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You may donate money to the class for future reunions either by:

1.  Mailing a check payable  to:  Glen Gronseth (put:  "OHS Class of '64 Reunion" on the memo line)

Mailing address:  Glen Gronseth, 13719 Springmill Blvd, Carmel, Indiana  46032


2.  By using your credit card, clicking the PayPal Donate button below, and following the online instructions.



•   Glen Gronseth  10/20
•   Alan Van Dyke  9/5
•   Susan MacKenzie  4/17
•   Greg Miller  7/16
•   Mary Bratzler (Class Of '68) (Pruss)  6/5
•   Jim Phelan  1/23
•   Gary Sturk  7/30
•   Don Stacks (Class Of '67)  7/19
•   Mike Denny (Class Of '63)  7/15
•   Tom Clark (Class Of '62)  4/10
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
3 live in California
2 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
11 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Illinois
5 live in Indiana
1 lives in Louisiana
3 live in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
59 live in Michigan
1 lives in Nevada
4 live in Ohio
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Finland
2 live in Germany
17 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 68.8%

A:   77   Joined
B:   35   Not Joined


•   Cheryl Marklewitz (Jamieson)  2/21
•   Maija/Marilou Peterson  2/26
•   Ralph Guthrie  2/28
•   Candy Rink (Burley)  3/1
•   Paul Chanel  3/3
•   Pam Diehl (Johnson)  3/10
•   Yvonne Baum (Hewson)  3/12
•   Jim Phelan  3/21


Welcome to the Okemos High Class of 1964 web site! We celebrated the 50 year anniversary of our graduation in 2014....a grand time was had by all.  We had a great turnout, renewing friendships made long ago. 

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Site Hits Since May 26, 2013:  27,209


H. Owen Reed

Proud Chieftains fly their colors high, maroon and white unfold.

Through endless years of days gone by this wondrous tale is told:

Beside a stream where Indians dreamed and planned their life anew,

There stands a school both proud and strong,

Praise Okemos so true.




Nancy "Nan" Meadows (1945-2017)

With sympathies to Lee, I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Lee's wife, Nancy, this past March of kidney cancer.  A registered architect, she lived with Lee in Annapolis, Maryland for the past few years.  A full obituary can be found by clicking here.  

Kuni Neuchterlein (Strange) 1945-2017)

With sadness, we report the passing of Kuni on April 15, 2017, in West Branch, NJ, of pancreatic cancer. Her obituary was published yesterday:

Kuni A. Strange (nee Neuchterlein), died Saturday, April 15, 2017 peacefully at home. She was raised in Lansing and Okemos Michigan, graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and has lived in Monmouth County since 1971. An avid artist who has worked in multiple media, she was a longtime member of the Guild of Creative Artists in Shrewsbury and the Plein Aire Painters of the Jersey Coast. An active member of the St Mary's Parish in Deal, she particularly liked to combine her artistic and religious passions. 

She is survived by her husband of 46 years John; children, Ann of Golden, CO, Daniel of Boston and Sarah Hamouda (Stephen) of Tucson, AZ and her grandson, Stephen Hamouda, Jr. She is also survived by 3 brothers, Paul (Ginny) of Ohio, Ted (Ana) of California, and Phil (Linda) of Alaska; sisters-in-law, Wanda Strange of Kentucky and Carol (Walter) Staudenbauer of Bavaria; and a nephew and 5 nieces. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4-7 pm Tuesday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, Ocean Township. Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 am Wednesday at St Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Catholic Church, 146 Richmond Ave, Deal, NJ. For condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 17, 2017

New Okemos High School Alumni Web Site

Your class of '64 has joined the class of '65 (Rod Ellis and Gary Weeber) in creating a new Okemos High School Alumni web site.  You are encouraged to join by going to and using the same user ID and password as you use for this site.  Check it out.  It is an easy way to connect to members of other classes; John Bjorkquist has contributed an essay and other interesting new materials can be found there.  We will keep this Class of '64 web site active for the forseeable future.  If you have any questions, please contact Bob Bratzler.

Jan Heiser (Bomers) (1946-2017)

With sadness we report the death of Jan Heiser Bomers on February 17, 2017.  Here is the obituary as printed in the Lansing State Journal on February 19th.

Janis E. Bomers died peacefully at home on February 10, 2017 in Williamston, Michigan at the age of 70.

Jan is survived by her brother Richard Heiser (Deborah); two daughters Leslie Jo Hurwitz (David) and Bethany Daniel (Alan); her three step children, Susan Acciaioli (John), Gregory Bomers (Annette), and Jason Bomers (Renee), and eight grandchildren.  Jan is preceded in death by her parents Lucretia and Emmett Heiser and her husband Harry G. Bomers.

Jan was born in Toledo, Ohio, moved to the Lansing area in 1957 and has remained in the area working in the real estate industry for Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood Realty since the late 1980's.  She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling with friends, playing golf, and reading.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Contributions in Jan's memory may be made to the Williamston Library, 201 School St., Williamston, MI 48895. The Family would like to thank the University of Michigan Hospital and Great Lakes Hospice for their care and kindness.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Okemos High Alumni Web Site

All members of the Class of '64 are cordially invited to join the Okemos High School Alumni web site (the Class of '64 web site will continue as is).  Your class, along with the Class of '65, helped create this all-alumni web site for all OHS classes.  Registration is simple:  go to, enter your email address, and create a password.  The Classes of 1967 and 1972 are having reunions this summer (2017).  

Arlo D Peterson (1947-2016)

Arlo Peterson (Class of '65) passed away last week.  He was the brother of Maija (Marilou).  The Class of '65 is holding a "live chat" in honor of Arlo today (Sunday, July 17, 2016).  Click here for his obituary as authored by Gary Weeber, Class of '65).  You will have to register on the OHS Alumni site to see the obituary.  Use your email address as your ID.

Gary Raymond, Guidance Counselor and Coach, Passes

Gary Raymond passed away on October 3, 2015 at the age of 80.  Click here for details.

Betsy Ann Brody Gold McDowall

We spoke with Mike McDowall on September 28, 2015.  He informed me that Betsy's obituary could be found in the Detroit Jewish News.  Below is the lead in....the full obituary can be found here.  Mike is doing well taking a road trip from Florida to Michigan to Pennsylvania and back.

BETSY ANN BRODY GOLD MCDOWALL, of Tampa, Fla., died Dec. 27, 2014.

She lives in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to be loved by her. She was a strong, vivacious and courageous woman.

She was a proud graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood and was involved heavily in the art community in Birmingham, including chairing the Birmingham Art Fair. In her later years, Betsy was a resident of Saugatuck and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She loved the sun, her children and cutting a mean rug to an...

Tom Woolner Passes

With sadness we report the death of Tom Woolner on August 7th in Oakland, CA from metastatic lung cancer.  He was a practicing psychotherapist in Novato, CA.  No other details are available.

Updated Class Address List

Now available...mail and email address of the entire "Where We Live" menu at the left of this page and follow the link.  Is your information up  to date?