Donald Kimmel

Profile Updated: August 16, 2023
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 Aiea, Hawaii Her husband Christopher is a Navy Doctor - currently head of More…E.R. Department at Tripler Hospital in Honolulu. . They have a seven 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 16 year old son - Waylon, and, a 13 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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May 18, 2024 at 12:12 PM

Carol - best wishes on your birthday!. Hope you are able to attend 60th PHS Class of 1964 reunion on September 14,2024 at The Sports Cafe in Bridgeton. (you and Ron Kaiser share birthday's today) - us Pattonville Elementary kids gotta stick together!

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Kaiser best wishes on your birthday - let's get together again for lunch. You wanna do a road trip in July - up to the U.P. of Michigan?

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Mar 28, 2024 at 10:08 AM

Nancy, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Look forward to seeing you and other classmates at 60th reunion in September.

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Mar 27, 2024 at 11:23 AM

Woody, hope all is well with you and family - best wishes on your birthday - looking forward to seeing classmates at our 60th reunion in September.

Mar 27, 2024 at 11:21 AM

Marilyn, best wishes on your birthday. Your mom was my 7th grade math teacher - at a school that was named - "Holman" - what a coincidence............ Mrs. Chedester was my 5th grade teacher - guess I lucked out with administrative selections........ Don

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Mar 23, 2024 at 9:49 AM

Art, best wishes on your birthday! Your sister reached out to me to show her some Bell family history.

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Feb 26, 2024 at 8:09 AM

Phil, best wishes on your birthday. Hope you can attend 6th reunion at Sports Cafe on September 14, 2024.

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Jan 08, 2024 at 8:38 AM

Elmer, best wishes on your birthday! Hope all I’d well with you and family - will see you at 60th PHS reunion in September.

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Joann, best wishes on your birthday, hope you can attend out 6-th reunion next September.

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John, Bestvwishes on your birthday. Hope you can attend 60th PHS reunion next September.

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Doug, Best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Look forward to seeing everyone at 60th PHS reunion next September.

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HBD! Let's do lunch & celebrate............

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Bob, best wishes on your birthday. We have already started planning for the 60th PHS-1964 reunion next September and hope to see you there!

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Sep 26, 2023 at 8:04 AM

Best wishes on your birthday, from another Monsanto alum…. I spent 57 years with Monsanto, Solutia and Eastman before finally hanging up my I.T. skills a few years ago. Hope to see you at the 60th PHS reunion next September.

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Sep 25, 2023 at 8:15 AM

Wanda, best wishes on your birthday, hope all is well with you and family. Look forward to seeing you at the 6th PHS reunion next September. I enjoyed talking with you at our last one. Don

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Sep 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM

Nancy, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family and many classmates will gather and visit for our 60th reunion next September.

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Sep 22, 2023 at 10:36 AM

Raelene, best wishes on your birthday. Hope to see you at the 60th PHS reunion next September. We are now in the planning stages, and we will have a portion of the reunion indoors to accomodate all that are able to come.

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Sep 13, 2023 at 10:28 AM

Jerry, Best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family - hope to see you at 60th PHS reunion next September.

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Don & Christy Kimmel - 2009
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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!!!!!!!!