2016 (Archives)


<  MERLIN ROCKOW  ( Oct 29, from Sandy Carleton-Krueger)

I thought you might want to post this news on the teacher website.  Merlin Rockow, the district mailman at one time, passed away on Oct. 25.  Services are  Oct 29 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Prior Lake.
I realize I'm late in getting this to you, but others might still be interested in knowing.

 <  Oct 4 Shawn Beaudette, President of PLSEA

We had our first PLSEA Retiree Advisory Council meeting on September 22nd at The Pointe in Prior Lake. We were able to establish the purpose of the group, and set some parameters as to who should be involved, and how often we would meet. The purpose is really summed up in three main points: 

  • provide the history, experience and expertise to our current and future PLSEA leaders to ensure we continue to have a strong organization
  • stay connected and involved with the union 
  • participate in PLSEA events

I would really like to see this group be more of a fluid group rather than one set group of people. The idea would be to meet once per quarter and whomever can show up to each meeting is who should be there. I will continue to send messages to Terry Hurni to be posted on the retiree web page. I also do a PLSEA newsletter once a month so I will send that link to Terry when they are published. Here is the link to the one from September. 


 <  Richard “Rick” Sohler



Rick Sohler, age 70 of Prior Lake, passed away at his home on Monday, July 25, 2016. Rick spent his working years as a teacher and guidance counselor for Prior Lake High School and Middle School. He retired after more than 30 years of service. A visitation will be held in his memory on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 3:00-6:00PM with a brief time of sharing to follow, all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Wynn Sohler; children, Jeff (Pauline) Sohler, and Katie (Shannon) Sohler; grandchildren, Abby, Ella, and Ethan Sohler; siblings, Gene (Mary) Sohler, Kris (Jack) Pfeffer, and Dan (Lois) Sohler. Rick is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Margaret (Riederer) Sohler.


>  Written by Shawn Beaudette on May. 17, 2016

 Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that we are having a Happy Retirement Happy Hour at The Pointe in Prior Lake for Deb Sunderman, Dave Ayres and Barb Baldwin on Wednesday, June 8th. Hope to see some of you there - thanks!




Thursday   May 19, 2016

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Twin Oaks Middle School

-        Dave Ayers     Fifth Grade Teacher, Five Hawks Elem

-        Barb Baldwin     Third Grade Teacher, Five Hawks Elem

-        Carole Burge     Child Nutrition Srvcs,  Prior Lake High Schl

-        Sally Davis     Spanish Teacher, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Lucy DesLauriers     Spec Ed Teacher, Redtail Ridge Elem

-        Andy Franklin     Science Teacher, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Linda Grell     Spec Ed Secretary, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Robin Gunning     Media Specialist, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Eileen Hanson     Kids’ Company Site Leader, Grainwood Elem

-        Pat Jones     Head Building Secretary, Redtail Elementary

-        Dr. Doug Kern     Director of Special Ed, Dist Office

-        Jerry Kroyer     Outside Maintenance

-        Jean Lamusga     Finance Secretary, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Terry Lewis     Science Teacher, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Darlene Meurer     Support Staff, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Rosalie Schaefer     FACS Teacher, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Mare Schoenig     Speech Lang Pathologist, Prior Lake High Schl

-        Walt Schweer     Network Systems Specialist,  Dist Office

-        Deb Sunderman     Physical Ed Teacher, Five Hawks Elem

(Please encourage the above to submit their “home” email address to this page and we will include them in our listing.)



Written by Deb Sunderman on Oct. 24, 2016
I have a question, since I am a new retiree, yippie! 
Do we get invited to the district flu shot, and if so how does the district notify us.
Written by Sue Kirchberg on Sep. 28, 2016
I noticed that only Bob's address was on the email list, so here is mine. Thanks so much for adding it.

Written by Shawn Beaudette on Sep. 6, 2016
Hello Everyone,

Our PLSEA executive board approved the creation of a retiree advisory council. The goal of forming this group is to keep our retired PLSEA members active within our union and up to date on what is happening with our union. This concept is an extension of Education Minnesota's continuous membership program. For anyone that retired in 2015 and after, you can continue your membership with EM at no cost - you just have to sign up for it. 

I would like to set up a time in September to meet with whomever is interested to kick off the retiree advisory council. Please contact me at sbeaudette@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us if you are interested.
Written by Dave Ayres on Aug. 29, 2016
My e-mail is ddayres@yahoo.com Thanks for adding this to the list.
Written by Lynn Kaehler Lally on Aug. 23, 2016
I have a new email address. Thank you for updating my address.
Written by Pat keenan on Aug. 6, 2016
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of 
R. Solher. He was great counselor and friend and will be greatly missed by the Friday Breakfast Group.
Written by Sheila Fraser on Jul. 23, 2016
I recently moved and have a new email address.
Please update. Thank you!

Written by Deb Sunderman on Jun. 12, 2016
I cant figure out where to put my email address, since I am a brand new retiree!!
Deb Sunderman 
Written by Shawn Beaudette on May. 17, 2016
Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that we are having a Happy Retirement Happy Hour at The Pointe in Prior Lake for Deb Sunderman, Dave Ayres and Barb Baldwin on Wednesday, June 8th. Hope to see some of you there - thanks!
Written by Sheryl Hennen on May. 8, 2016
Alice Fristed has been in the hospital with pneumonia. She is now in 
St. Gertrude's in Shakopee. Alice might enjoy some cards. 
Alice Fristed
17515 Panam Ave.
Priorlake 55352