Memorial High School Class of 1959
Home of the Old Abes --- Eau Claire, Wisconsin


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November 1, 2017
Patricia L. (Fletty) MacLaughlin, sister of our late classmate Donald Fletty, died October 6, 2017. Our condolences go to her family and friends. An obituary is available here.

October 10, 2017
Our  classmate Jim Kosmo has written a new book. Here is more information:

"Class of '59 alum Jim Kosmo is launching his new book, Monsters In The Hallway, at Volume One in Eau Claire 7-9 pm Friday, Oct. 27. The story is set in Eau Claire and the protagonist is a member of the Memorial High Class of 1959. What started as a memoir was converted into a murder mystery. Much of the story is true, except for the murders. It all starts one night in 1959 when a Boy Scout is brutally murdered near Dells Pond , a choir girl vanishes from the same church, and a mental patient escapes from the Eau Claire County Hospital. Life gets complicated for our young hero when he learns that the dead Boy Scout is his good friend and the prime suspect, the escaped mental patient, is his father. Kosmo's father spent 27 years in mental hospitals in Madison, Whitehall and Eau Claire providing great insight into the world of the mentally ill. The award winning author interviewed a dozen former employees from the local asylum and coordinated with Eau Claire police in crafting his story."

 Please go here to read an excerpt from Jim's new book. Congratulations, Jim!

September 13, 2017
Ralph Miller, husband of our classmate Karen Garton Miller, died September 9, 2017 in Shawnee, Kansas. Our condolences go to Karen and their family and friends. Please go here to read the obituary.



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