Class of 1990 Spring 2017 Letter

Spring 2017                                

Hi, 1990 Classmates!

As I write to you today it is GIVING DAY, so the social media world is abuzz with all things Norse. What a fun and energetic outpouring of support throughout the world!! The goal of the day was to increase the number of donors to the college and raise additional financial support for the Annual Fund. I am proud to say our class kicked it! We met the Totally all that 90s Challenge—we received $17,494 on Giving Day + the $5,000 Challenge, for a total of $22,494. And we received 166 gifts (we needed 150 to complete the challenge!). Way to go! I had a blast posting photos from my many scrapbooks and of Jerome the Gnome in his cute Norwegian sweater.

Meanwhile on campus, Luther students are nearing the end of the first half of the current term and likely thinking about spring break and a well-deserved change in routine. What was your favorite spring break adventure during your time at Luther?

You probably heard the news about 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. Times have changed on campus but that “Luther feeling” has not.

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 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 us your stories!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Ann (Edwards) Lee                        Sarah (Peterson) Thomson
[email protected]                 [email protected]


Kate Egerton is a writing coach at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Michael Japenga from San Tan Valley, Ariz., and Dan Martzahn from Lake Charles, La., got together to hike to the top of Swiftcurrent Mountain in Glacier National Park, elevation 8,436, last summer.

The Annual Fund – make your gift today:
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.

Darrin Ahrens
Kirby Allen
Mary (Tuecke) Allyn
Erik Amundson
Donna (Reinke) Anderson
Scott Antin
Brent Asplin
Michael Augustin
Stephanie (Williams) Augustus
Jodi (Rutledge) Auron
Rachel (Espe) Bain
Bergetta (Berkland) Beardsley
Marshall Beckman
Lisa Beckmann
Kenneth Belanger
Jennifer (Birch) Belz
Jennifer (Birgerson) Boettger
Kathleen (Linden) Bourget
Megan (Weber) Brough
Stacie (Olson) Carpenter
David Casperson
Jamye (Pralle) Casperson
Julie (Winga) Cleven
Trudy Dahl
Chamoni (Selby) DeLong
Lizabeth Diekema
Jonathan Doering
Katherine Egerton
John Ekeberg
Carrie (Mcfarland) Ellefson
Elias Ellefson
Rachel (Lindgren) Evans
Daniel Fasse
Lisa (Ronning) Fleming
Timothy Fleming
David Graham
Bonnie Gunzenhauser
Cindy Hangartner
Curt Hansen
Steven Hanson
Karen (Argo) Hartl
Jeffrey Hartman
Britt (Johnson) Hawkins
Joe Hawkins
James Heaton
Karen (Klagge) Hemker
Kari Hemp
Douglas Herman
Erik Hoefer
Tedric Hoornstra
Lorinda Hoover
Thomas Hulshizer
Douglas Jennings
Susan (Carr) Jennings
Victoria Johnson
Timothy Joseph
Mohamed Karim
Ann (Tjostem) Kephart
Catherine (Begalske) Koebrick
Jill Kuennen
Jeffrey Kunze-Hoeg
Kari Kunze-Hoeg
Barbara (Fahning) Lauer
Ann (Edwards) Lee
Stephen Lee
Jeffrey Leschensky
Jess Lewis
Gregg Luther
Heidi (Holmquist) MacGregor
Jonathan Marin
Scott McCready
Joan Meldahl Murnan
Sherri (Breit) Messerschmidt
Todd Mithelman
Sara (Eckheart) Morton
Andrew Nimrod
David Njus
Kara (Cogswell) Noah
Holly Norton
Andrew Nottleson
Thomas Nyhus
Gretchen Olson Kopp
James Ostrem
Debra (Simonson) Patterson
Darin Pavek
Robert Phillips
Loren Pofahl
Kelley (Kruse) Pujol
Heather Rewey-Conway
Jerry Robinson
Jane (Vaaler) Roets
Jeffrey Roets
James Rothert
Hans Rotto
Mary (Mathews) Rotto
Janet Ryan
Todd Saner
Cheryl (Koenig) Satre
Thomas Satre
Vibeka (Reinholtzen) Saufferer
Brian Schatz
Lynette (Scheffert) Schatz
Loren Schmidt
Scott Schmitt
Mark Schneider
Susan (Riley) Schneider
Joel Schrock
Janet (Anderson) Schuster
Jennifer Schwem
Cara (Pierce) Smith
Robert Sorensen
Timothy Stiles
Sharon (Delaney) Storlie
Matthew Suhr
Mei Looi Tan-Lama
Sarah (Peterson) Thomson
Emma (Oebser) Thonn
Paula (Hauser) Van Brocklin
Krista (Olseth) Walters
Thomas Walters
David Werges
Elayne (Stoen) Werges
Sara White
Nichelle Zimmer

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].