|Marion, IL MHS Class of 1957
51 Deceased Classmates
Sharon Lee Adams
|Falculty and Administration|
1906 - 1964
| William H. Bundy was the principal of the
Marion High School during the four years, 1953 to 1957, the Class of
1957 attended. Bundy's career started during World War II when he was
only 36 years old. It was part of our high school lore that Bundy was a
member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and collected
strategic information on the Nazi (German) army for the US and it's
Bundy was 47 years old when we first attended MHS in 1953. He was 51 years old when we graduated in 1957. He died on February 27, 1964,. at the age of 57, still a very young adult by today's longivity. Bundy was born on September 30, 1906.
We will always remember Bill Bundy as a stern but fair principal, always willing to help a student who was needing help. Bundy didn't like smoking on campus or in the bathrooms, but at that time everyone smoked (or we thought everyone did) and that smoking was not going to hurt our health. We all know differently today. Bundy tried to save us from the smoking killer that we know it is today.
| Carl B. Sorgen was a professional
photographer hired by the school to take all of the high school class
pictures. Carl owned Sorgen's Studio & Camera Shop at 207
N. Market Street in Marion. Carl's studio was seriously damaged by
water in the 1970's from a fire that started two-doors south at the
Kimmel Auto Supply. The fire then spread to Crouse Jewelry Store
(located next to Sorgen's Studio) at 205 N Market.
After the fire, Sorgen discontinued his studio services and downsized his camera shop to a location in the basement of 201 N. Market. Carl later sold his business to another local photographer and retired. Carl (b. Aug. 5, 1904; d. Mar. 17, 1989) was survived by his wife, Hester "Dink" Sorgen (b. Oct. 8, 1907; d. Mar. 5, 1993), and a daughter Carol A. Sorgen.
1904 - 1989