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Candy Bellaire (Brown)
Retired/Payroll Clerk Married 1
I married Ernie Moore, SL 67 graduate, in June 69, but unfortunately he was killed in Cambodia in May 70.  In 2006, I attended a military reunion honoring the KIA men of the 101st Abn, 3/506th meeting many of the men who served with Ernie.  Little did I know I would meet my future husband, Rick Brown who was in the same battle with Ernie the day he died.  We have now been married for 4 years.  We enjoy going to his yearly military reunions & traveling within the US.  I have 3 grandchildren.   Send Candy a MessageSend Candy a Message
Kathleen Berg (Stahl)
Insurance Consultant Single Again
I'm excited to be working on planning our 50th Anniversary reunion! 

After living in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Indiana, and travelling often for business, I'm happy to be back in Michigan and taking things at a slower pace.

Hope to see lots of friends at the reunion in July, if not before!
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Kathryn Bloemers (Roberts)
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retired professor Married 2
I have lived and traveled many places since graduating from Grand Haven High School.
After 40+ years my spouse, Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts, a professor ancient Near Eastern Languages and Culture, and I decided to return to Michigan and retire in Grand Haven.

I am an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. I preached and ministered in churches in New Jersey and New York, specifically the Feasterville Reformed Church, Philadelphia. During that time I earned my PhD at Princeton. The bulk of my career has been academic. I've taught Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern studies at New Brunswick University, Hebrew at Princeton, and Old Testament studies at Austin Seminary. I've lectured throughout the Soutwest, Oklahoma, on the Sovereignty of God, chaos and order in the universe, and authority, throughout the Southwest, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas. I've taken students on study tours throughout cathedrals, museums, and historical sights in Europe.  

Since returning to Michigan I taught a college level community Bible study for 5 years. I've volunteered with Hospice, the Tri-Cities Museum, perfomed weddings and funerals, was an adjunct professor at Hope, and Western Seminary. I have a 3/4 acre garden with pear, peach, and various apple trees, strawberries, and raspberries, and milkweed plants. I cultivate Mason Blue Bees. Being here puts me near my best friend, my sister, Barb. I have two granddaughters in KY that I don't see nearly enough.

I'm particularly proud to have been trained and become a journey[person] linotype operator and member of the International Typographical Union, Ypsilanti Local #154. My union affiliation means a great deal to me.
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Jerry Bocks
Retired Married 1
I have been married to Mila Retzlaff for 50 years.  We lived in the Phoenix, Az. area for about 45 years.  After we retired, we moved to southern Arizona to be closer to our son and family.  We enjoy the Arizona winters and try to stay cool during the summer.   Send Jerry a MessageSend Jerry a Message
Craig Braun
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Retire Married 3
Returned to area after working in the insurance field for 34 years.  I also coached swimming for 20+ years in Ohio, Texas, Michigan and Minnesota.  Great to be home. Send Craig a MessageSend Craig a Message
Bett Bretschneider (Carlson)
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retired Married
​50 years!  Oh my, how it has flown by!  Career wise, worked as a programmer/analyst for Sealed Power for about 5 years.  Moved to Aspen , Colorado and was a ski bum for a year or two.  Then moved to Denver and started an airline career, first with Aspen Airways, then Western Airlines, then Delta Airlines - lived in San Francisco, Salt Lake city, Texas, then back to Michigan while flying out of JFK and CVG (Cincinnati).  Flew International for last 6 years of my career, mostly to Europe.  I married my wonderful husband, Loren, in 1995.  We both retired from the airlines in 2005-6.  In 2013 we moved to Sonoma County, California.  Most people can't wait to retire and start traveling.  We traveled our entire career, so now we love staying home and enjoying where we live ~ wine country USA.  We have 2 grandchildren who live just a half hour from us.   Send Bett a MessageSend Bett a Message
Janice Brown (Meinel)
Hi! We survived the 60's! After college I worked for the City of Holland, City of Norton Shores, and then First Presbyterian Church. I am now Operations Director for Center for Women in Transition in Holland. I have three children - Katie, Sarah, and Elliot. I spend a lot of time with my grandchildren, Abbie and Wyatt, and have rediscovered my inner child. If I have a few minutes I like to read or watch football or work in the yard. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Send Janice a MessageSend Janice a Message
Beverly Bruhn (Gordon)
Registered Respiratory Therapist Widowed 2
Moved to Illinois after graduation. Went to WIU where I met my husband.  Worked as a Respiratory Therapist for over 30 years.  Retired.  But now work in a Cardiologist's office doing stress testing 2 days a week.
  Have 2 sons.  David is a Colonel in the AF, a B-52 pilot.  Bradley is a chef in Conroe, Texas.
  Miss Grand Haven but my mother stills live there so I get to visit often.  Can't wait until July..
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Marie Buitenwert (Charnley)
Retired H.S. Librarian Married 1
After H.S. I attended Davenport College in GR for one year and  transferred to CMU.  I majored in Business Education with plans to be a H.S. Business teacher.  I married and my husband and I went with the US Army to Germany for a 3 year stay.  We came back to CMU and I picked up an MS in Library Science.  While my husband was a professor at MSU I was the H.S. Librarian for Leslie Public School (located between Lansing and Jackson) for 29 year until I retired.  Since retirement I have been buying and selling books on Amazon and the internet.

​We have one daughter and she is a 1st grade teacher in Haslett, just east of Lansing.  We will be having a grandchild early next year.  

​We like it here in the center of the state as it's convenient to most everything but the Great Lakes.  But we do have a cottage "up north" so that gets us on the water.  I do miss Grand Haven and look forward to visiting during the reunion. 
Mike Burgess
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Retired Married 2
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Jon Constant
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Retired Teacher/Coach Married 2
I retired from a 38 year career as a Social Studies teacher at Traverse City Central High School.  I was the Trojan boys varsity basketball coach for 22 of those years. Now my wife Mary and I take our jobs of spoiling our two grandchildren very seriously.  We also enjoy living on beautiful Cedar Lake in Leelanau County.  This summer I successfully completed my goal of kayaking the 100 miles of Leelanau’s Great Lakes shoreline, its inland lakes and rivers and I am writing a book about those paddling adventures. I am looking forward to catching up with my 1968 classmates! Send Jon a MessageSend Jon a Message
Janet Cummins
Educator Single
After graduating from GVSU, I taught adults at Orchard View for 3 years then felt like God called me to the Twin Cities. I got all my reading licensures and taught reading or worked with teachers teaching them to teach reading better for the next 33 years.  Over the years I got my Geek on by being Captain of the St. Paul area Star Trek fan club.  I raised 2 of my cousin's sons, hosted over 22 students from China, took in teenage gangster girls trying to leave the gang lifestyle, and often gave a home to homeless teens.  My colleagues called me "Mother to the children of the world." I have not married - yet.  I would love to move back to the Grand Haven area. I hold with great esteem the friendships I made at GHHS. Send Janet a MessageSend Janet a Message
Deborah De Bruyn
artist Married 2
Still doing art but also was the pastor for two churches: Hanover UMC in Illinois and more recently St. Paul's UCC in Grand Haven.  Andrew and I love living out on the lake again after many years away.  Our children live in Illinois and Florida so we travel lots. Before traveling I had a salt water reef tank with fish and most anything to do with reef life is still of interest to me. Send Deborah a MessageSend Deborah a Message
Vickie Dickerson (Harkema )
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LPN Retired Married 2
Since retiring in 2010 I haven’t done much. Enjoying time off, grandkids, traveling. We winter in Sebastian Florida where we own our mobile home. Love it. Can’t take the cold anymore. We have 3 grandkids. 21 y/o Alex, 18 y/o Wyatt and 15 y/o Gypsy. This past spring we did a Mediterranean cruise and in Nov will do the Panama Canal. I won’t be at the reunion because on 7/27/18 I’ll be in Norway on another cruise. Still good friends with Barbara Walters and see each other frequently.  Send Vickie a MessageSend Vickie a Message
Larry Doran
Chiropractor Doran Chiropractic Married 5
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Larry Feenstra
Plant Manager/SAFHOLLAND, Muskegon Operation Married 2
Mary, My Wife just retired from GVSU where she spent the last 34 years working in the English Department. When I retire next year,
we plan to spend time with our children and grandchildren , travel and enjoy eachothers company.
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Wm. Larry Green
retired Married 2
11 grandchildren living, 2 deceased. 5 great-grandchildren.  Married for 50 years. Retired residential home builder.  Enjoying retirement with wife and grandchildren and working on grandkids cars.  Winter in Florida Send Wm. Larry  a MessageSend Wm. Larry a Message
Diane Greene (Jenkins)
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Widowed 1
I have lived in California full time since 1974.   Remember me, I had the first waterbed store, head shop in 1971 on Washington Street next to VerDuines.    Been entepreneur ever since,   Did ceramics for 22 years making windchimes for a living and was very successful with a full time  ceramic factory.   Selling at State Fairs and mail order catalog.  Also in the Solar Business for alot of years.
Married my husband who was from Hawaii and he died in a car accident.   Currently own a home in Laguna in Orange County which is halfway between LA and San Diego.   I have a 24 year old son who lives at home.   

I am a dancer and still love my rock and roll.  Find me in the Beach Bash Picture dancing!  I am also VEGAN for 28 years.  
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Beth (Elizabeth) Groat (Maschewske)
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Retired chemist Married 1
I worked as a biochemist, the last 22 years as an adjunct professor at GVSU.  We have one son who lives across the street from us with his wife and 2 children.  We enjoy attending the grandkids sports events, and working on our farm, where we grow hay, grains and a large garden. I love to quilt while Bill enjoys restoring antique cars, trucks and tractors. Send Beth (Elizabeth) a MessageSend Beth (Elizabeth) a Message
Andrew Hass (recently deceased)
Retired Committed Relationship
Muskegon Community College Deg in Electronics 1971. Attended Western Michigan 1 year. Kalamazoo Valley Community college. Degree in Heating and Cooling ( HVAC). Back round in Electrical and Solar/Wind power.
Worked in a energy managment job from 1983 to 1991. Started a PC company and have been still doing service jobs this year.
Owned Advanced Tech computer repair, Also co-owner of Mayfaire Renaissance Faire for 9 years in Marshall Mi. Co owned Derbyshire Renaissance in Muskegon for 5 years.  Have help with SilverLeaf Renaissance faire for 5 years. And Northwoods, Interlocken for 3 years.
Have help build/remodel 38 houses and 3 pole barns. Have been living with my partner Donna since 1977.  New hobbys Flywheelers tractor show and camping for 20 years.
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