FRIDAY, September 13, 2024
Lost Spur Golf and Event Center
2750 Sibley Memorial Highway (MN Hwy 13)
4 pm to 8 pm

 Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up for the reunion so far. You can see the updated list on the "Who's Coming" tab.



From: Jane Clark Truesdale [janetruesdale2@gmail.com]
Sent: 2024/07/11 06:42pm

It is a coincidence that I will be in MN on Sept. 13, 2024, but not able to attend the reunion. Before I knew the date of the reunion, I made plans with 3 other women to hike the new part of the Superior Hiking Trail. My husband and I have hiked the entire trail all the way to Canada, but now they have added a new 50 mile section from Duluth. In 2019 I hiked the Camino de Santiago Trail from France to Santiago, Spain and beyond with these same women. I missed the reunion that year also due to that hike. Since then we have met every Sept. for a reunion hike. I retired from teaching in Bloomington, MN in 1999, and from being a personal trainer in 2022. I am grateful to have no health problems so far, but am the care taker for my husband Roger who has Alzheimers. He is in the beginning stages, and still functions fairly normally, but I know what my future is like. We still love our home in the mountains of Estes Park, CO with Rocky Mountain National Park in our backyard. We are enjoying the cooler weather while the rest of the US is suffering from heat, and hope to stay here as long as possible. I will miss you all, am so sorry to hear about people we have lost, but hope to see the rest of you at the next get together.


From: Kenneth Hande [kenneth.hande@vanderbilt.edu]
Sent: 2024/07/09 04:34pm

Just received the card about Washburn 64 reunion, Unfortunately will not be able to attend. My wife Mary and I have signed up and paid for a river cruise down the Rhine and Rhone rivers from Amsterdam to Nice during the reunion. I appreciate the work of the committee on setting things up. 

I have retired from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for the past 8 years. Still doing quite well and enjoying time for relaxation, travel and family (3 married children 8 grandchildren). Still attend some conferences and meetings at the hospital.

Reading the list of Memorial names brings sadness but some good memories. Dan Ling and Tom Hansen were friends from the third grade on. Dale Hammerschmidt, Larry Grouse and I sometimes sat in alphabetical order in Washburn classes. The three of us all taught at medical schools. I hope I will be able to attend a 65th year reunion, but at our ages, things change quickly.


Email from: Marge Fechner Ling [margelingckdcbd@gmail.com]
Sent: 2024/07/09 01:15pm

Dan Ling, my husband of almost 56 years, died on July 4, 2024. He and I always looked forward to attending our class reunions. Dan loved music and was a collector of vinyl in the 70’s and then cds in the 90s forward. He was very eclectic in his taste and we saw many of his favorites over the years at The Mountain Winery and Montalvo in Saratoga plus other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We have lived in our home for almost 46 years in a part of San Jose called Almaden Valley where we can see the Santa Cruz Mountains from our driveway. In the winter if conditions are right we can see snow on Mt. Umunhum.
Our daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Joe are here helping me transition to a solo life.
My grand dogs, Jasper and his son Junior, are my built-in comfort dogs. They make me smile and give me lots of love.
John Barstow reached out when news of the reunion dropped in the mail. Dan was hospitalized by then with a complicated case of melanoma plus myocarditis as a side effect of his first immunotherapy treatment.
I did not plan to attend the reunion this year because of Dan’s diagnosis. However after reaching out to John after Dan’s death I am reconsidering that decision. 
Thank you Judy and others who have worked over these many years to continue these events to reconnect.


Email from: Caroline R Beise [tbeise7@comcast.net]
Sent on 2024/07/07 07:43pm that her sister, Sharon Ann Schweppe Hoeft, passed away on June 22, 2024 at the age of 77 years. I asked for more information and and if it's provided I'll post it.


I just added a new email from Sally Lynum  to the "Emails From YOU" tab letting classmates know of the death of Judie Davis Florenzano on December 4, 2023. You'll be able to find her obituary if you click on the "In Memory, Part 1" tab and scroll down past the memorials added by our classmates.


I just received an email from Marilyn Michales and you can read it on the "Emails From YOU" tab. Most of these emails are older and I think you'll be able to see the date received.


If your email address has changed since 2014, please update your contact information. Click on the "Contact us" tab and send your name, address, phone and email information. 

Thanks to the classmates who have sent emails with new updated contact information.


WHS will mark its 100-Year Anniversary in 2025 with a big celebration.

Planning is getting underway and it looks like the celebration will take place in August 2025. I'll post more information as I have it.


Dick Sigurdson has moved videos of past reunions and our class movie to YouTube.

The orange copy below are hyperlinks to YouTube web addresses and you should be able to just click on the link and be taken to each video. If that doesn't work, try copying the link and pasting it into your browser.


Dick also has DVDs available for the cost of postage while supplies last. You can reach him at rcsigurd04@gmail.com


50 Yr. Reunion Video  


1989 25th Reunion Videos  


1994 30th Reunion Video  


2004 40th Reunion Video  


1964 Sr. Class Movie



Keep checking back for more updates.


I'm still working out the kinks with the new website software. I appreciate your patience and will be back up to speed soon.  -Judy