Over a weekend this past September, we got together and climbed the dunes, hiked up Empire Bluff, kayaked the crystal river, and biked the heritage trail. They also spent quality time together through a book talk, a visit to vineyards, doing yoga, playing charades and laughing a lot!
At the Leland Lodge, Leland, MI, on September 20, 2019
Front row: (Left to Right) Vicki Smith ’69, Debra Nazar ’69, Beth Wickes Lane ’68, Kim McAlpine ’69
Back row: (Left to Right) Sally MacNichol ’69, Sue Purdue Tanner ’69, Sue Frost Smith ’68, Jane Zachman Kiefer ’69, Debi Kitzinger Lowe ’69, Mary Mennel ’69, Becky Bowers Skrainka ’69, Lynda Dolgin Duda ’69, Rita Jessing Brauneck ’68, Becky Ashley Ross ’69, Sue Joseph ’69
Bruce Schafer ’69
Bruce retired from the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, where he was employed for 30 1/2 years until his retirement at the end of 2017. After MVCDS and college at Vassar College, Bruce became a lawyer, beginning his career as an assistant prosecutor in Lucas County in Toledo, OH. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1980 and practiced civil law until starting with the Professional Liability Fund (PFL) as a claim’s attorney in 1986, becoming the director of Claims in 1991. The PLF is the mandatory professional liability carrier/insurer for virtually all Oregon attorneys in private practice in Oregon. Bruce has been married to his wife, Gaye, for over 36 years. They have two children, Hannah (Dor) and Joe, and a grand-daughter, Eleanor. He also has a stepdaughter, Tracy, and grandson, Alec, Tracy’s son. “I have been fortunate to have a good career, great family, excellent health, and plenty of interests and energy to enjoy retirement (so far).”
Richard Eyster ’69
Richard’s exhibition, Retrospective Watercolor Painting, was on display in the Maumee Valley Wolfe Gallery from October 21, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Jody Katzner ’82
Jody and Laura celebrated their milestone 30th wedding anniversary on a cruise with stops in Athens, Santorini, Kotor, Sicily, Naples, and Barcelona.
Lisa Kerscher '85
Lisa is the Education Director for the K-12 educational nonprofit, Brightways Learning, based in Missoula, Montana, where she’s lived for the last 30 years with her husband, David Williams. Working largely with school districts - particularly in rural areas - Brightways Learning supports students and educators in personalized, collaborative, and culturally-responsive learning, along with growing overall resiliency for lifelong well-being.