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MEDICARE B PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT, A reminder to send in the completed Special Health Assistance Provision Claim Form to get. your Medicare B Premium Refund if you are eligible Eligibility depends upon date of retirement The. instructions are on the back of the form available from IBM National Human Resources Center at 1. 800 796 9876 or as a download from Net Benefits instructions below. LIFE PLANNING ACCOUNT, For those of you who are participating in a wellness course or an exercise weight control. program reimbursements for certain expenses are available File Life Planning Account Claim. Form available from IBM National Human Resources Center at. 1 800 796 9876, If you want to down load either of these IBM Forms go to http netbenefits com. log in for new users follow the instructions, click on the heading Health Insurance on the tab at the top of the page near the middle of. Click on the heading Health Insurance Overview, Finally click on the heading All Health Insurance Forms on the left hand side of the page. That will take you to a list of about 40 IBM Forms for almost every occasion You can down. load them and print them out,SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE. For the upcoming 2013 summer season Rochester Minnesota Senior Softball Association. RMSSA is looking for more SOFTBALL PLAYERS men age 50 up and women age 40 up with. some athletic ability It is an opportunity to join 100 current players to participate in organized league. softball for fun fitness and friendship, Games are played Mon and Wed 9 30 am at McQuillan Fields The season is May 6 through. Sept 18 Registration dates are Wed April 10th at the History Center 1195 W Circle Dr. SW Rochester and Wed April 24th at the Wicked Moose 1201 Eastgate Dr SE Rochester both. Noon to 4 PM, Everyone is welcome to join as long as you meet the age requirements and have some athletic. ability Come out to play Senior Softball this summer Only 40 for 40 games plus two picnics. Entry fee is 35 if you sign up prior to April 6, For more info call Bill Beaupre at 507 288 3324 or log on to. www rochestermnseniorsoftball webs com,FREE HELP WITH TAX RETURNS. Free assistance in filling out federal and state tax forms is available again for individuals and. families with low to moderate incomes February 1 through April 15 Please note that lower income. families also may qualify for earned income credit AND a property tax refund as either a renter or. In Rochester trained tax counselors in the Tax Aide program of the American Association of. Retired Persons will be available weekly at the following locations February 1 through April 15. Salvation Army call 424 4197 to schedule an appointment. Senior Citizens Service call 287 1404 to schedule an appointment. In addition days are scheduled at various senior high rise apartments for building residents and. arrangements can be made for counselors to provide tax help in homes of those who are. homebound by calling any of the sites listed,2013 IBM Alumni Club Activity. You recently received the announcement for the next Alumni Club event a trip to Treasure. Island Casino on February 26 Any questions about that trip contact Hal Kossman at. halkossman charter net, We would like to thank the members that participated in our survey of activities that would be. of interest to them As a result of that survey we have put in place a tentative plan for the year As in. all tentative plans things beyond our control can change and alter the best laid plans However. below is a list of the items we are working on Invitations will be coming as the dates approach and. the plans solidify,Jan 29th Guthrie Theater July 10 Summer picnic. Feb 26 Treasure Island Casino August Mississippi river cruise. March Chanhassen Theater Bye Bye Birdie Sept Old Log Theater. April Murder Mystery dinner Oct Local play Jon Hassler. May Twins game Nov Health Seminar,June Ordway Dec 14 Christmas party. Stay tuned and sign up as the events are offered We hope to see you at many of these. Hal Kossman chairman membership committee,2012 ALUMNI CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY. The 2012 IBM Alumni Christmas Party was held Dec 8th at the Eagles Club 253 Alumni club. members signed up for the party which was about the same number as last year s party The Eagle s. did a great job setting up and catering the event and based on the various verbal and write in. comments the party attendee s agreed, I would like to recognize the various donors who contributed gifts for the party drawing and Seig. Hoeppner for rounding up the gifts Think Bank Hair Studio 52 Canadian Honker Toyota of. Rochester Grandma s Kitchen Eagles Club and Rochester Athletic Club Please thank them by. patronizing their businesses, Also thanks to the numerous volunteers who helped make the party a success. Nancy Morrison Roger Spee Jim Alice Miesbauer Eddie Peterson Seig Hoeppner Dick. Sulack Carol Bill Gorder Barb Muenkel Kathy Larry Henderson Tom Schwalen Pete. Huffman Toni Pelke Karen Costa Tappon Bev Gerzenske Dale Hostad Mike Wentzel. and Ed Gloria Rosencrants, Welcome desk L to R Nancy Morrison Part of the Alumni Club Party attendees. Eddie Peterson Ed Gloria Rosencrants,and Jim Miesbauer. For more pictures go to our website at community rochestermn com rrclub. Each year we learn from our mistakes and try to make the next year s party better So be sure to. attend the 2013 party which will be even better The 2013 Christmas Party is planned for a Saturday. December 14 2013 Watch the Alumni Club Newsletter and Website for more details. Chuck Kinneberg Bernie Peterson Party Co chairs,SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING. Once again the IBM Alumni Club rang bells for the Salvation Army to support their cause for. helping the needy We rang on three different days at two different locations We rang on 2 3 hour. shifts with two people on each shift Many thanks to all of the volunteer ringers This is a very worthy. cause and we will hopefully continue to help again next season It s especially fun to dress up a little. and interact with the many people that stop by and donate to the kettle. Bill Beaupre Lennie Broich Barb Muenkel Diane Moench. IBM ALUMNI BOWLING LEAGUE, The 2012 13 bowling season started on October 10 2012 The league has twelve 3 person. teams and 13 substitutes We are pleased to welcome Al Gorski as a new member to the. A position round was held in the final week of the first half season WE TRY Maxine Kubat. Jim Hoss and Dick Smith was in 1st place with 44 wins TEN DOWN Chris Oslund Al Gorski. and Terry Clark was in 2nd place with 42 wins A 3 game match was bowled with WE TRY. winning 5 points to have 49 points and TEN DOWN winning 2 points to have 44 points. Congratulations to WE TRY on winning the first half. The United States Bowling Congress provides individual achievement awards for. Single game 35 pins over bowler s average,3 game Series based on pins over average. Single game 75 pins over average,3 game Series 140 pins over average. Single game award winners for the 1st half are, John Lundak Gary Allar Jessie Shanklin Eric Fosdick Dick Mustain Chris Oslund Karl. Anderson Eunice Kohlmeyer Marlys Ohnstad Harry Wahl John Greilinger Dick Severson. Bernie Borschatz Bruce Brandvold Al Gorski Duane Glenzinski Jim Hoss Joyce Brandvold. Rita Balm Terry Clark Ed Venners and Dennis Tweed, Single game 75 pins over average award winners for the 1st half are. Bernie Borgschatz and Bruce Brandvold,Series award winners for the 1st half are. John Lundak Dick Mustain Al Gorski and Duane Glenzinski. Congratulations to the 1st half season winners and to those who earned individual awards. Thank you to the subs who have filled in this year. Bruce Brandvold Secretary,WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO,I got a note from Dave Schwartzkopf. I started high school Mentally Retarded and finished being a member of the National Honor. Society Let me tell you how that happened, Six months and four days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor David Allen Schwartzkopf. DAS was born He arrived in a small farm house to his mother and a neighbor lady his father was. trout fishing and a doctor had not been contacted The house was 20 miles west of Shawano. Wisconsin on highway 29 Today 29 is a divided highway which crosses Wisconsin but back then it. was a gravel road It took extra time to cut the umbilical cord because string to tie the cord off was. not readily available String from a bag of sugar was eventually used. At 14 months of age DAS had Scarlet fever and German measles which took away his ability. to walk and talk until he was 3 years old When his father returned from the Army in WW II a farm. near Bowler WI was bought It didn t have electricity or running water. At 9 years old it was determined DAS had Cerebral Palsy and received speech and physical. therapy as an outpatient from the University of Wisconsin Hospital. For 7th grade DAS was placed with a small group of mentally retarded children And for 8th. grade he attended a one room country school 4 kids in 8th grade They were given a test to get. ready for high school DAS could still see good enough to mark the answer sheet but not good. enough to read the questions and too proud to have them read to him He started high school with. an IQ of 88, The teacher who taught algebra didn t believe DAS was mentally retarded The school hired. an upperclassman daily to bring him up to being a sophomore in high school He attended 5 schools. by the time he graduated and graduated as a member of The National Honor Society. In 2010 the class had their 50 year graduation reunion DAS learned from a teacher that in. 1957 when he was a sophomore the person that they hired to accurately measure his IQ could only. bring it in at a maximum of 140 but I was told it was higher than that I am 70 years old and the body. is slowing down but the mind is still good I had brain surgery 2 weeks ago for fluid on my brain and. after it was over the surgeon said he very much liked my brain Now I feel like it s back to the way it. was 40 years ago, Thank you for the newsletter and have great holidays. Schwartzie,HAPPENINGS, Larry Jeanine Baringer Margaret Jerry Becker Lil Darryl Jensen Janet Larry. Johnson and Argene Marilyn Treder recently celebrated their 50th anniversary Congratulations. to all and happy anniversary, Our 2nd Annual IBM Rochester Snowbird Gathering had a wonderful turn out and response on. a delightfully sunny warm winter Florida day 27 Rochester retirees and their spouses 52 total. enjoyed an afternoon of renewing friendships getting caught up on life after retirement and meeting. others they may not have previously known from their IBM days. Row 1 Bernie Loeffler Dennis Cox Ken,Wagner Bob Koenck Barb Koenck. Row 2 Lyle Hinrichs Glenn Van Benschoten,Dave Ness Dale Brandenburger Jim. Clausen Diane Moench,Row 3 Russ Moench Vickey Wagner Judy Haas. Barbara Muenkel Dave Foreman,Howard Wagner,Row 4 Barry Pow Gary Brun Rick Adams Bill. Smith Eric Schneider Tom Modjeski,John Fletcher,Attended missing from photo Joanne McCree Paul. Eberman Al Walczak, Last year Peter Wegmueller was our surprise guest who traveled the furthest to join in This. year the honors went to Barry Pow We all love surprises. We will be hosting our 3rd annual Snowbird gathering on March 3 2013. Mark your calendars if you plan to be in sunny Florida Please feel free to let either Barbara. Muenkel barbm home charter net or Lyle Hinrichs lhinrichs centurytel net know if you would. like to attend and you will be kept abreast of the details. OBITUARIES, The following Rochester IBMers both members of the IBM Rochester Alumni Club and. nonmembers died in 2012 Wayne L Adderman Russell J Ahern Ray E Amway Curtis R. Andersen Delford D Anderson Keith E Bachman Gerald Bartholomew Douglas F Bartsch Robert. K Bee Michael P Bendel Paul L Benson Lyle R Berg Beryl Bergschneider Robert Books Karen. A Brandt Wayne G Brownell Charles E Buhr Emmett L Burdick Emil D Burrs Charles D Butruff. Jr Leonard F Carey William L Campion Donald H Coffman Lotus L Conrad Mary K Conrad Carl. Cronk Vernon P Curtis Donald S Dahl Arthur Daniel Frank E Dapron Lair V DeSart Philip G. Doring Robert Douglas Ernest P Dunbar Roland L Dunkle Kenneth E Edstrom Joel E Ellringer. James W Erickson Loel H Erickson Lester J Fiegel Jr Terry R Fischer Jerrold J Fogarty Lyle S. Freiderich Forrest Gardner Orlan F Glander Larry T Glynn Melvin Gosse Lamont A Granger. Maynard F Green William Griebenow George R Groves Donald E Gruhlke Robert Gwynn Peter. J Hansen Kenneth E Hastings George H Hawley George Hoeppner Kenneth N Hodge Laverne. Holets Coy L Huffine Peggy L Jendersee Arthur Jensen Howard W Jensen Curtis Johns Ervin. D Johnson Paul L Johnson Robert E Johnson Trygve R Johnson Mitchell S Kidd Gordon F. Krueger Merlyn H Lenox Lawrence V Leqve Henry Leutink John K Lutzi Glen D Manbeck. Mervin C Marter Domenic Martini Susan L McRoberts Bernard J Meddleton Harvey D Miller. Dennis M Mitchell Gregory R Molinaro Gerald C Molloy Dennis L Mongoven Donald L Moore. Grace H Moore James H Musty Edward A Nelson Daniel J Nicholson Jerry D Nolte Oliver L. Ohr Luverne J Olson DuWayne R Olstad Jerry Ovesen Gary R Owens Patricia C Patzner Mary. J Petersen Roger H Peterson Jerry A Plantin Ronald A Quandt Joseph Reiland Lyle A. Reinhardt Gayle Robinson David A Ronning George E Ross Jesse Ruick Marion Runerson. Thomas P Ryan Janel K Saunders Antonin Sebesta Lyle S Severson John Sitte Norman. Skrukrud Duane Sorenson Merlin Spading Richard Spaniol Maynard A Spring Layton A Steinke. Don Stephenson Raymond G Strebbing Paul G Suby Carol A Schatz Duard M Svee Richard. Tangen Harry J Tashjian Aldean B Thorson Rita Torvund Charles Treadwell Gary A Turk Gerald. V Varsoke Cyril Veerkamp Frank l Vondrashek Raymond B Wiersbeck Gerald Willis Harold. Wilson and Charles Zimmerman, The following IBM Alumni Club members or spouses have recently passed away. MARGARET MAGGIE JOHNSON died November 26 She worked many years until her. retirement She is survived by her son Richard her daughter Debbie Merritt 4 grandchildren and 2. great grandchildren, WILLIAM EDWIN OWEN died December 6 He was a Systems Engineer for 30 years in. Rochester and Louisville Survivors include his wife Lucille children David William Anne Pappas. Owen Catherine Lucille Owen Juan Cabanela Jeannine Marie Owen Nathan Owen Block. Suzanne Regene Owen and Jon Nordos and 9 grandchildren. ROBERT H BOB HUGHES died December 7 He worked for IBM for 30 years retiring from. Rochester in 1982 He is survived by 2 sons Robert and Kevin 3 daughters Maureen Hughes. Karen Spading and Brigh Hughes 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. MARGARET ANN CORRIGAN died December 13 She was the wife of retiree John Corrigan. She is survived by her husband 4 children John Mary Corrigan Pearson Anne Corrigan Watson. and Kathleen Corrigan Howe and 5 grandchildren, ALAN GEORGE VICK died December 13 He was an engineer and computer programmer. retiring in 1990 after a 28 year career Survivors include his wife Patricia 2 sons Gregory and Dan. and 2 granddaughters, GORDON GORDIE BJELDE died December 20 He was an Electrical Engineer retiring in. 1987 He is survived by his wife Helen sons Rick and Ken a daughter Carol Sullivan and 4. grandchildren, LEONARD C BURCH died December 20 He was a model builder and manager for 33 years. retiring in 1990 Survivors include his wife Dorothy 5 children Richard Randy James Deanna. Anderson and Patricia Trelstad 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. MAX C HEINS died December 24 He retired in 1998 He is survived by his wife Nancy a. son Brad a daughter Diane Lexvold and 8 grandchildren. CLARION LOUIS POPP died December 24 He was an electrician for 30 years retiring in. 1996 Survivors include his wife Kathy 4 children David Jeff Brenda Ramiraz and Karen Popp. and 8 grandchildren, ROBERT P FJELSTED died December 28 He was an electrical engineer for 27 years retiring. in 1987 He is survived by 3 sons Kevin Mathew and Jonathon 9 grandchildren and 2 great. grandchildren, JAMES A HOPKINS died January 4 He started in Rochester in 1956 but retired from Tucson. Arizona in 1989 Survivors include his wife Sharon 2 sons Ronald and Richard daughter in law. Carolyn Hopkins and 10 grandchildren, STANLEY E CHRISTOPHERSON died January 7 He started with IBM in 1956 and retired. after a 30 year career He is survived by 2 sons Steven and Scott a daughter Sherry Wood 10. grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, ROYCE ROBERT REED died January 9 He worked mostly in finance from 1957 until. retirement in 1991 Survivors include his wife Karen 2 sons Jeff and Terry a daughter Tammy. Senjem 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter, ROBERT ARBUCKLE died January 10 He retired in 1991 after a 34 year career with IBM. Survivors include his wife Jan Children Bob Vicki Wente and Joe step children Scott Deobald. Chris Kolar Shannon Mullen and Tim Kowalski 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. On behalf of the Alumni Club we extend our most sincere sympathy to all of the survivors. The editor thanks all who contributed to this issue If you haven t written. why not do it now and let us know what you ve been doing since retirement.