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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 47.3%

A:   176   Joined
B:   196   Not Joined


•   Tamara R. Buetow  5/23
•   Terry L. Dehkes  5/23
•   James S. Marchand  5/26
•   James G. Kelley  5/31
•   Robert D. Sparks  5/31
•   Jeffrey M. Birch  6/3
•   Darlene E Falk (Salitros)  6/4
•   Bonita G. Karth (Tubman)  6/10
•   Colleen M. Decheine  6/14
•   Juanita M. Allen (Strenke)  6/17
•   Yvonne Pierson (Huberty)  6/21


•   Robert J. Hezzelwood  4/30
•   Betty L. Holden (Swan)  3/20
•   Dixie Kay Schroeder (Booth)  2/25
•   Bruce R. Emerson  2/24
•   Shirlee D. Remmers (Thompson)  2/10
•   Kathleen A. Marren (Coursolle)  1/16
•   Stephen K. Erickson  1/4
•   Sheryl F. Stenhoff (Grayden)  12/30
•   Ann J. Stedman (Begich)  12/22
•   Jacqueline M. Nystrom (Casey)  12/13
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

9 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
12 live in California
5 live in Colorado
13 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
5 live in Illinois
2 live in Iowa
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Maryland
231 live in Minnesota
4 live in Missouri
3 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in Nevada
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
1 lives in Oklahoma
6 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
3 live in South Dakota
8 live in Texas
4 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
18 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Bahamas
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in United Kingdom
4 location unknown
62 are deceased



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Class of 1964


 To view, download or order 50th Reunion pictures, go to MVHS 50th Reunion Link

View our 50th Reunion DVD  HERE.


Jake Devlin is Bob Hezzlewood's pseudonym. He's both author and character in his 4 Devlin  book series. For a limited time, he's offering you a chance to get his latest book, book #6: The Dracula Deception, for FREE.

It'll be free on Kindle this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.  Here's a link that should show a price of $0.00 on those days; regular price is $2.99.

If you don't have a Kindle, you can download your free app to your tablet, smartphone or PC from the same link. Check out his website at  


Gary Lattin says (Facebook page, May 1st), "The project that I worked on (and is the result of most of my patents) was approved by FDA yesterday."

Jane Phipps says, " We're celebrating at the Phipps house today!
Brad's lifelong work - begun with the ingenuity of Gary Lattin - and a 'couple' of beers - and assisted by many other hardworking nerds - received FDA approval yesterday!
So very, very proud of them all!"
IONSYS: Fentanyl (pain med) delivered through the skin at the touch of a button. Used for post op pain management. Ask for it by name before your next surgical experience!…


John and Lynne Abbott's daughter, artist Kristi Abbott, exhibited her paintings in the St. Paul Art Crawl, the weekend of Ap. 24-26.  See our MVHS Class of '64 Facebook site to view her art.  (John's contribution was the wooden frames.)


Recently, PBS aired Vietnam War specials that can be streamed....

The Draft: the Origins of the Vietnam War(American History):

 Last Days in Vietnam:

TOM WINIECKI, life highlights since Mounds View
Hello Classmates,

It's been nine months since our great class reunion, and I wanted to share some highlights of my life since 1964.

As you know I come from a family of fourteen children, nine boys and five girls.  I am number eight.  All of  us graduated from MVHS except for my oldest brother. Frank.  Four brothers have passed away.

After high school, I attended St. Cloud State for one year and decided college life was not for me.  I joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Chipola, a refueling ship, off the coast of Vietnam.  As I made rank I was reassigned to a boat division running cargo up and down different rivers in Vietnam.  My last assignment was running cargo from Tam My to the city of Hue which was the site of the Tet offensive.  My total military service lasted three years, seven months and 27 days.  I was approached about extending my tour for another six months, but I declined.
My wife Estelle and I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary last October 2nd.  We are both enjoying  our retirement years.  Estelle taught for 35 years in the Mounds View School District starting out at Red Oak Elementary School for six years and then at Valentine Hills for the remainder of her career.  She is in her 17th year of retirement.  I was a full time firefighter/EMT for the Coon Rapids Fire Dept. for over 27 years and have been retired since Dec., 2000.
Estelle and I have two adult sons.  Matthew (age 41) works for the IATSE union, which stands for International Association of Theatricals Stagehands.  He works for many Twin City venues such as theaters, the State Fair, Xcel Energy, convention centers, sports venues etc. and his favorite - Orchestra Hall.  He has an interesting job and loves it.  He has met or come into contact with many performing artists, actors, etc.   Andy (age39) and his wife Becky live in Nowthen, MN. He drives for a trucking firm based out of Elk River.  He works mostly in a five-state area.  But most importantly Andy and Becky are the parents of our granddaughter, Cathryn.  We absolutely adore her.  She is five years old and started all-day kindergarten this past fall.  She loves "camping out" at Grandma and Grandpa's house.            
As for traveling, we have visited many states because of Estelle's association with Alpha Delta Kappa, an Int'l Honorary Sorority for Women Educators.  This has resulted in trips to Boston, Kansas City, San Francisco, Orlando, Wash. D.C., Seattle, Winnipeg, Salt Lake City, New Orleans and others.  We also have been to Europe twice; first to Spain, Portugal and Madeira and then a Danube River cruise and a side trip to Prague in the Czech Republic We visited Alaska in 1998 and Australia & New Zealand in  2000.
Some of my interests and hobbies include camping, summer and winter fishing, crafting lawn ornaments from scrap parts from farming equipment and other metal.  I have sculpted scorpions, ladybugs, turtles, totem poles, sunflowers, rock trees, spiders,  dodo birds and a bid blue heron.  From wood I have fashioned monarch butterflies,baskets, pigs and two different version of cardinals.  As you can tell this keeps me busy and out of trouble.

On July 16 I underwent a liver transplant at the U of M Medical Center.  I continue to do very well.  At my latest doctor's visit in January, I received a most positive report.  My test results are great, and my doctor is pleased with my progress.  I have been weaned off many of my pills, but the anti-rejection meds will continue for my lifetime.  Labs are down to once a month now and this will decrease even more as time goes by.   As I mentioned at the reunion, Estelle and I are most grateful, thankful and appreciative of this life-saving gift from a special young man who died in a tragic car accident.  I am the recipient of a liver because of a caring person who decided to become an organ donor.  Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.  

Tom Winiecki
"Thought for the Day" - "The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis


Gary joined the Navy after graduating from Mounds View High School in 1964.  After basic training he served for nine months on a carrier, the USS Intrepid, and was one of the crew members that retrieved the Gemini 3 space capsule that carried the first two-man-crew of astronauts in space in 1965.  He later served as an Electrician's Mate on the USS Currituck, a seaplane tender, in the Vietnam War in 1966 and 1967.


After the military service he attended electronics school at Brown Institute in Minneapolis.  He received an Electronics Technician Certificate in 1970 and began working for Medtronic, Inc., a medical device company, where he worked in a medical device research group.  He contributed in the design and development of many significant projects including: Carotid Electrical Nerve Stimulation, for the treatment of high blood pressure; Electrical Brain Stimulation, to treat epilepsy; Para-spinal Muscle Stimulation, to correct curvature of the spine; Dorsal Column Stimulation, to treat low-back pain; and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), for the Relief of generalized pain.  This work led to the formation of the Neurological Division at Medtronic.


In 1978, he became interested in Iontophoresis, a method of driving drugs through the skin with a small electric current.  He worked with Dr. Warren Warwick, the CF Center Director at the University of Minnesota, to develop a system for screening children for Cystic Fibrosis that used this technology.  In 1983, Medtronic marketed the “CF Indicator”.  In 1984 he represented Medtronic as the recipient of "One of the 10 Outstanding Engineering Achievements in the United States" presented by the National Society of Professional Engineers.


Although Gary did not have a formal engineering degree, in 1987 he was the honored recipient of the Medtronic “Technical Contributor of the Year Award” and was later promoted to Project Engineer for his work.


In 1991, Medtronic entered into an agreement with ALZA Corporation to take over the Iontophoresis Program. Gary was selected by ALZA as the Product Development Manager for the first commercial development program using this unique drug delivery technology.  He was literally at the center of all of the design and engineering activities and worked with ALZA’s clinical group to design and implement the clinical trials conducted for FDA review.  The product, a small patch containing electronic circuitry that delivers potent pain-relieving medication for post-operative surgery, is in the final stages of development.  Gary is a two-time recipient of ALZA’s “TOPS” award and was promoted to Engineering Fellow for his contributions to the program.  He is a listed inventor in 40 US patents.


Gary retired in 2001.  He and his wife, Linda, are residents of Nemo, South Dakota.

He has five grandchildren by two daughters, both graduates of St. Catherine collage in St. Paul, and one son, who is presently working for the University of Minnesota.


Publications:         Evaluation of Fentanyl Delivery in Humans Using E-TRANS Technology, G.A. Lattin, J.B. Phipps, S.K. Gupta, M.A. Southam and M. Klausner, in: Proceedings of Transdermal Administration, A Case Study, Iontophoresis, Controlled Release Society, Paris, France.  1997, p. 365.


Electronic Control of Iontophoretic Drug Delivery, Gary A. Lattin, Rama V. Padmanabhan, and J. Bradley Phipps, in: Proceedings of Temporal Control of Drug Delivery, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY.  1991, p. 450.


In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Transdermal Iontophoretic Delivery of Hydromorphone, R.V. Padmanabhan, J.B. Phipps, G.A. Lattin, R.J. Sawchuk, J. of Controlled Release Society, 1989.


Iontophoretic Delivery of Model Inorganic and Drug Ions, J.B. Phipps, R.V. Padmanabhan, G.A. Lattin, J. Pharm. Sci. Vol. 78, No. 5 1989.


Iontophoretic Delivery of Drugs in Weanling Pigs: In Vitro and In Vivo Relationships, J.B. Phipps, R.V. Padmanabhan, G.A. Lattin, International Conference on Pharm. Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology, Jerusalem, Israel, May 1988.


Iontophoretic Drug Delivery: Advantages and Limitations, J.B. Phipps, R.V. Padmanabhan, G.A. Lattin, NIH Workshop on Transdermal Drug Delivery, Washington D.C. May, 1988.


Transport of Ionic Species Through Skin, J.B. Phipps, R.V. Padmanabhan, G.A. Lattin, Solid State Ionics.  1988, p. 1778.


Evaluation of Transdermal Iontophoretic Drug Delivery, J.B. Phipps Rama Padmanabhan, Gary A. Lattin, International Symposium on Artificial Organs, Biomedical Engineering and Transplantation, Salt Lake City, UT. January 1986.


Transdermal Delivery of Propranolol Via Iontophoresis, R.V. Padmanabhan, J.B. Phipps, G.A. Lattin, in: Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials, Controlled Release Society, Norfolk, VA.  1986, p. 198.


Sweat Testing of Infants and Young Children Using a 30 Micro Liter Paper Patch, Warren W. Warwick, Nancy N. Huang, William W. Waring, Rita M. Hirsch, Gary A. Lattin, Paul D. Sorenson, 9th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress, 1984.


Ambulatory Cystic Fibrosis Screening System, W.J. Warwick, I. Brown, G. Lattin, R. Hirsch, P. Sorenson, Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts, 23rd Annual Meeting, 23.  1982, p. 144.


Ambulatory Sweat Stimulation Device, W.J. Warwick, I. Brown, G. Lattin, R. Hirsch, R. Spevak, European J. Pediatrics, 137.  1981, p. 117.