School: Colby H.S. Class of 1963 (5 year reunion – 1968)
Surnames: Kops, Justman, Sukarla, Weddig, Uhlig, Schjoneman, Kluemke, Kopecky, Hendrickson, Cole, Seefluth, Koffarnus, Sterzinger, Haavisto, Gutenberger, Beisner, Bartlett, Foster, Blanchard, Brehm, Gosse, Hilber, Peterson, Hebert, Hollman, Howard, Mardini, Jacinski, Justman, Klohn, Kocian, Krueger, Weiler, Horner, Mantor, Miller, Neitzel, Reichart, Roth, Ruppert, Busse, Salter Sommer, Schjoneman, Voigt, Weix, Burch, Wellman, Wright, Andrew
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Jul 1968
The Colby High School graduates of the class of 1963 held their first five years reunion at the Colby Hotel Saturday evening, July 6, 1968, with cocktail hour at 7 and dinner at 8 p.m.
Miss Karen Kops, Chicago, mistress of ceremonies, welcome the guests, welcomed the guests, who were seated at table decorated with the class of colors of rose and silver streamers.
The class motto, "Climb though the rocks be rugged," was hung on the wall for the occasion.
The head table was decorated with a centerpiece of white candles and rose colored roses.
Mrs. Terry (Kathy Justman) Sukarla of Unity read the class will and Peter Weddig of Colby read the class prophecy.
A moment of silence in memoriam of classmate Herman Uhlig followed.
Each of the classmates then told of their occupations and place of residence.
Prizes were awarded to Karen Schjoneman, first reservation; Gerald Kluemke (faculty member), last reservation; Mrs. Wayne (Donna Kopecky) Hendrickson, Unity, the longest married; Richard Cole, most recently married; Mrs. Richard (Margo Schjoneman) Seefluth of Owen, the most children; Douglas Koffarnus, father of the youngest child; Larry Weix, coming the farthest distance; Herbert Sterzinger, gaining the most weight, and Lawrence Sterzinger, losing the most hair.
Martin Haavisto, guests of honor for the occasion, gave a short speech and was presented a gift of appreciation by the class. Mr. Haavisto and his wife, along with Gerald Kluemke, now of St. Cloud, Minn., were the faculty members seated at the head table with the class officers, Mrs. Richard (Margo Schjoneman) Seefluth, Mrs. Wayne (Donna Kopeck) Hendrickson, and Karen Kops, Sharon Gutenberger, and Judy Miller.
Letters from absent classmates were read by Mrs. Seefluth and Mrs. Hendrickson. The evening was spent in reminiscing.
Present for the occasion were Gerald Andrew of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Myrna Beisner) Bartlett, Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blanchard, Minneapolis, Stanley Brehm, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cole, Colby, Richard Foster, Madison, Shirley Gosse and guests, Chicago, Sharon Gutenberger and fiancé, Colby, Daniel Hilber of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Duane (Rosaline Hebert) Peterson, Dodgeville, Sharon Hollman, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Colleen Howard) Mardini, Spencer, Jean Jacinski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Terry (Kathleen Justman) Sukarla, Unity, who husband is in Vietnam, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Klohn, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kocian, Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Koffarnus, Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Donna Kopecky) Hendrickson, Unity, Karen Kops, Chicago, Gene Krueger and Mrs. Gene (Veronica Weiler) Krueger, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. William (Diane Lynn) Horner, Milwaukee, Suzanne Mantor, Milwaukee, Judith Miller and guest, Marshfield, Merry Miller and guest, Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell (Jacqueline Neitzel) Reichart, Minneapolis, Eileen Roth, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. John (Carol Ruppert), Busse, Clintonville, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Salter, Wausau, Karen Schjoneman, Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Margo Schjoneman) Seefluth, Owen, Marvin Sommer, Unity, Herbert Sterzinger, Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sterzinger, Westmont, Ill., Mary Ann Sterzinger, Colby, Arthur Voigt, Edgar, Peter Weddig, Colby, Mr. and Mrs. David (Bonnie Jean Weix) Burich, Milwaukee, Lawrence Weix, who is with the Seabees in Antigua, West Indies, Roger Wellman, Colby, and Gary Wright and guests, Chippewa Falls.
The classmates have decided to reunite in another five years.
On the committee for the five year reunion were Mrs. Wayne Hendrickson, Mrs. Richard Seefluth, Sharon Gutenberger and Judy Miller.
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