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The 45th Reunion held October 8th through the 10th, 2004, was another smashing success. John Polacek knows how to throw a party! It was a pleasure being back at the William Tell. Friday's cocktail party was a time for reminiscing and catching up with old friends. Saturday during the day was filled with activities including the homecoming football game. Saturday night was a family style dinner and a little dancing. While the DJ played a great mix of 50's music, many were still interested in talking the night away. Sundays brunch was highlighted by the fact that those that attended were reluctant to leave. 

In addition, There were a couple of grade school reunions that were very successful. We received a very warm welcome during the tours of the buildings and in some cases brought into the class rooms an introduced to the students. We are going to try to make this a bigger part of of the 50th reunion.

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Lucky John

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Sue Slivka Johnson, Sue Tlapa Sprouse, Terry Hengels Giocomelli, Roanne Goldman Landau, John Shankland, 
Dianne Castle Mullins, Sally (Sara) Sawyer Bodlak, Gayle Eggers Putman

 

Unless otherwise noted, these Photos were submitted by Ronne Goldman

 

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Mike Hirsley, Sally Sawyer Bodlak, Bert Jacobs
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Gayle Eggers Putman, Barb Viera Pearlman,
 Vicky Churchill Kilgore, Roanne Goldman Landau

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Gayle Eggers Putman, Lou Cerrone, Alan Benedeck,
 Donna Bielby, Rufus Stoy, John Muench, 
Sue Slivka Johnson, Paul Shoener, Sue Tlapa Sprouse, 
Don Garrison
Dick Monger, Mike Stack, Sue Tlapa Sprouse,
 Rona Stelter Pazelli, Larry Stokes, Jane Phillips Brooks,
 George Lacina, Roanne Goldman Landau, Wayne Thomas,
 Gayle Eggers Putman, Don Garrison, and John Muench
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John Beintema, Hank Trenkle, John Polacek,
 Vicky Churchill Kilgore, Frank Van Aelst, Dave Beckwith, 
John Shankland, Conrad Pier
Gayle Eggers Putman, Sue Tlapa Sprouse, John Shankland,
 Sue Slivka Johnson, Barbara Viera Pearlman, 
Terry Hengels Giocomelli, Diane Castle Mullins
 
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John Muench, Dick Monger, Lou Cerrone, 
Don Bezek, Mike Stack, Don Garrison, 
Dick Parker, and seated: Larry Stokes
Lindley McEwen D'Ouville and Joe D'Ouville
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Nell Croft Grant and Ron Sheeley Barbara Stiles and Keith Johnstone
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Frank and Sandy Stoltz Bautista and Diane Sterba Grant Sandy Klock Cody and Bill Cody
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Tom and Marjorie Anderson Goodloe,
Bill and Melinda Breymeyer

Mike Monti, Frank Van Aelst, Vicky Churchill Kilgore

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Don Garrison, Mike Stack, Dick Monger
John Berend, Joe Innes

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"To the non-attendees:
The entire weekend was very pleasant and I heard no arguments. 
Very enjoyable and looking forward to the next. 
Thanks John and all that put forth the effort!"

                        ..Don Bezek

Paul Shoener, John Shankland

I too want to express my thanks to John  P,  John S, and everyone else who worked on the reunion.  I really enjoyed having the opportunity to get back in touch with so many of our classmates.

When I walked into the dinner Saturday night I knew that there were 150 very interesting people in the room that I was connected with in a very important way.  I am only sorry that there was not time to visit with more people.

I look forward to seeing many of you again in five years if not before."
                        ..Doug Wade

 

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Don Heinrichs, James Dunlevy, Jean Smutny Heinrichs,
Ann Messick Dunlevy

 

The following photos were contributed by Donna Weller Boston


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Paul Shoener, Doug O'Shell Joe D'Ouville, Ken Worhtwien
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Sandy Pflager, Dave Beckwith, Diane Sterba Grant
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 Frank Van Aelst, Vicky Churchill Kilgore, John Bietema Paul Shoener, Donna Weller Boston
Rona Stelter Pazeili and Gene Pazeili
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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!  We owe a great big thanks to Sue Slivka Johnson for the yummy Hawaiian treats she provided at her expense for our desert at the Saturday dinner. She's a lady with all of the right spirit.
                       
Thanks Sue....................."
                        ..Paul Shoener

The only reunion I attended was the 10th...35 years ago!!!!
My husband, David, and I really enjoyed this one.  Thanks for all
you and John P. did to make it such a success.

                        ,,,,, Sally Sawyer Bodlak

"All I can say is FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!! :-)"
                        ..Sandy Stoltz Bautista

 

Donna Weller Boston, John Shankland,
Bob and Sue Slivka Johnson
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Bob Marsh and Wicky Willmore Worthwein Doug O'Shell, Hank Trenkle, Vicky Churchill
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Sarah (Daughter) and Richard Parker, Mike and Cherie Stack Mary Lou and Conrad Pier, Nancy Ely Kochanski and Tony
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Char Tetik Ekroth, Doug Wade, Mayo and Myra Walcott Joe Berend, David Hunt
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Barbara Longjohn Stanton, Lou Cerrone, Margay Jo Whitlock Margay Whitlock and John Beintema


Dick Parker contributed these photos.

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Roanne Goldman, Gayle Eggers, Donna Bilby, Sue Tlapa, 
John Muench, Larry Stokes and Dick Monger 
Barb Viera and John Muench
"Yeah, thanks, Sue! With macadamia nuts for treats the reunion was just about complete! We could have used at least two more academia nuts (Graves and Janicki), but we did have Stack.

I enjoyed seeing everyone, wish I'd had a chance to visit more with some but was surprised and delighted to catch up with old photo buddy Jack Beller and the long-lost Mayo Walcott, whose parents were good friends of mine from the 1940s in St. Paul on through the '60s in LaGrange -- and meet the wives of both those guys. And I was tickled that my whole famdamily showed up for an hour or so and met some of you.

The 50th is right around the corner! Cheers!"
                        ..Dick Parker

 

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Jay Crawford and Dave Beckwith

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Doug Wade and John Polacek Lee and Bob Marsh
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Lee Bucksten and Robert Marsh John Polacek, OUR LEADER!

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Joe and Lindley

 

Lou Cerrone and Sally Sawyer

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