School: Thorp H.S. Class of 1966 (50th Class reunion - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Patefield, Budzinski, Lobacz, Plansky, Strojny, Stroming, Gilbertson, Hempleman, Roberts, Koltis, Conklin Irish, Leszewski, Pawlicki, Reinke, Churkey, Jacques, Alger, Hadzima, Juzwiak, Meyer, Herman, Zajack, Paff, Ciokiewicz, Wynimko, Flashinski, Trybula, Zdrojkowski, Benzschawel, Buss, Lipinski, Boardman, Wagener, White, Welzien, Tobola, Grajkowski, Lucas, Slota, Alger, Konieczny, Kowieski, Berdal, Mayenshien, Peters, Alberts, Anderson, Waichulis, Dobrzynski, Stasila, Rusch, Klapatauskas, Jensen, Raciborski, Bielecki, Lesniewski, Baldeschwiler
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 8/10/2016
THS Class of 1966 Celebrates (50th Class reunion - 5 & 6 August 2016)
Just last weekend the Thorp class of 1966 celebrated their 50th reunion with a night of festivities Friday, at the Yellowstone City Park in Thorp. The class was introduced and took part in casual conversation as everyone reconnected.
Classmates reminisced about their childhood experiences, and how different they were from the experiences kids have in school these days. One classmate that preferred not to be named said “We used chalkboards to write on and now we use phones and computers. We would eat from our sack lunches, while kids now get offered salad meals and non -fat food. We wore our burgundy, smelly, one piece gym suits, and now they have athletic suits.”
On Saturday, the class went to Mulligan’s restaurant in Owen. Dave Patefield, husband of Barb Budzinski, gave the welcome and led the class in a prayer. The festivities continued with a dinner at the Meadowview Golf Club. This was followed by a tribute to veterans and other classmates who are deceased. A special remembrance for: Wally Lobacz, Jim Plansky, Robert Strojny, Roger Stroming, Sue Gilbertson, Nancy Hempleman, Clyde Robert, Ernie Koltis, Connie Conklin Irish, James Leszewski, Teresa Pawlicki, Ruth Reinke Churkey, David A. Losiewicz, Marlis Jacques, and Allen Alger.
The picture provided by Karen Hadzima displays the attending class:
Front row: Betty Juzwiak, Nancy Meyer, Twyla Herman, Clara Zajack
2nd row: Lyn Paff, Gloria Ciokiewicz, Nancy Wynimko, Peter Flashinski, Sharon Trybula, Rosalie Zdrojkowski, Cathi Benzschawel, Jerry Buss, Mary Jane Lipinski, Bob Boardman
3rd row: Sue Wagener, Barb Budzinski, John Plansky, Larry White, Nancy Welzien, Joe Tobola, Gerald Grajkowski, Pat Lucas, Sally Slota, Karen Alger, Sharon Konieczny
Last row: Ed Kowieski, Barry Berdal, Dave Mayenshien, Don Peters, Jim Alberts, Pete Anderson, Joe Waichulis, Matt Grajkowski, Jim Dobrzynski, Bill Stasila, Scott Rusch
Friday night attendees not pictured here: Julius Klapatauskas, Joe Jensen, Bob Raciborski, Willie Bielecki, Bob Lesniewski, and Janet Baldeschwiler.
Congratulations Class of 1966!
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