Arlene Tunnell (Walczak)
May 02, 1943 Retired Spanish Teacher Married 3College took me to St. Paul, MN and Macalester College where I majored in Spanish and minored in English and Education. Then I came back to Milwaukee to teach at Custer H.S. for a couple of years. My English minor was getting me more English classes than Spanish, so I transferred to Samuel Morse Middle School where I could teach more Spanish. While there, I met my husband, John, a science teacher, and we were married in 1969.
We have three grown daughters of whom we are pretty proud. Kathryn, our 1st born is an at-home-mom these days since our one and only grandson, Emerson, was born three years ago. Her husband is in radio management. Our middle daughter is Suzanne. She is a doctor who teaches medical students and residents for the Medical College of WI at Froedtert Hospital. Her specialty is ObGyn. And our youngest is Joanna who lives in Hollywood, FL and us a marine biologist who is second in command for the State of Florida’s coral reef conservation department.
I was so fortunate to be able to stay at home with our kids while they were little. I went back to teaching at Catholic Memorial in Waukesha when our youngest was 4 years old, and twenty years later I retired from there in 2005.
John and I love traveling, art exhibitions, plays, concerts, antique shops, flea markets, friends, relatives and dinner out! I also love reading and beading jewelry. We are thoroughly enjoying retirement, but there is still plenty to do because we just sold our home of 38 years in Waukesha, and bought a ranch house in Franklin where everything I need is on one floor. I have had one knee replacement, and am soon to have the other one done, but still have back problems after that, so the lack of stairs is a real blessing for me.
It will be such fun to see you all in August. It has been a long, long time!!
James E Van Valin
March 20, 1943 Funeral Director & Embalmer Married 4
I attended Marquette, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science and became a Funeral Director and Embalmer. I worked in an area Funeral Home till 1970. I married Jean Deuel of Chippewa Falls in 1965. In 1970 we bought a Funeral Home in Mukwonago and operated that till 1994, when we retired the first time and moved onto our boat. During the next year we took the boat down to Louisiana and Florida. We ran out of money so we started a shipping business called PakMail in Citrus County Florida, which we ran for 10 years. We have been fully retired since 2005. Since retiring we have enjoyed many great trips and try to get back to the Midwest to see our three sons, one daughter (their spouses) and our four grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Jean and I have been blessed with good health so we hope it continues. In 2013 we moved to 37 Brightmore Dr. Greer, South Carolina. Since moving we have enjoyed all the great things that the Greenville-Greer has to offer such the arts, adult education at Furman and the many trails in the nearby mountains. If you are ever in the area looks us up.
Sandy Voigt (Schley)
Dental Hygienist Married 2
After graduating from South, I attended the University of Minnesota,earning a degree in Dental
Hygiene,a profession I still practice today. In 1964 I married “Tec” Carstenn, WHS ’60.
We spent most of our married life in Arlington Heights, Ill raising 2 wonderful daughters.
Our oldest, Carey, husband Greg Lambert and children Alex 20 and Victoria 18, live in
Our youngest, Anne, husband James Breeden and girls Madeline 8 and Tess 6 reside in
After being widowed in 1986,I reconnected with Bill Schley, WHS ’62,marrying him in 1989 and
then moved back to Wisconsin.
Besides my work, I enjoy Tennis and Golf. I like to cook, read, travel and volunteer.
I’m looking forward to our 50th reunion.
September 20, 1943 retired Married 2
Donna Williams (Klinefelter)
February 21, 1943 Retired Spanish Teacher Married 2will write more later---too busy attending protests and rallies--would like my grandson to have at least some of the opportunities we had---we were so lucky to have lived during an era when people recognized that it took money to have quality education--we even had a fieldhouse!!
Looking back 50 years is a bit intimidating, but a very quick summary is this: I have been very lucky. It started with finding the "right guy," choosing the career of teaching which has been fullfilling, enjoying the lives of two wonderful daughters, and now being part of the life of the cutest grandson you'd ever want to see. Because Jerry and I have been very healthy, we have enjoyed more than our fair share of skiing, sailing, hiking, and traveling. We have been blessed with great friends and caring family. We currently reside on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay where we take in the panoramas of beautiul Lake Michigan sunsets on a daily basis.
December 16, 1942 retired MarriedWhat a life, what an adventure. Graduated UW Stevens Point, taught history and assistant basketball coach Antigo High School 13 years.
hi-lites--coached on team that beat waukesha south at the state tournament.
exchange teacher Hull Yorkshire England met wife Sue( home ec. teacher) in Sept
68 married April 69.
Built and operated as ceo three bowling centers and banquet halls.
Retired in 2004, sold hobby farm, moved to dream house on Lac Vieux Desert.
Decided not to retire operated 30 room upscale lodge along with a souvenir/postcard business.
Retired again, and enjoying life.
Son director of advance technology Milwaukee tool daughter-in-law at elmbrook hospital. 4 grandsons 2 wrestled for south.
Daughter speach pathologist childrens hospital son in law engineer rite hite corp.
3 granddaughters. Its been a great life beyond expectations. Except for always being at the end of the alphabet.:)
Sandra Zindler (Kelly)
February 26, 1943 Retired Realtor Widowed 3Hello Former Classmates,
Wow, can you believe it's been 50 years? I have had a very blessed life thus far. I have three children: Jim (Jean), Donna (Mark) and Pam (Keith). I also have 6 wonderful step-children. I have 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. I have lived in Hartford, WI for the past 30 years. I ran a school bus company with my husband for many years and even had the pleasure of driving some of my grandchildren to school and back.
My husband, Joseph Kelly and I were married almost 30 years. We lived on Kelly hill for 25 of those years. It was actually the house my husband grew up in. After retiring from the school bus company, we were able to enjoy many trips that included: Door County, Ireland, Alaska and a few trips to Hawaii. Up until three years ago, I was a Realtor for Coldwell Banker in West Bend for 15 years. What a fun ride that was and I've made some life long friends along the way.
Sadly, the past year and half have been some of the toughest in my life. I lost my best friend of 40 years to cancer in Nov. 2009 and I lost the love of my life, my dear husband Joseph, in June 2010.
For the past ten years, I have been devoting my life to Jesus. I belong to Wellspring Community Church in Hartford and enjoy every day being a follower of HIM. My life has forever been changed by his grace and sacrafice. Don't know Jesus, just ask and I'd be happy to share the good news!
I look forward to reconecting with many of you in the upcoming weeks.