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Laurie Nathan Russell

lrrussell@ctu.net

 

Deceased 9/18/2014
Clint Nelson    
Deanna Nelson

dnee@brainerd.net

 

   
Debbie J Nelson    
Debra Kay Nelson Kummet

rick@kummetlarsonbluth.com

 

We (married to Rick Kummet) continue to live and enjoy the Brainerd area, and are grateful for the opportunity to do so.  Our three children are healthy, employed and enjoying their respective careers. We have been blest in that regard.  We enjoyed our time at the 40th Class Reunion and it was fun to see and talk with so many of our classmates.  As many others likely felt, WHERE DID THOSE 40 YEARS GO?  We wish all of you health and a happy future. 

Doug Nelson    
Ed Nelson    
Glenn Nelson    
Joe Nelson

I am working at Wal-mart and have 4 grand kids.

 
Kirstie Nelson Klassen

klassen@embarqmail.com

 

I currently reside in Granite Falls Minnesota.  I keep busy with my business, “Therapeutic Massage by Kirstie”, a husband of 15 years, Jim, and my brand new grand-daughter, Abbeygale Joy Stewart, my son Nathan’s first child and my first grandbaby!

Nathan and his little family live right here in Granite Falls so I’m blessed to be a “hands on “Grammie. 

My older son, Ryan and his wife live just north of here, near the farm where the boys grew up. 

My husband’s two girls, Kristi and Kari are also nearby, so we have our children close and we love that. 

Jim is retired, volunteers his time a lot, so we are rarely home it seems. 

I am so blessed to have a job I love, and enjoy the relationships that have resulted in years of “helping folks find their healing paths”.

Being a Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, in addition to massage has provided me a variety of modalities in which to lend a healing hand, ideas and protocols for my clients.   Always challenging, always new!   

Life has had its ups and downs along the way,  but I wouldn’t change a minute of it.  It’s made me who I am today, and for that I am grateful!

Ron Nelson

rpnels@msn.com

 

Ron and I (Pam Anderson Nelson) still call Brainerd our home.  Ron has many years invested as a pressman at Bang Printing. I am currently employed as the Executive Director/Administrator of the Crow Wing County Historical Society/Museum.  Our two grandsons, Jahson and Josiah turned 13 and 11 this summer. Our daughter, Katie and her husband Dusty Imgrund own and operate a full service used car lot in Baxter. Joel, our son is employed at the BNSF Equipment Shop as an Electrician. Ron and I are looking forward to retirement! Ron enjoys fishing and hunting.  I also enjoy fishing but not quite into the sport as much as Ron.  Whenever possible I spend my free time with my twin “Pat”. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again! Ron has to nudge me a little to get me to go to the reunions, but once I’m there I enjoy every minute of it! 

Thomas Nelson    
Catherine Nesser    
Bev (Jane) Newman

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Andrea Niles    
Wally Niles    
Margie Norris

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Debbie Nutting    
Linda Nyberg James

james@cord.edu

 

I continue to live in Fargo and teach at Concordia College in Moorhead  in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department.  Our children are 20 and 23 and for now,  are living in the F-M area.  Our oldest graduated last spring with a BA in nursing.  Stan and I split our time between our responsibilities in the Fargo - Moorhead area and our cabin in Park Rapids.  We are starting to think that retirement might not be so bad if we could spend more time at the lake.  It was wonderful to see everyone at the reunion this summer and I look forward to the next one.  Please look me up if you are ever in the Park Rapids area.

Carol Nygaard    
Jeff Nygaard    
Ken Oaks    
Bruce Oberg   Deceased
Jeff Officer

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  Deceased
Greg Ogren

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Karen Ohlin Haakenaasen Mandeville

 

kmandev@online.no

 

Karin Ohlin Mandeville

After graduation I attended St. Olaf College. Then after that graduation, I decided to go to Norway (where my mother was from) to learn the language for a year. I ended up staying and have lived here for over thirty years, with two moves back to the states (Denver – where my family has resettled) with two different husbands. My second husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last year – that was indeed a milestone now-a-days! We have three children –two on earth and one in heaven as I prefer to say; Erik (30 – from my first marriage), Elizabeth (23) and Rebecca whom we lost to SIDS at the age of six months – she would have turned 18 this year.  Despite the trials and mistakes in my life I must say God is good and has blessed me tremendously! I have had a very interesting career, first in teaching elementary school in Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. I then worked as a Senior Consultant in Corporate Training and Human Resource Development for 10 years in the banking industry in Oslo before we moved to Denver and I started on my Masters degree at Denver Seminary in Christian Family & Marriage Counseling. After nearly 20 years with IBM, my husband Eric received an offer he couldn’t refuse to come back to Norway with another company, so I gave up finishing my Masters for the time being. I have worked for the past ten years as the Cultural Officer for the Embassy of Israel in Oslo and I must say, there’s never a dull moment in this job! My daughter has just finished her Bachelor’s degree in Counter-Terrorism in Israel and is now looking at graduate schools in the Washington DC area. My son’s degree was in Finance and he now works as a Corporate Analyst. I am active in the American Church and other American organizations here so as not to forget my own culture. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone and thank goodness for the advent of Facebook - I will now be able to recognize most of you! A big thanks to the Reunion Committee for all your hard work and perseverance – what fun it’s been following the planning on FB!

Mike Olsen

olsnmj@gmail.com

 

 
Gordon Olson    
Luana Olson Koski    
Pamela Olson    
Roger Osell  

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