1991–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Samantha Bailey ’91
3415 33rd Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612.978.4124 | [email protected]
Tracy Maher ‘91
1437 Marchbanks Dr, #7
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
401-225-9189 | [email protected]
Greetings, Class of 1991!
If you’re reading this and didn’t receive a plea to send in an update, it probably means that we have an incorrect email address for you on file—dozens of the existing email addresses bounce when we seek updates. If you haven’t been in touch recently, please consider sending us an email with a few words we can include in the fall letter.
Speaking of updates—some additional changes to the class letter process are in the process of being implemented:
- R Connections will become an annual fall publication, therefore there will be no spring 2018 version mailed to alumni.
- Obituaries are going back to the Ripon Magazine starting in July 2018 and no longer included in R Connections.
- A stronger Class Agent, class letter and news note presence online is being developed for release this fall.
Donations to the annual fund are welcome year-round and can be made online: https://www.ripon.edu/make-a-gift/
LISA KAY INDERMUEHLE BOHOVSKY ’91 went to her Lord and Savior on August 27, 2017 at Kathy’s Hospice House, West Bend, WI, after a 5-yr battle with cancer.
Lisa was born September 10, 1969, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the only child of David and Marilyn Kaiser Indermuehle. In December, 1970, the family moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to Lisa’s grandparents and extended family. They ultimately settled in Schofield, where Lisa attended the D.C. Everest schools, graduating in 1987. During high school, she was active in concert and marching bands, varsity tennis team, and Key club. At that time she also attended the First Presbyterian Church, where she was confirmed and participated in the Senior High Youth Group, helping to prepare the Friends Thanksgiving Dinner and traveling to different locations on their mission trips.
Lisa attended Ripon College, Ripon, WI, graduating in 1991 earning a BA degree with majors in mathematics and computer science. While at Ripon, she continued her interest in music, tennis, and Circle K club.
Lisa used her education, working in the Milwaukee area as a data analyst in the health care claim processing field. Her last employer was Virtual Benefits Administrator in Germantown. They recently presented Lisa with an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, which combined three attributes: dedication to her clients, willingness to help co-workers, and her company and team spirit. This award will be presented in Lisa’s name to future employees who exhibit these same attributes. During her period of illness, Lisa also used her education participating in the 4th Angel program as a mentor to other women with the same type of illness.
On October 2, 1999, Lisa married David B. Bohovsky, and became step-mother to Ashley and Peter. While in Hartford, Lisa and David were members of First United Methodist Church, where Lisa was active on the Administrative Council, in Women’s circle, the handbell choir, Sunday School shepherd and the Family Promise program. Lisa and David enjoyed many outdoor pursuits, including walking, many with their rat terrier Sassy, biking and kayaking. They also enjoyed traveling to different parts of the country.
Survivors include her husband David, step-children Ashley (Ryan) Niebuhr and Peter, her parents David and Marilyn, Aunts Jeanette Hinn and Charlene (Gary) Reitz, cousin Jeffrey (Christine) Reitz, second cousin Kim Wiegand (Rex) Lang and their children Brittny, Haley, Brady and Devin, brother-in-law Stephen (friend Kim Le) Bohovsky and her dear rat terrier Sassy. Predeceasing Lisa were her grandparents, Erwin & Irene Kaiser and Carl and Marcella Indermuehle, step-grandmothers Ruth Jambretz Kaiser and Wanda Kibble Indermuehle, and uncle Bill Hinn, mother-in-law and step father-in-law Isabel and Robert Meridith.
Memorial Services for Lisa were held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (738 W. Monroe Ave. Hartford, WI 53027). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 738 Monroe St., Hartford, WI 53027, or the charity of your choice.
SAMANTHA BAILEY ’91: I lost my job in November, which resulted in a surprisingly relaxing holiday season. I am looking for a User Experience leadership role in the twin cities, so if you know of companies who need help maturing their user interface design practices, please send them my way!
BECKY HUSTAD ’91 and BRIAN FREY ’91 of Madison, Wisconsin, write, “We just fledged our first-born to a liberal arts college in the Midwest. Sorry Ripon, she was really determined to be immersed in a big city and learn about transportation systems etc. She is willing to endure bagpipes for that proximity. Our son kicks off high school this fall. We are optimistic, but he is already harder to keep track of than the 18-year old that just flew the coop. Brian is still a research scientist in chemistry at UW Madison and has an occasional Ripon student visiting him and/or working with him. I am an office manager for Greenleaf Media. This part-time position gives me the flexibility to offer garden education experiences to various elementary school students on the west side of Madison throughout the spring, summer and fall. We managed a quick trip to visit my sister in L.A. last spring, but the schedules of two busy teenagers doesn’t allow for much traveling. Lots of soccer and baseball games are in our future, but we always look forward to winter – a break from sporting events and convincing our kids to play nerdy board games.”
JOSH JOSEPH ’91 of Whitefish, Montana, writes, “All is well in Whitefish, Montana. Two years ago (approximately as my memory is fading) we relocated from the beautiful but crowded beaches of San Clemente, California and moved to the Mountainside community of Whitefish. Lots of Lake time/fly-fishing in the summer and Skiing/hockey in the winter.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have two very mischievous sons. George (10) and Jackson (6). Occasionally they miss the beach but have adapted to the Mountain lifestyle well.. then again, kids are able to adapt just about anywhere..
I am still running a Real Estate Design & Development firm call Falcon Development, Inc. Mostly focusing on Multi-family (apartment building) construction and management. My wife is an account for a firm out of Southern California. Luckily, they let her work from home in Montana.
The last Ripon Grad I ran into was Michelle Ryan in Southern California. It was great to see her and talk story.
If you and or any other grads ever make it through Glacier National Park and or Whitefish, make sure to reach out.
AMY STAPELFELDT KRUK ‘91 writes: “All is well in Germantown, Wisconsin, several milestones to celebrate this year! 24 years of marriage to CHRIS KRUK (’92) is just around the corner. I just celebrated my 25th Work Anniversary @ Cardinal Components in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In January, I enjoyed a girl’s weekend in Florida with some ADPi sisters celebrating “their 50th B-day’s” and I hope my friend Cinnamon Gifford Theder is feeling 100% soon so we can get together before spring!
DONNA PETERSON ’91, of Madison, Wisconsin, writes, “I live in Madison, Wisconsin. I work at Accuray as a Global Service Development Engineering Manager at Accuray, Inc.”
JULIE SCHREIBER SCHNELL ’91 of Windsor, Wisconsin, writes, “Life in the Madison area is still as exciting and nonstop as ever. The Schnell family is its 6th year of owning a small, local business just down the street from our house, Windsor Breads Bakery & Coffeehouse in (10 minutes from the east side of Madison). I’m also nearing the first anniversary of being a Retail Sales Associate at U.S. Cellular in Waunakee. My husband, Anthony, continues teaching high school science in Lodi and our boys, Marcus (15) and Peter (12) keep things lively and fun. If anyone is ever in the Madison area, give me a head’s up at (608) 713-3549 so I can pamper you with one of our bakery/coffeeshop’s outstanding beverages and made-from-scratch baked goods :)”
Don’t Forget About Our Facebook Group
If you’re on Facebook, please ask to join our Class of ’91 group for updates and Ripon news. Alternatively, send your email address to Samantha and I can add you to the group that way.
Wishing you health and good fortune in the coming months. Have a great summer—and don’t forget to send us lots of updates for the fall letter!
Samantha Bailey, Tracy Maher