School: Colby H.S. Class of 1940 (30 Yr. Reunion – Sep 1970)


Surnames: Stieber, Kobs, Bender, Bauer, Bonar, Boneske, Heber, Boss, Roohr, Sleeter, Quigg, Scott, Korntved, Dommer, Frome, Mellenthin, Glasby, Hake, Herrmann, Loos, Sauer, Lube, Olson, O’Conner, Schowalter, Schuette, Schulz, Boss, Ven Rooy, Werner, Willner, Steinwand, Merkel, Beyerl, Godlewski, Charnetz, Brill, Thiel, Dobner, Brehm, Billeb, Bruss, Zavala, Kraus, Mabbot, Stewart, Nelson, Schaefer, Schneider, Garcia, Zimmerman, Mulkins, Edblom, Schultz

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Sep 1970

The Colby High School class of 1940 held a reunion on Saturday, September 5, 1970 at the Colby Hotel.

Eighteen of the 26 living members were present.

Mike Stieber served as toastmaster for the evening.

A minute of silence was observed in memory of Eileen Kobs, the only deceased member of the class, and Harry Bender, principal at the time. A red rose was taken to Mrs. Alma Kobs and Mrs. Harry Bender on Sunday.

The roll of the class was called by Minerva Bauer, with members present responding with information of interest, concerning themselves and families.

Letters concerning information about classmates not present were read.

The report of the last reunion 10 years ago was read by Marion Mellenthin.

Prizes were awarded to Ruth Korntved, Virginia Bonar, Ruth Boneske, Mary Jane Hebert, Harriet Boss, Joseph Stieber and Russel Roohr.

Letters were received from two teachers, Mrs. Roy Sleeter (Evelyn) Quigg of Wausau and Gerald Scott of Baraboo.

Those in attendance were Ruth Butler Korntved and husband of Milwaukee; Delphin Dommer and wife of Colby; Marion Frome Mellenthin and husband of Colby; Mary Jane Glasby Hebert and husband of Spencer; Ruth Hake Boneske and husband of Wauwatosa; Richard Herrmann and wife of Colby; Marcella Loos Sauer and husband of Colby; Edna Lube Olson and husband of Unity; Lester Miller and wife of Abbotsford; Beatrice O’Conner Schowalter and husband of Richfield; Russel Roohr and wife of Tomah; Orville Schuette and wife of Curtiss; Minerva Schulz Bauer and husband of Colby; Joe Stieber of Colby; Mike Stieber and wife of Colby; Harriet Ven Rooy Boss of Grass Valley, California; Jeanette Willner Werner and husband of Wisconsin Dells; and Virginia Steinwand Bonar and husband of North Lake, Illinois.

Class members not present were Regina Bauer Merkel of Cudahy; Gertrude Beyerl Godlewski, Roselle, Illinois; Margaret Beyerl Charnetz of Milwaukee; Ray Billeb of California; Margaret Brill Thiel of Wausau; Kathleen Brehm Dobner of Milwaukee; Elroy Bruss of Cedarburg; Dorothy Kraus Zavala of Chula Vista, California; Barbara Mabbot Stewart of Antigo; Carl Nelson, Seattle, Washington; Clarence Nelson of Saratoga, California; Bernice O’Conner Schaefer of Milwaukee; La Verne Olson of Two Rivers; Virginia Schneider Garcia of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Alton Schuette of Bismarck, North Dakota; Blanche Schuette, Zimmerman of Loyal; Ruth Schultz Mulkins of Racine, and Zona Will Edblom of Colby.



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