In Memory

 

This poem was written for another school with a different web page, we thank them for letting us use it.  It was supposed to be spoken at the class reunion but we thought it would be appropriate here.

 

When we graduated in 1969

Life lay before us;

There was so much to do.

The world was ours to conquer and explore

When we left North High School's door.

 

There were jobs to be found,

Further education to be had,

And some day becoming moms and dads.

Some chose to travel many miles away,

For others, this was the place to stay.

 

Some may have accomplished

Most of the things they had planned,

And think life has been just grand.

While in other lives,

Many changes had to be made,

We had to make lots of adjustments

Along life's way.

 

But no matter what

As we gather once more,

I'm sure we're glad

We've made it this far.

As we renew old acquaintances

And talk about the things we used to do,

We will learn we are short a few.

 

Some have departed this life along the way

And are absent from our gathering today.

Now as their names are read,

Some will remember things

That they did or said.

Faces will become vivid once more

Though they haven't come through the door.

 

So, let us live our lives

Mindful of the things we say and do,

For the next one missing

Might be me or you.

 

 

 

 

 

Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo



2019
Richard A. Clark  
Roberta Edwards  
Stephen LaCroix  
Linda Low (Nebur)  
Juanita Olson  
William Themmes  

2018
Fred Anderson  
Jacquelline Drewry (Wangensteen)  
Susan Herrmann  
Carol Tellin (McEwen)  
Steven Wanless  

2017
Gordon R. Berggren  
Larry Christensen  
Greg Glasby  
Vera Major (Dedrick)  
Rodney Nygren  
Nancy Saulsbury (Neuman)  
Linda Tschida (Burbach)  
Melody Vanderhoof (DeMarre)  

2016
Toni Mangine (Anderson)  
Mary Jean Welch (Antos)  

2015
Michael Hesley  
Timothy Lynch  
Bruce Nordquist  
Robert C. Roub  
Linda Ward (Smith)  

2013
James Burgess  
Janet Salomonson  

2012
Anna Converse (Larsen)  
Thomas Erie  
Robert Mottaz  

2011
Richard Ballsrud  

2010
William Godwin  
Dennis A. White  

2009
Mark Stabenow  

2008
Michael Carver  
Teresa Hearden (McGuire)  
David Ross  

2007
Wendy Jespersen (Dodge)  
Arthur Johnson  
David Metz  

2006
Andrea Alm  
Theodore Barnhill  
Rebecca Freeman (Williams)  

2005
John Carlson  
Bruce Hein  
Dennis Knutson  
David Quant  
Mark Resong  

2004
Steven Hoffman  
Shannon Ruecker (Stage)  
Duane Yde  

2003
Kim Hakkinen  
James Rada  
Gordon Rosty  

2002
Bruce Adams  
Lynn Breedlove (Fleischauer)  
Thomas Burris  
Mary Conley (Niezgocki)  

2001
Jeffrey Cossor  

2000
Lois Gutzmer  
Brian Listerud  

1999
Genece Ferris (Freude)  
Gordon Kochsiek  
Christian Lindseth  
Jodell Morrison (Pack)  

1996
Gwen Gordon  

1995
Dan Werner  

1994
Larry Rambo  

1993
Timothy Carlson  
Joan Plante (Szczepanski)  

1992
James Krummel  
Loren Wenzl  

1991
Russell Piekarski  

1990
Grant Ray "Buddy" Hoisington  

1989
Gregg Fall  
John Frantzen  

1987
Steve Christiansen  

1985
Thomas Fenton  
Devon (Dean) Solberg  

1979
William Carlsten  

1977
Gerald Suski  

1974
Peter Rudolph  

1973
Kathleen Metz  

1971
Steve Burch  
Gary Zins  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.