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Barbara Eifert (Smith)
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May 24, 1943 barbarasmith2009@att.net Hendersonville NC Retired social worker and bookstore owner Married William Kirchhoff Paris after-school time with friends at the Parkmoor,sipping marsh cokes and eating fries drowned in ketchup. other fond memories involve some of the classmates who have gone before us.....Ben Brightwell and his friendship...his jokes in Latin class whenever Mrs. Caemmerer turned her back....rides to school from the Halls Ferry Circle with CoCo and Bobbie Bowman and CoCo's early morning wit.....and... sweet memories of Pat Tashler...waiting for the Goodfellow Bus together, singing Patience and Prudence songs and thinking we were just as good as they were!
After graduating from Valparaiso University with a BA in English and Social Work, I married, moved to Chicago, and received my graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.  My social work career in that city and environs lasted 22 years in a variety of settings including child welfare, residential treatment, schools, and my own private practice

In 1973 I met and married my dear husband, Jerry, and became stepmother to two wonderful children, one of whom we raised--the other living only blocks away.  Mark and his family recently moved to Nashville, TN where he is an HR executive at Meharry Medical College.  Angela, a teacher and super mother, resides with her family in Elmhurst, IL.  I have 4 step-grandchildren whom I adore.

In 1987, Jerry and I decided to take the big plunge and change careers, leaving River Forest, IL, and buying a bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. In spite of having no retail or bookselling experience, we actually made a go of it...our little downtown bookshop winning "Best Bookstore of the Seacoast" for many years. Portsmouth was a great place to live and work--full of history, charm, and seacoast beauty. Fortunately, when the big chains and Amazon started taking over bookselling, we were able to sell the bookstore after 9 years (to another career-changing couple!)

In 1996 we moved from coastal Maine further north to the Lakes Region of Maine where I was able, blissfully, to retire.  Retirement has been wonderful and fulfilling as I have had time to indulge my passions for cooking, gardening, yoga, and reading, as well as volunteer work in a number of settings.

In 2005 we headed south, living for a couple of years in the southern Blue Ridge area of Virginia and then finally landing in the mountains of western North Carolina.  I think this is it.  Our beloved 14-yr-old Elkhound-Shepherd, Sadie, is too tired to move again!  This area is a mecca for retirees with a variety of cultural, educational, and outdoor opportunities, a diverse population, natural beauty, year-round fresh produce, plenty of green space, and lots of medicare providers.  One of the best things about living here is the peaches!  They are amazing.

It's been great reading all your stories! Looking forward to the reunion.  Thanks to all who have worked to make this happen and a special thanks to Diane Bramon Willis for the time and energy spent in contacting all of us, keeping us updated, and encouraging us to participate!  
     
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David Fanter
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May 08, 1943 dafanter@strato.net Okeechobee FL US Retired teacher Married 2 Mr Kirchof and Mr Lee who became a coworker at Hazelwood Central HS Alaska,Hawaii, Vienna and Barbados
After LHSC I graduated from Southeast Missouri with a BS in Ed, and a masters from Webster univ. After teaching in the St. Louis area I went to work at KETC for a year and a half. Then back to teaching Social Studies at Hazelwood Central HS where my after school duties included 20 years as technical director of our high school theater. Retirement came in 1998 after 30 years.
I married Arleen Westerfeld  in 1970 and we have two boys.  Jon is the supervising network engineer at St. Louis Community College.  James is a helicopter pilot and a small business owner
After retirement My wife Arleen and I sold our house and moved into a motorhome for a three year odyssey around the US, Canada and Alaska.
After setteling in Okeechobee, Florida I Passed the ham radio test and now I volunteer at the County Emergency Operattions Center as a communicator. This gave me the opportunity to attend the Governor's Hurricane Conference twice, and take seven FEMA classes.
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Lawrence Gelner
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January 30, 1944 lgelner44@gmail.com York Haven PA US Self Employed Married 5 Mr. Wallace Saudi Arabia Chem lab, misc experiments
I went to Valparaiso University, graduating in 1965, in the top half of my class (I flunked a couple of classes in my sr year!).
4 years as an epoxy chemist with Carboline Company in St. Louis.  Married in 1967 (divorced in 1988, remarried in 1989.
Moved to Denver in 1970.  Sales rep for a manufacturer's representative.  Started a powder coating company in 1975.
Moved to Dover, NH in 1989 for job change.
Moved to St. Paul, MN in 1990 for job change.  While in MN traveled extensively for a company to places like India, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Europe, Israel, etc; presenting a number of technical papers on corrosion to various technical societies and other interested organizations
Moved back to Dover in 1996 as I liked it so well.
Moved to York Haven, PA in 1994.  Still here.

3 children of my own all living in CO.  2 stepchildren; 1 in Albuquerque, NM; 1 in State College, PA.

4 grandchildren of my children, 2 grandchildren of my Stepsons.

Semi retired, but still do some legal expert witness work and general handyman contracting.
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Marilyn Giesselmann (Brockmann)
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October 30, 1943 sillygrandma872@charter.net St. Louis MO US Married 3 Mr. Kirchoff and Mr. Hokamp Florida Christmas Concert
Tom and I will be married 47 years
He's still in landscapiing - I was a school/church secretary 25 yars
We're still members at Immanuel Lutheran in Olivette (worke there 10 year
Our children are all in town and we thank the Good Lord every day.
We adore our two grandboys!!
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Vicki Glatz (McConnell)
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September 04, 1943 mcconnellvl@gmail.com St. Louis MO US retired Married 2 Mr. Kirchoff Germany
After graduation, went to St. Paul's College, and then onto Southeast Mo. State in Cape. I worked fot several years as a dental assistant. In 1966 married Jim McConnell (lhsc1959), we have two sons, Michael and Matthew. Mike ( lhss91) graduated from MIzzou and lives in Columbia, MO. Matt (lhss96) graduated from Southwest Missouri State in Springfield and lives in Denver. I retired after 22 years at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church as Lead Teacher in the Early Childhood Center. Jim and I like to travel, have been to various states and on several cruises. One of our favorites was our trip to Alaska, what a beautiful country ! We intend to see the rest of the US and most of the National Parks. In my spare time, I volunteer at Peace, my home congregation, sing in the choir, and in the Boar's Head Festival,attend the women,s bible study and am on the Early Childhood Board. Jim and I did a lot of work for the Boosters at LHSS, when the kids were there and even for a long time afterwards.  I have enjoyed reading about all of you and hope you are all well. Send Vicki a MessageSend Vicki a Message
James Grace
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October 31, 1941 noemail@noemail.com Nixa MO worked in maintenance at Cox Hospital - 7 yrs; Married 5 Mr. Wallace California Graduation Day!!
I worked at Schnuck's market after graduation, and when my youngest brother graduated from high school, we went into the airforce for 4 years together.  

I was stationed in CA, Okinawa and Vietnam.
I came home and my brother and I went to Salina, KS....Spent 8 yrs there...worked on irrigation systems. Then we moved to Iowa, where we had a donut shop...4 yrs...then back to KS and had some rental houses and then  I gave them to my son.  Later I moved to Branson to take care of my mother....had to put her in a home and then I moved to near Springfield, where I am now.

first wife  - 26 yrs.  1963 - 89

Children:
1964 - Regina, in Kansas City, 2 kids
went to Okinawa
1968 - James, in Salinas, Ks, 2 kids
1972 - Duane, in Salinas, KS, 2 kids
1976 - Jessie, in Springfield, MO, 3 kids
1979 - Matthew, in Springfield, MO, 0 kids

I have 9 grandchildren.

7 yrs ago I remarried to Barbara, who has diabetes and takes insulin.  Medicine costs so much we had to take in foster kids.  We now have 4 foster kids. ages 1, 3, 4, and 7.

I shattered my shoulder and just had surgery on it, and I can't drive.   Really sorry to miss seeing everybody....


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Susan Graeser (Manion)
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September 08, 1943 jamesmanion@sbcglobal.net wildwood MO US retired Married 3 mr. wallace mexico, canada the 3 P's---PJ parties, Parkmoor and Prom.
Letting my "friends?", after a school play,spray paint my hair gold, thinking it was hair color spray. Boy, was that a challenge to get out! Being able to grow old with my high school sweetheart.
 After graduation I went to work for Pet Milk Inc. while waiting for Jim to graduate from Seward.  We married in July and had our 46th anniversary on the 31st.  I continued to work full time until Laura was born.  I went to part time until Mark and Amy arrived.  I was lucky to be a stay at home Mom until our youngest started first grade.  I worked part time for Pfizer Pharmaceutical in merchandising and sales to help put our kids through college.  I am now retired and enjoying every minute.  I love to sew, especially for our 9 grandchildren.

We are very pleased to have our children living here, enjoying holidays together, trips to the Lake and all.

Can’t wait to see everyone.

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Thelma Harris
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August 06, 1943 noemail@noemail.com US LPN at Barnes Hospital Divorced 3 California
Thelma was born in Blytheville, AR, and moved to St. Louis when she was 4.   Her father was not a part of the family.   She had a brother, 5 years younger, who died in 1982.  

When Thelma was 9, her mother died, and she and her brother were raised by her grandmother.   She started high school at Hadley High School, but after someone was killed there, she transferred to Lutheran High School Central.

After high school, Thelma went to school to become a LPN, which she did all her working life, at Barnes Hospital.  She had three children:

1.  Lisa, b. 1964.  Lisa, divorced, is a RN in xray at Barnes Hospital and has one son:  Carl, 20.
2.  Renee, b. 1965.  Renee is a married full-time mom, home schooling her 2 sons:
Adrian, 14, and Jordan, 13.
3.  Mark, b. 1967.  Mark, unmarried,  is an entrepreneur in California and is working on a book.

Today, Thelma is divorced and lives in a house, in a quiet integrated neighborhood with her daughter, Lisa, and grandson, Carl.   She lives blocks away from Renee and her family, and she and Renee go to yoga classes together every week.   She is retired and has a close family situation with her daughters and their families.

She has traveled to various cities around the US, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
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Donald Hartman
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January 27, 1944 Hartmansandon@sbcglobal.net Dayton OH US Engineer Married 2 Europe/Israel
 

After graduating from LHSC I received a BS in Electronic Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton (Ohio). After graduation I worked for McDonnell-Douglas Corp in St. Louis (now Boeing) for 3 ½ years; then in the US Air Force for four years (mostly stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH); and then civil service for thirty years (in Dayton, OH) as an electronic engineer and then an engineering manager. My government jobs included being US representative on two NATO technical working groups, chief avionics engineer for the F-16 fighter program, and chief avionics engineer and avionics and flight control chief for the C-17 cargo airplane program. I retired seven years ago and have been doing engineering consulting jobs on a part-time basis since then.

I am treasurer at our church, and also on several committees. I have been involved with Destination Imagination for years (a Creative Problem-solving program for kids, grades 2 to 16), where am currently state treasurer and on the state governing board.

I have been married to Sandy Hartman (Puckett), Class of LHSC, 1962, for 43 outstanding years. She is a retired teacher, having enjoyed many delightful years of teaching, mostly as a fourth grade teacher. We have two wonderful daughters, Melanie living in Orlando, FL, and Leslie living in Greensboro, NC. Our first grandchild is due in December, 2011. We love to travel, and do a lot of mountain hiking and snowshoeing. Rocky Mountain National Park is our favorite vacation location.

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James Hemmann
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February 26, 1944 jha1la@earthlink.net San Ramon CA US Landscape Architect Single Again 2 Mr. Lee Vietnam Graduation
After leaving the halls of LHSC, I attended the University of Missouri for two years and while there worked as a bus boy at Stevens College, a girls prep school in Columbia which by-the-way was one of my better moves.
After two years I decided to enlist in the army while there was still the opportunity to select your duty station. Being drafted and sent to Vietnam in those days was on the immediate horizon and a very real possibility
Germany was where I chose to hang my hat for the next 2 1/2 years. It was an eye opening experience on many levels. Extensive traveling around Europe on leave gave me many great memories. It also gave me the time I needed to grow up (although some folks think I still need more work in that area) and confirm that I wanted to continue my higher education which I resurrected when I returned to the states.
After several years I met a young lady named Pat, whom I married. The cold weather and hot, humid summers in Germany, much like in St. Louis, convinced me that I did not want to live in that type of climate again.
After several years I suddenly found myself in the position to attend UC Berkeley. So we packed up and moved to the Bay Area in northern California where I attended UC Berkeley as a full time student from 1972-1976 and received a BA degree in environmental science and a MLA degree in landscape architecture.
After 9 years of marriage, Pat and I decided that if we were to remain good friends we should divorce. We are still good friends to this day.
About this same time I achieved my lifetime goal of becoming a landscape architect. I eventually founded Jim Hemmann Associates, Landscape Architects 33 years ago which is still providing landscape architecture services to domestic clients in California and Hawaii and international clients in Europe and Southeast Asia.
The firm's projects have been diverse. I have been fortunate to have had interesting and challenging projects to keep me busy and to be able to work with clients of all economic levels, ages (from children to seniors), ethnic groups, nationalities and professional disciplines.
About six years ago I had two heart attacks one week apart. I survived. They were a memorable experience.
I have been blessed in many ways, however, my two most valuable treasures, are my eldest son Benjamin (24) and his brother Steven (22). My life would not have been complete without them. My second wife, Christine and I adopted them at 3 and 1 1/2. As a single parent I have been raising them for the last 12 years. What a roller coaster ride thats been. I survived. I have raised them to be just like me (now there is a scary thought).
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion and catching up. Jim
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