School: Neillsville H. S. Class 1945 - 50th Reunion (1995)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kunze, Keller, Meihack, Beyer, Berger, Weiting, Lipke, Opelt, Farrand, Drescher, Ayers, Kutchera, Watenpuhl, Schmidt, Aumann, Bartell, Bender, Hemp, Counsell, Osborn, Dahnert, Reinart, Diercks, Kissling, Kroll, Lukas, Mc Grew, Neff, Neperud, Rood, Neuhaus, Brager, Rosandich, Ormond, Zager, Ott, Pankau, Pepper, Kapfer, Prochazka, Roberts, Russell, Schlinsog, Schwanebeck, Hasz, Jespersen, Shock, Short, Statz, Trewartha, Vobara, Wachholz, Wetzel, Godwin, Kunze, Zipfel, Maxon, Swann, Lipscy, Herian, Bayuk, Wilsmann, Bardeleben, Houlihan, Brown, Bodamer, Dux, Elmer, Crothers, Silverbert, Jonkel, Kruger, Krutsch, Huebscher, Sayre, Urban, Swanson

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) September 27, 1995

Neillsville Class of 1945 celebrates 50th anniversary

The Neillsville High School graduates of 1945 had the privilege and honor of observing their golden anniversary. The event was held September 2, 1995 at Fannies Supper club.

Social hour and friendship commenced at 5 p.m. A group picture was taken by Steven Kunze. A buffet supper was served at 7:15 p.m.

The class colors of deep purple and gold decorated the registration table, display table and dinner tables. The class flower, yellow roses were arranged in a crystal bowl with deep purple stattice, white baby breath and greens. The table had long stemmed yellow roses and purple bows and purple stattice and gold bows lying on the tables.

Door prizes were disbursed to all the graduates. They were donated by the members for an exchange.

Roy Keller, Arlington, TX and Ruby Meihack, Neillsville were in charge of the program (Remember When" theme. The committee in charge were, Marian (Beyer) Berger, Rosie (Weiting) Kunze, Marcella (Lipke) Opelt, Adelaide (Farrand) Drescher and Ruby Meihack.

A brunch was held at the home of Arvid and Marian Berger on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This was sponsored by the committee. There were 40 in attendance at the brunch and 73 at the anniversary dinner.

Arthur and Adelaide (Drescher) was the honored couple for being married 50 years on April 1, 1955. They furnished two white bouquets on the table where the cake was displayed. It was made by Betty Opelt, and was decorated with a white frosting and had a colored photo of the old high school. It also displayed our class motto "Dawn" and 50th Anniversary 1945-1995.

The members deceased from the graduation class were: Synclare Ayers, Lawrence Kutchera, Harlan Watenpuhl and Gallus Schmidt. A short memorial was held for the deceased members of the class, undergraduates and faculty members.

The following graduates attended the 50th anniversary of the class of 1945:

Clarence and Doris Aumann, Loyal; Paul and Deanne Bartell, Wausau; Marvin and Mae (Bender) Hemp, Neillsville; Arvid and Marian (Beyer) Berger, Neillsville; Harold and Doris (Counsell) Osborn, Carbondale, IL; John and Velda (Dahnert) Reinart, Neillsville; Eugene and Juanita Diercks, Vesper; Arthur and Adelaide (Farrand) Drescher, Neillsville; Robert and Jean Hemp, Universal City, TX; Roy and Evelyn Keller, Arlington, TX; Ernest and Jane Kissling, Neillsville; Wilmer and Ethel Kroll, Neillsville; Marcella (Lipke) Opelt, Neillsville; James and Alice (Lukas) Mc Grew, Hiwasse, AR; Ruby Meihack, Neillsville; Charles and Lou Neff, Neillsville; Vernon and Joyce (Neperud) Rood, Sparta; Marion (Neuhaus) Brager and daughter Beverly, Lublin; Arlene (Opelt) Rosandich, Oak Creek; Ethel (Ormond) Zager, Neillsville; Harry and Leanna (Ott) Pankau, Wautoma; Betty (Pepper) Kapfer, Janesville; Richard and Gerri Prochazka, Rochester, MN; Glenn Roberts, Neillsville; Willmette (Russell) Roberts, Neillsville; William and Jeanette Schlinsog, Middleton; Albert and Lois (Schwanebeck) Hasz, Granton; Howard and Lorraine (Schwanebeck) Jespersen, Morristown, NJ; Ellsworth and Shirley Shock, Neshkora; Roger Short, West Allis; Anton and Beatrice Statz, Wisconsin Rapids; Helen Trewartha, Waupaca; George Vobara, Medford, OR; William and Violet (Wachholz) Neuhaus, West St. Paul, MN; Ruth (Wetzel) Godwin, Milwaukee; Donald and Rosie (Wieting) Kunze, Neillsville; Kenneth and Ruth (Zipfel) Maxon, Bay City, MI; and Donald and Hilda (Swann) Lipscy, Neillsville, Wis.

Undergraduates attending were:

Roland and Dawn Evenson, Tomahawk; Robert and Patricia Fritz, Milwaukee; Robert and Jeanette Herian, Milwaukee; Frank and Beatrice (Ormond) Bayuk, Greenwood; William and Lucille Wilsmann, Hewitt; and Floyd Short, Neillsville, Wis.

Graduates not attending were:

Helen (Bardeleben) Houlihan, Sioux City, IA; Joan (Brown) Bodamer, Chippewa Falls; Melvin Dux, Neillsville; Richard Elmer, Shoshone, ID; Donna (Crothers) Silverbert, Milwaukee; George Jonkel, Fountain City, FL; Devere Kruger, Portland, OR; Gladys (Krutsch) Huebscher, Denver, CO; Caroline (Lenz) Sayre, Highland Park, IL; Robert Subke, Palm Springs, CA; and Milda (Urban) Swanson, Des Plaines, IL.



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