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1970

    • Paulette S. (Miller) Berger
      zbergers@aol.com

      6820 W. 96th Street
      Zionsville, IN 46077
      317-873-4705
    • Rob Berger
      zbergers@aol.com

      6820 W. 96th Street
      Zionsville, IN 46077
      317-873-4705

1971

  • Candace Ottinger Buckmaster
    cbuckmaste@aol.com
     
    6485 E. 650 S.
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    317-769-5619
 
 

1972

 

 
  • James (Jim) Haines
7950 Hunt Club Road
Zionsville, IN 46077
jhaines@zeyecare.com
Office: 317-873-3000
      Optometrist and owner of Zionsville Eyecare since 1980, founding
      member of the Zionsville Alumni Association, former U.S. Navy officer
 
  • Ruthann (Boles) McTyre
    Ruthann.mctyre@yale.edu 

    B.Mus, Music Education, Southern Methodist University, 1976
    M.Mus, Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University, 1978
    Master of Library and Information Science, University of north Texas, 1987 

    We moved to New Haven CT in 2013. I am now the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Gilmore Music Library at Yale University.  My husband George is a singer and actor and most importantly, a professional Santa Claus!

     

 

          6833 E 650 South, Zionsville, IN 46077
          MBA, Marketing from Xavier University
          BA, Industrial Design from Purdue University
          GRI, Graduate of the Realtors Institute from the Nat'l Assoc. of Realtors

          www.linkedin.com/in/timottinger

          www.facebook.com/tjottinger

          twitter.com/timjott

 


1973

  • Leslie J. Burkhammer (Bell)
    28907 Yosemite Place
    Canyon Lake, CA 92587
    J8ke357L@cs.com
 
 
 
 
  • Jeff Ottinger
    8461 West 96th Street
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    317-873-6497
    omc38@aol.com

 
 
 

1974

  • Sue Hudson Abreu
    613 Saddlebred Lane
    Raeford, NC 28376

    sue@sueabreu.com

     

    Retired from the Army 2002 (Colonel); Now using my engineering (Purdue IDE '78) and medical (USUHS, M.D. '82 nuclear medicine) backgrounds to do consulting (www.sueabreu.com)

Top Army ROTC Graduate in the Nation (Hughes Award 1978) - first woman
Outstanding Senior Engineer, Purdue University 1978
Hoff Medal (Outstanding Research Fellow, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 1989 - first woman
Nuclear Medicine Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army (2000-1002)
Outstanding Interdisciplinary Engineer, Purdue University, 2001
Purdue University Tri-Service ROTC Hall of Fame, 2004
Purdue University Old Masters, 2004

 

 
  • Karin Shea Burks
    Kezia05@aol.com

    I moved to Texas in 1981 and live in the Dallas Fort Worth area with my husband Richard, Rick, and our two children, Ryan who is 20 and Ashley who is 17.

 
 
  •  Donna (Dudly, Hackleman) Droll
    hikingindiana47@aol.com 

    I have 5 children from 8 to 30 years of age and 5 grandchildren who keep my life very, very busy and happy.  My brother, Jack Alan, passed away in May of 2003 from diabetes complications, so any of you suffering with this, please take care of yourself!  I plan to travel often the next few years with my boys, so if you have a favorite spot you have been to and really enjoyed, please let me know!

 
 
 
 
  • Kolleen Marshall Spencer
    260 W. Hawthorne Street
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    317-873-5735

 
 
  • Jack Alan Dudley
    Deceased - May 8, 2003 (Submitted by sister, Donna Droll)

     Jack has two beautiful girls, Joy (19) and Jamie Dudley (17) and one beautiful granddaughter, Jasmine.  Jamie      recently performed a dance routine in Alabama during the Super Bowl and had a great time.  She is following        in the footsteps of her sister, Joy, who has spent many an hour also practicing the drills and being just basically      beautiful!  Jack passed away of diabetes complications and would undoubtedly tell anyone else to pay much          closer attention to your doctor and that none of us are immortal!

 
  • H Kennard Bennett
    267 West Berkley Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46208

    I received my B.A. from Wabash College in 1979 and my J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1982.  I live in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis with my wife Margaret and my children, Cy and Grace.  Until April 9f 2005 I was a Managing Partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Severns & Bennett.  Now I am practicing law in a solo practice near my home.  My legal expertise is in the field of Elder Law, focusing on guardianships, estates, and the civil prosecution of cases involving neglect and abuse of the elderly.  I have served as Editor of the NAELA Quarterly, which is the legal journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  I have also served as President of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and I am presently on the Board of Directors of United Senior Action Foundation.


1976

  • Daniel Brett
    djbrett@att.net
     
    540 CR 109
    Georgetown, TX 78626
    (512) 769-1806

    First thing I did out of High School was obtain my FAA Private Pilot's license.

    I started college in 1978 for Geology, spent 2 years, and did not complete since the oil crisis put that job position in the dumps. I worked for a major distributor/retailer of Radio Controlled models, Indy R/C Sales, Inc. in Carmel for about 9 years, the last 5 of which I was the General Manager. My knowledge and love for the hobby helped increase sales to new heights and they were very successful. My Dad passed away in 1982, which got me thinking about my future....

    I moved to Round Rock, TX (Austin area) and returned to college from 1986 to 1989 and received 2 B.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering and Automated Manufacturing from ITT Technical Institute.

    Attended FAA training from 1989-1990 at Cheyenne Aerotech in Cheyenne, WY and achieved Airframe & Powerplant Technician ratings to work on aircraft. I also self Studied for, and received, my FCC Radiotelephone license during that time.

    Graduated #1 in all of my schools academically, and as "Outstanding Student" in aero school, I was presented paid additional training, and I selected to attend Pratt & Whitney's PT6-34a turbo prop engine school in Montreal, Canada for 13 days. (fun!)

    Tried for a year to find work in the aerospace industry, but at the time, there were too many downturns in aviation. So....

    Went to work in the semiconductor equipment field for Applied Materials, Inc in 1992 >> www.appliedmaterials.com and served as a Manufacturing Engineer on 200mm Endura 5500 PVD machines for which I was part of the team responsible to help transition the entire manufacturing operation from Santa Clara, CA to Austin, TX, and, again for the Applied Komatsu Technologies AKT 1600 PECVD Flat Panel Display machines. I had to design manufacturing plans, floor layouts, facility requirements, etc. as well as learn how to build the entire machine from the ground up- all in 9 months for the first round; 3 months the second round! Served as a Electrical Design Engineer on the first 300mm wafer machine and designed the AC power system for it for which Patent was applied for. Then served again as Manufacturing Engineer in Etch Final Test for Centura 200mm and 300mm machines and reduced cycle time by half, and improved testing processes, and helped transitioned new products from the design group in Santa Clara to Austin. Developed new high-vacuum line seal that resolved several year old problem and reduced defects to near 0 for all machines and also new O-ring seal design for high vacuum to improve manufacturability as well as performance. Served as trouble-shooting expert (they never found a problem I couldn't solve ;o) for some of the more 'serious' issues on any, or all, machine types we produced, including vacuum, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, RF, mechanical, robotic, surface finish, particle, contamination, software, firmware, component, fittings, seals, gas flow, servo, coolant, temperature, material, metallurgical, and about any other issue one can think of. It was a wealth of experience to work on such complex machines! A real challenge for an Engineer.

    My Mom passed away in 2003, and that got me thinking about my future again....

    In May of 2005, after almost 13 years, I quit Applied Materials to pursue a new opportunity. I had negotiated and purchased the assets of Williams Brothers, Inc in California, from December 2004 to April 2005, which produced plastic injection molded model aircraft kits, and accessories for Radio Controlled models, for 45 years: products representing the early years of aviation from pioneer to 1930's era's (my favorite era's of aviation). Little did I know how much my experience at Applied Materials for moving manufacturing operations would come in handy one day! I traveled to CA and single handedly arranged, and moved the entire operation, including over 1000 boxes and heavy machinery, from Los Osos, CA to Taylor, TX in 3 weeks with 3 semi trucks, and designed and facilitized the new factory location. I then developed the infrastructure, computer system, and learned how to run injection machines (very simple compared to semi machines) and I continue to learn about plastics. By August, 2005, I had started production and sales. 

    I am now the President of Brett Industries, Inc. operating Williams Brothers Model Products >> www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com 

    We are still in a re-start-up mode, but growing stronger as we work through the 227 molds to get them working and producing products again for the hobby community. The company, thanks to the internet, is now officially shipping products world wide to modelers in all major continents.

    I love my new position as it allows me to apply my two favorite things together: manufacturing and model aviation. So, I apply my hi-tech knowledge to streamline and improve the operation (and to fix things like machines and molds) as well as starting to design new products. Of course, I am also looking into new realms for which I can apply new ideas for new products, such as model robotics.

    I live on my 3.5 acre 'ranch' out in the country and love that too. I hope to move to an airpark community soon, and start building, or restoring, a full sized aircraft for the fun of it. Never married, but still having fun looking; and, I've met some of the most interesting people over the years.

 
  • Eric Burkhammer
    EEBurk@aol.com

    P.O. Box 371
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    873-5004

 
  • Jeffrey K. Davis
    11343 Spyglass Ridge Drive
    Fishers, IN 46037
    317-810-2034

    jdavis@mtuinc.com

 
  • Chip Longfellow
    4255 Knollton Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46228
    317-291-6900
    johnh409@aol.com

 
 
  • Tom Taylor
    taylor2010@comcast.net
    10601 Reid Lane

    Nokesville, VA 20181

    I graduated from Purdue and went into the U.S. Air Force.  After retiring, my career took us to Northern Virginia.  I am married with two kids.  I get back to Zionsville often to see my family still living on State Road 32.  Stop in and say hello.

     


1977

  • Kay Nay Burkhammer
    nanb559@aol.com
    P.O. Box 371
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    873-5004
 
 
 
 
  • Sandra Hill - Huston
    304 Hudson Lane
    Dripping Springs TX 78620
    512-264-3152

    finefaux@email.com

  • Debbie Jones Peterson 
  • debpeterson@hotmail.com
 
 

1978

 
  • Carolyn Sue Witt Dimiceli ("Carrie")
    Address:  636 Karen Drive, Zionsville, IN 46077

  •  Email:  cdimiceli@zcs.k12.in.us
     12-year senior; While in school involved with band and stage band, Sunshine Society, Spanish Club, NHS      Tri-M, Booster Club.  Worked as a loan officer/senior assistant manager for Indiana National Bank for 18  years; 

 
  • Kim (Cummings) Estep
    8838 Amber Stone Court
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    kphil51367@aol.com 

    Husband Steven 5 years my junior from Muncie;  Three children Kendall Phillips 16 years old attends ZCHS; Shelby Phillips 14 years old, attends ZMS; Weston Estep 4 years old is in pre-school.  I am a Nanny for a family with 2 year old triplets and a 6 year old and one on the way.  I stay very busy with going to soccer games year round, school plays, competition choir events, and not T-ball.

 
  •  Kurt Kroemer
    cepzville@aol.com
     
    711 Franklin Trace
    Zionsville, IN 46077
     

    I am married to Mary Iles Kroemer (1980 Danville, IL).  We presently have 3 girls in ZCS, Kaylene, Barbara and Alexandra.  I work downtown Zionsville at CEP sales (www.cepsales.com) off of W. Oak Street selling as a manufacturer's representative.  We are members of Christ Church in Zionsville. 

 
  • David H Meyer
    12-year senior
    4273 South 800 East
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    317-769-5645

    Still living in Zionsville.  Three children in the school system - one at the high school, one at the middle school, and one at Stonegate Elementary

 

           Address:  1911 Kalanaiana'ole Ave., #208

           Hilo, HI 96720

           Phone:  706.506.4534

 

  •  Kerry Rodgers
    kerryrodgers@mibor.net

    9673 Autumn Way
    Zionsville, IN 46077
     

    Married to Carolyn Stoltzfus (1980 Carmel grad).  We have 3 sons in the Zionsville School system:  Kyle (sophomore), Noah (4th grade) and Scott (kindergarten).  Attend Zionsville Fellowship Church.  Enjoy selling real estate in Zionsville and the surrounding areas as well as coaching youth football, soccer and basketball.


1979

       Mike Bear

  • mike@indiana.net                                                                                                                                                 I'm working as a Branch Manager for Mid America Elevator in the Terre Haute area.  I have just lost the Love of my Life Lori Lee (Hine) Bear.  We were together 34 years.  Of that time we had 31-1/2 years of marriage.  I only hope that everyone else can continue to experience the joy I had, for many years to come.  I wish you well.
 
  • Mike Huser
    MJWJHuser@Hotmail.com

    My wife Jackie and I have been married for 14 years.  We live in Noblesville and have two terrific children Weston (8) and Jensen (10 months).  We stay very busy with scouting, church activities, and sports.  I graduated from Marquette University in 1983 and from the Butler University MBA program in 2001.  I received my CPA license in 1997 and after several years in various corporate positions in various industries and companies I became tired of the corporate rat-race and I am now working on starting my own business.

 
  •  Bill Niksch
    bniksch@indy.rr.com

    6823 Woodhaven Place
    Zionsville, IN
    317-873-3197

    Attended Zionsville Schools all 12 years and I have lived in Zionsville all my life.  Currently working as an accountant for the Defense Finance Center in Indianapolis.  My wife Ellen and I have been married for 16 years and have three children:  2 sons - Alex 13, a 6th grader at Zionsville West Middle School, Chris - a 5th grade also at Zionsville West and daughter Molly, 2 years old.

 
  • Judy Funkhouser Pringle
    judy.pringle@titan.com

    Things are great...retired from the Air Force in August 2003, living/working in Northern Virginia. Married with two girls Sara (7) and Olivia (6).  Hope all is well with the '79 Z-ville grads!

 
  • Robert (Bob) Sims
    tight_is_right@hotmail.com

    I am a professional poker player.  I am married to a professional poker dealer/player, and we love to travel the U.S./World to coordinate, organize and play in poker tournaments, and are currently working with a New York film company, making a documentary on "couples in poker."  We are both involved with the World Poker Tour, so keep your eyes open.  You may see us on TV.  Hope ALL is well with the 79/80 grads, and all ZCHS alumni.