RICHARD WILLKOM

Profile Updated: September 11, 2017
Residing In Billings, MT USA
Spouse/Partner Brenda
Occupation Retired
Children Erika Beddow, born 1974

Lara Robison, born 1975
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After graduation from BSHS in 67 I went to Parks School of Business in Denver Colorado, graduating as a wiring operator for IBM Accounting Machines. I returned to Billings the fall of 1968 and attended EMC as a Math major trying to become a computer programmer.
I met Brenda, a nursing student attending St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Aperal of 1970. We were married Oct 3rd 1970.
In 1971 I started working as a purchasing and parts management for Studer Construction. I stayed with them through building and start of The Briar-Wood subdivision and Golf Course. I was then hired as purchasing agent for Midland Materials, which became Midland O'leary then Knife River. I switched positions and became parts and warehouse manager for McCall Pools.
I retired in 2013. Brenda joined me in retirement in 2015. We bought an repaired a motor home last year and are planing a summer of travel and adventures.
My interests include skiing, hiking, photography, fly fishing, camping, computers and wood working.
Dec 9th 2014 I had a lumpectomy on my left breast. Dec 11th I received the results as positive for cancer. Jan 8th 2015 I had a double mastectomy and Centennial Node biopsy. The tumor was 30 mm and it had invaded 4mm past its border. From this is was suggested I did not need radiation, but did need four rounds of Chemo. Since Brenda was an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner, she was perfect as a personal nurse. I have since been through Pulmonary Rehab from St V's, mostly for my COPD, and the Livestrong program at the YMCA. I am mostly recovered and am totally Cancer Free now. I posted my treatment and reactions on Face Book trying to help other cancer patents learn from my experiences and to Inform all men that they can get Breast Cancer. I am thankful when I felt the lump I had my wife check it out.

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What a great weekend. I enjoyed every event. My wife enjoyed meeting and visiting with new and old frends also. Everytime I would run off to catch someelse I wanted to talk with, I would return to the table with her eather visiting with classmates or off to another with her catching up with others on her own. She said it was such a comfortable atmosphere she felt at home. It is easy to see classmates do this, but when spouses feel that way, I belive it is a very successful events. Thanks to each and everyone that attended. You deserve a big hand.

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Happy Birthday Cathy. Hope you had a great day.

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Was great seeing you at the Reunion committee meeting last night. Like the talk about the school days, even your North Park days. So many old classmates went there also it was good to hear about them before JR High. Funny how the memories just flood in during conversations.
Hope you are enjoying Billings. If you get board, give a call and will try to find something interesting to see or do.

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Happy belated birthday Ron. Hope you had a great day. and have a great week.

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Posted on: Aug 06, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Hello Steve. I remember you from Lincoln. Are you going to attend reunion?

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Hello Dick. Hope you can make the Reunion.

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Hello Dirk. Glad to see you were able to signup with this site. Hope you can make the Reunion. Joe is still planning on coming, just not sure of details yet.
Thanks for the information on Grant. He will always be remembered. The biggest agreement we all got into, Me Grant Tom and Joe, was which had more impact in an argument, a 14 syllable cuss word or a fourteen word string of cuss words. Grant should have been on the debate team. His illogical arguments won out hands down. He had us laughing so hard no one could challenge him.
Getting ready for this Reunion has driven home the reality of how far out of touch I drifted from all friends and climates. My goal is to reconnect with as meany as I can.

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Hello Henry. Glad to see ya. Hope you can make reunion.

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