Class of ’57 meets in Texas

Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

The Miller High School class of 1957 held its 56th-year class reunion October 3-6, 2013, at the Sheraton in Fort Worth, Texas. Members of other classes were invited to join them.

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The event was hosted by John and Janey Meek, Glenn and Shirley Bertsch Cornwell, and Pat and Kenna Seaton Gribbin.

Thursday evening, the group dined outdoors on the patio of the legendary Joe T. Garacia’s Mexican Restaurant.

The Friday tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library had to be canceled because of the government shutdown, but a tour of AT&T Stadium (Cowboy Stadium), including the Cowboy locker rooms was a great last-minute substitute.

Friday evening, the group gathered at the hotel for social hour and then enjoyed an evening of music and dancing at The Rodeo Exchange Club, a popular honky-tonk in the historic Stockyards.

Saturday was spent sight-seeing, visiting museums, shopping or relaxing at the hotel watching golf or football. The Saturday evening dinner was held at the Reata Restaurant in Sundance Square. Each evening ended with a gathering at the hotel for visiting and reminiscing.

It was voted to hold the 58th-year class reunion back in South Dakota.


MHS GRADUATES ATTENDING WERE, center front, Jane DeRouchey, ’57, Vermillion, SD. Front row, l to r, Vernon Schilling, ’56, Aberdeen, SD; Dona (Bertsch) Chaney, ’57, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Alice (Campbell) Enger, ’58, Glen Ivy, Calif.; Kenna (Seaton) Gribbin, ’57, Lake Worth, Texas; Shirley (Bertsch) Cornwell, ’57, Fort Worth, Texas; DeMaris (Sorensen) Hochhalter, ’57, Mesa, Ariz; Wayne Hochhalter, ’55, Mesa, Ariz. Second row, Frank Trotman, ’57, Edelstein, Ill.; Florence (Campbell) Gilloth, ’60, Eagan, Minn.; Doyle Arbogast, ’57, Glenwood, Iowa; Bill Enger, ’57, Glen Ivy, Calif.; Donna (Berreth) Sisk, ’58, Monument, Colo.; Janet (Enger) Sisk, Westminster, Colo. Third row, Mike Sisk, ’57, Monument, Colo.; Francis “Frank” Sisk, ’57, Westminster, Colo.; John Meek, ’57, Arlington, Texas; and Sandra (Harden) Nelson, ’57, Pierre, SD. Also present but not pictured was James DeRouchey, ’64, Frisco, Texas.