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•   Jean Cordle (Rayl)  2/16
•   Jim Erpelding  12/7
•   James Trindle  7/15
•   Bill Rizer  1/9
•   Archie Holoubeck  12/23
•   Kenneth Richter (Richter)  11/25
•   Kay Jensen (Maser)  10/6
•   Carol Cepel (Daly)  10/2
•   Marlene Brown (Hellman)  9/25
•   Sharon Wagner (Stovall)  7/6
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1 lives in Alaska
4 live in Arizona
6 live in California
11 live in Colorado
2 live in Florida
1 lives in Idaho
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
1 lives in Michigan
4 live in Missouri
44 live in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
3 live in Oregon
1 lives in South Dakota
6 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
3 location unknown
59 are deceased


•   Joan Marshall (Hartman)  4/15
•   James Trindle  4/28
•   Gloria Salleng (Wenzinger)  5/5


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Wayne Olson passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 .   His funeral is Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4500 Linden Drive in Kearney.    If you want to sit together with the class, be there at 10 a.m.

Obituary for Wayne E. Olson

Wayne E. Olson, 78
Kearney resident

Wayne E. Olson, 78 of Kearney passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Kearney First United Methodist Church with Rev. Alan Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Wayne Eugene Olson was born May 2, 1941 in Minden, Nebraska to Oren and Leona (Stierly) Olson. He attended Kearney High School, graduating with the class of 1958. Wayne briefly attended Kearney State College. In 1959 Wayne moved to Denver, Colorado. He worked various jobs including unloading railcars of bagged pinto beans by hand and paid by the carload. He later worked for the Martin Marietta Company on the eastern Colorado Missile Silo projects. In the winter of 1961-62 he had the opportunity to return to Kearney to take over the Conoco Service Station at the Corner of 25th and 1st as an independent owner operator for Continental Oil Company. In 1968 Wayne had the opportunity with Continental Oil to take over the Jobber ship delivering the bulk fuel and oil products to local municipalities, service stations, Industrial and manufacturers. In 1974 he was given the chance to purchase the jobber ship and own and operate as the owner and operator. This was the beginning of Olson Oil Company Inc. that Wayne operated for more than 30 years.

Wayne was very involved in the Kearney community. He was a longtime member of the Kearney B.P.O.E., Kearney Eagles Club and the State Firefighter Museum Board. Wayne served with the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department from 1963 to 1978, retiring as Captain. During his service Wayne fought the fire at the First United Methodist Church located at 22nd and Ave A. After the fire he was on the committee that purchased the site from the church for the new Fire Station 1. In 1998 he became active on the Reserve Company for the Fire Department and continued that service until his death. He also served as Civil Service Commissioner for 40 years. Serving both the Fire Department and the Kearney Police Department. In addition, he also served on the board of the American Red Cross, Platte Valley State Bank Circle C Board Member, State Brand Chairman for Conoco, National Board Conoco Advisory Council for Jobbers and the Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International. Wayne was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award. In his free time, Wayne enjoyed fishing, and restoring KVFD Fire equipment and collectables.

In 2008 Wayne noticed a tremendous amount of food being thrown away from grocery stores that were nearing expiration dates. After speaking with many local food suppliers and with cooperation of the First United Methodist Church, the food pantry idea became reality. With help from the Management of East Lawn Mobile home estates, they were able to eventually purchase and renovate a mobile home into the Pantry. Food is brought in several days a week, and the pantry is open to all those in need. Providing food for as many as 200 families a week.

In his spare time Wayne loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed going to the river to hunt for Morel mushrooms and willow that he would turn in to walking sticks and crosses for his loved ones. He enjoyed going to his grandkids sporting events and church with them each week. He never complained about being a taxi when needed. Wayne loved his family and friends with his whole heart.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Christine Olson of Kearney, Gregory (Shannon) Olson of Ragan, NE, Troy Olson of Provo, UT, Tiffani (David) Olson of Kearney and Shane (Becky) Olson of Des Moines, IA. Grandchildren, Jarod, Bridger, Chamonix, Ethan (Sara) JJ (Colby), Sarah (Tony), Hope (Reece), Grace, Macy, Dawson, Camdyn. Great grandchildren, Jarod, Ariana (Aaron), Talyn, Taytem, Hudson, Kara, Logan and Ella Mae; and 3 great great grandchildren. Brother, Don Olson of Dubois, WY; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kearney First UMC Food Pantry or the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be shared online at Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.





We are so dang old we have out lived 2 high schools and are working on a third !

 Got a bucket list for your life?  Get busy and do it!  It's too late for a growing number of our classmates! Life is short !  Have fun while it lasts! 

I'm OK with old age until I look in the mirror !!! Then it's Holy Cow , what happened !

Saturday Night group.  

front row:Dan Rochford, Linda Hohnholt Bramer, Linda Thurston Hellman, Sharon Wisch Mason, Laura Altmaier Deist, Gwen Fuqua Traxler, Betty Sheldon Heiliger, Carrie Vath Beisheim, Steve O'Brien

Middle Row:  Jacquie Peister Harsin, Theresa Fox, Marlene Brown Hellman, Marilyn Schaeffer

Back Row:  Marlin Anderson, Jim Trindle, John Payne, Vern Riege, Dave Marshall, Dick Marshall, Jim Erpelding, Ken Richter, Bill Hibberd, John Kauffelt, Wayne Olson, Vern Hasty, Keith Danburg


Friday Night Reunion

Dave Marshall, Ken Richter, Keith Danburg, Jim Trindle, Marilyn Schaeffer, Jim Erpelding, John Payne, Laura Altmaier Deist, Dick Williams, Bill Hibberd, John Kauffelt, Dan Rochford, Vern Hasty, Marlin Anderson

Sharon Stovall Wagner, Linda Thurston Hellman, Betty Sheldon Heiliger, Jacquie Peister Harsin, Gwen Fuqua Traxler, Theresa Fox, Marlene Brown Hellman, Sharon Wisch Mason, Linda Hohnholt Bramer, Carrie Vath Beisheim

Vern Riege, Steve O'Brien, Archie Holoubeck

We have seven classmates that we did not reach through mailings.    If you have an address for any of these persons, please contact Steve O'Brien at

Amelia Anderson

Craig Bach

Ann Shankland Bonar

Jean Cordle Rayle

Mary Rookstool

Edith Hyatt Wright

Carol Peterson Miller

Welcome to the Kearney High School 1958 Website! 

Some interesting information about our class webpage.

Almost 40% of our class have become members of the website and placed something about themselves on the site.  As of today   the site has been hit  73,640 times since 11/02/2008.

Look familiar? Undated photo of a unique historic building that should have been preserved instead of demolished!


Any class member remember this gentlemen.from back in the day?


    Kearney High School  2011 The way it is now


The Cats are coming construction site sign. .


This is a picture of the new Kearney High School.  Looking west- Street on right side of picture is west 11th street.  The road on the west side is south 30th Avenue.  Please thank Dan Spellman for the photo..Archie's son-in-law.

Do any of you have announcements, such as surgeries, brag events, trips,pictures etc or gossip (preferably true) that we could add to this site.  Or just a "Hi I'm still alive" will do. .We have a lot of classmates and others looking each week and need some new news. 

Thanks- Archie and Lynn

This website allows Classmates to submit Announcements (all Classmate-submitted Announcements are added in an inactive state and must be activated by an Administrator)

If you are looking for something to do go to "In Memory" and leave some kind words for some of our classmates who have none !


55 Years Ago — 1958

The price of gasoline dropped 3 more cents in Kearney’s on-again, off-again 4-month-old gas war. Dec. 18, regular grade gasoline was selling at 23.9 cents per gallon at most major outlet service stations. The price at some independent stations was 21.9 cents.

Although the new Kearney High School will not be ready for use until sometime in 1960, it already has had one temporary occupant. Construction workers recently discovered that a mink had taken up quarters in the utility tunnel, which will connect the five units of the school. The mink was soon captured, and one of the workers took the animal home.

This Week in History is compiled from Hub files by News Clerk Tammy Eaton. 




Dave Marshall the quiet one .

Grandkid looking .


Karen Vogt says these guys are full of it!


Roger Garrelts

The odd couple ! Keith Danburg and  Linda Hohnholt Bramer

Now there is a pair ! Sharon Wisch Mason and Wayne Olson

Name the gal in blue! Brenda Gibbons Oliver

Four 58'ers catching up!


A cruise nite sight that is very rare anywhere!  All in the same "stuck in 58  " family 

Is that a silly grin or what ? Keith Danburg  

Oh I pray this breakfast will end soon! Linda Hohnholt  Bramer

John Kauffelt ,The class playboy ! Fast cars ,motorcycles etc. Marge get a grip on this hooligan !




Sweet looking gal ! Deanna Marshall

These two together are trouble!

Betty Heiliger hitting the bottle ! (milk)

 Smallcomb says thats the way the way it was!


Viagra and depends for Olsons birthday! 

Yours truly

Sharon Mason ,what a glamorous smile !

Gwen deep in thought!

Hasty man!

Joan winking at Archie, Wayne, Jim and Keith.

Jim Erpelding and better half !


The dapper undertaker has arrived !

Sharon and her love potion no. 9 ! Works every time !


And the 58 class breakfasts keep rolling along ; gray hair ,wrinkles and all ! Live long and well 58ers !

   Kearney High School  2011 The way it is now


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