LIST OF DECEASED CRUSADERS

As of 2021

Here's a list of deceased alumni from Bonn American High School on the Rhein, organized by class:

STUDENTS:

CLASS OF `68

  • Pamela Heinz Porter (died 1/28/2018)
    Years in Bonn:  66-69

CLASS OF ‘69

  • Janet Gauthier
    Years in Bonn: 63-65
  • Tim Berger
    Years in Bonn: before ’68
    graduated in Wiesbaden High because the school in Bonn only went to 10th grade at that time.

CLASS OF ‘70

  • Dee Hurst
    Years in Bonn: 67-72
  • Lynn Ellis
    Years in Bonn: 66-69

CLASS OF ‘71

  • Mike Mayhew
    Years in Bonn: …
  • Susie Hoefler
    Years in Bonn: 65-70

CLASS OF ‘72

  • Dr. Rebecca J. Shoden
    passed away on September 19, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Years in Bonn: …

  • Nils Urmas

    Nils passed away on October 14, 2021
    Years in Bonn: …

  • Charlie Bennett
    Years in Bonn: 70-72
  • Mike Ellis
    Years in Bonn: 66-69
  • Tom Krisher
    Years in Bonn: 71-72

CLASS of ‘73

  • Steve Taylor
    Years in Bonn 70-72?
    Died in December 2018
  • Mike DeSanto
    Years in Bonn: 63-73
  • Ronald “Rocky” Hughes
    Years in Bonn: 64-71
  • Mike Lauderdale
    Years in Bonn: 72-73
  • Leonard McConnell
    Years in Bonn: 71-73
  • David Whaley
    Years in Bonn: 71-73

CLASS of ‘74

  • Karen Lantto
    in Bonn’71-‘74
    Date of death May 31, 2016
  • Nan Cusick
    in Bonn’71-‘73
    Date of death Aug 6, 2020

CLASS OF ‘75

  • Assaf Ben Horin
    Years in Bonn: …1976
    Died from heart attack on Februar, 17th, 2000
    He was a Psychiatrist and left a wife and 3 children.
  • Christopher Wolsky
    Years in Bonn: 72-75
  • Carter Allner
    Years in Bonn: 64-68
  • Mark Joseph Eblan
    Years in Bonn: 65-67
  • Karen (Goldberg) Dinkin
    Years in Bonn: 67-70
  • Ronald Gutherie
    Years in Bonn: 73-75
  • Laurie Striker
    Years in Bonn: 66-71
  • Simon Ungers
    Years in Bonn: 74-75

CLASS OF ‘76

  • Jim Sorah
    Passed away on the heels of a great reunion in 2024
    Years in  Bonn: 1972 to 1975
  • Tami McGinnis
    Years in  Bonn: …-76
  • Steve Forris Kimbrough
    November 7,1958 – January 5, 2010
    (Killed in a traffic accident)
    Years in Bonn: 74-76
  • Diana Krisher
    Years in Bonn: circa 71-73 (Died in ’74 in high school.)
  • Jeff McClelland
    Years in Bonn: 70-76
    (Jeff passed away in 1987)
  • Eric Van Noy
    Years in Bonn: 65-74
  • Jack Velte
    Years in Bonn: 64-68 and 74-76

CLASS OF ‘77

  • Paul Harbecke
    Years in Bonn: 00-77
    Passed away on February 2. 2024
  • Christoffer Geijer
    Years in Bonn: 74-75
  • Suzanne Gutherie
    Years in Bonn: 73-76

CLASS OF ‘78

  • Marty Lovik
    He died earlier 2021
    Years in Bonn …
  • Glen Everett Cowan
    August 7, 1960 – + September 19, 2021
    Years in Bonn: 77 -78
  • Frank Bellan
    Years in Bonn: 66-71
  • Sylvan Bennett
    Years in Bonn: 69-73 (Died in ’74 in high school.)
  • Richard Sleppy
    Years in Bonn: 70-74
  • Jim Webb
    Years in Bonn: 76-78

CLASS OF ‘79

  • Russ Spencer
    In Bonn 77-78.
    Known as the “California Dude” through his time @ school. Loved being part of the BAHS community. Passed away in September 2022 after a long illness.
  • Christopher Hilton
    Years in Bonn: 74-76
  • Gregory Kiez
    Years in Bonn: 71-75
  • Peter Maktenieks
    Years in Bonn: circa 70-79 
  • John Turner
    Years in Bonn: 68-72 and 74-78

CLASS OF ‘80

  • Rick Ehle
    Years in Bonn: 78-80
  • Lynn Hamilton
    Years in Bonn: 71-74
  • Darren Howard
    Years in Bonn: 78 – 80
  • Chris McCann
    Years in Bonn: 79-80

CLASS OF ‘81

  • Susan Carr 
    Years in Bonn 76-77.
  • Johann Westerhorstmann
    Years in Bonn: 79-81

CLASS OF ‘83

  • Donald Jones
    Years in Bonn: 77-79
  • Curtis Marsh
    Years in Bonn: 75-78

CLASS OF ‘84

  • Enrique Fernandes de Paredes
    Years in Bonn: 82-84

CLASS OF ‘85

  • Bettina von den Steinen
    6/21/68 – 9/29/12
    Years in Bonn: 
  • Kanako Mogi
    Years in Bonn: 77-80

CLASS OF ‘86

  • Jody Stiely
    Years in Bonn: 79-81
  • Neill Mooney
    Years in Bonn:
    passed away 19th January 2023

CLASS OF ‘87

  • Sharon Knoll
    Years in Bonn: 84 – 87
  • Drew Reardon
    Years in Bonn: 85-87
  • Nick Scheer
    Years in Bonn: 80-84

CLASS OF ‘88

  • Katie Hentschel
    Years in Bonn: 85-88

CLASS OF ´89

  • Katherine Terkun
    Years in Bonn: 86-89

CLASS OF ‘91

  • Thomas Zilian
    Years in Bonn: ?-91

CLASS OF ‘92

  • Lisel Chernis
    Years in Bonn: 91-9

FACULTY:

Redick Horton
long time math teacher at BAHS, passed away in October 2021.

Fred Carlton Evans
Age 83, left his family and friends on January 29, 2021. He was born in Stanley, WI on December 9, 1938.
He taught English and drama at BAHS from 1990 until the school closed in 1997.

Jeffrey Edward Dye
He taught Biology, Computers and Human relations.
Passed away suddenly on, March 23, 2018
Date of Birth : December 16, 1944
His last destination was Guam-Okinawa

Marcia Geyer
She tought English, passed away September 28, 2017, in Melbourne, FL

Nancy Shemdin
She passed away last month (August) in Bradenton, Florida. I will try to get the exact daShe came to BAHS as Nancy Downing in 1980 I believe and was there until it closed. She taught math And Home Economics.

James R. “Jim” Manuel
Math age 80, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 12, 2014, at the Winchester.

Coach Bob Agnew
PE teacher and Basketball coach.
Years in Bonn: early 1970s – 1990s

Mr. Ron Armetta
Math and Computer Science teacher.
Years in Bonn: 80s until school closed

Sarah Ann Butterbaugh
June 18, 1936 — February 16, 2024
Washington Township
Sarah taught at the Elementary School.
Years in Bonn: 73-95

Mr. Mike Butterbaugh
High School guidance counselor.
Passed away suddenly in 1998.
Years in Bonn: 73-95

Mr. Wayne Dahlgren
Principal.
Years in Bonn: 64-71

Mrs. Mary Anne Feldmann
Elementary School teacher.
Years in Bonn: 20 years

Mr. Bob Freed
Middle School Science teacher Track, Cross country and Wrestling coach.
Years in Bonn: 89 until closing

Coach Bob Gaittens
Basketball coach.
Years in Bonn: 66-69

Dr. Lowell Jackson
Principal.
Years in Bonn: ?

Coach Stan Kosciolek
Youth soccer, Baseball and Basketball coach.
Years in Bonn: 77-79

Mrs. Claudia Meadows
English teacher and Cheerleading coach.
Years in Bonn: 78-81

Miss Virginia Olsen
Librarian.
Years in Bonn: 60s and 70s

Miss Carmen Olson
Elementary School teacher.
Years in Bonn: ? I can try to find out if needed. Do we have elementary yearbooks?

Mrs. Lelia (Cowles) Smalley
Music teacher.
Years in Bonn: 88 until school closed.

Frau Hilda Stolz
German teacher.
Years in Bonn: 60s and 70s

Miss Lavonne Tawney
Principal.
Years in Bonn: 90s

Mr. Mel Thake
English teacher and Football coach.
Years in Bonn: 72-77

Mr. Dan Thompson
Elementary School teacher, German and French.
Years in Bonn: 90s

Miss Liz Tillery
5th grade teacher.
Years in Bonn: 70s

Mrs. Sandra Trotter
English teacher.
Years in Bonn: 90s

Mr. Sydney van der Hoeven
Supply Officer
Years in Bonn: 66-95

Mr. Calvin Oscar Williams
6th grade teacher
Years in Bonn: 70s (incl. 73-74)

Please enter or select the name of a schoolmate or member of the BAHS-Family to indicate that they are deceased. This will help us build a list of memorials for your class and school. Thank you for your help!

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Author

Specal thanks to Teresa Lauderdale for putting this List together and holding it up to date.