Class Notes


Jon ’86 and Tonya Bolster, a girl, Reese Elizabeth, born August 6, 2010. Jon is a career firefighter/EMT for the City of Faribault. They live in Faribault, MN, with their three children.

Mike ’90 and Mary Roeber, a girl, April Rose, born April 9, 2010. Mike works for Actuant Electrical as an engineering manager. They live in West Bend, WI, with their four children.

Carrie (Christensen) ’95 and Paul Clarke, a boy, Jack Steven, born March 19, 2010. Carrie is a registered nurse for the Sioux Falls School District and Paul is the chief building inspector for Minnehaha County. They live in Sioux Falls with their three children.

Ryan ’96 and Danyelle Cleveland, a boy, Jacob Jeffrey, born November 20, 2010. Ryan is a senior lead analyst for Citibank and Danyelle teaches at Patrick Henry Middle School. They live in Sioux Falls.

Major Stephen ’98 and Chris Sewell III, a girl, Brooklyn Rose, born January 18, 2011. They live in Black Hawk.

Erin (Matz) ’99 and Beau Denker, a girl, Jewel Rose, born April 8, 2010. Erin is an environmental, safety, health, security & quality specialist for Evonik. They live in Bennington, NE.

Brian ’00 and Abra Martinson, a girl, Cecilia Elyse, born February 1, 2011. Brian is a research scientist for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., and Abra is a dental hygienist with Rolling Hills Dental Clinic. They live in Duncombe, IA.

David ’04 and Erica (Hinders) ’05 Allex, a girl, Madelyn Grace, born April 5, 2010. Dave is an engineer at Hoffco Inc., and Erica is an attorney at Schneider and Madsen Law Firm. They live in Redwood Falls, MN.

Charlie ’06 and Erin Grossenburg, a boy, Jackson, born September 8, 2010. Charlie is an owner of Grossenburg Implement in Winner, Pierre, and Philip. Erin is a nurse. They live in Winner.

Ryan ’07 and Stephanie (Erschens) ’07 Bouza, a girl, Gretchen Ryan, born April 3, 2011. Ryan is a laboratory technician with Poet Ethanol Products, and Stephanie is the administrative specialist at Tryon Gym Inc. They live in Harrisburg with their two daughters.

Aaron ’07 and Candace (Albers) ’08 Kleinsasser, a girl, Audrey Ann, born April 2, 2011. They live in Brookings.

Jason MEd ’09 and Barb (Flemming) ’95 Stangeland, a girl, Gemma Kateri Therese, born April 26, 2010. Jason teaches 8th grade math at Mickelson Middle School and Barb works at Avera Brookings Medical Clinic. They live in Brookings with their three children.



David Taylor PharmD ’99 and Melody Jewell ¬– July 31, 2010. Melody is an assistant professor of chemistry at SDSU, and David is a pharmacist for Walgreen’s. They live in Sioux Falls.

Erin Buck ‘02/MS ’04 and Travis Covey – July 10, 2010. Erin is an athletic trainer and instructor at Black Hills State University. Travis is head track and field coach at BHSU. They live in Spearfish.

Rebecca Smith ’03/MS ’06 and Robert Watrel – August 14, 2010. Rebecca is a microbiologist and quality engineer at 3M and Robert is an associate professor of geography at SDSU. They live in Brookings.

Jamie Swoboda PharmD ’04 and Jeff Shields ’03 – July 10, 2010. Jamie is a pharmacist at Sanford Medical Center, and Jeff is a network technician for Midcontinent Communications. They live in Sioux Falls.

Andrew Schager ’05 and Lisa Petheram – June 26, 2010. Lisa is a staff accountant at Showplace Wood Products, and Andrew is a registered nurse at Sanford Hospital. They live in Sioux Falls.

Justin Clarke ’06 and Beth Graham – October 16, 2010. Beth is a pharmacist for Hy-Vee Pharmacy, and Justin is an attorney at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz, and Smith. They live in Sioux Falls.

Paisley Stewart ’08 and Jake Raml ’06 – April 2, 2011. Paisley teaches at the Volga Christian School, and Jake is a project manager for Daktronics, as well as, working for Lowe’s. They live in Brookings.

Melissa Haskins ’07 and Bryan Rinehart ’02 – December 10, 2010. Melissa works at Wells Fargo Bank, and Bryan works at St. Joseph’s Indian School. They live in Chamberlain.

Danielle Strohm ’09 and Adam Reppe ’09 – April 24, 2010. Danielle is a preschool teacher at Youth Enrichment Services and Adam is a personal trainer at Sioux Empire Fitness. They live in Sioux Falls.

Allison Rokusek ’09 and Sean Fedt – July 30, 2011. Allison is an RN at Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls and Sean is a statistician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They live in Harrisburg.

Roshal Franken ’09 and Nick Rossman ’09 – July 17, 2010. Roshal is the northeast region tobacco prevention coordinator for the SD Tobacco Control Program, and Nick is a wildlife damage specialist with the SD Game, Fish, and Parks. The live in Mibank.

Daniel Strandell ’10 and Megan Rigdon – June 26, 2010. Daniel is pursuing a master’s degree in landscape architecture at Kansas State University. They live in Manhattan, KS.

Danielle Morris ’10 and Adam Polley ’11 – June 12, 2010. They live in Brookings.

Mary (Lindner) ’10 and James S. Noble ’07 – Nov. 20, 2010. Mary is a sales associate for Central Business Supply, and James is a software engineer at Daktronics. They live in Brookings.

Tasha Engelmeyer PharmD’10 and Shaun Rausch ’06 – June 12, 2010. Tasha works for the Eastern Kansas VA Healthcare System in Topeka, KS, and Shaun is a commodity broker/marketing consultant for Hurley and Associates. They live in Lawrence, KS.



Victor Weidensee ’47 received the Outstanding Service in Arts Education Award from Governor Dennis Daugaard February 16, 2011, in Pierre. The award is in recognition of his efforts as an organizer, fund-raiser, and performer in outreach projects that have brought music into the lives of thousands of South Dakotans. He lives in Rapid City.

Cameron “Cam” Kruse ’64/MS’66 and longtime employee of Braun Intertec Corporation was recently awarded the Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award from the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies. Cam lives in Mendota Heights, MN.

Robert Werner Ph.D. ’68 has authored a new book, Designing Strategy, The Art of Scenario Analysis. It is available from Windjammer Adventure Publishing at Robert lives in Chagrin Falls, OH.

Miles Schumacher ’76 has been promoted to shareholder with the law firm of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. He lives in Sioux Falls.

Pamela Tranby ’76/MS ’82 was one of the four educators presented with the Minnesota State Colleges and University Board of Trustees’ highest academic honor, Educator of the Year. She received the award in April 2011. Pamela is a biology instructor at Riverland Community College and lives in Rochester, MN.

Craig A. Dybedahl ’81 received the Honorary Amercian FFA Degree in October 2010. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. He is a territory Manager for Pfizer Animal Health and lives in Colton.

Ronald Abraham ’84 has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as water/wastewater practice leader in the Nashville office. He lives in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Elden Rand ’92/MS ’96 recently was awarded two professional statuses; Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC). He is a cardiologist in the U.S. Army, and has recently returned from a combat deployment in Afghanistan with the 4th Infantry Division. He lives in San Antonio, TX, with his wife and two children.

Eric Knispel ’92 received the American Chemical Society Divison of Chemical Education 2010 Midwest Award for Excellence in High School Teaching in Honor of the John E. Bauman, Jr. Award. He teaches at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis, MO. In addition to teaching, Eric leads fishing and canoe trips for the school’s Outdoor Education Program, as well as, coordinates the school’s biodiesel project. He lives in St. Louis, MO.

Krystil Andernacht-Smit ’95 has joined the Paulsen Marketing team as an ag public relations specialist. She lives in Centerville.

Tyler DeBoer ’00 has been named assistant vice president and senior trust and fiduciary specialist for Wells Fargo Private Bank in Watertown where he lives.

Annie (Weber) Molseed ’02 received her MS degree in nurse anesthesia. She practices as a CRNA in Marshall, MN, where she lives with her husband, Dan Molseed ‘01, who is an engineer at Daktronics.

Janice (Hargens) Gilbert ’02 was named the 2010 Most Promising Female Songwriter by the Tennessee Songwriters Assoc. She lives in Nashville, TN.



1932 Herman Stallbaum

1932 Winifred W. (Webster) Cheever

1937 Vernon E. Sagness (Aggie)

1937 Marcus S. Eastby

1937 Mildred “Nathelle” (Mayland) DeHaan

1939 Bernard W. Fullenkamp

1939/MS 1941 Eugene I. Whitehead

1940 Harold L. Johnson (Aggie)

1940 Gertrude H. (Hartman) Crist

1942 Betty E. (Sheeks) Law

1942 John L. Breckenridge

1945 Frances E. (Goodfellow) Steding

1945 Jean H. Nelson

1945 Norma J. (Stearns) Boushey

1946 Edward H. Tunby

1947 Wayne W. Waltz

1947/MS ’53 Edward J. Williamson

1949 Howard F. Cuppy (Aggie)

1949 Donald D. Allen

1949 Inez E. (Eidness) Zinter

1950 Marvin A. Hopf (Aggie)

1950/MEd ’57 Duane B. Fish

1951 Eugene G. Cheever

1951 Myron N. Plooster

1951 Richard G. Quarve

1952 Marjorie A. Tribuzi

1952 Marlyn E. Graham

1953 William R. Kruse

1954 Arthur R. Johnson

1954 Delores (Evans) Spronatti

1954/MS ’59 Donald T. Tupper

1955 Charles P. Scott

1955 Miles L. Raver

1955 Warren Richard “Dick” Hanson

1956 Gerald C. Fossum

1956 Janice J. (Johnson) Spicer

1956 Jerome Bernelll “Bernie” Shroll

1957 Harry N. Reiner

1957 Kenneth L Fischer

1958 Glen E. Garrett

1958 John W. Gross

1958 Nancy A. (Staley) Fischer

1959 Edwin G. Artz

1959 Stanley W. Tolzin

1960 Richard F. Strait

1960 Robert E. Olson

1961 Gary B. Will

1961 Goerge L. Silver

1961 Richard L. Paulson

1961/MS ’65 Leland M. Bondhus

1962/MEd ’85 Bob L. Booze

1962 James P. Schilling

1963 Diane M. O’Neil

MEd 1962 Neil E. Carpenter

1966 Richard A. Larson

1968 Dale O. Haselhorst

1969/MS ’75 Wanda M. (Reiman) Leonard

1969/MS ’72 Andrew J. Repsys

MS 1971 Avon J. Whitehead

1972 Ronald L. Anderson

1972 Sharon (Bormann) Osthus

MEd 1972 Betty G. (Ross) Plouf

MEd 1972 Dennis L. Townsend

MEd 1972 Roger W. Schrag

1973 A. James Rieckman

1973 William “Bill” D. Moeller

MEd 1974 Dalton E. Williams

1976 Michael D. McGinnis

1977 Wayne A. Hanson

1979 Deanne C. Resel

1979 Ronald G. Ohlson

1986 Robert L. Melton

MS 1990 Susan L. Anderson

1991 Mitchell D. Jones

1995 Annette R. (Miller) Williams

Elizabeth K. Easton (Faculty)

Mary Francis Lyle (Faculty)





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