Class of 1979: 40-year reunion

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Class of 1979 Photo

Your Luther College 40-year reunion is right around the corner! We are excited to welcome back the Class of 1979 during Homecoming, October 4-6, 2019.

Below is a sneak peek at what is currently being planned. (Note: events are subject to change. More solidified details will come over the summer.)

Friday, October 4

  • 6:30 p.m. Alumni Dinner and Awards
  • 8:00 p.m. Class of ’79 Reunion Kick-Off Party  

Saturday, October 5

  • 10:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade
  • 1:00 p.m. Homecoming Football Game vs. Central College.
  • 6:00 p.m. 40-year reunion reception and dinner at De Novo Barn, owned by classmate Dave Jensen ’79 and Jane Jensen.

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: 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!
  • Share the gift of a Luther education with someone you know - become an Alumni Ambassador!
  • Make a donation and pass on the gift of education to Luther students following in your footsteps! The Luther Fund and Class of 1979 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 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
Bruce Wilder