Contact Information

Office of Alumni Relations
Loyalty Hall
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1164
Fax: 563-387-1322

40-Year Reunion

Congratulations, Class of 1984, on 40 years in Luther's alumni community!

We are excited to welcome you back to campus to celebrate your Luther College 40-year reunion this fall during Homecoming: October 25-27, 2024.

The Class of 1984 Reunion Committee is hard at work to make your reunion events, from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, a fun and meaningful time to reconnect with each other and with Luther. Below are the details you need to know make the most of your time in Decorah this fall!


Kick-off Gathering

5 – 7 p.m. |  The Landing Market

Start the weekend with a casual gathering hosted by the Class of 1984 at The Landing, owned by classmate Kari (Tollefson) Espinosa (’84) and her husband Pete (’81). More details to follow this summer.

7:30 p.m. |  Pulpit Rock Brewery

Move next door and continue reunion festivities. Pulpit Rock will be open to the public, but will have space set aside for the class. There is no cost to attend. Drinks available for purchase.


8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Campfire Breakfast & Open House at the Ulring Walnut Tree Farm

Join fellow classmates for a hot campfire breakfast at the Walnut Tree Farm of Scott Ulring and Ann Aspenes Ulring in Allamakee County, just five miles northwest of Waukon. Reminisce around the campfire, hike in the woods, fossil-hunt in the creek-beds, and explore the 1850s Norwegian outbuildings on the property.

Hosted by the Class of 1984 Reunion Committee. There is no cost to attend. More details to follow this summer.

6:00 P.M. | Impact Coffee

The Saturday night reunion is the main event! The reception format makes it easy to mix and mingle, and hearty hors d’oeuvres will be served. Wine, beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

There is no formal dress code, and we encourage you to dress as you like.

More details about all the ways the Class of 1984 will celebrate are on the way! Stay tuned for updates in spring 2024.

Registration will open this summer. Please stay tuned!

  • Join your Class Facebook Group! While you’re there, get in the reunion spirit by sharing photos and memories, and tagging classmates.

Thanks to the generosity of your classmates, your gifts to the Luther Fund will go twice as far! Every gift from the member of the Class of 1984 to the Luther Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $40,000. Both outright gifts and multi-year pledges (up to 5 years) given to the Luther Fund will activate matching funds.

Your gift will make an immediate difference on campus supporting students involved in meaningful research projects, life-changing study abroad programs, community-building student groups on campus, and so much more.

Give online today and note “1984 Match” in the comments.

Reunion matching challenge fund generously sponsored by Jeffrey Anderson ’84 and MaryEllen (Palmquist) Anderson ’84, David Aspenson ’84 and Susan Aspenson Murray ’85, Kathy (Fjelland) Kolden ’84 and Robert Kolden, Shari (Nelson) Lewison ’84 and Todd Lewison ’83, and Ann Aspenes Ulring ’84 and Scott Ulring ’84

By making a gift in honor of your 40th reunion, you make a difference for today’s students seeking the same transformative experience you had.

What counts in my class gift?

  • Outright donations (online, cash, check, stock transfers)
  • New pledges (up to five years)
  • Pledge payments made on existing pledges
  • New planned gifts or increases on established planned gifts

How do I make a gift?

  • Give online
  • Give by mail: Loyalty Hall, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Give us a call! 563-387-1322 or 800-225-8664

Thank you for your support of Luther College!

Special thanks to the Class of 1984 40-Year Reunion Committee:

  • Dave Aspenson
  • Susan Beyer Lopez
  • Karen (Lee) Bunde
  • Chris Carron
  • Beth (Lee) Klein
  • Kathy (Fjelland) Kolden
  • Shari (Nelson) Lewison
  • Birgitta Meade
  • Michele Minske
  • Karla (Lueder) Organist
  • Ellen (Hanusa) Wilke
  • Steve Wilke
  • Ann (Aspenes) Ulring
  • Scott Ulring
  • Patricia (Haugen) Wright

Chris Carron, Steve Wilke, Shari (Nelson) Lewison, Pat (Haugen) Wright, Birgitta Meade, Beth (Lee) Klein, Karen (Lee) Bunde, Karla (Lueder) Organist 

Contact Information

Office of Alumni Relations
Loyalty Hall
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1164
Fax: 563-387-1322