Class Notes


Clinton Hillestad ’14 and Amber Cosby – Aug. 1, 2015. Clint is a farmer and Amber works for SGS in Brookings. They live in Volga.

Hanna R. Fetzer ’08 and Jacob Helling – Sept. 26, 2015. Hanna is a teaching assistant at Great River Montessori Charter School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jacob works at Twin Organic Farm in River Falls, Wisconsin. They live in St. Paul.

Karin Kroon ’11/M.S. ’13 and Jeff Lang ’12 – June 21, 2014. Karin is a civil engineer with Sayre Associates and Jeff is a CPA and bank regulator with the U.S. Treasury Department. They live in Sioux Falls.

Karney Osier ’04 and Carl Ware – Nov. 7, 2015. They live in Sioux Falls.


Amy (Anderson) ’08 and Michael ’06 Nelson, a girl, Bergan Sarah, born Dec. 9, 2015. Amy is an EMR analyst at Pipestone County Medical Center and Michael is employed at Greg’s Welding. They live in Pipestone, Minn.

Heath ’02’/MS ’11 and Candice VonEye adopted a son, 10-year-old Cedrick Samual, Oct. 11, 2015. Heath is the city engineer for the City of Gillette. They live in Gillette, Wyoming.

Jacob ’07 and Karoline (Brause) ’07 Gustafson, a girl, Ida Karoline, born Feb. 8, 2016. They live in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Jessica (Reichling) ’05 and Rich Uckert ’02, a boy, Beau Ryan, born Aug. 20, 2015. Rich is a civil engineer for Banner Associates. They live in Sioux Falls.

Joseph ’06 and Katie Stadheim, a boy, Asher Edward, born Jan. 3, 2016. Joseph is the assistant city engineer for the city of New Ulm and Katie is a therapist at Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota. They reside in New Ulm, Minn.

Matt ’98 and Annette (Brand) ’97/Pharm.D. ’99 Johnson, a boy, Gabriel Matthew, born Jan. 20, 2016. They live in Sioux Falls.

Tanner ’10 and Jamie (Dykstra) Fitzke ’12, a girl, Lincoln Elizabeth, born Dec. 13, 2015. They live in Pierre.

William ’09 and Katie (Orton) ’08 Hayes, a boy, born Jan. 29, 2016. William is a pharmacist at the VA Black Hills and an assistant professor for SDSU. Katie is a pharmacist at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. They live in Rapid City.


Cory P. Van Duyn ’95, has been named a principal with The Jones Financial Companies, LLLP. He lives in Dell Rapids.

Jim Dorman ’75/M.Ed. ’00 received the NIAAA’s National Distinguished Service Award this past August. He resides in Sioux Falls.

Joel W. Beckmann ’65/M.S. ’67 was named the Citizen of the Year 2016 for Tehachapi, California, based on his contributions as a community volunteer in developing arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs in Tehachapi area schools. He lives in Tehachapi.

Justin T. Clarke ’06, became a partner at the Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm. He is also a member of the litigation section for the firm. He lives in Sioux Falls.

Lisa A. (Strei) Gearman ’86 received the 2015 Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota Library Media Specialist of the Year Award at the annual fall conference in October. She lives in Chaska, Minn.

Mark E. Reiman ’04/M.S. ’06, has been accepted to be a member of the Class VI of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy. He Lives in Cozad, Nebraska.

Pamela S. (Smith) Roberts ’77 was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to the S.D. Board of Regents effective April 4, 2016. She lives in Pierre.

Raymond A. Harris ’03 recently opened the law firm of Buhl, LIttle, Lynwood & Harris, PLC. He practices in the field of elder law. He lives in Holt, Michigan.


1937 Mary G. (O’Connell) Hughes
1938 Clement W. Olson (Aggie)
1941 Gerald A. Boller
1941 Herbert C. Johnson
1942 Frank M. Lingo
1944 Don E. Healy
1944 Frances E. (Krueger) Nelson
1947 Delores M. Schoppert
1947 John W. Moriarty
1948 Delmer J. Dooley
1948 Mavis (Swanson) Johansen
1948 Richard H. Guddal
1949 Clarice R. (Ziegler) Wells
1950 Eugene R. Seiler
1950 Janice M. (Bergh) Wilder
1950 Kenneth D. Huchendorf
1950 William H. Dennis III
1952 Arnold J. Rieckman
1952 Norman A. Telkamp
1953 Jack D. Keller
1953 Luella J. (Dokken) Petrie
1953/M.S. ’60 Leslie D. Lyon
1954 Betty D. (Kostel) Holliday
1954 Delane F. Boyer
1956 Arlene B. (Andersen) Moncur
1956 Frank E. Denholm
1956 Paul W. Kuecker (Aggie)
1956 Richard C. Davies
1956/M.S. ’58 Alvin G. Fiscus
1957 Ronald M. Steilen
1957 Wayne T. Vander Woude
1958 Daniel R. Meyer
1959 Gerald G. Potthast
1959 Marvin A. Knopf
1959 Orland J. Thompson
1959 Richard C. Reid
1959 Ronald L. Schleif
1960 Herbert E. Cheever
1960 Norman E. Anderson
1960/M.S. ’70 Eugene L. Miller
1961 M.S. Donald H. Reid
1962 M.Ed. Verlynn L. (Henrich)
1962 Jerry L. Walline
1962 John ’Jack’ L. Walkins
1962 LeRoy R. McConkey
1962 Leslie L. Labahn
1962 Ronald D. Glover
1963 LeRoy E. Twombley
1963/M.S. ’67 Vern E. Matter
1965 Donald L. Healy
1966 Dean A. Williamson
1967 M.Ed. Donald W. Engen
1967 Doc Goldammer
1968 M.S. Harry N. Prendergast
1968 Clifford E. Garrett
1968 Dennis A. Sudbeck
1968 Donald D. Chase
1968 Donald D. Rayburn
1968 Kandace K. (Kruse) Spencer
1969 M.Ed. Eugene ’Gene’ B. Alexander
1969 Sandra K. (Guthmiller) Johnson
1969/M.Ed. ’76 Dorothy M. (Dickson) Butler
1971 M.Ed. Jacqueline ’Jackie’ (Harbison) Zerr
1971 M.Ed. James D. Fiedler
1971 Neal E. Ronning
1971 Robert J. Maag
1972 Harold P. Hoekman
1973 M.Ed. Shirley M. (Lemonds) Perkins
1973/M.S. ’85/ Ph.D. ’87 Richard L. Wynia
1978 M.Ed. Esther O. (Pedersen) Tibke
1979 Laurilyn D. Helmers
1981 Janet (McAtee) Gordon Branum
1983 M.Ed. O. Paul Trelstad
1986 James H. Shriver
1991 Brent G. VanderWal
1997 Chad R. Sachen
1998 Mathew W. Smolik
2001 Eric J. Huffman
2004 John M. Weed
2006 Ph.D. David P. Olson
George O. Nelson (Faculty)
Philip B. Price (Faculty)

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