Colby Class of 1940 Reunion

(10 Sept 1970; The Abbotsford, WI Tribune-Phonograph; Section 2, pg. 2)

Contributed by Joan Benner.


The Colby high school class of 1940 held a reunion on Saturday, September 5 at the Colby Hotel.

Eighteen of the 36 living members were present. Mike Stieber served as toastmaster for the evening.

A minute of silence was observed in memory of Eileen Kobs, the only deceased member of the class, and Harry Bender, principal at that time. A red rose was taken to Mrs. Alma Kobs and Mr. Harry Bender on Sunday.

The roll of the class was called by Minerva Bauer, with members present responding with information of interest, concerning themselves and families. Letters concerning information about classmates not present were read. The report of the last reunion 10 years ako was read by Marion Mellenthin.

Prizes were awarded to Ruth Korntved, Virginia Bonar, Ituth Boneske, Mary Jane Hebert, Harriet Boss, Joseph Stieber and Russel Roohr.

Letters were received from two teachers, Mrs. Roy Sleeter (Evelyn Quigg) of Wausau, and Gerald Scott of Baraboo.

Those in attendance were Ruth Butler Korntved and husband of Milwaukee; Delphin Dommer and wife of Colby; Marion Prome Mellenthin and husband of Colby; Mary Jane Glasby Hebert and husband of Spencer;

Ruth Hake Boneske and husband of Wauwatosa; Richard Herrmann and wife of Colby; Marcella Loos Sauer and husband of Colby;

Edna Lube Olson and husband of Unity; Lester Miller and wife of Abbotsford; Beatrice O'Conner Schowalter and husband of Richfield; Russel Rochr and wife of Tomah; Orville Schuette and wife of Curtiss;

Minerva Schulz Bauer and husband of Colby; Joe Stieber of Colby; Mike Stieber and wife of Colby; Harriet Van Rocy Boss of Grass Valley, Calif.;

Jeanette Willmer Werner and husband of Wisconsin Dells, and Virgian Steinwand Bonar and husband of North Lake, Ill.

Class members not present were Regina Bauer Merkel of Cudahy; (Gertrude Beyerl Godlewski, Roselle, Ill.; Margaret Beyerl Chatmetz of Milwaukee; Ray Billeb of California; Margeret Brill Thiel of Wausau; Kathleen Brehm Domer of Milwaukee; Elroy Bruss of Cedarburg; Dorothy Kraus Zavla of Chula Vista, California; Barbara Mabbot Stewart of Antigo; Carl Nelson, Seattle, Wash.; Clarence Nelson of Saratoga, Calif.; Bernice O'Conner Schaefer of Milwaukee;

LaVerne Olson of Two Rivers; Virginia Schneider Garcia of Albuquerzue,, N. Mexico; Alton Schuette of Bismark. N. Dakota; Blanche Schuette Zimmerman of Loyal; Ruth Schultz Mulkins of Racine, and Zona Will Edblom of Colby.