#719 Retired Teachers (Home Page)

Last Update: November 21, 2020

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 >(November 17, 2020) Robin Gunning, former High School Media specialist, passed away November 16, 2020.  

Link to TributeWall/Obituary    Link to Prior Lake American article

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 >(November 8, 2020) Marjorie Elizabeth Heggestad, former Junior High Reading Teacher, died November 8, 2020.  Link to Marge Heggestad Obituary

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> On November 7, networks declared Joe Biden the winner of the Presidential Election. 

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 >Social Security (10/30/20)

Your new benefit amount will be available in December.

 Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 1.3 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2021. SSI will mail Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) notices throughout the month of December to retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries, SSI recipients, and representative payees.

 Want to know your new benefit amount before your notice arrives? Starting in early December, you will be able to securely view and save your Social Security COLA notice online via the Message Center inside my Social Security. Benefit amounts will not be available before December. Make sure you are signed up for notifications from the my Social Security Message Center by choosing email or text under “Message Center Preferences.” With convenient access to your COLA notice online, there’s no need to contact us to get your new benefit amount.

 Log in to your personal my Social Security account today and sign up for notifications

 

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Obituaries for 2020

>  (July 11, 2020)  Karen Busselman (wife of long-time Prior Lake teacher and coach Darwin Busselman) passed away on July 11, 2020 at her home.   Link to Karen Busselman Obituary

>  (April 11, 2020) Donna Story, (wife of long-time Prior Lake teacher and coach Court Story) passed away peacefully, from natural causes, on Saturday, April 11, 2020.          Link to Donna Story Obituary 

>  (May 11, 2020) Walker (Lawson), Mary Frances  passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020  Link to Mary Frances (Lawson) Walker

 >  (Apr 28, 2020) Sue Ann Gruver, former Superintendent, passed away April 28, 2020   Link to Sue Ann Gruver Obituary 

 >  (Feb19, 2020) Michael Franck, Jr. High Science Teacher, passed away January 30, 2020 from a massive stroke. He was 2 months shy of his 75th birthday, There was only a private family memorial, according to Mike's wishes.  (Written by Valerie Franck on Feb. 19, 2020) val.franck@comcast.net

 >  (Jan 4, 2020) Juanita Leno passed away on December 30, 2019 at the U of M Hospital.  For 25 years, she worked in the business office for the Prior Lake School District.   Link to Juanita Leno Obituary