Roger Perkins has a new email address

I received a note from Roger to say he has a new email address.  I have updated his profile in my classmate database.

Anyone wanting Roger’s new email address. contact me using the Contact Form. Click here




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More sad news…

JoAnn Salin notified me today that we have lost another classmate, Bob Risley.

Bob’s obituary is shown below.





Robert Frederick Risley

Naples, FL

Risley, Robert Frederick, completed his life’s journey here on earth on Jan. 27, 2019. Born Nov. 27, 1939 in Madison, WI and most recently a resident of Naples, FL. Bob enjoyed a blessed and wonderful life, living each day of his 79 years to the fullest.He was the son of the late Marion and Dorothy (Rennebohm) Risley of Madison, WI. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Audrey (Hebrer) Risley, his

daughter, Susan (Robert) Dreyer, two sons, Stephen (Jennifer) Risley, and David (Beth) Risley, and a daughter-in-law Shelley (Brad) Bondurant, a sister-in-law Rita (Bob) Santanello and a a sister-in-law, Ellen Risley. He is also survived by two sisters, Jan (John) Idhe and Anna Risley. Seven grandchildren also survive, Samuel, Joseph and Adeline Dreyer, Ethan and Karl Risley, and Margaret and Ally Bondurant. He is preceded in death by a son, Frederick (Fritz) Findley and a beloved brother, Donald. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He graduated from Madison West High School in 1958 and was a 1964 graduate of The University of Wisconsin with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. A leader in beverage engineering, Bob worked for Schlitz, Anheuser-Busch, and Pepsi among others and eventually owned and built his own company, Material Handling Systems (MHS) in Savage, MD before selling the business to Intralox, headquartered in New Orleans, LA in 2007.

Bob was a doer who liked to get involved, usually taking a leadership position. He was a past president of The International Society of Beverage Technologists, a past chairman of The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, and chairman of multiple professional committees. Being always curious, problem solving and possessing an infectious enthusiasm, Bob got involved in many interests: home brewing, car racing, car and firearm collecting, hunting, fishing and anything else that came along. If there was a club regarding any of those interests – he joined it, if there wasn’t, he’d start one. He loved “when a plan came together,” and never saw “problems,” only “opportunities,” constantly evaluating how things might be improved with a tweak here or a new approach there, acquiring over a dozen U.S. patents in the process.

He will be missed by his loving family, his PMMI friends, his car club buddies and his many friends he accumulated over the years. He will be remembered for his smile, his jokes and his many stories.

Bob leaves an empty spot in our hearts but he will be remembered by all who knew him. Cremation will be entrusted to The Beachwood Cremation Society, 4444 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, Florida. Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Freeburg, IL. The family expresses its appreciation to the staff of Avow Hospice. Memorials can be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL

Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 29, 2019


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Lori Larson husband’s obituary

I finally was able to locate Lori Larson’s husband’s obituary in the Minneapolis newspaper.  It is shown below.


peterson obit


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GOOD NEWS!!!! This website will continue

After checking more with WordPress, this website will continue, at least for another year,  I will see what the renewal terms are in 2020 regarding further renewal.

Coverage may be a little spotty from now until May.  Mary and I are “moving home” in April, to a 55+ senior community in Cottage Grove.  The packing has begun!



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It is time to shut down this site

Greetings everyone……

WordPress sent me a notice announcing some policy and billing issues effective on February 25th.  After checking the changes out, I have decided it was time to bring this adventure to a close.

So, as of February 25th, the site will be no longer be available.

It has truly been a pleasure to being involved with the site on and off since 1999.

Happy New Year to you all!!!!!



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Website updates

Here are the latest updates and additions to the website;

  • Possible “80th Birthday” outing instead of 85th Reunion Comment page added
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New Bio Added For Ellen Cline Sperling

JoAnn Salin forwarded to me the bio for Ellen Cline Sperling.

In has been added to the 60th Reunion Biographies page.


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