Profile Updated: February 28, 2017
Class Year: 1972
Residing In: Mount Evelyn, Victoria Australia
Spouse/Partner: Paul Pels
Occupation: Librarian - Swinburne University / retired
Children: Konrad, born 1973 - married to Katrina, 3 children - Alexandra, born 2005, Isaac, born 2007 and Elijah More…born 2010
Darren, born 1975 - married to Tam, 2 children - Matilda, born 2010 and Banjo, born 2016
Geoff, born 1979 - married to Georgi, 2 children - Harrison, born 2012 and Eddie, born 2014
Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated from AC, Bricketwood Campus in UK 1972 - transferred from Big Sandy Campus to Bricketwood after Dig in 1970
Married in 1972 - Paul worked in AC Accounts Dept., Bricketwood Campus until 1982
Moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1982
Worked for Swinburne University in Libraries from 1987-2006
Worked for Weatherbeeta Inc in NJ, USA from 2006-2011
Moved back to Melbourne 2011 to retire and be with sons and their families

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Sep 26, 2021 at 5:56 AM
Nov 26, 2017 at 4:43 PM

G'Day David! Really enjoyed meeting up with you in Vegas. Here's Wishing you a Happy B'Day 2017! Hope that your 'writing' is going well and lots of opportunities open up for you as a result. Keep us in mind if you ever decide to visit Australia!

Nov 05, 2017 at 7:56 PM

Hey Terry & Sharon! Happy B'day for the 12th November Terry. I remember meeting you and Bruce in Minneapolis at a dinner with Sherwin McMichael before we all went to AC in Big Sandy. I'm Marve Harmdierks niece. He and wife Naomi and I all went to BS together that same year - 1968. Marve and Naomi are still in BS all these years later. I went on the Dig in 1970, same year Bruce went. I have a photo of him in the Dead Sea! I transferred to BW and got to meet Lief. He and I were both friends with Steve Shinkle. I graduated in 1972 and married an Australian, Paul Pels (Accounts Dept. in UK). We are retired now and live in Melbourne, Australia. We have 3 sons - Konrad born in '73, Darren '75 and Geoff '79. Saw Geoff Berg in Las Vegas at AC Reunion this year. He told me you guys have a family business in MN. Best Wishes! We have a guest room if you ever decide to visit Australia!! Lynda & Paul Pels

Sep 26, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Hey Gail! Happy Belated B'Day. Looking forward to catching up with you and Ron in Australia next year. Have you worked out an itinerary yet? What a fabulous trip to look forward to. So glad that you are able to come to Melbourne. Love photos of your lovely home in NC. Paul and I were living and working in NJ for a few years - 2006 to 2011 but never made it to NC. My family live in Arizona and South Dakota. Best Wishes - Lynda & Paul

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Posted on: Sep 06, 2017 at 12:16 AM

Hey Donna! It's that time of the year again - getting in early! Happy B'Day! Was great to see you in Vegas and spend some time together again. Always feel very comfortable with you and enjoy your company! Ever thought about a trip to Australia? We have a guest room with ensuite. Would love to show you around Melbourne! We are hoping my sister will make a trip to see us later next year from SD. Have a Wonderful B'Day - Lynda & Paul

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Posted on: Sep 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Happy B'Day Donna! B'Days are to remind us to Celebrate Life - ENJOY your day!

Aug 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Hi Donna - Fantastic photo! Are you a Texan? Certainly have not moved too far from Big Sandy. Thanks for posting on my account. Paul and I have just retired and have been busy with 'retirement' home and little Grandsons (we have 6 grandchildren so far). Our sons Konrad and Geoff and their families both live in Melbourne, Australia near us and our middle son, Darren, his wife Tam and daughter Tilly live in Hobart, Tasmania. I married Paul, an Aussie, after graduation from AC in Bricketwood - transferred after the Dig in 1970. I had a wonderful time at AC in Big Sandy from '68 to '70 - came down to BS from South Dakota with Uncle Marve Harmdierks and his wife Naomi. They still live in BS. We are planning a trip to US next summer and hope to catch up with Marve and Naomi then. Hope all is well with you!

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