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12/19/13 10:42 AM #18    

Jean Remus (Arndt)

I nominate Dean as Euni's Assistant in Charge of Photography - put him to work, Euni!

Just wanted to take this time to wish the Class of '73 a Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 - happiness, good health and peace to all! (Oh, and one more thing - a winning season for my beloved Cubs - now THAT would be a Christmas miracle!)

12/19/13 08:07 PM #19    

Janis Hammond (Fournelle)

Jean, you also have a wonderful holiday week.  Were you at the reunion?   Would have liked to visit with you, but was Jerry's 30th birthday..

12/20/13 06:15 PM #20    

Jean Remus (Arndt)

Jan - I'm so glad to hear from you! Wasn't at the reunion as I already had an NYC trip planned - would have loved to catch up with you - next one! I'm connected to Mike on FB so we trade notes every so often - he certainly is as entertaining as ever, and I so enjoy his pictures of your family - hope all is good with you, and that you have a very Merry Christmas - Happy New Year as well!

12/26/13 08:48 PM #21    

Marge Pippin (Humbert)

Great photos, Eunice thanks again for all you have done for us making the reunion a success ! I wish I had remembered a camera. I would hope someone out there has some pictures to share. Happy New Year !

10/31/15 11:20 AM #22    

Mark L. Carlson

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Idea, It is a wonderful Idea Thank you!!

10/31/15 10:39 PM #23    

Jean Remus (Arndt)

Thank you again for taking this on!

11/01/15 07:00 PM #24    

Diane Rainer (Holm)

Good idea. Thank you.

03/07/16 09:17 PM #25    

Gregory Maynard

Real sorry about your Mom.


06/29/16 10:28 AM #26    


Renae Roelofs

Charlotte-sending Bear hugs to classmates during a difficult time in their lives is a nice idea and thank you for taking this on.

06/29/16 08:47 PM #27    

Laura Hansen (Pool)

Char, thanks so much for manning this site. Appreciate all the updates.

I'm glad we got back in touch via Facebook. smiley

We went to the 40th and enjoyed it tremendously. The morning walk was really nice and I wish more people had joined us. We left the dinner too early to have enough fun. As we were leaving all the party was just warming up!

My Mom died last August and we are making a trip to WBL to fulfill her desire scattering her ashes the same place a our Dad. So a family reunion with nieces and nephews I haven't seen for over 20 years. Anyway, if anyone sees a pontoon boat with a blonde Texan, it's me!

Looking forward to 2018!  Travel from Ft. Worth is a little more difficult than anywhere in MN and I hope we can get up there again. :-) I like the legacy idea and would be honored to participate.



10/04/16 11:35 AM #28    

Ruth Slavik (Erie)


Thanks for this forum to share information about classmates. Appreciate the updates. No matter our age it is hard to lose a parent.


10/11/16 06:25 PM #29    


Arlene Erickson (Geisthardt)

Dear "Class of 1973"

Tom and I recieved your Sympathy card into reguards of my Dad passing. And I see in the forum Char got this message out to you all and done some chatting with Char on Facebook. To my surprise one of our classmates Lori Eckland came to my Dads funeral. What a surprise to see her. Been a very long time. She also shared with me my dear friend Pam Rathburn ( who we all went to school with ) in the hospital with some broken bones due to arthristis and other complications. I also see Ruth response ( its still hurt no matter how old your parents are). She is so right. I have been blessed having my parents a long time. Alot of our friends have lost there parents already.They passed 14 months of each other and were married almost 61 years. Just want to say "Thank you" Char  for putting on a daunting task of trying to pull everyone together. Really, it does warm the heart. This is a great communicator. Wishing you all good things life has to offer. Sincerely, Arlene (Erickson) and Tom Geisthardt 




11/14/16 02:12 AM #30    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)


Todd Larson has notified us that Fred Konrath, a teacher & coach who was special to many of us, passed away last Tues. at his home in Utah. Mr. Konrath led our 1971 & 1976 football teams to the state championships.This was only 1 of 3 undefeated teams in the last 50+ years of WBL. The '71 team had a reunion with their coach last year & heard him speak of his close feelings to that group of young men. Mr. Konrath was named Minnesota Coach of The Year in 1976 & in 2013, he was inducted into the WBL Athletic Hall of Fame. Following his retirement from WBL, he was the Asst. Football Coach @ the U of M from 1980-1983. 

A service will be held on Sat. 11/26, 11:00 am @ St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi. Following that will be a "tailgating" event @Jimmy's Event Center for stories, memories & laughter. Pizza & brats will be served. For questions or concerns, contact Coach's son, Ryan @ 651-253-3844.          

A remembrance will be sent on behalf of our class & the team members. Of course, if you would prefer to send an individual response, you should feel free to send your own. The address is:                                                               Jill Konrath                                                                                                                                                          2227 Foxtail Ct.                                                                                                                                                White Bear Lake, MN 55110                                                                                                                                

Let me know if you are interested in any other efforts to be taken.                                                                          


11/28/16 03:54 PM #31    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

One of our classmates has  lot a loved one. Joe Arthaud's sister, Ann Perszyk, who many of us also knew passed  on 11/14 at the age of 58. The service  for Joe's family to celebrate Ann will be on 12/2 @ 6pm at the Chapel of Cerenity Care in WBL, where Ann was a long-time employee. The obituary was in Sunday's Pioneer  Press if you'd like more info. A Bear  Hug will be sent on behalf of our class, but feel  freel to send your condolences  if you'd prefer.

UPDATE: Although I've sent out 3 cards, all with different addresses, they have all been returned. If you have any info that would lead us to Joe, please let me know. Better late than never.

Sorry, guys.


01/21/17 04:51 PM #32    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Our classmate, DAN SHEAREN has lost his 89 yr. old father, James F. Shearen, the founding father of the White Bear Lake Hockey Assn. Services will be held Wed. Jan. 25th @ 11:30 @ St. Mary's / 4741 Bald Eagle Av. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 the morning of services.

I'll send a card on behalf of all of us.


03/03/17 11:45 AM #33    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Kathy (Kate) Delessio is in a very difficult struggle as her father has entered hospice care. Only a year after the loss of Kate's mother & her sister, Linda ('76), you can only imagine the depth of her loss. Please keep Kate & her brother, Mike ('71) within your hearts. 

03/06/17 10:01 PM #34    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Dan Shearen has suffered the passing of his mother, Jean, only 6 wks. following his father, James. Most of us have lost one or more parent, but so close is a difficult type of sorrow. Dan's wife, Lynn is also our classmate, so we extend our sympathies to her as well.  SERVICES: Memorial at First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St., WBL @11:00am. Visitation will be 1 hr. before the service. Internment will be at St. Mary's Cemetary.

I will send a card on behalf of all of us, but you should feel free to send individual thoughts as well.

03/21/17 04:01 PM #35    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Several people have commented that they would like a Facebook page for the class. The site would remain the official source of information. It would be easier to talk back & forth with long ago friends who are on FB. Sometimes their profile gives you all you want to know or you find several friends, & it's pretty fun to see where life has taken them. Some class members are on FB but don't know to join this site.

Because I send out "Bear Hug" cards, I've found several people that were unaware this site was here, but they are on FB. Missing students were found & we now have an address to send notices. Please check the list & contact the people you know & encourage them to join. Do you remember our foreign student, Fuad Bizri? I found him in Iran! Jeesh we should be able to find a classmate who lives a block away!

Let me know what you think.

03/21/17 09:38 PM #36    


Dayle E. Peak

Ok It's a great ,amazing idea I'm in

03/22/17 12:00 PM #37    


Renae Roelofs

Charlotte-like the FB idea. Amazing that you found Fuad Bizri....I used to study with him and I remember he always carried a sheepskin shoulder bag.  Do you have his contact info? If you do please send it to Thanks.  Renae Roelofs

03/22/17 01:11 PM #38    

Scott Dixon

Great idea for a Facebook page...

03/22/17 10:05 PM #39    

Laura Hansen (Pool)

Great idea to have a Facebook page. Once it's set up, post a link to the You Know You are From WBL page. Thanks for managing the WBHigh73 site for us, Char!

03/23/17 11:25 AM #40    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Actually, Eunice Cote Lundgren is the Admin. for this site. I'm just horsing around with Bear Hug cards & trying to whittle away at the "Missing" list. Thanks for the compliment, 'tho.

03/29/17 10:02 PM #41    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Our friend, SUE LETOURNEAU (JOE MCFARLANE), has suffered the loss of her 100 yr. old mother, Margaret on 3/22/17. Sue's dad, Gerald, predecessed Mrs. LeTourneau many years ago. Margaret was a kind & gentle woman who lovingly cared for her 10 children. SERVICES: Visitation will be Sat. 4/1/17 from 10:00 - 12:00 at St. John the Baptist, 14383 Forest Blvd.N., Hugo. Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 pm. Memorials are preferred to Sharing & Caring Hands. Information is available from Sandburg Funeral Services (651-777-2600) or

Sadly, another classmate is also experiencing the passage of a parent:

DAWN (SCHOSSOW) WITTHAUS (Marc) and her family had their father with them for 90 yrs. Dr. Geo. Schossow walked on to his next life on 3/23/17, after being cared for by Dawn, her husband & daughter. Many of us knew Dr. Schossow from his medical practice in WBL during our childhood. He created numerous inventions that strengthened our society & medicine. SERVICES: THURS. 3/30/17 at the WBL VFW from 2-5 with a presentation at 3pm. (Public parking is available across the street, alongside of Hwy. 61, within the Boat Works). You can contact Dawn at: 

Bear Hugs will be mailed to both classmates, however if you'd like to send your own card, feel free.


04/13/17 05:33 PM #42    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Rodney Lillie, brother of LouAnn (Lillie) Kaar, passed away on April 10th. He was 71 yrs. old. Of course we send our sympathy to LouAnn & her family.  SERVICES: Celebration of Life will be held Sat., April 15, 2pm at Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 2120 2nd St, WBL.

A BEAR Hug card will be sent, but feel free to send your own condolences if you would like. 

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