Class Notes - Summer 2018


Class Notes

The Seventies

Russell Murphy '77 recently retired and moved to Wildwood, Missouri, with his wife, Cindy, to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Tom Kelley '78 retired as director of sales operations at the La Crosse Tribune after 37 years. Kelley plans to devote more time to playing lead guitar in The Executives. The group will release their third album this summer.
After 41 years of working for the city of Bettendorf, including as police chief since the early 1990s, Phil Redington '78 has retired.

The Eighties

DLR Group announced the promotion of Bryan Ahlers '81 to director of financial operations. Ahlers will oversee accounting functions for DLR Group's 30 office locations around the world and provide guidance and leadership to accounting staff.
Al Minnaert '81 was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Minnaert was a longtime football coach at Madison Edgewood.
The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, hired Mary (Muldowney) Jarratt '82 as a robotics instructor.

The Nineties

Todd Sturdy '90 was named head football coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
Wendy (Ethridge) Bulman '97 is the assistant principal at Midland Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington.
Deere & Company announced Heidi (Engstrom) Bernhardt '98 as a strategic program manager.

The Zeros

Michelle (Defendi) Simon '00 is a credit administration manager for American Community Bank & Trust in Woodstock, Illinois.
Adam Clark '02, '04 MOL is assistant head coach for the Tarleton State University football program in Stephenville, Texas.
Anthony Reistroffer '04 opened Reistroffer Polygraph Services and is a certified and licensed polygraph examiner. He was elected president of the Iowa Polygraph Society and appointed to the ethics committee of the American Polygraph Association.
Katherine (Schaeflein) Boll '06, '07 DPT is a physical therapist at ATI Physical Therapy in Minooka, Illinois.
Christine Masterson '08 is a marketing consultant at Unum Insurance in Southfield, Michigan.
Jared Kannenberg '09 is the Play Pal Supervisor/Museum Educator at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa. 
Daniel Haughney '09 is the creative director at Central States Media in Peoria, Illinois.

The Teens

Sarah Gunderson '10, '11 DPT received the Morris Hospital Fire Starter of the Month award. Gunderson works at the hospital as a physical therapist.
Maegan Gorham '10 MOL is an associate attorney at Lane & Waterman, LLP in Davenport.
Jessica Jude '11 is an asset protection manager for Meijer in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
Ryan Brophy '11 was an offensive lineman for the Quad City professional arena football team, the Steamwheelers, this spring.
Scientific Protein Laboratories in Waunakee, Wisconsin, hired Nicole Spillner '11 as their senior stability specialist.
Ashley Sconzo '12, '13 DPT is a physical therapist at Jackson County Region Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Samantha Troyer '12, '13 DPT is a physical therapist at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Iowa.
Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois, announced Mark Malkowski '12 as the director of campus ministry and student life.
Elizabeth Harl '13 is a labor and delivery RN at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Genesis Health System hired Henry Marquard '13 as government and community relations officer.
Allyson Smith '14 works as an addiction counselor at Rosecrance Health Network in Rockford, Illinois.
Erik Johnson '14 is the associate principal at Strawberry Hill Elementary in Anamosa, Iowa.
Abbi Lievens '14 is a reading interventionist for Davenport schools.
Casey Nabb '14 is a process pro at John Deere in Davenport.
Amber Yaddof '15 is a physician assistant for UnityPoint Health-Trinity.
Kassidy Jahn '15 is an occupational therapy assistant at Millennium Therapy in Des Monies, Iowa.
Michael Carlsten '15 MOL a 24-year veteran of the Davenport Fire Department, was appointed chief.
Kristin (Upah) Mientkiewicz '15, '16 DPT was elected secretary of the Iowa Physical Therapy Association in April.
Doug Platt '16 is an internal auditor at John Deere in East Moline, Illinois.

Kathryn (Wilson) Hanf '16 MBA is senior supply chain manager at Twitchell Corporations in Dothan, Alabama.
Ashley St. Aubin '16 is working towards a master's degree beginning this fall in arts technology at Illinois State University.
Alyssa Daniel '17 is attending graduate school at the University of Tennessee, pursuing her doctorate in analytical chemistry.


John Pavelka '97 and Mandy Franken, Sarasota, Florida
Stephen Russell '00 MBA and Claire Cormack, Oldmeldrum, Scotland
Bryan Janoski '06 and Nicole Reed '10, Davenport, Iowa
Robert Thomas '07 MEA and Jodi Swartzendruber, Rock Island, Illinois
Ryan Deutmeyer '08 and Marilyn Fox, Chicago, Illinois
Emily Olson '08 and Yassine Zaaroui, St. Louis, Missouri
Matt Grenier '09, '11 MOL and Megan Bresnahan '10, Chicago, Illinois
Andrea Nolan '09 and Timothy Walters II, Savannah, Georgia
Steven Campbell '10 and Shannan Retter '09, Davenport, Iowa
Matthew Garner '10 and Sara Kurey '13, Downers Grove, Illinois
Mason Tangen '10 and Paige Madsen, Racine, Wisconsin
Michael Lawrence '11 and Emilie Minteer '13, Davenport, Iowa
Stephanie Kaput '10 and Stephen Lawrence, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Kelly Kratt '10 and Scott Paulson '10, Davenport, Iowa
Bailie Rasmussen '11, '17 MECE and Nick Baker, Davenport, Iowa
Nicole Boland '12 and Jeff Henrikson, Zion, Illinois
Shiobhan Bausal '12 and Jerry Burkhead, Davenport, Iowa
Sarah Maggiore '12 and Joseph Jones '13, Lombard, Illinois
Amanda Manning '12 and Robert Butterworth '12, Costa Rica
Casey Nabb '14 and Chloe Whiteman '16, Dubuque, Iowa
Kelly Schloss '14 and Matthew Harrington '14, Makanda, Illinois
Alaina Pfenning '15 and Benjamin Butterworth, Morrison, Colorado
Kristin Upah '15, '16 DPT and Zekiel Mientkiewicz, Ames, Iowa
Ty Balduf '16 and Mary Adlfinger '16, Davenport, Iowa
Stephanie Tirado '17 and Alexander Willenbring, Caguas, Puerto Rico


Karla (Barker) Hopper '99 and husband, Jeff, are excited to welcome son Izaak, born March 8, 2018. Izaak joins big sister Jaidyn at home.
Sean Smith '99, '01 MOT and wife, Mary, welcomed home son Zachary, born Nov. 6, 2017.
William Trimble '00 and wife, Courtney, are celebrating the birth of their son Parker, born Feb. 20, 2018. Parker was welcomed home by big brother Owen.
Erin (Sertle) Bisbee '04 and her husband, Jason, welcomed home Lincoln, born March 10, 2016. Lincoln joins three older siblings.
Jenny (Langel) Bockenstedt '05 and husband, Luke, are happy to announce the birth of daughter Emma, born July 18, 2017. Emma was welcomed home by big brother Will.
Sarah (Beno) Khan '05 and husband, Ziauddin, welcomed home son Oscar born Jan. 6, 2015.
Dan Tomlin '05, '10 MBA and wife, Marguerite, are proud parents of son Anthony Stephen, born May 10, 2018.
Amanda (Ludwig) Ahern '07 and husband, Seamus, are happy to announce the birth of son Colin on March 31, 2018. He joins his big brother, Jack, at home.
Rachel (Mills) Gibson '07 and husband, Nathan, are celebrating the birth of their daughter Vivian on March 3, 2018. Vivian was welcomed home by big brothers Lucas and Andrew.
David '08 and Chelsea (Noe) Adams '09 are proud parents of son Declan, born March 17, 2018.
David Atkinson '08 and wife, Amanda, welcomed home Mila, born April 9, 2018. Mila joined her siblings Avery and Harlow in the Atkinson household.
Emily (Dean) Mowry '08 and husband, Jacob, are celebrating the birth of their son Elijah, born Dec. 1, 2017. Elijah was welcomed home by big sister Ruth.
Andrea (Banks) Knowles '09 and husband, DJ, are happy to announce the birth of daughter Emma, born September 29, 2017.
Ashley (Damato) Sullivan '09 and husband, Robert, are proud parents of daughter Cecelia Noel, born March 12, 2018.
Erica (Brenny) McCarville '10 and husband, Chris, welcomed home Jack, born Jan. 15, 2018.
Nicole (Reed) Janoski '10 and her husband Bryan '06 are proud parents of son Weston, born Jan. 28, 2018.
Allie (McLaughlin) Conklin '11 MBA and husband, Joe '12 MBA, are happy to announce the birth of son Lucas Raymond, born May 27, 2018.
Katherine (Svenson) '11 and husband, Jared Castaneda '12, '17 MBA, are celebrating the birth of daughter, Mila born October 28, 2017.
Shiobhan (Bausal) Burkhead '12 and her husband Jerry are proud parents of son Avery, born Feb. 16, 2017. Avery was welcomed home by his sibling Boston.


Ray Joens '43, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 10, 2017
James Arndt '49, St. George, Utah, April 23, 2018
Richard Angerer '50, Cockeysville, Maryland, May 22, 2018
William Hansen '51, East Moline, Illinois, March 19, 2018
Rev. John Hynes '51, Bettendorf, Iowa, April 4, 2018
Joseph "Joe" Morrissey '51, Rockford, Illinois, April 2, 2018
Rev. Richard Mullen '51, Champaign, Illinois, March 23, 2018
Don Rounds '51, Pierre, South Dakota, Feb. 24, 2018
Henry Beiser '53, Alton, Illinois, April 8, 2018
Otis "Doc" Giltner '53, Fairlawn, Ohio, March 7, 2018
Robert Johnson '53, Bradenton, Florida, Sept. 30, 2017
Sr. Rose Joseph Kennebeck OSB '54, Rock Island, Illinois, May 15, 2018
James Hunter '56, Moline, Illinois, July 4, 2016
Terry Tanner '56, Naples, Florida, May 15, 2018
Edgar Kistenmacher '57, West Des Moines, Iowa, March 10, 2018
Frank Cassady '59, Arlington Heights, Illinois, May 4, 2018
John "Jack" Purcell '59, Salem, Illinois, Oct. 18, 2017
John Gabor '60, Bettendorf, Iowa, May 10, 2018
Donald "Don" Judge '60, Bettendorf, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2018
Charles Dege '61, Cartersville, Georgia, March 2, 2018
Sr. Martina Brinkschroeder OSB '62, Rock Island, Illinois, Oct. 17, 2016
John Flaherty '62, Lincoln, California, March 11, 2018
Tom Breese '64, Walnut Creek, California, Feb. 14, 2018
John Hass '64, Rock Island, Illinois, March 25, 2018
Michelangelo "Mick" Lamendola '65, Beloit, Wisconsin, May 12, 2018
Gary McQuinney '66, Anaheim, California, May 5, 2018
Rev. Robert Shortall '66, Plano, Texas, March 24, 2018
Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bales '67, Dixon, Illinois, April 21, 2018
Rev. Robert Balog '68, Tucson, Arizona, April 5, 2018
David Boland '68, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Oct. 15, 2017
Leonard Cervantes '70, '05 (Hon), St. Louis, Missouri, June 23, 2018
Martin "Marty" Connolly '71, St. Louis, Missouri, Feb. 26, 2018
Paul Reagan '73, Naples, Florida, May 3, 2018
James Gall '75, Marshalltown, Iowa, March 29, 2018
Roger "Gunner" Nolting '79, Bradenton Florida, April 4, 2018
Marie (Tank) Brobston '85, East Moline, Illinois, Feb. 27, 2018
John McGlynn '86, Davenport, Iowa, March 10, 2018
Peter Durry '87, Moline, Illinois, Sept. 16, 2016
Craig Dalbey '94 MBA, Ottumwa, Iowa, June 2, 2017
Catherine (Sodac) Paskvan '95, Bettendorf, Iowa, April 16, 2018
Jeffrey Sweatt '97, Davenport, Iowa, March 24, 2018

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