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Lutherfest

Lutherfest

Mar 15th , 2011

Lutherfest is a biennial gathering of alumni who attended Luther Academy and/or Luther College, formerly in Wahoo, Nebraska. Attendees gather for 3 days (June 21-23, 2013) to sing, worship and reminisce. Many Luther alumni participate in volunteer roles throughout the weekend which begins in Fremont on the Midland University campus, and includes a sing-along, reunions, Vespers, Swedish Smorgasbord, worship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo, etc.

Schedule of Events

Tentative

Friday, June 21

4-5:30 p.m.          Registration                        Dining Hall lobby

5:30 p.m.             Buffet                                  Dining Room

6:30 p.m.             Reminiscence Speaker      Dining Room

7 p.m.                 Class Reunions                   Open Receptions

8 p.m.                 "Night Owl Gathering"         Clarion Inn/Outpost Grille

Saturday, June 22

8:30 a.m.            Continental Breakfast         Swanson Hall Lobby

9:30 a.m.            Morning Session                 Swanson Hall

11:30 a.m.          Entertainment                     Swanson Hall

Noon                  Luncheon                            Dining Hall

1 - 5 p.m.           Activities                              Campus

1:30 p.m.            Choir Rehearsal                 Sinai Lutheran Church

3 - 4:30 p.m.      Lutherites Reception           Dining Hall Private Dining Rooms

5:30 p.m.           Swedish Smorgasbord        Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.           Vespers                               Sinai Lutheran Church

8:30 p.m.           Singspiration                       Sinai Lutheran Church

Sunday, June 23

9:30 a.m.           Reunion Choir Rehearsal   Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wahoo

10:30 a.m.         Worhsip Service                 Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wahoo

Noon                 Luncheon                            Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wahoo

1:30-4:30 p.m.  Memorabilia Exhibit             Saunders Co. Museum

                         Tour                                      Saunders Co. Historical House

Honored Family

For decades, the Goldberg family has nourished and upheld the values and ideals upon which Luther College was founded. The family has strives to serve others, and in so doing, has carried the mission of the College forward into all walks of life.  They have continuously demonstrate their loyal support of the institution. It is with appreciation that the Goldberg family is recognized as the Distinguished Luther Family of 2013.  The Goldbergs have a three generation connection to Luther/Midland, including Clara (Goldberg) Swanson and Reuben Goldberg, both of whom worked at Luther and took classes. Also included among the first-generation of Goldberg's was Luther Goldberg, who died in the summer of 2009 at the age of 106 years of age.

Who is planning to attend?

John Abrahamson '60
Vince & Rose Abrahamson '58
Robert Ahrendt '60/'62
Zelda Anderson '48
Deanna (Gustafson '57) Barnds
Sterling "Bud" '50 & Louise (Crantz '50) Benson
Dorothy (Kindschuh '55) & Gary Berggren
David & Eleanor (Simonsen '52) Bjorkquist '52
Darlene (Levine '48) Blazek
Kathyrn (Johnson '56) Bly
Ralph '54 & Janis (Peterson '54) Bond
Julianne (Gustafson '43) Carlson
Sheila (Bostwick '57) Cheleen
Carol (Goldberg) Dahl
Gene Dahlgren '47/'49
Peter & Merial (Lindkvist '60) Doyle
Vance & Clarice (Thorwald '47) Eckstrom
Vernal (Johnson '53) Elliott
Dee (Johnson) Ericson
Darlene Erickson '57
Larry & Laurel Erickson '57
Harry '62 & Marilyn (Smith '62) Falke
Robert & Karline (Samuelson '59/'61) Feller
David A. Freeberg '62
Mardelle (Anderson '57) Gocek
Lola Goldberg
Mark Goldberg
Doug & Janice (Nelson '61) Gustafson
Lucille "Lucy" (Larson '60) Hansen
Janet (Sorenson '49) Harms
Laura (Anderson '58) Hunt
Joe & Sandra (Skillstad '58) Jech
Carl Johnson '53
Daniel Johnson '62
Dennis & Martha (Smith '54) Johnson
Eldon C. & Lois Johnson '49
Gary Johnson '58/'60
Rev. Gail '59 & Anita Johnson
Jerry '62 & Arlene (Brodd '61) Johnson
Larry Johnson '58/'60
Dr. Lynn & Bernadene Johnson '55
Merlin Johnson '55
Richard Johnson '62
Ron Johnson '54
Gwen (Johnson) Kalb '62
Marilyn (Johnson '61) & Leon Langemeier
Jean (Samuelson '45) Larson
Jerry Leaf '54
Rev. John & Helen Leaf '58
Edward Linden '62
Velma (Larson '60) Lutz
Joyce (Anthony '58) Madsen
Kristy (Goldberg) McKamy
DiAnn (Bergquist '62) Mitchell & Eldora Pearson
Earl & Elizabeth Nelson '48
Rev. Don '49 & Rhoda (Smith '48) Nelson
Raymond '54 & Ruth Nelson
Hal & Shirley (Salmon '57) Nilsson
K. David '57 & Jean (Nelson '56/'58) Nordstrom
Janet (Gronquist '62) Novak
Bette (Behrens '56) Nygren
Leland Nygren '57
Myrtle (Karloff '57) Nygren
Mary (Hult '54/'55) Orvis
Jasper & Yvonne (Johnson '59) Page
Wayne & Grace (Johnson '54/'56) Palm
Keith & Ruth (Lofgren) Pearson
Rev. Doniver '56 & Arlen (Johnson '56) Peterson
Lorraine (Aden '57) Read
Marty & Joan (Peterson '59) Reeves
Marilyn (Olson '57) Robinder
Charles Samuel '60
Sharilyn (Larson '59) Samuelson
Della (Fischer '45) Sandahl
Lucille (Johnson '50) & William "Bill" Sapp
George & Jean (Olson '60) Schimmack
Alan Seagren '51
Bernice (Johnson '45) Severson
Marie (Johnson '60) Shattack
Norris '56 & Phyllis (Holen '56) Silverberg
Karen (Prell '62) Simms
Don Sjogren '51
Jerry '54 & Joan (Miller '55) Sjorgren
Carlyle Smith '54
Gabriel & Patricia (Eliason '56) Starr
Donald '54 & Phyllis (Johnson '55) Stevenson
Wayne & Kathleen Swanson '58
Carol (Johnson '62) & Bob Taylor
Vendela (Havenstein '44) Thorson
Doris (Erickson '44) Treptow
Dean '60 & Louise (Peterson '62) Wheeler
Eunice (Hult '46/'48) Will
Denny & Ardes (Oakeson '45) Zakovec

Questions?

Please contact Carrie Reed at reed@midlandu.edu  or 402-941-6050.