Too many died young and a few even before graduation, others never to know marriage and families, some died later in their middle years and others, recently. We give them our kindest regards and deepest thanks for having helped shape our own lives.
As of January 1, 2020, we know of 86 classmates that have passed away!
The remarks made below by friends and family can be uplifting and we thank you. It helps us all to realize how important every day can be. Some of us have been called home way too early though memories live on!
Bill always seemed to be older than he was. He had real people skills, had a great ability to make you like him and enjoy just being around him. He could charm your mom, give a firm handshake to your dad, and wink mischieviously at your big sister in just one visit. His good nature rubbed off on everyone. I learned a lot about what it takes to travel smoothly in this world from Bill and I miss him and regret his far too early exit.
my first friend, we moved into Hobby Acres at age 5, lived across the street from each other for the next ten years, growing up through the grades at Alice Smith school and South Junior High. Sherry was a true and loyal friend, almost like a sister, we shared so much...........I never got the chance to reconnect with her, but I won't forget her smile and spirit.
Helgerson, Larry G. Age 72 Passed away peace- fully Feb. 3rd after fighting a 10 year battle with cancer. He was a long time resident of Plymouth MN. Larry cherished life and did everything he could to make the most of it. He never missed a moment to spend time with family and friends, and was always there for anyone who needed him. He could fix anything, and was always looking for his next project. He loved to travel, live music, and eating interesting foods at interesting places. He also enjoyed growing plants "especially orchids", landscaping and spending time outdoors fishing and hunting pheasants with his dog Mugsy. Survived by his special lady LeAnn Murray, brother Ron, son Eric, daughter Allison, granddaughter Nevaeh, and former wife Marge Helgerson. He will be deeply missed. Celebration of life will be held Sunday February 25 1pm-3pm at Medina Entertainment Center. 500 Hwy 55 Medina
My friend Barb passed on April 8, 2018. She was my little friend when we were small. We lived across the alley from one another. Then when school came along, she went to St. John's and I went to Harley. We still remained friends tho. She came to HHS in 9th. She's survived by 4 adult sons and their families. They did a wonderful tribute party and video of her life. Her boys took such good care of their mom when she was ill. May she rest in the arms of Jesus.
Luanne and I spent a week one winter with Marcia and her husband in Peurto Vallarta. While we lounged around on the sand, Marcia would be dragging a 20 lb. bag of dog food up and down the beach to feed all the homeless critters. Quite a remarkable woman. Bill O'Neill
The big snowball Al Mueller rolled up to the Vesley’s front door and could not be opened till spring, or the Christmas tree lot in the Vesley’s front yard. Marcia was on the receiving end of many Al Mueller pranks! She was a true friend!