Class of 1979: 40-year reunion

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Let’s celebrate the Luther College Class of 1979's 40-year reunion! Our anniversary is scheduled for the 2019 Homecoming weekend at Luther College. It's a chance to meet with friends and professors, revisit places where we once created vivid memories, and leave with a few stories to take home.

Friday, October 4

Class of 1979 Bike Ride
2:00 p.m. meet at Decorah Bicycles (rentals available)
2:30 p.m. ride begins (11-mile loop on the Trout Run Trail)
4:00 p.m. return to Decorah Bicycles, followed by post-ride festivities at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.
Sign up here!

1979 Reunion Kick-Off Party
The Courtyard and Cellar, downtown Decorah
Join members of the 40-year reunion committee and the Class of 1979 to kick-off the reunion weekend in style! This informal gathering will be a fun time to socialize. There is no cost to attend thanks to a cohort of Nottingham Alumni who are sponsoring the event. Wine will be provided by White Cross Cellars, courtesy of Mary (Swenson) '79 and David Rettig. An assortment of light snacks will be provided. Cash bar will also be available.
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Saturday, October 5

40th Reunion Dinner, De Novo Barn
6:00 p.m. Reception, Cost is $35/person
Mix and mingle with classmates while enjoying hearty hors d'oeuvres in classmate Dave '79 and Jane Jensen's beautiful De Novo Barn. Your reunion committee is planning a fun and memorable event! We've also asked President Jenifer K. Ward to stop by sometime that evening and greet your class.
Make reservations online!

Ready for more? You can also...

  • Send photos of your time at Luther for our class video. Email to [email protected] or mail to: Megan Buckingham  |  Luther College   |    Loyalty Hall   |    700 College Drive   |   Decorah, IA 52101 (We’ll take good care of your photos and mail them back right away!)
  • Are you on Facebook? Join the Luther College Class of 1979 Facebook Group and share favorite Luther memories and photos. Help build excitement for the reunion!
  • Use #LutherCollege79 on various social media platforms to connect with classmates!
  • Share the gift of a Luther education with someone you know - become an Alumni Ambassador!
  • Make a donation and support current and future Luther students! Activate TRIPLE MATCHING GIFTS through the $50,000 challenge!

The Class of 1979 40-year reunion committee is excited to welcome you back!

Lance Vander Linden, Regent
Kirsten (Davig) Benidt
Mary Bunge Docken
Chris Cudworth
Kathy (Kyllo) Demmer
David Faldet
Jim Loux
Ann (Wise) Mansfield
Paul Morlock
Paul Mullen
Chuck Mulvaney-Kemp
Tim Olsen
Mary (Swenson) Rettig
Richard Tiegs, Class Agent
Carol Tomer
Jeff Wettach