Congratulations on your 50-year reunion, Class of 1969!
On October 4-6, over two thousand alumni and friends gathered on the beautiful Luther campus and in Decorah to take part in Homecoming 2019. It was a weekend filled with reliving stories, reconnecting with friends, recognizing classmates, sharing meals, and celebrating together. (And, we had quite a bit of fun, too!)
Congratulations to Richard Staff '69 who received a Distinguished Service Award, to Dale Jensen '69 who was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, and John M. Broman '69 who was presented with the Weston H. Noble Award.
Thank you to David Ellingson '69 for sharing his documentary, "Coming Home: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway", which chronicled Dave’s month-long paddle adventure on the magnificent Sogne and Hardanger Fjords. Dave also participated in the Alumni Book Signings that took place throughout Homecoming weekend.
Special thank you to the 50-year reunion committee! Each member of the reunion committee helped to make this year's reunion memorable and fun. From contacting classmates to get the word out early, sharing ideas, helping plan activities, participating in luncheon and dinner programs, and more—they were amazing!
Cathy (Elmer) Baldner, Rolf Blank, Aleta (Reckling) Chossek, David Ellingson, Hollis Erdmann, Karen (Anderson) Forde, Randy Hinrichs, Marjean (Gordon) Hoeg, Carolyn (Tolo) Houck, Dale Houck, Edie (Held) Jacobsen, Steve Jacobsen, Judy (Miller) Nelson—Class Agent, Al Peckham, Karen (Anderson) Peckham, Betty Preus, Ruth (Gordon) Rollefson, Richard Staff—Class Agent, Don Tresemer, Jan (Storhoff) Weber
And, last but certainly not least, THANK YOU for supporting Luther College! The Class of 1969 raised over $1.6 million dollars from 185 classmates (46% of the class) during the 50-year reunion giving campaign. Of which, $172,304 was raised for the Luther Fund and $74,106 was raised for the endowed Class of 1969 Scholarship. Thank you to the anonymous classmate who sponsored the $50,000 Triple Match! And, sincere and deep thanks to each of you for your support.
Check out the photos below and these photos from Homecoming weekend! Here's the Class of 1969!