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Class of 2020 Celebration

A gathering on the practice field behind the East High School Field House on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 from 6-8pm.  Please bring your yearbooks and camping chair/blanket. Masks and social distancing of 6ft are required.  Please RSVP using this Google form by June 9th, 2021 to ensure we have enough cupcakes for everyone.

Class of 1971

50th Reunion
September 25th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Pooley’s Sports Bar and Event Center, 5441 High Crossing Blvd, Madison.
Cost is $10 at the door. Beer on tap and bottled water are included. Food and other drinks will be available for purchase inside the sports bar area of Pooley's.
FaceBook point of contact is Brian.Turcott.1971.

Class of 1980 and Class of 1981 - Joint 40th Reunion

August 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2021

Friday, August 20th, 2021 - Pre and post game tailgate party at the Willows Bar. Group activity is the Madison East versus Deforest football game. (COVID permitting). 

Saturday, August 21st, 2021 - The Bridges Golf Course clubhouse 6:00opm - Midnight.

Check the Class Facebook page or contact the Class Chair below for more information.

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 - Burrows Park 12:00-4:00pm

Class of 1981 Chair - Kathern Felton Paige,, 608-241-0886

Class of 1981 Facebook page

Class of 1980 Chair - Jill Thompson Oelke,

Class of 1980 Facebook page

All Years Reunion

The 9th Annual All Years Reunion (for anyone who ever attended East High School) was held on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at the Warner Park Shelter. Noon-8 pm
Facebook Link
Contact Information:
Jill Thompson Oelke -

Class of 1969 50th year reunion 

Facebook Link

Friday, July 19th, 2019

2:00 p.m: Tour of East led by Dave Lanphear and Marianne Pogue. Meet at 4th St entrance.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Arena Bar Meet and greet. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Saturday July 20th, 2019

1:30pm: Golf at Bridges Golf Course. 40 tee spots starting at 1:30. Call golf course for reservations. 

6:00pm: Reunion Starts at Bridges until closing. If you want to eat dinner, please call and make reservations in advance so they know what to plan for. 

A $5 donation requested. Any old memorabilia is welcomed to display.

Contact Information:
Mark Habich          | 608-692-0408 (cell) | 608-833-6841 (home)
John Pogue             | 608-221-0267
Sandra Olson Tripalin
Bettie Jones Hall   

Class of 1978

40th class reunion was held on September 22nd, 2018 at the Bridges Golf Course.

Contact Information:
Joan Martinelli Sergenian at or 608-219-8949 or facebook page Madison East High School Class of 1978.

Class of 1998

The wonderful class of 1998 held their 20th reunion on Saturday, June 30th, 6pm-11pm
Old Sugar Distillery:931 E Main St #8, Madison, WI 53703

Contact Information:
Autumn Neugent at with REUNION 2018 in the subject line.

Class of 1973

Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:00–10:00pm at Cherokee Country Club -  Sequoya Room
We are also going to tour the high school at 10:00am on 7/21/2018.
Please check out our Facebook Page for more information and be sure to request to become a member.
Madison East High School Class of 1973

Contact information:
Terry Healy-Lemke –

We are utilizing Facebook and emails to communicate the reunion details this year.
Please send me an email if you would like a copy of the reunion invitation with all of the details.
We sent emails to everyone we had an email address for, however, we might not have your current email address.

Class of 1968

It is our 50 Year Reunion!  Friday, July 27, 2018

Optional 9 Hole Golf Scramble. Tee Times 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monona Golf Course, 111 East Dean Avenue, Madison
Contact Gary Spaeni or 608-259-0404

Informal gathering at 4:00 pm, Bridges Golf Course Bar/Restaurant,
2702 Shopko Drive, Madison
No reservation needed - hors d'oeuvres provided

Saturday, July 28, 2018, Tour of East High School at 10:00 am. Given by Don Vincent
No reservation needed - Meet at 9:50 am at Faculty Parking Lot on 4th St.

50th Reunion 4 pm - 10 pm
East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison
Dinner served 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Group Picture at 7:00 pm
Two Meat Buffet with Sides and Dessert
$5/person due by July 13, 2018
Make check payable to: East High School Class of 1968
Mail to: Debbie Runkel-Kalson, 2356 Stonehaven Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Facebook link:

Contact Information:
Judy Hale –
Debbie Runkel-Kalson -

Class of 1957

Friday, July 18th @ 5 pm

The Bridges
2702 Shopko Drive
Madison, WI 53704

Those that would like to play cards come earlier...around 4 pm. We always have a good time with good friends and good food.   

Contact Information:
Dorothy Hughes Borchardt -

Class of 1954

Our Yearly 1954 East High Class Reunion will be held each year on the second (2nd) Thursday of July.

Avenue Bar
1128 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

2 - 5 PM

Cash Bar
Order off the menu if desired

Class of 1943

Date... All future reunions will be held on the third Monday of July at 12:30pm
This year... July 21st.

Avenue Bar
1128 East Washington Ave.

Contact Information:
To reserve a spot, contact Betty Heltne Joachin - 608-249-7274
Deadline: July 1

Class of 2001

August 2006 - 5 year reunion (High Noon Saloon)

Contact Information:
Justin Gustafson -

Class of 2000

July 2005 - 5 year reunion

Class of 1995

November 2005 - 10 year reunion (Fyfe's Corner Bistro)

Contact Information:
Craig Karlen & Erin Peschel -

Class of 1991

October 2006 - 15 year reunion (Sports Pub 19)

Contact Information:
Karen Sample -

Class of 1989

October 2005 - 16 year reunion (Pooleys)

Contact Information:
Lisa (Valenza) Sandmire Dahl -
Robyn (Hudson) Motl -

Class of 1986

Sept. 2006 - 20 year reunion (Cherokee Country Club - Madison)

Contact Information:
Kris Mills (Quinlan) -

Class of 1976

July 2006 - 30 year reunion (Monona Terrace)

Contact Information:
Irma Smith -

Class of 1975

July 2005 - 30 year reunion (Cherokee Country Club)

Contact Information:
Dennis Hilgendorf -

Class of 1970

July 2005 - 35 year reunion (East Side Business Men's Assoc.)

Contact Information:
Loren Seagrave - 770-594-2898 or
Mary Lou
Dan and Suzanne Knuteson -

Class of 1966

July 2006 - 40 year reunion (Bridges Golf Course)

Contact Information:
Julian & Mary Jo (Underhill) Beld -
Gary & Darlene (Krenz) Johnson -
John & Jean (Olson) Looze -

Class of 1960

August 2005 - 45 year reunion (Elks Club)

Contact Information:
Sharon Hougland
Ginny Johnson
Randi Matthews

Class of 1956

July 2006 - 50 year reunion (Ladies luncheon at the Elks Lodge, open house: Inez(Anderson) and Dave Baskerville, Formal activities at the East Side Business Men's Club)

Contact Information:
Mary Ann (Serstad) Martin
Iretta (Falch) Pullara

Class of 1940-60

November 2005 - 7-day Caribbean Cruise

Contact Information:

Class of 1946

July 2006 - 60 year reunion (Lunch at the Elks Club and Breakfast at the Maple Tree Restaurant in McFarland)

Contact Information:
Donna Monson Huggins

Class of 1945

August 2005 (Lunch at Elks Club and Brunch at Cherokee Country Club)

Contact Information:
Dorothy Schultz Baltes
Betty Waddell Leiser

Class of 1943

July 2005 (Float boat Cruise on Lake Monona and dinner at the West Side Business Men's Club)

Contact Information:
Betty Joachim
Ed and Carol Kehl
Jeanette Paul
Jim and Kathleen Stevens