Word has been received that Dan Bertram had a Carcinoid tumor that was pressing on his small colon, from the outside. It penetrated the colon. Doctors removed 4 feet of the small colon, and the cancer was found in one lymph node. This all happened quickly about an hour after dinner one evening. Dan suffered severe pain and was taken to the hospital where the surgery was performed.  He is still in the hospital, in Casper, WY, where he remains in a great deal of pain.  All thoughts and prayers are welcomed and appreciated. Dan's wife Jackie said that she was so happy that she had encouraged Dan to go to the reunion/birthday party in July. She also mentioned that Dan really enjoyed the gathering and time spent visiting relatives and friends while he was back there.

We have lost another teacher and coach who was familiar to many of us.  Reynold 'Red' Rehwaldt has passed away at the age of 88. He was living in Apple Valley, MN at the time of his passing.  Many will remember Red as the coach of the Falcon basketball team and world history teacher. 




Some 52 classmates, spouses and significant others gathered to celebrate our collective 75th birthdays at the recreated and restored 1950s diner and entertainment facility on the farm of Tommy Kramer (more about him on later pages) just south of Dodge Center.  It is an amazing place and it was a SUPER, AMAZING DAY.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF US ! ! !

Pictures of the venue and event may be seen by CLICKING HERE.


CLASS LUNCHEON - April 19, 2018

Once again, Winjum's Shady Acres played host to our class luncheon.  On a day which finally heralded the long awaited onset of Spring, 34 classmates and others gathered for good food and great conversation. Pictures of the gathering may be seen by CLICKING HERE.


RED SWEATER LUNCHEON - December 14, 2017

Our Eighth Annual Red Sweater Luncheon was held at the Faribault Country Club. There were 48 classmates, spouses, and significant other in attendance.  A small number of pictures of the event can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

(See note at the bottom of the picture page.)


CLASS LUNCHEON - October 5, 2017

It proved to be a windy day as 17 classmates and significant other blew into Porter Creek Restaurant for yet another class luncheon.  To see pictures of the gathering,CLICK HERE.


CLASS LUNCHEON - April 20, 2017

A cool April day was no match for the warmth of yet another gathering of the Class of '61 as 33 classmates, spouses and others gathered at Winjum's Shady Acres for our Spring Luncheon.  CLICK HERE to view a slide show of the event.


RED SWEATER LUNCHEON - December 8, 2016

A cold, snowy, blustery day could not chill the spirits of 43 classmates and spouses as they gathered at the Faribault Country Club on December 8, 2016, for our Seventh Annual Red Sweater Luncheon.   As usual, lively conversation and excellent food made the gathering all the more festive.  View pictures of the gathering by Clicking Here.


CLASS LUNCHEON - October 20, 2016    

It was a beautiful but windy day when some 23 classmates and spouses gathered at Porter Creek in Burnsville for our Fall Luncheon.  As usual, the conversation was lively and the food excellent.  Unfortunately, a malfunction of the camera of your intrepid webmaster yielded no pictures of the event.  If anyone has pictures, please forward them to Butch Welsandt and I will see that they get added to the site.



Our 55th Class Reunion, held August 19-20, 2016, was a roaring success!  Some 80 classmates, spouses, and significant others attended the event of Friday evening, while 71 attended the gathering on Saturday.

 To view pictures of the gathering on Saturday, Click Here.



For summaries and pictures of previous Class Luncheons, Reunions, and other get together's, CLICK HERE


It is important to stay in touch, so as your contact information changes (what with retirements, "moving to the lake", etc.) be sure to contact either of the following with the latest information so that we can contact you with all the class news and updates, along with information regarding future class gatherings.

Jim Hanson at jimson@mac.com
Roy (Butch) Welsandt at rwelsandt@borealisenterprises.com


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