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In Memory of our Deceased Classmates
If you have pictures, story, a remembrance, or just want to make a comment on a deceased classmate, please do. It would be nice to remember each of them

They do not have to be somber. Lets remember good times!
Celebrate their lives!

Space is not a problem. We can record much as you like.
Even audio or video clips!

Milton Brown

Michael Cline

Lynanne Cone

Sandra Foster

David Gallinari

Craig Hahn

Barrett Hettinger

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Patrick Holcomb

Rebecca Holcomb

Nancy Kempf

Greg Kuchuk

Greg graduated form Central Michigan University. He was employed as an Exercise Physiologist at Hayes Green Hospital in Charlotte Michigan. Greg was known to all as a Golden Gloves Boxer and enjoyed biking and golf. His wife was named Lisa. He had two sisters and two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob Lyman
Bob filled out the 2003 reunion form. Here is what he said.

Name as you were known in high school (if different): Bobby Lymabean
Marital status: Married w/children
Spouse: Sue Diebolt Lyman (Oraferty Class of '69)
Number and ages of kids: 2- son (33) Waverly '88, daughter (28) Waverly '93
Number and ages of grandkids: 4
Working or retired? Retired
What do you do or plan to do in retirement? Relax
How did you end up living where you are now? Couldn't help it!
How do you spend your spare time? Taking care of parents or pontooning, whichever comes first.

Jeffrey Miller
I considered Jeff my best friend from grade school through WHS. He once jokingly told me he could definitively prove he was related to Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Marilyn Monroe. As kids we spent a lot of time exploring the woods around the Grand River, and blowing up model ships with firecrackers. I remember Jeff had a hard time learning to swim because he was built like a rock, and sank like one.
The last time I saw Jeff was around 1988 when he told me he had taken a new job with the Secretary of State in Detroit reviewing the status of suspended drivers - never saw or heard from him again. It saddened me greatly to hear he was gone -Christopher Nelson-

Marcia Noel

Craig Oppenlander
Craig J. Oppenlander Delta Twp. Born Jan. 22, 1950 in Lansing the son of Austin and the late Harriet (Furnish) Oppenlander, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Lansing at age 61.

Craig earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and later earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration. He retired from General Motors as Director of Powertrain-Europe.

He was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church, Richard Council #788-Knights of Columbus and was looking forward to being installed a 4th Degree Member of the Bishop Albers Assembly this spring. Craig was also an avid sailor.

Surviving is his wife Melissa, his father, Austin Oppenlander, 3 children: Craig Jr, Mark and Emily, 4 siblings: Jackie (Brian) Ness, Richard (Jill) Oppenlander, Charlie (Wanda) Potts and James (Lynn) Oppenlander and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30a.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Klein as celebrant. Rite of committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8p.m. at the Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30pm. Visitation continues at the church, Wednesday at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Immune Deficiency Foundation.

Condolences can be made to www.palmerbush.com.

James Renton

Jim Renton was a decorated police officer and detective on the Lansing Police force.

Brian Riley

If you don't have a Brian Riley story, you missed the best part of WHS!

Brian owned and operated the Irish Pub on West Saginaw street for many years.  Many of us often had a beer and the best soup and burgers in town there. One always felt like family when visiting the Irish Pub.  It is still operating under the same name but different ownership as his wife sold after Brian's untimely death.

Sally Schmierer

Lee Shelander

John Viges

Timothy Wickham
Tim was a master carpenter. He was an avid hunter, a skilled gunsmith and a member of the NRA.  Tim had three brothers, three nieces and nephews., Libby, Sean and Ashley Wickham .

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