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1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008            


GHS Alumni 1965 - present




Class of 1915

Class of 1916

Class of 1917

  • Martin Eastlack
  • Stanley Simpson
  • Pansy Turman

Class of 1918

  • Bennie Beougher
  • Eugene Borah
  • Allen Chenny
  • Lottie Sherman
  • Elva Shirkey
  • Hallie Simpson
  • Arlo Stine
  • Audrey Trueman

Class of 1919

  • Blanche Hall
  • Charley Hall
  • Maude Stewart
  • Beatrice Tustin

Class of 1920

  • Helen Davis
  • Sylvia Deardorff
  • Elizabeth Gallion
  • Clyde Riley
  • Elsie Sherman
  • Virgie Simpson
  • Harold Stewart
  • Lloyd Tustin
  • Ralph Young

Class of 1921

  • Hazel Shirkey
  • Ruth Sidles
  • Carl Sites
  • Robert Stewart
  • Pearl Trueman
  • Buford Wheeler

Class of 1922

  • Laura Beougher
  • Anna Lillia
  • Carmen Tustin
  • Florence Yale

Class of 1923

  • Beulah McRae

Class of 1924

  • Freddie Heinze
  • Alice Shirkey
  • Ophelia Smith

Class of 1925

  • Estell Deardorff
  • Dorothy Havercamp
  • Elwin Hollibaugh
  • Velma Hollibaugh
  • Georgia Purma
  • Matilda Purma
  • Charles Sidles
  • Roy Simpson
  • Ruth Strow
  • Evelyn Teeter
  • Clara Weinhardt

Class of 1926

  • Leo Denning
  • Margaret Dickman
  • Leona Havercamp
  • Harlan Johnson
  • Carl Nation
  • Laura Sherman
  • Clarence Sidles
  • Ralph Weir

Class of 1927

  • Florence Baalman
  • Forest Barlow
  • Leona Gettinger
  • Chester Gormley
  • Harry Horn
  • Eugene Luckuck

Class of 1928

  • Judson Barclay
  • Alan Bemiss
  • Icie Beougher
  • Edna Jacobitz
  • Alice King
  • Inez Luckuck
  • Warren Mather
  • Anna Rueschhoff
  • Mildred Simpson
  • Floyd Wheeler

Class of 1929

  • Frank Gormley
  • Clem Korte
  • Celia Kruse
  • Harold Moss
  • Ruth Moss
  • Nina Sherman
  • Georgiabelle Wilkerson

Class of 1930

  • Lee Blank
  • Gladys Gormley
  • Harold Harris
  • Fred Hemmert
  • Elizabeth Jacobitz
  • Ruby McDonald
  • Edward Purma
  • Kathryn Rhine
  • Vera Schlageck
  • Frances Stephens

Class of 1931

  • Royer Barclay
  • Ester Dickman
  • Estella Havercamp
  • Lucille King
  • John Purma
  • Dorothy Schwarz
  • Evelyn Simpson
  • Helen Towers
  • Denver Wilkerson

Class of 1932

  • Virgil Blank
  • Clara Bloom
  • Ted Dickson
  • James Evans
  • Walter Gormley
  • Charles Harris
  • Eugene Harris
  • Annette Hunter
  • Gladys King
  • Virginia Lubbers
  • Alma Rueschhoff
  • Harry Rueschhoff
  • Elsie Schroeder
  • Harry Weinhardt

Class of 1933

  • Gerald Beckman
  • Edward M. Beougher
  • Grant Dohm
  • Nora Gettinger
  • Buford Harrison
  • Harold Hunter
  • Leona Kamphaus
  • Alexina Knipe
  • Gerald Nault
  • William Peters
  • Percy Simpson
  • Margaret Strow
  • Wilbert Swart
  • Eleanor Tholen
  • Irene Vollbracht
  • Velma Vollbracht
  • Elon Yale

Class of 1934

  • Loral Barlow
  • Luella Bemiss
  • Aldton Borah
  • Daliece Dickson
  • Homer (Deardorff) Pitts
  • Mary Alice Goekens
  • Rita Harper
  • Ada Hoover
  • Albert Hoover
  • Walter Hoover
  • Dorothy Lubbers
  • Alice Luckuck
  • Florence Massey
  • Gordon Mather
  • Naomi Runyon
  • Noel Runyon
  • Roy Simms
  • Dorothy Simpson
  • Alfred Swart
  • Zelda Teeter
  • Nina Wheeler

Class of 1935

  • Marie Beckman
  • Eugene (Duckworth) Bradford
  • Mayetta Evans
  • Beula Mae Harrison
  • George Kaiser
  • Catherine Lubbers
  • Grace Mather
  • LeRoy Mather
  • Allen Mitchem
  • John Paul Mitchem
  • George Ostmeyer
  • Richard Reinert
  • Melvin Roemer
  • Geraldine Rueschhoff
  • Lona Schlageck
  • Erma Surmeier
  • Naldrette Wheeler

Class of 1936

  • Elizabeth Barclay
  • Ruth Harris
  • Helen Harris
  • Dorothy Hunter
  • Mary E. Hoover
  • Wilma Joseph
  • Fred Korte
  • Wilma Marken
  • Bert Mudgett
  • Dorothy Ostmeyer
  • Wilfred Ostmeyer
  • Neva Runyon
  • Dorothy Swart
  • Don Weir
  • Barbara Yale

Class of 1937

  • John L. Carder
  • Alyce Homedale
  • Alma Hoover
  • Robert Hughes
  • Dave Lubbers
  • H.B. (Buford) Mather
  • Edna Moss
  • Charles Ostmeyer
  • Shirley Plummer
  • Ernest Swart
  • Onan Yale

Class of 1938

  • Donald Beckman
  • Eunice Beckman
  • Herbert Brown
  • Alvin Geist
  • Frank (Junior) Hoover
  • Rodger (Buddy) Houser
  • Esther Joseph
  • George Lubbers
  • Margaret Lubbers
  • Frank L. McQuitty
  • Hazel McQuitty
  • Ninnette Marcotte
  • Lloyd Oakes
  • Vivian Owings
  • Elva Phillips
  • Wrex Riley
  • Cassie Rueschhoff
  • Gertrude Tholen
  • Herlan Vollbracht
  • Margueritte Wheeler
  • Paul Wheeler

Class of 1939

  • Fred Benton
  • Leona Beougher
  • William Beougher
  • Georgia Borah
  • Lois Borah
  • Barbara Brown
  • Lewis Brown
  • Fern Eaton
  • Robert Graf
  • Netha Harper
  • Ruby Marken
  • Mercedes Ostmeyer
  • Eunice Runyon
  • Fred Sheesley
  • Wade Wentworth

    Wade Wentworth graduated from GHS and entered the army in 1939 to 1945. He spent most of his life working as a long haul truck driver. Some of the cities that he lived in were Denver, CO, Tillamook, Oregon, Tucson, Arizona, and Rockford, Illinoiss. He had a short marriage to a lady named La Vera Wentworth that lasted for about six years. He later on met and married my mom Francis Wentworth in 1954. His memories of Grinnell and the fine people there were often spoken to people he met in his travels. Wade passed away in Tucson, Arizona in July of 1986. Anyone that knew him I would love to hear from you. Ralph Wentworth--son. Went757@suscom-maine.net Have a great day.

Class of 1940

  • Leah Beamer
  • Zella Bechard
  • Eldon Blank
  • Velma Carder
  • Maxine Deardorff
  • Julius Gassmann
  • Pius Gassmann
  • Acquiline Geist
  • Adrian Geist
  • Marjorie Hughes
  • Beulah Kelley
  • Edward Korte
  • Grant Owings
  • Fred Rietcheck
  • Nadine Rueschhoff
  • Ray Sheesley
  • Alfrieda Struckhoff
  • Floyd Walz

Class of 1941

  • Melvin Albers
  • Pat Albers
  • Marjorie Bechard
  • Edna Bemiss
  • Clarice Beougher
  • Robert Brown
  • Florris Chenoweth
  • Virginia Homedale
  • Eddie Kaiser
  • Louise Kline
  • Richard Mather
  • John H. Ostmeyer
  • David Schulte
  • Ivan Surmeier
  • Alvin Tholen

Class of 1942

  • Johnny Albertson
  • John Baalman
  • Wilma Beamer
  • Rita Bechand
  • Pauline Bechard
  • Durwood Beckman
  • Bert Blank
  • James Chenoweth
  • Helen Clement
  • Bob Gassmann
  • Ralph Hansen
  • Lois Ann Heath
  • Leonard Korte
  • Laurene Kruse
  • Charles McDonald
  • Betty McQuitty
  • Dorothy Ottken
  • Gerald Racette
  • Rita Racette
  • Ruth Racette
  • Rosalie Rietcheck
  • Harry Roemer
  • Phil Rueschhoff
  • Mary Ann Schulte
  • Edgar Shelley
  • Lyle Surmeier
  • Jessie Swart
  • Rudy Weber

Class of 1943

  • Eunice Albertson
  • Oswald Baalman
  • Harold Beckman
  • Clifford Beougher
  • Marie Blank
  • Ona Chenoweth
  • Dorothy Douglas
  • Clarence Geist, Sr.
  • Viola Geist
  • Patricia Lubbers
  • Ruth Mather
  • Edith Sheesley
  • Myrtle Sheesley
  • Bernice Struckhoff
  • Evelyn Suter

Class of 1944

  • Cletus Beckman
  • Raymond Bradbury
  • Barbara Halbleib
  • Willard Hughes
  • Lola Mitchem
  • Lucine Ostmeyer
  • Thelma Racette
  • Benny Saindon
  • Janet Schulte
  • Betty Swart
  • Delores Weirich

Class of 1945

  • Boyd Beamer
  • Dorothy Benton
  • Alice Gassman
  • Emanuel Geist
  • Lavina Hoover
  • Eugene Ostmeyer
  • Charles Struckhoff
  • Helen Suter
  • Ethel Swart
  • Bob Townsend
  • Ethel Yale

Class of 1946

  • Norlene Baalman
  • Elmer Bradbury
  • Beulah Gallion
  • Elmer Geist
  • Albert Holaday
  • Bob Huff
  • Linus Kinderknecht
  • Mary Ann Lindeman
  • Jerry Ostmeyer
  • Patricia Rebarchek
  • LeRoy Runyon
  • Catherine Schmidt
  • Bill Schulte
  • Jean Shelly
  • Cleta Van Marter
  • Helen Verhoeff
  • Elizabeth Wolf

Class of 1947

  • Luella Albers
  • Marjorie Albertson
  • Arvella Baalman
  • Loretta Baalman
  • Delores Boeger
  • Dean Campbell
  • Kenneth Drake
  • Lucy Geist
  • Kenneth Hoover
  • Angeline Kinderknecht
  • Albert Lovenstein
  • Don Ostmeyer
  • Betty Racette
  • Ronald Ribordy
  • Don Rietcheck
  • Jim Rietcheck
  • Jerome Robben
  • Linus Robben
  • Francis Runyon
  • James Schroeder
  • Ray Struckhoff
  • Gladys Swart
  • Frank Lee Verhoeff
  • Theresa Wolf

Class of 1948

  • Betty Ann Baalman
  • Craig Campbell
  • Lores Lee Eastlack
  • Ralph Fink
  • Fred Halbleib
  • Leona Heinrich
  • Donna Hoff
  • Lee Kline
  • Alfred Lovenstein
  • Bertha Lovenstein
  • Wilma Mather
  • Henry Meerian
  • Jeanne Moore
  • Mayetta Novak
  • Dave Ostmeyer
  • Luke Racette
  • Rosemary Robben
  • Margie Mae Schulte
  • Lawrence Tholen
  • Leslie Tholen
  • Charles Townsend

Class of 1949

  • Clem Albers
  • Geneva Beamer
  • Betty Lou Drake
  • Rose Mary Horvath
  • Emanuel Kinderknecht
  • Alvin Nieman
  • Phyllis Racette
  • Annette Robben
  • Mildred Schmidt
  • Twila Walz

Class of 1950

  • Dora Mae Albers
  • Doris Albertson
  • Leon Baalman
  • LeRoy Bechard
  • Elizabeth Bockwinkel
  • Bernice Boeger
  • Del Campbell
  • Erma Cass
  • Wilfred Gallion
  • Norma Hoff
  • Peggy Hoover
  • Harold Jackson
  • Robert Jones
  • Donna Lee Kamphaus
  • Bernice Kinderknecht
  • Adele Lindeman
  • Wesley Mather
  • Joe Moore
  • Elwin Novak
  • Beulah Rebarchek
  • Richard Rietcheck
  • Betty Ann Schroeder
  • Doris Jean Schroeder
  • Beula Sidles
  • Rita Struckhoff
  • Pauline Waldman
  • Mary Agnes Wolf

Class of 1951

  • Virgil Beougher
  • Joe Bockwinkel
  • Bette Broeckelman
  • William Heier
  • Kenneth Heinrich
  • Sylvia Holaday
  • Stephen Horvath
  • Alberta Kinderknecht
  • Gerald Nieman
  • Delores Racette
  • Rosemary Rohr
  • Martha Schmidt
  • Lloyd Swart

Class of 1952

  • Kenneth Beougher
  • Verlene Brungardt
  • Marie Geenen
  • Clell Harrison
  • Linus Heier
  • Elmer Heinrich
  • Mary Ann Horvath
  • Robert Kruse
  • Keith Litton
  • Evelyn Mather
  • Patrick Moore
  • George Racette
  • Gale Schlageck
  • Clarence Schmidt
  • Ethel Schroeder
  • Fred Struckhoff
  • Delmar Weinhardt

Class of 1953

  • Bill Bechard
  • Opal Beougher
  • Mary Ellen Davis
  • Leona Gallion
  • George Geenan
  • Pat Hoff
  • Verlene Hoover
  • Olinda Kinderknecht
  • Raymond Lindeman
  • Lois Faye Maddox
  • LeRoy Moos
  • Wilbur Racette
  • Charles Robben
  • Twila Robben
  • Karen Sue Saindon
  • Lyla Maye Sidles
  • Dale Suter
  • Robert Waldman bobwald@st-tel.net 2398 County Road 30, Grinnell, KS 67738

    Put two years in for Uncle Sam. Married Loretta Zimmerman in 58. Raised Stan, Annette, Lisa, Mike, and Amy.(whew) Still on the family farm. Rocking chair money is getting closer.

  • J.D.Zimmerman

Class of 1954

  • Kathleen Baalman
  • LeRoy Baalman
  • Murray Baalman
  • Martha Davis
  • LeRoy Heinrich
  • Beulah Holaday
  • Iona Kamphaus
  • Joan Mense
  • Gretchen Moore
  • Jim Nieman
  • Charles Novak
  • Marilyn Ostmeyer
  • Alfrieda Schiltz
  • Ray Schroeder
  • Don Sites
  • Oura Lee Swart leeswart@tds.net 230 County Road 66, Fort Payne, AL 35967-8024

    After completing GRHS (yes, it was called "Grinnell Rural High School when I graduated in 1954!") I attended Kansas State studying Architecture and then transferred to the University of Kansas where I received a BS in Business Administration - Accounting. At KU I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and was called to active duty in the summer of 1959. After 20 plus years in the Army, having served in various posts stateside, West Germany and South Vietnam, I retired as a Major. Currently I live on top of historic Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama near Chattanooga. Since retirement (in 1979) I have been able to do considerable travel including many trips to England, Scotland and Wales plus Germany. My hobby interests include genealogy which lead me into the Sons of the American Revolution where I have served in offices at local, state and national levels. Despite health problems I continue to enjoy living the good life. If you are in this part of the woods come see what I enjoy about living in the woods on top of a mountain. Looking forward to the class reunion in 2005!

  • Bill Townsend
  • Don Wilson
  • George Wolf

Class of 1955

  • Jim Baalman
  • Donna Beougher
  • John Beougher
  • Joan Brungardt Bechard jbechard@nckcn.com 822 N Teal Rd, PO Box 131, Clyde KS 66938

    I have lived in Clyde, Kansas, since 1960. I was married to Bill Bechard (class of '53) who passed away in 1998. I have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Until retirement in 1998, I worked for 19 years in the business office of the local special education cooperative. I like to travel and pretty much do what appeals to me at the moment. I married Bob Condray in 2001.

  • Nira Campbell
  • Luetta George
  • Caroline Kinderknecht
  • Gerald Mather
  • Donald B. Mense dfmense@ruraltel.net 309 Sheridan, Hoxie, KS 67740

    Went to St.Benedicts for a year, went to the Army 1956 to 1958. Got married in 1960 to Flo Zerr. We have 3 children. I worked in Denver for a while and then moved to Grinnell to farm, had health problems so had to quit farming. Went to work at the Hoxie State Bank in 1965 and have been there until now 7-2-04 will retire Dec.31,04. We like to travel, have done quite a bit, but want to do more. I play golf, not very well, but enjoy it. I enjoy collecting IHC toy tractors.

  • Charles Moos
  • Jeanne Nieman
  • Geneva Racette
  • Glennis Robben
  • Marjorie Wolf

Class of 1956

  • Robert Baalman rbaalman@digitalpath.net 2820 American Way, Quincy, CA 95971
  • Lionel Brungardt
  • Melva Lee Bechard
  • Evelyn Dickman
  • Gary Heinrich
  • Janice Mense
  • Carol Moore
  • Agnes Muehlenkamp
  • Weir Ostmeyer
  • Delbert Robben
  • Rodger Robben
  • Donald Schroeder
  • Nina Sidles
  • Kenneth Struckhoff
  • Phyllis Schiltz
  • Sherman Verhoeff

Class of 1957

  • Dorothy Albers
  • Delores Albers
  • Maurice Baalman
  • Charles Huelsmann
  • Duane Knipe
  • Dorothy Kinderknecht
  • Thomas F. Mense tmense@st-tel.net 406 S. Jefferson St., Box 335, Grinnell, KS 67738
  • Lawrence Nieman
  • Phyllis Ostmeyer
  • Harriet Racette
  • John Rueschhoff
  • Mary Lou Rietcheck
  • Ida Rebarchek
  • Kenneth Schroeder
  • Marie Townsend
  • Kenneth Wolf
  • James Wolf
  • Roy Wolf
  • Alberta Zimmerman

Class of 1958

  • Max Beougher
  • Phyllis Boeger Temaat
  • Phyllis Dickman Dier
  • Jerry Gormley
  • Darlene Heinrich Befort
  • Janice Kamphaus Baalman
  • Helen Moore Nieman
  • Carol Mather Wilson
  • Darlene Rohr
  • Day Rueschhoff
  • Glenda Scott DeLair
  • Luetta Wolf Kaiser

Class of 1959

  • Jane Albers Nacinovich
  • Joyce Albers
  • Tom Baalman
  • Janice Baalman Haffner
  • Phyllis Broeckelman Rueschhoff
  • Ida Baalman Cooper
  • Donna Dohm Harris
  • Martin Gassmann
  • Margaret Gassmann Bruggeman
  • Janice George Racette
  • William Leiker
  • Denora Moos Holzinger
  • Bernard Moellering
  • Alma Nieman Gillespie
  • Judy Oates Baalman
  • Edward Robben
  • Richard Schmidt
  • George Schooler
  • Mildred Schooler Denning
  • Glenn Scott
  • Judy Stephens
  • Richard Wolf

Class of 1960

  • Edith Broeckelman Mason
  • Lynis Dohm
  • Agnes Gassmann Bollig
  • Anita M. Gormley-Huelsmann amhu@st-tel.net 208 S. Jefferson St. PO Box 8, Grinnell, KS 67738

    In June 1960 I attended Personal Training School in Omaha, NE. I worked as bookkeeper for Struckhoff Bros. Garage in Grinnell from Jan. 1961 to July 1971. In Sept of 1971 I went to work for J.E. Borah Ins. Agency. It sold to Crownover Ins Agency of Oakley, Inc. in Oct of 1973. I was married to Charles H. Huelsmann April 20, 1979. My husband Charles Huelsmann and I purchased the Agency in January of 1986. I have resided in Grinnell all my life. I have served on many community committees over the years, Grinnell Pride Committee since l978, Gove County Extension Executive Board from 1989 to 1994, Grinnell Alumni Assn. President from 1968 to 1996, Grinnell Youth PRIDE Sponsor from 1980 to now.

  • Marge Mather Wilson
  • Michael F. Moore
  • Rita Novak Castor
  • Carole Ostmeyer Wolf
  • Caroleta Rebarchek Herl
  • Kenneth Robben
  • Carolyn Rohr Zerr
  • Jeanne Stephens Gormley
  • Dean Wolf

Class of 1961

  • Larry Baalman
  • Paulette Baalman Ostmeyer
  • Kenneth Dickman
  • Robert J. Dickman, Jr.
  • Delilah Dohm Beougher

    I married Max Beougher. We have two sons and one daughter-in-law. I am now retired from Federal Government.

  • William Feldt
  • Kathleen Hoover Ostmeyer
  • Eugene Huelsman
  • Janet Kruse Struckhoff
  • Fern Litton Ottley
  • Micki Mense Sweeney
  • Paul Nieman
  • Judy Ostmeyer Nieman niemanl@aol.com 5309 E. Belmont, Sioux Falls, SD 57110

    Married Lawrence Nieman, we have 4 four children and 9 grandchildren. I taught elementary school for many years and am now retired. Lawrence is retired from the Federal Government. We now spend time with our children and enjoy the grandkids.

  • Ralph Ostmeyer
  • Marilyn Robben Geerdes
  • Nyleen Robben Henry
  • Geneva Schmidt Schumaker
  • Carol Schroeder Maurath
  • Dennis Schulte
  • Pamela Wagoner Rudell

Class of 1962

  • Carol Baalman Thummel
  • Jack Baalman
  • Anna Rose Boeger Nice
  • Joe Gassmann
  • Virginia Hansen Schulte
  • Arlene Heinrich Downing
  • Robert Huelsman
  • Elsie Keller Wolf
  • Bill Kruse
  • Priscilla Moore
  • Connie Ostmeyer Tillett
  • Evelyn Robben Mannebach
  • Ralph Tapphorn
  • Harold (Elton) Westbrook
  • Daryl Wolf
  • Angie Zimmerman Hausheer

Class of 1963

  • Judy Broeckelman Brull
  • Julie Dickman O'Brien
  • Robert George
  • Deloris Heinrich Schnider
  • Donald Huff
  • Darlene Moos Schaeffer
  • Janet Ostmeyer Egbert
  • Kathy Rueschhoff Crothers
  • Connie Swart Dawson
  • Terry Swart
  • Mary Jean Wolf Overton

Class of 1964

  • Joyce Albers
  • Donald Boeger
  • Mary Jane Dickman Brown
  • Henry Gassmann
  • Judy Gormley Hartman
  • Charlene Hansen Baalman
  • Donald Huelsman
  • Mary Lee Kruse Oren
  • Colleen Ostmeyer Seibel rseibel617@aol.com 6171 Huntingdale Circle, 95219
  • Andy Robben
  • Mary Lou Stephens VanEaton
  • Margie Tapphorn Bell
  • Kerry Wagoner
  • Lois Westbrook Joy


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