Personal Memorials
This Page is Dedicated to your personal thoughts and prayers for the now deseased members of the Park High Class of 1965.  Sparky invites you to share your memories with others here on this page.

Patricia "Patti" Robbins (Bach)

Deceased Date: 2021-07-02
Patricia 'Trisha' (Bach) Robbins

Robbins, Patricia "Trisha" Bach Age 74, of Minnetonka, died July 2, 2021. She was a graduate of St. Louis Park High School and had a BS degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a captain and a nurse in the U.S. Army, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, where she cared for soldiers during the Vietnam war. Following her service as a nurse in the U.S. Army, she had a 39-year career in nursing, at Lutheran Deaconess, Ramsey County Medical Center, Eitel and Abbott-Northwestern hospitals in the Twin Cities. Her hobbies included knitting and sewing. She began working as a costumer during high school plays. She also volunteered at Methodist Hospital, giving hand massages to cancer patients who were undergoing chemotherapy. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Minneapolis (1990-2011), and from 2011 to the present at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Edina. 

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Mary Holt (Barnum)

Birth Date: 1947-07-17
Deceased Date: 2021-09-24
Mary L. Holt, age 74 of Perham, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, MN.

She was born to Charles and Delma (Glander) Barnum on July 17, 1947 in St. Louis Park, MN. Mary spent many years working as the head hostess at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. She loved gathering for pontoon rides on the lake, cocktail hour, and was known for her contagious laugh and spunky personality. She enjoyed the sunshine, music, and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Holly Holt; granddaughters, Brittany (Nick) Campana and Dorthy Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Serenity, Nolan, Autumn, and Hudson. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and granddaughter, Raquel Stutsman.
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Nancy Cohen (Beaubaire)

Deceased Date: 2019-10-05

On October 5, 2019. Wife of Steven Cohen; Daughter of Glenn (and the late Helen) Beaubaire; Step-mother of Jodi (Jennifer Raymond) Cohen and Kimberly (Jonathan) Hyman; Sister of Susan (Leonard Lichtblau) Beaubaire, Bonnie Beaubaire (Kevin Lorenson) and Thomas (Liz Bardon) Beaubaire; Grand-mother of Beatrix and Sadie; Aunt of Alanna, Lauren, Jay and Nolan.
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Dan Berdass

Deceased Date: 2016-11-22
Daniel Mark Berdass

Berdass, Daniel Mark age 69, of Minnetonka, Minnesota passed on November 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by his father Fred Berdass, father and mother-in-law Vitek & Eda Strauss, and brother-in-law Jerry Strauss. Survived by his mother, Margo Berdass; devoted wife, Pearl; adoring children, David Berdass, Ellen Feldman (Joey), and Josh Berdass (Ali); loving granddaughters, Evie, Kira, Myra, Annie and Ruthie; siblings Nancy Hartman (Bob), Jeff Berdass (Connie), sisters and brothers-in-law Dennis & Marcie Ashenfarb, Randy & Bobbi Heiligman, Michael & Abby Strauss, and Eileen Strauss; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Dan was past President and CEO of BERMO, INC., a contract manufacturing company in Circle Pines, Minnesota. Dan's leadership and dedication was recognized throughout the industry. Spending time with his precious granddaughters gave Dan tremendous pleasure in life. More recently, Dan found inspiration by providing support and hope to cancer patients and survivors through the Be the Match organization. A special thank you to the University of Minnesota Bone Marrow Treatment medical team and hospital staff. Funeral service 2:00 pm WEDNESDAY (TODAY) at ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION, 10500 Hillside Lane W., Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Daniel Berdass Fund at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. SHIVA 7:00 pm Wednesday and Sunday at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on November 22, 2016


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Robert "Bob" Bergeson

Birth Date: 1947-04-30
Deceased Date: 2019-07-09

Robert S. Bergeson (Bob) passed away at home from a suspected heart attack.  He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 30, 1947 and died on July 9, 2019.  His mother Ruth Herrmeyer Bergeson and father Emory Kirkhus Bergeson preceded him in death.  Bob attended St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Bob married his high school sweetheart, Winky in 1968.  They resided in Two Rivers, Wisconsin for the first 3 years of their marriage while Bob served in the United States Coast Guard.

Bob was known for his business acumen and “daring to do things differently” throughout his successful sales and marketing career.  Ethics and truly caring about his customers led Bob to achieving unprecedented results for his companies: including Eastman Kodak, MCI and TelAuthority.

Bob was extremely athletic and played football, baseball, basketball and golf; but most of all he found pleasure in his grandchildren’s sports.

Bob loved being outdoors; hunting, fishing and boating. He was an avid archer who enjoyed developing the love of the sport in others.  He was a Master Instructor for the state of Kansas who originated and taught the Hunter Education program at JCCC.  Bob was also a certified Pope & Young antler scorer.  He was a true ambassador for ethical, responsible, hunting, respect for wildlife and outdoor education.  It was especially important to Bob that he share his knowledge and love for the outdoors with his family.  He will leave behind a legacy of continued annual Canadian family fishing trips and South Dakota pheasant hunts.

Bob was an active member of the Overland Park Rotary Club and the recipient of the Paul Harris Award.  He was always the first to volunteer and lend a helping hand.

Bob showed unconditional love for his family and friends.  He guided his children with honest wisdom, support and advice. He is survived by his wife, Winky Bergeson, children; Kimberly Bergeson Oelschlager, Todd Bergeson and Justin Bergeson, son-in-law Ronnie Oelschlager, daughters-in-law Tori Bergeson and Lisa Bergeson, grandchildren; Alexis & Tripp Oelschlager, Brianna & Nikki Bergeson, Fisher, Boden and Bristol Bergeson, Bob’s brother Bill Bergeson, his wife Kris, their children Erin (Corby) Brooks & Ryan (Melissa) Bergeson, great nieces & nephews Carter & Peachy Brooks, Ty & Sophie Bergeson and Bob’s brother Jim Bergeson, his wife Linda, their children Travis (Nichole) Bergeson, Derek (Mallory) Bergeson, Jenna Bergeson and great nieces Kira & Lacey Bergeson.

Bob was beloved by his family and a genuine friend who will be truly missed.

Linda Anderson - July 20th, 2019
I was devastated to read of Bob's death just now.  Bob and I grew up in the same neighborhood.  We attended Kindergarten through our Senior year together.  We played baseball together in the Summer, had acorn fights with fellow class of '65 classmates, Kathy Engdahl and Bill Dahl.  Bob and Bill's snow forts were legendary on West 25th Street! Bob and I got married at the Sophomore Sadie Hawkins Dance, but it was beautiful Winky who stole his heart so long ago.
Shortly before Bill Dahl passed away, he made me promise that I would contact Bob to let him know of his death.  I contacted Bob and we shared stories of our childhood.  We kept in touch with Christmas greetings after that every year. It was so wonderful to reconnect with Bob and Winky after so many years.   God Bless you and keep you Bob. Thank you for being such a great friend so many, many years ago.  I will never forget you.  You will be in my heart forever. 

Barbara Offerd (Blettner)

Deceased Date: 2022-08-25
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Sandralynn "Sandi" Miller (Bowlin)

Deceased Date: 2019-08-15
Sandralynn (Bowlin) Miller
Miller, Sandralynn (Bowlin) Age 72 of Rosemount passed away peacefully on 8/15/19. Survived by loving husband of 52 years, David R. Miller; daughter, Kim R. (Garret) Ibsen; grandchildren, Chelsea (Arick Schaibly) Ibsen, David Ibsen, Ashlee and Alex Sellner; many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Kris Sellner; parents, Kenneth & Ruth Bowlin. Sandi loved camping and fishing with her husband, David, and spending time with family. She also spoiled her grandpup, Rosco with lots of treats & kisses. 
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Thomas "Mouse" Bracher

Birth Date: 1947-01-20
Graduation year: 1965
Thomas Reid Bracher

Bracher, Thomas Reid age 76 of Chaska, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023, surrounded by family members. Born January 20, 1947, he is preceded in death by his parents Richard George Bracher and Mary (Neemes) Bracher, brother Richard Bracher, and nephew Todd Bracher. Survived by sister, Patricia (Bracher) Jensen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and brother, Christian Carl Bracher (Kathy) of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Nephews Scott Soderberg (Cathy), Troy Bracher (Biz), Chad Bracher. Nieces Elizabeth Soderberg Chollar (Andrew), Kerri (Bracher) Lesch (Paul). Along with 12 great-nieces and nephews and one great, great nephew. Tom was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in St. Louis Park, graduating from St. Louis Park High School in 1965 and later from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree with a double major in Business and Economics. While at the University of Minnesota, he was a football lineman on the last U of M football team named Big Ten Champions in 1967, the year in which he was also a member of the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Champions. He was also an inducted member of the "M" Club at the University of Minnesota. Tom worked for many years in the real estate industry in the Chicago area. He returned to Chaska where he was employed at the former Chaska Building Center until his retirement. Throughout his retirement years, he loved working the shot put event at track and field meets. He officiated at state high school meets, university and college meets, and USATF events. Generations of high school throwers know of no one else managing the shot put at the State Meet each spring. Tom also spent many years employed by the Minnesota Twins baseball organization in the Hospitality Department.
Mike Martin - December 12th, 2023
Mouse was a genuinely gentle and sweet soul despite his rather intimating size and presence. He will be missed by all who came to know and appreciate him, I among them. No one better!!

James Broughton

Graduation year: 1965
James Earl Broughton

James Earl Broughton passed away suddenly at the age of 75. James grew up in St. Louis Park, MN where he and his sister, Joanie, graduated high school. After serving in the National Guard, he earned a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Physics, and Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. James valued education and enjoyed an accomplished career as a leader in biomedical engineering sciences and regulatory affairs. James had a passion for the wonders of the cosmos, celestial events like solar eclipses, concepts like time travel, and the prospect of exploring other worldsin reality, in literature, and in his own imagination. He was a licensed pilot and retained his love for aviation throughout his life. He was devoted to the philosophy of longevity and proud of his brief tenure on the board of directors at the Cryonics Institute. Above all else, James was a committed father, grandfather, brother, and partner who loved his family deeply. James is preceded in death by his father, John, and his mother, Jean; survived by his sister, Joanie, his four children, Jill (Eric), John (Claire), Joey, and Haley, his five grandchildren, and his partner of 6 years, Debbie.
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Steve "Stoney" Burke

Deceased Date: 2017-04-16
Steven 'Stoney' Burke
Burke, Steven "Stoney" Age 69 of Plymouth, formerly of St. Louis Park passed away April 16, 2017. US Army veteran. Steve was an avid hockey player, coach, and mentor throughout his entire life. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Ethel; siblings, Jack and Susan. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Gwynne; nieces, Stacy and Karla; nephew, Kevin; in-laws, Lynne, Martie and Jon; and many valued friends. 
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