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Most of us turn 70 this year.  Let’s get together and celebrate with great friends, great conversation, and a great time!

FRIDAY June 28th, 2019

Vikings Lodge - 3132 Lakeshore Drive – 5:00 PM - ?

Will do pizza orders; drinks can be purchased at club; of course there will be a big birthday cake; can view beautiful Muskegon Lake through large windows; can sit outside or in (tables/umbrellas); can boat up to dock if wish; & we promise sunshine (sometime in weekend just before 4th)!

Please bring: Whatever/whomever you like!

RSVP not necessary  - Know a lot of us will be there celebrating our 7th decade!

               John Usmial – 70th Birthday Party Chair – or 231.557.8844

                                                            Extra parking across street


















Nostalic pictures,

pictures at Reunion &

Slideshow of those

who are no longer with us...

This website was created by your classmates to assist with organization of reunions and special events like our UPCOMING 70th Birthday Party in 2019!  This is a place just for you - to reconnect; to keep in touch with everyone; to obtain the most up-to-date information; to share memories; to create new memories; and to let everyone know what's changed and what's stayed the same.  PLUS THIS WILL BE YOUR MAIN SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AND FOR FUTURE REUNIONS!

If this is your first visit, here is how to get started:

  1. Click on "Classmate Profiles" tab near top of left menu bar
  2. Scroll to find your name & click on it
  3. Now follow prompts to fill out your profile and/or make corrections to contact info
  4. If your name is not listed, use "Contact Us" tab to notify us and we can add your name (you may have graduated late or left for another school in your senior year and wish to attend our reunion)
  5. Supply your home address (for snail mail invite); your email address (for quicker contact); and your phone number (if we have any questions).  PLEASE NOTE - ONLY ADMINISTRATOR CAN ACCESS THIS INFORMATION!
  6. We encourage you to upload a recent photo and/or any other photos in your profile
  7. IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, i.e., faculty, family, friend or other MHS Alumni and would like to see more of our website, simply send us a message and we will contact you
  8. Once your profile has been created, you will have the option of contacting any person through this website if they have registered.  AND, the great part is your email address is protected - it is kept private.  If you have any questions feel free to contact John Usmial (  
  9. NOTE:  If you would like to contact a classmate but have not registered/created a profile, we may be able to help.  We keep info confidential, but if you contact John Usmial (, he can email the person you are attempting to contact and they can decide whether or not to contact you.


  1. Steve Allen
  2. Bill & Brenda (Syperda) Bouwman
  3. Larry deJong
  4. Barb (DeVries) Brink
  5. Carmen Dykema
  6. Sharon (Hatch) Lindgren
  7. Linda (House) Kekic
  8. Rob Howard
  9. Karen (Olson) Bramen
  10. Carol (Pierce) Ross-McRoberts
  11. Joe Stapel
  12. Judy (Townsend) Hale
  13. Pam (Stanton) Van DeVeire
  14. Lois (Vanderwest) Balcom
  15. John Usmial
  16. Greg Flaska
  17. Tim Gilbert
  18. Joe Urcavich
  19. Bob Vangilder 
  20. John Matthews
  21. Al DeHorn
  22. John Norris
  23. Dave & Donna (DeVries) Kooi
  24. Bob & Alice (Line) Wathen
  25. Lynelle (Dostert) Brown
  26. Linnea (Meyers) Fraser
  27. Jim McTaggart
  28. Bob & Laurel (Beekman) O'Malley
  29. Peggy (Kuberski) Boltz
  30. Diane (Halverson) Carlson
  31. Mark Sternberg
  32. Linda (Holtz) Plakke
  33. Carol (Siemen) Gibner
  34. Gerald (Jerry) Jensen
  35. Larry & Diane (Smith) Decker
  36. Jim & Nan (Kersting) Karkosky
  37. Linda (Jansen) Kolmodin (wife of Ken Kolmodin)
  38. Marilyn (Damm) Hocking
  39. Al Mell
  40. Linda (Reynolds) McLean
  41. Lisa Medendorp
  42. Kathy (Vinton) Crago
  43. Carol Workman
  44. Tessa (van Neer) Sullentrup
  45. Marsha (Mitchell) Pletcher
  46. Dan French
  47. Janet (Langeland) Dirkse
  48. Bill Wasserman
  49. Pam (Clark) Hall
  50. Jean (Bachtal) Schuitema
  51. Jean (Smith) Johnson
  52. Mike Kolbe
  53. Pam (Morgan) Stevens
  54. Judy (Dutmer) Spoelman
  55. Deborah (Niva) Vankersen
  56. Mary (Groeneveld) Bisson
  57. Don Barnes
  58. Mike & Susan (Maddix) Thaler
  59. Jamie (DeVette) Rice
  60. Sharon (Lofquist) Fodrocy
  61. Pam (Hurst) Wolters
  62. Gussie (Fairbanks) Novak
  63. Linda (Carlson) Doctor
  64. Barb (Arnson) Reynolds
  65. Bob McKinley
  66. JoAnn (Gray) Burns
  67. Linda (Fordham) Olsen
  68. Bob Ritcheski
  69. Tom Fordham
  70. Jim Boyle
  71. Steve & Karen (Frein) Hall
  72. Judy (Bouton) Vanarnam
  73. Glenyce (Dewey) Hansen
  74. Sue VanBemmelen
  75. Michele (St. Denis) Golightly
  76. Alexander (Joe) Collis
  77. Pat (Graham) Sikkenga
  78. Paul Neis
  79. Ray Vanderhoeven
  80. Mary (Luhmann) Bennitt
  81. Ron Stout
  82. Virginia (Guerraro) Hamilton
  83. Jim Davis
  84. Jackie (Fox) McClain
  85. Dennis Wasserman
  86. Mark Fredericksen
  87. Dick Veurink
  88. Char (Lange) Richardson
  89. Ed Schweifler

(Note - spouse or guest may also have attended)

PLEASE NOTE:  Over 43 of those registered for the Big 50th ALSO donated an additional amount or gave an in-kind donation to help with costs for the events.  A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL!!

The reunion committee has been meeting regularly for many years.  The current committee consists of  Bill Bouwman, Brenda (Syperda) Bouwman, Sharon (Hatch) Lindgren, Carmen Dykema, Karen (Olson) Bramen, Carol (Pierce) Ross-McRoberts, Judy (Hale) Townsend, Linda (House) Kekic, Barb (DeVries) Brink, John Usmial, Pam (Stanton) Van deVeire, Al Mell, Joe Stapel, Char (Lange) Richardson, Robin Howard, Dave Kooi, Donna (DeVries) Kooi,  Lois (Vanderwest) Balcom, Larry deJong; Lynell (Dostert) Brown, and Steve Allen.  Others who wish to help will have their names added as they come forward.


JOHN USMIAL, 50TH REUNION CHAIR & now 70th B'day Party Chair - or 231.215.6223