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Barbara Cairncross (Willis)
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June 20, 1943 Decorah IA US Retired Married 2 Groveland
Barbara Louise Cairncross Willis
·         Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
·         Married Bruce Willis in 1965
·         Taught Preschool Special Ed for 27 years
·         Son - Chad Willis; West Des Moines, IA
·         Daughter - Alison Willis; Woodbury, MN
·         Summer  in Decorah, IA
·         Winter in Palm Springs, CA
·         Have had the opportunity to travel the world and now in retirement enjoy traveling in our RV.
·         Hobbies – spending time with family and friends, golfing, and trout fishing
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Dorothy Campbell (Willard)
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October 31, 1944 Plymouth US Retired RN (CDE) Married 4 Ramsey Grade School
Looking forward to seeing OLD classmats. With my husband being a career Navy officer, we moved a total of 11 times.  Both  of our sons followed in his footsteps.  However, our 2nd daughter went Air Force. We have 8 grandchildren, 5 of which live us.
I had a long career as a nurse, finishing as a Diabetes educator.
Unfortunatly I now have Alzheimers. But I am lucky to have a dear loving husband.
Bob Carl
March 18, 1944 Rhinelander US Retired Bureaucrat Married 2 Mattocks/Highland JHS
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Richard Carpenter
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October 30, 1944 Lino Lakes MN US Retired Married 1
After H.S. I enrolled at the U of M, but found I couldn't take studies seriously. Went to work for a Dental Supply Co., then transferred to Calif. after a couple years. Facing a promotion or returning to Mn., I opted to return home. However, couldn't stay long as I was drafted into the Army in '65. Spent military in Germany (luckily, instead of Vietnam). Honorably discharged in '67 as a Spec. 5. Re-enrolled at U of M and received an AA in business and math in '69.  Worked thru years in several capacities, finishing career in a machining Quality Control position and spent last five years back at U of M in accounting at the student Health Clinic. Retired May of '07.
Married seven years with a daughter (Stacey) born in '74. Second marriage to wonderful wife Beverly for past 31 years, an Administrative Assistant at U of M for 25 years.
Daughter Stacey is a Northwestern Bible College alumna  moving to Calif. after graduation to help start a new Church. Met and married husband Dr. Vinay Goyal, a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, a Professor in his field at UCLA and an employee of Aerospace Engineering, an affiliate of NASA.
My hobbies include travel, pastel and pencil drawings/portraits and bowling in winter, gardning/yard work and golf in summer with occasional volunteer help at U of M Raptor Center, mainly in rescue pick-up. Also, I am a volunteer marshal at the 3M Championship Golf Tournament at the Blaine TPC course and,reluctantly, the reason I will not be attending the reunion activities. It is the same weekend and I am unwilling to relinquish my marshaling duties. IF you should happen to go to the tourney, look me up.  I'll be on the green at hole #2, this year and in the future.
So, have a great reunion weekend. I wish I could be there, but, at the least, I am looking forward to reading all your bios in
the Memory Book.
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Alan Carstensen Hastings MN US Owner of Trucking, Inc. Married 6

After graduation, I went into the Army and stationed in Worms, Germany for two years.

I've been married for 32 yrs and have six children and six grandchildren.

I started Carstensen and Sons Trucking, Inc. in 1981.

I coached hockey for District 200 for 27 years. the highlight of my coaching years was the State Championship-Junior A. In 2007 I received the Huberty Award for "Outstanding Coach of the Year".

My wife, Gail and I enjoy our cabin on Rush Lake near Cambridge, MN.

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Edith Cohen (Sanasack)
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March 18, 1944 Inver Grove Heights MN US Admin Widowed 3 Linwood
I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  I became a great-grandmother on Feb 23, 2012 to a beautiful baby girl Graci.  I enrolled in college in 1996, graduated Cum Laude with a BSBA in 2000 from Cardinal Stritch University.  My husband Jim passed away in January 1997. I worked for Control Data/General Dynamics for 27 years and I am still working full-time in a small office downtown St. Paul with no plans to retire. 
I am a big Elvis fan and went on an all Elvis cruise in January, it was fabulous and looking forward to the next one. I enjoy traveling and went on a trip to Germany with my granddaughter in March.
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Ron Cohen
October 21, 1944 Professor of Psychology, Bennington College Married 3
 Judy and I met in a police paddy wagon after being arrested in a welfare rights demonstration in 1968, and married 2 months later. We have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters, and have lived in Vermont since 1971. I've taught at Bennington College since then, and Judy is an early childhood educator. Send Ron a MessageSend Ron a Message
david cukier
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November 02, 1943 Bedford NY US Psychotherapist Married 2 Highland Jr. High

Can’t remember the summer after our graduation from Central. Probably sold shoes at the Emporium every day and hung out at Martin’s Drive -In every night. Went to the U. of M. like so many of you. Graduated and joined an army reserve unit. Did my six months at Fort  Bliss, Texas and Fort Knox, Kentucky. My reserve unit was never called up…. at least not while I was in it.

 When I returned from active duty I tried my hand at a couple of businesses with a couple of Central High friends. Had a lot of fun but made little money. At the same time I had started buying up distressed real estate mostly around the U. of M. This worked out much better and it turned out to be a way to make a living. As soon as I had cleaned up these properties, had them rented, and found someone to keep an eye on them I bought a little sports car and drove it to California. Lived in a cottage just north of San Francisco overlooking the ocean for the better part of 1969 and half of 1970. Got bored. Came back to St. Paul and started a real estate company with my Dad. Progress Realty was born. Mostly brokered income property, some houses, businesses, and built homes in Inver Grove Heights, Maplewood and North St. Paul.

 Got married at 29. Marriage didn’t last as long as it took to get divorced. Am not attributing any fault. It was just a mistake. Met jonci, my wife for life, a few years later. She was a buyer at Dayton’s at the time. We married in 1977. In 1979 our son, Aaron, was born and I opened our first store, Josefs, a shoe store at St. Anthony Main. (I was supposed to be only an investor in that store but ended up having to operate it to protect my investment) A year later Jonci left Dayton’s and joined me in what was to become our new retail venture. We opened way too many stores (Josefs and Jonci Petites) but we were enjoying the action and enjoying our lives. 

 Our daughter Alex was born in 1987. She recently completed an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational psychology. She’s working in the "Leadership, Learning and Development" division of a NY company. My son, Aaron, is in the commercial real estate business and my daughter-in-law is an attorney. They have my one grandchild, lovely little Anna. They work and live in Manhattan. Son with family and daughter live four blocks from one another in the City. Jonci and I live in Westchester County, forty minutes from the City.

 We started selling and closing stores in the early and mid 90’s. An opportunity presented itself and we both took executive positions with U.S. Shoe Corporation. We left the Twin Cities in 1994 and moved to Cincinnati. Still had stores when we left and continued to operate them until 1998. Hated Cincinnati (hope I’m not offending anyone) but luckily Nine West bought U.S. Shoe and we landed in New York within a year of our departure from Mpls. So here we are.

I really was not enjoying corporate life. At the age of 52 I went back to school and studied to become a psychotherapist. Joined what became the second largest "not for profit" mental health/substance abuse treatment agency in the state of New York. We were operating eighteen facilities when I left. Did clinical work for about five years but found myself always pushing to increase revenue. I guess due to the business background. This was noticed. Ended up being the Assistant Agency Director. Continued to do some clinical work while staying another four years in this administrative position. A couple of years ago I decided it was time to slow down and go into private practice. Am still practicing part time. Jonci still works. She’s an executive at Eileen Fisher, Inc. Travels often to interesting places. I travel with her as often as I can. Life is good. Never perfect, but perfect enough.

Am looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion.


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Jim Dailey
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May 24, 1944 Oakdale MN US Business owner Married 5

After HS took a summer job with Northern Pacific RR. Was drafted into the Army on my 21st birthday.  Proudly spent 2 years serving my country.
My summer job turned into a 40 yr career in Corporate Payroll for Burlington Northern Railway.

In Jan 2000, I purchased Carbone's Pizzeria in Stillwater MN.  A few years later we expanded & added a PUB.  Two of my sons run the day-to-day operation & I handle the bookwork. 

Like all MN natives we winter in Phoenix or Ft Meyers and yes we have a lake home, near Aitkin MN. 

Life has been very good for me & my family.  Hope the same for all my classmates.

If you are ever in Stillwater, stop into Carbone's PUB & I'll buy you a beer.

See you at the reunion.

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March 28, 1944 Coon Rapids MN US Retired Plumber Married mpls loring
Married to a great gal (one I don,t deserve.  Have two childred, 2 boys and 2 grandchildred , boy and girl really good kids.

Servered 5 years in the Navy.  Went into the Navy 10 days out of highschool.

Was stationed aboard ship in Hawaii for three years, then came home as a recruited for two more years, got out of the service as a E-5. 

Joined the Navy Reserves as a SeeBee when I finished my active duty.

Went to school for 6 years to become a Plumber, worked at that for 38 years that was enough.

Been retired 8 years already and enjoying it to the fullest.

Play all the golf that I can and when I finish that I play somemore.

We like to travel, love California alot and enjoy life in general.

Keep in touch with some of highschool friends and are looking forward to seeing some of the old classmates.

Time is going by fast so we will see you all in a couple of month.

Enjoy the summer.

Mike and Sue Degel
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