De La Salle Classmates
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John Andrychowicz
When I tried out for the basketball team I had to go 1-on-1 against him and he was better than me.
In gym we had this 660yd race. Three times around the track. Going into the 3rd lap I was the hare showing off to the crowd in the bleachers. I noticed up ahead at the first bend the John was making a move and getting into the front. So I made my move and worked my way through the bunch. Once clear I turned on the afterburners and managed to catch up with him at the final bend and scorched home in a comprehensive win. Set the school record.
Mr Miller in Junior history used to call hi "An-drick-o-witz" its actually "An-dri-chow-witz". We just called him "Chowitz". Sophomore year he was voted "Best Student".

1960-1

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1962-3
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Richard Bastyr
Dick was a fun guy with a look that came out of New York's Bowery. A relative of his was pastor at my family's church in Bechyn, On November 7, 1961 he and I went to Dayton's after school where he bought a sliderule.
Not in class
1961-2

1962-3
Not in class
Tom Breviu
Tom was another Richfield boy, but not from my area. He was a willoughly uncoordinated guy with a speech impediment. He had a keen mind and loved to argue - he was on the debate team which doesn't surprize me. One summer he and his younger brother played basketball at Christian park with me and Bob Wiek.

1960-1

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1962-3
Not in class
Ron Foss
Ron was a lot of fun. In Roach's World History class he and I would "bowl" down the aisle. In Junior homeroom I pulled his chair back as he sat down - onto the floor. Brother gave me a stern look, but being the class president he probably didn't want to chew me out. Foss was a smooth mover when it came to basketball.

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1962-3
Not in class
Bob Howard
In Freshman English he gave a speech of demonstration: How to polish shoes. He must have been a genius because he seemed to sleep through school and yet go good grades and was moved to the top class senior year. I don't recall him when it comes to physical/sports activities. The only reason why I got to know him was we moved to Bloomington in 1963 and somehow I ended up in his carpool. Luckily, I was usually the first one to be picked up and din't have to squeeze in with the four or five otheres in the back seat. This would include the very large Doug Corteau.

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1963-4
Tom Kelley
I didn't know anyone in the school. Somehow Tom became my best friend early on. He says he was in awe of my mathematical ability, artistic bent and flat out speed. He nominated me for Advisory President every year. He was the only DLS student that I would hang out with, which was difficult until we owned cars in 1963. He would call me with questions about Latin. We saw each other through University and have maintained contact through the years.

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1963-4
Ron Labiak
Labs was blubber in movement, and yet he actually was good enough to be a cheerleader. I remember exactly the time in Religion class when he let us know that he found the word "fuck" in a paperback he was secretly reading. "Roundy Predicts" was on television and we had our own "Roundy" organizing our weekly pool on College football games trying top breathe experts on TV. I didn't care about the players, injuries etc... or who was playing who. I did it purely mathematically based on previous results. While we were in the same class he would call me regularly when stuck on a maths problem. I would never tell him the answer but would explain the topic and maybe give him a hint. On Nov 11, 1961 he called to tell me that I was in last place in the predictions. Sophomore year he was voted "Best Sense of Humor". Junior year he was my Chemistry lab partner.

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1962-3
Not in class
John Levoir
Probably the most unathletic guy in a room with a few. As a bishop he presided over a building's dedication at my family's church in Bechyn, Minnesota in 2009.
Not in class
1961-2

1962-3

Nov 2009
Jim Mathison
He had it all. Looks, smile, friendliness, modesty and smooth moves in basketball. All around well liked guy who well deserved to be our Advisory President for two years. He was voted "Most Popular" sophmore year. I was actually couldn't believe it when I out voted him in our Junior year.

1960-1

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1962-3
Not in class
Bruce Nihart
Bruce was never in my class. He was a friend of Schindler who was. Once in awhile we would take the same bus home. He played in a band.
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1963-4
Bob Perzel
Tom was another Richfield boy, but not from my area. He was a willoughly uncoordinated guy with a speech impediment. He had a keen mind and loved to argue - he was on the debate team which doesn't surprize me. One summer he and his younger brother played basketball at Christian park with me and Bob Wiek.
Not in class
1961-2

1962-3
Not in class
Chuck Slater
Tom was another Richfield boy, but not from my area. He was a willoughly uncoordinated guy with a speech impediment. He had a keen mind and loved to argue - he was on the debate team which doesn't surprize me. One summer he and his younger brother played basketball at Christian park with me and Bob Wiek.

1960-1

1961-2

1962-3
Not in class
Tom Sullivan
Didn't really get to know Tom at De. After graduation we moved to North Mpls and just a few blocks from him. When we ended up in a class together at the U he hitched a ride with me (paying for the parking: 25¢:). One time we rode his moped with me hanging onto all of our books. Back in those days we didn't use bags.
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1963-4
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