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May 23, 2019 Larry Rowe passed away May 19, 2019
Click here to see his obituary.
July 26, 2018 Richard Roush passed away July 3, 2018
Click here to see his obituary.
April 12, 2018 Janice Mills Dieckman passed away April 11, 2018
November 24, 2017 Bud Swartout passed away November 20, 2017
Click here for obit and a remembrance written on Facebook.
September 27, 2017 55th Reunion banquet at Moose Lodge on October 12, 2012.
Group photo of 55th banquet with and without names added

Click here for photos.  ("Reunions" - Page 8)
September 20, 2017 Updates to the web site:
     Photos from the 60th Anniversary luncheon on August 22, 2017.
     Photos from the 55th reunion on October 12-13, 2012
     Deceased classmates indicated on all reunion group photos
 .   Obits for classmates and spouse accessed on "Class Roster"
     Obits for classmates and faculty accessed on "Deceased"
     Check new entries below ......
September 20, 2017 55th Reunion banquet at Moose Lodge on October 12, 2012.
Click here for photos.  ("Reunions" - Page 8)
September 20, 2017 55th Reunion tour of Woodstock North Hi on October 12, 2012.
Click here for photos.   ("Reunions" - Page 7)
September 20, 2017 55th Reunion night before @ Vaughn's on October 12, 2012.
Click here for photos.   ("Reunions" - Page 6)
September 20, 2017 60th Anniversary luncheon at Coleman's on August 22, 2017.
Click here for photos    ("Current Photos" - Page 9).
January 6, 2017 Nancy Hahn Fischer passed away January 3, 2017.
Click here to see a note from her daughter and service program.
August 17, 2015 Husband of Peggy (Jensen) Klabunde died on August 14, 2015.
Click here to see his obituary.
December 2, 2014 Rick Cope passed away on November 3, 2014.
Click here to see his obituary.
December 2, 2014 Audrey Menzel Haager passed away on September 17, 2014.
Click here to see her obituary.
December 2, 2014 Impromptu classmates gathering on August 12, 2014.
Click here to read the details.
June 1, 2014 Judy Hill Boettcher passed away on April 13, 2014.
Click here to see her obituary.
November 20, 2013 Meeting of "The Girls" of the Class of '57.
Click here to see photo and news.
November 17, 2013 Mr. Drummond passed away on November 17, 2013. He was 103.
Click here to see his obituary.
October 5, 2013 Eddie Kline passed away on September 27, 2013.
Click here to see his obituary.
August 20, 2013 Husband of Carol (Pierce) Hasslemann died on August 3, 2013.
Click here to see this obituary.
July 23, 2013 Gary Quamen passed away on July 8, 2013.
Click here to see the letter from Sharon.
Click here to see 1953 and 2000 Gary photos from Noble Masslich
Click here to see Gary's obit in the Woodstock Independent
October 6, 2012 Robert McConnell passed away on March 19, 2012!.
Click here to see his obituary.
July 18, 2012 55th Class Reunion Scheduled for October 13, 2012!.
Click here for further information..
July 15, 2012 Donna Rupneck was murdered on June 15, 1987.
Click here to see details just received.
July 15, 2012 Alice Pfeiffer passed away on April 12, 2012..
Click here to see details received from her husband.
November 30, 2010 Bill Justen passed away at a McHenry hospital on November 24, 2011.
Click here to see his obituary.
August 10, 2010 John Hoch passed away unexpectedly at home on August 9, 2010.
Click here to see his obituary.
August 10, 2010 Edward Hall passed away July 22, 2010.  Ed was a Central Junior High
math teacher and coach.  Later assistant Superintendent of McHenry
County Schools.   Click here to see his obituary.
July 27, 2010 Rainbow Girls -  photo.  1950's.  Click Here to see photo in Gallery:  History, page 6.
June 19, 2010 Kathy Schlapp passed away on June 17, 2010 in Woodstock, the result of a blood clot.  Click here to see her obituary and a 50th reunion photo from Gary Quamen.
Feb 19, 2010 Woodstock High School to create alumni museum.
Click Here to see article from The Woodstock Independent.
Oct 28, 2009 Class of 1959 has their 50th reunion.  Click Here to see photo in Gallery: Current, page 8
Oct 2, 2009 "Dixie" O'Hara passed away on October 2, 2009 in Huntley.  He was 91 years old.  Click Here for his obituary.
Sept 22, 2009 Arlene (Klaus) Holtfreter celebrates her 50th wedding anniversary.
Click here to see the article in Gallery: Current, page 8.
Aug 28, 2009 Class of 1954 has their 55th Reunion.  Click Here to see photo in Gallery:  Current,  page 8
April 8, 2009 Audrey (Menzel) Hager celebrates her 50th wedding anniversary.
Click Here to see the article in Gallery:  Current, page 8.
Nov 4, 2008 Grace Lutheran Church confirmation class photo.  March 1953.  Click Here to see photo in Gallery:  History, page 6.
Nov 2, 2008 New history photos: Central Jr. Hi window painting prize winners & 1948 library reading group with Edna Wienke, librarian.  Click Here to see them in Gallery: History, page 6
Oct 30, 2008 Jean Schmiedeskamp passed away on October 30, 2008 in Quincy Camp Point.  She retired from teaching in 1976.  She was 90 years old.
Aug 5, 2008 Dorothea Himmler passed away August 5, 2008, in Highland Park.  She was 95.
July 6, 2008 Dixie O'Hara celebrates his 90th birthday.  Dixie came to WCHS in 1946 and retired in 1987.  He lives in Huntley at Del Webb's Sun City.
June 8, 2008 Larry Rowe & Kathy Schlapp carry banner for Class of '57 at graduation ceremonies for Woodstock High School.  418 seniors graduated. Click Here to see them in Gallery: Current, page 7.
May 7, 2008 WCHS Choir brochure from 1954 or 1955.  Click Here to see it in Gallery:  History, page 4.
May 4, 2008 Donna (Lange) Avery passed away on May 4th, 2008.  Click here to
see her photo and obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune
April 9, 2008 Mary (Fyfe) Englebrecht celebrates her 50th wedding anniversary.
Click here to see the article in Gallery; Current, page 7.
April 5, 2008 Former District 10 teacher & administrator Verda Dierzen passed away during a routine physical exam on April 5th, 2008.  She was 91 .  
Feb 14, 2008 Class of 57 celebrities pose for newspaper ad!
Click here to check out an ad in the February 13th issue of the Woodstock Independent.
Feb 5, 2008 Nancy (Johnson) Kline, wife of Eddie Kline, passed away on February 5th, 2008.  Our prayers and sympathies to Eddie and the rest of his family.
Jan 23, 2008 Former English teacher Don Edwards passed away on January 23, 2008 due to a massive heart attack.
Jan 14, 2008
Note to class from Janet (Koch) Heide:
"Received the results of MRI and CT scan today.  Everything was clear except for a spot at the point of surgery.  Doctors are  following a strategy of "watchful waiting". 
I feel good, still tire easily but am regaining some of the weight I lost. 
Talk to you all soon. Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement.   Love,  Harry and Jan"
Oct 24, 2007

Note to class from Noble Masslich:
  "I want to thank each of you for your notes, prayers and support during my recovery from spinal surgeries.  Kathy mailed me a big bag of notes and materials right after the reunion, which I thoroughly enjoyed!. I regret not seeing & visiting everyone at the reunion.  But, I am recovering remarkable well - walking, riding my bike around town, etc."

Oct 24, 2007

Janet Heide had a surprise trip to a Providence, RI hospital early in October for the removal of a 3-inch tumor around her spinal cord in the middle of her back.  Here is a note from Janet::
   "Your many prayers and messages have overwhelmed me and truly brought tears of joy.  I love hearing from all of you.  Thank you so much.
    "Following the operation, the visit with the oncologist was very informative. The news was good and we're going for the cure.  Odds are 40 - 70% complete cure, which I'm told are very good odds.  The cancer looks like low grade b-cell lymphoma.  (Low grade is a good thing).    The cancer is not aggressive and we have time to wait to thoroughly find out as much as possible before starting treatment.
      "I can't begin to tell you how positive we feel and every day my strength is greater.  Your prayers and messages have definitely helped.  We will keep you informed, like it or not!!!  Please keep remembering us in your prayers.  Thank you.  Love to you all."

Sept 27, 2007 New photo gallery from Sharon Rogers.  Access from the "Info on 50th" page.
Sept 18, 2007 WCHS Chorus & Choir director, Richard Gaarder passed way on September 18, 2007
Sept 6, 2007 New photo galleries (Friday & Saturday) of reunion photos from Valerie Wienke.  Access to those galleries is from the "Info on 50th" page.
Sept 4, 2007 Noble Masslich is back home and out of rehab.  No nerve damage, surgeries were a success. Is taking physical therapy.
Sept 3, 2007 New bathing beauties photo in "Gallery: History", page 6.
New individual galleries of reunion photos from Nancy Fischer, Gary Quamen, Vernon Seelhoff, Ruth Schacht & Kathy Schlapp.  Access to those galleries is from the "Info on 50th" page.
Aug 20, 2007 Noble Masslich has recently had three surgeries on his spine.
As a result, he missed the 50th reunion.  Noble now, however, is on the road to recovery.  Will be in a rehabilitation center for a few weeks.
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