Deerfield High School Alumni

Deerfield, Illinois (IL)

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Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Deerfield High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

In Memory Of

Aaron Siegel
Aaron Siegel
Class of 1999
Passed Aug 18, 2004
We miss you Aaron :(

Sunset Memorial Lawns, 3100 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL
Audrey Susan Hanrahan
Audrey Susan Hanrahan
Class of 1982
Passed Feb 04, 2008
My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident while at a horse show in Wellington. Fl. She was 43.

There is a guest book for her online:
Beth Siegel
Beth Siegel
Class of 1987
Passed Jul 21, 2008
(no additional information)
Cathryn Hoff Mccracken
Cathryn Hoff McCracken
Class of 1966
(Passed date unknown)
Passed away in the Fall of 2008. She is dearly missed by her two daughters and grandson. She was a published author, extraordinary musician and friend to animal and tree alike. She was beautiful~
Colleen (murphy) Rice
Colleen (Murphy) Rice
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Debbie Blacker
Debbie Blacker
Class of 1972
Passed Jan 16, 2017
James Derivera
James DeRivera
Class of 1969
Passed Sep 27, 2012
Pancreatic cancer
Jeff Zaremba
Jeff Zaremba
Class of 1977
(Passed date unknown)
He died in Florida, will miss him we grew up in the same neighborhood
Jennifer Clar-danford
Jennifer Clar-Danford
Class of 1988
Passed Aug 22, 2009
Passed away on 8/22/2009 at 10:20 p.m. in Phoenix, AZ.,at her home surrounded by her family. Jennifer lost her battle with Cancer.
Jesse Macdougall
Jesse MacDougall
Class of 1974
Passed Feb 12, 2009
Jesse passed away Feb 12, 2009 after a long illness
Ken Cooksey
Ken Cooksey
Class of 2001
Passed Jan 09, 2022
Ralph “Ken” Cooksey, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born on August 11, 1945, in Evansville, IN, and was a longtime resident of Libertyville and Grayslake, IL. Ken's passion for learning earned him several degrees and continued throughout his life with classes in astronomy, computer programming, photography, and aviation ground school. He was a beloved physics teacher at Deerfield High School for 30 years and head of the Rocket Club. Ken was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville, where he took pride in being a Stephen Minister, offering prayer and support, and initiating the distribution of handheld wooden crosses. Ken was a member of the RC Flyers at Saddlebrook Farms and enjoyed playing poker. He will be remembered as an avid outdoors person that loved biking, canoeing, fishing, camping, outdoor photography, and complicated jokes.
Ken is survived by his wife of 30 years, Leslie Cooksey; children, David (Amanda) Cooksey, Gwen (Ben) Dowell, Matthew (Anoosh) Cooksey, and Sara (Joshua) Jakubowski; grandchildren, Abigail and Felicity Cooksey, William, Julia, and Nicholas Dowell, Arlo, Adrineh, and Aiden Cooksey, Jaxon and Connor Sikora, and Aslan Reeves; brother, Dr. Steven Cooksey and former wife and dear friend, Jean Cooksey.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Randal Cooksey, and grandson, Nathaniel Cooksey.
Arrangements by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson Foundation, or ASPCA, The Cooksey Family would love to see your shared memories and photos of Ken at or call (847) 362-3009 for more information.
Michael Derivera
michael DeRivera
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 15, 2016
pancreatic cancer
Richard Jacobson
Richard Jacobson
Class of 1977
Passed Jun 20, 2017
Dick fought a valiant 6+ year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Prior to that he owned a Project Management firm and was a Lieutenant on the Western Springs (IL) Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Kristen (Zaeske, class of '77), 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Richard Schwermin
Richard Schwermin
Class of 1973
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Tracie Carter
tracie Carter
Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
We were told that she passed away losing her battle with breast cancer.

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Class of '84

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DHS Mock Trial Team

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The Deerfield High School Mock Trial Team is entering its se...
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