Remembering Our Mounds View Class of 1978 Classmates
Classmates that have passed away...
If you have information on any classmate that we've lost, please email us at:
Terry Pedersen Leier
Terry Annette Leier, 62, was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2023 at 10:14pm, coincidently the same as her 10/14 birthday. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, her five children Elise, Briana, Kealy, Taylor (James), and Simon, sister Susan (Walt), and her six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by parents Olga and Thoralf Pedersen, three brothers Bjarne, Svein, and Alan, and sister Ingrid.
Robert Stewart Obituary
Coach Stewart of Shoreview was born November 24, 1936, to Frank and Ella (Johnson) Stewart in Milaca, Minnesota and passed away peacefully on May 16, 2023, at age 86. Growing up in Milaca, Bob loved playing football, basketball, and baseball, and competing in track. He graduated from Milaca High School in 1954. Football and track were also highlights of his time at St. Cloud State College, where he graduated with degrees in history and physical education.
Robert "Bob" Rothenbacher
January 8, 1932 — February 18, 2023
Robert “Bob” Rothenbacher, age 91, the ever devoted Catholic, went to be with his loving God on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
Bob was born on January 8, 1932 to Joseph and Marie Rothenbacher in McIntosh, South Dakota.
In 1947, the Rothenbacher family left their ranch in South Dakota to move to a farm near Rush City in hopes of a better education for the 5 children. Bob graduated from Rush City High School in 1950. He worked his way through school at St. Thomas College and participated in the ROTC program.
Of St. Paul October 9, 1959 – November 25, 2022 Beloved sister, aunt, niece. Kathleen Ellen Wyatt, age 63, died November 25, 2022 at the M Health Fairview U of MN Medical Center in Minneapolis. Known as a "fighter" Kathy worked incredibly hard to recover speech and movement after a hemorrhagic stroke in 2010. Medical staff loved working with her because of her positive attitude, determination and her signature "thumbs up".
John Peter Rebrovich
92 years old. Born February 7, 1930 died November 30, 2022. John was born and raised in Keewatin, MN and proud to be a part of the Iron Range. Preceded in death by his parents John and Mary and brother Philip. Survived by son, Michael (Jean) Rebrovich of Lino Lakes, daughter, Lou Ann (Rick) Eberspacher of Rockford and son, Jim (Lisa) Rebrovich of Big Lake; grandkids: Sara, Emily (Alex), Elisabeth and John, and wonderful great granddaughter Hazel; along with 3 very special nephews: Danny, Ronny and Sonny, and sister-in-law Geri Rebrovich. John also leaves behind other relatives and many great friends! After graduating from the U of M, John taught mathematics at Mounds View HS and retired in 1985.
Blair Thomas Buckley
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Blair decided he was ready to go and passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Blair Thomas Buckley was born on Dec. 17, 1959, in Spencer, Iowa. He grew up in Minnesota where a deep love of hockey, Minnesota sports, and walleye fishing was instilled in him. In 1991, he and Paula heard the call of the mountains and moved to Kalispell where they raised their two sons. An avid outdoorsman, Blair took opening day of deer season as a personal challenge to who could be up the earliest and get the most lost in the woods. Winter found him on the slopes of Big Mountain telling his two boys that it wasn't actually too cold to ski, and the summer consisted almost entirely of him and Paula passing over pristine camping spots in search of the perfect one.
Age 61, of White Bear Lake Passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Preceded in death by father, Bennett; and sister, Nancy Puncochar. Survived by children, Mary (Deb Casemore) and Eric; soulmate, Julie; mother, Betty; "second sister", Kathy Johnson; and nieces, nephews and other family and friends..
Thomas Francis McCann Jr.
Commander Thom “Tank” McCann passed away suddenly at his home in San Antonio, TX on November 25, 2021 at the age of 61.
After receiving his degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota, Tank spent 27 years in the United States Navy, protecting his country and fighting for freedom around the globe. In his highly accomplished career, he will be remembered as a great warrior, leader, mentor and man.
Beth Ann Cooper
Passed away on October 8, 2020 after her 2nd battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, Zac.
Age 60 of Stillwater
Passed away from cancer on September 15, 2020.
Joe is survived by his wife, Cher; sons, Joe "Max" (Sarah), Zach.