Arnold Krahn, one of four children of Henry and Tina (Warkentin) Krahn, was born June 25, 1933, at Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Arnold’s father passed away when he was a young boy and his mother remarried John Vogt, who helped raise Arnold, and Arnold also gained a step-brother. Arnold began his early education in Mountain Lake, and then at Windom, Minnesota, graduating from Windom High School with the class of 1953.
Charles (Chuck) Joseph Hall Jr. was born in Humboldt, Nebraska to Verna (Parriott) and Charles J. Hall, Sr. on Oct. 29, 1945. Chuck grew up and lived in Pawnee City, Nebraska, and attended Pawnee City High School. He received his undergraduate degree at Doane University and later completed his Ph.D. in History.
Bonnie Arlene Drewel was born to Edward and Ruth (Elliott) Rider on May 19, 1936, in Auburn, Nebraska. She attended school at Nemaha Public School through her sophomore year with the next two years at Honey Creek High School, from which she graduated in 1954.
Wanda Lou (Rickman) Gardner, daughter of Harley and Hazel (Dixon) Rickman, was born May 3, 1934, in Dunnegan, Missouri. She graduated from high school in Nemaha, Nebraska.
Patti Sam (Cook) Meyer, one of three children of Sam B. and Hassell (Branch) Cook, was born December 31, 1951, in Tyler, Texas. She grew up in Tyler where she attended school and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.