We would like to honor those classmates who have left us too early. Remembering their time with us is very important so please help us identify each and every one. Our memories of them will keep them in our hearts.
Classmates who have passed since our last class reunion are:
Vernon Severson, Jr.
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Beasley, Michael A. age 47, passed away on 7/17/06. Preceded in death by parents, Donald & Marilyn. Survived by brother, Bill; sister, Jean; nephews, Charlie & Nick. Memorial service Wed. 11 AM at The Salvation Army Church, 2727 Central Ave. NE, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828
Published in Star Tribune on July 23, 2006
Bornetun, David William age 56, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, due to injuries from an auto accident in No. Carolina, where he had made his home. Dave will be remembered as a mischievous boy and avid outdoorsman with a gentle, giving spirit. Family memorial gathering: Sat., August 1 at 11:00 am, Chandler Place Community Room, 3701 Chandler Drive, St. Anthony. Private interment. Memorials to Catholic Charities in lieu of flowers.
Published on July 26, 2015
Burge Mark A., age 45, of NE Mpls. US Navy veteran. He is survived by his sisters, Faye E. Lopez, Sandra H. and Patricia E. Burge; brothers, George R., William A. (Gayle) Burge; nieces & nephews. Service Thursday, 10:30 AM, Billman-Hunt Chapel, 2701 Central Ave NE, Mpls, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial Ft. Snelling. Billman-Hunt Chapel 612-789-3535
Cordes, Dave W. age 56, of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at home on Dec. 7, 2014. Survived by loving wife of 20 years, Diane; mother, Joan Cordes; brothers, Steven (Donni) Cordes, Brian Cordes; sister, Lori Cordes; 3 nieces, 1 nephew and many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father, Marlow "Corkey" Cordes. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. A gathering of friends and family from 2-4 pm on Friday, Dec. 12 at: Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
DeVito, Julie Ann Age 57. Preceded in death by brothers Frank and Patrick; nephew Anthony. Survived by granddaughter Makenzie; parents Frank and Faith Devito; sisters Elizabeth, Paula Rymanowski, Maria Murzyn and nieces and nephews; special friend Linda Wahlin. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 AM. Visitation one hour before all at St. Clements Catholic Church, 901 24th Ave. N.E., Mpls.
Geng David J. age 57, of Northeast Minneapolis, passed away on May 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Molly Geng. David was a lifer with the rail and he will be missed by his wife, Dori; children: Jenny (Tommy) Pardino, Jake
Geng David J. age 57, of Northeast Minneapolis, passed away on May 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Molly Geng. David was a lifer with the rail and he will be missed by his wife, Dori; children: Jenny (Tommy) Pardino, Jake (Carly), Jocelyn (Tim) Schulte; grandsons: Aiden, Brennen, & Ciaren Pardino, Camden & Cullen Schulte; siblings: Butch (Kathy), Danny (Cheryl), Erin, & Kelly; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & many Northeast friends. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00 a.m. at St Clement's Catholic Church, 911 24th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; with visit one hour prior. Burial St. Anthony Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Germundson, Robert James "Bob" age 52, of Coon Rapids. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survived by loving wife, Rebecca; children, Kristen (Matthew) Olstad, Kelly (Joshua) Stalvig, Joseph (Kelly); grandchildren, James and Raymond; brother, Ronald (Marge); sister, Joyce Wiemelt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Emmett and Luella; mother, Dorothy; brother, Gerald; father and mother-in-law, Francis and JoAnne Zaworski. ATTN: IBEW LOCAL #292 and Knights of Columbus. Special thank you to Premier Electrical Corp., Mpls/St Paul Airport Police, Mpls Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff Dept for all their efforts. Memorials to Epiphany Catholic Church. Interment Epiphany Cemetery. Mass of Resurrection 11:00 AM Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Church of the Epiphany, 111th & Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church, and also 4-8 PM Friday, Sept. 10 with 7 PM Rosary at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Charlene (Borries) Hammond, 52, of Minneapolis, died April 8, 2010. A memorial service will be held at Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel in Minneapolis on April 10, 2010, www.kozlakra dulovich.com. She was preceded by her mother, Shirley Borries. Charlene is survived by her husband Dale; son Aaron; father Charles Borries; sister Sue Borries; brothers Mike (Cathy) Borries and Tom Borries and his friend Beth; father-in-law Ed; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat, Theresa, Janet, Forest, Glen and their families; nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends. Charlene was a member of the Garrison VFW & the Golden Valley American Legion.
Harstad, Paul M. Age 53, of Ramsey, passed away peacefully at Cass Lake on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Lucille. Survived by wife, Renee; daughter, Mallery; siblings, Maryanna, Lisa Heidlauf, John, Jane, Peter, and Karen Paraday. Service Saturday, October 9, 12 noon with visitation 1 hour before at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls
Kotchen Steven J., born July 4, 1958, Mpls, died June 25, 2003 in Cathedral City, CA. Preceded in death by grandparents, Ellen Kotchen, Carl & Lorine O'Rourke; aunt, Rose Marie Hallum; uncle, Robert Cigard Jr. Survived by partner, Michael Jandt, Cathedral City, CA. Beloved son of John & Patricia Kotchen, Roseville; beloved brother of Scott & Mary, Fridley, Stuart, Mpls, Patrick & Melissa, Rogers, Thomas & Jessica, Coon Rapids; beloved uncle to John and Daniel, Fridley; Briana and Jenna, Rogers; beloved grandson of Cyril Kotchen, St. Anthony. Also survived by the extended family of Ted & Loretta Day, Fridley. Services to be held in California. One of our firecrackers has reached the heavens to shine for eternity. Steve, may the Good Lord hold you in the palm of His hand until we're all together again. Until then, we all hold you in our hearts.
I Just Now saw that Steve is gone & it knocked the wind right out of me .... A small group of us hung out together almost everyday just doing the craziest things . So much fun ! The one thing I'll Never forget is the night my friend Sues Father drove us to see my Very First concert ( not sure if it was Steve & Sues first or not ?) Well we had some terrible warm Gin in baby food jars. & thought we'd be big shots & drink at the concert ( it was Gross). Well Steve had more than us girls cause Sue & I couldn't stand the taste . But Steve definitely was drunk & he was in back seat with me in Sues Dads Nice Clean car on the way back to Sues after the concert " which by the way was A Sha-na-na concert " ha ha . Anyhow long story short Steve got sick & all of a sudden He was covered with his supper & So was I from trying to get him to bend forward & do it on the floor ! Her Dad was very quiet till we got to Sues & said This will be cleaned tomorrow ! So Sue. & I helped Steve up stairs & got him & I cleaned up & changed . That's when I noticed the Mushrooms all over & Sue said What Did you EAT Steve ?! Lol
He looked at us with the cutest goofy grin & said
" I Had Pizza Mushroom Pizza for supper ". And he laughed a silly kind of giggle & plopped his head back down again to sleep .... From that night on His nic name for me Was Mushroom Mama. Lol. Cause I had to clean it off of him & me !! Yuck !! Lol. Well that's what friends are for :-) right ?! :-P Sue Eaton, Steve, & Beth Borneton (not sure of her spelling) . But they Made a Surprise party for me in Sues Back yard for my 18th Birthday & they made a Big Chocolate Cake that Steve made sure it said in icing
" HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUSHROOM MAMA ". I of course cried Happy tears .... Sue & I became friends when I was in 2nd grade & she in 1st. & 50 yrs later we can still chat up a storm like nothings changed .. Steve was a Great friend to all us girls growing up , always smiling & joking around .... I don't know how he died But it sure makes me sad Because this World needs all the Happy go lucky jokesters we can get .. I'm So sorry take Steve is gone .... My Very Belated Sympathy To his Parents & Family & Friends .... Steve Always Danced to His Own Style of Tunes & He Was Full of Spirt & always Up for one of Our Crazy Adventures ..
Thanks for letting me share some memories with you all .... no disrespect intended at all in my ending here
I Know Steve would be laughing at my see you later
Wish I'm about to send him .... :-)
MAY YOU SOAR WITH THE EAGLES MY MUSHROOM PIZZA PUKING BOY , I ENJOYED THE LAUGHS & FUN WE SHARED BACK THEN , SO SAVE ME A SPOT BY THE RECORD PLAYER IN HEAVEN BECAUSE WE'LL ALL SEE EACHOTHER AGAIN SOMEDAY . I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR CRAZY GROUP & THAT I GOT THE NAME " MUSHROOM MAMA" FROM YOU !
Peace & God Bless ....
From Cindy Saba-Stoewer on November 7th, 2011
Who cold forget dearest Spook. He was so funny and so full of life. It is so sad that he is gone. When he died, I wrote a Star Tribune Obituary guestbook note and called him "Spook" in my note, for that was his nickname. The Star Tribune would not post it. LOL. Mr. Kotchen, you will never be forgotten!
Lawver, Douglas C. age 51, of Blaine. USMC vet. Locksmith for Twin City Hardware. Preceded in death by mother, Sharon and father, George. Survived by best friend and wife of 23 years, Denise; daughter, Deanna; son, Danny; brothers, Buzzy, George and Bobby; nieces, nephews and many friends. Special thanks to Minnesota Oncology and Allina Hospice for their kind and loving care. Services Thursday, 11:00 AM with visitation 10:00 AM at Billman-Hunt Chapel, 2701 Central Ave NE . Burial Fort Snelling.
My grade school classmate...you will always have a very special place in my heart.
From Richard Stachel on September 16th, 2011
So sorry to hear of the passing of Pat to all his family.Thou I have not had contact sine moving to Arizona from Mpls. in 1980 I have great memories of our youth.We played hockey together and did our fair share of hanging out during Jr. high and in our high school years.He was a great friend.Pat had graet heart and was some one you could always count on to have your back.I played broomball with him and his brother Mike right out of high school and what a blast we had.I know he will be missed.My family & I pass on our deepest sympathies.... Rich Stachel, Tucson az.
I remember having the pleasure of being in the NE Jr High band with Mike, he was one of the Mr Jensen favorites elected to play the Tuba along with Dan McMurchie, Dave Krepis, Bob Maile, Jerry Uchanski, and Jay Johnson. What a group of musicians!
From MIchele McCabe on August 14th, 2011
Michael was in the US Navy stationed on a nuclear submarine in drydock at Pearl Harbor. He drowned in Hawaii on 9/11/82.
He is buried next to our sister Lisa McCabe-Day (1975 graduate) who died in a car accident on 4/27/82.
God Bless my cousin Keith. Growing up with him was so much fun. I think about you all the time Keith. I wish my kids could have known you. I will always remember when I was getting picked on at Northeast Jr. High and you walked there one day from Sheridan and told the girls that were picking on me that if they ever touched me again there would be consequences. They never bothered me after that.
Schires Steven J., age 44, a native of NE Mpls died October 1st in his home at Harpers Ferry, WV. He moved to WV in 1993, pursued a career in computer technology. He prided himself in his two sons, Eric and Cory, as well as his newly built home on the Shenadoah River. His passions were the guitar and fishing. He loved hearing the boys and himself playing music together and the peacefulness of the river where they fished together. Survived by sons, Eric and Cory Schires; mother, Jean Seymour; step-father, James Seymour; brothers, Scott and Sandford Schires; sisters, Sheri and Shali Seymour; 7 nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins. Also his dearest and best friend, Cheri Rapattoni. Funeral services at Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel, 1918 University Ave NE, TUES. EVENING at 7pm. Visitation from 5pm Tues. until time of service Private interment KOZLAK-RADULOVICH 612-789-8869
When you passed on I didn't hear about it. I have a home very near to your resting place and visit you at times. Those many years we spent together were some of the roughest times in my life and I'm glad I had you there to help me through it. I miss you brother. R.I.P.
Severson, Vernon J., Jr. age 55, of Mpls, passed peacefully on August 15, 2012.
Survived by sister, Karen (Jim) VanHall; also nieces, nephews, many relatives & friends. Employed by the City of Minneapolis for 26 years.
Memorial service will be Monday, Aug. 20, 12 noon, with visitation 2 hours prior to the service at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677 Penn & Dowling Aves N.
Obituary Weaver, Wendy, 57 of Fridley passed away August 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, at Miller Funeral Home 6210 Highway 65 N.E., Fridley. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and continuing for one hour prior to the service at Miller Funeral Home. She is survived by her children, Matthew (Jake Carlson) Weaver, Michael (Amy) Weaver, Michelle Weaver; fiancé, David Krtnick; grandchildren, Brenden Kortum and Eliana Weaver; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard Huss and Carolyn Luedke; husband, John Weaver; daughter, Raelyn Huss; brothers, Robert Luedke, Brian Huss; and grandmother, Leona Haman. - See more at: http://www.millerfuneralfridley.com/obituary/Wendy-Weaver/Fridley-MN/1533807#sthash.sE45EGzR.dpuf