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Welcome to the South St. Paul High School
Class Of 1963 Web Site.



Renée Werner Ponto Champions

SSP Kaposia Burial Site 


Our very own intrepid Renée Ponto has taken the torch lit by her father, Reinhold Werner, and spoken out to protect the Dakota Indian burial site of South St. Paul's Kaposia (the local name of the band or the village) Indians. Renée is featured in an article in the Sunday, 11/19/17, Minneapolis Star Tribune, South Metro Section. The burial site had been dedicated in 1938 and again in 1958 and was owned by the SSP School District. But the District recently sold part of the parcel of land to a private party which could limit access to it. Renée is determined to not let that happen.

Read more of Renée's effort to raise awareness for this cause.


Passing on.....

We received notice of the death of Craig Felton, age 52, son of Connie (Gould) and Jerry Felton, of South St. Paul. Details are at:

Your classmates feel your sorrow.


2017 St. Paul Art Crawl
Highlights work of Nancy Hawkinson Woelffer
The St. Paul Art Crawl features hundreds of area artists and is a 26 year-old tradition held in St. Paul's lowertown. Our classmate and artist, Nancy Hawkinson Woelffer, belongs to the co-op "Old Town Artists," whose studio is located in the ACVR Warehouse at 106 Water Street, St. Paul. This year, the crawl was held during the last weekend of April. Nancy was able to display her work at a special party as well as in studio, during the art crawl.
►It was a very special honor that one of her oil paintings, "Sky Hole" was chosen to be on the cover of the show's catalog this year.  
Nancy is also delighted to announce that she sold two paintings this year! Success all around for Nancy and another star in our class of '63 crown!


 Classmate Obituary

Jeri Shelley Edgell
1945 - 2017

On March 23, 2017
Age 71, of South St. Paul
Survived by husband Jerry; children Paula, John (Maribel), Tracy (Bob) Horvath & Chris (Elizabeth) ; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Deb (Tom) Sorenson; brother Michael (Nadine) Shelley. Also survived by several relatives & friends. Memorial Service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at CROSSROADS CHURCH, 5900 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury. Family will greet friends Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Norris Square Presbyterian Homes of Cottage Grove.

Notes of Condolence may be sent to:

Family of Jeri Shelley Edgell
657 13th Ave No,
South St. Paul, MN  55075

 For more information, her Caring Bridge site is:



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Conversations of History in South St. Paul

Feeling nostalgic about your hometown? If you haven't found this place yet, check it out!


Be sure to allow about 2 hours. You'll get hooked!

2/23/15: We recently received this compliment about the Facebook site from a staff member of the Minnesota History Society:

  • Nicole Delfino Jansen And I should also note, MHS is currently working on an exhibit about Suburbia (to open this fall) and South St. Paul is one of the cities they are focusing on. We have great researchers - I turned their attention to this FB site (and Lois [Glewwe]) and I don't mind divulging that they LOVE it and have expressed what a valuable and unique resource it is. They say a number of communities have pages for history, but they have never seen one so active and with so much resource material. So many great contributors. I am not an old-timer in SSP, but wow - I thoroughly enjoy what all of you put into it!!!


Classmate Obituary

Janet McGinn Casperson

So very sorry to report that Roosevelt Grade School and SSP Jr. & Sr. High Schools Graduate Janet McGinn Casperson died on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She had been battling cancer for several years and was just recently moved to hospice care. We will miss her a great deal but we wish her Godspeed on her journey home.

Janet M. CASPERSON Obituary

Age 71 of North St. Paul Passed away July 23, 2016 Preceded in death by brother Jack; father Edward McGinn; mother Alma (Berg) McGinn. Survived by loving husband of 48 years, Rick; sons Eric (Yvonne), Mark (Janet), Steven (Heidi); grandchildren Nic, Owen, Sam, Amber, Lucy, Ethan, Eliana; sister Shirley Warechi (Mike); many relatives & friends. Graduate of U of M Library Sciences. Janet retired from the Washington County Library. She loved gardening, walks, camping, grandchildren, family get togethers, the cabin, reading, her book club, MPR & MN English Setter Club. Mass of Christian Burial Friday (7/29) 11:00 AM at CHURCH OF ST. PETER, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Oxfam, Nature Conservancy or MN Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA). 651-777-2600

Published in Pioneer Press on July 27, 2016

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If you haven't had the fun of seeing our very own yearbook on the Web, check this out:

Would you have ever imagined something amazing like this back in 1963?  I see they're having a "sale" and the regular price of $99.99 is 20% off plus free shipping for a limited time!  Wowee! If you don't have your own copy handy, take a stroll down memory! Still boggles the mind, doesn't it?




All known classmate addresses have now been added to this site.  If your address is showing under "Classmate Profiles"  it is because you added it yourself and opted to let us see it. If you are new to the site, please check "Edit Profile" to see whether we have your address listed correctly. 


This site was meant to be a repository for classmates' records and will be our one-stop source for future reunion planning. But YOU have the option of allowing others to see only what you want them to see.


Go to "Edit Profile" (on the left hand margin) and scroll to the bottom of your profile. Check the box that hides your address and any other information you wish to be private. To verify this, on the Home Page, select "Classmate Profiles" up on the top border. Then select your name to see what everyone else sees.

If you have questions about privacy, feel free to use the "Contact Us" option or email me at