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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Peggy Jones (Wilkes)  7/24
•   Michele Gibson (Rowland)  7/27
•   Barbara McClure (Priesmeyer)  7/31
•   Kathy Wiesner (Dodge)  8/3
•   Cathy Wigginton (Kunz)  8/3
•   Joe Nunez  8/13
•   Sherry Griffin (Benton)  8/15
•   Mike Faas  8/22

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Jack Swanson  7/6
•   Bob Little (Little)  3/13
•   Ruby Dornak (Hoffman)  2/21
•   Wayne Rod  1/29
•   Calvin Pfeil  1/8
•   Charles Mader  1/2
•   Chris Wendel  12/17
•   Dennis Shimek  5/11
•   Kenny Frels  1/31
•   Karen Bownds (Miller)  10/2
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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El Campo High School - Class of '69
Class Of 1969

Welcome to the El Campo High Class Of 1969 web site. I hope this site gives everyone a chance to connect with someone with whom they have lost contact.

** NEW ** We are also on Facebook.  Once registered on www.elcampo69.com you can connect to Facebook by selecting "Class Connection" under Member Functions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

50th Class reunion scheduled for August 17, 2019.   Reunion details are:

  • Place:  Mollnars Tropical Resort, 1953 County Road 361, Louise, TX 77455
  • Time:  starts at 3 PM until ??
  • Meal: Sliced beef, sausage, potato salad, green beans. BYOB and any soft drinks, water or beverage of you choice If you are able - bring out desserts, chips, dips or any type of hors d'oeuvre that is your specialty
  • COST: $20 per person
  • Confirm and pay at the reunion link on left side of homepage
     

Andrew Rod, Father of classmate Glen Rod, passed away June 7, 2019.  The link to his obituary is below as well as the printed obituary.  Condolences to Glen and his family.  Correspondence may be sent to Glen at PO Box 627, Pierce, TX.   77467-0627.  Mr. Rod was also the Uncle of classmates Wayne & Gary Rod.

 

Andrew George Rod

Obituary for Andrew George Rod

Andrew George Rod, 91, passed away July 7, 2019. He was born February 23, 1928, to Joseph John and Anna Rod. The third of six children, he was raised on his family farm in Pierce, Texas. Andrew attended Pierce School and graduated from El Campo High School. He attended the University of Texas and during World War II served his country in the United States Army. 
On October 2, 1950, Andrew married Ruby Jean Priesmeyer. They were blessed with nine children. In his early years, he was an employee of Schlumberger Oil Field Services and then owned and operated the Pierce Grocery and Meat Market. With Andrew’s love to farm, he soon established Rod Farms producing rice, milo, corn, cotton, soybeans and a sod grass farm. In the 1970’s, Andrew started breeding and raising registered Beefmaster cattle. He and Ruby Jean also raised miniature donkeys. He farmed and ranched with his sons for over 50 years before his retirement. 
Andrew was a member of St. Philip’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, El Campo Cotton Squares, and a local dinner club. He also traveled throughout the United States with friends participating in KC golf tournaments, cattle auctions, and going to square dance events. He was known for his generosity and was in the habit of giving freely. 
Andrew was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, his parents, his brothers, Delphine and wife Mary Jane Rod, Gilbert and wife Gladys Rod, J.C. and wife Lydia Rod, his brothers-in-law Clarence Priesmeyer and Frank Konvicka, and his son-in-law Curtis Dickey. 
He is survived by his brother Elmer Rod and wife Marie of El Campo, sister JoAnn Zaruba and husband Franklin of Sealy, sister-in-law Bettie Konvicka of El Campo, brother-in-law Arthur Priesmeyer and wife Gracie, his children and their spouses, Glen and Kathy Rod, Wanda and Anthony Dorotik, Janel and Mark English, all of El Campo, Audrey and Bill Hansen of Palacios, Stanley and Dobie Rod of El Campo, Barbara and Grant Dickey of Huntsville, Jeanne and Jack Bueltel of Rockport, Lois Dickey of Royse City, and Vanessa Rod of El Campo. 
Andrew is also survived by 30 grandchildren, Shannon Jedlicka, Andrea Worthing, Melissa Lukefahr, Emily Kubicek, Craig Dorotik, Jeanine Stehling, Curtis Dorotik, Chad Dorotik, Percy English, Casey Shelley, Haley Mica, Stephanie Hansen, Kristina Hansen, Will Hansen, Cullen Pickett, Andrew Ben Rod, Lauren Rod, Madeline Rod, Ella Rod, Bay Dickey, Wyatt Dickey, Dean Dickey, John David Bueltel, Gale Bueltel, Hannah Bueltel, Kristen Dickey, Kody Burns, Brooke Cornett, Courtney Dickey, Trace Dickey and 32 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will begin on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church. A Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 12 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Rother officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers will be his 12 grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are J.J. Hill, Elmer Rod, and Franklin Zaruba. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Andrew’s honor may be directed to the Victoria Gabriel Project, Altus Hospice Care, St. Philip’s Catholic Church, St. Philip’s Catholic School, or the charity of your choice. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

 

A luncheon was held January 23, 2019 at El Campo Seafood & Grill. Click on "Class Photos" on left hand panel.   You can then view photos of the luncheon or other event photos posted.

Class President Philip Miller announced that the 2017/2018 recipient of the Class of '69 scholarship was Lauren Sanchez-Ortiz.  This was a $500 scholarship.   Thanks to everyone who donated funds to provide this scholarship.  Donations are always welcome.  

Hello All - The photos from the reunion held September 23, 2017 are now available to view.  Go to "Class Photos" in the left hand panel.  When you click n that link a new page will open with different galleries to view.  Click the gallery you wish to view.  Click on the first photo and a slide show will open with the photo changing every 12 seconds.  If anyone has additional photos to share send them to me at cfw3662@live.com and I can add them to the gallery.  Be sure and send them "full size".  Thanks.

Chris Wendel