Class of 1971 50-year Reunion


Congratulations, Class of 1971, on 50 years in the Luther College Alumni Community!

The Class of 1971 50-year reunion was held on October 2, 2021 and featured a reception and luncheon in Peace Dining Room in the Dahl Centennial Union, followed by the reunion gift presentation during half-time of the Luther vs. Nebraska Wesleyan football game. The evening ended back in Peace Dining Room, with a reception and dinner featuring games and musical entertainment!

Check out all the fun snapshots of the 1971 Reunion Luncheon and 1971 Dinner!

Special thanks to the reunion committee for planning the reunion and making it a memorable event: Sharon (Vangen) Aune, Ann (Birdsall) Beasley, Susan (Etnyre) Davis, Dave Dettmann, George Gentes, Jean Hanson, Kate (Stadler) Haugen, Jane (Theile) Henderson, Jim Hinrichs, Denny Linderbaum—class agent, Linda (Porter) Martinat, Gary McKercher—class agent, Rick Olson, Barbara Palombi, Jeri (Jenson) Smith, Will Williamson, and Patti (Jacobson) Wittman—class agent.

Congratulations to classmates, Will Williamson and Lee Afdhal, who received a Distinguished Service Award, Luther's highest honor.

Thank you to the sponsors of the $75,000 matching challenge  and all classmates who helped us reach the match! Your generosity to Luther is deeply appreciated. The reunion matching challenge fund was sponsored by Ann (Birdsall) Beasley '71, Jenee (Nelson) '72 and Dave Dettmann '71, Jean Hanson '71, Kate (Stadler) Haugen ’71, and Denny Linderbaum '71.

Congratulations, again, Class of 1971! 

Stay connected by joining your Class Facebook Group. For more information, please contact [email protected]