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•   Barry Lazarus  12/5
•   Linda Lindquist (Daube)  12/8
•   Mary Reid (Brooks)  12/9
•   Jeannine Benson (Borey)  12/10
•   Patricia (Pati) Sunde (Yeager)  12/16
•   Carol Ellefsen (Simon)  12/19
•   Richard Arndt  12/25
•   Nancy Lies (Egar)  12/25
•   Carol Ann Erickson (Skala)  1/1
•   Nancy Jo Wallace (Lopp)  1/3
•   Janet Lien (Bardahl)  1/4


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 66.5%

A:   149   Joined
B:   75   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


•   Mary Susan Aksteter (Morgan)  11/17
•   Sharon Slavin (Krafft)  10/5
•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  8/12
•   Timothy Kiernan  5/5
•   Bronna Bornstein (Steiman)  2/9
•   Rod Lazorik  1/28
•   Roger Johnson  1/22
•   Linda Lindquist (Daube)  1/10
•   Sara Lenmark (Halverson)  11/26
•   Janet Aarness (Midtbo)  11/5
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

7 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
14 live in California
5 live in Colorado
10 live in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
114 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
3 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
2 live in New Mexico
3 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
5 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
17 location unknown
123 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Contributions fund the free lunch and room charge for the August 26, 2021, (belated) 80th Birthday Party.

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!

This is a Website devoted to the St. Louis Park High School Class of 1958.  It is intended for those Classmates who graduated from this place and time.  It is designed to be informative, inspiring, and nostalgic with memories of our time in the 1950s, including the music we loved and those we sat next to in class. We know that when the dust settles, we realize how little we need, how very much we actually have, and the true value of human connection.  This website accentuates that connection, with the hope that we will always be together.

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."



December 2022 News

News About the Survey Results for a Possible 65th Class Reunion

We track 347 names in this class website system.  Of those, 123 classmates are deceased.  Goodness!: That's 35%.  That leaves 224 remaining.  But we have never found or lost contact long ago with 20 classmates.  Thus our pool of potential attendees has shrunk to 204, yet we only have email addresses for 149 classmates. 

42 classmates responded to our Survey, and 27 of those say at this time that they are likely to attend.  The others, for a variety of reasons (travel distance, health concerns, etc.) indicated that they are unlikely to attend.  We are certainly in the throes of becoming a disappearing group of Parkites!  

Now, the Reunion Planning Committee will be meeting over the winter to determine the location and time of our 65th Reunion.  Perhaps by then many more of you will decide to make that "one last trip" to see your old classmates.  We will let everyone know the details as soon as possible, so that you can factor in one more class reunion in your calendar for 2023.  Stay healthy.

November 2022 News

We regret to inform you of the passing of our Classmate Roberta (Birdie) Balkin Preston, on June 27, 2022 of complications stemming from Scleroderma.  We will be entering an "In Memory" notice on this website for Birdie Balkin Preston, and as soon as greater detail of her life becomes available we will add that to the brief notice that we have already posted.


We regret to inform you of the passing of our Classmate Berneen Rose Rudolph.  She died on October 1, 2022.  A private family service was held for Berneen on October 4, 2022 at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, MN.  We have started an "In Memory" page for Berneen on this website, and will add to it as more information becomes available.  You are encouraged to post a comment at the bottom of Berneen's page regarding your memories of her.

Want a 65th Class Reunion next year?

Please take our brief Survey regarding a 65th Class Reunion in 2023.  The Survey may be found in the top link at the left column of this Home Page.  Just click on that link, and you will be taken to the survey page.


 July 2022 News

We received a call from Verna Robinson that her husband, and our classmate, Jim Robinson, passed away at 12:45 AM Saturday, July 30th, from complications stemming from his long bout with infections.  His memorial service has yet to be planned.  When we have more information about the passing of Jim Robinson, we will notify you.


We have been informed by classmate Al Thompson that our classmate Peter Goossen passed away on July 18th.  We have entered an "In Memory" notice here on our website.  We would like to know a little more about the life of Peter, so if you have information, please share that in the "Post Comment" section of his notice.

May 2022 News

We have just now learned of the passing last year of our classmate, Susan Halleen Awes.  Along with her husband, they died side by side in an ICU/Covid ward last year.  We are grateful to classmate Mary Reid Brooks for making this discovery and passing it along to us.  We have entered a short "In Memory" notice for Sue Halleen.

April 2022 News

We have just learned on Saturday, April 2, 2022 of the passing of our classmate John Thulin.  He passed last November, but his niece just informed us of his passing.  John lived in San Diego, CA.  We have entered an "In Memory" notice for John Thulin.

March 2022 News

We have just learned today, March 28th, of the passing of classmate Art Patterson.  Tim Kiernan got a call from Art's wife, Mary, who indicated that Art passed on Saturday, March 26th.  As soon as we have more information about the life and times of Art Patterson, we will prepare an "In Memory" notice.


We have just learned of the passing of classmate Edwin Lindborg.  He died on February 23rd of this year, but his memorial service will be held yet this month, on March 28, 2022 in Woodbury.  His "In Memory" notice contains the details, should you wish to attend.


February 2022 News

W       We have just learned of the passing of classmate Sharon Shein Chauss.  She died on January 25, 2022, and her obituary notice appeared in the Star Tribune on Sunday, January 30th.  We have transferred that notice into our "In Memory" section of this website, along with other information about Sharon's life that we found remarkable.  Please click on the In Memory link at the left to read more about Sharon's life.


Our belated 80th Birthday Party on August 26th was a GREAT SUCCESS!!!

About 30 classmates were present at the event itself in St. Louis Park, at the Excelsior-Grand Party Room, while several others, mostly living in other states, visited via a Zoom connection.  The luncheon food was tasty, the drinks were of a variety and plentiful, the video of our graduation night played in the background, and most importantly, great conversation was had by all.  A few explored our memorabilia table. 

There was no charge for the event.  We started  with a zero balance in our class account.  A free-will offering cup collected enough money to pay for the event.  Our very generous classmates donated not only enough to pay all the bills but to leave a start-up balance for the next reunion of over $500!

THANK YOU to KC Cravens Bretzke for chairing the event and ordering the food, and to Nancy Atwood Steege for the ice-cream cake for dessert.

Everyone who attended expressed hope that we won't wait too long to get together again for another class reunion.  Stay tuned and stay healthy, so you can attend our next event.  Will it be in 2023 (our 65th) or 2028 (our 70th)?  Who knows!  In the meantime...





Classmate Howell Owens has discovered a video you may like.  It's a fast, virtual drone tour inside of St. Louis Park High School as it looks today, done by students themselves.  The students who attend these days really have it nice!  They likely will never know how much tender, loving care the taxpayers have provided for their proper education.  Below the modern-day picture of our high school, swipe the following URL and put that in your browser:Image preview


We have added a new page to the links at the left, entitled NOSTALGIA MACHINE (for music and memories).  You will find it in alphabetical order on the Link List.  Enjoy!

We have also added a new page to the links at the left: Pandemic Stress Relievers.  It's essentially a lot of good old music videos for you to watch and listen to as you await the end of this terrible Covid Pandemic that has us all so self-isolating.  Get ready for some nostalgic reflection!  


Let's all hope 2022 is a far better year for us Super Seniors!

Remember: Wear your mask and get the booster vaccine when it's offered.  Stay away from the Omicron Variant.


If you need some nostalgic review of your teen years in the 1950s,  to remember those of us who still love you, then get ready to enjoy these

50’s Memories: Click on this video:



Need an "Attitude Adjustment" during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Try This YouTube Video for some Nostalgia

Or, to review your love for America, watch this Video

Then: Check out the link near the top at the left:

"COVID Attitude Adjustment".


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

How about viewing this nostalgic video from 1955 to get your juices pumped up and ready for a whole-class reunion, maybe in 2023?

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All we have to do is convince our event-planning group to arrange for such a special party so we can all see one another once more.


Remember when this photo was taken?

Our 55th Reunion in 2013 at the SLP Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

(Yes, that's Roy Griak in the middle.)





                Did you know? 

Did you know 11% of people are left handed; Did you know August has the highest percentage of births; Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it; Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes; Did you know a bear has 42 teeth; Did you know an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


Today's Inspirational Quotes

 Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 

            Francis of Assisi




This Week's Nostalgic Photos
Each week a new photo or two will appear below.  You won't have to guess what the first one is.  The item will be obvious.  Just be amazed at what you see or have forgotten!
How about a little Sonny & Cher, along with Bob Dylan!
But this second photo will be of someone or something not easy for you to determine.
She came up missing, and has never been found!  Amelia Earhart

    Rememberance Quotes for January  

“I like starting projects in January.

That’s the best time to start something.

It’s so inward.”

- Carolyn Chute



See the source image

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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.