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12/09/18 10:31 PM #1483    

 

David Spiess

My heart is heavy as I post this news but I wanted to let everyone know that my borther-in-law and one of our classmates Ron Shay passed away suddenly early Saturday morning. There is a visitation and service for him on Wednesday December 12, 4:00 at KOK funeral home in St Paul Park. Included here is the link to the KOK website that gives all the details.

https://www.kokfuneralhome.com/notices/Ronald-Shay

 


12/10/18 06:58 AM #1484    

 

Steve Hardy

Dave, thanks for getting the word to us.  I'm sorry to hear of your loss, and to be losing another classmate.  Praying for your family.


12/10/18 07:54 AM #1485    

 

Mary Ann Etzler (Etzler-Phillips)

So very sad to learn of another classmate's passing.  Dave, my condolences to you and your family.

-Mary Ann


12/10/18 06:21 PM #1486    

 

Vickie Quiner (Carlson)

My sympathies Dave! Ron was a very nice guy and gentle soul! 


12/10/18 07:52 PM #1487    

 

David Frazer

That is sad news, Dave.  We send our prayers for the family.  I'm sorry for you, Debbie, and the families' loss!


12/11/18 08:20 AM #1488    

Robert Ayre

David,

My very sincere condolences to you and the family in the loss of Ron. Memories will last forever. 


12/11/18 04:51 PM #1489    

Donna Absey (Stuhr)

Dave, thanks for posting about Ron. My heart is broken. He was such a great guy, I will miss him. I have to share a story with you that reminds me of how he was that great guy. When we were in high school there was someone that was grabbing women and either raping them or molesting them. Well when Ron found out that I was walking to school at 6  A.M.  he came to my house every morning to pick me up and made sure I would be safe going to school. I will never forget that and I thank him dearly. Ron may you be at peace. I hope that story will give you comfort in knowing he was a gentle soul. Bless you and your families.


12/14/18 05:15 PM #1490    

 

Steve Campos

It is very sad to lose another classmate, may Ron Rest in Peace.

 

To Jeffrey Dubois, so glad you are heading up the next class reunion, thanks!!. It was enjoyable being on the committee for the 35th and Tim Shannon and I were glad many came to the 40th at the Car Bar we set up.

Just so you know Jeffrey, we had a collection at the end of the 40th reunion and I still have the $200 that we collected and can be used for the upcoming 45th.  I will kick in $50 more so you can start off with $250. Just let me know how to get that to you.  

 

 


12/15/18 07:27 PM #1491    

Deborah Flaherty (Brochman)

Dave, Thank you for sharing the news of Ron.  My deepest sympathy to you, Debbie and your family.  So sad to lose another classmate so young.   

Donna, that was a very nice story you shared.  I do remember back then, there was a rapist.  As a person who walked at night a lot it was very scary. It must have been very comforting having Ron with you.   

Deb


12/25/18 07:32 PM #1492    

 

David Frazer

Merry Christmas everyone!  Sickness struck my daughter's family this year so we had a low key Christmas.  We are watching the Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey's) now.  Wouldn't be Christmas without watching two or more of Dicken's classic.  Blessings to you all!


12/27/18 12:51 AM #1493    

 

Steven Bilderback

Merry Christmas Dave!
And to everyone else!
Plus ... Happy New Year!!! heart

 


12/27/18 11:36 AM #1494    

 

Steven Kaufhold

Merry Christmas from good old Cottage Grove... yes we saw Jim Carrey's Christmas Carol as well as his Grinch... then brought our granddaughters to see the new Mary Poppins movie... pretty good though it's hard to beat Julie Andrews


12/29/18 01:31 PM #1495    

 

Douglas Kladis

Merry Christmas everyone Have not heard how Donna is doing in a while hope she is doing well and hope everyone has a happy new year 

 

Cathy and Doug


01/01/19 02:24 PM #1496    

 

John Cavanaugh

Once again I have sad news of a classmate who has died.  Rod Hawkins passed away on December 26, 2018.  Rod and I would hang out in Jr. High and we were in the same catechism class for many years in elementary school.  Rod was Kora's next door neighbor and knew the family well.  Rest in peace Rod.  Use this link for the obituary.  https://www.kokfuneralhome.com/listings


01/14/19 10:27 AM #1497    

 

David Frazer

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and happy New Year!  I have been praying for Rod's family.  Time is going so fast now.  Anyone heard about Donna and how she is?  Jeff, how are your plans?  Do you have some helpers for the reunion?  Who is getting together with classmates?  Fun to know who sees each other during the months.  I was standing for the whole morning in Woodbuy Kids' Day, at Counseling Care tables; secretly keeping an eye out for any grandparents I might know.  Blessings on you!


01/19/19 07:49 AM #1498    

 

Steven Bilderback

Here is a Caring Bridge link for Donna if you'd like to send here some love and encouragement.

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donnalstuhr


01/19/19 01:50 PM #1499    

 

David Frazer

Thanks, Steve!  


01/20/19 10:38 AM #1500    

 

David Spiess

Yes, Thanks for the update.


01/20/19 01:53 PM #1501    

 

Steve Hardy

Linda Graf emailed me to let us know of LeRoy's passing.  He was a great guy.  I enjoyed getting to know him in our printing class.

 Leroy Andrew Graf, Jr. “Roy” passed into eternal rest on December 20, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. He graduated from St. Paul Park High School in St. Paul Park, MN and from DeVry University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He had a long and varied career in defense contracting. Most recently, he worked for a number of years as a Product Test Specialist at Raytheon. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ruth Graf (nee Vance), his sister Virginia Clara (Harry) Smeader (nee Graf) of Colton, CA; his sister Yvonne Irene Graf of Hastings, MN, his brother Richard Allen Graf of Hays, KS and his brother Robert Francis Graf of Glenwood, IA. Leroy was born to Leroy Andrew Graf, Sr. and Irene Armina Graf (nee Kippes), on 12/15/1955 in Omaha, NE. He was a kind man with a unique sense of humor and will be greatly missed. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Adair Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Avenue, Oro Valley, AZ 85704. 

He will be missed be all who knew him.


01/21/19 07:58 AM #1502    

 

David Frazer

Thanks Steve Hardy, our site manager!  I have been praying for the Graf family since I found out.  Checking out Donna's site and praying more since hearing about the Caring Bridge site, thanks to the other Steve, Steve Bilderback.  Now the trifecta, haven't heard from Steve Kaufold yet.  


01/24/19 07:01 PM #1503    

 

Steven Bilderback

Donna is having problems with her feeding tube, they'll know soon if they'll have any alteratives.

Now is the time to send her love and prayers heart


Dave, Steve Kaufold is on FaceBook chiming in often (hint-hint) wink


01/25/19 09:13 AM #1504    

 

David Frazer

The news is not good about Donna.  The last post says the blockage is cancer.  Donna, Steve, and family apprecitate our prayers.  https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donnalstuhr

 


01/25/19 06:18 PM #1505    

 

Yvette Fuchs (Nierenhausen)

Donna has gone home and is under hospice care. Prayers for a peaceful transition.

01/28/19 01:24 PM #1506    

 

Mary Ann Etzler (Etzler-Phillips)

Hey everyone, very sad news re: Donna.   Here is the entry from her Caring Bridge website today, about 2 pm:

Journal entry by Sheena Stuhr

Donna is with the Lord while surrounded by her family. It was beautiful. She waited for one last kids from the love of her life Steve.  We couldn't of asked for a more beautiful transition home.
 
Keeping all of her family in prayer.
-Mary Ann Etzler
 
 

01/28/19 04:23 PM #1507    

 

Yvette Fuchs (Nierenhausen)

RIP Donna. I am thankful that she was able to make it home and say goodbye the way she wanted to. She can finally be at peace with our Lord

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