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Eleanor Noska (Socorso)
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Deceased Sepember 30, 2014
Richard Toft
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Deceased November 3, 2014
Larry Small
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August 05, 1943 RETIRED Married 3
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Karen Gryczkowski (Huwald)
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Deceased June 21, 2002
Judith Seiler (Sheridan)
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Judy passed away May 13,  2012.  She will be greatly missed.
Diane Spandel (Lind)
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Deceased April 26, 2003
Barbara Tohey (Nesheim)
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Deceased January 17, 2013
Michael Peter
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Deceased May 28, 1999
Delwin Peterson
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Deceased May 7, 2008
Darrel Peterson
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Deceased 2010
Michael Rostamo
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Deceased October 11, 2002
William Ruzicka
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Deceased July 7, 2003
Michael Schwab
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Deceased April 23, 2007
Meredith Wise (Hampton)
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Meredieth passed away in April of 2012.  She will be missed.
Karen Johnson
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Deceased  December 2002
Joseph Lachner
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Deceased September 30, 2002
Donald D Larson
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Deceased December 15, 2005
Stephen LeGro
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Deceased November 3, 1990
Laura McTague
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Joseph Mitchell
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Deceased November 28, 2003
Theodora Patterson
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Deceased June 6, 2011
Theodore Patterson
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Deceased March 29, 2006
Anthony Peter Guzzo
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Deceased November 2, 2002
Martha Johnson (Jacobsen)
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February 12, 1943 retired Married 1
Deceased January 2014
Yikes am I that old!! How about life begins at 50! I haven't changed a bit, just a couple of new wrinkles and a hint of gray hair.  Taught school for 15 years, met my husband in the Army Reserve 5501 medical unit, and spent the last 15 years in real estate apartment and commercial office management. Retired three years ago and look forward to enjoying it. Feel like I have to recreate myself so I spend my time wisely. I'm into gardening and donating stuff to Friendship Village and Savers.  My husband is working in Eden Prairie on clearing title problems on foreclosures in 10 counties in Florida, so the bank can resell them. Pray for our economy and our President!!! Hope for the best and  prrepare for the worst.
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Darlene Day (Pelkey)
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Deceased September 11, 2005
Mary Golden (La Palme)
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Deceased October 18, 1996
Thomas Booker
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Deceased January 7, 1993
Larry Braasch
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Deceased November 22, 2001
Douglas Stay
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Retired facebook Married 5
I graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Economics.  Married with 4 sons and 1 daughter. 

After college I joined Sealright Packaging as a sales rep in Minneapolis.  Sealright, now Huhtamaki Packaging,  specialized in round paper ice cream packaging for companies like Kemps, Edys, Ben & Jerry, Haagen-Dazs, etc.  Traveled the country extensively and served in management positions in Chicago, Kansas City and  our final stop in the Syracuse, NY area.  Retired as VP/General Mgr. after a 32 yr. career.  Was a Harley-Davidson dealer in Burlington, VT for awhile after retiring.

I was fortunate to spend quality time and be involved with my sons and daughter through coaching youth hockey and other sports over the years.  I continue to enjoy most sports and like to exercise regularly, travel some, read, landscape, and spend time with my family. 

Look forward to seeing old friends once again at the 50th reunion.
 
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Phyllis Smiley (Brown)
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March 14, 1943 Retired Elementary Principal nhs61.myevent.com Widowed 2
I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in elementary education.� I married my husband Jay in 1965 in Los Angeles.� We have two children and five grandchildren.� We moved back east where I got my Masters degree in elementary education and three degrees in Educational Administration at SUNY, New Paltz.� I worked as a teacher in Los Angeles and New York and was an Assistant Principal and an Elementary Principal in NY.� I have been retired since 2003 and always have something to keep me busy.� I love to exercise, read, travel, spend time with our grandchildren, work on genealogy for our family trees, knit, crochet, sew, quilt and garden. I do bookkeeping for other people and� I volunteer in the Foundation office and gift shop at our local hospital - we are building the first new hospital in New York in 22 years and I am proud to be a part of all of the fundraising efforts. � I am the webmaster for this web site.
My husband passed away in 2013.
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Sandra Huberty
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Deceased June 2014
William Karsten
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Ronald V. Valez
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Carol Sparks
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Deceased September 2012
John Proulx
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December 14, 1942 Retired From NSP co. Single

After North I graduated from General College, Uof M. Then went to Brown Insitute of Broadcasting and Electronics. Graduated in 1965 in Electronics. Then got drafted, however, as luck would have it, I passed a USAF examine in electronics, and trained in Aircraft Radio Repairman school at Kessler AFB, Beloxi, MS. Then I was sent to student leader school, and became a Red Rope,"your worst night mare" and marched people  around, Bay Rope, and BMT instructor. Then spent six years in the USAF Res. working on C119 and C130 aircraft.

Joined NSP co. as a battery systems expert, and maintained/ tested large battery systems in substations and power plants, and nuclear plants. Retired in 1999 after 33 years as a superviser/ specialist. Hobbies include target shooting, astronomy,lake cabin, and collecting old cars. Presently, a 1949 DeSoto convertible, vary rare today.

Judy Compton (Grega)
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February 02, 1943 Retired Widowed 3
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Romaine Swierczek (Bechir)
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January 02, 1944 Vice President, Sales Training Single 2
I attended the Minnesota School of Business and U of M.  I  have two children.  At the age of 40 I started a career in sales consulting and sale training.  I'm still working and love my chosen career. My free time is spent on the Executive Committe of Senate District 44 and volunteering for political candidates.  I volunteer at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Hopkins.
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michelle poland (stark)
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June 28, 1943 elderly care Single Again 2
I now live in the glorious state of Colorado but both my boys still live in Mpls. I fly out yearly to see them. Send michelle a MessageSend michelle a Message
David Lindgren
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December 07, 1943 Retired teacher Married 2
I graduated from the "U" with a BS and later a Masters in secondary education.  During college I joined the Navy Reserve, so when I graduated I went off to active duty, luckily mostly in San Diego.   Also luckily, my college sweetheart agreed to marry me and come to be with me while I was serving my sentence.  We liked California very much but came back to Minnesota because I was offered a  position at Orono Middle school teaching 7th and 8th grade world area studies which I enjoyed for 32 years. We've now been married for 42 years and have two children and 5 grand children.  My son is an insurance broker and my daughter is an elementary teacher.  Both live in the Twin Cities area.

Both my wife and I retired 9 years ago and moved to our lake property about 20 miles south of Ely on the edge of the boundary waters.  We love it here but sometimes call it the work farm because we've been building our house and taming our property most of the time since retiring.
     We've traveled quite a bit around the US and Canada, also two trips to Central America and three trips to Europe.   We also enjoy fishing and cross county skiing.
     One of the most embarrasing moments in my life was when I spontaneously laughed when I saw a Polar classmate  for the first in many years  at a football game in Osseo.  I laughed because I had been talking with a friend about memories of her not more than two minutes before, but I was too embarrased to explain this to her at the time.  I appologize now and want her to know I'm not the complete jerk she probably thinks I am and hope to see her at the reunion.
    P.S.  If anyone has a viable copy of the 59, 60 or 61 copy or the NHS choir record I'd sure like to get a tape or CD or whatever of them.  Mine were trashed long ago.

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Ralph Wittcoff
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Karen Szymanski (Bauer)
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August 15, 1943 Professor of Music Married 2
50 years in a nutshell:
•Went to Northwestern University for Bachelor's and Master's degree in vocal performance
*Married for 25 years
•Did a lot of performing, mainly in the Chicago area along with some part-time voice teaching at various schools, colleges, etc.
•Had two children, a boy and a girl - great!
•Took on a full-time teaching job at North Park University in Chicago, where I've been now for 33 years in all
•After being Director of he School of Music, Opera Director, Head of the Voice Department and sundry other things, I created a graduate program in vocal performance which has been my passion of the last 8 years - wonderful emerging professional singers to work with - great rewards
•Divorced - not in my original life plan - still on good terms with him though - part of my "extended family" :)
•Remarried (later!) - Harold, whom I had known in my undergraduate days before we had gone our dfferent paths
•Finished up a late life doctorate in 1996
•Have loved teaching voice and have  presented voice master classes in the US, Korea, and most recently in London, England
•Look forward to a sabbatical this coming year to write a book on vocal pedagogy - somewhat of a culmination for me
•At age 60 gave up all singing/performing for many reasons not to mention clearing a little space
•Enjoy too many things,  including golf now (even though I'm terrible and have decided I'm going to enjoy it anyway!)
•After seeing Midnight in Paris this summer, I read three Hemingway books, but the last book I read is David Brooks' "Social Animal" which is very challenging and thought provoking - perplexing but I loved it--better than Hemingway!
•After sabbatical?  Don't know.
•See you all soon!

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stuart gross
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August 17, 1943 physician Married 5
I married Pam Mattaway class of "62.  G-d has blessed us with 5 children, 19 grandchildren and another one one the way.
I am an Ob-gyn, in solo practice and still delivering babies, about 150 last year.
We have lived in N. Miami Bch, Fl for over 40 years, except for a 2 year stint in Tampa during the Viet Nam war,  I was lucky to be delivering babies in the airforce.
Regret not keeping in touch with more than a few classmates over the years, but we moved away and life takes people on different paths.
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betty stolt (kieley)
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December 07, 1943 Married 3

 It's hard to believe it's been 50 years. Inside I feel like I'm 16, but I bet a lot of you feel that way too.  Where did the time go?  I think we grew up in the best of times when life was more innocent.  I married my high school sweetheart, Roger Kieley, a North Side boy who graduated from Benilde in 1960 and has kept me laughing for the past 48 years.  I have been blessed with a great life and family.  Our three sons and their families give us much enjoyment.  Life is good and I consider myself to be on bonus years.  Snow has lost its appeal so it is off to Palm Desert for winter months where we lounge around the pool and when we work up the energy, go golfing.  I just finished publishing a cook book of my favorite "allstar recipes" for family and friends.  I've been thinking about it for quite a while as I have always loved cooking and baking.  Traveling, volunteering and socializing with our friends keeps me busy. Roger and I look forward to more years enjoying everything we've been fortunate to have and love.  It's been fun reading all your bios and seeing the paths people have taken.  Wishing you all good health and many blessings.

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James Meyer
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retired Married 3
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John Kinnunen
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Howard Korsh
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December 01, 1943 Sales Manager Married 2
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RICHARD KRAHN
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October 14, 1943 Engineer chamferplate.com Married 2
Graduated U of MN in Metallurgical Engineering.  ROTC there led me to Ordnance training in Maryland and missile systems maintenance at Huntsville, AL.Married Janice on Dec. 22, 1966.  She finished teaching in Burnsville in January so she could accompany me in Feb. to my duty in Germany.  First assignment was at the Nuclear depot in Fischbach on the French border that Jean Dixon predicted would blow up on a certain date.  It didn't.  I was transfered to a Major's slot at Darmstadt, Germany and  promoted to Captain. We were on a bus tour in the middle of Norway when the Russians invaded Prague.  Most of our fellow passengers were Germans who lived close to Prague.  It was a tense trip back.  Rare at that time to spend all three years in Germany without getting sent to Viet Nam.  Got out of service over there and traveled a bit.
    After returning to Mn, I worked as Maintenance and then Foundry Superintendent at a steel foundry.  Thirty five years ago I started a proprietary welding business making hard surface wear plate for heavy industry.
    We have two children.  Our daughter is married and lives near Lake Harriet.  Our son is a mechanical Engineer who works for Bosch in FT Lauderdale.  We have lived in Mound on Lake Minnetonka for the last 39 years.  I am active in my church and was chair of building committees for remodeling the church and grade school, and also for planning and building the Fine Arts Center and Media Center for Mayer Lutheran High School.
    We enjoy going to Twins and Timberwolves games, gardening, antiquing, raising tropical fish and traveling when I can can spare time from work.   

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Bruce Metchnek
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November 24, 1942 counselor/social worker Married 5
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Marshall Schwartz
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January 07, 1943 Retired Married 2
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George Jarvis
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Presently I am mainly doing printmaking and painting, growing vegetables and rice in northern Japan. 
I graduated from the U of M with a degree in Zoology. I switched  from med school to physiology, then worked in biochemistry until allergies instigated a change to art. Atfer an extended stay in Mexico I returned to the U of Washington where I recieved a BFA in printmaking. I went on to the suburbs of Detroit to get an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. I did illustration for a few years in Chicago before coming to Japan in 1978. After a year in Nagoya
I went to Akita where I have been ever since. I attended the University of Akita
where I picked up teaching certification for Japanese schools. I taught until retirement at Akita Seirei Gakuen and also taught courses in figure drawing and analog illustration at Akita Municipal College of Arts and Crafts.  My wife was a substitute teacher in a school where I was teaching.  I have three children and three grandchildren.

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Merrill Goldberg
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June 14, 1943 Retired Math Professor Married 5
I'm looking forward to attending my FIRST reunion. Can it really be 50 years?  The website is wonderful!  I am so grateful for all the effort that has gone into making this all happen.  Last March I saw the website for the first time and was so saddened to see the list of deceased classmates.  I feel fortunate to have attended North High School (as did my sister and both parents).  In addition to a fine education, and many wonderful activities, I was exposed to a remarkably diverse population of teens.  I feel blessed to have grown up when and where I did.  Life seems so much more complicated now.

After High School, I attended the University of Minnesota.  Thanks to excellent advising, I graduated in 1964 with majors in Mathematics and Psychology.  I then attended the University of California, San Diego for five years, living a half block from the ocean in La Jolla for five glorious years.  UCSD was just developing then and went from 500 to 8000 students during my years there - doubling in size every year.  I completed my PhD in 1969.  My last year in graduate school I participated in Project SEED (Special Elementary Education for the Disadvantaged).  Each day, I lead four classes of fifth graders in a "discovery" of Abstract Mathematics.  The goal was to give these inner city students (many of whom were flunking arithmetic) an opportunity to achieve success at a "high status" subject.  Toward the end of the year, the Parent Advisory Board had to decide if they should fund the project another year.  We were competing against providing a free lunch to everyone in the school!  I invited my students back for an evening demonstration to show the Board how they "discovered" Mathematical theory.  Some of the curious University UCSD Math Professors attended as well.  During that half hour session, the students were so marvelous, discovering the concept of a 0 exponent and eventually talking over the heads of the Parent Board with the University Professors.  A TV news camera was there as well.  The project got funded and I was hooked on teaching Abstract Mathematics!  In retrospect, I realize that as the major formative experience in my career.

After completing my PhD in 1969, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder for four years.  I got to teach graduate level pure math (which I had thought was my goal)  and also volunteered some in an elementary school and did some consulting with Education Development Center of Boston.

In 1973, I moved to Kansas City to join the faculty at Rockhurst University, a small Jesuit school that valued quality teaching.  As part of a small department, offering Computer Science courses, I got involved in writing a computer programming text book.  I think it turned out to be the number five seller in a field of over 200 books - but alas the top two books had over 98% of the market.  Nevertheless, it was an interesting and challenging experience.

In the last several years at Rockhurst I taught the "college level" math course that was taken by all the students who disliked math and had tried to avoid it.  My goal was to get a few "converts" each year - it reminded me of that year with the SEED project which I had enjoyed so much.

Rosa and I have five wonderful children and seven grandchildren - three born in the past four months.  The oldest son lives in Israel with a one week old baby I have yet to see.   The others are in NY, NJ, PA and OH.  Since retiring in 2007, I go to a senior center (where I'm the youngest) for exercise and socializing.  I volunteer at an elementary school math club and visit some calculus classes for Rockhurst.  I refuse to get involved in anything that prevents my frequent travels to visit the kids and my sister for weeks at a time.

I've enjoyed reading through all the bios on the website and apologize for boring you with mine.  I feel blessed in so many ways - including my roots in North Minneapolis.
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Lois Ozwoeld (Dobrin)
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March 11, 1944 Medical Technologist (retired) Married 2
 Since I (not very gently) persuaded my husband to write his bio for his 50th reunion last year, I am now finally doing mine.  Here are brief highlights since graduation:
June 1965:  BS in Medical Technology from U of MN.  Worked as a Student Technologist Supervisor (worked and taught students on a one-to-one basis) in the Diagnostic Microbiology Lab at the U of MN Hospitals.
August, 1965:  Married my wonderful husband, Dale Dobrin, NHS Class of 1960.  He was a medical student at the time and went on to do a Pediatric residency after his graduation in 1968.
March, 1969 and May, 1971:  Two terrific sons born!!  I worked as a teaching assistant for medical students' and Med Tech students' Lab Medicine courses between their births.  As our sons grew up, I did LOTS of volunteer work in their schools and in their various activities.  Attended innumerable baseball, football, soccer, hockey games, ski meets, debates, etc.
December, 1972 - September, 1974: Lived in Tacoma, WA while Dale served in the army at Madigan Army Medical Center.  Enjoyed the "regular" hours and touring all around the beautiful surrounding areas.  We moved back to Mpls. and Dale started his Pediatric practice.  He is still working, and says he will continue to practice "until he gets it right!"
1989 - 1997: I worked as a Research Data Coordinator on an HIV database research project at Hennepin County Medical Center.  Learned to use a computer at that time, which was invaluable.
January, 2008: Dale had hip replacement surgery.  Doing fine now; he bikes and swims instead of running.
May, 2009:  I had right rotator cuff and biceps tendon surgery.  Back to normal now - playing tennis, etc.
Things I enjoy doing now (in no particular order):  Walking around Lake Harriet, Zumba, Cardio Dance aerobics, reading, traveling, tennis, skiing (not so much anymore), gardening, mah jongg, crosswords, cryptoquips, plays at the Guthrie, etc., concerts, sporting events - Gophers and pros, spending time with family and friends. 
We feel very blessed.  No grandchildren yet, but we never say never.
I always said I would go back to school for advanced degrees "when my kids are in school."  Still might some day (never say never).
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 50th!!  (If I don't see you, it is because I don't have my glasses on!) 


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roger pearson
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ruth ziff (adler)
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October 23, 1943 social worker (retired) Married 5
After high school graduation I spent a year in Israel. When I returned to America I went to NYC, where I finished a BA at NYU and met my future husband, Steve, who was finishing an LLB at Columbia. In 1968 we moved to Israel and we have been here ever since. We have been blessed with 5 boys and 14 grandchild (plus one on the way.) I finished a degree in Social Work at the Hebrew University and worked in a daycare center for disabled elderly until my recent retirement.  Life in Israel is  not so simple, especially with 5 boys who have been in the army, but it is very meaningful to us. We pray for peace in the area. Send ruth a MessageSend ruth a Message
Barbara Barbara Niederloh (Schachtschneider)
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January 16, 1943 Retired 3
I recently moved to my cottage in northern Minnesota after living in Andover, Mn. for 35 years.  I have been married to Bob for 43+ years and I was employed as a Social Worker for Anoka County for 27 years. In 2001 I was awarded Minnesota's "Outstanding Social Worker in Senior Services" by Governor Ventura.  I attended Augsburg College, the U of M, Metro State U and did some graduate work at the University of Minnesota.  I have three children; a son, age 46, who has lived all over the world, most recently Brazil, and two daughters, ages 45 and 41, who live in the Twin Cities.  I have five grandchildren ages 12 to 21.  I continue to play my flute at various venues as well as volunteering and involving myself in certain political campaigns.  Bob and I live in Punta Gorda, Florida in the winter and enjoy kayaking, fishing and are part of The Spitzfires, a dragon boat racing team.  If you're in SW Florida or Longville, Minnesota, give me a call.
I am looking forward to the reunion and connecting with other "old" friends.  Thanks to all of the team that worked on this reunion. 
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Nyles Charon
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September 13, 1943 Professor Married 1
After North, I attended the University of Minnesota, where I became involved in doing research in microbiology. Participating in research became my life-long passion, and I am truly lucky here; I was able to bear witness (and perhaps participate to a minor extent) in the exciting discoveries that were and still are occurring in understanding life, especially on a cellular and molecular level. After graduating, I studied in California for a few years, and have been teaching and doing research at West Virginia University in the beautiful city of Morgantown since 1974. While at the U of M, I married Regina Raucher from St. Paul (many of you may have known her). We were together for 35 wonderful years, and we had one very terrific daughter who now lives in California. Regina passed away in 2004. She was a well respected legal aid and plaintiff attorney for many years, and then became administrative law judge for the State of West Virginia. Last September I married again to another wonderful woman, Anne Selinger. We live in Morgantown, and I still teach and do research. All in all, I have been truly fortunate in having the gift of connecting with two wonderful women, having a very dear and special daughter, having great family and friends (some friends going back all the way to Willard), having a very exciting and rewarding job. …and, perhaps equally important, still playing softball! But this little sketch doesn’t touch on the dreams, failures, frustrations, and meeting life challenges—as I grew to learn, and I am sure you know, we all have our own, distinctive, complex, and interesting life story.
 
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James Tripp
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Gary Anonen
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July 24, 1943 Retired Married 3
I've been very happily married for 48 years this month to my best friend in the world. We have 3 super kids, 5 grand children and 3 great-grand children. I  worked for the same company (Seagate Technology) for 31 years and retired in December. I was very fortunite in my job to have traveled extensively to the far east. Primarily, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,and Taiwan as well as the U.S.. I'm about traveled out, so no major travel plans after retirement. Just going to enjoy our place up north. Send Gary a MessageSend Gary a Message
Connie Barnett
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May 02, 1943 Retired Opera Coach/Singer Divorced 3

After I finished college at the University of Minnesota I moved to New York and began performing.  I started at the Metropolitan Opera Studio, and the Mini Met.  I received a grant to perform in Rhode Island where I created a program called “A Look into opera” for kids.  I was the administrator for the program and performed in it.  I coordinated the singers and we traveled to schools where we inspired children of all ages about opera.

I also performed 27 operatic roles in opera companies up and down the east coast.  I sang in recitals in Minneapolis as well.  I continued to perform operas and concerts until I joined Columbia Artists Management Inc. and became a manager and inspirational guide for young artists.

I currently serve as a personal coach/consultant and liaison to CAMI.  I have written numerous articles about singers, management, and promoting yourself without management.  I have conducted master classes for singers for many years, including classes at Manhattan School for Singers, Mannes College of Music Intermezzo and the Hartt School of Music.  I have served as a judge for the Washington Wagner Society and have been on the advisory board for the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Competition for singers.

I offer power auditions; radiant audition techniques, the singers body with Bill Connington, coaching, fireside chats about management and placematting – to prepare singers with time management and high level creativity.

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Lee Snapko
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January 02, 1943 Retired Married 2

What a wonderful life that started at good old "North Side High".

Went into the Navy after graduation, had a wonderful time in Cuba during the Cuba Missile Crisis.

Worked for Control Data for 25 years in various management positions (they would not let me do technical work so they made me a manager), still look back as time with a great company and wonderful times. Owned my own consultant company for 20 years after graduating from Control Data in 1988.

Married the love of my life (Karen Muck) in 1966, had 2 sons (Bill, Jim and now 7 grandkids). We have a cabin up north (Outing, Mn). Karen and I spend one winter in Florida and the next winter in Phoenix.
 
Grandkids are the ones that keep us young.

Time has slowed us down a bit, we do "Grandma and Grandpa" things now, as that TV show said "What a wonderful life". Who knew what was ahead of us in 1961.

Lee passed away in February of 2012.  He will be missed.

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Joe Pollack
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February 13, 1943 retired Married 2
I've been married to Pat Slind (class of 61) for 46 years.  We have 2 sons, ages 36 and 45.  We have 4 grandkids, ages 7, 10, 16, and 19.

-I lettered in baseball for 3 years at the University of Minn.
-We won the College World Series in 1964
-I set two records in 1964 that haven't been broken yet - 3 complete wins at the CWS and fewest hits in a Big 10 Season (17)
-I signed with the San Francisco Giants and played for 4 years until I injured my arm -  just like I did my senior year at North High.
-Of all my baseball accomplishments, my biggest thrills in my life have been my wife, Pat and my wonderful family.   I have truly been blessed.
-The strangest things that Pat and I have experienced together have been all the major surgeries we have had. 
--Pat has had both knees replaced
--Joe has had 2 back surgeries, 3 hip surgeries, 2 knee surgeries and blood clots in his lungs.
-Pat was a Travel Agent for 23 years and we were lucky enought to have traveled all over the world.   We were lucky to have traveled early in our lives because now we have trouble getting out  of the car!
-I was just notified that I'm being inducted to the University of Minnesota "Hall of Fame" for baseball.  The ceremony will be on September 22nd and a second presentation will be at the Minnesota football game on the 24th.  Wow, how lucky can a guy get?
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Lee Elmquist
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February 21, 1943 Retired Married 2
I've been  married  to Diane for 41 years and have 2 children and 3 grandkids, 2 boys and 1 girl. I've lived in Plymouth for 34 years  and the cabin in Nisswa for 30 years. I retired from American Greetings in 1999 and have spent the winters in Az.
 I won't be able to attend the reunion, but hope it is a success and everyone has a great time.
Howard Ansel
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October 23, 1943 Radiologist Single
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Ruth Jung (Barnes)
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November 16 Legal Secretary/Virtual Assistant Married
Moved to the Los Angeles area in 1968. Married Jim Barnes (electronic engineer/computer consultant) in 1976--no children. Have lived in Lakewood, CA  (just north of Long Beach) for 27 years. First worked as a legal secretary, then owed a secretarial/virtual assistant business for 23 years. Returned to legal secretarial work for 5 years; am currently unemployed. For 22 years have been involved in the Long Beach Committee of 300, a volunteer group associated with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Will be on the board of directors as corporate secretary this year. My passion is clog dancing. Usually I dance twice a week and attend monthly dances.  Also involved in the Long Beach Legal Professionals Association. My sister & her family and my parents live nearby in the San Fernando Valley.   
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Sharon Tietz (Franko)
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June 17, 1943 Retired Married 2
All who worked on this website have really done a wonderful job.  I'm sure a lot of people won't remember me as I didn't get into a lot of school functions, and spent my senior year on the work program.   I met my husband when I was only 16, was engaged at 17, graduated , turned 18 in June and was married in August.   We have a son and a daughter, and two grandsons, one in college right now, and one is only 11 going on 18.    We have always had our own businesses, and I worked as bookkeeper for our company, except for 5 years managing an off-sale liquor store, oops, thought liquor stores made money.  Our son was born in 1964, and my husband started a machine shop. In 1968 our daughter was born and we invested in apartment buildings.  We bought a farm in Dayton, MN. in 1976, thought farmers made money too, ha ha!  While totally refurbishing the old farm house, we still had the apartments, the liquor store, and the machine shop, and also making time to run kids to softball and tennis .   I wish I had half of that energy now!  The farm was a great learning experience for all of us, and glad we did it.   In 200l, my husband turned over the shop to our son, and I turned over my desk to our daughter, and we started spending portions of the winter in AZ.   In 2005, we bought a house in Green Valley, AZ, south of Tucson, and now spend October to April there.  It's a retirement community with lots of golf courses, which we love, and it's amazing how many Minnesotans we have met here.  There are Rec centers for every development, with swimming pools, which I enjoy, and many other activities.  If one gets bored here, it's their own fault. 
So, therefore, starting out with a single Mom, not a lot of money, no option for college, or the dancing school that I wanted to go to, my life has turned out to be pretty great.  I haven't been to any reunions mainly because most of them have fallen on our Wedding anniversary, and this year we will be  celebrating our 50th.   Again, great job on this website, and I hope everyone has a great reunion.
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Susan Schwartz (Friedman)
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January 07, 1943 volunteer, cat rescue and adoption group president peopleandcats.com Divorced 2
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David Goldstein
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April 07, 1943 retired Married 3
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SUSAN HATCH (LELAND)
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December 15, 1943 RN~Retired Married 2
50 years! Where have they gone? I`ve been blessed with good health, family & friends. My greatest joys~my husband Len, 2 children, 4 grandkids & our lake cabin south of Crosslake. We lived in  West Germany during the Viet Nam conflict. We have done alot of traveling.  I retired in 2004 after working the night shift as charge nurse on an adult psych. unit at Fairview Riverside. My favorite thing in high school?  Working on the yearbook. I did the cartoon adaptions for the "Hall of Fame" Some of the photos were taken at my childhood home. So if I need a nostalgic fix I just go to my yearbook!  I`m looking forward to the reunion. Look for me ~ I`ll be the one with the grey hair!  I wonder if my prom date will be there???  Send SUSAN a MessageSend SUSAN a Message
Richard Koerner
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December 11, 1942 Retired from Allina Health Systems Married 1
I entered the Air Force in February 1961, where I trained as a Jet Engine mechanic. My first duty station was at McConnell AB, Wichita Kansas where I met my lovely wife, Glenda and married in 1962. We had one daughter, Pamela, in 1963. In '65 we went to Spangdahlem AB, Germany. '68 we transfered to Holloman AB, Alamogordo, NM. '70 I went to Ubon RTABF, Ubon, Thailand. '71  we went to Columbus AB, Columbus, MS. '75 to Ellsworth AB, Rapid City, SD. Discharged in '76 and moved to Wichita, KS and '78 we moved to Halstead, KS where I became a programmer/analyst at the Halstead Hospital. In '88 we moved back to Minneapolis to work at Allina Health Systems as a computer programmer/ analyst, until I retired in 2004 and we moved to Sedan, KS, where I fish as much as I can. Our daughter still lives in Brooklyn Center and works at Lupient Chevrolet. Send Richard a MessageSend Richard a Message
Alice Goodwin (Goldsobel)
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Ticket from L.A...$400, 
Hotel reservation ...$69/night,
Seeing old friends from 50 years ago ... priceless! 
Looking forward to an amazing weekend!
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Andrea Hricko (Hjelm)
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January 23, 1943 President, talent agency www.mooretalent.com Married 2

How wonderful it was to be young and in high school. 
We had the opportunity to experience  insecurities, activities, great friendships and a time that opened our eyes to so many opportunities to come.

A lot has happened to each of us since then. For me, receiving my Bachelor of Science Degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Minnesota, where along the way, I was homecoming queen, pom pom girl and cheerleader was important.

Ken and I were married in 1965 and moved to Arizona and Indiana where I taught High School and airmen remedial reading during Viet Nam's service time. While Ken was at graduate school in Boston following his service committment, I served as editor of USM Today magazine, then we were off to New York, the Phillipines(where I went to graduate school at the University of the Phillipines)and Indonesia, where I had a joint venture finishing school with my friend Martha Tilaar and taught in the Malaysian language.

After nine years away, we moved back to Minnesota and I taught in a Post Secondary school, modeled and had a weekly fashion column for Skyway Newspaper, interviewing the likes of Liz Claiborne, Scavulo, Carol Channing, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneauv, and wrote a textbook on personal development, which lasted two publishings.

In addition to working full time in my own business since 1981, to supply models for the likes of Target, General Mills, 3M etc and actors for films like Mighty Ducks, Dick Tracy, Fargo, Grumpy Old Men,etc.and the latest, the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man",I have had the priviledge of serving on a number of Boards.

Big Brothers, WAMSO, Calhoun Beach Club, U of M Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory board, Northwestern University in Evanston, as Parent's Council President, Exofficio on the U of M Foundation Board and U of M Medical Foundation Board, the Eastcliff Board(U president's residence),All University Honors Committee, founding member of the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle in the College of Education and Human Development and lastly, as National President of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association's 60,000 members.

As a Team Leader for the U of M's TCF Stadium, I was responsible for raising funds for its completion and Saving Gopher Sports fundraising when gymnastics and golf were facing elemination.

I currently serve Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary and work on their major fundraising projects.

I am thankful for the opportunities that life has provided to me and the experiences that have enriched my time since high school, as well as my family.

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Rachel Brudnoy
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April 01, 1943 Musician/teacher www.fullharmonic.com Divorced 2
 
We do have a most dedicated class from the famous North High, deemed the high school that G-d graduated from, in an article many years ago.  It’s been so much fun reigniting our friendships under the tutelege of Marsh Edelstein and Phyllis Smiley Brown.  This is going to be a wonderful weekend of 50 year memories.

For many of my classmates, the last time we saw one another was graduation, 1961 on that hot field behind our old school.  Since then, so much has occurred in my life, as it has in all of yours.  That summer, and the summer after that summer, I was accepted in the Berkshire Music School, known as Tanglewood, and studied with principal oboist Ralph Gomberg and English hornist Louis Speyer.  It was a turning point in my life, and I joined the Twin Cities Musicians’ Union and became a professional oboist, and graduated from the University of Minnesota.  I had the honor of working with my high school band director, Warren Alm for many years in the St. Paul Opera Orchestra, and he used to go around and tell everyone that we played in the same “traveling band” together.   In my free lance career, I have played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Opera, Ballet,  radio and tv commercials, and recordings, and even the Columbia Artists logo recording, as well as a Prince recording.  Currently, I am featured on two terrific Christmas albums, called The Winds of Christmastide .  Between practicing and making oboe reeds, teaching at 3 universities and performing , I got married and had two sons who are both married.  I am looking forward to seeing the class of ‘61 and thank all our classmates who are working so hard to make this a special week-end for all.

cell phone number:   612-386-7549
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Mark Smith
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February 03, 1943 Pharmacist Married 2
After graduation from North in 1961 I attended the University of Minnesota.  I graduated in 1965, moved to Los Angeles, worked a couple of years and found the love of my life, Elaine, and got married in 1968.  We celebrated our 43rd anniversary this year.
I attended the University of Arizona from 1971 to 1974 and recevied a degree in pharmacy.  We moved to San Diego after graduation and have lived here ever since.
We have two children:  Matthew (wife Jennifer) and Mollee.  Matt and Jennifer have three children and live in St Louis. 
Mollee is living in Huntington Beach, California and hopes to be married soon.
We have done a lot of camping while the children were young.  Our back can't handle the ground anymore so we are looking for a trailer to pull around the country.
I spent 35 years with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, 33 years as a Pharmacy Manager.  I retired in 2009.
I continue to work per diem at Costco as well as the University of California Student Run Free Clinic  (pharmacy student and medical students) and supervise the pharmacy at three locations in San Diego (working aobut 12 hours a week)
Our travels have taken us to Central America, Egypt, Israel and Spain.  We head to France and Italy this fall.
Activities are golf (new), skiing, walking, yoga (3 to 4 times per week), pilates,and gardening in addition to our travels.  And we make several trips to St Louis every year.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.  We are not old or feeble.  WE ARE THE
NEW FORTY!

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Kathleen Sheridan (Mitchell)
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March 25, 1943 Retired Divorced 2

              Hello North High Alumni…It has been such a long time since I have had the pleasure to see any of my classmates of 1961, so when I met with a few of the very special women that I was friends with it made me realize how fortunate I am to have had such wonderful people in my life. Then seeing even more of my classmates at the planning sessions, was well what can I say!

Some of you may remember me as Kitty, given the name by Lola Turner (Palmer) after I believe I had one of those “bad perms” Anyone else remember those home perms?…OMGJ  Well anyway enough of that.

After high school I married Joe Mitchell and we had two beautiful children. Unfortunately we were way too young to get married and after seven years we went our own way.  Late in life we became very good friends and Joe passed in 2003 .  I have four wonderful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   

In 1984 I moved to Phoenix, Arizona and went to college and became a Chemical Dependency Counselor.  I started the first support group for women who had been involved in prostitution in a county jail anywhere in the United States. I worked in a domestic violence shelter and Catholic Charities of Phoenix until I retired in 2007. During my time working with Catholic Charities I developed transitional homes for women who were homeless and being used in prostitution.  I also wrote Diversion programs for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s office for women prostituting and men who were soliciting, as an education program and an alternative to jail.  I created Outreach programs and worked closely with Health and Human Services in DC in their Rescue and Restore campaign to identify those who have been domestically trafficked in the US.  I was invited to the White House for the signing of the Re-Authorization Act of the Human Trafficking Bill in 2006. (What an honor it was to meet the President.)

I have received numerous awards for the work I have done. Just to name some: The Power of One Award from Senator John Mc Cain, one of the top ten women of Maricopa County and The City of Phoenix named May 1st as Kathleen Mitchell Day. (No it is not a recognized holiday with anything closing or day off of work )

All this is great and good but the most important thing that has happened to me is the women and youth I have had the honor to work with and watch the change happening in their lives. I have been humbled and grateful by them letting me share their journey in recovery.


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George Hayes
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January 02, 1943 Retired Minneapolis Police Officer Married 2
1962-1966 I served in the US Navy. From 1967 until 1993 I was a Minneapolis Police Officer. From 1986 until I retired in January of 1993, I was the Crime Stopper Officer for the Seven County Metro Area. I had an unsolved crime program on KSTP TV channel 5 , which aired every Monday night at 6 PM. I also had a radio program on WCCO radio. I now spend my winters in Florida, retirement is wonderful. Send George a MessageSend George a Message
murray cooper
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November 17, 1943 Marketing Married 2

 

Life is certainly strange. If at graduation someone had  told me 50 years later my bio would read as follows I would never have believed it.   So here it is. After graduating from North I enrolled at the University of Minnesota and graduated with a BA degree in 1965. During that period I spent 1 year at Mankato State and played football. I got injured and returned to the U of M. After graduation I joined the Minnesota National Guard and at about the same time started work for Honeywell. Today, some 44 years later, I am no longer carrying a rifle or marching but I am still employed at Honeywell as a Marketing Manger in Honeywell’s Aerospace and Defense Advanced Technology organization. I really enjoy what I am doing and my goal (can you believe) is to set the record as the longest employed Honeyweller. I have about 10 more years to go to achieve that record.   I have travelled to most every state and many foreign countries and still find the job very rewarding.  My hobbies include: weightlifting and walks around the lakes. For the past 10 years I have been a volunteer at the Hennepin County Home School. (The old Glen Lake school for bad boys).  This is a very rewarding activity and makes one appreciate what one has in life.  I have been married for over 40 years to my great wife Betty, who I met on a blind date.  I have 2 wonderful children and 1 super grandson.  Hope to see most of you at our 50th.  I still consider myself a “True Northsider” and proud to be a North High alumni.

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Mary Kronzer (Ofjord)
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September 29, 1943 Office Administrator - www.northcoaststables.com Married

Wow! Where did the time go? I couldn’t believe it when someone called me and asked for “Mary Alyce Kronzer” as I haven’t gone by that name for almost fifty years.  I dropped the “ Alyce” right after high school as nobody could remember it nor knew how to spell it.  I started working at Northwestern National Bank in August after we graduated, and I stayed in the banking profession for almost 20 years.

 I had to quit my banking career in the late 70s and take care of my remaining family, all of which passed away in the late 70’s and early 80s.  After a couple of marriages that didn’t work out, I found my wonderful husband and life-partner Jon, and convinced him to follow my dream of living in the North Woods.

We purchased our cabin on Poplar Lake, about half way up the Gunflint Trail in 1983.  We loved coming up to the peace and tranquility of our lake cabin and hated the drive back to the cities and hectic pace of life down there.  After about a year of this, Jon and I decided to move up north permanently.  I couldn’t believe we finally did it, and I felt I was in heaven the summer we moved up north.  We were babes in the woods, however, but soon learned to adapt to life without the usual conveniences.  Our first winter up north we lived without indoor plumbing and running water.  Well, we had running water, but Jon had to run down to the lake to get it. We learned to live on five gallons a day! Our cabin was right across the lake from the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness which gave us access to over 2 million acres of public land in which to play.

In 1994 we purchased a beautiful farm that overlooks Lake Superior, and about that time my husband wanted to get Norwegian Fjord Horses.  They are great for this area because of their hardiness.  We bred and showed Norwegian Fjords for about 13 years, and still have five Fjords and one mule, mostly used for trail riding in Superior National Forest, which abuts our farm.  Our farm consists of 47 acres with a spectacular view of Lake Superior. Those of you that might be into horses can see me and my friend riding in the Norwegian Fjord Breed Demo at the upcoming Minnesota Horse Expo at the end of April this year.

I am still employed part time at the law firm of Swanson & Heeren here in Grand Marais, as office administrator – I do everything but give legal advice. I envy those of you that have retired, but my job and our horses and lifestyle keeps me active and healthy. We have no children, by choice, but have a lot of four legged critters to keep us occupied. I am looking forward to seeing you in August.

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Michael Frisch
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July 31, 1943 Retired Computer Programmer Married 2
In December, 1969, I married Bernice Kaver from New York City. We have lived in St. Louis Park since 1971. Our daughter Penny "Flip" was born in 1972. She's married to Troy Brigham and they have a daughter Scout who was born in 2009. Our son Tom was born in 1975. All our children are living in the Portland, Oregon area.
I received a BMath '65 and MS in Math '67 from the University of Minnesota. I worked as a computer programmer at the University of Minnesota in the large scientific and educational computer center for 25 years full-time plus 4-1/2 years part-time as a student. Later, I did computer work at Jostens (the class ring manufacturer) for 12 years. After I retired in 2009, I became an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Mpls. Federation for Jewish Service, Beth El Synagogue and occasionally for other groups.
I remain an avid stamp collector and all-around handyman.
I regularly drive by the old neighborhood after working at Habitat projects nearby. Many of the buildings and all the memories are still there.
I've been keeping track of the North High Class of 1961 alumni for a number of years on a computer database. Thanks to the hard work of Phyllis Smiley Brown, that information has been the starting point for this wonderful web site.
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Bud Schaitberger
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Owner of financial counseling business www.askafs.com Married 2
Live in Maple Grove, MN. Enjoying "semi-retirement" while still managing business. Married to wife Jeanne (Henry High 1962) for 45 years. Spent a little time at U of M playing freshman hockey and forgetting to study. Couple years in the Navy then off to Cornell U on hockey scholarship. Graduated in 1968 and have been in the financial services arena since then. We have two children and two grandsons. Much of the summer and fall is spent at Lake Winnie in northern MN. Enjoy fishing, hunting, biking, golfing, traveling, reading and just relaxing. We've been blessed! 

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Karen Bachman (Holtmeier)
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April 23, 1943 Registered Dietitian, Business Owner www.medicalweightcenter.com Divorced 2

Medical Weight Management Centers

www.medicalweightcenter.com

 

7300 France Ave. S.  Suite 217

Edina, MN. 55435

Phone: (952) 835-2132

Fax: (952) 835-2164

Woodwinds Health Campus, Birch Center

1875 Woodwinds Dr. Suite 240

Woodbury, MN. 55125

Phone: (651) 646-8666

 

Life Steps Family Physicians

4520 Centerville Road

White Bear Lake, MN  55127

(651) 646-8666

 

 

Karen B. Holtmeier, M.P.H., R.D., L.N.

Owner and Director of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Weight Management Centers, Inc.

 

 

Karen B. Holtmeier, M.P.H., is a registered dietitian and a licensed nutritionist.  She is director of medical nutrition therapy and co-founder and owner of Medical Weight Management Centers as well as a nationally recognized leader in obesity and weight management treatment.

 

Medical Weight Management Centers, established in 1997, is a Minneapolis/St. Paul medical clinic that specializes in personal weight management.  There are three clinic locations — Edina, Woodbury and St. Paul, Minn.

 

Ms. Holtmeier earned a master’s degree in public health nutrition and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Minnesota. 

 

She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of weight reduction, diabetes treatment, health promotion, cholesterol education, sports nutrition and eating disorders. 

 

Previously, she was director of nutrition and consumer information for the Minnesota Beef Council, manager of nutrition education at Park Nicollet Medical Center, corporate dietitian and health consultant for an employee wellness program at Control Data Corporation, and clinical dietitian at The Endocrinology Clinic of Minneapolis.  She also has provided nutrition counseling to health club clients for 15 years.

 

Ms. Holtmeier is a member and director of continuing education for office assistants of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a member of the American, Minnesota and Twin Cities District Dietetic Associations, as well as other professional and community organizations.

 

In addition to national presentations to lay and professional audiences, Ms. Holtmeier has conducted radio, television and newspaper interviews about nutrition, fast food and weight loss.  Her advice has been featured in Good Housekeeping, First for Women, Mpls/St.Paul, and Minnesota Health Care News.   She also has co-authored articles and research studies on weight reduction in such publications as Minnesota Medicine, The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine, and the Family Practice Research Journal. 

 

In 2007, Ms. Holtmeier was the recipient of the first Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award from the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The award recognizes exceptional performance and contributions to the advancement of weight management practice.

 

Ms. Holtmeier has run ten marathons and enjoys walking, bicycling, aerobics, swimming and Pilates as a part of her own weight maintenance program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. John Baumgartner, FACE, MD

Medical Director

Karen Holtmeier, MPH, RD, LN

President and CEO

Judy Smith, LICSW

Behaviorist


 

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Joanne Sturman (Schlegel)
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April 06, 1943 Retired Musician Married 2
Played many concerts as chamber music performer, taught
music to both college students and young children.

Now embarking on second "career" as curator of herbarium at Buffalo Museum of Science.  Unpaid but I love it.
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carole anderson (salazar)
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June 06, 1943 Retired/ watching 2 grandchildren twice a week Married 4
Looking forward to seeing old classmates
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Mike Spillane
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August 17, 1943 Retired Married 3
After high school I wandered through life for about four years, attending college, working jobs between periods of college, and finally joined the MN National Guard in late 1964.  

I met my future wife at the Clock Drive-in and we married in 1965.  Had three children between 1966 and 1971 and currently have four grandchildren with no more expected.

Worked for Donaldson Company (filtration company) for 13 years and took a position with a competitor in Chicago for two years from 1978-1980.  Returned to the Minneapolis area and founded Powder Technology Inc., a material processing company involved in size reduction and size classification of chemicals, minerals, plastics, resins, carbons, etc.  Finally obtained a college degree in marketing so I could train my replacement without being unable to answer questions being asked by applicants and eventual replacement.

Retired from PTI in 2003 but am still a partner in the company so I try to go in every so often and stir things up, cause a little trouble and leave before anyone realizes what I'm doing there.

Since graduation I have lived in Columbia Heights, Bloomington, Apple Valley, Chicago, Apple Valley again and Lakeville,  Next year we intend to move to Northfield where the pace is a little slower.

We do travel quite a bit, partially due to a bad habit I have of investing in timeshare resorts.  We do enjoy it and are able to include family and friends in many of the trips.

Looking forward to the 50th reunion and exchanging stories about naps, medications, surgeries, aches/pains, etc.  Hopefully, we'll spend more time talking about the good life experiences we have had over the past 50-60 years.

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Julius Crawford
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May 07, 1943 Attorney Married 2
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Harvey Kaye
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May 18, 1943 Retired Married 3
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James Druk
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January 19, 1943 Sales Divorced 2
50 Years. Where does the time go? So much has happened and yet it seems like only yesterday. I have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. The latest ones being a cute set of twin boys now 3 years old.  My future fishing buddies.
I lived in Cleveland Ohio for a couple of years and was happy to return to Minnesota. What's that old joke? The longest year I ever spent was a month in Cleveland
I worked at the StarTribune for 18 years in the circulation department.  I took an early buyout from them and went back into the family business JP Furnitue Inc.  I coached little league football and baseball for many years. That was a very satisfying and succesful period in my life. My teams won 6 championships and all of them had winning records. I currently work a 3 day week and love to fish and golf on my days off. I try to do at least one special event each year. For example, I've gone on a Cruise, flew in a Bi-Plane {loops & rolls included, and flew in a Hot Air balloon, to name a few of them.
I keep hearing that song "Turn around" turn around and you're tiny. Turn around and you're grown. How true.
I hope all my classmates lives have been fulfilling, healthy and a good journey. With only a few minor bumps in the road.
See you at the reunion.

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Regina Ballard
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April 13, 1943 Retired Divorced 1
   After graduation from North I worked at Red Owl (wow - that takes you back), then started working as a secretary at the School of Public Health at the U of M. Got married and divorced. Had a couple of dogs Rover and Bridgett. My way of means then went toward non-profits: the Urban Coalition of Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Neighborhood Housing Services.
   I am blessed to have a fabulous daughter and a delightful eight year old grandson.
   I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a major in fashion design and a minor in oil painting. Not able to figure out how to get steady income from my art, I went back to office management and being a secretary.
   I retired from the Minneapolis Public Schools at 65, and am a breast cancer survivor of almost five years. My volunteer work includes working with a foreclosure prevention organization called Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition and my church (Fellowship) nursery. I belong to a cancer support group called African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. I enjoy playing Bid Whist.
   Most of my family lives in Minnesota and are a big part of my life.
   Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Harriet Katz-Stevens
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January 07, 1944 semi retired Married
Bonnie Weinberg
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January 12, 1944 VP Dougherty & Co. Married 6
Married for the second time, I have 3 children, 3 stepchildren, and 6 grandkids. Send Bonnie a MessageSend Bonnie a Message
Jeanette Seigler
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March 21, 1943 Retired Single

Same comment as everyone....HAS IT REALLY BEEN 50 YEARS!!!!!!!!

I left Minnesota several years ago...I just had to get warm!  I have lived in Texas, California, Arizona and finally settled back in Texas.

I won't be able to attend the party but know that you will all have a great time.

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Elizabeth Gordon
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January 13, 1944 Trasurer Cem/Serv. Inc Married 3

Can't wait to see everyone!

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Susan Walsh (Edgell)
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June 02, 1943 Retired Med Tech/Montessori Teacher Married 1
I love retirement!  6 mo in Arizona and 6 mo in Minnesota following tee boxes and greens. Send Susan a MessageSend Susan a Message
James Hingeley
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June 09, 1943 Retired Married 3

After graduation in 1961, I attended the University of Minnesota until 1963.  My major accomplishment was meeting Norma Bodick. In 1963 I was drafted into the US Army and spent 18 months in Germany.  Norma moved to Germany and became a governess for an Air Force Captain's family.  We were engaged in Germany and married a year after I got out of the service.  In 1967 I returned to school at Mankato State and graduated in 1969.  The job market was poor in 69, so I started a graduate program with an emphasis on urban education.  In March of 1971, I started teaching American History for the St. Paul Public School at Mechanic Arts High School.  Norma, Mickey, Nate, Anne and I purchased a home in North Minneapolis and we have resided there ever since.

In 1977 I started taking classes towards a Special Education license.  From 1977 through 2004, I was a Junior High special education teacher @ Monroe Community School.  I was also their athletic director, basketball coach and a Lead Teacher for St. Paul School's city wide special education summer school program.  Since retiring from the St. Paul Public Schools, I've completed seven years of  volunteering in the Minneapolis School System at Nellie Stone Johnson Public School on 26th and Bryant Avenue North. 

Presently, Norma and I spend summers in the city, swimming @ the YMCA  and enjoying our cabin on Leech Lake.  We also travel in the fall and winter months. I've completed the Camino de Santiago twice [http://www.americanpilgrims.com/camino/history.html].  The first Camino was my wakeup call.  500 miles wasn't just a Peter, Paul and Mary song.  There were days when I question my decision making skills. I made it, but needed a little time to recover.  Six months later I took out an old Rocky movie and played the song, "Eye of the Tiger".  I started swimming a mile a day and hiking around the city lakes.  I teamed up with an experienced hiker and two years later I started my second Camino de Santiago.  This time in better shape for the 6 week pilgrimage.  Hiking from St Jean, France south to Pamplona, Spain and then heading west across northern Spain to Finisterre on the west coast of Spain was an enlightening experience.  I highly recommend it if you're a little nuts and like to meet people from all over the world.  Finally, Norma and I make two or three visits per year to visit our daughter's family in Washington D.C. 

We thank God for our health and remain active both socially and politically on the North Side.  Looking forward to visiting with old friends at the 50th Reunion.       

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Jacky Schwartz (Turchick)
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December 17, 1942 artist/retired teacher Married 4
     Great to see what the Class of 61 has been up to.  Thanks to all those working to make this site and the reunion possible. 
    I married Arnold Turchick a week after graduating and started the University in the fall.  After 1 1/2 years  I left to help my husband continue his studies.  My few pottery classes at the "U" created a  life long passion.  We moved to New York where my three boys were born.  The pre-school they attended was the first integrated pre-school in Harlem.  I sold pottery at a gallery called "America House."
    By 1974 I was divorced and the boys and I were living in Iowa when this traveling minstrel began hanging around.  Ted Warmbrand and I have been together ever since.  We moved to Tucson in 1975 to help my asthma.  Our daughter was born in 1980, so Ted decided to produce concerts instead of touring.  Pete Seeger is probably the most well known of the many artists he has brought to Tucson.
    My children  and grandchildren are my greatest joy, my art work my passion, but I have also been  very lucky to find deeply gratifying community work everywhere I have lived.  After volunteering at my son's pre-school in Harlem, I set up a pre-school in Iowa.  I also started what became a city wide recycling center.  In Tucson, I read a newspaper article about releases of Tritium from a factory painting watch dials.  I decided to make a few calls which resulted in two years of city wide efforts to shut the factory down.  Luckily we succeeded since they discovered tritium in near-by school lunches.  When our daughter was only two I started raising money for refugees from Guatemala and El Salvador who were seeking help at near-by Southside Presbyterian church.  Little by little I became involved in what was to become the  "Sanctuary Movement." So did my synagogue, Temple Emanu El.   When John Fife, Jim Corbett and others were indicted I was one of the people who stepped in to keep the underground railroad running.   I spent many, many harrowing days guiding refugees through the desert or over the mountains and always found great joy in finally arriving at a safehouse.  Years later I was able to share my experiences in several books about the Sanctuary Movement.  Recently I was happy to be able to help archive materials from the Sanctuary Movement with the Special Collections section of our University Library.
    At the age of 52 I finally earned a BFA and began teaching.  I am still active in community work, co-chairing a Citizen Advisory board for the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality, working with my neighborhood Assoc. and was recently given a leadership award by our County Board of Supervisors.
    So far, so good.  All my best.
   
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Carole Erickson (Evans)
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May 22, 1943 Retired Married 3
After graduation I went to St. Cloud State College and got a degree in Elementary Education.  I met my husband Dell there and we were married in our senior year.  I taught at Lowell School in North MInneapolis for one year before we started our family.  I have taught pre-school for many years and also worked in the health care field for 39 years, retiring 2 years ago.  We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  They all live in the Twin Cities.  I am enjoying volunteer work with the homeless .  We are so glad to be able to spend more time with the grandchildren now that we are both retired.  I'm still proud to say I went to North High and grew up in North Minneapolis! Send Carole a MessageSend Carole a Message
Karen Kriefall (Kriefall Warren)
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May 15, 1943 Personal Care Divorced 2
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Joseph Goldman
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May 24, 1943 Senior Lecturer/Deputy Auditor Married 2
While not a real student at NHS, I did finally get a couple of doctorates while doing research in Vienna and Harvard respectively.  I teach at the Carlson School of Management strategic management, of course, and was fortunate to teach and research at USACGSC at Ft Leavenworth and the JFK School at Ft Bragg and see some of the Army generals in the making like Petraeus as young majors long ago.

Got married to a Minneapolis girl Beverly Atkin who graduated Southwest, have two grown boys going to Iowa Daniel (a marketing major), and Matt who is a Senior at Cooper High in their IB Program.

Hope all of you are staying well, healthy and enjoying your lives over the last 50 years and more to come.

Best, Joe
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