Darwin Peterson

Profile Updated: June 27, 2019
Residing In Broken Arrow, OK USA
Spouse/Partner Marilea
Occupation? Still working? Retired after 40 years with GE Healthcare
Children My daughter Carrie born in 1984. Married to Jacob Everidge, 2 boys.
My son Travis born in 1981. More…Married to Shauna, 2 girls.
Marilea's daughter Brenda born 1965. Married to Kyle, 2 boys, 1 girl.
Marilea's daughter Debra born 1961. 2 boys, 1 girl.
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I went to Wadena Technical Institute from fall of 1967 thru May of 1969. I put everything I owned in the backseat and trunk of my 1968 maroon Camero and headed for Houston, Texas. I worked for NCR for close to 4 years before quitting and going to work for General Electric Medical Systems. I worked in service in the Texas Medical Center and all around Texas before becoming a support engineer with GE. In the fall of 1994 we packed up everything and moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I continued to support the field engineers for GE in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma until I retired on April 1 of 2013. Since retirement Marilea and I have gone on a couple of cruises. We make several visits to Branson every year. We enjoy the entertainment there. I have restored 3 old tractors and am working on the fourth.

School Story

I remember Mr Kamrud telling us, "It takes a big dog to weigh a ton". Ray Falls taught us about the various Chinese Dynasties but my favorite was "Yorkitomo".

Strange or Unusual Life event

Sometimes we get a second chance at life as we survive a bad disease or some close brush with death. I had this experience many years ago back on 9-11-1991. Since this experience I know I better do some good with the many additional years God has given me.
I was working for GE and was going to work on some X-ray equipment in Larado Texas. I lived in Houston so I got on a Continental Airlines flight that left Houston Intercontinental airport at 7am. During the flight I felt a unusual vibration that did not seem to have anything to do with engine speed. We landed and I felt I should mention the vibration to the crew but figured they noticed it and would check it out. The plane would be headed back to Houston in an hour.
I received a call a while after I got to the hospital. A fellow worker knew I was going to Larado and not knowing my exact plans, wanted to make sure I wasn't on the plane that just crashed. It never made it back to Houston.
Through a series of maintenance errors that had occurred the night before, 43 screws that secure the front surface of the tail's horizontal stabilizer had been removed and never replaced. The vibration I was feeling was the stabilizer moving up and down. By the time of the second and last decent of this plane, this part had weakened and broke off causing the plane to crash.

See Breakup Over Texas
Summary (1:07min)
http://youtu.be/gzveSguiN60

Disaster Details (38min)
https://youtu.be/mnC_0ecx0VM

Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Express_Flight_2574

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Jun 27, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Subject: FW: UPDATES ON DETAILS FOR CLASS REUNION SUNDAY 10/13/2019

Dear Classmates
Since it went so well, we plan another combined reunion next year. Details follow:
· Date: Sunday October 13, 2019
· Time: 4:00 PM
· Location: The Old Mill - Urbank
· Activity - Dinner We will be having a buffet (scalloped potatoes, Chicken and Ham glazed carrots and salad bar for $15.00
Please join us. Also, please pass the word to those you know who may not use e-mail.
Please RSVP to Maggie Thoennes (m.thoennes@comcast.net) or cell phone (612-849-0589) (will take texts)by Sunday Sep. 27th, 2019 so we can give the Old Mill a heads-up on number of guests as they need exact amount. and we need payment made to Jenny Roers 15.00 a person mailed to 5985 Rowland Road # 208 Minnetonka Mn 55343 no later than 9/30/19 (she needs to receive by than so we can let the old mill know by 10/1st.. thank

May
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May 01, 2019 at 8:39 PM

Nancy just uploaded 9 pics from our 1982 15 yr reunion in the city park. Thanks Nancy! View them under pics from the past.
Now, who can find pics from our 20th and 40th?

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Apr 30, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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Apr 30, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019 at 10:31 PM

I want to challenge the rest of the class to post your 70th Birthday picture. Here’s mine. Marilea made me do it!

Apr
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Apr 28, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Gary and Karen Tuil stopped by Tulsa on their way back to Alexandria from Texas. We talked about some of you so your ears may be burning! We had a good visit and now they are back home.

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Apr 30, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Posted on: Dec 28, 2018 at 12:02 PM

I changed the “In Memory” page to “Deceased Classmates and Faculty”. I have added Mr Johnston, Mr Falls, Mr. Redfield, Mr Kamrud and Mr Colbjornsen. If you have obituaries of others please send.

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Dec 27, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018 at 12:09 AM

Oh what Great Memories we have of this amazing teacher. Mr Johnston passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on November 14. What a life!!!

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Dec 25, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Posted on: Dec 24, 2018 at 12:16 AM

For those who haven’t heard, Sam Raap’s (Froemming) husband passed away on October 30. Our condolences to Sam and her family.

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Apr 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM

Posted on: Dec 23, 2018 at 11:44 PM

Some of you may have heard that Carol Ronning (Beam) needs our prayers as she is fighting the return of C. Those of us who saw Carol at our reunion were encouraged to see her but the struggle continues. We are pulling for you, Carol!!!

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Sep 11, 2018 at 12:48 PM

September 11th, 17 years ago was a day of great disasters, but 27 years ago was almost a life ending day for me...
Sometimes we get a second chance at life as we survive a bad disease or some close brush with death. I had this experience many years ago back on 9-11-1991. Since this experience I know I better do some good with the many additional years God has given me.
I was working for GE and was going to work on some X-ray equipment in Larado Texas. I lived in Houston so I got on a Continental Airlines flight that left Houston Intercontinental airport at 7am. During the flight I felt a unusual vibration that did not seem to have anything to do with engine speed. We landed and I felt I should mention the vibration to the crew but figured they noticed it and would check it out. The plane would be headed back to Houston in an hour.
I received a call a while after I got to the hospital. A fellow worker knew I was going to Larado and not knowing my exact plans, wanted to make sure I wasn't on the plane that just crashed. It never made it back to Houston.
Through a series of maintenance errors that had occurred the night before, 43 screws that secure the front surface of the tail's horizontal stabilizer had been removed and never replaced. The vibration I was feeling was the stabilizer moving up and down. By the time of the second and last decent of this plane, this part had weakened and broke off causing the plane to crash.

https://youtu.be/gzveSguiN60

Google: Breakup Over Texas

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Sep 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Posted on: Sep 10, 2018 at 9:10 AM

The combined class of ‘66 & ‘67 reunion was a success. Thanks to Maggie, Phyllis, and team for making it happen!

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Posted on: Jan 03, 2018 at 11:42 PM

I received a call from Mike Lien today. He said that Tom Terfehr's younger brother Jerry 57 years old passed away. Our condolences to Tom and his family.

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