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:
Dawn Marie (Malarkey) Buchal
She is preceded in death by her Mother Sandra Kay Malarkey and her brother Mark Malarkey. She is survived by her three sons James, Phillip, and Michael (Angel) Nagan, as well as her Father Dennis Malarkey with Jessica, brother Robert (Shelly) Malarkey, Barbra (David) Barry, and Jamie (Brenda) Malarkey. Dawn was born October 14th of 1961 in Minneapolis and passed June 17, 2020 at the beginning of Covid peacefully at her home in Mesa, AZ after several year bout of bone cancer and cardiovascular complications. Dawn was a unique soul and strong woman who was the first licensed female mason in the state of Minnesota who then transferred her strength into peace and healing as a living completing school in massage therapy. Her larger than life personality will be missed and was always a welcoming host. From her family functions, including boxing/taco nights, to delivering treats to her sons sporting events long before that was ever a scheduled thing, she has many long standing memories for those she touched
Age 59, died on May 11, 2019 at her home near Lake Havasu City, AZ. She grew up in Arden Hills, MN and was a graduate of Mounds View High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University and furthered her studies of art in France. In addition to being a very talented artist, Jane was passionate about making the world a better place for everyone, spreading love and peace to those around her. Preceded in death by her father, Dr. Bert Woolfrey, Jane is survived by her husband, Ray Lee, her mother, Dona Woolfrey, brothers, Scott (Debra), John (Liz Swenson) and Jim, sisters, Ann (Bob Harrington) and Patty (Mike Flatten) and several nieces and nephews.
The world said goodbye to not a man, nor a myth, but a LEGEND on 12-3-18. Hammer, aka, Henry E. Putnam Sr. from Tucson, AZ, formerly, Shoreview, MN, was born on 10-8-59 and was instantly dubbed the favorite child. In his 59 years he had millions of accomplishments but none of those were making a will. Dad had a great love for gardening, all things Jack Daniels and being with his family. Dad selectively chose two marriages in order to achieve 4 of thee most amazing humans alive today. Dad was known and loved by many, he will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, please send checks as we still can't find Papa's will. P.O. Box 627 Cambridge, MN.
Michael J. Decheine, Sr.
58, formally of New Brighton, MN, passed away peacefully August 24th, 2018 at his home in Theodosia, MO with his wife, Jackie, by his side. Preceded in death by his mother, Betty Decheine; and daughter, Joline Decheine. Survived by his wife of 21 years, Jackie; children, Michael Jr. (Tanya), Stephanie, Chad, Buddy, Suzie (Shane), and Dan; eight grandchildren and one great grandson; Father Jim (Adelle); sister Michelle; and brother Patrick. "Today heaven will be dancing to the beat of your drum. You will be remembered by many, forgotten by none."
David Michael Wilts-Powers – 2/13/1960 – 2/20/2018
David was an adventure seeker. Those who knew him best were sure he was endorphin deficient! He was happiest when he could convince someone else to join him in his risky exploits, even against their better judgment (double black diamond runs).
He was an instigator and never turned down an opportunity to debate with someone who had a differing opinion. This attribute was put to good use in the court room after obtaining his law degree through William Mitchell. He worked both as a prosecuting and defense attorney during his career.
He liked change and to travel as demonstrated by the number of times he moved throughout his life. In June, 2003, he married Kurt Wilts in Toronto; they made their first home in Minneapolis. Consistent with his desire for change, they subsequently moved to Palm Springs.
Those who knew him best would describe him as loving, thoughtful, kind, fun to be around and mischievous. He volunteered his time to help others. Although he was taken from us much too soon, he had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest.
58, of Motley, MN died peacefully Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples, MN from complications of ALS. Services for Randy will be 11:00AM, Friday, February 23, 2018 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, with Pastor Daryl Jacobson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Randy was born June 29, 1959 in St. Paul, MN to Skip and Donna (Roy) Caron. He was loving, kind and a hard worker. Randy had a great sense of humor and enjoyed going to the casino, collecting cookie jars, and watching the Vikings and the Wild.
JAMES BROBIN OBITUARY
Age 82 of New Brighton, MN Born 2/15/35, Jim lost his year-long battle with ALS 9/16/17. Preceded in death by Ann and Red Brobin and brother Robert. Jim grew up hunting and fishing, graduating from Ely HS. He married Sandra Meyer after they both graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College where they met. Jim started teaching at Mounds View HS in 1958 and was a fixture in the Biology Department for 34 years. At Mounds View, he was also instrumental in building a strong and successful swimming program. Jim retired in 1992 enjoying world travel with Sandy including many warm winters in Mazatlán. His booming voice and outsized personality will be missed by family, friends and the countless students and athletes who were influenced by "Coach B." Survived by wife Sandra of 60 years; children James Jr., Colleen (Mike), Christopher (Julie), Natalie (Steve); nine beloved grandchildren and great-grandchild Clark, born 9/13/17. A Celebration of Life is on October 6 at Centennial Methodist Church in Roseville. Visitation at 10:30 am. The Celebration of Life (non-denomin-ational) at 12:00 followed by luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MN ALS Society www.alsmmn.org or the Turner Syndrome Society of the US www.tssus.org are welcome.
David H. Cooper (Coop)
57, Sturgeon Lake, MN died Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was born in Minneapolis, the son of Charles and Mary Cooper. He graduated from Mounds View High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Dave began his career at Charles Schwab and later started his own online life insurance company. Compare Life Quote Service has been serving others now for almost 30 years.
Dave’s passion was always sports and in his youth he played just about every sport available to him. He started playing hockey when he was five years old and went on to play for both Mounds View High School and Miami University. He also played soccer and his senior year team won the state high school soccer tournament. Later in life, he became enamored with the game of golf especially when enjoying a round with his good friends. He loved watching the majors, in particular The Masters. He was a diehard Vikings fan and never missed watching a game. PURPLE POWER was one of his favorite expressions.
Age 57 Of Lino Lakes Passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 5, 2016. Preceded in death by parents and eldest nephew. Survived by 9 siblings and their spouses; 13 nieces and nephews and six great nieces & nephews. James LOVED to entertain; plays, acting, singing etc... He was a clown and magician by trade as well as the show tune master emceeing karaoke all over the Twin Cities. . Interment St. Joseph's Church Cemetery.
Steven M. Berglund
Age 56, of Ramsey, passed away June 22, 2016.
Preceded in death by father, Stanley; and brother,Larry. Survived by wife, Bonnie; children, Michael,Jessica (Brent) Bleckiner, and Rachel; grandchildren,Courtney, Brianna and Lucy; mother, Louise; siblings Cindy (Rich) Berglund-Little; Dan (Marcie) Berglund; Debb(Jay) Morgen; Andy (Josie) Berglund; and Jerry Berglund; sister-in-law, Darian Berglund; Barb Berglund,and a huge extended family of relatives and friends. Steve will be dearly missed by many, but held forever in our hearts.