Roster of the Farmington (Minnesota) High School
Class of 1956

Class Motto:   "It's not so much where we stand but in what direction we move."
Yes, we do have Carl Hagen's   p h o t o s   from the reunion!  Reunion Photos
First Column Codes:  (1)  "DEC" is Deceased.   (2) "FRMR" is Former Classmate.
Last Name/
(Married Name)
First Name
Apt, Street, City, State, Zip
Jane Don  113 16th Avenue N.
Hopkins, MN 55543
Janet G. Roger 716 5th Street
Farmington, MN 55024
 Janet and Roger live in Farmington and love to travel and enjoy life. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. (2001)
Noreen David 909 Hickory Street
Farmington, MN 55024
Punky and David live in Farmington and have two children, Mike (Angie) and Krisha (Jon Crabtee) and one grandchild 13, (Mike and Angie). They also have 3 grand-dogs Paytin, Princes and Maggie. Punky still works part time at Anchor Bank in Farmington, volunteers year round at Dakota city and enjoys walking, gardening, needlework, crafts and reading. She also loves to go "Up North". (2001)
Judy Allie 623 2nd Street
Farmington, MN 55024
  Beyer Roberta Bany Mark 14658 Bloomfield Wy
Rosemount,MN 55068
Bobbi has retired after 30 years in the human resources field and Mark has retired after working 32 years for Delta Airlines. They moved back home to Minnesota last fall and keep busy with family and traveling. Bobbi loves being Grandma for her three grandchildren - Frank (6), Gabby (4) and Ingrid (3). She also enjoys gradening, sewing and reading. (2001)
Nancy Richard 305 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057-2063
Nancy owns an insurance agency in Northfield but is semi-retired. Richard has retired. She likes to do a little golfing, traveling and gradening. They have been to Florida many, many times and hope to retire there in a few years. They also enjoyed a trip to Alaska this spring. They have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and say that "life is good". (2001)
FRMR Blackford Bobby      
FRMR Degross
Mary Charlie 23080 Goodwin Ave
Hampton, MN
FRMR Demuth
Charlotte Richard 20477 Kirby Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033
  Dubbels Kenneth Barbara 2414 Cardinal Ave. Faribault,MN 55021 507-334-3706
Kenn and wife Barbara (41 years) have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He has been retired from teaching (36 years) for 5 years. Kenn does a lot of volunteer work in and around Faribault and he and Barb do a lot of bicycling. They like to travel and will do much more after Barb retires in a few more years. (2001)
Betty Arthur 5375 N. Wickiup Rd.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

10650 S Avenida Compadres, #19
Yuma, AZ 85365
Betty writes that she is sorry she can't make it to the reunion as they are getting ready to move into a new home. Betty has 2 children (boys) and 4 grandchildren (3 girls and 1 boy). (2001)
Georgiannn Elwyn 22451 Annette Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
Georgie and Elwyn live in Farmington and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. (2001)
Melvin Marrianne    
Darlene Richard O. 12173 Lily Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55443
Joan Gary 19461 SE 395th Street
Sandy, Oregon 97055
FRMR Felt Gilbert      
Sharon Don 254 Fifth Street
Bayport, MN 55003
FRMR Haley Mike         
FRMR Haley Pat         
Sandra Don 5751 W. 150th St.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Sandy and Don live in three locations:   Apple Valley, April-November;   Apache Junction, AZ, November - March;  and they have a fifth wheel trailer in Vining, MN where Don spends most of the summer and Sandy every other week. (2001)
  Gerster John Cathy 1581 Jewel Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-9003
John and wife Cathy have lived in Woodbury for 34 years. One daughter, Susan, lives and works in San Diego and the other, Stephanie, lives and works in Minneapolis. John retired from 3M two years ago and he and Cathy enjoy traveling and spending time at their cabin on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor, MN. (2001)
   Hoeppner Ellsworth Kay 520 First Street
Farmington, MN 55024
   Holman Darrel   Darlene Darrel Holman's address is 3300
Cornerstone Drive, Mira Loma, Ca. 91752
   Holmberg Gary Sandy 6333 Birchwood Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
"Hi classmates!" Sandy and Gary still live in Woodbury. "Our daughter lives in New Jersey, and our son and family live in New Market. We have two granddaughters, ages 5 and 6. Gary went back to work last year at small company called Head Lites - we make the Hi - Vis vests you see worn by law enforcement and contruction. Sandy teaches computerized embroidery sewing and gives computer lessons. We still love to travel - just bought another motor home last fall. Have fun at the Reunion!!!" (2001)
Rosemary Dean Hi everyone
Can't believe it is time for our 50th all ready. This is Rosemary
Holmstadt Holman and we live at 19195 Pesante Road, Salinas, Ca. 93907
My phone number is 831-663-5637.
Keep us informed
DEC Johnson David      
  Johnson Donald F. Karen 4053 Salem Dr. W.
Woodbury, MN 55129
Don joined the retirement group in February of 1999 after completing 40 years with MnDOT and wife Karen continues her career with the North St. Paul School System. They have four children, five grandchildren and expect another this fall. They range in age from 1 to 10. Don is spending most of his time this summer landscaping their new home in Woodbury. The rest of the time is taken up at family events and at their cabin in Wisconsin. (2001)
  Juenke Elwyn Georgiann 22451 Annette Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
  Kasel Kenneth Alvenia 5210 200th Street E.
Hastings, MN 55033
Ken and Alvenia live in Hastings with their two "doggies", Willie and Patch, and have four children: Karen, Mike, Kelly (Mosley) and Andrea. (2001)
Sandra Robert 620 Spruce Street
Farmington, MN 55024
Robert has been retired for 6 1/2 years now and they spend 5 1/2 months each year in Arizona where they both enjoy playing a lot of golf along wiht a few side trips. The finally got their first grandson in May of this year after 7 granddaughters and 1 step granddaughter. "That' was a real thrill." While in Minnesota the like to golf and fish. (2001)
(Krauss-Christensen )
Barbara (Beidi)
Note: Beidi lived with Dr. Field's family, 5th Grade
 Russell 1913 Penn Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405. 612-374-4387
Barbara Ed 4 Tiffany Square
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Barb is still teaching at the Little Red Schoolhouse after 25 years and enjoys it enough that she is not yet ready to give it up. Ed has been retired for six years and they enjoy golfing and traveling. Their three children are all married and live in New Orleans, Phoenix and Atlanta. They have 7 grandchildren. The oldest is completing his plebe (first year) at the Naval academy and the youngest is one. Barb gets to Farmington fairly often to visit her parents. (2001)
Kinney Ross Peggy 734 Clinton Street
Waukeshaw, WI 53186-4707
Sharon George Jr. 320 Walnut Street
Farmington, MN
"George and I have spent the last four years renovating and remodeling our 1875 home. We have enjoyed our work and the rewards outweigh the hard work. We have also been enjoying our perennial gardens and working on the yard. We travel for several months in the winter, mostly to Florida, as our daughter Val and family live there. Her son, Michael graduated this year as valedictorian of a class of over 300. Our children are healthy and the grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren are growing like weeds. We enjoy all of the time we share together and wish the days did not go so fast. I look forward to hearing from those of you that could not make it to our reunion. See you in 2006!" (2001)
  Lau Guy (Sonny) Noreen 1320 Pennsylvania Av Joplin, MO 64081  
Guy and Noreen just moved from Claremont, MN to Joplin, MO where he plans to get more involved in Bluegrass Music. He had his own Bluegrass Band for 8 years and will be in Houston, MN on August 16th and 17th to play the final performance of "Sonny Side Up." Guy retired on Christmas Day of 1997 because of lwer back injury. "If I'd known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself." (2001)
Lau Woodrow      
  Leidner Walter Roxie 2220 Windy Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(e-mail 2003)
Walt is retired from the Navy. He has worked as an Explosive Engineer for an explosive company and as a Park Ranger at Kurchner Caverns State Park. He and Roxie have two daughters, Casey and Kellie (Chicci). Killie, the youngest, has a degree in Civil Engineering and is the mother of two. Casey works for Maricopa County Courts as a mediator. She has an MSW degree. (2001)
   Lubke Norman Barbara 9756 Rangeview Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
UPDATE:  Norman retired from Merrill Lynch October 25, 2002. (2002)
Norm is semi-retired from Merrill Lynch working about 2 1/2 days a week. He and Barbara spend almost every weekend at the house in Palm Springs where they play a lot of golf. Norm tells us "Life is good." Norm and Barb have been married 38 years and have two daughters. (2001)
DEC Marschall John Marlys    
DEC May William Anita 2676 250th Street
Farmington, MN 55024
Bill is retired from farming with the sons taking over. He has a summer job driving a tram and narrating at the New WellsFargo Family Farm at the Minnesota Zoo. Their family was named the Dakota County Farm Family of 2000 and the award was presented to them by the Minnesota and Dakota County Extension Service. Bill and Anita have two sons, Joe, 22; Jim, 21; and a daughter Jennie, 19. (2001)
McGee Marlin            
Carol Tom 800 Center Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Carol will be joining her husband in retirement in June of this year after 41 years of teaching English at New Ulm Senior High School. She will miss the kids but hopes to do some substitute teaching.  She is currently president of the Teacher retirement board and is happy to be able to help with the building a of a new space for three of the state funds. "I am learning things about investments I never thought I would know and finding the whole experience good for keeping my brain cells functioning and productive."  Carol hopes to have more time to read, to garden, to work on her antiques and to move her cat.  "I am excited about the idea I can do things 12 months a year rather than trying to concentrate everything into a summer. (2001)
   Mester Marvin Janet 19560 C.R. 301
Weston, CO 81091
  Morse Michael Jan 74 South Melrose
Elgin, IL 60123-6051
Mike and Jan live in Elgin, IL and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. (2001)
DEC Nieber Earl      
Pederson Elaine      
Pelach Richard    31203 North Oak
Apt. 120
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Pettit Iris      
  Pietsch Richard Kathi 605 Fairview Circle
Farmington, MN 55024
Richard and Kathi live in Farmington and have 8 children and 11 grandchildren. (2001)
Pollock Joann         
  Quam Mary Ann   4261 August Lane
Eagan, MN 5123-2072
Mary Ann retired from Minnesota Life in 1993 and "I've enjoyed every minute of it." She has traveled a lot and started playing golf and is having fun. Her Mom still lives in her home in Farmington so Mary Ann spends quite a lot of time there.
   Record Charles Yvonne "Toots" 22980 Denmark Av. W.
Farmington, MN 55024
Chuck and Toots live in Farmington and have 2 children and 1 great-grandchild.
Reidel Ronald      
Reisinger Dan   20737 Akin Road West
Farmington, MN 55082
Jeanette Dwayne 822 South Second St.
Stillwater, MN55082
Jeanette and Dwayne live in Stillwater and have three children, Beth (Ashbrook), Dr. Patricia, and Dr. Trevor. They have two grandchildren (Katie, 2 /34 and Jonathon, 18 months (Beth)) who are their "pride and joy." Dwayne retired from 3M 2 1/2 years ago and now farms. Jeanette was in Ireland in May with a friend and visits her son in Santa Monica, CA twice a year. She keeps busy actively managing apartments and volunteering. Jeanette taught ESL 4 years and does church work. (2001)
Lillian Ray 709 Centennial Circle
Farmington, MN 55082
   Rother, G Gerald Rosalie 1563 Carlton
Hastings, MN 55118-2608
  Rother, L. Leander E. Fran 339 Kopp Drive
West St. Paul, MN 55118-2608
Lee and Fran are both retired but both work part-time. He had knee surgery in March, has been rehabbing since and will have to wait for a while to resume basketball. Lee spends a lot of time fishing (Oahe Reservoir in South Dakota and trips to Ontario, Canada) and a lot of time on his hobby of tying fishing jigs. They have one child, Jennifer. (2001)
Ruzicka Benedict Marlys F. 4834 Erik's Blvd
Eagan, MN 55122
 Ben and wife Martie live in Bloomington and Ben works at the golf course for the City of Bloomington. Ben's hobby is fishing. (2001)
Judy Wesley Wesley and Judy Hamilton
3005 Thunder Mountain Lane
Tonopah, NV 89049
Sara "Sally"   P.O. Box 1056
Emigrant, MT 59027
Schoenning Wayne      
Schroeder Bob    Hastings, MN   
  Schmidtke Fred Dorothy 3430 209th Street
Farmington, MN 55024
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  Staats James (Red) Sharon 15060 Everleigh Circle
Rosemount, MN 55068
Jim has been retired for eleven years and loves it. Sharon will be retiring from the Rosemount Post Office in 18 months. Jim's five (5) children and Sharon's three (3) children have given them 8 grandchildren. (2001)   The next section is a description of Police staffing and communications in the Farmington Police Department in the '50's and 60's.
Police staffing and communications in the Farmington Police Department in the '50's and 60's.
Jake Klotzbleacher would get alerted to his calls from the light on the water tower turned on by the hospital staff.  Jake was never the only officer --he worked under Tom Haley in the early 50s then took over the Chief's job. He hired Axel Youngrantz. In 1961 Jake hired me full time and I went back to part time after six months, then back full time in 1967. We didn't get any radios until 1963 and then they were only C.B. radios. We still received our calls by being alerted through the hospital staff.
The light on the tower was a problem in summer months as you could not see it because of the leaves on trees, and therefore had to stay close to down town. Incidentally, the Red Lion bar next to Avalon cafe also had a light out side that they would turn on when they had trouble.
Part timers in the '50s and 60s where Dale Schmidke, Harold Rice, and Tiny Engelman.
There is a lot of history around if a person started to dig. - Red Staats
   Stapf Myron Bonnie nee Tonsager 3698 Widgeon Way
Easan, MN 55123-1113
Myron and Bonnie live in Eagan and have three children, Lisa (Thostenson), Stacy (Fleming) and Darin. They have 6 grandchildren: Jordana, Teagon and Shayna (Lisa);  Joshua, Jennifer and Jacqueline (Stacy).
 DEC Teske Richard   6670 190th Street W.
Farmington, MN 55024
'Richard Douglas Teske, (November 26, 1938 - April 20, 2008) Teske, Richard D. 'Dick' age 69, of Farmington passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008. He worked for many years in sales at 'This Week' newspaper. He is survived by his brother David (Stephanie) Teske. A Celebration of his Life will be Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 11 AM - 1 PM at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail in Lakeville.'
You can sign the guest book for Dick at the White Funeral Home Web site:
Rose Marie George 16460 St. Francis Blvd. NW
Anoka, MN 55303
George is retired now and he and Rose Marie spend a lot of time at their year-round lake home. Rose Marie likes to read and sew. Their family enjoys water sports so they visit frequently in the summer. They have 4 children, Mary, John, Tom and Cathy and 8 grandchildren, Katie, Allison, Daniel, Hanna, Mathew and Ben Steiner and Nicholas Christopher Hadzina. They will be selling their Ramsey home and traveling more in the future. "As the years pass, my high school memories grow fonder. I'm so glad we've had reunions to foster the friendships of long ago." (2001)
Tillges Jim       
Marguerite Darrell 1990 200th Street West
Farmington, MN 55024
Margo and Darrell are both retired and enjoying it. They visit their 3 children and 6 grandchildren and spend time at their lake home on Long Lake in WI. They go south for the winter months where Margo is "still trying to learn to play golf". This year they spent time helping their kids remodel and expand their homes in CT, Northfield, and Inver grove Heights. They also learned tree cutting, as winds blew down many of their trees at their lake home. (2001)
Tutewohl Leo Sharon 16942 Pilot Knob Rd
Farmington, MN 55024
Leo and Sharon live in Farmington and have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. (2001)
Wachter Larry   1724 Plumas Arboga Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
Wear Robert (Bob) Joyce 2171 McQuillan Ct SE
Rochester, MN 55904-8122
Bob and Joyce have been married 36 years and have 8 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. They have lived in Rochester for the last 30 years. Bob started work with Honeywell one week after graduation and worked there for 15 years. After another 23 years working at the Mayo Clinic he took early retirement and went to work for Paape Energy at the Clinic Programming Building controls. He plans to work another couple of years and then retire to do the things they like to do. (2001)
Weatherly Donald      
Weber Jerry
18196 Chippendale
Farmington, MN 55024
Whittier Dan Karen 613 Willow Street
Farmington, MN 55024
Dan and Karen live in Farmington and have two children, Joe and Tom and two grandchildren, Jack and Nathan.
You have reached the end of the
Roster of the Farmington (Minnesota) High School Class of 1956.

Class Motto:   "It's not so much where we stand but in what direction we move."