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Marshalltown High School
Class of 1958

In Memory of Ron D'Orazio

Ronald D’Orazio, 82, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji, MN. Ron was born August 10, 1939 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Helen (Reavis) D’Orazio. He was raised and educated in Marshalltown, IA; graduated high school and community college there. He married Barbara Johnson on August 20, 1961 in Marshalltown. They moved to Bemidji to help Barb’s parents run their resort. They both graduated from BSU while helping them out. They moved to Grand Forks where he got his PhD from UND in biochemistry. They moved back to Bemidji where he taught chemistry at BSU. After a few years the family moved to Ankeny, IA where he taught at the Osteopathic College in Des Moines. Four years later they moved to Iowa Falls where he taught chemistry at Ellsworth Community College, retiring after over 20 years. In 1984 he and Barb purchased the Dairy Queen in Iowa Falls, running it while working full time as a teacher for 9 years. In 2002 he and Barb moved to Bemidji where they built their retirement house on Lake Andrusia. He loved collecting model trains and belonged to a local club and one in Crosslake, MN. He even built some of the trains and buildings. He also loved pontoon rides, sailing and his beloved dog Isabella. Ron is survived by his wife, Barbara D’Orazio, children, Rick (Valerie) D’Orazio and Melissa (Jeff) Schreifels, 6 grandchildren, and his dog, Isabella. Ron was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2022.

In Memory of David Hemphill

David Louis Hemphill passed away December 21, 2021 at Bickford of Ames in Ames, Iowa. Funeral services will be Wednesday December 29 at 10:30 am at Salem Lutheran Church in Roland. Burial will follow in the Roland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 at Salem Lutheran.

David is survived by his wife Shirley and three children Todd (Carol) of Urbandale, Tammy (Roger) Frost of Urbandale and Tracy (Dieter) Vees of Harbor City, California; four grandchildren Carson and Lindsay Hemphill and Marissa and Bethany Frost. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Kathleen White, brothers Edwin and Gerald.

David was born September 19, 1940 in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Floyd and Mary (Polak) Hemphill.

On June 10, 1962 David and Shirley Nichols were united in marriage. They moved to Denison, Iowa where David started his teaching career as a 9th grade math teacher. After two years they moved to Nevada, Iowa where he taught high school math, coached golf, and worked on his master's degree at Iowa State University. By the fall of 1969 David and family moved to Roland, Iowa where he started his career as Junior High principal, taught math, and coached boys' basketball. After 35 years in education, he retired in 1997.

David was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His gentle demeaner will be missed by his family and friends. He chose to only see the good in other people.

Memorial donation may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bickford and St. Croix Hospice and all others providing comfort and care.

Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

In Memory of Len Schnathorst

Leonard Duane Schnathorst, age 82, of LeGrand, died in the peace and comfort of his home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 27 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of LeGrand and by the family farm with full honors provided by the combined VFW/American Legion of the surrounding area. Visitation will take place one hour prior beginning at 9:00 A.M. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for later designation. For additional questions or to leave a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234.

Born on August 20, 1939 in Marshalltown, he was the son of Henry and Clara (Miller) Schnathorst. He graduated from Marshalltown High School, where he was a well-known track star.

On May 12, 1959 in Marshalltown, he was united in marriage to Gwendolyn McCord. Leonard served our country honorably in the United States Navy. Following his honorable discharge from the service, they made their home in Marshalltown, LeGrand and moved to their farm north of LeGrand in 1974. After Gwen’s passing, he was blessed with a special companion, Pat Strickler, who has also preceded him in death.

Leonard was a hardworking farmer and a man of few words. He was practical and filled with integrity. He enjoyed Belgian horses and spending time with his grandkids. He also was an avid Hawkeye and Vikings fan.

Left to mourn his loss are his, children: Sherielyn Sue (Douglas) Heinrichs of Grand Prairie, Texas and Terry Lance (Tasha) Schnathorst of Marshalltown; daughter-in-law, Betty Schnathorst of Quarry; eight grandchildren: Molly (Dan) Voss, Michelle Heinrichs (Kelsey Lynch), Sarah (Carlton) Marshall, Paige (Brandon) Bucklin, Brett (Kylea) Schnathorst, Tessa (Ben) Frahm, Amy (Victor) Rojas and Morgan (Brandon) Thorn; great-grandchildren: Adilynn and Kennedy Frahm, Kaidon, Kallyn, and Kinlee Bucklin, Cienna and Callista Schnathorst, Aleia, Alayna and Zack Thorn, Zoey and one on the way, Marshall; his siblings: Linda Robbins, Vernon (Barbara) Schnathorst and Darlene (Jim) Mills; and several other relatives and friends, including childhood friend Larry Lukehart.

In death he has rejoined his wife Gwen; his parents; son, Leonard Lynn Schnathorst; companion, Pat; sister, LeAnn Bates and brother-in-law, Gary Robbins.

Fab 50s Reunion Pictures

Fabulous 50s Reunion pictures have been posted in the Fab 50s Picture Gallery - see left navigation link on this page and click on the top one (not the Reunions link). There are pictures on the main link but also click on the right pointing arrow, which will open up more categories of pictures: Mixer at Midnight Ballroom, Maid-Rites at the High School, Parade and City Tour, Dinner-Elmwood, Breakfast at Best Western.

You can right click  on a picture and save or copy it to your own computer.

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If you see corrections needed on names in pictures, or names that can be added to pictures, please let me know.

Thanks, Bev

Enjoy our complete 1958 Yearbook. The high school has digital copies of yearbooks from 1950, so if you want to see other years, go to: . 

Check out the Marshalltown weather HERE!

It would be of great help to the class site administrators if you would occasionally go to and log in to your Edit Contact Info page. Check your contact information and verify the accuracy of your Email Address, Mailing Address and Phone Number. You can locate this page by going to the left hand naviagion under MEMBER FUNCTIONS and clicking on "Edit Profile."

If you have changed your email address and not updated your Contact Info for some time, you may have permanent delivery failure of messages. To correct this, log in with your old email address and password and follow the instructions to correct permanent email delivery failure. If you have forgotten your old email address, contact If you have forgotten your password, select the forgot password option, or I can give you a new temporary password.

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Take a stroll back to our teenage years: FEDEwZHZXu

Thanks to Jan Pagel (1970), Diana Spick (1970), and Tracy Makler (1978)
for this YouTube video of old town Marshalltown.
Click on the picture to play the video.



Listen to the Bobcat Band!

(Clicking on this link opens a new page!) 


 School Hymn

  Through the years at our MHS, 
  Red and blue will proudly fly;
  And the spirit of it lingers 
  As each year goes by.
  Many happy times together 
  Spent in perfect harmony
  All these memories we will cherish
  MHS of thee.

Lyrics by Marilyn Lawrence 
Music by Armon Adams 












Friends of the Class of 1958

If you're not from our class, but are a friend to the Class of '58 and would like to be added,
please select 'Contact Us' to send us your name, including maiden if applicable, along
with your senior class year and/or your class connection and we'll add you to the list. 
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