Harrigan – Christ the King Class of 1945
Since the school opened in 1937, our graduating class of 1945 was the
first to complete all eight years at CK.
Along with others of my era, I felt a calling to the priesthood and
entered St. Jude Seminary and continued on to the Claretian Major Seminary in
Southern California. The Seminary enjoyed an affiliation with Loyola University
of Los Angeles and after four years I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. I
questioned my desire for the celibate life and after spending a year teaching
at a high school; I joined my family’s manufacturing business. As time went on, my two brothers and I
purchased two restaurants on 104th & Western. My brothers are since deceased and I
continue to make the Original Pancake House and KFC my life’s work. In 1962 I married Barbara Kluth, a
one-time Art Instructor at CK. We
reared three daughters, Elizabeth ’80, Julie ’83 and Amy ’89. Julie’s two daughters, Megan and Sarah
Mayer graduated from CK in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Elizabeth is a physician
practicing in Fort Wayne, IN.
Julie is my Director of Restaurant Operations, and Amy is employed by