Welcome to the Ladue High School Class of '58 Web Page! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Ziercher gave a special luncheon on October 20th for good friend Marilyn

Martin Dalton who came into town for a few days. See photos below.

 

 

RamBelle Luncheon on October 27th photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60 years ago we were seniors in high school.....

             

 

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Reunion Update News

 

The cost for the entire weekend will be $38 per person!

 

June 15, 16 and 17.

 

SAME PLACES AS USUAL!  FRIDAY NIGHT AT BONNIE FREDERICH

HALLS; SATURDAY AT ROBERT PASS'S CAR BARN!! Sunday morning

for coffee and....at the high school.  You will not believe how big it

is now even if you saw it a few years ago.

 

 

 

MORE LATER.  JUST SAVE THE DATES. GET A TICKET TO ST. LOUIS......

 

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        Helen Ziercher's luncheon for Marilyn Martin Dalton in St. Louis for a few days.  Marilyn lives

in Colorado and was here to visit her brother.  She will be back for the reunion!

 

Unfortunately, we neglected to get a picture of our photographer Cookie Kornblum Simon!

 

Marilyn Hardt Felter discussing old times with Marilyn Martin Dalton and Bonnie Hirsch Hurwitz.

Marilyn Hardt and husband Dick Felter are retired, living in St. Louis, enjoy sailing and Marilyn

is a volunteer at a Senior Center.  Marilyn Martin lives in Colorado where she has lived since

college; she is a widow and travels often.  Bonnie and husband Howard are retired in St.

Louis, active in a children's health charity and spend part of the winter in California.

 

 

Joan Rothaus O'Brien and Helen Campbell Weise.  Joan owns a Travel
Agency and is one of us who are obviously still working. Helen is retired

and getting ready to move from her home in St. Louis County to an apartment.

                        

 

Marcia Coltman Pass and Bonnie Frederich Halls.  Marcia and husband

Robert travel a great deal for Robert's classic automobile business.

Bonnie works as a teacher for a cosmetics company, is active

in her church in St. Louis with husband Gary.

 

Bonnie Frederich Halls, Helen Ziercher, Francine Friedman Cohn.  Helen is

PROBABLY going to retire in May from Wash U Med School.  She travels

a great deal from her Clayton home and is a volunteer tutor involving

inner city schools.  Francine and husband Marc recently sold their Oregon home

and plan to spend half the year in St. Louis (as a neighbor of Bonnie!) and half

in California.

 

 

 

 

 

RamBelle Luncheon, October 27th!

 

 

Marvina ALWAYS seems to be the one helping to set the table.

 

Kitchen crew: pat Peeper Klein, Betty Jacobsen Burkhardt, Helen Ziercher, Joan Rothaus O'Brien

 

Pat volunteers at health care facilities and her church. Betty is retired and travels with her sister.

Helen is ALWAYS traveling and vows to retire from Wash U. Med School May 31st. She also tutors

disadvantaged students.  Joan is a travel consultant at Altair Travel.

 

Marilyn Ham Coffman and husband Chuck are retired, travel and

keep busy with family.  Helen Campbell Weise is moving out

of her house after 50 years and into One McKnight Place.

 

Marcia Coltman Pass getting lunch ready with Betty Lee.

 

Helen with Barbara Russell Harry who keeps our luncheon

dates on a calendar and organizes everyone.  She and

husband James have moved to a condo from a house

and are involved in their church and with their grandchildren

when she isn't planning for us.

 

 

 

Marvina and Francine Friedman Cohn.  They both recently

moved to condos in Ballwin, MO; Marvina from alarge Kirkwood

home and Francine from Hood River, OR.  Marvina and Ken

Kastner and retired and so are Francine and husband Marc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Club

 

October 11, Wednesday.

 

 

Planning session for reunion.  Invitations will go out mid-April; responses due by mid-May.

 

 

 

Ken Kastner and Paul Ware

 

 

 

Howard Handelman, Morty Gelber, Jerry Krug and Robert Pass

 

Mike Freund

 

Jim Portmann and Francine Friedman Cohn

 

 

Dark, but only photo of John Gast and John Camie

 

 

 

Many new pictures in Family Photos...

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY PHOTos

 

 

Paul Joenk and wife Christine left Arizona some years ago to be near grandchildren and get away

from the heat.  They live in East Longmeadow, MA.

 

 

Out to dinner: Francine, Bonnie Hirsch Hurwitz, husband Howard and Francine's

husband, Marc Cohn.

 

 

Bill Reisse and wife Rosemary left St. Louis and moved to Venice, FL about

a year ago. They came back to visit in October; here with Marvina and

Ken Kastner.

 

Jean Leutwiler Brandenburger lives in Hillsborough, CA with husband Don

who is still working parttime as an architect.  They spent most of the summer

in Sun Valley, ID.  She says they are very active playing golf and skiing.

You can say hello to them at the reunion!

 

 

 

Here they are not far from home sailing on San Francisco Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some fun pictures of Steve Nielson who is retired and lives in Alexandria, Va with

wife Carol.  He also has a place in Colorado where they ski.  Here is what he says

about this photo:

 

"Here is a picture from our family reunion in July in Alexandria.  The old guys are me and my brothers! The young

guys are a couple of cousins. They all look so happy because I just gave a 45 minute Power Point briefing on

the 70th Birthday of the Air Force."

 

 

Steve with granddaughter Bridget in Brooklyn and granddaughter Matilda in Colorado in the Spring.

 

 

 

 

Susan and LLOYD Russell at a Zoo Benefit in La Jolla, Ca.

They have three children and five  grandchildren.

 

Carolee Smith Todd and her husband lived in Lancaster, KY for many years. Carl has died and Carolee has decided to move to

Lake St. Louis, MO by the end of 2017.  Good friends Marilyn Ham Coffman, her husband Chuck and Jim Portmann drove down

to see the beautiful property one more time before it is gone.

 

 

Chuck, Jim and Marilyn                                                Carolee and Jim

 

Helen Ziercher and Sam Bertolet who live in Clayton, Mo on a Baltic

cruise in mid-July.  The background is Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

 

Sylvan Goldberg who MAY come to our reunion.  He and wife

Kathy live in El Cerrito, California and they have also keep

a home where Sylvan first lived after graduate school at

W.U. in Aurora, Ohio.  Here he is with "Orange Peel"!

 

 

 

Tom and Michaela (Mike)Hector

 

Michaela writes: 

 Tom tries to fit working for me in my courier businesses with as many fishing trips as he can plan!  Our kids usurp our schedules but we work out most days with Pilates, Tai Chi and the gym.  We are walking a 5K in December with FITTEAM in Florida.  Of course, we will put St. Louis on the schedule next June!  Please advise the dates and we will lock in Werber's and Schwartz'.  


 

 

Annual summer reunion for Jim Brown with his four children:

Campbell, Gentry, James III and Meredith.  Jim will be at the 60th reunion.

 

 

Marilyn Huntington Berkey with Betty Lee Hubb Fyan.  Marilyn

and husband were on their way from Colorado to Seattle and

stopped in Portland, OR to see Betty Lee.  They have

been friends since high school.

 

Marilyn, husband Brent and Marilyn's brother Richard, a Ladue '62 grad.

 

 

 

Dinner in Clayton,  Helen Ziercher and Sam Berlotet with Bob Lurie

and Susan Graves.  Susan and Bob live in St. Louis and have been

together for 46 years.  Susan was Head of Nursing at Jewish Hospital

School of Nursing.

 

 

Sandy Smith Kilbride lives in Florida. She recently toured England and is with

another tour member at Stonehenge.  She then met with a young Hungarian man

who was a student of her 10 years ago and now lives in London.

 

 

Barbara Felder in May visiting her sister Madeline in Seattle.  Long trip from Florida

where Barbara lives.

 

 

 

From Cliff Bragdon:


Sarah and I were invited by Bill De Witt Jr (Chairman of the Board and President of the Cardinals) to get together with him at a Spring Training game in Jupiter Florida. Here are some pictures of our meeting that lasted nearly 55 minutes in his office, before the game. Bill is coming to our house in Melbourne Beach, before the end of the baseball season to see my baseball collection. We are becoming good friends and my brother in law Ethan Shepley (who roomed with George H W Bush at Yale for 4 years got him into Yale law school in less than a day, which he appreciates to this day!
I have been working on developing the world's largest Organic Non-GMO Farm complex in the in existence. It will be located in the Philippines on 168,000 acres, designed to produce resilient based agriculture capable of feeding 10 million people annually. Our investors own the land In fee-title and their partners are investing $2.1 billion in this project and I am Vice Chairman of the Executive Board that has the contract agreement to develop this organic state of the art facility. We leave for Manila before the end of June. Besides that I am a consultant to FBI and Infraguard on transportation cyber security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susie Crego Dougherty and husband George who just celebrated their

33rd anniversary.  They spend the summers on Higgins Lake in Michigan

and live in Cape Coral, FL in the winter.  Susie just had a successful hip

replacement.  We love her, but she is a Luddite; I don't think she even

has a cell phone!

 

 

 

Mike Freund and two granddaughters on a Disney Cruise.  Pictures from

Pirate's Night.

 

 

 

Steve Goldfarb

 

Stan Platts sent this photo telling us that Steve Goldfarb who was a widower

married Mary Estaque on March 8th.  Steve lives in St. Louis again having

moved back several years ago from Minnesota.

 

 

 

Lois Feigenblatt Rubin, husband Milt, children Sara, Joe and Bob, two

daughters-in-law and five Rubin grandchildren vacationing in Wisconsin

in summer of 2016.  Lois and Milt live in Olivette.

 

She wrote:


Life is very busy, but that's not a complaint. We are both retired from our therapy practices. He continues to consult and to speak to various groups. I  am in my 30th year of docenting at the St. Louis Art Museum. I also give tours at the Holocaust Museum. With all of our kids living in other cities, we travel to see them often, as well as, taking other trips just for fun. Living in St.Louis still offers us the opportunity to be with old friends and to make new ones, too.
Lois

 

 

 

Bill Pixley and wife Margret with sons Pat and Chris, daughter-in-law Emma and friend Aubrey

vacationing at Hilton Head.  Bill lives in Mt. Dora, Florida

 

 

 

 

Ken Flanery and wife Genevieve (Gene) who live in Pittsburgh, PA vacationing

at Cape May, N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Felder and sister Madeleine in Key West.  Barb with grandson

Maverick (that's right, that is his name) near his home in

Sante Fe.  Barb has two sons and a daughter, 5 grandchildren.

  Barb lives in Miami.

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Butler War and Paul Ware.  Christmas. Remember these

are classmates who spent forever at Ladue and grade schools too

and didn't meet until after graduation!  How could that be?!

They live in St. Louis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Freund

 

Jim and Linda Freund in Hawaii celebrating their 53rd as they celebrate every

anniversary.  They live in Beverly Hills, CA. 

 

With kids and grandkids....

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Samuels

 

Our ever active classmate, Rob Samuels, still lives in St. Louis.  He is a retired attorney.  As you probably remember, he is an exceptional speed skater,

having taken it up later in life, he has won many races, trained with the famous skaters from the U.S. Olympic Team AND, best of all....he is a

surrogate father and trainer to his daughter's son Jack who is now a promising skater too!

 

 

Rob and Ann in Israel

 

With son in Japan

 

 

 

RICK HESSE

 

Rick Hesse has moved from teaching in California to Tennessee. This is what he says:

(He is trying on his beret for graduation AND on January 3, 17 when he turns 76)

 


I've just completed my first year as Professor of Business Analytics at the Business School of Lincoln Memorial University, here in the Cumberland Gap in Harrogate, TN. We are in the corner where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia meet, and the school is dedicated to educating students who have at least one parent in the Appalachian area who never graduated from college. We also have graduate programs and I'm a part of the new MS in Business Analytics.


It's wonderful being near my adult children in Atlanta (Debby, her husband Joe Scerno, and son Jason - 15), Dan and his wife Beth in Asheville, and Doug and his wife Nancy and two children, Xen (12) and Willow (6) who live in KC. We've had several visits already and much more than we could manage when Gerry & I were living in California. Gerry and I celebrated our 40th anniversary last November and enjoy the simple life in a town of 1600 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karen Hanke Weeks

 

 

Karen Hanke Weeks and husband Kent with their grandchildren.

Karen and Kent live in Nashville:

 

"Kent and I with youngest granddaughter
Sydney after a soccer game at the local middle school (where our own kids
attended some years ago. I am pleased to say that all six of our grandchildren
attend public schools--three in Chapel Hill NC, 1 in Birmingham AL, and 2 in
Nashville TN.  All six grandchildren after a recent hike."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlene Markert Quinn

 

Marlene Markert Quinn and husband Mike at granddaughter's wedding.  The Quinns

live in Wilmington, DE and Marlene is sorry she is not smiling in this picture, but she is in this year's Christmas gathering!

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie Kornblum Simon

 

Cookie Kornblum Simon on a recent vacation to Portugal AND

at her oldest son's wedding (has 3 sons).  Cookie

lives in St. Louis.

 

 

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Here's what Rod Susman who lives in southern California has to say:

 

 

Happy New Year to you. All is OK here. Been more active than in the past as to my auto race school instruction. At the various race tracks around CA on average of two times monthly. Hitting tennis balls about twice a week limited by a bad hip.But stiii out there. Wife Karen is doing well still enjoying her gardening and hitting balls as well.
Our best to my classmates


Have a good 2017 & stay well. Rod

 

 

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Sandy Smith Kilbride

 

A note from Sandy Smith Kilbride who lives in Margate, Florida:

 


I'm still teaching ESL for about 33 weeks a year for 3 hours a day, actually just monitoring a computer lab, which gives the students time toward the requirement of class time per week for the student visas. They have exercises to do on the computer.

I've been able to put a little money away, and am going to spend 6 days in London next May. I've already made arrangements to see Stonehenge, which is on my bucket list.

No pictures. I don't photograph well.

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Ronnie Pass

 

 

Ronnie and Jan Pass in Colorado with their 6 grandchildren who live in Phoenix, Winston-Salem and St. Louis.  Ronnie and Jan spend

most of their time in Naples, FL and St. Louis as well as Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A note from Harriet Stemme Mayberry.  Picture to follow later!

 


Happy New Year to everyone. I'm working very hard to downsize possessions before
going to a wonderful retirement community in Silver Spring, MD outside DC. I have
friends there and my son and his family live a 40-minute drive away in Vienna, VA.
I'm looking forward to having time to paint, perhaps sing in a choir, read, and just
relax for once while I can still enjoy it. There is a wonderful concert hall near there
and I will take full advantage of that, plus the theater and museums of DC.

 

 

 

 

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Bonnie Hirsch Hurwitz with son Andy, future daughter-in-law and

husband Howard at Rehearsal Dinner on October 14th.   They

all live in St. Louis area.

 

 

 

 

Natale Lentin Potchen and her two daughters, Kim and Cynthia Lieberman and

Kim's daughter Stephanie.  Natale, Kim and Stephanie live in Florida and

Cynthia lives in ST. Louis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Louys writes the following from St. Louis:

 

. We don't have any photos from far off exotic places due to my health problems dating back to May when I had a pacemaker put in that had to come back out before the end of June due to infection - very unusual!! The sad thing is we missed a wonderful weekend with our friend Garrison Keillor June 18 & 19th for his last Prairie Home Companion show in St Louis. So it's been a quiet summer for the Louys, however feeling much better now and looking forward to the fall. This photo is from a local restaurant in St Louis (before all this happened). Paul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Smith Kilbride and Kathy Francis Shoop

 

Sandy Smith sent the following picture.  Sandy lives in Florida and Kathy has lived forever in Minnesota.

 

I recently visited my sister in the Twin Cities area and while there went to Stillwater to visit Kathy(Francis) Shoop. I saw her for tie first time in fifteen years and only the second time in over 50 years. We both lived in the area at the same time for 7 years, each being unaware that the other was there.

 

 

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Although Jane Krauss Hibbetts has endured MS for many years, she is doing

well.  Here she is celebrating her birthday in April, 2016 in Galveston, TX. She

is with her son's twin daughters and son.  Jane is the second youngest

person in the class; she turned 75.

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Felder and her grandson Maverick.  She is visiting her

son Loren in New Mexico. Maverick is named for the waves at

Half Moon Bay in California!  Barbara lives in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Hirsch Hurwitz and husband Howard spend the winter near Palm Springs, Ca.

Here they are at Bonnie's brother's home in L.A.  with their two granddaughters, Alexis

and Zoe during Spring Break.  All four live in the St. Louis area.

 

 

 

Barb Hatcher Boelling and husband Mack are retired in Port Townsend, WA and are

currently involved in developing a senior community nearby.

 

 

 

 

Three pictures of Jean Leutwiler Brandenburger, husband Don, children and

grandchildren.  Jean and Don live in Hillsborough, CA and spend a lot of time

in Sun Valley.  Here they are celebrating their 50th anniversary in June. They

rafted down the middle fork of the Salmon River for 6 days.

 

 

 

With their five grandchildren

 

Jean and Don at a symohony concert in Sun Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John and Amy Camie and sons, Justin and Christopher. 

 

 

 

Remember Marie Gruetzmacher (Meezie!)?  She and husband

are retired and living where they have been for many years,

Leawood, Kansas.  They have two children, one in Darien, Ct

and two in Leawood.  Two granddaughters in each city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Hall Foote has moved from New Mexico to Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and

is still a real estate agent.  She moved to be near her son.

 

 

 

Ann Wasserman Solomon and husband Mike on a recent

trip to China.  They live in Highlands Ranch, CO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill and Rosemary Reisse touring California.  Here in front of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Krauss Hibbitts with Helen Ziercher in the lobby of Helen's condo building.

Jane is a widow who lives part of the time in Assisted Living in Webster, Texas and

sometimes stays at a home she and her husband built in College Station, TX which

is completely outfitted for a handicapped person.  Jane was diagnosed with

Multiple Schlerosis in 1988.  She was in St. Louis for her sister Carol's 80th

birthday.  Jane has two daughters and a son.  She also has a sister you

might remember: Sue who lives in Memphis. Jane has three

grandchildren. 

 

 

Judy Morse Harrington and husband John with their two sons and daughter and family.

Grandson Jack who is 15 (behind Judy) has inherited her musical ability.  Judy and

John live in Long Island, N.Y.

 

 

 

Marcia Shaw Codling visited Marguerite Gisburne Likes in St. Louis in March.

They are with Carey Hager Woods, class of '59.  Marcia lives in

Loudenville, N.Y.

 

Here is Marcia with her granddaughters Megan and Kate and her daughter

Carolyn at the zoo.  Marcia said she loved showing her family where she

grew up.

                               

 

 

 

 

Chris and Paul Joenk moved to Massachusetts from Arizona to be near

granddaughters, Ellie, 5, and Emmy, 7.

 

 

 

Pat Peeper Klein , husband Bill and all their grandchildren at their home in St. Louis.

 

Alcatraz photos taken by the  class pro photographer, Jim Freund,

and the story by "activist", Lloyd Russell, follows.  Notice Jim isn't

in any of the pictures.....

Did you know who they were? Did you think there were more

or fewer?

 

Planning the "prank".  "Dick, be sure and get paint that will wash off!"

"Yeah, right...."

Lloyd helping Jim Brown up.

Belaying themselves.

Doing it.

The lookout..Mike Schwartz

The descent

Washing up.

"What do you mean you didn't buy washable paint, Dick?!"

The roof today.

Click here to read the story of the Alcatraz prank.


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DECEASED CLASSMATES

 Susan Alberstein

Gene Baum    

   Kenny Bayer      

     Bill Brackman       

Bruce Britt      

       Nancy Brueggemann

             Nancy Davidson Shestak

            (Charles) Kemper Deicke

  Sally Doerschlen

Mike Dunlop   

 Jonne Jean Eber

George Eron  

          Sharon Esses Spern  

                Beverly Feldman Kraus    

                  Harriet Gomberg Barenfeld  

Jay Handelman

   Harvey Hyken    

Bill Jackson    

              Betty Jaeger Portmann   

Grace Janson  

Jack Julier      

Ned Keiser     

       Gerald Leininger     

Bart Lieberman

Louise Marotta

Chip Maxwell  

  Claude McElwee

 Sharon McKee 

Bud Milner     

Ellen Morrical 

 Bob Morris     

Bart Notowitz 

      Dennis Oberman  

Jerry Pass    

Beth Rainford 

        Richard Rosenbaum 

           Sandra Rush Oberman  

    Thomas Sawyer   

    Carolyn Sherman 

  Mark Silbergeld

Steve Slater   

Lucille Sloan 

 Byron Sokolik

          Joan Speed Gilbert  

Joan Staley   

   Tom Taggart    

Donna Vouga 

Gary Welch   

       John Winkelmeyer 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have to "snail mail" a picture instead of e-mail it, send it to:

Francine Cohn

48-345 Paso Tiempo Lane

la Quinta, CA  92253-6200

Francine will mail the photo back to you!

 

 

 

 

 

They are not at large anymore, but it took so much work to put this headline

together, I can't bear to erase it......