50th Reunion Pics

 

Class of 1958 
50th Class Reunion

Rocked!

    TOP 10 REASONS we are happy we attended!!!
**We did laugh, cry and reminisce with some of our OLDEST friends.
**We didn't care how old we were.
**Thrilled to see classmates even if it was their first reunion.
**We definitely rekindled and began new relationships.
**Expressed positive experiences we had in high
school, letting people know, everyday things
people did, some people carried in their hearts
for 50 years and had a chance to tell them.
**After 50 years, everyone looked wonderful.
**THE COMMITTEE WAS HUMBLED BY THE TURN OUT**
**Our reunion WAS full of jovial reminiscing.
**The class picture turned out GREAT!!
**AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU CAME!!!!!
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50-Year Class Reunion Picture

Seated on floor L-R: Mary Gail Noid, Donna Fugate, Janet Rogers, Deanna Dobson, Mary Pattie, Kaylene Gallentine, Renie Gummert, JoAnn Ritland
Row 1 chairs: Kay Richeson, Lonny Poland, Susan Smith, Roberta Hodgdon, Ann McGregor, Sharon Miller, Darlene Kruse, Janice Harvey, Donna Burgess, Sandra Spencer, Marilyn Kneeland
Row 2:  Peggy Brainerd, Doris Borton, Martha Ward, Stan Wooster, Kay Meldahl, Pat Twedt, Zelda Dannen, Marilyn Reisinger, Linda Lamer, Linda Momberg, Sandy Glans, Maris Colllins, Judy Weaver, Bev Benson, Marcia Davenport, Jeannie Cook, Joan Robertson, Bonnie Burnham, Sharon Ness, Karen Kralik
Row 3: Pat Barker, Nancy Yeager (behind Peggy), Lee Willim, Avonelle Smith, Dick Horton, Jean Peak (behind Stan), Dave Drew, Betty Pritchett (behind Linda Momberg), Jane Lynch, Ron D'Orazio, John Strever, Bev Wilcox, David Hemphill, Mimi Wolfe, Penny Proctor, Bob Mason, Dave Thomas
Row 4: Gary McCormack, Lenoard Schnathorst, Pat Dyrland, Richard Loney, Hal Loney, Gary Loney, Nancy Thomas, Dick Rhiner, Herb Long, Terry Wehrman, Dale Burkheimer, Nile Brennecke, Tim Merrill, Hoot Niederhauser, Mike Brimmer, Burris Workman

 

Thank you for sharing your photos of our 50th! 

Jeannie Cook Garrington, Marcia Davenport Ziel, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, 
Linda Momberg Praska, Peggy Brainerd Buchwald, and Burr Workman



Getting ready for class picture


Getting ready for class picture 2

Friday Night at the Regency 


Ready to "Let the Good Times Roll" at the Regency: Maris 
Collins Schad, Sandy  Glans Fritz, Donna White Davis, 
Caroline Shaw, and Janice Cramer Eggers


Linda and Gary McCormack and Donna Fugate Priester 

 
Penny Proctor Augustine, Joan Robertson Ballard,
Jeannie Cook Garrington  

 
Dale Burkheimer, Terry Wehrman, John Strever, 
Helen Strever, Karl Rinehart
 


Dave and Shirley Hemphill


Sharon Miller Miller and husband Marvin Miller


Beverly Benson Post, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Sharon Miller
Miller, Betty Pritchett Zern, Linda Momberg Praska, and 
Butch Post


Jeannie Cook Garrington's daughter Tammy and husband
Paul Schaefer


Kay Richeson Nott, Sandra Spencer Deahl, 
Doris Borton Strohman


Jeannie Cook Garrington and Darlene Kruse Conard


Jack Knappen, Marilyln Kneeland, Barbara Doll Knappen,
Darlene Kruse Conard


Gary McCormack, Nancy Thomas Lowe-Gildner,
Hoot Niederhauser


Brian Cole, Charley  Butcher, and Burris Workman


Linda Momberg Praska, Betty Pritchett Zern, 
Linda Lamer Dunn - Looks like a good story


Dick Horton, Mary Pattie Wells, Avonelle Smith 
Ebersole, Susan Smith Mason


Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Sharon Ness Arment


Sandy Glans Fritz, Maris Collins Schad, 
Jeannie Cook Garrington, Joan Robertson Ballard


Chuck and Sharon Eckles


Dick Rhiner and Joan Roberton Ballard


Sharon Ness Arment, Pauline Dutton White, Caroline Shaw


Jeannie Cook Garrington and David Thomas


Lee Willim and Avonelle Smith Ebersole


Karen Kralik and Marilyn Reisinger Willits


Nancy Thomas Lowe-Gildner, Mimi Wolfe Lamson


Linda Lamer Dunn, Marilyn Reisinger Willits, 
and Susan Smith Mason


Burr Workman, Jeannie Cook Garrington


Mike Brimmer, David Thomas, Sonny Finch


Jeannie Cook Garrington and Marcia Davenport Ziel


Peggy Brainerd Buchwald


John Strever


The two Pats - Dyrland and Barker


Penny Proctor Augustine, Jeannie Cook Garrington, 
Mimi Wolfe Lamson


Barb and Ron Dorazio
 


Betty Pritchett Zern and Gary Sleege
 


Ron D'Orazio and Jan Harvey Thake


Sharon McKibben Eckles and Chuck,  and ...


Bonnie Burnham Nash, in background Jeannie Cook 
Garrington, Barbara Burnham Paxson, Karen Bousum Antle


Jeannie Cook Garrington, Sandy Glans Fritz,
Maris Collins Schad


Brian Cole
 


Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Larry Johnson, Susan and 
Lonny Poland, Stan Wooster in background


Marilyn Kneeland


Nile Brennecke


Dave Hemphill and Dale Ballard


Bev Benson Post, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Sharon Miler
Miller, Betty Pritchett Zern, Linda Momberg Praska,
Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch


Dick Horton, Mary Pattie Wells, Avonelle Smith, Ebersole,
Susan Smith Mason


John Strever and Shim Krantman
 


Burris Workman and Terry Wehrman


Gary McCormack


Judy Weaver Meyer and Mary Pattie Wells, Susan Smith 
Mason in background far right


Doris Borton Strohman and Kay Richeson Nott


Darlene Kruse Conard and guest Keith Strandberg


Sharon Miller Miller and Betty Pritchett Zern


Penny Proctor Augustine and Keith Augustine, Hal and 
Nice' Loney, Susan Poland in front


Hoot Niederhauser


Dave Hemphill and wife Shirley, Hal and Janet Rogers Walter


Pat Barker


Mimi Wolfe Lamson, Kay Meldahl Luthans, 
Bev Wilcox Collins


David Thomas and wife Diane


Martha Ward Boyer (Donna Fugate at left)


Donna Fugate Priester


Judy and Herb Long 


Leonard Schnathorst and Kaylene Gallentine Rinehart


Kay Richeson Nott reminds us of the way we were


Larry Johnson shows off pictures of niece Shawn Johnson


Bev Benson Post, Sharon Miller Miller, Linda Momberg 
Praska, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Betty Pritchett Zern,
Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch 


Snacks 


Hoot Niederhauser, Mar cia Davenport Ziel, Mike Brimmer


Jeannie Cook Garrington and Barbara Burnham Paxson 


Bev Benson Post, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Roberta
Hodgdon Mauksch


Maris Collins Schad, Sandy Glans Fritz, Jeannie Cook
Garrington, Joan Robertson Ballard


Jane Lynch Bauer


Joanne Cook Speer and Kent Loney helped us out by 
registering classmates and passing out nametags


Larry Johnson and Vicky


David Drew, Nile Brennecke, Dick Horton


Donna Burgess See


Pauline Dutton White and Judy Weaver Meyer


Vicky and Shim Krantman, and Jerry Wheeler


Mimi Wolfe Lamson and Jeannie Cook Garrington


Stan Wooster, Bev Wilcox Collins, and Jane Lynch Bauer


Dorothy and Gary Sleege, and Dale Burkheimer

Zeno's


Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Linda Lamer Dunn on left,
Susan Smith Mason, Avonelle Smith Ebersole on right


Judy Weaver Meyer and Sharon Ness Arment


Pauline Dutton White


Fred and Kay Meldahl Luthans, Mary Gail Noid Bauer, 
Jane Lynch Bauer, Lee Willim


Kay Meldahl Luthans, Mary Gail Noid Bauer, 
Jane Lynch Bauer


Maris Collins Schad

Bench Dedication at Miller


Gift from the Class of '58 


Peggy Brainerd Buchwald gifts the bench to Pat Hemming


Judy Weaver Meyer and Sharon Ness Arment organized
the Maidrite Tour


Donna Fugate Priester and husband Joe try out the 
new bench


Stan Wooster tries out the bench; behind him 
Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Peggy Brainerd Buchwald,
Jeannie Cook Garington


Janet Rogers Walter and Jeannie Cook Garrington
 


Jack & Barbara Doll Knappen, Wally & Ann McGregor Junker


Leonard Schnathorst, Gary and Dorothy Sleege, Sharon 
Ness Arment


Janet Rogers Walter (back right) looks at Dale Burkheimer's 
coin collection. In foreground are Barbara Burns Brindle, 
Jeannie Cook Garrington and her daughter Tammy


Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch tells about her boutique designs 
to Donna Fugate Priester and Mary Gail Noid Bauer


Left to right: Jeannie Cook Garrington, Joe Priester (Donna 
Fugate Priester's husband), Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Mary 
Gail Noid Bauer, Martha Ward Boyer, Jan Harvey Thake


Zelda Dannen Vry, Pat Tweed Meyers, Karen Kralik, 
Marilyn Kneeland, Judy Weaver Meyer


Starting from back: Maris Collins Schad, John Strever, Herb 
Long, Terry Wehrman, Janet Rogers Walter, Mary Gail Noid


Marcia Davenport Ziel, Mimi Wolfe Lamson,
Kay Meldahl Luthans


Hal and Nice' Loney, Donna Fugate Priester


Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Keith Strandberg, 
Darlene Kruse Conard, Hal Loney


JoAnn Ritland Butcher and Charley Butcher


Pat Hemming (Marshalltown School System), Pat Barker,
Deanna
Rhiner, Barb D'Orazio


Doris Borton Strohman, Barbara Burns Brindle, 
Donna Burgess See


Dennis Collins and Bevery Wilcox Collins


Dale Burkheimer

Saturday night at Elmwood Country Club


Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch,
Bev Wilcox Collins and Linda Momberg Prasaka -  
Welcome Home!


Kaylene Gallentine Rinehart looks for nametag


Marcia Davenport Ziel and Jeannie Cook Garrington


Dinner at the Elmwood Country Club


Dave Hemphill, Nile Brennecke, Herb Long, Terry Wehrman,
Bob Mason, John Strever,
Lee Willim


Pam and Hoot Niederhauser


Centerpiece of memories - designed by Kaylene


Mimi Wolfe Lamson, Bonnie Burnham Nash,
Hoot Niederhauser


In Memory - 35 of our classmates


Mantel Decoration


Jane Lynch Bauer tells about Then and Now


Smitty and Nuala were the Entertainment DJs


Herb and Judy Long


Cleo and Bob Mason


Penny Proctor Augustine, Joan Robertson Ballard,
Jeannie Cook Garrington


Linda Momberg Praska, Marvin Miller (Sharon Miller's 
husband), Bev Benson Post and hu
sband Claude,
Betty Pritchett Zern
 


Deanne Dobson Pulver and Bonnie Burnham Nash


Judy Weaver Meyer, Betty Pritchett Zern, 
Avonelle Smith Ebersole


Sylvia and Lee Willim


Helen and John Strever


Kay Richeson Nott and Lonny Poland


Bev Benson Post and husband Claude Post


Bonnie Burnham Nash and Marcia Davenport Ziel


Mimi Wolfe, Bonnie Burnham Nash, Hoot Niederhauser, 
Jeannie Cook Garrington


Penny's husband (Keith Augustine), Jeannie and Marcia sang 
the last song of the night 

Tremont on Main Sunday Brunch!


Maris Collins Schad, Jan Elledge (Maris' sisteer), Pat Barker, 
Sandy Glans Fritz, Martha Ward Boyer


Donna Fugate Priester
 


Peggy Brainerd Buchwald, Judy Weaver Meyer, Pat Barker


Peggy Brainerd Buchwald, Doris Borton Strohman, Donna's niece, 
Donna Burgess See, Derik See, Sandra Spencer Deahl


Ron and Barb D'Orazio, Wally and Ann McGregor Junker


Sandy Glans Fritz and Maris Collins Schad


Jane Lynch Bauer and Tim Merrill


Ron and Barb D'Orazio, Pat Barker, Bev Wilcox Collins  

Still partying the night after!


Jeannie Cook Garrington, Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch, Marcia
Davenport Ziel, JoAnn Ritland Butcher

 

Welcome Home signs on the Best Western Regency Marquis and at the entrance to the reunion gathering room greeted classmates coming to Friday night's 50th Reunion gathering. (Thanks Kaylene Gallentine Rinehart for beautiful signage and decorations with help from Linda Lamer Dunn.) Kent Loney and Jeannie Cook Garrington's sister Joanne greeted the guests. Bobcat logo nametags with graduation picture (created by JoAnn Ritland Butcher) helped us recognize each other, some of whom we hadn't seen for 50 years! We were happy to see classmates from near ... Zelda Dannen Vry from State Center ... and far ... Bob and Cleo Mason from Hawaii. Marcia Davenport Ziel made sure there were plenty of snacks on hand. Sharon Ness Arment took over 100 pictures (see them at the link mentioned at top of page), as did others who have shared with us for this page.

Bev Wilcox Collins welcomed everybody, but most were too busy talking to each other to stop their conversations - having way too much fun, and the planning committee wouldn't have wanted it any other way!

About 9:15 Jane Lynch Bauer announced departure for Zeno's, where we packed the place with bodies, conversation, smiles, and laughter. Thanks, Jane, for pulling a few strings to keep Zeno's open just for us.

Larry Johnson proudly showed off pictures of his niece, Iowa's Olympic Champion Shawn Johnson.


Saturday morning found some classmates at the golf course playing golf and pranks like blocking the hole cup, accoring to our observant organizer Joan Robertson Ballard, but fun was had by all.

Dick and Deanna Rhiner brought a much looked at memories book.

Late morning we met at our MHS (now Miller Middle School) for dedication of a gift from the Class of '58 to the school, a handsome black wrought iron bench placed adjacent to the entrance we used. Avonelle Smith Ebersole introduced Pat Hemming from the school, and Peggy Brainerd Buchwald spoke for the class in dedicating our gift to Miller. Thanks to Avonelle and Peggy for bringing the bench project to fruition so we could have the dedication this day.

Some of us were outside as most of the group entered the school and were caught by surprise by a spontaneous singing of our school song. Pat gave us a tour through the school, helped by classmate Stan Wooster who taught at Miller for 32 years. Out of town classmates especially enjoyed the maidrite lunch, for how can that be skipped on any revisit to the old stomping grounds?

Several classmates brought memorabilia to share, hobbies and interests. We enjoyed Herb Long's Pebbles and clippings, Dale Burkheimer's coin collection and hole in one trophy, Roberta Hodgdon Mauksch's unique hand-crafted accessories, Ann McGregor Junker's scrapbooks, and more. Thanks to Sharon Ness Arment and Judy Weaver Meyer for taking charge of this event and the good guys who helped carry in and out for them.

Herb Long wondered if this jacket would be remembered by anyone? (Are you kidding?!)

At Elmwood Country Club, JoAnn Butcher had picture name tags prepared for everyone plus telephone/address/email books and placemats with pictures of our schools and favorite places. Kaylene and her committee had the room decorated in red and blue, and on each table was a centerpiece collage of our high school hangouts. The island buffet dinner was colorful, delicious, and plentiful, planned by Marcia Davenport Ziel with assistance from Jane Lynch Bauer and Jeannie Cook Garrington. Jeannie also did the accounting for our reunion and gift monies.

Our MC, Jane Bauer, reminisced about where we were when, how far we've come, and the value of classmate friends from our school years to applause and a standing ovation. Peggy Brainerd Buchwald graced us with a beautiful invocation and tribute to our 35 deceased classmates. Thanks to Stan Wooster on behalf of our classmates for thanking committee members for making our 50th a reunion to remember. Charley Butcher and Claude Post snapped our class picture, and we were ready for DJ dancing and entertainment of Smitty and Nuala to songs of our times. A few night-owl classmates stayed 'till the last song and made a circle, swaying to the music. Hoot Niederhauser laughed that we should have started the evening this way.

The going away brunch at Tremont Inn on Main on Sunday was a last chance to talk to those we hadn't spent time with, or to be with friends for a few more hours. JP and Jennifer Howard took good care of us with menu and service.

One question on many people's minds was: Will there be a next reunion?... and please don't wait 10 years. So if the rivers don't rise and the sun keeps on shining, we plan to see you again in 2013 - or maybe before!

On the Friday before the reunion, Ann McGregor Junker had been excited and anxiously awaiting the start, but also worried that nothing could fulfill her expectations. We watched Ann enjoy right along with all our classmates, partners, and guests for the 3 days. The planning committee glowed with your many compliments, good remarks, and letters/emails we received afterwards. But YOU ... you made it all worthwhile. Watching the wonderful time you all had was even greater than our hopes and expectations as we planned for the year and a half prior to the reunion. It was a reminder of what a great bunch of kids we had the privilege of going to school with, and what wonderful adults you have become.

Classmates who planned the reunion were: jeannie Cook Garrington, Joan Robertson Ballard, Peggy Brainerd Buchwald, JoAnn Ritland Butcher, Kaylene Gallentine Rinehart, Sharon Ness Arment, jane Lynch Bauer, Mrcia Davenport Ziel, Linda Lamer Dunn, Avonelle Smith Ebersole, Judy Weaver Meyer, karen Kralik, and Bev Wilcox Collins.

 Several classmates have asked if we plan to keep the class website. You bet! We have enjoyed hearing many stories of classmates reconnecting ... and even connecting for the first time through the website. It's a great tool for reunion planing too, as we can download your current address, phone number and email right off the site (so please update your profile on occasion!)


When we graduated in 1958

Life lay before us,
There was so much to do.
The world was ours to conquer and explore
When we left Marshalltown High School’s door.

There were jobs to be found
Further education to be had,
And someday becoming Moms and Dads.
Some chose to travel many miles away
For others, this was the place to stay.

Some may have accomplished
Most of the things they had planned
And think life has been just grand.
While in other lives
Many changes had to be made,
We had to make lots of adjustments
Along life’s way.

But no matter what
As we gathered once more,
I’m sure we were glad
We’ve made it this far.
As we renewed old acquaintances
And talked about the things we used to do,
We learned we are short a few.

Some have departed this life along the way
And were absent from our gathering day.
Now as their names are read
Some will remember things
That they did or said.

So let us live our lives
Mindful of the things we say and do,
For the next one missing
Might be me or you.