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•   Charles Gausche  5/24
•   Joyce F Peterson (Beachler)  5/25
•   Sara Clope (Long)  5/28
•   Wayne Christiansen  5/30
•   Sue Mikulecky (Johnson)  5/31
•   Alan Ruud  6/2
•   Joanne Foldy (Williams)  6/4
•   Kathleen Nielsen (Voss)  6/9
•   Carol Tyree (Haider)  6/9
•   Marlene Jones (Karlsen)  6/10
•   Linda Dobecki (Johnson)  6/11
•   Paul Dorsey  6/13
•   David Davies  6/16
•   Timothy Just  6/16
•   Barbara Packard (Ziegler)  6/17
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•   Dennis Lieburn  4/20
•   Barbara A Klinkhammer (Rudin)  4/12
•   Thomas Gustin  4/10
•   Kenneth Michael Holland  4/6
•   Alan Singstock  3/18
•   Gerald Friso  3/17
•   Robert Schneider  3/10
•   Colleen O'Brien (Wilson)  2/2
•   Kathleen Sidwell (Smullen)  1/30
•   Lynda Zamagni (Long)  1/28
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alabama
13 live in Arizona
14 live in California
9 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
33 live in Florida
12 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
14 live in Illinois
7 live in Indiana
5 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
3 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
3 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
8 live in Michigan
12 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
3 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
5 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
4 live in New Mexico
3 live in New York
7 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
4 live in Oregon
4 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
4 live in Tennessee
8 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
7 live in Virginia
6 live in Washington
350 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Manitoba
1 lives in New Brunswick
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Norway
61 location unknown
115 are deceased


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Washington Park High School
Class Of 1965
Welcome to the Park High Class Of 1965 website.
Reunion dates were AUGUST 7th, 8th and 9th 


Senior Awards Night May 18th Park's John Burns Auditorium was a very special night indeed.  Bill Guenther, Paul Dorsey, Peter Kierkegaard and wife Kathy were in the audience while Barb Kemnitz and Marilyn Kayon on stage spoke of our great Reunion and success in funding ten $1965 scholarships.  Bill O'Malley, who led the Park Tour was the emcee for the evening.  He spent a little time talking about our class and the huge group that toured the school.  The recipients were all very grateful.  They are a good group, you can all be proud.  In the next few days I will add a short blurb about each of the kids.



Griffin Gutierrez--attending UW Madison  Football, Baseball, National Honor Society.  Grandson of classmates Rich Nutt and the late Linda Engstrom.  Top row almost dead center  

Erika Meredith--Accounting Scholarship donated by Dick Hobbs.  Attending UW Parkside for Business Administration.  National Honor Society, Lead Editor school newspaper Jr Year.  

Olivia Linden--attending Gateway 1 year and Parkside 3 years Psychology and Chemistry.  Vice President of HOSA and HYA also achieving Honors in those groups  




Please email me if you have not received the survey and wish to participate

News Flash  News Flash   News Flash

It's official. The leadership baton has been handed over to Chuck Carothers, Paul Dorsey, Jim Jenkins and Dave Manchester. Paul and Dave are co-chairmen.  If you were unable to attend the 50th reunion, here's your chance to go back in time with your former classmates  

A meeting for those on the planning committee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th at The Summit at 11:30.  If you have specific ideas either talk to them then or email Paul Dorsey or
Dave Manchester

NEXT PANTHER BRUNCH--Wednesday, May 25th at 10:30 at the Dynasty Restaurant 2427 Lathrop Ave

email Skip at or call 262-633-7019 no later than Tuesday, May 24th  noon  

our fearless Panther Brunch leader Skip Meekma with classmate Dave Manchester



Lost in the Fifties Tonight by Ronnie Milsap

Check out this link recommended by Rich Nutt and John Weibel

Great presentation and the music is superb.

Click Select on the link, copy then paste in your browser  



shopping with Class of '65 classmates

top row Pat Georgeson, Lynda Zamagni, Carol Tyree, Linda Campeau

bottom row Jonnie Rasmussen, Diane Kaestner, Karen Yurk



The Final Tally 

for the Class of '65 Scholarship Fund

(sorry it took so long to get this great news posted!)

Letter from Park Principal posted below brunch photos and information. 


 I see Dave Manchester, Art Rozzoni, Marilyn Kayon, Carol Tyree, Diane Kaestner, Bea Hansen, Vickie Andress, Chuck Carothers, Guy Rannow, Al Singstock, Eric Guttenberg, Bob Jacobsen, Sheila Dermody, Trudy Slesarenko, Lynn Cutrell and Bob Schneider.  Now who did I miss?  




Did you know that the Park-Horlick football rivalry goes way back to 1928, when the first game ended in a 0-0 tie.  It is the second oldest high school rivalry in the state, second only to Green Bay East vs Green Bay West which dates back to 1904. Since the inception, Park leads the series 52-31-6.  In 1943 and in 2008 the schools played each other twice.  In 1963, when we were Juniors, Park was victorious 23-20.  In 1964, as Seniors, Park and Horlick ended the game with a 20-20 tie.  This year the game is the last of the season on Friday, October 16th.  Doesn't look so good.  Park is 0-4 and Horlick is 3-2.  

This year's score Horlick 40  Park 7  Maybe next year???


Final Tally 

for the Class of '65 Scholarship Fund  


A bunch for lunch in Sheboygan.  Pat Georgeson and Karen Yurk both live in the Sheboygan area.  They gave us a great tour of Caan's Greenhouse, James Tellen sculpture garden,  J Michael Kohler Art Center-- check out the fancy bathrooms below, lunch and a visit to some cool shops on 8th St.

Pat Georgeson, Karen Yurk, Kathy Sidwell, Lynda Zamagni, Linda Campeau, Sandy Hansen, Jonnie Rasmussen, Diane Kaestner, Carol Tyree


The following photos from the Park Tour on Sinday, complements of Ace photographer Dennis Treu.  Thanks, Dennis!

Everyone is still greeted by Joan

Sunday morning Park Tour  Remember some of these good lookin' classmates?

Bring back some great memories?  Who was your locker buddy?  Mine was Lynda Zamagni!  


The FINAL REUNION WRAP-UP, following the Wednesday, September 2nd Committee meeting

Wednesday, September 2nd,  21 members of our planning committee met once
again at The Summit restaurant for a final wrap-up.  So did we make seven scholarships?  Yes!  Did we make eight scholarships?  Yes!  Did we make nine
scholarships?  Yes, but in fact we will award TEN SCHOLARSHIPS of
$1965 each.  We, the committee, thanks everyone who
contributed in any way to this monumental achievement.  So here is the breakdown
$4225--Rounding up our registration fees
$4570--Auction--includes $1965 football bids by Ken Bengtson
$5590 scholarship donations during and post reunion including $1965 each
from Dick Hobbs and Peter Kirkegaard
$3900 from the 50th($900+) and 40th ($2900) reunions

With so many classmates suggesting a 70th birthday party, we will meet next spring/summer to see if we can make that happen.  More details then, but we are hoping to coordinate with that great band, The Doo-Wop Daddies!


The Best 50th Reunion Ever is in the rear-view mirror.  It was fun; it was spectacular; it was fabulous. The photo CD's for those attending Saturday evening festivities at Roma were mailed before Labor Day weekend. If you have not received it yet, please let Bill or Kathy know. 
Some of our former teachers who joined us at Infusino's on Friday night. Catch this photo in the JT September 25th. 
Bottom Row:  Ruth Ann Baumann, Carol Hatch, Jack Parker, Jane Holroyd
Top Row: Paula Von Scheidt, Ron Gardina, Robert Holroyd, Jeanne Ferraro
Thank you to these  great teachers for coming to the Friday pizza party.
World Class (of '65) Reunion Weekend
By Jim Jenkins 

You can now find all of Jim's stories on the left link--Jim Jenkins' Stories. Jim has promised more down the road. So stay tuned.