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Tigerton High School Alumni

Tigerton School District Hall of Fame


Luther Zellmer - Class of 1920


Anthony " Tony" Swanke - Class of 1929

President of Lumber Company

Marcella Heger Kersten - Class of 1933

Teacher and Author

John "Jack" Heins - Class of 1936

Restaurateur and Entrepreneur

Frederick "Pete" Peterson - Class of 1947

Teacher and Coach

Robert Hille - Class of 1950

Associate Professor

Robert B. Hendricks - Class of 1951

President of Lumber Company

Bernard Marquardt - Class of 1959


Thomas Marquardt - Class of 1964


Chris Nelson - Class of 1979

Medical Researcher


Edward R. Karolus - Class of 1919

Oral Surgeon - Marquette University

Robert J. Kessen - Class of 1988

Doctor of Optometry

Ronald R. Breaker - Class of 1982

Professor at Yale


Deborah L. Griepentrog - Class of 1971

For unselfish, continual, and unwavering support to her alma mater, Tigerton High School.

Raymond E. Hahn - Class of 1932

Civil Engineer. UW Madison. Director of Public Works for West Allis, Wisconsin.


Edwin A. Loberg - Class of 1932

Colonel, United States Air Force.  Served throughout WW2 and flew 130+ successful combat missions in the Pacific.  Consultant to Skylab and Apollo Space Projects.

Keith Brooks - Class of 1941

Professor Emeritus - Ohio State University.  Author, Teacher, and Researcher


Ann Gierl - Class of 1976

Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine.  Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialist.  College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines Iowa.

Benjamin C. Roemer - Class of 1941

Founder and owner of Trueflight Manufacturing and Laroe Farms, Manitowish Waters, WI.  Crafty Feathers, Overton, Nevada.


Neil T. Bradley - Class of 1964

Lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union Southern Headquarters - Atlanta Georgia.

Herbert F. Krasin - Class of 1931

Covert Photography for the Allies during WW2.


Harvin Abrahamson - Class of 1941

Taught in the public school system at Seymour, Wisconsin Dells, and Milwaukee.  He has also been on staff at the Columbia Cty. Teachers College. 

Barbara Alft - Class of 1972

Director of Ambulatory Care Services and Director of Nursing at the US Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Herbert G. Kriegel - Class of 1940

BS in Civil Engineering - UW Madison 1947

Chief Engineer - Bridges

Was involved with State DOT's, cities, and counties concerning Highway Bridges across our Railroads and Railroad Bridges over state, county, and city roads.

James A. Kuchenbecker Class of 1996

BS in Electrical Engineering UW-Milwaukee 2002. Doctorate in Bio-Medical Engineering dually granted by Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Researcher in Ophthalmic Genetic Transfer Therapy at University of Washington-Seattle.


Kevin L. Alft - Class of 1980

BS Degree from UW-Madison in Agricultural Engineering.  Vice President-Underground Group, Vermeer Corporation, Pella, Iowa.

Mike Glover - Class of 1978

President of Glover Manufacturing, Wittenberg, WI.  Besides being an area employer, Mike holds a US patent on Debarking equipment used by the log home industry.


Dane E. Charles - Class of 1979

Inventor of the EZ Sand Pro and EZ Sand Shape Marketer; Entrepreneur.

Joseph J. Carroll - Class of 1993

PhD in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy.  Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Jean Sambs - Class of 1947

Tigerton Clinic Administrator


Gail Larson Koehler - Class of 1955

Sonja Butts Stewart - Class of 1956

Cynthia Minniecheske Mueller - Class of 1972

Preserving School History/Community Service

Michael (1983) & Brian Damrau (1984)

Successful Agricultural Business

Anthony "Andy" Kummerer - Class of 1977

Twenty years as a US Air Force EOD Bomb Disposal Technician (including Nuclear Warheads).  Department of Defense Civilian working IED defeat issues.


Ralph Schroeder - Honorary Class of 2000

Petroleum Entrepreneur & Businessman.  For his continuing concern & support for his community & country.

Harland D. Hirt - Class of 1957

Environmental Engineer & Planner.  His work for the EPA was developing, promoting and reviewing water quality management for the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, & Ohio Rivers.  Regional Expert for water quality management planning, he contributed to the formulation of national programs implementing the Clean Water Act.


Herbert Karolus - Class of 1923

Physician; Appointed Group Surgeon during WW2.  Public Health Officer & Area Surgeon for the Railroad..

Edna Aschinger - Class of 1923

Teacher, Postmaster, and Humanitarian.  Teacher, Postar Service for over 30 years.  Appointed by Pres. Truman; Poet and Community Service.


Michael R. Dobrinska - Class of 1967

Doctorate of Pharmacy, UW-Madison 1977.  Executive Director of Pharmacokinetics for Merck Research Labs.


Paul H. Tober - Class of 1965

Enlisted in US Army - June 5, 1968.  Killed in action 2/23/1969 in South Vietnam. E4 Battery E, 82nd Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division.

Randy J. Kauffman - Class of 1983

Served in US Marine Corps 1982-1998.  Staff Sergeant 1994-1998.  Senior Budget Analyst for Dept. of Veterans Affairs.


Wayne Block - Class of 1983

Founder & Owner of Custom Fab & Body, Marion, WI


Lief W. Erickson - Class of 1940

BS-Northwestern 1944/ MD-Univ. of Minnesota 1949.  Family Physician (1950-2010) and was instrumental in setting up SE Wisconsin's first hospice program.


Corrin B. Spiegel - Class of 1996

BS Journalism - 2000.  Master of Public Administration - 2007.  Master of Science Organization Leadership - 2013.  Economic Developer & City Administrator - Davenport, IA.

Phillip Salzman - Class of 1956

Certified Public Accountant.  Reinsurance Advisor & Senior Analyst in Corporate Accounting.


Pat Berg - Class of 1963

Heavy Equipment Operator & Business Owner.  Tigerton EMS - Tigerton Fire Dept. Secretary.  Village Board Trustee.  Deacon at St. Anthony's Church.

Gerald V. Krueger - Class of 1950

Tigerton Businessman.  Farmer and Self-taught Carpenter.  Owner of Tigerton Retail from 1974-1993.

Tigerton School District Alumni Hall of Fame


Do you know a former student who graduated from Tigerton High School 10 years ago or more?

Has this graduate demonstrated or accomplished significant contributions in at least one of the following:  Community Leadership, Service and/or Academic?

The Tigerton School District is seeking qualified nominees for its Alumni Hall of Fame.  Nominations will be accepted until January 31st for the coming year.  Please complete the form below and return to the District Office.

The Tigerton Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 1997.  By honoring outstanding graduates who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of local, state, or national life, the district seeks to identify models of achievement for students to emulate.

Lifetime Engraved Wall Tiles


The School District of Tigerton is selling Lifetime Engraved Wall tiles. The tiles will be placed in the High School Commons in an area highly visible in the school. If you are interested in purchasing a tile please fill out the order form located on this page and submit it to the District Office. Tiles will be sold until the wall is filled.


If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact the District Office at 715-535-4041.


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