Class of 1965

Class of 1964

Class of 1964
front row: James Rivers, Jeanne D. Pifer, Cathy Bauman Boshart, Judy Herbert Lawrence, Connie Patterson Kear, Linda Ritchie Christman, Mary Ann Kyser George, Shirlee Ward Zerkel, Karen Born Sabiers, Sandra Cook Liechty

2nd row: Jim Swank, Richard Boshart, Ron Stauffer, Phil Kingsley, Nancy Patterson Tripp, Margaret Musser Baker, Sandy Lawson Buffenbarger, Ruby Bixel Logan, Sally Williams Pitzer, Beth Birkey Hamman, Mary Ann Brillhart Berg, Larry Copeland, Denny Kear

3rd row: Stephen Von Gunten, Jan Emmert, James Powell

back row: Philip Sprunger, Lewis Naylor, Lyle Troyer, Russ Gregory, Jay Martin, George Hostetler, Ralph Pitzer, Roger Graber, Dale Haning
>>> larger image

 

1965 Class notes

      

Attending May Day?

 

R. Bruce Moyer: I have been blessed with excellent health which has allowed me to exercise regularly, enjoy physical labor as I do property maintenance on a family owned farm,  and go on service projects as I choose.  I am actively involved in lay leadership in my church. As much time as possible I spend with my children and grandchildren.

 

No

 

Thomas Bechtel: We like to travel in the U.S., Canada and overseas. Since retirement in January 2005, we have spent eight winters volunteering in Tucson doing emergency home repairs with CHRPA (Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona).

 

Yes

 

Mary Kay McFarland Geissinger: We are blessed to have a country home providing lots of opportunity to indulge our love for the great outdoors.  Daily walks, large vegetable garden to share with family and friends, flowerbeds, small time maple syrup operation and a never ending stream of wildlife provide no end of enjoyment. We're both heavily involved in our church, Christ Chapel, a great place to connect with and build friendships with students from surrounding colleges.

 

No

 

Linda Gratz Holman: Although retired, I continue to substitute teach, play the organ at church, and participate in several musical organizations. My husband and I enjoy traveling through all 50 states and many parts of the world. When time allows, you will find us relaxing at our cottage in Bear Lake, Michigan.

 

Yes

 

Marietta Landis Sawatzky: My life career was serving with my husband, Sheldon, with Mennonite missions over a span of 46 years. Thirty of those years we worked in Taiwan. Now that we are retired, we spend time in ministry to international students; hospitality; and enjoy travel.

 

Yes

 

Larry Bruce: I spend my time coaching basketball at Morenci H.S. and playing golf. My wife, Sharon Kirkendall Bruce and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in August in Hawaii. Sharon passed away in Dec. 2014.

 

No

 

JIm and Nancy 'Clemens' Creel

 

Yes

 

Cheryl Conrad steiner

 

Yes

 

Mary Smucker Conrad: Ron and I walk/run daily, do workouts, enjoy Zumba classes, are active in Hagerman Mennonite Church.  We enjoy two film series, the Opera downtown and concerts. I am in an English book club and a French book club.  We both enjoy speaking Spanish and French with friends, and visiting friends in Quebec and in Spain. 

 

Yes

 

Sara Yoder VonGunten: I volunteer for Hospice and the local MCC center.  Also I enjoy helping with worship music at the local retirement center.  Teaching English to Hispanic adults continues to be an important part of my retirement years.

 

Yes

 

H. DONalD DILLER: Don is an income tax auditor, working for the City of Toledo. After 43 years of hair dressing, Bonnie has retired, and is now very active in our church. Don is very involved also, being in the adult choir, hand-bell choir, serving as an elder, a member of two committees -worship and administration. Don also serves as a substitute organist. We both enjoy traveling, especially by ship and Amtrak. Our favorite national park seems to be Glacier National Park.

 

No

 

Patricia Ann (Wickline) Engel : I spend my time in ministry to Hispanics - teaching English and mentoring/discipling some who are open to spiritual growth. I also teach a Widows' Bible Study at my church and a neighborhood Bible Study in my home. I have done some short term missions trips as well.

 

No

 

Sandra Amstutz Heins: I spend my time with my husband and children and my extended family. I volunteer at the local food pantry, am active in our church and participate in Silver Sneakers at the Y. I enjoy working in my yard and flowers.

  Yes
 

Ned Scheer: Owner of Mounting Solutions Plus in Miami, Florida

  Yes
 

Jim Brossia: We are very active in our church and involved in volunteer work.  We love the mountains and do a lot of hiking, biking, walking and fly fishing.  I have been a runner for many years, so between running and walking my labs, I average 12 miles a day.  Love the outdoors and Colorado weather.

   No
 

William J. Bishop:   I spend my time with: church activities; many functions, available at our retirement home; some travel; meeting with our family and friends.

  Yes
 

David E. Smith:  I spend my time: cutting wood; writing poetry and songs; doing musical programs at senior centers and nursing home, etc.

  Yes
 

Marjorie leonard Bowden:   I spend my time as a part time research assistance to an interdisciplinary group working on gender and addiction, gardening, and attending lectures and classes at the University of Michigan.

  Yes
 

Ronald R. Ryerson: My wife and I own some rental property which keeps us busy, especially during the summer months.  At times I think about selling them but I do enjoy keeping busy.  In the summer enjoy an occasional round of golf.  I hope to get back to doing some serious fishing this year.  East Fork Lake is only a couple of miles away.

  Yes
   Donna Merillat Heatwole: I serve on two boards of directors, which serve my lifelong passions, mental health issues and music.  I also spend a great deal of time with my two extraordinary grandchildren!
 
   Yes
  Charles buroker: After retirement we lived in a golf community in Hilton Head, SC for 12 years.  We now are on our fourth year in Aiken, SC (10 miles from Augusta, GA).  Besides playing golf, I am in a bridge club, euchre club, lots of reading, fishing and traveling.  Elaine and I have traveled extensively all over the world.  We are saving the U.S.A for our eighties.  We will celebrate our fiftieth anniversary in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Thailand. 
 
  Yes
  Mary Evans ocke:  I have continued to work part-time as a Medical Social Worker at Wilson Memorial Hospital-Hospice and Home Care.  It has been a rewarding profession for 35 years as we assist patients and families facing life changing health issues.  Our church is growing and recently completed a new Family Life Center.  They are involved in mission outreach and local community programming, so involved with this.  We  also look forward to family vacations and celebrating holidays together.  We have a home in Marblehead/Lakeside and spend time there as often as we can!  Our home in Maumee is near the Stranahan Theater in Toledo.  We have season tickets and recently saw Jim and Nancy Creel's ('65) son Gavin in a lead role.  Very exciting!
 
  Yes
  Betty Grabes hartzler: I enjoy genealogy and volunteer twice a week at the local Heritage Center.  We keep involved in the lives of our children and grandchildren.  Several times a year, usually wheat harvest and fall planting, we spend in Kansas on the family farm.
 
  No
  larry and Sheila Oscar shutler:  We have a home in Tennessee in a small town called Vonner, located in eastern Tennessee in what is referred to as "the foothills of the Smoky Mountains."  We are hoping to spend an equal amount of time at each residence <Ohio and Tennessee>.  So far our time is spent in traveling to the sporting events of grandchildren.  We did celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary at the Outer Banks in July last summer.  That provided time for our entire family to share with my sisters family.  A first for us, and a wonderful memory.
 
  Yes
  Marjorie Liechty Ropp:  We travel a lot visiting family and friends in the U.S. and Asia.  I volunteer in the Worcester community for the "Center for Nonviolent Solutions" which teaches conflict management to public school students, and I'm involved with Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester in their choir and other programs.
 
  Yes
  Jeanne Sloane wert: When I was still teaching I was a Cub Scout leader.  Worked as a volunteer for our library, stated Grandparents Day in our school, in band boosters.  At UCC I was active in Sunday School (piano) and taught Women's Organization.  I started our Golden Grove Buckeyes (senior citizens) in 1985.  I like to volunteer for our church prayer shawls.  I volunteer at the Ottawa Meadows and Putnam County Thrift Store.  I was president of a dance club at the Lima YMCA 1959-62.  I belong to Columbus Grove VFW. 
 
  No
 

Roger George:  I volunteer at the hospital, golf, follow FHSA markets and stock markets.  I started Mr. Bolt Co. and ran it for 20 years before selling it in 2001 and retiring to Florida.  It's too cold in Ohio. 

  No
  Leon Lehman:  I retired after 41 years as a teacher and technology coordinator.  I spend a lot of time in my woodworking shop building furniture and other projects for family and friends.  We also enjoy following our grandson's Bible quizzing, school and sports activities.   Yes
  donna bishop lora:  We spend our time traveling, visiting grandchildren in 3 different states, as caregivers for my dad who has recently passed away at the age of 96.  I also arrange piano music (gospel hymns in classical style), as well as transcribing and recording music for the hammer dulcimer.   Yes