Neillsville H. S. Class of 1946 & ’45 Reunion (60th &
61st - 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Middleton, Hemp, Van Gorden, Dierauer, Cook, Henchen, Lauscher, Neider, Karnitz, Pepper, Kissling, Harder, Elmhorst, Hagedorn, Shaw, Quicker, Opelt, Herian, Mott, Barrette, Urban, Neuhaus, Brager, Swann, Lipscy, Schlinsog, Brown, Bodamer, Tibbett, Diercks, Berger, Wilsmann, Trewartha, Bender, Dudei, Qualley, Meihack, Zank, Neperud, Rood, Holt, Poppe, Kroll. Wachholz, Lukas, McGrew
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 20, 2006
NHS combined class reunion held (1945-1946)
A combined Class Reunion of the Neillsville High School Class of 1946 and Class of 1945 was held at Fannies Super Club on September 9, 2006.
The fellowship time to renew old friendships and talk about the good old days commenced at 2 p.m. and continued until 5 p.m. at which time a delicious family-style dinner was served. A welcome and a prayer were given by Jerry Opelt. After dinner, poetry selections were offered by Jean (Middleton) Hemp and Cyrena (Van Gorden) Dierauer. Later, in a discussion by the group, it was decided to have another Reunion in September, 2008. The Class of 1944 will be invited to join in. A list of names of the deceased members was displayed in their honor indicating 29 deceased of the Class of 1946 and 32 of the Class of 1945. Also displayed were pictures of previous reunions, yearbooks, and correspondence from those unable to attend. A good time was had by all.
Those attending from Wisconsin were: Wilbert and Dorothy (Cook) Henchen, Ed and Nora Lee (Lauscher) Neider, Virginia (Dux) Karnitz, Ernie and Jane (Pepper) Kissling, Bennie and Betty Harder, Ronald Elmhorst, Bob and Lorraine (Hagedorn) Shaw, Harris and Mary Dux, Jerry and Faye (Quicker) Opelt, Robert and Jeanette Herian, Alice (Mott) Barrette, Ione (Stevens) Urban, Marian (Neuhaus) Brager and daughter, Don and Hilda (Swann) Lipscy, William and Jeanette Schlinsog, Joan (Brown) Bodamer and Marguerite (Brown) Tibbett, Eugene and Wahnita Diercks, Arvid Berger, William Wilsmann, Helen Trewartha, Mae (Bender) Hemp and June (Bender) Dudei, Charles and Lou (Qualley) Neff, Ruby Meihack, Ronald and Betty (Zank) Meihack, Joyce (Neperud) Rood, Bob and Betty (Holt) Wilsmann, Wilmer and Ethel (Poppe) Kroll.
Attendants from out of state were: Bob and Jean (Middleton) Hemp, Universal City, TX, Bob and Cyrena (Van Gorden) Dierhauer, Bloomington, MN, Bill and Violet (Wachholz) Neuhaus, West St. Paul, MN, and Jim and Alice (Lukas) McGrew, Roscoe, IL.
(Transcriber note: The name Dierauer was also spelled Dierhauer.)
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