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Monday June 19, 2023

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

BIG THANKS to Dolores (Graceffa) Sommer '78 & Jim Dresen '72 for lunch today. Lee's Deli sandwiches were the main course: 6 Godfather, 6 Gobbler & 6 Veggie all with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and French dressing on Italian bread. The sandwiches are huge. They were cut in half, which provided 36 sandwiches for the gang. Chips were also offered. O&H Kringles served as dessert.

Dan Bentz brought a beautiful tray of Veggies.

Jack Kelley brought a box of assorted Chips, Fritos, Cheetos & Doritos for snacks. Delores Sommer brought two O&H Kringles for the gang.

Jim Dresen, Delores (Graceffa) Sommer

Joining Us: Jim Dresen, Delores (Graceffa) Sommer, Tom Konieczko, Fr Ron Crewe,

Rick Jones, Jack Kelley, Felicia (Alfano) Kelley, Dan Bentz, Joe Woitach, Mary (Dacquisto) Woitach, Jane (Woitach) Wentorf, Tony Woitach, Dick Heidenreich, Bobby Letsch Jr.,

Terry Kovara, Dan Kovara, Jerry Jardina, John Miller, Rick Ropiak, George Gordon,

George Oteman, Dan DeMatthew, Kory Borek, Dave O'Brien, John Ketarkus, Jeff Tarkowski, Katie (Johnson) DeMeulenaere, Ed DeMeulenaere, Cathy Poulsen, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen,

Joe Ingrasci, John Ketarkus, Rick Bonanno, Chris Gorman, Sue Gorman, Patty (Kuzia) Meier, Chip (Jeff) Peterson, Fran Peterson, Brenda White, Mike Arendt, Dan Miller,

Lou Rideaux

John Ketarkus was Fr Ron Crewe's Uber Driver and provided him with a mini bottle of wine.

Where are the guys today............

* Dave Benjamin still in Canada fishing with his brother Larry - no pictures - no fish???

* Dan Peterson is up North at his place for some R&R and fishing

* Frank D'Acquisto working NO................He was playing golf the past two Mondays

in Charity events with his good buddy Nick Maragos....... Today - who Knows ???

* Gary Schonert on the Ocean with his Alaskan Cruise/Trip...........

Check Out Gary in his "New Alaskan" Jacket, Baseball Cap, Sun Glasses & shorts,

most people buy only a T-shirt. Apparently, Gary went full out !!! Looks good..........

* Dan Bentz never misses a photo op with the ladies........

Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Felicia Kelley, Dan, Brenda White, Katie DeMeulenaere

* Stop by 245 Main Street Suite 402 for refreshments while we say goodbye to President Brenda White. Drop in any time between noon and 3! All are welcome!

• Bill Ruetz '67 confirmed that Rosi (Ruetz) Thornton '83 & daughter Breana Thornton will be sponsoring a Monday lunch at the Alumni House June 26th - Dewey's is catering.

• Special Guests:

Dick Peterson's wife Fran & son Jeff "Chip" Peterson

The Woitachs: Tony, Mary, Jane & Joe

Felicia Kelley, Rick Bonanno

Rick, former president of Roma Lodge, offered complimentary tickets to the gang for the upcoming Italian Fest at Roma Lodge. Extremely kind and generous offer.

* Cribbage - Table 1:

Rick Ropiak/ Dick Heidenreich 5-2 - defeated George Gordon/ CWood

Their wins included a "Skunk" and "Double Skunk"Winners played winners -

* Table 2:

Bobby Letsch Jr/ Terry Toll lost 3-2 to Bob Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew

* Toll & Heidenreich left for home & the guys played 6 handed Rick Ropiak/Dan DeMatthew defeated Bobby Letsch/Bob Letsch & George Gordon/CWood - In the 2nd game Bobby Letsch/Bob Letsch won defeating Ropiak/DeMatthew while "Double Skunking" Gordon/Wood

* Great Opportunity for you, spouse, son, daughter, nice, nephew, neighbor ...............

St. Catherine's is in need of the following coaches for this fall. If interested please contact Tyson Tlachac at

  1. Head Girls Golf Coach- Season begins August 7th with regionals beginning on September 27th

  2. Assistant Girls Volleyball Coaches- Season begins on August 14th with reginals beginning on October 19th-- Tyson Tlachac Activities and Athletic Director, M. Ed., CAA 262-632-2785 ext. 408 1200 Park Avenue; Racine, WI 53403* FYI - Did you know ???

• Angels Connecting..................

* Class of '73 - Details forth coming

Patty (Kuzia) Meier stopped by the Alumni House and picked up an SCHS Flag for the Saturday Pickle Ball Tourney vs Horlick

* Class or "78 - Details forth coming

* Class of '60 - Reunion at Infusino’s Banquet Hall on Friday, July 28, 2023, 4-8 SCHS Class of 1960 our 63rd Year. The menu will include pizza, bread, salad, other snacks and beverages with a cash bar. Cost $25 each.

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Congratulations to Ben May '00, Park was dedicated in his name.

Ben is the son of Jim & Carol (Rabe) May '59

• Racine News...........

• Prayers for the families of departed Angels and Friends......

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Tom Clazmer's received Pacemaker early this coming week, also dealing with other heath issues.

  • Ken Kusters no longer driving related to health issues.

  • Barb (Bohn) Jarapko '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Cintia Sanchez Bilingual Admissions Coordinator had a baby boy and is now home with her baby - both are doing well,

  • Joe Ingrasci dealing with a new heart issue.

  • Former SCHS Golf Coach Dave Arkenburg - led them to 2nd place at State Golf in 2018. Dave is dealing with serious health issue. Sarah Busey '18 led the Angels and won Individual State honors.

  • Jim Poulsen is moving in to St Monica's Senior Living facility. He asked that people don't call - they are welcomed to visit.

  • Keith Ruelle is dealing with a rare Blood Disease

  • Jeff Pulda back issues

• Special Prayers needed for:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Don Heck, Tom Konieczko, Rick Cramer, Tom Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Jack Kelley, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willme s) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger

Important Dates:

• Brenda White's Last Day - Friday June 30th - Happy Retirement !!!

• Fourth of July - Tuesday July 4th

Eleven-Player All-Star Game - Saturday July 15th, 12:00 Noon

Coach Dan Miller was chosen to be the head coach for the WFCA All-Star Game.

* Angel Golf Classic Racine CC - Monday July 17th

Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th - Alumni House Closed

• Labor Day - Monday Sept 4th - Alumni House Closed

* McGuire/Letsch Scramble - Ives Grove - Friday Sept 29th

Angel Athletics - Off for the Summer

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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