The Milbank High School Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th class reunion September 29-30 in conjunction with MHS Homecoming activities. Forty-three classmates reunited to create an entry in the Homecoming parade. The group also gathered at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial and Jeanne Lieffort Wobbema led a service honoring and remembering classmates. Later, they attended the MHS tailgate meal and were presented complimentary passes to the MHS football game against Groton Area. A fifth quarter social followed at the School House Suites.
Activities continued Saturday. A gathering was held at Pribyl Park. DeFea Transportation provided a bus tour of Milbank with stops at the new Avera Milbank Area Hospital and the Milbank Windmill. A 60s concert with entertainment by Something New, a 2012 South Dakota Hall of Fame rock band, was held at the school. The reunion concluded with a social, photo session, banquet, and program at the Lantern Inn Saturday evening.
Attending the festivities were: [Back l. to r.] Randy Streis, Gene Martin, Merle Pauli, Lyle Schultz, Roger Schmidt, Rich Olson, Dave Meyer, Steve Pratt, Dennis Nordquist, Dennis Mongold, Marlyn Johnson, Bill Sieverson, Jerry Pauli, Dave Berkner and Mark Arnold. [Second row] Don Tjaden, Mark Comstock, Mick Redmond, Dick Trapp, Steve Strege, Gail (Hopkins) Shuman, Marsha (Buchele) Meister, Jeanne (Lieffort) Wobbema, Pat (Cramer) Jonescheit, Donna (Barck) Rehn, Barb (Melgard) Dohrer, Susan Cramer, Pat (O’Shaughnessy) Clark, Nancy (Bracht) Fosheim, Howard Mueller, Diane (Tjaden) Johnson, Larry Jurgens, Marsha (Meyers) Lynch, Bob Shaw, Gary Nelson, Collis Dahle, Mike Beare and Al Schneck. [Front] Jeannine (Modin) Lindquist, Jean (Rehnke) Tjaden, Linda (Trapp) Comstock, Mary (Engebretson) Gilbert, Roger Angerhofer, Mary Lou (Van Sambeek) Roberts, Mary (Schiefelbein) Solmon, Janice (Nelson) Rieppel, Loretta (Andersen) Helmbrecht, Verla (Dockter) Strain, Linda (Cotten) Morton, Glenda Loeschke, Susan (Van Hoorn) Hippen, Eileen (Dahlberg) Fonder, Diana (Giessinger) Waldrop, Bob Lundeen, Marilyn (Halverson) Seymour, Sandra (Lee) Lundeen, Dennis Krause, Michael Larson, Gerry Brown and Loren Schwarze. [Seated] Doug Dohrer, Sherry Schwenn, and Daryl Folk.
Photo courtesy of VPD Studio.