Mary (Kolbo) Bashaw ’69 retired after 39 years of teaching, 26 of which were in the La Crosse School District. She has been a catalyst in the Central High School strings and orchestra program.
Audry (Kies) Scigliano ’70 celebrated the birth of two grandchildren, Josephine Annamarie Scigliano, Sept. 25, 2007 and Joseph Thomas Pyfferoen, Nov. 5, 2007.
Dorothy Stolmeier, OSF ’72 retired in June and resides at the Motherhouse in Clinton, Iowa.
Nola Jo Starling-Ratliff ’74, retired as principal from Horlick High School in Racine in June.
Jane (Paulson) ’75 and Edward Ryan ’75 are enjoying retirement, substitute teaching in La Crosse, and enjoying their three grandchildren. Jane retired after 30 years of teaching, 27 years at Holy Trinity in La Crosse and three years at Cathedral.
Karolee (Hogden) Sowle ’77 was named chief executive officer of Tenet’s Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.
Janet (Koller) Narloch ’78 is a registered nurse at Froedtert Eye Clinic in Milwaukee.
Pam (Galstad) ’79 and John Brose were crowned at the Mardi Gras Ball at Stoney Creek Inn, in Onalaska, Jan. 18. The Broses are this year’s rex and queen with the theme, “Faith, Family, Friends, Health, and Happiness.” The Ball raises money for Coulee Catholic Schools, the Gateway Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Riverland Council of the Girl Scouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater La Crosse Area, and the La Crosse Family YMCA.
Nicholas Narloch ’79 received a Doctor of Education degree on May 2 from Graduate Theological Foundation of South Bend, Ind. He is the director of music and liturgy at St. Mary’s Parish in Menomonee Falls.
Michael Shimshak ’79 is the superintendent of the School District of Lodi and was named 2007 Global Educator of the Year by Friends of International Education. Michael also received a Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange grant, which will allow him to spend three weeks in Argentina this summer.
Karla Uhlenhake ’79 is an assistant high school principal with the Universal American School in Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she previously taught art for two years.
Jane Kirschlling ’80, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been re-elected to a second two-year term on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors. She will continue to serve on the executive committee as secretary.
Geoffrey Ward ’82 celebrated his ordination into the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Dec. 22, 2007 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Fond du Lac. He does non-stipendiary ministry for the Diocese of Connecticut.
Bethanie and Mark Frank ’89 adopted a daughter, Atlantis Marie, Jan. 8. Atlantis’ birthdate is Sept. 25, 2001. Her middle name was changed to Marie, chosen in dedication to Marie Leon La Croix, FSPA, ’45.
Alison and Christopher Parr ’89 celebrated the birth of a daughter, Grace Bethany, November 2007. She joins sister Ava, 3.
Denyse and Timothy Thomas ’91 celebrated the birth of a son, Donovan Edward, Dec. 6, 2007. He joins sisters, Rachael, 8, Megan 5, and Sidney, 2.
Sue (Thompson) Wise ’91 joined the staff at Keil Clinic in La Crosse. She specializes in Midwifery and Family Nursing.
Laura (Ledden) Gilbertson ’92 has been promoted to director of national accounts for Entegra. Entegra is Sodexho’s group purchasing organization for food, located in Cedarburg.
Jenifer Deutmeyer McGovern ’92 and Terry McGovern celebrated the birth of a son, Jonathan Cole, Feb. 27. He joins siblings, Isabelle, 4, and Ethan, 2.
William Griffel ’92 has accepted the position of director of Purdue musical organizations and the Purdue varsity glee club at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He and his wife, Natalie, celebrated the birth of a daughter, Josie, August 2007. She joins brother Will, 3.
Kathryn (Kempfert) ’92 and Joe Ruppert celebrated the birth of a daughter, Bethany Kate, Oct. 15, 2007.
Kerri (Wenzel) ’93 and Scott Skoruppa celebrated the birth of a daughter, Eryn, March 14, 2007. She joins sister Lauryn, 4.
Tonya (Benson) Limberg ’94 graduated with a master’s degree in biomedical visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of biomedical and health information sciences.
Paul Tracey ’94 celebrated the marriage of his son, Jason Paul to Katie Ann Miller, Nov. 3, 2007 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in La Crosse.
Kathlyn (Collins) Ivey ’95 recently came out of retirement to become the director of religious education at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse.
Robin (Stark) ’95 and Vince Jacobi were married Sept. 8, 2007.
Jean (Holte) Surguy ’95 has accepted the interim corporate executive officer position at Ripon Medical Center in Ripon.
Logan (Vogt) ’96 and John Bezlyk celebrated the birth of a son, Samuel James, Nov. 2, 2007. He joins siblings, Jack, Michael, and Joseph.
Amy (Strittmater) ’96 and Patrick Harsh celebrated the birth of a son, Brett Joseph, Jan. 30. He joins brother Aidan.
Tina (Daniels) Mueller ’96 and family have relocated to Marshfield. Tina is a reimbursement auditor at Marshfield Clinic.
Diane O’Shaughnessy ’96 is the proud grandmother of a baby girl, Sarah Michelle Olson, Jan. 2. She joins brother Jesse, 3. The parents are Jodi and Jerry Olson.
Aaron Engebreth ’96 performed at the Kennedy Center as the baritone soloist with the Washington Chorus on April 27 in Washington D.C. He sang the baritone solos in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Carlyle Sharpe’s Proud Music of the Storm.
Jennifer (Waddell) ’97 and Don Black celebrated the birth of a son, Elijah Eugene, Dec. 20, 2007. He joins siblings, Alex, 3, and Faith, 2.
Moriah (Jerome) ’97 and Matt Fischer purchased and remodeled a health club in March called Ultimate Fitness, which is located in Hudson.
Rene Jacobs ’97 and Todd Guentner were married Oct. 20, 2007.
Marla Murray-Koss ’97, ’04 joined Bronston Chiropractic. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Rebecca (Rudolph) ’97 and Steven Rosenthal celebrated the birth of a daughter, Hannah Josephine, Jan. 21. She joins sister Abigail, 2.
Sean Vigue ‘97 is celebrating 12 years working as a professional singer/actor/
dancer as a member of Actor’s Equity, performing in opera, music theatre, and non-musical theatre. He resides in central Florida and is the sole proprietor of Mr. Fitness, LLC. He is also the Pilates instructor for all Disney property.
Ryan McMillen ’98 is the coordinator of Alternative to Traditional Incarceration of Citizens (ATTIC), for Wood County Drug Court in Wisconsin Rapids.
Alison (Rockweiler) ’98 and Greg Monson celebrated the birth of a daughter, Danika Kathleen, Oct. 12, 2007. She joins brother Brock.
Ann (Ready) ’98 and Rob Nelson celebrated the birth of a son, Evan Robert, Aug. 5, 2007.
Sarah (Gryskiewicz) ’98 and TJ Rawitzer celebrated the birth of a daughter, Claudia, Jan. 15. She joins sister Lucille, 2.
Melissa (Hanson) ’98 and Kurt Southworth celebrated the birth of a son, Alek Kenneth, Sept. 11, 2006. He joins sister Kirsten. Melissa is a registered nurse in surgery at Reedsburg Area Medical Center.
Lisa (King) ’98 and Tim Trueblood celebrated the birth of a daughter, Sierra Rose, Nov. 20, 2007.
Sandra (Peterson) Walsh ’98 was promoted to postmaster on Oct. 29, 2007 for the Tomah Post Office.
Nancy (Ehl) Etringer ’99 retired from the United Community School District in Boone, Iowa. She taught for 33 years.
Kay (Cupery) ’99 and Scott Hubbard celebrated the birth of a daughter, Liv Elise, Nov. 29, 2007. She joins sister Ava.
Melody (Voskuil) Kong-Ndoube ’99 is serving as a staff nurse for obstetrics and gynecology in the United States Army and is stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.
Jody (Leitz) ’99 and Paul Krause ’98 celebrated the birth a son, Peter Michael, Jan. 22. He joins siblings, Andrew, 7, Joseph, 4, and Elizabeth, 2.
Mary (Carrie) Mueller ’99 is a registered nurse at Agnesian Healthcare for St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
Dinah (Storkel) Sparks ’99 retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Jan. 3. She is a substitute education assistant for the Tomah School District.
Serena (Dolato) Bahe ’00 finished her first marathon in 4:48:35 on Nov. 11, 2007 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training for cancer research, raising $3,806. She is an English teacher at Cibolo-Schertz-Universal City Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.
Jocelyn (Branson) ’00 and Josh Buxton celebrated the birth of a daughter, Jaymeson Reece, Jan. 3. She joins sister Ellie, 3.
Nicole (Avery) Clutter ’00 is working at Western Technical College as a library assistant and operating an e-commerce online store from home.
Christi (Graber) ’00 and John Gronemus celebrated the birth of a son, Carson Daniel, March 7. He joins brother Dawson, 3.
Theresa Hagen ’00 graduated with a Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery degree in 2006 from Frontier School in Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hayden, Ky. She is a nurse midwife at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare at the Onalaska Clinic.
Marcy and Chris Herman ’00 celebrated the birth of a son, William Christopher, Sept. 7, 2007. Chris is the assistant prosecutor with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office in Dayton, Ohio.
Anne (Radzak) ’00 and Chadwick Hodgson were married Aug. 5, 2007. Anne is working at the Best Buy Corporate Campus as an administrative assistant in Richfield, Minn.
Alexander “Sasha” Bobrov ’01 graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine, May 17. He is now a doctor of osteopathic medicine undergoing his residency training in emergency medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
Angela (Osgood) ’01 and Dax Connely were married Jan. 5 in Onalaska.
Brittney and Danielle DeJardin ’01 celebrated the birth of twin boys, Lleyton James and Kolton Xavier, Oct. 26, 2007.
Katie (Peterson) ’01 and Kyle DeVries ’01 celebrated the birth of a son, Caleb Renner, Nov. 30, 2006. He joins sister Madeline. Katie is a registered nurse at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire in the neuro-pediatrics trauma department and Kyle is a state patrol trooper in the Eau Claire area and is also a technical crash reconstructionist.
Kim Hendricks ’01 has accepted the position of annual fund associate with the institutional advancement office at Viterbo University.
Brian Konkol ’01, after three years of service in Guyana, South America, is the coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Young Adults in Global Mission Program in South Africa. Konkol facilitates volunteer experiences for young adults from the U.S. seeking a global service experience.
Nancy (Trautwein) ’01 and Brandon Krueger celebrated the birth of a daughter, Raegan, March 6, 2007.
Sara (Christianson) Lieurance ’01 is employed as a school nurse with the School District of La Crosse.
Dustin Mueller ’01 is a systems analyst at Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac.
Jessica (Potaracke) Myhre ’01 is a registered nurse at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.
Philomena Ofori-Nipaah ’01 graduated in May from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. She is in the process of being ordained as a Presbyterian minister and doing her chaplain residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Marcia Atherton ’02 retired from the United Community School District in Boone, Iowa. Prior to instructing the sixth grade, Atherton also taught second and fifth grade. She taught for 33 years.
Leah Amundson ’02 and Christopher Faber were married June 24, 2006 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cashton.
Cynthia (Maas) ’02 and Christopher Fisher ’02 were married March 8 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Random Lake, Iowa.
Josh Gates ’02 has accepted the position of annual fund gifts officer with the institutional advancement office at Viterbo University.
Capt. Tim Hornick ’02 joined the Army Wounded Warrior Education Initiative in August 2007. He will be studying social work at the University of Kansas.
Maria (Langer) ’02 and Eliud Korir were married Feb. 23.
Carol (Uerling) ’02 and Eric Miller celebrated the birth of a son, Isaac Daniel, Feb. 1. He joins brothers, Zach, 8, and Alex, 2.
Kristen (Jackowski) ’02 and Ryan Pieper were married Oct. 27, 2007 in Milwaukee. Kristen is a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado.
Kerrie (Shingledecker) ’02 and Matt Rausch celebrated the birth of a son, Cason Jacob, Dec. 7, 2007. He joins brother Quinn, 2.
Eric Slette ’02 is an admissions representative at the Minnesota School of Business in Richfield, Minn.
Katharine (Kreofsky) ’02 and Ryan Smith celebrated the birth of a son, Henry Steele, March 26, 2007.
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ (Yang) ’03 and Kevin Brungraber were married Aug. 27, 2007. Liz is working as a graphic designer with AVS Group in La Crosse.
Stacey (Boberg) ’03 and John Giemza were married April 14, 2007. She is teaching kindergarten for the Arcadia School District.
Trisha Lepke ’03 and Joe Gronemus were married Feb. 22 in Mexico. Trisha is employed at Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua.
Michele (Thompson) ’03 and Bret Halvorson celebrated the birth of a daughter, Katelyn, April 14.
Julie O’Rourke ’03 and Robbie Hancock celebrated the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Julia, April 6. Julie is teaching art in the Mauston School District.
Emily Huber ’03 and Joel Hill celebrated the birth of a daughter, Lily Ann, July 5, 2007. Emily is a reading and language arts teacher in Dallas.
Molly (Nesbitt) ’03 and Christopher Maka were married May 26, 2007 at the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. She is the adult services librarian at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn.
Kelly (Morley) ’03 and Kevin McDermott ’99 celebrated the birth of a daughter, Ireland Eileen Kelly, Jan. 26.
Luke Peterson ’03 earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is employed as an associate veterinarian specializing in dairy production medicine and surgery at Wisconsin Valley Veterinary Service in Wausau.
Amanda (Rhatigan) ’04 and Thomas Anderson were married June 23, 2007. Amanda is employed by the Onalaska School District.
Julie Hagen ’04 is working as a long-term care specialist for CUNA Mutual Group, serving both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Her office is located in Albert Lea, Minn.
Mandy (Howe) ’04 and Jason Hess ’03 celebrated the birth of a daughter, Josselyn, March 1, 2007. She joins sister Megan, 4. Mandy is a mental health and chemical dependency counselor at the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center in Winona. Jason is a social worker with Monroe County Human Services in Sparta.
Trina (Degendorfer) ’04 and Paul Jogunoori celebrated the birth of a daughter, Arianne Isabelle, Feb. 2, 2007.
Rebecca “Becky” (Raatz) ’04 and Steven Kramer were married Sept. 8, 2007 at the San Damiano Chapel in La Crosse.
Heidi (Steuter) ’04 and Jeremy Laabs were married May 24.
Katie Siri ’04 is acting in The Musical of Musicals: The Musical at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Erin Verhagen ’04 is teaching second grade at Thomasville City Schools in Greensboro, N.C. She is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
Margo (Anderson) ’04 and Jason Weindorfer celebrated the birth of a daughter, Nora, April 2. She joins brother Jonas, 2.
Lisa (Georgeson) Wobbema ’04 passed the Registered Health Information Administrator exam in July 2005 and is working for Olmsted Medical Center as a health information manager/HIPAA privacy officer in Rochester, Minn.
Michelle Mosner and James Davis ’05 were married July 7, 2007. James is a high performance computing software engineer for Cray, Inc., in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Erika (Wiste) ’05 and Brian Fiers were married Sept. 8, 2007. Erika is employed by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse.
Tracy (Haberman) ’05 and Anthony Gullickson were married Feb. 2 in the Carribean. Their daughter Katelyn was born, July 2, 2005. She joins step-brother Michael, 10.
Mike Iverson ’05 and Andrea (Sogla) ’07 were married June 9, 2007. Mike is a paralegal assistant for Snell and Wilmer. Andrea is a registered nurse in labor and delivery at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. They reside in Buckeye, Ariz.
Mary Komorowski ’05 is a registered nurse at the Green Bay Correctional Institution in Green Bay.
Amy (Swanson) ’05 and Michael Marvin were married March 15 in Eau Claire. Amy is a registered nurse at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
Jackie King Miller ’05 completed her Master of Music degree in 2007 and is singing soprano at Michigan Opera Theatre. She is also a private voice and piano instructor.
Whitney Esmond and Jeremy Miller ’05 were married May 31. Jeremy is employed by Kwik Trip, Inc., in the Twin Cities.
Kimberly Simmons ’05 is teaching first grade at Rockville, Md., and has received the Teacher of the Year award.
Rachel (Bornitz) White ’05 illustrated The Perfect Gift, a children’s picture book published by Homegrown Publications, a Wisconsin publishing company. She is pursuing an art teacher certification at Southern Connecticut State University while broadening her teaching experience at The Little Red School of Art and Music in Stratford, Conn.
Stacey Bohachek ’06 is teaching high school science in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District in Middleton.
Joseph Brunner ’06 is an earth science teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison.
Brock Kuklinski ’06 is teaching music for kindergarten through eighth grade at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Mosinee.
Kari (Schwirtz) ’06 and Casey Klug celebrated the birth of a son, Karsen William, Feb. 4. He joins sister Camryn.
Charissa (Pichler) ’06 and Michael Kroening ’03 were married June 23, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse. Charissa and Michael own and operate M.C. Kroening, Inc., in Madison.
Cassie Gray ’06 is a registered nurse in an oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant/palliative care unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
Erica Lloyd ’06 is program director for the community theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She will be assisting with directing and stage managing Lysisrata for the Classics at Brucemore series and directing a children’s show this summer called Dear Edwina Junior.
Betsy Nefzger ’06 earned a master’s degree in administration and a special education endorsement from Viterbo University in La Crosse. She is an elementary principal for the Valley Board of Education in Elgin, Iowa.
Erica (Fix) ’06 and Marc Odegaard were married July 2006 on French Island in La Crosse. Erica is working as a registered nurse at Trinity Health Physicians in Moline, Ill., and also works part-time at Trinity Hospital in the surgical intensive care unit in Rock Island, Ill.
Shannon (Bartsch) ’06 and Allen Schawe were married June 29. Shannon is a registered nurse for the oncology department at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.
Jamie (Bettesworth) ’06 and Joseph Schloegel were married Dec. 8, 2007. Jamie is employed by the Family and Children’s Center in La Crosse.
Amanda (Johnson) Spangler ’06 is the director of the Lunda Community Center in Black River Falls.
Stacy Waldera ’06 is a registered nurse in the pediatrics department at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare.
Brian Voltz ’06 is a police officer with the Monona Police Department.
Rebecca (Reese) ’07 married Dominick Albano June 9, 2007.
Kathy (Skrede) Benson ’07 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in July 2007. She is a registered nurse at Richland Hospital in Richland Center.
Doris Bernette ’07 is a nurse recruiter at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Tomah.
Stacey Bohachek ’07 completed her Master of Arts in Education degree in July 2007 and is teaching science in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. She resides in Cross Plains.
Pamela (Nofsinger) ’07 and Alejandro Campos were married March 29.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” (Volten) ’07 married Mark Erdmann April 19 in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Lacey Forsyth ’07 completed her Master of Arts in Education degree in July 2007 and is teaching in Winterset, Iowa.
Morgan Haggerty ’07 is the director of Tomah High School’s show choir, Limited Edition.
Brittany Johnson ’07 is pursuing a law degree at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Kelly (Flattum) Johnson ’07 is a registered nurse and manages the emergency department at the Osceola Medical Center.
Nicole Keuper ’07 is a plasma center technician at BioLife Plasma Services.
Jim Lattimore ’07 is a revenue auditor for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in Eau Claire.
Megan (Elmer) ’07 and Mitchell Linde were married July 7, 2007. Megan is an ante/post partum nurse in Phoenix, Ariz., and is pursuing a master’s degree to become a family nurse practitioner.
Janice Manahan ’07 is a data integration coordinator at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Victoria (Thomas) ’07 and Daniel Mooney celebrated the birth of a daughter, Alexandra, April 12, 2007. She joins sister Carolina, 3. Victoria is pursuing a doctorate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
Bethany Poellinger ’07 is a senior office assistant at Gundersen Lutheran and will be working on her master’s degree this fall at Viterbo University.
Cassandra Slagle ’07 was named “Volunteer of the Year” through the University of Iowa Foundation. This award is for the tremendous number of hours and diversity of her commitment to Eastern Iowa non-profit organizations. She has accumulated over 225 hours of community service since October 2007. Cassie is currently an AmeriCorps member of the Red Cross and is pursuing a career in health care.
Amanda (Blank) ’07 and Justin Steele were married March 14 in Onalaska.
Matthew Sullivan ’07 is a financial analyst at Benchmark Electronics for the Minnesota Division.
Danielle (Dunham) ’07 and Jesse Tsukno were married June 1, 2007 in La Crosse. Danielle is teaching elementary art at West Salem Elementary.
Amie Vos ’07 is a youth ministry assistant at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff.
Anne Wilson '07 is a substitute teacher for two school districts, Richland School District in Richland Center and River Valley School District in Spring Green.