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Beverly Brooks (Thompson)
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July 13, 1943 bthompson@movfcu.org O Fallon MO US Sr. Loan Officer/Visa Coordinator/Operation Specialist Married 2 Mr. Kirchoff Hawaii Catching up with my friends; playing all the sports;Chorus and Choir;The long ridge to & from school (county bus,city bus & streetcar) leaving at 6:00 AM and normally returning home 6:00 PM. Square dancing for our dances.
I went to work for a car dealership for 3 years.   I met my husband through my friend, who was my husband's niece, in 1962.   We were married in 1964.   After we'd been married for 10 years's,  we adopted our daughter, Jeanie, and I was a stay at home mom for 5 years,   When Jeanie went to school, I began working at the credit union, where I still am, and have been for 31 years. 

Jeanie had some challenges growing up and when she was 15, she had a baby girl, which my husband and I adopted and raised as our own.  Her name is Ashley, and she is now 21.  Jeanie grew up, married and had three other children.

I used to bowl, but I injured my arm.  My husband and I are great readers.  I had a great trip to Hawaii with my mother some years ago.   It was wonderful!  Most of my life has revolved around my home and family.  We have had a lot of challenges and they continue.  My husband has prostate cancer, and I have problems with my shoulder and back.


I'm sorry that I'll be missing this reunion, but I love hearing about everyone and seeing what we look like 50 years later.  My heart breaks for the ones we've lost and the classmates that are battling serious illness and other tragic happenings.  Love you all and have thought about you through the years.  Take care and God bless each and every one of you!
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Larry Brown
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June 19, 1942 brownls63@sbcglobal.net Saint Louis MO US retired teacher/principal Married 2
After high school, I attended Concordia Teachers College in Seward, NE.  It was there that I met Sandy Mirkay, a LHSS Lancer from St. Louis.  We were married in 1963.  We have two awesome sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren.

I began my teaching career in Kansas City for two years before moving to Mt. Clemens, MI where I spent 15 years.  It was there that I earned my Master of Education degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.  In 1982 we moved back to St. Louis, where I taught and served as principal at Christ Community Lutheran School in Kirkwood.

Since retiring, I have taught in the GED program at a local high school, English as a second language, and citizenship class at our church.  For four years, I was a destinatioin lecturer for Norwegian Cruise Line so we could satisfy our "cruising addiction" for free.

Sandy and I love to travel, and we spend the winters at our condo in Bonita Springs, FL.  We enjoy bicycling, and I love golfing twice a week. 
We are truly thankful for all of God's blessings, and look forward to the reunion festivities.
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patricia brown (yates)
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November 14, 1943 gmapat1@att.net Florissant Mo '' US Accounts Specialist Divorced 3 hard to pick one Greece Going to prom
I attended the University of Missouri joining Zeta Tau Apha.  Here I met my husband. We were in the Air Force so we moved around. After leaving the service we settled in San Antionio, Tx. We have 3 children.  Stefanie lives here in Florissant, Jessica in Columbus, Oh & Daryl in Granite City, Il. When our marriage broke up I moved back to St. Louis and reentered the work force.  The following years were spent raising children, sports and girl scouts so life was busy. I now have a granddaughter Amanda (light of my life) in college. I belong to the Missouri Botanical Gardens where i will soon be taking classes to earn my master gardener. I am also part owner of Gibson Photography with my daughter Stefanie.  This affords me the opportunity to enjoy traveling one of my loves in life.  We recently took a cruise to Alaska this summer.
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Barbara Cheak (Blood)
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September 08, 1943 dianeblood@charter.net Manchester MO US retired/part-time administrative Married 2 Mr. Kirschoff, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Marty Africa The basketball games at the sem, chapel, marsh and cherry cokes at Parkmoor, laughing with Bev Thieman and Lois Kasten as the streetcar swayed on our commute to LHS. Sharing and laughing with my friends.
My first job was with Falstaff  Brewing Corp. on Oakland as an exective secretary to two vice-presidents.  Beautiful offices and a fun place to work.

Jim Poole and I  married, and after my children Kristin and Stephen were born I was a stay at home mom.  Jim and I divorced in 1989.

I went to work for AT&T, which became Lucent Technologies, and stayed for 17 years.  I loved my job and reluctantly accepted early retirement when the company started doing  poorly.  Now, I work one day a week for a therapist/ psychologist.  I'm her sole support.

I have two children and 11 grandchildren.  We are truly blessed!

My husband, Milt, and I get up very early and go to Queeny Park for exercise.  I walk and Milt runs.  We watch the sun rise and compare numbers of deer, bluebirds, etc.  It's a beautiful park and a beautiful way to start our day.

Milt works in International Studies for UMSL and is preparing for another marathon.  He ran his first right before he turned 65.  We've been very happily married for 20 years.

We love to travel and have taken many beautiful trips around the world.

I love hearing about your lives and I wish you all the best.  God bless.

Diane
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Virginia Coiner (Classick)
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May 20, 1943 vclassick@aol.com Woodland Hills CA US Retired Social Workr Committed Relationship 2 Irmgard Koch Israel
     Thanks to all of you who have worked to make this happen.  It's hard to sum up 50 years!  I graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in theology, and then from Washington University, St. Louis with a Master of Social Work degree.  I was married to a Lutheran minister who died in 1977.  I moved to California, where my sisters Mary and Constance were living at the time.  I have two children, John, who lives in LA, and Anne, who lives in San Francisco.  My sister Constance, and her only child, Ana, who was 12 at the time, were killed in the explosion of TWA 800 in 1996.  They were goiing to Paris to celebrate Constance's having received tenure at the State University of NY.  That loss of always with me.  
     I had a long and satisfying career as a social worker.  In my retirement I have more time available for involvement in social justice activism that gives me great satisfaction.  I am on the Vestry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, a very large progressive, activist parish. I'm on the boards, and very active in the work of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Peace Action, Peace Action West, and Progressive Christians Uniting, and active in the Christian-Muslim Consultative Group of S. California.
     My long-time domestic partner, Chuck Rossie, and I live in Woodland Hills, an area of Los Angeles.  I enjoy playing the piano and harpsichord and am an addicted knitter.
     I have enjoyed so much reading about everyone!!       
    
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Marguerite Conrad (Nickel)
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June 11, 1943 timritanickel@gmail.com Elkton US RN and Health Educator Married 4 Mr. Hoyer I am not sure. Probably Kyrgyzstan or Cambodia. The Diary of Anne Frank.
Graduated from Lutheran Hospital (RN), Washington University (BSN) and the State University of NY (MSEd). Worked for many years in Public and Community Health. Married Tim Nickel (Rev.) in 1970. Lived in New York State and Pennsylvania. Four children and five grandchildren later, we're still having fun. From 1998 till 2009 called as a Medical Missionary (Tim was a Church Planter) with LCMS World Mission. Returned in 09 after 11 years in Kyrgyzstan and Western Asia.  
Currently semi retired and living in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Joan Creighton (Suelflow)
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January 14, 1943 jjsilflo@sbcglobal.net Grafton WI US Registered Nurse, Retired Married 6 Mrs. Caemmerer because of her Latin class! Probably the former Yugoslavia on one of our European visits. My brother has a chalet in Switzerland and that has given us some opportunities for visits. GAA and singing in the octet were super experiences! However, I'd have to mention my father's death when I was a junior as most memorable.

After high school, I graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, and married Pastor John Suelflow a couple of years later.  He had been our vicar at Bethlehem Church on Salisbury Street when I was a teenager and in the Walther League. We lived for a while in Bossier City, Louisiana, where he was serving a congregation, and later moved to Grafton, Wisconsin, where we've been for over 40 years.  He's 75 years old and continues to serve St. Paul congregation on a part-time basis. 

I worked part-time as an RN for about 30 years, in med-surg, and then in psychiatry as a triage nurse.  I love retirement!

We've been blessed with six children.  Jen is an attorney in Minneapolis, Rachel has a Master of Arts degree in Geography with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems, her twin sister, Ellen, is a nurse anesthetist here in Wisconsin, Celeste lives in Willowbrook, Ill., and has her MBA, and Joel is a certified public accountant in this area.  All are married except Rachel, and Celeste is the mother of our two grandchildren. 

Our son, Peter, died in 1975 when he was 3 years old of Reye's Syndrome.  He was adorable, of course, and his death was heartbreaking and unexpected.  He died within a day of becoming ill.  I'd have to admit that my faith faltered at times, but I learned to trust God in all circumstances.

I'm very grateful for the Christian education I received through grade school, LHSC, and my trainng as a nurse.

Today I'm able to enjoy vegetable/flower gardening and am in a master gardener program through our county extension, which requires volunteer hours and continuing ed.  My husband and I have attended live theater in Milwaukee for about 30 years, and I'm involved with various volunteer groups with our church.

God's blessings to all of you!

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Elizabeth Danker (Sapala)
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June 11, 1943 sapalabeth@gmail.com Gulf Shores AL US retired psychiatrist Married 2 Gilbert Daenzer 'Why don't you become a doctor?' Munich, Germany The day Alice Galyean and I met at 'our' locker after wks of not knowing any other person was sharing it!! Never did understand how that could have gone on so long.
 Thanks to the committee for all the arrangements. A special thank you to Diane Bramon Willis for finding, gathering and encouraging us to participate.
Let me say it was a surprise for me to attend LHSC in St. Louis rather than return to the American School in Japan.  In 1948 my father was sent by the LCMS as their first missionary and chairman of the Japan mission field  after WWII. Seven years later we were on furlough; he was a doctoral candidate at the U. of Chicago and was asked to be the first chair of the Dept.of Missions at Concordia Seminary in the foreign exotic St. Louis land. And that's the way it was..and now  I look forward to remembering our time at LHSC and getting reacquainted with you all.
    I continued in Christian education at the Luth Hospital School of Nursing(RN), Valparaiso U.(BA), St.Louis U. School of Medicine(MD) and then 5 yrs as a house officer at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis...leaving board eligible in internal medicine and psychiatry(Boards'82).  
I worked in private practice, the VA system, and was clinical director of an acute state facility(AL).
On the personal side, I was married for 10 yrs to a preacher. We have a lovely daughter who grew up to be a wonderful woman with her doctorate in clinical nursing, married  an ENT doctor and mothers  my handsome smart grandsons(5,3) in Batavia, IL.
Four years after my divorce I married a widower,a forensic pathologist with a 12 year old daughter. This pretty girl grew up to be an accountant with her own pretty bright daughter(6) in Tuscaloosa, AL.  
This Oct. Joe and I will celebrate our adventurous marriage of 30 yr.
We enjoy travelling  with Lucy, an Ivan Hurricane survivor dog(10 lb chihuahua pekingese mix)with summers in Des Plaines, IL condo and residence in Gulf Shores, AL.
I am blessed.
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Karon Dischert (Hunt)
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September 19, 1943 karon21@msn.com vero beach FL US retired Married 2 East to West coasts

After high school I went to St. Paul's, Concordia Missouri and the River Forest, Ill.  Upon graduation I taught school for 2 years in Hazelwood, Missouri.
IN 1966 I married Don Hunt.  Dan was a hospital administrator, so that involves moving.  We lived in Chicago Height, Miuskegon, Mich, Kalamazoo, Mich, Clarksville, Arkansas and now we live in Vero Beach Florida.  i taught school in all of the places that we lived.  We have two sons and one grandchild. Oh, we also have a yellow lab that is very much a part of the family.
I do volunteer work for the Humane Society of Vero Beach.
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Miriam Dorn (Reddel)
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January 27, 1944 mgreddel@consolidated.net Gibsonia PA US Nurse Married 2 Germany Marching with the Band
After graduating from Lutheran High I went to Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.  Shortly before graduation I married Gene Reddel who is a Pastor.  Our first call was to Northeran Ill.  I worked in Maternity at Lake Forest Hospital.  We had two sons John and Paul.  Gene went back to school for CPE.  After he was done we moved to New York City.  I did not work while we were there.   After New York Gene took a position with VA Health Care System in St. Louis and continue to work on his CPE and became a full Supervisor.  In St. Louis I worked in a Nursing Home for Nuns and worked as a School Nurse.  Being a School Nurse was great when my kids were young.  I started working on my BSN, but did not finish it until we moved to Pittsburgh, PA.  Gene became Chief of Chaplains and started his own CPE program.  I was able to complete my BSN and Masters while living in Pittsburgh, PA.  I have done a number of jobs from working on a Psychiatric ward, Case Management for everything from Workers Compensation, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, etc.  I also worked developing training for Individauls who are Developmentaly Disabled and the staff and family members who care for them.   

I am retired at this time.  My husband still works three to four days a week.  My Oldest son John is a TV producer for CBN in Virginia Beach, VA and has two wonderful daughters.  I have been blessed with a ourstanding Daughter-in Law.  My youngest son Paul is an Assistant District   Attorney in Philadelphia, PA.  His work keeps him very busy.  He also has some very interesting stories to tell.  

Sorry I will not be able to make the reunion, but I am sure everyone will have fun. 
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