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Known Deaths

For alumni, the deaths are grouped by "Class of" decade (1940s, 1950s, etc.) each on a separate webpage. Within each decade we show the deaths by by class year, and within the year we list people in alphabetical order most often by last name (but occasionally by maiden name).

For staff, we list the people in alphabetical order.

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Once you are on the correct webpage, you can use the 'Find' function of your browser (usually available via Ctrl+F or via a menu item of some sort) to get to the specific name.

Prior to 1930






1980s and later


In addition, we have received notification of the following deaths, but do not know the class year. If you can supply the missing information, please let us know.

Name Last Address Deceased
Mary T Allendorf   10/15/2015
Mildred  Anderson   8/19/2013
Sander  Anderson  
Jacob S Baerg   10/25/2014
Roberta  (Mann) Benson
Maxine D Berg   1/28/2016
Coletta  Berg   3/2/2013
Laurel  (Thurston) Bessesen
Virginia  Bjornlie   4/17/2013
Ron  Bragg Minneapolis MN
Al  Brekke New Hope MN 12/20/2013
Robert George Carlson Minneapolis MN 7/18/2009
Ruth  Chupka Minneapolis MN 8/28/2011
Margaret  Dumont Fort Myers FL 11/3/2007
Peter W Erickson  
Marie  (Hoffer) Flaherty
Veikko Armas Jarvi   9/15/1983
Joan  (LaCroix) Lapensky   12/23/2014
Mary  Miley  
Faye Ellen Olausen   6/30/2015
Irene  Peterson  
Amy Jeanne (Hoaglund) Ray
Taos, NM
Nan Louise (Barkley) Ring   7/14/2009
Bernice  Rovick Edina MN 4/4/2013
Alice Lillian (Longen) Saleck
John  Saxhaug   10/1/1999
William F Sieg   10/14/1994
Donald P Soderholm Saint Paul MN 4/28/2009
Larry A Spartz   3/4/2003
Catherine Anne Spencer   11/21/2015
Raymond Warren Sutter   3/27/2010
Donald Leroy Swedeen   12/9/2014
John E Thomson Minneapolis MN 9/5/2012
Helene Vivian Turnbull Circle Pines MN 2/13/2016
Joyce Lucille Virum   10/23/2007
Phyllis A Wilda   8/2/2014
Richard  Williams   11/22/2013
Carol  Wilson   10/28/2008



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The Mission of the Friends of South High Foundation: provide financial assistance and support for programs at South High School that directly enhance the students’ overall high school experience by enriching their academic, cultural and extracurricular experience; and to support and enhance their ability to further their education.