Graduates return for multi-year reunion

Published 10:01 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On Aug.  5, seven members of the Freeborn Class of 1961, four members from the class of 1962 and one member from the class of 1960 united at the Oak View Golf Course for their 55th class reunion.

According to a press release, attendees missed Gloria (Johannsen) Carter of Faribault, James Collins of Hewitt, Loren Christiansen, Jeanette (Madson) Johannsen of Rochester, Donald Jespersen from Wells, Fritz Kendrick,  Mary (Miller)  Yokiel, Barbara (Rice) Olsen, Phyllis “Akermann” Schumaker and Doris (Staloch) Glazier from LeSeur.

The following members of the class have passed away: Kathryn (Bakken) Bluhm, Alex Kozoilek, Sharon (Merritt) Jacobs, Harold “Gabby” Pierce and Carol (Rasmussen) Battenfield.

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Due to the large number of people who could not attend, word was put out to invite any class members from 1959, 1960, 1962 and 1963 to join the group.

As a result Dick Borge of Alden;  Bob and Dawn (Hauser) Dinneen of Lake Quivira, Kansas; Jack Getskow of Saugus, California; Ken and Marg Hoeg of Prior Lake; Nancy (Johannsen)  & Claark Jensen of Freeborn; Jean (Kozoilek) & Gordy Krueger of Wells; and Ralph and Kay Malakowsky of Hartland.

The other Freeborn graduates attending were as follows: Dale Christopherson from Albert Lea, Peggy (Getskow) and Dale Detjen from Lakeville, Mary (Hanson) and Gary Eagen from New Prague and Joyce (Larson) Stenzel from Albert Lea.

The event was organized by Doris (Staloch) Glazier of LeSeur and Jack Getskow. Jack Getskow was the emcee for the evening. He passed out a sheet of paper with 31 Trivia questions related to their high school days, which were written by Nancy (Johannsen) Jensen.  The answers to the questions led everyone to a very entertaining evening.  It brought back countless memories.

The evening meal consisted of New York Steak, chicken,baked potato, bread and salad, along with Mrs. Gerry’s potato salad and coleslaw salad.