Class of 57 celebrate 50th anniversary

Friday, July 27, 2007 - Posted 12:18:07 PM by Dave Uphoff

The MDR class of 1957 held its 50th class reunion on July 21, 2007 at Capponi's in Toluca.  Twenty six class members attende with a total of 44 with spouses.  Members of the committee were Ron Seggerman - chairman, Joane Frobish, Carol Oncken, Sharon Hatzer, Nancy Uphoff and Harold Lindley.  It was announced that the committee members for the 2012 -55th class reunion are JoAnn Schmillen- chairperson, Jack Cullen, Joyce Jolly, Carol Smoots, John McGough and Erroll Baxter.

Social hour was held from 6-7 p.m. with and lot of laughing and "Catching up".  Ron Seggerman welcomed the group and Sharon Hatzer said table prayers.  The meal included chicken, roast beef, spaghetti, ravioli, potato, salad and dessert.

A group picture was taken by Joane Frobish.

It was noted that during the program that:

1.  Janice Johnson Campbell was the only one with a class ring on her.
2.  Marvin Cirks had the most great grandchildren - 3 and 1/2.
3.  Margaret Louis came the farthest and is the only class member with a PhD.
4.  Ron Millard drove the greatest distance coming from Isabella , MN.
5.  Carol Vissering Smoots is the youngest member in the class.
6.  Carol Oncken lives the closest to the high school.

Harold Lindley outdid Bob Hope as the quintessential master of ceremonies.  Harold presented each class member there with an envelope full of memories, newspaper articles, pictures, etc. that he painstakingly gleaned from old newspapers.  Harold regaled his fellow classmates with humorous asides and stories from the past.

A good time was had by all sharing memories with each other.  Each class member received a shake up-see through flashlight, rose petal, a program for the evening and a delicious meal.

For more photos of the class reunion, click here and here.



Front row left knelling are Clinton Hakes, Margory Hubert Supan, Ron Millard, Errol Baxter.  Second row seated are Susan Barth May, Carol Timmerman Oncken, JoAnn Baker Schmillen, Mary Lou Gallup Majesky, Harold Lindley.  Third row standing from the left is Tom Arndt, Margaret Louis,  Nancy Falk Uphoff,  Janice Johnson Campbell, Rose Marie Krug Spires, Erman Durbin, Joane Moritz Frobish.  Last row from the left is Harold Johnson, John McGough, Mike Gross, Edwin Denson(hidden), Sharon Sabol Hatzer, Marvin Cirks, Eleanor Knack Taylor, Carol Vissering Smoots, Ron Seggerman.

                        Viewer comments on this article

Carol [Palmer] Schmidt wrote on 7/28/2007 at 20:34:00

Really sorry I couldn't make the reunion, but loved seeing the pictures. Thanks so much for putting them on the website! Carol


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