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Classmates Who Have Passed Away
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Ager-Holbrook, Marlene June  

Deceased. Marlene passed away on March 17, 2017. She was born in Racine on December 26, 1952. Marlene married Jesse Willard Holbrook, on June 28, 1980. They lived in Sturtevant, WI. She attended nursing school and then studied accounting at University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Her and her husband and owned American Locksmith. Marlene managed the office.
Marlene loved crafts, reading and vacationing. Marlene served as her church’s organist until her illness took her hearing. She enjoyed crafting; creating beautiful beaded ornaments and tying blankets for many family members and friends.
Marlene was an avid Amazon shopper. She was always excited when a new package arrived with her new treasures. Marlene loved spending time at their cabins in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. She made sure that she and Jess had a beautiful home away from home to spend time with family and friends. Above all, Marlene cherished her family.

Jess Holbrook; mother, Iva Ager; sister, Mardell (Rob) Fisher; mother-in-law, Ruth McKinney; brothers-in-law, Chuck Wahl, Pastor Bill (Gail) Holbrook, Lee McKinney; sisters-in-law, Anne Ryan, Betty (Ray) Kelm; nieces and nephews including Nicholas Fisher, Samantha Fisher, Cheri (Matt) DuShane, Carolyn (Jason) Taylor, Cathy (Rick) Kelemen, William (Kelly) Holbrook Jr and Cindy (Josh) Thomas; close cousins, Tammy Fredericksen and Kathy Geoghan; best friend, Rhonda Bose; other relatives and dear friends too numerous to mention. Marlene is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Ager; sister, Melonie Wahl.
Andersen-Voisin, Jackie Deceased. Jackie died March 3, 2019. Jackie was married to Daniel Voisin. They had 3 children, 1 child was deceased; 1 grandchild.
Jackie was a professional seamstress with her own business.
Daniel Voisin
Auman, John  

Deceased. John passed away on September 6, 2000 in Marietta Georgia from colon cancer at 47 years old. John went to UW Stevens Point. John was married and had two wonderful kids. He had moved to Georgia in the mid 90’s and worked for a General Motors subsidiary in the warehouse.

 

Badalik, Jack Myron

Deceased. Jack Jr. died April 10, 2015 at 61 years old. Jack was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. and the United States Army. Jack w the Commander of American Legion Post # 18. He was the beloved husband of Grace Badalik and loving father of Christopher Badalik, Robert Jokiel, Daniel Jokiel, and Tommy Jokiel. Brother of Jill Dzioba, and Jim Badalik. Grandfather of Nicole Jokie.

Grace Badalik
Christopher Badalik, Robert Jokiel, Daniel Jokiel, and Tommy Jokiel. Jill Dzioba, Jim Badalik. Nicole Jokie.
Barrett, John
Deceased. John passed away from an illness on March 17, 2016 at the age of 63 years at his home in Phoenix, AZ in the loving care of his wife Karen. John was born on February 19, 1953 in Racine. John attended Ripon College where he studied history and philosophy, and devoted his career to the High Tech recruitment field. He married Karen I. on July 26, 1990 in Indianapolis, IN. John was an avid sports car enthusiast and greatly enjoyed music, tennis and sailing.

He leaves behind his wife Karen of nearly 26 years; his daughters Jennifer J. Keim (George) and Georgeanne K. Barrett (Robert); and son, Jonathan R. Kemp (Karina); as well as granddaughters Lucy, Kylie and Peyton. John also is survived by his father John P. “Jack” Barrett; and sisters Kay Barrett and Suzanne B. Gilpin; as well as other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Berntzen- Berlin, Susan C. Deceased. Susan passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2020 at home on March 9, 2020. She was born on February 28, 1953. On September 27, 1975 she married David Berlin at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Racine and they had one son, Michael. They relocated to rurally in 1990 and they lived on a 7 acre farmette in School Hill/ Kiel, WI. They enjoyed owing horses and country living. Susan was also a Purchasing Agent at Mayline. Sue was a very sweet person; always willing to help and easy to be around. She was an avid reader and loved being with her friends and family. Sue loved animals and riding on the Harley with her husband. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. David Berlin
Brown, Randall Deceased September 16, 2011 at 58 years old after a short illness. Randy lived in Racine, WI and played in a band as a trumpet player for "Fun Factory". He acted in several theatre productions. Randy was a Transportation Coordinator for many years. He had one daughter Laura A. Brown and one son Kevin R. Brown. Randy expressed his creativity through music, acting and gardening. He was passionate about nature, whether it was watching flocks of birds at his many feeders, sitting in the great outdoors fishing and hunting, or just listening and feeling the beauty that surrounded him.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Laura A. Brown of Missouri; son, Kevin R. Brown of Racine; granddaughters, Lauren and Olyvia; sisters, Rebecca (Gary Reinoehl) Brown of California and Kay (Robert) Rosenbaum of Indiana; and brother, Rex (Lori) Brown of Illinois.

Casper, Theodore Deceased. Theodore "Ted" Theodore (Ted) Casper passed away October 23, 2018 at 64 years old in Florida from complications of cancer and pneumonia. He was an exceptional husband, brother and friend who was at all times giving, caring and full of life. He touched the life, in a very positive way, of everyone he came in contact with. Ted came from a family of six boys and two girls. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife Donna, his sister Lori Boultinghouse and his brothers Paul and Jimmy, as well as his many close and dear friends in Wisconsin and Florida. Ted started Casper Coffee and Vending Company in 1981. Ted cared deeply for and very much appreciated each and every one of his working associates. Donna Casper
Lori Boultinghouse
Paul Casper
Jimmy Casper
Castro, Cornell  

Deceased. Cornell Santos Castro, 63, a resident of Racine, passed away on January 26, 2016, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints in Racine.

 
Chadek- Grube, Debbie Deceased. Debra Chadek Grube, age 59, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, in Barrington. Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Debbie was employed for 20 years in commercial printing sales. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, traveling, golfing, and was very fond of nature and animals.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Debbie is survived by her sisters, Judith (Daniel) Kuiper of Eagle River, WI, Sharon (Steven) Gouris of Gurnee, IL; and her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Christensen, Martin P.
Deceased. Marty was an insurance Agent for CRB Insurance in Racine, WI. Randy passed away in approximately 2002 at approx 49 years old.

 
Cummings, Hamish H.   Deceased. Hamish passed away in 1995 at the age of 42 years old from a heart attack.

Survivors:
Wife Sumiko, son Hamish & other children. Nephew Tony Cummings & mother, Dortha F Cummings and sister Gloria J Erdman

Davies- Daly, Gwen Deceased. EAGLE RIVER - Gwen Davies- Daly, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 28, 2021 with her family by her side.
She was born on February 18, 1953 to the late Charles and Rosemary Davies in Racine. Gwen was united in marriage in Racine, to her junior high school sweetheart, James Daly on May 25, 1974. She was a Registered Nurse/CNN in the dialysis unit for over 41 years. Gwen enjoyed bike riding, fishing, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends. Gwen is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Matt Daly and Katie Daly; granddaughter, Lauren; sister, Peggy (Mike) Konieczko and brother, Dennis Davies.
Gwen is survived by her husband Jim and her children Matt Daly and Katie Daly and other loved family members.
Davis, John   Deceased. John passed away on December 7, 1977 at 24 years old, from Gastric Problems.

 
 
Dean, Richard   Deceased. Richard passed away in approximately 2000 at approx 48 years old of Pancreatic Cancer.
 
Djuricic - Montgomery, Millie   Deceased. Millie passed away November 4, 2014 at the age of 62 years. Millie was born in Racine, July 18, 1953, daughter of the late Vladimir and Ida (Nee: Stotera) Djuricic. She was preceded in death by her parents and her 2 sisters Ingrid Celmer and Angie DeMoulpied. Millie was a strong and independent mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Millie wish was to be cremated and return to the beauty of the earth.
Survivors include her daughters, Katie (Al) Wassil of Racine, Carla Montgomery of Denver, CO; her grandson, Emmett; sister, Donna (Robert) Aleo of AZ; special longtime friend and former husband, Jeff Montgomery.
Dowman- Simon, Linda Deceased. Linda Dowman- Simon passed away after a strong battle of liver cancer on April 3rd, 2022 at age 69 years old. She lived in Rogersville, MO. She was born in Charleston, SC in 1953. She earned her Nursing degree in Racine, WI. There she met and married the love of her life, Daryl Simon in 1974. Linda spent over 45 years caring for others during her nursing career. She spent 36 years of that at Mercy Hospita in Rogersville. She was a community volunteer who hosted teleauctions, was a published photographer and writer,she sang in the Springfield Sweet Adelines chorus, a gourmet cook. She did service at the National Tiger Sanctuary in Branson, Missouri. Linda made a lasting impression on everyone she met. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gladly accepted and encouraged to the National Tiger Sanctuary at 518 State Hwy BB, Saddlebrooke, MO, 65630. Daryl Simon
Dykstra, Kim Deceased. Kim, age 59, died on March 3, 2012 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Dykstra was born in Racine, Wisconsin on December 9, 1952 to Reinhart and Carrol (Husman) Dykstra. He graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne campus, in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in business. In 1985, he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne with a Masters of Divinity. Kim served as Pastor in Godrich, Ontario, Canada; London, Ontario, Canada; and Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He was also drove truck over-the- road for Schneider National Trucking for 15 years. He married Cathy Lee Fisher on August 9, 1975 and was a member of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by son, Andy Dykstra, in 2001. Kim will be dearly missed by all who know and love him. We know that he is with his Lord and Savior in Heaven. Survivors include: His wife of 36 years, Cathy Dykstra of Fort Wayne; son, Benjamin and Lisa Dykstra of Avilla; daughter, Katie and Matt Spinks of Fort Wayne; Grandson, Samuel Spinks and granddaughter, Rainbow Spinks; mother and father, Reinhart and Carrol Dykstra of Sturtevant, Wisconsin; sister, Sally Dykstra of Sturtevant, WI. He was preceded in death by son, Andy Dykstra, in 2001.
Dykstra, Tricia

Deceased. Tricia Ann (nee. Dykstra) Schmidt of Wind Lake, WI passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017 at 64 years old at her residence. Tricia was born in Racine, Wisconsin on March 8, 1953, the daughter of John and Evelyn (nee. Petersen) Dykstra. In her early life, Tricia enjoyed spending summertime with her family on Browns Lake, and Waubeesee Lake. She was a UW graduate of Whitewater with a degree in Education. Tricia was a passionate teacher for 42 years, most recently working with special needs children at Waterford Evergreen School. On April 13, 2004 in Barbados she married Dean John Schmidt. The couple had lived on Waubeesee Lake the past few years. Per Tricia Ann’s wishes no services will be held. A Private memorial party will be held.

Tricia is survived by her husband Dean, children: Damon Dean Schmidt, Megan (Adam) Blevins, Ryan (Kristen) Dembroski and Matthew (Heather) Dembrowski; her father: John “Don” Dykstra, grandchildren: William, Gunnar, Peyton and Colton Blevins, Silvana Schmidt, and Elaine Dembroski; sisters and brothers: Donna (Frank) Manfredi, Jamie (Phil) Hueja, Marcy (Kyle) Groter, John (Julie) Dykstra, Don (Margie) Dykstra and Ann (Patrick) Kerkhoff; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Because Susan spent her professional life working with special needs students, her family suggests memorials be given to either “Autism Society of America” 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814, or “Down Syndrome Foundation” 17186 Daniel Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.
Erdmann-Willms-Eldridge, Susan

Deceased. Susan passed away on February 27, 2017 of MS. Susan was married to Larry Eldridge for 20 years. She has 3 children, 2 step-children and 5 grandchildren and all of them live in the Columbus, OH. Susan loved working for The Ohio State University in the Dept. of Athletics as HR Manager until 2006. At that time she went on disability retirement due to MS. Susan said "MS is a very mean disease and has impacted every aspect of my life. I try to keep pressing on as well as I can. I do a lot of reading, messing around on the computer and spending time with my kids and grandkids". Susan was an 'adopted' Ohio State Buckeye (unless they played Wisconsin) and attended all the football games as staff alumni.

Larry Eldridge
Her family lives in Powell, OH
Fenkl, Robert Deceased on September 6, 2011 unexpectedly at 58 years old. Bob was born in Ansbach, Germany and came to Racine in 1955. He married Sharon Christensen, in Las Vegas, NV, on Sept 1, 1995. Bob was a partsman for Lakeside International for seventeen years. Bob loved music and playing oldies on his guitar. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He was a member of Deutshcer Manner Verein (German Club) and a former member of the Harbor Lite Yacht Club in Racine. Robert is survived by his loving wife Sharon of Racine; children, Laura Shockley of Milwaukee, Lisa (Dave) Higgins of Racine, David Bjorkman of Eugene, Oregon; grandson, Brandon Higgins; parents, Louie and Katharina Fenkl; brothers, Dieter (Roberta) Fenkl of Racine, Eric (Stan) Fenkl of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ronald (Cari) Fenkl of Racine.
Francis, Frank Deceased. Frank died in a car accident in June 1971 when he was 18 years old.

Frank died the month we graduated from high school! He missed his whole life!
 
Gage, Gary T.

Deceased. Gary, age 61, passed away in a fatal traffic accident on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Gary was born in Racine on September 6, 1953. Gary was a Deputy Sheriff and a well-respected member of the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years. He retired in 2012.
Gary was married to Gloria, a professional cook. They lived in Burlington, WI. Gary’s passions were guns, aviation, travel, astronomy and the outdoors. Gary was a lifetime member of the EAA, NRA and the Audubon Society. Gary loved nothing more than a good meal, a good whiskey, and good company. He was known to always have a good story to tell, and was a good friend to all that knew him. Memorial donations to the Audubon Society or NRA-ILA have been suggested in his honor.

Gary is survived by his parents, Bud (Gloria) Gage of Racine, and Gretchen Gage of Las Vegas; daughter Jennifer Gage in Minnesota; his best friend and companion Gloria Gage of Burlington; brothers and sister, Tobin (Vickie Schommer) Gage of McHenry, Illinois, Timothy Gage and Lisa (Dennis) Stewart both of Racine. He will also be missed by Gloria’s children, Robert Brook of Racine, and Charlene Mayorga of Burlington; and six grand- children; his nieces Julie Hadlock, Sarah Deleeuw, Nicole Raffini, and Katie Raffini; his nephews Todd Gage, Eric Gage, and Sam Stewart.
Gordon-McFarland, Susan Deceased. Susan passed away on August 20, 2009 at 55 years old of breast cancer. Susan was a well-studied pianist, a pilot, an excellent second-mate, and an entrepreneur. She loved golfing, traveling, gardening and giving. Her smile was contagious and her love was as big as life. Sue is survived by her husband Jamie McFarland and their children, Jerrod and Lisa and her six grand children Aaron LeGath, Sam, Maddy and Chase McFarland, Eleanor and Sully Brieske.
Grapentine-Nelson, Shawn Deceased. Shawn passed away on July 12, 2015 at the age of 62 years from brain cancer. Shawn was a passionate mother, wife and artist. She could create any knitting design that amazed everyone who knew her. Shawn's profession was in Real Estate. Shawn is survived by her husband Jim Nelson and her daughter Delaney in Fox Lake, Illinois.
Gustin, Roger   Deceased.

Survivors:
Gustin, Jeffery A
Gustin, Patti J
Gustin, Kathleen M
Chevalier, Michelle M
Gustin, Scott A
Gustin, Margaret
Hamilton, Kathleen   Deceased.

 

Hanson, Steve

Deceased. Steven passed away at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 9, 2016 at the age of 62. He was born on February 20, 1953 in Racine, WI to Edward “Bucky” and Nancy (nee: Sorenson) Hanson. Steve received his BA in Art Education from UW-Stout in 1975. After graduating from UW-Stout, Steve was a teacher for two years at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico where he was head of the Art Department and coached tennis. For the past 35 years, Steve was employed as a flight attendant with American Airlines until retiring in April of 2016. His most recent assignment was on international flights from Miami to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is survived by a family that loved him dearly, including his father Edward (Bucky) of Edina, MN, his four brothers, Dr. David (Shari) of Libertyville, IL, Rev. Dana (Nancy) of Winnetka, CA, Jon of Milwaukee, and Andy (Peggy) of Minnetonka, MN, by nephews Rob, David, Greg, and Luke Hanson, nieces; Kristina Herman, Laura, Elizabeth, and Emma Hanson, as well as, by two lifelong friends Johnny Holstein and Rob Stocks of Washington, DC. Steve was preceded in death by his loving mother Nancy (Sorenson) Hanson in June of 2015. A memorial service will be held in Racine for Steve at a later date. Memorials to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Henningfeld, Dan

Deceased. Dan Henningfeld passed away on July 8th, 2021 at 67 years old. He will be forever loved by his family and greatly missed by his many friends. Although he was preceded in death way too soon by many members of his immediate family including his parents, Richard and Verona (Kirchoff) Henningfeld and his brothers, Richard Jr. and Dale. Dan found a family of friends through his ownership of Pickerel Point Resort, work at Integrity Realty and his love of snowmobiling. He was very giving of his time and proud of his work with the Seabees (United States Naval Construction Battalion), membership with the Wabeno American Legion and involvement with the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.

 
Holsinger- Dykstra, Joanne Marie  

Deceased. Joanne was born April 3, 1953. Joanne passed away November 8, 2021 at 68 years old of breast cancer at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. Joanne was devoted to her family. Joanne will lovingly be remembered by her husband Allen of 48 years, son Jeffrey (Amanda), daughter Kate (Mike), 4 grandsons Henry, Van, Sam, and Red. Sisters Debbie and Barb and brother Jimmy. She was always great with giving advice if you needed it. Her warm, gentle nature helped to put you at ease and made you feel loved. Joanne had a love for golden retrievers which she bred and raised for 10 years. She put a lot of love and hard work into raising them. She also took an interest in raising over 200 monarch butterflies with Allen. Her interment is at Caleonia Memorial Park.

Allen Dykstra, son Jeffrey Dykstra), daughter Kate (Mike), 4 grandsons Henry, Van, Sam, and Red. Sisters Debbie and Barb and brother Jimmy.
Holub - Rosploch, Roberta

Deceased. Roberta "Bertie" passed away on October 3, 2011 at age 58 years. She was born in Racine on October 20, 1952 to Lona D. and Robert J. Holub Sr. Roberta married Robert "Rick"Rosploch and they lived in Caledonia, Wisconsin. Roberta had 2 children, Rick and Cindy. She cherished her family. Roberta was a Catholic and attended St Louis Catholic Church in Caledonia, Wisconsin.

Loving mother of Ricky (Sandy) and Cindy (Danny) Kannegiesser. Dear grandma of Kodi, Jonathin, Robert and Daniel Jr. Loving daughter of Bob and Lona Holub. Sister of the late Helen (John) Lahn, Bobby (Becky) Holub, Diane, Donny, Joey, Janet, Jim, Julie (Roy) Edwards, and Jerry. Sister-in-law of Nancy (Bill) Bauman and the late James. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Honor, Henry Deceased. Deacon Henry 'James' Honor 55, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Nov 3, 2008. James He was employed by Twin Disc and Danfoss. With a profound Christian faith, James was a passionate Gospel enthusiast since 1966. Deacon James was an accomplished singer, lead & bass guitarist, songwriter, producer, teacher and recording artist. He proudly authored a piece known by many, 'Going On The Other Side', which totally surpassed his expectations. Deacon James was the founder of Simply Amazing Gospel Productions and TAM Gospel Productions. He was involved in promoting some of the best in Gospel including: The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Shirley Caesar, Lee Williams and Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers, just to name a few. In the early 80's, Deacon James had the opportunity to go professionally with Archie Dale & The Tones of Joy. However, as a truly devoted father, he turned it down as his three daughters were still young. Deacon James was an active member of Greater St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church where he had been the Superintendent of Sunday School and led many Bible study classes.
Surviving are his 'girls', Marzelle Honor, Atifa (Dandrius) Robinson and La Tosha Honor
Howell, Gregory   Deceased. Greg Howell passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2021 at 68 years old. Greg was a quiet sort of guy who had a great sense of humor to those that were close to him. Greg was well liked by many people and was known for his kind and helpful spirit. (A lot of people know his brother Art Howell who was the chief of police in Racine, WI.) A private family service will be held at Graceland Cemetery.
Art Howell
Hughes, Richard   Deceased. Richard passed away in approximately 1990 at approx 37 years old from complications of HIV.
Do you know more information of his life or have any photos?
 
Hunt- Johnson, Christine M.  

Christine, 54, passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Racine on Friday, May 18, 2007. She was born in Crystal Falls, Mich., on January 21, 1953, the daughter of Carroll Hunt and Joyce L. Johnson. Her mother, Joyce preceded her in death. Christine had been employed by Metro Milwaukee Auto Mart. Christine was an avid reader and loved raising her cats.

Surviving are her father, Carroll Hunt of Caledonia; her brother, Paul (Tammy) Hunt of Caledonia; sisters, Mary (Matt) Schanning of Oak Creek and Linda (Mike) Amy of Waterford. Her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends further survive her.
Inloes, Christopher Deceased. Chris Inloes, 67, of Racine, WI passed away on August 29, 2020 from Covid in a nursing home.
He was born in Ann Arbor, MI on December 18, 1952. Chris worked as a graphic designer for EMI Design. He would later marry Jenny.
Chris was a pillar in the Racine music scene. While at Case High School he was a member of The Lines End where they recorded his original song “Miss Illusion”. He went on to play in a trio at Parkside and later in the Root River Band with his son, Michael, on drums. Chris was in the house band Softouch at The Holiday Inn for many years. He participated in music at Christ Church of Racin and United Methodist Church. Most recently, Chris was a leading member of The Sentinels, finishing his last public show in September of 2019.
Chris is known for his love of The Beatles and music from the 60s & 70s. Chris loved boating, fishing, collecting "Beatle-era", guitars/amps and memorobilia. He will always be remembered as a great friend, a gentle soul and an amazing father.

 

He is survived by his two children, Michael and Elizabeth Inloes, his siblings Brenda, Brian (Angela), and David (Cort), and his nieces and nephew Emma (Tyler) DeBehnke, John, and Mary.

Jackson,
Jerry

Deceased. Jerry M. Jackson, 59, passed away on July 17 in Orlando, FL. where he lived. "TeadyBoy" enjoyed Fishing, Singing and playing the keyboard and trumpet and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of The Pamp's Band, High Stakes and the Love Expression Band in the 70s & 80s. Survivors are his daughter, Oprea Jackson of CA; Three Stepchildren, Georgia Hill, Ozella Hill, Clyde Hill all of Racine; 5 sisters, Martha Purifoy of Peoria, lL, Kia (Antonio) Lockridge of Orlando, FL, Linda McCrackin, Janice Gray, and Marion (L.A) Pillows all of Racine, WI.; 3 Brothers, General D. Jackson, Michael K. Jackson, Darrell Jackson all of Racine; God Brother, James Carodine; God-Sister, Pastor Virginia Lackey; and a special friend Jacquelyn Broner.
Jensen, Ginger   Deceased.
 
Jensen James R. Deceased. James passed away February 17, 2015 in Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa at age 62 years. Jim was employed with Unico in Racine and served his Country in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, the Packers and playing golf in his younger years. Survivors include his mother Lorraine Jensen, his 3 children; James R. Jensen Jr., Michelle Loiacano, and Casey Prohaska; 5 grandchildren; Noah Jensen, Sierra, Joshua, Nicholas, and Faith Loiacano. His 3 sisters; Jacalyn Brough, Jane Czosnek, and June Finch; 4 brothers; Jerome Jensen, John Jensen, Joseph Jensen, and Jay Jensen. Jim is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Johnson, Susan A.   Deceased. Passed away before our 1991 reunion, date unknown.

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Kelm, Ronald   Deceased. Ron passed away in February 1981 at 38 years old from depression.
 
Kraft, Harvey R.  

Deceased. Harvey R. Kraft Jr, 54, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007. He was born in Racine, May 16, 1953, son of Harvey and Muriel (nee: Harris) Kraft.

Survivors include his mother, Muriel; three sisters, Mary Jo Kraft (Jim Henke) of Racine, Barbara (Gary) Hill of Rockford, Ill., and Sara (Dick) Hetland of Racine; and a brother, David Kraft of Racine.
Krueger-McPhillip, Pamela   Deceased. Pamela passed away on August 3, 2015 at 62 years old at her home in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Pam was born on July 5, 1953 in Racine, WI the daughter of Wallace and Patricia (Lyons) Kruger. Pam married to John “Jack” McPhillips on August 17, 1973. After raising their family the couple moved to Eagle River in 2007. Pam enjoyed spending time at Clear Lake as well as gardening. Pam is survived by her daughter Schaun (Tom) Benish of Racine, mother Patricia Kruger of Racine,sister Karen (Chris) Olson of Racine, brothers Steve (Virginia) Kruger of Racine and Eric (Michelle) Kruger of Cedarburg, WI, 3 grandsons, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.
Kuiper, Donna   Deceased. Donna passes away on May 17, 2011 at 57 years old after a brief illness. Donna lived in Alto, MI area. Donna loved to sing.
Donna is survived by her parents, Art and Helena Kuiper of Mount Vernon, WA; and her sisters and brother and their spouses, Jerry and Barbara VanVliet of Mount Vernon, WA, Mike and Bev Mulder of Prinsburg, MN, Henry and Jeanne Annema of Sedro Woolley, WA, and Art and Robyn Kuiper of St. Louis, MO. She also leaves behind 14 nephews and nieces.
LaCanne, Steve Deceased. Steve was born in Racine on December 11, 1951. He was raised in Racine. He graduated with us in 1971. After graduation, Steve went to faithfully serve our country with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. Then Steve was employed at Case I H where he retired after 34 years. Steve always was a Great Lakes drag car racer; enjoyed fishing & hunting; and was an extreme NASCAR fan. He wed his 4th wife Anne, the love of his life, on February 22, 2003. He went through and survived lung cancer in 2005. Steve suffered a stroke in March of 2022. He was at home in hospice care until he passed away peacefully on July 4, 2022. He has 4 children and 16 grandchildren. Surviving are his loving wife, Anne at 717 Cleveland Ave; Racine, WI 53405
(262) 632-3232
Steve was on Facebook as Steve LaCanne
His 4 children: Daniel (Jennifer Barrett) LaCanne, Geoffrey LaCanne, Candice (Adam) Gavran, and Steven (Leesa) LaCanne II; step-daughters: Lindsey (Daniel) Boehne and Kristi Blaschke; mother, Genevieve LaCanne; 16 grandchildren; brother, Michael LaCanne; brothers-in-law: John (Crystal) Thill and Eric (Renee) Thill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lapotko, Alexander   Deceased. Alex passed away in August of 2003 at 50 years old from a heart attack. Alex lived in Waterford, WI with his wife Rhonda.
 
Larrabee, William  

Deceased. Bill was born on the 4th of July, 1952. Bill passed away on February 26, 1977 at 24 years old from a car accident on Hwy 11 in Sturtevant, WI. Bill was going to Kenosha. Bill is buried at West Lawn.
Bill was married, but seperated, to Susan Pfeiffer. They resided in Sturtevant, WI.

Sister: Joice
Lira, Armando Deceased. Armando passed away at 69 years old on February 13, 2021 at Amita St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Armando lived in Elgin, Il. He was born on June 12, 1951 in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico. His parents (Rito & Sara Lira Rosales) brought him and his siblings to the United States in 1954. Armando was raised working on a farm in Racine, WI during his childhood, which instilled in him a strong work ethic. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He came to faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1980 at First Baptist Church of Bensenville. One of his greatest commitments was to raise his children in the knowledge of the Lord and His Word. He spent the majority of his working years as a truck driver, hauling cement and gravel for construction companies. Armando had a strong love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He was interested in airplanes and muscle cars. He was a quiet and humble man who also demonstrated his strength in how he selflessly sacrificed for and served his family. He is survived by his loving wife Susan G. Lira (Carol), and their children, Aaron Lira, Daniel (Emily) Lira, and Rebecca Lynn (Patrick) Miller. He has four grandchildren, Abigail Lira (8), Caleb Lira (5), Naomi Lira (3) and Joshua Lira (1). Armando is also survived by his siblings: Raul (Guadalupe) Lira, Rosa De Los Santos, Raquel (Jesus) Vasquez, Juan (Rosa) Lira, Roberto (Bonnie) Lira, Mario (Lali) Lira, and Idalia Lira. He was preceded in death by his father Rito Lira (d. 1985), his mother Sara Rosales Lira (d. 1994), and his older brother Rogelio Lira (d. 2017).
Loken, Jeffrey T. Deceased. Jeff passed away at his residence with his family by his side on May 26, 2020, after fighting melanoma cancer for 5 years. Jeff was a lifelong resident of Racine, he was born on July 29, 1953. On January 11, 1992, he married the love of his life Dawn Yohn. Jeff was a dedicated UAW Local 180 member and employee of CNH for 40 plus years, finally retiring January 1, 2012. Jeff was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. He liked camping and traveling the world, which lead him to see at least 24 different countries. He enjoyed golfing and his two puppies, Sophieand Stella. He was very involved in local politics and liked to follow world events. Above all, the most precious thing to him was spending time with his family and dear friends. He was the best husband, father, brother, and friend anyone could ask for. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Wife Dawn, Jeff is survived by his children: David Loken of Milwaukee, WI, Craig Loken (Bryana Perez) of Chicago, IL, Jerrod (Dana) Quinn of Sturtevant, WI, and Brandon (Mara) of Waterford, WI; grandchildren: Baylee, Kaia, Gavin, Brayden, Bentlyn Quinn and Baby Loken
Lucksted- Ricchio, Donna Deceased. Donna, 59, passed away at home on Dec 13, 2012. Donna was a master gardener, making her backyard bloom beautifully for everyone to enjoy. Donna enjoyed cooking and could make anything. She was an avid reader. Donna was an animal lover, especially cats. Donna cherished her family and treasured her sons, Tony and Sam. Donna is preceded in death by her former husband, Mark Ricchio, and good friend, Mary Ann Sanders. Donna is survived by her sons, Anthony and Sam Ricchio of Racine; brothers and sisters, Ted, Terry, Robert, Don, Linda, Sandy, Mary and her grandchildren.
Lui, William K. Deceased. Bill passed away August 22, 2021 at Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitaion Center in Kenosha, WI following an infection in his foot from foot surgery. Bill was a life long resident of Racine, WI. Bill always made time for his friends, his friends miss him very much.
Racine, WI
Marema, Jerald   Deceased. Jerry passed away on June 4, 1993 at 40 years old. A motor cycle hit him and he laid in a coma for a few weeks. His family regretfully pulled the plug.  
Maresh-Bumpus, Donna

Deceased. Donna, 62, passed away onJuly 22, 2014 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Racine, born on March 30, 1952, the daughter of Donald and Alice (nee: Nelson) Maresh. On June 23, 1973 Donna was united in marriage to Alan Bumpus. She received her Associate Degree from Gateway Technical College. She had a tremendous heart for the under privileged. Donna helped start the R.E.S.T. Program and served as the Executive Director from 1993–2004. She also helped start the Community Meal at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Donna was a Leadership Racine Graduate and received The 1999 Journal Times Award. She had been employed at Sam’s Club from 2005 to 2013 as a greeter. Surviving is her husband, Alan and their son, Christopher (Samantha) Bumpus; grandchildren, Adriana Bumpus and Brandon Bumpus, mother, Alice Maresh, sister, Dianne (Bill) Maresh-Kass and brother, Edward Maresh. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Donna was preceded in death by her son, Casey Bumpus on June 17, 1993 and her father, Donald Maresh
May, Charles A.   Deceased. Passed away August 3, 2021. Marinette, WI 54143
McDowell, Roy Deceased. Passed away on June 20, 2011 from to Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer) after suffering for several years at 58 years old. Roy was of Bowler, WI. He enlisted in the US Navy during the Vietnam. On December 27, 1975 he married Elizabeth Vetter. Roy worked as an owner/operator truck driver. Roy was also a Teamster & past commander of the Caledonia American Legion Post #494 & member of the Tilleda American Legion. Roy enjoyed working on model railroads & taking short trips with his wife & spending time with his family. Roy was a current member of the St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond. Roy was preceded in death by his son Shawn McDowell. Roy is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth; son, Robert (Jessica) McDowell of Shawano; 3 grandchildren, Sommer, Isaiah and Emmali McDowell; and 5 siblings, Mike (Faye) McDowell, Jim (Mary) McDowell, Janet McDowell, David (Jenice) McDowell and Donald (Brenda) McDowell all of TX.
McFarland, Daniel   Deceased. Daniel was part owner of McFarland Auto Sales in Racine, WI.
Daniel passed away on March 14, 1987 at 34 years old.


 
Michels, Gene F.

Deceased. Gene passed away on February 25, 2017 at 63 years old. He lived in Tacoma, WA. He was born in Racine on May 2, 1953. He was proud to spend 16 years in the United States Army. Gene enjoyed watching the Packers and the Cubs. Gene found his greatest enjoyment in spoiling his granddaughter. Gene is survived by his daughter, Catherine (Donnie) Robison, granddaughter, Kiera Robison, all of Tacoma, WA, his mother, Virginia Michels; four sisters, Sandra Binder, Suzanne (John Jr.) Fellner, Sharon (Joseph) Symoens and Shirley Lochowitz, all of Racine. Gene was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia, infant son (Catherine's twin), and his father, Clarence. Private burial will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Catherine (Donnie) Robison, granddaughter, Kiera Robison, all of Tacoma, WA, his mother, Virginia Michels; four sisters, Sandra Binder, Suzanne (John Jr.) Fellner, Sharon (Joseph) Symoens and Shirley Lochowitz, all of Racine.
Muto,
Robert
  Deceased. Robert John Muto, 58, passed away on March 06, 2012. Bob was born in Chicago, IL on August 31, 1953 but has been a Racine resident since childhood. On June 8, 1998 Bob married Karen M. Goessl. Bob was employed by Triple E until his retirement. Bob's number one passion in life was his music. He was classically trained in the piano and also played the keyboard in many bands over the years, including The Rockits; Free Wheelin; and most recently All the King's Men. Bob also loved flower gardening and spending time with his family and friends. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Karen of Racine; his sons, Christopher Muto of Sturtevant, and Marcus (Samantha Harvey) Muto of Racine; his granddaughter, Cali Ann Muto of Racine; his mother Lisa Muto of Sturtevant; brother Frank (Kathy Lichtenwalner) Muto of Sturtevant.
Nelson, Cynthia H.

Deceased. Cindy passed away February 17, 2018 at Froedert Memorial Hospital. Cindy was a lifelong resident of Racine, born on November 4, 1952. She had been a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church for many years. Cynthia was a dispatcher for the Racine Police Dept. and had also worked for Floortech Interiors. She loved crafting and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Cynthia was known as Abba by her grandchildren, family and friends; a name given to her by grandson, Andrew.

Cynthia is survived by her children, Brian (Allyson) Povkovich of Justin, TX and Katrina (Erick) Peasley of Racine; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew, Lily, Nate, Abby-Ann, Abby-Doozer, Emily and Tommy; three brothers, Terry (Linda) Nelson, Dick (Marie) Nelson and Todd (Barb) Nelson. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her fiancé Anthony Ruffalo in November of 2001
Nelson, Eugene Deceased. Eugene "Gene" Nelson, “Gene”, 63, passed away September 16, 2016 at his home at 63 years old. Gene was employed by S. C. Johnson at Waxdale for 37 years and was a member of the S.C. Johnson 20 year club. Gene was an avid Packer fan and outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his mother, Jeanette Nelson; siblings, JoAnn, Mary (Ronald), Sue, Richard (Joyce), and Elaine; special friends, Rich and Dave; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard and brothers-in-law, William and Ronald.
Nimmer, David Deceased. David W. Nimmer, 58, passed away on March 26, 2012 after a recent illness. He was born in Chicago on April 23, 1953. He also attended Ripon College, graduated from UW Parkside and worked on his Ph.D. at U.W. Milwaukee. He last worked for the City of Racine - Wastewater Department, however, prior to that he worked at Petrifying Springs in Kenosha for over 10 years. David excelled at Tennis in his younger years, playing in high school and college. He also taught tennis lessons after he played competitively. David was active with the Case "C" Club where he enjoyed many friendships. His survivors include his daughters, Aidan (Timothy) Kao of St. Paul, MN., Loran Nimmer of Phoenix, AZ; his mother, Rose Marie Nimmer of Racine; his father, Dr. Wilbur A. Nimmer, Sr. of Somers; his brothers, Alan Nimmer of Union Pier, MI, Wilbur A. Nimmer, Jr. of Somers; Pierre Nimmer of St. Martin Island, James Nimmer of Indianapolis, IN and his loving companion, Mary Fluegge and her children, Loren, Philip and Tyler of Racine. David was preceded in death by his brother, Steven W. Nimmer.
Olson-Zwiefelhofer, Ruth Ann

Deceased. Ruth Ann passed away on April 25, 2021, at 67 years old. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She was united in marriage to Steve Zwiefelhofer on September 27, 1980, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Ruth Ann worked for Bank One for 27 years in Human resources and Society’s Assets as a Human Resource Specialist Manager for 14 years, retiring in June of 2018. She enjoyed bowling with Steve and family vacations atLake Forest Resort in Eagle River. She spent time outdoors, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and jet skiing with her family. She enjoyed scrapbooking, making memory books and spending time with her grandchildren.

Classmate Steve Zwiefelhofer
Olson, Todd Richard Deceased. Todd passed way on January 30, 2020 at 66 years old of pancreatic cancer. He married Janice Elaine Anderson on September 6, 1975 in Racine. Todd worked as a welder at Case New Holland for 33 years, retiring in 2000. He was an avid outdoorsman. Todd’s favorite times of his life were going to his cabin in Beacher, WI. While at his cabin, Todd would hunt and fish. One of his greatest accomplishments was hitting two bucks with one arrow. He loved riding his Harley and snowmobiles. Todd always enjoyed a good cigar and loved his cat, Sassy. Above all, Todd loved his family. 2510 19th St. Racine, WI. 53403
Wife Janice's email & phone:
trolson954@sbcglobal.net
Cell (262) 902-3817
Hm (262) 633-6074
Left to cherish Todd’s memory is his loving wife of 44 years, Janice Elaine Olson; sons: Erik Olson, Nicholas Olson, and Jason (Melissa Grimm) Olson; granddaughters: Jenna and Meghan Olson; Melissa Grimm’s children: Kiele and Johnathan; brothers: Marty (Alice) Olson, Eric (Patti) Olson, and Mark (Delores Avila) Olson; sisters: Kathy Schmidt, Kristy (Jim) Skowronski, Kim (Joe) Janicek; and Karen Montgomery; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Orr, Vivian Deceased. Ms Viviann Orr pasted away on January 21, 2010 at 55 years old. She was born May 23, 1954, in Racine, to Cleveland and Thelma Orr. After graduating from J.I. Case High School in 1971, she attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Viviann was employed at Delco of Oak Creek, last working in Atlanta, Georgia's World Trade Center as a Supervisor of Security. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Wayman AME Church. She worked faithfully in Kid's Café, the Mary Jane Davis Missionary Society, and the Pastor's Aide Club. Viviann had a very special wit about her. She loved "The Little People" and the elderly. She liked to be lovingly called 'Lady V'. Left to cherish her memories are her sisters, Jewel (John) Jones, Lisa Orr, and Elizabeth (Charles) Bell; brother, Vernon Orr; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Ann Scott, Rochelle Moore, and Carol Bostick.
Pearson, Daniel Deceased. Rhythm-and-blues singer and composer Danny Pearson, who spent his childhood in Racine, died Friday, August 17, 2018 at age 65 at a Mississippi hospital after a three-year battle with liver cancer.
Best known for the 1978 Top 20 R&B single, “What’s Your Sign Girl?” Pearson is being remembered as a man who loved music and his family above all else. Danny Pearson was born on Jan. 6, 1953, in Stonewall, Miss. He and his family moved to Racine in 1955. Danny was known as the family’s golden child, “eccentric” and “gifted.” He was well-read, with an interest in ham radios and music. “He sort of developed into this prodigy,” his brother Jonas said. The whole family is musical. At the age of 16, Danny started playing piano and writing lyrics.
As they grew up, he and his brother often played music throughout Racine and formed the band Danny and Company. Racine was a place where every week, you could hear him in the battle of the bands. In 1974, Danny and his brother Jonas decided to leave Racine and move to California to pursue their dreams of becoming famous musicians. They slept on the floor of a friend’s apartment and would make the 3½-hour trek to Hollywood as often as they could, hoping to be discovered. One day, the brothers were almost hit by a car driven by Tony Sepe, singer Barry White’s manager. Sepe put the two up in a hotel that night and asked them to write new songs. “That’s how it all started,” Jonas said. Danny music career took off in the late 1970s, when he was signed to White’s Unlimited Gold Records label. Pearson released an album in 1978 called “Barry White Presents Mr. Danny Pearson. “What’s Your Sign, Girl?” reached No. 16 on the U.S. R&B charts and No. 108 on the Billboard 200 pop chart. Danny just embraced the life.
Jonas Pearson
Poquette, Lois   Deceased. Lois died in a car accident at 20 years old in 1973.  
Porter-Zweifel, Retta   Deceased. Retta Porter-Mueller of Mount Pleasant and Robert Zweifel of Sturtevant were married in August of 1995.


 
Powers-Horton, Molly E. Deceased. Molly passed away June 9, 2022 at 69 years old. She got a degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She took a job at Continental Can Co. and put herself through school. After graduation, Molly moved to Florida. There she met in Sam Horton and married him on July 12, 1980. She became a devoted loving mother to her 2 children Dierdre and Jesse. Molly got her master’s degree in Elementary Education from FSU in Florida in 1991. She began her second career as a teacher at Hutchison Beach Elementary School. Molly was an avid gardener. She backpacked through Europe & stayed at the her ancestral Evans’ -Lenihan family homestead in Ireland where she spent time with her cousins. Molly later became a doting and adoring grandmother. She had a deep unshakable faith in the Lord. Molly lived in Lynn Haven, FL
Molly is survived by her husband, Samuel Horton, daughter, Deirdre Joy Tannehil, son, Jesse Lee Horto, sister, Sara Powers- Jean (Powers) Bayly, three grandchildren, Natalie Ann Tannehill and Joseph Samuel Tannehill and Cooper Lee Horton.
Primuth- McClelland, Mary
  Deceased. Mary and Brian McClelland were married in July of 1992. Mary passed away on Sept 4, 1998 at 44 years old. Survived by: son, Joel (Tina) Primuth; grandchildren, Ecko and Kall; parents, Martha &
Adolph Primuth; sisters, Sherry (Tom) Franseen, Carole (George) Mathieus, Pat (Dave) Truelsen;
brother, Ron Primuth
Wilson FH, Racine WI
Prochazka, Lynn   Deceased.
 
Provine, Larry M.   Deceased. Larry passed away in January 2020.

4170 W McMillan Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49445

Ramig-Martin, Sara Deceased. Sara age 61, passed away from cancer on January 17, 2015 at the age of 61 years. Sara was born in Racine on September 28, 1953 to Alex and Jane (Nee: Sheen) Ramig. Sara worked at Lincoln Lutheran as a care giver for many years. Memorials to the Humane Society or Lincoln Lutheran Harmony Club have been suggested.
Sara is survived by her mother, Jane; her longtime partner and devoted caregiver, James “Arnold” Martin; her sister, Amanda (Tom) Ward; her nephew, Andrew (Heather) Thurmann; her niece, Emily Thurmann; James son, Dustin (Cristina) Martin and their children, Kiara, Aidan, London, Jameson, and Ares; and her grand nephews and niece, Isaiah, Dylan and Daisy.
Rango-Langlois, Valarie Deceased. Valarie, age 61, passed away peacefully from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease on January 3rd, 2015. She was born on July 5th, 1953.
She married Geoffrey Langlois on Aug 24th, 1972, then they moved to Madison. They were happily married for 42 years. Val got her Associates Degree from MATC in 1978 to begin a 25 year career as a dental hygienist in Madison where she had a special interest in children and senior patients.
Val enjoyed sewing, birdwatching, reading books, and spending time with her beloved dog, Earle. Val was an active member of the Catholic church, including teaching youth classes and being involved in the women’s ministry at her local parish. Even as Val’s disease progressed she maintained a strong bond with her grandchildren as they brought her joy in the last days of her life. Val selflessly volunteered for Alzheimer’s research studies, in the hopes others would benefit from her participation.
Husband Geoffrey Langlois
Rasmussen. Bruce










I took this photo of Bruce on August 21, 2021 at the annual class reunion in Franksville Park. He passed away suddenly 3 days later on August 24, 2021.
Deceased. Bruce Daniel Rasmussen passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at home on August 24, 2021 at the age of 67 in the town of Bartlett, Illinois. Even though Bruce had cancer, he seemed to be doing better. He had just attended his class reunion just 3 days before his death. It was his first reunion he ever attended and he enjoyed all of our company very much. Bruce was born to his parents, Daniel and Lois, on November 11, 1953 and was raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Bruce then went on to complete his degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which enhanced his love of literature and reading, eventually leading to writing a book himself. He found the love of his life, Julia Rasmussen, who he asked to dance with at a wedding where they laid eyes upon one another for the first time. Bruce found passion and talent in the sales industry working across the country for multiple companies. Throughout his life, he found peace casting a lure and waiting patiently for a fish to bite at the family’s common vacation spot in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. Bruce had an uncanny ability to know the uncommonly known, excelling in trivia, as well as providing witty comments to anyone who knew him. He will always be remembered for his upbeat, fun and loving personality. Bruce is survived by his wife, Julia Rasmussen of Bartlett and his son, Lucas Rasmussen of Chicago.
Wife Julia Rasmussen of Bartlett
Son Lucas Rasmussen of Chicago
Rohner, Christine
Deceased. Christine passed away on December 12, 2008 at 55 years old. She was diagnosed in Nov, 2008 from sudden and fast growing cancer in her lungs. Christine Kay was born on March 30, 1953 in Racine, WI. She taught at Reedsburg High School for her last 32 years. She married Ray Campbell on August 16, 2002 in Baraboo, WI and lived with him in Reedsburg, WI. She loved dogs and pigs. She loved quilting, knitting, needlework, crocheting and trivia. Christina had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending her time with friends. Christine is survived by her husband Raymond Campbell of Reedsburg, WI; her many cousins including Mary Cooper, David Hasenbach, Nancy-Haddad, Jane Rohner of Racine (Case High School class of 1972); along with her beloved puppies. Her family has set up a Christine Rohner Scholarship Fund.
Roth, Holly Deceased. Holly Roth lived in North Palm Beach, Florida and passed away on November 26, 2018. Holly had three children, Mandy, Zach, and Grant. Mandy, Zach, and Grant
Rowland, Bruce Deceased on June 29, 2009 at 56 years old. Bruce served his country with both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He was a correctional officer with R.C. I., for over 15 years. On Sept. 18, 1999 he was united in marriage to Kathleen. Bruce was a member of the Racine R.C. Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and line dancing, but his greatest love was building and flying radio controlled airplanes. Surviving are his wife Kathleen (Finn Bishop) Rowland, children Jason Rowland of Plainfield, IN, Tisa Hawes of Fond du Lac, Kathy Lichtenwalner of Sturtevant and Michael Bishop of Racine; 9 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; mother Dolores Vitacco and sister Hollie Zertuche of Harrisburg, IL; brother Jack Rowland of Salt Lake City, UT.
Schumacher, Mark   Deceased. Mark passed away approximately in 1976 at approximately 23 years old from a car accident.  
Sharkozy, Dan Deceased. Dan passed away on September 25, 2014 at the age of 61 years. Dan was a longtime Racine County supervisor and labor activist. He receieved awards for his efforts. He served on the County Board for 20 years, representing the 8th District. He was a former president of United Auto Workers Local 642. Dan was a former editor of a Racine labor newspaper and helped organize the city’s Laborfest. Dan was a devoted to his children and to his wife Peggy Shrakozy nee Albright (also our classmate). Dan and Peggy had four children, eight grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dan was proud of his Hungarian heritage and passed down traditions to his children. He often took his family camping and on road trips. Dan had a passion for women’s rights and history. Every year during Women’s History Month, Sharkozy used his county supervisor post to spotlight an accomplished Racine County woman and the impact they had on the community.
Classmate PeggyAlbright- Shrakozy
Shouse, Christine   Deceased. Christine passed away November 12, 1983 at 30 years old from depression.  
Smithback, Eric

Deceased. Eric passed away peacefully at home of pancreatic cancer on February 10, 2019. He will be deeply missed. He married Martha and had children: Philip and Sara. He lived in Chicago with his family. Eric loved and enjoyed nature and was an avid outdoorsman . He was an adventurer and was a world traveler who reveled in exploring different cultures, foods, wines and who was always up for an unexpected detour. His humor, which was often ironic, sometimes sardonic and always uniquely Eric.

Wife Martha
C hildren Philip and Sara.
Spranger, Dale Deceased. Dale passed away on May 17, 2018. He was born on November 11, 1953, son of Dale and Jean (nee: Scheller) Spranger.Dale was married to his love LeeAnne Kading. He was employed at Modine Manufacturing for 25 years and an avid Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Horlick Rebels fan. He cherished his wife, children and grandchildren. LeeAnne Kading
Stratman-Albright, Nancy Deceased. Nancy passed away with her family by her side on December 22, 2021at 68 years old at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. She was born in Racine, April 19, 1953. Nancy was a teacher’s assistant for many years with the Racine Unified School District. On March 31, 1990, Nancy was united in marriage to James Albright. She was devoted caregiver to many family and friends while not letting her own challenges with MS become an obstacle. She enjoyed sewing, crafting and needlepoint. Above all it was time spent with her family that she cherished most. She was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by her husband, James; children: Kevin Erdman, Ryan Acklam, Kelli, Carrie Morris, Andrew Acklam and 12 grandchildren.

James Albright
Children Kevin Erdman, Ryan Acklam, Kelli, Carrie Morris, Andrew Acklam

Swencki, Joel Deceased. Joel was a Racine Police Detective. He retired in 2003. Joel passed away on September 11, 2004 at 50 years old.
 
Thieme, Bruce   Deceased. Bruce Richard Thieme, 49, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2002, following a traffic accident in Richmond, Ill that also claimed his wife's life. He spent his early life in Racine and had resided in Burlington since 1970. On May 22, 1976, at Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington, he was united in marriage to Lynn Marie Miller. He was employed by St. Gobain in Burlington. He was a former member of Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington. He was very active in softball and bowling. He was a member of Odd Couples Bowling League with his wife and recently bowled his second official "300" game.   Surviving are his father, Arnold Thieme of Racine; daughters, Angie Thieme of Minneapolis, Minn. and Nicole Thieme in the United States Army, stationed in Germany; brothers, Dennis (Debra) Thieme of Burlington, Scott Thieme of Racine, and Brian Thieme of Sturtevant; sister, Barbara (Bill) Smith of Monroe, N.C.
Turner, Charlie

(name changed to Chuck Conley)
Deceased. Chuck was born December 5, 1953 in Alamo, Tennessee to Flora Conley and JW Barron; S Lee Conley, 66, lovingly known as “Chuck, Charlie, Chuckles and Papa Chunk” was called home unexpectedly on September 10, 2020. Chuck lived life on his own terms. Having received many degrees and working for the Arizona Highway Patrol, Racine County Police Department; he was also an EMT and Phlebotomist. On May 3, 1975, Chuck married his love MaryEllen Peterson to which a daughter was born. Chuck will be remembered most for his larger than life personality and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Chuck is survived by his mother Flora Robinson, daughter Courtney Mendoza (Abe); 3 grandchildren (Brisa, AJ, David), 2 great grandchildren (Eric Jr, Leona), sister Susonia Meadows (Curtis), 2 brothers Fred Turner (Helen), Michael Turner (Daisy); a host of nieces/nephews and extended family. Chuck is proceeded in death by his father JW Barron and his stepfather John Turner.

Vaugh, Rita

Deceased. Rita passed away from tongue and lymph node cancer on April 6, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Rita worked at Samsung. She lived in Bastrop, Texas. Rita was passionate about life and her family.

Surviving are Rita's daughters Angela, Dollie, Rebecca and her grandchildren. Also, her significant other, James.

Voetberg-Hanson, Chris   Deceased. Chris, one of our famous classmate twins was the twin of Sue Voetberg. Chris passed away at home in Sturtevant on February 27, 2007 at 54 years old after a long illness with hyperthyroidism. Chris was born in Racine on August 17, 1953 to Ralph and June (nee, Sondergaard) Voetberg.
Chris is survived by her father, Ralph Voetberg; sister, Cory Rosen; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Lopez-Staton, Emily Rosen and George Rosen; and Aunt Nettie Jenkins.. Chris was preceded in death by her husband Wes Hans and her mother, June Voetberg; sister and her uncle, Buck Jenkins.
Voetberg - Henderson, Sue Deceased. Sue, one of our famous classmate twins was the twin of Chris Voetberg. Sue passed away on May 5, 2014 at 60 years old Froedtert Memorial Hospital from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Sue was born in Racine on August 17, 1953 to Ralph and June (nee, Sondergaard) Voetberg. Sue was an avid Badger and Packer fan. Sue loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending holidays with friends and family, especially Christmas. Sue is survived by her children, Shawn (Wally) Scanlon, Stacy (Jerome) Cannon and Patrick (Alicia) Meshenky; grandchildren, Morgan Scanlon, Ana Cannon, Alex Cannon, Makenzie Scanlon, Wesley Meshenky, Nanea Meshenky and Waysen Meshenky; her father, Ralph Voetberg; sister, Cory Rosen; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Lopez-Staton, Emily Rosen and George Rosen; and Aunt Nettie Jenkins. Sue is also survived by other relatives and special friends Debbie, Jackie, and Marci. She was preceded in death by her mother, June Voetberg; sister and brother-in-law, Chris and Wes Hanson; and her uncle, Buck Jenkins.
Weisensel, Kenneth

Deceased. Ken passed away at 59 years old on November 25, 2012 due to heart failure. On November 9, 1974 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Cathryn Ann Weisensel. Ken was employed as a Wire EDM Operator at Wire Specialist in Brookfield. Ken was preceded in death by his adored infant daughter, Karalina Katinka Weisensel. Among his interests, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hunting with family and toasting life with a cold beverage – especially a Margarita. Above all, Ken was all about family and was extremely proud of being “Boppa” (Grandpa).

Surviving are his loving wife of over 38 years, Cathy, at 6401 Lincrest Dr Mt Pleasant, WI 53406
(262) 634-0601 Surviving are their children, Nicole (John Sr.) Springsteen, Lorali (Steven) Dobrowolski and Ken (Melissa) Weisensel, Jr and his sisters, Jeanine (Steve) McGrath, Delores Anderson and Sally (Don) Witte; brothers, Denis (Sue) and David (Rebecca) Weisensel.

Wieczorek, Fred   Deceased. Fred passed away at his home on Sunday evening, March 30, 2008 at 55 years old from depression. Fred worked at Case Company and was a talented guitar and saxaphone player.

 
Wilson, Brian   Deceased. Brian passed away on December 4, 2005 from Diabetes at 52 years old.  
Winter, Thomas Deceased. Tom, 62, passed away on August 17, 2015. He was born in Evanston, IL on March 6, 1953, the son of John and Barbara (nee: Armstrong) Winter. After graduating from Case High School he served his nation with the US Air Force during the Viet Nam War. Tom was a carpenter by trade, working many years for F&F Builders and later, self-employed. He enjoyed taking on many challenges of building and repair, including plumbing and electrical. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Winter of Racine; his children, Thomas L. Winter of Ellensburg, WA., Kristen Winter of Oroville, WA; his father, John Winter of Mount Pleasant and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Geraldine Langenfeld. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara and his grandparents, George (Mary) Winter and Herb and Margaret Armstrong. A private service and interment was held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Wold, Peter   Deceased. Peter passed away in the 1970's from diabetes in his 20's.

 
Zanis, Michael Deceased. Michael passed away on September 28, 2007 at 55 years old. Michael had been employed by Western Publishing Co. for over 14 years. He was a former member of the Instinctive Bowman. Michael loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his daughters, Stacey (Louis) Papas of St. Augustine, FL, and Kelly Zanis of Oak Creek, WI; granddaughter, Kailey Papas and soon to be born grandson, Ryder Papas; brother, Tom (Jacquie) Zanis; nephews, Lars and Garret Peterson; fiancée, Vickie Haertel all of Racine; Vickie’s son, Scott (Katie) Haertel of Milwaukee; his uncle and aunt, Tony and Judy Zanis of Racine.
Zogrodnik, Larry   Deceased. Larry passed away in 1977 from depression at 24 years old. Larry attended the Music Academy Of The West in Santa Barbara, CA; where the school receives only 135 of the most exceptionally talented musicians from around the world yearly. Larry graduated in 1977. Larry played the viola.  
Zuniga, Diana G. Deceased. Diana passed away unexpectedly at her Racine home on May 2, 2016 at 62 years. She was born in Racine, October 19, 1953, the 3rd of eight children of the late Jesus and Margaret (Nee: Wensing) Zuniga. Diana attended Gateway Technical College and graduated from Concordia University with a B.S. in Nursing. She was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital for 35 years and was looking forward to her retirement in a couple of years. She was passionate about caring for her patients. Diana enjoyed fishing, traveling, and scrapbooking. Surviving are her son, Dennis of Seattle, WA; her siblings, Jesse (Christine) Zuniga, Darlene Lucas, Gregory (Kelley) Zuniga, Deborah Zuniga, David Zuniga, Doreen Zuniga; niece and nephew, Devin and Justin Sykes of Racine; other nieces, nephews out of state; and many friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis.

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