Granton High School
Multi-Class Reunion Held
August 6, 2016

The Granton High School Multi-Class Reunion was held Aug. 6 at American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville.  Alumni from 1932 through 1967 were welcomed.

Socializing began at 10 a.m.  Alvin Spaete introduced the Rev. Allen Montgomery, who gave the opening prayer.  After a family style meal was served, Emily Winstead read the list of alumni from each class that were in attendance.

Class of 1939: Leona Tucker; Class of 1940: Anna Liebzeit; Class of 1941: Neva larson and Theresa (Moeller) Mallory; Class of 1942: Louie Rosandich; Class of 1943: Jennie (Johnson) Drollinger and Wanda (Fergusson) Polar; Class of 1944: Gene Haines, Shirley (Kayser) Freeburg and Fay (Quicker) Opelt; Class of 1945: Elroy Lehmann; (No one attended from the classes of 1946 or 1947), Class of 1948: Harlan Bartsch, Jane (Crothers) Bartsch, Susan (Moeller) Troemner, Amber (Marg) Pischer and Wendell Storm; Class of 1949: Bonnie (Spry) Hill and Emily Winstead;

Class of 1950: Gene Cattanach and Betty (Seltrecht) Lautenbach; Class of 1951: Irene (Keuer) Kahl, Jerome Smith, LaVern Schier, Jeanette (Hales) Steiner, Herb Nickel and Gladys (Lehmann) Smith; Class of 1952: Norman Wesenberg and Joe and Alice (Jennings) Kirk; Class of 1953: Al Spaete, Jerry Schmitz, Lavon (Garbisch) Bartsch and Margaret (Bolander) Baker; Class of 1954: Ronnie Garbisch, Ray Mullins, Carol Jean (Garbisch) Wesenberg and Eleanor (Mereck) Arneson; Class of 1955: Gene Coyle, Henry Elmhorst, Roger Winch and Ken Jennings; Class of 1956: Betty (Sternitzky) Baxter, Ronald Nelson, Velda (Levanduski) Greeler, Wayne Gower and Allen Sternitzky; Class of 1957: Charles Riedel, Joyce (Bladl) Steinbach, Don Rowe and Joan (Tiemke) Elmhorst; Class of 1958: Ginny (Winter) Meier, Ernest Sternitzky and Jeannine Drinsinger; Class of 1959: Carol (Kohel) Hillert, William Neville, Jr., Howard Jennings and Howard Rand;

Class of 1960: David Hillert, Verena Jennings, Rev. Allen Montgomery, Vic Elmhorst, Peter Schreiber, Janice (Roehl) McKearn, Donna (Hasz) Zwicke, Delores (Kohel) Dankemyer and Noel Kirk; Class of 1961: Ed Schumacher, Donna (Tomkins) Vine, Fern (Vine) Rowe, Barbara (Sternitzky) Teter, Richard Cain and Joyce (Garbisch) Opelt; Class of 1962: Kathleen (Smith) Northup, Betty (Garbisch) Mellon, Fritz Garbisch, Dale Teter, Larry Sternitzky and Mary Ellen (Garbisch) Koplitz; Class of 1963: Robert Vine, Richard Smith and Ralph Vanderwyst; Class of 1964: Bob Barth, Judy (Howard) Alberg, Judy (Morrison) Vine, Elmer Handke, Gene Roehl, Ray Mullins, Ron Jakobi, Gene Smith and Dorothy (Smith) Campbell; Class of 1965: Sarah (Anderson) Elmhorst, Garry Thiede and Nancy (Pietenpol) Pittman; Class of 1966: Adel (Anderson) Thiede, Connie (Montgomery) Mullins, Tom Elmhorst, Lois Moh, Linda (Kammerer) Schmidtke and Carl Prokes; Class of 1967: Elsie (Garbisch) Sischo and Linda (Burkey) Stoflet

Jay Parker was present with his newly published book of the History of Granton.  Al Spaete commented on the prestigious award presented to the Granton School.  Only three schools were given this Green Ribbon award.  For those who donít know, the Granton Public Library has moved to the Granton High School Library.  Granton School is also home to a child daycare center.

The next multi-class reunion will be in 2018.  The classes of 1968 and 1969 will be added.


Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

September 14, 2016

Transcribed by Dolores M. Kenyon, September 15, 2016.

Web page by James W. Sternitzky PhD, September 15, 2016. 

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