Class of ‘53 gathers for reunion


The Elkader High School class of 1953 held its 60th reunion July 20 at Johnson’s. Thirty-two graduates were in that class; 13 attended the reunion alomng with six guests. Thirteen classmates are deceased and six others were unable to attend due to health issues. Those present were, back row left to right: Marlys Frieden Bennett, Bev Seeland Moon, Robert “Swede” Halverson, Ronnie Glesne, Gerald Reimer, Cletus Baade, and Don Bennet; riddle row, left to right; Lois Kuehl Bennett, Margaret Darlene Entwisle Tieden, and Joyce Kuehl Thurn; and front rows, left to right: Ray Cousins, Dick Heiden and Dick Koehn. The deceased classmates include: Jim Ashman, Jeanette Bahls Schmelzer, Carl Bennett, Zita Butikofer Backhaus, Marleen Embretson Zearley, Helen Fascher Bahls, Marilyn Freitag Unruh, Alberta Geno French, Ronnie Larson, Leigh Meyer, Sheila Mulroney Lux, Lyle Noggle, and Mavis Peterson. Another reunion is planned in five years.
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