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Mike Rohan
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May 29, 1943 mer01@sbcglobal.net Chesterfield MO US Management Consultant for Nonprofits www.rohan-group.com Married 2 Gilbert Daenzer Sydney Australia When the curtain came down on "The Diary of Anne Frank" (I played Dr. Dussell). Mr. Hoyer did a great job.

After LHSC graduation, I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia.   My wife Pat and I met while at Mizzou.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a commission as an Air Force Second Lieutenant.  We were married in St. Louis halfway through my pilot training in Oklahoma.  After a year of combat crew training and a bunch of survival courses I left for a year in Vietnam.  I flew mostly close air support missions in the F-4 Phantom (a two-engine fighter-bomber) in South Vietnam, Laos and North Vietnam.   When the USS Pueblo was captured in early 1968, our Squadron deployed to Korea and then back to Vietnam.  When I returned to the US, we moved to Texas where I became a pilot instructor in the T-38 Talon (a two-engine jet trainer).  

 

In 1970 I left the Air Force as a Captain and loaded up our car with Pat, Heidi (our German Shepard) and our little girl to drive to upstate New York and start a new chapter--an advertising copywriting/account management job at General Electric.  (Big surprise:   we went from 75 degrees in Del Rio, Texas to shoveling 144 inches of snow in Schenectady that first year).

 

Two years later we returned home to St. Louis.  I managed advertising and marketing programs for Monsanto branded and unbranded products (Roundup herbicide, apparel, home furnishings) and Corporate programs for almost 18 years.  In 1990 we moved back to Houston, Texas to open a new Division for a business-to-business agency’s clients (3M, Exxon, Enron).  Two years later we came back to St. Louis to manage three Checkoff contracts (marketing, research, development) for the American Soybean Association and then the nonprofit National Corn Growers Association (ethanol, strategic planning, operations).  In 2002 I started my own management consulting firm--Rohan Business Group--to specifically help nonprofit organizations that have missions to help kids, families with significant health challenges or people in poverty.

 

We live in Chesterfield, MO with two dogs that defend our home from squirrels and other intruders.   Pat is a Reference Librarian at Kirkwood Public Library.  We like history, books, PBS mysteries and movies that have a real plot.   We have two daughters with their own families including four grandchildren (one boy, three girls).   They’re great kids and naturally we’re proud of them.

 

Pat and I like to travel--especially Europe.  Over the years we enjoyed trips to England, Greece and France.  We like the history, meeting the local people and swapping stories with fellow tourists.    The Greece trip included visits to Ephesus (of Ephesians) and Corinth (of Corinthians)--walking around where Paul and John lived was awesome.  In June we enjoyed a trip to Southern France.  We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on the Seine in Paris. 

 

Pat and I are looking forward to seeing and talking with you at the reunion.  Wish you the best!

Mike

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Connie Rueter (Knuth)
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May 29, 1943 connie_knuth@yahoo.com Durham NC US Retired Married 4 Mr. Kirchoff Rome, Iraly It was our senior year, the week after the Spring Concert. Because we had no event to practice for Mr. Kirchoff selected a few individuals to direct the choir to sing. He chose me to direct "Hallelujah Chorus." Oh, what power I felt I had for that last Hallelujah.
 After graduating from LHSC I went to Lutheran Hospital in St Louis to study nursing. While there I joined the basketball and volleyball teams.  The coach was Jim Knuth. Guess who had the first date with the coach.  We married in 1966, two years after I graduated.  Jim graduated from the seminary in 1967.  We lived in Bear Creek WS, Two Rivers WS and Madison Ws.  In 1991 we moved to Durham NC. We are 5 minutes from Duke University.
My nursing degree gave me many different kinds of experiences--recovery room nurse, pediatric hospital nursing, psychiatric nursing, insurance exams, family practice, ENT, allergy and immunology doctor's office, harvested corneas for corneal transplants for NC Eye Bank.
Jim and I have 3 girls and 1 boy.Two of the girls live in Atlanta, 1 in Greensboro, NC and our son in Asheville, NC.  We have 8 grandchildren, 5 boys and 3 girls. They range in ages from 16 down to 15 months.

The planning committee deserves and BIG "thank you" for all you have done.  I am really looking forward to this event.
I have had total knee replacements on both knees.  In April I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.




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Carl Sachtleben
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September 17, 1943 crsacht@gmail.com Spencer NC US clergy Married 2 William Kirchhoff Budapest, Hungary Playing the role of Otto Frank, the father of Anne, in the stage play, "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Greetings to the graduate Crusaders of 1961.  I look forward to seeing you at the reunion and, together with Wayne Schroeder, to have the privilege to lead our class in a worship service on Sunday morning!

My wife, Ann, and I were married in Cheyenne, WY in l966.  I met my perfect life partner at St. Paul’s Junior College, Concordia, MO in 1961.  After Ann graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois she taught in elementary schools while I attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 

I was assigned to Christ Lutheran Church in Washington, DC for my internship and graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1969.  I followed that degree with a degree in Pastoral Counseling and was then called to the seminary to serve as Director of Resident Field Education.  I also served Seminex (Seminary in Exile) in that same role during the Missouri Synod political and theological disputes.

I was called to Concordia Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE where I was the Associate Pastor and Director of that congregation’s Family Life Ministry.  I then served as Director of Pastoral Care for the Delaware Cancer Network and helped hospitals in Delaware and Maryland form pastoral care departments. 

In 1979, I was called as Senior Pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE where I served for 12 years.  In 1991, I became the Senior Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC (near Charlotte) and served there until I retired in 2007.  Five years earlier I was most fortunate to receive the honor of Doctor of Divinity from Lenoir Rhyne University.

Our two sons, Michael and Stephen, are both married.  Michael is a hospital administrator and lives in Vienna, VA with his wife, Joanna and their three children.  Stephen is a regional sales manager for a health care company and lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Christina and their two children. 

Now that we are both retired, Ann and I have had more time to travel and to spend good time with our five grandchildren.  We love traveling and over the years have taken many trips to the Caribbean islands where we enjoy scuba diving.  We have traveled in Europe a number of times.  In 2002, during my sabbatical, we lived in Germany for three months and in the fall of 2008 we spent another three months there.  We continue to study German and are becoming a little more fluent for our next trip to Germany. 

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Georgiann Sasseen (Amey)
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August 18, 1943 noemail@noemail.com Riverside CA RN; Director of Nursing; nursing teacher, Chino Valley Medical Center Divorced Mr. Wallace Vietnam; (flight nurse in Airforce) Graduation Day; Going to pajama party and losing tennis shoe in front of Mr. Wallace's house, as we were TPing it. (He found it.)
Running into former school mates in later years.

I was going to go to Rosary High School, but there was no room....I transferred to LHSC from Principia, and because we weren’t Lutheran, we had to pay twice as much and my mom and I had to meet with Dr. Lange twice before I could be admitted. I was sitting there and Dr. Lange said it was a requirement that I attend chapel, and was that ok with my mom. My mom quickly replied, “Hell no, it can’t hurt her.” and I still got to come.....
After graduation from LHSC, I went to St. Lukes’ s  Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1964 and continuing on to Washington U for my BS in Education.  Afterward, I went into the US Airforce and went to Vietnam, came home, and went to Catholic University in Washington, DC , for my MS in Nursing.

I moved to CA in 1975 and was on the open heart team at St. Jude’s Hospital in Fullerton, CA. until 1990.   I then became Director of Nursing at Chino Valley Medical  Center, an HCS hospital, until 2006, when I retired.  Now I do contractual teaching of  ”critical care in the ER” at Chaffey College.  

While I was in the Airforce, I met David Amey and we were married in 1966 and divorced in 1969. 

It really has been a good life and I’ve loved every minute.   In my spare time, I still read a lot, dabble in photography and play with my babies:  2 little dogs,  a mini-longhaired dachshund, Tina Turner, 5 yrs old, and a wonderful 13 year old shitzhu, Milo.


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Edith Scharlemann (Rehbein)
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September 21, 1943 erehbein5@hotmail.com New York NY US college professor Widowed Mr.Wallace the Greek islands When my pre-calc teacher began addressing me as Miss Scharlemann rather than Edith. It inspired me to begin adulthood. (MS. wasn't thought of yet).
I am officially retired--but still teaching two days a week--from Middliesex County College in New Jersey, where I have been teaching for 40 years! The early years were most exciting as a mostly young faculty created part of the community college system of New Jersey.  My graduate work  in Britiish literature was at Washington University in St. Louiis and then I picked up a second Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from New York University about 12 years into my teaching career.
For the past 33 years I have been living in New York City, in Greenwich Village, and enjoying a rich life of theatre, opera,concerts, dance--when I am not grading English composition papers!

In my "retirement" I have just completed a 6 year term as Senior Warden of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields (Episcopal) and have been long involved in that parish, to my great joy.
 

 

 

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Linda Schindler (Liebnau)
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January 12, 1943 Crestwood MO US Retired Married 3 Mr. Kirchhoff Italy Choir, Glee Club, GAA

After high school I worked at an insurance company in Webster Groves for 3 yrs.  I then worked at Concordia Seminary Business Office for 10-1/2 yrs where I met my husband, David.  We were married in 1974.  He received his first call into the pastoral ministry to a dual parish in northwest Wisconsin in 1975 where all three of our children were born.  We moved back to St. Louis in 1981.  David was on a health disability for several years.  In 1986 David received a call to St. Trinity Lutheran South City and in September we've completed 25 years so far together in ministry at this church.  I've enjoyed being a pastor's wife for the many years.  Returning to St. Louis I worked as a teacher aid for two years at my twin's (Sandy Burford) preschool.  I worked full-time then for 13 years for general surgeons as a secretary-receptionist at St. John's Mercy, then seven more years at Concordia Seminary as a secretary for the Directors of Campus Activities and Communications.  In 2005, I retired to take care of our first granddaughter.  A second granddaughter followed, then three grandsons (in two families).  We have three terrific adult children and their wonderful spouses, one as recent as 9/4/11.  (All who live in the area.)  God has truly blessed us over all these years.

I wish God's richest blessings to all of you!        Linda

Sandy Schindler (Burford)
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January 12, 1943 sandyburford@gmail.com Kirkwood MO US Retired teacher Married 3 Mr. William Kirchhoff Hawaii Lots of good memories of Christmas concerts singing, "Come to the Manger," and the "Hallelujah Chorus,". Basketball games at the Sem were fun. I remember long walks and talks with my twin sister, Linda, to catch the Delmar bus or streetcar. Linda & I had identical class schedules all through LHSC except for world history: I had Mr. Vogelsmeier & she had Mr. Goede.
After graduation from LHSC, I worked for 3 years in the actuarial department of a local insurance company. Went to SPC in Concordia, Missouri for 2 years and graduated from Concordia, RF in 1968.  Been married to my dear husband, Dave, since 1968, blessed with 2 sons Jon & Chris, and 1 daughter, Beth & 4 grandchildren so far, Tim, Abby, JT, and Daxton. Retired in 2006 after teaching for 35 years in Lutheran schools to take care of our grand daughter--she keeps me young in spirit! (Our 3 children & their wonderful spouses graduated from Lutheran High South in St. Louis.) I usually help serve breakfast at our food pantry at church and have tutored young children with Christian Friends of New Americans. Recent travels include trips to see Chris and his family first in San Diego and now to Washington, DC where Chris works. Jon is an attorney in St. Louis and Beth is a Lutheran special ed teacher. I enjoy spending time with family & friends.  I've  enjoyed reading about how God has blessed all of you in the last 50 years.  May He continue to hold each of you in His loving hands! 
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Carol Schlittler (Backs)
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January 29, 1944 kcbacks@gmail.com Wildwood MO US retired Married 2
After high school I worked as a secretary for Mallinckrodt Chemical Co. Married in 1965 and have 2 beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Erin. Started my own business out of the home. It was a newsletter that went out to homemakers telling them how to shop wisely using coupons and refunds. I had this business for 18 years and retired. One of the highlights was visiting the Gary Collins show in California and being interviewed on TV as a "coupon queen".

My husband, Ken, and I live in Wildwood, Missouri near Greensfelder Park on six acres. I am a horse lover and ride regularly at the park and trailer all over Missouri and Illinois .

We travel a bit and have been to many beautiful places around the world. Switzerland was one of my favorites.

My life is full of nurturing my 3 grandchildren. Mason who is 6 and his twin sisters, Madison and Hailey who are 4. They live close to us and are a joy. My oldest daughter and husband live in Kansas City so we visit there frequently. Love retirement, but it seems that there is not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do. I am very active and thank the Lord, healthy. We attend St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Eureka and many of our friends are from that congregation.
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Carol Scholle (Schmidt)
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August 10, 1943 carol_l_schmidt@hotmail.com St. Louis MO US Administrative Assistant Married 2 Ms. McClure, Mr Kirchhoff Germany
After LHSC I attended Miss Hickey's School for Secretaries.  Then worked for Sherwood Medical as a secretary for 10 years. 

In 1970 I married Don (LHS-56).  We have two daughters--Dana Meyer (LHSS-89) and Karen Gudgel (LHSS-93).  Dana and her husband Jay live in Ballwin, MO.  They have three daughters (11, 8 & 4).  Karen and her husband live in Lemont, IL, where Michael is pastor at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.  They have a daughter (7) and a son (4). 

During my children's grade school years I was a stay-at-home mom keeping busy with scouts, mothers' club, etc.  During their college years we ran our own company in St. Louis.  For the last 11 years I have been working as an administrative assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  God has truly blessed our family these many years.

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Wayne Schroeder
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March 07, 1944 wayne-bev@sbcglobal.net Waukesha WI US Lutheran Pastor www.orlctosa.org Married 4 Mr. Lee Israel and Jordan One of my favorite memories is playing Christmas carols outside of school the week before Christmas. It was a challenge trying to keep my trombone slide from freezing up.
Following High School, I attended St. Paul's College in Concordia, Mo for two years.  It was there that I met the love of my life, Beverly Fischer.  After SPC, Bev went on to Concordia, Seward, and I headed for Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, then on to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 

Bev and I were able to keep our relationship going through those years, and were married in 1967, just before we headed to Des Plaines, Ill for Vicarage. 

After 15 years at three different churches in Nebraska, and 15 years at Trinity Lutheran in Cedar Rapids, IA, Beverly and I have been in the Milwaukee area for the past 11 years.  I served as Executive for Congregational Services for the South Wisconsin District, LC-MS, for six years, and the last four as Assoc. Pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran, Wauwatosa, WI.  I retired in July, 2010 and now serve part time. 

Bev and I have been blessed with 4 children and 9 grandchildren.  Our eldest daughter, Michelle and her husband live in Seward, NE with 2 children.  Devin serves as the Athletic Director for Concordia University.  Our sons both have the doctorates in Math and teach in the Kentucky state University system.  Chris and his wife live in Morehead, Ky with two children, and Timothy and his wife live in Murray, KY with two children.  Our other daughter, Sara and her husband live near us in Waukesha, WI with three boys. 
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