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Our 60th Class Reunion Is Being Planned For 2023

60th Anniversary Reunion Committee



We have great news. Our belated Moline High School Class of 1961 60th Anniversary Reunion will be held at the Oakwood Country Club on May 6, 2023, from  5  to 9 PM, in Coal Valley, Illinois. This happens to be the same location where we held our 50th Reunion.  The committee has decided to have Pizza in lieu of a large dinner for this event. A “Cash Bar” will be provided. The charges for the reunion will be $35 per classmate and $35 per spouse / guest. Classmates will be allowed to bring up to 2 guests at $35 per guest.

In February 2023, we will post the  registration form on our Web Site and on our Facebook page. Also, we will send  the registration form to those that have a valid Email address with us.

Please mark your calendar for this event and let our other classmates know. Further information will follow in February.

Your Reunion Committee wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Your Reunion Committee

Top (Left to Right): Sue Osborne Eslick (Texas) and Karen McCandless McCright (Texas)

Standing (Left to Right): Ron Crouch, Bob Lagerblade, Dennis Fowler, Marjorie Carpenter Bisschop,

 Warren Johnson, Bob Tedell and Darrel Hagberg

Seated (Left to Right): Tom Acuff, Leslie Gramkow Hogan, Larry Wiemers (Chairman), John Corelis and Linda Gustafson Czupka


Lost But Not Forgotten

Our reunion committee member, Karen McCright, continues her efforts to find missing classmates. This is a very difficult task, particularly in finding our female classmates because of name changes that occur when they are married. Therefore, you will noticed that the number of male classmates to female classmates who have passed is 2 to 1. This is probably inaccurate because of the difficulty in finding our female classmates. We wish to honor all of our classmates and we will continue our efforts in finding them. At this point in our lives, it would be extremely lucky if more than 50 percent of classmates are still with us. As of October 24, 2022, we have identified 157 classmates that we know have passed. The truth is that probably at least 256 have passed out of a class of 538. Our best estimate is that an additional 99 classmates are probably no longer with us and we need to memorialize them. Our efforts will continue as long as possible. In the future, you will begin to see many belated obits for those who have passed. We hope that you understand our concerns.


Our 75th Birthday Party Was a Winner!

75th Birthday Party - Parkside Grill and Lounge, 2307 - 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois, August 11, 2018.

We had a small turnout for our 75th birthday party (44 happy people), but everyone still had a great time. The Parkside Grill and Lounge also did a superb job with our small group. The Parkside was renovated from the "Parkside Tavern" and still retains some of its old charm.


See our photos (Click Here)


Past Reunions

Photos from many of our past reunions are available. The photo file has been updated recently with photos from our 75th Birthday Party. We are still looking for photos from are very early reunions. Please submit to Darrel Hagberg at darrelrhagberg@gmail.com

Click here to view the photos.


In Memoriam

We remember our passed classmates on our Deceased Classmate Page (See Below). If you are aware of other classmates that have passed, then please let us know so that we can remember them as well. We apologize for any oversights in this regard.

Your Committee

Also, we always welcome new members on our committee. Let us know if you are interested.

Remember to keep us updated on your address and on your E-mail. If you are having health problems, please have a family member or a friend contact us. We would like to know. After all, we are part of your family too!

You may contact your committee at anytime at: MHS Class of 1961 Reunion Committee.


Thank you for your support,

Larry Wiemers, Chairperson


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Moline High School Class Of 1961 Web Pages

Yearbook Photographs Deceased Classmates 55th  CommitteeEvents Addresses E-mail25th Reunion 30th Reunion 35th Reunion40th Reunion 45th Reunion 50th ReunionMemory Lane - 50's & 60's Magic Moments Midi Music Files Quad-Cities PagesLocal High Schools 50's - 60's Nostalgia Hits of 1961Old Moline Past News Current NewsClassmate Home Pages Message Board2010 Must Haves



Current Moline High School Class Web Pages

Moline Class of 1953  Moline Class of 1962 Moline Class of 1964Moline Class of 1965Moline Class of 1968 \

 Moline Class of 1972   Moline Class of 1996


For comments or suggestions, please contact Darrel Hagberg, MHS Class of 1961

Email Address: darrelrhagberg@gmail.com

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Updated on October 24,  2022