Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI, October 11, 2006


NHS class of í36 holds 70th reunion


Surnames: Norman, Opelt, Haines, Beyer, Gaden, Schultz, Smith, Neff, Mazola, Imig, Westphal, Karl, Krutsch, Crockett, Bracken, Schield


The Neillsville High School class of 1936 met at Docís Diner for lunch on Sunday, September 16.  Only 16 of the original 76 graduates are still alive.


This was the classís 70th anniversary, and the few who yet live and cold attend enjoyed some reminiscing.


Those present from out of town were: Mary Ann (Norman) Opelt, Madison, and Glen (Juanita) Haines, Sparta.


Local attendees were: Walter and Blanch Beyer, Ernest Gaden, Ruby Schultz, Loretta Smith, Lou (Charles) Neff, Belle Mazola-Imig and Marvin (Arsula) Westphal.


Still surviving, but unable to attend were: Clara Karl and Jean Krutsch, Neillsville; Robert Crockett, Calif.; Ted Bracken, Washington State, and Dr. Carroll (Betty) Schield, Florida.


Neillsville High School class of í36 class members attending their 70th reunion were (ladies, left to right) Ruby Schultz, Belle Mazola-Imig, Blanche Beyer, Mary Ann Opelt, Loretta Smith, Lou Neff (men, left to right) Glen Haines, Marvin Westphal, Walter Beyer, and Ernest Gaden  (Contributed photo)



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