Watertown High School

Class of 1956 ~ 55 Years of Ripening



Maiden NameFirst NamePhotoComments
Raderschadt Lou  Deceased
Raymond Lee R. This article appeared in the Watertown Public Opinion tonight. I assume it will be in all the newspapers, television and radio. I will type it exactly as the article was written.

"WATERTOWN NATIVE 'MOST POWERFUL' Lee Raymond, Watertown High School class of 1956, has been named one of the 10 most powerful people in business by Fortune magazine.

The Christian Science Monitor reported that Raymond, Exxon Mobil, was number six in the list topped only by Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Lee Scott (WalMart), Sanford Weill (Citigroup), and Rupert Murdoch (News Corp.).

Rankings were based on the individuals ability to affect the behavior of others in a company, industry or the world at large, according to the magazine."

That's quite an accomplishment, I would say!!!

Later, Carol (DeVetter Arbogast)
Reddy Mike

Retired Teacher. My wife Shirley (Tritz) Reddy and I have two sons.

Presently: I work part-time, and I play part-time. Our hobbies are golf, some traveling on vacations, walking, spending time with the family. We are looking forward to spending some time, this coming winter, in Arizona.

Reese, John H. Questionnaire not returned.
Roethler Kenneth Ken owns and operates Roethler Construction Inc. with his son Mike. They have built several homes and have done many remodeling projects in the Watertown area. Ken and his wife Carol have four children, Mike, Doug, Mary and Kathy, and now have five grandchildren. Ken likes to fish, hunt and garden in his spare time.
Roso Nancy
Rueb MaryMarried Edison Conner 7/8/91. Has 4 children and 1 granddaughter. Faith who is 2 years old. Am an Art & Antique Broker and also Court appointed juvenile advocate working with abused children. She is going to be going to be going to school in the fall to learn how to make jewelry. Says she loves to go to the landfills (garbage dumps) and dig around. Wonder if she'll make the jewelry or just find it!!!
Sanders Ted Deceased
Schmeling Nina Nina and Ross have two children, Beth and Clifford She is a senior high teacher of English at WHS in the Communications Department. She is not ready for retirement yet. Ross just retired for the U. S. Postal Service in Watertown.

I taught English at WHS for 35 years.  My husband, Ross Mitchell, is a retired US Postal employee.  For the most part, Watertown has always been our home.

Our daughter, Elizabeth, is a lawyer in Denver, CO and our son, Cliff, is finishing his education for his Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State in Ames.

Our hobby is travel.  Quite a bit of it has been abroad to central Europe, the Scandinavian countries, the British Isles and also most of the US.

  Schwanke JerryQuestionnaire not returned
Scott Bob Deceased
Sheehan Mary Lou Deceased
Shults Lewis J.Lewis and Rosa have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. He took a bad fall in 1992 and now is totally disabled due to back injury. Carol is manager of Burger King and plans to retire in I year. Purchased a home in WI. and plan to live there in the summer and travel in winter.
Skells Carol Most of the time I have been in the classroom. Taught 5th grade until children arrived and did substitute teaching after becoming Mom.  In 1992 we moved to Sioux Falls and I became a daycare teacher at the VA Center.  When Orval retired in '97 I was able to do substitute teaching at South Shore High.  Have always loved working with children.

We retired to South Shore, SD on the shore of Punished Woman's Lake in late 1997. We enjoy small town Dakota living and stay involved in local church, school and community activities.  Our newest job is raising and lowering the "stars and stripes" on main street each day.  Click on the picture to see them at work. CarolOrvalFlag.jpg (18474 bytes)

Son , Robert, and spouse, Trai, live in St. Paul with our granddaughters.  Susan and husband, Randy, live in the Chicago area with our grandson and baby granddaughter.  They love to visit grandpa and grandma.  It is never dull around here when they arrive. We just wish their visits ere more frequent.  We enjoy working in our yard and taking long walks on the nature trails in the area.  Finally, eating healthy and getting exercise has become a priority. Could we be getting older?  No, we are only getting wiser.

I think the get together is a wonderful idea and believe it will have special meaning to all who attend.

Small Dwight Deceased
SmallJerryLetter returned - unable to locate.
Smith Margery Deceased.  Click for obituary
Smith Earl  Deceased
Smith E. SteevesSteve and Louise have 3 children and he is still an attorney in Mitchell.
Snyder WayneWayne and Joy have 4 kids and 7 grandkids and are fortunate to have all but one living in the Mpls. area. Employed by NW airlines for 36 years and now manages special work on NWA's 757 fleet. Loves anything with airplanes and the industry. He and Joy have also gotten into Genealogy and will probably go to Europe to expand the search next year.
SplinterDonaldDon and Margie have a daughter Starlynn and one grandson Cassius. He enjoys a lots of fishing, little bit of traveling since his retirement. Enjoys Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Northern California and Oregon Coast. Say Don - how about SDT
Stein HarlanDeceased
Stoltenburg Barbara


Stoltenburg VelmaVel has 5 children and 10 grandchildren. She is currently an Associate Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Mobile. They live in an area that is famous for "Snow Birds" who are happy to spend the winter months in the sunshine. Last year had roses blooming in December.
StricherzDouglas J.Doug passed away April 12, 2004 He is survived by his wife, Marlys Stricherz of Watertown; sons, Jay (Patty) Stricherz, Volga, Craig (Melissa) Stricherz, Omaha, NE, and Chad (Kimberly) Stricherz,Watertown; sisters, SuzAnn Breen of Hillsboro, ND, Phyllis (David) Jacobson, Watertown, and Marcella "Sally" (Gary) Gramm, Brookings; and 6 grandchildren. Click for obituary

Worked for National, Fairway and Hy-Vee food chains for 27 1/2 years. Worked for Riddles Jewelry for 13 years.  Have one daughter, Lori Krei, and one son, Gary.

Married to Clifford for 42 years.  He died 11/23/02.  Retired and live at the same address.  

Have one granddaughter, Erin Krei and one son-in-law, Brad Krei.  They live in Spencer, Iowa.

My hobbies are bowling, playing the piano for my own enjoyment, spending time with children and grandchildren country western music and crochet.

Sutherland Harold E. Deceased Click for obit
Suttor RichardAfter retiring from U. S. Government in 1988, I did some consulting and teaching at the University of Florida.