Classmates - Class of 1958

Below is information shared by our classmates. The phone numbers and addresses are public information found on the internet. If any of you don't want your information on this page, or want me to add other information, or change anything, please let me know. Some of the information was shared in phone calls. Other information was gleaned from postings to the private Class of 1958 mailing list.

Scott Robinson Alwin - deceased, June 26, 1976

Barbara Baker Tollefson

Barbara Baker Tollefson
1126 Coral Dr.
Sun Praire, WI 53590

William Bohl - deceased, August 3, 2007

Norman Brown

2206 Harley Dr
Madison, Wi 53711
Phone # (608) 271-5626
MLS - 1-2
Graduated from Madison East
Norman is married to Ann. They have two daughters, Monica and Inga, .and 2 grandchildren. He retired this years as an iron worker. He loves hunting and fishing. Has no computer access at this time.

William Frederic Buege

13812 Green Bay Rd,
Mequon, WI 53097-1500
(262) 377-8733
parents: Fred. E. living in Madison, and Erma, deceased
church: Eastside English
MLS - grades 2-8
Graduated from Madison East
Continued school at MIT in Milwaukee. He is not currently married and has no children. He does not have email at this time, but when he does, he will let us know. He says "hi" to everyone.

Pat Dieruf Ertel

400 School Rd
Cottage Grove , WI
Parents, William F. and Valeria, are both deceased. Mom died in September of 1997, and Dad died July, 2000.
Church - Immanuel, now Our Saviour's
MLS from grades 4-8
Graduated from Madison East.
Married to Don Ertel
I have three children and six grandchildren. He is retired and I'm semi-"tired". I have worked at Kennedy School as the School Secretary since 1981. I still enjoy working there and seeing and interacting with the little kids during the day. It's great to bring a big smile to a little girl or boy by paying them a compliment or just paying some attention to them. Plan to work for a few more years. I job share with a woman whose children are small and the job share gives her time to spend with her kids and also keeps down child care costs.

Sharon Dieruf

Parents, William F. and Valeria, are both deceased. Mom died in September of 1997, and Dad died July, 2000.
Church - Immanuel
MLS from grades 4-8
Graduated from Madison East.

Linda Droster Stamm

5584 Rainbow Rd,
Waunakee, WI 53597-9105
parents: father, deceased and mother, living
church: Immanuel
MLS in our class from grade 2-8
Married Gary Stamm, retired from American Family Ins.....he was the director of the life department...
.Two children ...Teresa, 30, has a son, Tyler 8 years in living in Cottage Grove. Mitch living in Ocala, Fl
Retired waitress from Lake Windsor Country Club.. Interests are antiques, cooking, baking, canning, fishing, biking, gambling, spending time with the grandson.

Douglas Federer - deceased, December 12, 2002

Douglas Hahn

2778 Keystone Dr
Evergreen, CO
parents Rudolph S. and Bertha - both deceased
Graduated from Madison East
Married to Janet Karow at Immanuel
two sons - Chris and Brad. One grandchild.
In 1970 was a meteorologist in New Jersey. Currently is President of his own company, HRPlus which does pre-employment background checks and drug screenings

Barbara Havey Faust

311 Maple St.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-3804
parents - Simon E., deceased and Mary living in Madison
church - St. Paul's
MLS grades - 3-8
high school - Monona
Married to Robert Faust - retired from Oscar Meyers.
Just retired after 37 years working for the State of Wisconsin, first as nurses' aid at Central Colony and then in the office.4 children, 6 grandchildren and another on the way all live within a few miles of them. Barbara and Don are now are in business for themselves - own a bar on Main St.

Phillip Heideman

304 1st St,
Lincoln, CA 95648-2203
parents - Harvey E. and Vera - both still living in California
from Immanuel
originally from Fond du Lac
at MLS grades 6.5-8
married to Diane. No children, retired in 2000

Andy Heinecke

150 Schiller St
Elmhurst , IL
parents: Herman and ??? Heinecke - both deceased
Church - Mt. Olive
MLS - grades 1-7
After 7th grade (1957) my family moved to Duluth Minnesota where I attended Jr. High and High School. From there it was on to Valparaiso University. I graduated with a degree in Political Science and Economics in 1966, then attended Syracuse University (Maxwell School) where I earned an MPA degree. After a brief stop in Chicago, I joined the USAF for what I thought would be four years but turned out to be six. What I didn't realize was that during "times of war" I was serving at the "pleasure of the President", and thus was involuntarily extended for another two years. I was stationed in Michigan for three years and then served in the Far East for three years. the latter tour required that I travel extensively in the western Pacific, which, as I look back, was a very broadening experience.I returned to the States in mid-1973 and eventually took a job with a bank in Detroit. I've been in the commercial lending business since, in Detroit for 22 years and in Chicago since 1996. My job, at least for the last 10 years, has required me to travel nationally. For the most part I've actually enjoyed that....perhaps a "wanderlust" developed from my Air Force days. I've been married to Barbara for 30 years (no children) and now live in Elmhurst IL, a Chicago suburb.

Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson
595 Scott St.
Oregon, WI 53575-1624

David Klousie

Traveled from the West side for grades 3 - 6
Home congregation: Mt. Olive
Transferred to Cherokee Junior High on the West side after sixth grade
living in California

Judy Maginnis Kuster

1018 S. Payne St.,
New Ulm, MN 56073
parents - Francis Maginnis - d. 1959, and Mary Maginnis Hosking (she remarried in 1962) - d. 1992
church - Our Saviour's - ELS
MLS - grades 1-8
high school - Madison East 1958-60, Bethany Lutheran, Mankato, MN 1960-1962
Married - Thomas A. Kuster, professor - Bethany Lutheran College
children - two were born to us, seven were born for us:

associate professor - Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehab Services
current interests - I enjoy my grandchildren, travel, teaching, the Internet (I have developed some websites for my profession), crafts, and genealogy

Rosemary Marotz Brunner

2167 County Road J
Verona , WI 53593
parents - Martin J. and Irene - both living in Madison
church - Eastside
MLS - grades - 5-8
Married Thomas Brunner who works in Verona - development at Ellis Manufacturing.
Tom and Rosemary have 3 boys - Mark 34 Paul 32 and John 19 (a foster son whom they adopted). They had foster kids for lots of years. Rosemary is now working at Penney's in West Towne. Has one grandson and another on the way. Rosemary went through 12 chemo therapy sessions three years ago and can't travel at the moment. She said that her family helped her get through the very difficult experience and she felt like she lost a year of her life.

Katy Oakey Grahn

4855 S Courtland Ct
New Berlin , WI
(414) 425-2637
parents: Richard E., deceased, and Mildred living in Madison
MLS: 1-8
Baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel.
high school - East
married Richard Grahn - accountant -Everbrite - division control

Currently is a med tech at St. Lukes in Milwaukee. Worked as a med tech for almost 32 years - with the last 28 years being part time. Everyday at work is interesting. It has been an especially good profession for working part time.
enjoys - reading, crafts, weaving, cross-stitch.

Ruth Oesleby Heidenrich

12374 S. Shore Road
Bruce, WI 54819
parents - Nils C., deceased and Katherine living in Hudson, Wisconsin
Church - Our Saviour's
MLS from grades 1-8
Graduated from Bethany Lutheran High School
married Robert Heidenrich
Ruth attended Bethany College where she met and married Bob. She is a homemaker. Bob retired from teaching and coaching at Hudson in 1998. They sold their home and bought a cabin in Northern, Wisconsin, which they have rebuilt into a year around home. In the winter, they have a motor home and travel all over the US. She reports that the joy of her life is her grandchildren.

David Prahl

6812 Blue Mist Rd
Fort Wayne , IN
parents - father Henry W. Prahl died in 1996, mother is living with his sister Joyce
church - Mt. Olive
MLS - grades 4-7
My father taught at Valparaiso University and while he worked on his doctorate at Univ of WI. I attended MLS for 4-7th grade having Mrs Frank, Mr Urban, and Mr Stolper. My sister Carol who went to MLS, 2 yrs behind me, is Director of the Cincinnati Speech & Hearing Clinic, then came Joyce, 5 yrs younger, a HS art teacher in Texarkana, TX - my mother is also there. My younger brother, Donald, who was born while we were in Madison, died from cancer in 1996. After Madison, we returned to Valpo where I "graduated" from 8th grade with the kids I started out in kindergarten with as part of the first class to start at Immanual Luth School when it was brand new. I attended H.S. in Valpo and went to V.U.. I spent 4 yrs in the army w/my overseas tour in Korea instead of Viet Nam. I married a Carol, who I met at Valpo. After the service we moved to Kansas City for 5 yrs where I started with Lincoln National Life, now Lincoln Financial Advisors. I spent a number of years in their home office in Fort Wayne, IN and now represent them as a financial planner in Fort Wayne. Carol is a medical technologist, part time since we had kids and has no desire to be full time. Too many other things on her plate. We have a daughter Megan, a junior at Hillsdale College. She wants to teach, majoring in history, w/ minors in english and music. She has played the harp since she was 4, starting on a small one. Music is her passion. Our son Daniel is a first year mechanical engineering student at Kettering Univ. - formerly General Motors Institute (I say first year student because they have a 5 yr co-op program that rotates between school and an employer, Bendix where he works in their engineering dept., each calander quarter).

Barbara Prescott

204 Ski Ct
Madison, WI 53713-4607
parents Abner "Barney" and Lucille are living in Florida
Church - Our Saviour's, the Monona Lutheran
MLS - grades 1-8
Barbara worked in printing services at the University of Wisconsin for 33 years. She never married and still attends Monona Lutheran. She reported that she attended the 50th anniversary service for Pastor Ries a few years ago and that his younger son, Tom, had the sermon. Barbara enjoys traveling and just returned from a month in Oregon where she did house sitting for her sister Bev who was in New Zealand with her husband. She also enjoys volunteering at the House of Thrift by Oscar Meyers. Profits from the thrift shop go to Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown. She does not currently have a computer - she worked in front of a computer screen for 33 years and needed a break. When she gets computer access, she'll join us.

Recebba Reese Hughes

608 Meadow Lane
Allen, TX
parents - Phillip and Mary - both deceased
church - Immanuel
MLS - grades 4-8
high school - Monona Grove
Rebecca married Billy Hughes from Arkansas who worked at Research Products. They have lived in Madison, St. Louis, Memphis, Pittsburgh, and for the past 17 years in Allen, Texas, where Billy served as minister of a Penecostal church. He has taken his ministry on the road since retiring from that congregation. Billy and Rebecca have three children - Sherry, age 36, Susan, age 33, and Timothy age 26. Becky remembers Rosemary Marotz's mother used to make home-made potato chips!

Gary Reinholtz

315 N 4th St
Saint Peter , MN
parents - Emil and ???, both deceased
church - Holy Cross
MLS - grades 1-8
high school - East
Married Brenda
Gary teaches and is an athletic trainer at Gustavus College in St. Peter, MN.

Nancy Remde Eaton

30 Elena Rd
La Selva Beach, CA
parents - step-father Waldemar E., deceased and "Rouge" Eleni living near Nancy in California
Church - Immanuel
MLS grades - 3-8
Married Terry Eaton who is a High School music teacher
Nancy - was a FT mom and now works PT. She has a son - Jason who is studying to be a chiropractor and daughter - Nancy who has 2 children

David Ries

3082 Sibley Memorial Highway
Eagen, MN 55121
parents - Herbert d. 1997, Hertha d. 1981
Church - Monona Lutheran
MLS - grades 1-8 Married to Christine who substitute teaches, is a homemaker and works PT at the Ordway
David and Christine have "four first born children" now ages 12-18. They were adopted from Arizona. Dave is a maintainence carpentar for Concordia Lutheran College in St. Paul.

Sue Reuling Bosse

6284 North 32st Way
Phoenix, AZ
parents - Father Frank William, d. March 1983, Mother Susan living in Phoenix
Married to David Bosse who is a tax attorney in Phoenix. Sue is a homemaker. Several years ago she taught kindergarten in New York and Denver. Sue has 3 children - daughter Michelle age 33 in San Francisco - works for microsoft twin boys age 30 - David - in Austin, Texas, wife teaches 3rd grade, David works in finance for Dell. They have a daughter Madelyn who will be 1 on March 1. Drew lives in San Diego and is a project manager.

David Robinson

3006 Sunnyside Ave,
Brookfield, IL
parents - father - Frank William, deceased and mother - Elizabeth, living in Mesa, Arizona
MLS grades 6-8
Started high school at Madison East, then joined the army and finished school in Illinois after he got out.
Was an auto mechanic for 30 years and is now an insurance adjuster. He is married to Karen. No children. His sister Carol lives in Texas. He remembers the MLS basketball team coached by Mr. Urban and the tournament in Watertown.

Steve Schroeder - deceased, October 2, 2006

Sharon Shada - deceased, June 1, 2001

Robert St. Pierre

2114 Illinois Ave
New Holstein, WI 53061-1211

A note from Bob - "Some good memories from my first and second grade and some not so good memories. The not good memories are why my parents agreed to transferring me to Marquette Grade School which was a couple of blocks from my home. The most memorable moment was in 2nd grade when I thought school was over at recess time, walked home and my mom asked why I was home so early-needless to say I went back to school but was a bit tardy-those were the days when spare the rod/spoil the child was the rule-enough said." (May 23, 2001)

Robert Strand

3918 Toban Dr
Madison , WI
parents Louis and Theodora - both deceased
church- Our Saviour's MLS - grades - 5-8 married to Pat, a computer operator with the State of Wisconsin. Bob has a step daughter, Dawn - age 25. Bob works at Woodman's in Madison. He and Pat have two homes, including a chalet retirement home in Watertown. His brother Doug is in Maryland

John Stroesenreuther

7650 Hwy K South,
Merrill, WI 54452
email -
phone - 715-536-9710
parents - Leo - d. 1995 and Edith - d. 1970
church - Monona Lutheran - LCMS
MLS - 7
Mendota Highlands school for 8th grade
high school - Madison West 58-61, Appleton West 61-62
occupation - Senior Sanitarian - over 30 years with the Marathon County Health Department. Retired in March 2001
current interests - fishing, camping and looking forward (?) to retirement
Not married - never, really! And of course no children.

Lois Unger Whiteside

1630 Van Horne Lane,
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
E-Mail Address:
Phone Number: (310) 379-0258
Parents: Helen & Edward Unger (Both deceased)
Church - Monona Luth. Church in Monona Village.
MLS - 1-8
High School: Went 2 years to Monona Grove High School & then moved to Milwaukee, WI and went to Milwaukee Lutheran High School for her Jr. & Sr.years.
Occupation: Mgmt. Ass't for FAA
Interests: Full-time Organist for Church
Spouse: Richard (Dick) Whiteside Occupation: Financ. Control Spec. FAA
Children: 2- Mark- Born 1972, Wendi- Born 1982

Linda Lou Vick Ripp

717Fairmont Ave
Madison, Wi
(608) 241-5614
I work at the Department of Revenue in Madison. I do keying on the PC and some clerical.

Richard Wolter

2518 Badger Ln
Madison , WI
parents - Norbert Hugo and Leona, both deceased
Church - Immanuel Church
MLS - grades 1-8
married Virginia
Richard was a letter carrier in Madison for 35 years. He is now semi-retired working as a bell-man at Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. contains several pictures of Richard, his parents, and also of his sister Lana.

Carol Ziehlsdorf Huttner

960 Waterford Dr. West
Eagan, Minnesota 55123
Phone: 651-452-3088,
Parents: father: Rev. Alfred F. Ziehlsdorff - died 1963. Mother: Jane M. Ziehlsdorff Bolle ---she married another pastor in 1966 (Rev. Carl F. Bolle who founded St. James Lutheran Church in W. St. Paul and was pastor there for 63 years and died in May 1991).
Church - Immanuel Lutheran
Married Bill Huttner-- May, 1985---Bill is President of Huttner Homes
Children- 2 wonderful stepsons---Jeff and Brian
Education: RN from Columbia School of Nursing 1965 BSN from St. Louis University 1975 MA in Hospital Administration from Webster College 1979 Work: worked as an RN at U.W., also in St. Louis, and Florida and have been in Minneapolis, MN since Jan 1, 1980. I held various positions at 650 bed Abbott Northwestern Hospital and just retired as Vice President for Patient Care Services of ANW and Allina Systems Vice President of the 17 Hospitals Obstetrics Services. I am now doing volunteer work with physicians from ANW as we bring teams of medical professionals to Guatemala to improve their lives and healthcare services. I spent the last 6 years in my VP role working on a U.S./Russia grant that involved our hospital working with a sister hospital in the former Soviet Republic. I also worked with other eastern block countries to improve nursing services for patients.Fun stuff: My passion is traveling: I logged 51,000 air miles in 1999 with trips to S. America, Africa, Central America, and a few trips to Europe and England. We also love to golf and spend time at our lake home in northern Minnesota. Most of our time is in Minneapolis. Brother: John F. Ziehlsdorff---lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and also attended MLS until the death of our father.

last modified March 31, 2009