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Welcome to the Fairmont Class Of 1975 site!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sharon Lee Hoeft
January 4, 1935 - November 7, 2019

ROCHESTER — Sharon Lee Hoeft, 84, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 869 7th Ave. SE in Rochester, Minn., with Rev. Ben Loos officiating and Rev. Craig Quiring co-officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Loon Lake, Minn. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hoeft family. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

Sharon was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Mankato, Minn., to Myron and Doris (Johnson) Kammerer. She was a graduate of Mankato High School and attended Gustavus Adolphus College. On March 9, 1954, Sharon married Lee Hoeft. Sharon enjoyed camping, traveling and vacationing with her family, especially to the beach. She was an avid reader, a fantastic cook and loved to entertain. She was generous with her time, volunteering as a cub scout leader and later in life was a comfort to others as she volunteered with Hospice. Sharon was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Loon Lake, Minn. and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn. She was very active in church and also supported Lutherans for Life. Sharon was a spirited woman in a multitude of ways, believed in the power of prayer and had an immeasurable strength. She was strong willed, had a great sense of humor and was very proud of the family she raised. She is survived by her children, Leesa (Mike) Scott of Madelia, Minn., Marcie (Craig) Quiring of Coon Rapids, Minn., Vicki Hoeft Paskey of Fairmont, Minn., Bonnie Wolter Stadnick of Rochester, Minn., Kelly (Mark) Adamson of Oronoco, Minn., Dori (Doug Owings) Hoeft of St. Cloud, Minn., and Lee Paul Myron Hoeft of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Gary (Laurie) Kammerer. Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lee; son, Jess Hoeft; and her brother, Brian Kammerer. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Interim Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Michael B. Cochran

Cochran, Michael B. Age 72 passed away on 10/17/2019 from cancer. Mike started this journey on Aug. 10, 2018 and said "Don't cry for me, I have lived a full life, have done more than most people and have no regrets. I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, spent 3 months hitchhiking through Europe, caught a 200# Marlin off the coast of Mexico and many 30" Walleyes in Canada."

Mike graduated from West High in Minneapolis in 1964, volunteered for the United States Marine Corps in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He was a radio operator attached to a helicopter squadron, based at Marble Mountain on the outskirts of DaNang. After Mike completed his service duty, he enrolled at the U of M and graduated with a BS degree in Business. Mike always said he was privileged to have a career doing what he enjoyed: designing and installing more than 13,000 closet organization systems in homes throughout the Twin Cities.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Arlene and children, Patrick (Emily), Kathryn (Greer) Montgomery and four beautiful granddaughters, Savannah, Elia, Hazel and Clara. His father, Gaun Cochran; mother, Betty Ratner and sister, Rocel Kingman preceded Mike in death.

The family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional care Mike received at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, his Oncology doctor, Dr. Waseem Touma, and the wonderful care and compassion he received from the infusion nurses at 3F-127 as well as his Allina Hospice Team.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, November 1 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Fort Snelling.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any cancer research organization. Cancer can be cured.

Marcelene M. Meyer

December 06, 1934 - October 30, 2019

Memorial Service for Marcelene M. Meyer, age 84, of Fairmont, MN, will be 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont with inurnment in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Lakeview Funeral Home. Marcelene passed away on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019, at Seasons Health Care in Trimont, MN. The Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marcelene Mae (Buchmeier) Meyer was born on December 6, 1934, in Fairmont, MN. She was the daughter of Henry and Ella (Barvels) Buchmeier. She received her education in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School.

On June 4, 1952, Marcelene was united in marriage to Marland Meyer in Fairmont where they continued to share their lives together.This union was blessed with three daughters, Loni, Lynn, and Lina. Marcelene and Marland shared over sixty-five years together before Marland passed away on February 19, 2018. 

Marcelene worked at various jobs including Koenig’s, J.C. Penny’s as well as for over thirty-four years at Stokley-Van Camp.She was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Marce enjoyed reading and working on word search puzzles but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Loni Meyer of Fairmont, MN, Lynn (S.D.) Heidecker of Mankato, MN, and Lina (William) Wiebe of Fairmont, MN; grandchildren, Nicholas (Lisa Mutchler) Heidecker, Nathan (Jennifer) Heidecker, Ariel (John Thell) Wiebe, and Marcus Wiebe; many other extended family and friends. 

Along with her parents, Henry and Ella Buchmeier, Marcelene was preceded in death by her husband, Marland Meyer; grandson, Joshua; sister, Joyce Probst; and brothers, Roy Buchmeier, Harold Buchmeier, and Henry “Hank” Buchmeier.

45th Class Reunion Preliminary Plans

Plans have begun for our 45th (gasp!) reunion! Linda (Thate) Eisenmenger asked me to let you know some of the PRELIMINARY plans:

  • The school doesn’t have the calendar done for the 2020/2021 school year, but they did say Homecoming for this year will LIKELY be 9/25/20. Linda looked at the Yacht Club website and found the rental to be quite reasonable ($400 for non-wedding related and $1400 for a wedding reception).
  • So tentatively set aside September 25th, 2020 for the Homecoming parade and game, and the Yacht Club for September 26th for an informal gathering.
  • Some reunion ideas would involve a tour of the high school, maybe a downtown tour, a visit to the historical society, maybe some pontoon rides around the lakes (weather permitting), appetizers and BYOB for the Yacht club event.
  • Linda is looking for volunteers to help make the gathering a success.  Linda (Roalson) Yesnes and Julie (Swenson) Andrews have already volunteered. The more, the merrier! You can respond to Linda by phone at (507) 235-3142 or email LINDA@LTECPA.COM.