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Class of 1947 celebrates 55 years

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Chesterton High School Class of 1947 met on a recent October weekend for its 55th reunion.

Fifteen classmates and 19 guests attended the reception at Committee Chairman Bob and Becky Dunbar’s house. Teachers Mary and Jim Dold were present for awhile.

On Saturday, classmates and guests toured the new high school. All were impressed.

That evening, 36 classmates and 22 guests and teacher, Alice (Becker) Behrendt attended the banquet at Sand Creek Country Club. Bob Dunbar welcomed everyone and Jane (Bates) Carlson gave the Prayer. Following dinner, Corrine (Peterson) Peterson, Janet (Bates) Carlson and Lucille (Anderson) Neiderkiser conducted a candle light devotional in memory of departed classmates.

I. Jo (Saidla) Summers introduced each classmate and asked each to introduce his or her guest and to share memories. Bob Dunbar asked all Veterans to stand and be recognized. Bill Sievert gave a tribute to the teachers. Classmates voted to have the next Class of 1947 reunion in three years.

On Sunday 28 classmates and 17 guests attended breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Classmates attended from Canada, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada and New York.


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Class of 1947 celebrates 55 years: Chesterton High School Class of 1947 recently met for its 55th reunion at Sand Creek Country Club. Pictured, left to right, front row, Janet (Bates) Carlson, Lorraine (Peterson) Isakson, teacher, Alice (Becker) Behrendt, Barbara (Betts) Stocks, Corrine (Peterson) Peterson, Inez (Westergren) Zane, Mary (Ray) Kamaski, Maye (Colley) Bennet, I. Joan (Saidla) Summers and John Vedell. Middle Row, Therese (Nellessen) Sallas, Barbara (Neelands) Hoenke, Dolores (Peterson) Tight, Martha (Michaels) Bobrowski, Mary Eileen (Bishop) Coleman, Dolores (Wiseman) Slater, Jackie (Reling) Campbell, Lucille (Anderson) Neiderhiser, Dolores (Swoverland) White, Dorothy (Turner) Peterson, Bertha (Rhed) Still and William Hood. Back row, Frank Kamaski (Vet.) Charles Johnson, Delbert Clem, Jack Wagner, Bob Ruhe, Al Smith, Ben Marquardt, Dan Wilson, Bill Sievert, Paul Kemp, Bill Meyer, Bob Dunbar, Pauline (Billhorn) Ahlgrim, Phil Lindquist and Art Studabaker.


Posted 10/16/2002