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Gerald Walta has been on faculty teaching German and History and coaching runners since 1978. However, he began as a freshman himself in 1967 (<<there he is, bottom right runner, along with Coach Robert Kuehn, Steve Zander, John Roth in the back, and Enno Knief to his left [courtesy 1971 KEMO yearbook]). He then coached LLHS cross country as a UW– Whitewater college student in 1973. He retired from coaching and transitioned to part-time teaching in 2016. In Herr Walta’s own words, “this place has been my life” for over 50 years! Photo at bottom has Coach Walta at the 2014 Warrior Classic Run with Grey Davis ‘12, Eric Duwe ‘03 in back, Hannah (Shiels ‘12) Ziesemer, Gabbie (Shiels ‘08) Zastrow, and Zach Shiels ‘05 in front.


n a day and age when a person changes careers 5-7 times, when 30% of the population will change jobs every 12 months, and a 2013 Gallup poll reports that 1 in every 4 Americans moves every 5 years, I have had the honor and privilege to serve here at Lakeside for over 4 decades. If you include my years as a student, you can change that to over 5 decades. Yes, we are in our 10th president and our 6th principal since I first walked these halls. And as the Lord has blessed our Lakeside so abundantly, it is fun to reflect: when freshman me first walked these halls, there was no bus barn, no curb on Woodland Beach Road, no trees, no football stadium, no softball diamond, no track or utility shed, no paved parking lots, no courtyard. Those halls were simply the 100 hall, and the 300 and 400 halls up to the stage. There were 6 trophies in the case. Staff included 16 full-time called workers, 2 parttime pastors teaching religion; 2 secretaries, 1 librarian, 2 cooks, 2 custodians and 8 bus drivers (4 also being full-time teachers). So much change! Three major building projects. Dozens more programs—in academics, in arts and athletics, including an entire girls’ athletic program! Yet as I sit and reflect, there are also constants present over the decades. Lakeside has always been blessed with staff willing to go the extra mile. Lakeside students have always been noticeably “different” in public in the very best ways—in my school travels and activities I have witnessed it many times! Lakeside parents have always supported their children and LLHS with their volunteer time and effort. And always, for everyone, the motivation has been their love for their Savior. Indeed, the Lord has faithfully blessed this school for decades, spiritually and also materially. With material blessings comes the temptation of losing our focus. The Lord reminds us in Psalm 127: 1, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” I am also reminded of something my good friend and former colleague, Pastor Jerry Ewings, and I have talked about. When it comes to Christian education, three elements need to be present: the blessings of our Lord, the willingness of a young person to learn and the desire and love of a teacher to teach. God is faithful. As Lakeside Lutheran moves into its seventh decade and beyond, may the Lord keep providing these elements and continue to have them predominate as they do now.

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The Lakeside Lutheran Link, 2018 Issue 2 mission Motivated by the love of Jesus, Lakeside Lutheran High School partners with families to educate, encourage, and equip students for life and for eternity.

Table of Contents

Coach Walta reflects on decades 2 New faces on the faculty 4 Flashback to 60s...the faithfulness begins 5 Flashback to 90s...champions for the decades 6-7 Alum Links 8 Remembering loved ones 10 Four milestone reunions 11

about our federation The Lakeside Lutheran Federation includes 31 congregations in a diverse geographic region in southcentral Wisconsin that extends north to south from Beaver Dam to Janesville and east to west from Oconomowoc to Madison. The Lakeside Lutheran Link is a publication of Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI, published twice annually and distributed free of charge to graduates, supporters, students, families and friends. Readers are encouraged to pass on copies to benefit others. Please direct all correspondence, letters, news corrections, comments and requests to be added to our home mailing list to: Lakeside Lutheran High School 231 Woodland Beach Rd. Lake Mills, WI 53551 • 920.648.2321 Principal: James Grasby Assistant Principal: Pastor Don Schultz Development Director: Scott Gronholz Recruitment Director: Steve Lauber Activities Director: Kirk DeNoyer Regents Chairman: Brian Ertman

Photo credits: Cover: b/w photo, 1973 yearbook; 2018 fans by Taylor Wolfram ‘19 p. 2 bottom: Mike Shiels; p. 3 Gina Schultz; p. 4 LifeTouch; p. 5–11: LL staff, archives or contributed

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warrior booster golf outing at windwood of watertown | july 13, 2018

another great day in support of warrior athletics! 79 golfers and a house full of dinner/raffle guests helped raise a total of $12,375 The winning foursome of the day: Corey Gerth, Matt Neumann, Matt Graunke and Jeff Davidson

Thanks to our Sponsors & Volunteers:

Gold Sponsor: Heckmann Financial (Matt & Amy Heckmann) | Silver Sponsors: Jim Birschbach Agency | Greenwoods State Bank | Five Star Tool Welding Corp (Steve Coleman) Fort Healthcare | E3leadership | Jefferson Current Electric

Hole Sponsors: Bigg’s Bar | Fort Community Credit Union | Delta Dental Of Wisconsin | J&L Tire | Fort Family Dental Center | Concordia University Wisconsin Badgerland Commercial Roofing | Jay Lang—Lang Group | Forever Yours Jewelry Volunteers | Dan & Gina Schultz | Samantha & Shane Schultz | Ruth Fenske | Steve & Dawn Coleman | Kirk DeNoyer | Shane & Cheryl Magsamen | Don Schultz | Andy & Gretchen Asmus | Andy Rosenau | Drew & Heidi Willems | Steve Lauber | Susan Butler | Kyra Lostetter | Kim Gartner | Jay & Mary Lang | Warrior Girls & Boys Golf Teams | Tina Ulrich | Lance Johnson | Dan Kuehl | Nathan Koerber | Tim Matthies | Paul Bauer | Andrea & Brenna Davis | John Rupnow | Amy & Nicole Czaplewski | Cameron Ausen | Kessia & Brynn Boche | Clark Davis | Steve Lauber

A special thank you to our Thrivent Action Team Steve and Dawn Coleman and Gregg Tucek

Thanks to our Raffle Donors:

Milwaukee Brewers | MSI General | WSJY Radio | Watertown Bowl | Nevada Bob’s Golf | Madison Comedy Club | Pump It Up Party | Wright Vision Care | Rejuvenation Spa | Kwik Trip | The Mallards | Mike Karas | Dan & Gina Schultz | Apple Wellness | Matt Schoenherr/Pabst Blue Ribbon | Buck & Honey’s Restaurant | Steve & Dawn Coleman | Food Fight Restaurants | Target | Lebby’s Pizza | Chick-Fil-A | Bank Of Lake Mills | LLHS Boys Golf Team | Milwaukee Admirals | Rocky Rococo, Oconomowoc | Steph Coleman | Fort Community Credit Union | Watertown Wal-Mart | Domino’s Pizza | Sandi Corlett | Ambiance Salon | Highland Dental | Frostie Freeze | Pepsi Co | Lakeside Lutheran Boosters | The Chocolate Factory | Nitty Gritty | Point Burger Bar | The Dinner Detective | Forever Yours Jewelry | Ebert’s Greenhouse Village | Sybaris Pool Suites | Domani’s Spa | Carew Heating & A.C. | Jeff’s Sports | Wal-Mart Distribution Center | Lakeland Family Dental | Silver Nails | Berres Bros Coffee | Starbucks | Jolene Ibeling family & Trek | Wisconsin High School Cycling | Machinery Row Bicycles Lakeside Lutheran Link | 2018 Issue 1 | | page 3

Meet our new Warrior faculty

It’s been a while since we’ve had this many new faces on campus. If you’re local, keep an eye out to welcome them. Wherever you are, we appreciate your prayers for their ministries! Pastor Michael Helwig

teaches senior religion and has taken over organizing the “Operation Go” mission trip program. He comes from a big family and has a big family. “I was number six of eight children. Rachel and I have five children: Sam and his wife, Maddie, are in China for a year before starting seminary; Philip is working toward a Mechanical Engineering degree at MSOE; Isaac studies Criminal Justice at UWM; Miriam is a senior at KML; and Gabriel is a freshman here at Lakeside.” His wife, Rachel has taught second grade at St. Stephen in Beaver Dam and Early Childhood at their churches. Mike served as pastor at Christ, Grand Island, Neb., for 6 years and most recently as pastor at Crown of Life, Hubertus, for 15 years. He also taught freshman Word of God at KML for one year. Pastor H, who loves fishing, camping, reading, puzzles, playing guitar, and listening to all styles of music, is enjoying being part of the Lakeside family. “I am excited about connecting to the students with the Word of God and personally through the events of the Lakeside student life,” he says.

Nate Sievert has been in

the teaching ministry for 23 years, serving at Martin Luther, Neenah, Wis.; California Lutheran High School, Wildomar; and Grace, St. Joseph, Mich., for the past 11 years. This year, you find him “teaching a smidge of geometry and a dab of freshman phy ed, as well as a bit of coaching basketball and track,” he says. He and his wife, Amy, have three children: Sam (junior studying avionics at Western Mich. University), Olivia (freshman in medicine at Michigan State), and Makenzie (8th grade at St. John in Watertown, where Amy also teaches). “We as a family enjoy the outdoors and anything that goes along with it,” Nate says. They also keep busy with their children’s athletic events, have traveled to Fort Meyers, Fla., and Black Hills, S.Dak., and cheer for the Michigan State Spartans. page 4 | Lakeside Lutheran Link | 2018 Issue 1 |

Hannah Uher, who teaches

Freshman Science and Human Anatomy and Physiology, and coaches cross country and soccer, was born and raised in Milwaukee, where both of her parents are schoolteachers. She attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School, where she met her high school sweetheart, Eric. “We were married July 15, 2017. This past December, we both graduated from MLC with double majors.” Hannah majored in Secondary Chemistry and Life Science Education. After graduation, they went to Beautiful Savior, Cincinnati, Ohio, where Eric was an emergency, long-term substitute. In May, Eric was assigned to Peace, Sun Prairie, as a sixth grade teacher. “Shortly after assignment day, I was placed here at Lakeside, and we could not be more excited about our new home and opportunity to serve God and his people!” Hannah loves small group Bible studies, playing soccer and volleyball, reading, puns, drinking coffee, going to concerts, playing strategy board games, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and eating at local restaurants.

Justin Vanderhoof, our

new English and social studies teacher, was born in Appleton, graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran in 1998 and Martin Luther College in 2003. He and his wife, Emily, were assigned to Martin Luther School, Neenah, Wis., where he served for 15 years. “I was assigned to teach 5–6th grade but through departmentalization, I taught subjects in every classroom over the years. I also served as the Athletic Director and coached basketball, and coached football at FVL for 12 years.” He also coaches JV football and track at LLHS. He and Emily have three daughters: Madelyn (13), Noelle (10), and Hannah (8), who attend Trinity-St. Luke’s in Watertown, where Emily teaches and directs the preschool. Last year, held an especially big family adventure. “Emily is adopted from South Korea, so in the spring of 2017, we visited Seoul for a week,” he shares.

Teach me your way, Lord,

that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

60s This year we’re celebrating the completion of 60 years under the theme “Decades of Faithfulness” with Psalm 86:11 as the prayer. As we move through our 61st school year, you’ll see flashbacks and memories that celebrate God’s goodness to us. Jefferson County Lutheran High School (as we were called before the current site was dedicated) began in the fall of 1958 with a freshmen class and added one each year after. Lois (Roekle ‘62) Sonntag was in that first class. “I was so thankful for being part of the first class of Lakeside. The thought of going to a large high school was very frightening to me,” she says. After graduation, she attended Dr. Martin Luther College and then taught for two years at Zion Lutheran School, Rhinelander, Wis. She and pastor husband, Lyle “Duke”, have served in several locations in Arizona and California. They have four sons who were born while they lived in Bylas, Ariz., on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. They have eight grandchildren, four in Phoenix and four in Wisconsin. “My life is pretty simple now. I lead a Bible Class every other week, drive grandchildren where they need, and go with Duke when he preaches in congregations around the state,” she says. Karen (Sievert ‘63) Miller was in the second graduating class. “Our class designed the LL seal! We met in the old St. Paul’s school where I

had attended for my grade school years,” she says. She remembers that when she started there were only two classes—freshmen and sophomore— and they were close. “It was wonderful! I remember hayrides and roller skating parties, and the Halloween party where Miss (Ruth) Born recited something very spooky,” she says. “It was just a very special experience attending the early years at Lakeside.” Her favorite teachers were Marion Stuhr, Ruth Born, and Lloyd Huebner. “They were all so tuned in to high school students and our needs,” she says. Kathy (Lee ‘66) Voss began classes at the new school. “I did not live in the Lakeside area, and Principal Lloyd Huebner found a family I could live with,” she says. “The new school was absolutely amazing. As students, we were taught to take extraordinary care of every component in that school. Fellow believers and hundreds of volunteers had made the building a reality for us. It was a gift to us, and we were to responsibly care for it.” She toured the school in June 2018 and noticed “everything was in impeccable shape. The tradition of responsible care and fabulous caretakers has gone on!”

She fondly recalls that for any event, the gym was full, whether concert, play, sports, or a party. “Home or away, a distance or not, made no difference—we had such strong support in the young and the old,” she shares. She appreciates how “Lakeside built a solid religious education for its students. As we were only teenagers, we were not aware of how knowing our Savior would continually impact our lives,” she says. “The single most important part of Lakeside for me was watching thousands of people who supported Lakeside live their faith.” After graduation, Kathy attended 2-yr. Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn., and then earned a degree in behavioral disabilities/special education from UW-Madison. She taught in WELS for five years and in public schools for 21 years. She and husband, Ron, have lived in Baraboo, Wis., almost 40 years and are now retired. They enjoy life with three children— Gretchen, Paul, and Ellen—and eight grandchildren, four boys & four girls. Relationships built back then continue to thrive. As a high schoolers, Kathy lived with the Harvey Froemming family of Jefferson, “charter members who helped Lakeside happen,” she says. She and Agnes Froemming (soon turning 100) are still in touch and Kathy makes the drive to visit every 4–6 weeks. “So, my Lakeside days have continued! It’s a great story!” We couldn’t agree more.

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Champions of ‘92

I remember

—Pastor Jim Buske ‘93

After celebrating three WIAA sports state championships in 2017–18 (volleyball, individual golf, and boys high jump), we decided to revisit another championship sports team—the 1992 Cross Country Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association state champs.

Team members Jon Draeger, at left, and Jim Buske (see right) navigate a challenging uphill section of the ‘92 course.

expand my network beyond my local city,” Koenig says. 1992 WISAA state boys cross country champs

L–R: Keith Braatz , Jim Buske, Bart Gurgel, Joel Mueller, Brad Koenig, Luke Koester, Jon Draeger, Coach Walta

2017–18: A Year for Championships

After the 2017 volleyball team won the WIAA D2 state championship in edge-of-your-seat style last October, the 2018 spring sports season at LLHS followed its example with two historic individual champions, in boys golf and in track and field: • Lukas Heckmann, a ‘17–18 junior from St. Andrew, Middleton, shot a 72 to win the Platteville Sectional for boys golf. He then captured the WIAA D2 individual state championship at The Oaks, shooting a second-round 79 after a 4-under-par 68 the first day. He was named both 2018 Capitol Conference and Madison All-Area Golf Player of the Year. • Collin Schulz, a ‘17-18 sophomore from Bethany, Fort Atkinson, took the WIAA D2 title in high jump with a jump of 6’6. Earlier in the year, he broke the school record when he jumped 6’9.

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t the 1992 state race, “The temperatures were in the 30s and the referee said we could wear whatever we wanted,” team member Brad Koenig ‘93 recalls. “Some people wore tights and gloves. We decided as a team that we were going to wear shorts.” Jim Buske ‘93 remembers warming up “in the blue warm-ups and hearing other teams say, ‘Hey, there is Lakeside.’ That’s something we did at state the previous years with Stevens Point Pacelli or St. Mary’s. But 1992—that was our year to represent LLHS and our Savior!” The Warriors ran fast—maybe because they were cold. Bart Gurgel ‘93 placed first and Jon Draeger ‘94 took second. They ran so fast that had they raced Division I and not II, they still would have taken first. According to Coach Walta, it’s a record they hold to this day—best combined time for the top five runners at a state competition. Not only were they state champs, but that year they were undefeated. Koenig says, “in many of our meets, we had all seven varsity runners in the top 15. Our team was great—we all worked hard and bonded together.” But it wasn’t only about getting closer to as a team, “I always enjoyed meeting kids from different cities. I think that has helped me to

Brad ended up receiving a business degree from Concordia University–Wisconsin and is now a realtor. He still runs. In fact, his nickname is “Running Realtor” because he participates in ultra races that are 25-50 miles long. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, two now at Lakeside: Hannah, a junior, and Hailey, a freshman. Jim Buske is a pastor and the Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Center in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Terry (Berg ‘94), have four children. After seeing the team photo again, he reflects, “I think most would agree that LLHS provided each of us with a Christ-centered focus—not for me, but for Him.” He noticed the example set by faculty: “Mr. Walta and every other teacher at LLHS were servant leaders.” As Lakeside taught an others-focus mindset and provided a family setting, he is thankful that LLHS was “always bringing it back to the basics—God, faith, family!”

»» I remember this team being quiet, confident leaders. (I am sure I was obnoxious and Farmer was a rebel.) »» I remember—though we were varsity—we made every team member feel valued and important—men and women. »» I remember starting every race in a group prayer. »» I remember meeting in the woods with varsity members setting our next race goals. »» I remember the encouragement from Mr. Walta— a solid Christian man who had high expectations (without being a taskmaster). »» I remember training in the summer (when sports weren’t year-round or three-night-a-week clubs). »» I remember the feast of homemade food that happened after every meet! »» I remember driving to Parkside the week before the state meet with Bart and Farmer and running the course. (Farmer drove. He played Metallica the whole way. We almost died when he merged lanes by the MKE airport. Thank you for angels.) »» I remember every minute at Parkside—warm up, prayer, the race, finishing, adding our top 5 and knowing we won. »» I remember the circle of prayer when we thanked God for the win! »» I remember a perfect season—we were 119-0. Not one team at any level or meet beat us that year. »» I remember Bart and my taking our team’s state finish times and plugging them into every division (public and private), knowing we would have won at any level.

Brad “Running Realtor” Koenig continues to run competitively.

»» I remember toilet papering Mr. Walta’s house back when “innocent” vandalism was somewhat accepted. »» I don’t remember firetrucks, or cop cars, or a parade welcoming us back. Sorry, guys! –Eds.

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Brady and Audra (Tuescher ‘17) Jensen ‘17 married summer 2017 and welcomed baby McKinley Grace on June 10, 2018. Zech Schleef (‘17) married Estrella (Tesch ‘16) May 26, 2018. The best man was Kyle Weissinger ‘17, Maid of Honor: Laura Hafenstein ‘17, usher Elijah Tesch ‘16, and photographer Matthew Werre ‘16. Tucker (‘14) and Maddie Schuett were married on May 18, 2018. Hannah (Tracy ‘14) and James Beeson III ‘14 were married Aug. 1, 2018 at St. Luke, Watertown. Attendants included sister, Autumn Tracy (‘16), groom’s best friend, Isaac Zimmerman (‘15) and bride’s friends, Alex Kohlstedt (‘15), Kiana Krszjzaniek (‘15). Matt (‘14) and Marianne Ebert were married Nov. 25, 2017 at St. Mark in Watertown. The wedding party did a pedal tavern in the Watertown Christmas parade after the ceremony!

Briana is a Staff RN Resource/Float Pool Nurse at Children’s Hospital.

Claire in 2014 and a B.S. in Education at Martin Luther College in 2018.

her husband, Paul, are expecting their second daughter on Sept. 17, 2018.

Former LLHS teacher Pastor Caleb Davisson shares smiles from his new place at Divine Savior Academy in Florida when he realized he’s teaching with former students, Forever Warriors Robbie Schmidt ‘13 and Alyssa (Turney ‘09) Warnke.

Congratulations to Philip and Kristen (Reiff) Behl, both alums from the class of 2009, on the birth of their first child. Daughter, Eva Joy, was born Feb. 4, 2018.

Keith Peterson (‘05) transferred to Cass County Health Human and Veteran Services as County Agency Social Worker in Walker, Minn., where he and his wife are also active in their new LCMS church.

Augustus and Hailey (Schwartz ‘11) Dougherty were married on June 30, 2018. Several Forever Warriors were in the wedding party: Casey Schilling (‘11), Andrew Schwartz (‘14), Michael Schwartz (‘01), Justin Schwartz (‘04) and Ryan Schwartz (‘97). On Aug. 12, Rebecca Olson (‘10) was installed at Ascension, Sarasota, Fla., where she is teaching grades 5-8. She received a degree in journalism from UW-Eau

Dylan (‘14) and Tasha Schultz welcomed baby Rhett Derek Schultz on Aug. 10, 2018. Brock Vredeveld (‘14) and Briana Modjeska (‘14) graduated with their BSN from WLC in May. As part of the required curriculum, their class traveled to Zambia at the end of junior year to study global health care program implementation. Brock is employed by Froedert Hospital as a Staff RN—3NW Cardiology/CT and

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Samantha (Lemke ‘08) and Zachary Westenberg welcomed Kipton Parker on April 13, 2018. He weighed 8 lbs 5 oz. and joins big sister Kinsley Taylor (2) at home. Charity (Letko ‘08) Galgani graduated in August 2018 as Doctor of Nursing Practice, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She and

Jamison Toepel (‘01) married Erin Maroney on June 16, 2018 in Aruba. They live in Austin, Tex., where they are both employed in the healthcare field. On Sept. 9, 2017, Tammy (Martin ‘94) married Samuel Morse on a baseball field!

Allan Buss (‘82) was elected president of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod on March 9, 2018. On May 19, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Concordia UniversityWisconsin. He and his wife, Marie, live in Belvidere, Ill.

two days a week, and also keep busy with numerous volunteer efforts and teaching 7th and 8th grade Sunday School,” he reports.

Elizabeth (Seelman ‘71) Schoenike died on July 31, 2018. Her funeral was held at St. John, Wauwatosa Aug. 18.

Frederick O. “Fred” Hornby Jr. (‘65) passed away unexpectedly May 11, 2018. Fred received his 4th purple heart leaving Vietnam. A memorial service was held in Lake Mills on June 7.

Gary Dunsmoor ‘69 retired four years ago after 38 years of employment with WI DNR, working in Wildlife Management. “I now provide grandpa daycare for two pre-school grandchildren

Don’t be shy! Wedding? Baby? Graduation? Promotion? Retirement? Milestone? Share your own “alum link” news for our next edition.Your Forever Warrior family wants to be there with you~ Update us online at

Carol (Peichekoske ‘68) Rohn of Beaver Dam passed away on June 5, 2018 at St. Mary’s in Madison. Her funeral was held June 15.

Forever Warriors Samantha Anthon ‘15 and Megan Rowoldt ‘14 have come home to help coach our volleyball teams this fall! Sam, left assists with varsity and Megan is our JV2 coach. They were featured in our hilarious annual “What’s New at Lakeside” video. See it at

Reunion planning alert! ‘69 alum Ron Zwieg writes: Class of ‘69. 2019 brings our 50th! Anyone interested in celebrating? What kind of festivities would you attend? Mark, Frank and I, along with other Watertonians, would get the ball rolling. Let us hear from you either way. Joyce Zwieg’s email is or call 920.261.1573

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We are grateful for the heartfelt gifts offered to the ministry of Lakeside Lutheran High School by one or more donors from May through August 2018 in memory or honor of loved ones.

In Memory of Wesley Altwies Gerald Bentheimer Richard Berner Harold Bobrofsky Eugene (Gus) Brokmeier Frank Brown Carl Christianson Mary Cuff Marilyn Mae Eske Dan Fredrick Dale Gulrud Bob Hafenstein Lillian Hanke Warren Hansen Marge Holz Fred Hornby Jr Lucille Huebner

Judy Italiano John Kleinhans Jim and Marilyn Koester Mildred Kohlhoff Ken Krause M/M George Lehmann George Lemberger Ken Leverence Melvin Mueller Lois Nass Scott Neubauer Esther Neumann Danny Nora Frank Preskar Hank Rabbach Viola Robisch Carol Rohn

In Honor of

Brandon Schneider Elizabeth Schoenike James Schramm Gerald Schultz Edie Schwoch Ralph “Shorty” Shoemaker Ruth Smith Al Spurgin Glenn Steffen Sue Stolzman Doris Strobel Shirley Tessmann Don Timmel Jane Toebe Doris Walter Wayne Witte Ronald Wolter Evelyn Zechzer

Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:11-12

Everett and Marlene Borth on their 60th wedding anniversary Pastor Caleb Davisson for his service to LLHS Ken and Barbara Koch on their 50th wedding anniversary Fred and Donna Poweleit on their wedding anniversary Hannah Uher on her installation into the teaching ministry at LLHS

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At this alum spot on the site you can also see the current list of class reunion contacts we have on file.


50th! 25 from the class of 1968 united for their golden reunion July 28 at the home of Tom and Susan Luetzow,

who made the occasion extra special by hosting it with a catered meal. According to reporter Yvonne Wittig, it was a delightful evening enjoyed by all. We thank these goldens for their gift of $675 towards Student Assistance.

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Back, L–R:Tom Luetzow, Jim Buntrock, Ron Hinkelmann, Dave Rickel, Steve Duwe, Marlene (Kehl) Pleuss, Pete Lehmann, Chuck Klug, Mike Brunk, Darrell Christian. Middle: Dorothy (Schmidt) Genz, Mary (Allbee) Nell, Marge (Hupke) Brounty, Jackie (Mink) Peterson, Barb (Kohn) Kalscheur, Larry Braasch, Kurt Reichert, Myron Guenterberg. Front: Dorene (Bramer) Buntrock, Cindy (Mack) Schultz, Yvonne (Yerges) Wittig, Bonnie (Bublitz) Bischoff. Sitting: Sue Piper, Linda (Holsten) Bussian, Ann (Hermanson) Dorn

30th! Class of ‘88 caught up at Biggs Bar & Grill in Watertown

on July 14. A big shout out to them for collecting and donating a gift of $1,100 towards Student Assistance in memory of classmates Ruth (Armstrong) Berglin and Brian Braunschweig. God is faithful.


Class of ‘98 had a fun weekend reminiscing August 11–12. Forever Warriors gathered at Wisconsin Memorial Union on Saturday and at Sandy Beach on Sunday.

10th! 30+ Forever Warriors from the class of ‘08

gathered and enjoyed an afternoon at Crawfish Junction in Milford on August 11. Thanks for sharing the fun!

Jess Meyer in the Development office reminds alum, “Due for a reunion in 2019? Contact me at I’d love to help!” Lakeside Lutheran Link | 2018 Issue 1 | | page 11

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A bi-annual magazine for alumni and friends of Lakeside Lutheran High School. This edition features decades of faithfulness by celebrating 6...

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A bi-annual magazine for alumni and friends of Lakeside Lutheran High School. This edition features decades of faithfulness by celebrating 6...

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