Roosevelt High School Class of 1963
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Roosevelt Class of ’63
Reunion History

1968   --    The Thunderbird Motel,

1973   --    NCO Club,
            Ft. Snelling

1983   --    The Thunderbird Motel,

1989   --    The Decathlon Club,

1993   --    Radisson South Hotel,

2003   --    Hilton Minneapolis Airport,

2008   --    Airlake Airport,

2013   --    Minneapolis Airport Marriott,

2018   --    Bloomington Event Center,

2022 -- Wabun Park, Minnehaha Park,

2023 -- Lost Spur Country Club


Two reunion events headlined the celebration of our 60th graduation from Roosevelt High School Class of 1963. A golf outing at Hiawatha Golf Course was held on Tuesday, September 12th and hosted by Duane Ostland followed by a pizza party at Carbone’s. The next day, Wednesday, September 13th, a party of 87 grads and their guests gathered at the Lost Spur Country Club for our 60th year class reunion party. Attendees were invited to come before lunch to greet each other and mingle and catch up with old friends. Some of us found people we have known since grade school.

On display were pictures from our Junior High Class at Folwell, Nokomis and Sanford. Also displayed was a list of our deceased classmates. Memorabilia was laid out on tables for people to browse through. Jon Mathisrud received a complete set of Roosevelt Standards and scanned them all onto a thumb drive so each of us could take one home and watch at our leisure. In addition, Chuck Petterson made a take-home drive for us of our RHS 1963 50th Class Reunion video. When lunch began we found a deck of Teddy playing cards at our table seat, a keepsake bookmark, a crossword puzzle and a beautiful placemat all of which we brought home.

The room was decorated with white tablecloths and maroon and gold napkins as well as beautiful mums with the flowers in our school colors. It was very festive and honored our time at Roosevelt.

Our lunch was served buffet style and was absolutely delicious! Included were Yankee Pot Roast, carrots, potatoes, gravy, rolls, Chinese chicken and rice, two kinds of dessert and special cookies for those of us who are gluten free! Coffee flowed and wine and beer were available for purchase.

Jon Mathisrud served as our MC and as usual was a welcoming fellow. After lunch, Bob Wandberg and Laura Stolpe helped us correct the crossword puzzle they created hoping we would remember our Roosevelt trivia and the era of our high school years. Can you spell Riemenschneider?

So many hugs, smiles, handshakes, and laughter were observed. It was a fabulous event. Thanks to the reunion committee for their hard work over many meetings. We have decided to have an 80th birthday party during the summer of 2025. We liked the picnic idea from our 75th so look for information about that early 2025.

Be sure to look at the photos of the reunion on our website and browse around the displays of other activities our class has hosted. If you have photos to share, send to

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