The Oak Harbor High School Class of 1962 held their “50th Class Reunion” Oct. 19 & 20. On Friday evening, a “tailgate” party was hosted and held at the home of Jim and Jo Dornbusch.
Post events included classmates attending the football game, Oak Harbor versus St. Mary’s, and ending back at the Dornbusch home for further fellowship.
On Saturday evening, a dinner was held at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge No. 1718. Classmates enjoyed camaraderie for both evenings. MC for Saturday evening was David Milbrodt, Class of 1962 president. Committee members were Jo Dornbush, chairman and class welcome, Dave Milbrodt, Sharon Branum, Linda Brown, Faye Rife, Marlene Webb and Helen Jess.
Attending either one or both evenings were: Sharon Branum and Dave Perry, Oak Harbor; Linda and Kenny Brown, Columbus; Larmar and Sue Burmeister, Monroe, TN; Carol Caldwell, Perrysburg; Norm and Debi Cass, Centerville; Robert and Connie Clayman, Roscoe, IL; Larry and Faye Covert, Perrysburg; Karen and Ed Davidge, Graytown; John and Betty Deitzel, Oak Harbor; Dennis and Karen Dewitz, Sylvania; Jo and Jim Dornbusch, Oak Harbor; Marilyn Dreyer, Graytown; Narda and Dennis Elwing, Oak Harbor; Faye and Dick Fastzkie, Oak Harbor; Lenny Fetterman and Marge Brown, Holland; Ginny and Barry Finken, Oak Harbor; Mary Lynn and Ernest Hall, Maumee; Joanne Harder and Terry Goldstein, Oak Harbor; Dave and Lynn Irwin, Grand Rapids, MI; Helen and Ron Jess, Port Clinton; Elizabeth Libben, Zanesville; Jim Linder, Tequesta, FL; Robert Liske and Jean White, Port Clinton; Priscilla Lockwood, Tofino, BC; Sherrie McGonigle, Wernersville, PA; David and Judy Milbrodt, Altadena, CA; Terry and Susan Millinger, Oregon; Jim Moore, Oak Harbor; Gail Murray and Joe Hawes, Memphis, TN; Carroll and Carol Mylander, Oak Harbor; Dave and Dawn Pfeiffer, Graytown; Faye and Dan Rife, Oak Harbor; Carol and Fred Sandrock, Jefferson, GA; Carole Schmidt, Reynoldsburg; Sharon Shufelt, Rockledge, FL; Chuck and Pat Smarkel, Oak Harbor; Jan and Tom Thomas, Ann Arbor, MI; Marlene and Bill Webb, Oak Harbor; Pam and Jack Weld, North Potomac, MD; Ruth Whipple, Oak Harbor; Linda and Ron Williams, Elmore; and Sandy Zenser, Oak Harbor.
Special guests were Louise Fought, Toledo, and Karen Johns, Oak Harbor. The class picture was taken by Linda Dehring of Rocky Ridge.
Memorial classmates mentioned were: Norman Goetz, 2005; David Howton, 2005; Judy (Jenson) Witt, 2005; Keith Knopp, 2009; Nancy (Meinke) Smarkel, 1965; Herbert Mesker, 2003; Pat Neatfeld, 2000; Margene (Phillips) Klacik, 2003; John Rollheiser, 1998; Frank Verb, 2009; Richard Weichman, 2012; and David Wood, 1993.
Classmates also had the chance to view their memorial brick which is located on the walkway outside the Salem Oak Harbor High School.
Attending bunch on Sunday at the Port Clinton Big Boy were Kenny and Linda Brown, Carol Caldwell, Louise Fought, Joanne Harder, Ron and Helen Jess, Priscilla Lockwood, Dave Milbrodt, Fred and Carol Sandrock, and Tom and Jan Thomas.