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Nita (Sommer) Wehde ’54

her husband, Charlie, and their 80 descendants gathered for a family portrait in December. Nita and Charlie’s family includes 26 St. Dominic alumni and four current students!

The St. Dominic Class of 1968

gathered for their 50th reunion at Crusaderfest in 2018. We hope to see more classes celebrate together at Crusaderfest 2019 on April 26!

Mary (Schmieder) Peters ’71

is the mother of five children and the grandmother of five. She looks forward to the arrival of a sixth grandchild in June.

Kathy (Iffrig) Rothermich ’75 and Deacon Tom Rothermich ’76

visited longtime St. Dominic librarian Sr. Jeanne Margaret Stoltz, OP, at the motherhouse in Sparkill, New York, in January.

Laura Boedeker ’87

is the Illinois State Board of Education’s assistant general counsel and monitor for Chicago Public Schools’ special education program. “We are at a critical crossroads regarding our diverse learners in Chicago,” she told the Chicago Tribune when she was appointed in June. “I am honored to lead this work in collaboration with students, families, CPS, the Chicago Teachers Union, and special education advocates.”

Deborah Knaust ’89

and her family live in the Italian part of Switzerland, where she is dean of student life and engagement at Franklin University Switzerland and enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling to European cities. She encourages classmates to connect on Facebook or LinkedIn and looks forward to the Class of 1989’s 30-year class reunion.

Becky (Eggering) Pike ’89

lives in Kirksville, Missouri, where she has worked at Truman State University for 22 years. She and her husband, Steven, enjoy keeping up with their three children’s many activities.

Brad Schellert ’94

is celebrating 20 years of teaching and coaching at the high school level, including serving on St. Dominic’s girls basketball coaching staff from 2008 to 2014. He is currently head softball and varsity assistant girls basketball coach at Timberland High School in Wentzville. He and his wife, Kim, will celebrate 10 years of marriage in June; they have two children, Madison (age 8) and Drew (age 6).

Katie (Emge) Newell ’97

writes that she has found her calling in her second career as an oncology nurse in Kansas City. She and her husband, Jeremy, reside in Lees Summit, Missouri, and are excited to welcome their first child.

Geoffrey Vaughn ’03

and his wife, Penny, welcomed a daughter, Genevieve Elizabeth, on November 11, 2018. They look forward to her joining to St. Dominic Class of 2037! Geoff was recently promoted to senior project architect at Paric and was elected to the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Board of Directors.

Angela (Koehler) Futato ’05

and her husband, Evan, have a daughter, Raegan, who turns 2 in March. They are expecting a son, Owen, in May.

Amy (Malpocker) Kohl ’05 and Andy Kohl ’05

were high school sweethearts at St. Dominic and married in 2012. Andy has spent nearly a decade with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Amy started her own business, AK Operations, after working in the downtown startup scene for 10 years. They reside in Cottleville and are parishioners at St. Joseph's, where their children attend school.

Cynthia (Marshall) Crook ’06

and her husband, Garry, welcomed their first child, Lawrence Osborne, on November 8, 2018.

Caroline (Jaycox) Sirmon ’06

is the sports program manager for SSM Health Physical Therapy, where she specializes in the use of technology to assess movement for injury prevention and accelerate return to play after injuries. She and her husband, Tim, welcomed their first child, Adeline, in November 2018.

Jean (House) Wilke ’06 and Chad Wilke ’07

married in 2014 and moved to San Diego while Chad served in the US Marine Corps. They later returned to Jean’s hometown, St. Paul, to purchase their first home and both settled into our careers in real estate tenant relations (Jean) and construction (Chad).

Kara (Cissell) Klette ’10

has fulfilled her longtime goal of becoming a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse for the physician at Mercy Hospital’s Cardinal Kids Cancer Center who treated her as a child. She writes, “I have never felt more pulled by God to do something, and I’m blessed to follow His will for my life.” She and her husband, Kristofer, celebrated one year of marriage in 2018.

Steven Koch ’10

and his wife, Margaret, celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on October 21, 2018.

Ben Logel ’10

graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. He currently works for the City of Sunset Hills, Missouri, as a recreation coordinator and recently passed the National Recreation and Park Association certification exam.

Patrick Logel ’11 and Elizabeth (Bruegenhemke) Logel ’11

met as freshmen, started dating shortly after, and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia together. Today, Elizabeth is an occupational therapist for the City of St. Charles School District and Patrick is a recreation supervisor for the City of Wentzville. They married in November 2016 and welcomed their first child, Lucy Marie, on December 15, 2018.

Logan Heggemann ’12

recently relocated to Chicago from Kansas City to Chicago, where he accepted a position with the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs.

Sam Runge ’13

spent one year designing high-voltage overheard transmission lines as an assistant civil engineer for Burns & McDonnell. He is now working in West Virginia as a field quality engineer.

Ali Vossenkemper ’15

will work as a nurse at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after she graduates from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in May. “I am forever grateful for the academic and religious foundation that St. Dominic provided me with,” she writes. “Through the mentor relationships with staff, prayer, and the unity of the St. Dominic community, I had all the tools necessary to pursue my dreams and to go make a difference in my community!”

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Stacie Ballard

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