Class of 1959 Summer 2019 Letter

Summer 2019

Hi Luther Classmates of 1959!

It is 60 years ago last month that we progressed to our graduation! The great Luther College Class of 1959 will celebrate our 60-year reunion on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in Mott/Borlaug Rooms on the ground floor of the Dahl Centennial Union. You are invited, and your class agents hope you plan to attend. Here are some more details that we promised in our last letter.

Our celebration will include a reception at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. courtesy of Luther for you and your other, a time to talk and catch-up, a visit by new President Jennifer Ward, some music by students, and a time of remembrance for beloved classmates who have left us since graduation (as of May: 97 have died). There is no cost for the meal, but advanced reservations are needed. Please register at:, OR send in the reservation form enclosed with this letter.

If you have ideas for our reunion we would welcome them. Please let us know, or let us know if we can provide any assistance along the way for your planning. Most important, plan to attend and share your love, respect, and life news with classmates.

Remember there are many events on campus, as well as things to do in Decorah. The Homecoming schedule of events is enclosed and more ideas are on the web for both Luther and Decorah.

To get contact information for classmates use the Luther Online Alumni Directory found at If you do not already have a username and password, an account can be created by contacting the Luther Technology Help Desk at (563) 387-1000.

Honor for a classmate. We have received word of the establishment of the “John F. Brugge Lectureship in Auditory Neuroscience” at the University of Iowa. The lectureship honors John as a major figure in neuroscience research and as mentor and teacher for generations of trainees at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa. Congratulations, John, you make us 59ers proud.

Hope to see you in October!

Your Friendly Class Agents,

David J. Roslien
1959 Class Agent
602 Iowa Avenue
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-4597
[email protected]

Walter Rugland
1959 Class Agent
1225 W. Cedar Street
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 830-9999
[email protected]