CHS Class of 1948: Members of the Class of ‘48 celebrated their 55th
Reunion at the Hilton Garden Inn. Pictured left to right are Row 1: Betty
(Frances) Samilson, Dolores (Glawe) Iwan, Viola (Magnuson) Manning, Carolyn
(Bergren) Lenburg, Betty (Flatz) Babcock, Lila (Dockim) Hudgens (teacher)
and Alice (Becker) Behrendt. Row 2: Chuck Pratt, Rita (Deiotte) Pratt, Doris
(Flitter) Friday, Ruth (Peterson) Wahl, Laura (Kettler) Johnson, Marilyn
(Hill) Kolb, Juanita (Bedenkop) Jones, Pat (Somerton) Pomeroy, Ed Wahl and
Beverly (Swoverland) Krewett. Back Row: Bob Bickel, Jim Sherrick, Ed
Gustafson, Tony Smith, Jim Rosetti, David Warren, Wally Pomeroy, Jim H.
Olson and Walt Swanson. (Photo provided)
On Friday, October 3 classmates and their guests (26 in all) met at
Gelsosomo’s Pizza for a casual get-together.
On Saturday, a group met at the new Chesterton High School for a tour led by
Kevin Kinnel, architect. That evening 26 classmates, guests and teachers met
at the Hilton Garden Inn for dinner and visiting.
Special guests included Mary and Jim Dold, Alice (Becker) Behrendt and
Dottie (Bowen) Hageman and guests, Joan Brickner and Clarence McNeill.
Classmates traveled from California, Delaware, Texas, Virginia, Kentucky,
Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
Nine couples who have celebrated 50 years or more of marriage include Tony
and Ruth Smith, Barbara and Jim Rosetti, Rita (Deiotte) and Chuck Pratt,
Dolores (Glawe) and Wally Iwan, David and Nadine Warren, Ruth (Peterson) and
Ed Wahl, Walt and Betty Swanson, Ramona (Blaney) and Louis Schultz, Doris
(Flitter) and Les Friday.
Plans were made and committee appointed to meet in 2008 for the 60th