Monday, September 17, 2012

Berryville School Reunion


Hello all Berryville School alumni and friends!
The purpose of this special Berryville School Reunion web posting is to provide a place for all to share and preserve the history and Berryville School located in Somers Township, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.  The Berryville School reunion event was held Saturday, October 6, 2012.   If you would like to share your information, please scan your photos, save in a PDF or TIF file and email photos and information to  somershistory@wi.rr.com.

Please make sure you look at BOTH the Berryville School Reunion posting AND the Berryville School posting.  If you enjoy looking at this historical information, please consider adding your photos to preserve our rich history.



Berryville School, 3rd grade class
1955 Mrs. Jenson, teacher
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Bill Wilson)

New photo posting January 2013
"I recently came across your web blog and was pleasantly surprised to see the story and pictures of the Berryville school reunion. I was a student (Bill Wilson) from 1952 (Mrs Hastings) to 1959 (Mrs Malloy 7th grade). Both my brother (Ken Wilson 1957) and Kay Wilson (1955) were graduates. I would have been represented in the picture of Mrs Paulsons (who I had in the 6th grade), 1961 8th grade graduating class had I not relocated in 1959/60. I recognize many of the names identified but I'm a little short on faces. The only name I can add in this picture is who I believe is John Mutchler 3rd row center (small with glasses)

I'm attaching a picture of Mrs. Jenson's 1955 3rd grade classroom. I'm seated against the bulletin board 2nd desk with a red checkard shirt. I believe the small girl in the foreground is Sandra Gerber and the boy 3rd row back black shirt is Donnie Smith. Possibly Bobby Appleby behind him and Wayne Bose 3rd row front. It could be Luanne Leonard front row next to Sandra but not sure. Maybe some one else can correctly identify. My brother, sister and I have lots of memories and would love to share with anyone who might remember us. You are welcome to give out my e-mail address or they can find me on Google (facebook) Bill Layne Wilson.



Berryville first grade class, December 1958
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Marilyn Ward personal collection)





Carol Vieth, 3rd Grade Teacher with Students
1961 - Spring
(Source: Photo courtesy of Marilyn Ward personal collection)

Carol Vieth, 3rd Grade Teacher with Students
1961 - Spring
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Marilyn Ward personal collection)
 







Berryville School Class
First Grade 1961
(Source:  Photo Courtesy of Marilyn Ward personal collection)



Mrs. Ward
1962 Class
(Source:  Photo Courtesy of Marilyn Ward personal collection)












Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Miss Poulson, 1961 Class, 8th Grade
Source:  Original photo courtesy of Sandy Gascoigne Wilson
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Thanks Sandy Gascoigne Wilson for this photo!
This is the 8th Grade Graduating "Class of 1961" from Berryville.

I am the second girl (with glasses) in the top row. Linda Bose is the first girl bottom row sitting next to Miss Paulson. 4th girl bottom row is Fran Justice. Karen Kuhar is next to her (I think), Ellen Langer is next, Nancy Piel, next and Kathryn Maegard is next to the teacher on the right.

I may be wrong in who's who. Next to me (Sandra Gascoigne) is Cindy Haebig, LuAnn Leonard (I think), Sharon ?; and the boys I remember are Bobby Appleby (top row left); Wesley Bose, 4th top; Larry Gillihan next; Ed Prasil on the right end of top row. Donnie Smith, Mike Baker, Wayne DiCastri, and that's about all I can recall.

Hope others can help identify everybody.

Loved the reunion.

Sandy (Gascoigne) Wilson





Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Wendy Mae Willems Rizzi provided identification August, 2013.  Thanks much Wendy!!!
 
Top Row L to R:  Holly Christopherson, Gretchen  Gauchel, Jeff Brown, Tracy Stapleman, Scott Peterson
2nd Row: Linnea Apostoli (Huron), Frank Bydelek, Marci Kopenski, Doug Verlen, Dan Schuster
3rd Row: Joan, Wendy Mae Willems (Rizzi), Jill Smith, Randy, Julie
4th Row: Kim Johnson, Beth Pickos, Angie Olson, Gilbert Glen Jensen, Emily.


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Mrs. Hermann, Grades 2-3, 1976
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Faculty 1977-1978
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Mrs. Hermann, Grade Three, 1977-1978
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Faculty 1978-1979
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Mrs. Hermann, Grade Three, 1978-1979
Source: Original photo courtesy of Mrs. Hermann
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Faculty 1979-1980
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Mrs. Hermann, Grade Three, 1979-1980
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Miss Winzer, Grade Four, 1979-80
Source:  Original photo courtesy of Kris Winzer Miller
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
This photo was obtained from a former student attending the reunion.
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Class Unknown.  We believe the girl in the back row on the far right is Mary Beth Mutchler.
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
This photo was obtained from a former student attending the reunion.
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Mrs. Werner, Grades 4-5, 1975-76
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
This photo was obtained from Joan Voigt.
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Mrs. Ward, First Grade, November 1971
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
This photo was obtained from a former student who attended the reunion.
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Miss Poulson, Grade 7, Class of 1965
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Marilyn Ward (right) looks at albums of photos and memorabilia with fellow classmates


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Left to Right: Janet Hermann, 3rd grade teacher; Kathryn Heide, music teacher and 6th grade teacher; Walt Wrixton, former student and recess bell owner.

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Krista Heide and Cara Swartz Gorr

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Mrs. Heide, Armand Bonofiglio and Kindergarden teacher Joyce Bahnmeier Behlke

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Two Generations of Berryville Students:  Donna Kramer and her father Warren Kramer

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Carol Vieth Burmeister, teacher and former student Garrett (Gary) Kastelic

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Mrs. Schanke and our very own "Candy Cane Kid".


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Two generations of Berryville students:  Harry Kastelic (blue coat) and his son Gary (black jacket) and daughter Diane Kastelic (black vest)

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Marsha Hoffman Schanke and Michael Davis

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Mrs. Heide describes the aerial photograph, a gift from her husband.  The photograph shows Berryville School in 1980, the year the school was closed.  If you look close, the lawn shows the year 1980.  Mrs. Heide explains that all the school children came out to the lawn and stood to create the "1980" shape.

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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The original painting on the left showing a schoolhouse and children playing, hung in the Berryville School office for many years.  It was presented while Mr. Wind was the principal.  When Berryville School closed in 1980, the painting was given to the Wind family.  Recently, the Wind family gave Mrs. Heide the painting for safekeeping until an appropriate home was found.  At this reunion, Mrs. Heide announced that the new home of the painting would be at Hawthorn Hollow, a 40 acre non-profit nature sanctuary on Highway 31 in Somers Township.  Hawthorn Hollow currently has two historical schoolhouses and the old town hall for all to tour.

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Sing it Girls!!!
Mrs. Heide and Cara Swartz Gorr sing the Berryville School song.  Walt Wrixton listens with a smile.

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Beverly Joyce Dunham, a 1939 Berryville School graduate,  proudly shows her diploma!


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
1939 Berryville Students
Left, Beverly Joyce Dunham, ? and ?


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Left Front to Back:  First two ladies are from the Gascoigne family, lady in purple at the end is Karen Hanson Mattson.  At the end of the table is Toni Peil Willkomm, hiding behind the lady in the red sweater is Jackie Klapproth.  Can anyone identify the remaining three people?

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Left to Right: Cara Swartz Gorr, Mrs. Heide, Armand Bonofiglio, Joyce Behlke, Man in black coat (?), Lady with leopard jacket (?), Michael Davis in black hat, Harry Kastelic in blue jacket, Diane Kastelic behind Harry, and at the end, Gery Kastelic. 

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Beverly Dunham showing Harry Kastelic her Berryville diploma.  Janet Hermann, teacher in the red sweater.

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Harry Kastelic is still popular with the girls!

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Mrs. Ward, 1st grade teacher, who is known for her beautiful sweaters, talks with Margaret Fruenwald (staaf) and Jeane Staaf.


Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Randy Waas
 

Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Couple on the right, Darla Scheckler and her husband
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
Mrs. Dreager, Mrs. Scott and Kristen Scott
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Berryville School, Somers Township, October 2012 Reunion
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Bunny Lasco, H. June Pomalto a 1947 grad, Bill Mercer, Margaret Ploskee Kreger


Teacher, Mrs. Ward
Photo Date: Berryville School First Grade 1967-1968
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If you can identify any of the students, please email Jackie at somershistory@wi.rr.com


Thank you Kifflie Scott for identifying some of classmates from the photo above!
My name is Kifflie Scott. I went to Berryville School in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I was at the reunion today.
I saw that you have a photo of Mrs. June Ward's first grade class from 1967-68 on your site. I can identify some of those kids.
I (Kifflie Scott) am the blonde girl standing next to Mrs. Ward.
The boy standing on the other end is David Farley.
The blonde girl standing fourth from the left is Susan Sigwart.
The blonde girl kneeling second from the left is Julie Misurelli.The brunette girl kneeling third from the left is Jackie Smith.
The girl kneeling fourth from the left is Ellen Duncan.
The girl kneeling second from the right -- I believe her first name was Jacqueline, but I don't remember her last name.
I believe the boy in the dark shirt seated third from the left is Larry Riedler (not 100% sure).
I believe the dark-haired girl seated all the way to right is Peggy Willems.
Some of those other faces are very familiar, but it's been a long time.
Hope this helps!
Kifflie Scott
Berryville Sixth Grade class of 1972





 Teacher ?
Photo Date: Berryville School Kindergarden Class 1966-67
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Teacher, Mrs. Diane Gehring
Photo Date: Berryville School Class 1965
See enrollment log for this class above.
(Source: Original photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)
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If you can identify any of the unknown students, please email Jackie at somershistory@wi.rr.com

Back Row Left to Right: Mary Schoberl, Barbara Barr, Trudy Bose, Sally Anderson, Delores Gomez, Debra Murray, Susan Anderson
2nd Row from Back Left to Right:  Mrs. Gehring, Debra Seitz, Jackie Klapproth, Roger Funk, Boy Unknown, Sam Giannola, Richard Bredemann, Sandra Waas, Karen Penrod
2rd Row from Back Left to Right:  Joan Marcinkus, Gwen Boyle, Toni Peil, Lorraine Schacht, Girl Unknown,  Debra Boyle, Girl Unknown
Front Row Left to Right: Boy Unknown, Ray DiCastri, Billy Johnstone, Garret Kastelic, Michael Schultz

 
Berryville School (1/2 day) Kindergarten Class
Teacher, Mrs. Hastings
Photo Date: 1960?
(Source: Original photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)
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Teacher, Mrs. Malloy
Photo Date: Berryville School Class 1961-1962, 7th Grade
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If you can identify any of the students, please email Jackie at somershistory@wi.rr.com

Thanks Jan Clements Brewer for identifying Berryville School students in the photo above!
 
My name is Jan Clements Brewer. I attended the reunion on the 6th of Oct.. What a great time. It was a blast from the past. I can add the names of all the students in the 1961-1962, 7th grade photo.
 
Top Row: Bob Gapko, John Cram, Bill Mercer, Bob Laurent, Fred Freerking, Mrs. Malloy
Middle Row: Margaret (Maggie) Poole, Martha (Marty) Gholston, Henry Appleby, John Kayan, J.C. Anderson, Jan Clements, Shirley (Dolly) Waas,
Bottom Row: Pat DiCastri, Betty Huffstuttler, Jan Brannen, Janice Wiederkehr, Donna Waas, Sharon Speer.
Also, the photo that is the second from the bottom, the graduating class of 1963, it is listed that Margaret Poole and Betty Huffstuttler are deceased. They are both very much alive and well. We were misinformed on both of them. The only ones that are deceased are Fred Freerking and Henry Appleby.

I hope this is some help to you and the Berryville Reunion Blog.
Sincerely,
Jan Brewer
 
 
Teacher, Mrs. Hastings
Photo Date: Berryville School Class 1957/1958
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First Berryville School reunion
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Berryville School 4th Grade, 1961-1962
Miss Joan Chandonais, Teacher
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Karen Hanson Mattson, 4th from left of back row)
A list of classmates is shown above this photo is the student log.
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If you can identify any of the students, please email Jackie at somershistory@wi.rr.com


 
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Berryville School, 5th Grade Class
Date:  May, 1946
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Berryville School, 5th Grade Girls
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Berryville School, 6th Grade Girls
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Berryville School, date 1938
Dorothy Trainor, Teacher
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Berryville School, date 1938
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Berryville School, date 1938
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Berryville School
Third and Four Grade
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Berryville School served students for 125 years
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Berryville School, 6th Grade Class
Date:  Mary 1946
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Berryville School Class of 1963
Teacher:  Mr. James Pflieger
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NOTE FROM JAN CLEMENTS BREWER:
Margaret Poole and Betty Huffstuttler are listed as deceased but they are very much alive and well.
Fred Freerking and Henry Appleby are deceased.



 
Painting that hung behind desk of George Wind, Principle of Berryville School
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