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2005 Reunion Chorus


A multi-generational community chorus sang for the Saturday evening program at St.Paul's Lutheran Church for the 2005 RHS alumni all-class reunion. The chorus did a resoundingly excellent performance of "On Top of the World" made popular by the Carpenter's in the 1970s, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and "God Bless America." It was a delight to watch director John Nielsen in action as he inspired the group and led a diverse group of singers who created music that wafted throughout the sanctuary, lifted spirits, and brought a standing ovation. We give a heartfelt thanks to director John Nielsen, pianist Marilee Kleepsies, and all the chorus members for their gift of music and adding so much pleasure and meaning to the evening.

Below is an alphabetical listing of the musicians. Please email us with any additional information and/or corrections. Thanks.

  name
high school and graduation year
current residence
occupation

Tom Anderson
West Bend graduate
Rolfe
Pro Co-op employee

Chris Armstrong
Resides at Richland, Iowa
School teacher

Shelly Petersen Armstrong
RHS 1980
Richland, Iowa
School teacher

Shawn Nielsen Behrendsen
RHS 1982
Rural Gilmore City
Office manager at Mid-America

James DeWolf
PAC 9th grade
Rural Rolfe

Karen DeWolf
Pocahontas graduate
Rural Rolfe
Rolfe faculty 1980-1999

Kelly DeWolf
PAC 8th grade student
Rural Rolfe

Mike DeWolf
RHS 1980
Rural Rolfe
Employed at Ft. Dodge Correctional Facility

Kim Kerns Forness
RHS 1984
Moorhead, Minnesota
School teacher

Linda Johnson Hood
RHS 1963
Rolfe
Nurse at Humboldt hospital

Pastor Lilette Johnston
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Tony Keller
Graduated from a Minnesota high school
Rural Rolfe
Ft. Dodge Labs

Rita Wax Kelly
RHS 1965
Rochester, Minnesota
Retired hospital administrator

Bill Kemna
RHS 1955
Rural Rolfe
Farmer

Clairyss Donahue Kerns
Graduated from Humboldt @1950
Rural Rolfe
Homemaker

Jeff Kerns
RHS 1978
Rural Rolfe
Farmer

Karen Truelson Kerns
DMT 1957
Rural Rolfe
Rolfe Public Library director

Ken Kerns
RHS 1956
St. Paul, Minnesota
Retired architect

Kevin Kerns
RHS 1980
Rural Rolfe
Pro Co-op employee

Zach Kerns
PAC 2005
Rural Rolfe

Marilee Kleespies, pianist
Graduated from Early-Creston
Rolfe
Music teacher

Sarah McVey Munson
Rolfe student through junior year, 1976 graduate of Pensacola Christian
Rolfe
Rolfe Flower Bin and teacher's assistant

John Nielsen, director
Ottosen 1955
Rural Rolfe
Farmer

Chris Pedersen
RHS 1974
Kingsley, Iowa
Farmers co-op manager

Deb Freeman Pedersen
RHS 1975
Kingsley, Iowa
Banker

Lana Pratt
Resides in Rolfe
Rolfe City administrator

Tim Ricklefs
RHS 1963
Rural Rolfe
Farmer and seed dealer

Jerry Robinson
RHS 1956
Lake Forest, CA
Retired implement dealer

Diana Smith Sandvig
RHS 1970
Rolfe
State Farm Insurance

Kathy Sefcik
Resides in rural Rolfe
Hair stylist

Lisa Burkel Shimon
RHS 1987
Prior Lake, MN

Curt Sindergard
RHS 1977
Rolfe
Farmer and seed dealer

Francis Smith
Plover 1944
Rolfe
Homemaker

Stacy Nielsen Speck
RHS 1987
Des Moines, Iowa
CDS Employee

Sandy Beuchle Sumner
RHS 1972
Rolfe
Day care provider

JoAnn Gaskill Winthers
RHS 1965
Rural Rolfe
Doctor's office receptionist

Janice Lanus Young
RHS 1958
Rolfe
Rolfe City clerk

John Young
RHS 1951
Rolfe
School employee

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