Traer and North Tama's honored alumni will gather on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11 for a reunion coinciding with the Winding Stairs Festival celebration. Seven classes have been invited to the festivities: the Traer classes of 1952 (60 years), and 1957 (55 years); Traer-Clutier Class of 1962 (50 year); and the North Tama Classes of 1967 (45 years), 1972 (40 years), 1987 (25 years) and 2002 (10 years). There are also some members of the 70 year (1942) class who plan to attend this year's reunion.
Planning the events for the reunion is a committee representing the seven classes: Jean Alcorn Wellman (1952); Marlene Mannel Beenken (1957); Sam and Ellen Grover Young (1962); Diane Hosek Owens and Max Morrison and others (1967); Bonnie Podhajsky McGowan (1972); Shelly Svoboda Young (1987); and Ryan Currens (2002).
In addition, those who have graduated from Traer over 50 years ago may wish to attend the Saturday evening (Aug. 11) informal dinner, to be held at the Traer Memorial Building following the Grand Parade. Those reservations should be made immediately by calling Ellen at 319-231-7654 or 478-2367.
Those attending the alumni weekend are reminded that alumni festivities begin with an informal social gathering at the Traer Memorial Building on Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. The 25-year class will be furnishing snacks for that occasion, with a cash bar.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday there will be alumni tours available at the North Tama School if you would like to see the changes there, hosted by the administrators. Golf is also available this weekend.
On Saturday evening, an informal picnic-style buffet will be served to the honored classes at the Traer Memorial Building, beginning about 7 p.m. following the parade; reservations are required to attend. Group photos of the honored classes will be taken, courtesy of the Traer Star-Clipper.
On Sunday morning, area churches will welcome alumni to attend services, and the North Tama Booster Club welcomes all to take part in a golf tournament at the Traer Golf Club beginning at 11 a.m., and an "open to all" brunch will be held at the clubhouse.
ral chairman for the Traer/North Tama Alumni organization is Ellen Young, who coordinates the reunion activities with the Winding Stairs Festival. Treasurer is Sandy Dengler, and historian is Mary McLean. If you will be in an honored class for next year and would like to help with planning that event, please contact Ellen. For general information about the reunion, contact her at 319-231-7654.
The Star-Clipper is again graciously printing the names of those in the honored classes for this year, furnished by the class chairmen. Three of those classes are listed here (an asterisk denotes those who plan to attend the Saturday night dinner). Names of those in the other honored classes will be listed in next week's Traer Star-Clipper.
Traer Class of 1952:
Jean (Alcorn) Wellman*, Norma (Barge) Sturtz*, Harold Blocker*, Ray Burghart, Loretta (Byrnes) Hanus*, Gerene (Chizek) Lassen*, Pressley Cochran*, Hazel (Drews) Brandt, Stanley Eyres, Rex Hagedorn, Dale Halupnik*, Barbara (Hanus) Engel*, James Herink, Alice (Kupka) Zimple* Lavonn (Musfelt) Messerly*, Betty (Paul) Buchanan, Max Richmond, Janet (Risvold) Wisdom, Margery (Stevenson) Wrage, Marilyn (Strachota) Draper and Donald Vojtech.
DECEASED class members: Roger Dalziel, Norman Ewoldt, Doris (Hendershot) Lundak, Willis Dean Kebschull, Teresa (Kladivo) Ahmad, Melvin Martin, Donald Miller, Dean Staveley, Crystal (Wilson) Crabtree and Dean Zimple.
Traer-Clutier Class of 1962:
Ronald Adamek, Paulette Altenhein Stover, Donald Banes, Linda Bradley Moeller, *Daniel Brandt, *William Brutsman, *Judith Brughart Schrader, Curtis Caslavka, Robert Cherveny, *P. Jayne Dahms Draper, *Karen Dalziel Tallman, Dean Deke, *Gary Dinsdale, Marvin Dostal, *Roselynn Draper Edwards, *LaRetta DuToit Dvorsky, *LaRue DuToit Sebesta, *Ellen Grover Young, *Carma Halupnick Mattioda, Robert Himschoot, Gary Knoop, Mary Lea Konicek Opitz, Nancy Konicek Temple, *William Konicek Jr., *Karen Kopriva Welter, Verna Kopriva Staveley, *Kathleen Kremenak Brundage, Roger Kubik, *Pamela Lenth Ohrt, Cheryl Mason Dahlstrom, Mary Lois McKinley Dinsdale, *Sharon Ann McKinley, *Walter Mochal, Patti Morrison Kupka,* Carol Novotny Vokoun, *Diane Nowotny Raftis, Sharon O'Connor VandeWalle, James Ohrt, *Dale Podhajsky, Mark Podhajsky, Ralph Riddle, *Judy Ross Martin, Gene Rund, *Joanne Rund Weaver, Charlene Sealock Kokotan, Ken Smith, Dr. Bryce Staker, Raymond Stoakes, Vernon Strachota, Robert Thompson Jr., Douglas Tuffree, and *R. Samuel Young,
Deceased class members: William Garvey, E. Jane Kearney Svoboda, Greg Logan, Barbara Paustian Overton, Nancy Sealock Trask and Larry Staker.
North Tama Class of 1967:
Gaylen Adam, **Marguerite Beenken Hulme, **Sandra Bohnstengel Ortman, **Linda Bohnstengel Kusmerz, Katherine Bradley Schmit, Steve Bradley, **Scott Breakenridge, **Barbara Briggs Butts, Robert Caloud, **Dennis Caslavka, Dale Christensen, Jacquelin Cizek Winchip, Jan Cooper, **Rella Corbin Shipman, Dennis Dedic, **Charles Dinsdale, Janice Ehrig Carpenter, Randy Grant, Nancy Gravatt Miller, Kirby Gruchow, Stanley Hanus, **Mary Harrison Sheffield, **Harry Harrison, James Harrison, Eugene Hayek, **Barbara Hladik Halupnick, **Diane Hosek Owens, **Wayne Janssen, Jennis Jones, Richard Keith, Larry Knoop, **Judy Krezek Hook, Bonnie Kucera, Burgan, Judy Kupka Anderson, Lee Kvidera, Linda Lawrence Powell, Russell Light, Larry Lunde, Kerryn Mason Hilliard, Victor Mckinley, **Delores McKinney, Janet Mills Schoonover, **Max Morrison, Sheila Morrison Bird, Judy Munger Christensen, **Robert Nessler, Douglas Neymeyer, Darrell Ohrt, ** Michael Ortman, Damian Parizek,**Dennis Pavelka, **Lavon Plogman Vandekamp, Dean Matthew Powell, Cameron Rottler, John (Bill)Safely, Mariel Staker Brubaker, Carol Starck Osborn, **John Stull, Peter Giles Svoboda, **Nancy Tudor Caviness, Ronald Vojtech, Joe Weber, Mary Whannel McKinley, **ZoeAnn Wignall, **Linda Wilson Bovy, Neil Wood, Terry Wood and Loren Zmolek.
Deceased class members: Jeff Wilson, Susan Dahms Stedman, Charles Moyer, Randy Casey and Ronald Pohlman.
North Tama Class of 1972:
Nancy Anderson Pettit*, Joseph Babinet, Susan Barge McIntyre, Elizabeth Bauch, Calvin Berger, Steven Blocker*, Dennis Bohnstengel*, James Bohnstengel, Zona Boldt Huss, lt.Comm Lance Bovey, Theresa Boyle, Allen Brezina, Charlene Brezina Wood, Martin Buffington, Stewart Calderwood, Sgt Maj H O Caloud USMC(Ret.) Lon Caslavka, Jeff Cizek, Linda Bryant Crawford *, Michael Cufr, Dr. John Dedic*, William Dedic, Judy Degner Breakenridge*, Jodi Dinsdale McConoughy, Coleen Froehlich Kelenske, Martin Hanus*, Mary Harrison Novak, Rita Hayek Amico, Kent Herink, John Kostlan, Tom Kubik, Barbara Kucera Hulme*, David McKinley, Janet Melcher Fawks, Bonnie Podhajsky McGowan*, Susan Pohlman McCombs, Steven Popelka, Dale Posusta, Christine Reinig Robertson*, Cynthia Reinig Sienknecht, Kathleen Rhodes Johnson, Cynthia Sealock Gabrielson, Carol Sevcik Hornung, Donald Sienknecht, Mark Sienknecht, Russell Speirs, Gregory Staker, Steven Stepank, Mary Kay Sternberg Young*, Mark Svoboda, Vicki Tanner, Barbara Thomas Gill, Peggy Topinka Backen, Steve Topliff, Jean Valenta Lillis*, James Velky, Cynthia Vorba Buresh, Rhonda Wilson Rupert* Marlys Husak Rizzi and Gary Hulme
Deceased class members:Barbara Glenn Wilson, Owen Catron, Rita Parizek King, Rev. Rick Vesely, LaVern (Chuck) Kahler and Steve Jacobs