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•   Michael Swenberger  10/19
•   Kent Brothen  10/26
•   Sharon Slavin (Krafft)  11/4
•   Kay Knudson (Studebaker)  11/8


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 64.4%

A:   161   Joined
B:   89   Not Joined


•   Jim Adams  9/21
•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  7/3
•   John C Meyer III  3/8
•   Arthur Freeman  3/1
•   Patricia Levendusky (Teeuwen)  2/24
•   Edward Nelson  2/15
•   Roger Johnson  1/24
•   Brice Martinson  1/1
•   Karen Rudquist (Young)  10/31
•   Sharon Slavin (Krafft)  10/23
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

9 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
15 live in California
5 live in Colorado
15 live in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
130 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
3 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
3 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
4 live in Washington
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Finland
18 location unknown
97 are deceased


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St Louis Park
Class of 58, The Luckiest Generation



      Welcome to the

St Louis Park Senior High School 

 Class Of 1958 Web Site.

Home of the Orioles!


For music to accompany your viewing of this Home Page, click here:



We want to keep in touch with you.  If you change your email address, or mailing address or phone number, be sure to go to MEMBER FUNCTIONS  and make those changes under "Edit Contact Info." 

 Class Reminder Information

Here's our Valedictorian in 1958

And...Here he is again 40 years later in 1998, talking to a raven on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Shortly before graduation, David was named a scholarship winner in National Merit Scholarship competition.  He was one of 1,000 recipients of a scholarship from among the 256,000 seniors competing nationwide that year, and for the first time at St. Louis Park High School.  According to Roland Larson, high school counselor, "This was a great honor for Dave and the school."  He said, "It is one of the largest and most cherished scholarship honors in the nation."  David applied that scholarship award to Carleton College in Northfield, MN and enrolled in the fall of 1958, and graduated college in 1962 -- advancing to graduate shool.  

Described by his teachers as a "top-notch" person, David's activities in high school equal his No. 1 academic standing.  They included: three-years on the "Echo" as a reporter, co-editor of third page, and co-editor as a senior; class play, "Our Town," his junior year; all-school play, senior year in "Harvey."  Supero Hi-Y club treasurer as a sophomore, vice-president as a junior; president as a senior.  Latin club for three years; student council two years; Minneapolis Star's world affairs contest, ranking in top 25 for past two years; and National Honor Society.  Did you forget just how active David was in our class?

Academically David achieved a straight "A" record throughout his high school career from 9th grade up and six "A-plus" marks which are considered very rare in St. Louis Park schools.  Oh...if we all could have been that smart!  David passed away in 1999 from pancreatic cancer.  Goodness: that was 20 years ago.  You may wish to read his "In Memory" notice on this website.


Classmate News for October



Classmate Don Chenoweth passed away on August 5th.  Check out his developing obit notice at our link, "In Memory".


Here's a wonderfully nostalgic You Tube Video just sent in by Classmate Kurt Schleicher.  During these warm and lovely June days, why not watch something that will take you back to the days of our youth?  Just click on this:


Send in some new news about your friends from St. Louis Park High.



How's your memory after 78 years of age?  Below are four new pictures, all sent in by Classmate Kent Brothen, from his "high school warchest" so he says.  These pictures are also shown at the link "Who Are They? with some hint as to who they are.  If you can't ID your classmates from these pictures, go to that link.

Let's start with "Graduation Time"

Now, here's one from our high school days...

And one from Junior High...

And, finally, a picture from a Brookside Elementary classroom...

OK...So you couldn't identify anyone pictured?  What about Jeff Blomberg, Kent Brothen, Joe Gosnell, Neal Dalen, Bob Erickson, Mary Jo Breckheimer, Bill Sincock, Sara Lenmark, Roberta Balkin, Diane Burger, Karen Schodde, Linda Whitney and Dick Arndt?  If you want another look, go to the Link at the left entitled "Who Are They? and take another look!








                Did you know? 

... that today is Surgical Anesthesia Day? William Morton, a dentist from Charleston, Massachusetts, was the first person to use ether to extract a tooth. In his Boston dental office at 9 in the evening, Sept. 30, 1846, Morton used ether to painlessly extract a tooth from Eben Frost, a local merchant. Our teeth thank you, Dr. Morton! ;-)


Can you recognize this photo?

This photo ought to speak for itself!



Today's Inspirational Quotes

"Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place."

            -- Author Unknown


"We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it."

            -- Rick Warren




This Week's Nostalgic Photo
Each week a new photo will appear below.  You won't have to guess what it is.  The item will be obvious.  Just be amazed at what you see or have forgotten!
Johnny Cash and Ray Charles

    Rememberance Quotes for October   



"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

John Kennedy





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Featured Article, Website or Blog: 
Weeding Out Some Common Organic Gardening Myths

Just about everyone's interested in organic gardening from one viewpoint or another, so it's no surprise that organic gardening myths might pop up in the garden of public opinion. Myths both pro and con are easy to come by -- so we'll cover both sides of the issue in this article. Here's the truth about four popular ones: 




We have thirteen Photo Albums, with accompanying music, to share with you.

These are mainly Albums from our 50th, 55th and 60th Class Reunions.  You will find them all at the links entitled "Our Photo Gallery" and "50th Reunion Photo Sets" and 60th Reunion Action links at the left side of this page.  They are...

  1. SLP Class of '58 Gallery..........variety of photos sent in by classmates
  2. Our High School from our days at Park High
  3. 55th at the Park Tavern............Sept. 10, 2013 - 1st 55th Reunion Event
  4. 55th at the Farm........................Sept. 11, 2013 - 2nd 55th Reunion Event
  5. 55th at The Hall of Fame..........Sept. 12, 2013 - Induction Banquet
  6. 70th Birthday Cruise..........Our July 20, 2010 Cruise on Lake Minnetonka
  7. 50th School and Bus Tour.......Big 50th Reunion -  Day 1 Activity
  8. BBQ at Tim Kiernan's Farm.....Big 50th Reunion - Day 2 Activity
  9. Relaxing Saturday Morning.....Big 50th Reunion - Day 3 Morning
  10. 50th Saturday Banquet............Big 50th Reunion - Day 3 Evening
  11. 60th Reunion at Kip's Bar........Our Friday Night - Day 1 Activity
  12. 60th Reunion at Tim's Farm....Our Saturday Afternoon-Day 2 Activity
  13. 60th Reunion Banquet Shot....Our Sunday Evening - Day 3 Activity

Sit back, adjust each album to "full screen mode," turn on the music at the scroll at the top or bottom of each photo set, change tunes or watch without music...all to suit yourself.  Come back often.  You'll recognize someone different each time! 

Four of the best, at our 60th at Kip's:  Judith Carroll Chambers, Sandy Canton Kerwin, Carol Erickson Skala and Gail Nelson Helgeson 

Judith Alexander Steward, Kay Knudson Studebaker and Mary Ann Evans Eckenberg.  See who else was there at the "60th at Tim's Farm" Photo Album.



Getting ready for the 60th Reunion Banquet are Jonathan Daube, Beverly Watts Hedin, KC Cravens Bretzke, Linda Lindquist Daube, and Nancy Jo Wallace Lopp & Larry Lopp.  See who else was at the Banquet at the "60th Reunion Banquet Shot" Photo Album.

 Guess who's enjoying the 60th Reunion at the Minneapolis Golf Club!


Minnesota ~ You Gotta Love It!


Come back home to Minnesota - a water wonderworld


This is a totally free site: Find your name under the link at the left entitled "Classmate Profiles" and join us.