Bruce Baker

Profile Updated: December 10, 2016
Residing In Rochester, MN USA
Spouse/Partner Nancy Baker
Occupation RETIRED
Children Jenna German born 1981
Kayla Frank born 1985
Travis Baker born 1987

grand-daughter More… Stella Frank born 2014
grand-daughter Amelia Frank born 2015
grand-son Oliver German born 2016
Military Service NAVY 3 years  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I moved to Minnesota between my junior and senior year, but I still consider myself part of the class of 66. After school I enlisted in the US NAVY, spent 1 year in California, went through SEAL training and went to Viet Nam as part of a special intelligence gathering unit based in Saigon. While there I was injured after 10 months in a freak accident (riding my motorcycle and got hit by a car head on), was sent to Japan for surgery to fix my leg and then sent home to be discharged, with a medical retirement. After the NAVY I went to college at Minnesota State University Mankato and got my BS degree in Business and Law Enforcement. I moved to Rochester MN to join the police department there. After about 4 years I knew that was not for me, so I became a mailman, delivering mail was a whole lot safer then being a cop. Retired from there after 21 years and worked at Wal-Mart for about 4 years as manager of the automotive department. I left there and went to Checker Auto Parts, which later became O'Reilly Auto Parts. Finally in 2010 I retired for the third and final time. Since then my wife and I have been camping with our Travel Trailer. We usually go with a group of up to 6 families and usually invade a corner of some campground and have a roaring good time. We also spend time with our grand-daughters who lives only about 90 miles away (we go there, they come here....that sort of thing). Our other 2 children are in town with us and we see them often. My wife has a horse and my daughter has 2 Arabian horses, so they go riding together a lot, along with our son-in- law. In July we welcomed our grand-son Oliver to our family. We babysit him on Fridays and enjoy watching him grow and develop his personality.

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My favorite memories are of Mr. Wordens Home Room and Trig class. Sure did have a lot of fun there, I also especially remember Mr. Johnson for bookkeeping class. Had I stayed in Racine, I would have taken Business Law first semester, and been Mr. Johnsons teaching assistant for the second semester. I had my schedule worked out so that I began with Zero period and was done at lunch and could go home or to a part time job if I so desired. Also the football games (especially Park-Horlick). I never was much of a student in high school, but that does not mean that I did not learn the material, I did fairly well in college, because I knew that was what mattered.

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I sure do hope we are both around for the next big reunion party....be it year 55 or 60. I plan to be at as many as I am still able to motivate to, hope you are there also. With us all getting up in age I think we should look at 5 year increments for these events. What say you?

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I remember Ron from my days at  Mitchell from 1959-1963.  Sort of a smart ass, but still likeable.

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Jun 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM

I remember you as a skinny little guy that had all the right moves, guess that is why you have all those championships. Hope to see you at the reunion.

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Better get your reservations in for the reunion.....sounds like a lot of fun and I would hate to miss seeing you after all these years.

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Remember the fun we had in Mr. Wordan's zero hour Trig class as juniors? You, Al Karls and I were always coming up with something wild and/or crazy. On more than one occasion I remember him saying "MR. (insert any of our names) will you PLEASE try to control yourself. I had to watch just how close to the line I got with my antics because I also had him for home room. I must say in his defense that he was fair and for the most part we had it coming.

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Feb 26, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Remember all the fun we used have in Mr Worden's zero hour Trig class as juniors. You, Rich Karls and I used usually come up with something funny and/or crazy to say or do, and he just seemed to take it all in stride (although on more than one occasion I seem to recall him saying something like "MR. (insert any of our names) will you PLEASE control yourself". I also had him for home room so I had to watch just how close to the line I got when it came to having a good time.

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