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Five Class Reunions Held During Henderson Community Days

Paul Siebert performing for the Class of 1958 reunion at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park.

Community Days Class Reunions1958, 1963, 1973, 1998, 2003

It’s become a great tradition during Henderson Community Days to hold class reunions, and this year had a few! The Class of 1958, 1963, 1973, 1998, and 2003 all came together over the weekend, celebrating with plenty of laughter, reminiscing, and storytelling.  

The class of 1958 (19 class members in attendance) celebrated their 65th reunion at the Sparrow’s Branch Cafe on Thursday evening in Henderson. They enjoyed a brunch hosted by Arlyce Friesen at her home on Friday morning. That afternoon they toured the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park, where they had apple prieshka and coffee with live entertainment by Paul Siebert at the Ag building.    

Class of 1958 Back row:  Short Heinrichs, Larry Goertzen, Amanda Epp Fast, Marlowe Wall, Lillian Huebert Reutzel, Elfrieda Buller Harder, Joan Epp Dick, Janet Goertzen Peters, Carol Traudt Byal, Dean Bergen.
Seated:  Marlene Friesen Thieszen, Marlene Peters, Esther Siebert Fox, Arlyce Peters Erb Friesen, Mary Friesen Claassen, Marlis Doell Nickel, Don R. Friesen.
On the floor: Carol Ediger Friesen, Julie Friesen Kasper.

The class of 1963 observed their 60th reunion at Chances R for dinner on Saturday evening. There were 12 classmates in attendance, in addition to spouses. 

1963 Class Back row:  Eldon Thiessen, Dwaine Friesen, Nancy Siebert Goertzen, Carol Ott Busenitz, Gary Mierau, Perry Siebert, Dennis Peters, Elroy Friesen.
Front Row:  Lois Goertzen Ediger, Evelyn Hiebner Ediger, Alene Huebert, Eleanor Peters Gilmore.

There were 26 class members in attendance in addition to spouses at the 1973 50th-year class reunion held at Sparrow’s Branch Cafe on Friday evening for dinner and socializing. Afterward, there was a get-together at Lowell & Shannon Siebert’s patio. 

1973 Class Back row:  Lowell Siebert, Kermit Buller, Curt Friesen, Byron Siebert, Bruce Hiebner, Kenny Janzen, Kim Huebert Pace, Pam Friesen Janzen, Jean Schmidt Lancaster, Julie Friesen Buller.
Middle Row:  Terry Janzen, Luann Kliewer Vaught, Vic Sowl, Dennis Siebert, Leroy Goertzen, Steve Goossen, Diane Friesen Johnson, Rachel Epp Goossen, Suzanne Epp Friesen, Lori Friesen. 
Front Row: Lola Shultz Dorsey, Deb Voth, Jeanne Friesen McClemens, Sheila Regier Huebert, Gaylene Kroeker Hoadley, Roberta Hiebner Bergen.

The class of 1998 (12 class members in attendance) celebrated their 25th-year reunion at Sparrow’s Branch Cafe on Saturday evening and afterward enjoyed the street dance and music outside the cafe. 

1998 Class Back Row: Vincent Friesen, Keenan Friesen, Brad Janzen, Mike Wall, Jennifer Janzen Sampson, Erin Huebert, Anni Kroeker, Ty Huebert, Kendra Friesen Switzer.
Front Row: Brittany Saltus Roe, Sara Norris Hiserote, Meridith Coleman Megrue.

Celebrating their 20th reunion was the class of 2003, with 16 class members attending and spouses. They met at Tin Shed Flats for dinner on Saturday evening. 

2003 Class Back Row:  Mark Hiebner, Taylor Siebert, Matt Buller, Eric Newton, Nick Sowl, Kasey Steever Blase, Casey Jost Burgess, Kendall Siebert.
Front Row:  Tyler Quiring, Myles Regier, Carlee Janzen Humm, Amy Friesen Doremus, Kelsey Goertzen Bergen, Liesal VandenBerg Hoffman, Jonathan Rempel, Thomas Crosby.