School: Owen H.S. Classes of 1931/1932 (Reunion – 1966)
Surnames: Hoeper, Barrett, Baker, Clark, Whitbeck, McVey, Dennis, Bundesen, Moore, Bacon, Bower, Niemi, Huneryager, Anderson, Laakso, Nelson Pietila, Niervi, Richardson, Sutter, Christensen, Potocnik, Erickson, Hull, Lund, Kohls, Medicke, Kovalosi, Malinowski, Olson, Leu, Rusch, Harms, Swenke, Rittenhouse, Sherada, Tormey, Montgomery, Wendt, Shell, Youmans, Wilson, Fricke, Staples, Miller, Griffith, Parker, Baker, Parker, Richlieu, Marshall, Jackel
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01 Sep 1966
Thirty-two members of the 1930 and 1931 (Headline says 1931 and 1932) classes of Owen High School, together with their husband, wives and guests, gathered for their first reunion Saturday, August 13, 1966.
During the afternoon, as they visited and exchanged reminiscences over coffee in the cafeteria of the new Owen-Withee High School, the years seemed to fall away, though pictures of children and grandchildren gave ample proof of their passage.
After a tour of the new high school, the group assembled at the Meadowview County Club, where dinner was served.
Claude Hoeper acted as master of ceremonies and Christine (Baker) Clark offered grace before dinner.
Ivis (Barrett) Whitbeck, whose home is in Fairbanks, Alaska, received a prize for coming the farthest, and Anita (McVey) Dennis, not only had the large family, four children, but also the youngest child, a daughter aged seven, while Ann (Bundesen) Moore claimed the most grandchildren.
Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Royale Bacon, Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Christine Baker) Clark, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (Edythe Bower) Niemi, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Julian (Ione Huneryager) Anderson, Villa Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Arne Laakso, Owen; Mrs. Ray (Eunice Nelson) Pietila, Naperville, Ill.; Onni Niervi, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Virginia Richardson) Sutter, Owen; Mrs. Ted Ivis Barrett) Whitbeck, Fairbanks, Alaska; Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Anne Bundesen) Moore, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John (Margaret Christensen) Potocnik, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Emory Erickson, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hoper and daughter, Oak Lawn, Ill.; Mrs. Alta (Hull) Lund, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Warren (Josephine Kohls) Medicke, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Malen (Josephine Kovalosi) Malinowski, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (Anita McVey) Dennis, Platteville; David McVey, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Chet (Elda Olson) Leu, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon (Evelyn Rusch) Harms, Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Duane (Pearl Swenke) Rittenhouse, Owen; Mrs. Frank (Bobbette Sherada) Tormey, Withee' Mr. and Mrs. Lyell (Myrta Belle Sutter) Montgomery, Galesville; Mr. and Mrs. Arvid (Bernice Wendt) Shell and daughter, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Youmans, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Evelyn Wilson) Fricke, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Charlotte Staples) Miller, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Marian Griffith, Wendt, Owen; Harold Parker, Owen; Mrs. Clyde (Lucy Baker) Richlieu, Weaton, Ill.; Mrs. Orpha (Hull) Marshall, Thorp.
Among those who wrote expressing their regret at being unable to attend was Arnold Jackel, whose son, Eric, had fractured two vertebrae in a swimming accident on July 10, and who is confined to the Kettering Hospital, Kettering Okla. A prayer was offered by all those present for his safe and speedy recovery.
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