Military Alumni

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

Honored Military Alumni

Curtis Pansch
Curtis Pansch Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Commissioned 2Lt in 1967. Four+ years Air Force. Spent 1969 in Pleiku, RVN. Joined SD Air National Guard in 1971 and spent 28 more years in uniform, retiring in 1999. I worked full time for the Air Guard and was 114th Support Group Commander when I retired as a lieutenant colonel.
Dan Frevert
Dan Frevert Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years
Served overseas in Germany, fought in Desert Shield and Storm and finished stateside. Served also with Ortonville National Guard unit.
Dennis Arneson
Dennis Arneson Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy flier - Got comissioned through Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP). Served in 5 different squarons with deployments to Bermuda, Iceland, Cuba and a carrier cruise to Far East. Stationed in Bermuda, Norfolk, Newport, Corpus Christi, Jacksonville, Patuxent River, Memphis, San Diego, Monterey (Naval Post Grad School) and Moscow (University of Idaho).
Dennis Arneson
Dennis Arneson Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Air Flight Officer Won Navy scholarship and earned masters degree in engineering.
Jim Ostrander
Jim Ostrander Class of 1961
National Guard, 20+ Years
3 years active Army, 3 years Army Reserve, 26 years full-time Army National Guard. Field Artillery Radar (Firefinder) Technician. Hooaahh!
John Stewart
John Stewart Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired as Lt Colonel, USAF, Squadron Commander
John Thompson
John Thompson Class of 1960
Navy, 8 Years
I served on two ships during my eight years, USS Nitro home ported Norfolk, VA and the USS Estes home ported San Diego, CA. Had two years of shore duty in Oahu, Hawaii.
Tom Oakes
Tom Oakes Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years
Active in the Milbank National Guards Dessert Storm Vet

Classmates Spotlight

Ortonville High School Classmates

Ed Werckman
Class of '84

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School News

OHS Patio Project

The project began with the OHS Class of 1975's upcoming 40th Reunion. While searching for a location to place their mem...
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