Watertown High School

Class of 1956 ~ 55 Years of Ripening



Last Name First Name Pictures Comments
Alexander Gene Deceased
Antrim James Deceased
Austin James F. Jim is not married yet...... Retired, golfing, swimming, roller blading, drinking, reading, bar-hoping, hunting, swimming, drinking.

We have his challenge for the bike ride on the schedule.  Larry talked to Jim on 7/13.  He said he is still not married and retired for 11 years.

Avery Candace Deceased
Bassett Maralyn I am Maralyn Bassett Twombley. Thought I would update you on my address and family. I live at 131 Sunrise Ridge Road Apt. 219, Brookings, SD. I am retired because of disability.

My husband, LeRoy, and I have 3 children. Greg, who lives in Virginia with his wife, Jennifer, has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.

Greg and his two sons are in the Army. Greg plays in Pershings Own Army Band, stationed in Washington, DC, Todd is in a band in Alabama and Tyler is a medic at Fort Bliss in Texas. 

Wayne lives in Cedar Rapids, IA, with his wife, Jennifer. They have two children, Andy, 2 1/2 and Emily, 6 weeks. Wayne is Program Director for a TV station in Cedar Rapids.

Jim lives in Inwood, IA, and works in Sioux Falls. He is still unmarried, however, is looking for that special someone. 
Belatti Steve Deceased
Benner Carol J Deceased
Benthin Bonnie Last known address.  Information packet not returned
Beynon Richard Married to Carol Olson. Two girls, and 4 grandchildren and will be great grandparents in August.  Sold trucking business and now retired.  Love traveling in R.V.  Visited Connie Kutz & Sandra Crump in Phoenix last winter
Bierne,pbvm Kathleen I Have been a Presentation Sister for 45 years.  Most of my education and ministry has been in the field of education - preschool through college.  In 1973 I got a second degree in Canon Law and have been ministering in Tribunal work for 10 years.  I just completed 5 years with the Diocese of New Ulm, MN.  I am beginning a six month sabbatical before my next assignment.
Bolhouse David Eileen and I have been married 44 years; have five children (Cindy-PA, Shari-GA, Joan-MN, Steve-NE, Tim-SD) and 11 grandchildren (8 boys and 3 girls, the most recent a one-year old granddaughter from China). I drew my first Social Security check in Feb’03 (it’s time for them to start shelling out to the Class of ‘56, right?) but I’m still working fulltime as a Programmer Analyst at Midland National Life in Sioux Falls with whom I have been associated in one form or another for the past 43 years. In my “spare time” I drive charters for Jack Rabbit... an interesting and usually enjoyable, diversion.
Bevers Alice Alice was widowed in 2001
Brandriet Gary Deceased
Bryson Dale S.

Married to Judy Thompson (Class of 1959).  After 34 great years with the US Environmental Protection Agency and 9 years of consulting we decided it was time to fully retire and we love it.  Our two grandsons, Alex and Cam, live 5 miles away so we get to spend a lot of time with them which it the most fun of all.  We are also very busy with traveling, country/western dancing, bicycling, and many other activities.  I am also involved with some environmental organizations to keep pushing for environmental protection of our dwindling resources.  We wonder how we ever found time to go to work for all of those years. 

Judy and I have major conflicts with events/family activities that occur around here during the weekend of the "get-together". We are trying to resolve them so that we can get back there for it. Right now it is looking like it might not be possible but we are still working at it.

Busskohl Stan Passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017

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Carr Richard

My wife, Carole, and I have two daughters, Kristen and Jennifer. Kristen and husband, Chris Jandoli, live in New Jersey and will have our first grandchild about the time of the "Get Together". Jennifer and husband, Matt Anderson, are currently in the process of transferring from Denver to Dallas.
I retired in 1999 after 39 years with a building materials manufacturing company. Hobbies are lots of biking, reading and cooking.
We recently purchased a townhouse, 120 South Elm Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.  With regrets, we will not be at the "Get Together". Have fun and give everyone our "hello".

Chizek Lester Last Known address and information packet not returned
Cofman Mel Mel says he is still doing what he does best. 
Cooley Jody Jody and Orie have 4 children, Derek, Deirdre, Tom, and Beita, and 4 grandchildren, Seth, Rachel, Brooke, and Trent. Orie is still an engineering physics professor at SDSU (soon to retire). Jody is retired. She gardens at the lake while Orie fishes. Lots of golf, quilting, and grandchildren fill their 'spare time'.
Cooper Catherine Deceased
Cox LaDonna Deceased






Sandy and her husband, Denny, have two children, Dan and KrisAnn.  They also have two grandchildren. Alee, 6,  and Kelsey,  3.   Denny is working at Lexmark,  a division sold from IBM.  He will be retiring in September after 30 years.  Their retirement plans are to spend more time at their home In the White Mountains, northeast of Phoenix.

June, 2003 I live in Pinetop, AZ - a small community in the White Mountains 180 miles east of Phoenix. This was the mandatory evacuation area of the Rodeo-Chediski fire one year ago that burned close to 500,000 acres of our ponderosa pine.

I am active in the Hospital Auxiliary and am on the Investment Club Board serving as Treasurer. Children are 40 and 42 years old and grandchildren are 9 and 13. They live in Phoenix and Scottsdale so there are many trips up and down the mountain for our visits.

Greetings to all my classmates. I have so many wonderful memories of our times in Watertown.