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Reedsburg High School class of 1951 reunion



Members of the Reedsburg High School class of 1951 attending a reunion Aug. 20 at Reedsburg Country Club (from left): Front row, Ralph Bindl, Alice Halvensleben Hamburg, Carrie Greenwood Truog, Jean Suszycki Holtz, Helen Gade Gant, Sally Merkel Pennekamp, Delores Hasse Zimmerman, Walter Luedtke and Eugene Gray; second row, Virginia Lathrope Brown, Ellie Held Montgomery, Helen Meyer Stoughtenger, Marcella Schulenburg Schroeder, Arlene Roloff Schiefelbein, Bert Sass Klitzke, Barbara Hough Baesman, Bessie Howard Kraemer and Ed Kruse; third row, Donald Luetkens, Arnold Brylla, Glenn Meyer, Donald Branton, Dean Kasten, Lyle Baumgarten, Lyle Holtz, Marty Alwin, Bob McCarthy, Marvin Martin and Bill Klipp; back row, Ray Harms, Jerry Grant, Bill Gant, Ed Grinder, Walter Katuin, Everett White, Jack Lucht, Wayne Redman, Henry Schwenkoff, Joe Hudzinski and Dick Skinner.

Reedsburg High School's class of 1951 held its 60th class reunion Aug. 20 at Reedsburg Country Club.

Pastor Ray Harms gave the dinner prayer. A delicious dinner was enjoyed by 67 guests (41 classmates and friends). Greetings were received from Eldon Thies, Lenore Schmidt Sherd, La Dell Thies Shimniok and former classmate Sheila Flynn Hoover.

Lyle Baumgarten read an article from the May 1951 school newspaper, The Purple Banner. Dick Skinner, Marty Alwin, Bessie Kraemer, Jack Lucht and Ellie Montgomery won door prizes.

The class of 1951 had 112 members; 41 classmates attended and 48 have passed.

Jerry Gant addressed the class, asking for ideas on how best to honor Walter Krueger, who recently passed. Walter was one of the highest-ranking enlisted men in service. It was decided that Bill Gant will contact the Veterans of Foreign Wars regarding a monumental block or tile.

The class will reunite in 2013.

Those attending were:

Virginia Lathrop and James Brown of Fredonia, Wayne and Arla Redman of Onalaska, Arlene Roloff Schiefelbien of Hillsboro, Gene and Barbara Gray of Mauston, Bert Sass and Marvin Klitzke of Stoughton, Sally Merkel and Ralph Pennekamp of Edgerton.

Marcella Schulenberg Schroeder of Mauston, Everett and Darlene White of Madison, Marty Alwin of North Freedom, Lyle Baumgarten of Lime Ridge, Don and Cybil Branton of Delavan, Dr. Jerry and Helen Gant of Napa, Calif., Carrie Greenwood Trung of Rohnert Park, Calif.

Delores Hasse and Merle Zimmerman of Monona, Bessie Howard Kraemer of LaValle, Joe and Joan Hudzinski of Madison, Dean and June Kasten of Littleton, N.C., Walter and Mary Katuin of Dubuque, Iowa, Bill and Joynelle Klipp of Middleburg, Fla., Rupert and Delores Craker of Janesville, Ed and Donna Fae Kruse of Loganville.

Jack Lucht of Raleigh, N.C., Walter and Joan Luedtke of Janesville, Donald Luetkens of Loganville, Marvin and Ardis Martin of Salem, Ore., Dr. Glenn and Tizza Meyer of Dousman and Helen Meyer Stoughtenger of New Lisbon.

The following, from Reedsburg, also attended: Ralph and Evie Bindl, Arnie and Claudia Brylla, Bill and Dorothy Gant, Alice Halvensliben Hamburg, Pastor Ray and Irene Harms, Eleanor Held and Fred Montgomery, Lyle and Jean Holtz, Barbara Hough Baesman, Henry and Mary Schwenkhoff, Dick and Audrey Skinner, Bob and Dorothea McCarthy, and Ed Grinder and Lois Hinze.