New Smyrna Beach High School
Class of 1956
Voted “Most Intellectual” with Christina Bogdon
In rural Racine County, Bob attended the Beebe School located in what is now Elmwood Park, WI. This class photo would have put him in second grade.
Confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church in 1915, Rose Krsek (future wife of Frank Placek, Jr.) received this gift.
This photo came from the Faulkner street house. The date is unknown but certainly in the 1940s.
The invitation scanned here was for Bob’s 8th grade graduation from the Trautwein School (Racine, WI) in 1952. Originally built in 1912, the Trautwein School was enlarged with an addition in 1954. Students at the time petitioned to keep the school’s original tower, which housed the old Trautwein bell. The school, known at the time as one of the four Western Complex Schools (along with Bartlett, Hood Creek and Franksville), closed in 1981. Biob is in the bottom row, second to right.
A photo from the Internet of the Trautwein School.
Harold Anton Placek married Olive Mary LaCanne on Saturday, June 15, 1935.
Best Man and Matron of Honor (on the left) were Jim Stibor (also a cousin of Harold) and Dorothea Frook (a sister of Olive). Groomsman and Bridesmad (on the right) were Carl Krause and Julia Placek (Harold’s sister).
As a student at NSB High, Bob Placek was selected to go on a Navy trip where they cruised from Jacksonville to Norfolk. Perhaps he was interested in the Navy, but my guess is he took the trip just for the plane rides at the beginning and end!
From the Daytona Beach News-Journal
From the October 14, 1954 edition of “The Pelican”:
After moving the family to New Smyrna Beach from Racine, Grandpa Placek started a local business selling and servicing televisions. Article includes information on the family.