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Hall Of Fame Inductees (Present-1989)

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Below is a current listing of Monticello High School Hall Of Fame Inductees (Present - 1989).

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Brenda Scheuermann

Brenda Scheuermann


Class Of

1973

 

Inducted

October 6, 2017

Short Description

Brenda Scheuermann graduated from Monticello High School in 1973. After graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, she began her career in Decatur as a special education teacher.  While there, she started Decatur’s first class for children with autism.

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David Randall

David Randall


Class Of

1985

 

Inducted

October 6, 2017

Short Description

David Randall grew up in Monticello, Illinois.  He is a 1985 graduate of Monticello High School and an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1985 and attended Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida.

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Jerry Giesler

Jerry Giesler


Class Of

1972

 

Inducted

October 7, 2016

Short Description

Jerry Giesler started his education at Cisco Grade School and graduated from Monticello High School, Class of 1972.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minors in Theatre and Political Science from Illinois State University.

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Hugh Finson

Hugh Finson


Class Of

1965

 

Inducted

October 7, 2016

Short Description

Hugh Finson was born and raised in Monticello, Illinois.  He attended Monticello Public Schools and graduated from Monticello High School in 1965, ranking 6th out of a class of 115.  He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History.  He then attended the University of Illinois, College of Law, in Champaign, Illinois receiving a juris doctorate degree in 1972.  He passed the Bar exam and was admitted to the practice of law later that same year.

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William Burns

William (Bill) Burns


Class Of

1948

 

Inducted

October 2, 2015

Short Description

William (Bill) Burns was born in Monticello, Illinois on June 24, 1930 where he attended Elementary and High School in Monticello.  He was recognized as Valedictorian for the MHS Class of 1948.  After graduation from Monticello High School, Bill attended the University of Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  His collegiate studies were interrupted for a period of time while he served in the United States Army in the Far East and he was honorably discharged in July, 1953.

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Martha Oehmke-Loustaunau

Dr. Martha Oehmke-Loustaunau


Class Of

1956

 

Inducted

October 2, 2015

Short Description

Martha Oehmke-Loustaunau graduated from Monticello High School in 1956 and from the University of Illinois in 1960 and received her PhD. from the University of New Mexico in 1973.  Before her marriage, Martha traveled, taught, and studied in Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico.  She started her career in teaching at New Mexico State University as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.  She retired in 2000, but has continued to teach on-line classes.

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Larry J. Dalton

Larry J. Dalton


Class Of

1963

 

Inducted

October 10, 2014

Short Description

Mr. Larry Dalton was raised in Monticello, Illinois, the son of Leston and Mattie Dalton and graduated from Monticello High School in 1963. He then received an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology in 1965 from Southern Illinois University after which he pursued and received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1975 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1977 from the University of New Mexico.

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Gary Lee Ashby

Gary Lee Ashby


Class Of

1959

 

Inducted

October 10, 2014

Short Description

Mr. Gary Lee Ashby was raised in Monticello, Illinois, the son of William and Mary Kathleen “Cootie” Ashby.  He graduated from Monticello High School in 1959 and while attending MHS, was very active in football, basketball, track and Student Council. Upon graduation from Southern Illinois University, Mr. Ashby married Patricia J. Egbert, also of Monticello.  Their two daughters are Jennifer Lee (Ashby) Mallon and Tricia Kathleen (Ashby) Scabis.

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Gary L. Stamp

Gary L. Stamp


Class Of

1962

 

Inducted

October 4, 2013

Short Description

Dr. Gary Stamp was raised in White Heath, Illinois and graduated from Monticello High School in 1962. While attending MHS he was selected to the Okaw Valley All Conference Basketball Team three years and was a member of the National Honor Society. Dr Stamp received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physiology from Southern Illinois University and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1970 from the University of Illinois.

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Martha Tippett Morris

Martha Tippett Morris


Class Of

1960

 

Inducted

October 4, 2013

Short Description

Martha Morris, a native of Monticello, exemplifies the values of her family, her schools and her church through civic and charitable interactions that grew from a long career in teaching and observing the needs of young people and old in her own community.

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Herbert H. Kaiser, Jr.

Herbert H. Kaiser, Jr.


Class Of

1949

 

Inducted

October 5, 2012

Short Description

Herbert H. Kaiser, Jr., known as Obie, was a 1949 graduate of Monticello High School. Upon graduation, he went on to receive degrees from Yale University in 1953 and Harvard Law School in 1960 and was awarded an M.B.A. from George Washington University in 1968.

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Rebecca Olson

Rebecca Olson


Class Of

1976

 

Inducted

October 5, 2012

Short Description

Rebecca Olson was a 1976 graduate of Monticello High School. While attending high school, she was an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. She performed with the school band and in Stage Show.  She wrote and edited for the student newspaper. Ms. Olson was also captain of the Scholastic Bowl team.

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John Mula

John Mula


Class Of

1981

 

Inducted

February 17, 2012

Short Description

John Mula, MHS Class of 1981, Clarinetist and Educator, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, a Master of Music Degree from San Diego State University, and a Doctor of Music Degree from Florida State University.  He taught general music and band in Santee, California (1988-94), and was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at the Carlton Hills School in 1993, and again at Sycamore Canyon School in 1994.

Thomas R. Miller

Thomas R. Miller


Class Of

1961

 

Inducted

October 21, 2011

Short Description

Tom Miller was a 1961 graduate of Monticello High School.  In addition to being a member  of The National Honor Society, Mr. Miller was named to the Okaw Valley All-Conference Football and Basketball Teams his senior year.  He was also presented with the Monticello Rotary Shield his senior year.

Hazel Lindsley

Hazel Lindsley


Class Of

1956

 

Inducted

October 8, 2010

Short Description

Hazel Lindsley graduated from Monticello High School in 1956, before receiving her Bachelor Degree at Eastern Illinois University in 1960. She started her teaching career in Mahomet before coming to Monticello High School to teach English/Communications for the next twenty-nine years. During her tenure she became very active in the student government, having two students hold offices in Illinois Association of Student Councils. She served as advisor on the IASC Board for four years, receiving Illinois Outstanding Advisor Award in 1978. Her local student council members published a book on leadership, which was given to all member schools in Illinois.

William T. Lodge

William T. Lodge


Class Of

1922

 

Inducted

October 8, 2010

Short Description

William T. Lodge, a life-long resident of Monticello, Illinois, graduated from Monticello High School in 1922, before receiving his Civil and Chemical Engineering Degrees from the University of Illinois in 1930. Mr. Lodge was in the general contracting business until 1933, served as an engineer with the Federal Works Progress Administration until 1935 and then became a farmer. Mr. Lodge was a member of the Izaac Walton League of Illinois, a conservation organization. He served as president of the league in 1936 and was the first president of the Illinois Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. In 1941, he became Vice President of Viobin in Monticello. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in a tank destroyer from 1942 until 1945.

Ed Williams

Ed Williams


Class Of

1962

 

Inducted

October 2, 2009

Short Description

Ed Williams began his academic career in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School in 1962 as Senior Class and Student Council presidents.  He then entered Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and earning a varsity letter on the track and field team.  In 1966, Ed entered the United States Air Force and completed Officer Candidate School as a distinguished graduate.  He then served four years as a missile combat crew member and as director of plans and scheduling for the 91st Strategic Missile Wing.

Dr. Raymond Valentine

Dr. Raymond Valentine


Class Of

1954

 

Inducted

October 2, 2009

Short Description

Raymond “Doc” Valentine was born in 1936 in a hand-hewn log cabin on the northwest side of what is now Valentine Park near Monticello.  Doc attended Lincoln Grade School and graduated from Monticello High School in 1954.  Dr. Valentine was awarded his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1962.  His thesis involved a locally isolated microbe, Streptococcus allantoicus.  During his graduate student internship at the DuPont Experimental Campus in Delaware, he discovered an important high-energy electron carrier important in photosynthesis, which he coined as ferredoxin.  Dr. Valentine also conducted postdoctoral research at the Rockefeller University and California Institute of Technology.

Arthur Sievers

Arthur Sievers


Class Of

1966

 

Inducted

September 26, 2008

Short Description

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Dr. Tim C. Miller

Dr. Tim C. Miller


Class Of

1959

 

Inducted

September 26, 2008

Short Description

(No Description Currently Available)

John K Davidson

John K. Davidson


Class Of

1956

 

Inducted

September 28, 2007

Short Description

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Kenneth Max Olson

Kenneth Max Olson


Class Of

1945

 

Inducted

September 28, 2007

Short Description

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Dwight Steve Varner

Dwight Steve Varner


Class Of

1934

 

Inducted

September 29, 2006

Short Description

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Michael L. Finson

Michael L. Finson


Class Of

1959

 

Inducted

September 29, 2006

Short Description

(No Description Currently Available)

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Stuart Douglas Hawbaker


Class Of

1957

 

Inducted

September 30, 2005

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Vicki Gowler


Class Of

1969

 

Inducted

September 30, 2005

Short Description

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Arnold Sievers


Class Of

1931

 

Inducted

October 8, 2004

Short Description

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Larry Ziemer

Larry Ziemer


Class Of

1957

 

Inducted

October 3, 2003

Short Description

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Kelly (See) Finet

Kelly (See) Finet


Class Of

1981

 

Inducted

October 3, 2003

Short Description

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Thomas James Anderson


Class Of

1885

 

Inducted

October 11, 2002

Short Description

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Charles Elmer Branch

Dr. Charles Elmer Branch


Class Of

1926

 

Inducted

October 11, 2002

Short Description

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Richard D. Alexander

Richard Alexander


Class Of

1947

 

Inducted

October 28, 2001

Short Description

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John S. Bickel

John S. Bickel


Class Of

1970

 

Inducted

October 28, 2001

Short Description

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Dixie Bickel


Class Of

1972

 

Inducted

October 28, 2001

Short Description

(No Description Currently Available)

Loren Tate

Loren Tate


Class Of

1949

 

Inducted

October 6, 2000

Short Description

(No Description Currently Available)

Tom Mula

Tom Mula


Class Of

1969

 

Inducted

October 6, 2000

Short Description

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Judge John Shonkwiler


Class Of

1951

 

Inducted

October 1, 1999

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Carl Glasgow


Class Of

1924

 

Inducted

October 1, 1999

Short Description

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Joseph F. Alleman


Class Of

1936

 

Inducted

September 25, 1998

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Mary Emma Zeimer


Class Of

1949

 

Inducted

September 25, 1998

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Alfred G. Harms, Jr.


Class Of

1967

 

Inducted

September 19, 1997

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Mary (Funk) Shaw


Class Of

1928

 

Inducted

September 19, 1997

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Charles McIntosh, Sr.


Class Of

1888

 

Inducted

October 4, 1996

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Max Noel Pike


Class Of

1927

 

Inducted

October 4, 1996

Short Description

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Burl A. Edie


Class Of

1915

 

Inducted

September 22, 1995

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Donn Piatt


Class Of

1938

 

Inducted

September 22, 1995

Short Description

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William F. Lodge


Class Of

1888

 

Inducted

September 30, 1994

Short Description

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Francis Andy Andkins Anderson


Class Of

1933

 

Inducted

September 30, 1994

Short Description

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Harold W. Hannah


Class Of

1928

 

Inducted

October 15, 1993

Short Description

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James Piatt Kratz


Class Of

1896

 

Inducted

October 15, 1993

Short Description

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Charles N. Finson


Class Of

1932

 

Inducted

September 25, 1992

Short Description

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Keith Hutson


Class Of

1943

 

Inducted

September 25, 1992

Short Description

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Judge Birch E. Morgan


Class Of

1926

 

Inducted

October 4, 1991

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Harry A. Combes


Class Of

1933

 

Inducted

October 4, 1991

Short Description

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Katheryne Valentine


Class Of

1914

 

Inducted

September 21, 1990

Short Description

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Robert C. Miller


Class Of

1933

 

Inducted

September 21, 1990

Short Description

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Dwight B. Wilkey


Class Of

1930

 

Inducted

October 6, 1989

Short Description

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Honorable Allen F. Moore


Class Of

1889

 

Inducted

October 6, 1989

Short Description

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