Class Notes


Debra Schultz Hartz ’79 and Rick Weber- July 4, 2014. Deb is a retired band director. Rick works for Central Farmers Co-op. They live in Marion, SD.

Gene Stegeman ’89/MS ’91 and Jacqueline Jelsman – April 26, 2014. Gene is employed by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Jacqueline is a paramedic with the Humboldt Fire Department. They live in Brookings, SD.

Andrea Bengtson ’04 and Billy Perkins – April 26, 2014. Andrea is a customer service coordinator at Color Web Printers. Billy is a driver retention manager at CRST International. They live in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Casey Hershman ’10 and Alysa Odegaard – May 31, 2014. Casey is employed by CCC Information Systems. Alysa is a K-5 music teacher. They live in Sioux Falls, SD.

Emily Tschetter ’10 and Ryan Willett ’10 – May 31, 2014. Emily is in the Nebraska College of Dentistry postgraduate orthodontic program. Ryan is employed at HTI Plastics. They live in Lincoln, NE.

Leah Roemen ’11 and Zac Perrizo ’10 – June 14, 2014. Leah is an RN for Sanford Spine Clinic. Zac is a corporate pilot for CBN Managed Food Services. They live in Sioux Falls, SD.

Brianna Siefkes ’10/Pharm.D. ’12 and Ian Alverson ’10/Pharm.D. – May 23, 2014. Brianna is a pharmacist at Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center. Ian is the director of pharmacy at Madison Community Hospital. They live in Watertown, SD.

Sarah Knippling ’11/Pharm.D. ’13 and Tyler Daniel – July 26, 2014. Sarah is a pharmacist at Lewis Drug. They live in Alta, IA.

Tyann Slepikas ’13 and Brett Alexander – April 25, 2014. Tyann is a seed technologist at SGS. They live in Brookings, SD.


Roy ’00 and Sara Gjerde, a boy, Torger Reuben, born July 13, 2014. Roy is a farmer and Sara is a stay-at-home mom. They live in Vienna, SD.

Heidi (Bruner) ’01 and Casey York, a boy, Mason Michael, born May 21, 2014. Heidi is a national account manager at Cargill. Casey is a project coordinator for a hardware supply company. They live in Boise, ID.

Becky (Jensen) ’01 and Jason ’98 Pauly, a boy, Seth Henry, born February 28, 2014. Becky is a chiropractor, weight loss coach, and certified nutrition response tester with ABC Family Chiropractic. Jason is a probation officer for the State of Minnesota Department of Corrections. They live in Norwood Young America, MN.

Bryan ’05 and Meganne Loneman, a girl, Keagan Therese, born July 29, 2014.  Bryan is a youth counselor at the Human Services Center in Yankton. Meganne is a special education teacher in Gayville. They live in Yankton, SD.

Crystal ’06 and Travis ’04 Reith, a girl, Renee Elaine, born May 19, 2014. Crystal is the Cottonwood County 4-H Program Coordinator. Travis is a farmer. They live in Avoca, MN.

Joey ’06 and Katie Stadheim, a boy, Declan Graham, born February 20, 2014. Joey is the assistant city engineer for the City of New Ulm. Katie is a mental health therapist for Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota. They live in New Ulm, MN.

Karoline (Brause) ’07 and Jacob ’07 Gustafson, a boy, Henrik Allan, born May 2, 2014. Karoline is a wellness trainer at Lake Region Healthcare. Jacob is a production engineer at HERE, a Nokia business in Fargo, ND. They live in Fergus Falls, MN.

Bailey (Baird) ’08 and Nick Wintersteen ’07, a boy, Dylan Thomas, born December 22, 2013. Bailey is a stay-at-home mom, exchange student coordinator, and Spanish interpreter in Sioux Falls. Nick is a mechanical engineer at Daktronics. They live in Sioux Falls, SD.

Alyssa (Oswald) ’09 and Greg ’09 Struder, twin boys, Maxwell and Rayfe, born February 25, 2014. Alyssa is a registered nurse at CORE Orthopedics. Greg is a clinical care coordinator at Sanford Health. They live in Sioux Falls, SD.

Rachel (Poppinga) ’08/Pharm.D. ’10 and Matthew Pajl ’07/MS ’12, a boy, Jase Matthew, born May 25, 2014. Rachel is a pharmacist at Sanford Health. Matt is a project engineer at HR Green. They live in Sioux Falls, SD.


Vernon L. Anderson ’70/MS ’80 retired March 31, 2014, after a 35-year career as the research animal scientist at the Carrington Research Extension Center at North Dakota State University. He lives in Carrington, ND.

Jill A. (Jongeling) Heiertz ’74 has recently retired from a career in retail management. She lives in Sun City, AZ.

Dennis D. Stugelmeyer ’76 is the new vice president for finance and operations for Bethany College. He lives in Lindsborg, KS.

Julie M. Vose ex ’78 has been named president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Julie began her term after ASCO’s annual meeting held May 30 – June 3 in Chicago. She lives in Omaha, NE.

Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Ricky J. McMahon ’79 was inducted into the 55th Wing Hall of Fame at Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE, April 10, 2014. Ricky lives in Nokesville, VA.

Jane M. McKee Smith ’83 was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She lives in Vicksburg, MS.

Austin Mardon ’88 (MS) received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, for his tireless advocacy on behalf of those living with schizophrenia. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Brenda Donelan ’89/MS ’91/Ph.D. ’00 has written her first book titled “Day of the Dead.” Her second book in the fictional mystery series, “Holiday Homicide,” is due for release in late fall 2014. She lives in Sioux Falls, SD.

Suzanne D. Hartwig-Gary ’91 is a four-time international powerlifting champion and a 21-time U.S. national champion. She lives in Rockville, MD.

Katrina J. Lehr-McKinney ’00 has joined the board of directors for Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She lives in Sioux Falls, SD.

Steve M. White ’98 received the Media Appreciation Award from the Nebraska Corn Board during its annual awards ceremony in April. He lives in Grand Island, NE.

Kerstyn M. Farrell ’09 became certified as a registered microbiologist in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology June 20, 2014. Kerstyn is now a registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists. She lives in Parker, CO.

Anthony Bierstedt ’13 was accepted into the master of music performance in percussion program this fall at McNally Smith School of Music in St. Paul, MN.


1938 Frances E. (Peterson) Hazel

1938 Marjorie (Wedell) Shively

1940 Ellen F. (Etbauer) Koc

1941 Helen W. (Wood) Olson

1942 Grace A. (Van Raalte) Vander Veen

1942 Warren G. Grebner

1943 Betty L. (Anderson) Braun

1948 Blanche B. (Severance) Chamberlain

1948 George F. Loomer

1948 Margaret L. (Vik) Rankin

1949/MS ’61 Wayne E. Knabach

John J. Heffernan

1950 Calvin E. Johnson

1950 Jack H. Jones

1950 Lemar J. Ketelsleger

1950 Wendell J. DeBoer

1951 Arleen H. (Havsgaard) Joyce

1951 Jerald W. Harder

1951 Paul R. Zimmer

1951 Victor E. Johnson

1951 Wallace R. “Ray” Strunk

1951/MS ’61 Keith J. Coates

1952 Ruth A. (Palmer) Stiver

1956 Herbert K. Brende

1957 (MS) Arthur T. Jansen

1957 Albert H. Roth

1957 Charles N. Reed

1957 Gerald S. Davis

1957 Jewel R. Husby

1958 Franklin F. Stuckey

1958 Howard O. Reese

1959 (M.Ed.) Lyle D. Mottinger

1959 Bernard G. Hengel

1959 Doris A. (Lamke) Wesierski

1959 Joanne C. (Meehan) Erickson

1959 Norma R. Buckbee

1959/M.Ed. ’68 Francis J. Ziniel

1959/Ph.D. ’62 Neil W. Widstrom

1960 Arthur D. Burr

1960 Margaret A. (LeFevre) Stevens

1960 Otto D. Stock

1960 Robert E. Green

1961 Gerald Bly

1962 Irven K. Parker

1963 (MS) Jerry D. Hess

1963 Galen E. Busch

1963 Keith G. Moe

1964 Jon D. Sunde

1965 John J. Klein

1965/M.Ed. ’73 Juanita V. Nolz

1966 James H. Moxon

1966 Janet A. (Tiller) Goble

1966 Jerome F. Lacher

1968 (Ph.D.) Robert R. Werner

1968 Richard A. Scherschligt

1969 (MS) Neil R. Mc Fadgen

1970 (M.Ed.) Cletus S. Sehr

1970 Janet E. Parks

1971 Gary L. Zuehlke

1971 Michael R. Randall

1971 William “Bill” R. Burkhart

1972 Barry F. Jungwirth

1972 Rodney P. Heinrich

1972 Patricia J. (Odder) Storm

1973 Donald H. Kennedy

1973 Roderick C. Anderson

1974 Fred L. Goetze

1975 Everett H. Akam

1976 Susanne C. (Propst) Kueter

1979 Elizabeth M. Gibson

1979 Karen M. Wermers

1979 Kerry J. Larson

1979/M.Ed. ’80 Harriet J. (Woebke) Parish

1981 John J. Martin

1982 Jeffrey C. Lindstedt

1984 Brian L. Reynolds

1984 Paula J. (Fehrman) Jacobson

1985 Doreen A. Nachtigal

1987 Lisa M. (Reimer) Johnson

1989 Ralph G. Hagge

1993 (M.Ed.) Michael L. Schroeder

1996 Heath E. Tople

1998 (MS) John A. Rice

1998 Brent J. Beitelspacher

2002 Christine L. “Kryss” Brown

2004 Andrea L. (Roth) Boeve

2004/Pharm.D. ’06 Mark R. Doescher

2008 Ashley A. Johnson

2008 Philip C. Eggers

Allen Beecher (Aggie)

Arpinee Berberian (Faculty)

Dr. Thomas Cheesbrough (Faculty)

John Seidl (Faculty)

Milo A. Potas (Faculty)

Wanda M. Smith (Aggie)

Wayne Hoogestraat (Faculty)

William J. Costello (Faculty)


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