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01/16/17 10:14 AM #1525    

Scott Pearson

Wow, that's terrible. Terry was a great guy.

01/16/17 01:42 PM #1526    

Cynthia A Johnson (Przybilla)


Sorry to hear this terrible news.  There is a GoFundMe set up for him.




01/16/17 04:15 PM #1527    


Thomas E. Hull

Very sad news. Terry was kind caring and funny. Everyone who was in JBs with Terry knows what a great guy he was   Rest In Peace Terry

05/26/17 11:39 AM #1528    


Elizabeth Wallace

Happy Birthday. Adam Lee and Sandra Gramlich! 🎂🎈🌞

10/13/17 06:50 PM #1529    


Dona M. Trabant (Inman)


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10/15/17 03:36 PM #1530    


Thomas E. Hull

Hello everyone,

I just saw news on Facebook that Sally Consolati passed away (around October 11).  I don't have any details though.

Thomas Hull

10/15/17 06:58 PM #1531    


Susan M. Kusz (Evans)

It is sad to hear that people we graduated with have past on.  Loosing anyone especially childhood classmates can be difficult.  For me this year has been difficult loosing 3 family members mom, husband's brother and sister.  Good news also though one of my daughter's just got married and is expecting. If anyone is in the Duluth area she is on channel 6 news. My other daughter just turn 34 so I'm feeling my age now.

All my prayers are with those who have lost family members. Glad to be on this discussion board.


10/16/17 08:31 AM #1532    


Carol L Rickard (Schultz)

I agree with you Tom, it is sad to see our class diminish. I pray those that have passed lived life well and that we will recognize that life is short. Let's make the best of it by forgiving offenses, doing good to others, finding ways to be a blessing, and being thankful. 



10/16/17 08:33 AM #1533    


Carol L Rickard (Schultz)

Sue- congratulations! You must be very pleased with your children finding their way in life. Good job and well done!!

10/16/17 01:36 PM #1534    


Susan M. Kusz (Evans)

I agree with you Carol it is part of the reason I mentioned the fact that we have lost quite a few of our Class of 78.  The world is not the same as when we were in school but one thing remains the same the lack of peace especially in our own country.  We should all work toward getting along with others and not holding grudges life is too short.

Take care class of 78! I am looking forward to coming to the upcoming class reunion. 


10/18/17 07:20 AM #1535    


Michelle Franz (Lisser)

I have not heard details on Sally yet either .  Going to reach out to Cathy Clark, who has been pretty fairly close to her still, living  in the area .  I found out from Sharon   Jensen last week . No one seems to have details that I know. It's quite sad, Sally was a great person , she will be missed .<3


10/18/17 06:09 PM #1536    

Jenny Ler

Consolati, Sally

Age 57 of Bloomington. Beloved sister-in-law and aunt passed away peacefully due to an infection while fearlessly fighting cancer. She passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 with her family and friends by her side. Preceded in death by her father, Angiolino Consolati, her mother, Patricia Consolati, and her sister, Paula Scheffler. She is survived by her brother-in-law, George Scheffler; nephews, Dan and Stephen (Holly) Whittier; and many close relatives and friends. Sally worked at US Bank for the last 6 years and when she wasn't working she was traveling the world or hanging out with her family and friends. Memorial service Thursday, October 26th at 5 PM, Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. South. Visitation one hour prior to service.
Gill Brothers 952-888-7771


10/25/17 06:09 PM #1537    


Elizabeth Wallace

Happy Birthday Marie Wolfe! 😊

10/27/17 12:09 PM #1538    


Dorene J. DeLong (Bartz)

I saw the following on facebook.  How can it be 40 years?

SAVE THE DATE! The JFK 40th Class Reunion date and location have been determined!!! July 21st, 2018 at Best Western Plus Mall of America ( Old HoJo's, where many worked back in the day) Further information will be coming in the next few weeks. Spread the word!!!!!

10/30/17 12:46 PM #1539    


Susan M. Kusz (Evans)

I would be happy to help or volunteer with our class reunion of 40 years.  Can someone tell me who to contact?


10/31/17 12:22 PM #1540    


Michelle Franz (Lisser)

I remember Terry Andrada from Oak Grove Jr HIgh ( I believe)

It is reayll sad, and bums me out to hear of his passing.  I always thought he was a neat guy, seemed to be nice to everyine in school.  ( Its even sadder when you remember people as kind & really neat individuals, and maybe they never knew how many people had  fond recollections of them )

It sounds like he was a great person to everyone he knew as well.  ( after hearing the clips from the news)

May he rest in peace. Tragic end, makes no sense. <3


12/08/17 10:02 PM #1541    


Elizabeth Wallace

Karl Loved all his friends at Kennedy. He will be sorely missed. RIP KOE

12/09/17 03:06 PM #1542    


Julie M. Boeser (O'Hara)

Can the powers that be please change the cookbook link to:



12/11/17 12:04 AM #1543    


Craig L. Wiklund

Thanks Julie!

I just updated the link.


03/23/18 08:46 PM #1544    


Dona M. Trabant (Inman)

Joseph's Obituary

Joseph Charles Scattarelli, the son of Robert and Virginia (Forcier) Scattarelli, was born on May 7, 1962 in Edina, MN. He grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Kennedy High School in 1980. Joe started working for Delegard Tool Repair in Bloomington, MN in 1979. He began his career by repairing tools before working his way up to Service Manager for the past 37 years. Joe married Jane Koza, and together they raised three children: Luke, Benjamin, and Alissa in their home in Apple Valley, MN. Being a proud Italian; family was always first in Joe's life. He made sure he raised his children to work hard, show initiative, be respectful, and to love and respect family. Joe age 54, died on December 31, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side at his home. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Scattarelli of Osakis; sons, Luke Scattarelli and Benjamin Scattarelli; daughter, Alissa Scattarelli; sisters Sue (Chuck) Forniea, Mary Scattarelli (Fiancé Kristi Smith), Janet Scattarelli, Deborah Scattarelli (Jimmie Browning), and Robert Scattarelli Jr,; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11AM at Atonement Lutheran Church, 601 East 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420, with the Reverend Siri Strommen and Chaplin Samuel McClellan officiating. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. A private interment will be at the Apple Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

03/24/18 09:28 PM #1545    


Sue Ellen M. Peterson (Polson)

Saturday – July 21st, 2018: The Main Event!

Best Western Plus Mall of America
1901 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Plan to be there for:
• Cocktails (cash bar) starting at 6:00 PM
• Hors d’oeuvres/Music/Dance at 7:00 PM

Casual Dress: $40.00 per person Advanced payments ONLY!! No payment at the door. No Refunds. To complete our plans, we need advanced headcount and payment. Please respond by July 1, 2018.

Tracking down 694 people is not easy!

If you know of anyone from our class please feel free to print them a copy or refer them to the website. You can also direct them to the Facebook event page!

Payment details: 
Checks can be mailed to Betty (see details below) or through PayPal at: 
Or Zelle at:

If you have any questions, please call Sue (Peterson) Polson 
at (612) 205-1717 or Betty (Pate) Jorgenson at (952) 210-4393

Or EMAIL us at:
• or

The Best Western Plus MOA is holding 25 rooms for Bloomington Kennedy 40th Class Reunion @ $129.00
Call 952-854-2800 for reservations.

Make checks payable to either Sue Polson or Betty Jorgenson and mail both your check and maiden name if applicable below to:
Betty Jorgenson
401 Santa Fe Trail 
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Include information below when sending check:

Name: ___________________________________________________First Last Maiden (if applies)

Address: _________________________________________________

Home Phone ( ) Cell Phone ( ) 
Email Address 
Check enclosed for : $ _________________ for ____________ person(s).

Go to and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries. Getting one is fast and free.

07/25/18 08:23 AM #1546    


Kirk Talley

As I’ve reflected on Saturday nights reunion I realized I had a hard time leaving. I wondered how come...and reflecting is something I’ve always done, this time, just crazy enough to post it on Facebook (and here on our Kennedy78 site) here it goes.


First, I realized that "hard time leaving" didn't mean I pine for the good old days of high school. I surely would not want to go back. I had a decent experience in high school, and I wouldn’t want to go back to any time in my life.  The best days are yet to arrive. 


What I did realize was that it was so great to be with everyone. Even being with those I don’t know or recognize! And though I spoke to a lot of folks, some not as long as others unfortunately, there were a lot more people I would have loved to have spoken to...even folks I only know by name. I also enjoyed just watching others have a great time with their friends of days gone by. It was a cool night.  


With that said I have also come to realize, after many conversations on Saturday night, that we have a lot of impressive and admirable folks in the Bloomington Kennedy Class of ‘78.  I imagine we knew that, as we have Kent Hrbek, who many of us were bragging about back in the day (and may still brag about at times) and Lisa Carlson, who did and still does, some amazing work (that we heard on the radio, whether we knew it or not!) in the music business. They represent us well!! And there are quite a few others, as I came to reflect, who are impressive people as well. Not because of some well known accomplishment, but because of who they are as people.  Here are just a few folks, who impressed me the other night, and I believe represent the many others of you who are notable people!


Pam Peterson, who works as a psychiatrist (hope I remember that right) in Southern Minnesota. The fact that she also helps with folks much older than us, though we are a lot closer than we used to be, on a regular basis is more than admirable. The smile on her face when she told me she loves working with octogenarians spoke volumes.  And Richard Albrecht (first reunion he has attended!!), who like many in our class, has served our country well.  And doing it by flying BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS. How cool!! And yet we know that can be more dangerous than it sounds. Thanks Richard, and thank you to ALL the others who served our country or continue to do so.   


I ran into Brad Schmidt and he is another inspiring ‘78 grad.  He and his bride have been serving people for over 23 years in the beautiful mountains of Washington State.  Their hospitality and graciousness as resort owners are second to none!  Which leads me to two women who, again, represent so many of us now, or in the future. Julie Olson recently became a first time grandma, and many of us know that joy.  I was happy to hear she joined the grandparent crowd, and though that may not seem super admirable, ask her grandchild years from now how much they love her, or ask someone else of the sadness of not ever being a grandparent.  They may give you a different answer.  Or you can ask Dona Inman about being a GREAT-GRANDMA.  That is crazy. :-)


I’ll close this out with one more, of the many I spoke to, remarkable person.  I also must admit, speaking to him was the highlight of the night for me (writing this confirms that).  Jim Lindgren served Eden Prairie, as a police officer and detective, for 32 years.  As he and I spoke, I asked him about some of his most rewarding experiences. He told me the story of a 3 year-old girl, whose life he literally saved (off duty), and now that young girl is in her 20’s and living an exemplary life.  To see the look on his face as he finished that story still chokes me up (yeah, I tear up at times, something that never happened during high school or college years) And to put icing on the cake, in my mind, in his retirement he has chosen to help a fellow classmate with his knowledge, wisdom and experience, in a remedial job, when he could be out hitting the links instead.  I found this to be more than admirable and would like to believe that I would do something, of the sort, down the road.  


Thanks Jim, and all the others that I spoke to, for sharing something that blessed my night.  Not for what you’ve done and/or accomplished, but for being an inspirational human being.


So...this is a bit longer than intended, and Mr. Bergen and Kuklish may be happy to see I’m using some of the skills they taught me, it just kept coming to me that I was to write of some of these “ordinary” classmates. What caused me to reflect, let alone make mention of these classmates on a Facebook post? I don’t know for sure.  However, it may be in order to encourage each of us, that though we may be another ordinary class graduating from Bloomington Kennedy, we have quite a few extraordinary people! And you’re one of them. 


Until next time, thanks for letting me be a bit sappy, forgive me if I embarrassed any of you that I mention, keep enjoying this life’s journey in serving others, and be thankful for Facebook (and this website, that a few people use) so many of us can keep in touch.  😉


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12/02/18 07:01 PM #1547    


Dona M. Trabant (Inman)

Such a special post Kirk.  I do understand what you mean. I think you made some of my thoughts and feeling make more sense.   

It was SO good to see you and EVERYONE.  

Lets not take anothr 5 years to gather! 

12/03/18 09:16 AM #1548    


Carolyn P. Sauer (Bahro)

Thank you for sharing this. It’s great for those of us that can’t make it back.

Best, Carolyn


12/04/18 08:14 AM #1549    


Kirk Talley

Thank you Dona! It was a great night and sorry people, such as Carolyn, missed out. 

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