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William Lind

Vice President:

John Slosser


Carol Luman
Marilyn Fraver & Jack Housley

FHS class of 1954 holds 55th class reunion

July 17th-19th 2009
Members of the Fostoria High School Class of 1954
got together for the weekend for their three day
reunion. On Friday, 40 members met at the Fostoria
Country Club for an evening of getting re-acquainted
with friends. Snacks and drinks were served.
On Saturday evening a buffet dinner was served by
The Fostoria Country Club, to seventy four classmates
and friends.
Reunion booklets were distributed compliments of
Phyllis Rader Richard. Allison Welsh Goddard was in charge
of reservations.
A candle was lit during the memorial tribute which was given by Pat Thornton for the forty-nine deceased class members including the nine we have lost in the past five years. Those listed were all classmates of ours, though
not all graduated with the class of 1954.
Deceased 1954 classmates
Members of the reunion committee were: Marlene Aungst Shumaker, decorations, Barbara Boyd Harris, name tags, Phyllis Rader Richard and Allison Welsh Goddard, program book & reservations, Roger Harris and Dr. John Slosser, M/C, Carol Hall, door prizes, memorial table & memorabilia table. Carol Creeger took the class picture.
Master of Ceremonies, Roger Harris and Dr. John Slosser, welcomed everyone, shared several humorous stories & thanked everyone who worked on the planning of the reunion.
Special thanks to David Cline for the CD of the demolition of the old Fostoria High School.
Door prizes were awarded: Marilyn Foster Willis received a print of Don Droll's "Fostoria High School". Pat Thornton won the "Fostoria Glass" Book by Mr. Mel Murray. Barbara Phillips Stover received the bouquet of red roses "the class flower". Dorothy Tucker received the "Fostoria Glass" rose bowl. Phyllis Rader Richard won a print of the Fostoria High School.
The class decided to meet on a yearly basis, the third Saturday in July at the Fostoria Country Club.


50th Reunion

55th Reuion picture
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60th class reunion

The Fostoria High School class of 1954 met at Fostoria Country Club July 19 to celebrate its 60th class reunion. Fifty-three attended the dinner, 41 of whom were members of the class. Day one was Friday 18th. 7-10pm for a fellowship at the country club. Day two was pictures and dinner and much socializing at the country club. Day three was a farewell breakfast buffet at the country club from 8:30-10:30. Kudos go to the planners of the reunion, Phyllis Richard, Allison Goddard and Barbara Harris and any others that have been overlooked. A candle was lit and we had a reading of our deceased classmates by Allison. Fun was had by all and the yearly mini was set for the third weekend of July 2015.

Row 1, from left, Roger David, Phyllis (Rader) Richard, Wesley True, Robert Hunker, Marilyn (Doe) Molineaux.

Row 2: Carol (Luman) Hall, Beverly (Hade) Dalton, Barbara (Boyd) Harris, Darlene Fruth, Mary Lee (Hollaway) Berry, Marilyn (Foster) Willis, Barbara (Phipps) Souder, Allison (Welsh) Goddard, Nancy (Wendt) Malone, Shirley (Koon) Henley.

Row 3: Erwin Woodruff, Norma (Miller) Beamer, Betty (Wentz) Haley, Peggy (Merrell) Thornton, Pat (Rhode) Sauber, Marlene (Schell) Wainscott, Bud Dyer, Carl Nye, Lela (Burch) Crawford, Charles Beamer, Albert Thornton, Lowell Souder.

Row 4: John Slosser, Don Senn, Roger Harris, Ron Harden, Jerry Berry, Larry Hollenbaugh, Gary Hollenbaugh, Jerry Leeson, Jim Ward, Bill Dye, Dean Thompson, Jesse Tucker, Dean Hartman.

MINI 2018


We had a great get together at Flippin" Jimmys on July 21 for a lunch time of 11:30 until after 3 before everyone took leave. Quite amazing watching our over 80 yrs old classmates coming in the door. Bless them all, we had canes, walking sticks, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, ect, ect coming to have fun for the afternoon and fun we did have. You have the feeling of youth when your hanging with these folks, one reason is you have known most for over 75 yrs. We had 28 members of the class plus guests for a total 39 people that came in for the lunch. Out at Bud's Place we had a small group that showed up on Friday night and stay until after dark, had to go home or where ever we were staying in some pretty nasty weather also. But still all worth it to see and talk with the guys.

Chuck Beamer, Lela Burch Crawford, John Slosser, Marlyn Beck Gensler, Bev Hade Dalton, Marlene Schell Wainscott, Bill Ramsey & wife Gloria, Jack & Barb Boyd Harris, Roger Harris standing, Phyliis Rader Richard, Ron Harden, Nancy Wendt Malone, Betty Wentz Haley, Paula & Jerry Lesson, Mary Harris, Roger's wife, Sis Nick, friend of Harris's, standing Alli Welsh Goddard, Marilyn Doe Molineaux.

Bottom, Mary Lee Holloway Berry, Gerry Berry standing, Alli Welsh Goddard, booth Jimmy Ward talking with Caroline Hill Slane.

Bill Slane, Caroline Hill Slane's husband, Jesse Tucker, Bud Dyer, Darlene Fruth, Larry Hollenbaugh, Gary Hollenbaugh, Pat Rhoad Sauber.

Norma Miller Beamer, Don Doc Senn, Linda wife of Dean Hartman.

Class of 54 Reunion (2019)

Friday evening July 19th

Friday night Bud's place was again a hit although he had to move it from the 2nd. floor "no elevator" to the 1st. floor as some can't make that climb up anymore. At least with out a degree of difficulty. Plenty of refreshments "adult style" and foods to graze on. Bud was again the perfect host.. thanks Bud.

Saturday July 20th

Starting time on Sat. was 11am but the crowd began arriving early, why not??

The final count I had was 36 classmates and their guests and spouses and two special guests Ron Griffin and Marilyn Miller Hauser class of 53 for 41 total. Not bad for a bunch of mature ladies and gentlemen. We had time to do tons of table hopping to say hey to most everyone before the food was served. The caterer was Dell's and the roast beef knock our socks off. All the food was great and kudos to all the people involved in bringing it to us.

We had some door prizes to pass out using tickets that everyone was given when coming in the door. Some prizes were adult beverages and others gift cards. I tried to use Marilyn Doe's Molineaux daughter Jana to fix the first number draw. Didn't work total failure. LOL Jana called my name not my number, oh well story of my gaming ability. Jana was another good sport, thanks Jana.

Patty Rhoad Sauber brought the class in some "koozies' with our class of 54 printed on each of them. usable or a souvenir, nice gift Patty thank you.

We had four cards signed by everybody there to send to classmates we knew to be under the weather. FYI they are Bobbie Jean Geiger Bowers, Jimmy Ward, Betty Wentz Haley and the widow of Bob Radcliff, Linda. She herself is fighting cancer, thought this with a prayer circle could help her some.

Our good job to all the committee people that help put this together and we will see you next year God willing and the creek don't rise. luv!!!

To add or change information
Bobbie Jean Geiger-BowersRoger Harris
Page by William Cline "Class of 43"
Snail Mail Addresses   
Barbara (Boyd) Harris--34 Salem Road--Lexington, Ohio 44904  
Roger Harris26751 Kathy Roseville MI 48066 
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Deceased 1954
Beverly Allison Lutz
Jim Arwood
Ruthann Ridge Armbruster
Chris Eddie Balsat
John Bond
Olive (Brandt) Barlekamp
Richard Beach
Wanetta Hirsch Bisel
Edgar "Ed" Bradner
Alice J. Weber Budd
Edward "Ed" Burk
Wanda Devore Carter
Wilma Sheridan Cessna
David Cole
Floyd (Toby) Cole
William (Bill) DeShetler
Joyce Wolfelt Doe
William Bill Dye
Janet Hicks Echelberry
William Emmert
Ervin Woodruff
Charles D. Ferguson
Betsy Hillier Fillhart
David Fillhart
Donna Crawford Fittro
Marvlene (Reynolds) Fittro
Georgia (Polhman) Fleming
James Fleming
Viola DeVore Gerlach
Robert (Bob) Goddard
Charlotte Lorah Goshe
Don Gregory
Max E. Groves
Sandra McGee Good
Carol Luman Hall
Claire Hanley
Ronald Harden
Sally Jo Painter Harden

Shirley Koons Hensley

Sandra Swartz Holman

David J. Hottenstein
John Jack Housley
Margaret (Fittro) Hurley
Ralph Huff
James Johnson
John "Jack" Jackman
Bernice (Crawford) Keckler
William (Bill) Keckler
Sharon Lanning Kimble
Melvin N. Leedy
Willam (Bill) Lind
Dean Little
Joyce Kissling Lockwood
Lila J. Ogle Lowery
Mary England Lung
James Matthews
David McClung
William (Bill) Mompher
Luberta Treadwell Moore
Janette (Hoffman) Nissley
Carlotta Ann "Mikki" McDonel Noble


Shirley (Yoder) Owens
William "Bunny" Pullom
Robert "Bob" Radcliff
Sondra Bauman Raymo
Ransford "Rann" Reinhard
Joan McClellan Restemyer
Donald (Donnie) Richard
Clair (Sonny) Rose


Marilyn Beers Polihronopolos


Frank Scott
LaFaun (Keckler) Scott
Ray Scott
Doris (Underwood) Seavers
Ruth Hottenstein Seem
Gene Shatzer
Marlene Aungst Shumaker
Barbara (Williams) Smith
Dorothy Smith
Howard Smith
Richard Smith
Gary Snyder
Lowell Souder
Carol Statler Spangler
Robert Stateler
Janet Stearns Nye
Ray Stein
Kate (Katie) Trumpler Allen
Dorothy Tucker
Walter Turner
Carol June Vogel
Sharon Lynn Vogel
Sharon Frankenfield Weber
Jan Wetherill
Elizabeth "Betty" Wentz Haley
Barbara Statler Whitta
Jim Woodland
Kay Woodruff Bare
Janet (Marks)Wunderlin
Earl Zender



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