Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Beta Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Missouri University of Science & Technology

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ΚΣ Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma University of Missouri Science & Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested C lumns Beta-Chi www.beta-chi.com @BXKappaSigma Beta-Chi of Kappa Sigma @bx_kappasigma Grand Master Ryan Howe '14 rchqm2@mst.edu Grand Procurator Joseph Aleman '14 Grand Master of Ceremonies William Davis '14 Grand Treasurer Brandon Bohanon '16 Grand Scribe Charlie Dienstbach '16 Inner Guard Tyler Schneider '16 Outer Guard Connor LeCroix '17 cjlkcc@mst.edu ChApTer offiCers Alumni News CHAPTER CELESTIAL J. Paul Kemper '56 passed on to Chapter Celestial on February 23, 2018. He was two days shy of his 81st birthday. Paul received his bachelor of science degree in mining and metallurgical engineering. He played football for the university for a time and was active in various clubs. Paul served as Chapter president, all while taking 21 college hours. After graduation, Paul served in the United States Army Reserve Command as a lieutenant stationed in Germany. He was offered a pro contract with the Baltimore Colts but turned it down, as it wasn't the path he wanted to take in life. He also had an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and enough hours for a second master's degree, just lacking the dissertation. Paul worked for ASARCO, American Smelting and Refining Company, for 34 years. While working in Maryland, he met Sandi Hall. They fell in love and were married on December 19, 1971, and had a wonderful life together, celebrating nearly 46 years before her passing in August 2017. Paul is survived by his daughter, Diane Kemper Williams of Waco, Texas; granddaughter, Morgan Williams Dietrick and her husband, Ethan Dietrick, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his sister, Claudette Kemper Columbus; nieces and nephews; and family members and friends throughout the country. ALUMNI NOTES Leroy F. Manor '57 and his wife, Susan, have three children: Jon, Melinda, and Michael, and live in Bellingham, Mass. He retired in 2002 as district manager for Sporlan Valve Co. "What am I up to? About 6 feet!" He has a 20' x 40' two-story barn with every kind of woodworking tool, and he works out at the Y. He and Susan spend the winter months in Sarasota, Fla. Email: lmanor218@comcast.net Raymond A. Behrens '65 retired in 2009 as corporate vice president of human resources for SAF-Holland. He and his wife, Holly, have two children, Susan and Steven, and live in Raymore, Mo. They live on a golf course, but his game "is not getting any better." Ray enjoys traveling, visiting his grandchildren, and volunteering. Email: rab2747@yahoo.com R. George Calkins '69 retired in 2016 as manager of Granite City Steel. He lives in St. Louis, Mo., and is busy with two granddaughters, boating, motorcycles, his diesel motor coach, snow skiing, cycling, and senior volleyball. Email: gcalkins2227@gmail.com Rick Rule '69 and his wife, Karen, have been married for 46 years and live in Rittman, Ohio. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. "I built my retirement home (aka woodworking shop) in 2001, retired from real work (Parker- Hannifin) in 2005, and bucket-listed working part time in an Ace Hardware store." Rick has been a 4-H shooting sports instructor, a driver for the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program, and a Big Brother volunteer. Email: rickmrule@gmail.com Thomas Pelger '70 lives in Peoria, Ill., and has three children: Angie, Jeff, and Beth. He retired in 2010 as growth industries department manager for Caterpillar Overseas. He stays busy volunteering for charity organizations, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as North Central Region vice president and national board of directors. Email: tppelger@gmail.com Darrel "Luds" Ludwig '72 and his wife, Sally, live in Cypress, Texas, and have one child, Preston. Luds retired in 2017 as senior plant manager for Ellwood Texas Forge, Houston. He is thankful his house was not one of over 185,000 homes that flooded due to Hurricane Harvey. "Since I am now retired, Sally and I spent a week mucking out neighbors' homes and will continue working with our church's recovery teams. Pray for us down in Texas!" Email: darrelludwig@comcast.net Donald R. Brown '75 lives in Kansas City, Mo., and retired from Kansas City Power & Light in February 2018. He then began treatment for his terminal cancer. Email: donraybrown@earthlink.net Bruce A. Bowermaster '75 and his wife, Pauli, live in Wood River, Ill. They have four children: Jessica, Wade, Rebecca, and Emily. Bruce retired in 2016 as an estimating specialist with Boeing. He now has more time for playing with his grandchildren, fishing, and hunting. Email: bruceandpauli@charter.net Joseph D. Feldmann '78 is a project manager for Cochran Engineering in Union, Mo. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Washington, Mo., and have two children, Allison and Brendan. Email: jdfeldmann@icloud.com Richard T. Bradley '84 and his wife, Alison, live in St. Louis, Mo., and have one child, Kristin. In April 2017, Rich was appointed to his third term as president of the Board of Public Service by Mayor Lyda Krewson. Email: bradley1211@gmail.com

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