Pacific Lutheran University Class of 1969

Greetings Class of 1969!

The Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th reunion the first week of October. Even though it may have seemed like a gathering of strangers, the years fell away and recognition and shared times returned quickly!

Class Photo

First Row (L-R): Rosemary (Cameron) Stallings, Barry Jordahl, Mike Burton, Donnajo (Holmes) Putzier, Barbara (Calhoun) Moore, Sherrie (Worthington) Gerheim

Second Row: Helen (Sletten) Carpenter, Ann (Whitelock) Herfindahl, Sharon (Swanson) LeMay, Sharon (Willms) Dillinger, Marjorie (Weiss) Ray, Douglas Wright, Ellen (Schnaible) Breiten, Jan Loreen-Martin, Nancy Kingston, Garnet Templin-Imel

Third Row: Julie (Svendsen) Anderson, Barbara (Thompson) Aune, Patti (Callow) Krieger-Martin, G. Lee Kluth, Pam (Bach) Kluth, Bruce Eklund, Chris Anderson

Fourth Row: Ron Grewenow,  Patsy (Davies) Johnson, David Hanson, Sandy Sanford, Rick Rouse, Betty (Burton) Beecher, Susan (Van Hoy) Burchfield, Barbara (Maier) Eklund, Terri Rae Anderson, Annette (Sivertson) Johnson, Karen (Emerson) Recher, Jan (Knight) Boyanovsky, Dennis Goin

Fifth Row: Linda (Zingleman) Ellingboe, Phil Isensee, G. Lee Raaen, David Johnson, Bill Ranta, Marv Slind, Tom Stuen, John Knapp, Ken Bakken, Jim Ojala, Stephen Stout, Norman Aune, Bob Klavano, Phil Goldenman, Curtis Pearson, Rick Nelson, Richard Holmes, Richard Huling, Kristian Erickson

1969 Slideshow

Classmate Dennis Goin worked with the PLU Archivist and created an amazing slideshow that was viewed during the reunion. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws the music has been taken out.

50th Reunion Photos

View photos from the Class of 1969 reunion reception and dinner on Friday, October 4. Special guests included University  Photographer Ken Dunmire and Dr. Wilma Peterson, Assistant Professor of Nursing in Pediatrics.

Golden Club Brunch and University Congregation

The Class of 1969 was invited to the Golden Brunch this year, as it is for those that attended PLU 50 years ago or earlier. President Allan Belton took questions from the room on various topics. Following the brunch, many went on to attend the University Congregation. Choir of the West alumni were invited on stage to sing with the current Choir of the West students.

See who attended!

Questions or concerns?

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at
or (253) 535-7415.

Endowed Scholarship

The class of 1969 created an endowed scholarship to honor their 50 years! Gifts support students who need additional assistance decreasing “the gap” – the difference between the financial aid PLU is able to offer and the cost of  attendance.

The Turbulent Sixties and American Culture Today

Professor Emeritus Phil Nordquist and Angie Hambrick, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Justice and Sustainability, explored what has changed and what has remained the same in 50 years. A big thank you to Rick Rouse and G. Lee Kluth for their work on creating this session.

Julie (Svendsen) Anderson
Terri Rae (Stedman) & Chris Anderson
Barb (Thompson) & Norman Aune
Ken Bakken
Betty (Burton) Beecher
Jan (Knight) Boyanovsky
Susan (Van Hoy) Burchfield
Mike Burton
Ellen (Schnaible) Breiten
Helen (Sletten) Carpenter
Sharon (Willms) Dillinger
Barbara (Maier) & Bruce Eklund
Linda (Zingleman) & John Ellingboe
Kristian Erickson
Jeanette (Schwall) Gates
Sherrie (Worthington) Gerheim
Dennis Goin

Philip Goldenman
John Goodwin
Ron Grewenow
David Hanson
Ann (Whitelock) Herfindahl
Richard Holmes
Richard Huling
Phil Isensee
Annette (Sivertson) Johnson
Patsy (Davies) & David Johnson
Barry Jordahl
Nancy Kingston
Pam (Bach) & G. Lee Kluth
Lynn (Small) & John Knapp
Patti (Callow) Krieger-Martin
Sharon (Swanson) LeMay
Jan Loreen-Martin

Barbara (Calhoun) Moore
Rick Nelson
Jim Ojala
Curtis Pearson
Donnajo (Holmes) Putzier
G. Lee Raaen
Bill Ranta
Marjorie (Weiss) Ray
Karen (Emerson) & Steve Recher
Rick Rouse
Gayle (Read) Rue
Sandy Sanford
Marv Slind
Rosemary (Cameron) Stallings
Stephen Stout
Tom Stuen
Douglas Wright