Without our roots
We cannot grow,
By honoring our past
We define our future.
On May 26th, Monday, Memorial Day, the Grandchildren of George Whyte and Gertrude Conger Whyte are hosting a gathering to honor “the three most spoiled kids in Goldfield during the 1920’s”.
Ruth Whyte Richardson (GHS ’24, died 2002 at age 96), Margaret Whyte (GHS ’26, died 2003 at age 94) and, Conger Whyte (GHS ’34, died 1994 at age 78.)
This will be an event to celebrate these three active, strong and independent siblings as a family.
At 9:15am there will be an informal graveside service for Margaret with relatives at the Goldfield Cemetery.
At 10:00am the Goldfield community service takes place at the Cemetery followed by the usual reception at Memorial Hall.
At 11:00am the Whyte relatives gather for a lawn picnic under the large “Whyte” tent at the Pearl and Conger Home.
At 2:00pm friends are invited to an open house of live music, story-telling based on large format photos from family albums, gentle roasting and funny memories plus snacks and refreshments.
Word has been received of the death of William Pletcher, of Scottsdale, Arizona, of the class of 1941. Memorial services were held at Scottsdale Baptist Church, at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 19th. Resthaven Park Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Please also remember in your thoughts and prayers the family of Donna Hasbrouck who passed away this week. Services will be held at 11:00 Thursday, April 10th, at the Goldfield United Presbyterian Church. Alumni among her survivors include her husband Albert (Doc) Hasbrouck of the class of 1956, son Darren of the class of 1982, and Daughters, Dawn of the class of 1984 and Danielle of the class of 1989.
DAWN HASBROUCK BRUESS
DANIELLE HASBROUCK MOREHOUSE
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers the family of Philip Nelson of the class of 1961 who passed away on Sunday, April 6th. Services will be held at the Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor, IA on Thursday April 10th at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the East Ullensvang Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 pm on Wednesday April 9th at the Foust funeral home in Eagle Grove. Cards may be sent to his wife and family: Bonnie Nelson, 2271 Washington Ave, Thor, IA 50591, his mother: Mabel Nelson, 3208 220th St, Goldfield, IA 50542, and his brother, of the class of 1965, Lynn Nelson, RR2 Box 157, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
Short update today. We still have a limited supply of each of the three colors of the afghans available for purchase fo $40.00. The price on the Christmas ornaments has been reduced to $5.00 each. Contact Sonna Axon Johnson at (515)825-3407 or print out the order form by clicking on one of the links below.
E.J. Blumeyer, a former Goldfield Superintendent of Schools, died recently in Minn. after a lengthy illness. The funeral was today in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota at 11:00 a.m. at the 1st Lutheran Church.
Cards can be sent to his wife at:
MRS. E.J. BLUMEYER
Remember to check back at the GHS website once in a while and keep your addresses up to date.
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