Welcome to the L.L.W. Class of 1959 Home page. The links above take you to information about the next reunion, facts about the class, and whatever. Please check things out.

Attention! We have reserved the Elk and Hound (Country Club) for a 60th reunion dinner. Please check back as this page will be updated as more details become available. Anyone interested in working on the reunion committee or helping out with the reunion in any way should contact Gary Harrington or Larry Hopkins. Our Email links are on the Class Directory page.

Recent Obituaries:

Anna Tapio Slade passed away on April 12th, 2019 in Ironwood MI. Here is a link to her obituary in the Daily Globe.

June Mattson Nordblom passed away on February 23rd, 2019 in Minneapolis MN. Here is a link to her obituary in the Daily Globe.

Phyllis Cardini  Bunthoff passed away on Jan. 5th 2019 in Cummings, Ga. This was reported by her cousin, Jean Petrusha who received the info from her children.

Roger S. Johnson passed away on November 15, 2018. Here is a link to his obituary in the Daily Globe

Thanks to Gerry Switzer for keeping me informed.

Red Devils no more! The Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield-Marinesco School Boards have all agreed to consolidate football into the Gogebic Miners. THe team's colors will be green and white and the team will be a member of the WestPAC Conference. The consolidation follows several years of declining participation in football at both the varsity and J.V. levels. Home games will be rotated between the three high school football fields.

Class News

A note from Gary Harrington:

Just want to pass on that we made a donation on behalf of the Class of '59 to the Gogebic Ontonagon Intermediate School Dist., which is now housed at Sleight School. I wrote a check for $250 for the development of new curriculum for young at risk students.  Thanks, Jo, (Benakis) for getting me in touch with Theresa Anderson.  She and I agreed the check was not to go to the general fund.   Recognition will go in the district newsletter. I subbed for Theresa in special ed when she was at LLW.

We still have close to $300 in the checking account.  That's about where we stood between the 50th and 55th reunions.

The Viet Nam Era LLW Site

It is sadly discontinued, at least for now. The list-master, Ed. Estola, is working on his commercial pages and can't devote the time to maintain it. We hope that it will resurface soon. There is, however, a very informative site about the history and genealogy of the Gogebic Range. Check out mattsonworks.com


Several of us have created pages on Facebook (www.facebook.com) It's not just for the kids.