Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sentimental Sunday: 1944 Trinity Lutheran Church Confirmation Class
Pictured above is the confirmation class of Trinity Lutheran Church from Spring of 1944, in Venice, Ohio. Seated in front: Elmer Wahl, Wayne Orshoski, Joyce Galloway, Betty Martin, Rev. John Braun, Joyce Gardner, Nancy Klafter, Donald Orshoski, and Rolland Orshoski. In the back row: Norm Oeder, Richard Quinn, Marilyn Martin, Albert Oeder, Paul R. Orshoski, Stan Perry and Curtis Miller.
A church member told me that the several young people from Bay Bridge were part of a mission outreach from Trinity. My dad, Paul Orshoski, Sr., is in the back row, third from the right. At the time of his confirmation, Dad, his brothers Donald and Wayne, and cousin Rolland Orshoski all resided in the small village of Bay Bridge, Ohio. Their fathers and great grandfather worked at the Medusa Cement Company.