1989 – Fall ’21 Class Letter

1989 – Fall 2021 Class Letter

Co-Class Agents:


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Dear Class of ’89,

With the dark winter of 2020 behind us, we are all looking forward to some sort of return to normalcy in the pandemic. NIKKI is busy opening a new travel business (check it out!) and sending her kids off to the farthest reaches of the U.S. (Tacoma and Anchorage). MITCH is keeping busy with his consulting business (splitting time between the coasts) and in the final phase of completing his doctoral degree. For all other updates, please check out our Facebook group (“Ripon College Class of 1989 + Riff Raff”), which is where you can find the most up-to-date information about our classmates. We do have some sad news to report that we thought we would share here so that all are informed:

PETER W. JOCHIMSEN ’89 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died April 17, 2021. He had attended Ripon College and Kirkwood Community College. He worked for North Prairie Tile Works and made specialty tiles, some used in historical buildings. He enjoyed biking, camping and studying Gen. George Custer. He participated in the St. Paul Curling Club and Soo Line Community Garden. Survivors include his father, PETER R. JOCHIMSEN ’61 and his mother, Grace; and an uncle, WILLIAM G. JOCHIMSEN ’61.

Something to consider: What doesn’t kill you mutates and tries again. If you are not vaccinated, you are part of the problem. Get vaccinated. 

Stay safe out there!