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01/22/22 03:24 PM #208    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Does anyone have a 1st Communion Class photo from Sacred Heart? Saint Matthews? I'd love to post those here as well. 

Also if anyone has any photos from past reunions, proms, homecomings, or graduation, please email or text to me and I'll also post here on

Thanks to Teresa Burke, Sherry D., and Kevin Ryan for looking through their photo boxes!


01/22/22 07:37 PM #209    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

  • Teresa Burke Flattery just sent the Sacred Heart Frist Communion Class Photo.  Just now posted on Thank you Teresa!
  • Does anyone have a photo of First Communion from parishes in Clare, Barnum, or Duncombe?
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02/02/22 02:39 PM #210    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

HaPpY 2-2-22!!!! 

02/25/22 02:47 PM #211    

Kathleen Hay (Bednar)

Dear Class of '71,

Our classmate Carol Mueller Ocenasek and her husband Larry, Class of '70, are in Rochester, Minnesota as Larry finishes his chemotherapy treatment for bone marrow cancer and awaits a stem cell transplant procedure early March. Larry had a complication last month with Covid but fortunately had a mild case and has recovered. The St. Edmond Alumni FB page has a GoFundMe link if you would like to donate to help with the additional expenses they are incurring with the long hotel stay. If you prefer to send a check or would like to send a card of support to Carol and Larry, please contact me for information by sending me a private message. My cell is 319.440.3343 and email is Please keep Carol, Larry and their family in your prayers.

Many thanks!  Kathleen

04/12/22 06:21 PM #212    

Denny Farmer


HI, All,

I am in Des Moines helping my sister Janet after a surgery, that she is recovering from.

I was able to meet up with Dan Severson this trip. It really is amazing connection with someone I knew well in Holy Rosary and High School after 50 years. 

We don't look that bad after that long. 

Denny Farmer

04/12/22 08:05 PM #213    

Steven Booth

Welcome back!! You guys both look good..

04/12/22 08:09 PM #214    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Can't wait to see you both!

Can't wait to see everybody!

04/14/22 10:39 PM #215    


Barbara Wagner

Thanks for the pic, yes, you both look good!


04/16/22 07:43 PM #216    


Amy Lychwick (Howard)

Hello Classmates!
I have 2 FREE tickets to the St.Ed's 39th Annual Ball on May 7th up for grabs.
Any takers?
Send me an email to: if interested.
Amy Lychwick (Howard)

06/18/22 04:04 PM #217    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Mini-Class Reunion! LeMars Iowa June 14, 2022 

L-R Tom Kelleher, Kevin Ryan, Carolyn Bickford (Dan Bickford's wife), Mary Lyman Ryan, Bruce Lawler.  Out for breakfast after Bruce said the parish morning Mass. We ran into Carolyn Bickford as she was leaving and she stopped to say hello.


06/19/22 02:06 PM #218    


Barbara Wagner

Great pic, thanks for the post!!

06/21/22 05:25 PM #219    

Steven Booth

Awesome!! You guys look Great!

06/27/22 03:09 PM #220    


Gerald Potratz

Mary, your photo of the mini-reunion in LeMars is fantastic!  So great to see all of you looking so good.  I have not seen Tom in years and hope that he can make it to our reunion.  Tom was always organizing our "neighborhood" football and basketball games and playing cards in his basement crawl space is still a vivid memory.  And it is always so nice to see Carolyn.  Dan Bickford was my best man in marriage #1... with Fr Bruce and Fr Bill concelebrating... the day was awesome, unfortunately, the marriage less so, but I am forever grateful for Dan and Bruce and Bill's ongoing support!

08/10/22 04:25 PM #221    

Kathleen Hay (Bednar)

Our Corpus Christi friend and classmate Donald L. "Butch" Rodenborn passed away May 24, 2022.  Butch's funeral service was held May 30 at Holy Trinity.  He and his wife Peg raised their family in Fort Dodge and their four children are St. Edmond graduates.  Butch had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  After retiring, Butch and Peg divided their time between Twin Lakes and Goodyear, Arizona.

in reading about Butch's life, he loved to celebrate the 4th of July festivities at Twin Lakes and his favorite activity was "shooting water balloons at passersby."  Doesn't that sound just like him?!  I love that story.  It is sobering to see Dave and Butch standing by each other in this picture and so quickly following each other in their passing.

Please remember Butch and his family in your thoughts and prayers; may God grant him eternal peace.

The photo is from those submitted several years ago by Jacquie Elbert Udermann, remembering our 8th Grade trip to Des Moines.  Butch is pictured with Tom McTigue, Dave Kelley, and Bill Schreiber.

08/18/22 02:55 PM #222    


Laura Ludgate

Congratulations Kathleen and Tom on your 50th wedding anmiversary!! so happy for you:

09/01/22 10:09 AM #223    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Keith and Linda Keigher Dencklau, married 50 years ago today!

09/01/22 05:14 PM #224    

Steven Booth

HAPPY 50th Keith and Linda CONGRATULATIONS!!

09/14/22 02:15 PM #225    


Laura Ludgate

Friday, September 16, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM you are all invited to our farm south of Fort Dodge for a place to walk or chat.


One of the many activities the committee planned is a very casual event at our farm I call ‘ Oakgate’ where you are all invited to come at 1:30 on Friday afternoon September 16, 2022. Hopefully the weather will be pleasant and we can take a walk in the woods, or if it is hot, we can socialize and have a beer in the (air conditioned) cabin.

The address is 2422 Madison Avenue, Fort Dodge  - south of highway 20 and NW of Otho. 

It is 10 miles from my home near the stadium in Fort Dodge.

Most of you are staying on the east side of Fort Dodge, so I will give you directions from that side of town.

South on 32nd Street (from Brookstone Inn) then East on 5th Avenue South

Right ( or south) onto Quail Avenue

Right exit, West onto Highway 20 for about 5 miles.  BEFORE you reach second exit into Fort Dodge, exit left (south) onto Madison Ave….a gravel road.

Quick left, quick right, past three small acreages.

2422 is on the left, or east side of road.  See attached photo. Come on in!

….or just put the address into your GPS and follow those directions😊

Please feel free to email or call me and I can help you.  515 227 0339

09/21/22 12:18 PM #226    

Kathleen Hay (Bednar)

If you missed writing a note to Sr. Mary of Jesus Saturday evening, please consider sending her a card and tell her your favorite memory of her or of the reunion this past weekend.  She would love to hear from you!  Her address:

Sister Mary of Jesus, O.C.D.

Holy Annunciation Monastery

403 West County Road

Sugar Loaf, PA 18249

05/04/23 05:22 PM #227    

Steven Booth

Claaaaaaass! Hi Hope Y'all are doing well and just like to take this opportunity to say "MAY the FOURTH be with YOU!!"   peace out

05/05/23 10:29 AM #228    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Bruce Lawler update from last night (May 4, 2023

"Surgery went as planned, went well.  Heart looks good, quite a bit of bleeding, gave him on platelets to help him clot. Will be going back to his room in about an hour, tubes will probably come out this evening.  
Thanks for your prayers.  
Ellen, Marcia, Jack"
Also last night
"They have taken out the breathing tube and hopefully the ng tube later this evening. His nurse promised he will be sitting up briefly after that is out.  He is very tired but alert and looks good.  His doctor stopped in and is pleased with his progress."

05/05/23 03:54 PM #229    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Here is a new update from Bruce's sister Marcia this afternoon: "We are here now, they have him sitting up.  Plan is that remove a few more “wires” in a bit.  He ate his jello, looking forward to broth for lunch.  He says hello and thank you for the prayers. "

05/07/23 04:59 PM #230    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Saturday May 6, 2023 (Received last night from Bruce's sister Marcia):
Bruce had a good day.  Drains which are causing discomfort weren’t removed as he had hoped but probably will be tomorrow.  He had 3 walks, one more to do before bed.  He had real food today, another plus!  His doctor says everything continues to look good. Hard to believe his surgery was only 2 days ago!  Marcia"
[EDITOR: Hope to post an update from today (Sunday) later this evening]

05/08/23 12:04 PM #231    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

Hello Classmates-

Received this very happy update from Bruce himself this morning:

"I should find out today whether they will release me tomorrow or not."

Very wonderful!!

05/08/23 10:39 PM #232    

Mary Lyman (Ryan)

It is official!! In a phone call from Bruce this evening, he found out he will be discharged from Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday May 9th!! He will spend one week recouperating at the home of his sister Marcia before returning back to LeMars.  Bruce wants you all to know he is grateful for your prayers, cards, and concern. AND that he is STILL looking forward to retiring in July!

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