Goessel High class of 1957 gathers for 50th class reunion


Twenty-nine members of the Goessel High School Class of 1957 met Sept. 14-15, 2007, for their 50th class reunion in Goessel.

Activities Friday evening included touring the high school, attending a GHS football game at which outstanding athletes of the 1956-57 school year were recognized and a reception afterwards. Classmates were joined by former teacher Virginia Neufeld of Newton at a Saturday evening catered dinner, PowerPoint entertainment with pictures contributed by class members and more visiting in the Goessel Civic Center Community Room. Each one received a copy of the Power Point CD and a 109-page memory book. Pictured are, back row (from left) Henry Wedel of Goessel; Leon Nikkel of Lehigh; Don Wedel of Rosalia; Harold Unruh of Goessel; Lester Voth of Goessel; Hal Wiens of Lenexa; Dennis Unruh of Lincoln, Neb.; Margie (Unruh) Young of Hesston; Janet (Schmidt) Schab of Westerly, R.I.; Gerald Janzen of Moundridge; Karen (Schmidt) Unrau of West Des Moines, Iowa; Velma (Dirksen) Frey of Newton; Jerry Schroeder of Goessel; Rachel (Heinrichs) Harder of Clarkston, Wash.; Jerol Schmidt of Goessel; Loren Brandt of Goessel; middle row, (seated) Anna Beth (Unruh) Birky of Goessel; Norma (Thiesen) Graber of Goessel; Joyce (Duerksen) Unruh of Goessel; LaVerta (Bartel) Schmidt of Goessel; Jean (Schroeder) Newfield of Peabody; Susan (Dueck) Voth of Goessel; Judy (Krause) Unruh of Goessel; Mayann (Goossen) Longuevan of Grand Junction, Colo.; (kneeling in front) Bob Wedel of Lyons; Marlin Schroeder of Wichita; Darrell Unruh of Goessel; and Clarence Klassen of Livermore, Colo.

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