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WINTER 2013

ALUMNUS

TH E PE O RIA C AT HOLI C HI G H SC HOOL A LU MNI M AG A Z I N E


LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT February 2013 Dear Alumni and Friends of Peoria Notre Dame, Greetings to all of you! I am more than half way through my first year as president of Peoria Notre Dame High School. The time has just flown by with attending school activities, fundraising, meeting staff, and supporting families and alumni from our long history. It has been an exciting start, and I am looking forward to our bright future together. Plans are continuing for the future development and completion of the athletic facilities. Work has halted for the winter but will resume when the weather improves so that all the fields will be ready for use in 2014! An updated drawing of the facilities is on the opposite page. You will read in this newsletter about our 150th Anniversary Celebration of secondary Catholic education in Peoria. Please accept my personal invitation to attend these events and know that I look forward to seeing you at them! I am very appreciative of the sacrifices my parents made so that I could receive the gift of a Catholic education, and it is something I am very passionate about. Catholic education is essential because it forms the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—and instills the Faith like no other formation can. The gift of our Catholic Faith was given by dedicated religious who began the Academy of St. Joseph which then grew into the Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, Bergan, and now Peoria Notre Dame . We owe our history to the courageous and inspiring lay people and religious who wanted to form young people in the image and likeness of Christ. Catholic education is needed now more than ever in order to bring Christ’s love, peace, and joy to the world through the teaching of the Catholic Faith. We are blessed at Peoria Notre Dame to be able to offer the Faith amidst an excellent education! I am excited to share that this coming fall, Peoria Notre Dame Catholic High School will welcome two Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Sisters, whose main vocation is teaching and witnessing to the consecrated life of St. Dominic, will join another recently active order at Peoria Notre Dame, the Sisters of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary from Miami, Florida. Sister Sara and Sister Mary Amanda have been a welcome addition to our family at PND with their involvement in campus ministry, teaching theology, and as additional counselors for the students. I would be remiss if I did not also take this opportunity to congratulate our very own Sister Margaret Schulz SJ. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who founded Catholic education in Peoria. This fall she was honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for her outstanding service to the Church. The 2012 Conferral of Eccclesiastical Honors came at the start of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI and served as the closing event for a jubilee year being celebrated by Bishop Jenky. Our high school, as well as our entire diocese, is graced with the lives of all our religious. Catholic education in the Peoria area would not be the great gift it is without the continued generosity and kind support of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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If you have not made a gift to the Annual Appeal or the Capital Campaign, I challenge you to do so. It is not equal gifts but equal sacrifices. It is countless individuals, like you, who work together to make things a reality. Your financial generosity and prayerful support are necessary. Thank you and may God’s blessings be upon you. A very special opportunity exists for parents, alumni, classes, teachers, faculty, and friends of Peoria Notre Dame to help support the building campaign, Honoring our Past, Building our Future, by purchasing a paver. The pavers will be incorporated into the gateway entrance design (see the inset picture on the right) or at the base of the statue of Our Lady that will be located through the entrance. Buying a paver provides an opportunity to leave a permanent legacy and will help support Catholic education in the greater Peoria area for another 150 years. Please contact Beth Salmon (b.salmon@pndhs.org) at PND for additional information. I am in the peace of Christ, Msgr. Mark J. Merdian President

WINTER 2013 ALUMNUS

CONTENTS Letter From Our President.............................2-3 From the Office of Advancement......................4 Letter From Our Principal.................................5 Paying It Forward.............................................6 Campus Ministry News.....................................7 Awards..............................................................8 Former Mayor Jim Maloof.................................9 150 Years of Catholic Education...............10-11 Here & There.............................................12-16 Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction....................16 Alumni Serving in the Military.........................17 Passages........................................................18 Alumni Marriages...........................................19 Class Reunions..............................................19

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OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends of Peoria Notre Dame, Without your support, your Peoria area Catholic high school would not be able to provide many of the things our students have come to depend on such as the growing number of financial aid opportunities, state-of-the-art technology facilities, outstanding and caring faculty, enhanced faith based student life activities and much more. Your continued prayers and financial gifts have a tremendous positive life-changing impact on the lives of these young adults. To get a true sense of the fruits from your generosity, please take a moment to read the following reflections of two current Peoria Notre Dame parents. You just may find the place they are describing sounds a lot like our high school home. You just may discover... It is! Our son Jacob was entering Peoria Notre Dame last year as a junior. There was the expected fear and trepidation of being a new student, but Peoria Notre Dame rose to the occasion. They welcomed our family with open arms. It is a great privilege to be part of this community. The sensitivity and fellowship of the entire administration and staff eased our son’s transition. I come from a family of six children whose parents sacrificed to send each of us to Catholic grade school and high school. My father often times secretly held down a second job to make that possible. My mother cleaned the church, provided the flowers from our garden for the altar, worked as the school librarian, and served lunch to continue the tradition their own parents began for them. This commitment to have us grow in our Catholic faith as part of our education came at great financial cost, but has given us a life with Christ. My husband and I choose to continue our families tradition of a Catholic education not only for our children, but to help assist others in obtaining that same path for their children. As a member of the Catholic faith I can think of no better investment in the future of generations to come. Thank you,”

— Susan Hawkins

Peoria Notre Dame provides a Catholic education in more ways than one. Arriving at PND with a transferring junior, we found a close-knit community that celebrates student achievements and encourages each one to contribute to the school community. Being a relatively small school, fellow students often acknowledge each other’s accomplishments. Teachers have attended off-hours service projects and club events to support their students’ efforts. Although not athletic, our daughter has found a home in existing clubs and teams, which feed her curiosity. Likewise, her counselor has offered her opportunities and encouraged her through extra-curricular contests and activities. Staff and teachers alike have taught her to value her growing education by acknowledging her previous experiences and encouraging her to import ideas for activities from other places to enhance the PND community. Whereas PND offers its students a quality education, it also educates them about their opportunities as Catholics to be active builders of the body of Christ. Thank You,”

— Grace Sposato

Peoria Notre Dame… maybe not the same Catholic house, where you or I grew up in but, it is the same Catholic home, where your extended Catholic education family continues to grow! On behalf of all of your extended family… the PND students, parents, faculty and staff, may God Bless you always. It is with your continued prayers and financial support that your Peoria Catholic alumni family will continue to be alive and well. Dennis P. McGann Director of Advancement 4

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LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL We are a little over half way through the school year and it’s been a memorable one. This past fall we received our annual ACT scores and are happy to announce that our school composite score is at an all time high of 24.7. This is the highest score in the Peoria region and marks our third year of continued academic growth while state and national averages have stayed the same. Also, this past December we were notified by Apple that our school has been named as an Apple Distinguished School. This award honors top schools in the country that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence. Our implementation of the 1:1 MacBook program in 2009 and the enhanced curriculum opportunities over the last several made this designation possible.

1863

Father Abram Ryan escorts seven Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph of Carondelet to Peoria to establish a Catholic school for girls.

1864

The school was moved to a larger house at 205 N. Madison between Fayette and Hamilton.

1870 1874

The Academy of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, a boarding school that could house 100 girls and 16 sisters was built and opened.

1877

John Lancaster Spalding becomes the first Bishop of Peoria. A joyous reception was held in the study hall of the Academy of Our Lady.

1901

Spalding Institute opened its doors in September 1901 to 60 boys and 3 faculty members.

1903

Spalding Institute fields its first football team.

Additionally our athletic programs have experienced a banner year. Our football program advanced to the state quarterfinals and our men’s soccer team clinched their third state championship in five years. Additionally, a number of our women’s and men’s teams won conference championships. We were also blessed to break ground this past September on our new athletic fields. But most of all we are proud of the character and faith of our young people. Our campus ministry program has made inroads in providing our students with opportunities to develop their faith and grow closer to Christ. A number of our students participated in our inaugural mission trip to Joplin, Missouri and a number of small group Bible studies and retreats have been planned. Charlie A. Roy Principal

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PAYING IT FORWARD Imagine the ideal name for a big strong tough guy. Hercules or Samson may come to mind. How about Aloysius? Maybe not, but for 1969 Bergan graduate Michael Maibach, Brother K. Aloysius, F.S.C. may have been the strongest man in the world. “As a grade school student I had a lack-luster attitude and the nuns told my parents I was not living up to my academic potential. Some of my pals and I had mischievous dispositions and I didn’t exactly graduate with honors from St. Philomena’s in 1965. I had always had female teachers and I think they did not bring out the best in ne. That all ended thanks to Brother Aloysius on my first day at Bergan,” said Mr. Maibach, who has become quite active in civic and charitable organizations. He serves on the Boards of Faith & Law, BritishAmericanBusiness, the Witherspoon Institute, the Tocqueville Forum at Georgetown University, and the Advisory Boards of the Institute of World Politics and the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Brother Aloysius stood well over six feet tall with a girth worthy of Goliath. The 1965-66 Ilium describes him as having a dynamic personality characteristic of the school’s tremendous spirit. “On my first day at Bergan I was in the lunch line with several friends from my grade school years,” said Mr. Maibach. “Brother Aloysius could hear us laughing, approached us and he picked me up by my tie. Bringing me up to his eye level he said, ‘ I heard about you from the Principle at St. Phil’s. I doubt you will last a week at Bergan.’ He then dropped me in a heap on the ground as he walked away. I remember saying to myself, ‘I’m going to love it here.’.” Michael lasted more than that first week. His many high school accomplishments culminated four years later when the he was elected President of the Student Council and the faculty (I believe they decided this) named him “Mr. Bergan” for the 1968-69 school year. The Ilium said of him, “Mike’s induction into the National Honor Society confirmed his sound scholarship. While at Bergan, Mike was active in sports, chorus, and debate. He showed a great interest in student government and served on both his junior class board and student government all four years. He was President of the Student Council at Bergan and a member of the Mid-State Nine Student Council.” “Secondary Catholic education and those Christian Brothers saved my life in a manner of speaking. I want to help make a Christian education available to others in the next generation,” said Mr. Maibach. To that end, three years ago he quietly established an annual scholarship award to help a deserving eighth-grade graduate of St. Patrick’s in Washington attend Peoria Notre Dame. (Mike’s sister has taught there for almost 30 years.) Named in honor of his parents, Charles and An6

nette Maibach, the scholarship helps defray the recipient’s first year tuition costs. “I urge my fellow alums to consider creating this kind of scholarship through their own Catholic grade school in Peoria as a means of supporting Peoria Notre Dame. When I consider the future that my Catholic secondary education opened for me, it’s natural that this is the right thing for me to do,” said Mr. Maibach. Brother Aloysius, Brother Jerome Roche, Brother Robert Henzen and many other Bergan teachers changed the course of Michael Maibach’s future, setting him on a path that would lead him to become a seasoned professional in global business diplomacy. He has had successful careers as the President of the European-American Business Council, as a Vice President at the Intel Corporation, and as a young manager at Caterpillar. His financial support helps to pay the blessing of a Catholic high school education forward to the next generation of young people. “I hope other graduates of Peoria Catholic secondary education will join me in helping to support Peoria Notre Dame through a scholarship fund of some kind,” said Mr. Maibach. A LU M N U S N E W S L E T T E R


CAMPUS MINISTRY NEWS

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Keeping with our mission as a Catholic school to form the whole person--body, mind and spirit, Peoria Notre Dame strives to provide opportunities for students to have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ.

1947

A new addition to the Academy was dedicated by Bishop Edmund Dunne. Construction is completed on 12 large new classrooms and science laboratories built adjacent to the original school. It is named “the Schlarman Annex” after Bishop Joseph H. Schlarman who provided the funding.

In the second year of campus ministry at PND, we have been blessed to welcome a new chaplain, Fr. Adam Stimpson, along with two Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Sara Kowal and Sr. Mary Amanda Howard. These new faculty members have joined with Mr. John Donnelly and Miss Rebecca Sitte who continue their work with campus ministry for its second year. This year, campus ministry has been responsible for the planning and implementation of days of recollection for each class, monthly rosaries, and House Masses. This year, we are also offering students the opportunity to join small discussion groups led by staff members to chat about different aspects of the faith. Currently, twelve staff members are leading discussions on topics including dating, friendship, social justice, and lives of the Saints. Campus ministry also looks forward to offering optional overnight retreats for upperclassmen this March and traveling to Miami to serve on a mission trip with students this summer. Campus ministry has also been active in cultivating the virtues of Christian leadership in students through opportunities to serve as peer leaders on class retreats, lead school prayer, and dedicate hours of Christian service in the wider Peoria community. Through the dedication of campus ministry efforts in conjunction with the whole PND community to form the whole person in Christ, it is the goal of Peoria Notre Dame to form students for a lifetime of physical health, intellectual excellence, and Christian discipleship.

1953

Spalding Institute opens a new state-of-the-art gymnasium.

1957

The Academy erected a new convent on Jackson Ave. which had two new large classrooms and a popular student lounge.

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The ground-breaking ceremony was held for a new 28-acre northside Peoria Catholic high school.

Bishop John B. Franz of Peoria led the grand procession to dedicate the new Bergan High School.

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PEORIA NOTRE DAME AWARDS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR DR GERALD MCSHANE Dr. Gerald McShane was recognized as the 2012 Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Mr. and Mrs. John (Gina) Wetzel were given the Peoria Notre Dame Foundation Award during an All School Mass held September 28, 2012, Homecoming week, for all of their many and continuous contributions. »» Bergan High School Class of ‘67 »» University of Notre Dame ‘71 »» University of Illinois College of Medicine ‘75 »» Residency training: University of Michigan & OSF Medical Group 1975-1979 »» President and CEO of OSF Medical Group »» OSF Health Care System Board of Directors »» Chairman for the OSF Ethics Committee »» Committed to our Mission and Catholic education

PEORIA NOTRE DAME FOUNDATION AWARD MR JOHN WETZEL AND MRS GINA WETZEL »» John: Bergan Class of ’83, St. Ambrose University »» Gina: AOL/SI Class of ’83 (Gina), University of Iowa ‘87 »» PND Golf Committee »» PND Buildings & Grounds Committee »» PND Booster parents »» PND Auction Chairs 2013 »» Committed to our Mission and Catholic education »» PND Board of Trustee »» Committed to our Mission and Catholic education

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FORMER MAYOR JIM MALOOF

1973

The two downtown Peoria schools merged into one administrative and academic unit to become the Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute.

James A. Maloof passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. Jim was a 1937 graduate of Spalding Institute and was highly active in St. Jude Children’s Hospital along with being instrumental in creating some major fundraisers in the Peoria area to benefit the children of St. Jude. He was elected mayor of Peoria in 1985 and was re-elected for two consecutive terms. Jim had earned and received many awards and acknowledgements during his 93 years, one of them being The Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004. Jim continued to be a strong supporter of Catholic education and Peoria Notre Dame High School. May he rest in peace.

1980

Madison Street between the Academy and Spalding was permanently closed.

1987

Bishop Edward O’Rourke celebrated the 125th anniversary of Catholic education in Peoria by dedicating the new Madison Street Mall.

1988

Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute and Bergan High School merge to become Peoria Notre Dame, a name voted for by the students.

2006

Peoria Notre Dame plays the last game in the Spalding gym. The building was razed to allow construction of the new Sheen Pastoral Center.

2012

Peoria Bishop Daniel R. Jenky led the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Peoria Notre Dame sports complex. Future plans of the 71.5 acre site include a new high school.

Following is a note that Jim sent to Peoria Notre Dame:

April 21, 2010 Scripture Reads...”Train up a child in the way he or she grows up and they will not depart from it.” As a graduate of Spalding Institute Class of 1937, I recall the lesson of faith in our God, respect for our parents, clergy, nuns and community are the lessons in life that have guided me through a lifetime of community involvement that I would not exchange for anything. I owe it all to the discipline and respect and love of God and our neighbor that I received in my Catholic education.

Left to Right: Mr. Tim Cassidy (BSH ‘73), Mr. Jack Buckley (SI ‘37), Mr. James Maloof (SI ‘37), Dr. George Best (SI ‘34), Mr. Harold Schlicksup (SI ‘37), Mr. Robert Lenhausen (SI ‘37)

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EVENTS CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION This spring we will celebrate the 150th year of Catholic Secondary Education in the Greater Peoria area. This coming year also marks the 25th anniversary of Peoria Notre Dame. Following are some of the events planned to celebrate this exciting achievement.

ALL-SCHOOL MASS & RECEPTION 9:30 am PND Gymnasium / Spalding Pastoral Center

PEORIA NOTRE DAME ALL SCHOOL ALUMNI REUNION 6:00 PM – Midnight PND Commons / Gymnasium

An all-school Mass for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and visitors will be held at Peoria Notre Dame High School at 9:30 AM. A luncheon will be held at the Spalding Center following Mass by invitation only.

Catch up with PND alumni and enjoy a “Chicken Thursday” dinner served from 6:00-8:00 PM, followed by a night of music and memories. Cost for the night is only $20 (before April 5) or $25 at the door and it includes the meal, 2 drinks, and door prizes. A cash bar will be available.

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION DAY

9:30 am PND The day will begin with an all-school Mass followed by a presentation of a special award to Msgr. Stanley Deptula. Father Deptula will speak to all the students, faculty and staff about the Venerable Fulton Sheen.

RIVER BOAT CRUISE 6:30 PM (2 hour tour, 1 hour on dock) Peoria River Front, 100 NE Water Street Take in the beautiful Peoria skyline during an evening river boat cruise with alumni from Academy, Spalding, Bergan, and PND. Tickets are only $35 but are limited to 100. Cost includes exclusive use of the river boat during the cruise and heavy hors d’oeuvres (cash bar will be available).

All Day PND Students will celebrate the day in many ways, including a BBQ lunch and activities and competitions in the afternoon.

PEORIA MUSEUM RECEPTION/ALUMNI ART SHOW PRESENTATION 6:00 – 10:00 PM Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St All Academy, Bergan, Spalding and PND alumni are invited to explore one of the newest gems in Downtown Peoria during a private reception at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Alumni are invited to participate in the art show. Ticket price is $40 and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cracked Pepper, private reception and the use of all galleries, the planetarium and parking garage. A cash bar will be available. Please RSVP by May 15, 2013.

PEORIA CHIEFS BASEBALL GAME 6:30 PM Peoria Chiefs Stadium, Peoria Cheer on the Peoria Chiefs as they take on Kane County Cougars during an evening game at Peoria Chiefs Stadium. Sections of seats have been reserved and tickets may be ordered online at www.peoriachiefs.com for $8.00. (Click on tickets; buy tickets now; go to July 27, 2013 on calendar; click on Kane County Cougars; when special offer code appears type in CATH150; click submit; complete the information on the screen for number of tickets.) It will be a special night with recognition of the different schools and other surprises. 10

This crest is being used for the 150 Year Celebration, which includes the four schools.

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FOOTBALL GAME 7:00 PM Peoria Stadium Cheer on your alma mater as the PND Fighting Irish take on long standing rival Richwoods Knights. Be sure to wear your favorite spirit wear!

MASS & RECEPTION 4:00 PM St. Mary’s Cathedral / Spalding Pastoral Center Honor our past and celebrate our future together as the 150th Anniversary Celebration comes to a conclusion. Unite in thanksgiving for the gift of Catholic Education during Holy Mass at 4:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Peoria. A reception, catered by Coyote Creek, will be held immediately afterwards at the Sheen Center. The top art displays from the alumni art show as well as from current students will be available for viewing in the diocesan museum. The Fulton Sheen Museum will also be open.

If you are a graduate, please be sure your alumni information is up to date so you do not miss out on the many activities we have planned. Contact Sharon Abraham, Alumni Coordinator and Events Planner, at s.abraham@pndhs.org, call her at (309) 691-9531, or visit www.peorianotredame.com/alumni to update your alumni profile. Sharon can also help you if you are interested in organizing a class reunion or have questions about events.

The PND art family invites our alumni artists to submit work to the First Annual Alumni Art Show. The top ten works will be on display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Reception on June 22, 2013 for the evening and then move to the Spalding Pastoral Center Museum until December 27, 2013. All submitted artwork will be digitally displayed during the June 22 reception. Theme: We crave to be moved by some rare glimpse of greatness. We yearn for a vision of glory. 2 Corinthians 3:7–11 Eligibility: Any alumni of Academy of Our Lady, Spalding, Bergan, or Peoria Notre Dame Media: Open to all traditional and non-traditional media Image Requirements: »» Save image as a high quality JPG or PDF
 »» Image should have a resolution of 72 – 300 dpi
 »» Please include: Name (First,Last), school attended, year graduated, city and state you reside in currently, size of »» Work (L x H x D) and media used. »» Only one submission per alumni please. Deadline: April 1, 2013 Please visit the PND website (www.peorianotredame. com) or contact Mrs. Maggie Off (m.off@pndhs.org or 309-453-3118) for details regarding submissions, delivery or return of artwork.

150TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE Dr. Susie Cicciarelli (Co-Chair) - s.cicciarelli@pndhs.org Mr. Tim Irwin (Co-Chair) - t.irwin@pndhs.org Mrs. Sharon Abraham (Alumni Coordinator) - s.abraham@pndhs.org Msgr. Charles Beebe - cjbeebe@frontier.com Ms. Debbie Benz - d.benz@pndhs.org Dr. Peter Couri - rin520@aol.com Dr. Timothy Cundiff - tgcundiff@gmail.com Ms. Pat Kellogg - pkellogg@cdop.org Msgr. Mark Merdian - monsignor.merdian@pndhs.org Mrs. Maggie Off - m.off@pndhs.org

Mr. Sharbel Rantisi - srantisi@gmail.com Brig Gen (Ret) Frank Rezac - frankrezac@aol.com Ms. Anne Marie Roten - aroten43@yahoo.com Mr. Charlie Roy - c.roy@pndhs.org Sr. Margaret Schulz - m.schulz@pndhs.org Ms. Elizabeth Smarjesse Lankton - smar2911@yahoo.com

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HERE & THERE Rev. Richard Raney (30SI) Fr. Raney turned 100 years old on October 19, 2012. He is the oldest living priest in the Peoria Diocese. Fr. Raney has been retired for many years and lives in Ft. Meyers, FL. He still offer mass everyday for the Poor Clare Nuns at their Monastery. Several members of his family were with him to celebrate his birthday. Mary (Houlihan 42AOL) Merdian left Peoria in March of 2010 and is now living in Greensboro, NC with her husband of sixty-two years. They have three grown children. Mary would love to hear from any classmates of AOL ‘42. (Mary’s husband passed away June 29, 2012) Ery (Tex 45SI) and Mary (Hooley “Dimples” 47AOL) Weicherding reside in Riverside, CA. with their daughter. They have four grown children and three grandchildren (all boys). They have lived in Peoria, Country Club Hills, and Danville. Ery has been in education, but retired he became a Nursing Home Administrator, attended LPN school, working at the VA Medical Center in Danville and finally retired in 2005. Mary attended St. Francis School of Nursing, worked in OB in Peoria and Chicago, Sup of OB in Danville and moved to Health Department. Graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Nursing and became Director of Nurses at the Health Department. Moved to staff position with VA Medical Center and founded their Home Care Program becoming the director. Retired from VA in 1999 and joined the Parish Nurse Program at their church and retired in 2011 when they moved to California.

as a Court Clerk in Juvenile Court. Barbara also worked for a lawyer and the Agency on Aging. She has worked on different campaigns and was a fundraiser for many organizations. William Kennedy (61SI) is Foundation Director, Ave Maria Village Long Term Care Facility. He resides in Jamestown, ND with his wife Mary. William received his MFA Creative Writing from Hamline University. Jo Fredell Higgins (63AOL) eighth book will be released in December, 2012. “Legendary Locals: Aurora” will be published by Arcadia Publishing, the leading history publisher in the US. This book profiles 150 leaders of Aurora during her 175 year history that is being celebrated this year. A signature signing will be held on December 8, 1-3 PM at the Aurora Historical on E Downer Place in Aurora. Jo also participated in Peoria’s Erin Fest this past August and spoke on her memoir of living in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a year. “Souls: A Portrait of Belfast. A Memoir” will be released by Tate Publishing this summer. Several of her books will be available for sale including “A Song for Cecilia”, the Peoria novel released last year. She will publicize the books with a trip to Ireland appearing on local television and radio in Dublin and Belfast. Jo Has had seven recent book events in the Aurora area including Caribou Coffee in Naperville and The Village Grind in Oswego. Kenneth Zant (63SI) is Retired from Lockheed Martin Aerospace. He is living in Hartsel, CO with his wife Elaine. Kenneth received his BS from the University of Illinois.

Mary (Wennmacher 54AOL) Supan resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband Robert. She is retired. They have five children.

David Lakin (64SI) is a Retired SMSgt USAF/ANG. He attended Illinois Central College and University of Illinois Springfield. David resides in Pekin, IL

Timothy R Gorman (56SI) is retired from Caterpillar and resides in Peoria. He received a BA from University of Notre Dame and Bradley University. He has two children Jonathan (84BHS) and Amy (87BHS).

Mary (Mueller 65AOL) Vagner received the Idaho Superintendent of the Year Award on February 17, 2012. She was nominated for the award by her District’s Board of Trustees and is in her sixth year as Superintendent. Courageous, respectful, responsive, effective, accountable, empowers, calm, responsive, ethical, leader: were the attributes used by School board members. Mary was selected because she has implemented practices and professional development that strengthened the leadership team, integrated district-wide school improvement planning and ac-

Barbara (Rafool 60AOL) Patterson resides in Peoria. She has two daughters. Barbara’s grandson Brandon attends Bradley University and was a State Scholar. She worked at the Peoria County Courthouse, for several years 12

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countability and engaged students, parents and the community in decisions. Mary resides in Pocatello, ID and has two adult sons. Thomas Eisfelder (67SI) is living in Peoria and is Retired. He received his MSW from University of Illinois. Kathy Drohan (67AOL) is a Senior Customer Service Rep with Keystone Steel & Wire. She received her Associate in Applied Science from ICC. Kathy resides in Pekin. John Welsh (67BHS) is Retired and living in Redding, CA. with his spouse Roylyn. He graduated from Illinois State University with a BA in Theatre Arts. John is enjoying the beauty of Nortstate and actively involved in the local theatre scene.

from Loyola University Chicago. Patricia (Burmeister 68AOL) Hohstadt is Retired. She resides in Forsyth, MO with her spouse Steven. Kevin Sutherland (68BHS) graduated from Bradley with a degree in Marketing/Business. He is a Vice President of Marketing -3M. Kevin is married to Stephanie and they reside in Austin, TX. Joyce (Tomlin 69AOL) Hasselberger is retired from The University of Arizona. She resides in Elgin, IL with her husband Jeff. Joyce has two daughters, Melissa and Alison. She graduated from Illinois State University with her BSED Home Economics.

1972 SI Alumni: Bob Yuhas, Tom Lucas, Charlie Lavin, Mike Freeman, Jim Mishler, Mark Willi, Joe Flemming, T.J. Seiler, Bill Clary, John MCcavitt, Dave Donnelly, Bob Schwartzlose, Mike Raveria, Terry Davis

Dane Borho (67BHS) is Retired. He received his BS in Journalism from San Diego State. Dane resides in Peoria Heights.

Jim Maroon (70SI) is the Store Manager for Midwest Equipment. He received a BS from Illinois State University. Jim has three children and resides in Morton, IL.

Theresa (Roth 67BHS) Zusag is a Microbiologist, ACL Laboratory in Rosemont, IL. She resides in Elmhurst, IL. Theresa received her BA from Rosary College in River Forest, IL

Gary Nielsen (71BHS) resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife Traci and their four children. He is employed by Caterpillar as a Manager / Black Belt.

John Morrissey Jr (68BHS) was recently elected York Township Trustee (R), DuPage County, IL. He resides in Elmhurst, IL with his wife Pamela. John received his MS

Timothy Bohan (72SI) resides in San Francisco, CA with his wife Elaine Lanier and their two children. Tim went through the IBEW Local 34 Electrician Apprentice Program. He works for St Francis Memorial Hospital as an Engineer. V I S I T U S AT W W W . P E O R I A N O T R E D A M E . C O M

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Teresa (Sleevar 73BHS) Hess is a Customer Relationship Rep with IBM. She graduated from Illinois State University with a BS ED. Teresa resides in Cazenovia, IL. Sara (Luken 73BHS) Stasiak resides in Cary, IL with her husband Tom. She attended University of Dayton, OH. and received her Bachelor of General Studies. Sara is in Sales/ Marketing. Cynthia (Beck 74 BHS) Holmes is awaiting a lung transplant. Please keep her in your prayers. The family is accepting donations at South Side Bank. David Chrisman (74BHS) resides in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife Noelle. He is the Director of Contracts at Rheinmetall AG in Zurich. David received his BA from Western Illinois University, MA from Pepperdine University and his MBA from UCLA. Paul (74BHS) and Mary Jo (Wetzel 76BHS) Gighi reside in Peoria. Mary Jo is the Office Manager for the Midwest Podiatry Group. Mary Jo received her Associate degree from ICC. Paul is Account Manager for PHD Services. He received his Bachelor from Bradley University. Howard Schraeder (75BHS) received his BSBA from Creighton University. He is SWLP Operations Coordinator with the city of Springfield, IL. He resides in Springfield with his wife Sharon. Brian Barkley (76AOL/SI) received his BSBA in Finance from Creighton University. He is employed with American Business Brokers-Business Broker (Midwest). Brian and Rebecca reside in Peoria, IL. LuAnn (Palmer79AOL/SI) Clark is a Staff Pharmacist. She graduated from Drake University with a BS in Pharmacy. LuAnn and her spouse Michael reside in Shenandoah, VA. Diane (Meyer 80BHS) Russell is a Branch Manager with PNC Bank. She graduated from Illinois State University with her BS in Management. She resides in Peoria with her husband Rusty. Diane has two sons Danny (08PND) and Matt (11PND). 14

Carolyn (Beyers 82AOL/SI) Krug is employed by Life Resource Centre. She resides in Vandalia, OH with her husband John and their four children. Carolyn graduated from University of Notre Dame with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Northwestern University with a MS in Mechanical Engineering. Charlie Galland (82AOL/SI) is Vice President of Temporary Resources Inc. He resides in Huntersille NC with his wife Darlene. Charlie received his BBA in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Michael Hatcher (83SI) retired from the Navy in 2010 after twenty-four years in the submarine service. Michael is married to Gretchen and they reside in Nixa, MO. Michael is with Briar Creek Retreat. He attended Evangel University and received a Masters in Organizational Leadership. Michael lists his job as Chair, School of Electronics. Renata (Baron 83BHS) Hill received her English and MBA from Colorado State University. She is with the Associated Press and resides in Golden, CO with her spouse Steve. “The remarkable support for my classmate, Mark “Doc” Kupfert, is the reason I visited the PND website today and decided to complete this Alumni form. I visited the campus back in September and the success of the school is obvious; I’m proud to be a Bergan Trojan and now part of the Irish Nation!” Robert Lapping (85AOL/SI) is a Manager at Menards. He lives in Galesburg, IL with his wife Ashley. Amy Heinz (86BHS) is a Teacher with the Norwood School District #63. She graduated with a BS and MS from Illinois State University. Ann (Ihnken 88PND) Cozadd resides in Peoria, IL with her husband Chris Cozadd. They were married in April 2012. Karry Sue (Meizelis 90PND) Hunt is a Physical Therapist with Methodist Hospital in Evansville, IN. She resides in Evansville with her husband Robert and three children. Karry Sue received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.

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Jennipher (Zinser 90PND) Vorhees resides in Mascoutah, IL with her husband Mark. She received her MA in Professional Counseling from McKendree University. Jenni is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/Owner of the Vorhees Wellness Center. Jim Dickerson (91PND) received his BA in English from North Central College and his MS in Counseling from Northern Illinois University. He is a School Counselor and Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach at Hinsdale South High School. Jim resides in Aurora, IL with his wife Nicole. Lisa (Beveridge 94PND) Weaver resides in Peoria with her husband Christopher. She received a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from St. Xavier University. Lisa is a Kindergarten Teacher. Casey (Schmitt 94PND) Ahmad resides in Peoria with her husband Chad. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Southern Illinois University and Her Masters in Counseling from Bradley University. Casey is a Professional School Counselor with Peoria Public Schools. Matthew (96PND) and Sarah (Knezovich 96PND) Highfill live in Homer Glen, IL with their three children. Sarah received her Bachelor in Chemistry and Minor in Teacher Ed from University of Illinois; her Masters in Education Administration from Governors State University; and is currently at Illinois State University working on her doctorate in Education Administration. Sarah is the Science Department Chair / Chemistry & Physics Teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School, New Lenox, IL. Dana Paris (96PND) is an Assistant Vice President with L’Oreal USA. She resides in Forest Hills, New York. Dana received her BA from Miami University and MBA from Stern- NYU. Katherine Girsch (98PND) and Mark Knezovich (98PND) live in New Lenox, IL. Kate received her Masters in Biology from Purdue University. She is a Stay-at-home Mom. Sarah (Nagelvoort 98PND) Schafer is a Chief Petty Officer with the US Coast Guard. She is the President of the Chief Petty Officers Association Kodiak Chapter. Sarah graduated from Vincennes University with a Science De-

gree. She resides in Kodiak, AK with her husband Gene and their three sons. Jake Beck (99PND) is a Police Officer with the City of Peoria. He graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelors Degree. Jake is married to Maegen and they have a daughter Kaedence. Michele (Van Riper 99PND) McGinnis resides in Champaign, IL with her husband Jeremy and their two children, Isabelle and Ethan. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University. Ryan (00PND) and Jenny (Graves 00PND) Miller reside in Dunlap. Ryan is a Vice President of Commercial Banking at J. P. Morgan Chase Bank. Ryan and Jenny are parents to two boys, Jack and Brady. Karen (Filip 01PND) and Matthew Davis (02PND) reside in Peoria. Matt is Service Advisor for Uftring Nissan and Karen is Lead Nurse of Orthopedic & Neurosurgery at Methodist Medical Center. Karen received her BS in Nursing from Bradley University. Matt attended Western Illinois University. Theresa Hills (02PND) resides in Washington, IL and is engaged to marry Joe Cecil on May 19, 2012. She graduated from Bradley University with her BS in Psychology. Theresa received her MSW in Child Family Practice from Illinois State University. She works at the Children’s Home. Kathleen (Katy Smith 03PND) Bauml was married to Joseph Bauml on August 20, 2011. They reside in Peoria. Katy is a Reference Assistant with the Peoria Public Library. Megan (Hamilton 03PND) Manley is an Account Executive with WEEK / WHOI. She graduated from Monmouth with her degree in Physical Education. She resides in Bartonville, IL with her husband Jon and their children Jackson and Isabella. Steven Lawson (03PND) is a Multimedia Programmer / App Developer. He resides in Washington, IL with his wife Jessica. Steven received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree V I S I T U S AT W W W . P E O R I A N O T R E D A M E . C O M

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from Northern Illinois University.

Louis University. Natalie resides in St. Louis, Mo.

Kathleen (McDonough 03PND) Hannah is living in Silvis, IL with her husband Gregory. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Kathleen is a Special Education Teacher.

Michael Gray (11PND) was recently elected to a National position within Boy Scouts. This is a National Position in the Honorary Group within Boy Scouts, called Order of the Arrow. He is currently attending Bradley University.

Abby (Nault 03PND) Unes received her BS in Nursing from Bradley University and her Masters in Nursing Administration. She is on the Clinical faculty for the Nursing Department at Bradley University and a RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Abby lives in Chillicothe, IL with her husband John. Tim Wombacher (03PND) resides in Atlanta, GA. He attended St. Louis University and received his BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Wheeling Jesuit University. Tim attended Mercer University and received his degree in Physician Assistant. He is a Critical Care Physician Assistant. Matthew Vander Vennet (04PND) is the Director of Annual Giving for Central Methodist University. He married Liz on July 7, 2012 at St Philomena Church in Peoria. Matthew received his Bachelors from Eureka College. He resides in Columbia, MO. Patrick Foley (05PND) graduated from Xavier University in 2009 with a BA in Public Relations. He is working in Logistics Sales with CH Robinson. Patrick resides in Maineville, OH with his wife Denise. They were married on November 11, 2011. Cory (05PND) and Sarah (Gschwend 05PND) Cowan were married June 18, 2011. Cory graduated from Aurora University and Sarah from Illinois Central College. Cory is an Accountant with Gorenz & Associates Ltd.

AUCTION 2013 March 16, 2013, Peoria Notre Dame will be hosting it’s 30th Annual Benefit Auction. chaired by John and Gina Wetzel. This event will be hosted at Embassy Suites in East Peoria. The cost is $75/person. There is a wonderful selection of items to bid on in both the live and silent auction events. Some of the auction items include: Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard, April, 20-26, 2014; Shopping trip to Chicago for 14 people in a stretch limo with $500 spending money; Dinner prepared by Msgr. Merdian hosted by Matt and Beth Salmon; and Taylor Swift concert tickets. If you would like information on this event and have not received any to date, please contact Sharon Abraham at 309.691.9531 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM.

Blair Arden (Kelly 06PND) Larson resides in Roscoe, IL with her husband Andrew. She graduated from Illinois State University with her BS. Blair and Andrew were married on April 14, 2012. Natalie Stone (08PND) graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2012. She is a Graduate Assistant-Student Development at St. 16

Raffle tickets are being sold. Only 300 tickets will be sold and are a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your chance, please call today. Tickets are $100/each. A LU M N U S N E W S L E T T E R


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ALUMNI SERVING IN THE MILITARY LTJG Audrey Adams, US Navy (96PND) Capt Heath Armentrout, Illinois Air National Guard, (84BHS) CMSgt Patrick Armstrong, Illinois Air National Guard, (88AOL/SI) Lt. Col. Mark Auer, Illinois Air National Guard (82BHS) E-3 SN Robert L Aylward, United States Navy (98PND) Jenni (Baldi) Bacon, U.S. Air Force (92PND) Col Jeff Baldi (67SI) U.S.Air Force B.J. Baldi, U.S. Air Force Academy (01PND) John Bangert, West Point (09PND) Spc. Eric Besserer, Army (01PND) Lcpl. Robbie Brandow (70BHS) LTC Daniel Brick, US Army (80AOL/SI) Scott Burgauer, U.S. Air Force (98PND) Staff Sgt Angus Marcellus Burns III, U. S. Air Force (96PND) Capt John Campion, US Air Force (02PND) Capt. Abigail (Adams) Cathelineaud, U.S. Army, West Point (95PND) Capt. Joe Cheneler, US Navy, Intelligence (82AOL/SI) 2nd Lt Robert Christensen, USMarine Corps (05PND) LCPL. Josh Closen US Marines (00 PND) Lt Dan Cluskey, US Air Force (05PND) 1st Lt. James D. Comfort III, Army Ranger (02PND) Spc. Drake H. Comfort, Army National Guard 1-178 Infantry (04PND) Roy G. Cordts II, U.S. Navy (78BHS) Cpt Edward Cornish Jr., US Army (89PND) Ryan Coyle, U.S. Navy (00PND) C3CAnthony Cummings, USAF Academy (09PND) Michael Cycotte, US Navy (01PND) LCPL. Jason Damm, US Marines (04PND) Lcpl. Jeremy Devault (99PND) Capt Thomas Dwyer, Illinois Air National Guard, (86AOL/SI) CMSgtSteve Eakle, Illinois Air National Guard (71SI) Clay Elward, Naval Academy (10PND) Matthew J. Engelbrecht US Navy (00PND) Cpl.Alexander Fritz, USMC (98PND) Spc. Nick Garcia, Army National Guard 1-178 Infantry (03PND) Sgt. Issac Garcia, Army National Guard 1-178 Infantry (03PND) James Gibson, US Marines (93PND) Daniel Gilfillan, US Navy (05PND) Spc. Tim Gilmore (99PND) Sgt. Mike Gilmore, Army National Guard 1-178 Infantry (03PND) Brian Godsill, USAF (02PND) SSgt Chris Goett, Illinois Air National Guard, (00PND) Jonathan P. Gorman NC Army National Guard (84BHS) Cpl. Brandon Green (00 PND) Petty Officer 1st Class Terri (Powers) Grove, US Navy (80AOL/ SI) John Grow, US Navy (84AOL/SI) Maj Charles Heinz, Illinois Air National Guard (87AOL/SI) Jim Hendrickson, U.S. Air Force (99PND) MSgt Earl Hopkins, Illinois Air National Gurard, (88AOL/SI)

Capt. Mike Hutchinson, U. S. Army, (99PND) Sgt. Joshua Johnson, US Army (03 PND) Major Glenn A Kiesewetter, United States Army (86AOL/SI) Spc. Ken Kilver, Army National Guard 1-178 Infantry (04PND) 2nd Lt Kathleen (Kilper) Kindt US Army Reserve Nurse Corps (79AOL/SI) Spc Bradley Kirchgessner, US Army (06PND) Peter Kline M.A.S.N., US Navy (98PND) Rev. Jeff Laible, Chaplain Illinois Air National Guard (79AOL/SI) SMSgt Richard Lulay, Illinois Air National Guard, (70SI) Corporal Rob Lynall USMC (01PND) Lt. Col. Joanne (Bousky) MacGregor, Texas Army National Guard (86AOL/SI) Capt. Jeremy Malson, Illinois Air National Guard (92PND) Sgt Mark Maroon, Illinois Army National Guard (90PND) Capt. Daryl Matzelle, US Army (94PND) Sgt. John McCavitt, U.S. Army Reserves (00PND) Lt Col Daniel McDonough, Illinois Air National Guard, (81AOL/SI) MSgt. Michael McKee, Air National Guard (79BHS) Major Richard V Meyer United States Army, JAG (84BHS) John Mielke, US Navy (88 (AOL/SI) Lt. JG Christopher M Miller, US Navy (00PND) James M Miller, US Navy (02PND) Capt. Laura Mills, US Air Force (04PND) Capt John Moore, 82nd Airborne Division, Infantry (02PND) Lt Col John Otten, Army, (81AOL/SI) TSgt Ashley (Goett) Patterson, Illinois Air National Guard (98PND) Henry Pratt (67SI) USMC Pvt. Scott Reyling,USMC (98PND) Lt. Col. Craig Rezac, National Guard Bureau (88AOL/SI) 2Lt Brian Rezac, Illinois Air National Guard (00PND) Heather (Hiemann) Rousseau, US Army (00PND) Brian Rupert, Army (01PND) Capt. Joseph Sander, Illinois Air National Guard, (89AOL/SI) Capt. Sangsoo (John) Grzesik, U.S. Navy (79AOL/SI) Cmdr. Donald Sayre, US Navy (73SI) Capt. F. Michael Schachtrup II, US Army (98PND) Chief Petty Officer Sarah (Nagelvoort) Schafer, US Coast Guard (98PND) C2C Lee Schatsiek, USAF Academy (08PND) Caroline Schmitt, Illinois Army National Guard (07PND) PO1 Daniel Semlow, USN (84AOL/SI) Joseph Sharpe, USMC (01PND) Gy. Sgt. David Slaughter USMC (81AOL/SI) Capt. Andy Stenoish, US Army (98PND) Cpl. James Sterling (99PND) Lt. Col. Earl(Skip) Stolz, USAF (88AOL/SI) MSgt Matthew Stone, Illinois Air National Guard (90PND) Lieutenant Commander Chris Tallon (85AOL/SI) Captain Paula (Bozdech)-Veater, USNR, (65AOL) SGM Edward T. Wagenaar Army, (69SI) Lance Corp. Daniel Warbritton, US Marines (08PND) Master Seaman Andrew Williams, US Navy (04PND)

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PASSAGES Marjorie (White 49AOL) Ambrosch Linda (Best 51AOL) Adams Jacob Alig (57SI) Mildred Dooley 29AOL) Armitage Ron Bainter (56SI) Lawrence Beaupre (62SI) Mairead (Maggie) Bertram (13PND) Frederick Best (38SI) Theresa (Burns 67BHS) Bieneman Betty (Guinnee 39AOL) Blair Nancy (Meyer 54AOL) Boehle Timothy Bowermaster (62SI) James Boyer (52SI) Lucille (Marks 43AOL) Brown Marc Burnett (71SI) Eileen Butler (40AOL) Phillip Cameron (67SI) Thomas Campen (67SI) Jean (Jane Goggin) Carney (36AOL) James Colgan (63SI) Harry Cravens (48SI) Patrick Crilly (63SI) Ward Cruise (64SI) Janet (Bulger 50AOL) Cusack L. David De Trempe (41SI) Vernon Patrick Dentino (65SI) Nancy (Heidewald 46AOL) Deutsch Gerald Doering (49SI) Paul Dusenberry (57SI) Helen (Keller 41AOL) Eaton Eleanor (Burns 41AOL) Eaton Robert (Robbie) Eckhart (93PND) James Eilers (46SI) Lorraine (Aimone 49AOL) Ercegovich Margaret (Marme 40AOL)) Eynatten Michael Fandel (70SI) Herbert Ferlmann (44SI) Tim Finnegan (74BHS) Joan (Miller 36AOL) Flanegin Marilyn (Cole 54AOL) Garrett Donna (Harrell) Garrison (45AOL) Paul Gerding (48SI) Stephen Giberson (57SI) Charles Gilles (50SI) Leo Grawey (40SI) Dorothy (Clark 38AOL) Gries Jo Ann (Petty 54AOL) Gross Mary Ellen Hanlon (55AOL) Dr John (Chuck) Heer (58SI) Rebecca (Marx 71AOL) Herchenbach Geraldine (Spainhower 51AOL) Heuermann Daniel Higgins (67BHS) Rosemary (Cicciarelli 56AOL) Hills Patricia (Vicary 54AOL) Honegger Marilyn (Keeley 50AOL) Hugenard Jean (Donohue 59AOL) Jachman 18

4/6/12 3/28/12 12/29/11 4/24/12 8/6/11 11/11/12 3/4/12 2/5/12 10/28/12 3/6/12 12/31/12 2/15/12 12/5/12 10/23/12 9/20/12 2/1/12 1/10/13 10/6/12 4/5/12 3/5/12 6/23/12 4/6/12 12/19/12 1/13/13 10/30/12 12/8/12 4/8/12 8/15/12 4/14/12 7/22/12 1/17/13 1/7/13 7/13/12 8/1/12 12/22/11 4/20/12 3/18/12 7/12/12 8/30/12 1/21/12 8/22/12 7/9/12 9/14/12 11/11/12 5/7/12 9/20/12 8/12/12 1/31/12 7/28/12 10/31/12 12/19/12 12/10/12 2/13/12 3/10/12 10/30/12 12/9/12

Mary Kay (Whalen 52AOL) Jencks William Jewell Jr (66SI) Martha (Rambow 83AOL/SI) Kelley Peggy King (69AOL) Richard Koehne (45SI) Sr Joan (Bonita) Kupfert (38AOL) Mark (Doc) Kupfert (72BHS) Adam Lagocki (96PND) Toni (Giacobazzi 68AOL) Laux Thomas Lemoine (57SI) Cynthia Lizer (75BHS) Patricia (Bienemann 74BHS) Lockhart Mary (Larkin 46AOL) Lonseth-Sauer Suzanne (Fogerty 69BHS) Lynch James Maloof (37SI) Joseph McCarthy (60SI) Joan (Costello 46AOL) McQuillen Donald Meismer (59SI) Anna (Johnigk 46AOL) Merkle Judith (Zosky 63AOL) Mihn Shirley (Kelling 43AOL) Sr Judith Miller (60AOL) Virginia (Matarelli 52AOL) Molleck Robert Mounts (51SI) John Michael Murphy (59SI) George Murray Jr (55SI) Timothy ‘Kelly’ Needham(09PND) Josephine (Bartolo 42AOL) Niemeier Patrick Nelson (54SI) Joseph R O’Neill (59SI) Virginia (AmRhein 47AOL) Polson Samuel Porritt (35SI) Candis (Sinclair 66AOL) Reising Irene (Meyer 47AOL) Ricca Ricardo (Ric) Rivas (69SI) Sidney Ross (62SI) Clarence Schlehuber (53SI) Kelly Seiler (68SI) Robert Silber (49SI) Mary (Schotthoefer 38AOL) Skekleton Mary Ann (Bucklar 72BHS) Smith Lucille (Sauer) Spencer (37AOL) Ronald Stevenson (59SI) Theodore Stone (61SI) James Stone (61SI) Dr Richard Strassburger (45SI) Clara (Franzgrote 42AOL) Strassburger Kathaleen Strum (69AOL) Juliana (McManis 55AOL) Szentes James Tedford (52SI) Martha (Vonachen 54AOL) Templin Paul Tigue (76BHS) (10 yr anniversary) Margaret (Sutter) Tuerk (36AOL) Thomas Vonachen (53SI) Kevin Wikoff (75SI) Margo (Vachon 61AOL) Wilson Joyce (Sheppard 57AOL) Wamboldt Joseph Zant (66SI)

1/11/12 7/4/12 1/4/13 7/27/12 5/21/12 1/13/12 12/31/12 1/12/12 7/31/12 6/10/12 4/27/12 6/15/12 6/16/12 8/31/12 1/19/13 7/12/12 1/13/12 9/24/12 8/10/12 12/18/12 2/1/12 8/9/12 1/10/12 11/25/12 6/28/12 7/25/12 8/18/12 9/2/12 3/10/12 8/31/12 1/23/13 9/12/12 3/20/12 6/8/12 2/23/12 6/5/12 6/21/11 7/14/12 5/5/12 2/15/12 9/19/12 5/23/12 12/20/12 2/6/12 7/22/12 10/10/12 12/5/12 3/11/12 12/11/12 4/8/12 1/25/12 10/14/03 4/7/12 9/11/12 2/1/12 4/24/12 10/3/12 1/23/12 A LU M N U S N E W S L E T T E R


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CLASS REUNIONS

ALUMNI MARRIAGES Ross Cover (01PND) to Laura Sahn

5/14/11

Cory Cowan (05PND) to Sarah Gschwend (05PND)

6/18/11

Friday, June 7, 2013 St Ann’s Bowling Alley (casual)

Mitch Gilfillan (02PND) to Ashley Densberger (02PND)

8/13/11

Saturday, June 8, 2013 Mt. Hawley Country Club (reunion)

Nick DeMoss (01PND) to Molly Gibson (03PND)

8/20/11

Ashley Smith (01PND) to Marcus Foster

Suzzane Hagemann (00PND) to Paul Jeziorczak Kathleen Smith (03PND) to Joseph Bauml Robert Wille (02PND) to Jacklyn Boydston Michael Alwan (02PND) to Laura Miars

Timothy Bohan (72SI) to Elaine Lanier

8/20/11

9/17/11

11/11/11

Katie Vespa (02PND) to Tige Travis

7/16/11

9/17/11

Patrick Foley (05PND) to Denise Foley Dianne Craig (01PND) to Brian Lang

6/4/11

12/3/11

2/30/11

2/4/12

AOL/SPALDING CLASS OF 1963 – 50 YEARS

Contact(s): Jack Brady emailjbrady@vltslaw.com 456 Fulton St Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 676-8986

AOL/SI CLASS OF 1964

Bridget Abraham (97PND) to Travis Siever

2/18/12

Currently being planned for 2014

Jay Simmons (02PND) to Jenna Hakes

3/24/12

Contact(s): Fred Schlink and Nancy Skender fredfcs@aol.com

Kari Colgan (05PND) to Clifton Waterbury

2/24/12

Blair Arden Kelly (06PND) to Andrew Larson

4/4/12

Doug Elbert (07PND) to Alex Reigelsperger

4/13/12

Meghan Ryon (04PND) to Tim Woelfel

5/19/12

Jenna Cicciarelli (03PND) to Matthew Wiesner

Andrew Cochran (05PND) to Caroline Kurz

Molly Schoeplein (00PND) to Jeff Ziegler Pat Klesath (03PND) to Kerry Blakesley (05PND) Christopher Knapp (03PND) to Mary Dutcher Jean O’Russa (02PND) to Kevin Merta

6/23/12 6/23/12 6/23/12 6/30/12

6/30/12

6/30/12

7/7/12

Brigitta Parsons (02PND) to Nathan Enderle Matthew Vander Vennet (04PND) to Liz

Josh Smith (01PND) to Brigette Lobacz

Megan Flynn (04PND) to Zac Sopher

7/7/12

7/7/12

7/14/12

Kevin Day (06PND) to Meghan Barnett (06PND)

7/14/12 7/21/12

Bridget Radosevich (01PND) to Nicholas Daly

Jared Lucas (04PND) to Rachel Merriman (04PND) Keri Stroot (90PND) to Alan Gould

Jeremy Green (02PND) to Megan Weiler Katie Kemp (98PND) to Brian Yureskes

Contact(s): Doris Cramer Schwab schwabs823@comcast.net

6/2/12

Jane Radosevich (95PND) to John Meyer

Ben Gilfillan (00PND) to Erin Jewell

5/19/12

6/2/12

Jim Shadid (04PND) to Anne Couri (04PND)

Katrina Crone (PND) to Ryan Wolcott

BERGAN CLASS OF 1968 - 45 YEARS

6/2/12

Lauren Lawler (03PND) to Patrick McCoole

Blake Cohen (03PND) to Annie Parkin

4/28/12

5/25/12

Luke Robbins (02PND) to Samantha Shirk

Melissa Beckman (97PND) to Alexander Ferraz

Nathaniel Jennetten (04PND) to Alexandra Tatge

8/11/12 8/11/12

8/17/12 9/1/12

Jim Maroon (70SI) to Geralyn (Hoehne 71AOL) Troxell

Marilyn (Voss) Leyland leylandmj@yahoo.com 705 Fondulac Dr East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-2465

9/8/12

10/6/12

10/27/12

Currently being planned for 2013

PEORIA NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 1993 - 20 YEARS Friday, June 14, 2013, 7pm Donnelly’s Shamrock Pub, Peoria (casual) *New location near Panera at Westlake Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7pm Jonah’s, 2601 N Main St, East Peoria Cost: $25/person (hors d’oeuvres included, cash bar) Please mail a check, payable to PND Class of 1993 by May 15 to: Jacinda Cornick (Gress) 8323 W Robertson Rd Edwards, IL 61528 Contact(s): Stacey Cignetti (309) 264-9331 Additional information on Facebook

PEORIA NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2003 Currently being planned for 2013 Contact(s): Lauren Thorbjornsen lthorb@gmail.com

12/8/12

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Email ______________________________________________ Alum From ___ AOL ___ SI ___ BH ___ AS ___PND

College University & Degree ____________________________

Spouse & Children Names ______________________________

Employer __________________ Position __________________ Send update to Peoria Notre Dame, Office of the President, 5105 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614, contact Sharon Abraham at (309) 691-9531 or via email at s.abraham@pndhs.org, or online at www.peorianotredame.com/alumni.

The 2012 Annual Report is available online at www.peorianotredame.com.

Alumnus - Spring 2013  

Catholic high schools of Peoria alumni magazine. Spring 2013.

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