Akstulewicz, Lee (Nancy)

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In your own words.

We have taken many different paths in the last 50 years, thank you to those that shared your life with us all.

Akstulewicz, Lee (Nancy)

846 Highland Park Road

Neenah, WI 54956


Allan, Patricia (Kunz) Mike

P.O. Box 80007

Fairbanks, AK 99708


I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Commercial Art & Psychology. I met and married my husband Mike while attending college in New Mexico (he's now an archaeologist best known for discovering the Mesa Site in Alaska). Mike was from New York, I was from Wisconsin and we immediately hit if off when we both discovered we were avid Packer fans in a world of Dallas Cowboys fanatics. While attending graduate school, I took a part-time job in a small public library and discovered my "true calling". I've been working in libraries ever since. Mike and I moved to Alaska in 1970, bought some land, had two children (Kelly & Josh), and began building our log home. It's still a "work in progress". When our kids were in high school, I started working (part-time) on my Master's Degree in Library Science through the University of Arizona in Tucson. Since I continued to work full time, it took me four years including a couple summer sessions in Tucson to complete my degree (this was before online education). I finally finished in 1995. In 2003, I accepted the position of Circulation Librarian at our local public library and have been working in that capacity ever since. I love my job! Mike and I both plan to retire when we turn 70. I love to garden, travel, read, watch soccer and hockey (I played one season of each), spend time at our camp in the Brooks Range of Alaska, and enjoy our four grandchildren. This is my first reunion, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

Ambroso, John

2095 Allerton Drive

Oshkosh, WI 54904


Andersen, James (Mary)

1497 Morris Avenue

Green Bay, WI 54313


Upon graduating from NHS, I enrolled at UW-Oshkosh in elementary education and graduated in June 1965. I taught elementary grades 4 & 5 in the Green Bay Public Schools for 37 years, and married

Mary Turay in 1968. We have two adult children, Jeff and Sheri. I am living a retired life with Mary, children and two grand kids. I participate in senior bowling, cards and family gatherings as we have brothers, sisters and Millie Andersen who is 95!

Anderson, Marshall ('Andy')

681 W. Hollis St, Apt. 202

Nashua, NH  03062


Greetings to all. Within a short time following graduation, I spent the next three years in the USMC.
Highlights included: tracked vehicle repairman school, mixing napalm for flame tanks. I spent 16 months on duty in Okinawa and getting married in California just before discharge and the official start of Vietnam~~~~lucky for me!! The next roughly 25 years or so included raising five wonderful children; three girls and two boys with my first wife mostly in the Neenah area. There was a move to Southern California and Utah during this time frame. My second marriage included a young lady from Menasha with two boys from a previous husband. Together, we had a precious baby girl we named Memory which made a total of eight (four & four). A real blended family in every sense of the word. A definite challenge, but without a doubt an abundance of rewards. In 1988, I relocated out to the Bay Area
in California with one of my boys. Since that time I have only returned to WI for short visits while living and working in Northern and Southern CA, New Hampshire, Utah and back to the New England area again. I have certainly had my share of moving back and forth across the country with lots of adventure!!!! In general I've had a few bumps in the road, maybe taken the wrong path when I came to the fork! I have had a few health issues, etc.----- just like anyone else. But taking everything into consideration, I feel very fortunate to have had such a great life!!! With NHS Class of 61 being a strong foundation. I also feel greatly sadden for those we have lost along the way. GOD BLESS.....I am looking forward for the opportunity to seeing you all again and sharing our stories. P.S. I am especially grateful and feel extremely blessed for all my wonderful grandchildren. Heather being the oldest graduated a few years ago from Marquette with high honors. Her brother, being involved in ROTC & graduating from Syracuse two years ago and is currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Both are alumnus from NHS. My youngest daughter, Memory, has three in diapers~~~~~WOW!!!!! There are several more in between who have a way to bring a smile to my face.......

Angell, Walter (Lana)

716 Fieldcrest Drive

Neenah, WI 54956


Angermeyer, Peggy (Mangan) Dick

926 East Courtland Place

Whitefish Bay, WI 53211-1101


How does one condense 68 years?? Here goes..........  I’ve lived my entire life in Wisconsin, except for four years of college at Miami of Ohio where I majored in elementary education and minored in literature. I divorced in my early thirties with one son, Bill, now age 36 and a user interface developer for an information management company in New York City. I have been happily remarried for nearly 25 years to Dick Mangan, a photographer and videographer. I taught grades 1-8 in Wisconsin schools for 36 years, most recently 6th grade science at Whitefish Bay Middle School, in the Milwaukee suburb which we call home. My teaching career also included the writing and presenting of numerous hands-on science seminars and in-services for K-8 teachers, as well as the joy of publishing two editions of a book for science educators, Brain Compatible Science. I’ve been retired for five years and enjoy computer projects (the reunion DVD was the highlight of my year), scrapbooking weekends, gardening, exercise, reading, traveling, community involvement and time with family and friends.

Armatoski, Jim

1373 Edmonton Drive

Lewisville, TX 75077-2952

(972) 672-5722

Right after high school, I got into computers and have been in that field for almost 48 years. In 1970, I became an independent and have contracted to over 35 firms since then, including NASA, Southwest Airlines, and the US Marine Corps. I've lived and worked in most of the US. In my free time, I was married and divorced twice (no children), and attended the University of Houston. Now I am looking forward to moving to Montana, going to school again, and living in some of the most beautiful scenery in America. I'm in very good health and plan on living a long time! And during that time, I'm going to try to understand why I'm here. Any help (with the understanding) would be greatly appreciated.
Babbitt, Joan (Herriott) Bill

124 Newcastle Walk

Woodstock, GA 30188

(678) 445-8444

I graduated in 1965 from UW-Madison with a BS in Medical Technology when I moved to Palo Alto, CA. I worked at Stanford University Medical Center. In 1968 I married Bill Herriott (NHS '58) and we moved to Beaumont, TX where we had two daughters; Lisa & Aimee. We've lived in Kansas City, MO, Charlotte, NC and in the Atlanta, GA area for the last 27 years. We have had the opportunity to travel to many areas in the US and several countries abroad. I have worked in my field either PT or FT for most of the years until retirement in 2005 when Bill and I built a new home and moved a little farther away from all the hectic city life. We now enjoy exercising, and being with our granddaughter, Reese (4) whenever possible.
Babbitz, Sharron (Hansen) Kurt

6725 Deuster RD #4

Greenleaf, WI 54126


I married in January, 1964. I lived in San Diego for four years. Our oldest daughter was born at Balboa Naval Hospital. We returned to Neenah for four years and then moved to DePere. We then bought a veal farm in Wayside, which we operated for 25 years. After selling the farm, we moved to Greenleaf. We just purchased a home in Cape Coral, Florida to spend the winters. We have two daughters, each having two children. We've been to Europe a dozen times, traveling extensively and visiting Kurt's

family in Denmark, and they’ve visited often. Since retiring, we've been to Thailand three times, and Viet Nam twice, traveling with Jack and Ruth Bogrand.

Babcock, Bert (Karen)

5040 S. Highway T

Denmark, WI 54208-9479
Married Karen Schindler -1964, graduated Michigan Tech - 1965 and the first job was for Minn. Dept. of Transportation as Civil Engineer in Duluth, MN. Our first child, Pamela, was born (1969). A move to Baudette, MN as County Engineer followed. While in Baudette, son Paul was born (1975). A cross-country move took us to Castle Rock, WA where I worked for Washington DOT. While in WA, Mt St. Helens erupted and we watched the phenomenon from our front yard. In 1982, a move back to WI found me working for WI-DOT. Retirement followed in 2001, after which a new job, as consultant for private engineering companies, is now a part-time situation. Fishing continues to be number one hobby, followed closely by annual hunting trips to Montana. Also added to resume is grandpa to granddaughter, Mickalyn (2000) and Collin (2003).
Badtke, Janice (Meerdink)

1555 S. Park Avenue

Neenah, WI 54956


Bard, Bill

1458 Oceanaire Drive

San Luis Obispo CA 93405

Graduated from UW-Madison - B.S.M.E, 1965. I then went to work for Boeing in Seattle. Quit 1970, moved to Long Beach, CA., where I spent a year just having fun! Moved to Hermosa Beach, CA and went back to work in aerospace 1971. Spent 32 years working for Northrop on military airplane projects, most notably the B-2, as well as a number of other advanced stealth vehicles. Met and married a very nice lady from Minnesota in 1979, (only flaw is she's a Vikings fan). We moved to El Segundo, CA and raised two daughters, Kristin (now 26) and Sara (now 30). No marriages or grandkids yet, but hope maybe someday. Retired in 2005 and moved to San Luis Obispo on California's central coast where we are enjoying the leisure life.

Barnes, Barbara (Fredricks)

230 Scarborough Cove

Longwood, FL 32779-5650


Bayley, Bill

5630 N. Virginia Avenue

Chicago, IL 60659-3717


Beatty, Lora (Holstege)

1329 Ashburton Drive

Millersville, MD 21108-1914


Beckstrom, Sharon (Lyon)

2926 Monterey Avenue S

St. Louis Park, MN 55416


After High School, I moved to Minneapolis working first for an advertising agency and then an airline.
I got married in 1969 and divorced in 1987. I have one son and daughter and four grandchildren. I
owned two businesses for 15 years. I also studied/teach photography working specifically on community projects. I am: a studio artist "in un-training", Spiritual guide/mentor, a serious traveler, and a Human Rights Commissioner. To remind me of my age, I am a recent recipient of a knee replacement!!

Benjamin, Lee (Barbara)

13391 W. Hidden Springs Trail

Wadsworth, IL 60083-9427
I have been blessed with many great experiences in both my professional and volunteer positions, but nothing compares to my wonderful years with my wife Barbara, our children and grandchildren. Barbara and I have been married for 47 years. We have four wonderful children:  Gregory, Stephanie, Andrea and Jeff. We have ten perfect grandchildren ending with 19 month old twins, Isabella and Luke.
Benoit, Linda (Karpathian) Kerry

W291 N1124 Churchview Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188


It doesn't seem possible that 50 years has passed by so quickly. After High School I graduated from Vermont College. Then ended up in Fond du Lac where I married and had two daughters five years apart. Spent the next 10 years playing golf, bridge, and active in school and after school activities. Had to enter the work force in late 70's after a divorce. Then I met and married (1977) a wonderful man whom many of you have met. We have lived in Waukesha and the Town of Delafield WI for the past 30 plus years. I had a great job working in Milwaukee for the Blood Center of Southeastern WI in an IT Manager position for 23 years. I retired in 2004 and love love love retirement life. We enjoy golf, traveling (regular trips to Maine) and hanging out with our 5 grandchildren ranging in age 18 months to 23 years. Kerry is retiring next year and we will be building our retirement home back in Fond du Lac, WI. We plan to be there in the summer months and snow bird it for the winter months (enough of the cold weather)!! Life is Good and looking forward to our next chapters in our book!
Beringer, Carl (Georgia)

1835 County Lane

Neenah, WI 54956


Married to Georgia (Gilbertson). We have three children: Stephen, Christine and Ryan. They have blessed us with five grandchildren: Conner, Greyson, Hunter, Riley and Madison. I retired in 2007 after twenty six years as Regional Manager for Sta-Rite Industries of Delavan, WI. In retirement, my time is spent with family along with fishing, golfing, hunting and traveling with friends.
Bernhagen, Ronald

3055 15th Street

Monroe, WI 53566


Beyer, Larry

1365 Calumet Street

Taycheedah, WI 54935

Billings, Betsy (Hansen) Charlie

810 Terra Cotta Drive

Neenah, WI 54956


I graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.S.N., Bachelor Science in Nursing 1964. Charlie and I were married in 1964. I worked as an OB nurse over the years in different locations. We have four children - 3 boys and a girl. Ethan was born in 1966 and lives in Appleton; Ted was born in 1968 and lives in Appleton, Paul was born in 1969 and lives in Texas and our daughter Katie was born in 1971 and lives in Illinois. We have 14 grandchildren; ages 18 to 3 years. We have lived in Aiken, SC, Corinth, MS, New Milford, CT, Atlanta, GA, Conway, AR, Birmingham, AL, Fall Creek, WI and now we are back in Neenah.

Birr, Mary (Hendricks)

327 Fair Street

Wrightstown, WI 54180-1139
In September, 1961 I married Jim Kohanski. We had two children, a son and daughter. In December, 1969 that marriage ended. In 1973, I started working at Zwickers Knitting. In 1976, I married John Hendricks.. In 1980, we had a son. In 1984, my oldest son died of a work related accident. In 2003, my second husband John died. My social life mostly consists of going to YMCA in Kimberly. Both of my children are married. My daughter, Chris is a graphic artist. My son, Michael is a math teacher.
Blank, Judi (Siebers) Jim

2530 S. Schaefer Street

Appleton, WI 54915


I started working at Bergstrom's, the paper office shortly after graduation. I was a purchasing clerk. I married my first husband, Edward Simonson in September 1962. We had a daughter, Jill and a son, Chad. We were divorced in 1984, and he has since passed away. I took business/clerical classes at Fox Valley Tech. Worked for Manpower in various positions. I met Jim and we were married in 1987. I took early retirement at 62 due to ovarian cancer and was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Bleuer, Ned (Kay)

317 N. Cobalt Drive

Green Valley, AZ 85614


Continued school at UW-Wisconsin/Illinois; married with two boys (LaJolla and Huston). I mapped glacial geology for 37 years at State Geological in Survey, IN. I remarried; lived in a rebuilt 1826 log cabin in Brown County woods. At 62, we retired to Arizona.
Block, Fritz (Donna)

1097 Melrose Lane

Neenah, WI 54956


Blohm, Bob

151 Villa Drive

Neenah, WI 54956


Boehm, Karen (Thomsen) David

497 Maple Lane

Neenah, WI 54956


I attended U.W. Madison after graduation. It was there that I met and married Dave Thomsen 47 years ago. We have three sons and now six grandchildren; ages 11years - 6weeks. I finally have some girls!! We really enjoy them all, spoil them and then take them home. I play tennis several times a week and our USTA "Super Senior" team won the state tournament last year. It was exciting. Dave and I both play a lot of golf. We have been fortunate enough to be able to escape our Wisconsin winters these last years. We spend 5 months in a wonderful community called Waterlefe in Bradenton, Florida. However, when April comes we are both anxious to get home. Of all the places we have traveled, our favorite place is right here in Neenah at our home on Lake Winnebago where we both grew up.
Boehm, Mary Jo (Stilp) Steve

8406 Emerald Hill Drive

Austin, TX 78759-8052


My chronological 50 year past

Attended University of Wisconsin, graduated from UW-Oshkosh Married Steve Stilp

      Taught English to Hispanic kids in Los Angeles

      Taught English in Canyon TX while pursuing graduate degree at West Texas State University and carrying baby #1

      Stay-at-home mom the next 15 years in Cincinnati OH, Summit NJ where baby #2 was born, Dallas TX, and Austin TX

     After tiring of the volunteer circuit, got my real estate license and was lead broker at commercial development company

      Back to Summit NJ when children were in college (Georgetown, U of Alabama, Wharton) where I worked

on the North American marketing team for a luxury destination property in Ireland – total FUN!

      Upon returning to Austin completely renovated a home (down to the studs) – 1 year project

     Took job at commercial real estate firm as Exec Asst to President where I’ve been the last 15 years with no intention of retiring anytime soon. 

Proudest accomplishment:  raising two awesome kids to successful adulthood

1)      Coby (and Ali) in Austin, retired Wall Street M&A and Director @ Citi Corp, kids 8 & 10

2)      Kara (and Barry Griffin) in Leesburg VA, Dr Pepper McDonalds national account team, kids 3, 5, 7, 21, 23

Hobbies:  gardening, exercising, antique American Oak furniture and antique quilts
Bogrand, Jack (Ruth)

117 Longspur Court

Hastings, MN 55033


Boushley, Larry (Jackie)

138 N. Bennett Street

Appleton, WI 54914-3821


I got married in 1965; had three children, two girls and one boy. Bought and sold four homes.

Spent my working years as a plumber. I got divorced in 1985. Met the love of my life, Jackie.

We were married in 1991 and have been living happily ever after. We are now enjoying the grand-kids, taking trips and growing old as gracefully as we can.
Breitreiter, Spencer

P.O. Box 38

Neenah, WI 54956
Buck, Rita (Liesch) Thomas

9415 Danese Lane SE

Huntsville, AL 35803-1303


Bukar, Barbara (Delphey) Reid

2 West Las Flores Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91007


After graduating from Marquette University, I bounced around, working at Kimberly-Clark, then at the University of Minnesota where I was attracted to the Peace Corps campus recruiting slogan, "Peace Corps goes to Paradise."  I was invited to train for the first PCV program to Fiji and worked in that glorious, wonderful, colorful and vibrant country for two years. It was a terrific growing experience where I received so much more than I contributed.  When I left Fiji, I traveled extensively (New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Mid East and Europe) for six months. In 1970 I reunited with my brother (who some of you may remember) and his German wife who were living in Los Angeles.  Readjustment to US and LA life was difficult, and I looked for opportunities to go abroad again.  Hired as a temp by a London employment agency for several months, I was “on loan” to the English Department of Environment.  I love the British understatement and the dry humor!  In 1972 I returned to LA, this time on a permanent basis, working at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute for the faculty neuro-ophthalmologist for 15 years.  My husband Reid, who owns an engineering company, and I married in 1981.  After the birth of our second son, I “retired” to full-time mommy-hood.   Living in suburban Arcadia I was involved in the usual activities – PTA, Little League, Cub Scouts, band, etc.  Once our boys were in school, I held various part-time positions and am now happily employed at my church office, acting as receptionist and assistant to the business manager.  I don’t yet consider myself retired, what with my little job, longstanding position on the Board of the Arcadia Friends of the Library, various exercise classes and participation in events, lectures, etc. at the Huntington Library.  And, in November, I became a grandmother (for the first time) to a delightful baby girl – finally, some “pink” in a family dominated by testosterone!!!  Caroline and I spend a day together at least once a week while her parents are at work.  Reid and I enjoy traveling, when his work allows, root for UCLA’s Bruin football team at Rose Bowl games, and can’t believe high school graduation was 50 years ago!   

Bunn, Karen (Schneider)

1015 S. Commercial Street

Neenah, WI 54956


Burr, Bob (Karen)

1070 Honeysuckle Lane

Neenah, WI 54956


I retired in 2006 after 45 years as a Dental Technician for Twin City Dental Lab. in Neenah. Karen and I have been married for 46 years.
Burr, Judy (Jung)

2080 Deer Prairie Drive

Neenah, WI 54956


Where to start.…. Clyde Jung and I were married in 1965 and had three children (Stephanie, Shelby and Steven). Those 3 children are now 44 and 43 (Steve and Shelby are twins). I have 7 grandchildren, aging from 5 to 16, 2 girls and 5 boys. Clyde and I moved around a lot because he was a tractor

salesman, but finally in 1977 we moved back to Neenah for good. I worked at Park N Market with Gail Henke and then went to work at Affinity Clinic. I stayed there until my doctor left and I went with him into private practice in 1991 and became the office manager. That was the same year Clyde and I decided to move to the cottage on Hills Lake. We drove back and forth to work because by this time, Clyde was working at Wentzel Ford in Winneconne. We built a new home there and boated and fished and gardened and of course we had 3 grandchildren by then and they loved coming there. Clyde died of cancer in 2000 and I continued to live at the lake and drive back and forth for the next five years. But I also began to travel. I went first to Alaska and then to London and Paris. I moved back to Neenah (Town of Menasha with Neenah address) in 2005 and jumped into all the activities of my grandchildren and did my many babysitting opportunities. I also joined a wonderful church, Appleton Alliance and got a new dog. I retired in 2008 and have not stopped going since then. I went to the Canadian Rockies and down the Danube with my sisters last year. We are going up the Atlantic Coast this September. I still do a lot of babysitting and not just for children. I have become a pet babysitter for my one daughter. So that is my life and a little bit of Clyde's in a nutshell.

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