Donald Kimmel

Profile Updated: July 30, 2020
Residing In: Chesterfield, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: Christy Knoesel - PHS Class of 1967
Occupation: Computer Consultant, Real Estate Broker, Investor
Children: Tracy - Currently living in Sneeds Ferry, N.C. Her husband Christopher is a Navy Doctor - currently More…medical officer Marine Division, Camp Lejeune Marine Base - Naval Hospital. They have a three year old daughter.

Todd - principal of Digital Lift, specializing in digital advertising. His wife Angie is International sales Director for major meetings-conference company and they have a 12 year old son - Waylon, and, a 9 year old daughter - Lyla. They currently reside in Wildwood, MO

Andy - Bank Securities Act officer for a major St. Louis bank group. Founding member of classic rock cover band "Almost Famous". Claim to fame - got up on stage and played a song with U2 at Savvis Center - St. Louis concert, He currently resides in Wildwood, MO also.
Military Service: Missouri Air National Guard (1966-72)  
School Story:

Percia Amedee and I were chatting back & forth in Mr.True's Missouri History class, and back in the left rear of the classroom Earl Simpson (from Arkansas) was cutting up & Mr. True had had about enough of it - I musta turned around to say something else to her (I think she were showing me pictures of her drop-dead-gorgeous friend in San Diego and Mr. True told me "I had three strikes - you're out - report to the principal's office". So I marched down to the principals office & his secretary was Mrs. Irene Swan who knew my mother. She asked what I was doing there - shouldn't I be in class & I told her what happened. She said go on in, Mr. McMahon was in his office. When I walked in there I noticed he was watching TV and I made some kind of joke about watching the three stooges or something like that. He told me to sit down - that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. A couple minutes later, Walter Cronkite announced that he had died at Parkland Memorial. Mr. McMahon told me to return to class. When I opened the door and walked back into class, Mr. True asked me what I was doing back & I told-em that Kennedy had been assassinated - I'll never forget his exact words in response: "you better hope that's not true because Lyndon Johnson is the biggest crook this country has ever seen".!!!!!!! He then told me to sit down and shut up. Mr. True came to our 40th reunion and I asked him if he remembered that - he said he did but didn't remember which student it was that he kicked out of class that day. He was retired to a farm where he grew up, just north of Springfield, MO - and was raising cattle.

Attending PHS - Class of 1964 - 55th Year Reunion (09/28/19)

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Aug 06, 2022 at 8:58 AM

Reba, best wishes on your birthday- hope to see you at next PHS reunion in 2024!

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Maggie, best wishes on your birthday. You keepin Dave in line?

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Judy, Best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. See ya at next reunion - 2024!

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Jul 20, 2022 at 1:51 PM

I remember you singing "April Love" in Armond Kitto's 7th grade music class that was split lunch period...... lot's of fun in a much simpler time at Holman Jr. High

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Dennis, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family.

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Sandy, best wishes on your birthday. Hope for many more!

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Happy birthday. Ask Marge if you can come out and play soon. Need another meetup on The Hill where you get confused and buy extra lunches! Yumm!

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Feb 24, 2022 at 7:34 AM

Don, Best wishes on your birthday - hope you and family are all well.

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Feb 14, 2022 at 11:09 AM

Ruth Ann - Best wishes on this, you're birthday. Did you know that St. Valentine was beheaded on this date: Why did St. Valentine beheaded?
The very brief vita of St Valentine states that he was executed for refusing to deny Christ by the order of the "Emperor Claudius" in the year 269. Before his head was cut off, this Valentine restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer.

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Feb 08, 2022 at 9:58 AM

Dale, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Don

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Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 PM

Joe, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Would like to hookup at Bridgeton Sports Cafe again - its been a long time.

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HBD! Hope all is well with you and family.

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HBD! Say “Hi” to Jim for me.

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Jan 05, 2022 at 10:04 AM

Lemme be first to wish you the very best on your birthday! HBD!

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I have no idea why my picture is not on the 6th grade class photo.

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Bob, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. I was classmate with you in Mrs. Chedester 5th grade and Mr. Sutton 6th grade class at Pattonville Elementary

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Roxanne, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family.

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Dec 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM

The gradepoint average of surviving classmates has certainly taken a dip with Don's passing. R.I.P, Don Ascoli!

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Don - Having looked at a few other High School Class websites, it becomes obvious that you have created and managed an absolutely great website for our class! I want to commend you for such an excellent job and extend a big Thank You for doing such a magnificent job.
I just needed to say that!

Merry Christmas and many Happy New Years!

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Fred Lee, best wishes on your birthday!

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Hitch-Hikers Band - 1965 - Left to right: Mark Woodson (PHS-64), Don Kimmel (PHS-64), Ed Baker, Gary Smith - both Ritenour (BOO!!), Milt Fosterling (Hazelwood), Gerry Wintrode (dropout), and Lee Johnson (PHS-Jan-65) - we felt we would give another up and coming band by the name of The Beatles a run for their money, but, they had a better manager than we did!!!!!! We played school dances (PHS included), teen towns, CYC's, and smoke-filled bars for four years - what a ride!!!!!!!!