Laurie Haenszel

The Bexley Historical Society is pleased to announce Laurie Haenszel as its newest trustee. Laurie received her BA in American Studies from Miami University, and served as a Historic Preservationist at Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Ohio Historical Society, and was a Historic Preservation assistant to the German Village Commission. She has held various volunteer positions in community organizations, including Bexley Schools, Columbus School for Girls, St. Catharine School and Columbus Landmarks Foundation. In her spare time, Laurie enjoys caring for her family and their 1918 house, and treasures Bexley’s wonderful history; its diverse, historic residential and commercial buildings; its sense of community; and our gem, the Drexel Theatre. Her family includes her husband, George, and children Matt, John and Ellen.

Originally published in Historical Herald, Spring 2012

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Dr. Walter C. Buchsieb

Dr. Walter C. Buchsieb was born in Columbus and lived in Bexley 26 years while attending Bexley schools and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. At Bexley, he was on the football and tennis teams, was the business manager for the yearbook, Bexleo, and a member of Quill and Scroll.

He and his wife, Betty Lou Risch, were married in 1955 and then went to San Francisco, where Dr. Buchsieb was an intern at Letterman Army Hospital. From there, they went to Zweibrucken, Germany for two years. He was chief dental officer for the 539th General Dispensary.

Upon their return to the states and to civilian life, Walter was a resident in Orthodontics at OSU. After receiving his MA degree, he and Betty settled in Kettering, Ohio where he practiced for 33 years. They then returned to Columbus and OSU where Walter directed the Orthodontic Clinic for five years. He retired in 2004.

Dr. Buchsieb has served on various boards related to his profession. In 1981, he was President of the Ohio Dental Association and in 1992 received the James E Brophy Distinguished Service Award. He is Past President of the Centerville, Ohio Rotary Club; a Mason; a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society.

Walter is an active Historical Society board member, arranging interviews with Bexley friends.

Originally published in Historical Herald, Fall 2012

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