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November 2013


The Sixties
James Martin '69 wrote and published the final book in his trilogy of Poland. The Warsaw Conspiracy completes the stories based on the diary of a Polish countess in the 1790s.

The Eighties
Brett Lohman '82 was appointed to the board of directors of Central Banc, Inc., the holding company of Central Bank Illinois, headquartered in Geneseo. Lohman is an owner of Lohman Companies Insurance as well as vice president of the company's commercial insurance division. The company is a third-generation family business.

Ernst and Young LLP promoted Jeff Custer '86 to partner in its Nashville, Tenn., location. Custer has more than 16 years of experience with the Atlanta-based company.

The Nineties
Bryan Hanson '92 MBA was named chief operating officer and senior vice president of Exelon Generation's 10 nuclear facilities.

Steven Oswald '95 MBA has relocated to Dallas as regional manager-southwest for Timken's US industrial distribution business. Oswald has worked for the company since 1989 and leads regional sales teams.

Nick Mattis '97 was named the 2012-13 Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year by California Community Colleges. Mattis is head track and cross-country coach at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif.

Stephanie (Erickson) Woods '99 joined Russell Construction, Davenport, as an accountant.

Medford Therapy and Fitness, in Memorial Health Center, Medford, Wis., welcomed Corrie Searles '99 MPT as director of therapy services.

Ryan Soedt '99 '04 MBA joined DHCU Community Credit Union as mortgage operations manager. Soedt oversees the processing, underwriting and servicing operations of DHCU's mortgage lending portfolio.

The Zeros
Smith Fertilizer and Grain named Chad Lynch '01 marketing manager and lead graphic designer. The company is based in Knoxville, Iowa.

Jim Putnam '01 is an attorney at McCausland, Barrett & Bartalos, PC, located in Columbia, Mo.

Jeremy Koch '02 is a country representative for World Learning Corporation, representing Ethiopia. World Learning is a non-profit organization advancing leadership and offering educational programs at the high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in more than 60 countries.

The Corporation for National and Community Service named Jesse Hurley '04 MOL deputy region director for unit leadership. The company is located in Vinton, Iowa.

Sarah (Silhan) Koehler '04 earned her Master of Arts in English from Governors State University in 2012. She is entering her fourth year of teaching English at Grant Park High School in Grant Park, Ill. She and her husband, Tony, reside in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Rev. Ross Parker '07 MOL celebrated his first Mass as the main officiant in Indianola, Iowa, after he was ordained in June at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Ohio State University hired Christopher Spartz '07, '13 MOL as recruiting coordinator and assistant director of basketball operations.

Farmers National Bank, in Geneseo, Ill., appointed Steve Taets '07 assistant vice president of lending.

Brandon Oldaker '08 MACC was promoted to tax manager for Deloitte Accounting in Davenport. Oldaker specializes in providing federal and state tax services to public and middle market companies in the manufacturing industry.

The United Way of Muscatine (Iowa) announced the promotion of life-long Muscatine resident Shane Orr '09 MBA as the new chief professional officer.

The Teens
Mason Tangen '10 was named assistant track and field coach at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

Muscatine (Iowa) High School named Jonathan Ryan '12 as director of vocal activities.

Kyle Morey '12 is a fifth grade mathematics teacher at Millikin Elementary School in Geneseo, Ill. It will be his first year as a full-time teacher. He also will work with the freshman football team and high school girls track team.

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, hired Hannah Wilke '12 as director of the Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Jessica Jacks '13 joined DHCU Community Credit Union as a financial service officer at the Moline, Ill., member service center.

Tim McNicholas '13 is a reporter at Hoak Media of Nebraska-KHAS TV, in Hastings, Neb.

The VagnHall Galleri in Bishop Hill, Ill., displayed the work of Catherine Moneysmith '13. "Swedish Immigrants" is a collection of paintings of her family lineage.

Marriages
Kristina Sellers '08 and Shane Kern, Moline, Ill.

Nick Palczynski '09 and Jessica Kohn '10, Bloomington, Ill.

Dan Haverkamp '10 and Lisa Wiggers '10, '12 DPT, Davenport

Stacy Schivley '10, '12 MBA and Chris Banfield '12, Long Grove, Iowa

Lauren Waiflein '11 and Jeff LaPietra, Cayman Islands

Shiobhan Bausal '12 and Jerry Burkhead, Davenport

Births
Calista (Heinz) Kelly '98, '01 MPT and her husband, Casey, celebrated the birth of daughter Aislin Elizabeth on Feb. 1, 2013. Aislin joins Declan in the Kelly family. 

Nathan Becker '00 and his wife, Rothtida, welcomed their daughter Annalise on Aug. 21, 2012. 

Seth Kouba '00 and his wife, Grace (Hardi) '04, are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters Savannah June and Marlowe Lillian on April 4, 2013. 

Katie (Heinzman) Kester '01, '02 MBA and her husband, Nick, added a son Alex "AJ" to their family on Nov. 27, 2011. Jack is little brother to Elisabeth. 

Gina (Ryan) Schlicksup '02 and her husband, Tony '04, welcomed daughter Maya on April 13, 2013. She joins siblings Noah, William and Josephine in the Schlicksup clan.

Deaths
Glenn Brown '29, Viola, Ill., Sept. 21, 2013

Richard Von Korff '38, Minneapolis, June 11, 2013 

James Spaeth '43, Davenport, Aug. 23, 2013 

Edward Otten '45, Rock Island, Ill., July 13, 2013

Robert "Bob" Devine '47, Lockport, Ill., May 21, 2013

Thomas Aiani '48, Mesquite, Nev., May 18, 2013

Edward Burke '48, Bettendorf, Iowa, Sept. 8, 2013

Eugene Costello '48, Dallas, June 29, 2013

Peter DeDecker '49, Geneseo, Ill., Aug. 22, 2013

Donald Firer '49, Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 5, 2012

John "Red" McManus '49, Omaha, Neb., July 23, 2013

Joseph Roels '49, East Moline, Ill., May 29, 2013

William Romine Jr. '49, Davenport, Aug. 5, 2013

Barry Foley '50 Academy, Davenport, Sept. 14, 2013

James Grothusen '50, Davenport, Aug. 25, 2013

William Lawrence '50, Rock Island, Ill., Sept. 2, 2013

Richard Lenahan '50, Normal, Ill., July 19, 2012 

Clifford Squire Jr. '51, Rockford, Ill., June 25, 2013

William Touhey Jr. '51, Wilmington, Del., May 24, 2013

Paul Wolfe '51, St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 19, 2013

Robert Lamprecht '52, Jupiter, Fla., June 5, 2013

Eugene Zajdel '52, Wharton, NJ, Aug. 29, 2013

John Giacomin '53, LaVerne, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013

Patrick May '53, Mesa, Ariz., May 9, 2013

Edward O'Donnell '53, Davenport, Aug. 14, 2013

Donald Riley '54, Davenport, Sept. 9, 2013

Edward Wilkinson '54, Bettendorf, Iowa, June 20, 2013

Daniel Boyle '55, Iowa City, Iowa, June 8, 2013

Janice (Strathman) Stender '56, Davenport, Aug. 13, 2013

William Arnold '57, Coal Valley, Ill., Oct. 27, 2012 

Colleen McCaffrey '57, Amboy, Ill., Aug. 25, 2013

Br. Matthew (James) O‘Meara '57, OSB, Subiaco, Ark., June 3, 2013

Martin McMahon '60, East Moline, Ill., June 17, 2013

Dennis "DJ" Murphy '60, Boerne, Texas, April 20, 2013

David Lundy Sr. '62 Academy, Bettendorf, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2013

Mary "Jean" Boxwell '63, Peoria, Ill., May 25, 2013

Richard d'Autremont '63, Omaha, Neb., July 5, 2013

Raymond Linden '63, Prince George, Va., April 15, 2013

James Duda Jr. '64, Austin, Texas, Mar. 27, 2013

Henry Greiner '64, Palo Alto, Calif., May 17, 2013

Sr. Benita Reavy '64 OSB, Rock Island, Ill., Aug. 20, 2013

Charles Sheridan '64, DeWitt, Iowa, June 29, 2013

Thomas Tulley '64, Sebring, Fla., June 18, 2013

Daniel Kieler '65, West Point, Iowa, Aug. 8, 2013

Michael Duncan '66, Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 13, 2012

Nyle "Nick" Holdt '66, Davenport, June 3, 2013

Robert "Bob" DeSmet '66, Davenport, Aug. 30, 2013

Raymond Bustos III '67, Morrison, Ill., July 26, 2013

William "Bill" Barr '69, East Moline, Ill., June 17, 2013

David McDaniel '70, New York City, June 29, 2013

Ronald Whitebread '70, Chandler, Ariz., Aug. 11, 2012

Sr. Phyllis McMurray '71, OSB, Rock Island, Ill., Aug. 3, 2013

Robert Hauman '72, East Moline, Ill., June 16, 2013

Brian Martin '74, Denver, Dec. 15, 2012

Robert "Bob" St. Clair '75, Henderson, Nev., Feb. 21, 2013

Rev. Lawrence Morlan '82, Streator, Ill., Aug. 31, 2013

John "JD" Steinhafel '89, Oconomowac, Wis., Sept. 13, 2013

Wayne Zimmerman '89, Bettendorf, Iowa, Sept. 6, 2013

Howard Litke '92 EdS, Davenport, June 9, 2013

Claire Nemeth '93 MBA, Bettendorf, Iowa, July 1, 2013

James "Sam" Kuehnel '94, Rock Island, Ill., July 13, 2013

Larris Larsen '95 MBA, Sandwich, Ill., July 27, 2013

Scott Teerlinck '96, Geneseo, Ill., June 14, 2013

Jason Scriven '05, Davenport, July 28, 2013

Laura (Brammeier) Yoho '05, Grimes, Iowa, July 23, 2013

Board of Trustees
Bernard J. "Jerry" Hank Jr., Moline, Ill., June 27, 2013

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