Class of 1925
Bureau of Standards graduate school is listed in Altierf:'”iran Editon of Science Edition 1962-64: He and his wife, Berniece, are enjoying retirement in Florida.
Bertha Konechne ( Mrs. Ernest Raish) deceased.
Elsie Konechne (Mrs. Albert Geppert) Elise and her husband are retired and reside on their farm across from the Kimball school. Their one son, D’Wayne is deceased. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Elsie is active in community and church work and enjoys tending a large garden in the summer. Elsie and Albert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August.
Alton Korzan, deceased.
Pearl Lytle (Mrs.Tony Pavlin) deceased.
Bertrand Martin, widower. has one son, George, and grandson Hayes. He handles Texaco bulk oil delivery.
Viola Miller (Mrs. Ernest Oakleaf) Hartford, S. Dak. Viola and Ernest had one son Dale, who is deceased. They live on a farm and are retired, They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, June 3.
Oliver Olson, married to Minnie Cundari. They have two daughters, Gail and Jill, both married and have four grandchildren. Oliver is a livestock dealer and sells real estate.
Harry Pazour (deceased)
Barlett Quirk, deceased.
May Richards Gallagher, Chamberlain. She has one daughter, Joan and three grandchildren. She had worked in several positions until her health failed. At present she is making her home at the Sunset Valley Home in Chamberlain.
Julia Rybak (Mrs. Charles B. Quinn). Deceased.
Lillian Smith (Mrs. Lloyd Craven) 296 Hope Ave., Space 31, Santa Barbara, Calif. They are enjoying
Mabel Savage (Mrs. E. R. Painter) 69530 Dillon Rd., No. 23A, Desert Hot Springs, Calif. 92240. Mabel and her husband are living in Hot Springs where mineral pools are the greatest. Their three daughters and six grandchildren all live in southern California. She is in good health and stays active.
She and her husband both enjoy traveling. They visited Hawaii last winter and this year will go to Cape Cod.
Merle Spielman (Mrs. Ed Herbst) 923 E. Ireland St., Seguin, Tex. 78155. Merle and her husband have been married 53 years. They have five daughters, two are living in S. Dak. They have done quite a bit of traveling.
Oliver Wolbert, 20101 NE )32nd Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. Oliver is married to Verla Gould and their daughter is Lynette. He retired in 1972 as custodian for 15 years with the Battle Ground school district. They are enjoying retirement.
Albert Yarosh, 530 Green St., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404. Al is retired. He was auditor for Diamond Match Co. for eight years, then promoted to district credit loan officer. Al and Betty send best wishes and regards to all.
Eugene Wion, (deceased)
Class of 1926 By Edna Sehmalz and Thyra Dorwart
Lawrence Bereschied (deceased) 1977
Bernice Boyd (Mrs. O. C. Smith) 1201/Z N. Main, Chamberlain, S. Dak. 57325. After graduation she married Guy Rockafellow and had one daughter. Worked for Federal and County Gov’t. In 1952 she married L. P. Christensen. In 1969 she married O. C. Smith who died in 1970. Retired and working with Senior Citizens. She has one grandson and two great-grandsons.
Catharine Bradshaw (Mrs. Boyd, Kimball, S. Dak. Received B. A. from St. Theresa’s and M. A. from U. of MD. Also studied at U. Rome, Italy. Taught many years in the Kimball school system. Has written and had published many articles, poems and books. She has contributed much to the literary world.
Russel Henning (deceased)
Thyra Johnson (Mrs. Edw. Dorwart) Kimball, S. Dak. 57355. Taught school for several years. They reside northeast of Kimball on a farm. They have two sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren. Thyra is active in all community affairs. She enjoys church work, her clubs, reading, crocheting and knitting.
Evelyn Korzan Hammerbeck (deceased) 1978
Isabel Kratochwill (Mrs. John Leiferman) Pukwana, S. Dak. 57370. Attended Springfield and taught 13 years. She has five children: Robert, Wanda, William, Donna and Bernard, and several grand-children. Husband deceased. At present she live on a farm and is running a cafe in Pukwana.
Jarniela Krepela Schmidt (deceased)
Clara Maresh (Mrs. Herman La Prath) 310 Hi 14 W., Spearfish, S. Dak. 57783. She lives on an acreage. Husband deceased. They had no children. Hobbies are gardening, yard and crocheting. She would appreciate hearing from her classmates and
Florence Neelen (Harmison) 4316 Park Ave. Fair Oaks, Ca. 95628. Widow since 1970. She has one
daughter. She is still employed as a buyer for “Ladies Ready to Wear” in Sacramento. Hobbies are read-ing, fishing, boating and swimming. She loves animals which consist of two appaloosa horses, two cats and a collie.
Harry Plut, MD. 1054 Quincy, Port Townsend, Wa. 98368. Attended Creighton U. in Omaha, Nebr. Served internship in Seattle. Married to Dorothy Wilkes. Now retired. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Spends time fishing for salmon, gardening, boating and generally enjoying life. Harry and Dorothy were selected as Jefferson County’s First Citizens for 1978.
Johanna Powers (Mrs. Walter Woodcock) 9033 17th Ave. S.W., Seattle, Wa. 98106. Taught 12 years in rural S. Dak. before going to Washington. They have two children; a boy and a girl. When husband retired they moved to the Tri Cities of eastern Washington.
Agnes Roberts (Mrs. Rex Folan) Kimball, S. Dak. 57355. Agnes worked for 12 years in the grocery store and at present is employed at Ray’s Cafe. She has three children; Robert, Arlene and Neal. She has five grandchildren. Husband passed away in 1959
Helen Sailer (Mrs. Frank Liska) 6 N .310 Riverside Dr., St. Charles, Ill. 60174. Retired. They have a son and a daughter. They report (1979) that snow in their area had caused a major problem. Helen loves to keep in touch with Kimball folks.
Theophil A. Sebesta, 501 Southgate Ave., Daly City, Ca. 94015. Married and has three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He worked for 30 years as a maintenance engineer in the
dairy industry. Now retired and he and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary last year.
Emily Schmalz (Mrs. Edw. Friel) Route 1 Box 143AA, Aurora. Ore. 97002. They are retired. Both are interested in antiques so spend much time buying and restoring articles to sell They have no children.
Edna Thomas (Mrs. Earl Schmalz) Box 299. Kimball. S. Dak. 57355. Attended college. They lived on a farm N.E. of Kimball. They have one daughter and 3 grandchildren. She taught for 35 years. Since retiring to Kimball she keeps busy with housekeeping and gardening. She loves to read, visit friends. attends church and club activities.
Albert Wilcox. 609 S. 2nd Ave.. Greybull. Wyo. 82426. Worked for 30 years as buyer for the refineries of oil companies. Retired. They have three sons: Oren, Robert and Michael and 8 grandchildren.
Class of 1927 by Florence Yarosh
Garnard Ashley lives on a farm west of Kimball, S.Dak. They have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. The sons have a partnership called Ashley Farms. Garnard is retired.
Margaret Cassidy (Mrs. H. Hansen) 15214 Norman, Livonia, Michigan.
Lois Cecile (deceased)
Esther Craft (Miller) 200 East 15th Apt. 209, Mitchell, S. Dak. She is an “All Volunteer person”. Helps in first grade-, is a Pink Lady at St. Joes and crochets bibs and monkeys for the hospital and is a real asset.
Robert Dorwart, Rosseau, Mn. Robert is in the Dodge Plymouth Agency. They have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren. Bob is recuperating from recent by-pass surgery. Doing very well, thanks to the good care he gets from Nurse Helen.
Grace Foltz (Mrs. George Messer) Kimball, S. Dak. Husband is retired. We have two children. Rose Marie and Don. One granddaughter and five grandsons. Stay busy keeping house, knitting, church work, coffee breaks and. bridge.
Gladys Grote (Mrs. Ted C}lristensen) R. F. D., Wiota, Iowa.
Frank Havlik (deceased)
Florence Healey (Mrs. Arnold Crockett) 12420 W Augusta Dr., Sun Valley, Sun City, Arizona.
Margaret Jensen (Mrs. Alfred Simantel) Route 1, Cornelius, Oregon.
Myrtle Koester (deceased)
Louis Konechne, Route 1 Box 823, Port Washington, Wisc. I have not made my fortune yet and am not really enjoying many of the good things of life, but, if and when I do make it, I hope ‘to enjoy some of those things in the next life. Sorry I have not made some deeper footprints on the sands of time as a legacy to my Alma Mater.
Alta Kratochwill (Mrs. John P. Leiferman) Kimball, S. Dak. We have retired from the farm to a new
house in Kimball. Have 3 sons, Richard, Dennis and Mick. Also 3 grandsons.
Margaret Norton (deceased)
Irene O’Brien (Mrs. Milton Hoiland) Box 177 Gardiner Mont. Irene is a reporter for the Three River’s News. Husband is retired and they have a daughter, Mickey.
Joseph Powers (deceased)
Mayme Raish (Mrs. Ed Shaefbauer) Route 3 Fosston, Mn. Retired on an acreage on which they have
a garden and flowers. She still likes to sew. ”
Nettie Raish, 208 S. River St., Chamberlain, S. Dak. She attended college at Huron and Vermillion and taught school for year, the last 28 in the Chamberlain Public Schools. She enjoys retirement and keeps busy attending A. R. C. meetings, Altar Society, quiz bridge and helps with Bingo at Sunset
Valley Haven. Still loves to dance
Abbie Ronning (Mrs. E. W. Gardner) 9220 Hobrook Dr., Richmond Virginia.
Earl Schleder (deceased)
Melvin Shelhammer 3012 Sierra Vista Dr. Phoenix, Arizona.
Raymond Shelhammer 1607 Taft, Loveland, Colorado.
Floyd Sobek, 201 SW 3rd St. Stewartville, Mn. Floyd has had a busy and colorful life, doing police work. The Sobeks have four children,fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren to enjoy during their retirement years.
Mayme Soulek (Mrs. Ed. Geppert), Manor 1, Alexandria, S. Dak. She has 6 children. Writing letters, belonging to two card clubs, two church societies and Senior Citizens keep herpretty busy. Stop and visit me in Alexandria.
Josephine Stewart (Mrs.Avery Long), 517 East 6th Ave., Mitchell, S. Dak. Music takes much of her time. fm taking Pipe Organ lessons, play the organ at the chapel at St. Joe’s church, at Holy family and occasion ally at Holy Spirit. Has 1 son and 1 daughter. We formerly lived in Chicago, but I can’t think of a better place to live than S. Dak.
Hilda Washechek (Mrs. Raymond Shelhammer) 1607 Taft, Loveland, Colorado.
Lillian Wion (Mrs. A. L. Eggebraaten) 13401 N.E. 28th Street, Box 213A, Vancouver, Wash. We own and manage an eighty five unit mobile park. If we ever retire I think I would enjoy a home without the office in it. We have.one son.
Florence Yarosh, Kimball S. Dak. Our Class motto was “Not the End but on the Way” which reminds
me–I wonder just how many of our classmates who for some reason or another did not respond to messages we sent them. After teaching and working in various places I came back here in 1957 to teach. Now retired. How I ever had time to work, etc all these years, I’ll never know.
Class of 1928 By Catherine Konechne
Marjorie Baker Brown, 804 S. 13th Ave., Yakima, Wash. Married. She has a son and daughter.
Catherine Byrne (Mrs. George Konechne) Kimball, S.D. 57355. Attended college. Widowed with 5 sons; Tom, Terry, Pat, Roland and Dennis. Lives on the farm south of Kimball. Hobbies are flowers and church work.
Elmen Clements (deceased)
Art Dorwart. No response.
Della Dorwart (Mrs. John Pattulo) 1280 Noche Buena, , Seaside, jCa. Works in husband John’s office. They have 2 sons.
Caroline Geppert (deceased)
Lucille Geppert (Mrs. Harold Jira) 524 South Menlo St. Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104. Beautician. She has one son.
Emma (Havlik) James, 80 W. Northfield Rd. Livingston, N. J. 07039. Widow with 2 children.
Helen Healy Hicks, Sioux Fallsj S.D. No response.
Janice Jones (Mrs. Milton Partridge) 421 Wing Park Blvd., Elgin, Ill. Husband is a doctor. Housewife. They have four children. Hobbies are church work and golf.
Blanche M. Krepela (Mrs. Martin) 201 4th Ave. South- east, Puyallup, Wash. 98371. Widow, retired school teacher after 33 years of teaching. She has three children; Diana, Nancy and Ronald and four grandchildren. Since retiring she has traveled extensively, loves caring for the grandchildren, active in
church and civic affairs, and loves to dance. Retire–it’s a great new life style.
Charlotte Krepela (Mrs. Lester Hill) 10051 NE. 110th, Kirkland, Wash. Widow with a son and a daughter. Loves to travel.
Josephine Kempter Bower, 9201 Bradhurst St. Pico Riveria, Ca. Worked in a grocery Store. They have two sons
Blanche Lake Berg (deceased)
Catherine Mayer (Mrs. Arthlr Orton) 1674 Big Dalton Ave., Baldwin, Ca. 91706 No response.
Arthur Plut, 19900 N. Frenont Ave., Seattle, Wa 98113, Married and has one e son. Retired.
Ed Raish, living in Calif. No response.
Lyle Rea (deceased)
Marjorie Richards (Mrs. Clifford Jensen) 905 Columbus St., Rapid City, S.D. Worked at Rapid City Central High School. Widow with a daughter and a son.
Leonard Rohrs, 506 Cave Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Graduate of S.D.S.U.Retired Colonel after 32 years in U. S. Air Force. Married Mildred Clements and has a daughter.
Elsie Soulek (Mrs: Ralph Arrold) 1309 West Blvd., Rapd City. Office nurse. They have 3 children.
Leone Thayer (Mrs. Earl Long) 604 8th Ave. N.W.Austin, Mn. Husband Earl. Housewife. They have a son.
Clifford W. Townsend, 664 Myrtle Ave. Long Beach,Calif 90805. Worked for General Motors 25 years.
Nell Treumer (Mrs, Dan Dorwart) Kimball, S.D. She and husband Dan are re-tired after 28 years in Mobil Oil business. They have a daughter, Sally and two granddaughters. Spend winters in Arizona
Lora Valentine (Mrs. Dennis Countryman) 5905 S. W. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50315. They have one son.
Class of 1929
Tony Brady, 1280 Amberwood Drive, Hemet, Ca. Retired in Hemet, a retirement community about 40 miles from Palm Springs. No children. Has traveled extensively in foreign countries.
Leonard Cahill, Kimball, S. Dak. He is the Star Route mail carrier to Gann Valley and vicinity. He has a son David and a daughter, Nancy Koranda and one granddaughter. One “High Light” in his life was being inducted into the S. Dak. Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.
Mildred Clements (Mrs. Leonard Rohrs) 506 Cave Lane, San Antonio, Texas. Hal one daughter,Donna, three grandchildren and a great~grand daughter. Leonard is a retired Air Force Colonel.
Margaret Foster (Mrs. Harold Reeset- 12033 Woodenville Dr. Bothell, Wa. Housewife and school teacher now retired. Have 4 sons and 1 daughter.
Clifford Jensen, (deceased)
Myrtle Kolbrek Olson, Kimball, South Dakota. Retired from rural teaching 1976 with a total of 15½
years. Has one son, Wayne; two daughters, Linda and Arlys; all married.’ Has six grandsons and one granddaughter.
Minnie Korzan (Mrs. Guy Chopski) 644 Simpson Street, St Paul Minn. Has three children. Minnie is a graduate nurse and did work in a hospital. Now retired.
Libbie Krepela (Mrs. Dale Crangle) Mankato, Kansas. Is active in church work, study club, volunteer work in hospital and plays bridge. Has one son, Robert and daughter Linda. Husband is retired after 40 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Have 3 grandchildren and 2 foster grandchildren.
Velora Lake (deceased)
Viola Lembke (Mrs. Harry Lundh) 10521 Alden Ave., Granada Hills, Ca. Has 2 married daughters. Viola and husband traveled in Europe and he passed away in 1977.
William McClenahan 210 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, S. Dak. Operates a motel. Has 2 sons and a
Harold McPhillips, Salem, South Dakota. Has spent 41 years in oil retail business. Is now retired.
Ellen Mines (Mrs. Edward Leonard) Belle Plaine, Mn. Housewife. Has 4 daughters and a son.
Eleanor Novak (Mrs. Enoch Ogstad) Route 1-32-9, Wellton. Ariz. Retired from furniture business. Their sons have taken over the business and have a daughter, Anita.
Pearl Novak (Mrs. Pearl Gillesby) 2010 Stoney Brook, Fairborn, Ohio. She is a teacher. Has a son Robert and a daughter Charmaine. Husband, an Air Force Colonel, died in 1959.
Doris Olson, (Mrs. Earl Sluka) Kimball, S. Dak. Housewife and retired from working 5 years ago. Earl is owner of Sluka Lvsk. Truck Line.
Hilda Petersen (Mrs. Melvin Shellhammer) 3102 W. Sierra Vista Dr., Phoenix, Ariz. Housewife and retired. Have a son Keith and a daughter Janice.
Clarion Potter, 211 North 4th Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Retired mine mechanic. Has daughter Ethel and son Dennis and foster son, George. Have 4 granddaughters. Clarion and wife have cared for a number of handicapped foster children
Rose Petrosky (Mrs. Pat King) Aladdin Wyoming. They live on a ranch. They have 3 boys, a girl. and 4 grandchildren.
Opal Rapp (Mrs. Pat Cortin, P .0, Box 1036, Rapid City, S. Dak. Lives in an apartment, retired from café work. Her last child of 14 children married recently.
Florence Sobek Farnsworth, Pukwana, S. Dak. She has been employed at ! Brule County Courthouse for 12 years and is presently a state employee. She has one daughter, Cynthia Lantz; two sons, Norman and Monte. She has 6 grandchildren.
Clifford Skluzak, Kimball, S. Dak. is a retired laborer.
Dorothy Thayer (Mrs. Leo Mahoney), Box 831, Goldendale, Wash. She has one daughter, five sons and a number of grandchildren. Leo is a retired construction worker.
Hazel Treumer (Mrs. Otto Peterson), Hillsboro, Oregon. She has a son Robert, a daughter Diane and 3 grandchildren. She retired from Electonics Inc. 3 years ago.
Eugene Webster, 32859 Mission Blvd, Hayward, Ca. Has three children, Louise, Barbara and Sam. Has 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Is retired after working for years in a bowling alley.
Myrtle Wolbert (Mrs Walter Williamson), 4911 N.E. 44tn Ave., Vancouver, Wash. She is a retired teacher. Has three daughters Deanna, Sandra, Jean and a son, Robert. She has eleven grandchildren. Walter is a retired painter.
Gladys Yeager Dey Smith, Winthrop Iowa. She has 3 children, Kay Blumenshine, Diane Middleton; and Clark, all in the field of Education. She has 3 grandsons and 3 is granddaughters. Active in ‘y Women’s Club, Cancer Society, hospital auxiliary and church work.
Class of 1930
Clarice Ashley (Mrs. Wayne Sutier) Sheldon, Iowa. She went to Huron College and taught school. Husband is also an instructor and they have two sons Pat and Mike.
Velma Bely (Mrs. Ben Nepodal). Velma taught for 20 years receiving her certificate from BHTC. They
have 2 daughters Myra and Mayta. Also 3 grandsons.
Dorothy Boyd (Mrs. Carl O. Tollefson) 1202 Adams Ave., Tappenish, Wash. Graduate of Huron college. Taught school. She has four sons:Graham, Gene, Gerald and Gary.
Alma Brady (Mrs. LeRoy Northrup) 206 W 15th Ave. Apt 18, Mitchell, S. Dak. Alma taught school and is the mother of 5 children, Harry, Delbert, Kay, Lois and Mary Lou. She has eighteen grandsons. They are retired.
Charlotte Bradshaw, Kimball, S. Dak. Attended St. Catherines, St. Theresa’s and U of Mn., Dakota Wesleyan, Augustana, U of Wisc, and U of Chicago. Is teaching in Kimball High School.
Asenith Calvin (Mrs. Asenith Vosberg) 600 E. Haven, Mitchell, S. Dak. She has one son and three grandchildren. She is still keeping books for M. C. Oil Co.
Margaret Calvin, Rapid City, S. Dak. She worked as a a cashier at Alex Johnson Hotel and at the Hallmark Store. Is now retired. Her address is 5071/2 6th St.
Dorothy Conley (Mrs. Elmer Zingler) Kimball, S. Dak. They are retired farmers. She taught school for many years. They have two children De Ann and Bob. Dorothy loves to sew and knit.
Mae Deal (Mrs. Harold Hicks) 3741 Canyon Lake; Dr. Apt. 110. She has nine children including two sets of twins. Husband died several years ago. She is retired and enjoys crafts, reading and going to the Civic Center.
EIsie Duba (deceased)
William Duba, Wesley Acres, Mitchell, S; Dak. Graduate of D.W.U.’ He is managing Wesley Acres Re-
tirement Home. Has a son, Duane and a (dau) Marlis.
Joyce Flynn -(Mrs. Joyce Boyd) Mason City, Iowa. A widoow with three grown boys, Michael, Tim and
Steve. She is retired.
Helen Hammel (Mrs. Gerald Butts) 1301 East Ave. Sp. 450, Lancaster, Ca. They are retired They have two daughters Nancy and Janice.
Edna Hanno (Mrs. Norman Kieske) George, Iowa. She is an R.N. working many year in hospitals. She has a son, Billy Kappsell, by her first marriage.
Manfred Johnson, Kimball, S. Dak. They have retired from farming, moving to their new home in Kimball. He has made two trips to Sweden to visit relatives.
Daniel Kemp (deceased)
Berneice Kindig (deceased) ,
Cliff6rd Lake M.D. Mayo Clinic, Rochester Mn. Graduate of U. of S. Dak. And Northwestern U. Medical School. They have three Children. Dr and Mrs. Lake have purchased a home in Sun City, Ariz. and plan to retire this year.
Paul Lenz, Kimball, S. Dak. Graduate of Creighton U. Law School, Omaha, Neb. He is in Insurance and real estate business. Has four children; Philip, John Paul, Joseph and Mary Paulette.
Howard “Billy” McClenahan, Nishey Lake Trail S. W. Atlanta, Ga. Graduate ‘of U of S. Dak. Law School and is now a retired civilian employee of the Army.
Elizabeth Novak (Mrs. Lawrence Schoeber) Rush City, Mn. She has seven children. .
Phoebe Novatny (Mrs. John Kastel). She has two girls and a boy..
Vivian Olson (Mrs. Harold Sanders) Kimball, S. Dak., a housewife with one daughter. Husband is a mail carrier. She enjoys gardening and playing cards.
Mary Plut (Mrs. Harry Labidee) Chamberlain, S. Dak. She has three children; Joyce, Susan and Douglas and three grandchildren. Husband is -semi-retired. She enjoys playing cards, golf and sewing.
Mildred Purcell (Mrs. Leo Soulek) 418 Riverview Blvd, Springfield, Oregon. She has two daughters and one son. Husband is retired mail carrier.
Pearl Rapp, 7209 Skyway No. 23, Paradise, Ca. She is a retired L. V .N .since 1914. She has three boys and one girl.
Ethel Sobek (Mrs. William Cagley) 9762 S. E. St., Anaheim, Ca. She has 6 children. Her husband is
dead and she drives a school bus. Ethel has 11 grandchildren.
Loren Taylor, Yountville, Calif. Worked as a city engineer. Has two children; Betty and Richard. At present he is in ill health and resides in the Veterans Hospital in Yountville, Cal.
A. C. “Art” Williamson, 2705 West 66th St. Richfield, Mn. Semi-retired. Is service manager on Carrier Air-Conditioning equipment. Received education from U. of Mn. service school of Westinghouse and General Electric. He has a son and a daughter and one grandchild.
Mary Wilson (Mrs. Elmer Gerth) Attended College at Madison, S. Dak. Taught school for years. Has three children.
Edwin Zingler, Bremerton,.Wash. He worked in an appliance store. He has one son.