Chateauroux, France

Raymond Reistad
Chateauroux American High School Principal - 1963-1966

3-22-1917 * 11-24-2002

After the school closed in 1966, he was to have gone to England  but, went to the Pentagon instead.  In 1972, he went to Wiesbaden and was there for 6 years.  He returned to  the Pentagon, where he retired in 1981.  He and his wife, Nell,  moved to Sequim, Washington and then to Port Angeles, Washington.  After 17 years in the State of Washington, they moved to Ruskin, Florida to be near his daughter, Karen ('66), her daughter and grandchildren.

Before Chateauroux he was either Principal or Superintendent at:

Wheelus American Junior High & High School, Tripoli, Libya
Aviano American School, Aviano, Italy
Bentwaters, England and then Molesworth, England
[Worked for Boeing in Seattle, Washington]
Superintendent of Schools - LaCrosse, Washington
Principal of first American School in Madrid, Spain
Principal of school in Bordeaux, France

He started his teaching career in North Dakota  and then moved to Washington State
which became home base.  (Sequim, WA)

School Days

1964 Prom
Crowning the King                                                     Dancing the Night Away!

1966 - The Last Graduating Class

Reistad Family

Raymond & Nell Reistad
Karen & her daughter, Alyssa

Great-grandad with  Kyla & Mariah - June 2002
Karen's Grandchildren

Nell and Raymond Reistad
 Celebrating 63rd Wedding Aniversary - August 20, 2002

August 20, 2002
Mr. Reistad  passed away on November 24, 2002.
  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nell,  daughter,
Karen Reistad ('66)  and  grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  He celebrated his 85th birthday on March 22, 2002

In Memory Of

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