School: Thorp H.S. Class of 1943 (25 Reunion – 1968)
Surnames: Lewandowski, Stuesser, Preboski, Slauson, Hanke, Kelley, Qualle, Swanson, Herman, Neis, Barton, Maier, Papierniak, Warner, Bauer, Karpinski, Savata, Osowski, Daines, Depa, Filipek, Harycki, Olejniczak, Gorsegner, Davish, Bogumill, Turenne, Boardman, Koltis, Wolowik, Tyznik, Cotter, Haas, Hull, Wagner, LaGasse, Novobielski, Biller, Panek, Strzok, Salwach, Giwojna, Henke, Graham, Beckman, Gulczynski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Jul 1968
The Thorp High School graduating class of 1943 celebrated their 25th reunion Saturday evening, July 6, 1968. Following a tour of the new high school, the class members gathered at the Torpedo Restaurant for refreshments and dinner.
Guests were seated at tables decorated with silver streamers, silver candles, and vases with red roses, the class flower. A beautiful cake made by Mrs. Vernon Lewandowski graced the head table.
Mrs. Ralph Stuesser read the letters from the teachers, Mr. Peter Preboski, Mrs. George Slauson Hanke, Miss Margaret Kelley, and Mrs. Newell Qualle, who were unable to attend. Teacher who were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Swanson.
Mr. Robert Herman, acting as Master of Ceremonies, awarded prizes to the person travelling the furthest distance – Phillip Neis; the youngest child – Ed Wolowik; the largest family – Mercedes Maier (Mrs. Don Barton); "Special" awards to Leon Papierniak, Roger Warner, Lawrence Bauer and Melania Karpinski. Mr. Pat Savata entertained following the 7:30 dinner.
Those attending included: Linda (Osowski) Daines; Helen (Depa) Filipek; Irene (Harycki) Olejniczak; Leon (Pappy) Papierniak; Helen (Gorsegner) Davish; Pat (Bogumill) Turenne; Daisy (Boardman) Koltis; Melania Karpinski; Edward Wolowik; Tony Tyznik; James Cotter; Lawrence Bauer; Marion (Haas) Hull; Joyce (Wagner) LaGasse; Phillip Neis; Clarence Novobielski; Gladys (Biller0 Herman; Antoinette Tasha (Panek) Stuesser; Lucille (Strzok) Salwach; Tom Daines; Vernon Lewandowski; Roger Warner; Frank Giwojna; Robert Herman; Eileen (Henke) Graham; Lawrence Beckman; Frank Gulczynski, Mrs. Roy Swanson, teacher; Mercedes (Maier) Barton; Roy Swanson, teacher.
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