Class of 1969: 50-year reunion

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Class of 1969 Photo

Your Luther College 50-year reunion is right around the corner! We are excited to welcome back the Class of 1969 during Homecoming, October 4-6, 2019.

Here is a sneak peek at what is currently being planned. (Note: events are subject to change.)

Friday, October 4

2:00-5:00 p.m. Reception at Shirley Baker Commons (no charge)

6:30 p.m. 50-year reunion gift check presentation at Alumni Dinner in Dahl Centennial Union Dining Hall ($30 per person)

Saturday, October 5

10:00 a.m. 1969 Coffee and Parade Viewing, Loyalty Hall Front Porch

11:00 a.m. Class photo, Union (exact location TBD)

11:30 a.m. Class luncheon at Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union (no charge)

1:00 p.m. Homecoming Football Game vs Central College; with 50-year reunion check presentation on the field at half-time

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Nordic Choir's First International Tour -- 50th Anniversary Documentary, To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour   |   Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Coming Home: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway, a documentary by David Ellingson '69  |   Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)  |  This 25-minute video chronicles his month-long paddle adventure on the magnificent Sogne and Hardanger Fjords.

5:30 p.m. Class Reunion Reception, Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

6:30 p.m. Class Reunion Dinner, Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union ($30 per person)

There are several ways you can get even more involved!

  • Send photos of your time at Luther for our class video. Email to [email protected] or mail to: Annette Laitinen |  Luther College      |  Loyalty Hall   |  700 College Drive   |   Decorah, IA 52101 (We’ll take good care of your photos and mail them back right away!)
  • Show off your art, writings, creative works—anything you’d like to share with classmates! There will be an opportunity for you to display your work during the reunion weekend.
  • Keep an eye out this spring and summer for how to submit a “bio form” for our Class Booklet. The more, the merrier! 
  • Make a gift and pass on the gift of education to Luther students following in your footsteps. The Luther Fund and Class of 1969 Endowed Class Scholarship are our reunion campaign priorities, but know that your support to any designation is important to Luther! Thank you for considering making a five-year pledge!


Registration and the full schedule of Homecoming events will be available during Summer 2019.
Events are subject to change.


Visit the Decorah-area lodging website to see a variety of lodging options. 

The Class of 1969 50-year reunion committee is excited to welcome you back!

Cathy (Elmer) Baldner, Rolf Blank, Aleta (Reckling) Chossek, Bev Crumb-Gesme, David Ellingson, Hollis Erdmann, Karen (Anderson) Forde, Randy Hinrichs,  Carolyn (Tolo) Houck, Marjean (Gordon) Hoeg, 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 

For more information, please contact:

Rachel R. Vsetecka '09
Director of Reunion Giving
[email protected]

Annette Laitinen ’92
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]