnamon Reuvers, and Destiny Reuvers, his siblings: Marge Boyd ’69, Marlys House ’70, Mike Reuvers ’71, Marlin Reuvers ’72, Mary Reuvers-Akonu ’74, Michele Ernste ’75, Myron Reuvers ’78, Marilyn Llyod ’79, Marvin Reuvers ’80, Patty Reuvers and Tony Reuvers. Leo J. Grebner ’46, passed away on November 15, 2011 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his children: Deborah Streeter, Timothy Grebner and Lesa Backus, and his siblings: Margaret Hanson ’47, Dennis Grebner ’50, and Mary Jane Jordet ’62. Suzanne Berger PP, PF passed away on November 18, 2011 following a brief illness. She is survived by her sons Matthew Berger ’02 and Tommy Berger. Suzanne (Winkels) Kaderlik, age 33, passed away suddenly on Nov 24, 2011. Suzanne is the daughter of Steve ’71 and Diane ’71 Winkels. She is survived by her husband Chad and son Brecken, her parents, and siblings Christine Bothun ’94, and Ryan Winkels ’00. Arnold “Arnie” Kuhlman PP, GP, passed away on Saturday November 26, 2011. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, and children: Robert Kuhlman, Ronald Kuhlman, Terry Kuhlman, Gary Kuhlman and Mark Kuhlman, grandchildren including: Jessica

Kuhlman ’05, Sarah Kuhlman ’07, Lindsey Kuhlman ’12 and Jacob Kuhlman ’13. James Chester Mitchell ’47 passed away on December 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Ella and his 7 children: Jim, David, Mary, Connie Staley, John, Mike and Randy. Richard Barry ’47 passed away on Tuesday November 15, 2011. Richard was class president his junior year and played football and boxing his senior year. He joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Dick worked for Beckman Instruments and Raytheon before going into the printing business. He loved to frequent antique stores, attend the theatre and volunteer with Kiwanis. He is survived by his daughters Yvonne Names and Theresa Meyer, his step-daughters: Rita Freeman, Donna Minkel and Susan McNeil, by his siblings: Larry Barry, Harold Barry, Catherine Slezak ’59 and Michael Barry. Lyle Alberg passed away on May 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Denise Alberg ’49. Barbara A. Grebner passed away on December 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Grebner ’46. She is survived by their children: Deborah Streeter, Timothy Grebner, and Lesa Backus. Rosemary “Rosie” Hellevik Hildebrandt PP, GGP passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the age of 66. Rosie is survived by her husband Jerry, her children: Bonnie DeGrood, Scott Hildebrandt, Todd Hildebrandt and Kurt Hildebrandt, her 8 grandchildren including BA graduates: Lacey Smith ’98, Justin DeGrood ’03 and Brittany DeGrood ’07 and current BA student, great granddaughter Emma Caron ’17. Mark R. Dee ’89 passed away unexpectedly at his parents home on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Mark is survived by his parents Joan ’57 and Tom ’53, and by his siblings: Jeff ’80, Deb Hendrickson ’81 and Kim Hedenstrom ’84. Madeline Marie Marty (Logghe) ’47 passed away on December 12, 2011 after a prolonged illness. Madeline was 82. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Liborio “Doc” Marty, her children: Daniel, Leonard, Benjamin and Julia Anderson. Evelyn “Betty” Durand PP passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the age of 92. She is survived by her 8 children: Lois Patwell ’54, Jean Durand, Judy Chester, Diane Barnett, Sandy Ross, Darlene Ashleson, Jerry Durand and Marge Lovaas. Shirley Thibault PP passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Shirley enjoyed crafts, especially embroidery, needlepoint and making Christ-

mas decorations. She is survived by her children: Don Thibault ’59, Henry Thibault Jr ’64 and Geraldine Struss ’71. She was preceeded in death by her son Ron Thibault ’59, and her husband Henry Sr., PP. Joan “Joni” Chester ’54 passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 75. Joni and her husband worked with Catholic Charities as foster parents and fostered over 100 babies. She welcomed everyone she met with a kind smile, love and respect. Joni is survived by her husband Phil, five children: Joe, Bob, Mark, Nancy Kowalski and Julie Johnson, three sisters: Judy Streitz ’54, Sarah Perkinson ’58 and Diane Wild. John J. Varley ’55, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 after suffering from cancer. John was a member of the National Guard and he and his wife operated a dairy and hog farm for 35 years. He was employed at Consolidated Catholic School and Immaculate Conception Church and retired in 1999. John had a lifelong interest in music and was very active in singing groups and church choirs as well as many solo performances. John is survived by his wife Mary Ann, his three children: Eva Marie Varley-Adamson, Patty Twaites P, and Denis Varley, by his brothers: James Varley ’57, Thomas Varley ’61, Joseph Varley ’65 and Leo Varley ’75; by his grandchildren: Alex and Noah Adamson, and Victoria Twaites ’15 and Matthew Twaites. James Smith, husband of Mary Anne Hanscom ’62, passed away on January 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife and his children Dean Smith and Cheryl Smith. Sheila Anne Moria (Hogan) Wolfe ’45, passed away in December 2011 at her son’s home in Anaheim California. Sheila had many jobs, including LaGuardia Airport as a TWA Hostess. She was a member of the TWA Clipped wings for nearly 30 years, sang with the Chorale, a member of a variety club, member of Strummers, member of Red Hats Ladies. She is survived by her daughters: Catherine deMille and Maureen Bednarek, Elizabeth Wolfe, her sons Thomas Wolfe and Dennis Wolfe. Ruth E. Zoubek passed away on January 12, 2012. She is survived by her husband John J. Zoubek ’69 and two children Jennifer Zoubek and John R. Zoubek. Ruthy was a “down to earth person”regardless of your standing in life. She always had that devilish grin and leprechaun smile. Denise “DeDe” Stenbakken P passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 after an extended illness. Denise is survived by her children Vanessa Anderson ’10 and Noah Anderson ’12. continued on back


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Rest In Peace continued Gilbert H. Fruehbrodt GP passed away on January 18, 2012 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Darlene, one sister and one daughter Judy Fruehbrodt Glenzinski ’P and three grandchildren: Drew Glenzinski ’14, Peyton Glenzinski ’16 and Tess Glenzinski.

Theodore “Ted” Herda passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Ann Marie ’51, and six daughters: Debra Thurston, Therese Krenz, Michelle Ouellette, Diane Herda, Donna Koppes and Lori Herda, two brothers and four sisters.

Shirley (Parkos) Younger ’76 passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in October 2011. Shirley worked for many years as a Physical Therpaist. She enjoyed spending time with family and volunteering at Hope Center and Ruth’s House of Hope. She is survived by her husband Jon, by three sons: Chris, Tim and Jon, by her siblings: Peggy O’Leary, Howard Parkos, Larry Parkos, Tina McCusker, Nick Parkos and James Parkos.

Margaret (Mrs. Bert) Paukert GP passed away on January 28, 2012 at the age of 96. She is survived by her 14 children including David Paukert P and Andy Paukert PP and grandchildren including: Amelia Paukert’ 08, Brian Paukert ’95, Kyle Paukert ’02, Michelle Paukert ’98, Nathan Paukert ’05, Ryan Paukert ’08, Travis Paukert ’08 and Alex Paukert ’14.

Remembering BA in your estate planning or even a simple memorial gift, given in honor of a close friend or loved one, can impact so many lives!

Nancy C. McCarthy ’48, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday January 22, 2012 at her home. Nancy earned her Master’s degree in Social Work in 1961. Throughout her distinguished career in social services, she held positions with many diverse agencies in Minnesota. Her last 16 years were spent at Rice County Social Services where she retired as the direcFor more information contact Franz Boelter at tor in 1992. She is survived by her sister Margaret 507-210-0993 or Patton ’41 and may nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Tim to make an everlasting gift today! McCarthy ’54 and her sister Carol McCarthy ’43.

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