Ginny Bayers Herzog

Profile Updated: November 22, 2023
Occupation Independent artist
Children Ryan, born 1972 - wife Anna - grandkids Casey, Mike and Lily
Kelly, born 1976 - grandson Jordan

Mr. McCarthy's art class rubbed off on me. I graduated from St Cloud State with a BFA in Studio Art. My first career - interior designer for model homes at Pemtom, a homebuilder in Mpls. After marrying and starting a family, we moved to St Louis, MO. where I returned to my art. Divorced after 13 years, I began painting full time, exhibiting across the country, while raising my kids as a single mom. Eventually, the kids and I returned to Mpls to be closer to our family. I built a home with a studio in St Louis Park. I've been an empty nester for nearly 20 years and have three grandteens and one younger granddaughter. I've been an artist for over 35 years and have no plans to retire as I can't imagine any other life.

School Story

I remember the Monday morning after the Beatles had appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Our class had assembled in Mr. McCarthy's art class and we were all excited and talking about their performance and our favorite Beatle or song. Mr. McCarthy was obviously annoyed by our inattention and he ordered us out into the hall. One of the guys whispered, "Let's face the wall, hands on the wall and legs spread - like we're ready for him to frisk us." That REALLY angered Mr. M and he ordered us back into the classroom. I don't ever recall him being THAT angry. He even sent one of the girls into tears.

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Nov 23, 2023 at 8:24 PM

Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 at 8:16 AM

Sixty years ago today, we were all in class when the loudspeaker came on with news of the shooting of President Kennedy. I remember how stunned I was and frightened about what this meant for the future of our country. I remember being angry with Mr Bechtle still making us take our vocabulary test - who could concentrate??!! What are your memories of that fateful day?

Sep 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Sadly, Bill Lord passed away September 19th. Our thoughts are with Carol and their family.

Aug 24, 2023 at 11:13 AM

Sadly, we received the news of the loss of another classmate. John Berg passed away on August 7th. He has been added to In Memory. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Posted on: Jul 03, 2023 at 12:37 PM

I’m exhibiting my paintings at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. Drew and Sue Stirrat and later, Nancy Axelson Williams stopped by to say hi and see my work,

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May 08, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Posted on: May 07, 2023 at 3:45 PM

We received the very sad news that Joe Fiedler passed away in late April. Joe was married to our classmate, Sue Palen. Our deepest sympathy to Sue and the Fiedler family including Joe's brother, Tom, who was also in our class.

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Apr 27, 2023 at 2:49 PM

I’m glad you joined our website, Karen. It looks like you’re already reconnecting with old friends. Thanks for sharing about your life.

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Apr 25, 2023 at 8:17 AM

Posted on: Apr 24, 2023 at 4:33 PM

Welcome to our class website, Gary! I'm glad you've joined us and I hope you're able to reconnect with some of your classmates.

Mar 19, 2023 at 4:52 PM

Our classmate, Patricia Sloan Clogston passed away on March 12, 2023. Patty led a most interesting life and impressive careers after graduating from our class. Her obituary appeared in today's Star Tribune and has been added to our In Memory page.

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Aug 24, 2023 at 11:09 AM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Where is Dick Hays???
It was called to my attention that Dick Hays, who served as Treasurer on our 50th Reunion Committee, was missing from the photo of the committee in the Photo Gallery. I looked for him and grabbed him for a retake of the photo. Sorry it took nine years, Dick! Our apologies.

Jan 10, 2023 at 5:18 PM

Don't miss the wonderful article about Bruce Brothers that was published today. You can read it in the Class Stories section. A fascinating read about his career in sports journalism and his passion for running marathons. Congrats, Bruce!

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Jan 08, 2023 at 3:54 PM

We were saddened to hear that our classmate, Darlene E. Duvick-Bjork, age 76, of Mound, died unexpectedly on December 22, 2022 at her home. Details of a Celebration of Darlene's Life will be posted at a later date.

Jan 08, 2023 at 3:33 AM
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Nov 21, 2023 at 10:46 AM

Posted on: Dec 29, 2022 at 3:35 PM

Hi Jay! Welcome to our class website. We're glad you joined. Lots to look at as you take a trip down memory lane. Hopefully, you'll reconnect with classmates from your past or find others you'd like to get to know. Hope to see you at one of our gatherings in the future.

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Dec 12, 2022 at 2:18 PM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2022 at 6:42 AM

I know many of our class were fond of this outstanding history teacher, Mardonna Bartholet. Here is the obit that appeared in the StarTrib on December 11.

Bartholet, Mardonna age 99 of Minneapolis passed away peacefully on December 6, 2022. Preceded in death by parents Francis T and Elizabeth Bartholet and brother Francis L Bartholet. Survived by nephews Steven (Cathy), Francis (Theresa), David (Grace), Mark, Daniel (Kari), niece Mary (Don) Hogan, 13 great nephews and nieces in addition to 7 great-great nephews and nieces. Mardonna retired from Edina High School after 37 years of teaching world history. During her career she received numerous awards including Fulbright Scholarship to study in France and the Harvard Distinguished Secondary teacher award. She enjoyed time with her students embracing leading-edge teaching methods to encourage learning through research and self-discovery. When not teaching Mardonna spent time with family and friends, traveling, knitting, quilting, volunteering, attending Minnesota Orchestra concerts and performances at the Guthrie Theater. She was fond of saying "Living and teaching in interesting times". Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Tuesday, Dec 13th at the Church of St John Neuman, 4030 Pilot Knob Road and Deerwood Drive in Eagan with a visitation 1 hr prior to the Mass at the church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. KLECATSKY & SONS EAGAN CHAPEL 651-454-9488

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Nov 28, 2022 at 5:25 PM

Welcome, Tom! We're glad you've joined us. Enjoy trips down memory lane as you visit many of the pages of our time at Edina high school! Maybe you can reconnect with old friends or get acquainted with new ones.
Ginny Bayers Herzog, Admin.

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Oct 31, 2022 at 12:56 PM

Posted on: Oct 25, 2022 at 1:37 PM

Welcome to our class website, David. We’re glad you’ve joined us. Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Hopefully, you will reconnect with some of your classmates.

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With Cindy Viken Brinkworth at the Brookside Art Fair in Kansas City.
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With Kathy Beale Patton at Classic Cup in the Kansas City Plaza.
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With Joanne Larson Galley at the Uptown Art Fair
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With Mary Ann Nord at the Uptown Art Fair
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Daughter, Kelly with my -grandson, Jordan - freshman U of M
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Girl Scout Troop from Morningside 1955?
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Granddaughter Casey