NOTE: There may be multiple pages within the photo album. If so, click on the "Images" followed by the numbers to access those following pages so you can view all the photos in the album.
1 of 39 2 of 39 3 of 39 4 of 39 5 of 39 6 of 39 7 of 39 8 of 39 9 of 39 10 of 39 11 of 39 12 of 39 13 of 39 14 of 39 15 of 39 16 of 39 17 of 39 18 of 39 19 of 39 20 of 39 21 of 39 22 of 39 23 of 39 24 of 39 25 of 39 26 of 39 27 of 39 28 of 39 29 of 39 30 of 39 31 of 39 32 of 39 33 of 39 34 of 39 35 of 39 36 of 39 37 of 39 38 of 39 39 of 39
Jack Dresdow stealing a kiss from Eleanor Michael 1 of 25The St. Joe’s bunch – Tom Browne, Mary Ojeda and Norman Florence 2 of 25Vietnam Veterans Tom Browne, Nancy Paulson and Tad Oelstrom 3 of 25Darlene Eicholz and Tom Browne 4 of 25Tom Browne and Nancy Paulson at the BBG 5 of 25Bob Vanderhei, Mike Cull and wife 6 of 25Jack Dresdow, Eleanor Michael, Dave Isabell 7 of 25Lois Young, Carol Hagerstrom, Tad Oelstrom, Sandy Illing (Oelstrom), Nancy Paulson 8 of 25Our President and First Lady, Donna Williams (Klinefelter) and Jerry Klinefelter 9 of 25Donna Gruett (Steffen), Jean Oettinger, Cynda Hoffman 10 of 25Mary Beth Loden, Jean Oettinger, Marlea Duescher 11 of 25Donna Williams, Jerry Kalamen 12 of 25Reggie Conger, Barbara Broomall 13 of 25Nancy Paulson, Tom Calvano 14 of 25Dick Kranpitz, Vivian Eckstein (Banks), Dave Rowlands 15 of 25Dick Kranpitz, Tad Oelstrom, Dave Rowlands, Jean and Jill Eldridge, Viv Eckstein (Banks) 16 of 25Vivian Ickstein (Banks), Dan Steffen, Nancy Paulson, Steve Heise 17 of 25Kathy Rumisek & husband, Karen Neumann & one of her twin daughters 18 of 25Dick Kranspitz, Tad Oelstrom, Dave Rowlands, Jean & Jill Eldridge 19 of 25Merrily Butler, Sandy Illing (Oelstrom), Tad Oelstrom 20 of 25Football: Jack Dresdow, Dan Steffen, Tad Oelstrom, Tim Rappis, Dave Isabell, Jerry Kalamen 21 of 25Jack Dresdow, Merrily Butler, Sharon Howell, Roy Lembcke 22 of 25Sandy Voigt, Lois Young 23 of 25Post Reunion: Wendy Florence, Jack Dresdow, Dave Isabell, Dan Steffen 24 of 25Kathy Rumisek and husband Jack 25 of 25
Our 50th Reunion - 2011To view our fun video of our 59th Reunion, just click HERE!
1 of 122Welcome WHS '61 2 of 122Our '61 Gang at the Blackshirt Breakfast 3 of 122Diane Hart, Mike Galles, Bonnie Buege 4 of 122Terry Noll (Holford) with husband James 5 of 122Bill Longbrake with wife Martha 6 of 122Coaches Rollie Bestor and Ken Hollub 7 of 122Coach Bestor, Norm Florence, Mike Galles 8 of 122Our teachers and coaches, and spouses 9 of 122Coach Bestor and championship swimmers 10 of 122Sanday Voigt, Barb Cooley (Rudd) with husband Eric 11 of 122Dean Peterson, Dave Isabell 12 of 122Norm Florence with wife Gerry. Ron Henderson with wife Phyllis 13 of 122Jack Dresdow, Jerry Kalamen 14 of 122Marilyn Condella, Mary Sue Treado, Dave Isabell 15 of 122Reg Conger, Mike Galles, Bonnie Buege 16 of 122Tour of the school Don Dempsey, Tom Browne, Dean Peterson 17 of 122Tom Browne, Dean Peterson and Connie Kovacic (Christensen) 18 of 122Machine Shed Pig Rider Tom Browne 19 of 122Bill Longbrake with wife Martha. Reg Conger with wife Gay (who's hiding) 20 of 122Dean Peterson, Connie Kovacic 21 of 122Mary Beth Loden, Bonnie Buege, Karen Neumann (May) and husband Bill 22 of 122Nancy Schuetze, Jean Oettinger 23 of 122Dan Steffen with microphone holder Donna Gruett Steffen (Class of '60) 24 of 122Reg Conger (Famous Lettered Swimmer) 25 of 122Tim Rappis, Barb Cooley (Rudd) with husband Eric 26 of 122Jill and Jean Eldredge 27 of 122Steve Heise 28 of 122Dan Steffen and Tom Osten 29 of 122Dan Steffen, Tim Rappis, Steve Heise 30 of 122Mary Sue Treado, Bonnie Buege and Marilyn Condella 31 of 122Carol Srini 32 of 122Karen Neumann and Mary Sue Treado 33 of 122Jean Oettinger and Darlene Eichholz 34 of 122Reunion Committee Mike Galles, Marlain Lambert, Mary Beth Loden, Bonnie Buege, Bonnie Barney 35 of 122Marilyn Condella and Sandy Zindler 36 of 122Barb Cooley (Rudd) with husband Eric, and Marilyn Condella 37 of 122Janie Hopson, Jean Oettinger, Bill Longbrake, Carol Strini 38 of 122Jean Oettinger, Mary Montgomery, Donna Williams 39 of 122Panos 40 of 122The two Tom Brown(e)s 41 of 122St. Joseph's class Don Dempsey, Tom Browne, Norm and Gerry Florence, Marilyn Condella 42 of 122Jean Oettinger, Bill Longbrake, Jerry Klinefelter, Donna Williams 43 of 122Jerry Klinefelter - Nancy Schuetze 44 of 122Carolyn Mahnke, Jean Oettinger, Darlene Eichholz 45 of 122Joan Zeiger, Janie Hopson 46 of 122Blair Grade School 47 of 122Eleanor Mickel, Joyce Eichstaedt 48 of 122Marlea Duescher (Weiss) and husband Jim 49 of 122Joyce Eichstaedt (Van Buren) and husband, Terry. 50 of 122Welcome Classmates! 51 of 122Bonnie Barney, Joyce Eichstaedt 52 of 122Lock up your virgin daughters. It's the Calhoun Cougars!! 53 of 122Don Dempsey, Marilyn Condella, Mary Sue Treado 54 of 122Jack Dresdow, Mike Galles 55 of 122Jack Dresdow the Webmaster ( www.blackshirts1961.com ) 56 of 122Marlea Duescher, Bonnie Buege, Joan Zeiger, Barbara Broomall 57 of 122Darlene Eichholz, Nancy Martin, Donna Smith 58 of 122Joyce Eichstaedt (Van Buren) with husband Terry 59 of 122Jean Eldridge, Jill Eldridge, Viv Eckstein 60 of 122Kirk Elifson 61 of 122Chuck Ellis, Don Krause, Tad Oelstrom, Jean Eldrige (or is it Jill?) 62 of 122Curt Grunske 63 of 122Glen Gygax, John Griffiths 64 of 122Ron Henderson, Judy Martin, Eleanor Mickel 65 of 122Cynda Hoffmann, Karen Schacht 66 of 122Master of Ceremonies Dave Isabell 67 of 122David James, Nancy Cannon 68 of 122Jerry Kalamen, Merrily Butler 69 of 122Class President Jerry Klinefelter 70 of 122Jerry Klinefelter, Donna Williams, Marlain Lambert, Peter Lee 71 of 122Bill Knudson, Janie Hopson, Sharon Howell, Clark Jorgenson 72 of 122Karen Neumann - Curt Grunske 73 of 122Dick Kranpitz, Reg Conger, James Russell, Connie Ciganek 74 of 122The Genesee-Wales Gang 75 of 122Roy Lembcke, Tom Osten 76 of 122Al Link 77 of 122Carolyn Manke, Nikki Assman, Ray Frentzel 78 of 122Tom Marks, Barb Cooley 79 of 122Lois Young, Glen Gygax 80 of 122Kathy Rumisek with husband, Jack 81 of 122Karen Neumann (May) and husband Bill 82 of 122Jeff Olsen - Ronna Swift - Bob Bagley 83 of 122Ann Woesner, Bill Harteau, Sandy Zindler 84 of 122Dean Peterson, Dan Steffen 85 of 122 86 of 122 87 of 122 88 of 122The Evening Entertainment 89 of 122Post Reunion - Steffen, Isabell, Dresdow (Looks like Dan had a REAL good time!) 90 of 122Karin Ades - Steve Heise 91 of 122(An astonished) Bonnie Buege - Mary Beth Loden 92 of 122Marilyn Condella - Joannie Zieger - Judy Smith 93 of 122Karin "Cookie" Ades - Jack Dresdow 94 of 122Marlea Duescher - Mike Galles 95 of 122Vivian Eckstein Banks - Roger Banks - Joyce Eichsteadt 96 of 122Darlene Eicholz - Tom Browne 97 of 122Norm Florence - Bill Knudsen 98 of 122Hadfield Grade School: Sandy Voigt - Mike Galles - Karen Neumann - Terry Van Buren ('60) - Steve Heise - Donna (Mike) Galles - Nancy Schuetze - Lis Young 99 of 122Steve Heise3 - Tom Marks 100 of 122Ron Henderson - Peter Lee 101 of 122Karen Neumann - mary Sue Treado 102 of 122Dave Isabell - Sandy Zindler - Eleanor Mickel 103 of 122Jerry Kalamen - Jeff Olson - Carol Strini 104 of 122Jerry Klinefelter - Glen Gygax - Bob Bagley and wife, Judy 105 of 122Marlain Lambert - Merrily Butler 106 of 122Judy Martin - Mary Shabaz 107 of 122Karen Neumann with husband, Mike 108 of 122Tad and Sandy (Illing) Oelstrom 109 of 122Jean Oettinger - Bill Longbrake 110 of 122Tom Osten - Roy Lembke 111 of 122Kathy Rumisek with husband, Jack 112 of 122Karen Schacht with husband, David 113 of 122Dan Steffen and wife, Donna (Gruett '62) 114 of 122Carol Strini - Carol Hagerstrom - Mary Sue Treado - Mary Montgomery 115 of 122Ronna Swift - Nancy Cannon 116 of 122Joyce Eichstaedt's husband Terry Van Buren ('60) and Karen Neumann 117 of 122Ann Woesner and husband, Gerald 118 of 122Lois Young - Karen Neumann - Judy Huddleston 119 of 122Wally Zeck - Chuck Ellis - Dennis Jackson 120 of 122Steve Zubarik - Barbara Broomall 121 of 122Blair Grade School 122 of 122
Wall of FameAt Waukesha High School several years ago, a committee was formed and established some selection criteria and made the initial selections to honor accomplishments and contributions of honored graduates. The committee established criteria to ensure recognition of a broad cross-section of achievers. The five categories established were: professional, athletic/entertainment, science/technology, community service and entrepreneur/ industrialist.
The class of 1961 was honored by the selection of two charter members to the Wall of Fame: Bob Davies and Tad Oelstrom. In addition to building a successful family dental practice in Waukesha, Bob has served for over 20 years on the Board of Education and served seven times as its President. Tad's 39 years of distinguished service in the Air Force following his graduation from from the U. S. Air Force Academy culminated with his assignment back to his alma mater as its Superintendent, carrying the rank of a 3-star Lieutenant General. Tad now serves at the Director of the National Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2006, Jean Oettinger became the third 1961 graduate to be added to The Wall and has notable achievements in coaching sports at several Wisconsin high schools during her 30+ years of teaching.
For full information showing the Wall of Fame recognition of our honored classmates from the Waukesha South High School website, click on their names, below...