School: Dorchester High 1958 (50th Reunion - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Eastenson, Fenske, Fierke, Gebert, Geiger, Goessl, Jantsch, Jirschele, Johnson, Klemetson, Klempke, Krueger, Ludwig, Martens, Netzer, Paul, Peissig, Pope, Sauter, Scherer, Schiferl, Seidel, Shopper, Sonsalla, Stelzel, Suda, Weber
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, November 5, 2008, Page 18
The Dorchester High School class of 1958 celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday, September 20th.
The event started at 12:30 p.m. on the South end of the Dorchester main street with a historic walking tour conducted by Jim Jantsch of Dorchester, Wis.
Classmates walked up and down the streets reminiscing while Jim gave the history of the area.
After the two-hour walk, everyone ended up a one of the oldest existing buildings in town, now known as Fuzzy’s Bar. Her some snacks and refreshments were enjoyed as well as a lot of socializing.
At 5 p.m., the group gathered at the El Norteno restaurant. The evening opened with a memorial service of silence and lighting a candle in memory of the deceases classmates: Sharon Sauter, Nancy Gebert, Allen Scherer, Marlys Fenske, Peter Goessl, Lawrence Stelzel and Joann Martens.
Following dinner the committee had put together several activities, one challenged everybody to remember the quotes by the graduates’ picture in the 1958 Dorhean Year Book.
Two teachers were honored guests for the evening, Phyllis Pope of Medford, former home economics teacher and Everest Sonsalla and Dorothy, of Baraboo, former FFA, agriculture and driver education instructor.
Classmates in attendance were William Fierke and Nancy, North Carolina; Janet (Schiferl) Johnson, Indiana; Carol (Ludwig) Peissig and Jim, Kansas. Those from Wisconsin were Mark Geiger and Lois, Richfield; Rita (Johnson) Netzer and Larry, Medford; Lois (Klemetson) Suda and John, Greenwood; Clarence Klempke and Mary, Dorchester; Ruth (Krueger) Eastenson and Bruce, Duane Ludwig and Connie, Colby; Glen Paul and Agnes, Dorchester; Dorothy (Shopper) Jirschele, Wisconsin Rapids; Dennis Seidel, Colby; Pauline (Weber) Schiferl, Abbotsford, Wis.
Everyone has a great time and would like to get together again in two years.
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