The 1978 Class C State Championship Volleyball team was recognized during this year's Homecoming festivities.
Courtesy of the Bloomfield Community School, this is what they are all up to.
Head Coach Donna Cripe taught at Bloomfield Schools for over 30 years. She is retired and lives in Bloomfield with her husband Jim. She enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with her pets.
Assistant Coach Jeannette (Miller) Oleson lives in Aberdeen, S.D. from May through October. From November to April, she and her husband Grant reside in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She has two sons, two stepsons, three grandsons and 2 step grandsons. She enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs.
Tammy Dalton Gieselman and Carolyn Paustian Haley were managers. Gieselman lives in Bloomfield with her husband Warren. She works for Good Samaritan Society. She has three sons, Brett (Jessily), Austin (Cailee) and Colton. She has 9 grandchildren. She attended Northeast Community College and completed and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. She enjoys reading, cross-stitching, baby-sitting her grandkids, and long car rides in her husband's 1976 Pontiac.
Haley lives in Omaha. She works for Lowes Home Improvement Store. She has 2 children, Allan (Katelynn) and Kimberly. She loves to paint, is very active with the Boy Scouts. She enjoys cooking for their meetings and has been on camp staff at Camp Cedars Resident Camp for 5 years.
Bev Sund Brummer, Dawn Schulz Friedrich, Greta Bruegman Friedrichsen, Sara Bloomquist Harman, Kristi Lamprecht Hauger, Barb Wragge LoVaglio, Lori Van Houten Olsen, Shari True Rayburn, Karen Stewart, Laurie Broders Stout, Joanne Wearne Swenson, Barb Schneider True and Diane Smith Wakeley were the volleyball players on the team in 1978.
Bev Sund Brummer lives in Omaha and is semi-retired. She lives with her husband Doug and has children and grandchildren, Nicky, Kelly, Anabelle, Lillian Brummer; Sammie, Justin, Kinsley and Grayson Rolfes. Michelle, Jordan, and Bennett Haussermann. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids, hiking, traveling and quilting.
Dawn Schulz Friedrich went to school at USD/Springfield and graduated in 1983. She currently lives in Wausa with her husband Jeff. She has 3 children, Tylor Fincher (Kelsey), Reid Friedrich and Gavin Friedrich. She works for Wausa Public Schools as a Business Teacher, FBLA Advisor and Volleyball coach. She enjoys outside activities, including golf, cornhole, frisbee golf and traveling. She loves to spend time with her family.
Greta Bruegman Friedrichsen lives in Yankton, SD and has 3 sons and a daughter. She spends time with family and friends. She is excited for the newest family member to join her this week.
Sara Bloomquist Harman currently resides in Texas.
Kristi Lamprecht Hauger currently lives in Wausa, NE with her husband Scott. She has a son LaVerne (Laura) and granddaughter Bailey. She has 2 daughters, Lynndsy (Chet) and Lexie. She works for Michael Foods. She enjoys cross-stitching, flower gardening and is a member of the Bloomfield Board of Education.
Barb Wragge LoVaglio attended Central Community College, Wayne State, and Ashland University in Ohio. She currently lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband Greg. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She retired in July of 2018 after 32 years of teaching for the Canton City Schools. She was a PE/Health teacher, coached volleyball, basketball, track and golf. She was the Athletic Director for 12 years. She currently spends her time play golf, working out, playing pickleball, traveling and playing with her grandkids.
Lori Van Houten Olsen currently resides in Indiana.
Shari True Rayburn graduated from Concordia College in 1983. She currently lives in Juniata, Nebraska and works for the State of Nebraska- DHHS. She lives with her husband Dan and has a daughter Sharidan (Ben) and a son Sam (Kailey). She enjoys reading, exercising at the YMCA, camping with friends and family, and watching Husker football and volleyball.
Karen Stewart currently resides in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Laurie Broders Stout lives east of Niobrara, Nebraska with her husband Dave. She has a son Nick and a daughter Natalie, both of which are married. She has 3, soon to be 4 grandchildren. She and her husband both work for Niobrara Schools. She enjoys spending time with family and riding her horses.
Joanne Wearne Swenson lives in Omaha with her husband Darrel. She has daughters Kristin (Ryan) and Amanda (Nate). She has one granddaughter, Madilyn. She works for Catholic Mutual Group, as a Network Technician in the IT department. She enjoys quilting, attending dog events, jeeping/ off-roading, accounting/taxes and camping.
Barb Schneider True attended NECC. She currently lives in Bloomfield with her husband Steve. She has sons Joshua (Erika) and Jeffrey (Shelby) and 5 grandchildren, Aubrey, Lillyan, Ezra, Landon, and Kyler. She works for Joe Hunhoff CPA PC. She enjoys going on walks, watching the Bees and Huskers, spending time with family, especially the grandkids. She was an assistant volleyball coach for BHS 1993-1997 and is the current Financial Treasurer for the Bloomfield School District.
Diane Smith Wakeley graduated from Norfolk Senior High in 1980. She lives on a farm east of Bloomfield. She works for the US Census Bureau as a field agent. She has 4 children, Natasha, Raquel, Savannah, and Trev. She has 6 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with the family, farming, growing flowers and feeding birds.