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Emmetsburg Catholic School 50 Year Reunion

By Staff | Oct 10, 2013

The Emmetsburg Catholic High School class of 1963 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation at Wild Rose Resort on Saturday, Sept. 14.

To help celebrate the event they invited the classes of 1962 and 1964.

A total of 53 people attended with some from the Classes of 1960, 1965, 1966, and 1967. ECHS classmates from California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, etc gathered in Emmetsburg for a weekend of fun, food and reminiscing. Following a banquet meal at the Rose Room the celebrants enjoyed watching long lost films of football and basketball games and even Graduation Day.

Talk is already underway about the next reunion.

Those attending from Class of 1963:

Larry Brennan- Omaha, NE; Ben Brink and Frances (Conway) Brink- Rock Rapids; Margaret Conlon- Omaha, NE; Bruce Culver- Thousand Oaks, CA; Bill Higgins- Toledo, OH; Cathy High (Widow of Paul High)- Omaha, NE; Tom Leonard- Emmetsburg; Rosemary (Dardis) Marley- Burnsville, MN; James McNally- New Holstein, WI; Bob Nagel- Pueblo West, CO; John Roche- Winona, MN; Ann (Higgins) Ruddy – Ottumwa; Rosie (Brennan) Sebern – Bresford, SD; Carol (Meyers)Tjelmeland- Emmetsburg; Jim Van Oosbree- Rochester, MN; Kay (Klaffke) Waldron – Ayrshire; Ted Wernimont- Winona, MN.

Those attending from Class of 1962:

Jim Kelly- Chaska, MN; Charles McNally-Emmetsburg; Ed Ruddy- Ottumwa; Pete Waldron- Ayrshire.

Those attending from Class of 1964:

Barb (Weir) Berkland – Emmetsburg; Jim Brennan- Jackson, MN; Joanne Brennan- Eden Prairie, MN; Nancy (Currans) Hamilton – Emmetsburg; Joe Kelly- Diamond Bar, CA; Jean (Kliegl) Kudrna – Sioux City; Jackie (Jackson) Rene – Savage, MN; Louise (Kehr) Ryan – Woodbury, MN; Mike Ryan- Bend, OR; Dave Schultz-Laurens.

Those from other years:

1960- Rita (Wernimont) Hinners – Waukee

1965- Barb Culver- Philadelphia, PA

1966- Mary Jo (Chick Molloy) Orth – Omaha, NE

1967- Jim Roche- LeMars