Fayette class of 1954 meets for reunion 2009.09.23

Written by David Green.

The Gorham Fayette High School Class of 1954 met to celebrate its 55th class reunion Sept. 12, at Smith’s Family Restaurant in Wauseon. Following the meal, guests shared pictures and reminisced.

Those in attendance were Carol and Eldon Crawfis of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Jim and Maxine Crawford of Tedrow; Ann and Dale Schang, Gene and Sue Schaffner and Melvin and Eloise Wyse, all of Fayette; John Ford of Bryan; and Bill and Nancy Winzeler of Adrian.

Classmates who did not attend but sent notes were Paul and Karis Shull, Carolyn and Bob Figgins, Shirley Dragun, Barbara and Harry Tadda, Harvey and Jeane Johnson, Cloyce Leatherman, Faye Leuthold, Phyllis and Donald Simons and Jerry and Phyllis Zeigler.

Members of the class who are now deceased are Ramon Schaffner, Royal Flint, Lawrence Calvin, Gerald Ford, Kenny Potter, Leland Fahringer, Joyce Lavender, Alvin Carrothers, Gloria Wannemacher and Weldon Glaser.

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