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•   Richard Zimmermann  4/13
•   Joseph Purman  4/5
•   Charles Prieve  4/5
•   Steven Milner  3/31
•   Ralph Amateis  3/19
•   Linda Rice (Lasser)  3/18
•   Richard Austin  1/27
•   Stephen Ewell  1/9
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•   Thomas Jacobson  11/26
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1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Alaska
8 live in Arizona
15 live in California
8 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
6 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Guam
14 live in Illinois
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Maine
4 live in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in New Jersey
2 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
6 live in Washington
82 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
1 lives in Germany
74 location unknown
40 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

WFB Class of ‘72 50th Reunion 

When: July 30, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Where: The University Club of Milwaukee (the country club location) 7401 N. 43rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Cost: $60/per person. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Cocktail hour. Cash bar with liquor, beer and wine: Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

7:30-ish:  buffet-style dinner. 

*BRING EXTRA CASH for the drawing for Green Bay Packers game tickets at Lambeau Field in the upcoming season. $5/ ticket, five tickets for $20.

*FRIDAY NIGHT: FREE and PRIVATE CONCERT at 6:30 p.m. with Stone Cohen Blues Band – Linemann’s Riverwest Inn at 1001 E. Locust St., Milwaukee 53212. The entire bar will be reserved for our class.

SATURDAY, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meet-up gathering at Klode Park. Let’s hope for clear skies, gang! 

SUNDAY, 11:30a.m. – Brunch and gathering at Collectivo Lakefront, 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, 53202.   

NEW!! Sunday, 2p.m. - ?. Bill Curley hosting free beer and pizza at Dale Z’s, 3585 S. Howell Ave. Milw. 53207. Email Bill directly to RSVP:

Please print this out, detach the bottom portion and mail to me with payment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

(Checks only!! Please make them payable to Elizabeth Blaney; easier for me to deposit into our reunion bank account) 

SEND TO: Betsy Blaney, 2209 30th St., Lubbock, TX 79411. RSVP DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

COVID NOTE: Should the dastardly virus again be of concern, we will follow local health recommendations. 

NAME(S):  ____________________________________________________________


Amount enclosed: $__________ 


HOTELS FOR THE WEEKEND (there are no longer blocks of 20 rooms at the Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore or and Holiday Inn Milwaukee River)

There are three hotels at the corner of Port Washington and Green Tree that I was told are in better environs.

I am NOT going to reserve blocks of rooms at any of them, so you are on your own to book rooms. The hotels are close to one another, so staying at any of them still allows people to mingle when not attending events.

1) Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Milwaukee North, 7035 N. Port Washington Rd, Glendale, 53217. Phone number: 414-446-5900

2) Hampton Inn Glendale Milwaukee, 7065 N. Port Washington Rd, Glendale, 53217. Phone number: 414-928-3858

3) Residence Inn by Marriott-Milwaukee North/Glendale, 7003 N. Port Washington Rd, Glendale, 53217. Phone number: 414-446-4295


Welcome to the website for the Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1972!! 
We hope this reunion site will be helpful in renewing friendships and in communicating reunion information in years to come.


To get started, just click on your name under "Classmate Finder" and create your profile. This site is FREE and will be up and operational until May 2024!

* Please enter mailing and email addresses and phone numbers.

*You will also be able to add information and pictures to your profile page.

*Web site content submissions are encouraged and appreciated (photos, memories, etc).

Please complete the profile section even if you do not plan to attend the 50th reunion. We will use this site for many years to come!

Please reach out to any and all from our class who you are in touch with to let them know about this site  and the reunion. We have over 180 classmates signed up now and are looking for those who are 'missing.' If you know the whereabouts of the (approximately 70) 'missing,' please email me. Even if you know only a city or state that will help us immensely.  

Betsy Blaney


Our own Class of ‘72 Betsy Blaney has been named a 2022 Inductee to the Whitefish Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame! Betsy will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on May 21, 2022, at Noon in the High School Link commons area. Betsy was the first star of the WFBHS girls’ tennis team and went on to a successful career on the women’s pro tour, which included playing at the US Open and Wimbledon. Here’s her bio, which will be placed on a plaque in the High School complex.  Congratulations, Betsy!!—

Betsy Blaney (Athlete, Class of 1972)

Betsy Blaney was ranked as one of the top three players in junior tennis in Wisconsin from ages 12-18, but she couldn’t earn a letter in tennis at Whitefish Bay High School her freshman and sophomore years because there were no girls’ statewide tennis competitions. This was before Title IX became law in June 1972, so opportunities for girls to play competitive high school sports were limited. When a girls’ team at Whitefish Bay High School was formed in the fall of 1970, Betsy began dominating high school tennis in Wisconsin. She earned letters in tennis her junior and senior years, helping the Whitefish Bay High School girls’ team win the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s inaugural state tournament in 1971 by taking third place in singles. In 1970, Betsy was awarded the Frank Parker Junior Award by the USTA Wisconsin organization. Betsy is the most accomplished tennis player to come out of Whitefish Bay High School to date. A few months after graduating in 1972, Betsy moved to Texas to pursue her tennis career. In 1975, she was awarded one of the nation’s first Title IX scholarships and played tennis for Southern Methodist University in Dallas from 1975-1977. She won the doubles championship in 1975 and 1976 in the Texas Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 1978, she was ranked No. 1 in Texas in the Women’s Open Singles division. Betsy joined the Women’s Tennis Association pro tour in 1980, playing at the US Open and Wimbledon. In 1981, she teamed with Elisabeth Ekblom to reach the round of 32 in women’s doubles at Wimbledon and the two won the Swedish Open Women’s Doubles title the same year. In September 1973, Betsy was a line judge for the epic Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in the Houston Astrodome, which was watched by an estimated 90 million TV viewers worldwide. Betsy spent almost 20 years as a tennis pro before starting a second career as a journalist in 1991 as the Associated Press’s correspondent in Lubbock, Texas. As a journalist, she wrote first-person columns about her experience as a line judge at the King-Riggs match, even interviewing King in 1998 in the Astrodome for the 25th anniversary of that historic match.

Whitefish Bay football coach Jake Wolters has been in touch with classmate Dave Vetta, seeking feedback and apprising him of a project he’s working on.

Jake had a very successful athletic career at Wauwatosa East and UW Whitewater, involved with football, track, basketball in playing and coaching capacities. He has been WFB varsity football coach, following a very tough act, Jim Tietjen, a 1972 classmate and class act. He has been trying to build a bridge to memorialize the football players, athletes, records of the past years as well as the coaches who have given so much to Whitefish Bay, including Jim Tietjen. With pictures, plaques, recognizing team championships and renovating the football locker room, as well as contributing to whatever he can do to the enhancement of the athletic department across all sports. He’s looking to raise $10-$15,000. He will share a rendering when he has it. Whether you played football , any sport or no sport , I’m hoping the Class of '72 can help Jake toward his goal.

Website where people can sign up for a email list. As for donations, easiest way would be to donate through our website.

Email Chain -


Or if classmates want to send a check:  WFB Gridiron Club, C/P Jake Wolter, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.  Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Checks payable to WFB Gridiron Club.

This is from Jill Huber's brother's wife, who is a friend with Morgan Byers' daughter. She mentions a 'duck,' which has already been spoken for, Jill recounted.

Hi all-

One of my buddies in high school was math teacher/swim coach Morgan Byers' daughter. She is going through his stuff (he died about five years ago) and is interested in parting with things. If you follow WFB class pages on Facebook, could you consider posting this: 

The family of Morgan Byers, the math teacher/swim coach for Bay for many decades wants to know if anyone wants some of his swimming memorabilia, including the famous Duck. It was passed between Nicolet and Bay each year, depending on which team won the dual meet. They also have yearbooks from 1955 to the mid 1980s, if anyone is interested. All items are in Milwaukee and can be shipped if you pay the cost. Pass this along to other WFB grads, if you could.

Thanks! She doesn't want to just Goodwill the stuff if it can go to a meaningful home. Nari 

She can be reached at

Our classmate, Laurie Surles Bendon, emailed me to share that her brother, Mark Surles, passed away unexpectedly last month. She asks that you send warm and loving thoughts to Mark. 
Here is a link to his obituary:


Betsy's great story on Buddy Holly was featured on this morning's NPR nationwide broadcast!

All of us can listen to Betsy's piece through the website. (

We are immensely proud of you, Betsy! BRAVO!!!

Bruce & Jay...hard to believe it was a year yesterday that we lost our gem of a friend, Shelley. I go to the phone, more times than I can count, to call and talk to her. Miss her terribly. I love you, Shell Bell. Forever close to my heart

Today's Green Sheet!

Stone Cohen Blues Band from 1974!