May 21, 1944 cattle farmer Married 2
After HS graduation, took a shot @ the Un of MN, 3 years of Mech Eng, dropped a class in spring of 65 and surprise surprise was drafted. In a pvt, out a Cpt, that’s a good thing. Got my tail shot up in Viet Nam in 1967 requiring a couple of years at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver. Ski bummed for a year, back to the U of MN, finished with a degree in Voc Ed. Married Ann Grunditz (class of ’65) in 74. Taught in Hastings for 10 years, worked for myself for ten years in a Porsche related business, sold that and went back to teaching for 10 years in Hutchinson. We now live in the rural Alexandria area on the farm my great Grandfather homesteaded in 1878 raising grass fed organic beef. Not real sure what the next 10 year cycle with bring along………… We’ve 2 awesome boys, 32 and 34 that are doing really well, living So Mpls.
October 12, 1944 finance Married 5
Graduated Minnesota State Univ. Mankato Moved to Montana in 1974. Retired from US Bank in late 90's. Went back to work out of my home in 2000 financing trucks (eighteen wheelers) Enjoy the 4 grandkids (youngest Cassie 3 spends a day or two every week with us)
Charlotte Sole (Trewhella)
retired Married 2After graduation from high school I attended the U of M and attained an elementary teaching degree. I then married Mark during his first year in dental school. My degree helped us financially get through 3 more years of his education. I taught one more year while "we" were in the Air Force in Texas in the late 60s. When we returned from Texas with our first daughter I gave up teaching to raise our family. We were fortunate enough that I could stay home with the girls, and become involved with their activities. Along with the ability to be astay-at-home Mom, I was able to become involved with volunteer work. My biggest accomplishment came throught he Minneapolis Children's Hospital Association. When our youngest daughter entered middle school I began working in Mark's dental office--which was another form of "volunteer" work. It lasted for 16 years. His retirement was bitter sweet for both of us having spent so many years getting to know the patients well, and starting to see the second and third generations of patients.
Our next adventure was relocating permanently to our home in Scottsdale, AZ. Again we embarked on it with very mixed emotions. Having lived in the Twin Cities area all of our lives we had many friends and most of our extended families still there including my aging parents. One of the best parts about moving was that we would be near our two daughter again--not to mention in a more tolerable climate.
My volunteering continues here having become heavily involved with the Terravita Women's Golf Association. I am now in my second year of a three year commitment as president of the 18-hole group. It has been a LOT of work, but challenging and enjoyable all at the same time. I may miss the daily tasks involved, but will cherish the many good friendships I have made in the process.
We are close with our girls, our son-in-law, and the new boyfriend by getting together nearly weekly. Tami, the oldest, live on the other end of the Valley of the Sun in Chandler, and Kelly lives in a more downtown area of Phoenix called the Biltmore area. Tami has been a pharmaceutical rep for over 10 years, and Kelly has worked for Bank of America in the card fraud department for the last three + years. There are no grandchildren in our immediate family; only grand-dogs and cats. We live vicariously through the grandchildren of our sisters and brother.
We look forward to getting together in September.
Marsha Sorenson (Evenson)
October 04, 1944 retired Married 2
May 08, 1945 consultant Married 5I hope you are all well, sorry to miss you.
After Richfield graduated in Salzburg, got a doctrate of law (U of Vienna) and an MBA at Insead (Fontainebleau, France)
20 years with L'Oreal as MD of Austria, GB, Germany.
Bought a ski-company (Kneissl), invented Big Foot, the Carving ski (Ergo)
Started consulting, Worked for 12 years for a lingerie company, creating distribution facilities all around the world.
Now back to consulting.
Kids all finished with U-degrees. Spent time in Canada, Spain, Roumania, GB, Germany, Russia.
Hobbies: Sports (Tennis, Skiing, Former Austrian champion in high-diving), friends, travelling.
Graphic Designer/photographer Single Again
Greetings to everyone from the East Coast!
I'm living single with Murphy, the family Chocolate Lab in my 1887 historic home outside Baltimore. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit me at swisstrix.com.
March 04, 1944 self employed commercial artist, semi retired Married 2Life is pretty good in fly over land, both sons live here we have 3 grandsons, married 47 years to Deanne.
I am semi retired as a commercial artist (retoucher / illustrator) worked for most regional, national ad agencies.
Play lots of racqueteball and ski in New Mexico in the winter. Some traveling when there are no hockey or soccer games with the grand kids. Do some gardening & puttering.
My brain says I am still 18, but the body says no!
(thank goodness for new parts)
Looking forward to seeing everyone this fall...
Retired Married 1
Wow! Where did 50 years go? Life has been busy and good. Time just seems to be flying by!
I spent two years at St. Olaf College and then transferred to the University of Minnesota to study chemical engineering. The day after I received my B.Ch.E. degree in March 1967, I married my St. Olaf sweetheart, Priscilla L. Lovestedt (Rochester, MN), and she has had to live with her questionable decision for the past 45 years! I was accepted into the graduate school at the University of Washington and in August 1967, we moved to Washington state and have lived in the Seattle area ever since. We have one son, David, who came along after 16 years of marriage. He is currently in graduate school in Madison, WI, working on his Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology at the University of Wisconsin.
Priscilla taught elementary school in Richfield for one year before we moved to Seattle. While teaching in Seattle, she obtained her Master's in Librarianship degree from the University of Washington. I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1973 and joined the faculty at UW as a Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. I spent the next few years doing research relating to the artificial kidney and sickle cell anemia.
After leaving the UW, I opened a small consulting engineering office and worked on projects involving heat transfer for industry and the recovery of ethylene glycol from used antifreeze for the U.S. Department of Energy. Much of my work involved mathematics, computers and programming. As an outgrowth of my experience and interest in computers, I approached friends with the idea of creating a company to do billing for physicians. We founded Medical Data, Inc., later renamed to Med-Data, Incorporated. I held the position of vice-president throughout my career at Med-Data and was responsible for software development and the technical aspects of the company. The company began by providing services to physician's offices, but migrated to becoming a full service billing office for hospital-based physicians (emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists). Med-Data had offices in Seattle, Spokane, Salem, Salt Lake, and San Francisco when I retired.
The Pacific Northwest has provided many opportunities to enjoy the beauty and bounty nature has to offer. In my younger years I was an avid skier. I still enjoy sailing and bird hunting, and I plan to do more fishing as time permits. I play ice hockey weekly, but the pace is a bit slower than it was when we won the Lake Conference championship in our senior year!
To make certain retirement does not become boring, Priscilla and I bought a farm / cattle ranch about a year and a half ago. It is located in the coastal region of Washington on an island in the middle of the Columbia River. The setting is unique, as every ocean-going ship en route to or from Portland, OR, goes right past the front door of the house. While I have been unsuccessful in convincing Priscilla to make this our primary residence, I am consoled by the fact it makes a pretty nice hunting and fishing shack!
I am looking forward to the reunion and hearing about everyone's life experiences.
November 18, 1944 Securities Broker-Municipal Bonds Married 3
Has it really been a half century since we graduated from high school? I have missed the last several reunions but will be there for this one. The "Big Five O." I look forward to seeing everyone at the party.
August 24, 1944 technical writer, retired Divorced
I live in south Minneapolis, in a little house in a great neighborhood. No kids, two cats. Was married to Tony Stark for about 20 years. Not anymore. Worked at various jobs from applications analyst/project manager to assistant to the director at an art museum and lived in various places (Texas, Boston, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, England). Retired from work in technical writing and editing.
I’m a neighborhood activist and volunteer for a number of organizations.
I like history, going to plays, movies, concerts, interesting restaurants, reading good books, and trying to make my yard and garden look good.
Memories of growing up in Richfield: Crisp fall evenings at Spartan football games, strawberry pie at Nelson’s Restaurant, pizza at the Fireside, movies at the Richfield theater.