Scott LaPree

Profile Updated: September 17, 2018
Residing In: Rochester, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Christine Anne LaPree (Barteaux) JM Class of 1976
Occupation: Mechanical Designer since 1978
Children: Not yet. Still trying.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Still working as a designer (glorified draftsman, if that helps) in Rochester. Chris and I got married in 1982, and it just keeps getting better. The only fly in the ointment is that she usually out-fishes me when we go on vacation. I've had to curb some activities (basketball, golf) due to an occasional bad back, which has led to an additional 20 pounds on my still-geeky frame. Really shouldn't complain about that, all things considered. Anyway, I'm still proud to say I'm from JM's class of '75. There's none better.

School Story:

I was an immature, timid, gangly beanpole of a nerd. Being fascinated, yet somewhat shy and inexperienced around the beautiful ladies at our school meant that I didn't have many dates. I have no one to blame for that other than myself. Along that line, being a little late in my social education meant that I was fortunate enough to be led along the path to adulthood by a couple of the nicest, smartest, and prettiest girls in the school. They deserve all the pity you can pour on them, because it couldn't have been easy to be with me. Give them due credit. Now I am an OLD, gangly, somewhat noisy beanpole of a nerd.
Due to the diligent, difficult, embarrassing, dedicated work that those brave, wonderful girls did in the 1970s, I turned into something, well, older, I guess. My wife, bless her heart, had to do the finishing work, and this wretched old guy you see in the following photos is the result. Thanks to all of you for having the courtesy to at least laugh at me behind my back, not directly in my face.

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Sep 17, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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Sep 17, 2018 at 7:06 AM
Todd, fall 2018. A marvel of modern neuro-science. And a nice guy, to boot.
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Sep 17, 2018 at 7:04 AM
Dan, fall 2018. The defender of the underdog. And world-class ambidextrous feral spelunker.
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Sep 17, 2018 at 6:51 AM
Fall Ride 2018. Todd and Dan in western Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, this dynamic duo represents the truly old-school, world-class superhero. Capable of de-fusing any dangerous, exciting situation into boring, mundane drudgery, while maintaining consistent humility, their senses of camaraderie and teamwork are an example of perfection.
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Sep 17, 2018 at 6:49 AM
Todd Lund and Dan Kroll, 2018 Fall Ride. A beautiful September day, and fun friends.
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Aug 06, 2018 at 7:40 AM
At the 2018 Bob Rosenblad Memorial golf tournament. Jack Miles, Dan Webster, Ellie Layton, and Mike Bartholomew, doing a superb job representing the JM class of 1975.
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Jul 18, 2018 at 2:35 PM
Class ride, summer 2018. The Sons of Senility Motorcycle Club. From the left; First is me, the club's designated village idiot. Then we have Todd Lund, retired firefighter, known for his dragon-slaying skills, as well as knowing 37 different ways he could kill you with a banana peel. Then we have the amazing Mike "Myron" Vinz, who apparently knows the secret location of the Fountain of Youth, and won't share that information with me. He once stared down Chuck Norris over the last pretzel at a party, and won. Last, but certainly not least, is Tim Schroeder and his mustache, which he's had since he was three years old. He also knows more about firearms than any entire nation in the world. In this crowd, I am a pair of brown shoes among a rack of tuxedos.
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Jul 16, 2018 at 6:37 AM
Summer 2018 Ride. Kim (Randy's girlfriend), Randy Smith, Mike Vinz, Tim Schroeder, Todd Lund, and Mark Vale, in Plum City, Wisconsin. A beautiful day, with fun people, and Tim and Mike even had new bikes for the occasion! And maybe it's just me, but do these people seem to get better looking every year? Yup, it would make sense that the JM Class of 1975 would figure out how to alter the physics of space and time.
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Jul 16, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Sep 27, 2017 at 7:22 AM
2017 Fall Ride. "Y...M...C...A....It's fun to stay at the Y...M...C...A!" Dan and Todd gettin' down.
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Sep 27, 2017 at 7:19 AM
JM Class of 1975 2017 Fall Ride. Mr. Dan Kroll, Mr. Todd Lund, and Mr. Mark Vale, taking a break from the heat in Wabasha. It was September 23rd, but we hit 90 degrees that day. Great people, and great fun.
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Sep 27, 2017 at 7:18 AM
Prom, 1975. Beautiful Cindy and her awful date. Thanks to Cindy for her sympathy and kindness.
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Jul 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM
Tim Schroeder, showing proof that he is Modern Man, able to freely multi-task. Also take note; this is a great and satisfying way to keep bugs from flying into your mouth while riding. Ah, our JM Class of 1975 is full of innovators.
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Jul 17, 2017 at 7:01 AM
2017 Ride. Mr. Lund explaining to Mr. Vinz and Mr. Schroeder the intricate complexities of French pastry preparation. Mr. Vinz is in such obvious awe and rapture that he needed to grab on to something to keep from being blown away.
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Jul 17, 2017 at 6:59 AM
2017 JM Class of 1975 Summer Ride. Todd Lund, Mike Vinz, and Tim Schroeder, ready to save the planet from imminent doom.
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Oct 17, 2016 at 1:28 PM
October 16, 2016. Western Wisconsin, with three of the Manor Boys Gang. Tim Schroeder, Bruce Werre, and a fossil.
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Sep 26, 2016 at 8:10 AM
Fall Ride - 2016. A geek, Todd Lund, and Dan Kroll, in a very intense brainstorming session. Topics discussed were, among others; the theological implications of the recent fracturing of the eastern orthodox Christian sects in the Czech Republic; the financial consequences of re-positioning future contributions to low-load mutual funds in our 401k accounts; which current presidential candidate will best represent the modern motorcyclist's interests; which girls we should have asked out over forty years ago, and the ones we shouldn't have; and how the hell to eliminate ear hair that seems to grow half an inch a day.
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Sep 26, 2016 at 8:04 AM
Fall 2016 Ride - Dan Kroll, Jeanne Vale, Mark Vale, some dork with his back to the camera, Bruce Werre, Todd Lund, Randy Smith, and his girl Kim.
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Sep 26, 2016 at 8:03 AM
Fall Ride - 2016. Getting ready to roll are Dan Kroll, Ted Jensen, and Todd Lund.
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"Before" Photo.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Me at about 6 years old. Ready to save my future bride from a life of prosperity.
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 at 7:18 AM
Prom, 1975. Beautiful Cindy and her awful date. Thanks to Cindy for her sympathy and kindness.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
New Year's Eve, 1976. Words could only make this worse....
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Chris and I, Dallas, 1981. Notice the glaring contradiction of my disco hair and pants, and the redneck 73 Monte Carlo. What on earth was Chris doing with that dork?
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Dressed up for a buddy's annual "White Trash Party", around 2005. Not shown, the classic white shoes, chain-drive wallet, bottle opener on a chain around my neck, and beverage in a paper bag. Every year, that party was a riot!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Old pro wrestler from our youth, Baron Von Raschke (The Claw!) and I, Wabasha, 2006.
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2008, me and Red Bastien, another old professional wrestler from our childhood.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Chris and I with our goddaughter, Ashley - summer 2007.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Thanksgiving, 2009. Uncle Scott reading the classics with 3 of his sister's (Mary Beth, JM class of 76) grandchildren.