Margaret (Micki) Ponsford Hansen used her skill as a graphic designer to create a poster honoring our deceased classmates.  Although it was a bittersweet process to create it, it helps us remember our friends who are gone.  The poster was on display at our reunion in 2014, and you can view it here.

Click here to view our "In Memory" poster.
 

Deaths Reported Since Our 50th Reunion

William R. Schwalbe's obituary appeared in the StarTribune on Sunday, August 9, 2015.  He posted a message in our Guestbook, but did not attend the reunion.

Robert W. Blackmur, one of our memorable teachers, died on January 14, 2015.  He may not have been your favorite teacher while you were his student, but you remember him for his love of Shakespeare and classic literature.  He drilled us on the "Basic Essentials" until they became part of us.  It took years to appreciate what he taught us, but I know many from our class will miss him.

Here's a link to his obituary: 


http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/61407/?fullname=robert-w-blackmur

The Guest Book entries reveal a great deal about him. 

Louise Parten Long died on January 14, 2015 after a long illness.  She attended the 50th reunion with her daughter, Lara.


 
Here's a list of our classmates who have left us too soon.  As you look at the names, how many do you remember?  We know the list isn't complete and will update it with any new information you provide. Please include the year of death if you know it.

Steven K (Moose) Anderson - 
info received for 50th Reunion
Lou C Anquist Waltz - 2004
Todd L Bachman - 2008 at Beijing Olympics
Bruce N Barker - 1982
Douglas C Barthel - 2003
Thomas Bean - info received for 30th Reunion
Mary L Benson Dahl - 2008
David Carlberg - info received for 30th Reunion
Thomas G Cedergren - 2001
Richard J Christophersen - info received for 50th Reunion
Bonita Collins Deters - info received for 50th Reunion
Nancy Cooke Peterson - info received for 30th Reunion
Peter Cottrell - info received for 50th Reunion
Susan Craig - 2014
Michael J Culbert - 1968
Daniel B Cybyske - 1993
Mary Dircks Anderson - 1992
Robert J Dressel - 1985
James P Erickson - info received for 50th Reunion
Olive Evenson - 1966
Carole A Fischer Casey - 2005
Kathleen Flohr - 2005
John Clark Forsyth - 1991
Sue Genaust Debnam - 2014
Yale M Greenfield - 2002
Vera Maria Dalla Greppe - 1991
Mark S Gunderson - 1983
Erick (Rick) Hassis - 1994
Ronald D (Ron) Holbrook
Terence (Terry) Johnson - 1991
Bruce A Kath - 2013
Janice M Katz - 1980
Mark F Kotrich - info received for 30th Reunion
Lisa Lake - 2012
David R Larson - info received for 25th Reunion
Sharon K McElligot - 1972
Evan Mikkelson - 1969
Janice Muedeking Imazaki - 1988
Sherrill L Palmer Barnett - info received for 25th Reunion
Louise Parten Long - 2015
Judy Plitman Steffenson - info received for 50th Reunion
Arlymae Rand - info received for 25th Reunion
Donna J Rognlie - 2006
Kerry M Rosen - 1966
Gail P Rotegard - 1984
Patricia L Sawyer - 1973
Henry A Schaeffer - 1981
William R. Schwalbe - 2015
Kathryn E Scott - 1979
Sheila A Shannon Hesse
James L Shosted
Robert C Snouffer - 2002
Jim Spanyers - 2002
Jan R Stitzel - 1974
Kirby Titus - 2010
Norton S Twite - 2009
Katherine A Wilson Divine - info received for 50th Reunion

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Susan Craig

- - February 1st, 2014

Here's Susan Craig's obituary from the StarTribune.

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Susan Craig

Craig, Susan Age 67 of Minneapolis, passed away Saturday, February 1, at home in the presence of family. She was an avid artist and crafter. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Laura and brother, Tom. Survived by brother, Will (Ginny); nephew, Josh (Sarah); niece, Jessie (Shaun) McCleary and many other family members. A private gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Published on February 2, 2014

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Kathleen Flohr

- - August 16th, 2005

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Kathleen Flohr MD 59 of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. She was a 1968 graduate of Saint Olaf College and a 1974 graduate of University of Chicago Medical School. Since 1986 she has been in practice with Indiana Heart Physicians. Dr. Flohr is survived by her two brothers; John and Thomas Flohr; and her three beloved nieces.

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Yale Greenfield

April 30th, 1946 - October 7th, 2002

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Yale Michael Greenfield was born April 30, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was an Eagle Scout and was awarded the ``Order of the Arrow.'' He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Ohio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, CA. Yale died in comfort and in peace surrounded by his family and friends. He was the kindest, most gentle person. He was funny in a way that made you think, clever, an extremely smart guy, and he knew the most unusual facts. He was a gifted photographer and leaves behind beautiful images from which to be remembered. He was a salesperson who loved to solve his customers' problems. He is loved and survived by his wife, Ellen Joseph; his mother, Ida; his brother, Gary; his Cocker Spaniel, Murray; in-laws too numerous to mention, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers. Yale would have asked to be remembered by the decent values he embraced and lived by. Memorials may be sent to the Mental Health Association of Minnesota, the Greenfield Family Education Fund at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, or the donor's choice. His family wishes to thank the ICU nursing staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital for the care shown Yale. Funeral service Wednesday, 1:30 pm at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane, Minnetonka. Shiva will be Wednesday & Thursday at 7 pm at 11619 Live Oak Drive, Minnetonka. Arr. by Adath Chevra Kavod Hamet and Enga-White-Gleason, 612-827-5838

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Louise Parten (Long)

January 26th, 1946 - January 15th, 2015

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Louise M. (Parten) Long

Long, Louise M. (Parten) age 68 of Rochester, formerly of Mpls, passed away after a lengthy illness Jan. 15, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Long III, MD; her parents, Gerald and Lucille Parten. Survived by children, Lara (Ron) Way, Kristin (Matt Parrillo) Long, and Harry (DeeDee) Long IV; grandchildren, Will, Emily and Daniel Way, Cameron Parrillo, Elise, Lindsey and Harry Long V; brother, Gary (Barbara) Parten; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Louise was a long time member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Rochester where she served as a deacon. She was a life long member of the American Bell Association International. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Kidney Foundation. Funeral service Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10 AM with visitation 1/2 hour before at Lakewood Chapel 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls. Burial to follow. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Davies Chapel 612-377-2203

Published on January 16, 2015
http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/59829/?fullname=louise-m-(parten)-long
 

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Judy Plitman (Steffenson)

- - January 17th, 2005

Judy died after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Preceded in death by her parents and sister Ethel. Survived by husband Kieth and 2 kids, and several grandkids. I attended her Shiva. Judy was a wonderful and fun loving person. Tom Kiefer

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Donna Rognlie

- - May 12th, 2006

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Donna Rognlie  Donna Joyce age 59, of Roseville. Passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2006. Preceded in death by father, Donald; and brother, Myron. Survived by mother, Helen; brother, Jack and wife, Carol; nieces.

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From Tom Antal on May 26th, 2015
Lovely lady, great flight attendant with a great warm heart. Left us too soon.
 

Gail Rotegard

January 25th, 1947 - 1984

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The eldest of four children of June and Richard A. Rotegard, Gail Pamela Rotegard was born on January 25, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where her mother was a teacher and her father a manager of an equipment leasing firm. She graduated from Radcliffe College magna cum laude in 1968. A government major, GR wrote an honors thesis entitled "The Rhetoric of the Urban Crisis: The Crisis of the American City, 1964-1968." She earned an M.B.A. with high honors from Boston University Graduate School of Management in 1982.
Beginning soon after graduation from Radcliffe, GR was employed by the City of Boston in various capacities for ten years. She began as executive assistant to the director of the Office of Public Service, helping to establish sixteen "little city halls" in Boston's neighborhoods, and setting up management and public information systems. GR went on to become special assistant (1971-1972) to Mayor Kevin White, and visitor services administrator for Boston 200/Office of the Boston Bicentennial (1972-1975), establishing the service network used by downtown visitors and supervising physical improvement projects. From 1975 to 1978 she served as executive assistant in the office of Deputy Mayor Katharine D. Kane, where, as chief of staff, she oversaw $20 million in federal and state aid, and twenty-one city agencies, boards, and commissions. As project leader for the Boston Plan-a proposal for investment in the city-she identified opportunities for joint public-private investment and helped seek financing.
GR left city government in November 1978, taking a post as program analyst and intergovernmental specialist in the director's office of Region I, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. There she evaluated HEW programs, focusing on user and provider experiences in hospitals, schools, and social service agencies. She had sole responsibility for a hospital cost control study that was presented at Vermont legislative hearings and resulted in Medicaid fee changes in that state. In September 1980 she became development director at the Judge Baker Guidance Center, a children's mental health facility; she established the development office, initiated a capital drive for a major construction project, and was responsible for some aspects of financial planning and all public relations and communications.
While employed in these various positions, GR served as a consultant to a number of organizations, doing studies of Boston's Model Cities Program and of the Job Corps, and a plan for a national park and investment program for Lowell, Massachusetts. Honored in 1974 for her "Outstanding Contribution to City of Boston" by the Mayor's Committee on the Status of Women, she was also appointed to the Advisory Committee on Tourism and Recreation of the Federal Energy Administration (1974-1975), and to the executive committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (1976-1978).
GR married Elliot Friedman, a government administrator, in September 1974. Twin boys, Benjamin and Daniel, were born in July 1978. GR died of cancer in May 1984.

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William (Bill) Schwalbe

- - 2015

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William R. 'Bill' Schwalbe

Schwalbe, William R. "Bill" Retired after 34 years with USPS. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph & Ann. Survived by wife of 28 years, Esther; son, Mark and daughter, Lisa (fiance Arnold). Memorial service 11 AM Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 with gathering starting 1 hour prior at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony. Interment Ft. Snelling. Washburn-McReavy.com Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828

Published on August 9, 2015

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Kathryn Scott

September 18th, 1946 - 1979

Kathy was my next-door neighbor and first friend when my family moved to near 60th and Park when I was in the 4th grade, transferring from Bryn Mawr to Windom Elementary.  We remained friends throughout her life which was sadly much too brief.  Kathy died of breast cancer which was diagnosed when we were only 25 years old.  Our mutual friend and classmate, Jeanie Lindgren, and I were bridesmaid's when she married her fellow St. Olaf alum, Steve Peterson.  Those of us who knew and loved Kathy are still close friends with Steve and his wife.  Kathy is still missed but I treasure her Camp Fire Girl vest, with all of the beads she carefully sewed on, passed on to me a few years ago by her brother Tom:-)

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Kirby Titus

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Hadn't had contact with Kirby since graduation but saw his obituary in the STRIB this past year. Cannot recall exact date of death. He was a fellow DeMolay and remembered friend.  -George Kissinger

Obituary: http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/200293/Titus-Kirby.php

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