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Welcome!!  Wait... never mind, I think we said that on the last page.  If this is your first visit to THIS page, please take a minute and click the "Add Your Profile" button below and fill in your profile.  Do not be shy with your information, please share in the box provided what you have been up to for the last 50 years!  Bet you have a lot of great stories to tell... if not create some good ones.  Didn't you take "Creative Writing" in high school?  Maybe we'll have an award for the most creative and entertaining B.S. story!

And don't forget to answer the question "10 Random things you may not know about me"  If you cannot come up with 10 things that's OK, just make stuff up that will make us all laugh, or give us whatever you can think of, everyone's life is interesting and valuable.  What has your journey been like?

If you have any trouble loading your pictures let us know, we have a first grader here that is quite adept at it. 
😊  Really though, we can load your yearbook picture from this end, and if you email or text a current picture we can get that loaded as well.... or there is always the option of asking one of your children or grandchildren (if you have any), as they are usually a lot more tech savvy than we are!

BTW, do some of the "Now" classmate pictures below look vaguely familiar?  We didn't realize we graduated with so many famous people!   Ok, get to work, fill this one out and then head over to all of the other pages and give us your thoughts.... and let's see who can come up with the most creative profile! 


 
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Janet Roberts ( Grothjan)
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retired Married 2 2019-03-22 14:24:09
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Meri Prinzing ( Lysne)
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Real Estate Broker - Retired Married 1 2019-06-06 15:33:00
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Patty O'Neil ( Marschke)
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Sales person marketinsolutionsadvantage.com Married 2 I have 8 Grandchildren,I graduated WBLHS with 3 of my first cousins: Guy Green, Tim Vadnais and Barb Parker (Jorgenson), I thought our graduation ceremony was way too long and very boring, I am always happy to come "home" to WBL and visit family and friends. I am still friends with my "bestie" from grade school. 2019-03-28 23:02:56
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Jack Ankrum
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Retired teacher Married 2019-12-26 11:51:16
1.  Lifelong musician: Played guitar, banjo, bass with family trio, Ankrum Brothers. First paying gig age 7 with last job 12 years later at Hamline University German Fest.  All the jobs played allowed me to pay for college without any student loans. 
2.  Graduated 1974 from Hamline University with double major history/music education.
3. Used music degree and became a band director for 37 years with the last 35 years teaching junior high band in Mounds View.
4. Retired from full-time teaching in 2010.
5. Substitute taught for next 8 years in 5 different districts.  Now completely retired!
6. Very active running career after college.  Completed 70 marathons with 2:28 PR. Other highlights: 3 Boston Marathons (2 top 150 finishes); 10 consecutive years (1983-1992) with at least 1 marathon of 2:35 or better; ranked twice in top 10 nationally at 50K (1986, 1987).
7. I've logged between 108,000-110,000 miles running.  Unfortunately, I will have to limit my running now as I had hip replacement surgery in September.  Doing well.
8. Most famous person encountered after high school:  Shared an elevator ride with Muhammad Ali in 1991 before L.A. Marathon (he was celebrity starter).
9. Married 24 years to a wonderful woman (Barbara) from Wisconsin.  Yes, she is a Packer fan.  Despite this, she is the best thing that ever happened to me.  No kids, but a cat named Charlie.
10. Live in Vadnais Heights (3 miles from where I grew up).  Keep active with racquetball, golf, reading, running, travel, playing French horn in Shoreview community band, watching all sports and playing cribbage. 

 
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Michael Armstrong
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semi retired/ financial advisor Married 4 My wife and I will have been married 40 yrs at the time of the re-union. I still make music with Steve Kovacs in a career that has existed since the 8th grade. We now play together in a trio. (guitar, bass, female lead vocal) Maureen and I have 2 children. I have 2 children from a first marriage) Hanna was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts for vocal performance from the U of M in the winter of 2019. Our son Paul works for Edina schools and coaches women's soccer at Blake. Being an avid golfer, I have the greatest gig. I volunteer my time at Boulder Pointe Golf Club in exchange for a free membership. 2019-08-04 12:13:45
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Anne Auger (Butkovich)
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Retired Married 2 2019-03-09 20:33:52
Excited to see all of my old friends at the Reunion.  I just hope someone can recognize me after all these years! Send Anne a MessageSend Anne a Message
Stephen Bardwell
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Retired Married 2019-07-23 13:03:07
Graduated from the U of M and went to Law School in CA for one week, oops!
Lived on each coast and for some reason always end up back in MN.
Married for almost 40 years.
Worked in Collections for almost 40 years.
Enjoying retirement, traveling alot, going to concerts, especially First Ave, enjoy the UK acts.
Getting geared up for the best season in Minnesota, Fall, which means fantasy football, currently in 3 leagues.
Great job commitee people.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
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Polly Batchelor (Zabel)
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Retired Married 1 2019-05-02 20:23:59
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Jeanette Schmid (Bennett )
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Retired teacher Jschmidb@hotmail.com Married 3 2019-03-26 10:29:19
I am in my 3rd marriage - yikes! I spent 1969 in South Africa as an exchange student,
so I’m going to the 50th reunion there this summer! 2 50ths in 2 years! Since my
exchange year I have been back there 4 times. I rode on an ostrich - really! I have lived
in 6 states since I graduated. I run, and have regular injuries. I read and knit square
objects. Between me and my husband we have 20 grandchildren, 2 more on the way.

One of our grandchildren is an angel, literally. My best friend in HS was Linda Keefe, she’s an angel too! There’s probably lots more. I’ll stop before you get bored

I’ve never wanted to go to a reunion until the time of the 40th, which we didn’t have. This was due to the fact that Linda’s early death left me devastated and it was very hard to deal with. But now I’m ready to move forward. I think that we are all much more interesting people at our age, and I am excited to meet everyone again!
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Mary Cay Brass
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musician www.marycaybrass.com Committed Relationship 1. I live in Vermont 2. I work as a full time musician 3. I play the accordion! 4. Speak Bosnian 5. travel a lot for music 6. Come back to WBL every year to visit family 7. lived in Yugoslavia for 2 years 2020-01-20 13:18:22
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