New Central High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1913

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New Central High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1913

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Peter Halden

image Peter Clare Halden died on November 4, 2015 at the age of 74 in Melbourne, Florida. Peter was born in Minneapolis, MN on August 30, 1941 to Clarence and Alice Halden. He completed his early schooling in Minneapolis and then attended the University of Minnesota, earning an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Carlson. School. Directly out of school, he worked for the Boeing Corporation in Seattle and then returned to Minnesota where he worked as an engineer for 3M for 35 years. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Huysman on Dec 20, 1971, initially living in St. Paul and Woodbury, MN, and then Melbourne, FL.

Peter's many interests included photography, native plants, woodworking, researching his Swedish ancestry. Peter belonged to the Brevard Camera Club and attended Suntree United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed being outdoors and taking walks with his wife, Betsy and their dog, Henry..Peter is Survived by his wife Betsy, niece Mary Heather Huysman of Washington, DC, nephew David S. Huysman III of Sanford, sister-in-law Mary Ann Huysman of Suntree, extended family member Cynthia Huysman of Lake Mary, many friends, cousins, relatives, and his beloved Boston Terrier Henry and cats Nellie and Felix.

Services for Peter will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940, 321-242-2585. Interment at 9 am at Cross Tower Memorial Gardens on church grounds. Memorial service at 10 a.m. with subsequent reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Marine Resources Council, 3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 -a 591(c) charitable organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon.

From 1959 Centralian

"I hate to work; it's against my constitution." Library Monitor, Hi-Y, Junior Achievement.

August 27, 2009

In the fall of 1959 several of us from CHS 1959 started a carpool headed for the University of Minnesota. As I now remember it the initial membership of the carpool included Gerald Bernard, Dave Fulkerson, Bob Greiling, and Dan Otto. I graduated in June of 1965 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and drove to Seattle with a college classmate (by way of Tijuana) for jobs with Boeing. Eighteen months later I was back in Minnesota working for 3M. That is where I met Betsy. We were married in 1971 and have lived at several locations in the East Metro suburbs. At 3M I worked with pressure sensitive tape, tape application equipment, and magnetic products (diskettes). Betsy left 3M to become an elementary school teacher in Mahtomedi and then became a teacher-educator at Macalester and River Falls. We are both now retired. My retirement activities include genealogy, native plants, photography, and websites. Here is a link to my personal website.