Bremen High School
Class of '62 Reunion Events & Activities
 
DATELINE: March 8, 2018 
 
Checkout "2018 News History" for past news.
 
Checkout "ARCHIVES" for past events.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of Vicki (Hahn) Ryan...


Vicki passed-away on March 5th after a two month battle with advanced Leukemia that was diagnosed in late December 2017.  Unfortunately, there is a form of Leukemia that is difficult to diagnose, hard to treat, and very aggressive.


I remember Vicki as having a bubbly personality with a bright smile on her face.  During her four years at Bremen she participated in several activities including Girls' Club, Troupers, Student Council, Dolphins, GAA, and Jazz Club.  


Vicki, we will miss you!


A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Gerardi Funeral Home, 9501 West Lincoln Hwy (1 block east of LaGrange Rd. on Rt. 30) Frankfort, IL.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431, or online by clicking the donations tab on the Gerardi website (see link below).  


Gerardi Funeral Home
9501 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Frankfort, IL 60423
815.469.2144


http://gerardifuneralhomeonline.com/obituaries/vicki-l-ryan/123/

 

As we have said many times, the Bremen Class of '62 is a very unique group of talented and diverse individuals.  While we will always mourn the loss of one of our classmates, we will always try to be there to help celebrate their life!  


Hope to see you there.

_________________________________________


PS: Late last year, we learned that Steve Burton passed-away. At the time, there was some confusion as to what Class Steve belonged to since he was not in the Yearbook or listed in our graduating Class.  We now believe that Steve was indeed a member of our Class and we have added him to our "Gone, but not forgotten!" rolls, along with Vicki.

Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

 

Our next event!
 

In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
 

  • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
 
  • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
     

$1,200 in 2016

$2,000 in 2017
 

  • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
     
  • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
 

Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

Denny Day

Tom Diehl

Tom Dresser

Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

Darrell & Sandie Jordan

Rich Kieffer

Karen (Rubins) Sebok

Ed Sherman

Margaret (Siville) Klava

Linda (Stokes) Boykin

Bill Tindall

Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

Diana Williams-Spigel

(Anonymous) 

 

  • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
 
  • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
     

How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

 

So we asked ourselves: 


How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

 

The "Forty Challenge"

 

  • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
     
  • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

 

If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

     

    If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

     

    • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
      
    • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
       
    • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


    For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


    Thank you!

    Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

     

    Our next event!
     

    In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
     

    • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
     
    • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
       

    $1,200 in 2016

    $2,000 in 2017
     

    • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
       
    • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
     

    Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

    Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

    Denny Day

    Tom Diehl

    Tom Dresser

    Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

    Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

    Darrell & Sandie Jordan

    Rich Kieffer

    Karen (Rubins) Sebok

    Ed Sherman

    Margaret (Siville) Klava

    Linda (Stokes) Boykin

    Bill Tindall

    Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

    Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

    Diana Williams-Spigel

    (Anonymous) 

     

    • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
     
    • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
       

    How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


    Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

     

    So we asked ourselves: 


    How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

     

    The "Forty Challenge"

     

    • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
       
    • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

     

    If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

       

      If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

       

      • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
        
      • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
         
      • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


      For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


      Thank you!

      Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

       

      Our next event!
       

      In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
       

      • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
       
      • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
         

      $1,200 in 2016

      $2,000 in 2017
       

      • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
         
      • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
       

      Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

      Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

      Denny Day

      Tom Diehl

      Tom Dresser

      Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

      Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

      Darrell & Sandie Jordan

      Rich Kieffer

      Karen (Rubins) Sebok

      Ed Sherman

      Margaret (Siville) Klava

      Linda (Stokes) Boykin

      Bill Tindall

      Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

      Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

      Diana Williams-Spigel

      (Anonymous) 

       

      • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
       
      • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
         

      How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


      Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

       

      So we asked ourselves: 


      How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

       

      The "Forty Challenge"

       

      • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
         
      • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

       

      If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

         

        If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

         

        • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
          
        • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
           
        • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


        For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


        Thank you!

        Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

         

        Our next event!
         

        In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
         

        • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
         
        • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
           

        $1,200 in 2016

        $2,000 in 2017
         

        • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
           
        • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
         

        Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

        Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

        Denny Day

        Tom Diehl

        Tom Dresser

        Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

        Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

        Darrell & Sandie Jordan

        Rich Kieffer

        Karen (Rubins) Sebok

        Ed Sherman

        Margaret (Siville) Klava

        Linda (Stokes) Boykin

        Bill Tindall

        Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

        Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

        Diana Williams-Spigel

        (Anonymous) 

         

        • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
         
        • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
           

        How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


        Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

         

        So we asked ourselves: 


        How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

         

        The "Forty Challenge"

         

        • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
           
        • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

         

        If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

           

          If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

           

          • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
            
          • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
             
          • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


          For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


          Thank you!

          As always, stay safe and "Stay in Touch" since we always like hearing from you, especially if you change your contact information!
           
          Rich and the 55th Reunion Committee
           
          See 50th  Reunion information (on the left) under "ARCHIVE: 50 Year Reunion"

          See 55th Reunion information (on the left) under "ARCHIVE: 55 Year Reunion"

          See all Post-Reunion information by year (on the left) under: "ARCHIVE: (year)"