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•   Leanne Ackerman (Holland)  7/14
•   Paul Simonsen  7/10
•   Ruth Goodman (Lotzer)  7/10
•   Sandra Johnson (Kelley)  7/2
•   Sara Ward (Babcock)  6/30
•   Gregory Kiesling  5/8
•   Craig Morton  5/4
•   Jeff Norlin  5/4
•   Laura Frykman  5/3
•   Julie Madsen (Bates)  4/30
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1 lives in Alaska
2 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
7 live in California
3 live in Colorado
1 lives in District Of Columbia
4 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
5 live in Illinois
2 live in Iowa
1 lives in Massachusetts
161 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Oregon
2 live in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
3 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Sweden
1 lives in United Kingdom
180 location unknown
33 are deceased


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Washburn Senior High School
201 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55419


Welcome to the Washburn Senior High School Class Of 1979 website!  There are many benefits to joining our website.

1.  You can stay connected with your classmates (it's FREE to join!);

2.  Your contact information is displayed ONLY if you choose to display it;

3.  Invite missing classmates to join our website;

4.  Joining our website does not commit you to attending any reunions.  However, it does make it easier for us to contact you about any reunions or other class events, should you want to attend; and

5.  Did we mention it's FREE to join?


Hello WHS Class of 1979.

Super Early-Bird Registration: Just a friendly reminder to take advantage of the Super Early-bird registration for our 40th Reunion on August 17th. It has been exciting to see the registrations come in the past couple of days. Go to to register or to find more information.

Lost Classmates: Please help us by looking up the lost classmate list and sending any info (especially email addresses) that you can. We look forward to seeing you this August.

Help us plan: Our nest planning meeting will be on Monday, May 6th and will be held at Holy Angels (66th & Nicollet). Contact Dave Knoll if you can come and he will give you specific directions. We'd love to have you join us in the planning.

Finally, on a very sad note, we received word that our classmate Matt Iwen passed away this weekend. The funeral will be on Wednesday, May 15th at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. Specific times have not been announced but should be on the site soon. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You!



Hello Class of 1979,

If you have not already heard, the 40th Class Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th. We are trying to make sure that we have the most current information on all classmates. Please check your profile and update it as needed. This will really help us as we try to track down all of our classmates.

You can find more information about the reunion and register today at There is also a place for you to update your information on the reunion website. You can really help us by checking out the missing classmates. If your name is on there, but you received this email, it is because for some reason your email is getting bounced by the server. Please make sure to check your spam and mark the emails as safe.

Finally, we would love to have your help planning the reunion. Our next meeting is on Monday, May 6th at 6:00pm. Contact Dave Knoll for information at

We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!


The Reunion Committee

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I am sorry to report that Steve Labahn passed away on October 27.  You can see his obituary at

***The second reunion planning meeting will be on Monday, October 1st at Holy Angels starting at 6:00 pm. Please come and have your ideas included as we select our reunion dates and discuss possible venues.*** Our initial organizing meeting for the 40th Reunion for The Class of 1979 will be held Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm at The Academy of Holy Angels - 6600 Nicollet Avenue South in Richfield. Any and all are welcome to attend to help provide input and make some initial decisions. Please come to make sure your ideas are included.

Enter the campus for Holy Angles at 67th street and Nicollet and head west towards the athletic fields. Look for the main lobby entrance next to the archway that connects the two sides if the building. If you can't make it but would like to provide some input please send along your ideas to Dave Knoll at Hope to see you or hear from you next week.