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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.

You can use the following search box to see whether we have a record for a specific individual. The more specific your entry, the better the chance of finding the sought after entry. For example,

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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
Bernice Ahlquist Bloomington, MN 10/19/2015
Mary T Allendorf   10/15/2015
Mildred  Anderson   8/19/2013
Sander  Anderson  
Rachel Armstrong   6/2/2010
Jacob S Baerg   10/25/2014
Roberta  (Mann) Benson   10/27/2010
Dona Marie Baken   12/28/2012
Maxine D Berg   1/28/2016
Coletta  Berg   3/2/2013
Laurel  (Thurston) Bessesen   9/20/2016
Virginia  Bjornlie   4/17/2013
Camille Blanchette   2/15/2019
Ron Bragg Minneapolis MN
Al  Brekke New Hope MN 12/20/2013
Robert E Burck   10/20/2010
Mark A Bussman   2/20/2000
Marion Francis (Harrer) Busterud   6/20/2017
Robert George Carlson Minneapolis MN 7/18/2009
Ruth  Chupka Minneapolis MN 8/28/2011
Joseph Leo Connolly   7/2/2017
Dorothy Culp   1/29/2015
Margaret  Dumont Fort Myers FL 11/3/2007
Peter W Erickson  
Marie  (Hoffer) Flaherty   2/14/2008
Bob Gibson Eden Prairie, MN 5/24/2016
Roger Gerald Goneau   6/19/2005
Gloria Brink Gooden   9/12/2008
Fred Halquist   2/21/2014
William Himmler    
John Bannatyne Hoag   1/1/1988
Veikko Armas Jarvi   9/15/1983
Donna Rose Jones Minnetonka, MN 5/28/2017
Martin Jones   11/5/2016
John T Kosciolek Burnsville, MN 3/25/2005
Jean Kunitz   2/13/2017
Joan (LaCroix) Lapensky   12/23/2014
John Leo Mesenbourg   5/29/2015
Mary Miley  
Donald R Miller    
Katherine Nicolay   5/8/2017
Elaine Nyen    
Louise Angela O'Reilly   3/31/2005
Faye Ellen Olausen   6/30/2015
Eddie A Olson    
Russel Parker    
James O Parson   2/6/2011
Marian Paulson   6/26/2017
Irene Peterson  
Leroy Peterson    
Betty Ann (Bushnell) Petrich Minneapolis, MN 10/12/2017
Amy Jeanne (Hoaglund) Ray Taos, NM 1/10/2017
Nan Louise (Barkley) Ring   7/14/2009
Sally L Robson   3/6/2008
Bernice  Rovick Edina MN 4/4/2013
Alice Lillian (Longen) Saleck   4/19/2016
John  Saxhaug   10/1/1999
Roger Minoru Shimada   12/3/2017
William F Sieg   10/14/1994
Donald P Soderholm Saint Paul MN 4/28/2009
Larry A Spartz   3/4/2003
Dorothy Renquist Walton Schilling   1/13/2015
Kathryn Helen Skramstad   11/23/2004
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
Arleigh H Thorberg   2/21/1996
Helene Vivian Turnbull Circle Pines MN 2/13/2016
Joyce Lucille Virum   10/23/2007
Aldys White   10/5/2012
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.