School: Colby H. S. Class of 1969 (50th Reunion - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Adair, Allmann, Arndt, Barncard, Bartnik, Blain, Brehm, Decker, Engevold, Firnstahl, Fischer, Frane, Gabriel, Gardner, Gasch, Goeltz, Griepentrog, Guth, Haas, Heindl, Hilber, Hoernke, Hopfensperger, Jacobson, Jannene, Johnson, Kilty, Koffarnus, Krueger, Leichtnam, Light, Lindau, Maldonis, Mikula, Miller, Molnar, Mueller, Neitzel, Orlikowski, Palmerton, Paul, Perry, Pribnow, Price, Rhyner, Robbins, Romens, Roth, Safemaster, Schilling, Schraufnagel, Schwoch, Sossaman, Staab, Strathmann, Strezinger, Stuttgen, Tesmer, Tischendorf, Underwood, Vorland, Weiland, Weis, Weix, Werner, Wiersig, Zimmerman

----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 7/24/2019

On June 29, 2019, the Colby High Class of 1969 held its 50th reunion. Classmates were invited to participate in afternoon tours of the Colby High School, museum or Colby Community Library. A total of 80 classmates and spouses attended the evening festivities at the Colby VFW.

The Events included a photo booth, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Colby Community Library, while listening to 60’s music. The master of ceremonies was Jim Vorland. A moment of silence was observed for the deceased classmates.

Chuck Krueger also addressed classmates, reflecting on 50 years of change since high school. Smith Brothers catered a delicious buffet dinner. Reminiscing continued until midnight.

The following people attended: Bob Allmann, Sheryl Allmann, Karen (Zimmerman) Arndt, Dr. Perry Arndt, Rich Bartnik, Teri Bartnik, Linda (Haas) Blain, Tom Brehm, Linda (Wiersig) Brehm, Daniel Decker, Mary Decker, Chris (Firnstahl) Mikula, Denise (Pribnow) Engevold, Denny Engevold, Mike Mikula, Fred Fischer, Joyce (Staab) Fischer, Gary Frane, Yvonne Frane, Paul Gabriel, Lynn Gabriel, Lloyd Guth, Sharon Gardner, Jerome Heindl, Gerrie (Hilber) Price, Don Price, Joyce (Palmerton) Hoernke, Alan Hoernke, Audrey (Sossaman) Hopfensperger, Ralph Jannene, Karen Jannene, Barbara (Johnson) Barncard, Rebekah Robbins, James Johnson, Linda Orlikowski, John Johnson, Kathi Johnson, Randy Kilty, Jean Kilty, Chuck Krueger, Scheree Krueger, Judy Koffarnus, Bob Light, Ron Maldonis, Mary (Miller) Griepentrog, Alan Griepentrog, Judy (Mueller) Underwood, Debbie (Rhyner) Stuttgen, Tony Stuttgen, David Romens, Joan (Weiler) Romens, Marti (Roth) Paul, Jim Paul, Faye (Krueger) Schraufnagel,

Judith (Safemaster) Krueger, Janice (Gasch) Molnar, Emery “Pete” Neitzel, Mary Neitzel, Susan (Leichtnam) Perry, Bev (Strathmann) Schilling, Nancy (Goeltz) Strezinger, Wayne Sterzinger, James Stuttgen, Barb Stuttgen, Randy Tesmer, Shirley Tesmer, Russell Tischendorf, Barb Tischendorf, Jim Vorland, Pam Vorland, Joe Weix, Susan (Weiland) Lindau, Tom Lindau, Bev (Weis) Bohte, John Bohte, Phillip Werner, Sherry Werner, Donna (Guth) Adair and Kathy (Jacobson) Schwoch.

Assisting James and Pamela Vorland with the reunion were Joyce (Palmerton) Hoernke, Karen (Zimmerman) Arndt and her granddaughter Ava, Chuck and Scherree Krueger, Bob and Sheryl Allmann and David and Joan Romens.

Steve Kolden and Judy Koffarnus served as tour guides, and the VFW staff, Allen, Tom and Jodi, hosted the celebration.



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