~ In the Spotlight ~
September, 1959 - June, 1962

                Class of '67 video below shown at their 25th reunion in 1992, features RHS faculty . . .      



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 faculty photos that I could place on this page?


Homecoming Pep Fest
Friday, October 7, 1960, our Junior year
Now, here's a doozy!  It's Jerry Springer (Business: typing) and Rae Wilbur (Phy. Ed.)

"Hold on!  Stop the proceedings!"  Mr. Springer jokingly protests the selection of Queen Kay Flattem and King Larry Sondrall. 
He contends that he and Miss Wilbur merit the titles the Homecoming Royalty hold!
"Paddle the Pats" was the slogan that year.  The game ended unhappily for the Teddies with Henry 21, Roosevelt 7.

(NOTE: Rae's tennis shoes and roll of toilet paper under her arm!)

Photo and some text by '61 Sagamore photographer and staff

Note:  Rae Wilbur passed away on October 25, 2008.  The obituary can be found on the Star Tribune site - 11/4/08.

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The FACULTY Album - 1960-62

Assistant Principal
Dr. Mercedes Nelson,
:  Mr. John C. Wells.

Visiting teacher:  Margaret Erickson,
School nurse
:  Gwili Blair.

Assistant Principal:  Edphil Strandjord, resumes duties.

Seated:  Ellsworth Panser (seniors), Dorothy Pommer, (seniors) Doug Hanson (sophomores). 
:  Arthur Palmquist (juniors), Milton Hughes (sophomores).

Seated:  Edna Sanders, Fred Lundquist, Mary McGrath. 
:  Viva Stephenson, May Doherty.


Seated:  Lanitta Brinkmeyer, Vivian Straka. 
:  Jack Newton, A. Pauline Sandboe, Arlene Martinson.  Lanitta Brinkmeyer, Vivian Straka.

Seated:  Anne Jolly, Vernette Kaupang, Alice Whitlock. 
Standing:  Lillian Andersen, Toivo Jambeck, Marlys Arenson.

Robert Wolk.

Seated:  Dorothy Heath, Ilene Lynch. 
:  C. Wayne Courtney, W. Edward Haynes, Alan Gowans.

Seated:  Marvin Skaurud, A. James Heller, Rufus Webster. 
: Levi Osterhus, Robert Johnson, Thomas Turk.

A. Gowans, Charles Lobdell. Ralph Blake, Oscar Yngve. Harold Riemenschneider, Mons Weum, Alphonsa Cannon,
Thomas Valvik.
Merrill "Sam" Halron, James Thornton.

Seated:  William Knutson, Donald Martin. 
:  Lyle Eakins.

Clarence "Pete" Hansen, Robert "Badger Bob" Johnson,
Dale Johnson.
Dale Mielke, Tom Ohno, Edith Redlund, Allan Brenny,
Clarence "Pete" Hansen.

Seated:  Marianna Farseth, (Spanish) Dorothy Erickson (Latin). 
:  Benjamin Eggan (Norwegian).

Seated:  Lawrence Swadner (French), Wendell Benson (Swedish),
:  Stuart Telecky (German).

Philip Petrou (Russian).
Kenneth Peterson, Rae Wilbur, Shirley Price, Richard McWaters. Kenneth Peterson, Ramona Lovold, Rae Wilbur,
Richard McWaters.
Ramona Lovold, Kenneth Peterson, Richard McWaters, Jean Gustafson. Edwin Olson, Harvey Wagner. Gerald Springer, Lucille Rice, Muriel Wiest.

Seated:  Lois Gardner, Helen Haberman. 
:  Archie Baardseth, Dale Johnson.

Dale Johnson, Jean Rolloff, Archie Baardseth,
Helen Haberman, Melvyn Johnson.
Pauline Forsyth, Vivian Cattron. Pauline Forsyth, Hope Holmes. John Socha, Pauline Forsyth.

Clayton Hutchins, vocal.
Albert Swanson, instrumental-orchestra.
Oren Henning, instrumental-band.

Seated:  Jerome Sullivan, Donald Iverson. 
:  Oren Hollenbeck, Leo Brick.

Clifford Luke. William Lundell, Lynn Adams, Stanley Johnson. Margaret Wichser, Betty Eggebraaten, Katherine Comley.
Calista Bechthold-Sullivan,
Myrtice Holmquist, Jean Robertson.
Sybil Wersell. Katherine Putnam, Librarian.

Geraldine Owens, Library Clerk, Janet Benson, Assistant Librarian.

Seated:  Virginia Maher, Doris Williams, Mary Lou Enberg. 
:  Olive Brooks-Mulleady, Ethel Arndt, Gladys Johnson.



Seated:  B. Erickson, Leslie Burke, Hilbert Clarin, Roy Beyer,
Alvin Johnson. 
:  Samuel Hutchinson, Wendell Carlson, F. Humenansky,
E. Wickdall, Lester Bottem, Ernest Wood, Steven Crittenden.


I. Lewis, Bertha Moe, Lois Gibson, Hilda Forkins, Dorothy Strom, Orlenea Sunstrom, Olga Mickelsen, Viola Miller.



The FACULTY Album - more recently
John C Wells, principal
Donald A Martin
Jerry B Springer(Living), Rae E Wilbur (Deceased)
Homecoming '60 (junior year)
Edna D Sanders and family Edna D Sanders
Tom T Ohno
Marlys G Arenson Robert N Johnson (Deceased)
"Badger Bob"
Philip E Carlson (Deceased)
First principal of RHS
Calista Bechthold Sullivan

  Cynthia Fritzke submitted two meaningful photos taken in the Grand Hall of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario,  Canada on June 2, 2008. 
  "This is also where the Stanley Cup is kept.  The original is encased in a locked vault and is open to go in and look at it.

  The second Stanley Cup is on display in the Grand Hall for picture taking, and the current Stanley Cup was already in Detroit for the play offs that week." 

  Cindy says, "It was fun to tell my grandsons about Bob Johnson being one of my high school teachers and our high school hockey coach."

Bob Johnson in the
Hockey Hall of Fame (Deceased)

Cynthia Fritzke      
A. Pauline P. Sandboe, Drama
Zounds child!  Have you no sense of
the dramatic?  West High 1939
Lyle M. Eakins (Deceased)
Ca. 6/29/10
William J. "Bill" Knutson

 Clarence C. "Pete" Hansen  (Deceased)

Walter S. Logacz (Deceased)
Bill Knutson & Al Cannon
Wife, Marge with Jack Newton
 Milton J. Hughes (Deceased)
 Marvin H. Skaurud (Deceased)



Donald W. Iverson (
Deceased 3/19/15)
Ramona R. Lovold Hawkinson
(Deceased 4/17/15)
  Rufus O. Webster
Principal Nokomis Jr. High, 1970s
Myrtice Matchitt Holmquist (Deceased)

John Clark Wells

John Clark Wells Born Mpls, MN, 8/13/1904, died Mpls, MN, 10/26/2002. Retired educator, coach, principal of Roosevelt High School for 17 years. Served on the Minnesota State Athletic Commission, was an active Shriner and 32nd Degree Mason. Avid hunter, fisherman, sportsman. Survived by granddaughter, Michelle Dickson of Vail, CO; brother, Perce Wells of Abington, PA; 7 nieces, 1 nephew; stepchildren, Roger and Doug Kirchner, and Beverly Fink; 9 step-grandchildren and good friend, Jim Winick. Preceded in death by wives, Grace Finch and Gladys Kirchner; daughter, Carolyn Siderakos and 3 brothers, Kenneth, Walter and Marshall. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 9, Roosevelt High School Jack Wells Gymnasium at 11 am. Thank you to Evercare, MN, Redeemer Residence. Memorials to Roosevelt High School Foundation, 4029 28th Ave., Mpls, MN 55406.  Published in Star Tribune on November 3, 2002.

In chronological order:

Douglas A. Hanson, age 73, of Mpls. Mpls.  Teacher & Counselor Roosevelt High School/Mpls.  Public Schools 1953-1990. Trustee Mpls.  Teacher's Retirement Fund 1987 to present.  Preceded in death by parents, Arthur & Myrtle.  Survived by wife, Joan; daughter, Barb (Eric) Pederson; son, Scott (Sherry) Hanson; grandchildren, Alex, Sam, Neal and Natalie; brother, Gary; and other relatives.  Services Monday 10 am Minnehaha United Methodist Church, 3701 E. 50th St.  Visitation Sunday 5-8 pm at Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. Masonic  Service at 7:30 pm.  Visitation also 1 hour prior at church.  Interment Ft. Snelling Cemetery.  Memorials preferred. Washburn-McReavy Peterson-Stohlberg 612-721-1651.  Published in Star Tribune from June 28 to June 30, 2002. 

Clifford E.Luke, age 92, of Burnsville. Taught Vocational Agriculture at Roosevelt High School for 30 years. Preceded in death by wife, Mary; and sister, Marguerite Grant. Survived by sons, Jon (Jeanne) of Indianapolis, IN and David (Shirley) of Reno, NV; grandchildren, Amanda, Rosa, Benjamin (April), Travis and Molli Luke; great-granddaughter, Kaitlin; niece, Marsha (Warren) Oskey; nephew, Gary (Joni) Grant; sisters-in-law, Ludmilla Maltzen and Olga Elnicky; brother-in-law, Kenneth Grant. Services Thursday, 11 AM, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave S. Visitation Wednesday, 4-7 PM, at the Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Pkwy, and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651.  Published in Star Tribune on September 1, 2002. 

Tom Tomeo Ohno
age 74 of Bloomington, passed away on October 11, 2002. He taught math and coached baseball at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis for 26 years. He also taught at Lincoln Junior High and Cretin-Derham Hall. Tom had a passion for coaching kids and helping the community. He also spoke to students about his personal World War II internment experience. Preceded in death by parents, brother Joe, and sister Miyako (Ken) Yamaguchi. Survived by his wife, Reiko, daughter, Pamela (Tim) Dagoberg, and son, Robert (Pamela), grandsons, Erik and Jack Dagoberg, and Benjamin and Samuel Ohno, brothers, Fred (Emi), and Henry, sisters, Takiko Hazemoto, Marian Kikuchi, Amy (Paul) Shimada, Nobuko (John) Ikeda, Sakiye (Albert) Tsuchiya, and Sally Sudo, many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 18, 2002 at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 110th Street & France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN. Private interment. Memorials are preferred to the Japanese American Citizens League - Twin Cities Chapter Scholarship Fund. Werness Brothers 952-884-8145. 
Published in Star Tribune on October 13, 2002.

Margaret D. Erickson, 83, died Thursday, November 20, 2003 at her home.  Margaret graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree in social work and retired from the Minneapolis School System with 35 years as a social worker at Roosevelt High School.  She moved to Williamsport, PA in 2002.  Survivors include her son, Richard R. Erickson of Cogan Station, PA; and 3 grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 2:00 pm in St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Quiggleville, PA.  Rev. Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael Road, Quiggleville, PA 17728.  Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.  Published in Star Tribune on November 23, 2003.

Myrtice Matchitt Holmquist
of Minneapolis, our beloved "Bunny" died at the age of 100 on July 2, 2004 in her home of 63 years, surrounded by her loving family.  Preceded in death by husband, Harold.  Survived by daughter & son-in- law, Carol & Lloyd Peitzman; grandchildren, Dr. Linda Peitzman (Kelley Brigman), Robert Peitzman (Carol), James Peitzman (Kym), John Peitzman (Jody); 6 great-grandchildren (Emily, Cassie, Elizabeth, Alec, Elysia and Marissa); and many fond nephews, nieces and cousins.  Graduate of Carleton College, teacher for over 30 years. Member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Westminster Presbyterian Church for nearly 70 years.  Myrtice is remembered for her boundless energy, selfless giving and loving spirit.  She will remain in the hearts of family and friends forever.  Private interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Memorial service on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 2 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 12th Street & Nicollet, Minneapolis.  Memorials preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grace Manor and Mount Olivet Day Care Center.  Visitation Thurs., July 8, 5-8 at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 50th St. at Hwy 100 952-920-3996.  Published in Star Tribune on July 4, 2004.

Donald A. Don Martin
age 85, longtime resident of St. Louis Park, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2006 from a traumatic brain injury.  He was born March 8, 1921 in Minneapolis. He graduated from St. Louis Park, High School and earned his BA in teaching at St. Cloud State University, formerly known as St. Cloud Teacher's College.  He later earned his MA in teaching from the University of MN.  He was a Lieutenant in WWII and served as a cryptographer.  He later taught math for many years at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.  He encouraged and instilled this life long love of education in all of his children.  He married Jean Mosher in 1942, was widowed in 1973 and later married Ardis Seelinger in 1975.  He enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes, fishing, gardening, all Minnesota sports and was adept with all things mechanical. Following his retirement he visited all 48 states in the continental United States touring on his BMW motorcycle. He was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Ardis Martin; his brother, Robert (Verna)Martin; his children, Archer (June) Martin, Vicki (James) Bliss, Lauren (Greg) Behl, Genevieve (Cliff) Hale, Geoff (Sarah) Seelinger, Tim (Deborah) Seelinger; by 11 grandchildren who adored him and by 4 nieces and nephews.  Memorial Service Sat., 3/18 at 11 AM at Sunset Funeral Home, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Mpls.  Interment Sunset. Sunset Funeral Home 612-789-3596.  Published in Star Tribune on March 15, 2006

Edna D Sanders
age 93, of Minneapolis, died September 29, 2007, five weeks after having had a significant heart attack.  Born Mary Edna Danford on August 2, 1914, she was born and grew up in Ashland, Oregon.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.  She taught school in Oregon, before moving to Minneapolis in 1948.  She taught school at Roosevelt High School (1958-68) and North High School (1968-78).  She earned two masters degrees from the University of Minnesota: one in English and the other in Comparative Literature.  She was an educator, an avid reader and independent thinker her entire life.  In retirement Edna continued and expanded her activism in many causes and organizations, including DFL activities, women's rights, and, at the time of her heart attack, was on the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee to the Mayor, representing the 7th Ward.  She received many awards for her community service and in 2000 was named to the DFL Women's Hall of Fame.  Preceded in death by her infant sister, her parents, and her husband, Fred Sanders.  Survived by daughter, Kay Sanders-Chick (D.L. Chick); sons, Jay Sanders (Sharon), and Jim Sanders; grandchildren, Stacie Sanders-Borst (Jeff Borst), Jakob Sanders (Kimberly), Serene Smith (Chet), Jenna Sanders, Alaina Sanders, and Blake Sanders; step grandchildren, Roy Chick (Florence), Jeannie Kapler (Albert), Donna Chick-Bowers (Scott Bowers), and Karen Anderson (Bob); six great- grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Weiman and Doris Lansbery.  Memorial Reception will be held at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, on Saturday, October 27 at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity the donor is passionate about. Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel 612-377-2203  Published in Star Tribune from September 30 to October 7, 2007.

Rae E. Wilbur,
12/21/20 to 10/25/08. Rae lived at Edina Plaza in Edina, MN.  She graduated from Mankato State Teachers College.  Received her Masters at the U of M.  Taught in Mpls. schools for 30 years. After retirement, volunteered 9 years as executive secretary of Region 5-AA of the MN State High School League.  Also volunteered at St. Richard's Catholic Church and Fairview Southdale Hospital.  Preceded in death by parents, Maude and Bert Wilbur; sisters, Marion Beaudette and Florence Forinash-Prout; brother, David T. "Jim" Wilbur; nieces, Beverly Forinash and Barbara Beaudette Stilp; grand nephew, Theodore Stilp.  Survived by nieces and nephews, Carolyn Forinash-Olson, Dr. Robert Forinash, Geri Beaudette-Wanner, Bill Beaudette Jr., Vicki Wilbur-Middendorf, Jim Wilbur and Susan Wilbur- Goodell; 19 grand, 29 great-grand and 9 great-great-grand nieces and nephews and many wonderful lifelong friends.  Memorial Mass 3 PM Wed., Nov. 5 at St. Richard's Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, with visitation 1 hour prior.  Interment 9 AM Thurs., Nov. 6 at Lakewood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society or your favorite charity in her name.  Cremation Society Edina Chapel (952-924-4100).  Published in Star Tribune on November 4, 2008.

Calista Bechthold Sullivan
Age 94, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully Feb. 6th. Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; devoted friend, church lay leader, teacher and world traveler. Her spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew her. Preceded in death by husbands, Harold Sullivan and Gilbert Bechthold; son, George; sister, Helen; and brother, Vaughn. Survived by son, Jim (Karen) Bechthold; grandchildren, Mary (John) Casper, Jeff (Meghan) Bechthold, Kim (Brian) Delgado, Kurt (Nancy) Bechthold, Melissa Bechthold; 7 great-grandchildren. stepchildren, David (Patricia), Dennis, Michael, and Linda Sullivan; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Born in Durand, WI, graduated from Hamline University and received her Master's degree from the U of M. Taught Special Ed in the Minneapolis School system, retiring in 1979. Her love of traveling took her to over 50 countries. Service will be Friday, 2/ 13/09 at MINNEHAHA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3701 E 50th Street, Mpls. Visitation beginning at 10 AM, service at 11 AM with a lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Opportunity Partners, Mtka., MN, Minnehaha United Methodist Church or St. Helena Catholic Church, Mpls. Bradshaw 3131 Minnehaha Avenue South 612-724-3621.  Published in Star Tribune from February 8 to February 11, 2009.

Sybil S. Wersell (Tom)
94, Edina, died 12/16/09. Service Sun., 12/20 @ 2 PM at St. John's Luth, 48th & Nicollet, Mpls.  Memorials preferred to Gustavus Chapel Fund.  SYBIL,"Lady in RED", taught: band, choirs, SP.Ed.  Founder of schools for pregnant teens.  Loyal to Tom, GAC, Library Assoc, Preacher's Gang, GA Gang.  Sybil - Christian, sparkplug, fun, trailblazer!  Please try to wear something RED :).  Published in Star Tribune from December 18 to December 20, 2009.

Milton J. Hughes
Age 82, of Golden Valley, passed away May 19, 2011.  Preceded in death by son, Roger.  Survived by loving wife of 56 years, Ellen; daughter, Janet (Jim) Knoblach of St. Cloud; son, Steven (Deborah Saul) of St. Paul; 3 grandchildren, Daniel and Laura Knoblach, Isabelle Hughes; brother, Donald (Helen) of Golden Valley; nieces, Elaine (Jay) Hromatka, Diane (Tom) Rolando, their children, and friends.  Milt retired after 23 years as a guidance counselor at Roosevelt Senior High School, Mpls.  He enjoyed reading, political discourse, traveling and learning new things.  Milt cherished his friends and family.  Memorials preferred to the Struthers Parkinson Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55427.  Private entombment Lakewood Mausoleum.  Funeral service 1 PM Monday at the funeral chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Visitation also from 2-5 PM Sunday, all at: Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel 612-377-2203 2301 Dupont at Hennepin Ave S.  Published in Star Tribune from May 21 to May 22, 2011.

Muriel Ruth Wiest, Age 96, of Mpls, passed away Oct. 11, 2011 of dementia.  Muriel was a long time teacher at Roosevelt High School in Mpls.  Preceded in death by parents, Anna & John Wiest of Philadelphia, PA and eight siblings.  Survived by her brother, Quentin Wiest of Ridgewood, NJ and numerous nieces & nephews.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 PM in the Border Chapel at Hennepin United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Mpls, MN 55403-3223 Phone 612-871-5303.  Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls.  Published in Star Tribune on August 2, 2012:

Dr. Marvin Hoyle Skaurud
,  97, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.  Service: He will be inurned in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, date pending.  Dr. Marvin H. Skaurud lived a great life. He was the son of Susie Shields Skaurud and Joe Skaurud, now deceased, of Virginia, Minn.  Marvin was married for 62 years to Ruth Andrus Skaurud, who died in February 2005.  As most fellows of Dr. Skaurud's generation, he was a World War II veteran.  He served in the U.S. Navy as an ensign.  Among other Navy assignments, he piloted one of the many tugboats towing fuel barges across the Atlantic at 3 miles per hour in the Convoy N.Y. 119, so important to the Normandy invasion. Dr. Skaurud dedicated his life to education, holding a bachelor's, master's and doctorate in history from the University of Minnesota. He was a longtime history teacher for the Minneapolis school system and a professor for the University of Maryland, teaching summer sessions abroad in many locations around the world. Dr. Skaurud, always looking for adventure, was a contestant on television's "The Big Payoff" and another quiz show called, "Camouflage," in the 1950s, winning all kinds of treasures to share with family members.  Upon retirement, the Skauruds moved to Texas where they spent a good deal of time traveling the world by ship, rail and air.  He was pleased to have visited 119 countries around the globe.  He survived a jet crash in South America, was stranded in a primitive section Africa without a guide, and was aboard cruise ship that caught fire near Borneo.  His stories were shared with others in the detailed travelogues kept throughout his life. In his later years,  Dr. Skaurud lived at The Wellington of North Richland Hills, surrounded by many friends whom he loved dearly.  Survivors: Nieces, Judy Dubuc of Dayton, Ohio, Jane St. Romain of Winnsboro and Cindy Boot Anderson of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and nephew, Tom Allen of Dahlonega, Ga.  Published in Star-Telegram on February 16, 2012.

Walter S. Logacz
Age 77, of Columbia Heights, passed away September 14, 2012. Born in Maniewieze, Poland, Walter was 15 when he immigrated to the United States. He graduated from Columbia Heights High School in May, 1953, served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, graduated with a B.S. Degree from St Cloud State University and taught U.S. History and American Government at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis for 35 years. Wally served on the Columbia Heights City Council for 12 years, was Anoka County DFL chairman, participated in local and metro boards, was an active member of the Lions Club, and played an integral part in Columbia Heights Lomianki Sister Cities International. A bigger than life figure, he was outgoing, people- loving, generous, curious, fun-loving, intelligent, warm- hearted and always a "philosopher." Wally is preceded in death by 2nd wife, Patricia, parents Stanislaw and Stephania, brother Michael, and niece, Michele. He is survived by brothers, Gregory (Sandra), John, and numerous extended family and friends, Memorials preferred to Columbia Heights Sister Cities. A celebration of Wally's life will be held at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill Street N.E., Columbia Heights, MN on September 30, 2012 at 3:30p.m. www.MillerFuneralFridley.com.  Published in Star Tribune from September 16 to September 23, 2012.

Clarence C. “Pete” Hansen
Age 78, of Lakeville, passed away on 1/12/10.  Preceded in death by parents, Clarence & Geneva; Survived by children, Peter (Marisela) & Eric (Katie) Hansen; grandchildren, Gabriella, Gavin & Hallie; sisters, Marlys Hansen & Bette Douglass; special friends, Deloris Staffanson & Steve Robbs.  Funeral Service 11 AM Friday, January 15, 2010 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr. Burnsville, MN.  Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Private Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Salvation Army, Prince of Peace Church or Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhome.com Published in Star Tribune on January 14, 2010.

Lyle M. Eakins
Age 89, of St. Louis Park.  Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Lilla; sons, Thomas (Megan), David and James (Brenda); grandchildren, Matthew, Jay, Christopher, Jonathon, Alexander and Samuel; great-granddaughters, Kiara and Shauntay; brother, Ray.  Preceded in death by son, Steven and brothers, Vern and Marvin.  Lyle was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He graduated from the University of MN, receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his master's degree from the University of St. Thomas.  Lyle enjoyed many years teaching at Roosevelt High School and ended his professional career as an administrator at the University of MN.  He was an avid bridge player, as well as a Minnesota sports fan.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren who captured his heart.  Memorial service 11 AM Sat., July 3, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 12th & Marquette Ave S., Mpls.  Private interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Visitation 6:30-8:30 PM Fri., July 2 at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100.  Published in Star Tribune from July 1 to July 2, 2010.

Junior 'JR' H. Gossell
Age 96, of Minneapolis, passed away on November 15, 2013.  Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Lena.  Survived by wife of 64 years, Helen, children, Nancy and Julie, brother, Alan, grandchildren, Dylan and Molly and many relatives and friends.  Raised in St. Cloud, JR entered the service after graduating from St. Cloud Teacher's College.  B17 Co-Pilot, completed 20 missions with the 487th Division.  Began teaching Printing in 1945 and continued as an assistant principal at Sanford and Folwell until he retired from the Minneapolis School System in 1977.  JR remained active in his retirement.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11 AM at LAKE NOKOMIS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5011 31st Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Visitation, Monday, November 18, 2013 from 3-7 PM at BRADSHAW (McDivitt-Hauge) 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis and one hour prior to the service at church.  Interment Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 17, 2013. 

Lester H. Bottem
   Age 93, of Mpls.  Born in Lamberton, MN, passed away on 8/ 18/14 surrounded by his family.  Preceded in death by brother, Ernie.  Survived by son, Lea (Doreen); daughters, Christine (John) Hoogenraad and Suzanne (Tim) Chambers; grandchildren, Lea II, Jeremy, Laurie, Elisabeth and Catherine; 8 great-grandchildren and brother, Floyd (Doris).  Lester served in the US Army during WWII.  He owned and operated a bakery for a couple of years, then worked many years for the Mpls School System.  He enjoyed golfing, baking and cooking, fishing, and camping in his pride & joy - '76 Holiday Rambler.  Memorials preferred to the church. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Service Friday, 8/22 at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior at Victory Baptist Church, 13560 63rd Ave N., Maple Grove.  Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643.  Note:  Les Bottem was a custodian at Roosevelt when we attended in the '60s.  StarTribune Obituary.

Donald W. Iverson
  Age 91, of Richfield. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grand- father, teacher and friend to many was received into the arms of his loving Savior on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Harriet; parents, Carl and Mildred Iverson and brother, Everett. Survived by daughters, Kathleen (Glen) Winchell and Deborah Iverson; grandchildren, Michael (Renae) Biebl, Katherine (Ben) Duckworth and Jennifer Biebl (Noel); great-grandchildren, Alaina, Ryese, Ingrid, Beau and soon-to-arrive sibling, and many "grand-pets". Don proudly served his country in WWII as a P38 pilot in the Air Force. He loved the farm, woodworking, doting on his grandchildren and chocolate. Most of all, he loved his dear family and friends! We love you, Pops! Memorial service Tuesday, (March 24), at 2:00 PM at Lyngblomsten Care Center, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul. Private interment Ft Snelling. Memorials preferred to Lyngblomsten Foundation, American Diabetes Assoc. or Shih Tzu Rescue of MN. If flowers are sent, no lilies are permitted in Lyngblomsten. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com   Published on March 22, 2015.

Ramona "Mona" R. Lovold Hawkinson
Age 79 of East Bethel.  Passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015.  Preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Ruth Lovold, loving husband Henry "Skeeter",  Survived by 2 children, Helen (Rick) Mike, Clark Hawkinson; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Travis Mike; brother, Dean (Mariette) Lovold and Janet Hersch; favorite feline friend, Barney; many other cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.  Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 N. Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN and one hour prior to service at the church.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street N.E., East Bethel, MN.  Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service 651-464-3556 www.mattsonfuneralhome.com.  Published on April 19, 2015.



~ Video ~
 "Those Wonder Years" - Faculty and Graduates of the Class of 1967 shown at their 25th reunion in 1992
Featuring:  John "Jack" Wells (Principal), Jerry Springer (Business), Harold Riemenschneider (Science), Al Cannon (Science), A. James Heller (History), Lyle Eakins (Mathematics), Rufus Webster (History) and
other faculty after we graduated in 1962.  These teachers include:  J. Cepress, W. Logacz, J. Jennings, A. Paus, N. Glenn, F. McInroy, and J. Osberg. 
References to:
  Dr. Mercedes Nelson (Asst. Principal), Ralph Blake (Science), C. Wayne Courtney (History), Dorothy Erickson (English), Merrill "Sam" Halron (Science),
Clayton Hutchins (Choral Music), and Jerry Sullivan (Industrial Arts).

~ More May Be Forthcoming! ~

I regret that at this time, I am unable to include the full hour of video.  Tom did a great job.  Thanks for sharing your video with us. 
Tom's presentation included Lance Heddan, the '67 class president, many Sagamore pictures, the '67 classmates in 1992, and topics of interest where he interviewed these classmates, such as:  1) "Proud Moments",
2) "Fondest Memory", 3) "Most Embarrassing situation", 4) "Most Outrageous moment", 5) "Most Dismal memory", 6) "Have You Grown Up?", and 7) "If You Could Relive".  He even manages to toss in a couple commercials.  There is one with President Reagan advertising Borateem Borax and another with Tommy, featuring Kellogg's Pep cereal.

~ Feedback from Tom ~
"I viewed the clips you put on the site and am happy that you were able to allow others to see this.  You did a great job on your '62 web site.  This little addition will enhance it even more, and I'm sure will bring some smiles to many folks who have had these memories buried under decades of cobwebs.  I'm sure many people will go out and buy some Borateem or Borax when they see the commercial.  I remember watching the Loretta Young Program and the 20 Mule Team (something or other) that Reagan hosted. 
What year do you think?  Early 60's???"

Produced by Tom Thompson, RHS '67

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