Class of '67
Greetings to the Class of 1967,
I am back in Minnesota on a beautiful spring day in March. It is hard to believe that not only is another school year about to end, but the Alumni Fund drive will also be completed on May 31. If you haven't made your contribution, I hope you will remember all those fun times at Gustavus and help boost the Class of '67's participation in the drive by contributing before the end of the fiscal year.
Jim Davis is a retired minister living in Cottage Grove, MN.
Harry and Karen (Swenson) Dittler live in Coon Rapids, MN. Karen is a high potential facilitator in the Mounds View school district. Harry is an insurance underwriter for State Farm.
Mary Lundberg Greschner is an English teacher at Lakeland Union High School. She lives in Woodruff, WI.
Judy (Gustafson) Von Ahsen lives in Jefferson, IA where she works for Marso-Pechumn Realty. She and her husband, Gary, have four daughters and three grandchildren. One of her daughters lives in Italy while another is engaged to be married.
June (Hagglund) Weind lives in Toronto, Canada. She continues to teach junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten for the Toronto District School Board. David, her husband, works for Westaim, located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. He lives in Edmonton but gets to Toronto about once a month. June spends her summer holidays in Edmonton.
Kay Hendrickson lives in Pipestone, MN. She works for the Pipestone Independent School District. She has 2 grandsons, Lucas age 4 and Tanner age 1 year.
Jim and Terre (Windsor '68) Holm live in Plymouth, MN. Terre retired in 2002 after teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades for 34 years. She taught first in Willmar and then 33 years in Mound Westonka. Since retirement she has been busy caring for her sister with breast cancer and her parents. We send our sympathy to Terre on the loss of her mother in 2003.
Jim works for Tyco Healthcare as a cost accountant. He enjoys the personnel at Tyco, but looks forward to retirement.
Jean (Kohlmeyer) Witter works in the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. She married Adm. Ray Witter who retired from the Navy on May 17, 2003. Best wishes to you.
Wulf Krause lives in Saint Cloud, MN. He is a social worker for St. Cloud VAMC. His daughter is in the Peace Corps presently working in the Ukraine.
Linda Kenning Olson and husband, Larry, retired three years ago, but continue to run a small antique business called Pine Mountain Antiques.
Duane C. Johnson writes that after 30 years with Freightliner Corporation he took an early retirement. That lasted one and a half years and now he's starting a second career. Also, after spending 11 years working in New Jersey he's back home in Oregon. "It is great having three kids through college so we can now enjoy a few things for ourselves and pamper the grandchildren!"
Pam Kouba Kausel is doing an evangelistic mission trip to Guatemala City in February with Singles in Christ Ministry.
Sue Krez McCormack lives in McGregor, MN.
Jane Forsman Harrison writes that her son, Mitch, Gustavus graduate of 2002 is serving in the Peace Corps in Honduras doing municipal development.
Carl and Eileen (Pederson '68, aka "Petey") Lund are new grandparents. Daughter, Erika, had a baby girl, Ella, last spring. Ella was baptized wearing the same gown Petey's mom made for Erika when Erika was baptized 33 years ago. Daughter, Ilsa, lives in Oakland, CA.
Carl has been called by the Greater Milwaukee Synod to serve as a full-time interim pastor who is sent to congregations going through transition. He helps steer the congregations through the call process. He finished his second appointment in October after a wonderful fifteen months with Abiding Savior. He began his work at Faith in Cedarburg shortly after Christmas.
Petey continues to teach but thinks about retirement. She and Carl spent two weeks in Sweden last June connecting with their "Roots." They stayed with their Swedish family, visited sites of national importance and soaked up some family history.
It was good to see the Lunds at the Batavia High School 40th reunion in September.
Dewey Roach lives in Phoenix, AZ. He retired in June 2003, but continues to work on a part-time basis as a school psychologist for the Creighton School District in Phoenix.
Carla (Rudquist) and Jon Tollefson report that Jon, a professor of entomology at Iowa State University, has been working and researching in Croatia and Serbia this past year. You'll have to write and tell us about your travels.
Bill Salinger lives in New Hope, MN. He is retired and has published a novel called Suffer Little Children, which can be found on: Ibooks.com.
Thanks to all of you for sending in the news. We hope to hear from more of you for the next class letter.
Have a healthy and happy spring!
Dawn Ekstrom Michael
1967 Co-class Agent