Class of 1968 Spring 2017 Letter

Spring 2017                               

Dear Members of the Class of 1968,

Greetings from Luther and happy spring semester! As I write to you today in late March, Luther students are enjoying the last few days of spring break. Earlier this month, the Development Office participated in Luther’s second annual Giving Day on March 9, which proved to be a fun day of sharing Luther love all over social media and raising money for the Annual Fund. More than $500,000 was raised that day; thank you to all who made gifts!

You probably heard the news about our beloved Weston Noble ’43, who died Dec. 21, 2016.  A celebration of his life will be held on campus at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall.  More details about Weston’s life can be found in the Winter 2017 issue of the Luther Alumni Magazine and on Luther’s website.

While we’re on the subject of music, it was announced in January that Andrew Last ’97, assistant professor of music and conductor of Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen, has been appointed to the post of Nordic Choir conductor and director of choral activities at Luther. He will begin his new duties at the beginning of the 2017 fall semester.

You can read more about Andrew Last on Luther’s website, and you can find lots more as well, including students’ J-term course blogs and other course blogs, Alumni Office travel tours and events, links to alumni profiles, comparisons and rankings, life after Luther, etc. It’s easy to find web content that interests you at by clicking the search button next to the “info for” drop-down box at the top right of the page. Type in the word “news,” click on the search button, and you’ll get all of the Luther news, for your reading pleasure.

Attached to this letter is the list of all who made gifts to Luther in calendar year 2016. Thank you for your generosity! Did you know you can sign up for monthly giving to Luther? It’s a great way to ensure a gift is made each year. Those who make a gift at any level for three or more consecutive years become members of Luther’s Loyalty Society. Visit loyalty/ for more details. Regular giving to Luther is a great habit to cultivate!

Do you have memories of past Luther experiences you’d like to share? I’m sure our classmates would enjoy reading about them; send me your stories!

I’ll write again in the fall,

Len Bruce
[email protected]

Your gift. Put to work, right away, where it is needed most.

Last year more than 10,000 alumni, family, and friends supported Luther’s Annual Fund with gifts from $5 to $100,000. Your gift makes a difference for each and every student at Luther, and we are grateful for your support.


This list includes all gifts received January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. Making a gift each and every year is an investment in the lives of Luther students and a show of support for the Luther College community. Thank you for your support of Luther College through your giving.

Daniel Afdahl
Bruce Altorfer
Donald Annis
Lois (Hoeger) Bakke
Stephen Bakke
Denelda (Christensen) Baldock
Jon Baldock
Thomas Bergerud
Thomas Beyer
Hal Bohnhoff
Dorothy (Engelien) Borge
Michael Borge
David Bornfleth
Richard Boyum
Judith (Mills) Brammer
William Brockmeyer
Karla (Stelling) Brown
Darlene (Haroldson) Budsberg
Thomas Carlisle
Walter Chossek
Daniel Christensen
Kathleen (Goebel) Copper
Sheryl (Jensen) Cuba
Carol (Morgan) Dalton
Betty (Johnson) Danielson
Donald Davidson
Charles Divine
Kenneth Domke
Peter Eikren
Mark Ellingson
Terry Ellison
Ingrid (Harr) Emstad
James Engel
Karen Erickson-Brandt
Barbara (Bauman) Finger
Dennis Flatness
Judith (Hagestuen) Forde
John Franke
Carla (Bernhard) Franklin
Jean (Knutson) Fry
Edward Fry
Kathryn (Kiesau) Gerling
Randall Gerling
George Gilbertson
David Hagemeier
Diana (Gronewold) Hamilton
David Hanford
Jane (Hoplin) Hansen
Larry Hansen
Margaret (Lee) Harris
Dale Heilman
Bernard Hermanson
Nancy (Buenzow) Hermanson
Marifern (Anderson) Hill
Nancy (Lofthus) Hill
Keith Hjelle
John Hosmann
Arthur Hovick
Mary (Nelson) Hovick
Steven Hubbard
Janice (Gaarder) Jefferson
Vickie Jensen
Mary (Ellingson) Jensen-Koch
Mark Johnson
Nancy (Johnson) Justus
David Kaasa
Susan (Kosowski) Keller
Mary (Kemper) Kjeldsen
Ralph Knudson
Roger Krahn
Edwin Kramer
George Kuh
Richard Lenning
Warren Luckner
Donald MacInnis
John Matter
Kenneth Mattison
Stephen Mau
Jacqueline (Berg) McDonough
Joan (Hallanger) Menocal
Maryjean (Chafee) Miller
Connie (Natvig) Minnes
Duane Monick
Kirsten (Monson) Monick
Paula (Bedford) Moucka
Jane (Krueger) Nelson
William Nelson
Tamra (Merritt) Nesheim
Judith (Wangen) Newton
Carol (Ray) Nordli
John Oare
Wayne Oberschelp
Swenette (Forsberg) Ogle
John Oksness
Jeffrey Olson
Steven Overholt
Kristi (Foss) Pasek
Lawrence Paulson
Luther Peterson
William Pettit
Linda (Aaker) Ritland
John Rollefson
Kenneth Rose
Karen (Kimball) Rovang
Warren Rumsch
Michael Ruzek
Dell Ann (Kappus) Sathe
Robert Sathe
Russell Savre
Gary Saxvik
Clifford Schmidt
J. Stephen Schmidt
Shirley (Hauan) Seitz
Paul Shafland
Vergene Simenson Gillman
Rolf Smeby
Lynda (Mills) Smith
Margaret (North) Smith
William Smith
Karen Snowberg
Jennifer (Ayers) Spielman
Connie (Dummermuth) Steere
Bruce Sundet
Patricia (Evans) Svendsen
Linda Szymkowiak
Sharon (Ritland) Tanouye
Mary Ann (Skifton) Thurmer
Douglas Torgerson
Mary (Delzer) Tracey
Daniel Waarvik
Jacqueline (Wehrs) Walther
Wayne Wangsness
Mark Wardell
Barbara (Stolfa) Weaver
John Weedman
Karen (Nordstrom) Weedman
Douglas Wheeler
Sandra (Anderson) Willman
Elizabeth (Emery) Willmore
Michael Woods
Ruth (Triebull) Woods
Mark Wrolstad
Susan Yeager

Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has been made, please accept our apology and contact the Luther Development Office at 800-225-8664, or email [email protected].