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Class of 1966 celebrates golden reunion at Concordia University, Nebraska

Friday, Apr. 29, 2016
The Class of 1966 helps move pieces of the pipe organ to the new Music Building.
The Class of 1966 helps move pieces of the pipe organ to the new Music Building.

The class of 1966 will reunite for its 50th anniversary May 5-8 as part of the Concordia University, Nebraska commencement activities. The Class of 1966 will lead the commencement processional on May 7, 2016, at 10 a.m. and be recognized during the ceremony.

“What joy it is to work with our alumni who are so passionate and enthusiastic about coming back together and celebrating memories and friendships,” said Director of Alumni and University Relations Jennifer Furr. “This year’s class is especially engaged and excited to celebrate their 50th reunion. We look forward to saying ‘welcome home’ to so many of our alumni this year!"

Social gatherings will celebrate the class’ anniversary on both Thursday and Saturday evenings. Class members will be honored at a luncheon with current graduates on Friday and at a dinner with Concordia President Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich prior to the baccalaureate service on Friday night. The class of 1966 is also invited to attend a Sunday morning brunch.

Registered attendees include (alphabetical by last name):

Phillip Abbuhl, Ponca City, Okla.

Arlin Bauer, Warsaw, Mo.

Marlene (Rafert) Baughman, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Donna (Kolterman) Bierbaum, Sedona, Ariz.

Edward Bierbaum, Sedona, Ariz.

Stan Bluma, Omaha, Neb.

Eugene Bode, Riesel, Texas

Katherine (Abel) Bode, Riesel, Texas

Karen (Knapp) Boerger, New Palestine, Ind.

Mark Boerger, New Palestine, Ind.

Ronald Brandhorst, Denver, Colo.

Celeste (Lawin) Craemer, San Rafael, Calif.

Glenda (Gierhan) Dobbertien, Seward, Neb.

Nancy (Seim) Ebel, Red Lodge, Mont.

Charles Falk, La Mesa, Calif.

Joanene (Vander Hamm) Falk, La Mesa, Calif.

Betty (Beckman) Fehlhafer, Utica, Neb.

Stanley Fehlhafer, Lincoln, Neb.

Anina (Lund) Ferguson, Tahlequah, Okla.

Sharlyn (Bumann) Fritz, Houston, Texas

Roger Glawatz, Seward, Neb.

Eunice Goldgrabe, Seward, Neb.

Jane Gronau, Kiron, Iowa

Ruth (Kringel) Gugel, Utica, Mich.

Norman Harley, Lincoln, Neb.

Michael Held, Cypress, Texas

Kathy (Wellenkamp) Herbst, Brookfield, Wis.

Jim Holste, Bryan, Texas

Leanora (LaSell) Hotker, Menora, W. Australia

Marilyn Illsley, Oviedo, Fla.

Carol (Karg) Kamprath, Sheboygan, Wis.

Suzanne (Petterson) Kemper, Murrysville, Pa.

Barry Kolb, North Richland Hills, Texas

Thomas Krueger, Leander, Texas

David Kruse, Colby, Kan.

Lavern Kruse, Commerce Township, Mich.

Evelyn (Kroger) Kubert, Lincoln, Neb.

Joe Micanek, Burwell, Neb.

Ray Mirly, Buckeye, Ariz.

Jane (Pechacek) Moeller, New Braunfels, Texas

Gary Mueller, Saint Louis, Mo.

Bonnie (Moeller) Noack, Lincoln, Neb.

Dennis Oetting, Emma, Mo.

Thomas Orlowski, Lansing, Kan.

Myra (Ludwig) Patterson, Pearl City, Hawaii

Karen Rader, Sanborn, N.Y.

Donald Roth, Perryville, Mo.

Martha (Wages) Schamber, Rapid City, S.D.

Linda (Rieschick) Schmelig, Bella Vista, Ariz.

Jim Schubarth, Torrance, Calif.

Joanne (Bloechle) Schubarth, Torrance, Calif.

Carolyn Schuette, Glendale, Wis.

Carol (Forke) Senechal, Colorado Springs, Colo.

John Senechal, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Carolyn (Stroebel) Sims, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Catherine (Seim) Spencer, Gainsville, Ga.

Gertrude (Schmidt) Stigge, Ponca City, Okla.

Ruth (Schuessler) Wurster, Orchard Park, N.Y.