Alumni

Reunions

2022 Class Reunions

List of 21 items.

  • Rock Pile Reunion - CONCLUDED

    Join classmates and friends for a night celebrating the end of the original Wisco track and field (AKA the "Rock Pile"). It has definitely seen better days and has been babied for decades. It's time for a change, a big change! And we want you to see it. This is your opportunity to reconnect, share old stories, learn more, and support Wisco. 

    When: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Wisconsin Lutheran High School (330 N Glenview Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53213)
    Who: Classmates and their spouses from 1964-1979

    Tour Information: Tours will be available to anyone interested. The tour of Zeitler Stadium requires walking on uneven ground, and closed-toe shoes are recommended. On the tour, you will see the new turf fields, new track, digital scoreboard, and more. The tour of Wisco will showcase the Fine Arts addition. Go on one tour, or enjoy both back-to-back!
    • Tours of Zeitler Stadium will begin at 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Tours of Wisco will begin at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    Check In: Tour check in is located in the school parking lot. Please look for the tent! Not going on a tour? Check in at the Atrium, located just off the main school doors.

    Complimentary Dinner and Drinks: Cocktail hour is from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner stations will open at 6:00 p.m. The complimentary full bar will remain open for the evening.

    Next Steps: We ask that you kindly RSVP by Monday, August 15, 2022. You can do so by emailing Becky Glass at becky.glass@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2291. At that time, please indicate your preferred tour time(s).
  • Class of 1951 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1951 will have their reunion on Monday, May 16, 2022. It will be held in the Atrium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, where lunch will be served.
  • Class of 1954 - CONCLUDED

    The 68-Year Reunion luncheon for the LHS Class of 1954 will be on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at North Hills Country Club (N73W13430 Appleton Ave. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051).

    Entree choices (select one for each person; price includes tax and gratuity):
    - Signature Salad With Chicken: mixed greens, strawberries, feta,
       candied walnuts, poppyseed dressing $20.00
    - Reuben Sandwich: rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese,
       sauerkraut, thousand island dressing $20.00
    - Steak Sandwich: petite filet, carmelized onions and
       mushrooms $20.00
    - Fish Fry: tavern style, pan-fried haddock with French
       fries or potato pancakes, cole slaw and rye bread $20.00

    Please make your check payable to “LHS Class of 1954” and mail your check and luncheon choice(s) to:
    Max Bertram
    5880 Lilac Lane
    Hales Corners, WI 53130

    Please respond by Friday, June 17, 2022. We must have your check before the meals can be ordered. Please include your name(s) and address. If you have changed your contact information, e-mail Jan Finke at GreenheadLLC@aol.com or call (262)377-6218.
  • Class of 1955 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1955 is hosting a 67-year reunion on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Alioto's Restaurant (3041 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53222).

    Please contact Laura (Utech) Statza at 262-797-9085, or Evelyn (Zastrow) Pike at epike1@att.net with any questions.
  • Class of 1957 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1957 will be having their 65-Year Reunion on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    The reunion will be held at the Machine Shed, located at N14W24145 Tower Pl, Waukesha, WI 53188.

    Please contact Tom Abts at veteranstca@yahoo.com with any questions.
  • Class of 1959 - CONCLUDED

    The 63-year reunion for the Class of 1959 will take place on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17, 2022.

    Thursday, June 16
    11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Saz’s (55th and State Street, Milwaukee, WI) 
     
    Friday, June 17
    Gathering TBD
  • Class of 1961 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1961 is planning to have a "Golden Reunion" for their 61-year reunion this year.

    Thursday, August 18, 2022  
    11:00 a.m. at the Sawmill Inn (1729 Wolf Road, Richfield, WI)
    Contact Jim and Mitzi Knapp at jrknapps@att.net or 262-366-3626 for more information.
     
    The cost is $30.00 per person. Make checks payable to Jim Knapp. Mail to: 814 Tipperary Lane, Hartford, WI 53027.

    Please RSVP by Friday, July 15.
  • Class of 1962 - CANCELLED

    The Class of 1962 60-year reunion has been cancelled. Stay tuned for correspondence from classmates on future opportunities to gather together and connect.
  • Class of 1967 - CONCLUDED

    It doesn’t seem that long ago since we celebrated our 50-year
    reunion! Your reunion committee has begun preparations for our 55-year reunion, and here are the dates:
    • Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Whitnall Park Beer Garden
    • Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. in the WLHS Atrium
    The Whitnall Park Beer Garden will be a very casual evening, where we will have a reserved area, and you can order fish fries, refreshments, sandwiches. Previous reunions have done this, and
    it’s been a real highlight.

    The reunion will be more casual than previous reunions, with a minimal program and available tours. WLHS is working on an outstanding athletic field expansion, which should be finalized that week, so you’ll be able to get a firsthand look at what was done.

    One additional item that we could add to the reunion is a Brewer game, which will be on Thursday, August 18, for anyone interested. We’ll send out more details in the spring, but please mark your calendars with these dates!

    Finally, below is a list of classmates who we don’t have current addresses on. If you know any of their addresses, please email Russ Geiger at geigerruss@gmail.com.

    Trusting you have had a Blessed Christmas with your families!
    Happy New Year!

    Your Reunion Committee,
    Russ Geiger, Jan Hardesty, Jim Guenther, Tom Senft, Eldon Homan, Ken Breitenfeldt, and Mimi Festerling

    Lost Addresses
    Barbara Becker
    James Beilke
    Carla (Marko) Bouchard
    Laurel (Bruss) Branen
    Walter Burks
    Thomas Burtch
    Norman Chapman
    Steve Ferk
    Jean (Marquardt) Forkes
    Dave Heberer
    Susan Henseling
    Carol (Johnson) Jaber
    Susan (Mastek) Korth
    Elizabeth (Hegerty) Lange
    Ruby Lewark
    Greg Luebke
    Barb Menger
    Dennis Niedfeldt
    B. P. Patek
    Paul and Ruth Picotte
    Tim Safranek
    Christine Stieglitz
    Scott Symons
    Kathy (Frailing) Walczak
    Suzanne Watkins
    Barbara Weed
    Donna Winkler
  • Class of 1970 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1970 will have a joint reunion celebration with the Class of 1971.

    The event will be on Friday, August 5, 2022, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Whitnall Park Beer Garden (8831 N Root River Pkwy, Franklin, WI 53132). Bring a snack to share!

    Please contact Deb Sloane at dsloane@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Class of 1971 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1971 will have a joint reunion celebration with the Class of 1970.

    The event will be on Friday, August 5, 2022, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Whitnall Park Beer Garden (8831 N Root River Pkwy, Franklin, WI 53132). Bring a snack to share!

    Please contact Deb Sloane at dsloane@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Class of 1972 - CONCLUDED

    Join the Class of 1972 as we celebrate our 50-year reunion. Two events will be held. First, on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until dusk at the Whitnall Park Beer Garden (8831 N Root River Pkwy) in Greendale. The second celebration will begin at 4:00 on Saturday, July 30, at Wegner’s St. Martins Inn Restaurant (11318 W St Martins Rd) in Franklin.

    A block of ten rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, Franklin. Stay for both nights!

    For more information, contact:
    Ruth Kitzerow Breiling: 928-830-6008 or ruthbreiling@gmail.com
    Kris Jeske Metzger: kris.metzger6676@gmail.com
    Jan Kanter Lindemann: lindemannjanet@gmail.com

    Facebook closed group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wlhsclassof1972
  • Class of 1976 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1976 will hold their 46-year reunion on Saturday, July 30, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lisbon Community Park's Hilltop Shelter (N78W26970 Bartlett Parkway, Hartland, WI 53950).
  • Class of 1987 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 1987 reunion will be on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at John and Bethany Schlueter's home in Bayside, WI.

    The reunion will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end whenever we run out of things to talk about. The Schlueters live in Bayside, which is on Lake Michigan just north of Brown Deer Road. If the weather is nice, we can enjoy a fire and hang out on the backyard beach! 

    While there is no cost to attend, kindly consider donating to wlhs.org/page/giving or cureangelman.org/grace.

    If you have any questions, please contact John Schuleter at 414-769-7000 or jks@frontlinecre.com, or Tom Oppermann at 262-353-6646 or tomo@kedersolutions.com.
  • Class of 2002 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 2002 20-year reunion will be on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Mo's Irish Pub (10842 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226).

    Email Michelle Rasmussen at michybell728@gmail.com or Luke Liukonen at liukonen@gmail.com for more information, and join the class Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/67060776959.
  • Class of 2007

    It's been 15 years since we walked the halls of WLHS! Let's get together to catch-up, network, and reminisce on the good 'ole days.

    Please join us on Friday, October 14, 2022 for drinks and heavy appetizers hosted at the Eagle Park Brewing and Distilling Company in Muskego, Wis. We have a part of the building reserved from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., so come for as little or as long as you'd like! We'd love to see you!

    This is a casual, come + go, relaxed evening. Come in, mingle, say "hi" and enjoy catching up.

    Cost of $35 per person (ticket) covers the cost of space rental, food and drinks.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail the planning committee at wlhs2007alumni@gmail.com.

    Stay tuned for updates in our Facebook group at
    https://www.facebook.com/WLHS2007Alumni.
  • Class of 2010 - CONCLUDED

    Plans for the Class of 2010 Ten-Year Reunion have been finalized!

    For Saturday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m., at J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill (5230 West Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee)

    Come and enjoy drinks with your former classmates at this casual event, in the back room at J&B's. Drinks & bar food available on a cash basis.

    Please include RSVP for significant others/spouses/guests. The reunion is free to attend.

    Looking forward to finally having our reunion after having to postpone a couple times due to the pandemic! Bring your friends, and see you there!

    Please contact Erica Koester at ericakarenkoester@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Class of 2011 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 2011 will be holding an 11-year reunion this year.

    When: Friday, August 19, 2022 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
    Where: Leff's Lucky Town (7208 W State St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213)
    Cost: $20 a person and includes admission and food. Plus ones are invited. Drinks purchased on your own tab.

    RSVP's and ticket money is due by Monday, August 1, to Shannen Oesterreich at sjoester92@yahoo.com.

    For more immediate updates, stay connected to your class Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/321879662451811.
  • Class of 2012 - CONCLUDED

    The Class of 2012 will hold their 10-year class reunion on Saturday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at City Lights Brewing (2200 W Mt Vernon Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233).

    Join the Class of 2012 Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wlhsclassof2012 to stay updated.

    Please contact Abby Rasmussen at abbyrasmussen2@gmail.com or Gina Radue at gina.radue@wlhs.org with any questions.
  • Class of 2017

    Welcome Home, Class of 2017! Your Wisco Alumni Team invites you and a guest to your 5-Year Homecoming Reunion at Wisconsin Lutheran High School on Friday, October 7, 2022!
     
    Join your classmates for a pre-game reception at the reunion tailgate at the WLHS water tower parking lot starting at 4:00 p.m.! Following the reception, cheer on the WLHS Varsity Football team at the Homecoming game as they take on Cudahy. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. at the NEW Zeitler Stadium! Please RSVP here by Friday, September 30, 2022.

    Food
    Food vouchers, snacks, and beverages are courtesy of WLHS. Food for purchase will also be available from several local food trucks.

    Game Tickets
    Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for ticketing and entrance into the game. A ticket gate will be located off of the back of the water tower parking lot towards the multipurpose field. Tickets are just $5 each.

    Parking
    The main parking lot is open, but we anticipate it will fill quickly. Please carpool if possible! The water tower parking lot is closed for our alumni tailgate. Additional free parking is available at Honey Creek Church (8200 W Bluemound Rd) and the Honey Creek Corporate Center (115 S 84th St). Street parking is also available. Parking is NOT available in the Pick N' Save/Starbucks lot. Shuttles will be running before and after the game from the Honey Creek Corporate Center parking lot.

    Alumni Band
    Calling all former WLHS Band members!!! Join the band on the field at halftime for a special Homecoming performance. Want to learn more? Contact Anna Mattox at anna.mattox@wlhs.org.

    Additional Information
    We kindly ask that you leave your wagons, lawn chairs, and animals at home. We are expecting large crowds. Please follow signage, fencing and/or instructions from our staff as you enter the stadium.

    Please register here by Friday, September 30, 2022.
  • Reunion Zero

    Reunion Zero is held each year for the graduating senior class during the lunch period. The gathering includes a pizza lunch with giveaways, lively photo booth, and chances to speak with alumni as well as classmates.

    Click here to see photos from previous Reunion Zeros!
                                                             

Reunion Planners

We believe the role of Reunion Planner is critical to maintaining a strong Viking alumni network. Reunion Planners know their classes better than anyone and can serve a key role in advancing alumni connectivity.

Reunion Planner Duties:
  • Connect. Like WLHS on Facebook @WLHSVikings, and follow us on Instagram at @wiscovikings. Spread the word so your classmates can do the same!
  • Advocate. Work with your fellow classmates to assemble a reunion planning committee and identify desired reunion format, location, etc. Click here for a helpful guide on planning a class reunion.
  • Communicate. Maintain contact with the WLHS Mission Advancement team and share reunion news with your classmates and ways to stay connected with WLHS post-reunion.

Want to learn more or sign up to become a Reunion Planner? Contact Cindy (Fitzsimmons) Krueger (’99), Director of Alumni Relations, at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453- 4567, ext. 2018.

Do you have a reunion in 2022?

All LHS and WLHS classes with graduating years ending in a 2 or 7 (ex: 1972, 2007) are celebrating reunions in 2022! Check the list on the left hand dropdown menu to see if your class has a reunion planned. If you would like to assist with planning your reunion celebration please contact Cindy Krueger ('99), Director of Alumni Relations, at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
Phone: 414-453-4567  |  Fax: 414-453-3001