Columbia Heights High School Class of 1977

A site for members of Columbia Heights High School (Columbia Heights, MN) Class of 1977 to keep in touch.

Only registered members can post or add comments to posts. Class members and friends can register by e-mailing a request to

CHHS Class of '77 E-mail Directory

Name E-mail City
Shari (Aho) Gestson Lino Lakes, MN
Teri Alberico St. Paul, MN
Jeff Anderson Coon Rapids, MN
Scott Bennett Arlington, MN
Renee (Biesemeier) Lokken Stacy, MN
Bryan Bjorklund Webster, WI
Kris (Boege) Nystrom Big Lake, MN
Torri (Boganrief) Johnson Mounds View, MN
Pam (Borchardt) Phelps Vadnais Heights, MN
Diane Bratvold Champlin, MN
Mike Bredemus Minnetonka, MN
Bob Brodie Red Wing, MN
Christine (Brown) Geldart Largo, FL
Cheryl (Cadwell) Syverson Coon Rapids, MN
Sue (Cain) Lartch Pine City, MN
John Cajune Cambridge, MN
Patti (Cannon) Halbach Burlington, WI
Lynn (Clemens) Noren
Craig Coleman Hugo, MN
Cheryl (Condiff) Linden Maple Grove, MN
Shelby (Dasseos) Maier Elkhorn, WI
Connie (Deggendorf) Meyers Outing, MN
Patrick Drigans Buffalo, MN
Sheri (DuBois) Azzone St Francis, MN
Bill Duoos Crosslake, MN
Fred Edstrom Brooklyn Park, MN
Mark Ekman Andover, MN
Mimi (Exon) Hanzlik Stillwater, MN
Lisa (Fitzer) Kluttz Albemarle, NC
Jeff (Flamo) Kendall Minneapolis, MN
Linda (Fowler) Pettigrew Columbia Heights, MN
Terry Frauly Ramsey, MN
Rick Fuglie Rockford, MN
Nancy (Garlid) Sandager Hills, MN
Linda (Garner) Leach Roseville, MN
Lisa Gutenkauf Denver, CO
Vanessa (Hart) Englund Brooklyn Park, MN
Jaki (Harter) Piekarczyk New Brighton, MN
Mark Heggestad Phoenix, AZ
Ted Hesselroth Pasadena, CA
Keith Hill Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lori (Holmquist) Murray Blaine, MN
Diane (House) Messner Andover, MN
Pamela (Hunter) Green Prior Lake, MN
Kim (Hutchins) Trombley Fridley, MN
Dianna (Johnson) Keefe Orlando, FL
Pam (Jones) Johnson Burnsville, MN
Dave Knoll Lakeland, MN
Colleen (Koehler) Shanahan Batavia, IL
Glen Koski Seattle, WA
Karen Kurth
Lori (Kuss) Smith Andover, MN
Beth (Kvalheim) Wilms
Richard Lanford Chicago, IL
Scott Linder Columbia Heights, MN
Tami (Lund) Kuchera River Falls, WI
Kevin Mackey Grand Marais, MN
Rick Martin
Cathy (Mase) Wilebski White Bear Lake, MN
Julie (Mastro) Peterson Ham Lake, MN
Jan (Meixner) Johnson Coon Rapids, MN
Amy Miskowiec St. Anthony, MN
Lana (Modahl) Parrott Fridley, MN
Dave Mueller Blaine, MN
Randy Nelson Saint Paul, MN
Corlyn (Nichols) Michels Waite Park, MN
Jim Olsen Brooklyn Center, MN
Bill Osterndorf
Tom Pantera Fargo, ND
J.P. (Jon) Pawluk Golden Valley, MN
Kevin Peterson Ham Lake, MN
Jan (Pfeil) Leisner Andover, MN
Ben Phelps Vadnais Heights, MN
Jim Pierson
Mary (Pikus) Johnson Stillwater, MN
Sandy (Pukite) Pukite-Ippolito London, England
Greg Quade New Brighton, MN
Mark Reinholdson Stillwater, MN
Janet (Rennix) Fanelli San Marcos, CA
Rick Reynolds White Bear Lake, MN
Michael Rice Coon Rapids, MN
Ann (Rooney) Thompson White Bear Lake, MN
Bill Rosener Eagan, MN
Ron Rud St. Paul, MN
Barbara (Rumpsa) Tkach Forest Lake, MN
Bob Rusnacko Moundsview, MN
Mark Russell Highlands Ranch, CO
Kim (Saffert) Anderson
Lynn (Salzbrun) McNellis Champlin, MN
Christel (Scott) Rice Coon Rapids, MN
Claire (Sorvari) Graupmann Shoreview, MN
Joyce (Stanislowski) Nelson Brooklyn Park, MN
Jim Stark Dayton, MN
Julie (Stromberg) Erickson Columbia Heights, MN
Laura (Stumbris) Johnson Minnetonka, MN
Gail (Swenson) Carey Plymouth, MN
John Syverson Coon Rapids, MN
Steve Taylor New Brighton, MN
Ken Thomas Blaine, MN
Dick Thompson Shakopee, MN
Mark Thompson Eagan, MN
Kevin Mark Treuenfels San Diego, CA
John VanPilsum By Request Columbia Heights, MN
Lynn (Volkman) Kittelson
Jerry Vassar Alpine, WY
Debbie (Violet) Wolfe
Sue (Wahlstrom) Barto Coon Rapids, MN
Julie (Yurecko) Dunham Fridley, MN

Saturday, April 07, 2012

35th Reunion - Mark Your Calendars!

The Columbia Heights High School Class of 1977 35th Reunion will be on Saturday September 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Guldens (Mike Gengler's fine establishment) 2999 Highway 61 North, Maplewood, MN 55109. The cost is $15.00 at the door and there is a cash bar.

There is a Facebook event posted at where you can sign up so Mike can get a head count (you don't have to sign up to attend).

More details will be posted as they become available. Please pass the word.


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Passing of Dave Wicklund

From Facebook Posting by Debbie Wolfe on Friday 6/3/11:

Dave Wicklund died last night of an aneurism. His funeral is scheduled for 4 pm, Wednesday (6/8), at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights. Please pass along this information to other CHHS graduates.

The obituary can be found on the Star Tribune website,

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Remembering Mark Manning

Those who knew Mark can post their memories at an online Guest Book at

These postings have been an encouragement to Mark's family, especially his children: Brandon (21), Jessica (18), and Noah (13).

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mark Manning Funeral

Some sad news about one of our classmates (via e-mail from Kristen Nelson):
After being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer on April 23rd, Mark went home to be with the Lord on May 3rd. The visitation will be 4-8 pm, Sunday (5/9), at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapels in Robbinsdale. The funeral will be 11:00 am, Monday (5/10), at New Hope Church.
Please forward this information to other CHHS '77 graduates.

Obit is at

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

CHHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation Dinner

Click here to download the flyer or click the picture to enlarge.

Monday, October 05, 2009

All Heights Reunion on 10/9, Other Class Web Sites

From Facebook (Columbia Heights High School Alumni ):
Just a reminder that on October 9th, 2009 at Sarna's in Columbia Heights (corner of University and 40th) around 9 p.m. or after the Homecoming Football game at CHHS is the All School Alumni Reunion. Come one, come all! This is open to any and all alumni from Columbia Heights. Even those who went to Columbia Heights for awhile then went elsewhere are encouraged to show up.

Sarna's has set aside the inside area next to the patio and the patio for us to use. That would be the area to your right as you walk into Sarna's.
On a related note, here are some links to some sites from other classes at CHHS: (appears to be dead, for now)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday to Us!

Mike Gengler is having a "Turning 50 Party" at Guldens in Maplewood July 10th, 7:00pm. Anyone in our class who already has or is or will be 50 years old is invited. Mike will supply hors d'oeuvres and who knows what else.

Spouses or insignificant others are also welcome. Respond to Rick Martin 612-701-2714 for more info. Pass it on.