Church: Greenwood - Our Savior's (Confirmation Reunion – 1958)


Surnames: Dyre, Hogue, Richelieu, Lewis, Olson, Egge,

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Jun 1958

Approximately 200 people attended the Confirmation Reunion held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Friday, May 30, 1950.

The group included confirmands from Trondhjem, United Lutheran and Our Savior's Congregations, along with present and past members who were not confirmands of the local congregation.

Efforts had been made to contact each and every confirmand of the above named congregations. However, the committee was unable to find addresses of some of them.

Open House was held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with refreshments of sandwiches, cookies and coffee being served, while the group visited and renewed old acquaintances and recalled memories of former years. Letters and greetings from many who could not be present were posted where all could read them. As many pictures of different classes and individuals as could be obtained, were displayed. They proved to be very interesting to many.

The oldest confirmand present was Mrs. Annie Dyre of the class of 1889. She has been a lifelong member of the congregation. Her sister, Mrs. Ingebor Hogue of the class of 1890, was also present. Mr. Chris Richelieu of Withee, Wis., of the class of 1882, is the oldest living confirmand on record. He was not present at the reunion.

The confirmand coming the greatest distance was Mrs. R.S. Lewis (Arlene Olson), New York City, of the class of 1921.

Others came from Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodstock, Ill.; Milwaukee, Madison, New London, Spooner, Plymouth, Chetek, Verona, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, La Crosse, Marshfield, Abbotsford, Curtiss, Owen, Neillsville and Loyal.

Of the pastors who have served the congregations, Rev. and Mrs. M.S. Egge of Redwood Falls, Minn., were the only ones present. Their two children, Pamela and Paul, and Rev. Egge's mother attended also.

The committee wishes to thank each and every one for coming, and all who helped in any way to make this reunion a success. We invite you to come again and welcome you to any or all of our church activities.



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