Darlene Petri (class of 1966) and I married in 1970 after graduating from Washington University and Sears moving me to Madison, WI. We have a daughter and two sons and nine grand children. We lived in Wisconsin the first 20 years, then gravitated back to Missouri and later Florida to care for elderly parents. We owned a small family resort in Northern Wisconsin, worked retail and currently manage a small real estate brokerage firm started by our youngest son. Our first house was a condemned cottage on Lake Mendota in Madison, which started a pattern of buying and fixing up houses. Darlene has counted 32 residences we have lived. We have also been active in the church and after receiving a M.Div. from Eden Seminary in Webster Groves served churches as a pastor in the United Methodist Church both in Missouri and Florida.
We spend most of the year in Englewood, FL located in southwest Florida on the gulf coast south of Sarasota and a small lake cottage near Owensville, MO which has always been our get away."