School: NHS Class of 1946 (25 Year Reunion - 1971)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Opelt, Bodwin, Mizia, Hansen Mortenson, Diercks, Elmhorst, Lauscher, Perkins, Gauet, Middleton Hemp, Krogness, Bandura, Hiles Davidson, Schultz, Lastofka, Mott, Barrette, Ayers, Radke, Chadwick, Cook, Ludovic, Duge, Dux, Karnitz, Gergan, Pamperin, Graves, Kranz, Hagedorn, Shaw, Harder, Kessler, Schwellenbach, Neidner, Meihack, Meyer, Pepper, Kissling, Pierce Stanley, Scherer, Schmidt, Scholtz, Hill, Schultz, Spencer, Boyer, Stevens, Urban, Van Gorden, Deirauer, Wasserburger
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 7/08/1971
NHS Class of 1946 (25 Year Reunion - 4 July 1971)
Over 60 persons were in attendance when members of the Neillsville High School class of 1946 and their guests gathered for a 25-year reunion. The group met Sunday, July 4, at the Wildcat Inn. Master of ceremonies for the occasion was Jerry Opelt.
Prizes were given to the following alumni: Mildred Bodwin Mizia of Pinellas Park, Fl, for traveling the farthest distance to attend the reunion; Carol Hansen Mortenson for having the most grandchildren (2); Chester Diercks for having the youngest child (a three-year-old son); and Ronald Elmhorst for being a bachelor.
Teachers who attended the gathering were Ivan Lauscher and John Perkins. Mrs. Perkins and Mrs. Lauscher were also present.
During the evening each class member gave a brief account of his life since graduation. Among those unable to attend the reunion, letters were read from Wallace Gauet, Jean Middleton Hemp, Helen Krogness Bandura, Ramona Hiles Davidson, Bettejane Schultz Lastofka, and Alice Mott Barrette.
Class members and guests who were present included the following: Lois Ayers Radke and Mr. Radke, Loyal; Mildred Bodwin Mizia and Mr. Mizia, Pinellas Park, Fl; James Chadwick and Mrs. Chadwick, Greenwood; Dorothy Cook Ludovic and Mr. Ludovic, Neillsville; Chester Diercks and Mrs. Diercks, Neillsville; Louis Duge and Mrs. Duge, Fairchild; Virginia Dux Karnitz and Kenneth Karnitz (both 1946 grads), Neillsville; Ronald Elmhorst, Elkhorn; Thane Gergan Pamperin and Mr. Pamperin, Oak Creek; Dixie Graves Kranz and Mr. Kranz, Neillsville; Lorraine Hagedorn Shaw and Mr Shaw, Neillsville; Carol Hansen Mortenson and Mr. Mortenson, Neillsville; Benjamin Harder and Mrs. Harder, South Beloit, Il.; Leo Kessler and Mrs. Kessler, Neillsville; Mildred Kessler Schwellenbach and Mr. Schwellenbach, Neillsville; Nora Lee Lauscher Neidner and Mr. Neidner, Mequon; Ronald Meihack and Mrs. Meihack, Neillsville; Charles Meyer and Mrs. Meyer, Ashton, Ia.; Jerry Opelt and Mrs. Opelt, Neillsville; Jane Pepper Kissling and Mr. Kissling, Granton; Lorraine Pierce Stanley and Mr. Stanley, Granton; Charles Scherer and Mrs. Scherer, Windsor; Louis Schmidt and Mrs. Schmidt, Eau Claire; Joyce Scholtz Hill and Mr. Hill, Elroy; Robert Schultz and Mrs. Schultz, Greenwood; Dona Spencer Boyer and Mr. Boyer, Neillsville; Ione Stevens Urban and Mr. Urban, Neillsville; Cyrena Van Gorden Deirauer and Mr. Deirauer, Minneapolis, Mn.; Charles Wasserburger and Mrs. Wasserburger, Neillsville.
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