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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 70.7%

A:   94   Joined
B:   39   Not Joined


•   Patricia Wilson (Mefferd)  2/8
•   Terry Dobmeier  1/26
•   Cynthia Strait (Weaver)  1/18
•   Paulette Stupka (Dodd)  1/17
•   Gerald Potratz  1/11
•   Daniel Severson  1/9
•   Judy Mikos (Miller)  1/4
•   Bill Welp  1/2
•   Kristie Thompson (Thompson)  12/15
•   David Kelley  12/15
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
3 live in California
2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
63 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Michigan
10 live in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
4 live in Nebraska
3 live in Nevada
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
6 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
3 live in Wisconsin
5 location unknown


•   Mary Ann O'Hern  2006
•   Karen Boes (Oman)  2011
•   Robert Maguire  1987
•   Catherine Sullivan  1990
•   Anne Hamilton (Powell)  2018
•   Richard Golberg  2020
•   Joanne Vohs (Davis)  1990
•   Linda Horan (Fitzgerald)  2015
•   Matt Schnurr  2016
•   Dennis Reynolds  2016
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Our 50th R  E  *  N   I  O  N
Hello Classmate!
I hope this note finds you doing well.
With only seven months to go, the countdown to our 50th Class Reunion continues!  Make your plans NOW to join us the weekend of September 17th, 18th, 19th.  It is going to be “the best reunion ever!”  I am looking forward to seeing as many classmates as possible.  As the cartoon above says… Our RE*NION won’t be the same without *U!
I am interested in “what U have done” and “where U have done it,” but there is also a part of me that just wants to see U… as if just passing by on our way to class or gym or detention!  To enjoy the feeling of togetherness one more time!  By the way, I will be the over-weight, mostly bald, hard-of-hearing guy who takes the microphone and emcees a Saturday night program that will be worth, hopefully, far more than the price of admission!
The best source of reunion information is our class webpage (  If you have changed your email or forgotten your password over the years, have trouble logging on, or want to join our free and exclusive website for the first time, please email Mary Lyman Ryan at  Using our webpage to engage you, gather classmate profiles, and keep you updated on reunion activity helps us control our expenses.  As we look back at this reunion, we can also use our webpage to post photos and hold memories for years to come.  So get on board with!
For those who are traveling back to Fort Dodge, we have reserved a block of 40 rooms at the Brookstone Inn (phone 515-206-1591) and 20 rooms at the Cobblestone Inn (515-302-8788).  When making a reservation, mention St Edmond Class of 1971’s 50th Class Reunion Block to get a special rate.  Both hotels will hold these rooms until August 23rd, or the date the blocked rooms are full, whichever comes first. 
We will send out registration forms and much more information about our weekend on the 50th anniversary of our graduation:  May 20th, 2021!  Watch your email!
Of course, we will be keeping an eye on the pandemic and vaccine rollout.  We are watching the situation nationally and we hope you are moving ahead with your plans to join us.  We will be monitoring the CDC Guidelines for safe travel as the year progresses. 
It’s time to reunite and celebrate!  I am really looking forward to seeing U in September… and I know other classmates feel the same way!  Go Gaels!
Best wishes always,
P.S. Call me if you would like… 269-569-3259… I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.


Check out the Monastery Pantry website ( for their home made bakegoods and jams and jellies and other delectable offerings.  1971 Classmate Sister Mary of Jesus (Teresa Harris) has been a member of the Monastery since 1975 and helps with the baking and shipping of these yummy treats from her door to your door!

Monastery Pantry


Robert Bjerke  3/1
Denny Farmer  3/7
Pat Lomax (Ward)  3/16
Laura Ludgate  3/17
Gerald Potratz  3/23

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."-1971 Class Motto

Missing Classmates

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Juan Concha
William Hefley


Larry Lynch
Mary Jo Meyer (Dunbar)
Joel Siefert
Sarah Wiederholt
John Williams