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•   Rose Servais (Tydrich)


•   Dennis Siebenaler  5/4
•   Les Nicholas  4/24
•   Margaret Palmer (Klieforth)  4/23
•   Donald Welch  4/16
•   William Flaherty (Flaherty)  4/15
•   Anita Pahl (Young)  3/3
•   Dave Stokes  1/27
•   Paul Pierce  12/29
•   Jeff Pierce (Pierce)  12/1
•   John Petruccelli  11/19
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alaska
2 live in Arizona
6 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
5 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
3 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
1 lives in Massachusetts
3 live in Michigan
21 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
2 live in New York
1 lives in North Dakota
1 lives in Rhode Island
1 lives in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
1 lives in Washington
135 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
45 location unknown
37 are deceased

Gene Amsrud, 67, of Genoa, WI passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in his home. He was born on May 10, 1953 in La Crosse to Milton and Mary Jane (Tevis) Amsrud.

Gene graduated from Aquinas High School in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became an Engineman on the USS Engage minesweeper. He retired from the USGS – Upper Mississippi Science Center in 2014. Gene loved talking with people and appreciated visitors as his health declined.

He is survived by his wife, Patty, a sister Gail Hayes of Muncy, PA along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Sandra Hooson and Karen Larson, one brother Roy Amsrud and a daughter Stephanie Amsrud.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Mayo Cancer Center or Mayo Hospice.




AUGUST 12, 13,14, 2021
Aquinas Class of '71
50th Reunion

Please reread all reunion info.
There are several updates that you need to see, to stay informed.

As of right now, all venues and events are still scheduled, so we are moving forward with preparation and are confident the reunion will go as planned.

The cost is $60/person. We have received donations and a cash advance, to help cover the cost of the reunion and future expenses. The committee will be prepaying and we encourage you to do so also. You can send your payment to Rose at:
Rose Tydrich
617 Riders Club Road
Onalaska, WI 54650

Email Rose with any payment questions at:

To save expenses we are not accepting payment with credit/debit cards.

Thursday Aug. 12, 2021
Moon Tunes at Riverside Park, 5:30 p.m. -
Free event. We'll have a tent in the park where we will meet.

  • I contacted Moon Tunes to find out who is scheduled to play Thursday, August 12th. They are going by last years canceled schedule but we are trying to confirm who is playing that evening.

Friday Aug. 13, 2021
Evening gathering will be at Big Al's, 115 South 3rd St. in Downtown La Crosse.

Saturday Aug. 14, 2021
Golf outing, probably Forest Hill's at Losey Blvd. And La Crosse St.
Piggy's Restaurant 501 Front St. La Crosse.

Saturday morning, 8/14/21
18 hole “best ball”
All levels of golfers welcome!!!!

For planning purposes, we need to know your level of interest. Once we determine how many golfers we have, we will contact you with event details.

Please contact:

Bill Bettis at Cell (847) 602-0124
Mike Desmond at Cell (608) 317-7904
Jerry DeBoer at  Cell (414) 403-698. 


Some out-of-town classmates are staying with friends and/or family during the reunion. If you need hotel accommodations, Joe Kotnour has made arrangements with The Courtyard by Marriott, 500 South Front St. downtown La Crosse, on the River. Joe has reserved 10 rooms to start. As they fill, the Marriott will add 10 more, as needed. Phone The Marriott, 608-782-1000 and tell them the reservation will be under the Aquinas 1971 Class Reunion group.

  • If you choose to stay at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, confirm that you want king or 2 queen beds. If the reservation person won't give you a choice, ask to talk to:
    Event Coordinator Jen Burch.
    Jen is available weekdays during regular business hours and will get it done.

Hotel link:

Also, remember Dan Marcou's picture project. Dan has created a PowerPoint presentation for the reunion. He has scanned all our senior pictures from the '71 Aquin. Each slide will have that photo and your name. If you choose, you can add other personal photos, personal info or greetings. You decide. To add to your slide, email Dan at:

  • Dan's slide show will run continuously Saturday evening August 14th. Anybody interested in getting a copy can contact Dan.

We are looking for volunteers to organize and coordinate activities. Such as:

La Crosse Queen Cruise -
Grand Dad Bluff visit
Aquinas School Tour
Segway city tour -
Trolley city tour -

If there is another local site or event you'd like to visit, put a group together. You can use the Grade School Forum or go through the class web site to get it organized.
Feel free to direct any questions or comments to any of the committee members listed below.


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Reunion committee members.

Joe Kotnour email:
Rose Servais (Tydrich) email:
Paul Pierce email:
Anita Pahl (Young) email:
Fred Funk email:
Julie Deflorian (Keitel) email:
Mary Sauer (Paul) email:
Dan Marcou

Tim Carrol