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Old Abe Memorial Garden

Too well loved to ever be forgotten.

This garden honors:
Students who have passed away while attending Memorial High School

Memorial graduates who lost their lives while in military service
Memorial graduate who passed away in the World Trade Center Bombing

The 6,500 sq. ft. Garden is located within the Memorial courtyard in the center of school. It was created by Julie Lowy with an easy to maintain design. The garden contains two-thirds trees/bushes and one-third flowering plants and ornamental grasses.  Stately trees and the long-lived peonies were chosen to honor the  memory of our veterans and students. It is planted with  "Red, White, and Blue" and "Purple and White" flowering plants. It was planned to have a captivating view from both the first and second floors.  Blooming periods were emphasized to enhance a cheerful early spring flowering, a colorful autumn, and an interesting textural design for winter. (designed by Heaven and Earth Gardens) The garden was formed in 2001 and dedicated in the spring of 2002.

Students Who have passed away while attending Memorial.
Tyis Breuer - Class of 2017 Josh Fleming - Class of 1993 
Luke F Schuster - Class of 2015 Chad Marko - Class of 1993 
Divontae L Swearegene - Class of 2012 Travis K Kitelinger - Class of 1988 
Lance A Weiner  - Class of 2011  Judith A Green - Class of 1983
Willow A Stoeklen - Class of 2009 Thomas Atkinson - Class of 1983 
Cody Anger - Class of 2008 Rodney S Berg - Class of 1983
Abigail J Jackson - Class of 2006 Mark Teela - Class of 1979 
Mitchell R Denk - Class of 2004 Debra J Geske - Class of 1978  
Sarah L Nelson - Class of 2004 Glen Passow - Class of 1977
Karolyn A Flach - Class of 2003 James P Fisher - Class of 1976
DeAnna E Barrett - Class of 2003 Susan K Potter Class of 1974
Andrew R Boss - Class of 2002 Ronald R Rau - Class of 1974
Lalan Ho - Class of 2001 Curtis Griffith - Class of 1973
Rebecca L Stark - Class of 2001 Dennis Anderson - Class of 1972
Dawn E Fabian - Class of 2001 Lynn Kearney - Class of 1972
Kimberly J Miller - Class of 2000 Randy R Kowalski - Class of 1971
Jesse J LaPointe - Class of 2000 Richard  Cartwright - Class of 1967
Chue Vang - Class of 1997 Kenneth Beauchamp - Class of 1966
Mai Yia Vue - Class of 1997  Richard Halverson - Class of 1965
 Andrew R Stremcha - Class o9f 1997 Bette Giedd - Class of 1964
Jared H Pickering - Class of 1995 Ronald Carey - Class of 1960
Christopher R Kurth - Class of 1993  


Memorial Graduates Who lost their lives while in military service
Kyle Morrison - Class of 2003 Thomas H Utegaard - Class of 1966
Christopher Mosko - Class of 2002 Paul M Patrow - Class of 1966
Thomas A Lahner - Class of 1969 Ronald R Blohm - Class of 1961  
Harold F Flaten - Class of 1967  Kenneth M Garton - Class of 1960
Larry D Traaseth - Class of 1966 Gordon H Blexrud - Class of 1957 


Memorial Graduate Who Passed away at the World Trade Center Bombing
John P Hart - Class of 1981


Memorial Garden Donations Made In Memory of: Donated By:
 Donald Fank Skarda - Korean War Veteran LaVerne, Tom, Jim, and Julie Skarda
Sergeant Robert C. Mesang - WWII Veteran Joan Wheeler and Don Mesang
Colonel E Linderholm - WWII Veteran Beth Franklin, Marjorie Linderholm, Jane Linderholm, Paul & Christy Linderholm, David & Joyce Linderholm & family, Mary & Greg O'Reilly & family
James J Rhein - WWII Veteran Dianne Rhein, Bruce O'Brien, Emma & Sally O'Brien
T/Sgt. Robert Taylor - Korean & Vietman Wars Veteran Patrick, Susan, Carly & Nathan Smith
Jennifer Poeschel - Spanish Student Spanish Club
Ed Enders - Spanish Student Spanish Club
Brendan Q O'Brien - WWII Veteran Dianne Rhein, Bruce O'Brien, 
Emma O'Brien & Sally O'Brien
Robert Zobac - WWII & Lpream War Veteran Dick & Becky Mauch
Deceased Members of the Class of 1971 Class of 1971
Michael Talmage - Former Student Memorial Special Ed Department


Special thanks to everyone who made donations to make the garden a success!!
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If you have any information, donations, concerns, please contact us at:
U.S. Mail: E'mail: Phone:
Old Abe Memorial Garden
Memorial High School
2220 Fairfax Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Val Logan,
Partnership Coordinator

(715) 852-6307