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09/04/14 08:14 PM #14    


Douglas Jones

Thanks Sandra, my calender is marked!!!!   I have a couple minor edits to the record. It was in 1990 that we auctioned off the SHS Sweatshirts, cheerleader uniforms etc.  I remember because I was helping Bill Cook clean out a closet and he gave me all that stuff for the reunion.

In 1985 out at Stub's we had the SHS trivia contest and were divided up by grade schools. Questions were about SHS and prizes were gift certificates to long closed businesses that were opeating in the 60"s  Think White Music, a free LP album of your choice and Spencer Pack, a side of beef.

09/05/14 11:23 AM #15    

Tim Clifford

I am not sure we need class book for this reunion because we now have this up to date web page.

09/05/14 12:25 PM #16    

Marcia Howe (Arnold)

Personally I still like the yearbook idea. It is nice to have a hard copy handy in addition to the website.


09/06/14 10:29 AM #17    

Tim Clifford


09/09/14 04:13 PM #18    


Douglas Jones

Some of you will remember Miss Devine, our former 6th grade teacher.


Louise Delia Devine
November 9, 1919 - September 5, 2014

Memorials can be directed to the Spencer Public Library or the Spencer Hospital

Louise Delia Devine, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Peffer) Devine, was born November 9, 1919 near Bode, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in that area, where she attended and graduated from Algona High School. After high school, she received her BA degree from Iowa Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, IA.

After receiving her education, Louise returned to the Bode area, where she taught country school at Eagle Township. She moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1945 and taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade until her retirement in 1982 after 57 years of teaching. Louise was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

She passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 94. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; two sister: Irene Schreiber and Ardeen Lows; two brothers: Clarence and Robert Devine.

Left to cherish her memory are her niece: Darleen (Lynn) Feddersen of Spencer, IA; her brothers: Raymond (Doris) Devine of Mobile, AL, William Devine of Moville, IA, Duane (Virginia) Devine of New Hampton, IA, David (Nancy) Devine of Lodi, CA; two sister-in-laws: Elfrieda Devine of Garvin, IA and Julie Devine of Algona, IA; other relatives and friends.

09/11/14 10:26 AM #19    


Douglas Jones

As we become more comfortable with our new website I  wanted to make sure that everyone is taking advantage of all it has to offer.  On the Home Page for example there are some interesting features on the right hand side. As you scroll down you will find that there is a "This Day  in History" that will give you a glimpse back at what was happening in the 60's and there is also a Rewind section that reviews what was popular or news worthy on this day in 64-65.  That alone is worth the time to check in to the site daily.   Check it out, it's fun!!!!  

09/14/14 08:53 PM #20    

Sue Solomon (Kent (Ex-Officio))

I love this site!  The best part was hearing the band on the Home Page, many memories came to mind!  When I can I'll post a picture of me & my Mom who just turned...yes, 107!!  Amazing, right?  I've truly been blessed!  I hope this is the correct place to post this info.  If not, please tell me where it should go.

09/17/14 11:22 AM #21    

Leo Milleman

I just got on: Sept 17:   Thanks for updating this:   Hope I can find this sight again and remember by password.  Leo Milleman.       Fair date reunion is good time: Are there Iowa State...Iowa Football games that weekend?  

10/21/14 02:16 PM #22    


Douglas Jones

Okoboji Classic Cars   

These aren't just murals. This is an actual recreation of Downtown Grand Avenue in Spencer on one side and Arnolds Park and the Roof Garden on the other.  It is a must see and will bring back a rush of memories and your will be blown away by the realism.m.


10/21/14 02:52 PM #23    


Linda Wilbur (Grifhorst)

Doug, Norman, Leslie and anyone else I may have missed,

Thanks for creating the Class of 1965 Web site and your efforts to make our reunion desirable & so easy to attend.  Made my reservation at The Inn today!


10/21/14 03:35 PM #24    

Michael Raftery

I will second both Sandra's  and Doug's suggestion the when up at the Lake you must see Toby Shine's Classic Car attraction. Its totally amazing and brings back a lot of ole memories.

11/08/14 04:30 PM #25    


David Lovitt

Calling all hands:

In order to make this reunion a success we need updated addresses, phone numbers, spouse names and email addresses for a lot of our classmates.  If you have any, please post.  If you would rather keep private, email to  I promise to keep all info confidential.

David L. 


11/09/14 07:29 AM #26    

Marcia Howe (Arnold)

What a neat venue! I can't wait to see it. I know my husband will love it! I too am working on addresses for the reunion. My email is if you want to communicate with me. Hope to hear from you!

11/11/14 09:35 AM #27    

Linda Lancaster (Morrison)

Thank you everyone already heavily involved in this reunion.  Great job. Looking forward to the planned events.


11/11/14 07:17 PM #28    


David Lovitt

I sent an email blast Sunday asking for updated information.  Even if you think we have your current info, please respond with current address, email, phone number and spouse name.  It will remain confidential.


David Lovitt

11/14/14 05:14 PM #29    


David Lovitt

I have figured out how to post your graduation picture on this site.  See my profile for an example.  I figure if I can post my dorky picture, you can post your's too.  If you want me to post your's, send me a private message (once again from my profile page) and I'll get to it.  It may take a little while as Thanksgiving will be a little busy for me; but I will "git er done"! 

12/12/14 05:36 PM #30    


Douglas Jones

Word comes to us today of the untimely passing of our friend and classmate Robert Cloud.  According to a posting on his sister Becky's class website, Bob passed away as a result of complications from a severe allergic reaction to a medication.  We will post more details as we learn them.

12/12/14 09:23 PM #31    


Douglas Jones

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Bob Cloud, a faithful and long-time member of our community, died this morning. He was the leader of our Stephen Ministry and a regular at Bible study and adult forum, but he was also a regular volunteer at Love INC and the Veterans' Administration. He was a man of great compassion, patience, prayer, and devotion. He enriched our community in ways great and small and he taught me [Pastor Ben] a lot about what it means to live as a Christian. He will be very deeply missed. 

The family has asked that we refrain from calling or visiting for the time being. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are finalized. Thank you all for your prayers for them. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

12/25/14 07:23 AM #32    

Marcia Howe (Arnold)

Wow! You have had quite a year. It all sounds wonderful.

Last night we had our Christmas Eve celebration with our children and grandchildren at our home. It was so much fun! Today Nick and I are "chilling" and may take in a movie. It will be nice to have a quiet day together.

Best wishes to all and a very Merry Christmas!



12/26/14 01:55 PM #33    

Michael Raftery

Marcia, You too have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope to see you in September.

12/30/14 08:16 PM #34    


Gregory Andersen

12/30/14 08:19 PM #35    


Gregory Andersen

this video Memorial Day was written and is sang by one of my best friends.  He is a Vietnam Vet that I went to corps school with and we shared an apartment prior to our time in Vietnam.  I put some borrowed pictures and pictures of my own to this very haunting song.  I listen to it every Memorial Day and shed a few tears. 

12/31/14 07:16 AM #36    


Charlene Smith (Radcliffe)

Thank you, thank you, Greg, for this short but very moving video! We must NEVER forget our men who gave so much and so many who gave everything for our precious freedom. We have to keep this alive for the generations to come, because I  believe that history-where we have been- is the best lesson to know where we are headed in the future. Your friend has a beautiful voice, and I too was weeping by the end of the video-very touching. You and Maria have a blessed New Year.

12/31/14 11:18 AM #37    


Gregory Andersen

Thanks Charlene and Sandra.  David, the singer and and the friend that wrote this song, was a very talented individual.  Prior to going to Vietnam, he and I spent a lot of time in coffee shops with him playing the guitar and singing.  He was top of our corps school class and had the highest score ever.  I totally expected him to pursue the medical field after his stint in the military.  Alas Vietnam was not kind to David.  He was wounded in action, but the greater problem was servere PTSD. I think David was just too sensitive to deal with the horrors of war. He is currently 100% disabled, but still has managed to do his music for the past 40+ years.I read something the other day that 1/3 of the Vietnam Vets that served in combat, have already passed on. 


12/31/14 06:01 PM #38    

Stan Smith


Greg, I served in VN from June 68 to Oct 70 with an assault helicopter unit for two years, two months and two days and maybe two hours, two minutes and to seconds as well. I would like to communicate with you and other VN veteran classmates to share our experiences there but I am not sure this forum is one to do so. My email address is Thank you for your service, Greg!


8 to Oct 70. 

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