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, Weix 

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, July 29 2009, page 12 

The Colby High School class of 1949 held their 60th year reunion on July 9 at the Redwood Supper Club in Unity, Wis. 

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, IL.  

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.  

It 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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