Lost ring found after 52 years

Patrea (Bond) Brane is happy to have her class

ring back. It was found in four feet of water in

Lake Okoboji with a metal detector by Shane

Dodds of Arnolds Park. 

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Every year at least one story about a ring comes around. Here’s one shared by Patrea (Bond) Brane of Council Bluffs, a 1961 graduate of Storm Lake High School. Her class ring disappeared in Lake Okoboji 52 years ago and was returned to her last April.

“God does answer prayers, sometimes it just takes awhile,” she says.

Fifty-two years ago she and her family lived in Milford. Here’s what happened:

“We had a relative of my husband watch our children if we needed a babysitter. She stole some money from us AND my class ring.

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