1957 Class Notes

Thomas Brown, ’57, retired in 2000 after serving as a pastor for more than 40 years. He served most of the time in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Thomas also served two years in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. He completed his doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago. Thomas recently retired from the National Ski Patrol after 30 years. He still teaches CPR/AED and first aid for the American Red Cross and is active in the Rotary. Thomas and his wife, Kaye White Schilling, ’58, have five children and live in Marcellus, NY.

Walter “Dick” and Yvonne Larime Fruit, both ’57, live in Sterling Heights. Dick is a contractor for U.S. Investigative Services. He is involved with Boy Scouts of America. He earned an M.P.A from Wayne State University. Yvonne is a volunteer for their grandchildren’s activities and is involved with Girl Scouts of America. They have been married for 50 years and have four children, including Daniel Fruit, ’82. They also have four grandchildren.

Cora Lee Watters Greenberg, ’57, retired from Plainwell Public Schools after 35 years of teaching. Named teacher of the year for Plainwell Schools, Cora Lee also served as vice president of the Plainwell Education Association. She is a mentor for a 15-year-old girl, and she is also a volunteer for Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue. She and her cousin have traveled to the Galapagos Islands, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Turkey. Cora Lee lives in Plainwell and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Phyllis Saxman Holman, ’57, taught school for six years and community education for 10 years. She and her husband, Richard Holman, ’56, live in Flushing.

Janet Holt Kline-Hunt, ’57, is a retired social worker from Borgess Visiting Nurse & Hospice. She previously worked as a volunteer coordinator. A volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Janet also volunteers with First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. She has traveled to Alaska. Janet and her second husband, Robert, were married in 2002, and they live in Portage. She has four children and 13 grandchildren.

Robert and Karen Brown Schermer, both ’57, live in Ada. Robert is a retired investment banker. He is chairman of the board for Meritage Hospitality. Karen is a full-time homemaker and a volunteer with the Grand Rapids Art Museum. They have traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Alaska, British Columbia, Patagonia, and England. They have been married for 50 years.