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Welcome to the Galesburg Senior High School Class of 1959 web site!



Class reunion info is on the left.


We are changing the ‘Missing Classmates’ page. Previously, it listed classmates who were ‘missing’ from our web site, even though we may have complete information for them. Some classmates, even some who are active in our class meetings, choose not to be a part of our site. Now, the list is of those for whom we do not know how to contact. Also, it had been decided in the past, to list those who had moved away before graduation, and were not in our final graduation ceremonies. A new list on the left, ’GHS 1959 Graduates’, list the names taken from our graduation ceremony programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not post a death notice or obituary, until it has been verified. Please send info to me, by private message, or use the ‘Contact us’ item at the bottom of the page.

Thank you,

Dale Grupe, web master

Checks for our scholarship need to be made out to: Galesburg Public Schools Foundation, NOT Class of 59 Memorial Scholarship, as previously indicated. Class of 59 Memorial Scholarship can be indicated in the memo line, if desired.

The Photo Gallery now contains a 55 Year Reunion catagory. You may upload any photos you have taken at the reunion to this catagory.

Scholarship info has been added to the menu on the left.

Classmates can now upload photos to the Photo Gallery.  Try it out, but use common sense!


•   Jennefer Wetherford (Eldert)  2/14
•   Donald Swanson  1/31
•   Sharon Morss (Weems)  1/28
•   Richard Hogan  1/28
•   Ruth Ann Burke (Steele)  1/28
•   Patty Stevens (Doran)  1/16
•   Duane Lawson  1/14
•   Helen J Gillette (Short)  1/13
•   Charles Biederbeck  11/30
•   Adale Lauver Finch (Tessman)  11/29
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
7 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
9 live in California
8 live in Colorado
10 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
135 live in Illinois
5 live in Indiana
10 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
4 live in Maryland
6 live in Michigan
4 live in Minnesota
8 live in Missouri
2 live in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
3 live in New York
5 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
3 live in Tennessee
9 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
1 lives in Vermont
6 live in Virginia
4 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
66 location unknown
161 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!