School: Colby H.S. Class of 1944 (25 Yr. Reunion – 1969)
Surnames: Bender, Kobs, Waldhart, Dhein, Hoernke, Bornowski, Fleischauer, Butler, Birkett, Bollert, Apfelbeck, Hein, Ulrich, Reinke, Wucherpfennig, Andrews, Neitzel, Umnus, Sazama, Sabler, Schade, Frane Fredrichs, Koffarnus, Schneider, Boettcher, Kasper, Schultz, Pevon, Case, Koncel, Ebert, Koffarnus, Firnstahl, Goeltz, Gutenberger, Hoernke, Wachholz, Keller, Mackowey, Harter, Miller, Olson, Paxton, Passehl, Writz, Stieber, Pech, Syring, Mueller, Wolk, Beyerl, Klumb, Van Dreel
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jul 1969
Twenty-four classmates of the 1944 Class of Colby High School, their husband, wives and guests met for their 25th anniversary class reunion on Saturday, July 5, 1969.
The festivities began with a tour of the Colby High School at 6:30 p.m. Following this was a social hour at the Colby Hotel prior to a banquet in the cheese room at 8 p.m.
A moment of silent prayer was given for the deceased principal and two classmates, Harry Bender, Margaret (Waldhart) Kobs and James Dhein.
Letters from classmates that were not able to be present were read by Mrs. LaVerne (Hoernke) Bornowski. They were received from Emil Fleischauer, Joe Butler, Blanche (Birkett) Bollert, Betty (Apfelbeck) Hein, and Helen (Ulrich) Reinke.
The class history was read by Rose (Wucherpfennig) Andrews.
Prizes were awarded to Rose (Wucherpfennig) Andrews, Frances (Goeltz) Neitzel, Marie (Sazama) Umnus, Serna (Sabler) Schade, Betty (Frane) Fredrichs, Larry Koffarnus, Marguerite (Schneider) Boettcher, Norman Kasper and Jerome Schultz.
Late evening entertainment was at the Northside Bar with live music and dancing.
Those who attended were Gertrude (Apfelbeck) Pevon, Lila ((Case) Koncel, Inez (Ebert) Koffarnus, James Firnstahl, Betty (Frane) Fredrichs, Frances (Goeltz) Neitzel, Roy Gutenberger, Laura (Hoernke) Wachholz, LaVerne (Hoenke) Bornowski, Norman Kasper, Eileen Keller, Lillian (Mackowey) Harter, Ray Miller, Marcella (Olson) Paxton, Laurene (Passehl) Writz, Serna (Sabler) Schade, Marie (Sazama) Umnus, Marguerite (Schneider, Boettcher, Jerome Schultz, LaVera (Stieber) Pech, Betty (Syring) Mueller, Rose (Wucherpfennig) Andrews, Lorraine (Wolk) Beyerl, and Dorothy (Klumb) Van Dreel.
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