A publication for the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools community & alumni. Volume XXXIX • Issue 1 • FALL 2019
THREE BISHOP O’GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NAMED WITH
2019 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS
FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE
Our mission... to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence. Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools 3100 W 41st St Sioux Falls, SD 57105 President: Kyle Groos Alumni & Communications Specialist: Malorie Adamson ‘07 605.575.3360 Director of Development: Susanne Halverson Gale ‘94 605.575.3342 Executive Director Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation: Nicole R. Bruning 605.575.3362 Admissions / Recruitment: Jenni Struck 605.575.3358
Hello to all Cathedral and O’Gorman alumni and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools families! My name is Malorie Adamson and I am the new Alumni and Communications Specialist at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. I have taken Carol Nesbitt’s place as she has moved off to beautiful Colorado with her husband to pursue other endeavors. I am thrilled to be in this position and get to know you all better. I am a 2007 O’Gorman graduate and am so excited for the opportunity to immerse myself back into the O’Gorman culture and community! I attended elementary school at St. Lambert before attending O’Gorman Junior High and O’Gorman High School. Having been involved with the schools throughout most of my life, I am very familiar with the Cathedral/O’Gorman culture and tradition. I kickstarted my new position these past few months with lots of exciting events! First was Dakota Bowl, then Homecoming and Hall of Fame. Each festivity brings reunions and alumni traveling back to Sioux Falls for these thrilling events. Not to mention, we inducted a record number of 10 inductees into our Hall of Fame this year! Our Hall of Fame inductees are such incredible individuals that have accomplished some tremendous feats, and I was honored to have the opportunity to get acquainted with each of them. It was so nice to get to meet all the alumni and families that came back to attend both of these events. Again, I’m so excited to serve you all as your alumni specialist and bring you all the latest Knight news! Please feel free to reach out whenever with updates about you or your family or even just to chat and catch up on everything happening at O’Gorman. Blessings, Malorie Adamson, Alumni & Communications Specialist FROM THE BISHOP O’GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION I’m incredibly honored for the opportunity to serve as the next Executive Director of the Foundation. Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools have a long tradition of excellence, and I’m eager to work with our alumni and friends to help sustain our world-class Catholic education for generations to come. One simple way that you can support our mission is with a #TuesdayForTeachers gift now through Giving Tuesday on December 3rd. While our students continually outperform the city, state and nation on standardized tests, our teachers are paid an average of 15% less than their public school counterparts. In order to recruit and retain the best and brightest teachers, the Foundation is working hard to bridge the pay gap by growing key endowments for the long-term support of our committed staff. Any contribution, big or small, will make an impact. Look for details on page 15 on how you can support the effort. Thank you for supporting the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation; I’m amazed at the generosity of so many who contribute to the future of Catholic Schools. God Bless, Nicole R. Bruning, Executive Director In an effort to save money and a few trees, we are asking those who receive a paper copy of the Re-U-Knight-er to consider going digital. If you would like to move to a digital version, just go to www.ogknights.org/alumni/contact-form. You can also email email@example.com or call 605-575-3360. A big thank you to those who have switched to e-issues already. Not only do we save on printing, but postage as well. If you received a digital copy but would prefer a paper copy, you can also contact Malorie at the above phone and email.
THREE BISHOP O’GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NAMED WITH
2019 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS O’Gorman Junior High St. Katharine Drexel Elementary St. Mary Elementary
ON THE COVER (L TO R): Stacy Charron - Principal, St. Katharine Drexel Elementary Wade Charron - Principal, O’Gorman Junior High Michelle Shields - Principal, St. Mary Elementary
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools for their academic accomplishments for the year through the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on a school’s overall academic performance or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools; schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve high levels. More than 9,000 schools across the country and 41 schools in South Dakota have been presented with this coveted award since the program’s inception in 1982. A total of just 362 schools nationwide were awarded with the honor in 2019. On November 14th and 15th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education will celebrate with the 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. It is a tremendous honor to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. This year, three Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools were named exemplary high performing 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. O’Gorman Junior High, St. Katharine Drexel Elementary and St. Mary Elementary were all named with the honor.
Principal: Wade Charron
Principal: Stacy Charron
Principal: Michelle Shields
Receiving this honor as a non-public school means that these schools have met the eligibility criteria to be qualified as an exemplary high performing school. This eligibility criteria includes the following: • That the achievement of the school’s students in the most recent year tested places the school in the top 15 percent in the nation in reading (or English language arts) and mathematics as measured by a nationally normed test or in the top 15 percent of its state as measured by a state test.
first stand-alone middle school/junior high to ever win National Blue Ribbon status in the state of South Dakota. A celebration assembly for the junior high was held on October 15th featuring performers and guest speakers congratulating the students and staff on this incredible achievement. They welcomed guest speakers, Bishop Paul Swain and Dr. Ben Jones, Secretary of Education from the South Dakota Department of Education. Following
• Disaggregated results for student groups, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds, must be similar to the results for all students tested.
This is a tremendous accomplishment for our schools as only 50 of the 34,576 non-public schools in the nation are recognized annually for this award. This is the first time a school other than the high school has been awarded this honor from Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. O’Gorman High School was recognized with this prestigious honor in 1985, 2005 and 2014. O’Gorman Junior High is the only middle school/junior high in South Dakota to ever achieve exemplary high performing National Blue Ribbon School status and is the
the assembly, students and staff were able to enjoy a blue ribbon cookie to celebrate! “This is a tremendous accomplishment for our entire school community. To be named a National Blue Ribbon School is the result of the hard work put in by our current and previous students and staff, along with the outstanding support from our parents and system leadership. Our school is greatly humbled to receive this recognition and to continue the standard of excellence in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools,” says O’Gorman Junior High Principal Wade Charron.
The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. “The St. Katharine Drexel School community is honored to be named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Our school staff, parents, and parish members are fully committed to the goal of forming children in an environment of academic
culture of learning, allowing students to reach their full potential. We share this achievement with the generations of families and former staff who planted the seeds that were cultivated through the good stewardship of others. We are very proud of our National Blue Ribbon status and
excellence and Gospel values. Because of this consistent dedication, our students are being educated for success today and well into the future,” says St. Katharine Drexel Elementary Principal Stacy Charron.
will continue to provide the highest quality of education to our students,” says St. Mary Elementary Principal Michelle Shields (‘90).
St. Mary Elementary and St. Katharine Drexel Elementary also held celebration assemblies to celebrate their success. They also featured guest speakers and entertainment and of course the celebratory blue cookies! “The teachers at St. Mary School have created a positive climate and
We are so proud of our students and staff for all their hard work in achieving this monumental honor. These accomplishments hold a lot of promise for the future. We can’t wait to see these kids continue on the path of excellence and continue to accomplish great achievements. The future of O’Gorman looks very bright indeed.
AVERA PARTNERSHIP “MOVING FORWARD WITH EXCELLENCE” CAMPAIGN ALLOWS FACILITY UPGRADES AT O’GORMAN CAMPUS Avera has been a long time partner and supporter of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. The partnership stems from so many O’Gorman alumni looking to be employed with Avera when launching their careers after graduation. Avera is passionate about helping us with providing the best possible education to all our students and their potential future employees. They have greatly contributed to updating facilities and bettering the educational experience at our schools. With the completion of the 13-year “Building On Excellence” campaign, many renovation projects have been completed. However, the need to increase endowments for student scholarships and teacher pay still remains a focus. We are thankful to Avera for graciously renewing their partnership with Bishop O’Gorman Junior High Field O’Gorman Catholic Schools through the “Moving Forward with Excellence” campaign. This 15-year partnership will allow Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools to have a positive impact on our students and staff. One impact you have likely already noticed is the updated field turf which enhances our 7th-12th grade physical education programs, athletic programs and marching bands. This is a great improvement for the hundreds of students that utilize these fields every year!
KNIGHTS 5K AND FUN RUN Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the 2nd annual Knights 5K & Fun Run! It was a chilly day, but we sure did have fun! A BIG thank you to our Elite Runner Corporate sponsors: Avera, Fazoli’s, CellOnly, Coca-Cola and gpac. Special thank you to 5K Record Sponsors, Fun Run Sponsors, Registration Sponsors and our Sprint Sponsors for making this event a success. This event wouldn’t be the same without their support! Another thanks to our O’Gorman Cross Country Team and the O’Gorman Athletic Boosters for donating their time and efforts for putting together this fun event every year!
Fun Run Winners: Overall Winners: 1/4 Mile: Addy Koch (from St. Michael Elementary) 5K: Beth Kjergaard & Jesse Kroupa 1/2 Mile: Kade Oehlke (from St. Katharine Drexel Elementary) 1 Mile: Shannon Heiman (from O’Gorman Junior High)
2019 INDUCTEES 2019 brought 10 inductees into the O’Gorman-Cathedral Hall of Fame. Full bios are included on their plaques, which now hang in the Hall of Fame hallway at O’Gorman High School (outside the Performing Arts Center balcony).
HON. SUSAN M. SABERS, ’88 – DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI The Honorable Judge Susan Sabers started her education at St. Joseph Cathedral Elementary and graduated from O’Gorman High School with a 4.0 grade point average. She attended the University of St. Thomas on both academic and leadership scholarships, graduating with honors with a major in political science and a minor in English. In 1992, she joined the firstyear class at the University of South Dakota School of Law. She graduated and was voted the outstanding graduating student by faculty and awarded the Gavel Award, she won the school’s moot court tournament and wrote a law review article that was published in the South Dakota Law Review. Following graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk and began her private practice of law which she continued for nearly 20 years. Early in her practice she was voted Young Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota State Bar Association. In January of 2013 she was appointed to the bench by Governor Daugaard and began serving as a circuit court judge and serves in the Second Judicial Circuit. That year she also received the Volunteer Service Award from the law school for her continued service to the institution. She has served as a bar commissioner for the South Dakota State Bar Association, the President of the Second Circuit Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors for the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. She also chairs the South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners and has served on that board for more than 15 years. DR. TOM LORANG (FORMER SUPERINTENDENT) – EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE Dr. Lorang is no stranger to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. His work within the school system and his contributions to its legacy will forever be engraved in the history of the schools. Lorang served as the first lay principal at O’Gorman High School and eventually went on to be the superintendent for 23 years. He helped implement changes in the high school that put a much greater focus on academic excellence which resulted in the high school being honored in 1985 by the Exemplary School Recognition Project, now known as the National Blue Ribbon School Award, by the U.S. Department of Education. He also was responsible for uniting all of the schools, elementary through high school, into one system to better appropriate funds and operate the schools more efficiently. His work for the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools has truly made a lasting impression for many generations to come.
MICHAEL JOHNSON ’64 – DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI Michael was described by the Washington Post as a “Republican heavyweight” and has had extensive experience in the Executive and Legislative branches of government and the private sector, spanning a total of 43 years in Washington. He served on the White House communications and speech-writing staff of President Gerald Ford before moving to Congress in 1977. He is the co-founder, past chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Institute. He was also among the founders of the Main Street Republican Partnership and continues to be involved in other advisory groups on Congressional reform and the creation of a Joint Committee of Congress. He is also the co-author of Surviving Inside Congress, which is in its fifth edition with 30,000 copies in circulation. He has served for many years as an instructor for the Legislative Studies Institute and on the operational staff of every Republican National Convention from 1980-2008. GARY JOHNSON ’67 – DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI Gary is an early adopter in city magazine, custom publishing and digital media. In 1977 he joined a fledgling city magazine company that grew into a diverse, journalism-based content creation company, MSP Communications, where he has remained for 42 years. With over 46 years in publishing, he has achieved many notable accomplishments. MSP’s magazines and digital products have garnered over a thousand national awards for editorial excellence, writing, digital marketing and design, including two Emmys, Magazine of the Year, Best Custom Magazine, Best Business Magazine and 2018 Content Marketing Agency of the Year. He has served on several non-profit community and professional boards, was recognized by the University of Minnesota Children’s Foundation as the Corporate Citizen of the Year and was also honored with three lifetime achievement awards as well as being inducted twice into the South Dakota Music Association’s Hall of Fame. DOUG LINDNER (FORMER TEACHER AND COACH) - EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS Doug dedicated many years to the O’Gorman community. He was a social studies teacher at the high school for 40 years and was the head coach of both the cross country team and the track and field team for 37 years. His work with the teams led to a drastic increase in participation of both sports as well as coaching numerous state champions and dozens of state place winners in track and field along with success with cross country with over 100 top 25 All State Awards, four individual state champions and six individuals awarded the National High School All-American status. ALEX BUTTERFIELD ’97 – EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS Alex was a multi-sport athlete who was quicker than lightning. He received honors in football as well as being an outstanding sprinter with many notable accolades. His senior year he was undefeated in both the 100 and 200 meters, setting new school records for both, and won the Howard Wood Dakota Relay 100 meters, captured SIC Conference titles in both the 100 and 200 meters and won state titles with the best times across all classes in the 100 and 200 meters. After graduating, he returned to O’Gorman in 2003 as an assistant football coach until 2015 and has worked with the sprinters of the track and field team since 2005 to present day. During his time working with the sprinters at O’Gorman High School, he has coached school record holders and state champions in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x200 meter relay, medley relay, and 4x400 meter relay.
2004 FOOTBALL TEAM - EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS This football team is being honored today as they are an extremely notable team that achieved tremendous success on the field and ushered in a new era of dominance for the football program. With an undefeated season and a state title under their belt, they have exhibited what many other teams after them aspire to be. They captured the high school’s first state title in eleven years, with an offense that averaged more than 40 points per game behind a lightning fast offensive line as well as a starting defense that allowed an average of just 3.3 points per game. With seven two-way starters, this team exemplified mental toughness and resilience, starting what would become the longest winning streak in South Dakota bigschool football history (38 games), a record that still stands today. 2005 FOOTBALL TEAM – EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS This team is full of incredible talent that kept the O’Gorman football tradition strong. They kept the momentum going from the previous year and played yet another undefeated season as well as winning another state title. This team rewrote the school’s record books, setting season records for most points per game (45.6), most season rushing yards (4,079), largest winning margin (56 – against Spearfish) and most season passing touchdowns (22). Following their perfect season, a record seven players made the Greater Dakota Conference All-Conference Team, 5 of which were also named first-team Class 11AA All-State selections. 2005-2006 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM – EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS This basketball team is being honored for their tremendous athletic ability and accomplishments. These guys were trend setters and were the start of an amazing run in O’Gorman boys basketball. They were the first team to be coached by Derek Robey and won the first ever boys basketball state title for O’Gorman High School. Not only were they the first ever state champion for the high school in boys basketball but they were the spark that led to back to back state titles and five championships within a seven year period. This team also claimed the GDC championship and a district title finishing the season 21-4. 2006-2007 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM – EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS This team kept the success in O’Gorman boys basketball going for another outstanding season. The team finished the season with a state title for back to back state titles for O’Gorman High School boys basketball. Starting the state tournament seeded fifth, they worked their way through the tournament all the way up to the championship game resulting in a Knights victory and finishing the season with a 16-9 record. They were also the first AA school to appear in the state championship game for four consecutive years. In this four year era, the Knights only lost 19 total games, they won the conference title three out of the four years and won the District 1AA four straight times. This team continued an unbelievable stretch of phenomenal O’Gorman boys basketball, paving the way for many more successful basketball seasons at O’Gorman High School.
KNIGHT NOTES Summer Reading Challenge More than 100 Holy Spirit Elementary students completed the Principal’s Summer Reading Challenge this year. Students who participated read for more than 600 minutes during the summer. They celebrated the achievement this August by decorating thier principal, Mr. Manning like an ice cream sundae!
Elementary School Fundraising Elementary school fundraisers have been a big success this fall! Christ the King and St. Katharine Drexel Walk-A-Thons, Holy Spirit’s Carnival, St. Mary’s Fall Festival and St. Lambert’s Rake-A-Thon all raised money for their respective schools. St. Michael’s Clean-A-Thon will be coming up this spring. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Grandparents Day Many elementary schools have celebrated Grandparents/Grandfriends day since the start of school. The schools invite students’ grandparents or grandfriends into the classroom to play Bingo, have snacks and see their students’ school. Thank you to all the Grandparents/Grandfriends who’ve participated!
Corn Shucking with Lunchtime Solutions St. Lambert and St. Michael Elementary students helped shuck dozens of ears of corn this fall. The activity helped teach the students about locally grown food. Students from both schools shucked more than ten dozen ears of corn, which was then served as a part of lunch that week at all eight Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Homecoming Festivities Homecoming was a big event even for our youngest Knights! Most of our elementary schools celebrated O’Gorman’s Homecoming in September. St. Katharine Drexel had a mini-parade with handmade floats from every classroom, while Holy Spirit, St. Mary, St. Lambert and Christ the King all had pep rallies. Each event featured O’Gorman High School cheerleaders and members of the marching band.
! S T H G I GO KN
RAH ! RA H ! 11
What’s up at HOMECOMING ROYALTY
We have a new O’Gorman Homecoming King and Queen! Scott Shlanta and Emily Hedge were crowned at the Variety Show during Homecoming week. This year’s Homecoming court included (from left to right) Burton Richardson, Jackson Meyer, Mark Petrasko, Jordan Miller, Scott Shlanta, Emily Hedge, Paige Thornton, Rima Jamous, George Sugrue and Katie Dinsmore.
12 NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS AT OGHS The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships. This year, 12 of the 38 students from South Dakota that qualified as National Merit SemiFinalists are from O’Gorman High School. That’s almost one third of the state’s National Merit Semi-Finalists from our high school alone! Only a small portion of the 1,600,000 entrants every year get a shot at the scholarships awarded through this program. This speaks to the quality of the education students receive at our schools. We have so many alumni that go on to accomplish truly amazing things. We are so proud to see our students rise to such greatness and achieve so much success with the help of our schools’ challenging and engaging curriculum and of course our phenomenal teachers who work with the students in the classrooms every day. We are so elated to see so many of our students achieve this incredible accomplishment! Congratulations to this hard working group of students! We wish you the best of luck as you progress towards making it to the finalist position. Photo: Back Row L to R: Jacob Jorgensen, Jacob Wolf, Jackson Meyer, Josiah Davis, Scott Shlanta, Mark Petrasko Front Row L to R: Hope McMaster, Maddie Thie, Katherine Pardy, Selam Bushen, Olivia Gulseth, Brennan Hurd
FALL PLAY “THE LOST BOY”
The Marching Knights had a very successful season this year. They ended the season with a total of two 2nd place finishes and a 3rd place finish as well as 1st in class, Best Brass, Best Woodwinds, Best Drum Majors, two Best Color Guard, two Best Field Conductors and Best Overall Effect awards as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award. A big congratulations to the Marching Knights!
O’Gorman High School’s theater department kicked off it’s first show of the year in early October. The fall show was “The Lost Boy”, a dramatic take on the creation of “Peter Pan”. Hundreds attended the kick off of the Knight’s theater season. The next show will be “The Spell of Sleeping Beauty”, a children’s show for all ages. It runs November 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
MISS SD OUTSTANDING TEEN
Peyton Steffensen, a senior at OGHS is the new Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen. She was crowned as part of the Miss South Dakota event held in Brookings, SD in June. She was also awarded both prelim awards for onstage question, evening wear and talent.
Due to incurred water damage in the spring of 2018, the main gym got all new flooring this summer. The new wood floor features an updated O’G Knights design for a snazzy new look!
O†G COMPETITIVE CHEER
GIRLS TRACK TEAM
O’G’s competitive cheer team is bringing home some big awards this fall. The team has placed 1st at three competitions this year. The team is made up of junior high and high school cheerleaders.
The girls track team accomplished an impressive second place finish last spring in the state tournament. Congratulations to this group of young ladies on their spectacular accomplishment!
BOB BURNS DAKOTA BOWL XLI Dakota Bowl XLI was another successful event for the O’Gorman community, raising over $135,000 for all eight Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools! The intermittent rain couldn’t even damper all the fun to be had. Events kicked off with more than 300 kids that participated in the football and cheer camps that morning. Kids got the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an O’Gorman Knight football player and cheerleader. Later that day, the tailgating began where friends and family gathered in the parking lot at Howard Wood Field for food and fun before the big game. The Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools tailgate featured delectable food from Big Rig BBQ, Pizza Ranch and SDSU ice cream with 100% of the proceeds coming back to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. The tailgate this year also included live music from the OGHS student band, Silver Valley! Once the Howard Wood Field gates opened, we kicked off our pre-game festivities. A special thanks to all of our incredible sponsors who made that possible. Due to weather, we weren’t able to have the skydivers jump but with the help of Dwight the Knight, we were able to land a football on the Coca-Cola target for a $5,000 gift from our Coca-Cola sponsor! The 2019 Woody Drey award went to Brad Coleman for his years of hard work and dedication to the Dakota Bowl football camp. This camp has helped instill the love of football into the hearts of countless future Knights over the years. Congratulations and a very special thank you to Brad Coleman! A group of our recently retired teachers presented the game ball this year including Doug Lindner, Paulette Klein, Gary Siska, Sr. Carmella Luke, Tyone Kruse, Doug Basche and Jeanice Finnegan. These teachers have dedicated MANY years to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and we are truly grateful for their hard work and service to the schools and their students. The game was an upset, as Brandon Valley beat the Knights with a final score of 40-15. The Knights gave a good fight but couldn’t pull through to upset the number 2 ranked Lynx. Brandon Valley’s win made for a 2-2 record for the Lynx and Knights Dakota Bowl matchup. To view more photos from this year’s Dakota Bowl and watch the Knight Vision Video, sponsored by Family Eye Care Center, go to: www.ogknights.org/about/events/dakota-bowl.
GRIDIRON GREATNESS SERIES FEATURES TWO OGHS FOOTBALL TEAMS Another great pre-game festivity at Dakota Bowl XLI included the recognition of the 1988 O’Gorman varsity football team. The 1988 football team was named as the second best South Dakota high school football team in the “Gridiron Greatness” series by the Argus Leader. The “Gridiron Greatness” series was a complete countdown of the top 10 best South Dakota high school football teams of all time. The 1988 team nabbed the #2 slot and the 2005 O’Gorman varsity football team also landed a spot in the countdown at #7.
Photo: Members of the 1988 O’G Football team at Dakota Bowl
Congratulations to these teams on their outstanding performances and keeping the O’Gorman football legacy strong!
#TUESDAYFOR TEACHERS Now through Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Did you know that our Bishop O’Gorman Catholic School teachers are paid an average of 15% less than their public school counterparts while consistently having their students academically outperform the city, state and nation on standardized tests? You can help us bridge that gap and support our valued educators with a #TuesdayForTeachers gift to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation now through Giving Tuesday on December 3. These gifts will help us grow key endowments for the long-term support of our committed staff. Plus, the Foundation has partnered with several local restaurants that will donate a portion of their proceeds to the effort on Tuesdays throughout November and on Giving Tuesday.
Here’s how you can support our teachers now through December 3rd: • Give Online: Go to www.ogknights.org and click on the #TuesdayForTeachers graphic on the front page. • Mail: Send your gift to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation (3100 W. 41st St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105) • Don’t Cook on Tuesdays: Skip the kitchen and go out to eat on November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 3 at one of our partner restaurants, who will donate a portion of their sales back to our #TuesdayForTeachers effort. Go to ogknights.org and click on the #TuesdayForTeachers banner for a list of dates and participating restaurants.
HELP US RESTORE THE O’G CLASS COMPOSITES! The composite photos in the hallways at O’Gorman High School have become a staple for the building. Whether you graduated 50 or more years ago or you just graduated last year, everyone loves to look at the class composites of all the O’Gorman graduates. The composites have been hanging in the high school hallways for decades now. Due to the amount of time these pictures have been out on display, a large portion of them have had a considerable amount of wear and tear. To keep these pictures in pristine condition, we have created a fund designated for the restoration of the composite photos. .
• Help keep the history of O’Gorman High School alive and well in our hallways! If you want to donate, please go to our Alumni Page on our website: www.ogknights.org/alumni/class-composites-fund. • Cost is about $500 per composite to have them restored. • Our goal is to raise a total of $19,000 to replace the 38 composites that are most in need of restoration. All damaged composites will be restored as the money is raised. Any money raised over the goal amount will be held in an account specifically for composite restorations so we can restore them in the future when needed. For any questions you may have about the composites, please contact Malorie Adamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
’52 Joan (Forrette) Middendorff recently sold her home and purchased a condo in a gated community. “Just love it! Great location, pool and rec room,” says Joan. She continues to volunteer with several Boards and organizations and Chair the County Tax Appeal Board and loves to travel. Joan’s email is: email@example.com ’55 Lauren Peterson has been in and out of the hospital the past year with injuries and health complications and has fallen out of touch but would like to get in touch with some of his classmates again. Despite all of his recent health problems, he reminds himself, “I’ve kept in mind that the good Lord never gives us more than we can handle at any one time.” His phone number is: 605-271-5637 ’56 Sharon Glenn has 7 children, 19 grandchildren (1 deceased) and 8 great grandchildren. She is now retired and living in a senior citizen apartment. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org ’63 Carolyn Pyper Koopman writes, “My husband and I sold our home, bought a motor home and travel six months out of the year to see family, friends and this beautiful country. The best thing is visiting grandchildren in Idaho, Michigan and Texas.” Carolyn and Lloyd have three children, David, Julie and Andi. Her email is: Carolyn_quilts@hotmail.com ’65 Laurie “Dodie” (Green) Guntren and her husband, Richard, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary early by going on a Mediterranean cruise. Their 50th anniversary is on December 29th. Laurie’s email is: email@example.com
’67 Jane (Connolly) Jude was remarried in 2012 to Gregory Jude. She has 6 grandchildren (17 total) and 2 great grandchildren. Jane resides in Pine City, MN with her husband and spends the winters in Arizona. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘81 Jay Larscheid of Gilbert, Ariz., was elected the 24th President of the Southwest Professional Golfers’ Association of America by PGA members at the ’70 Thomas Paul Nelson retired from Association’s 61st Annual Meeting. the Good Samaritan Society after 26 Larscheid is the PGA General years. He is pursuing a retirement career Manager at Sunland Springs Golf as a professional photographer in travel Club in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to being landscapes and video production. He elected Southwest PGA President, has spent the last year digitizing his 40- he served as Vice President and year catalog of photos and videos with Secretary of the Section. his work which is still on-going. ’81 Gina Rule writes, “I am ‘71 Mark Miller’s family writes, currently a Pre-K teacher at Noble “Mark Miller is in the later stages of Crossing Elementary. I also own my Alzheimer’s disease. Please pray for own business and enjoy antiquing!” our brother, Mark, and the Miller Her email is: email@example.com family.” The Miller brothers include, ’95 Kristin Roers has been Mike, Monte ‘62, Merle ‘63, Max ‘67, employed at Sanford Health in Martin ‘68, Mark ‘71 and Mel ‘73. Fargo, ND as a Nursing Practice ‘80 Carol Barnett Nesbitt, her Specialist from 2011-present and brother Jeff Barnett ‘83, nephews was recently elected to the ND State Zach ‘07 and Seth ‘13 Pierce, and Senate in 2018, Vice Chair of Health nieces Kelly Kangley Kayser ‘98 Care Interim Committee, Bowhay and Claire Barnett (Jeff’s daughter) Institute of Legislative Leadership recorded a Christmas album to benefit Development 2019 Fellow. mental health programs for youth ’95 Kristin Moe is an elementary at Children’s Home Society of South teacher in Mounds View School Dakota. Downloads of the album are District in Saint Paul, MN and recently available on Spotify, iTunes, Google welcomed a new son into her family Music and more by searching Barnett in April of 2019 and began her 20th Family. You can get a physical CD by year of teaching this fall. Her email is: emailing Carol at: carolnesbitt80@ Kamoe99@hotmail.com gmail.com. They will perform music from the album at a special concert on ’98 Kelly (Bergeson) Konda married Dec. 8th at 3PM at First Congregational Jeremy Konda on August 18, 2018. Church of Sioux Falls. All are welcome! Kelly writes, “Maid of Honor was 100% of proceeds benefit CHS Cassandra Baar (‘07), bridesmaid was programs. Amberley Runge (‘98) and groomsman
was Eric Baar (‘95). Kendra Dexter was my seamstress.” Together the two have five children. “I would love to hear how everyone is doing,” writes Kelly. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org ’99 Dr. Eric Fahrendorf is the President of Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic & Wellness which recently acquired Village Chiropractic Clinic from Dr. Gregory W. Friesner. Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic & Wellness has relocated into the former Village Chiropractic Clinic on the corner of 49th Street and Southeastern Ave. The Fahrendorf family has been proudly serving the people of the Sioux Falls area since 1947. Dr. Eric Fahrendorf is a third generation chiropractor and third generation O’Gorman/Cathedral alumnus following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr. Lester M. Fahrendorf (Cathedral ‘30) and uncle, Dr. Donn J. Fahrendorf (Cathedral ‘58). His email is: email@example.com ‘01 Shannon Johnson recently played in the Symetra Tour’s GreatLIFE Challenge here in Sioux Falls. Johnson had her best round of the tournament with an even par 70 to finish at +6. ’02 John Kramer recently joined RSM in Sioux Falls as the Director of Wealth Management, bringing with him 10 years of financial planning experience. In August of 2019, John and his wife, Alyson, welcomed their daughter, Calla Grace, into the world. She joins big brother, Samson (PK student at St. Mary), as a future Knight. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org ’04 Rachel (Christianson) Bonnema writes, “We welcomed Nolan Lee Bonnema on May 17, 2019. He joins big sisters Greta (3 ½) and Clara (almost 2). He’s the perfect addition to our family!” She and her husband Andrew reside in Sioux Falls and Rachel works for the Harrisburg School District.
’06 Rob Burns sent in an update: “My wife and I had our first child: Ember Grace Burns. She was born on May 16, 2019.” ’06 Daniel Jamison married Shanon Davis on July 2, 2017 and moved to Mississippi in July of 2019 as a C-17 Pilot for the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 172nd Airlift Wing. Daniel is also the Owner of Jamison Technologies, JamisonTech.com; linkedin.com/in/jamisontechnologies. Daniel’s email is: email@example.com ‘06 Trey Krier & ‘07 Jenny (Miller) Krier welcomed their third son, Callen Trey, into their family on August 7, 2019. He joins big brothers Coyer and Keaton. ’07 Tessa (Wilka) Arechiga and her husband welcomed their first born, Penelope, into the world. ’08 Jessica (Jamison) Baltazar and husband, Ryan, welcomed a new bundle of joy, William Patrick, on March 20, 2019. Jessica is a full time Realtor at Jamison Company Real Estate.
‘11 Emmy (Sommervold) Kasch and her husband, Aaron, (married April 7, 2018) welcomed their daughter, Charlotte AnnLouise, into the world on March 31, 2019. ’12 Rev. Tony Klein was ordained to the Diaconate on October 3, 2019 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. ’15 Christina Salter married ‘15 Mitchell Jarding on June 7, 2019. ’15 Maria Hassel has accomplished a major milestone in her career as a singer and songwriter. She co-wrote the song “Firewall” with Melissa Sheridan, which was chosen as the winning piece of the songwriting competition by the Nashville Songwriters Association and is featured on the ending credits on the movie, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets. Another one of her songs, “Why Don’t You,” will also play during a scene in the movie. She is currently living in Nashville and pursuing her budding music career.
INCLUDE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE 2020 EDITION OF
Connections is an affordable marketing choice for your business! For only $175 have your business listed!
Contact Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 25, 2019.
CONNECTING YOUR BUSINESS TO OUR COMMUNITY 17
OGHS STUDENTS LEND
A HELPING HAND
Photo: Argus Leader
Homecoming, a time to celebrate being an O’Gorman Knight! It always brings out the school spirit in us all. Homecoming encompassed festivities throughout the week at the high school including door decorating contests, fun themed dress down days, a variety show, Homecoming Royalty crowning, Hall of Fame inductions and of course the Homecoming football game took place at McEneaney Field! This year, students did something extra special for their community during homecoming week. As a true act of stewardship, students came together during the week to raise money for a Tornado Relief Fund. The fund was created to help support those individuals displaced from their homes at Auburn Hills apartments after three tornadoes tore through Sioux Falls just a week prior. The apartment building was hit hard by the vicious storm which resulted in the roof being torn off the complex and the building being condemned. Residents that lived there were evacuated from the building and little to none of their personal belongings were salvageable after the storm had passed. The relief fund was set up to help those families get back on their feet after having their lives turned upside down from this grizzly storm. O’Gorman High School students went above and beyond and were able to raise over $12,000 for these families in need! The funds were evenly distributed to each resident of the Auburn Hills apartments to help them find a new place to call home. The generosity our students have shown during their homecoming week is truly inspiring. Thank you to all our students, families and the community for your generous contributions towards this effort! The Auburn Hills apartments are located just across the street from the O’Gorman High School campus. The school was very fortunate to not have received any significant damage from the storm itself as it was right on the edge of the tornado’s path. The Auburn Hills apartment building was purchased by the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools in June of 2018 with the plan of utilizing it for the International Student Program. The facility will be fixed up and renovated to support the boarding of international students by the fall of 2020.
UPCOMING REUNIONS! Class of 1970 – 50 Year Reunion – July 10-11, 2020
A 50th Reunion Planning Committee lead by Class President, James Hargens, is in the early process of creating a memorable 50th event the weekend of July 10th and 11th. The current plans include a social gathering the evening of Friday, July 10th at the downtown Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls and dinner Saturday, July 11th at Minnehaha Country Club. We are still looking for other activities to do on Saturday. Please email your suggestions to us at the email address below. Also, if you are interested in helping to plan the reunion or will be attending, please send us an email with your full contact information. Please encourage other classmates to send us an email as well. Contact James Hargens: Ogormanhs70@gmail.com.
Class of 2010 – 10 Year Reunion – July 17-18, 2020
Save the date for the 10 year reunion in Sioux Falls on July 17th and 18th! Events will include a happy-hour social event, family picnic and Catholic Mass in the OG auditorium. We also have a class Facebook group (OG Class of 2010). If you are not already a member, please request to join or email Liz. Contact Liz Bunkers: email@example.com.
Class of 1954 - 65 Year Reunion
The Cathedral class of 1954 held their 65th high school class reunion in September. Pictured here are those who skipped their afternoon nap for the photo shoot. The classmates had a wonderful time reminiscing about the fabulous fifties. PICTURED (L to R): Teresa Weiacht, Tom Kemp, Mary Pins, Kay Carnicle, Larry Kloiber, Shar Fleming, Pat Healy, Carolyn Bechtold, John Burggraff. Also attending were Richard Smykle, Ted Pins, Shirley Fendrich.
Class of 1964 – 55 Year Reunion
The O’Gorman High School class of 1964 celebrated their 55 year reunion on September 7th at McNally’s Pub and September 8th with a potluck picnic at McKennan Park. FRONT ROW (L to R): Val Koch, Carla Leithoff, Roberta Reedy Fortson, Sharon Clark Miller, Mike Clark, Patty Schmidt Devaney, Suzanne “Princie” Volin Labreque, Carol Stevens Huether, Kathy McDonald Kaufman and Andrene Strickerz. MIDDLE ROW (L to R): Mel Koch, Judy Gunn Witkowski, Gayle Fiani Hantz, Bob Selig, Vickie Douthit, Mary Leander Jacobson, Liz Schroeder Reimer, Mike Sullivan, Connie Newsome Powers, Marcelline Wagner Mauler, Kathy Gustaf Ellenbecker, Jim Ellenbecker and Bill McGinnis. BACK ROW (L to R): Mary Friessen Lay, Tim Reilly, Helen Rowley Martinson, David Mavity, Jim Kettler, Mike Alexander and Janet Hansen. NOT PICTURED: Diane Krell McGuire, Colleen Hanneman Boddicker, Greg Connolly, Pat Burke, Al Devitt and Rich Fonder.
- CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS -
“High School Reunions - because you can’t hug an old friend on Facebook.” Yes, even though you may know what your classmates have been up to via their Facebook or Instagram pages, there is nothing like seeing an old friend in person. That’s why it’s so important for our alumni to come back ‘home.’
- CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS -
Class of 1969 - 50 Year Reunion
The class of 1969 gathered at the Turks and Caicos Cabana Grill on June 20th. On the evening of June 21st they had Mass with Fr. Jerome Kopel followed by dinner and music with Kevin King and his group. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Parezo, Gene’s Studio
Class of 1974 – 45 Year Reunion
The O’Gorman class of 1974 gathered over Dakota Bowl weekend on Friday, September 6th at McNally’s Irish Pub for appetizers and drinks. Saturday, September 7th they held a tailgate at Howard Wood Field before they went to cheer on the Knights in the Dakota Bowl XLI game!
Class of 1979 - 40 Year Reunion
The class of ‘79 gathered even though their planned activities were rained out. Find more photos of the get together on the Class of 79 Facebook page.
The class of 1989 gathered on September 6th at JJ’s for food and drinks. They met again on September 7th for a golf outing that morning at Elmwood Golf Course and later that day they had a tailgate at Howard Wood before attending the Dakota Bowl. Celebrations continued after the game at the Crooked Pint for an after game party.
Class of 1999 – 20 Year Reunion
The class of 1999 got together July 26th and 27th to celebrate their 20 year class reunion. They met at JJ’s for hors d’oeuvres and drinks on July 26th and they met for a tour of the renovated high school followed by a prayer service with Father Tschakert in the OGHS chapel on July 27th. Later that evening they met at Shenanigan’s for munchies and drinks. The individuals pictured are just a few of the attendees that came to the prayer service at O’Gorman High School on July 27th.
Class of 2009 – 10 Year Reunion
The class of 2009 met on Saturday, August 24th at Great Bear for food, drinks and games. They held a group Mass on the 25th led by their own classmates, Father Tyler Mattson and Father Andrew Thuringer, followed by a family potluck picnic at Jefferson Park.
- CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS - CLASS REUNIONS -
Class of 1989 - 30 Year Reunion
* Full obits available at www.ogknights.org/alumni/in-memoriam
Sr. Mary Jane Gaspar died September 23, 2019. Sr. Mary Jane Gaspar was the former principal of St. Mary Elementary. Julie Benson died July 25, 2019. Julie taught science at O’Gorman High School.
ALUMNI: ’40 Jeanne (Toohey) Green passed on August 30, 2019. Survived by her 12 children, Jacqueline Ingemansen, Mary Ellen Gapp, John Green, Dr. Larry Green, Carolyn Anderson, Catherine Billion, Margaret Bean, Jeanne Elias, Elizabeth Hofer, Roberta Creamer, Alice Cameron and Theresa Schaefer; son-in-law Mike Casey, 55 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 brothers, Gerald ‘50, Con ’52 and Rich ‘54 and 3 sisters, Mary Margaret DeLorenzo ‘48, Alice Huewe ‘55, Catherine Handzlik and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; daughter, Maureen Casey; son-in-law, Dr. Monty Friedow; grandchildren, Douglas Bean and Christina Cameron and 2 brothers, Bob ‘42 and Pat ‘46. ’42 John Howard Bell passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Survived by his wife of 72 years, Marnie Bell; son, John H. Bell II (Ann); brother, Don Bell (Kitty); grandchildren, Audrey Smith (Brian) and David Bell (Jessica); and 8 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, several siblings and his daughter Barbara Ann Bell. ’43 Margaret “Peggy” Aylward Kemp died April 11, 2019. Survived by her children: James ’68, David ’70, and Robert ’73; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren ’39. Memorials are being directed to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools (formerly Sioux Falls Catholic Schools), 3100 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.
’48 Dolores “Dee” (Toohey) Ardema passed away on January 4, 2018. Survived by her daughter, Michele; son, Ronald; grandchildren, Zachary, Patrick and Ryan; brother, Gene Toohey ‘57; and nephew, Todd Toohey. Preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Mayme Toohey; and husband, Fred Ardema. ’48 Darrell Leo Keiner passed away on July 11, 2019. Survived by sister Mary Jane Engel ‘51, son John, daughters Jill Oslund, and Jade; grandchildren Lindsay Swenson, Joey Oslund, and Grant Keiner; greatgrandchildren Stella and Leo Swenson, and Annabelle, Cassidy, and newborn Samuel Oslund. Preceded in death by his wife, Blanid ‘48 and sister, Carey. ’51 Carole Warren Bernardy died July 11, 2019. Survived by her three children: Charles, Christopher, and Catherine; one grandchild, Nicholas; sister-in-law, Ruth Gill, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, LaVern Gill. ’53 Dolores Marie (Barrett) Smith passed away on July 31, 2019. Survived by her daughters: Bonnie, Sarah, Rachel and Monique Lee; and sons: Dan, Martin, and Jesse; 11 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene, father Laurence Barrett, mother Irene (Fenner) Barrett and only sister, Janet (Barrett) Henjum ‘59. ’53 Gordon Englert passed away on September 20, 2019. Survived by wife Nancy; children Steven and Molly; sisters Jeanne and Kathleen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. ‘56 Fr. James “Jimmy” Barnett O.P. died October 4, 2019. Survived by his siblings: Mary Lue Daniels ‘49, Vicki Gero ‘62, Bill Barnett ‘63, Pat Barnett ‘65. Preceded in death by siblings: Koky (Carol) Risner ‘51 and Jannie Shapiro ‘53.
’59 Judith (Peterson) Sheldon passed away on May 9, 2019. She is survived by Donald Walter; two sons, Scott, Steve, and one daughter Sharice Simpson; her grandchildren, Brian Sheldon, Nick Sheldon, and Cassie Bailey, Zane Goff and Shayla Simpson and one greatgrandchild, Savannah Bailey; her previous husband, Jim Sheldon, and one sister Joan (Peterson) Kub ‘70. ’60 Ronald Jan Hart passed away on September 9, 2019. Survived by his wife, Cheryl; his four sons: Chris, Kyle, Cory and Kelsey; four grandchildren Cody, Tyler, Krista and Lilly; two sisters Bonnie Gore and Sharon Whitham; and brother Gale ‘57. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers. ’60 Susan (Wagner) Vander Woude died September 18, 2019. Survived by her husband, Cecil “Corky” Vander Woude ‘60; one son, Jeff Vander Woude; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Kolby Vander Woude; two sisters, Patricia Shoop ‘61 and Mary Kathryn Vandel; brother-inlaw Roger Schumacher, and many nieces and nephews. ’60 Dan Naughton passed away September 18, 2019. Survived by his wife Barbara ‘63, six children: David ‘86, Chad, and Christopher Naughton, Amy Moore, Lisa Naughton (Matt Lyons), and Sarah Jones (Britton); seven grandchildren: Logan, Dora, Riley, Leah, Owen, Andrew, and Iris; along with six of his nine siblings: Kathleen Jasper ‘53, Greg ‘55, Tom ‘61, John ‘66, and Sarah Naughton ‘64, and Mary Glover ‘69. ‘63 Johnetta Dysart passed away on May 30, 2019. Survived by her brothers Paul ‘58 and Robert ’67; sisters Cathy, Carlotta and Rita; and her sons Michael and Brent and daughters Ann and Kerry. Johnetta is also survived by three grandchildren and
several nieces, nephews and countless other family members and friends. Preceded in death by her mother Lettie Mae, and step father Francis. Her brother Larry ‘56, and sisters Marie and Doris. ’63 Kathleen Cadieux Van Osdel died May 28, 2019. Survived by her husband, James L. Van Osdel; her children, Jay and Amy; five grandchildren, Jordan Bak Jennifer Ann Van Osdel; grandson, Tieryn Van Osdel; a sister, Cele (James H.) Baker ‘65, brother, Tim; and a brother, Ken. ’65 Linda Marie Harding passed away on August 29, 2019. Survived by her sisters, Dorothy ‘63 and Elaine Combs ‘68; nieces, Christine Brooks, Shelli Peterson, Kate Price and Jennifer Mack; nephews, Jeff Harding, Chad McConnell ‘89, Mark McConnell ‘93, Seth Combs and Matthew Combs; several great-nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Gerri Harding and Melanie Harding. Preceded in death by her parents, and 4 brothers, Roger, Steve, Dave and John. ’82 Shelly (Flanagan) Hammer passed away September 4, 2019. Survived by husband Bryan Hammer ’82; children Lauren ’07, Bryce ’18, Collin ’13, Kathryn ’17 and Reagan ’06; parents, Ralph and Donna Flanagan; twin sister, Kelly Woldt; sister, Jennifer (Clay Rogers) Flanagan ‘87; mother-in-law, Delores Hammer; brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her grandparents: Frank and Kathryn Flanagan, Anton and Dorothy Kuhle; father-in-law, Stanley Hammer; and special cousin, Anita Ackerman. Memorials are being directed to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools (formerly Sioux Falls Catholic Schools), 3100 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. ’95 Lisa (Janssen) Abbas died August 17, 2019. Survived by her husband, Chad ‘95; her mother, Karen Janssen; her brother, Bryan ‘89; her parents-in-law, Ellen and Arland; her sister-in-law, Anna; her brother-in-law, Todd; a niece, Avalynn and a nephew, Jase; her Goddaughter, Alyvia Hutchenson; her very special friends, Angela Saufley ‘95, Alissa Evans ‘95 and Amanda and Cody Scholten; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Charles Janssen.
FAMILY OF ALUMNI: Lucille Werner, mother of Mike ‘72 and Kathy Werner LeMair ‘73, Patricia, Diane, Robert, Debbie, Larry, Joe and MaryJo.
Steve Harding, brother of Dorothy Harding ‘63 and Linda Harding ‘65.
Mike Staebell, husband of Pam; father of Sarah ‘94 and Megan ‘98.
LaVonne Mae Kontz, mother of LaNeda Kuehler ‘68, Nancy Brennfleck ‘69, Julie Delperdang ‘71, Kevin ‘74 and Mary Oleson ’78.
Gary Karriker, husband of Linda (Roach) ’68; two children, Katie and Casey; grandfather of five.
Maricarrol Kueter, sister of Joan Mahoney (staff) and Steve Kueter (staff).
Jim King, husband of Mary; father of Karen Jensen ‘74, Kathy Wolfgang ‘76, Jim King ‘79, Michelle Foy ’80, David King and Colleen Kimbriel ‘84; grandfather of 17, greatgrandfather of 21.
Darlene Bolger, mother of Mike Bolger ’75, Barb Mayer ’77, Steve Bolger ’82 and Ryan Bolger ’85.
John Hagerman, husband of Carolyn Bechtold ’54; father of: Dean, John F., Carr; step-father of: Greg, Kathleen, Thomas and Mary Pat. Will Fester, husband of Cosette; father of Christine ’83, Daniel ’86, and Teresa ’88. Magdelon LeMair, mother of Mary JoAnn, Paul ’60, Delores ’61, Greg ’66 and Jeff ’72. Cliff VanHove, father of Charles ‘75, Patricia Johantges ‘77, Michael ‘78, Nancy Klehr ‘80, Bridget Wenande ‘85, Jeffrey ’86, Theresa Thraen, Robert Thraen ‘78 and Katie Thraen ‘85. Josephine Dougherty, preceded in death by her husband, Don ‘48; mother of Jane Machado ‘77, Mary McMullen ‘78, Tom Dougherty ‘81, Katy Billion ‘83, Bobby Dougherty ‘86 and David Dougherty ‘88. Memorials are being directed to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools (formerly Sioux Falls Catholic Schools), 3100 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD, 57105. Margie Jean Huemoeller, preceded in death by her husband, Henry; mother of Kent ’83, and Keven; granddaughters: Kelli ‘14, Terra ’16 and Jenna ‘19.
Irene Garry, mother of Bryan Garry ‘76 and Sue (Garry) Wood ’90. Memorials are being directed to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools (formerly Sioux Falls Catholic Schools), 3100 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. August “Gus” Rysavy, father of Ronald ‘77, Thomas ‘78, Kathy Martinec ‘79, John, Mary Jane and Jim; grandfather of Molly ‘19, Elisabeth Pole ‘06, Merritt ‘10, Luke ‘16, Anthony Martinec ‘15, Samantha Blake, Michael, Nicholas, Ryan, Brendan, Callan, Brianna ‘19 and Dawson. Memorials are being directed to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools (formerly Sioux Falls Catholic Schools), 3100 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Mary Homan, preceded in death by her husband Francis ’44; mother of Mary Kay Reeve ‘67, Margaret Nelson ‘70, Patricia Hetterscheidt ‘71, Deborah Neslon ‘73, Catherine Bohms ‘74, Frank ‘81 and John ’84. Shayla Kucera, daughter of Jamie Grogan ‘94 and granddaughter of Kelly Grogan ‘71.
Jerry Stokes, husband of Mary Pat Stokes ’64. James “Jim” Paulson, 80, of Rochester, husband of Michelle (Klaser) ’64; step-father of Molly (O’Connell) Ellefson ‘96. William “Bill” Smith, husband of Sharon (Burkey) Smith ’59; father of Curt, Tom, Michelle Hughes, Bob, Danielle Ponson and Ryan.
BISHOP O’GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit #841 Sioux Falls, SD
O’Gorman-Cathedral Alumni Association 3100 W. 41st St • Sioux Falls, SD 57105
**ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED The Re-U-Knight-er is published by the Development Office and the Alumni Office for all alumni, Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools’ families and supporters. ON THE MOVE: If you have moved recently or plan to do so and know your new address, please avoid extra postage costs by notifying the Alumni Office 605-575-3360. Thank you!!
SITE! B E W NEW ’Gorman Catholic !
O here Bishop ebsite is rces w w e n Schools n access resou ca tronic Alumni ew elec n a g in ! includ ntact us o c o t form rg
O’G and CHS Grads... We want to hear from you! New job? Recently married? Earned a degree? Moved and need to update your address? We want to hear your news and share it with your fellow alumni!
ht s . o
Complete this form and send it to the Alumni Office, Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, 3100 W. 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD, 57105; or email your news to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name (maiden and married, if applicable):
Education after high school:
Employment: News about you: I want to receive the Re-U-Knight-er via email instead of snail mail to save printing and postage costs. My email address is listed above. Print my update in the next issue, including my email. Print my update in the next issue, but do not include my email address. The information I’m submitting above is for the alumni office only. Please do not print it in the Re-U-Knight-er.