John Erbes

Profile Updated: September 24, 2016
Residing In: Milwaukee, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary
Occupation: Retired IT Director
Children: Jennifer '71, Stephanie '72, Christopher '79, Elizabeth '82, Timothy '85, Catherine '90, Thomas '96. More…25 years of kids.
Military Service: US Navy Seabees  

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Posted on: Sep 19, 2016 at 1:38 PM

A quick summary of my life (to date).

I attended Cumberland grade school from 2nd through 8th grade and Whitefish Bay High as a freshman and sophomore. My parents sold the house on Woodburn St. and moved to Fox Point in Dec 1962, so unfortunately my brothers, sister and I had little choice but to move with them.

After high school I played bass and guitar for a couple of years in rock bands.
Worked as a precision machinist and as a motorcycle mechanic.
Did a bit of motorcycle racing.
Got a degree in automotive technology.
When my draft letter came in the mail during Vietnam I enlisted in the Navy Seabees for a couple of years as a heavy construction vehicle mechanic.
Got married to the lovely Mary and had a couple of daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie.
Worked in a Tiffany-style stained glass art studio. Worked as a pipe organ installer and repairer.
Got a bachelor's in engineering and had a son, Christopher.
Did some more motorcycle racing and had another daughter, Elizabeth.
Taught computer science at UWM and UW-Waukesha for seven years, and had another son, Timothy.
Got a master's in computer science engineering and had another daughter, Catherine, and a son, Thomas.
Spent 20 years as a manager/director in IT. Retired in '03.

Currently hobbies include child maintenance (of my kids), photography, computers, electronics, garage band guitar playing, woodworking, home repair, motorcycles and auto mechanics.

I'm getting old.

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Jun 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Me, garage band base player, from three years ago.

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

A picture of daughter Stephanie on her vintage Royal Enfield in Hyderabad India in the Fall of 2013. The BMW tattoo is of her other bike.

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

A picture of our kids, minus Stephanie, from about four years ago.

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