South Milwaukee High School Alumni

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI)

Alumni Stories

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Richard Bolender

Class of 1962

Richard (Dick) Bolender was the Mayor of the City of Oak Creek, WI for 9 years. During his time as Mayor he was instrumental in many redevelopment projects including the 85-acre former Delphi site, opening the lakefront area for public access, facilitating Bucyrus International headquarters (now Caterpillar) moving to Oak Creek and recruiting redevelopment along South Howell Avenue including Woodman's Grocery Store. He was a 1962 graduate of South Milwaukee High School; a 1966 graduate of UW-Whitewater; a member of the United States Air Force stationed at the 440th Air Force Reserve Unit in Milwaukee. He and his wife Christine (Keyes SMHS 1963) were married for 45 years, had two children and 6 grandchildren. Dick passed away suddenly on December 10, 2011 at his home in Oak Creek. He was 68 years old at the time of his death.

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!

Lost Class Rings

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

Do you have a fun holiday story or a great family tradition? Share them with our fellow South Milwaukee High School alumni! Submit your own stories, achievements and photos in our Alumni Stories section. Read other classmate’s stories and see what they have been up to over the years.

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