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



2017
Gordon Berggren
Rodney Nygren

2016
Toni Mangine (Anderson)  

2015
Bruce Nordquist  
Robert Roub  

2013
Janet Salomonson  

2012
Robert Mottaz  

2011
Richard Ballsrud  

2009
Bruce Hein  
Mark Stabenow  

2008
Michael Carver  
David Ross  

2005
John Carlson  
Dennis Knutson  
David Quant  
Mark Resong  

2004
Steven Hoffman  
Duane Yde  

2003
Gordon Rosty  

2002
Bruce Adams  

1999
Genece Ferris  

1996
Gwen Gordon  

1993
Joan Plante  

1991
Russell Piekarski  

1987
Lois Gutzmer

1985
Thomas Fenton  

1973
Kathleen Metz  

1971
Steve Burch  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Andrea Alm
Lynn Breedlove  
Timothy Carlson  
William Carlsten  
Thomas Erie
Gregg Fall
John Frantzen
William Godwin
Kim Hakkinen
Teresa Hearden  
Wendy Jespersen (Dodge)
Gordon Kochsiek  
James Krummel  
Christian Lindseth
Brian Listerud
Jodell Morrison  
James Rada  
Larry Rambo
Thomas Reimer
Peter Rudolph
Shannon Ruecker  
Devon (Dean) Solberg  
Gerald Suski  
Loren Wenzl  
Dan Werner  
Gary Zins  

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