The Post & Mail
June 10, 2017:
Members of the CCHS Class of 1944 in
attendance were, from left, front row: Phyllis (Braddock) Bowsman,
Marjorie (Jagger) Mowrey, Mary (Smith) Blaugh and Jeanette (Timmons)
Sullivan; back row: Lucille (Method) Pressler, Jeanette (Stickler)
Zumbrun, Mary (Grant) Trier, Deliah Jane (Gaff) Studebaker and John Moeller.
Columbia City High School's Class of 1944
gathered at Big G's restaurant in Columbia City recently for its 73rd class
Lucy Pressler opened the meal with
Her children, Lee Pressler
and Cheryl Ruhlman, accompanied her from Indianapolis.
Lee Pressler took photos
of the group who had gathered..
Traveling the greatest distance was John
Moeller, who came from Cicero, N.Y.
Information from Brenda Robison, CCHS Alumni
Association's webmaster, let class members know Harold Bennett passed away
in December 2011 and Miriam (Cassady) Haas passed in November 2014.
Four class members
also passed away in the past year:
Don Conrad in December
2016, Alan Obermiller in December 2016, Marcia (Daniel) Levine in January
2016 and Ferrol Seward Yates in April 2017.
Classmates in attendance were also updated on
the health and location of other classmates.
Clariel (Weikart) Mullholland and Donna
(Page) Bauer are both in Florida and doing well.
Janice (Repp) Baldal is in California and
doing okay while still tutoring students.
Ed Willette is in Illinois and Bill Jones is
in Huntington, both in assisted living and doing rather well.
Hilda Nelson is in
Waterloo and is wheelchair bound.
Herendeen is at Sycamore Village.
Zumbrun spent five months at Miller's Merry Manor with a badly crushed arm
and is now doing well.
Keith Egner is in Oregon
and is not doing good.
Seventeen members of the class are still
kicking -- not too high -- but are still happy to be able to gather
The group looks forward to gathering again