User:Dcady/My bio for my reunion


This is my bio for my 50-year class reunion

Greetings and Best Wishes to the 1957 graduates of Madelia High School on this your 50th anniversary. While I didn’t graduate with you, I hold fond memories of the eleven years we did spend together as friends and classmates.

And so here we are 50 years later each writing the final chapters in our books of life. May your chapters be many and filled with the realization of lifelong dreams, and the blessings of family, friends, and good health.

Now a little about those years in between. Shortly after graduation from Hector High School I joined the Army and was stationed in Korea and Atlanta, GA. While in the Service I married Eloise Tuman from Hutchinson, MN. We have two daughters, two granddaughters, and a grandson. They live in Hutchinson, MN and Chippewa Falls, WI.

My entire work career was with 3M Company at manufacturing facilities in Hutchinson, MN, Brookings, SD, back to Hutchinson, MN, Medford, OR, and at corporate in St Paul, MN. It was during our assignment at Medford that we fell in love with the West. The allure of the coast, mountains, rivers and the mild weather were overpowering. Yet in 1994 we relocated to St Paul, MN for one last assignment. It, however, didn’t last. In 1996, after an unsuccessful attempt to acclimate to Midwest winters, we opted for retirement and returned to live in the foothills just outside the National Historic Landmark Town of Jacksonville, OR.

We’ve been blessed with good health, a wonderful family, many friends, and an overabundance of interests, all of which compete for our time. However, we still find time to walk the beach, hike the trails, explore the remote areas of Eastern Oregon, and are involved in civic activities.

Last, but very important, I’d like to thank George Arduser for contacting me and extending an invitation to attend the reunion. It was a very thoughtful and much appreciated gesture.

Best Personal Regards, Don Cady,

This is a link back to my Homepage.

There is a PBWiki website set up for details about our class reunion activities at Madelia Reunion.

This is our class picture,

To read the bios of your other classmates, click on one of the links in the table below:

George Arduser Harold Baker Harvey Blume Lucille Borchert Jim Breiter Larry Davis Connie DeVoll Engel Engelson
Anita Evenson Rich Gladen Sharon Guyer Charles Helling Carol Hoeft Pat Hoeft Allen Ihrke Ellen Jensen
Beverly Kannemann Carole Kelsey Maynard Kelsey John Knutson Mary Lou Kolbe Dominic Kunz Ethel Laingen Larry McCabe
Sandra Miller Lee Mitchell Garry Mussmann Ed Mutsch Vivian Nesterud Karen Osborne Darrell Pace Waldemar Peterson
Rachel Pygman Don Quass Don Rice Russell Riley John Rusten Glenda Scharbach Barb Strom Elaine Tarrant
Sharon Thormodson Lee Tiedeken . . . . . .