Alumni News St. Vincent Alumni Association • P.O. Box 101 • Perryville, Missouri 63775
Spring 2011 • Volume 49 • Issue 1
92nd Alumni Speaker
DAVID E. KELLER, CPA, CFE
Dave Keller, a 1974 graduate of SVHS, is a Principal in
the Dealership group of LarsonAllen LLP, Certified Public
Accountants, in the St. Louis, MO office. LarsonAllen
LLP is a Top 20 accounting firm with over 1,800 people
including 325 principals in 13 states and has been in
business since 1953. He devotes a significant amount of
his time to practice development and consulting with
new and used automobile dealers in the areas of general
business management and profitability, buying/selling
of automotive franchises, dealer financing assistance,
Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealerships and their
related finance companies (RFC), Lease Here Pay Here
dealerships (LHPH), sub-prime used vehicle dealerships
and dealership computer software operations and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the
efficiency. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dave is a
He has developed various management software Certified Public Accountant in Missouri and Illinois and
for controlling vehicle inventories (AUTO$ENSE™) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public
analyzing the profitability of automotive dealers (Dealer Accountants (AICPA), the Missouri Society of Certified
Analytical). He also is a part owner and consultant for Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the Association of
DealerBuilt™/LightYear™, a dealership management Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
software (DMS) company which provides software for Dave is a nationally recognized consultant for new,
all dealership operations to more than 150 dealerships used and BHPH dealerships and has been a frequent
nationwide and is an approved vendor for Ford, GM, speaker on various topics, including profitability, internal
Chrysler and many other new vehicle franchises. controls, BHPH and RFC consulting and fraud prevention,
Prior to merging his firm in November 2008 with for National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA)
LarsonAllen LLP, Dave was a Partner with Davis, Keller & and NCM Associates 20 group meetings for new vehicle
Wiggins, LLC in St. Louis, MO, founded by him and two dealers, BHPH software conventions, BHPH and sub-prime
other partners in October 1988, where he was in charge national conventions, National Independent Automobile
of the Audit and Management Advisory Services (MAS) Dealers Association (NIADA) conventions, Texas
practices. Dave helped grow the firm from four people Independent Automobile Dealer Association (TXIADA)
and a few new car dealership clients to over 35 people conventions and seminars and other automotive groups.
providing services for over 200 dealerships and other He currently writes monthly articles for a national
industry clients nationwide generating in excess of $3.5 automotive magazine and is a published author of more
million in accounting and consulting fees before merging than 100 articles in various automotive trade magazines
with LarsonAllen LLP. and newsletters published nationwide.
Dave graduated from Southeast Missouri State Since October 1991, Dave has regularly monitored
University in May 1984 Summa Cum Laude with a the overall direction and advised on various operations
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and financial matters for Keller Motors, a GM Chrysler
with a major in accounting and a minor in management. dealership started by his father and now owned by him
After graduation, he joined a local Certified Public and his siblings and managed by his brother and sister.
Accounting firm in St. Louis with a specialization in Dave and his wife Vicki have a son and daughter who
new vehicle automobile dealerships. Upon passing the both reside in Florida.
November 1984 CPA exam, he received his Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the Missouri
State Board of Accountancy. In April 1997 he received his SV Ranked in Top 50...pg4
Inside this issue Alumni Speaker .... Cover From the President
Steve Rozier, Class of 1970
Class of 1961 & 2011 .....3 Things are happening at St. Vincent High School! SVHS was selected as one
of the best 50 Catholic High Schools in America. This is fantastic! We need to
SV Ranked Top 50; thank everyone who was involved in this success - the administration, teachers,
Gym Renovations & students and parents with their support. Good job to everyone.
ACA Winners ...................4 St. Vincent Alumni are starting a new fund drive to upgrade our high school
gym. The funds received will go towards putting in air conditioning, new
Educational Foundation bleachers and a new wood floor. We need to raise at least $200,000 to complete
Updates ............................5 this task. There is much more that needs to be done to the gym but these are
the most crucial. We are asking for your financial help with this endeavor. See
Donations; the article on page 4 of this newsletter for more information.
Alumni Fun & Mayfest 2011 Alumni Golf Tournament will be held at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course on
Beach Party ...................6 April 29, 2011. The rain out date is Friday May 6. The tournament is a four man
scramble and cost $340 per team or $85 per person. Lunch will be served at
11am and golf starts at 12:30pm. I hope to see everyone there. This is a great
Fall Sport Wrap-up &
time and a big success for SV.
Alumni Banquet will be held on April 30, 2011 at the KC Hall. David
Keller will be our keynote speaker this year. He is an avid supporter of SV. This
is always a great event to show your support and continued success to the
Alumni Golf Tournament & graduates of St. Vincent.
Answers to Trivia ............8 Mayfest 2011 will be on May 6 & 7. We need your time and talent for this
event. We will once again be selling our usual pork burgers. This has always
been a great success and takes lots of manpower to get it done.
This is such a great organization! All the help that we receive is so
impressive. The officers of the SV Alumni Association could not do everything
without your help. The board would like to thank each of you for your time and
talent that you have given in the past and will give in the future.
Alumni Officers If there is anything that I or the board can do for you, just let us know.
Steve Rozier (1970)
Vice President 1) What famous family of entertainers gave a public performance at SVHS
Jonathon Paulus (2001) October 1980?
Secretary 2) In what year was girls basketball introduced at SVHS?
Sara (Cissell) Schumer (2000) 3) Can you name any or all of the Freshman Class officers for 1954?
Treasurer 4) Do you know where the Alumni Banquet was held April 25, 1949?
Lulu (Prost) Pingel (1979)
5) What year was the first car given away at the Seminary Picnic?
Newsletter Editor 6) Do you remember what year the SV Alumni Association requested a doctor
Susan (Klump) Verseman (1990) be present at all football games?
Design & Page Layout 7) Who was the Football Captain in 1948?
Sara (Cissell) Schumer (2000)
8) How many cheerleaders were there in 1954?
9) Who was the Editor of the Tribe in 1979?
Linda (Schnurbusch) Kutz (1969)
Megan Kutz (1997) 10) Can you name the two girls that went to Girls State in 1977?
Amanda (Kutz) Martin (1995) “Got a question??? Send it to the Alumni, we will try to find an answer for you!
Class of 1961 A Blast from the Past
Donna Ernst Ballman Geraldine Hoffman Kimmell Bernard Stortz
Sandra Williams Basler David Kindle Marilyn Sutterer Van Doren
Cynthia Schumer Bauer Dorothy Wibbenmeyer Kline Dorothy Welker Versheldon
Glenda Gibbar Beckerman Carolyn Reiss Kuchar Pat Schnurbusch Vogel
Vernon Berkbigler Betty Walter Kutilek Velda Weibrecht Walker
Joana Schloss Bierk June Mattingly Marilyn Sauer Ward
Charles Blechle Pat Hagan McLain Leona Horschman Warzala
Judy Hoffman Bohnert Mary Clendenin Moeller Henry Weiss
Joan Cissell Brewer Ronnie Moll Richard Wibbenmeyer
Alvin Buchheit Marilyn Besand Montague Alice Wibbenmeyer Wichern
Judy Rozier Buchheit Joann Elder Moore
Norbert Buerck Margaret Wingerter Morgan DECEASED
Judy Cissell Ruth Ann Mattingly Mueller Donald Blechle
Genevieve Devenyns Clarkin Mike Onderdonk Marilyn Brown Monteleone
David DeWilde Evelyn Buchheit Otte Larry Buchheit
Bernadette Braun Dignan Russell Paulus Tom Cattoor
Robert Emmendorfer Zelma Kline Penny Gary Emmendorfer
John Ernst Faye Weinkein Ponder Harold Gibbar, Jr.
John Fricke Glennon Ponder Mary Ann Grass
Mary Edith Weiss Gisi Sheridan Kiefer Prevallet Jim Kiefer
Stanley Hayden Jim Prevallet Weldon Kirn
Marilyn Elder Hennemann Jim Prost Earl Moore
Leo Hoeh Jr. Jerome Rellegert Robert Peterson
Doris Baudendistel Hoehn Rita Favier Rubel Dale Schindler
Gerald Hoffman Anthony Sauer Sherry Schlattman Coen
Jack Hoffman Patty Hayden Sauer Mike Sutterer
Judy Duvall Hotop Sandra Ernst Schetter Cardine Vernon Pruett
Virginia Geringer Hunt Willard Schnurbusch Bill Voelker
Robert Keller Judy Gibbar Sexauer Robert Winkler
Donna Truman Keller Velma Bert Soest
Class of 2011
Kelci Besand Kyla Kiefer Jessica Tullock
Chelsie Boxdorfer Travis Koenig Dylan Unterreiner
Ryan Boxdorfer Emma Miget Josh Welker
Justin Breig Alyssa Pingel Brett Wengert
Zachary Carron Mitch Presnell Kyle Wengert
Emily Cissell Olivia Robinson Ryan Wiessing
Nathaniel Comte Amber Rollet Ashlee Wingerter
Hannah DeWilde Kiarra Roth Kali Wingerter
Philip Ernst Dylan Ruebke Adam Winkler
Anna Esswein Valerie Smith Eric Winkler
Dominic Haertling Kristen Staggs Dustin Yamnitz
Cassandra Janson Alanna Steinbecker
Alyssa Kapp Amanda Steinbecker The New Kids on the Block
SV Ranked One of the Top 50
Catholic High Schools
St. Vincent High School has been recognized as one of the top 50
Catholic High Schools in the nation by the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
Approximately 1300 Catholic High Schools in the United States were invited
to apply for inclusion in the Honor Roll by completing three surveys that
measure excellence in the areas of academics, civic education and Catholic
Identity. In addition to being one of the top 50, SVHS is ranked #2 in the
nation for Catholic Identity and #1 in teaching Theology.
Plans are under way to upgrade our gymnasium by installing a state-of-the-art hardwood floor, bleachers and
air conditioning. The existing gym floor was installed in 1979 and is in dire need of replacement. The cost of this
undertaking is approximately $200,000. We are hopeful this project can be completed for the upcoming 2011-
2012 school year. To achieve this goal we are appealing to you for financial support. We encourage you to please
consider a donation, especially if you are a former volleyball or basketball player. A gift from your graduating class
would be a great way to show support for this project. Each of us has been blessed by God in a special way. Please,
prayerfully consider how we use these gifts which God has given us. Any donation which you could provide is
tax-deductible and will be accepted in the form of a check, or by gifting stocks and securities. All checks should be
made payable to the St. Vincent Alumni Association and the address is P. O. Box 101, Perryville, MO 63775.
Please contact one of the committee members listed below if you have any questions. It is our intention that
future generations of children can experience the pride of attending St. Vincent High School.
SVHS Gym Renovation Committee
Bruce Valleroy, 573-768-0569 Mike Kutz, 573-547-1283 Brian L’Hote, 573-547-1247
Steve Rozier, 573-547-1744 Jim Lottes, 573-513-5321 Gabe Hotop, 573-225-9925
Kathy Robinson, 573-547-1267 Mike Wengert, 573-547-8578 Mel Kirn, 573-547-5396
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO
STUDENTS AT ST. VINCENT HIGH SCHOOL
The Annual Catholic Appeal awarded three local high
school juniors at St. Vincent Catholic High School $1500 in tuition
scholarships. These students are the winners of an essay contest
on stewardship, the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), and this year’s
Appeal theme, which was “Come Together in Christ”. Stephen Graf
placed first in the essay contest earning $750, Mallory Tucker came
in second earning $500 for her essay, and Alyssa Graff’s essay ranked
third to earn $250. The ACA is held each spring in nearly 200 parishes
throughout the Archdiocese. Catholics make pledges to support
programs that assist the homeless, the hungry and families seeding
an education for their children. Scholarships for students in Catholic
schools, tuition grants, and support for teachers’ salaries are provided
through the Appeal. Resources for pro-life programs, assistance
for women and their babies, and family counseling are also made
available through the ACA to people of all faiths. In addition to the
scholarship program, the ACA provides direct financial assistance
(left to right) Peg Lord with the ACA presents a check to the three scholarship to archdiocesan, regional, and parish high schools. SVHS received
winners Alyssa Graff, Stephen Graf and Mallory Tucker, along with Fr. Milton Ryan. $125,000 in assistance this year.
St. Pat’s Auction
The St. Vincent Educational Foundation supports our school system with three major fundraisers each year. Our
eleven-member board works year round to ensure quality Catholic education continues to thrive in our community.
The 26th Annual St. Pats Dinner-Auction was held on March 12, 2011. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of
those in attendance. Final tabulations show the Auction raised over $80,000 again this year. Thank you to all who
participated in any way for your continued generosity.
The Variety Show, performed every other year, was again an enjoyable and entertaining weekend. The profit from
this year’s show was $5,700. Thank you to Sr. Marilyn Schneider, Michelle Kapp, and Bill Fischer for their direction of the
show and to all who shared their time and talent to once again make it a success.
The Phon-a-thon, July 2010, raised almost $36,000. Thanks to our out-of-town alumni who continue to answer the
call on this event. Your generosity shows everyone the pride you have in St.Vincent Schools.
Barb Pickle was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt at the Seminary Picnic Car Raffle. This fundraiser is a joint
venture between Keller Motors and the Foundation. We generated a profit of $13,231.85. Thank you to Velda and
Steve Keller for their continued support each year.
Providing quality Catholic education for our youth continues to be a top priority of the Foundation. I am
extremely proud of the role our alumni play in helping to provide funds for this endeavor. Please keep the Foundation
in mind for any tax-exempt contributions you may wish to make. I welcome any input and look forward to hearing
~ Debbie Prost
To contact the foundation you can send correspondence to 1010A Rosati Court, Perryville, MO 63775.
The following is a report compiled as the 2010 appeal comes to a close. We thought you might like to see how your class compared to other
graduating classes. After the 2010 appeal, contributions were paid for a total of $35,753.91. Another Record Year!!
Year Donors Amount Year Donors Amount Year Donors Amount
1936 1 $25.00 1959 20 $1,163.09 1982 10 $315.00
1937 0 $- 1960 18 $840.00 1983 12 $1,055.00
1938 1 $40.00 1961 25 $1,373.125 1984 10 $845.00
1939 5 $240.00 1962 15 $1,700.625 1985 9 $275.00
1940 3 $175.00 1963 13 $695.00 1986 2 $225.00
1941 2 $30.00 1964 15 $1,032.50 1987 6 $390.00
1942 5 $1,270.00 1965 9 $265.00 1988 10 $410.00
1943 5 $120.00 1966 17 $457.50 1989 7 $295.00
1944 5 $440.00 1967 19 $567.50 1990 4 $175.07
1945 6 $280.00 1968 14 $607.50 1991 3 $55.00
1946 5 $670.00 1969 13 $247.50 1992 3 $80.00
1947 12 $427.50 1970 9 $1,775.00 1993 3 $105.00
1948 9 $267.50 1971 10 $685.00 1994 5 $370.00
1949 6 $885.00 1972 14 $347.50 1995 5 $175.00
1950 14 $515.00 1973 10 $575.00 1996 5 $205.00
1951 5 $185.00 1974 11 $685.00 1997 5 $620.00
1952 7 $635.00 1975 5 $130.00 1998 5 $115.00
1953 15 $567.50 1976 15 $1,360.00 1999 1 $25.00
1954 7 $160.00 1977 10 $1,065.00 2000 2 $70.00
1955 9 $555.00 1978 12 $947.00 2001 4 $320.00
1956 8 $225.00 1979 7 $875.00 2002 2 $50.00
1957 15 $732.50 1980 9 $275.00 2003 2 $40.00
1958 19 $2,475.00 1981 13 $560.00 Parents 2 $225.00
Honorary Members 4 $165.00
Total 588 $35,753.91
In the case of a couple each graduating from SVHS the amount donated is evenly divided between the two graduating classes.
THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!!!
Jim Meyer (1974) accepting on the behalf of Alumni Association..
A generous donation for SVHS…
A bIg Thanks to buchheit In memory of the late Margaret (Regelsperger) Leible
Stores and Kenny buchheit for a 1926-2010, eight new desktop computers and tables
$500.00 donation to were purchased for the high school library and were
ready for student use at the start of the school year.
SV Alumni Association.
Mrs. Leible graduated from SVHS in 1943. She was
married to the late Harry Joseph Leible. She is the
great-grandmother of two of our SVHS students, Luke
and Emma Janet. Thank you to Mrs. Leible and all of
her family members for the generous donation and
support of SVHS.
Alumni Golf Tournament
• April 29, 2011 at Ste. Genevieve Country Club
• Contact Ken Schumer with any questions
In memory of the late David (guido) Alumni Banquet
• Saturday, April 30, 2011
Winkler, the Class of 1983 held a dance
in honor of David to raise money for the Mayfest Porkburger Stand
• May 6 (3pm-11pm) and May 7 (11am-11pm)
gym renovations. With the combination
of David’s bowling team donation Homecoming Weekend 2011
• Bonfire – Thursday Sept. 15 at 7 pm
and the dance, a check of $1800 was
• Parade – Friday Sept. 16 at 6 pm
presented to the Alumni Association. • Football Game – Friday at 7:30 pm
Pictured above is Pres. Steve Rozier, Jay Lottes, Jr. • St. Vincent Indians vs. Herculaneum Blackcats
(1983), sister Mary Milfelt (1974) and father Linus • Cow Patty Plop During 4th Quarter of game
(buddy) Winkler (Honorary Member) sitting. • Alumni Mass – Saturday at 5:15 pm
Mayfest 2011 “BEACH PARTy”
Once again, it is time for the annual Perryville Mayfest. The Mayfest will be held at the Perryville square
May 6 and 7, 2011. The theme of the Mayfest is “BEACH PARTY” .
Of course, we will have the Porkburger stand as in years past and ask that you please support the Alumni
by working a shift or two and purchasing a few of those delicious burgers. Please stop by and enjoy one of our
delicious porkburgers. Thank you for your help.
Fall Sports Wrap-up FOOTBALL
Another school year is coming to an end and another sports · First Team- Derek Joggerst
· Second Team – Taylor Sauer, Ryan Boxdorfer,
season at SVHS. The Fall 2010 sports season was outstanding
Dominic Haertling, Nathan Comte, Derek Joggerst,
for our Girls Volleyball team. The Lady Indians won their 5th Adam Winkler, Sean Martin, Philip Ernst
District Championship in the last 6 years. They finished in the top · Honorable Mention – Tim Schumer, Travis
8 in the state. Their final record was 19-15-3. They defeated the Koenig, Lucas Carroll, Taylor Sauer
top-ranked team in the state and defending State Champions All-Region
Scott City to win the District crown. The SVHS football team was · Second Team – Derek Joggerst, Taylor Sauer,
hit with a few injuries this past football season. The Varsity team Ryan Boxdorfer, Dominic Haertling, Travis Koenig,
Mitchell Presnell, Ryan Weissing, Sean Martin,
ended the season with a 3-7 record while the JV and Freshmen
teams both had 4-2 records. The SVHS Lady Indians Softball team VOLLEYBALL
was very young this past season. With only one Senior, three All-State
Juniors and the rest of the team Sophomores and Freshmen, the · Honorable Mention – Chelsie Boxdorfer
team finished with a respectable record of 7-17. All-Region
The SV Lady Indians Basketball team enjoyed a very · First Team – Chelsie Boxdorfer, Miranda
successful season. The girls won the Small School JCAA Unterreiner, Monika Smith
· Second Team – Amanda Steinbecker
Conference and finished out first in their District which SV hosted
at the Perryville Park Center. The Lady Indians defeated the No. · Amanda Steinbecker, Monika Smith, Chelsie
2 Seed New Haven Lady Shamrocks 37-30 in the District Final. Boxdorfer
They went on to sectionals to lose a tough battle against the All-Conference
Meadow Heights Lady Panthers who were ranked fourth in the · First Team – Chelsie Boxdorfer, Alanna
final regular-season state poll. The Boys Basketball couldn’t win Steinbecker
the close games this year and lost 9 games by less than 10 points. · Second Team – Miranda Unterreiner, Addie
The SV Ladies Indians swim team had another member qualify for
state. Freshman Natalie King made it to state this past year. All-Conference
The spring is under way. The Golf team returns quite a · Second Team – Casey Unterreiner
few players from their 4th place state finish last year so they · Honorable Mention – Jackie Richardet, Jade
have a promising season ahead. The SVHS girls soccer team Geile, Kayla Seabaugh
who finished 3rd in State last year, looks to make another state All-District
championship run this year. And the SV baseball team, who will · First Team – Kayla Seabaugh, Jackie Richardet,
be very young this year, looks to hit and pitch their way to some Casey Unterreiner
wins this year.
Deceased Alumni Members
We wish to express Harvey Zahner 1929 Rita (Sauer) Siegmund 1955
our deepest sympathy Nora (Feltz) Bircher 1933 Helen (Ratcliff ) Ponder 1955
to the families of those Esther (Blessing) Hornbuckle 1933 Joan (Esselman) Hayden 1956
Alumni who have gone Vivian (Gorman) Ernst 1937 Weldon Kirn 1961
Merlin Prost 1937 Harold Gibbar, Jr. 1961
before us this past year. We
Mildred (Kiefer) Mitchell 1937 Julie Harter 1962
apologize for anyone we
Edward Prost 1940 Gloria (Schumer) Gebhardt 1963
may have left off our list. Paul Hoffman 1942 Kathleen (Klump) Carron 1964
If you know of an Alumni Garnell Klobe 1942 Judy Sutterer 1965
member we missed, please Margaret (Regelsperger) Leible 1943 Bobby Rollet 1965
contact us at: SVHS Alumni Bernetta (Kirn) Beaman 1943 Nick Huber 1970
Association / PO Box 101 / Mary Lou (Hoffman) Naeger 1945 Mary Ann (Fulton) Kahl 1972
Perryville, MO 63775. Barbara (Herforth) Walter 1951 Debbie Meyer 1976
Gerald Weisler 1953 Gabriel Feltz 1981
Ruth (Wood) Unterreiner 1955 Lance Martens 1981
Norma (Welker) Grief 1955 David Winkler 1983
Alumni Golf Tournament
Just the thought of golf and spring weather can put positive thoughts in our minds and put all of us in good
moods, especially with the long, wet and cold winter we are having.
The date for the 2011 Alumni Golf Tournament is set for Friday, April 29, 2011 at Ste. Genevieve County Club,
with the rain out date being Friday, May 6, 2011. Check in starts at 11:00 a.m. Tee off is at 12:30 sharp. Lunch will
be served prior to tee off. Rozier’s will again be providing the pork steaks for the evening meal.
We would like to thank our corporate sponsors: Lee Lottes with Lakenan Insurance in Ste. Genevieve and
Kohlfeld Distributing of Jackson. Thanks to Schemel & Tarrillion who provided the coolers. We would also like to
thank all of our $100 hole sponsors.
God bless and hope to see all of you there. ~Kenny Schumer
Answers to Trivia...
1) The Plummer Family, who had the Plummer Family Country Music Show at Branson for many years, performed at the SVHS gymnasium in
2) Girls Basketball was introduced at SVHS in 1977.
3) Freshman class officers in 1954 were Glen Schott, Glennon Zoellner, Eugenia (Moll) Steffens and Gerald Winkler
4) In 1949, the Alumni Banquet was held at the Seminary Grove and a dance followed at the Hilltop Club.
5) The first year a car was given away at the Seminary Picnic was 1939 under the direction of Father Steele.
6) At the Alumni meeting October 10, 1952, it was decided to have a doctor present at all football games and the Alumni would purchase a
7) The football captain in 1948 was Jack Fiala.
8) In 1954, there was a total of 6 cheerleaders. June (Hagan) Bodenschatz, Sr. Joan McDermott, Sr. Norma Richardet, Stella (Young) Karl, Norma
(Welker) Greif and Audrey (Herforth) Modde.
9) The editor of the Tribe in 1979 was Sue (Emmendorfer) Robinson.
10) The two girls chosen to go to Girls State in 1977 were Cindy (Fassold) Yamnitz and Kim (Schumer) Finger.
We apologize for any errors. If you have a question or would like any information please let us know, we will do our best to help you . Thanks!
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