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Class Notes from 2002

Death: Mariam Bertram, died of lung cancer on October 15, 2002. She worked for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC for 25 years retiring to Scottsdale, AZ five years ago.

Birth: A daughter, Abigail Elizabeth, was born September 9, 2002, to Dan Wallace, Class of 1999, and wife Paige.

Birth: A daughter, Abby, was born August 30, 2002, to Jill (Prause) Gawrych, Class of 1997, and Dave Gawrych Class of 1996.

Honor: Sue Zettel '87 recently received her 15 years of Service pin from the Eastern Iowa Community College District as Graphic Technician. She really enjoys working for the college and looks forward to another 15.

Birth: A daughter, Bryna Jo, was born Dec. 24, 2002, to Cindy (Wagemester) Gloeckner, Class of 1986, and Bryan Gloeckner. They also are the parents to two sons, Brandon and Bronson.

Marriage: Julie Ann Smith and David Allen Thompson, both graduates of Marycrest, were married Oct. 19, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. The couple resides in Davenport.

Marriage: Jeanine Renee Rasmussen and Peter Allen Carlin were married Oct. 12, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis, Ill. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from MIU. The couple resides in Davenport.

Marriage: Kate Ven Horst, an MIU graduate, and Jeremy Gerlach were married July 6, 2002. The couple resides in Moline.

News: Cindee Schnekloth, a Marycrest elementary education graduate, was selected Iowa Mother of the year by the Iowa affiliate of American Mothers Inc.

Death: John Quinn, 78, Bettendorf, died July 24, 2002. He was a past Marycrest board member.

Death: Earnestine Martin, 69, of Rock Island, died Nov. 9, 2002. She worked in housekeeping staff at Marycrest.

Death: Loretta E. Eller, a Marycrest graduate, died March 23, 2002. She was 92. She retired in 1975 after 30 years as an educator, serving as an elementary school teacher and later principal of Mark Twain Elementary, Bettendorf. After retirement, she substitute taught until she was 80.

Death: Dr. Geraldine M. Davis, a Marycrest early childhood education graduate, died May 22, 2002. She was 79. Dr. Davis, of Milan, Ill., was a lifelong educator, having taught 30 years in primary classrooms. She also diagnosed and taught "at risk" primary students for 26 years.

Death: Shirley A. (Lagomarcino) Watson, 74, Davenport, died April 25, 2002. She had attended Marycrest college.

Death: Ruth Jean (Gold) Costello died April 8, 2002. She was 74. She retired from Marycrest, where she was manager at Clifton Manor.

Death: Madalyn Phelan Scott, of Davenport, died March 20, 2002. She was 75. She had taught 37 years for the Davenport Community School District, retiring in 1989. She graduated from Marycrest.

Death: Mary Reistroffer, '47 graduate of Marycrest College, died September 30, 2002. She worked most of her life as a social worker, first for the Catholic Charities in Iowa and then for the Division of Child Welfare in the states of Iowa and Illinois.

Death: Jack F. Kidd, husband of Patricia Davin Kidd '55, died July 31, 2002.

Death: Sr. Edith Kane, CHM, 97, one of the founding Sisters of Marycrest College, Davenport died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at Mercy Hospital, De Moines. Sister also was a volunteer curriculum librarian for Teikyo Marycrest/Marycrest International University, Davenport retiring in 1999 to the Bishop Drumm Center, Johnston, Iowa.

Death: Sr. Celeste Funaro, CHM, died July 21, 2002, at Bishop Drumm Home, Des Moines. She was 93.

Death: Ella M. Higgins, a longtime Marycrest professor, died June 1 9, 2002. She was 77. Mrs. Higgins, of Indianola, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, taught food and nutrition at Marycrest from 1977 to 1993.

Engagement: Julie Smith, C'92, is engaged to David Thompson, C'88. The couple will be married Oct. 19, 2002, in Davenport.

Engagement: Renee Russo, C'97, is engaged to Jonathan Clarke of Rockaway, NY. The couple will be married in the Spring of 2004. They will reside in Forest Hills, NY.

Engagement: Mick Regan, C'98, is engaged to Nikki Homb of Dubuque, Iowa on August 8th in Costa Rica. Wedding is tentatively scheduled for November 22, 2003.



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