CHS class of `63, others, relive Culver days at reunion

A number of Culver High School alums made their way back to Culver June 29, where they met in the Culver Comm. High School cafeteria.

Special focus went to members of the class of 1963, who celebrated their 50th anniversary. According to Carol (Overmyer) Smith of the class of `63, there were 29 class members present for the daytime events with 20 attending the alumni events in the evening.

The class started its day at the depot on Lake Shore Drive, after which -- for those who wanted to take a cruise around Lake Maxikuckee -- two pontoons were available. After a light lunch, Charlene (Lucas) Otterman presented a game of trivia for 1963 dividing the class into three groups to bring back old memories, with medals given for first, second and third place.

Tom Curtis, class of '62, hosted the evening’s festivities at the high school, which included a catered meal and slideshows and video of Culver past. “We grew up in a time of innocence with a small town atmosphere and family values,” says Smith.

“It was a time when family values existed and were important. CHS helped to provide us with an excellent education and a foundation for the rest of our lives. Our class seemed like extended family and we were fortunate to have attended CHS. Our time at CHS was special and over too soon. The closeness we have as a class after 50 years is exceptionally unique.”

Pictured here are members of the class of 1963. Front row, from left to right: Charlene (Lucas) Otterman, Carolee (Easterday) Hansen, Janice (Neidlinger) Hurford, BJ Lawrance, Marjorie (McGaffey) Humes, Jane (Baker) Church, Linda (Behmer) Bartlett, Barbara (Rosebaum) Miller. Middle row: Carol (Overmyer) Smith, Cheryl (Dillon) Boswell, Carmen (Gretter) Dickson, Penny (Downes) Crowley, Mike Geiger, Linda (Carl) White. Back row: Stephen Downes, Dennis Shock, Thad Overmyer, Larry Miller, Mike Cihak, Mike Wallen, Pat (Kline) Mann and Tom Easterday.

Also given special honors were members of the earliest classes present at the reunion.