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09/16/12 12:32 PM #10    


Eileen Patricia Martin (Kocherhans)

Hey there, 

A huge thank you to all of you who attended this weekend's festvities. As part of the reunion committee, may I say that it makes all of the hard work very worthwhile.  And also, our appreciation, to those who graciously signed in to let us know that you are still " alive and kickin' "....

I will continue research updates for the "In Memory" section of our website so please keep us updated on the status of classmates you may know of or are still in contact with.  I think it is a great idea to keep this site "open for business".

Again, many thanks....

Eileen Martin (Kocherhans)

Very proud member of the Class of '72!

09/16/12 03:14 PM #11    

Timothy W. Hughes

My wife, Diane (Class of '77), and I had a great time Friday night - our kudos to the Planning Committee. From the display of paraphernalia to the In Memory video to the live music - everything was well-planned.  Sorry we couldn't attend Saturday night but we're sure that was a blast too.  I'll post some pictures soon. Looking forward to the 45th!



09/17/12 05:33 PM #12    


Kim C. Goerg

Just wanted to put my thanks to the "Reunion Committee" in writing. From past experience I know a lot of sweat and hard work went into Friday and Saturday nights highly enjoyable activities. The reunion locations, food, entertainment and visuals exceeded all my expectations.

Catching up on life's events with a number of old friends was icing on the cake.

Can't wait for the next one!

Kim C. Goerg


09/17/12 05:44 PM #13    


Timothy M. Freudenthal

Hey; Kudos to all of the Reunion committee, great job on alot of work with an excellent outcome. Everybody looked great but not quite as easy to remember every face as it was at the 25th.  Must be my eye sight.  Anyway, doesn't Stathus have a job or kids?  He doesn't even have any grey or missing hair.  What is up with that?  Check it out in another 5 or 10 years.  Loved talking with everybody but not enough time to really visit with everyone there guess I should have come on Friday evening also.  The comedian was great and I still wake up my grand kids at the cabin by shouting, "daylite in the swamp"!!  I leave out the other part.  Anybody gets through Wautoma, WI, stop in and say hello. See ya all at the next gathering.

09/17/12 08:23 PM #14    


Mary P. Parez (Newell)

Huge thank you to all on the planning committee in making the reunion a great success!  Looks like you were very diligent in considering every detail of the celebration. I was not at the bowling alley Fri., but I enjoyed walking the halls of Custer again, and Sat. night was just perfect in every way. Wasn't John McGivern a hoot!?

Mary Parez Newell 

09/18/12 10:24 PM #15    


Eileen Patricia Martin (Kocherhans)

For those interested:

Memorial gathering for

Ricky Ray Reifschneider - Class of 1972

happening on Friday, September 21st from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the South Milwaukee Yacht Club

Details on the Memorial page set up for Ricky.


Ricky passed away Aug 30th, 2012,

Pancreatic Cancer

09/21/12 10:52 PM #16    


Ann E. Wentworth (Ledbury)

Hi to CHS 1972 Classmates,

Just wanted to say thank you to the entire Reunion Committee, especially Joel Cler and Melodee Bast, for all of their hard work and effort to make our 40th reunion last weekend a huge success.  Everyone put so much time into planning, organizing, meeting and meeting again and again... I had a great time visiting with so many old friends.  Unfortunately, there is never enough time to connect with everyone I had hoped to, but maybe next time.  The entertainment with Randy Panas' band sounded great, and John McGivern is always a riot to listen to (and he's our age, too).  Custer may not exist anymore as the school we all once knew, but the Custer spirit is still in all of us.

Ann Wentworth Ledbury



09/28/12 11:20 AM #17    

Cheryl A. Rheingans (Glen)

We had an amazing reunion and want to thank all the committee personnel.  It took alot of hard work and they sure accomplished it.  My husband and I had a great time and will definitely make the next. It was great seeing all of the old students and talking about our families and our accomplishments.  thanks again Cheryl Rheingans Glen Custer 1972.

11/11/12 09:41 AM #18    


Sara B. Trupp (Gutman)

smileyI had such a great time at the reunion that I think Joel's suggestion for a "60ish" Birthday party would be fun.  Hope our classmates will agree.  Even if you don't want to be reminded that you are "60ish" then just think "Hey - any reason for a get-together or party"!

Suggestion:  Summer, park pavillion and dish to pass along with a cookout. (Or just something to pass and your own cooler for beverages).



12/09/12 03:18 AM #19    


Eileen Patricia Martin (Kocherhans)

CLASSMATES'  "In Memory"  UPDATED as of 05/07/2013

Hey there, Looking for those of you who may live nearby any of the following counties:

Barron Co., WI. (Barron Town) (Siggelkow)

LaCrosse Co., WI. (Holmen Town) (Martin)

Oconto Co., WI. (Sobieski Town) (Miske)

Marquette Co., WI ( Westfield Town) ( NOT Marquette Co., MI in upper peninsula) (Timper)

*** Washington Co., WI (West Bend)--- this INFO received for classmate, Robert D. CLARK

Also out of state counties:

Washington D.C/Virginia (Heiners)

****King Co., WA. (Seattle)---Info found for James Brock SCHWANTES

***Harris Co., TX (Houston)---Info found for Kirk D. LINDSAY

***Wayne Co., MI (Canton town)---Info found for SUZANNE C. GRIFFIN (WIEMERO)***

Columbus Co., NC. (Whiteville Town) (nee Carroll/Simmons)

NYC Co. (New York City) (Jordan)

Jessamine Co., KY. (Nicholasville Town) (Farvour)

and possibly:

(Sarasota Co., FL (Sarasota Town) (Smith)


There are fellow deceased classmates from these counties..

I would like to find death record info (obtained from viewing at Co. vital records office) and local Town's newspaper's death notice copy...obtained from Co. Library.

Please contact me if you would have availability to help with this....each of these counties has only one classmate to find.

Thanks,    Eileen Martin (Kocherhans)

01/30/13 07:47 AM #20    


Marjorie J. Meyer (Belli)

I just want to take a moment to thank Barb Howe for the videos.  I just watched them and must say they brought back so many memories & also brought a few tears to my eyes.  Thank you Barb for taking the time to compile  these!!


03/02/13 12:24 AM #21    


Diane R. Tomasino (Schultz)

Amazing videos done by Barb Howe and Joe Riefel and whomever put together the other memorial video...very well done!  Thank you for taking the time to put these together....brought back some wonderful memories of a wonderful time in my life.  The 60ish get-together sounds great!  I like the idea of gathering at a park and bringing a dish.  Wishing everyone much love and happiness in 2013!

05/01/14 08:14 PM #22    


Susan Oberdorf (Ellis)

I love looking at everything on here.. The Video's are AWESOME.. I only just joined yesterday, having more fun going down memory lane :)  Thank you every-one that made this all possible !!

08/06/14 10:05 AM #23    


Jayne A. Manske


Looking forward to the 60th Birthday Bash.  Check out the link on Milwaukee above - lots of memories!

08/22/14 10:42 PM #24    


Karen D. Bauer (Freimuth)

Wishing everybody a happy, happy 60th (or whatever age) birthday!


09/10/14 07:37 PM #25    


Melodee L. Bast






09/12/14 06:01 PM #26    


Kim C. Goerg

I want to thank the Custer "60th Birthday Party" Committee for planning a terffic event. The atmosphere at AJ's was very enjoyable and relaxing. I think I talked with more classmates at this event than I did at the "40th" bash.two years ago.

Looking forward to next event  - whenever it occurs!


09/16/14 04:54 PM #27    


Laura J. Seegert (Roche)

heartyesThe 60ish Birthday bash was really nice and enjoyable both me and my husband had a good time talking to everyone. Can not wait until the next reunion. Go Custer Indians.!! from Laura(Seegert) Roche

09/20/14 12:37 PM #28    


Carol S. Covert (Wolfmeyer)

So sorry to have missed the 60ish birthday bash! Sounds like it was wonderful. Hope there is something else being planned for the future! Carol (Covert) Wolfmeyer

01/22/16 05:00 AM #29    


Eileen Patricia Martin (Kocherhans)

A notice here to CHS classmates that sadly we have added another classmate to our "In Memory" page. Diane Schaefer Strosin passed away on Tues January 19, 2016.   There will be a memorial service for her in Lyndon Station, WI on Saturday morning January 23, 2016.  Check her page for details of service.

09/17/17 09:27 AM #30    


Yvonne R. Senkel (Monfils)


Hello everyone! If you did not come to the reunion last night you missed a grand time. People actually flew in from Phoenix and Atlanta to be there. Thanks to Mel, Joe, Patty and the rest of the committee for holding us all together these years. Everyone left saying, "See you at the fifty!"






09/21/17 01:01 AM #31    


Alan G. Pearce

Hey everyone!

Had a great time at the 45th reunion. Sharing stories of medical woes and great times back at Custer in '72.

Hope to be at the next reunion,  be well all.

 Thanks for all the work putting together the reunion.

09/22/17 05:30 PM #32    


Melodee L. Bast




10/03/17 12:42 PM #33    


Melodee L. Bast

Just wanted to thank everyone who worked so hard on the 45th. class reunion. My husband and I (okay, he's a '72 graduate from Marshall...I know, I know) had a great time.

I had just buried my 66 year old brother the day before and I honestly didn't know if I felt like attending. However, this proved to be very uplifting and also helped me understand that life goes on.

Those of us left behind must remember and honor those who are no longer in our presence. We must also carry on and enjoy all the days of our lives. Thanks again, so very much!!!
Rose Burns Locander

10/03/17 01:11 PM #34    


Melodee L. Bast

For those of you who have been wondering about Mr. ERNEST KARM . Just came across this obituary.  Here is his obituary from December 2016.   Rest in peace Ernie

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