Monday July 25, 2022

Updated: Jul 27

Hi Gang


BIG THANKS to Dan DeMatthew and George Gordon who teamed to sponsor lunch for the gang. Of the 36 sandwiches that were served at lunch today, 12 were donated by the butcher Greg Emmrich from Danny's Meats. Greg is a St. Cat's grad Class of 1997. His only request is that we all vote for Danny's Meats, as the "Best Meat Market" in Racine County. It gets my vote. Vote early & vote often. For Dessert Pat Gordon made Brownies and Amy DeMatthew made O'Henry squares. DELICIOUS !!!

• Rick Ropiak & Jack Kelley provided cases of water.

• Bobby Letsch brought two 12 packs of soda.


George Gordon & Dan DeMatthew


On Hand: Ed DeMeulenaere, Jack Kelley, Rob Zirbel, Terry Kovara, Dan Kovara,

George Oteman, George Gordon, Dick Peterson, Samantha Repischak, Bob Letsch,

Gary Schonert, Rick Jones, Tom Krug, Fr. Ron Crewe, Dan Bentz, Jerry Jardina,

Bobby Letsch, Mike Hyduke, Roger DeMark, Kathy Poulsen, Rick Jones, Dave O'Brien,

Erin McCarville, Joe Woitach, Dan DeMatthew, Don Klemt, Marie Welsh, Bob Grady,

Dennis Flynn, Tom Konieczko, Rick Popiak, Rachel Lantz, Zach Prideaux, Laurie Prideaux, Mike Hyduke, Chris Gorman, Gabriel "Gabby" Orth.

* Newcomers: Bob Grady ’56 & Dennis Flynn ’60 joined the gang for lunch and a few laughs.


Ed DeMeulenaere, Bob Grady, Dennis Flyn


Every week Jerry Kasinski '76 cuts the lawn in the backyard of the Alumni House.

Jerry is owner/operator of Jerry's Lawn Care. Jerry has been handling the grass cutting for past 15 years. BIG THANKS to JERRY !!!


Jerry Kasinski '76 "Jerry's Lawn Care"


Yes, I know—next time, have him facing west !!!

Guys are asking where is "Good Guy” Winn Parkinson ??? Winn used to come to Racine once a month to have lunch and a few laughs at Hammes' Bar on Taylor Ave.

He would join UW Whitewater classmates: Ted Petrakis, Mike Mucha, Dan Bentz,

Gus Petrakis & Steve Morgan.

• Maybe Winn can get Mike and Ted to join him and Dan one Monday at the Alumni House.

Hopefully, when Win comes he would bring along Andy Schmidtman and Larry Desotell, as well. It would be great to have them all join the gang.

Cribbage: Bobby Letsch & George Gordon destroyed Dan DeMatthew. & Rick Ropiak 3 to 1.

Only table reporting, other players included: Don Klemt/ Rob Zirbel - Dave O'Brien/ Bob Letsch.


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Menominee tribe partners with Hard Rock to relaunch ...


Prayers for the family of departed Angels............


James "Jim' Hesse '60


Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Chris Gorman '77 had his pre surgery physical and is scheduled for his 5th ankle surgery Thursday August 18th.

  • Ron Bentz '56 dealing with serious health issues.

  • Bob Grady rehabbing from recent open heart surgery

  • Jerry Jardina cataract surgery postponed due to dry eyes.

  • Mary Woitach '59 has back and knees issues.

  • Jeff Tarkowski '73 is wearing a heart monitor and injured his back.

  • Brenda White recovering from reconstructive surgery.

  • Dick Peterson '52 seeing Doc recently lost 4 lbs.

  • Rick Jones '73 P shoulder is getting better, but has back issues.

  • Jim Poulsen '60 has the early stages of Parkinson and is beginning therapy.

  • Dick Ruetz '69 has received a clean bill of health from his doctors, looking to golf.

  • Dan DeMatthew '75 enjoying his new Baclofen Pump and new wheelchair.

  • Dr. Robert "Bob" Jaklich '76 recovering from his 3rd cardiac ablation surgery.

  • Jack Kelley '58 H ultra sound for the chest pain nothing conclusive discovered.

  • Pete Schiro '77 no sling & in shoulder rehab, playing cribbage.

  • Joe Macareno has a 4 inch plate in his neck, getting better, playing cribbage.

  • Ryan Andersen is dealing with rheumatoid arthritis in his hands, is golfing.

  • Denny Montgomery '60 dealing with balance problems that restrict his travel.

  • Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz '60 has early stages of Parkinson's.

  • Walt Strini '60 is scheduled for skin cancer removal surgery canceled.

  • Terry Kovara '64 plumbing biopsy was negative, clear for 6 months.

  • Gary Schonert '59 H new problem with his knee. Not sure if it's his right knee, his left knee or his weenie.

  • Doris (Johnson) Fiori '60 2nd Knee Replacement Surgery.

  • Dick Milkie '52 dealing with back issues.

  • Dave O'Brien eye surgery in Fall.

  • Tom "Westy" Westrich '56 dealing with vertigo, no golf, no softball.

  • Bob Garrity '62 has a form of Parkinson.

Others Needing Prayers: Mickey Postorino, Dan Bentz, Todd Pettit, Jeff Pulda,

Mike Iggulden, Helen Miller, Tom Konieczko, Bob Letsch, Dick Albregts' wife,

Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Gary Schonert's wife, Dick Heidenreich's wife,

Bob Jaklich's wife recovering from oral surgery can eat solid foods again


Important Dates:


• Angel Golfers play 9 Holes every Thursday at Ives Grove - Teeing Off at 8:30.

Scramble format, join us and you'll be put in a foursome for fun and a few laughs.

• Friday September 30th - McGuire/Letsch Golf Scramble, Ives Grove Golf Course


Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive


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