School: Colby H.S. Class of 1933-34 (Reunion – Jul 1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Velek, Schmitt, Sonnemann, Hemmy, Schorer, Herrman, Bender, Wallace, Tweit,
Becker, Gabriel, Tennis, Bender, Starkey, Flynn, Franz, Beechel, Ellis, Fleischauer, Fonstad, Kraus, Beyerl, Meyer, Loos, Hertz, Lube, Reil, Olson, Weigman, Kademan, Kobs, Foster, Miller, Reel, Runzheimer, Weller, Schulte, Billman, Lake, Meske, Baumgart, Sukup, Steinke, Weiler, Steinwand, Wilde, Will, Fitzgibbons, McDonald, Wavrunek, Glasby, Winkel, Draheim, Strathman, Zellmer, Goetsch, Lambert

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Jul 1973

The Colby High School graduating classes of 1933 and 1934 chose the Colby Centennial weekend to gather for a reunion at the house of Dav-Ed in Abbotsford on Saturday evening.

Following a social hour, dinner was served to ten members of the class of 1924 and twenty members of the 1933 class and their spouses.

A side table held the clas photos and framed memorial for deceased members, Arthur Hemmy Jr., John Velek, Robert Schmitt, Lester Sonnemann, Walther Schorer and Berneita Herrmann, and deceased teachers, Harry Bender, Spencer Wallace and Archie Tweit.

Wilbur Becker was master of ceremonies. Letters from absent classmates were read by Mrs. Alois Gabriel and Mrs. Bernard Tennis read correspondence she received from absent teachers. She also gave a resume of the Colby school system in the past 40 years.

Guest teachers present were Mrs. Harry Bender, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Starkey, Deming, N.M., and Miss Dolores Flynn, Wausau.

Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Keith (Margaret Franz) Beechel, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Wand (Hemmy) Ellis, Slinger; Mr. and Mrs. Clifton (Grace Fleischauer) Fonstad, Waunakee; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Alois (Bernadette Kraus) Gabriel, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin (Laura Beyerl) Meyer, Clinton Loos, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert (Margaret Hertz) Lube, all of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reil (Edith Olson), Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weigman, Waukegan, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Delos (Leona Kademan) Kobs, Mount Horeb; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Foster, Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Mille, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Reel, Streator, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin (Anita Runzheimer) Weller, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben (Ruth Schulte) Kademan, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lake, Elgin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Milton (Emma Billman) Meske, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baumgart, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. (Amelia Sukup) Steinke, Berwyn, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Rod (Leona Steinwand) Cook, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weiler, Owen; William Wilde Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Delores (Will) Fitzgibbons, Skokie, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John (Marie McDonald) Wavrunek, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Violet Glasby) Draheim, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Winkel, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick (Margaret Strathman) Zellmer, Green Lake; and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd (Adeline (Goetsch) Lambert, La Crosse.

Before adjourning the group decided to meet again in five years.



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