Profile Updated: February 7, 2019
Residing In: Woodstock, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Janice
Children/Grandchildren: 12 grand children and fourteen great grand children as of Feb 2019 All of these fine people are the More…products of: Tim [Kathryn, Lenny]; Tracey [Sam], and; Steve [Michelle]. Our children were born 1963, 1964 and 1965, respectively.
Former/Current Occupation(s): Professor at Loyola University Chicago - retired
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Schools Attended:

Peru State College Biology and Math
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Graduate studies

Attended community colleges to enhance myself:
Elgin Com College - Math and Computers
Miami Dade College - Real estate investment
Kilgore College - Book keeping

Community/Volunteer Activites:

Teach adults who dropped out of high school to help them earn their GED. This was a most rewarding experience for me. Was able to obtain grants each summer from state of Texas to help GED graduates transition to college. The combination of the GED classes during fall and spring and five consecutive grants kept me involved almost too much. Enjoyed the exeriences enormously! But, decided to completely stop teaching as of Summer 2013.

p.s. I am enjoying 100% retirement completely and fully!

Share 1 or 2 LHS Memories:

There are so many wonderful memories!!! I honestly do not know where to start... Maybe my daily activities with Wayne, Don, Tony, Ron, Doug and a many others!!!!

I still wish "King's" was open... spent a lot of hours and a lot dollars at King's located at 40th and South.

Brief Life Summary Since 1961:

After high school, I finished my bachelor degree at Peru State College. Taught Biology at the high school level then earned graduate degree at the University of Nebraska [Ph.D.]. Moved to Oregon and taught at Southern Oregon University for a few years and then moved to Chicago [Loyola University Chicago]. Taught there for years and years - retired early - this was a fabulous career choice. Moved to Miami Beach where I worked at Miami Dade College for a short time. Lived in Texas and worked at Kilgore College on a part time basis with GED program - now retired, I enjoyed teaching these last few years.

We have made major change in life - bought town home in 2012 which we like very much. Sold our home in Texas spring 2016 and bought another town home June 2016. The town home is located in Shreveport, LA... This new life style will be interesting to say the least. We have down sized and then down sized some more. I discovered I am a "hoarder" where I kept far, far too many "things". I am now "free". Just a tool box remains. No snow removal, no lawns to mow - just living a lot of life. I will let you know how this works out when I reach 85, then 90..... In the meantime, I am bicycling my way to long life with 40 to 50 per week as my goal mixed with fitness center activities. And, I read a lot - 85% pure fiction and 15% non-fiction.

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Oct 05, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Birthdays are just numbers like you said! I used to have a single family. We sold the home and bought two townhomes. One is in Woodstock IL while the second is Shreveport LA. We have kids at both locations. Plus wintering in southern climate is an advantage. When you see Becky, tell her hello for me. Thanks for asking....

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Oct 05, 2020 at 4:46 AM

Happy late birthday, Loren.

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Oct 05, 2020 at 4:44 AM

Happy birthday Gae.

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Oct 05, 2020 at 4:42 AM

Happy birthday Gene. Just a bit late....

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Sep 22, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Happy Birthday Cathy!

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Aug 04, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Wishing you another great birthday, Robert! Just a bit early!

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Aug 08, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Posted on: Aug 04, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Wishing you another wonderful birthday, Marvin.

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Jul 24, 2020 at 1:24 AM

Thank you friend for all that you have done on behalf of the 1961 LHS classmates. As for me, my life is less bright with your passing. Your LINK among all of the LHS LINKS is shining brightly and you will be in our memories for ever.

Jul 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM

I took a few moment to see the photos of your family! I especially appreciate your multi ethnic family. And, have a great birthday on the 25th ( I am ten days early). Stay well during this pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Wishing you a wonderful birthday, Karen.

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Jul 14, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Happy Birthday Mel.

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Jul 14, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020 at 2:43 PM

Les, I apologize for missing your birthday! A bit late but, Happy Birthday friend.

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Posted on: Jul 10, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Wishing you a wonderful birthday Martin. Stay well.

Jul 10, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Wishing you a wonderful birthday! Stay well my friend.

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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:37 AM

Happy early Birthday, Bob. I still need to join Strava.

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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:16 AM

Wishing you a happy birthday, Sally.

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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:14 AM

I hope you have a great birthday Marvin. I think of you often when driving on the interstate highways and am amazed to see the volume of trucks! I notice how the trucks have changed! I.also think about fuel efficiency and the power of the engines. Will be interesting to see the emergence self driven automation.thanks for being a model driver.

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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:01 AM

Opps, I missed your birthday Wayne. Just a bit late! I do wish you the best!

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May 27, 2020 at 4:52 PM

Posted on: May 21, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Happy early Birthday, Bruce!

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May 01, 2020 at 2:37 PM

This spring, four new things have been added to my life. The photo shows the next bicycle in my small collection. But, the real deal consists of three new great grand children. I now have four bicycles and eighteen great grand children!

There are now 28 people who are direct descendants from Jan and myself. Now, if I add spouses and significant others, the count rises to 39.

I think I need to take a bike ride--often!

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
A few more of my Grand Daughters.. Anna, Justine, Janene [top row-L to R] and Karyn with Paige [L to R]. Paige is the youngest of the girls [see last photo for update]. Have new grandson as of 2010 - Henry Hoover!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Tim is my grandson at his wedding to Jenny. Tim is a firefighter/rescue person while Jenny is an RN working at hospital. Tim was my only grandson until recently - another grandson born last September. What a way to have a wedding - firefighters are fun!!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The women in this photo are the sisters of Jill - see above. From left to right: Julia, Ana, Rachel, Tracey, Karin and Kate Hoover. Fantastic women - hard to believe these women are adults now!!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Paige Hoover - the last of the grand daughters and now almost an adult!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Granddaughter Jill with her two children, Isla and Asa.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Last of the twelve grand children. One year old Henry Hoover.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM