Watertown High School

Class of 1956 ~ 55 Years of Ripening



Maiden NameFirst NamePhotoComments
Taecker FayeQuestionnaire not returned.
Taecker Clayton Deceased


TempleDeloresAfter graduation I moved to Minneapolis and worked for Cargill. In 1960 I married Bernie Strohfus.  We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  I worked for Sears for 25 years.  I am now retired.  I enjoy spending time with my grandkids.

We lived in Eagan, MN for 35 years.  In 200 we moved to a new town home in Rosemount, MN

Tesch Mary I retired in 1997 from San Diego Gas and Electric and have enjoyed every day since. I moved to San Diego in 1966 and enjoy its great weather, beaches, mountains, deserts and valleys. I am an avid walker, averaging about 1300 - 1400 miles a year and a year round gardener. Like most retired people I've done quit a bit of traveling in the past 6 years. 

My daughter, Debby, lives in LA and works in the music, theater and film industry. Last year she directed and produced her first feature length film. My son, Dan, lives in Maui, HI, he is a tennis pro at Kaanapali Alli Resort and also gives private lessons. I have 3 grandsons; Gabe lives in the Netherlands with his little boy, Matthew (my great-grandson), the two youngest guys Jeremy and Jesse live in Arizona.
Tesch FerdyDeceased
Travis RobertDeceased
Turbak Janice Janice passed away May 4, 2019 after a long illness.
Vik Sharon Sharon passed away in Nov. 2010.  More details when they available.
Wagner ConnieConnie and Ken have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. I am a sewing machine operator at Bob Allen Sportswear in Arlington, SD. We enjoy very much our grandchildren's summer visits, gardening and a little fishing, occasionally.
Wagner Robert J. After high school, earned BA in Political Science cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1960.  A law degree from the University of Minnesota, magna cum laude, in 1963. Practiced law in Watertown from 1963 on.  Was City Attorney for 25years.

Retiring from that in 1994 and now hunting and fishing more and practicing law less.  Serving on the three person board which oversees the foundation for the Terry Redlin Art Center, is now an interesting hobby.  Also have enjoyed doing legal work for the Redlin family.  Terry and Helene were a year ahead of us in school and Helene is my cousin. 

Wife, Carol, just retired as a school nurse.  Son, James, graduated from Watertown in 1983 and graduated from Macalester College and received a masters degree in International Politics from the University of Michigan and is now employed by the University of Michigan in its survey department and is working on a Ph.D. in Survey Methodology.  Daughter, Karen, graduated from Watertown in1986 and graduated from Augustana College and since then has been working in the International Mailing business in Los Angeles and just recently with other individuals started their own company in International Mailing.

Weitgrefe JoAnn Deceased 
White EdwardDeceased
Wicks CharlesChuck and Jan were married 7/19/91 and started a new life together and gained 2 more children and another family. Together they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Chuck retired in 1991 and is currently manager of Erickson Oil - Freedom Value Center.
Williams Bruce M. Deceased
Woitte PhyllisAfter graduation I married Don Bevers and moved to CA.  Lived in CA 14 years.  Raised 2 boys and 1 girl while Don worked at GTE.  Transferred to WI.  I worked at retail and also as Nursing Assistant.  We lived in NJ, TX and settled in WI.  Our children are an Electrical Engineer, Nurse  and Doctor of Optometry.  Retired and visit warmer climate in the winter.  We have 3 granddaughters and a new grandson is expected in Sept.  I  read, sew and enjoy traveling, family and volunteer at church.  Don and I have been blessed with 47 years of marriage.
Wolff Larry   Deceased
Wright EddieDeceased 
Wulff Phil Phil and Susan have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He 13 Organizational Development Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, U. S. Government. Jim Austin and I invite all class- mates on a bicycle ride around the Lake (16 miles) and non-motorized bike. Says no medical services available so get in shape and bring your bikes!
Yocom Ken Ken and Donna have sons David (36)/ Douglas (35) and Ellen (29) and 3 grandkids-Matthew (12), Joshua (II) and Ethan (2 months). Ken Is Professor and Dept. Head Math and Statistics Dept. SDSH and Donna is Exec. Dir. of SD Alliance for the Mentally III.

Ken and Donna (Small) have two sons, David, Douglas and a daughter, Ellen. They have 5 grandkids-Matthew (19), Joshua (I8), Ethan (7), Laura (3) and Luke (1). Ken Is Professor and Dept Head of Math and Statistics Dept at SDSU in Brookings and Donna is retired from her job as Exec Dir of SD Alliance for the Mentally III.

Young Edgar A. Questionnaire not returned.
Zimprich Marilyn  Deceased