Class of 1952

Elaine Abel
June Bachman
Willis Bachman
Ray Brodt
Barbara Cunningham
Richard Dehority
Marvin Elbert
Richard Etter
Jack Gaetz
Betty Grebner
Lillian Grebner
Patricia Grieser
June Ioerger
Marvin Ioerger
Doyne Jones
Gene Kennedy
Arthur Kiesewetter
Eward Kiesewetter
Merle Kiesewetter
Barbara Koch
Jean Koch
Donna Marchand
Harvey Martin
Jack Martin
Samuel Minger
Richard Mishler
Barbara Morgan
Bernard Nauman
Leroy Noel
Ada Nofsinger
Dennis Parr
Ferene Parr
Barbara Ruder
Hilda Schaidle
Ardith Schertz
Virginia Schlundt
James Seckler
Nancy Smith
Norma Smith
Patricia Sommer
Richard Thomas
Donna Rose Wagner
Alice Wernsman
Robert Wernsman
Wanda Williams
James Wiltz
William Zimmerman

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Name:  Marvin A. Elbert
Email:  namarv@ameritech.net
Address:  1116 Logan Ave., Elgin, IL  60120-2420
Phone:  847-742-8871
Comments:  After graduation in 1952 I attended Illinois State Normal for a semester before joining the Army in 1953.  I served in Germany until 1955 and then went back to Illinois State Normal, graduating in 1958.  I secured a job teaching U.S. History and other Social Studies courses at Elgin High School and was also an assistant football coach for 13 years.  I obtained my graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in U.S. History.  I did further graduate work at Indiana University, Northern Illinois University, DePauw University, and Loyola University.  I was married in 1961 and my wife, Donna, and I had three sons.  She was a Middle School Social Studies teacher.  I spent my entire teaching career in Elgin District U-46.  We both retired in 1994.  We continue to live in Elgin but like to travel and camp.  We also have two grandchildren.  Donna also does volunteer work at Sherman Hospital in Elgin and I like to refurnish furniture and build simple furniture projects.  I’ve always felt proud of my Metamora background.

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Name:  Dale (Jack) Gaetz
Email:  jackg@mtco.com
Address:  114 High St., Germantown Hills, IL  61548
Phone:  309-383-4844
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Comments:  Married 53 years; 3 children; 13 grand, 4 great grand.  Doyne Jones is my wife.  Worked at CILCO for 44 years.  I am a deacon in the Catholic church.  We go to St. Mary of Lourdes.  Played football at Metamora in the early days.  Still enjoy going to the games.

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Name:  Doyne (Jones) Gaetz
Email:  jackg@mtco.com
Address:  114 High Street, Germantown Hills, IL  61548
Phone:  309-383-4844
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Comments:  Married to Jack Gaetz for 53 years, have 3 children, work in the church and spent time with our 13 grandchildren and 4 great.  Lived in the same house for 51 years in Germantown Hills, IL.  Have grandchildren going to MTHS so stay in touch with the school.

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Name:  Jack Martin  1952-martin-jack
Comments:  Hi – this is Jack’s daughter, Janet Martin (Parker), 1977 grad of MTHS.  Dad passed away in April of 2000 of mesothelioma.  Funny thing is he was never in the hospital one day of his entire life!  He wasn’t even born in one!  He married my mom, Margaret, in 1958.  He was a step-dad to my two brothers, Curt and Roger Rowden and they had a son together who died when he was a baby.  Dad was a wonderful father, husband and man!  He worked at the Peoria Post Office starting as a carrier and ending his career there as a maintenance supervisor.  After retiring he delivered flowers for Prospect Florist.  He said that was more fun than delivering bills!  I miss Dad very much.  He was a very loving, caring father and I was so very lucky to have him for 41 years!!!!

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Name:  Ardith (Shertz) Wilson
Email:  arwils@aol.com
Address:  5412 Morgan Avenue South, Minneapolis,  MN  55419-1521
Phone:  612-926-5696

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Pictures and alumni names taken from “The Cardinalis“, MTHS 1952 yearbook.