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Thomas Schoeppe

Profile Updated: June 16, 2019
Thomas Schoeppe
Residing In
MESA, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner
Vickie
Occupation
retired from Westinghouse, retired from SC Johnson
Children
3 sons, Eric b 1974, Kevin b 1977, Timothy b 1981
Military Service
US Army Infantry  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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US Army infantry 11C, went thru 101st Airborne barracks, one tour overseas, returned,used GI bill, received marketing degree at Carthage field house May 1977, hired as district manager with Westinghouse appliance company, retired in 1991. Got bored, started mattress business, ending with 3 stores. Retired, moved to Arizona in 2011, loving the sunshine and low property taxes (Republican) LOL.
Married 19 July, 1971 to Vickie (St. Thomas) (an actual angel, St. Cats girl)!!!

School Story

First car 1956 Chevrolet Nomad ($100.00) 265 w 3 speed manual. Worked part time after school at Zayres as a sign printer, $1.10 per hour, kept me in gas and insurance. My boss was Irene (catcher from Racine Belles baseball team in the 40's) COOL!!!!! 2 of my best friends got killed in Vietnam, Pat McClure and Gary Fiedler (101st Airborne). Hung out at the Lucky Cue pool hall downtown as much as possible. Scooped the loop lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jul 16, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Posted on: Jul 15, 2019 at 1:39 PM

My dad was a Racine firefighter for 20 years and then went to Mt. Pleasant Fire Department for 20 years (Asst Fire Chief). Does anyone remember the Racine Firehouse across from the Racine Journal Times? Now, does anyone remember in the warm weather there was always a fireman sitting on the bench next to the Racine firehouse (facing East)? There was a fireman who had a human arm puppet and would sit on the bench and say hi to the kids in the cars driving by (all windows were open, NO A\C back in those days!!!)? Let us know!

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Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Vickie and I goinh up 4 Peaks mountain in Arizona before this latest fire.

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Posted on: Jun 08, 2019 at 8:48 PM

During the 1960's thru 1970's, the 101st Airborne Infantry unit was home-based in Ft.Campbell, Kentucky. They left for Vietnam in January, 1965, and did not leave until 1972. Most of our unit was in the A-Shaw Valley.

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Posted on: Jun 07, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Are you related to Jim Chones who went to St. Catherines? My wife sat right behind him in class and always complained she had an obscure view of the teacher!!! LOL

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May 23, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Posted on: May 23, 2019 at 12:49 AM

Happy birthday Ned! If it is warm enough, get your bike out of the garage and take it for a ride. (Oh, watch out for people texting and taking selfies in cars) LOL

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May 21, 2019 at 12:14 AM

Posted on: May 20, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Happy birthday!!! Have a wonderful day, go eat some Wells Brothers pizza or maybe Kewpees!
Thanks for all your planning and help on Horlicks website.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 12:49 AM

Tony, have a happy and fun birthday, hope you get a cake!!

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Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 at 12:32 AM

You finally showed up on the radar! Looks like Le Claire, Iowa would be a nice place to live. What have you done in your life so far? I remember us guys hanging out by Jerstad in elementary school. Let us know.

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Apr 14, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 at 10:13 PM

Ned, I've been thru Red Granite many times, like the area. Omro has the best hybrid sweet corn in the state! How was the Navy? Enlist for 4 years?
My dad was in the Navy, on the famous USS Lexington in WWll. Good to see your doing great.

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Apr 11, 2019 at 12:45 AM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM

Bill: Are you the one and only Bill Hanson who blew off M-80's on the beach in your backyard on Michigan Blvd, scaring the crap out of your neighbors?
You taught me well!!! I was wondering where you ended up!

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