Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wis.

September 26, 2007, Page 17

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

NHS Class of 1957 holds 50th reunion


The 1957 Class of Neillsville High School held its 50th reunion on Sept. 2, 2007, at the Neillsville Country Club. 

Tom Barr and Dean Zickert served as co-master of ceremonies. 

A moment of silence was observed in memory of our deceased members who include: Pat (Miller) Hagen, Dennis Johnson, Betty (Counsell) Noah, Lester Fender, Edgar Bertrang, Jim Krause, Susan Thompson, James Nauertz, Norma (Payne) Nelson, Lois (Asplin) Wick, Donald Strangfeld, John Mazola, Mary (Hanson) Lovvik and Paul Manz. 

Prizes were awarded as follows: 1st reply and youngest child - Arthur and Jeanne Stiemke; longest distance traveled - Russell Wold; oldest grandchild - Nancy (Holt) Tresemer; last reply - Pat (Bollom) White and the door prize to Karen (Don) Shaw. 

Dean Zickert made a very memorable CD of pictures of classes and classmates starting with grade school and continuing through high school. 

Out-of-state classmates attending were: Russell (Diana) Wold, Browns Summit, NC; Beverly (Seelow) Terry Snyder, Gainsville, GA; Bill (Karen) Seelow, Tucson, AZ; Dennis (Mary) Harcey, Stillwater, MN; Eugene Hagen, Newport, MN; Terry (Norma) Schwantes, Bloomington, MN; Dean (Anne) Zickert, Minneapolis, MN, and Mona (Hoesly) Lockhart, St. Charles, IL. 

Classmates from Wisconsin other than Neillsville included: Pat (Cutts) Wagner, Menomonie; Arlene (Trachte) Lyle Abrahamson, Fairchild; Arlene (Ebert) Thieme and guest, Wausau; Jon (Rita) Swenson, Westfield; Susan (Wall) Robert Stoughton, Mondovi; Lee and Janis (Urlaub) Steinhilber, Wisconsin Rapids; Alan (Donna) Larson, Janesville; Allen (Margie) Meier and John (Darlene) Trogner, Oregon; Judy (Duchow) (Flick) Larry Wehmann and Pat (Bollom) White, Black River Falls; Richard Bertrang, Mazomanie and Don (Karen) Shaw, Jackson. 

Attending from Neillsville were: Arthur (Jeanne) Stiemke, Edward Kurasz, Tom and Betty (Ylvisaker) Barr, Joyce (Mashin) Terry Becker, Arlys (Smith) Ervin Knoop, Ron Ziegler, Arlene (Thoma) Kurt Hediger, Dean Bryan, Bill (Susan) Zank, Janice (Greeler) Harold Mayer, Eileen (Hoffman) Bob Bell, Joann (Grap) Ruzic, Lewis (Diane) Gurney, Nancy (Holt) Tresemer, and Pat (Don) Strangfeld. 

The committee included Tom and Betty Barr, Dean Zickert, Eileen Bell, Joann Ruzic, Arlys Knoop and Janice Mayer. 

The next reunion is to be held in 2010 (yes, we voted to do it again in three years). 

(Transcribers note:  Glad you all could make it, I surely would have loved to have been there reminiscing.) 

Those in attendance for this 50-year reunion: Front row (L-R) Arlys (Smith) Knoop, Beverly (Seelow) Snyder, Janis (Urlaub) Steinhilber, Arlene (Thoma) Hediger, Eileen (Hoffman) Bell, Nancy (Holt) Tresemer, Susan (Wall) Stoughton, Edward Kurasz, Pat (Bollom) White, Alan Larson; Middle row (L-R) Don Shaw, Arlene (Trachte) Abrahamson, Janice (Greeler) Mayer, Joann (Grap) Ruzic, Dennis Harcey, Mona (Hoesly) Lockhart, Joyce (Mashin) Becker, Betty (Ylvisaker) Barr, Richard Bertrang, Pat (Cutts) Wagner (hidden), Judy(Duchow) (Flick) - Wehmann, Dean Zickert; Back row (L-R) Allen Meier, Lee Steinhilber, Bill Seelow, Arlene (Ebert) Thieme, John Trogner, Jon Swenson, Art Stiemke, Eugene Hagen, Tom Barr, Ron Ziegler, Bill Zank, Russell Wold, Lewis Gurney, Dean Bryan (missing from the picture is Terry Schwantes).