School: Dorchester High ‘60, ‘61, ’62, ‘63 (Combined Reunion - 2011)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt




Surnames: Barranco, Bednarek, Bramucker, Carlson, Chojnacki, Decker, Deml, Empey, Engel, Fenske, Fierke, Gebert, Gonnering, Gorke, Gumz, Hawks, Herman, Hoeper, Hollman, Jantsch, Johnson, Kramer, Kwasny, Lang, Louret, Majerus, Mertens, Metz, Meyer, Murphy, Neidhold, Paul, Pederson, Pinter, Plockelman, Radtke, Robida, Sanchez, Schmidt, Sebold, Shelton, Springer, Stubbs, Umlauft, Underwood


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, September 7, 2011, page 12


The Dorchester High School classes of 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 held their 50th (plus or minus) class reunion in Holcombe on Wednesday and Thursday, august 10th and 11th


Wednesday started with a gold scramble at Twin Oaks Golf Course with a 9 a.m. tee time. Guests dressed in their colors (red and white). 


At 1 p.m. everyone met at Paradise Shores to board the pontoons for a lake tour of beautiful Lake Holcombe. Pontoons were furnished and driven by Don Meyer, Joe Herman, Jerry Gebert and Wayne Underwood. About mid-afternoon, the pontoons anchored at Joe and Carole Herman’s Home on the lake for margaritas. 


Later that day, guests gathered at 5:30 p.m. at Paradise Shores for an outdoor patio cocktail party. It was suggested that everyone dress in ’50-60s attire to celebrate the 50th reunion. Dinner was served at 7 p.m. Marilyn Monroe (a/k/a: Carol Herman) sang "Happy Birthday" to "Bobby" Neidhold. Butch Fenske acted as the master or ceremonies. Guests were Ruby Pinter and Marge Gorke (former teachers). Awards were presented for the gold tournament and door prizes were also given to attending classmates. 


After dinner, guests were entertained by Rod Hawks and his music.


The next day at 2 p.m., everyone was invited to Judy Meyer’s home on the lake. Guests enjoyed her ‘50s memorabilia room and picnic lunch later in the day. Ann Bednarek Murphy performed her yoga routine.


The day ended with a sunset cruise on the lake. The weather was perfect!


Those in attendance for the class of 1960 were Rodney Hawks and Sharon Plockelman Kramer.


Attending from the year of 1961 were Ann Bednarek Murphy and Charles; Judy Bramucker Mertens Shelton and Ron; Rachel Decker Louret; Robert Gonnering and Barb; Linda Johnson Mertens; James Kwasny; Shirley Lang Majerus; James Meyer and Doris; Judy Meyer; Arthur Paul and Judy; Janice Plockelman Sanchez; Donna Schmidt Empey and Allen; Diane Umlauft Hoeper and John; Wayne Underwood and Joann. 


Those in attendance for the class of 1962 were Carole Carlson Herman and Joe Herman; Betty Gumz Gebert and Jerry; Mary Jantsch Barranco and Louie; Victor Plockelman; Lawrence Springer. 


Attending from the year of 1963 were Tony Chojnacki, ron Decker and Carolyn; Terry Engel Deml and Mel; DuWayne Fenske and Judy Pederson; Marilyn Fierke Metz; Gail Hollmann Radtke and Wayne; Bob Neidhold; Ron Robida and Judy; Duane Sebold.


It was decided to meet again in 2016. The committee members for the next reunion are as follows: Rodney Hawks, Jim Meyer, Donna Empey and Larry Springer. The next reunion will also include the class of 1964. 



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