School: Colby High 1949 Reunion (60th - 2009)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Barr, Bauer, Berg, Bergs, Blazel,
Brehm, Brill, Brodziski, Degenhardt, Dins, Erdmann, Ewert, Farning,
Firnstahl, Ganz, Gottschalk, Grieser, Gutenberger, Hamann,
Hardrath, Haas, Hedler, Herrmann, Hoernke, Jewett, Kaiser, Keller,
Kunz, Leu, Meissner, Miller, Mossing, Nosbisch, Nystrom, Olson,
Podvevels, Primeau, Reeves, Remus, Rex, Riese, Rogan, Schultz,
Schuster, Sazama, Scheel, Sossaman, Thede, Vrana, Walkowiak,
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford,
Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, July 29 2009, page 12
Colby High School class of 1949 held their 60th year
reunion on July 9 at the Redwood Supper Club in
Classmates and guests met at 3 p.m. to socialize
and reminisce. All were treated with a drink or cocktail by Ralph
and Janice Nystom. Tables were decorated with candles and
yellow roses, the class flower. A family style dinner was enjoyed
at 5:30 p.m.
Allen Din, who served as master of ceremonies,
read the names of deceased classmates: Mercedes (Kaiser) Bar, Clyde
Brehm, Milton Grieser, Everett Mossing, Wilbert Remus, Vivian
(Schultz) Roan, Betty (Rex) Blazel, Gloriette (Olson) Ganz, Clinton
Herrmann, Joyce (Erdmann) Degenhardt, James Gutenberger, William
"Bill" Bauer and Agnes (Brill) Bergs. After each name a bell rang
and a moment of silence followed.
Maxine Haas used the 1949 annual to name all
other classmates and said where each is not living. Also, she read
notes sent by the following who were unable to attend. Roy "Elmer"
Jewett, Alpine, CA, Don Primeau, Springfield, VA, Ronald Scheel,
Grafton, Arvin Thede, Scottsdale, AZ, and George Vrana, Rochelle,
Bird wind chimes were given to Wallace Hamann for
his early bird reservation.
Each classmate received a yard ornament and names
were drawn for numerous door prizes.
was decided to hold another reunion in two years, with Allen Dins
and Maxine Haas again serving as the reunion committee.
Attending the reunion were Herbert Hoernke,
Waukesha; Ralph and Janice Nystrom, Cable; Gordon and Eldora
Schuster, Marshfield; Eddie and Betty (Bert) Miller, Merrill; Mary
(Sazama) Brodziski, Athens; Melvin and Jeanette Ewert, Germantown;
Geraldine (Keller) Walkowiak, Sierra, AZ; Elmer and Patricia
(Reeves) Meissner, Mancelona, MI; Audrey (Leu) Hardrath, Estella
(Kunze) Sossaman and Albert Jr.,and Evereen Podevels, all of
Abbotsford; Wallace Hamann, Alvera (Nosbisch) Gottschalk, Laura
(Weix) Riese, Jake and Delores (Firnstahl) Hedler, Allen Dins and
George and Maxine (Farning) Haas, all of Colby, Wis.
Reservations were made buy Norman Sill, Racine, and Delores (Brunner) Hartwig, Colgate, but were unable to attend.
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