MHS class of 1973 marks 40th anniversary

MANISTEE — The members of the Manistee High School class of 1973 celebrated the 40th anniversary of their graduation with a dinner on July 6 at the Manistee National Golf & Resort.

Classmates came from Oregon, Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Colorado, California, Virginia and various cities throughout Michigan — a tribute to the bond that exists among them. The class specially recognized Ivo and Marlene Laurent, their foreign exchange student from Belgium, who has returned for every class reunion.

Sharing fond memories with them were some of their teachers and spouses — Mr. and Mrs. John Brastrom, Mr. and Mrs. Hilman Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Don Strouf, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wagberg and Mr. and Mrs. Nate Williams.

(Courtesy photo)

Pictured (from left to right, front row) Bryan Sievert, Greg Miller, Bob Lewis, Rich Barch, teacher Hilman Evans, Connie (Olson) Howe, Skippy Cole, Joan (Gardner) Dinu, Kim (Harris) Vincent, Susan (Long) Flarity, Julie (Larson) Finan, Cory Block, Terry Golembiewski, (second row) Diane (Hokanson) Lahiff, Mary Witucki, teacher Pat Williams, teacher Duane Wagberg, Jim Cowan, Sharon (Lauer) Fancher, Denise (Hill) Marr, Melody (Miller) Wittlieff, Karen (Hutchinson) Schmoke, Julie (Fortier) Swanson, Cathy (McCardell) Janowiak, Cindy (Hill) Peterson, Connie Ferguson, Barb (Thomas) Scott, Sheryl (Townsend) Shum, Renee (Fortier) Harrison, Ronnie (Thayer) Sell, Cheryl (Peterson) Johnson, Paul Revolt, Bill Zielinski, Tom Mowry, (third row) Debbie (Jones) Gutowski, Delvey Lindeman, Ken Demeuse, Bev (Stone) Aust, John Kruse, Mark Schwing, Brad Solberg, Ivo Laurent, Mark VanDrie, Al Kukla, Steve Drabik, Randy Marzinski, Mike Adamski, Tom Volkema, Dale Roberts, Paul Jacobi, Chris Knudstrup, Bob Ogilvie, Bob Kedrowski, Karl Hilliard, Bob Williams, teacher Don Strouf, Bob Bernatche and teacher John Brastrom.

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