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Jean Goddard (Teed)
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May 13, 1944 Retired HP Married 3
 After four years at the U of M and Fairview Hospital, I moved to Palo Alto to take a position at Stanford Hospital.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven: no mosquitoes, no humidity, and no snow!  I still wake up and smile every morning at how blessed I am to live where I can enjoy gardening year-round.  I'm looking out my office window at blooming daffodils, azaleas, primroses, plum and almond trees - anything that can survive constant attacks by squirrels and crows.  
 
I met Rich while vacationing on Waikiki beach, he proposed and moved to California and we've been married 43 years. Rich retired from IBM and I from HP, where I worked as a systems program manager after staying home while our three daughters were small.  We've lived in the same home (twice remodeled) for our entire marriage, except for six months in the south of France with IBM.  We love having all our children and four grandchildren nearby so we can have frequent sleepovers and attend all their school programs and ball games.  We took one set of grandkids to Disneyland last Spring and are taking the others this April.  We had a nice trip to France and Switzerland last September, but prefer road trips to the national parks and the many beautiful places on the West Coast.  Life is wonderful, and we're rolling in blessings!

Happy reunion, everybody!  It was fun reading the many entertaining profiles.
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Peggy (Margaret) Hageman (Hentschke)
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January 15, 1944 Married 2

Life has been great!! Our kids are super and grandson's terrific!!
I graduated from Bemidiji State University and began teaching Primary Level in California.
Many good friends and a marvelous husband!!! Now I am subbing and my husband is doing alot with our Chruch and Community. 
Actvities galore with our family is such fun.  Blessings to be so thankful for.  My hello's to you all!!!!  Way to go!!! 

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Jeffrey Hagman
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August 30, 1944 Retired Married 2
Richfield was a great start...and my life continues to get better.

After high school I went to Mankato State College, played a little baseball, took a college Valentines Day ski trip to Canada and met Sue, the gal I've been married to for 43 years.  Received my BS from Mankato in Biology and MS from the U of M in Agronomy and Plant Genetics.

I had a very enjoyable and diverse 30 year career at 3M, starting as an agronomist, worked in several areas of US and international product development and marketing and ended up in marketing communications. I retired from 3M nine years ago, Sue retired from teaching in Bloomington ten years ago and we've been enjoying the good life ever since.

We have two kids, Heidi is a State of MN fruit and vegetable inspector keeping our food safe and Chad owns a very successful and creative landscape company. Look up:  www.starsandstripeslandscape.com
You can try asking for the "Old Spartan Discount."  We have a 4 year old grand daughter, Natailie and sure relish our time with her.

Sue and I enjoy the outdoors and I get in lots of fishing and bird hunting plus I still chase deer and elk with my bow. Winters, we travel for a few months to warm climates and Summers we spend a lot of time at our cabin in Bemidji. Yup, retirement was definitely worth working for and it's true, "Time flies when you're really having fun."
 
P.S.  For those of you with me in Mrs. Edbergs Spanish class that thought there was no hope for me...I now speak OK Spanish after 3M sent me to 3 weeks of total immersion at Berlitz then traveling all over the rural areas of Latin America.


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Vicki Harris (Walker)
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February 02 Retired Educational Administrator Married 1
I am excited about having reached my fifty-year reunion!  As I look back, I fondly remember and miss many friends who died along this journey.

My grandson, who is 14 years old is living with me and my husband adding delight and new challenges for us.

My mother who turned 99 last September has me reflecting on just how long each of us will and are capable of living.  She still lives independently and rides the bus to play cards with friends.

My brother is the only one in my immediate family that stayed in Minnesota.  All three of my sisters now live in the San Diego area.

I look forward to seeing and talking to my 1962 classmates and am hoping I have sharp enough mind to remember those wonderful years in high school. 

My Best,
Vicki 









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Betsy Heeter (Vigneri)
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February 27, 1944 retired journalist Married 4
 Married with four sons and seventeen grandchildren all in Casper. Husband retiring from medical practice soon. Notable experiences are years spent as a CBS t.v. journalist. I love to travel and have been blessed to do humanitiarian work in Russia, South Africa, and bring aid to war zones in Bosnia and Armenia. Today I work with a group in London ministering to the persecuted church. I also do a weekly radio program called "Heart of God." It's been an exciting life!!! Send Betsy a MessageSend Betsy a Message
Nancy Helleckson (Glenn)
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October 25, 1944 retired school administrator Married 2
 My "adult"  life began in May, 1966, when I graduated from St. Olaf College and married David on the same weekend. We both chose careers in education. For 44 years, David taught and coached at Minnehaha Academy while my own path included (in consecutive order)  high school Spanish teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, and dean of students, at Minneapolis Roosevelt, Minneapolis Southwest, and McGuire Middle School in Lakeville. We both loved our work; the decision to retire was difficult.

However - two years into retirement, life is good! Our time is divided between family and travel. Our daughter, Kari, and son, Scott have given us four precious grandchildren. Because both families lives within five minutes from us, we can  take advantage of the daily opportunities to be together - at the very least, to walk around the pond together after dinner. I did not enjoy babysitting as a teenager, but love it as a grandma!

In our remaining free time we travel as often as time and budget permit. Six years ago we bought a condo on the water in St. Petersburg and fly down for one- two  weeks visits as often as possible, We fell in love with Puerto Vallarta 20 years ago and still travel there every January with friends.  In November we are taking our third cruise to Europe.  Have any of you done river cruises in Europe? We are trying to decide if that is an interesting option for the future and would appreciate any input from you experienced travellers.

50 years -  and, at what seems warp speed, we teenagers have become senior citizens. Hard to process, but when I read through the list of those classmates who did not reach this milestone year, I realize how grateful I am for life and health and the opportunity to reconnect with you all and celebrate.
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richard henkels
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August 08, 1944 retired Married
Married 47 years to Sandra McAndrews RHS64 Two kids Erick and Michele and we have 7 grandkids. BSB Adm. U of M. 5 years in corprate Twin Cities. left in1971 for small town living. Ran small businesses. Bait and Tackle,service station, LP delivery, Landscaping, Lawn service in Minesota and Wisconsin. Retired 6 years ago. Love to hunt, fish, build furniture and rehab homes. We enjoy rural life in the Spooner area and our summer home near Ely Send richard a MessageSend richard a Message
richard henkels
August 08, 1944 retired Married 2
Now we are headed for 52 years together and we have added a grandson in law and a greatgrandaughter Eva and another on the way.  Next spring another wedding is in the works for another grandchild. We are still enjoying our summer cabin near Ely. Send richard a MessageSend richard a Message
Judie Hildebrandt (Gustafson)
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October 09, 1944 Retired RN Single Again 3
I am not old enough for 50 yrs. After HS went to work at Prudental. Married 2 yrs later and moved to Iron Range. Hoyt Lakes, Mn. Owned an operated several Businesses with my husband. Graduated at age of 42 from nursing school. Work at hospital in Aurora, Mn. Lived 8 years in Mpls working at Anoka State Hospital and for managed health care. Retired to cabin in Ely at the age of 50.
We hit the road in our Rv picking up a few job along the way. One winter worked 5 month at Lake Mead Hospital in Vegad.
Have been in all 50 states and most of Canada. Recently I traveled to Ireland.
After 45 years of marriage my husband left and found another.
I spent one winter in the north country mt myself. I have had many adventures with the black bears since I lived close to a research center.
I winter in Mission, TX I play golf year round, water volleyball and now into Billards.
I have 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
I am a cancer survivor but life is good . Anxious to see everyone again
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Linda Holt (Work)
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December 02, 1944 reservation agent Divorced 2

Hi from Steilacoom Wa. A wonderful small town nestled on the shores of Puget Sound with the Olympics Mountains in the background. Here are some highs and lows tha last 50 years. 3 years at the U of minnesota and the in 1965 to be a Flight Attendent with Northwest Airlines. Transfered out to Seattle to fly to Japan. Married Jim, an air force office in 1970. Moved to southern California after he returned from the war. Our son David was born there.  Then transfered to Andrews AFB in Washington DC to be assigned to the Presidental squadron. Out daughter Amy was born there.  We then transfered back to Mccord air force base in Washington and have lived in Steilacoom wa since 1977. Many years of volunteer work and community involvement. Iwas very active in the Officers wives club(yes there was one at every base back then) I was involved in many different activites including !st Vice President. then PTA president at the different schools the kids were going to.  Brownie leader,church activites and got the outstanding volunteer award from the PTA.  Organized the largest turnout for a school board meeting to avoid a teacher strike.  There was not a strike and I found out how powerfull the power of one can be. Member of Steilacoom Historical Society and Lakewood Jrs for more community work, Helped get some street signs put up at some streets for safety.  Back to work as the children got older. I developed and owned my own Travel training school which was a vocational school in the state of Washington.  We trained  students to become travel agents and reservations agents for the airines. A lot of hard work but interesting.  I got divorced around that time.  We are still friends .  I sold the school and went to work for a travel agency and now I am working for Alaska  Airlines as a reservation agent.  N0 plans  to retire yet but will go part time soon.  My daughter graduated from the U of Washington and worked for America corps and was getting ready to travel around the world.  She never did go since she died in an accident while on a camping trip in 2001. Life can really hurt at times.  My son got his doctorate in history and now is a history professor teaching young minds.          I have been going to the gym and doing light weights for about 30 years. I walk about 4-5 days  a week and lift weights now so I can open jars!!!! I have been in a bridge club, gourmet group.  I have done some stainglass, yoga .skiing and became a vegetarian along the way.  I enjoy reading, gardening.and meeting friends for coffee to talk politics. I enjoy going to movies and of course travel.   I will end with  a quote from Forrest Gump "Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you will get" Wonder what the next piece of chocolate will bring.  Everyone have a Happy 50!!!!!! 

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