Class of 1943 Summer 2018 Reunion Letter

Summer 2018

Dear '43 Classmates:

I remember from years past telling Herwig and Nassen that we should have good representation at LC Homecoming to celebrate our 75th anniversary of Luther graduation. Any other '43 warriors are given the same challenge!  Ann and I are planning to be there and we hope to see all of you. 

Our class will celebrate our 75-year reunion luncheon on Saturday, October 27, during Homecoming 2018, in Nobel Room located on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. There is a reception at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for this meal. Our class will join the classes of 1948 and 1953 for lunch. Reservations should be made on the enclosed reservation form, or online at

The Alumni Office has organized several events for you to attend over the weekend. A detailed schedule of the events for the weekend is enclosed or you can view the 2018 Homecoming schedule of events at

Having run out of LC stories in previous letters I thought you might be interested in what goes on with Ann and me during our 90th and 96th years. We are living in a very nice apartment in "Johanna Shores" one of a couple dozen Presbyterian Homes in the Twin Cities.  We are in the independent living portion of the home and have a wonderful view over Lake Johanna, a lovely little lake about a mile long and half mile wide.  Our second son, Stephen, works for Presbyterian Homes and steered us into this one that is most accessible to our 3 children and 5 grandchildren that live in the Twin Cities. There are 13 Preus relative cabins on Lake Kabekona 200 miles north of Mpls, three of which belong to our children, so we have spent most of July--Sept. there for the last couple of years. We have spent some time at Kabekona each year since 1951. The trips to the lake and an annual trip or two to Decorah are as much as we venture out of the Cities. We remain active at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis.  We think it a great congregation though greatly diminished from its halcyon days before suburbia became the residential areas of choice.  Ann is five games ahead of me in Scrabble after several hundred games. Ann and I continue to love each other, so life is good!

Please consider returning to Luther for Homecoming to celebrate our 75-year class reunion. If you can’t attend the reunion, please send a greeting to share with everyone at the luncheon.

David W Preus
1943 Class Agent
3200 Lake Johanna Blvd. Apt. 206
Arden Hills, MN 55112
[email protected]