The Class of 1961

Lois Abresch
Gloria Beck
Judy Beckman
Dave Block
John Bobzin
Connie Bohlmann
Gary Borcherding
Keith Brosz
Lois Bruns
Jim Diers
Cliff Doll
Dennis Endorf
Dave Felten
Judy Friesen
Rosalyn Frohm
Paul Grauer
Cecelia Gruenwald
Judy Hollar
Ron Krueger
Diane Kuhlberg
Sharon Lase
Rita Marquardt
Ken Meier
Dave Meyer
Larry Noack
Sandi Rhode
Tom Sass
Ed Schade
Ben Schumacher
Dan Seim
Rhea Sprecher
Kathy Theiss
Leroy Tietjen
Donna Watson

Sharon Church
Rifle, Colorado


Sharon Lase

Morrill, Nebraska

Back in 1967 . . .

Sharon attended CTC for two years before getting married and moving to Denver. Since that time she has been a busy housewife and mother to two children.

Future plans call for husband Dave to complete his college education. They have been accepted at CTC and may enroll in the near future.

Sharon closes by suggesting a reunion of the class in the near future. Any other opinions on the subject?

Now in 2010. . .

Rifle, Colorado


Wow, that seems almost impossible – except when one thinks of all that has happened in their life during that time!

dave & sharonAfter marrying Dave Church and moving to Denver, his company, Public Service Co. of CO moved us west across Colorado – Denver, Leadville, Dillon, and now Rifle, CO. We have enjoyed each place although totally different. Our children, Devin and Dawn started out in Lutheran schools and then moved to public school in Leadville, a 2-mile high mining community. What a change, but an experience.

We have been in Rifle for 23 years now, so call it home. After many years of devin churchvolunteering in school, hospital, and community activities, I served as the manager of the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce and Information Center – a job I truly loved each day. Things are changing, so I retired in 2003 and Dave retired in 2005 from Holy Cross Energy. We have been enjoying our winters in Yuma AZ in our motorhome and plan to extend our stay away from snow shoveling even longer.

Our son, Devin and his wife celebrated their 25th anniversary last June and are proud parents of Tracy, 24 and Shay, 22 (the other Sharon Church). Our daughter dawn churchDawn lives in Byers CO and is a contract administrator now working for a German company in Denver. She is engaged to Russ Krank who has two boys.

I have many wonderful memories of my time at Concordia, Seward and am looking forward to reliving some of them with classmates in 2011. Initiation, getting the mail in the old gym, eating in the dining hall and at Dale’s, the movies at the Rivoli downtown, and the great old dorms we lived in – what memories!