It is with deep sadness that I report the news of the death of Kenneth Johnsen. Ken died on March 9, 2018 at the age of 69. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends and Classmates from the class of '66. We give thanks for Ken's life.
Ken Johnsen Passed Away 3/9/2018
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In Memory of
It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Duane Witherspoon.
He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. We give thanks for Duane's life.
Duane Witherspoon - Passed away 1-13-2018
In Memory of our Classmate
Colleen Mary Zetterwall - Kushino
It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Colleen (Zetterwall) Kushino. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. We give thanks for Colleen's life.
Passed Away 1/1/2018
In Our Memory
GRADUATES OF THE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1966 87 Known To Be Deceased
They came this way but once. Yet, they touched our lives in many ways while they were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for their friendship and for the influence each bestowed upon us.
Facebook News Feed "North High School Class of 1966 as of April 9th, 2018"
Total Classmates signed up to the Class of 66 Facebook page : 73
Class of 1966 Classmates Only, this Facebook page will allow the class to send messages and post status updates to keep us all up to date. Plus it will save $$$ on postage from time to time.
This Members OnlyFacebook page with links to our class website will help with our search for missing class members also. We have been searching for missing class members for years. Our Facebook page is only 32 Months old as of today April 9th, 2018 we have only 73 Members to date signed up out of 533 living members of the class of 1966 "we have Located over 30 missing class members thanks for all the good work. For the Balance of the Class of 1966 Sign Up today.
If you are from Minneapolis North High School or you love the north side or your a friend or family Member of one of our members of the class of 1966 sign on to are 2nd Facebook page. To sign on to our 2nd Facebook page Click Here the 2nd Facebook page will also have links to the class website and a link or two to the Members Only Facebook page.
We all need someone to lean on from time to time, so give us your helping hand this year. Please sign on to one of our Facebook pages. There are 2 Facebook pages. For more Info. Click Here The 1st Facebook page is for Class Members Only or Reunion Committee Members and will help us all with our search for missing classmates. We all need your help this year. Thank You!
Should your mouth ever be bigger than your stomach, may you have a chewing good time!
Thanks for coming out! A great turnout!!
Round table Discussions
FREE; No reservation needed
December 17, 7PM • Marine Reconnaissance Units.
Veterans of the 1st and 3rd Marine Reconnaissance Battalions will discuss how when and why they entered the Marines, how and why they were assigned to these elite units, their training and preparation for combat, and their small unit missions deep within enemy controlled territory. What were their experiences, options, and attitudes when the time came to reenter the civilian world. At Concordia University, St Paul 300 Hamline Avenue North St Paul, MN 55104 for more Info: https://www.mnvietnam.org/roundtable/
We today completed a cost sharing arrangement with the Crystal VFW to have live music in-house the evening of our gathering there. The Ruggles, Penny and I visited the club last Friday evening and were impressed with the band’s music (The “Percolators”). Terry T.
Email from:Terry Tompkins July 17th, 2018 at 7:42 PM
Updates from the June 27th meeting at Carol Pagel Haider’s and today’s follow-up visit at the Crystal VFW...........
1. Event hours: 4-11 PM, with set-up access available throughout the day beforehand.
2. We will have the entire lower level for our gathering, with a full bar / bar-tender provided, and access to the upstairs dining and entertainment area. We are in continuing discussion about the provision of live music upstairs that evening.
3. The intent is keep things as simple as possible for the gathering: register and pay-at-the-door is OK; simple name tags and a hand stamp (Sue Wehr has located one); no centerpieces; no door prizes; a celebration birthday cake for all the 70year-olds; and some bar snacks and munchies available on tables. Bill Binder has volunteered to secure a full sheet cake and a few balloons.
4. Those wishing to eat dinner at the club are strongly encouraged to phone in a reservation request (763-537-9914): kitchen closes 9 PM.
5. Tables in use will primarily be rounds, with limited rectangular tables available for other uses. A/V equipment is onsite, but limited. Our memorial for departed classmates will be updated and displayed.
6. A brief intro and “program” with announcements will take place around 7 PM.
7. A request has been made by the family of Diane and Duane Witherspoon to provide a space to feature their music, which interested parties might purchase. The request will be granted.
I think this sums it up......sorry if I missed something. Terry T.
Then & Now Photos
In Memory of
Joanne Peterson Holzinger
It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Joanne Peterson-Holzinger. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. We give thanks for Joanne's life.
Passed Away July 31st, 2018
3 northside girls have a chance meeting in the north woods.
Joanne Cullinan Peterson, Jackie DeFer Jorde and Mary Hart Bahneman
in Cross Lake, MN August 2018.
North High Teachers sees double: In the class of '66
Duane Witherspoon - Passed away 1-13-2018 CELEBRATION of Life 2-17-18 Zion Baptist Church 1:00pm Minneapolis
Passed Away 1/1/2018
Passed Away Sep. 16, 2006
Passed Away - 2/14/06
Passed Away 2004
INFORMATION on Missing or Lost Classmates.
Mrs Eudora Zellers Home Room 215
Mary Lynn Living in St Paul, MN
Mary Helen Living in Montana
Mary Helen Woods - Missing Classmate
What are the odds of having 5 sets of twins in one class? We are looking for information on Mary Helen & Mary Lynn. The Woods "I only call them by last names, because I don't know the identical ones apart."
Mary Lynn Woods - Missing Classmate Home Room 215
Index North High School Class 1966
Miracle in Minnesota
January 14th, 2018
Prince’s ghost blocked Marcus Williams, only explanation for this Minnesota Miracle.
Welcome to Jordan Junior High School
2018 reunion gathering / 70th birthday party.
I have confirmed an arrangement with the Crystal VFW to have our reunion gathering / 70th birthday party there on
SATURDAY, August 25th, 2018.
The near unanimous preference of a Saturday versus Friday gathering was the basis for the switch. We will work with the club to see about having a band in the house that Saturday.
Our next decision is about what time span to select for the gathering that day. I'm told the room will be ours for the day, so we need to consider a start time. I thought about a 4 - 11 time frame that would allow for early dining (for those wishing to do so), as well as an earlier end point for those who no longer favor late nights. Perhaps we should meet once more in October to settle this, then full scale promotion can begin.
Charles "Chuck" Kobow Class of 1966 Website. Click photo...
Why boys need Parents
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Class of 1966
With all Then & Now Photos
Will be on Display at the 50th Reunion in Auqust 2016. Send in all photos and Biographies by July 15th, 2016
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William "Bill" Lee
Class of 1966
Bill & Suzanne Lee 2015
Bill & Suzanne 1965
Davidene (Walensky) Weinberg
A Trip Down Memory Lane
September 3rd, 1963
It was a Tuesday our 1st day at North High, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened that day:
Which were the important events of Tuesday, 03 September 1963 ?
Famous People born Amber Lynn: American porn star Mubarak Ghanim: United Arab Emirates footballer
Famous People died Cruys Voorbergh: Actor / director (Vliegende Hollander), dies at 64 Frico Kafenda: Composer, dies at 79
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1963 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer Top #5 songs in the UK
The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet Frank Ifield - Confessin' Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me Elvis Presley - Devil In Disguise Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout
1964 our Sophomore Year at North High School
Sophomore Class 1964
Junior Class 1965
North High School Class of 1966
Seniors Class '66
Index North High School Class 1966
The entire 1966 yearbook, click here to link to the Index page.
The entire 1966 yearbook, click here to link to the Index page.
Robert E Lee "Dr Bob" Griffin Click Here for Web pages
Robert E. "Bob" Griffin Time Line Photos
Another day to give praise to the glory of God's
Be prepared. Plan ahead. Work hard so tasks will be easier for those who follow you. Teresa's health is fragile and she laid out songs, poems, verses for her funeral. Kinda morbid, but it it sets the mind at ease . . So scanning/preparing a 50-photo "tribute" to be played at a memorial. Talk about weird feeling. This week (before my birthday) I will post a few. And in a month will post some of hers. Remember, we're ALL 'terminal'; no one gets out of life alive. Preparation for eternity is priority #1
December 4, 2012 Memories of days gone by. Here is a pix of my visit to Santa (taken at Christmas 1952) with my sweet sister Nancy who went to be with the Lord in 1965. Yes, I was a one handsome dude even in kindergarten!!
In Greensboro, North Carolina, four black students begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Although they are refused service, they are allowed to stay at the counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the Southern United States, and 6 months later the original 4 protesters are served lunch at the same counter.
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
After a two-year stint, Elvis Presley returns from Germany.
President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law.
The Beatles begin a forty-eight night engagement at the Indra Club in Hamburg, West Germany.
Cold War trivia: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a United Nations General Assembly meeting, protesting discussion of Soviet Union policy toward Eastern Europe.
The Polaris missile is test-launched.
"The Flintstones" who were often compared to "The Honeymooners" air on television.
France tests its first A Bomb in the Sahara desert.
President Kennedy is assasinated. Stores and businesses shut down for the entire weekend and Monday, in tribute.
Congress enacts "equal pay for equal work" legislature for women.
Two thirds of the world's automobiles are in the United States.
Film goddess Marilyn Monroe is found dead of an apparent overdose. It becomes the most controversial death on record.
The Whisky a Go Go night club in Los Angeles, California, the first disco in the United States, is opened.
A large cloud that some say resembles the face of Jesus is seen on Sunset Mountain, Arizona.
In Camden, Tennessee, Country superstar Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) is killed in a plane crash along with fellow performers Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Cline's manager and pilot Randy Hughes while returning from a benefit performance in Kansas City, KS for country radio disc jockey "Cactus" Jack Call.
Martin Luther King, Jr. issues his "Letter from Birmingham Jail".
The Coca-Cola Company debuts its first diet drink, TaB cola.
Dr. No, the first James Bond film, was shown in US theaters.
In Saigon, Buddhist monk Thich Quong Doc commits self-immolation to protest the oppression of Buddhists by the Ngo Dinh Diem administration.
ZIP Codes are introduced in the U.S.
The first episode of the BBC television series Doctor Who is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There are released in the U.S., marking the beginning of full-scale Beatlemania.
Studebaker-Packard introduce seat belts as standard equipment.
Plans to build the New York World Trade Center are announced.
The Beatles vault to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles charts for the first time, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand," forever changing the way rock-and-roll music sounds.The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, marking their first live performance on American television. Seen by an estimated 73 million viewers, the appearance becomes the catalyst for the mid-1960s "British Invasion" of American popular music.
Malcolm X, suspended from the Nation of Islam, says in New York City that he is forming a black nationalist party.
The Beatles hold the top 5 positions in the Billboard Top 40 singles in America, an unprecedented achievement. Due mostly to the explosive growth, fragmentation, and marketing of popular music since, this is certain to never happen again. The top songs in America as listed on April 4, in order, are: "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "Please Please Me."
From Russia With Love was shown in US theaters.
Country singer Jim Reeves (40) is killed when his private plane crashes in thunderstorm near Nashville Tennessee.
3.5 billion dollars worth of vending machine sales.
Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first heart transplant.
Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; event sets the stage for the Summer of Love.
The Doors' first album is released.
In Houston, Texas, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
The album Are You Experienced is released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the United Kingdom.
Pink Floyd releases their debut album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn."
Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show, when Morrison sings the word "higher" from their #1 hit Light My Fire, despite having been asked not to.
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit. Walt Disney's full-length animated feature The Jungle Book, the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known True-Life Adventure, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.
LSD declared an illegal by the United States government.
Robert Kennedy is assasinated in California. Sirhan Sirhan is apprehended on the spot.
Johnny Cash records "Live at Folsom Prison".
Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities for several days afterward.
The musical Hair officially opens on Broadway.
The soap opera One Life to Live premieres on ABC.
Saddam Hussein becomes Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Council in Iraq after a coup d'état.
The White Album is released by The Beatles.
The film Oliver!, based on the hit London and Broadway musical, opens in the U.S. after being released first in England. It will go on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
The Manson family "hippie cult" is charged with the Tate-LaBianca murders.
624 pairs of panty hose are produced.
After 147 years, the last issue of The Saturday Evening Post is published.
At the Academy Awards ceremony for films released in 1968, a tie between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand results in the 2 sharing the Best Actress Oscar; Hepburn also becomes the only actress to win 3 Best Actress Oscars. The film version of Oliver! wins Best Picture.
The film Easy Rider premieres.
Project Apollo: The Eagle lands on the lunar surface. The world watches in awe as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the Moon.
Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder Sharon Tate, (who was 8 months pregnant), and her friends Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Jay Sebring at Tate and husband Roman Polanski's home in Los Angeles, California. Steven Parent, leaving from a visit to the Polanskis' caretaker, is also killed. More than 100 stab wounds are found on the victims, except for Parent, who had been shot almost as soon as the Manson Family entered the property.
The Manson Family kills Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy businesspeople who live in another section of Los Angeles.
Monty Python's Flying Circus airs its first episode on the BBC.
The pilot episode of The Brady Bunch, starring Robert Reed and Florence Henderson, airs on United States TV.
Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The Children's Television Workshop's educational television program Sesame Street is premiered in the United States.
John Lennon returns his OBE to protest the British government's support of the U.S. war in Vietnam.
The Altamont Free Concert is held at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. Hosted by the Rolling Stones, it is an attempt at a "Woodstock West" and is best known for the uproar of violence that occurred. It is viewed by many as the "end of the sixties."
Daydreaming out the classroom window on rainy days was probably the reason my report cards weren't in my favor. It didn't matter what year Columbus discovered America. What truly mattered was that it that very year of 1964, John, Paul, George, and Ringo discovered America.
I was, however, keenly interested in Lewis and Clark. Perhaps it was because the TV program "Bucky Beaver" made their history so interesting. We used to watch Bucky in school. The teacher would wheel in the TV on a tall stand, plug it in, and away we'd go into PBS history. Click here for more...
Wiesenberg-Neiman, Judith Rose (Sugarplum) 5/24/48 to 4/13/15 Judy is survived by her mother, Eva Wiesenberg, her mother-in-law, Dolores Neiman, her husband and daughters, Bill, Becky, and Maurine, and granddaughter, Emma Dryer Neiman, and step-grand-daughter, Frieda Kenyon Brown, and brother, Michael Wiesen-berg, as well as a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Judy was a woman whose inner and outer beauty were singular in this world.
She lavished love upon others, and that love was returned many times over. Judy's capacity to love provided her with the skills to be a beloved therapist for 27 years for hundreds of grateful and healing patients at the Aspen/ Allina Clinic in Bloomington. Judy's greatest joy and love in this world was for her family and friends. With her husband, Bill, Judy raised twin girls, Becky and Maurine (fraternal twins), whose inner and outer beauty as well as their accomplish-ments reflect their mother. Mother and daughters were the best and most intimate of friends. Bill and Judy were married 46 years. There were challenges, but Judy and Bill had a vibrant, loving, ever-growing relation-ship. Indeed, the last six years were so strong and vital that Judy and Bill often joked about the first 40 being the toughest. What best captures Judy's core/life affirming spirit was her response to her pancreatic cancer. Despite the discomfort, pain, and occasional hospitali-zations during this period, Judy told her best friend, Nancy, that this was one of the happiest times in her life because she had never been so able to give and receive love. And love poured in-from family, friends, doctors, nurses, and many others who crossed Judy's path during these months of challenges, great and small. Minnesota Oncology and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and the Abbott-Northwestern-Hospital as well as Allina Home Health Care nurses were kind, supportive, and skilled beyond words. Memorials should be directed, in Judy's name, to: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital Foundation, 800 E. 28th St., 16509, Mpls, MN 55407. There is a gaping pit in the hearts of those who knew and loved Judy, a hole that cannot be filled. We have accepted that space and have pledged together to internalize both Judy's love for others, her commitment to self-develop-ment and growth, and her embrace of the present, all to fully live the balance of our lives.
The process of identifying the Auqust 27th, 2011 - Class of 1966 - 45th Reunion photo...
Seated: Eileen Braker & Sharon Fahey.
Row one: Jill Jensen, Kathy Pemberton, Davidene Walensky, Julianna Parrazzo, Carol Pagel, Linda Margolis, Bonnie Smith, Floyd Ruggles, Paul Ellis & Terry Tompkins.
Row Two: Nancy Gripp, Mary Simco, Linda Vanseth, Mary Earley, Gail Farrand, Judi Gabrielson, Joanne Cullinan, Harold Malisow, Marilyn Wolk, Carol Rucke, Jack Appleman, Darlene Anderson, Laurel Gulbranson, Marsha Johnson, Marlene Goldstein & Kathleen Kukar.
Row Three: Ray Saatela, Lynn Christofferson, Patricia Blackledge, Linda Nelson, Lynn Kelman, Gloria Reese, Barbara McGee, Cheryl Royce, Judy Lindner, Mary Rivers, Sandra McGee, Gene Nelson, Bob Spandel, Jeffrey Ansel, Roger Polo & Marla Benson.
Row Four: Harry Jacobs, Steven Sudduth, William Gill, Michael Sterling, Terry Rice, Donald Baltus, Duane Witherspoon, Roger Schumacher, Susan Wehr, Barry Greller, Mary Hart, Bob Griffin, Bruce Dahlin, Dennis Pryde, Karen Trosen, Janice Bell & Dave Abrams.
Row Five: James Bukstein, Jeff Kessel, Michael Whalen, Tom Jatko, Ron Hunter, James Marshall, James Markson, Gary Lehmeyer, Tilman Bergman, Harvey Frank & Billy Binder.
Not Pictured: Joe Hyde, Ronald Jones, Daryl Lynn, Kathy O'Day & Tony Persons.
Express Bus for Seniors
I'll see you on the bus! class of '66 ___ ____ _______________ _________
Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, this driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies -- two in the front seat and three in the back -- wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem? "Ma'am," the officer replies, you weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers. Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly... Twenty-two miles an hour! "The old woman says a bit proudly. The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask... Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single peep this whole time, "the officer asks. Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Route 119......... for more jokes click here