WINTER 2011 UPDATE - CLASS NOTES
Carol (Tielke) Rockne '53 and husband David celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on October 22, 2010. Carol and David live in Yankton, SD.
Rose (Dangel) Hauger '56 was recently recognized by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital on her retirement after 46 years of service. Rose and husband Clarence live in Yankton, SD.
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Nancy (Nienaber) Borer '60 and husband Donald live in Lindsay, NE. Nancy is retired. They have three children, one of whom is deceased.
Dorothy (Deegan) Gentrup '60 and husband Edward live in Fremont, NE. Dorothy retired from nursing in 2005 and then went back later that year for two more years of nursing. Her final retirement was in 2007.
They have four children.
Sharon (Kreber) Mansour '60 and husband Nick live in Tucson, AZ. Sharon is retired and is enjoying many activities and traveling. They have one child.
Marilyn (Meyer) Schabauer '60 lives in Rapid City, SD. Marilyn is retired. She has two children, one of whom is deceased.
Lois (O'Brien) Zimmer '58-59 and husband Gene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2010. Lois and Gene live in Sioux Falls, SD.
Sallye (Dendinger) Long '63 lives in Wichita, KS. She spent 34 years teaching nursing and 30 years as a part-time staff nurse. The last 26 years were spent in full-time teaching at Butler Community College. She is now retired. She has one child.
Mary Beth (Baldwin) Bangasser '64 and husband Elmer live in Sioux Falls, SD. Mary Beth
Has worked at McKennan in Sioux Falls, and spent some years in clinic nursing. The last 15 years were spent in a long term care facility. She is retired. They have three children.
Marie (Czmowski) Bohls '64 and husband John live in Omaha, NE. While living in Pierre, SD, Marie was a nursing instructor at the Pierre School of Practical Nursing. In Sioux Falls, she taught at Augustana College, Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing and worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital. In Omaha, she taught 11 years at the College of St. Mary and worked for the VA Medical Center. She retired in 2004. They have two children.
Marcella (Ruhr) Christman '64 and husband William live in Louisville, KY. Marcella served in the US Army Nurse Corps for four years, serving in Viet Nam and Germany. Afterwards, she worked at a local hospital in Louisville until she retired. They have two children.
Marianna Julie (Donnelly) Gergen '64 and husband Daniel '71 live in Yankton, SD. Julie worked at Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. After receiving her Masters' degree, she taught for two years at Keuka College, NY, and 33 years at Mount Marty College. Julie is retired and is actively
involved in Habitat for Humanity in Yankton. They have three children.
Karen (Weber) Goettertz '64 and husband Henry live in Freeman, SD. Karen's nursing career included working at St. Benedict's Hospital, Parkston, SD, Sioux Valley in Sioux Falls, SD, and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. She now helps her husband on their farm. They have three children.
Barbara (Sukup) Gubbels '64 and husband Larry live in Douglas, WY. Barbara received her Masters' degree from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is now retired. They have two children.
Sister Esther Holzbauer '64 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery. Sister Esther teaches in the Mount Marty College Nursing program, which she has done for 35 years. She has worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, St. Benedict Hospital, Parkston, and Berakkah House, a home for person with AIDS, Sioux Falls.
Lori “Dolores” (Leise/Robertson) Hinton '64 lives in Houston, TX. Lori is president of American Case Management, a company she founded in 1990. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, and Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Florida. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting.
Mary (Fullenkamp) Kohles-Baker '64 and husband William live in Damascus, OR. Mary was in the Army Nurse Corp and staff nurse in the areas of psychiatric care, critical care and emergency care. She was in administration for nine years and authored a book on leadership.
She is retired from Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA. They have two children.
Cecilia (Kehrwald) Sorenson HS'60, C'64 and husband Wayne live in Yankton, SD. Cecilia has worked in the field of nursing as instructor and management. She taught nursing at Mount Marty College and Rapid City Regional School of Nursing. She was in a management position at St. James Nursing Home and Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton. She is now a casual employee at Yankton Care Center.
MaryAnn (Kohles) Wortmann '64 and husband Jim live in Crofton, NE. MaryAnn has worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital during her nursing career. In 1983 she returned to nursing after a 10-year break and worked in Home Care and coordinated the Home Care/Hospice Programs. In 2006, she retired from clinical coordinator & supervisor of Home Care. She continues as Parish Nurse Coordinator for Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. They have seven children.
Carole (Buschelman) Ingenthron '65 and husband Roger live in Earlysville, VA. Carole has worked as a staff nurse in hospitals in Omaha, NE, and Oakland, CA. She was staff nurse and supervisor in Radiation Oncology at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, until 2002. They have three children.
Susan (Kirwan) McGuire '65 lives in Omaha, NE. Her first year out of college was spent as a Lay Extension Volunteer in Beattyville, KY. In 1966, she moved to Omaha where she worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She was an assistant instructor of nursing at Creighton
University and worked as a staff nurse and supervisor in several Omaha hospitals. She is currently on call at Alegent Health. She has four children.
Margaret (Green) Schainost '65 and husband Craig live in Lincoln, NE. Peg spent one year in Kentucky doing Lay Extension Volunteer work. After that year, she worked in Omaha and in 1968 was a clinical instructor at Mount Marty. She later worked part-time as a staff nurse in Lincoln and taught nursing at Southeast Community College. Her last employment was starting and directing a women's health research program affiliated with an OB/GYN clinic. She retired in 2007. They have three children.
Joan (Kabeiseman) Stork '65 lives in Parkston, SD. After graduation, she moved to Omaha and worked at Creighton Medical Center. Later she moved to Parkston where she worked for 40 years at Avera St. Benedict Hospital as Nurse Manager and in Community Health. She is now retired. Joan has one child.
Charlotte Herman '66 and husband Ed Eichler live in Yankton, SD. Char taught at Mount Marty, and was clinical specialist at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. After moving to Omaha, she taught at Creighton University, Omaha, and at the Nebraska Methodist College for 20 years. She retired in 2010.
Jane (Fahrendorf) Hulbert '66 and husband Jerry live in Edina, MN. Over the years Jane was in pediatric nursing, public health nursing and clinic nursing. They have four children.
Susan (Viergutz) Kollars '66 and husband Dennis live in Randolph, NE. Susan has worked in the areas of gerontology, medical pediatrics, male urology, and dermatology. She has numerous hobbies and has been choir director and organist. They have two children.
Charlotte (Treinen) Townsend '66 and husband Terry live in Newton, IA. Charlotte has lived there since her marriage in 1967. She retired from nursing three years ago. She is a volunteer at her church and enjoys traveling. They have three children.
Barbara (Birgen) Willis '66 and husband Kenneth live in Westminster, CO. Barbara received her MBA in Finance from Temple University in 1986 and her Masters in taxation from the University of Denver in 1996. She is recently retired as an audit manager. They have three children.
Mary (Opland)) Goble '67 and husband Larry live in Rapid City, SD. Mary was a nurse in the United States Air Force from “67-'69. She retired from Allina Health System in 2010 after 32 years of service, her last position being Nurse Case Manager for Hospice. They have two children.
Mary (Askew) Arend '70 and husband Kevin live in Alexandria, SD. They have three children and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2010. Mary taught for 20 years and is currently working part-time as a decorator and is Director of Religious Education in St. Mary's Parish.
Anne (Eichten) Biebl '70 and husband Andrew live in New Ulm, MN. They have two children. Anne is a substitute teacher in the New Ulm Catholic School.
Linda (WIngen) Erlenbusch '70 and husband Donald live in Aberdeen, SD. They have two children. Linda currently is employed by Avera St. Luke's Hospital and work in Obstetrics as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist. She plans on retiring in 2012.
Suzann (Hand) Foster '70 and husband Lawrence live in Brookfield, WI. They have five children.
Beth (McKeown) Frederiksen '70 and husband Richard live in Elkton, SD. Beth has taught in Elkton for 38 years in various positions. She is retired now but will probably be doing substitute teaching.
Kathleen Grimes '70 lives in Colonie, NY. She is now retired but worked for 30 years as a librarian for various Departments of NY state. Kathleen has been and still is very involved in her parish as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
Mary (Buschelman) Feiszli '70 and husband Robert live in University Place, WA. Mary has been active in nursing for 35 years. Her last 20 years have been working in Oncology & BMT for Franciscan Health Care. They have two children.
Kathleen (Hallett) Gatzemeyer '70 and husband Dwight live in Lincoln, NE. Kathy started her career at St. Luke's in Sioux City, IA. She taught in the Lincoln General School of Nursing and the University of Nebraska Health Center and was an on-call clinic nurse and a Parish Nurse in St. Teresa's parish. They have three children.
Sister Sharon Ann Haas '70 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. She was infirmarian in the Monastery Care Center, staff nurse, supervisor and director of Nursing at St. Thomas More, Canyon City, CO. Presently, she is on the nursing faculty of Mount Marty College.
Marylynn (Schuumans) Mains '70 and husband Bill live in Yankton, SD. She has worked in critical care and hyperbolic medicine. Marylynn is employed by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.
They have two children.
Sister Sharon Ann Haas'70 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. Sister Sharon Ann is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Mount Marty College and part-time Formation Director at the monastery. She is co-chair of the College Mission Committee.
Florence Kaup '70 lives in Omaha, NE. She is presently employed by Sarpy County Head Start as a Family Partnership Manager.
Sandra (Lau) Knockenhauer '70 and husband George live in Omaha, NE. They have one child. Sandra taught for ten years. She is now self-employed as an Independent Branch Leader for the Longaberger Company.
Linda (Martinmass) Leddy '70 and husband Gene live in Twin Brooks, SD. They have four children. Linda works for Avera Milbank Medical Center and Lake Area Technical Institute as Medical Technologist and adjunct hematology and chemistry professor.
Bernadette (Standaert) Obert '70 and husband Patrick live in Sioux Falls, SD. Bernadette presently works at Children's Care Hospital and School. She is involved in a variety of volunteer activities.
Sharen (McCance) Schoendorf '70 and husband Mike live in Los Altos, CA. Sharen was a Public Health Nurse for 26 years before retiring in 2007.
Jane (Dendinger) Binder '71 and husband Larry live in Wichita, KS. Jane is nurse manager in the Birth Care Center of Wesley Medical Center. Prior to this position she worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, and was administrator for the Home Health Agency owned by St. Francis Medical Center. They have three children.
Joanne (Erickson) Tieman '71 and husband Rodney live in Vermillion, SD. Joanne worked as a staff nurse and has taught in the nursing programs at Mount Marty College and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. Presently she is a staff/charge nurse at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center. They have four children.
Dennis Heine '72 and wife Judy celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on November 7, 2010. Dennis and Judy live in Yankton, SD.
Julianna (Ryan) Finzen '72 lives in West ST. Paul, MN. Julie works per diem at Regions Hospital in the Critical Intensive Care Unit. She has three children.
Diane (Bruggeman) Bolger '73 and husband James lives in Galena, IL. Diane has worked as a staff nurse, a pediatric nurse, and as a school librarian. She is currently a staff nurse at Medical Associates, Dubuque, IA. They have three children.
Sister Paulette Larsen '73 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery. She works in the Monastery Care Center and is a licensed massage therapist. Previously, she was director of nursing in the Care Center and then worked as a RN at Madonna Rehab Hospital, Lincoln, NE, and St. Thomas More Hospital and Progressive Care Center, Canon City, CO.
Joan (Kreikemeier) Steffen '73 and husband Leon live in West Point, NE. Joan works for Franciscan Care Services as a RN in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab and Home Health. They have seven children.
Sister Corinne Lemmer '74 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery. Sister worked in Colorado as night supervisor, and worked on the medical and OB units of Avera Sacred Heart. Sister was program director of the Mount Marty College nursing program and has taught in the program since 1988.
Jan (Lonneman) Kleinsasser '74 and husband James '75 live in Huron, SD. Jan graduated from a CRNA program when she was an active duty Air Force Captain. She and James were in Texas, Nebraska and Colorado in the Air Force. Jan did locum tenens anesthesia
Colleen (McMahon) Puthoff '74 and husband Thomas live in Humboldt, SD. Colleen worked as a staff nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital, an EMT with Humboldt Ambulance and is presently Director of Clinical Education at Golden Living in Salem, SD. They have three children.
Paula Kohn '75 lives in Sioux City, IA. Paula works as a plant nurse at Tyson Fresh Meats in Sioux City. She has two children.
Curt Nelson '75 and wife Eileen live in Mayer, MN. Curt works as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN. They have three children.
Kathy (Lange) Jorgensen '76 and husband Jay live in Yankton, SD. Kathy worked as nursing supervisor at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Director of Nursing at the Human Services Center and is an associate professor of nursing at the University of South Dakota where she has taught for 28 years.
Joanne (Wagner) Osnes '76 and husband John live in Black Hawk, SD. Joanne was a Navy nurse and after her discharge, she taught in the MMC nursing program, taught in the South Dakota State Nursing program, worked in recovery room and cardiac nursing. She is presently at Rapid City Regional Hospital in endocrinology. They have three children.
Myrna (Willerton) Brennick '77 lives in Silver City, SD. Myrna taught community health nursing in the Mount Marty College nursing program for 26 years. She has two children.
Lynette (Sherrock) Dillhunt '79 and husband Thomas live in Rochester, MN. Lynette is a staff nurse in the trauma and surgical ICU units at Mayo in Rochester. They have two children.
Deb (Fischer) Clemens '77 lives in Sioux Falls, SD. Deb has spent her entire nursing career with the Presentation Health/Avera Health System. She worked as a staff nurse, manger and director of nurses. She presently works for the Avera Health System in the area of public policy and government affairs. She served on the South Dakota House of Representatives for six years. She has one child.
Sister Debra Kolecka '77 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery. Sister Debra has worked as a nurse in staff, supervisory, and management roles in surgical medical, and rehabilitation settings. Sister is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Monastery Clinic and Care Center.
Debra (DeSchepper) Browning '78 and husband James live in Hendricks, MN. Debra has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky) and now is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Hendricks Clinic. They have two children.
Wanda (Nepodal) Smith '78 and husband Patrick live in Watertown, SD. Wanda has worked in a variety of positionsâ€”charge nurse in critical care, Director of Education, preceptor nursing, Home Health nursing and presently is in the post anesthesia Care Unit at Prairies Lakes Health Care System. They have two children.
Candy (Oleson) Bisenius '79 and husband Rick live in Emmetsburg, IA. Candy has worked at Palo Alto County Health System since 1979 and is presently working in the area of Community Health Nursing. They have three children.
Karen (Mushitz) Bordewyk '79 and husband Barry live in Sioux Falls, SD. Karen worked as a staff nurse, clinical coordinator on general medical, respiratory and ICU. She now works as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. She is the current president of the South Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists. They have three children.
Marilyn (Mathers) Erickson '79 lives in Omaha, NE. She works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Uta Halee Girls Village which is a residential treatment facility for adolescents. She is working on a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate. She has two children.
Eileen (Morrissey) Schramm '79 and husband Steve live in Salem, OR. Eileen worked as a dialysis nurse before moving to Oregon. She has worked as a Certified Diabetic Educator for 24 years at Salem Hospital, Home Care, and endocrinology clinic. She currently works at a high risk maternity clinic working with women who have diabetes in pregnancy and at the hospital's outpatient Director of Medical Education Department. They have four children.
Sister Jeanne Weber '79 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery. Sister worked in clinical surgery, nursing home, and home health/hospice. She left nursing in 1996. She received a degree in Liturgical Studies and is now the Liturgy Director at the monastery.
Julie (Peterson) Carroll '80 and husband Chad live in Rapid City, SD. Julie worked as a staff nurse for 25 years, working in a variety of nursing specialties. She currently works at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House. They have six children, one of whom is deceased.
Sheila (Hubregtse) Steele '80 and husband Tim live in Little Rock, AR. They work at a campus crusade for Christ ministry called FamilyLife. They now work with the “Weekend Remember” marriage getaways. They have two children.
Shirley (James-Cobenais) Cogburn '80 and husband Howard live in Saginaw, MO. She has worked in most areas of nursing and is presently in psychiatric nursing, working with adults.
Ann (Heinemann) Holland '81 and husband Paul live in Rochester, MN. Ann has worked in the field of nursing until 2007 when she worked in a clinical research organization. She is president of her own consulting business, Holland Research Consultants, LLC and is an adjunct faculty member at the Minnesota School of Business teaching medical assistants. They have two children.
Nancy (Kocer) Snell '81 and husband Michael celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on September 7, 2010. They live in Champaign, IL.
Cynthia (Nydam) Cooper '82 and husband Gary live in San Ramon, CA. Cynthia worked as a Navy nurse in Philadelphia for three years, was charge nurse in San Jose, CA, and is now a staff nurse in ICU at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center. They have three children.
Greg Golly '82 and wife Kirsten live in Grapeville, TX. Greg has practiced as a CRNA in Texas, Hawaii and South Dakota. He is presently chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with Guardian Anesthesia. They have one child.
Joleen (Kukula) Herrboldt '82 and husband Keith live in Yankton, SD. Joleen worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in ICN/OB. She now works at the Yankton Medical Clinic in same day surgery. They have two children.
Pam (Schmidt) Wiebelhaus '82 lives in Lincoln, NE. Pam is Nursing Director for Burn Services at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln. She has served on national committees for the American Burn Association. She has two children.
Lois (Crowley) Welnick '82 lives in Glendale, AZ. Lois has lived in Arizona for 12 years and for the last 11 Â½ she has worked for the Royal Oaks Lifecare Community as the Social Work Manager for the health care center and assisted living.
Mary (Schmidt) Novak '85 and husband Scott celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2010. She and her husband live in O'Neill, NE. Their daughter Sarah C'09 lives in Savoonga, Alaska and teaches in a native village on a tiny island in the Bering Sea.
Renee (Engelhardt) Koletzky '85 and husband Keith live in Sioux Falls, SD. They have two children. Renee works for Good Samaritan as a Business Office Consultant.
Janet Locke '85 and husband Terrance Riley live in Bloomsburg, PA. Janet is a secretary in the Anthropology Department at Bloomsburg University.
Laurie (Gaul) '86 and Frank Crisler '84 live in Arlington, SD. Laurie has worked in long-term care since graduation. She is currently the Medicare Rehabilitation Coordinator and in-staff development at the Good Samaritan Society in De Smet, SD and works part time for the Golden Living Center in Arlington. Frank “Bink” is the editor of the Arlington Sun. They have two children.
Zits (Billings) Hans '86 and husband Dominic '90 live in Yankton, SD. Zita worked in Colorado and at Avera Sacred Heart. In 1990-98 she taught in the Mount Marty nursing program. She now works at a certified orthopedic nurse at a center for orthopedics. Dom works for Plains Marketing L.P.
Mary Kay (Weiland) Pieper '86 and husband James live in Casper, WY. Mary Kay has worked in NIC, oncology, home health and hospice before moving to Casper. For the last 20 years she has been working as a staff nurse for a pulmonologist. They have three children.
Connie (Monson) Steward '87 and husband Rick live in Leesburg, VA. Connie works as a clinical nurse IV on ICU at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington. They have two children.
Denise (Johnson) Hanson '88 and husband Jon celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in 2010. Denise works for the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. They live in Worthing, SD.
Jodi (Nichols) Wipf '88 and husband Don live in Crooks, SD. Jodi worked at Avera McKennan until 2007. She is presently a RN at the Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital. They have two children.
Michelle (Brtek) Zwiener and husband Donald live in Norfolk, NE. Michelle is assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Northern Division. They have two children.
Anthony Bohlin '89 and wife Amy live in Fort Knox, KY. Anthony is in the army and has served in Germany and Baghdad. He works as an integration officer. They have two children.
Jennifer Merriam '89 lives in Denver, CO. Jennifer has worked in critical care units, including cardiac step-down, trauma ICU and level 1 trauma ER. She is employed by Coram Specialty Infusion working in the home care setting.
Sheila Holcomb '90 and husband Daniel live in LeMars, IA. Sheila is a doctor employed by Avera.
Jeanne (Brummer) Kaiser '90 and husband Roger live in Fordyce, NE with their two children. Jeanne has worked in the oncology department at Yankton Medical Clinic for the past 12 years.
Chrystal Nelson '90 and husband Terry live in Lincoln, NE. They have two children. Crystal is Nursing Supervisor at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.
Mark Nesladek '90 lives in Chamberlain, SD. Mark has been in the newspaper business for 16 years. He presently works at Brule County Abstract Company where he does research for those getting title insurance. He writes a history column for one of the local weekly papers. He is actively involved with the Knights of Columbus and the Sacred Heart Monastery Oblates.
Pamela Murphy '92 has retired from the United States Navy after serving 26 Â½ years. She has moved to Grant, NE, for a solo anesthesia position and is enjoying the smaller community spirit.
Gina (Halter) Abbott '92 and husband David '92 live in Yankton, SD with their two children. Gina is currently employed by Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital in Yankton as a clinical nurse, but has also worked in Chicago and been part of the adjunct faculty in the Nursing Department at Mount Marty.
Joellen (Maly) Bowers '92 and husband Jim live in Yankton. Jim has retired from the Biology Department at Mount Marty College.
Meredith (Peterson) Hunhoff '92 lives in Yankton with her husband Jeff and three children. She is employed by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and is currently working on her Master's degree, which she hopes to complete in May 2012.
Jennifer (Naughton) McGinnis '92 lives in Yankton with her husband Brian and two children. She has worked various positions before moving to Yankton and is currently teaching Nursing Fundamentals full time at Mount Marty. She is also working on her Masters of Nursing degree and anticipates graduating in spring of 2012.
Sister Kathryn Burt '93 lives at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton. She has worked as a staff nurse in medical and surgical units. She received a PhD from Catholic University of America in 2006 and is currently teaching nursing at Mount Marty.
LaVonne (Epp) Brockmueller '93 lives in Freeman, SD, with her husband Rudy. LaVonne is currently a staff RN for Freeman Regional Health Services and the Freeman site coordinator for Sanford Health Hospice. They have two children.
Tracie (Vedral) Dvorak '93 lives in Yankton with her husband Matthew '87 and three children. She has been employed at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital as a staff nurse on the medical unit, and home health and hospice. She currently works in long-term care. They and their children, Derek, Dusty, and Danielle, were named
Family of the Year at Sacred Heart School during Catholic Schools Week, 2011.
Melinda (Bordewyk) Vogt '93 resides in Yankton with her husband and three children. She worked at the hospital in Mitchell, SD for 14 years in various positions. For the last three and a half years has worked at Avera Yankton Care Center as the Resident Care Coordinator.
Wende Heckert '94 received her Doctor of Nursing Practice-Forensic Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2009. She is currently an educator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing and also works at the Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center.
Paula (Sanderson) Jacobsen '94 resides in Canton, SD with her husband Craig. She received her Nurse Practitioner Degree in 2005 and currently works at Avera Gutnik & Associates in Sioux Falls.
Grace (Schulte) Zimmerman '94 and husband Gary live in Tabor, SD with their daughter. Grace is currently employed as a staff RN at Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, SD.
Chris Bender '95 and wife Andria live in Sioux Falls, SD with their daughter. He has worked many positions throughout his life including being a traveling nurse in California, Colorado and Texas for 2 years. He currently works at Sanford Health as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Jill (Spencer-Pease) Rudloff '95 lives in Phoenix, AZ where she is a school nurse for the Roosevelt School District. She has two children, one of whom is deceased.
Carol (Brummels) Stewart '95 and husband Dennis live in Avon, SD with their three children. Carol received her Master's in Healthcare from USD in 2006 and is currently teaching at Mount Marty and working as a Charge Nurse at Wagner Hospital.
Mary (Czapenski) Cain '97 lives in Evergreen, CO with her husband Kelly and two children. She has worked at a level one trauma center in Denver since 1999 in various positions. She also runs her business as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
Jill (Reilly) Harpenau '00 and husband Chad live in Le Mars, IA. They have two children. Jill is a mathematics teacher at Gehlen Catholic High School.
Karen Lange '00 lives in Omaha, NE, where she is employed by Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She is very active in church and community and recently went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Theresa (Walton) Smith '00 and husband John live in Robins, IA. She is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Cori (Eucken) Mundt '00 and husband Eric live in Good Thunder, MN. They have one child. Cori is a Radiation Therapist at the Mayo Clinic in Mankato, MN.
Sara (Wiebelhaus) Norris '00 and husband Daniel live in Omaha, NE. They have three children. Sara is a registered nurse at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.
Karla (Odens) Bovill '01 and husband Mark live in Alcester, SD, with their three boys. Karla has worked for Sanford Health in various positions since graduation. She currently works part-time in the pre-op area of surgical services. She spends most of her time with her children.
Heidi (Konrad) Ehlers '01 lives in Chambers, NE with her husband Matthew and their three children. She has worked at Avera St. Anthony since graduation. She has worked in many positions at the small, 25 bed hospital. She currently works in Cardiac Rehab and does home healthcare.
Brooke (Swier) Schloss '04 and husband Christopher live in Yankton, SD. Brooke graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School in 2010. She is currently employed at the Swier Law Firm, Prof.LLC in Avon, South Dakota where she works with her brother Scott Swier '94.
Peggy Venteicher '05 lives in Norfolk, NE, where she works as an RN at Faith Regional Health Services.
Amanda (Ruzicka) Kroon '06 lives in Rochester, MN with her husband Joshua. She is a registered RN at the Mayo Clinic.
Francoise Bansenga-Kapinga '07 lives in Sioux Falls, SD. She is employed as an RN at the Good Samaritan Village.
Carl Reinhardt '07 lives in Dakota Dunes, SD with his wife Angie and three children. He is the CEO of CDR Surgical.