Mark Brandow

Profile Updated: September 18, 2016
Residing In Minneapolis, MN USA
Spouse/Partner Eileen Custer
Occupation Owner-Quality Coaches Auto Repair
Children Step children-Sean Toren born 1965
Kirsten Toren born 1969
Grand kids-Cody, Cydnie, Catherine More…Zorn
Bruno Lewis Toren
All live in Minneapolis area

Now the Reunion is over, winter is coming/ booked our flight to Vieques, PR, to spend Xmas holiday. Sean is cing down with his wife & son, Bruno.
Then Georgeanna's family-parents, siblings, are coming to the island for a week vacation. All much fun!
Then on February, Kirsten & Noel come for a visit- the girls come for school break.

School Story

Joined the Peace Corps in 1966
Served 3 years in Malaysia teaching school & Ministry Advisor
Bought a 1947 MGTC to use as a teaching aid for my Industrial
Arts classes with Malay junior high students
Shipped the car home-drove it back to Minnesota in summer '70
Started repairing cars in 1972
Still having fun with my car shop/ hobby
Missed the 45th reunion because I was road racing at Watkins Glen
I plan to be in town for the 50th reunion this year
See you there/ somewhere

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Sep 18, 2016 at 11:37 AM

For a special Sunday/ funday- today is Open Streets
Day on Nicollet ave from Lake St to 46th St
So bring your bikes and pedal the distance.
I have a car display at 3738 Nicollet- come by & visit
if you have the time-
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Posted on: Sep 18, 2016 at 7:54 AM

We did it! Thanks to the coordinating committee, the weather gods, & everyone who came to our birthday party- it was a Great Success!!!
We didn't get to the bonfire and the croquet game!
Maybe next time!
There was a suggestion that we do it more often and build on the momentum if a successful 1st outing! As long as I own the property, it is certainly a possibility.
And of course, if anyone has it in their heads they would like to own a five acre hobby farm, ready to go, let me know- you can take over and continue as custodian of our piece of nature!
The plans could be made so people would plan their summer to be here for a predetermined weekend, and we would let the party roll!
But for a first run, it was perfect!
My wife Eileen, and Maggie Mae, the dog both enjoyed getting to know some of you better.
Thanks for spending the day with us- number of people worked out ideal!
Mark Brandow

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Oct 25, 2015 at 9:29 PM

You mentioned you have a Jag Roadster. A friend wants me to restore one for him.
R u interested in selling an old timer?

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Oct 10, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Reading the post from Drew, I was at Outward Bound then also!

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Jul 08, 2015 at 3:33 PM

I was shocked to see the obit last Sunday! She and  Pat had the Edina life after high school. I send my condolences to the entire family.

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Mar 24, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Hey, I thought you posted something new, then I realized it was your birthday last weekend!
Happy Birthday!
Read through all the dialogue- you have had great opportunities abroad, even endured Peace Corps in the old days! I wouldn't have traded my 3 years in Malaysia for anything!
The times I have been at Laguna Seca & Carmel, I knew you lived in the area but didn't know how to connect. Now this Facebook contact keeps the Edina pulse alive!
Sorry, but this year I think I am heading east again to go racing in Virginia!
Regards, Mark

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Nov 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I went to David Brenner's Memorial Service today. John Nelson was there, the only other member of our class.

Dsvid was very accomplished as a machinist, tool & die maker, mechanic  & craftsman. I am sorry I didn't know him in my adult life- his talents may have helped me! May he rest In peace !

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Jun 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Great to see such a positive response!
I know some people haven't signed on to the page yet, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone in September. It is nice to have photos so you get a glimpse of how 50 years has taken its toll!

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