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40 Year Reunion



********************************************** Recap of our 40th reunion ************************************************

Activities started with a golf outing at Fisher's Grove on Friday afternoon and there were about a dozen who attended, even though there were just as many non golfers as golfers. It was a bit windy and warm, but everyone had a good time with only a minor incident with backing a golf cart into a tree, but we won't mention any names here. :) After golf, we had a social get together at the club house that lasted well into the night (but not as long as we used to in the past - something to do with getting older I think).

Saturday started with several of us meeting at Simply Charming for coffee at 9:30. We then headed to Crystal's bar where a tour bus was waiting to take us on a tour around the area. There were about 40 people who did the bus tour. This was a poker run, where we drew a card at each stop with a random poker hand winning a prize at the end of the tour. The card you drew also deteremined where you sat on the bus. The idea was to get you to sit with a different person on each leg of the tour. We started with a tour of the Redfield High School with Larry Eldeen (former high school teacher) as our tour guide. We then boarded the bus and drove to Ashton where we had lunch at the Ashton bar. During the ride, Sally had prepared some trivia about our high school years. To get our attention, Sally had a large bell, which after a while people were wishing she didn't have it. :) After lunch we toured the ethanol plant which was very interesting even though the smell became a bit overwhelming. Next stop was out to Zell to see the old Catholic school/boarding house. Several classmates had attended the school during 1st and 2nd grade before it was closed. The place has been closed for over 45 years but was still in relatively good condition. Last stop was at the Redfield train depot. Lois (Seibrecht) Cox won the poker hand prize which was a bottle of liquor.

Saturday evening was back out at Fisher's Grove where we had a social hour at 6 pm, had a class picture taken, dinner, banquet and karaoke/dancing afterward. Sally Filipek did the greeting, Kevin Schurch and Deb (Harr) Engelgau hononred classmates who have passed on, Rich Gruenwald did the invocation, Jerry Levtzow did a toast, Tim Robinson was the main speaker and David Jessen did the farewell. Everyone did a fantastic job for the banquet. Not sure what the total attendance was, but there were around 40 classmates plus their spouses and significant others who attended.

We met for a farewll brunch at Terry's at 11:30 am on Sunday and about a dozen attended. We had good weather for the reunion and everyone who attended had a good time - at least I know I did.

Members of this year's reunion committe were: Sally Filipek, Dan Appel, Larry Crook, Doug Fink, Rich Gruenwald, Clyde Harr, Daryl Muellenberg and David Jessen.

We had a booklet made this year with pictures and a story of those classmates who submitted an entry. If you did not purchase a booklet, you can view a PDF of the booklet by clicking on this link. Each person who submitted an entry has also had their bio page updated. Also, if you attended this year's reunion and took some pictures that you would like to share, please email them to me (Daryl Muellenberg) and I can post them on the Pictures page.

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A decision has been made - the reunion will be June 28th - 30th, 2013. Following is a list of activities that we are planning. For those who will be coming from out of town and need a place to stay, here is a link to the Redfield Chamber of Commerce site which has listings for area lodging: http://www.redfield-sd.com/chamber.html

Click on this link to the document that has been sent out to everyone that we have an email or mailing address for. If you didn't get this notice, please view it as it has more information. We need to know how many people are attending each event, the cost for the different events and the format for your submission for our 40th reunion booklet.

Friday - June 28th - early bird golf outing at Fisher's Grove starting at 2 p.m. You do not have to be a golfer to join in the fun. At 6 p.m. that evening we will be getting together at the Fisher's Grove Country Club for an evening of visiting with classmates and their guests. There will also be food available.

Saturday - June 29th - we begin with a 'poker run' around Spink County to various places of interest; some nostalgic, others new and entertaining. You do not want to miss the fun time planned by the reunion committee! We have a tour bus to shuttle us from place to place. Please meet Saturday June 29th at Crystal's Bar and be boarded and ready to go by 10:30 a.m. (a lunch will be offered for you to purchase at a stop along the way). We plan to conclude this event at approximately 3 p.m.

Saturday evening will be a social hour at 6 p.m., with our banquet to follow at 7 p.m. We would like everyone there for a class picture prior to the banquet. The program and dance will follow. We will also be honoring the classmates we have lost.

Sunday - June 30th - there will be a farewell brunch at Terry's at 11:30.

We will be making a class book for our 40th reunion. Please write your story and send a picture to Sally by May 30th 2013. You may also forward the same to Daryl for inclusion on our Class of 73 website (dmuellenberg@comcast.net). We are requesting that everyone submit a recent picture and a short bio of what has been going on in your life the past 10 years (or more if you didn't submit a 30 year bio).

Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make the reunion!!


35 Year Reunion July 3-4-5-6, 2008

July 3rd: Early Birds Get-Together: 7 pm at Outback (in back of Bi-Rite Liquor).
July 4th: Parade: 10 am.
July 5th: Golf: 12 noon.
Evening gathering: The Turtle Creek Saloon. Social hour from 7-9 pm with hors d'oeuvres and dance from 9-1.
July 6th: Breakfast farewell at Leo's at 10 am in the basement.

Committee Members: Sally Filipek, Rob Severance, Doug Fink, Barb (Nelson) Wetzler, Carol (Ellis) Wipf, Ric Harren, Rich Gruenwald and Clyde Harr. Special thanks to Dan Apple, Daryl Muellenberg and Nick Rude for providing vehicles for the parade.

30 Year Reunion

Schedule of Events
Friday June 27, 2003
  2:00 pm - golf at Fisher's Grove
  8:00 pm - social gathering at Sak's
Saturday June 28, 2003
 11:00 am - school tour of RHS
  2:00 pm - scavenger hunt (meet at Sak's)
  6:00 pm - social hour at the Country Club
  7:00 pm - banquet and dance
Sunday June 29, 2003
 11:00 am - brunch at Sak's

Program - Saturday June 28th
Master of Ceremonies: Daryl Jungwirth
Mistress of Ceremonies: Gwen Galvin
Invocation: Doug Fink
Toast: Rick Herren
Speakers: Debra (Harr) Engelgau & Randy Bush
Farewell: Sally Filipek

Other Committee Members
Brenda (Jessen) Grabinski, Barb (Nelson) Wetzler, Rob Severance, Clyde Harr, Brian Maher, Marlin Schmidt, Jim Becker, David Jessen, Rich Gruenwald

20 Year Reunion

Schedule of Events
Friday June 25, 1993
  6:00 pm - social get together at Fisher's Grove Country Club
Saturday June 26, 1993
 11:00 am - tour of school
  4:00 pm - happy hour at the Supper Club
  6:00 pm - class picture
  6:30 pm - banquet
  9:00 pm - dance
  2:00 am - breakfast
Sunday June 27, 1993
 12:00 pm - family picnic at the city park

Program - Saturday June 26, 1993
Master of Ceremonies: Scott Moore
Mistress of Ceremonies: Brenda (Jessen) Grabinski
Invocation: Debra (Harr) Engelgau
Class Trivia: Sally (Filipek) Farmen, Brenda (Jessen) Grabinski, Barb (Nelson) Wetzler
Seems Like Only Yesterday - Deb (Harr) Engelgau, Leah (Geuke) DeWald
Farewell: Neil Sorensen

Other Committee Members:
Rob Severance, Ann (Keller) Cockrell, Jim Becker, Clyde Harr, Dwight Friese, Sally Westfall, Rich Gruenwald, Brian Maher, Doug Fink

10 Year Reunion

Schedule of Events
Friday June 24, 1983
  6:00 pm - get together at KC Hall
Saturday June 25, 1983   4:00 pm - social hour at the Supper Club
  6:00 pm - program, dinner, dance
Sunday June 26, 1983
 12:30 pm - family picnic at the city park

Program - June 25, 1983
Greeters: Rocky and Jo Eaton, Sally (Filipek) Farmen
Master of Ceremonies: Kevin Boschee
Invocation: Neil Sorensen
Wills: Scott Moore and Marla (Schmidt) Starr
Prophecies: Dwight Friese and Gwen (Zens) Jandel
Guest Speakers: Randy Bush and Debra Harr
Awards: Jerry Levtzow and Betty (Lutter) Law
Farewell: Kevin Gaulrapp

Class of '73 Reunion Committee:
Co-Chairman: Rosanne (Lunzman) Lemmer and Jerry Levtzow
Booklet: Sally (Filipek) Farmen - Editor, Marla (Schmidt) Starr - Cover Design
Get-Together: Rick Brown and Rocky Eaton
Social Hour: Rick Brown
Dinner: Kevin Boschee
Family Picnic: Kevin Gaulrapp and Jerry Levtzow
Wills and Prophecies: Dwight Friese, Scott Moore, Marla (Schmidt) Starr, Gwen (Zens) Jandel
Awards: Ann (Keller) Cockrell - Chairman, Jerry Levtzow - Co-Chairman, Rocky Eaton, Carol (Ellis) Wipf, Sally (Filipek) Farmen, Barb (Nelson) Wetzler
Other Committe Members: David Jessen, Albert Kissner, Paul Lemmer, Betty (Lutter) Law, Marlin Schmidt