Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Voice

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Vo i c e

First Publication: October 1981

For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School

BHCS launches meaningful service program

Serving our... Children & Youth Elderly Infants & Unborn Environment Hungry

“...love one another; even as I have loved you.� (Jn 13:34)

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“Life happens every day – so live it!” This is a phrase I think of and share often because it reminds me to appreciate each day we are given. When I was younger, adults would tell me to enjoy each moment because it will all go by so quickly. As many calendar pages have flipped over the years this has been true. Even during times that required extra patience, life continued to roll along and the roller coaster continued to follow the track it was meant to take. The Bishop Hoffman Catholic School system is in its seventh year as a consolidated school system. We still are “young” compared to some other area Catholic school systems that decided to combine several years before we did. Time has flown by and we are proud of the work that has been done and the future that lies ahead. As we enter the next stage of our growth, we focus on meeting the needs of the students we have but must also plan for the students we have yet to meet. We appreciate and need your prayers. We appreciate and need your generous donations. We appreciate and need your input and involvement as we continue to build the future. Our Catholic school system has changed over the years and it continues to be the only educational system that truly reaches the heart, mind, body and soul of each child. So I ask you to consider offering your thoughts, ideas and expertise. Whether you still live in Fremont, Ohio or somewhere far away, you have so much “life experience” to share and can make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. Please contact me by email at tcullen@bishop-hoffman.net if you would like to hear more about our current and long range plans or if you would like to share one of your life lessons with us. We need to explore and tap into the vast resources of our alumni and friends so I reach out to you now. Life does happen everyday. We learn its lessons as we move along because we can’t buy experience; we earn it each day. As said before, we always need your prayers, we appreciate all you have done for our schools and we ask you to share your gifts with us as we choose to live each day fully with God’s love and grace. Thank you, Tim Cullen BHCS Superintendent/SJCC Principal

On the Co ve r.. .

The goal of the meaningful service program is that students will deepen their understanding of the Catholic social teaching of solidarity through application of Gospel teachings in a meaningful service program.

The pictures on the cover of The Voice represent some of the service provided with the launch of the “meaningful service program”. The program is intended to help students inculcate a charitable heart towards their fellow “neighbor” in the area of service, develop a closer relationship with our Lord, gain knowledge of the different human “needs” in our local and global community, and gain the skills needed in carrying out effective and efficient service. In the high school, students have chosen service groups that reflect their currrent and personal interests. Each group researches and works on a plan that can be implemented and carried out throughout the year. In the Junior High and grade school, the students serve the areas as classes, so when they enter the high school, the students are very familiar with the needs of the community and have a willingness to serve.


Vo i c e

For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School

Fall/Winter 2016

Cla s s R e u n io n s

Calendar Winners 2016 Monthly Calendar Winners January

Leo Bundschuh


Sarah Zimmerman

1948 69th Reunion, June 7, 2017, Anjulina’s Catering & Banquet Hall, noon. Contact Ray and Jane Grob 419-355-9227 1952 65th Reunion, August 6, 2017. Brunch at Fremont Country Club.


Mel Shell


Jim & Amy Sprenger


Patti Inks


Marlene Downs


Dillon Drown


Tom & Judy Drusback


Tom & Ellen Leite


Molly Yeager


Mary Barrington

1963 54th Reunion, Annual Luncheon, August 13, 2017, noon,


Aaron Zetzer

Fremont Country Club. Please contact maryeluc@hotmail.com.

Yearly Winners


Kurt Harrison Dylan Filliater Laurie Harman

1953 64th Reunion, July 9, 2017. Brunch at Fremont Country Club. 1957 Meets the third Wednesday of each month, Big D’s Pizza. 1961 Meets the second Tuesday of each month, Fremont Eagles, noon. 1962 55th Reunion, September 15-16, 2017. More information to follow.

1965 70th Birthday Party! September 9, 2017. 1967 50th Reunion, September 8-10, 2017. Saturday evening mass at St. Joseph Church followed by dinner at the Fremont Country Club.

St. Joseph Central Catholic High School A Bishop Hoffman Catholic School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-9947 Fax 419-332-4945 www.bishop-hoffman.net Advancement Office 419-332-5124 The Voice is published for the alumni and friends of SJCC. Direct all comments to: The Voice, 702 Croghan St., Fremont, OH 43420 Director of Advancement Angie Halbeisen (O’Neal ‘93) Copy Editors: Mary Ellen Leite (Hughes ‘53) Sarah Meade (Pietrykowski ‘02) Mary Luc (Mayle ‘63) SJCC Faculty: Amy Ronski (Spieldenner ‘80) Liz Pietrykowski Cori Foos (Bruchs ‘97)

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Members of the Class of 1959 celebrating their 75th birthday party 3

Co m ing H o m e

Reprint Courtesy of the Fremont News-Messenger Fans of Eshleman Fruit Farm will be glad to know the business is in hands that can take it through the next couple of decades. Jeff Eshleman ‘92 recently retired after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force and has returned with his wife, Laura, to help his parents run the business. Rich and Betty Eshleman (Dumminger ‘66) began farming nearly 40 years ago. They first started selling their produce from the back of a truck, and today they own Eshleman Fruit Farm on Ohio 101, where they sell a wide variety of homegrown fruit, including apples, peaches and cherries. “I remember working when I was 11 or 12, helping them sell fruit out of the back of a truck, before we had a market,” Jeff said. “It was an old box truck we set up on Route 20 near Clyde (McPherson) cemetery.” Rich and Betty are ready to slowly make the transition to retirement and hand the operation of the business over to Jeff and Laura. It was good timing for the family, as Jeff and Laura had to make plans for their future after his Air Force retirement. “I had to find something else to do after the military. We faced different choices, but this one had added positives,” he said. The biggest benefit was living near relatives. As a military family with two children, they have moved a lot. Their grown son lives in San Antonio, and their 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, moved to Clyde with them and is attending Bishop Hoffman Catholic School. Giving Olivia a settled life with family nearby influenced the decision to move to Clyde “ W e ’ r e looking forward to not moving so much. We’ve lived many places since Olivia was born,” Laura said. The biggest influence on Jeff’s decision to return to his hometown was the opportunity to continue the business his parents started so long ago. “My parents have grown it for 40 years,” Jeff said. “They’d like to slow down a step or Laura & Jeff Eshleman two, and this will give them some financial security after they retire.” Although Jeff grew up on the farm, the business is new to Laura, a nurse. She is enjoying the work and has learned a lot about growing crops. “I was surprised at how hard it is, how much work is really included, and how busy it is around here,” she said. Jeff said he doesn’t plan to make any changes to the farm market right away. For now, he wants to focus on learning the business. “We’re not going to change anything major for a year. I think we would make naïve decisions, probably,” he said. “We want to take it all in for a year and then regroup. Starting next year, you’ll probably see some changes. It will take many years to learn how to grow fruit well. I have to learn plant physiology, farm science and growing systems.” In the meantime, Jeff and Laura are building a home on the edge of the orchard, and Olivia is making new friends and getting involved in sports at school. The family plans to spend some time traveling in the off-season this winter, and Jeff hopes to reconnect with old friends when things slow down. “I hit the ground running when I came on July 20. We were in cherry harvest the day I arrived,” he said. “But finding my old friends is on my to-do list.”


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T he G if t o f L ife

By: Christine (Engeman) Pokryfky ‘07

In February of 2015, while at home in Fremont with his wife Rita (Hrupcho) Engeman ‘77, Dave Engeman suffered a massive heart attack. Thanks to the tireless work of Sandusky County Emergency Responders, he was stabilized and transferred to Sandusky Firelands. Doctors realized his condition was much more grave than they had initially anticipated, and they explained that Dave had been born with a defective aortic valve that was now badly damaged and torn. His risk for death increased with each passing hour. Our family prayed. We gave Dad Last Rites. We waited. And when his heart continued beating, against all odds, he was flown to the Cleveland Clinic. On February 16th, six days after his heart attack, Dave underwent a 10 hour surgery, and was placed on a Total Artificial Heart-- a machine that functions as a patient’s heart, while they wait for a transplant. There have only been roughly 500 total artificial hearts placed around the world since 2010. He waited on the transplant list at the Cleveland Clinic for six long months, pushing around ‘Big Blue” the washing machine sized driver for his artificial heart, exercising, and getting beat at Yahtzee by his wife Rita. On August 6th, 2015, Dad got his long awaited heart transplant. He spent three months recovering at the hospital, and had to relearn how to walk, how to breath on his own, and how to feed himself. But through it all he fought back with his family, and he came home a year ago on November 13, 2015. My parents have lived in Fremont for over 35 years. We have Dave exercising at the Cleveland Clinic with his been a part of the Catholic Community there for as long as I can total artificial heart, the “big blue” driver. remember. We feel so fortunate to have had the prayers and support that we’ve received over the last year from our BHCS Community. We are grateful everyday that Dad is still with us, and we thank God for his donor, their family, for the medical professionals at the Cleveland Clinic, and for all who lifted us up in prayer when we thought there was no hope. Organ Donation has given our family such an amazing gift. If you have ever considered becoming an organ donor please visit http://www.donatelifeohio. org/​to register. Thank you again for all the prayers and support! It has meant more to us than I could ever say.

L-R Sarah Engeman, Libby Engeman, Rita Engeman, Dave Engeman, Jack Pokryfky, Christine Pokryfky, and Ian Pokryfky

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Scholarships Rob & Kathy Boukissen Family Scholarship In Memory of Jerry Freeh Dan Hughes Kent Merrill Mr. & Mrs. Rob Boukissen Weickert Family In Memory of Dave Chamberlain Jerry Freeh Jean Overmyer Richard Walters Richard Widman Matt Wilkins Mrs. Judith Weickert

James & Barbara Haubert In Memory of Jerry Freeh Rody Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gabel Tom & Ellen Leite In Memory of Jerry Freeh Sue Hughes Kent Merrill Rody Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite Thomas R. Swint In Memory of Jerry Freeh Faye Mayer Rody Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Swint Don & Jean Wasserman In Memory of Jerry Freeh Rody Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Russell Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Harman Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wasserman Mrs. Jean Wasserman In Memory of Kent Merrill Mrs. Jean Wasserman Alumni & Friends In Memory of Patricia Ackerman Ruth Chambers Cyril Mehling Ronald Miller Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin In Memory of Kenneth Binder Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. James Lauer


In Memory of Dick Brown Mr. James Lauer

In Memory of Ruth Chambers Mrs. Elaine C. Garvin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gottron Mrs. Judith C. Sevitts In Memory of Kathleen Durnwald Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Jerry Freeh Judi Hughes Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Jack Merrill Judi Hughes Mr. James Lauer Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Kent Merrill Ronald Miller Tom Powers Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer

CEDF In Memory of Jerry Freeh Dr. & Mrs. Walter Oxley

MUSIC DEPARTMENT In Memory of Sara Rich Mr. & Mrs. Franz Gerner Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gruber Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gutschalk Mrs. Pat Picciuto Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Setzler Mrs. Jeanine P. Van Der Laar Mr. & Mrs. Merv Wilhelm TUITION ASSISTANCE In Memory of Dave Chamberlain Tina Gallagher Rody Reineck Mrs. Anne Marquis In Memory of Jean Overmyer Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Gonya UNRESTRICTED In Memory of Patricia Ackerman Mrs. Judith C. Sevitts

In Memory of Mary O’Neal Mr. James Lauer Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer

In Memory of Kenneth Binder Ms. Karen Gabel

In Memory of Rody Reineck Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coleman

In Memory of Mary Chudzinski Mrs. Frances Hipp

BASEBALL TEAM In Memory of Dick Brown Mr. & Mrs. Don Bixler Mr. & Mrs. Tom Chalfin & Family Brian, Tiffany, Al, & Mary Cowell Mr. & Mrs. James Dornbusch Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Endres Ms. Ruth Frazier Mr. & Mrs. Roger Goetz Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gulau Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hanthorn Mr. & Mrs. Peter Naderer Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Norrish Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Rono Mr. & Mrs. David Root Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sandrock Mr. & Mrs. Bill Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sandrock Ms. Janette Tahy Mrs. Teresa A. Wammes

In Memory of Kathleen Durnwald Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Collins Ms. Elizabeth Florio Ms. Karen P. Fravel Mrs. Rosalyn A. Freeh Mr. & Mrs. Rich Geyman Mrs. Norma L. Hoffman Mrs. Margaret L. Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer Mr. Joe Rich Mrs. Valerie Roynon Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Ms. Barbara Sharp Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Swint Mr. & Mrs. Michael Waleryszak Mrs. Marsha A. Winters Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager In Memory of Tom Esker Mr. & Mrs. Richard Keiser

In Memory of Jerry Freeh Mr. & Mrs. William Babione Mrs. Mary Barrington Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beier Mr. & Mrs. James Beier Mr. & Mrs. Michael Beier Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Beier Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Berryman Mr. & Mrs. William Bork Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden Reverend David Bruning Mr. David Burns Mrs. Joan M. Byers Mr. & Mrs. Robert Corthell Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Craig Mr. & Mrs. Scott Crist Crown Battery Mfg. Co., Inc. Mr. Thomas L. Dalton Mr. & Mrs. Brad Davis Mr. & Mrs. George Dunlap Mr. & Mrs. Martin Eberly Mr. and Mrs. John Fey James & Louise Freeh Family Fremont Elks Lodge #169 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Furlong Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gabel Mr. Ken Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gabel Mrs. Shirley Gfoeller Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goetz Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Gonya Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Gonya Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gonya Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gottron Mr. Jeffrey Gottron Mr. & Mrs. William Halm Mrs. June A. Hart Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoelzle Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hoffman Ms. Linda Houser Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hrupcho Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Kuns Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kusmer Mrs. Leona M. Laurer Mr. & Mrs. Mark LeJeune Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lenhart Ms. Geri Long Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lubarsky Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mayle Mr. & Mrs. William Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Michael Mr. & Mrs. J. Todd Michael Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Militello Mr. & Mrs. Chris Miller Mr. & Mrs. George Moore Ms. Fran Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Paul Myers Mrs. Pat Picciuto Mr. & Mrs. Steve Platz Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Pletcher Mr. Gerald Porczak

Various Donors

Mr. & Mrs. David Young Various Donors

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Price Mrs. Mary E. Primm Dr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Reineck Mr. Dave Rhineberger Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Ronski Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ronski Ms. Teresa Roth Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Mr. & Mrs. Gary Schaaf Mr. & Mrs. Richard Setzler Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sloma Ms. Shari Snyder Mrs. Pat Spieldenner Dr. & Mrs. Howard Stierwalt Mr. & Mrs. James Streeter Mr. & Mrs. Burkhart Tischler Mr. & Mrs. Alex Traxler Mrs. Teresa A. Wammes Mr. & Mrs. John Wasserman Mrs. Mary Welsh Mr. and Mrs. J. Craig Wendt Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Whitcomb Mrs. Marcella Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Yeager Mr. & Mrs. David Young Mr. & Mrs. Albert Zamora

In Memory of Ronald Miller Area Financial Services Mr. & Mrs. Richard Barbour Mr. & Mrs. William Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bertsch Mrs. Peg Celek Mr. & Mrs. Brad Culbert Mr. & Mrs. Rod Cutcher Mr. & Mrs. Tom Drusback Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Fisher Mrs. Rosalyn A. Freeh Mr. Ken Gabel Glass City Federal Credit Union Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mayle Dr. & Mrs. M. Scott Mead Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Charles Miller Mr. Gerald Porczak Mr. & Mrs. Renald Radeloff Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Recktenwald Mr. Donald Reinbolt Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Schilling Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schmidt Mrs. Diane Seiler Mr. Mark Slates Mrs. Pat Spieldenner Ms. Janet Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. Burkhart Tischler Mr. & Mrs. George Ward Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Wurzel Mr. and Mrs. James Yeager

In Memory of Kent Merrill Mr. & Mrs. Tab Bickford Mrs. Joan M. Byers Mrs. Peg Celek Ms. Carrie Dickinson Mr. & Mrs. John Fey The Fremont Company Mr. & Mrs. Russell Gabel Mr. & Mrs. William Halm Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Harman Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoelzle Dr. & Mrs. Kim Knight Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Mark LeJeune Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lenhart Ms. Geri Long Materion Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Mike Oprie Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ronski Mr. Dick Ross Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Snyder Mr. & Mrs. J. Craig Wendt

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In Memory of Mary O’Neal Mr. & Mrs. William Babione Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bessire Mrs. Rosalyn A. Freeh Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Halbeisen Mr. & Mrs. Reynold Hirt Mrs. Donna R. Hoffman Mrs. Margaret L. Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Robert Woolf Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Wurzel Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager Young’s R.V. Center In Memory of Jean Overmyer Mrs. Peggy Beck Ms. Karen Gabel Ms. Ruth Rich Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Wolf In Memory of Richard Poorman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer

In Memoriam

In Memory of James Kritzell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer In Memory of Cyril Mehling Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Feller Mr. & Mrs. Gary Roeth

In Memory of Mary Naderer Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Bob Gillmor Mr. & Mrs. Dave Gutschalk Ms. Judy Helterbrand Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schepflin Ms. Patricia Stimson

In Memory of Rody Reineck Mr. Robert Ackerman Mr. & Mrs. Denny Autullo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Babione Mr. & Mrs. Jay Babione Mr. & Mrs. William Barbour Mrs. Mary Barrington Mrs. Peggy Beck Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Berryman Mr. & Mrs. John Caputo Mr. & Mrs. Scott Carmack Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carmack Mrs. Helen Carmack Mr. & Mrs. Jim Cherry Mrs. Diana Clinebell Mr. & Mrs. Bob Cochey Mrs. Joanne H. Colgate Mr. & Mrs. Chad Collins Mr. & Mrs. Edward Daniel Mr. & Mrs. William Ebert Mr. Paul C. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Craig Foerstner Mrs. Rosalyn A. Freeh Mr. Ken Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Rich Geyman Mr. & Mrs. Gary Godfred Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gottron Mr. & Mrs. Tim Grayson Mrs. Marylou Guyer Mr. James Haas Ms. Pamela Haas Mr. & Mrs. Michael Haaser Mr. & Mrs. William Halm Mr. & Mrs. Jody Heberling Mr. Jack Hershey Mr. & Mrs. Doug Hoch Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoelzle

Jennie-Belle (Campbell) Coppus ‘36 Rosalyn (Rody Mayle) Reineck ‘38 William Freeh ‘43 Mary Naderer ‘43 Cyril Mehling ‘44 Betty (Naderer) Ochs ‘44 Kathryn Widman ‘44 Justin Collins ‘45 Richard Lahey ‘45 Kathleen (Collins) Durnwald ‘46

James Kritzell ‘46 Mary Margaret (Emick) O’Neal ‘46 Marilyn Sue (Rectenwald) Hughes ‘49 Sybil (Rothgery) Harman ‘51 Ronald Miller ‘56 Patricia (Kupka) Ackerman ‘57 Ruth (Rectenwald) Chambers ‘57 John Sevitts ‘58 Kenneth Binder ‘59

Orville Moore ‘59 William Wagner Jr. ‘60 Sharon (Sanzo) Brudzinski ‘63 Tom Powers ‘67 Deborah (Hoffman) Bullard ‘68 Christine (Sanzo) Brehaut ‘73 Carol Turner ‘74 David Chamberlain ‘80 Richard Poorman ‘81

Gifts CEDF Capt. Stephen Kupka, USN, Retired Dr. Mark A. Mathews Mr. Charles Wonderly & Dr. Mary Wonderly In Honor of Jeanne Kerr’s 70th Birthday Mrs. Carol A. Belle In Honor of Ellouise Kramb’s 90th Birthday Ms. Linda Gegorski

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Louis & Ethel Burkett Scholarship Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Mead Pickett-StoutDumminger Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Religious Retreats St. Casimir Church Foundation Trophy Fund Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Gonya

Tuition Assistance Class of 1951 Class of 1955 Class of 1961 St. Casimir Church Foundation Unrestricted Class of 1952 Class of 1953 Class of 1954 Class of 1956 Kroger Plus Card Mrs. Betty Sherman Walters’ Boiler Works

Mr. & Mrs. James Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Rick Jenkins Mr. John Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kiser Mr. Thomas Knisely Mrs. Deborah Krynock Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Luc Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Charles Merrill Mrs. Margaret A. Merrill Mr. Bill Michael Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Michael Mrs. Margaret L. Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Ken Myers Mrs. Patricia O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Oprie Mrs. Janet A. Overmyer Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Paeth Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Pearson Mr. & Mrs. David Plihall Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Price Mrs. Joyce S. Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Richard Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Reineck Dr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Reineck Mr. & Mrs. William Reineck Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ronski Mr. Dick Ross Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rusch Mr. & Mrs. Mark Schrickel Mr. & Mrs. Mike Sistrunk Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sloma

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Smith Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Snyder Mrs. Pat Spieldenner Mr. Lloyd Sterling Mr. & Mrs. Greg Strayer Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Swint Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tischler Mr. & Mrs. Burkhart Tischler Mr. & Mrs. J. Craig Wendt Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mrs. Marsha A. Winters Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Winters Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wohlgamuth Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Woleslagel Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wonderly Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Yeager Mr. John Yeager Mr. & Mrs. David Young Mr. & Mrs. Albert Zamora Young’s Floor Covering & Draperies, Inc. In Memory of Sara Rich Mr. & Mrs. James Robison In Memory of Carol Turner Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goetz Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller In Memory of Bill Wagner Mr. & Mrs. George Ward

In Our Prayers Evelyn Eakin David Engeman Rosie Freeh Paul Gonya Dominic Granata Jim Haas Pat Halbeisen Maggie Hershey Robert Hershey

Patti Inks Alison Lauer Peggy Merrill Larry Miller Marcie Naderer Marilyn Norman Virginia Poseler Howard Seaman Mike Zyski

In Thanks Fall Sports Pictures: Ken Dumminger ‘64. Naderer Sports Complex: Ray Miller, Pete Naderer, Knobby Reiter Preschool Television: Fremont Federal Credit Union Soup Stop donations: Laurie Brown, Kim Cope, Jenny Freeh, Fremont Little Caesars Pizza, Kaitlyn Light, Carly Ronski, Sisters of Mercy/St. Bernadine Home, Anita Wurzel CEDF Reverse Raffle: Wendt Key Team Realty, Marcia Cleveland, Kelly Hrupcho, John Lauer, Jim Yeager



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1940’s Betty (Cronin) ‘42 and Ted Sheehan celebrated 70 years of marriage at the San Mateo Elks Lodge in San Mateo California with 80 friends and family on July 23, 2016. They met at a USO dance in Ohio and were married July 20, 1946. They moved to Belmont California in 1947 and still reside there. They have six children, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 1950’s Millie (Spieldenner) ‘54 and James Fleckner celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 2016. For the first time ever, all of their children, 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren were able to celebrate together. Their grandchildren traveled from China, Los Angeles, Florida, Michigan, Indiana and Tennessee. 1960’s Marcia (Marinis) ‘63 and Jim Beier ‘60 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 24, 2016. Marie (Nieset) ‘61 and Bob Arend celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 23, 2016. Joan (Lindenberger) ‘63 and Gerald Johnson ‘63 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 1, 2016 in Congers, Georgia. Mary Ann (Foos) ‘65 and David Young ‘65 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 5, 2016. 1970’s Joe Keegan ‘73 was inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame July 11, 2016. He raced late models and sprints at Fremont Speedway and

SJCC Alumni & Friends Heritage Award Update The SJCC Alumni & Friends Heritage Award Induction Ceremony will be held

April 1, 2017

In the next issue of the Voice, we will introduce our 2017 inductees! Reverend Richard Wurzel ‘51 Mary Ellen (Hughes) ‘53 & Tom Leite ‘52


Betty & Ted Sheehan

Marcia & Jim Beier

Mary Ann & Dave Young

SJCC Hall of Fame The SJCC Hall of Fame Award Induction Ceremony will be held

other area tracks and was Fremont’s rookie of the year in 1973. He broke the late model qualifying record at Fremont in 1976. Joe was instrumental in creating the 305 spring division in 1988 and won the first division feature at Fremont and the track championship at Attica Raceway Park. He owned spring cars driven by Jim Linder in 1981 and 1982. Patricia (Fleckner) ‘76 O’Brien graduated from Indiana State University with a major in East Asian Languages and Culture (Korean) and a minor in history. In September, she flew to Thailand for a one month class to earn a Korean teaching certificate. She has accepted a position teaching English in the public school system in Jeollamando Province, South Korea this will start in November 2016. 1990’s Merideth and Ryan Wilhelm ‘98 welcomed daughter Madeline Winkler Wilhelm August 12, 2016. 2000’s Kylie (Lunsford) ‘00 and Jack Ferguson welcomed son Noah Wayne Ferguson November 13, 2015. Stephanie and Zach Jenkins ‘01 welcomed son Mathew Zachary Jenkins September 11, 2016. Anita (Miller) ‘00 and Nate Moffett welcomed daughter Abigail Rose Moffett March 23, 2016 joining brothers Luke and Garrett. Shellie (Eakin) ‘04 and Jason Lawrence welcomed son Abram Donald Lawrence August 23, 2016 joining brother Eli. Melissa (Mead) ‘06 and Steven Plogsted were married December 13, 2013. They welcomed daughter Kennedy Elizabeth Plogsted March 11, 2014 and son Lincoln Mathew Plogsted July 7, 2016. Candace (Miller) ‘06 and Cory Swaisgood ‘06 welcomed son Beau Allen Swaisgood July 16, 2016. Jeana and Nick Berryman ‘07 were married September 24, 2016. Katie (Jenkins) ‘07 and Nick Myers ‘07 were married August 6, 2016. Jenny (Kusmer) ‘07 and Derek Sponseller ‘06 welcomed son Gavin Michael Sponseller October 8, 2016. Barbara (Miller) ‘08 and AJ Cox welcomed daughter Madalyn Jean Cox May 14, 2016 Gavin Michael Sponseller joining brother Wyatt. 2010’s Maddison Filliater ‘12 graduated from Ohio University in April 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration majoring in Accounting Management Information Systems and Business Prelaw. She worked the summer of 2015 as an intern at Ernst & Young in Chicago and began her career with them in July 2016.

Bishop Hoffman Catholic School Dinner Auction Committee Is proud to announce the 2017 auction theme:

April 2, 2017

And invite you to save the date to attend our premier fund-raising event on

In order to be considered for this award, the alumni must be formally nominated. We are looking for alumni or coaches who had an outstanding athletic career. If you know anyone deserving of this award, please contact Gary Geller @ 419-332-9947. Forms can also be found at sjcc.bishop-hoffman.net under the Alumni tab.

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For an invitation, donation opportunities, and general information contact a committee member at: 419.332.9947 bhcsauction@bishop-hoffman.net

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Success returned to the golf team this season, led by seniors Austin Underwood and Daniel Foos. Throughout the season the boys worked with second year coach TJ Schulte to earn an overall record of 10-4 and 8-3 in the league. At the SBC Championship match, the team placed second in the River Division for the tournament. This solidified their hold on second place in the league for the season. The team had two players receive league honors. Seniors Lauren Klaege, Gianna Cullen, Sophie Militello, Allie Barrett, Briggs Wonderly, Audra Zetzer, Morgan Collins, and Katlyn Rhineberger rounded out the entire varsity tennis team, led by coach Samantha Lagrou-King. Throughout the season they were much improved and very consistent. With a final record of 11-5, the girls placed 4th in the league and 4th at Sectionals. Both the boys and girls cross country teams were very young. The boys’ team was led by seniors Tyler Nason and Sam Reiter, and the girls’ team by Elizabeth Molyet and Lexie Steinberger. Under second year coach Adam Miller, the teams were said to have had their “best season in a while,” according to Tyler Nason, and were led by several All-League runners. Nason ran the fastest time the school has recorded since 2002 and Nate Vasquez advanced to Regionals at conclusion of the season. First year football coach Brian Spicer and seniors Nathan Burns, Jordon Hartley, Ben Mancha, Eric Fulwider, Derek Rosengarten, Johnny Moreno, and Zach Militello completely changed the mindset of the team coming into the season. The boys had much more fun and wanted to be there. The first major high point of the season was a win against Danville, which had not been a competitive game the year before. The team went on to win three more games, finishing 4-6. The team was much improved from the previous season, and the guys had a lot of fun bringing home the four wins. Starting earlier in the season with more camps and practices, first year coach Katie Larson brought many changes to the girls’ volleyball team. Seniors Natalie Zyski, Molly Swint, Ava Stepanic, Blair Wonderly, Makenzie Reiter, and Hannah Riehl led the team to an enjoyable and also successful season. The girls were much improved from last season as they had a record of 13-9, losing only three league games. Their record earned them second place in the league. The team also advanced to Sectional Finals for the first time in four years.

2016 Alumni and Friends/CEDF Golf Outing CORPORATE Sponsors

Al Schabel

Friday, August 5, was a beautiful day for golf as SJCC Alumni and Friends participated in the 12th annual Alumni and Friends/CEDF Golf Outing. The Fremont Country Club hosted the event with a record 31 teams competing! Over $6,650 was raised and will be split between the Alumni and Friends Association and CEDF. Congratulations to the winning team of Marc Schulz, Henry Valle, Jerry Yeager and Jim Yeager! We would like to thank golf committee members Rick Frank, John Lauer, Al O’Neal, Al Schabel, and Dudley Singer for their time and expertise in planning the outing. Thank you also to the sponsors listed below. Mark your calendars for next year: August 4, 2017 at Sycamore Hills Golf Course. Prize Donors

Chud’s Grille The Depot Fremont Federal Credit Union Hoch’s 818 Club Al Schabel-Primerica Whitey’s Diner Willard Golf Course-Bill Pfefferle Jim Yeager

hole sponsors

Special Tournament Workers: Thank you... Daniel Foos, Merrick Hirt, Derek Ritzman, Caden Spader


Advanced Plumbing and Heating Automatic Fire Protection Baumann Auto Group Beck Suppliers Bobby’s Truck & Bus Repair Rob Boukissen-Wendt KeyTeam Realty Burkett Industries Capitol Aluminum & Glass Corp. Carbo Forge and Machine Class of 1960 Class of 1966 Tom Haslinger Dan Lee Tom Lesavage Jim Weaver Croghan Colonial Bank Crown Battery Mfg. Co., Inc. Dairy Queen East The Depot

D. Frederick Singer & Associates Diversified Insurance Services Eaton INOAC Foster Auto Body, Inc. Fremont Federal Credit Union Fremont Flask Company (2) Fremont Floor Covering (2) Fremont Golf Shop Gabel & Associates Realty Karen Gabel Team Jim Hoffman Mark Hoffman Jack Hoffman Karen Gabel Green Hills Golf Course Grund Drug Co. John Hall & Phil Wylkyn Attorneys Hoch’s 818 Club Holland CPA House Family of ClydeJeannine’55, Heather ‘83, Haley ‘86, Heide ‘87 Jake’s Auto Services, Inc. KeyBank Kuns Northcoast Security Center John and Alison Lauer Chris Liebold for Commissioner Linke’s Wheel Alignment M. Scott Mead, DDS The McCue Family (2)

Audrey Heschel-McCue ‘41 Cathy McCue-Perry ‘66 Susan Mc-Cue-Harris ‘73 Mary McCue-74 Jim McCue ‘79 McDonald’s The O’Neal Family Double O’s-Al O’Neal & Jim O’Brien Pert Family Pfefferle Putters Prairie Market Primerica-Al Schabel Rick Frank Insurance Dr. Timothy Sauber, DDS Sorg Graphics Spader Freight Services John Spader FamilySJCC PROUD Sprouse Insurance Agency Dr. Howard Stierwalt Subway The UPS Store Time Staffing, Inc. VFW Fremont Post 2947 Village Toggery Wedding Express Walt Rusch Plumbing & Heating Whitey’s Diner Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory Young’s R.V. Center

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Crimson and Gray Days! February 5 Booster Club Pancake Breakfast 15 Booster Club Transportation Raffle April 1 Heritage Award 2 Hall of Fame 8 BHCS Dinner Auction 15 Easter Egg Hunt Sophomore Madalyn Stierwalt helps Sacred Heart student Zach Krumnow during the annual Reach Out program. Additionally, the SJCC community was able to feed 100 families in our community.

August 14 CEDF/SJCC Alumni & Friends Golf Outing

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