FHS Class of 1949
FHS CLASS OF 1949
The Fairfield High School Class of 1949 met for its 63rd year reunion Oct. 12-14.
Oct. 12, a traditional get-acquainted supper was held at the Walton Club. The six classmates and one guest ordered from the menu and reminisced.
Oct. 13, a banquet for 16 classmates and five guests was held at the Fairfield Eagles Club. The invocation was given by Nellie Fishel Oosthoek.
After photos were taken, Bill Campbell served as master of ceremonies and read letters from those unable to attend and speaking about past school days. He also paid tribute to deceased members by reading their names: Melvin Anderson, John Baird, Merle Bates, Betty Barnett, Glen Buckingham, Mary Margaret Taylor Boyle, Pat Wilson Casiday, Joyce Quackenbush Clark, Scott Crane, Omar Cathy, Twila Nelson Cox, Mary Alice Daily, Warren Deyoe, Joanne Harper Doran, Shirley Ekland, Fred Flinspaugh, Jack Faulkner, Marion Glendenning, Leonard Holmes, Rex Hicks, Janet Wittmer Hemm, Merlin Hamilton, Beverly Coffin Hoskins, Merle Helgland, Kenny Heston, Charlotte Ingle, Curtis Kuhn, Bill Langer, Dean Manchester, Loy McCellen, Donald Nelson, Henry Peck, Phyllis Parsons Parrott, Lola Belle Fickle Ranard, Kenneth Reed, Melvin Roush, Betty Roe, Greg Staves, Jackie Northcutt Singer, Dale Shirkey, Jack Stewart, Sue Susman, Shirley Hillary Strathman, John Warner, Luetta Still Williams, Pat Hayes Samuelson, Harvey Wallace and Bertha Kerr Kasowski.
The group tentatively set the next reunion for Sept. 3, 2014.
After dinner, the remainder of the evening was spent visiting and renewing old friendships.
Oct. 14, eight classmates and one guest met for the traditional goodbye breakfast at the Eagles Club.
The committee was Pat Courtney Barton, Marilyn Dodd Boley, Nellie Fishel Oosthoek, Richard Kurka and Dorothy Anderson Middlekoop.
Those attending from Fairfield were: Lois Crile Brokken, John Dahl and wife Melva; Richard Kurka; Dorothy Anderson Middlekoop; Nellie Fishel Oosthoek, Pat Courtney Bates and husband Paul.
Other attendees were: Virgil and Louisa Allard McCormick of Coal Valley, Ill.; Bonnie Clark Evans of Rock Island, Ill.; Darlene Hiatt Sutherlin and husband Bob of Anchorage, Alaska; Helen Kessel Leeper, Ottumwa; Larry Peck and wife Anna of Ottumwa; Floyd Robinson of Des Moines; Eugene Lawson, Bettendorf; Marilyn Dodds Boley, Birmingham; and Bill Campbell and son Charles from Cedar Rapids.