Class of '51
May 2001

Dear Golden Classmates,

Dorothy’s April class letter and our pumpkin-colored book did a fine job of telling the news and updating us all on each other, but there’s need for a final prompting and some reminders. Remember that you have until May 18 to register for our reunion, May 25-26. If you’ve misplaced your registration form, the alumni office will be pleased to take your information without penalty. Their toll-free number is 800-487-8437. Our committee has planned a wonderful program, seasoned with ample opportunity for renewing acquaintances. Some Frequently Asked Questions are answered below:

Our Canteen

Don’t head for the basement of Uhler Hall. Linner Lounge in the Student Union is designated for the weekend for our class members to gather or visit informally. Arrange to meet someone there, or just stop by for a chance encounter.

Our Attire

Some folks have asked if the Friday banquet calls for formal dress. No. At least not tuxedos or prom gowns. Dress up as if you are going out to a fine restaurant (which you are), and you’ll find others have done the same!

Our Exhibit

Bring memorabilia: photos, awards (no bowling trophies), a book you’ve written or illustrated, examples of your art, any evidence of your experiences and achievements you’d like to share. If it’s by you, or about you, or a classmate, drop it off at the registration table in the Student Union. We’ll display it in Alumni Hall at the Friday banquet and in Linner Lounge on Saturday.

Our Special People

If you have special needs, please mention them on your registration form, or call the alumni office at the number above. For example, if you have an ambulatory problem, ask for a first-floor room in an accessible dorm. Or, let us know if you have a dietary request.

Our Attendance

The response to date is excellent, but if you haven’t registered, there’s still time and space for you. Here is the roster of those who’ve registered as of May 8, 2001:

  • Art A. Adamson Jr. ’51
  • Amy Wampler Adamson x54
  • Florentine Peterson Anderson ’51
  • Donald H. Anderson
  • Ann Komatz Basset ’51
  • Gene Basset F
  • Ed E. Benson ’51
  • Joan Cravens Benson ’51
  • Stan Benson ’51
  • Marie Schafer Benson ’52
  • Roger Benson ’51
  • Betheen Benson
  • Dean Berg ’51
  • Don L. Berg ’51
  • Mary Stollenwerk Berg ’53
  • Louise Borg Bergmann ’51
  • Vern E. Bergstrom ’51
  • Marie Norberg Bergstrom ’50
  • Ken E. Bjorklund ’51
  • Grace L. Bjorklund
  • John C. Bloom ’51
  • Arlene Hansen Bloom ’52
  • Barbara Glemaker Brown ’51
  • Clarence Budke ’51
  • Ruth Larson Budke '52
  • Weldon A. Burchill ’51
  • Dolores Burchill
  • Don W. Carlson ’51
  • Norma Johnson Carlson x52
  • Mary Gail Nelson Carlsted x51
  • Adolph Carlsted x54
  • Patricia Carlson Carpenter ’51
  • Marlys Akerson Chase x51
  • Raymond Chase
  • Betty G. Correll ’51
  • Keith Dickie ’51
  • Annette Dickie
  • Warren G. Doesken ’51
  • LaVonne Teske Duerr ’51
  • Richard M. Duerr
  • Ken Eastlund ’51
  • Mary Jane Ogren Elander x51
  • Jay Elander
  • Lois Quam Erickson x51
  • Florence Johnson Perrier ’51
  • Arthur Gaard ’51
  • Dorothy Conrad Gaard ’51
  • Kurt A. Goranson ’51
  • Bea G. Goranson
  • Herman W. Grefe ’51
  • Darla Grefe
  • W. M. Gustafson x51
  • Elizabeth Gustafson
  • Pat Pool Hasse ’51
  • Lowell Helstedt ’51
  • Gladys Helstedt
  • David A. Hilding ’51
  • Sonja Hilding
  • Dwight N. Holcombe ’51
  • Carol Matson Holcombe ’51
  • Gordon E. Holm ’51
  • Lorraine I. Holm
  • Lois Hesselroth Hovland ’51
  • Barbara Nelson Jaeger ’51
  • John Jaeger
  • Armajean Albers Jannach ’51
  • Jose h R. Jannach
  • Charlotte L. Johnson ’51
  • Dave W. Johnson ’51
  • Delores Johnson
  • Donna Mae Danielson Johnson ’51
  • Marion Myrland Johnson x51
  • John W. Johnson
  • Bob R. Johnson ’51
  • Miriam Pearson Johnston x51
  • Philip Johnston
  • Pat Keckeisen ’51
  • Fulton B. Klinkerfues ’51
  • Florence Klinkerfues
  • Donn Larson ’51
  • Donna Larson
  • Robert E. Larson ’51
  • Ruth Peterson Larson x52
  • David L. Lindberg ’51
  • Dennis Lofstrom ’51
  • Paula Lofstrom
  • Clint Lomis ’51
  • Elmer L. Luke ’51
  • Bonnie J. Luke
  • Ray Lundquist ’51
  • Dorothy Johnson Lutz ’51
  • Paul D. Lutz
  • Lloyd E. Mathews ’51
  • Marjorie Becken Mathews ’50
  • Lorraine Widmark Nelson ’51
  • Arlan Nelson
  • Rhoda Smith Nelson ’51
  • Donald E. Nelson
  • John C. Norman ’51
  • Leanne Norman
  • Sam O'dell ’51
  • George A. Olson ’51
  • Ruth M. Olson
  • Marion Odberg Olson x51
  • Don A. Osell ’51
  • Mary L. Osell
  • Russell Paulson ’51
  • Jack Peterson ’51
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Roland J. Preuss ’51
  • Betty Preuss
  • Phyllis Swanson Rettmer x51
  • Wayne H. Ripley ’51
  • Donna Ripley
  • Bill Robertz ’51
  • Marilyn Barnes Robertz ’51
  • Bruce D. Rolloff ’51
  • Howard I. Rundquist ’51
  • Ken Samuelson ’51
  • Gordon O. Sandbaken ’51
  • Beverly W. Sandbaken
  • Floyd E. Schultz ’51
  • Stanley Seeds ’51
  • Jeanne Seeds
  • Paul Sifford ’51
  • Joan Gustafson Sifford ’51
  • Robert H. Smith ’51
  • Darlene Smith
  • George A. Stapf ’51
  • Mary A. Stapf
  • Elaine Bjorklund Steffenson ’51
  • Arthur V. Steffenson
  • Lloyd E. Stivers ’51
  • Dorothy Stivers
  • Fred L. Tidstrom ’51
  • Marilyn Street Turner ’51
  • Edith Peterson Vogt ’51
  • Elaine Johnson Walker ’51
  • Donald A. Walker
  • Jim K. Whitney ’51
  • Bev Luckemeyer Whitney x52
  • June Siem Wick ’51
  • Robert W. Yess ’51

So things are shaping up for a wonderful reunion. Our thanks to all who’ve contributed in so many ways.

Hope to see you on the 25th!

Sincerely,

Donn Larson

1951 Guest Writer

P.S. Enclosed with this letter you will find an additional memory that you can put with your booklet and an appeal from classmate, Ray Lundquist, for the Gustavus Fund.