Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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In Memory Of
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Anna Marie Crane
Anna Marie Crane
Class of 1962
Passed Oct 23, 2009
Died of Cancer in October of 2009. Married to Henry Olson of Irwin Iowa. She had two sons.
Dale Meyer
Dale Meyer
Class of 1963
Passed Apr 23, 2013
(no additional information)
Donnie Bruggeman
Donnie Bruggeman
Class of 1964
(Passed date unknown)
Died of cancer.
Dr Larry E De Volld
Dr Larry E De Volld
Class of 1962
Passed Aug 04, 2007
Died in Texas
Eugene Namanny
Eugene Namanny
Class of 1963
Passed Mar 27, 2007
(no additional information)
Eugene Namanny
Eugene Namanny
Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
Died on golf course in California of heart attack.
Gene Gordon Sievertsen
Gene Gordon Sievertsen
Class of 1962
Passed Nov 14, 1967
Born May 18, 1944, Manilla, Iowa
Died November 14, 1967 near Defiance, Iowa of a vehicle accident.
Janet K Osterlund Schuster
Janet K Osterlund Schuster
Class of 1963
Passed Dec 28, 2017
Janet fought a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Larry R. Nelson
Larry R. Nelson
Class of 1962
Passed Aug 05, 2003
Larry died 8/5/2003 and is buried in Denison, IA Lutheran Cemetery. He worked for the Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) in Denison for several years after graduation and, at the time of death, had his own trucking business.
Lois Grundmeier
Lois Grundmeier
Class of 1964
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Marcia Rose Bretey
Marcia Rose Bretey
Class of 1963
Passed Oct 29, 2015
Marcia suffered with kidney disease and had a transplant. She was doing well but continued not feeling as she should. After hospitalization for four weeks, she died October 29, 2015 at the age of 70.
Mary Stone
Mary Stone
Class of 1964
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Myra Kay Andersen
Myra Kay Andersen
Class of 1969
Passed Apr 16, 2015
Died in Tucson, Arizona. Last name was "Lang" at time of death.
Robert Pollock
Robert Pollock
Class of 1958
Passed Jul 15, 2009
Died of Parkinson,s at Denison Iowa. Husband of Mary Pollock of Denison Iowa, daughters Lori Nelson of Harlan and Lanette Plambeck of Atlantic Iowa. Rest in peace Bob.
Rodney "pete" Bell
Rodney "Pete" Bell
Class of 1966
Passed Jun 01, 2011
RIP Pete. 6/17/48-6/1/2011
Roger Bukachek
Roger Bukachek
Class of 1963
Passed Apr 22, 2017
Roger died April 22, 2017 in Denison, Iowa. He was a happy person known for his smile and fun personality.
Russell Gene Walter
Russell Gene Walter
Class of 1958
Passed Jul 28, 2005
Russell lived in Colorado Springs, CO and died in his home of heart failture. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with a BS in Ed./History. He was married to Patricia Stevens and they had two children. They divorced many years ago. The two children, Monica and Greg, live in Colorado Springs, CO
Russell Lee Rickers
Russell Lee Rickers
Class of 1969
Passed Dec 02, 2017
Passed away at his home in Westside, Iowa.

He was united in marriage with Shelli Steenhusen in 1982 at Irwin, Iowa. He later married Diana Dixon in Denison, in 1991. He was proudly employed in maintenance for 30 years at Farmland in Denison. Previously, he farmed for a while, worked at Dubuque Pack, was employed at Calcar (FS Westside) and owned R&R Repair.
Sandra Dierenfeld
Sandra Dierenfeld
Class of 1963
Passed Aug 03, 1971
Vehicle accident.
Last name was Plantz at time of death.
Tom Allen Jahde
Tom Allen Jahde
Class of 1969
Passed Mar 11, 2019
Died at his home from ALS ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")

After graduating from Buena Vista University in 1973, he and his wife, Pat (Heires) worked for 4 years as houseparents at the Jerry Rabiner Boys Ranch in Fort Dodge. In 1977, Tom accepted a teaching position at Bellwood Elementary School in Bellwood, Nebraska, where he taught PE and coached all junior high sports. After receiving a Masters Degree from Kearney State College and his administrative degree from Concordia University, he became principal at Bellwood Elementary and later at David City Public Schools where he also served as the athletic director. He retired in 2012 after 35 years in education.

His lifelong career as an educator, coach and mentor started at the age of 16 when he coached the Arcadia Little League Baseball team.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, a daughter, Tracy, a son, Greg, and 5 grandchildren.

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School News

Westside Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebration

August 23-25, 2019 [Watermelon Day on 24th]
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Community activities planned during the 3-day eve...
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