Traer and North Tama's alumni will gather on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10 for a reunion coinciding with the Winding Stairs Festival celebration. Six classes have been invited to the festivities: the Traer classes of 1953 (60 years), and 1958 (55 years); Traer-Clutier Class of 1963 (50 year); and the North Tama Classes of 1968 (45 years), 1973 (40 years), and 1988 (25 years). There are also some members of the 70 year (1943) class who plan to attend this year's reunion. The 10 year class, of 2003, has opted to have an informal reunion elsewhere.
Planning the events for the reunion is a committee representing the six classes: Arlene Wrage (1953); Chris Detje (1958); Robert and Mary Ann Kupka Steffeny (1963); Rozella Lister Stull (1968); David and Karen Konicek Beenken (1973); and Macey Riffey Calderwood and Beth Reynolds Morrison (1988).
In addition, those who have graduated from Traer over 50 years ago may wish to attend the Saturday evening (Aug. 10) 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.
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.
General chairman for the Traer/North Tama Alumni organization is Ellen Young, who coordinates the reunion activities with the Winding Stairs Festival. Treasurer is Diane Earley Panfil, 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, with those who had made reservations by July 30 marked with an asterisk. Those classes are:
Traer Class of 1953:
*Arlene Dostal Wrage, *Marian Hanus Schoonover, Doris Hulse Sheldon, *Betty Kutin Meggers, Robert Martin, Jack Martin, *L. Faye McKinney Huffman, Ruth Miller Sligar, *Marlys Podhajsky Karkosh, *Patricia Richmond Lundak, James Seda, *Faye Lou Wells Ewoldt, Shirley Whannel Lighty, *Sandra Young Whannel.
Deceased class members are: Bernice Bradley Martin, Carolyn Crist Martin, Sherman Ewoldt, George Draper, Melvin Hanus, Ellen Janssen Hodgekiss, William Long, Wilma Lund Gutzeit, Franklin Lundak, Mayme Seda Jacobi, Nancy States Allen, Wayne Trimble, Larry Voetberg and James H. Young.
Traer Class of 1958:
Larry Baker, *Chris Detje, Terry Edwards, *Elizabeth Freeman Como, Faye Sims Good, Lona Hale Connell, Shirley Haroldson Holcomb, Gary Karr, *Viola Kuhn Barge, *Darlene Latting Plogmann, *Sharon Lepley Kirkpatrick, *Ethel Ludvicek Rudebeck, Kathryn Lund Smith, Donald Martin, *Sandra Meyers, Patricia Morgan Wahl, Larry Nation, *Gary Plogmann, Donald Podhajsky, *Dr. James Ralls, Karen Tanner Mannschreck, *Suzanne Thomas Lewis.
Deceased class members are: Cheri Knoop Norris and Richard Valenta.
Traer-Clutier Class of 1963:
Richard Andresen, *James Axon, Roger Boerm, Pamela Briggs Robbins, Mary Jean Calderwood Nicholas, *Larry Cizek, *Daryl Cross, *Camilla Dvorak Dostal, Margaret Hayek Wolf, *Phyllis Herink Magnussen, Anne Howard Hanson, Kathleen Hushak Moscinski, Richard Jensen, Robert Jensen, *Gorden Joens, Beverly Kopriva Rund, *Larry Kubik, Robert Kubik, Judy Kubik Regenold, *Mary Jane Kucera Rinkleff, *Mary Ann Kupka Steffeny, *A. Jean McKinley Vest, Kathryn McKinley Syhlman, *Donald McKinney, Franklin Mueller, Laddie Nachazel, *Marlys Nachazel Stoakes, Marilyn Nachazel Fassbinder, *Verona Ohrt Suchanek, Mary Jean Pennell Fisher, *James Petersen, Thomas Podhajsky, Loren Podhajsky, *Delbert Pressley, *Elaine Rund Joens, *Warren Sealock, *Donald Sievers, *Sarah Stammer Stock, *Robert Steffeny, *Edward Stoakes,*Linda Stuart Cross, Cecilia Svoboda Podhajsky, Paulette Tanner Stover, Patricia Tudor Abernathey, *Galen Vesley, *Ardene Wiebbecke Cross, Cathy Wood Halsted, *Bonnie Young Sparks-Gray, *Gary Zhorne.
Deceased class members are Lynn Ash Grabenbauer, Stanley Behrns, Chad Cooper, Joel Drahos, Judith Kucera Thill, Gary Kupka and David Parizek.
North Tama Class of 1968:
John Baker,Ron Bartos, *Jean Beenken Bellis, Kathy Blohm Wood, Margo Bock Skerik, Melvin Bohnstengel, *Teresa Brandt Schlorholtz, Donna Breakenridge Evenson,*Bill Burghart, *Arthur Calderwood, Carol Caslavka Walton, David Caslavka, Tom Childs, Jolene Chizek Benson, *Joel Cizek, Roger DeVries, Delores Dvorak Posusta, Rebecca Dvorak Swierz, Robert Ebaugh, *Teri Eckhardt Kelly, Luann Ehrig, * David Elverum, Ted Finch, *Jan Gates Heckroth, Donna Halupnick Speirs, Susan Hamann Schultz, *Gary Hanus, Mary Hayek Gorsh, *Steve Hook, *Janet Howard Fillmore, *Lorraine Painter Hushak, Mary Jo Kearney Brandt, Kathleen Konicek Biwer, Gerald Kopriva, Darrell Kremenak, Gary Kriegel, *Linda Kubik Goeldner, Sue Kucera Gorder, Alvin Kupka, Phyllis Kutin, Kent Kvidera,* Stan Kvidera, Paul Larsen, Cheryl Lau West, Rick LeFevre, *Rozella Lister Stull, *Tom Logan, Kathy McDevitt Mesward, Murray McKinley, Rebecca McKinney Kremer, *Doreen McNeal, Leland Morrison, Kathryn Petersen Hinds, *Steve Podhajsky, Robert Pokorny, Larry Popelka, *Joyce Posusta Seward, *JoAnn Ralls Kumpala *Craig Reinig, *Jack Ross, Barbara Schrier Besch, Susan Schultz Wahl, Colleen Sealock, Connie Sevcik Kaldenberg, *Nancy Speirs Calderwood, *Rhonda Stevenson Bjornsen, *James Stuart, Clair Svoboda, *Cheri Thomas Cederlund, Jean Tomlinson Dorn, Teresa Upah Degner, *Ken Velky, *Cynthia Weaver Mitchell, *Jennifer Weber Mast, Paul Wignall, *Sharon Wilson Pavelka, Denis Winkelpleck, Joe Yuska.
Deceased class members are: Michaele Brown, Ricky J. Harrison, Mark Niederman, Lorraine Lunde Stull and Kent Vesely.
North Tama Class of 1973:
Nancy Adam Hartwell, Mary Baker Karls, John Bandfield, *David Beenken, Lonnie Blocker, Michael Blohm, *Curtis Bohnstengel, *Susan Bohnstengel Fink, *Patty Boldt Guzman, *Carol Bonewitz Whitmore, *Daniel Bradley, Dorothy Buresh Kahler, *Mary Caloud Drake, Arietta Catron Lindeman, Mark Clark, *Lisa Claussen Burns, Carolyn Howe, Emilie Hancock, Arla Beth Dahms Folkert, Kenneth Degner, Joan DeVries Bradley, Tim Dieken, *Susan Dinsdale L'Allier, Veronica Draper Tudor, Lynne Fischer Glandon, Thomas Gates, Delores Halupnik, *Vicki Hanus Mitchell, Timothy Hamann, Jane Harder, *Gerald Harmsen, *Kay Hatton Bergman, Mary Hayek Boldt, Brian Himschoot, Mark Iezek, Raylene Jensen Fisher, Penny Kahler Peters, Connie Kalvig Graveman, *Karyn Konicek Beenken, Benjy Kremenak, Sue Krezek Sherman, Nicholas Kubik, *Michael Kucera *James Kupka, Diane Kvidera, Michelle Kvidera Record, *Darrell Leland, *John Mason, *Mark Mason, Marilyn Mauderer Manson, Richard McDaniel, *Karen McDevitt Kucera, *Cecelia McLean Harmsen, *Maurice McWhirter, *Wanda Miller Jones, *Kelly Morrison, *Patricia Norman, *Jim Owens, Daniel Parizek, Daniel Paul, Don Payne, *Pat Pinkston, *Janet Rayman Hosek, Diane Russell Riddle, Janet Schoenfelder, Mary Schrier Otting, Robert Sebetka, Pete Sell, *Nick Sienknecht, Kendall Staker, Marlene Steffeny, Murray Stevenson, Audrey Tomlinson Macri, David Weber, Gene Whannel, Arlene Wigant Moore, Lowell Wightman, *Dennis Wilson, Colleen Zimple Kelly, Cheryl Krause, *Debra Jacobs.
Deceased class members are: Thomas Axon, Dennis Boerm, Bruce Buffington, Curtis Glenn, Donald Hutson, Donald Parizek and James Shroyer.
North Tama Class of 1988:
Marc Beenken, *Scott Chizek, Penny Cizek Soat, Wendy Coleman, Michelle Cooper Wilson, James Croskrey, Mark Debner, Tracy Deke, Tim Dinsdale, *Paul Donald, Dayna Draper, Kristie Edwards Wetjen, Rodney Eisele, Adam Fairchild, Todd Hayek, Scott Hiltabidle, Dione Hosek Gisch, *Rachel Hulme Weida, Anne Hulme Rotter, Lori Jensen Hoeg, Sterline Kingery, Dan Kopriva, Charlene Kriz, Jason Kubik, Martin Magnussen, Karen Mauderer Kern, Matthew Otting, Brent Overton, Lori Pecenka Christensen, Angela Peters Korte,
Dirk Podhajsky, *Beth Reynolds Morrison,*Macey Riffey Calderwood, Dorice Russell, *Jennifer Schafer Hartwig, Del Sealock, Kevin Shipman, *Mike Shock, Rebecca Slack Duree, Wendy Staker Drinovsky, Steward Stedman, Kerri Sternberg, Shawn Svoboda, Kristy Taylor, Todd Tyler, *Renee Vokoun Cooley, Warren Waddle, *Jeff Weida, Patrick Williams, Paul Wood, Shane Wrage, *Kelli Zimmerman Hommer.
Deceased class member: Lanny Vest.
North Tama Class of 2003:
(Gathering elsewhere. Names as listed do not include most married names. School would appreciate updated addresses for future reunion planners!)
Nicholas Blocker, Leia Brandt, Andrew Cannon, Todd Cufr, Jenna Ewing Svoboda, Jenna Forbes, Mark Foster, Kyle Fuller, Nathan Halupnick, Melissa Harford, Janelle Harris, Johnathan Hart, Stanley Hayek, Adam Himschoot, Michael Holkan, Jana Hosek, Brittany Huntley Overton, John James, Amanda Kahler Bina, Steven Kepple, Sonci Kingery, Timothy Knaack, Deanna Knoop, Paula Kopriva, Danielle Kucera Harris, Nicole Kuhse, Travis Ledvina, Joshua Mask, Travis Mask, Ryan Mathews, Brandi Meek Cannon, Ryan Meisgeier, Samantha Morris, Valerie Morrison, Travis Mott, Natalie Owens Ivory, Wade Posusta, Heiko Rohde, Bailey Schmitt Krafka, Kayla Sivertsen, Christopher Stansbery, Jennifer Stivers, Jacob Unker, Charles Votrobeck, Brooke Wagner, Zachary Walker, Justin Wrage, Ashley Yuska, Jason Zimple.
Deceased class members: Melissa Babinet, Keely Lyons.