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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Dave, best wishes on your birthday! Hope all is well with you and family down in sunny Florida.

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Darrell, very best wishes on yet another birthday. Hope all is well with you and family out in Sin City - guess you guy'z might be getting a new baseball team? Hope they have a domed/AC stadium......

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

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Art - best wishes on your birthday. Are you making any progress with ancestry.com?

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

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Francie, best wishes on your birthday - hope all is well with you and family. Look forward to seeing you at next reunion. Don

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Betty, best wishes on your birthday - hope all is well with you and family.

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Phil, best wishes on your birthday - hope all is well with you and family! Don

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Ruth Ann, Very best wishes on your birthday - makes me remember grade school when the entire class exchanged valentine cards!

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Joe, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Would like to hookup at Bridgeton Sports Cafe sometime soon - maybe after everybody gets vaccinated?

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Elmer, best wishes on your birthday. Tell Angie Christy & I both said "hi"

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Eileen - wishing you the very best on your birthday. Say hi to Jim and let him know that Dave Pietrowski passed away this past year.

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I needle you enough outside of this forum on Facebook - so I'll just wish you the very best on your birthday today!

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3/4 of a century? - that ain't old, unless you are a tree! Best birthday wishes to our hardest working classmate - still active in PHS Alumni and Class of 1964 reunion committee's.

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

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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!!!!!!!!