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•   Hilco (Chuck) Woudstra  4/10
•   Chuck Freye  4/4
•   Evelyn M Shepard (Whalen)  3/12
•   Steve P Smedes  1/13
•   Ronald Rollins  1/8
•   Linnea R Meyers (Fraser)  12/2
•   Susan Paige (Rewa)  11/27
•   Joe Stapel  11/26
•   Gerald Jensen  11/16
•   Jean Bachtal (Schuitema)  11/4
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alabama
7 live in Arizona
7 live in California
4 live in Colorado
17 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
4 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
2 live in Maine
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
294 live in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
3 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Mexico
2 live in New York
5 live in North Carolina
3 live in Ohio
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
4 live in Wisconsin
41 location unknown
148 are deceased


•   Tim A Gilbert  4/15
•   Jean (Marlene) Parker (Pendell)  4/15
•   Marilyn K Mole (Diffendal)  4/16
•   Janice M Spoelma (Rundquist)  4/19
•   Hilco (Chuck) Woudstra  4/24
•   Gary L Clifford  4/25
•   Barb DeVries (Brink)  4/29
•   Kay E Fay (Nye)  5/1
•   Thom Lager  5/3
•   Donna DeVries (Kooi)  5/4
•   Barbara Seelman (Wentzloff)  5/12
•   Carmen M Sheathelm (Albiniak)  5/12


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 50.9%

A:   223   Joined
B:   215   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)



6 DAYS UNTIL OUR 55TH REUNION - Aug. 25, 26 & 27...  

REGISTRATIONS (underlined newest ones): (listing Classmate names - may have a plus one)

  1. Steve Allen
  2. Karl Anderson
  3. Barb (Arnson) Reynolds
  4. Sue (Aslakson) Sturgill
  5. Lois (Vanderwest) Balcom
  6. Don Barnes
  7. Laurel (Beekman) O'Malley
  8. Sandra (Boone) Thomas
  9. Bill Bouwman
  10. Jim Boyle
  11. Pam (Clark) Hall
  12. Jim Davis
  13. Larry Decker
  14. Larry deJong
  15. Barb (DeVries) Brink
  16. Donna (DeVries) Kooi
  17. Glenyce (Dewey) Hansen
  18. Lynelle (Dostert) Brown
  19. Judy (Dutmer) Spoelman
  20. Carmen Dykema
  21. Gussie (Fairbanks) Nowak
  22. Greg Flaska
  23. JoAnn (Gray) Burns
  24. Eugene Harvey
  25. Sharon (Hatch) Lindgren
  26. Linda (House) Kekic
  27. Pam (Hurst) Wolters
  28. Mike Kolbe
  29. Charlene (Lange) Richardson
  30. Janet (Langeland) Dirkse
  31. Lessie (Lewis) Hamilton
  32. Alice (Line) Wathen
  33. Sharon (Loftquist) Fodrocy
  34. Jim McTaggart
  35. Al Mell
  36. Marsha (Mitchell) Pletcher
  37. Pam (Morgan) Stevens
  38. Deborah (Niva) VanKersen
  39. Robert O'Malley
  40. Karen (Olson) Braman
  41. Carol (Pierce) Ross
  42. Bob Ritcheske
  43. Mike Roys
  44. Evelyn (Shepherd) Whalen
  45. Dianne (Smith) Decker
  46. Jean (Smith) Johnson
  47. Pam (Stanton) Van DeVeire
  48. Joe Stapel
  49. Brenda (Syperda) Bouwman
  50. Judy (Townsend) Hale
  51. Joe Urcavich
  52. John Usmial
  53. Ray Vanderhoevan
  54. Kathy (Vinton) Crago
  55. Bill Wasserman
  56. Bob Wathen
  57. Pam (Wolfe) Witherell


Dear Valued Classmates and Friends,

The past two years have been a rollercoaster ride! To help put them in the rearview mirror, let’s look forward to marking our 55th year since we graduated from high school 1967!  We hope you will join us this August to celebrate!


Thursday, August 25th

  • Dedication of “The M Rock”, 4:00 pm:  Pere Marquette Park entrance at Round-About – Media invited!
  • Reunion Social Gathering - Picnic-style meal at Hager’s Hideaway, 4:30 pm:

Happy Hour at 4:30, meal at 5:30 pm.  Location: 3156 Lakeshore Drive next to the Vikings Lodge on Muskegon Lake (extra parking in lot across street). A very casual, social evening partly indoors with outdoor tables/chairs on Muskegon Lake near the water’s edge! 

      BYO alcoholic beverages - Mixers, lemonade, iced tea, ice water and coffee bar provided.

      Price - “Early Bird” registration (mailed by August 1st) - $30 per person.

                   “Late” registration - $40 per person

Friday August 26th

  • Very popular Guided Tour of MHS, 10:00 to 11:00 am: Hosted by Larry DeJong with invited guest, Matt Cortez, MHS Superintendent, who impressed other classes on this tour!  Park in lot at the home of the Old “Cove” and enter Southern Ave. front entrance.
  • “Pep Rally” before MHS Football Game, 4:30 pm: Fricano’s on Muskegon Lake, 1050 W. Western Ave. Food/drink are classmate’s responsibility. Pre-purchased tickets to game handed out, or pick up at “Will Call” at Stadium. Please consider attending even if you’re not going to the game!
  • MHS Home Football Game with Classmates Tickets not picked up at “Pep Rally” will be at “Will Call”

Saturday August 27th

  • Informal Brunch at the Channel Pavillion - Pere Marquette, 10 am to noon: Reminisce with classmates!  Coffee, juice, donuts, plates & utensils provided. Donations of brunch-style foods welcomed!  Bring your own chairs!

Note: City collects $10 daily parking fee payable @kiosks. You may want to spend the day at the beach!


Committee Members:  Steve Allen, Lois (Vanderwest) Balcom, Bill & Brenda (Syperda) Bouwman, Karen (Olson) Bramen, Barb (DeVries) Brink, Lynelle (Dostert) Brown, Larry deJong, Carmen Dykema, Greg Flaska, Robin Howard, Linda (House) Kekic, Dave & Donna (DeVries) Kooi, Sharon (Hatch) Lindgren, Al Mell, Carol (Pierce) Ross-McRoberts, Char (Lange) Richardson, Judy (Hale) Townsend, Joe Stapel, John & Barbara (Irwin) Usmial, Pam (Stanton) Van deVeire & Jim McTaggart

(Call 231.557.8844 or email with any questions or concerns)




Please fill out and mail for early Bird registration by August 1st – $30/person. 

***Late registration (after August 1st) -$40/person

***Make check payable to “MHS Class of 1967” and mail to:

                                     Brenda Bouwman, 704 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

__ # of persons attending Reunion Social Gathering/Meal Thursday August 25th at $30 each                                                          Total_______ __# of persons attending Reunion Social Gathering/Meal (late registration) at $40 each                                                        Total ________

__# of persons attending MHS Tour Friday August 26th           INCLUDED  

__#of persons attending Friday night Home Football Game with Classmates at $5 each?                                                        Total ________

__# of persons attending Informal Brunch at Channel Pavillion Saturday August 27th                                                              INCLUDED

I wish to donate to defray the cost of food for Informal Brunch on Sat. August 27th                                               Donated amount: ________

                                                                  Total amount enclosed: ________

--------------------------------------------------------------cut here & mail with check-------

If unable to attend, send any contact changes of address/email/phone so we ALWAYS stay in contact!


Note: Please check websites listed below for additional events posted after the printing of this document!

THINGS TO DO IN MUSKEGON - Courtesy of the Shoreline Visitors Guide & Muskegon Chamber of Commerce

Muskegon is the ultimate outdoor playground with inland lakes, miles of Lake Michigan waterfront & miles of rivers, woods, and dunes. It is one of the largest shore communities along Lake Michigan with a population of 40,000 residents. Once a major source of timber, it remains a tourist destination for its state parks, beaches and large historic homes left behind from the lumber giants. Monet Gardens of Muskegon, once a vacant lot, recreates gardens in Giverny painted by famous French artist, Claude Monet. Muskegon State Park is a popular destination for water lovers. Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park and Wild Water Adventure Water is nearby.

Lakeshore Museum Center – Featuring a History of Brewing in Muskegon

Muskegon County Museum – Focuses on history of region, including logging & early Native American inhabitants

Muskegon Museum of Art – Featuring works by Edward Hooper & Picasso’s Mistress, Francoise Gilot

Muskegon Farmer’s Market in Downtown Muskegon – Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 8am – 2pm

Central Business district with breweries, distilleries, restaurants, sculptures, public art, murals & the Frauenthal Center.

VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center linking the Mercy Health Arena (previously LC Walker Arena)

Self-checkout Bike rentals outside the Union Depot!

Lakeshore Bike/Walking Trail to Pere Marquette Park or North Muskegon & connector to Montague Hart Trail

Courtesy of: and


Hampton Inn – 231.799.8333                       Baymont by Wyndham – 231.798.0220

Fairfield Inn & Suites – 231.799.0100               Delta Hotel by Marriott – 231.722.0100

Shoreline Inn – 231.727.8483         Rodeway Inn – 231.733.2511 

Quality Inn & Suites – 231.739.9092



THE BOULDER (aka The Rock) WAS PLACED @PERE MARQUETTE PARK THIS MORNING. DEDICATION TBA AFTER SEPT. 14TH GATHERING! Do you recognize any of the people in the picture?

Joe Staple, Bill Bouwman, John Usmial, Pam (Stanton) Van DeViere, Steve Allen & Larry deJong


WE HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL, and we look forward to gathering once again with all our Classmates.  And remember, this reunion will be much more subdued and will be designed around increasing the ease of socializing and catching up with friends.    




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 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 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.

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; Lynele (Dostert) Brown, Steve Allen, Greg Flaska and James McTaggart (who was always a member of Committee, but missing from this list too long!).  Others who wish to help will have their names added as they come forward.

JOHN USMIAL, 50TH REUNION CHAIR & by default, 55th Reunion Chair - or 231.215.6223