Contact members of the Class of 72

This is information and photos from our 40th Reunion in 2012

Classmates we could not find
Deceased Classmates

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Kristil Cain McDonald


Following the completion of my college degrees, I married my “one and only” high school sweetheart, John McDonald.  We have three wonderful children – Lori, 31, Michelle, 18, and Nathan, 17.  John and I, along with our children, enjoy family activities at our home on North Long Lake.  We are actively involved in various organizations in the area.  I especially enjoy singing and performing as often as my busy schedule allows.  Both John and I have spent the last 36 years in the field of education as teachers and administrators.  After teaching for 24 years, I began my current administrative career as a high school principal where I have served for the last 12 years.   We have been given many blessings over the fleeting years since graduation.  But I have always fondly remembered my time in high school and all those of the Brainerd High School Class of 1972. 

Karen Callahan    
Brad Campbell  
Georgia Campbell Thienes    
Robert Campbell

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Steve Carder    
Penny Carkhuff    
Phil Carkhuff    
Robert Carlson
John Caron    
Don Castle Donald Walter Castle (Don) passed away November 22, 2020, in Clarksville, Arkansas.  Don was born in Watertown, South Dakota on December 19, 1953 to Walt and Lois Castle.  He spent much of his life in Brainerd, Minnesota after his family moved there in 1965.  He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1972 where he was a member of the swim team and from Brainerd Community College in 1976.  He enjoyed bow hunting with his friends in Camp Ripley and fishing every chance he got.
Don is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his sisters Karon Garen, Lynda (Phil) Laumeyer, Julie (Jeff) Koep, his brother Tom (Anne) Castle and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be sent to the local Salvation Army.  A member service will be held at a later date.
Marrield Mary  Caswell Berry



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Bruce Caughey



I am a partner with 3 of our 4 grown children in B&C Dairy Farms, LLP specializing in dairy, beef, corn, soybeans, hay, oats and rye.  I am currently Daggett Brook Township supervisor and on the Board of directors for the Pierz Coop.  I am still married to Rosanne (almost 35 years). 


Wayne Caughey    
Diane Cheney    
Allen Christensen

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Joleen Christensen    
Mardy Christensen    
Mary Christensen    
Howard Churchill

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Timothy Clarine



Since our last reunion, I've had a few changes in my life.  My family has grown quite a bit.  With the addition of 1 son-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law, I now have 4 grandchildren.  Avery who is 5, is a big sister to Beckett, who turned 1 in July.  Peyton who turned 2 in April, has a little brother Kolby, who was born at the end of May this year. 

I retired from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department in December 2009.  After a year off, I decided to go back to work part-time at an auto parts store.
I still enjoy hunting, fishing, and riding my motorcycle.  

Peggy Clausen

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Kay Cluever Deist


Forrest Compton  

 I am writing this with a heavy heart. I am Doreen Compton, Forrest Compton (Bubba's) wife. We lost Forrest suddenly in August of 2009.

He suffered a brain hemorrhage. We were married 27 years. (together30) We had 3 children two boys and a girl. We were married May 1982.

We went back to Minnesota for Forrest's 10 year class reunion that summer. We had so much fun and I had the pleasure of meeting his many friends. He had great memories of High School and talked of it often. We met and married in the little town of Pioneer Calif. Forrest got his General Contractors license, and soon after we moved to Lodi Calif. where we raised our family. He worked for a company many years and traveled all over the United States. He was a very hard worker.

He was a great Dad and loved his kids with all his heart. He is greatly missed, but he left a mark of his humor and generosity on everyone he touched. I appreciate you passing this on to his class. He would want me to write this to all his friends in Brainerd. Thank you, Doreen Compton

Paula Cornman    
Helen Cowell    
Wendy Cox Hanson    
Jeff Cragun    
Mark Crimmins    

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