Class of 1952 Spring 2018 Letter

Spring 2018

Dear Classmate,

Recently a letter came from Helen (Peterson) Hustad who lives in Mukilteo, Washington. It was a reminder that we sat next to each other in a number of freshmen classes and some the next year, too. In those years we had compulsory chapel, so our chairs were also next to each other. A monitor would give a check mark of any empty chair in each row. Since my assignment was to announce, “Hymns we Love” on KWLC, she would take down my chair and put it aside. When she missed chapel, her chair (planned) would be missing.

In reality, it’s a long time since we walked together on the Luther Campus in those formative years. To me, that experience has been a true blessing of God in our maturing for service in His Kingdom here on earth.  After all, at my last birthday, someone commented, “You know, you’re closer to 90 than 80 now.” That’s OK. So join in thanking God that we can live in service to the neighbor across the street and the neighbor across the world.

The wide addresses to which this letter goes is a definite reminder of the fact that our class went our separate ways in this journey of life. Some made connections at reunions, but many did not. Letter or emails are welcomed and much appreciated from you.

The Annual Fund has now become the Luther Fund. Let’s make a plan to participate this year to swell the list of the Class of 1952. Use the attached form and the reusable envelope or visit to donate today!

Also the choirs are making a special plan to provide new robes. Some of us sang in the Nordic Cathedral Choir under Professor Noble. Visit or call 800-225-8664 to sponsor a choir robe.

Harold Peterson
1952 Class Agent
10015 W. Royal Oak Road, Apt. 130
Sun City, AZ 85351-3115
[email protected]



Kenneth William Gilster of Onalaska, Wis., died Oct. 3, 2017, age 87.

Mary Ellen (Grue) Iverson of Hot Springs, Ark., died Sept. 29, 2017, age 85.

Robert Knutson of Longville, Minn., died Aug. 26, 2017, age 89.

Andrew H. Larsen of Rochester, Minn., died Oct. 13, 2017, age 88.

Karen Fisher White of Rochester, Minn., died June 17, 2016, age 82.

Leigh R. Wold of Golden Valley, Minn., died Aug. 3, 2017, age 86.

Full obituaries can be found on the Luther College website at:
If you would like a printout of the full obituaries from your class mailed to you, please contact us at:
[email protected], or 563-387-1509.