THE LA CROSSE
UW-La Crosse, alumni
welcome Roger Hughes
The University has announced the
appointment of Roger Hughes as coor-
dinator of Alumni Affairs. Hughes
joined the Development Division staff
March 1, replacing Tom Macgillivray
Who is hoW With St. Cloud State Univer-
CONTENTS A 1966 English graduate of the
University of Iowa, Hughes received a
2 Alumni Activities master's degree in English/creative
4 Campus Update writing from Iowa the following year
7 Special Features: and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy of
School of HPER education from Indiana University in
10 Alumni Newsmakers 1977.
16 Alumni Calendar • His career background includes a
position as an English teacher in an
Roger Hughes Iowa community college; two years in
U.S. Army public information; and four
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs years as a musician and independent
Eleanor M. Kennedy, '64 & '76 record producer. Most recently,
Alumni Secretary Hughes served as assistant to the dean
Chris Koukola of the School of Education at Indiana
Editor University where he worked in relations
with external pUblics, programs and in-
Mary McLaughlin, '75, and stitutional research.
Mary Fran Winrich In his new position, Hughes will be
Associate Editors responsible for maintaining and "I'll be looking into thewhole area of
Susan Bahn, Beth Bahnson, strengthening the linkages built uP' alumni programming to better serve
Kenneth Dischler and Patricia over the years between the University the needs of alumni and other publics,"
Heinlen and its alumni; scheduling functions Hughes explained. "I hope I'll be able
Student Contributors throughout the country; and working to articulate the broader dimensions of
closely with Development and the UW- university support and service to alum-
Patricia Heinlen, Don Suter and L Foundation in university support ac- ni during the time when their support is
Paul Currier tivities. most critical," he added.
Nominations invited for
ASSOCIATION distinguished alum award
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
UW-La Crosse invites nominations including the names of two persons
H. Allan Poser, '69 & '73, President for the second annual Maurice O. Graff with whom the committee could cor-
Patricia Heim, '71, 1st Vice Distinguished Alumnus Award. respond for further information about
President Because it is impossible for members the nominee. Deadline is May 1, 1978.
Gail Cleary, '55, 2nd Vice President of the selection committee to know all
Eleanor M. Kennedy, '64 & '76, the achievements of alumni, they ask
Executive Director that you assist them in their efforts.
Willis Berzinski, '56
Mavis Carlsson, '62 & '68
The Distinguished Alumnus Awards
program honors former UW-L students Reu nion set for
Janet Hoeschler, '40
who have distinguished themselves by
their lives and work, thereby bringing queens and courts
Joan Markos, '72 great credit and distinction to their
Richard Mahlum, '68 alma mater. Candidates need not have Homecoming '78, October 21, will
William Otto, '57 graduated, merely attended. The feature a reunion of all past Homecom-
Anna Thomas, '32 awards are intended for living alumni, ing queens and their courts. Alumnae
Gary Stuhr, '77 and previous nominees are eligible. so honored over the years are asked to
Your nomination should be sent to contact the UW-L Alumni Office with
the Alumnus Award Committee, Alum- their year(s) of participation (records
Cover: Do you recognize this face? See ni Office, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI are not complete). They will then
story page 5. (Photo by Patricia Heinlen.) 54601, accompanied by a letter stating receive special information regarding
why the person should be, chosen and the reunion.
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Trips for fun, adventure
and education offered
A ho~t of travel trips and tours is be- Reservations must be made as soon
ing offered in the coming months. The as possible. Contact Dr. Margaret S.
destinations, costs, times, and sign-up Chew, Geography Department, for
deadlines vary. The following is a sum- details.
mary of the various offerings and the Wisconsin
person to contact for each. The course, Geography of Wiscon·
Bavarian Holiday sin, will be offered this summer, July
This holiday is based in the small 17 - 29, for two credits.
Alpine village of Inzell in the Bavarian The first week will be spent in class
area of Germany. Travelers will depart and research. For six days the group
from Milwaukee to Germany July 22 for will tour Wisconsin with overnight
eight days and seven nights. stops in Superior, Oshkosh, The reception following the UW-La Crosse
This trip is called a holiday because Whitewater and Platteville. vs. UW·Oshkosh basket~. 18
was the first time JQffi!Knispel,'51, (ce~j),
no formal sightseeing jaunts are Dr. Margaret S. Chew, UW-L enjoyed a reunion' WTf1'IhTs former class-
planned. Travelers are given free use of Geography Department, has details. mates and teammates.
a rental car with unlimited mileage British Isles
allowance for their own individually- This three-week trip, June 16 to July
The tour package, including round-
7, is offered by the Departments of AKA plans annual
Elementary Education and Physical
trip air transportation, accomodation,
breakfast and dinner daily, is $689 per
Education. The London-based tour in- spring weekend
cludes visits to Scotland and Ireland.
person. The trip is available for course credit Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity
This travel adventure is available to or audit and includes observation of alumni are invited to attend the annual
all Alumni Association members and the British open primary schools. Spring Weekend, May 5 - 7. Activities
their families, friends and neighbors. The estimated cost including air will include a Mississippi River boat
Interested persons should contact the fare, lodging, most meals, sightseeing ride, a dinner-dance and golfing. Reser-
UW-L Alumni Office by May 15. and UW-L fees is less than $995. vations should be sent to Alpha Kappa
Bavarian· Scenic Burt Altman and Lane Goodwin at Lambda, 1534 Vine Street, La Crosse,
The other UW-L Alumni Association- UW-L have more details. Register now. WI 54601.
sponsored tour, Bavarian Scenic, in-
cludes guided bus tours of not only
Bavaria, but Austria, Switzerland and
AI Poser elected president
The trip includes round-trip transpor-
tation from Milwaukee, eight days and
seven nights, breakfast and dinner dai-
of UW-L altlmhiboatd
ly, and all tours for $769 per person. Allan Poser, '69 and '73, is the newly Russell, S.C. Cleary, an active member
This tour is also July 22 - 30. elected president of the UW-L Alumni of the La Crosse community, has
Highlights begin with a two-day stop Association Board of Directors. The served as president of the Riverland
in Munich, visits to Oberammergau new slate of officers began their two- Girl Scouts and as chairperson for the
-home of the Passion Play, Lake Con- year terms Jan. 1. 1976 Cancer Crusade.
stance, baroque palaces, castles, Poser, director of marketing and
medieval villages and majestic advertising. for Gateway Foods, La
cathedrals. Crosse, is joined by Patricia
Interested persons should contact (Maslowski) Heim, '71, first vice-
the UW-L Alumni Office by May 15. president, and Gail Cleary, '55, second
Greece and Egypt
The UW-L Geography Department is
sponsoring a 19-day field trip to Greece
and Egypt June 19 - July 7. The trip in-
cludes a three-day luxury cruise on the
Aegean Sea, a four-day Nile River
Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and visits
to Cairo, the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx,
Abu Simbel, and King Tutankhamun's Gail Cleary Gary Stuhr
Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Corinth,
Nauplia and Epidauros will be visited in Gary Stuhr, '77, an accountant with
Greece. AI Poser Pat Heim Alexander Grant Accounting Firm, La
The price of the tour including first Crosse, was appointed by Chancellor
class twin bed hotel rooms is $2,365 Heim is an attorney with the firm of Kenneth Lindner to a one-year term
per person. Hafner, McDonald, Thompson and representing the class of 1977.
ALUMNUS--SPRING '78 3
Alum answers questions
UPDATE in new Information Center
It's official -- UW·La Crosse is the Back in the days when UW-La Crosse Called "University Information," it's for
fastest-growing university in Wiscon- was Main Hall and everyone knew alumni, area citizens, and students
sin! "The 24th Annual Report of Open- everyone else, questions about the who have questions about programs or
ing Fall Enrollments in Wisconsin In- school were easily answered. But since activities on the campus.
stitutions of Higher Education" re- UW-L now involves over 8,500 students Hedy Otto, '72, helps callers and
leased by the Wisconsin Association and nearly 1,000 employees in hun- visitors at the campus Information
of Collegiate Registrars and Ad- dreds of programs, answering ques- Center. Her position is federally funded
missions Officers cites UW-L's 10.3 tions has gotten more complex. as a pilot project to offer easier access
percent enrollment increase last fall as Sometimes callers or visitors have had to the University. The University Infor-
the year's largest among all public and to contact several sources to find their mation phone number is (608) 785-8900.
private universities in the state. The fall answers. The Information Center, pictured
enrollment was a record high 8,554 Now there's a new service designed above, also houses campus security
students. The current enrollment, to answer all questions about the and the switchboard. The address is
7,780, is a spring semester record. university at one convenient location. 525 East Ave. N.
Dallas and Nancy Arganbright
Weekley, husband-wife piano duettists
in residence at UW-L, released their
New master's degrees in recreation,
first album in December. Under the
Gold Crest label, New York, the album
adult fitness to be Wisconsin firsts
includes original works for one piano- UW-La Crosse has been authorized fered this summer. Interested persons
four hands by Poulenc, Liszt, Schubert to grant two new master's degrees. may contact Dr. Otto for complete in-
and others recorded by the Weekleys Each will be the first of its kind in formation.
on tour. Wisconsin. The second new program, the M.S. in
Courses leading to a Master of Adult Fitness-Cardiac Rehabilitation,
"Listen for the new WLSU - It's com- Science in Recreation will be offered will be offered in cooperation with the
ing this year!" is the campus-based beginning this summer. The program La Crosse Exercise Program in the
radio station's slogan for 1978. Three will have no specific "area of concen- Physical Education Department.
major changes are planned for the tration" as such, but will be tailored to Students will spend 15 months gaining
facility, according to Station Manager the professional needs of each stu- academic and practical experiences in
Jim Conway. dent. Dr. William O. Otto, '57, chair- all aspects of adult fitness and cardiac
WLSU has had a power increase person of the Department of Recrea- rehabilitation. Two tracks, one for "ex-
from 690 to 8,300 watts. The station is tion and Parks, said students' interests ercise specialists" to work with dis-
now installing all new studio and will generally be in recreation and park eased and high risk patients, and one
transmitter equipment which will administration and in therapeutic for those who will work with fitness
enable WLSU to broadcast in stereo. recreation. Specialties in recreation programs in recreation centers, will be
The equipment and accompanying program leadership and outdoor and available.
studio remodeling are funded by a commercial recreation may be im- A three-month internship in adult
grant from the Department of Health, plemented. fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, or in-
Education and Welfare. Candidates will need 30 semester dustrial fitness will conclude each
Finally, a new satellite receiver credits of course work including a student's studies.
financed by the Corporation for Public thesis or seminar and research paper Classes in this program will begin
Broadcasting will link WLSU directly to earn the M.S. in recreation. next fall. Enrollment is limited and has
with National Public Radio by Westar Two of the required courses, been closed for fall semester.
satellite. "Creative Concepts in Recreation Dr. Philip Wilson, director of the La
Work on all projects is to be com- Leadership" and "Recreation Planning Crosse Exercise Program, will also
pleted by the end of this year. and Facility Development," will be of- direct the master's degree program.
4 ALUMNUS--SPRING '78
Sixth minority conference
preceded by symposiums
"Minority Women and Ethnicity" is Medicine, an advanced opportunity
the theme for the sixth annual Con- fellow at UW-Madison; and Patrick
ference on Ethnic and Minority Studies Montgomery, secretary of the Anti-
to be held at UW-La Crosse. This year's Slavery Society for the Protection of
gathering is set for April 19 - 22. Human Rights, London.
Angela Davis heads the list of na- Planners have set pre-conference
tionally known speakers and enter- sessions for April 19 with a plenary
tainers who will appear during the con- session April 20. Saturday papers and
ference. Currently a guest faculty presentations will be of special in-
member at Stanford University and terest to elementary and secondary
Claremont College, Davis is also co- teachers.
chairperson of the National Alliance The Institute for Minority Studies,
Against Racist and Political Repres- host for the conference, sponsored a
sion and a member of the Central Com- series of symposiums to examine the Olympic gold medal winner Wilma Rudolph
mittee of the U.S. Communist Party. status and roles of minority women spoke on campus during Black Culture
Week in February.
She will speak the evening of April 21. throughout the semester. Guest
Other featured speakers will include speakers, commentators and par-
Helen Rodriquez, M.D., a South Bronx ticipants discussed minority women in a Colville Indian whose conviction for
pediatrician and member of the na- education and the professions, in the murder of a known child molester is
tional board of the Committee to End employment and labor organizing, in being appealed; and Vel R. Phillips, the
Sterilization Abuse; anthropologist Bea the criminal justice system, and in the Milwaukee attorney who chaired
women's movement. Wisconsin's delegation to the 1977 Na-
Yolanda Ayubi, chairperson of the tional Women's Conference in
Wisconsin Association of Latin Profes- Houston, were among the speakers
UW-L to host sional Women; Sylvia Woods, a retired
UAW union organizer; Yvonne Wanrow,
who came to the campus for the sym-
state games for
Special Olympics University artifacts found
The Wisconsin Special Olympics
Board of Directors has selected UW-La
Crosse as the site of the 1978 Summer
State Games scheduled for June 9 and
An estimated 1,600-1,800 mentally
retarded state athletes representing
local schools, agencies and workshops
will compete in a variety of sports
events and clinics. CQ,mpetition will in-
clude track and field; swimming, and
clinics offered in tennis, frisbee,
baseball, soccer, art and many more.
Special Olympics is a program of
physical education, sports training,
athletic competition, education and ad-
vocacy for mentally retarded indivi-
duals eight years of age and older.
The state level meet begins Friday
morning with registration of athletes
and coaches followed by the traditional
Olympics ceremony, parade of
athletes, lighting of the Olympics torch This frieze and two similar" Works, tOUW-L by the Class Of 1923. Ohe is
and raising the official Olympics flag. each measuring four feet in height, located on the second floor near the
Competition will run Friday afternoon were discovered in the attic of Main west entrance; the other is in the ceil-
and Saturday morning and will be Hall during a search for university ar- ing alcove of the State Street second
followed by the closing ceremonies. tifacts. The three are now being pieced floor landing. Anyone with information
Sponsors of the event are UW-La together where broken, reinforced in about the friezes found in the attic is
Crosse, the UW-L Special Population back and repaired and refinished. asked to contact the Alumni Office.
Programs, the La Crosse Department The history of these friezes is All of the plaster of paris panels will
of Parks and Recreation, and Wiscon- unknown. Two other types of friezes be included in the renovation of Main
sin Special Olympics, Inc. hanging in the building were donated Hall.
ALUMNUS--SPRING '78 5
Don Wille: He kept the faith
"Keep the faith." Hundreds of a fraternity event, or when Don was
students were given that admonition perhaps at his happiest, hosting his
by Dr. Don Wille during the 20 years he favorite musician, Duke Ellington. He
taught at UW-La Crosse. The faith to also served as president of the La
which Don referred was a faith in peo- Crosse Jazz Club and of the Board of
ple. . Directors of the Boys' Club of La
Don died Feb. 18in Brooksville, Fla. Crosse.
He and his wife Claire had moved there Rollo Taylor, assistant professor of
in 1973 after his retirement fromlhe physical education, was a student of
University. Don's from 1953 to 1956 and a col-
A professor of health education from league at UW-L from 1965 to 1973. He
1953 to 1973, Don was voted by the and others are in contact with Claire
students to receive the Murphy Foun- and Don's son Mike to set up a
dation "Excellence in Teaching" award memorial scholarship. Alumni in-
in 1968 and 1973. terested in helping to "keep the faith"
Many students will remember being by donating to the scholarship fund
at his French Island home. He and may contact Rollo at 144 Mitchell Hall,
Claire opened their doors to students UW-La Crosse.
for many occasions: the end of a class, Dr. Don Wille
Katharine Martindale library
preserved in UW-L archives
The library of Katharine Martindale works by many prominent 19th century
has been given to the Murphy Library poets and authors including Long-
Area Research Center at the University. fellow, Twain and Oliver Wendell
Miss Martindale, who died Oct. 13, was Holmes. Many are "beautifully bound,"
the granddaughter of a prominent, ear- he noted.
ly La Crosse lumberman. The family papers and business
The gift from the Martindale estate records contain some items dating
was made by Dr. Adolph Gundersen, back to the 17th century, Hill said. The
Miss Martindale's personal represen- photographs, including daguer-
tative, who worked with a committee of reotypes and ambrotypes, are mostly
her friends including Robert C. Voight, of the family but do include some La
dean of the UW-L College of Arts, Let- Crosse scenes, he noted.
ters and Sciences. "My survey of the Martindale
The Martindale family home at 237 S. materials makes clear that there are
10th Street has since been listed with many significant items. We are pleased
the Register of State Historic P,Iaces and honored to undertake the proper
and the National Register of Historic management of this collection," Hill
Russel Wartinbee Places. stated.
The Martindale library contains over
1,500 volumes plus papers, letters and
Wartinbee family diaries totaling about 20 cubic feet,
some family business records, 1,400
establ ishes UW-L photographs, and maps. The Area
Research Center (ARC) is now doing a
scholarship complete inventory of the collection; assistance
preserving the items; indexing them for
A scholarship in the memory of researchers; and marking the materials
Russel Wartinbee, '23, has been given with a special bookplate. Materials The UW-La Crosse Foundation offers
to the University by members of his with special importance orvalue will be alumni and friends consultation ser-
family. maintained in the Special Collections vices in estate planning free of charge.
The award, which was donated by his Room as part of the rare book section Various materials on financial manage-
brother, William Wartinbee, Pittsburg, of the ARC. The facilities are open to ment are also available: "Tax Reform
Pa., and his widow, Helen (Rawlinson) the public during regularly scheduled Act of 1976"; "Planned Income Tax Sav-
Wartinbee, '25, is for students seeking hours. ings"; "Planning Your Estate--After Tax
a career in teaching. Edwin L. Hill, curator of the ARC, Reform"; "The Pooled Income Fund";
"Doc" Wartinbee taught music, said the largest portion of the Martin- and Illumine, a financial planning
social studies and civics in the La dale library consists of American first quarterly.
Crosse and Clintonville schools for editions, "the kind of books that well- Those interested should contact the
nearly 40 years. He also served eight educated families would have ac- UW-L Foundation, 1725 State St., La
years in the Wisconsin Assembly. quired." The first editions include Crosse, WI 54601, (608/785-8487).
6 ALUMNUS--SPRING '78
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Special Features: School of HPER
"The skilled professional is the ideal" ~~Dr. Ernest Gershon
It has been 65 years since La Crosse was designated which his teams won 20 championships. He has been
the state's school for training physical education WSUC Conference and NAIA District 14 Coach of the
teachers. ' Year and won UW-L's Excellence in Teaching Award in
The Normal School's first president, Fassett Cotton, 1971.
insisted that every person should be developed both Commitment to the value of a general education has
physically and mentally. That philosophy has remained not prevented HPER from changing when sound
strong as the original School of Physical Education has evidence demands. The School was one of the first in the
grown to the School of Health, Physical Education and country to meet the laws for the integration of programs
Recreation. for men and women. Recent programs in such areas as
"Early, the School gave its support to the University cardiac rehabilitation, adult fitness, therapeutic recrea-
plan of basic studies; La Crosse graduates repeatedly tion and physical education for the handicapped attest to
have been in demand to assume tasks which require the School's willingness to meet society's needs.
broad educational backgrounds and thorough founda- Undergraduates and grad students in all the School's
tions in skilled activities," says Dr. Ernest Gershon, '37. departments use such modern tools as computers,
"The skilled professional dedicated to excellence in videotaping equipment, the 'Human Performance
scholarship and research is the ideal we try to give our Laboratory and a Cognitive Learning Center in their
students," he added. research.
"Dr. Gershon's own thinking and career in physical The following pages of the Alumnus offer glimpses of
education reflect the philosophy ingrained here since the some current directions in the School. These include an
School's earliest days," noted HPER Dean Glenn Smith. effort to preserve its past, a growing emphasis on
Gershon returned to UW-L as a faculty member in 1946 athletic training, and a look at some alumni who carryon
and served as gymnastics coach for 18 seasons during the tradition of the skilled professional.
Physical education: preserving a proud tradition
"Students appreciate their own education a great deal Each film takes two months to complete, explained
more if they know who, why and how it came about," Richard Snowberg of AV SE!fvices. Snowberg and Anna L.
says Anna Beth Culver, M.S. '67, a physical education in- Thomas, who taught women's phy ed from 1944 to 19'i'O,
structor whose idea has germinated a unique campus ar€Tl'ieTiTIer'l!ewersfor each filili. They plepale qtJes~)
project. t1onswlftr111ehelpoLCulverand Wayne S. Kaufman, the
Physical education faculty emeriti, many of whom were current department chairman. The actual interviews are
an active part of the University for 30 or 40 years, are informal and unrehearsed. Photos and available film clips
now interview subjects for a series of videotapes re- are shown during the taping so the former faculty
cording the "History of Physical Education--Our Local members can explain methods of teaching during their
Heritage." A series of twelve 30-minute films is planned. tenure.
The programs detail how students were prepared and
what was expected of them. They will be used in a
course and are also available to alumni and other groups
wishing to use them.
Snowberg thinks that UW-L is the only university in the
country making these documentaries. "It seems the
natural thing to do; we have a strong physical education
program with a lot of history in it," he said.
Four of the films are completed; three more are being
done this semester. Toe first film on Emma Lou Wilder,
who taught from 1921 - I ar wng t,
dE!an of women rom 1941 - 1969 and a close frien a
. Reuter. a mE;lmber of the department from
1920..: 1956, is the subject OHhesecOrltfandlhirdnrms,
one on his profeSSional contnbutions and inventions and
tf.iiLoffierhlS personal recolrnctTo':r''is oftils,","y.ears ~
The fourth film features FJ9yd H. Gautsch, director of
intercollegiate athletics from 1939 -196nhe current
director, E._~y, is a guest in this film.
Programs to be produced this semester will feature
Miss Thowas; I eQoW.Miller, a department member from
Hans Reuter during the filming of "History of Physical Education' 1926 - 1967; and 6,eatricE;! A-:-Saird, who taught here from
Our Local Heritage." 1946·1974. .
ALUMNUS--SPRING '78 7
John Eggart supervises as student trainer Cindy Pollock wraps a bandage. Eggart, who
directs the University's Athletic Tralillil?iProgiairl; hasstlidfil1ts master "the busy work"
before he assigns them to athletic teams.
Students volunteer hours
as athletic trainers
Judy Bourbeau, left, head women's gymnastics trainer, wraps an athlete for a
meet. Above, Jeff Jasurda readies Ed Uhlenhake for a basketball game while
Pat Peterson works with Dave Wahlers at the far table.
8 ALUMNUS--SPRING '78
The Hagermans: another Olympic team
Few people regularly check Olympic
distance runner Frank Shorter's blood
pressure or measure the lung capacity
of speed skater Eric Heiden. However,
Fritz Hagerman, '57, and his brother,
Gene "Topper" Hagerman, '68, find
these activities commonplace.
The brothers are two of the top
sports physiologists in the United
States. Topper is the first sports
physiologist to be employed by the
U.S. Olympic Committee. He is the
director of the research laboratory at
the U.S. Olympic Training Center in
Squaw Valley, Calif., a center which the
Hagermans set up last summer.
"We're not trying to replace the
coach," explains Fritz. "The most im·
portant thing we consider is what we
can offer, how we can best contribute Gene (standing left) and Fritz (seated right) Hagerman conduct physiological studies at the
to the improvement of the athlete's per· U.S. Olympic Training Center in Squaw Valley, Calif. Photo courtesy of AI Bourdet-U.S.
formance. We also consider what types Olympics.
of tests we can do to predict potential,
to help determine what the status is in with time. "Many athletes ask us ques- The Hagerman brothers have several
their training regimens, and what tions about nutrition and drugs that we things in common, besides their work
things can help the athletes with their can't answer because we've never con- and physiology. Both Fritz and Topper
actual performances." ducted valid studies on these topics," graduated from UW·La Crosse and
Topper says that the center is Fritz explained. received their advanced degrees from
establishing physiological profiles on The biggest breakthrough has come Ohio State University. They also did
athletes. He is hoping to establish a in determining the basis for selecting research together in Switzerland.
longitudinal data bank which would be Olympic athletes. Fritz taught physical education at
used to help start training programs. "In a group of homogeneous interna- Stevens Point following graduation
The efforts at the new medical tional class oarsmen, we can deter- from OSU. In 1965 he went to New
research facility have focused on three mine those who have the potential and Zealand and developed a human perfor-
areas: body composition, determining should continue to row at the expert . mance laboratory at the University of
the percent of body fat; muscular level. For those who don't meet our Otago. He returned to Ohio University,
strength, determining the power and test criteria we may suggest a rowing where he is presently a professor. He
endurance of an athlete; and club," says Fritz. "The quicker we do and his wife Marjorie have three
metabolics, determining how the heart this, the faster we find our best children, twin sons Erik and Kristof, 13,
and lungs react to stress. people." and a daughter Bonnie, eight.
The center's work is comparable to He added that as physiologists they Topper served in the Army for two
that of the UW-La Crosse Human Per· only give the coaches scientific data. years and taught in Waukesha and at
formance Laboratory in Mitchell Hall. "The basic selection criteria, whether Syracuse University before joining the
"It's the same identical process," says the athletes are in condition or not, is Squaw Valley staff in the summer of
Topper, "except, obviously, we stress valuable," Fritz explains. The final 1977. He is married to the former Karen
the athletes a bit harder." selection rests with the coaching staff. Lynne Post, '69.
According to Fritz, the extent of Topper is interested in replacing Both Fritz and Topper value their
physiological testing is relatively new some of the mystique of the laboratory UW-La Crosse educations. "If I had to
in the United States. Other countries with a little informality. "We're very in- do it all over again, I wouldn't do it any
have been conducting the experiments formal," Topper said. "You won't see other way," Fritz says. "In fact,
longer, but are not pooling their infor- any white coats. In fact, it's sometimes wherever I go, it's been my experience
j mation, for political reasons. difficult to tell us apart from the to meet with administrators and
The Olympic program is an educa- athletes. We're here as a service to the graduate committee chairmen who say
1 tional one for the physiologists as well
as for the athletes. "For every answer
athletes and coaches, but there is also
a lot of personal interaction. We want
only favorable things about the UW-La
Crosse physical education program
we attempt to get, we ask ten more the athletes to know that we are here when viewing credentials. They say
questions," says Fritz. "For example, because we are interested in them." they will always take a chance with a
we're trying to determine the The Squaw Valley Center is the only graduate from La Crosse because of
physiological profile of a high class, one of its kind in the United States. their preparation and background. I've
world class oarsman. We look for dif- Another center is under construction in heard this wherever I've been."
ferent things that run consistently Colorado Springs, Colo. Topper hopes The parents of Fritz and Topper, Mr.
throughout a series ot tests." there will be regional centers nation- and Mrs. Sam Hagerman, live in
Some of the answers will only come wide. Holmen.
ALUMNUS-·SPRING 78 9
1911·1920 1956·1960 Bruce Jacobson, '64, is assistant vice
president of Continental Insurance Co. He
Hazel (Hansen) Ryan, '17, is a resident at Richard Iglar, '57, is principal of Franklin resides in Cary, IL.
the Morrow Home in Sparta. Junior High, Janesville. He and his wife Dave McDonald, '64, is director of parks,
Oranda Bangsberg, '19, is chairman of the Mary Ann have four daughters. recreation and forestry in Stevens Point.
Winnebago County Committee on Aging. Bernie Domke, '58, who resides in Ran- Art Feldman, '65, is assistant junior high
She resides in Oshkosh. dom Lake with his wife and two children, principal in the Owen-Withee School Dis-
has been selected as a Wisconsin Teacher trict. He and his wife Alice reside in Owen
of the Year for 1977-78. He teaches physical with their two daughters.
1921·1930 education and health in the Random Lake Harlan Hein, '65 & '76, is employed by
School District where he also is grade Hein-Eilertson Realty Co. He resides in
Pearl (Frieberg) Cronquist, '24, has retired school athletic director, coaches eighth Marshfield.
in Cleveland Heights, OH, after 32 years of grade boys' basketball, and is in charge of John K.B. Mwaura,
teaching. the district's perceptual motor program. '65, resides in Bad
John Jax, '58, resides in Menomonie with Godesberg, West
his wife and two children. He is library direc- Germany, where he is
tor and coaching assistant in basketball at Kenya's ambassador
1931·1940 UW-Stout and also serves as president of to the Federal
the Menomonie City Council. Republic of Germany
Joseph Kukor, '31, is enjoying his retire- Rod Kowalczyk, '58, is assistant basket- and accredited to the
ment in Clearwater, FL. ball coach at De Pere High School. Netherlands and
Evelyn (Thompson) Pribbenow, '32, of Robert Jacobson, '59, resides in Cuper- Austria.
Greendale has completed three years of tino,CA,where he is manager of data Veronica (Bishop) Tortorici, '65, resides in
membership on the Women's Club Scholar- systems for Western Development Labora- Janesville with her husband Jim and one
ship Committee. She is enjoying her retire- tories of Ford Aerospace and Communica- son. She is currently president of the
ment, golfing, fishing and visiting friends. tions Corp. Wisconsin Jaycettes and vice-chairman of
Larry Coon, '33, has retired and moved Garrett, '60, and Mary (Kaempfer) Deckert, the Wisconsin Easter Seal Society-House of
from Norwich, NY, to Clearwater, FL. '61, Richland Center, visited relatives in Delegates.
Harold Mayer, '35, has retired and is living Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, over the Christmas
in Phillips. holiday. They have two sons.
William "Eggs" and Kate (Krause) John Grunwald, '60 & '67, resides in Lake
Schwoegler, both '35, reside in Clearwater, Geneva where he is a real estate broker with
FL, during the winter and spend summers at Bob Keefe and Assoc., Inc. 1966·1969
their home in Minocqua. Kathleen (Swetland) Kaempfer, '60, is
residing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where James Hartzheim, '66, is the 19th ward
her husband is an officer in the Navy. They alderman on the Appleton City Council.
1941-1950 have three children. Sue (Manthei) Pucci, '66, resides in St.
Robert Schulz, '60, resides in Lake Mills Germain with her husband Dave and two
Helen (Buelke) Bhend, '41, resides with with his wife Jennifer and three children. He children. She is an artist and Dave teaches
her husband Marcel in Indianapolis, IN, and is a teacher in the Lake Mills School science in Eagle River.
reports that their daughter Phyllis is com- System. Gerald Braza, '67, lives in Salt Lake City,
pleting her master's degree in child de- UT, where he is chairperson of the Health
velopment and family studies at Purdue. Science Dept. at the University of Utah. He
The three of them are anticipating a vaca- 1961·1965 also teaches.
tion to Europe in May. ulver, '67, an instructor
Edgar, '47, and Evelyn (Zietlow) Pieper, Larry Tippery, '61, is assistant principal ealth and physical education at UW-L, was
'41, '46, '50 & '72, reside in Watertown. and athletic director at Prairie du Chien the recipient of the Award of Merit from the
Edgar is currently in his 18th year of High School. Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical
teaching and coaching at Northwestern Col- Robert, '62, and Gayle (Luebke) Garfield, ducation and Recreation.
lege and Evie is teaching English at River- '61, have three children. Robert is principal a riC Ie and, , I es in La Crosse
side Junior High. at Chilton Public Elementary School as well with his wife and three children. He is
as the school system's assistant superin- unitary credit manager for the Commercial
tendent. Air Conditioning Division of Trane Com-
William Hegge, '62, Greendale, is presi- pany.
1951·1955 dent of the Wisconsin Telecommunications Arthur Sullivan, '67, is a general educa-
Association. He is employed as telecom- tion instructor and supervisor at the Rice
C. Fred LaPointe, '52, is executive secre- munications administrator for North- Lake Vocational School.
tary of the Prairie du Chien Chamber of western Mutual Life Insurance Co. Navy Lt. Michael Lauermann, '68, has
Commerce. He also has been named to the James Henley, '62 & '71, received his doc- reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier
board and elected treasurer of the Wiscon- tor of chiropractic degree in December from USS Midway, operating from Yokosuka,
sin Eastern Star Foundation, Inc., which he Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Japan.
also serves as grand trustee. IA. Donald Meister, '68, resides in White Bear
Capt. Don Primeau, '53, has assumed Gerald Gilbertson, '63, teaches math and Lake, MN, with his wife and two children. He
command of the combat store ship USS San coaches track at Prairie du Chien High is manager of taxes, controller division for
Diego, homeported in Norfolk, VA. School. He is married and has two children. Burlington Northern, Inc., St. Paul.
10 ALUMNUS··SPRING '78
Harold, '68, and Aurora Warriner, '71,
reside in West Salem where he is the high
school guidance counselor. They have a
Arlyce (Schultz) Anderson, '69, is a junior
high teacher in Sharon.
Dr. Gary Blomquist, '69, resides with his
wife and two children in Reno, NV, where he
is involved in research and teaching in the
Biochemistry Dept. at the University of
David Sprehn, '69, is a UW-Extension
resource agent for Monroe County. He is
married and has two daughters.
Jim, '70, and Nancy (Jung) Zuckermandel,
'69, reside in Randolph. Jim is employed by
J.W. Jung Seed Co.
Capt. Roger A. Bailey, '70, has earned the
U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal. He is
serving with a unit of the Strategic Air Com-
mand, Castle AFB, CA.
Thomas Harstad, '70, received his doc-
torate degree in veterinary medicine from Florence (Betlach) Fike, '30, is pictured with her prize black Arabian stallion Beltez. Alum-
the University of Minnesota and has started ni who watched the 1978 Tournament of Roses Parade may remember seeing this famous
a practice in Colfax. pair, along with three other riders mounted on sons of Beltez.
Richard and Maxine (Oblak) Keesey, both Florence and her husband Ben, owners of The Bronze Bell Arabian Horse Ranch, Warner
'70, reside in Brodhead where they are Springs, Calif., have been breeding, training and showing Arabians for the past 20 years.
owners of All-Weather Enterprises, Inc., a Watch for the black stallions at next year's Rose Parade -- they've already been invited
foam insulation corporation. They have two back!
children, Rachel and Shawn.
Charles Moore, '70 & '75, is a school Carolyn Madsen, '71, resides in Green Claire Morse, '71, is employed in the Red-
psychologist and director of pupil services Bay where she is assistant principal at Pre- wood City Tribune office of Peninsula
in Mauston. He and his wife Mary reside in ble High School. Newspapers as an advertising representa-
Wilton with their two daughters. Paul Mueller, '71, led the Coleman High tive. He is also president of Peninsula
Richard, '70, arid Linda (McFadden) School football team to a number one rank- Advertising Club, secretaryltreasurer of the
Schultz, '72, reside in Sparta Where Rick is ing among state class "C" schools. He is . 14th district of the American Advertising
assistant principal at the senior high married, has one son and resides in Water- Federation and a member of the Board of
school. Linda is a classified postal worker ford. Directors of Quota Club of San Carlos, CA.
at the Sparta Post Office and a performer Dennis Eberhardt, He resides in Palo Alto.
and instructor of Middle Eastern music and '71, completed his ini- Colleen (Curran) Raterman, '71, lives in
dance. tial training at Delta Gibsonia,PA,with her husband Michael and
Air Lines Training daughter Jennifer. Michael is employed by
School, Hartsfield Gulf Science & Technology Co. as a process
Thomas Tronick, Atlanta International design engineer.
'70, is associate Airport, and is as-
director of student signed to the airline's
residences at Drake Chicago pilot base as 1972
University, Des a second officer. He
Moines,IA. and his wife Deborah Andrew Blaha, '72, U.S. Air Force first
have two children. lieutenant, graduated from the Strategic Air
William Turnquist, '70, is a 1977 recipient
of the Green Bay News-Chronicle football
award. He coaches at West De Pere High MARCHING CHIEFS
Edmund Wafle, '70, is assistant manager ORANGE BOWL REUNION
of the Federal Land Bank Association of It's been five years since the Chiefs went south for the
Fond Du Lac. He is manager of the Lakeside winter. Remember the Everglades? Remember Anita Bryant?
Branch. Remember T.J. Kelley? Remember it all Saturday, September 9,
Lynn (Reichgelt) Weigel, '70, is teaching 1978.
special education in Portland, OR. Possible activities include a pre-game brunch, polka party,
Marching Chiefs half-time show, dinner-dance -- any sugges-
1971 Complete details in Summer Alumnus.
Richard Abegglen, '71, teaches fourth I would like to attend No. in party' _
through eighth grade physical education at
Dickason Junior High School, Columbus. A
resident of Fall River, he is married and has
Michelle Kegel, '71, is recreation director
for the City of Ashland, as well as coach of
the freshman girls' basketball team at Return to: Orange Bowl, clo Alumni Office, UW-La Crosse, La
Ashland High School. . Crosse, WI 54601.
ALUMNUS--SPRING '78 11
Command's combat crew training course at thern Savings and Loan, Green Bay. He is
Castle Air Force Base, CA. He is assigned married and has one child.
to the 128th Air Refueling Group, General Jeffrey Blakely, '74, an ordained minister,
Mitchell Field, Milwaukee. is a graduate of Wartburg Theological
David and Judith (Krueger) Becker, both Seminary, Dubuque, IA. He is pastor of the
'72, reside in Delavan with their son. David Northwood, NO, congregations.
is a physical education instructor in the Glen and Karen Copper, both '74, pur-
Sharon School District. chased a home in Racine. They manage twin
Charles Fischer, '72, is a part-time movie theaters there for the Marcus Cor-
physical education instructor at St. Mary poration.
School, Brillion. Steven Eichman, '74, resides with his
Gary and Christine (Pasch) Larson, both family in Turtle Lake where he teaches ele-
'73, reside in Culver City, CA. Gary is mentary, junior high and senior high
ernployed at Ampex Corporation, EI Segun- coeducational physical education, swim-
do, as junior buyer and purchasing agent ming and health.
and Chris is working at Travel Data, a Ron Flaherty, '74, is physical education
management service for travel agencies. instructor at Caulfield School, an inner-city
Liz (Mullarkey) Nerby, '72, is Prairie du school in Melbourne, Australia. He spent
Chien High School girls' physical education the Christmas holiday with his family in Ke-
instructor. In her career as coach with waunee, since the Australian school year
Prairie, Liz's teams claimed three state begins in February and ends in December.
track and field titles, one state cross coun- John Forsythe, '74, teaches social
try title, and two conference gymnastics studies at Waupun High School where he
championships. has been named head football coach for
Tim, '72, and Pat (Lange) Tully, '73, reside 1978.
in New Berlin. Pat is teaching 7th grade Robert Ofsdahl, '74, is assistant loan of-
math at Glen Park Middle School and Tim is ficer of the Ettrick State Bank.
recreation supervisor for the City of New Diane (Ruskell) Schumacher, '74, works in
Berlin. the UW-L registrar's office and is pursuing a
Mary (Murray) Woods, '72, is a free-lance master's degree in college student person-
photographer-reporter in the Melrose-Black nel. She resides in Onalaska.
River Falls area. She and her husband Curt Odell Solverson, '74, a graduate of Palmer
have one child. College of Chiropractic, Davenport, lA, has
Stanley Yarnot, '72, is a December opened an office in Viroqua.
graduate of Life Chiropractic College, Howard and Candace (Gates) Sorenson,
Marietta, GA. both '74, reside in St. Louis, MO, where she
is a biology instructor and coach for the
1973 . Lindberg School District and he is district
Robert Bittner, '73, is a graduate student , manager for G. Heileman Brewing Co.
at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, William Til'T1ken, Jr., '74, is audio visual
pursuing a master's degree in civil engineer- technician at Gogebic Community College
ing. and resides in Hurley.
Norman Brown, '73, is a senior lecturer in Michael Torud, '74, is assistant forest and
physical education at La Sainte Union Col- park administrator for Eau Claire County.
lege of Higher Education, Southampton, He resides in Fall Creek with his wife
Mary Coughlin, '73, taught physical Gretchen Zachel, '74, is a graduate stu-
education for four years at Butte des Morts dent at UW-L and cross country ski instruc-
Junior High in Menasha before accepting tor at Mt. La Crosse.
her present position at West Bend East
High School. 1975
Sharon Johnson, '73, is head basketball
coach at Siren High School. Lorrie (Miller) Blankavage, '75, was award·
Marie McMurtagh, '73, formerly financial ed the master of international management
aid administrator at Marquette University, is degree by the American Graduate School of
currently assistant director of financial aid International Management, Glendale, AZ.
at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Lt. David Jankowski, '75, is currently servo
Chicago. ing with the U.S. Marine Corps at Kaneohe,
Daniel Medinger, '73, is editor of the HI. He is working with Brigade Special Sup-
La CrosseRACaUET Times Review, the official Catholic port Group as a motor transport officer.
newspaper in the Diocese of La Crosse. He Anne Kienitz, '75, is living in Sitka, AK,
October 20, 1939 resides in Onalaska with his wife Pat and where she recently completed nurse's train-
their daughter. ing and is employed by the community col·
Newspaper donated to Alumni
Dr. Patrick O'Connor, '73, is a practicing lege there. Anne also is a member of the
Museum by Lois (Dahlby) Kathan, '64 & chiropractor in Viroqua. He is a June
'68, of Onalaska. Persons wishing to city's rescue squad and is teaching emer-
graduate from Palmer College of Chiroprac- gency first aid classes.
make donations to the museum may tic, Davenport, IA. Terri Palmberg, '75, is park and recreation
contact the UW-L Alumni Office. Stephen Pratt, '73, is an assistant cashier superintendent for Owatonna, MN.
at Farmers and Merchants Union Bank, Lois Peterson, '75, had a one person
Friesland. He lives in Columbus. weaving and soft sculpture exhibit during
Our apologies ••. Richard Schamens, '73, resides in November at UW-Center, Richland Center.
to Sister Michaela O'Brien, C.S.A. (Mary Oshkosh where he is assistant director of She resides in Sparta.
O'Brien, '41), for incorrectly listing her as the Oshkosh Recreation Department. Glenda Pommerich, '75, resides in South
deceased in the Summer Alumnus. Sister Bend, IN. She is a professional racquetball
Michaela is very much alive and can be con· player, traveling across the U.S. while play-
tacted at Sisters qf St. Agnes, 475 Gillett, John Anderson, '74, is assistant vice- ing on the National Racquetball Club pro
Fond du Lac, WI 54935. president, savings manager of First Nor- tour. Glenda is also on the advisory board in
12 ALUMNUS--SPRING '78
Artis (Torgerson) Aasen, '76, resides with
her husband and family in Onalaska, where
she is a substitute elementary teacher. She
celebrated her birthday with her twin sister
from Miami Beach, FL, in December.
Stephen Barone, '76, is employed by
CESA 14 as school psychologist for the
Benton and Potosi School Districts. He
resides in Dubuque, IA.
Carrie Bartz, '76, is teaching physical
education and biology while also coaching
JV basketball and volleyball in Hustisford,
where she resides.
Brad Catura, '76, is distribution manager
of the Coulee Gazette. He resides in La
Robert Eierman, '76, is working on his
master's degree in chemistry at the Univer-
sity of Oregon in Corvallis. He is a teacher's
assistant with six class sections.
Art Fahey, '76, vacationed in California,
Mexico and Las Vegas during December. He
recently joined WBCS in Milwaukee as a
Linda Fystrom, '76, is dean of students at
Waldorf College, Forest City, IA.
Fred Hauser, '76, is assistant director of
the aquatic program and adult and youth
physical programs at the La Crosse YMCA.
Ray Heideman, '76, is manager of
Memorial Pool in Union Grove. He and his
wife reside in Greenfield.
Bob Huff, '76, is assistant executive
director in charge of programming, with em-
phasis on the adult physical education pro-
grams at the La Crosse YMCA.
Roger Jaeger, '76, is a student services
intern at Nicolet College, Rhinelander, as a
final step towards hisUW-L master's degree
That La Crosse, Wisconsin, t-shirt that was seen in the TV movie, "See How She Runs," in college student personnel.
was worn by Capt. Loren C. Wardwell Jr., '66 & '76. Wardwell was among several Boston Alison Koelsch, '76, is assistant recrea-
Marathon runners caught by the movie's film crews last April. tion director at a treatment center for men-
"I was aware the movie was being made," explained Wardwell, "paul NevvTT/an. and tallyJII and delinquent teenage girls. She
Joanne Woodward (who starred in the movie) were there with the film crews." Despite a resides in Green Bay.
ground camera and another mounted on a truck, Wardwell was unaware that he was in any Linda (Schleiter) Kramer, '76, resides in
of the shots. "In fact, I was more concerned about the race than about the actors and La Crosse where she is head librarian of the
cameras." South Branch Library.
Wardwell, a veteran of nine marathons and a 931-mile, two-week trek from La Crosse to Deanna Lutz, '76, is part-owner of a real
Ft. Riley, Kan., is currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo courtesy Mr. and Mrs. estate business, Land-Turn Realty, Shell
Loren C. Wardwell, Sr., La Crosse.) Lake.
Mary Meyer, '76, is director of Nypum and
youth programs at the La Crosse YMCA.
the racquetball division at Ajay Corp.,
Chris Preisinger, '74, teaches and
coaches swimming at Penn High School,
South Bend, IN.
Dan Roeglin, '75, is recreation director for
the Sycamore Park District, Sycamore, IL.
Ken Schmocker, '75, vacationed in Cali-
fornia, Mexico and Las Vegas during
December. He resides in La Crosse.
Wayne Sidie, '75, is a lieutenant junior
grade, serving with Attack Squadron 128,
Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Oak Har-
Martha Wolf, '75, is an intern pastor at
First Lutheran Church, Portland, ME.
Our apologies to B. Diane Bogart, '75,
whom we failed to identify as a grad when
her name appeared in winter "News-
makers." Diane is married to Steve Flaten,
'71 & '75, and is employed as a research
assistant at Stanford University while com-
pleting her master's in administration of
justice. The couple resides in Campbell, CA.
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Douglas Dengel, '77, is district scout ex-
I ecutive of the Mushkodany District of the
BOARD CANDIDATES SOUGHT Samoset Council for Boy Scouts, Wausau.
Michael Farrell, '77, resides in Stoddard
Dick Mahlum, '68, chairman of the 1978 able to attend monthly meetings and some with his wife and two children. He is
Nominating Committee, invites alumni to Alumni Association activities. Candidates manager of boiler products for the process
volunteer their candidacy for membership for a three-year term will be nominated by division of Trane Company.
on the Board of Directors of the UW-L Alum- May 1, 1978, for election at the annual Gary Galle, '77, is Title I reading teacher
ni Association. Interested alumni should be meeting at Homecoming, October 21. of junior high students in the Darlington
Mary (Wilkenson) Goltz, '77, received the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
I am interested in serving on the UW-L Alumni Association Board of Directors for the award for superior achievement.
three-year term beginning January 1,1979. Debra Heise, '77, was commissioned a se-
cond lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps
NAME _ through the four-year Army ROTC program.
She reported for active duty in Fort Gordon,
ADDRESS _ GA.
Bruce Lehman, '77, is working on his
TELEPHONE _ master's degree in geography. He resides in
Please clip and return to Alumni Office, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse WI 54601. Larry Ostry, '77, is physical director at the
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Carol Prochaska, '76, is health educator 1977 Central High School, Neenah. He lives in
of Family Planning, Inc., Racine. She is also Appleton.
on the advisory board for Children's Ser- Mike Briggs, '77, teaches math and is Kim Pemble, '77, resides in Rochester,
. e . head wrestling coach and assistant football MN, where she is employed by IBM.
Mark Swarstad, '7, IS teaching in and track coach at Plymouth High School. Gary Skrove, '77, is an educational ser-
Australia. Linda (Weibke) Cox, '77, is a Title I vice intern in the UW-Center-Manitowoc
William Taft, '76, is recreation director in teacher in the Darlington Community County office of student services. He is
West Salem. He resides in La Crosse. Schools. married and has one daughter.
A daughter, Jennifer Artn, to Betsy (Dwyer) Aubert, '67, Nov. 6 in La Elizabeth and Michael Moran, '69,
and Glen Lasch, '69, July 3 in New Crosse. Dec. 23 in Whitefish Bay.
Prague, MN. A daughter to Sandra and Russel A son to Jerome and Diane (Rump-
A daughter, Tara Lynne, to Rich, Lee, '72, Nov. 6 in La Crosse. pe) Weibel, '77, Dec. 26 in Cashton.
'70, and Judy (Radspinner) Ballard, A daughter to Judy and John A son to Terry and Janice (Holtze)
'71, July 8 in Rochester, MN. He Lysaker, '50, Nov. 8 in La Crosse. Smith, '67, Dec. 27 in Whitehall.
teaches physical education and A daughter to Patricia and Robert A son to Diane and James Engh,
drivers training at John Marshall High Formanek, '72, Nov. 3 in La Crosse. '74, Dec. 28 in La Crosse.
School and she teaches physical A son, Ryan, to Debra and Douglas A son to Gene and Christine (Howe)
education in the junior high. Bakken, '73, Nov. 11 in Rochester, Ingham, '70, Dec. 30 in Onalaska.
A son, Jacob, to Ralph and Claudia MN. A daughter to Thomas and Karen
(Johnson) Ciolkosz, '72, July 15 in A son to Dennis and Jeanine (Schu- (Koski) Genisot, '74, Jan. 6 in
Portage. macher) Stancil, '73, Nov. 9 in Colum- Onalaska.
A daughter, Brooke Michelle, to bia, SC. A son to Pauline and Odean Han-
Tim and Wanda (Gaard) Larsen, '74, A son, Edward Eric, to Barbara and son, '73, Jan. 6 in Viroqua.
July 29 in Northfield, MN. Edward Beissel, '69, Nov. 11 in Bur- A son to Thomas and Mary
A son, Jay Alan, to Emil and Joan ton, MI. (Baumann) Mutz, '76, Jan. 9 in Dakota,
(Schmidt) Roethlisberger, '67, Aug. 15 A son, Matthew Scott, to Roxann MN.
in Englewood, CO. and Greg Gullikson, '75, Nov. 20 in A daughter to Mary and Robert
A son to Leola and Howard Wett- Appleton. Swanson, '70, Jan. 9 in La Crosse.
stein Jr., '69, Sept. 17 in La Crosse. A son, Erik Michael, to Patricia and A daughter to Kathryn and Richard
A son, Bryan Jeffrey, to Carolyn Timothy Holmgreen, '73, Nov. 22 in Barclay, '71, Jan. 11 in Onalaska.
and Timothy Proksch, '76, Sept. 17 in Black River Falls. A daughter, Angela Marie, to Susan
La Crescent, MN. A son, Andrew Nicholas, to Larry, and Robert Pielhop, '74, Jan. 21 in
A son, Daniel Charles, adopted by '65 & '69, and Amelia (Lochner) Ditt- Eau Claire.
Jerome and Linda (Luoma) Ditlefson, man, '73, Nov. 28 in La Crosse. A son to John, '71, and Ann (Sandy)
both '72, Oct. 18 in Emporia, KS. A daughter, Sarah Catherine, to Haase, '73, Jan. 24 in La Crescent,
A son to Richard and Kathleen Robert, '69, and Cathleen (McGinniss) MN.
(Will) Thrower, '68, Oct. 29 in La Nichols, '71, Nov. 29 in Edwardsville, A son to Barbara and William Kep-
Crosse. IL. She has one brother, John. pen, '73, Jan. 24 in La Crosse.
A son to Danny and Marianne A son to Mary and Albert Reider, A son, William Edward, to Michael
(Lyons) Weidenback, '68, Oct. 30 in '73, Dec. 4 in La Crescent, MN. and Susan (Switzky) Schroeder, '71,
Viroqua. A daughter, Julie Marie, adopted by Jan. 25 in Eau Claire.
A daughter to Larry Black and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Snyder, '72, Dec. 7 A daughter, Jamie Rebecca, to
Christine Mayou, '77, Oct. 31 in La in La Crosse. Becky and John Meyers, '73, Jan. 9 in
Crosse. A son to Judith and Richard Young, Belvidere, IL.
A daughter to Jane and John '69, Dec. 18 in West Salem. A daughter to Diana and David
Clough, '72, Nov. 3 in La Crosse. A son to Jane and Gregory Smith, Prendergast, '76, Jan. 26 in Sparta.
A daughter to James and Ruth '77, Dec. 21 in La Crosse. A son to Phillip, '70, and Sharon
(Olson) Rehrauer, '73, Nov. 3 in Viro- A daughter to Dianne and Robert (Ristow) De Rosa, '68 & '76, Jan. 26 in
qua. Fortney, '70, Dec. 23 in West Salem. Holmen.
A daughter to Gary and Bonnie A daughter, Kelly Elizabeth, to
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MARRIAGES pleton. David is a carpenter for Dave Schroeder
Debra Heaton, '75, and Randall Wichinski Construction Co., La Crosse.
Robert Finley, '59, and Jo Anne Cooper Oct. 15 in Sun Prairie. They live in Madison Daniel Van Riper, '76, and Marcia
Dec. 30 in Plymouth. She is teaching at St. where Debra is employed in the transporta- Reynolds July 30 in Dodgeville. They are liv-
John's Lutheran School, Plymouth, and tion department of Oscar Mayer and Co. and ing in Oak Creek. Marcia is employed by
Robert is in insurance. Randall is with the Internal Revenue Ser- Milwaukee Children's Hospital and Dan is
Patrick Lawrynk, '67, and Louise Sedevie, vice. an activity therapist at Racine Residential
'73. They reside in La Crosse. Steve Gamm, '75, and Sharon Wendt in Care Center.
Linda Betsinger, '71, and Jay Thurston Milwaukee. Steve is co-owner of Metal Barbara Foley, '76, and Terrance Ryan
Dec. 21. They reside in La Crosse. Linda is a Finishing Supply Co., Brookfield, and Sept. 24. They live in Richland Center.
kindergarten teacher at Hintgen Elementary Sharon is a secretary at Milwaukee Madison Jean Solverson, '76, and Michael Blaha
School and Jay is principal of State Road High School. They reside in Milwaukee. Sept. 3 in Viroqua. Jean is employed by the
School. Wendy Lee Woodin, '75, and LeRoy Peche University of Texas Medical Branch and
Jerry West, '72, and Karen Malnory Oct. 1 Nov. 5 in Milwaukee. Wendy is a recreation Michael is with Monsanto Chemical. They
in Poy Sippi. They reside in Wild Rose therapist at Sacred Heart Hospital and live in Galveston.
where Jerry is alcoholism co-ordinator for LeRoy is a child care counselor at St. Mary'S Jill Hendricks, '76, and Daniel Coughlin
Waushara County. Hospital, both in Milwaukee, where they June 11 in Sparta. Jill is employed by Doer-
Teri Kavanaugh, '72, and Steven Kapter reside. flingers; Daniel, by Aquinas High School, La
May 28. They reside in La Crosse. David Pabst, '75, and Marcy Howell Oct. 1 Crosse.
Charles Koehler, '73, and Susan in Glen Ellyn, IL. They reside in La Crosse Marlea Hesselberg, '77, and Ricky Linse
Rasmussen June 19 in Thiensville. They and David is employed by Lakeview Health Dec. 3. Marlea teaches at Miller Elementary
reside in Los Angeles, CA, where Charles is Center, West Salem. School, Tomah.
attending law school at Pepperdine Univer- Laura Hill, '75, and Michael DeMoss Oct. Barl>ara l,asch c:lnd John Gaddo, both '77,
sity. 15. They reside in Chicago where Laura is a Aug. 13. They live in Plainview, MN.
Mary Ruh, '74, and Scott Culver Nov. 26 in claims examiner with the Social Security
Kiel. She is a medical technologist at Hen- Administration and Michael is an insurance
nepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, high risk manager. DEATHS
MN, and Scott is assistant manager of Jeffrey Stuhr, '76, and Cheryl Korczyk
Sound of Music, St. Paul. Dec. 3. They reside in La Crosse where Jeff 1914 - Daisy Bice, La Crosse
Gerald Hibbler, '74, and Mary Beth Mit· is employed by North Central Foods, Inc., 1914 - Arthur Euler, St. Francis
chell, '76, Oct. 23 in Madison. They reside in as the manager of Hardee's North. 1915 - Ruth Boynton, Miami, FL
Marina, CA, where Gerald is stationed at Kelly Boettcher, '76, and Donald Murphy 1915 - Inga(Werket) Wetzel, Prairie du Chien
Fort Ord. Nov. 5. They live in Baileys Harbor where 1916 ~¥:lv~lI(Prip~L!i'!l!~llerton, CA
Merrill Jenkins, '74, and Mark Burnette Donald is employed by Zettel Construction ~16- ReTail-Reflly, WatertowJ))
Nov. 12 in Neillsville. They reside in of Sturgeon Bay. 1917 - Ora Rabbitt, Pompano Beach, FL
Spokane, WA, where Merrill is employed as Jeffrey Larson, '76, and, Linda Basche, 1922 - Reuben Childers, Miami, FL
a secretary and Mark by Northern Hard- '77, Oct. 22. Jeff is employed as a general 1923 - Walter Barczewski, Wauwatosa
wood. agent by Fidelity Union Life, while Linda is a 1930 - Floyd Valley, Minneapolis, MN
Theresa Anderson, '75, and Kurt pharmaceautical sales representative for 1932 - Sam KosowskY,Long Beach, CA
Wernecke Dec. 10. They reside in La Porte, the Upjohn Company. They reside in Manka- 1935 - Raymond Sieger, Ladysmith
IN. to, MN. 1937 & 1940 - Phyllis (Moriarity) Lau,
Greggory Garner, '75, and Lisa Kiehne Phyllis Mondloch, '76, and Paul Check Cassville
Oct. 8 in La Crosse. They reside in Aug. 27. They reside in La Crosse where 1953 - Clarence Carlson, West Salem
Rochester, MN, where Greggory is a field Paul is employed by the G. Heileman Brew- 1963 - Everett Hoadley, Moose Lake, MN
supervisor for the Minnesota Green Thumb ing Co. 1965 - Marlene (Jaeke) Kuhl, Kenai, AK
Program. Joseph Coakley, '76, and Martha Fechter Marlene died Jan. 19 in an auto acci-
Mary Cossarek, '75, and Ross James Feb. in Alverno. They reside in Houston, TX, dent. She is survived by her husband,
11. They reside in Melbourne, Australia, where Joseph is employed by Union Oil Co. AI Kuhl, '65, and four children. Their
where Ross is an engineer and Mary is in of California. address is Rt. 1, Box 122, Kenai, AK
her third year of teaching fifth graders. She Richard Trautschold, '76, .and Suzanne 99611. Friends wishing to contribute
also attends Monash University for Stake in Oshkosh. They reside in Oshkosh to the Marlene Kuhl Scholarship
graduate studies. where Richard is a creative sales consultant Fund for a student in sociology may
Patti Lawson, '75, and Thomas Butler Oct. for radio stations WOSHIWYTL and send their donations c/o Robert
1. Patti is a teacher at Appleton East High Suzanne is employed by the Oshkosh Care LeRoy, Registrar, UW-La Crosse.
School and Thomas is an electrical engineer Center. Dr. Warren L. Kostroski, Washington, D.C.
with Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co., Ap- David Geisthardt, '76, and Jill Berghauer. Political science instructor, 1968-70
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