School: Owen H.S. Classes of 1932/33 (Class Reunion – 1973)
Surnames: Laakso, Kivikko, Fialkowski, Potocnik, Cattanach, Baker, Crum, Kessenich, Knaack, Kovalowski, McKenzie, Moore, Pawson, Smiley, Jones, Barrett, Bjorstad, Braun, Bruchert, Budrus, Cass, Dempsey, Lavine, LeGault, Mathewson, Mengel, Michkowski, Muranko, Phillips, Sigel, Stark, Strohm, Sturgeon, Thess, Bacon, Anderson, Johnson, Karye, Mannikko, Mattson, Niemi, Roller, Venet, Riber
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Jul 1973
The 1973 Reunion of the classes of 1932-33 of Owen High School was at the Meadowview Country Club. Eighty-one persons attended from various parts of the country, with two couples flying in from the West Coast.
The dining room was decorated in the school colors, with purple and gold floral arrangements of primrose, delphinium, and Canterbury bells. A delicious prime rib dinner was served.
This was the first reunion for either class, and a wonderful experience, since thos attending has not seen most of their classmates for 40 or 41 years. Another reunion was tentatively set for 10 years in the future.
Committee members who arranged the program were Mrs. Arne (Lily) Laakso, Mrs. Ed (Elizabeth) Kivikko, Helen Fialkowski, Mrs. Joe (Maxine) Potocnik, and Bert Cattanach, who served as master of ceremonies.
Among those attending were:
(Class of 1932)
Frances Baker, Marysville, Washington; Bert Cattanach, Owen; Lois Crum, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Helen Fialkowski, Withee; Arnold Kessenich, Madison; Eleanor Knaack, Richland, Minnesota; Stella Kovalowski, Eau Claire; James McKenzie, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Edward Moore, Milwaukee; Maxin Pawson, Owen; Elmer Riber of Marysville, Washington; Donald Smiley, Ringle, Wisconsin.
(Class of 1933)
Dr. Jones, Stevens Point, Opal Barrett, Wausau, Alyce Bjornstad, Flint, Michigan; Myron Braun, Oakland, California; Agnes Budrus, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Margaret Budrus, rural Owen; Lyly Cass, Owen; Harry Dempsey, Evelyn Lavine, Chippewa Falls; Gordon LeGault, Stevens Point; Merna Mathewson, Sheffield, Iowa; Orville Mengel, Owen; Elizabeth Michkowski, West Bend, Wisconsin; Helen Muranko, Addison, Illinois; Elizabeth Phillips, Owen; Dorothy Sigel, Eau Claire; Louis Stark, Theresa; Mary Strohm, Milwaukee; Bernadine Sturgeon, Marshfield; Clara Thess, Owen.
(Others who attended) - Members of the classes who moved away or otherwise did not finish.
Rolland Bacon, Flint Michigan; Clara Thess, Owen; Agnes Anderson, Johnson, Pewaukee, Wisconsin; Elsie Karye, Owen; Andrew Mannikko, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Sylvia Mattson, Owen; Linda Niemi, Owen; Edward Roller, Two Rivers; Lempi Venet, Wadsworth, Illinois.
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