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  14 Jan 2024
School Year Topic Notes
1958-1959 8th grade group photo 39 students, Eighth Grade graduation, on steps of St Thomas School, with Fr VICKSTROM, CSsR.
1959 - 1963 Le Coeur Yearbooks Yearbooks / annuals for our years at IHM, in PDF format.
Last Name First Name Notes      Contact:     
ANTONSON Marcia Daughter of Paul and Lucille ('34 STAN) ANTONSON. Sister of Valerie '62 ANTONSON. Niece of Allan '28 and Emery '30 STAN.
BAUERNFEIND Diane T born 26 Jul 1945 at Anaconda MT to Alvin (1911-1986) and Alveda (1916-1986) BAUERNFEIND. Sister of Alice '62, Alvin ('65) & Dennis ('73) BAUERNFEIND. Married Harry E WEAR (divorced 1997); two sons. Diane died 17 Aug 2008; S-R obituary. Also, more family information.
BOMBINO James born c1945 to Michael (1913-1998) and Laura M (RUNCK, 1916-2004) BOMBINO. Laura's obituary.
Bruno BOMBINO married Guieppino NACCARATO of Priest River in September 1904, witnessed by Pasquale BOMBINO and Cresino NACCARATO.
In 1910, Bruno, Josephine and children Rosa and Annie lived with Bruno's brother, Charles, and their parents Peter 62 Italy and Rose 55 Italy, married 35 years, 7 births / living. Bruno immig 1898; his parents and wife immig 1900. --3 May 1910 Priest River, Bonner Co ID, ED83 p13A [139]
In 1920, Michael BOMBINO, 6, lived with his parents and siblings in Priest River ID. Bruno 36 Italy, lumber camp laborer, immig 1888, naturalized 1907, can read and write; Josephine, 28 Italy, immig 1904; cannot read or write; Rosie 12; Annie 10; Peter 9; Louise 4; Charles 1; Stella 0. --30 Jan 1920 Priest River, ED21 p15A. Bruno's draft registration indicate he was born 3 Sep 1883, is short, medium build, with brown eyes and black hair.
Laura is not living with her parents on census day. James V RUNCK, 41, auto mechanic, immigrated 1892, naturalized 1904, and Mary, 30, immig 1900. --16 Jan 1920, Priest River, Bonner Co ID, ED21 p9A
In 1930, Mike BOMBINO, 17, lived with his parents and siblings in Priest River ID. Bruno 44 Italy, married age 18, pool hall laborer; Josephine 41 Italy, married age 15; daughter Rosie 23 ID, and her husband (Edmund SACCOMANNO) & daughter Annie; Pete 19; Louise 14; Charlie 12; Vera 6; & cousin Joseph BOMBINO, 48 widowed, immig 1901 (d 1944). --8 Apr 1930, Priest River, Bonner Co ID; ED38 p7A/B.
Laura M RUNCK, 13 ID, lived with her parents, James RUNCK, 50 Italy, garage operator, married age 22; and Mary, 42 Italy, married age 14. --2 Apr 1930, Priest River, Bonner Co ID; ED38 p1A.

BOUGHTON Michael Joseph class vice-president. Brother of 'Salie '57, Susan '59, & Don '61 BOUGHTON. See More family information. Married #1 Susan Rae HILL on 28 Nov 1970 at Spokane. Married #2 Christine HURST, lives in Yakima WA where he is Head of the Social Science Dept of Heritage University (Toppenish WA).
BROOKS Roger W born to Martin N & Darlene Jean (FORTUNE) BROOKS [MORELAND]. Lived at 2201 N 4th (1946, 1953). Brother of Martin, Donna & Darlene "Sally" (both '54) BROOKS. Parents buried in Riverview cemetery.
Roger moved to Alaska from Idaho in 1981 and flew DC-3s for Frontier Flying Service until he started his own business in 1984, forming Brooks Fuel Inc in 1986, and dissolved it in 2011. Roger and his sons specialized in flying fuel to various points in the "Alaska bush"--remote villages, construction camps, and government project sites. He lives in Fairbanks, and restores vintage aircraft as a hobby.

DIMELING Dennis class president 12.
DUTRO Mary Kay  
ECKER Elaine Married 3 Oct 1964 to Reynold REITMEYER of Osoyoos BC.
GIESA Kathy Born to William M and Margaret (GRIDLEY) GIESA (parents' obituaries). Sister of Mike '61, Pat '67, and Jim '68 GIESA. Married --- MONTGOMERY, lives Cd'A.
HOFMEISTER Richard son of O H "Bud" and Catherine (BAUMAN) HOFMEISTER. Brother of Jim '67 & Janet '71 HOFMEISTER .
In 1930, Otto (45 MO-GER-GER, foreman, box co) HOFFMEISTER, wife Rose (43 MO-GER-GER) and Harvey 18 (brick factory salesman), Elmer 16, Otto (Bud) 15, and Dorothy 12 own and live at 5041 Milentz St. --8 Apr 1930 StL MO ward 24, ED578 p16A.
In 1920, Otto (36, box maker at printing plant), and Hannah, 34, own 4342 Itasca St; with sons Harvey 9, Elmer 7, Otto (Bud) 5, and daughter Dorothy, 23 months. --6 Jan 1920 St L MO ward 24, ED481 p6A,B
In 1910, Otto H (26 MO-IL-MO, tacker in shoe factory) & Hannah K (25 MO-HOL-MO) HOFMEISTER, married 3 years, have no children, and are renting 2232 Madison St, St Louis MO. --18 Apr 1910, St L MO ward 18, ED285 p3A.
In 1900, Otto H, born Nov 1883, is the son of Otto (b Feb 1862 IL) and Annie (b Dec 1862 MO), and lived with 5 siblings at (rented) 1887 14th St, St Louis. --14 Jun 1900 StL MO, ward 14, ED192 p18B
In 1880, Otto HOFMEISTER, 18 IL, is a baker, living in the household of William RUBE, baker, in St Louis.
In 1870, Otto, 8, lived with his mother, Elisa HOFFMEISTER, 33 Bavaria, and 6 siblings, in Belleville, St Clair county, Illinois. --27 Jul 1870, page 193
In 1860, Otto's parents are George HOFMEISTER, 39 Darmstadt, and Elizabeth, 23 Bavaria, in St Clair Co IL. --3 Aug 1860, page 382

HOLZER Jo Ellen born to Rita '37 MULLER and Fred G HOLZER. Sister of Richard & Tom '61 HOLZER. married 1968 to John NELSON. More Family Information.
JACOBS Linda born 27 May 1945 at Cd'A to Harold and Cecelia JACOBS. Sister of Robert '56, Delores '59, Larry '66, Donald '72, Gayle, Mary and Carol JACOBS. Married Robert ELY (see Bob reminisce on friends). Also see More family information. Class treasurer 12.
JAGARS Garletta born 22 May 1945 in Spokane to Bernerd Peter & Esther E (CARTER) JAGARS. Attended NIJC. died 29 July 2018 at Kristiansand kommune, Norway. St Thomas:
KOSS Kenneth born to Sylvester "Smokey" and Monica (KNUTSON) KOSS. Brother of Dona Kay '54, Shirley Ann '57, and Lloyd (58?) KOSS. Lives in Spokane.
LANCASTER Johanna Boarding student from Costa Mesa, California.
MASON Mary Anne Born 6 March 1945 to Victor G and Margaret K (GUSHURST) MASON. Sister of Pauline ('66), Jerry '69 & Jo '74 MASON. Mary Anne died of pneumonia & cystic fibrosis at age 17, in her senior year, on 23 Feb 1963, buried in St Thomas Cem; all 15 boys in class of '63 served as active or honorary pallbearers. See more family information.
Mary Ann'63
McMAHON Kathleen Daughter of Edward '36 McMAHON and Clara WHITE. Sister of Maureen '60 McMAHON.
McMURRAY Frederick Charles born 1945 to Roy C and Patricia J (KEALY) McMURRAY. Brother of Kathleen '65 and Sally '68 McMURRAY. (Roy was IHM's Athletic Director in the 1960's.) Fred earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1959 in Troop 2 (alongside Bill GREEN and Phil ERICKSON). He married 1965 to Judy REISWIG. Fred was a Captain (USAF) and a POW in North Vietnam for six months following a plane crash. He was eventually returned to American military control in March 1973. Fred retired from the Air Force as a Lt Colonel in 1988. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with V for Valor, Purple Heart and the POW Medal. See more info at his POW biography. Lives Cd'A.
Mother's obituary.

MERTENS Mary Ann  
MIHELICH Christine valedictorian; born to Joseph A and Alma Josephine (FOLDEN) MIHELICH. Mother's obituary. Sister of John '64 ; Mike '66, Ed '68 and Tom '71 MIHELICH. English teacher, Marywood and North Idaho College.

email Sr Christine, IHM, 626 N 18th St, CdA 83814

NEESER Patrick Brother of Mike '60, Tom '65, Gerald "Jerry" '67 and Susan ('71) NEESER. Military service as a Navy Seabee in Vietnam. Vet Center counselor since c1980. Lives Boise. 2005 photo, Catholic Charities/Idaho.
PRIMOZICH Duane E Born 13 Jun 1944 in Seattle WA to Stanley Merico & Alice Joyce (CRUM) PRIMOZICH, who married 2 Jun 1940 in Red Lodge MT. Served in US Navy. Brother of Jacqueline '58, Stan ('60) & Mary Leigh '65 PRIMOZICH. Married 17 Aug 1985 at Reno NV to Elizabeth Anne SCHAUBLE.
Father's obituary, and mother's death notice. Alice was born 2 June 1921 in Melstone MT to Harry E and Grace Marie (JOYCE) CRUM.

Stan Sr(dad)
RARICK Robert Born to Douglas '40 RARICK & Mary '40 BRODERICK. Sibling of Tim '64, Jim '67 & Mary Dell '61 RARICK. Nephew of Mary '37, Madeline '39, & Carmel '41 RARICK. Cousin of Edward '60, Thomas '61, Carol '64 & Fred '67 SCHAFFNER.
RIPLINGER Robert Allyn "Bob" Born 28 Nov 1945 at Cd'A; adopted by John Gerald and Kathleen Doris (HOBSON) RIPLINGER. Died 3 Apr 2010 at Idaho Falls (See obituary.) Brother of twins Jill '66 and William Craig RIPLINGER (1947-1987). Cousin of Margaret '67, Lawrence '68, James '69, & Patricia '70 RIPLINGER. Married [1] Kathleen '62 BURKE on 8 Feb 1964 at St Thomas, Cd'A. Divorced 1978.
Bob graduated in Microbiology and Accounting at UW (1967), with a Masters in Microbiology from Oregon Health Sciences U in 1969. Bob was a Microbiologist at Sunshine Mining until 1984. At Mt Hood School of Mortuary Science in 1987, he got his Funeral Director and Embalmer License, and has been a Licensed Grief Counselor since 1988, at Coltrin Mortuary in Idaho Falls. Married [2] Marlene Jeanette SPIELMAN.
In 1900, the RIPPLINGER family lived in Boyd WI, with a mortgage, and comprised: N[ick], b Nov 1849 GER, carpenter, married 19 years, no immigration info; wife Lena (HOFFMAN?), b Nov 1859 GER, 10 births/living, all b WI: John b Dec 1881; Anna, b Sep 1883; Matt b Mar 1886; Lizzie, b May 1887; Carrie b Feb 1889; Emma b Sep 1890; Norbert b Dec 1892; Joseph b Mar 1895; Hilda b Dec 1896; and Carl b Jan 1898. --13 Jun 1900 Boyd, Chippewa Co WI, ED50 p7A [220] (fee req'd)
In 1910, the family still lived in Boyd WI, and comprised: Nick RIPLINGER, 60 GER, laborer, married 29 years; Magdalena (HOFFMAN?), 50 WI, wife, 12 births / 10 living; Annie, 26 WI; Norbert, 17 WI, horsler[?] in a livery barn; Joseph, 15 WI; Carl, 12 WI; Arthur, 7 WI. --19 Apr 1910
a Leo Joseph RIPPLINGER registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 in Parkwater (Spokane) WA, and claimed birth on 23 Feb 1893 in Boyd WI. He was a 24yo railroad brakeman on the NPRR. He may be related to Herman Joseph RIPLINGER, another NPRR employee (clerk) who registered the same day, but in Lincoln Co WA, and was born 25 Apr 1888 in Boyd WI.
In 1920, the family owned and lived at 810 Sixth St, Cd'A, and comprised: Norbert 27, sawmill machinist; Veronica 26 MI (parents b CAN); and John G, 2 mo ID. 7 Jan 1920 Cd'A, ED207 p6A [247] (fee req'd) .
Norbert & Veronica (BOTTRELL) RIPLINGER also had a stillborn child on 27 Nov 1922.
Norbert Frank RIPLINGER, b 15 Dec 1892 WI, died Jan 1971 in Lewiston ID. Veronica, b 1893 WI, died 15 Sep 1928 Cd'A. She is buried in St Thomas cemetery.
In 1930, The family rented ($30/mo) at 326 Miller St, Lewiston ID, and comprised: Norbert, 37 WI, parents b Germany widow, lumber mill laborer, not a veteran; sons John, 10 ID and Norbert Jr, 3y11mo ID, and daughter Erma, 6 ID. --6 Apr 1930 ID Nez Perce Co, Lewiston pct 12, ED14 p3A [66]
John Gerald "Jack" RIPLINGER, b 28 Oct 1919, d 24 Jul 1953 in Spokane, age 33. He was a Cpl in Battery E, 148th Field Artillery. He founded Spokane's Riplinger Funeral Home, but died six months later of a massive heart attack. Buried in St Thomas cemetery, where the online information [age 53, d1953 or 1955] conflicts with the Washington Death Index [age 33, 1953]

ROCHE Marilyn Daughter of Josephine Ramona (FLYNN '33) and John ROCHE. More ROCHE relatives, census records.
Sister of Agnes '60, Patrick '62, Terry ('65), Theresa '69 & Kevin '71 ROCHE. Mother's obituary. Married in 1968 to Leroy FREI (17 Jun 1944 - 27 Dec 1999).

ROMANS Judy Vee salutatorian. Born to Ralph Virgil (1914-1986) & Margaret Verena (HOLZGANG 1913-1999) ROMANS, who married 15 Apr 1939 at Norfolk VA. The family enrolled in IHM in Sept 1957, transferring from St Joseph's in Newport RI. Sister of alumni Bert ('65), Lynne'66, Wesley V ('68) (1949-1973), and Shanna Valerie('71) ROMANS. A younger brother, Paul, was born in 1956, died Cd'A in 1958.
Ralph was born in Marion IL to Bert & Eva (ROBERTS) ROMANS. In 1939, he was Storekeeper (USN) on the USS Bridge. Margaret was born in Ruch OR to Robert & Frances (SIDLER) HOLZGANG, and lived in Medford OR in 1939.
RYMAN Diana Born in CA to Frank Lester (1921 KS-1999 WA) and Mary Isabelle(ORR,(1921 CA-1996 NV)) RYMAN. Sister of Frank '63 RYMAN in 1950, the family lived in St Louis MO. Married original classmate Jim '62 THOM in May 1963, divorced c1970.

RYMAN Frank "Skip" Born in WA to Frank Lester (1921 KS-1999 WA) and Mary Isabelle (ORR, (1921 CA-1996 NV)) RYMAN. Brother of Diane '63 RYMAN in 1950, the family lived in St Louis MO.

owner, Rymans Italio Sport Camp, on the Italio River near Yakutat, Alaska.
TIEKEN Timothy A Born at Spokane to Theodore A and Kathryn (SCANLON) TIEKEN. Lived 1221 3rd St (1946). Brother of Raymond '50 TIEKEN and uncle of Theodore Steven TIEKEN, grade 1 (1960-61) . Was a policeman in Seattle area on the 1960-1970's. Married Martha J WALKER of Jamesport MO on 31 March 1985 in Seattle.
Ted (dad)
TWOHY Desmond Daniel Jr "Spike" born 10 Jun 1944 at Helena MT to Desmond and Genevieve (SCHIAVON) [PENDERGAST] TWOHY, who married 19 Dec 1942 at Butte MT. Spike worked for Montana as a cattle brand inspector. He married 27 July 1968 at Holy Name Church, Billings, to Regina Ann WANTULOK of Wyarno, Wyoming. St John Ev:
Dez Sr(dad)
WACHTER Lorinda class secretary 12. Born to Robert Jack and Violet Elaine (KUSLER) WACHTER, who married 30 May 1944 at St Thomas, Cd'A. Robert J was born 1 Nov 1922 at Cd'A to Glenn Fred and Mildred Ann (PETERSON) WACHTER of Cd'A. He died 19 Jan 1999. Elaine is daughter of Henry E and Loretta (CASSEDY) KUSLER.
Lorinda is a sister of Diane'64, Sharon'66, Geoffrey'69 and Robert'71 WACHTER.
YOUNG Margaret Born to John P & Margaret A (---) YOUNG. Married Dan MURPHY. Lived (1967) Auburn WA. St Thomas:
STAFF 1962-1963
Priests, Nuns and Laymen
Pastor Fred VICKSTROM; Donald HERDNER, Raymond LASSELL, Thomas LEEHAN, all CSsR;
Sisters Avellina (RYAN '19), Cornelian, Spiritus, Alphonsa, Mariel, Rosina, Aloysia (SCHERMANSON '10), Barbara (DuMONT '42), all IHM;
John MILLHEISLER; coaches Sonny HERZOG, Cecil HARE (died 14 Apr 1963), Bud ROBINSON, Tom HOLZER '61.
HARE bio

STAFF 1963-1964 Sisters Avellina, Barbara, Rosina, Mariel, IHM; and John MILLHEISLER, Robert HATCH (returning); Sisters Philip and Philip Neri, IHM; and (coach) Mike DOHENY and (librarian) Willabelle BAKER (new); Sisters Cornelian and Spiritus, reassigned to NY.

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