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•   Gerald Gilbert  10/20
•   Steve Hogue  10/18
•   Andy Backlund  9/22
•   George O'Neil (George O'Neil, Md)  9/4
•   Ike Walker  9/1
•   Jefferson Scott  8/14
•   Tom Carr  4/9
•   Patsy Whitecotton (Barggren)  3/17
•   Sharon Mishler (Grimm)  2/29
•   Vera Taminger (Reeves)  1/22
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•   Chip Hanback  10/28
•   Roger Sedgwick  11/13
•   Dianna Hehman (Summers)  11/15
•   Tom Jackson  11/24


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1 lives in Alabama
9 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
11 live in California
10 live in Colorado
11 live in Florida
1 lives in Hawaii
100 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
3 live in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
4 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New York
7 live in North Carolina
5 live in Ohio
2 live in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
1 lives in Rhode Island
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
4 live in Tennessee
8 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
2 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Australia
1 location unknown
70 are deceased


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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 71.2%

A:   146   Joined
B:   59   Not Joined

Bloomington High School
Class Of 1961

10/20/2016 : Kent Deffenbaugh (72), husband of classmate Nancy Melton, passed away Tuesday, 10/18/2016.  Visitation is 12:30 - 2:30, Thursday, 10/20/2016 at Calvert & Metzler, Bloomington, IL, with service following at 2:30.  Memorials to charity of donor's choice.  Our coldolences to Nancy and family.

Robert Wollenschlager (87), husband of classmate Trudy Bruggeman, passed away Sunday, 10/16/2016.  Service is 11:00, Saturday, 10/22/2016 with visitation 1 hour before service at Calvert & Metzler, Bloomington, IL.  Memorials to Home Sweet Home Ministries or Humane Society of Central Illinois.  Our coldolences to Trudy and family.

10/06/2016: Pictures of the 55th Class Reunion may be viewed by clicking on "55th Reunion 10/1/2016" in the gold column on the left of this Home Page screen. 

The 55th reunion could not have happened without the excellent hard working help of the following classmates:  Jack Secord and Lyn Dossett Secord, Jeff Carnahan, (who graciously took on extra duties, especially when another classmate had a family emergency), Sharon Brown Leach, Lynn Keeran Fox, and Roy Willan.  Of course, Gene Lorch, Melody Robbins Lorch, and Donna Marquardt Dearth are the bedrock of BHS '61 by keeping the website updated on an ongoing basis.

04/18/2013:  To ensure receipt of e-mail notifications from this class website, click on "Notify Me" in the gold column on the left of this screen under "Member Functions"  to make your selections from the list of options.

02/02/2013:  Remember that the Message Forum is available to all classmates for communicating.  You are invited to share your comments, i.e. memories of our senior year, current and past events, etc., with your classmates. 

LINK:  CLASS CLIPS - to access, click on "Class Clips" in the gold column on the left of this Home Page screen.

6/08/2012:  In the 5/31/2012 Pantagraph, Bloomington High School was reported as ranking in the top 10% of high schools surveyed nationwide this year by U.S. News and World Report magazine and the American Institutes for Research.  BHS ranked 68th in the state among 672 high schools and 1,880th out of 22,000 high schools evaluated in 49 states and the Dist. of Columbia (Nebraska did not report enough data to be included in the survey).  The schools were evaluated in terms of college readiness, success in advanced-placement classes and other factors. 

1/28/2012: The Message Forum is a good tool to start a dialog and communicate with your classmates.  It is simple to use and everyone has a chance for input.  Click on Message Forum in the gold column on the left of this screen to access the site.

10/27/2011:  The slide show to honor our classmates who have served in the U.S. Military has been added to the website.  To view, click on "Military Hon. Slides" in the gold column on the left of the Home Page screen. 

The videos "In Remembrance" and "The Reverend", which were part of the 50yr Reunion Program, are both available for viewing by clicking on each in the gold column on the left of this Home Page screen.

10/04/2011:  The 50yr reunion pictures are available for viewing.  Click on "Reunion Pictures" in the gold box on the left of this screen.