Elda Louise Ann (Korn) Luehmann ’36
Spring Park, Minn.) passed away on June
at age 97. She taught elementary
school in Rochester and Stockton, and
later owned and operated Luehmann
Implement in St. Charles with her family.
She is remembered for her joy of flower
Elsie (Finkelnburg) Rhea ’37
Springs, Fla.) passed away on April 9, 2011,
at age 96. She grew up in Winona and was
an art teacher for 20 years in Minnesota
and Michigan. After retiring to Florida in
she enjoyed a second career in real
estate. She was an avid sewer, painter, and
golfer who won many tournaments.
Dorothy (Millar) Burt ’41
Minn.) passed away on October 10, 2011.
She taught in Iowa and Minnesota and for
years worked for newspapers in Red
Wing and Owatonna.
Helen A. Flemming ’41
Winona) died on
April 25. After graduating from Winona
State Teachers College, she taught in
Marshfield, Wis., and in 1978 was District
Teacher of the Year. She returned to Wi-
nona following retirement in 1983.
Planetta “Netta” (Lang) Capetz ’42
Scottsdale, Ariz.) passed away on March
She was 90 years old. A music and
English major, she worked for 31 years
with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. She
enjoyed movies, reading, crosswords, golf,
Helen Rose (Daskoski) Norberg ’44
Fargo, N.D.) passed away on March 27.
Kenneth Dale Seeling ’44
St Paul, Minn.)
passed away on March 6. He taught social
studies, algebra, and trigonometry and
also served as guidance counselor at the
Dawson-Boyd Schools. He also served
as football coach from 1948 until 1970.
Mr. Seeling” earned a reputation as an
effective and caring teaher with a knack for
Elizabeth “Betty” (Klavitter) Bergler
Winona) passed away on January 23.
She was a teacher and tax consultant who
managed to travel to all 50 U.S. states, and
also to China in 1983.
Kathleen Hester Crotty ’47
Mont.) passed away on December 23,
She retired as a kindergarten teacher
for the Santa Barbara School District.
Patricia (Mullin) Harcey ’48
passed away on June 3. She first taught in
Lake Crystal and then St. Charles where
she instructed elementary grades and
served as a principal. She also founded
and operated Harcey’s Dairy Farm with her
Quentin R. Sabotta ’48
Iowa) died on April 11. A member of the
U.S. Army Air Corps, he was a POW for
more than three years during World War
II. He was senior class president at Winona
State College and went on to earn his MA
at the University of Minnesota. He taught
for 23 years in Cedar Rapids and worked
for 35 years as an evaluator for the Iowa
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Martin “Marty” Beyer ’50
Minn.) died on April 12. A U.S. Navy vet-
eran, he graduated from Winona State and
worked as an interior and exterior decora-
tor and later as Wabasha County treasurer
Luverne “Irish” Scanlan ’50
Wis.) passed away on March 31. He served
with the U.S. Navy after World War II and
taught industrial arts and word working
and after attending Winona State, where
he played golf. He was also a coach and
won several conference championships in
Lanesboro, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.
He retired in 1985 to Clam Lake, Wis., to a
log cabin he and friends constructed.
Robert (Bob) Welte ’50
passed away unexpectedly on January
He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and then earned his teach-
ing degree at Winona State. He moved
west to Nevada to teach auto shop and
band and later taught in Colorado until
his retirement in 1983. He and his wife,
Audrey, spent 20 years travelling, covering
every state and province in North America
and also Europe, Russia, North Africa, and
Australia and New Zealand.
Dawn Marie (Smith) Fellows ’51
Concord, Minn.) passed away on June 22.
She taught third grade and also owned a
craft shop in West Concord and was later
city clerk for her hometown.
Joanne M. (Hauge) Trainor ’51
nona) died peacefully on May 4. Her first
teaching job was in Dodge Center before
returning to Winona.
Joseph Lynch ’52
Waseca, Minn.) passed
away on October 11, 2009. He taught
business in high school and coached in El-
lendale before moving to Waseca to teach
at the University of Minnesota Southern
School of Agriculture and Waseca High
School. He was an avid sportsman and
football and basketball referee. He retired
Robert Hurley ’53
passed away on March 9.
Bertha (Lunt) Everson ’55
died on June 2. She was a teacher for 53
Daryl Wohlert ’58
Eau Claire, Wis.)
passed away on December 14, 2011. He
taught math and physical education until
retiring in 1991.
Jeffrey Kremer ’65
Rialto, Calif.) died
on May 29. He played football at Winona
State and was named to the A.P. Little All
America team in 1965. A woodworker and
cabinet maker, he enjoyed spending time
at a cabin he built in Richfield, Utah.
Evar Silvernagle ’65
passed away on March 1. Born in Sweden,
he was a star athlete at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse. A distinguished
teacher and coach in Austin, Minn., and
Rochester, he led teams to 12 state swim-
ming championships and 200 wins with
only ten losses. He was named Minnesota
Swimming Coach of the Decade (1960-70)
and was inducted into halls of fame in both
Minnesota and Wisconsin.