After LHN, received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Roosevelt University.
Retired VP/GM of International Manufacturing for Honeywell, VP/GM for Sears Product Repair, now happily volunteering for Humanitarian Service Project as a fund raising corporate speaker. Occasional consultant for offshore labor issues and facility management.
Enjoy travel with 72 countries and 48 states and hopes for more. Love family, friends, dancing, reading…
Widowed, snow bird who spends time at home in either Lisle or Naples, Florida.
Two terrific, adventurous, and kind adult children who make me smile.
After my graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, I returned to Chicago and received my MBA. I enjoyed a stint on the faculty at my alma mater, but Chicago called me home. The bulk of my career was with a large Chicago area not-for-profit, and my areas of responsibility included labor relations, governmental affairs, facilities management, building construction oversight, and in later years, I.T. (sometimes in the not-for-profit world you wear many hats). My working life proved to be very fulfilling. I am now enjoying retirement, living in Northbrook. My wife and I love to travel, and I enjoy a variety of activities and hobbies. I spend as much time as possible with my two adult children who are the light of my life! Retirement is wonderful….. I sometimes wonder how I had time to do all these things while I was still working.
After working as an Administrative Assistant for 30 yrs. for a Lutheran School & District office, I retired in 2016. I currently live in a suburb west of Chicago with my husband. Our two daughters & their families live nearby. Our two grandsons are the loves of my life. I’m kept busy with volunteer work at my church, bowl, watch my grandsons play baseball & enjoy an occasional trip to a casino. Love being retired!
After LHN, degrees from Wilbur Wright Jr. College and Roosevelt University followed. Worked most of my life on Michigan Ave. selling advertising :30 units on television stations nationwide which included WFLD, WLS, WGN, and Fox Sports Net. Still selling Closed Captioning sponsorships in all 50 states. Finally, fortune was on my side when I met an angel named Maryknoll. We were married in 2013 and have a son named Marc Anthony in the Philippines. Getting him to the U.S. is very difficult. Some things never change, still a loyal Packer Backer!
After graduation I attended Concordia, River Forest for two years. I continued my education at various institutions, but never quite earned my degree. Instead of becoming a teacher, I began what would become a 40 year career in life and health insurance. I was “forced” to retire in December 2011, and have, at times, worked part-time to keep busy. I currently live in Niles, IL and am extremely active in my church, Ascension Lutheran Church, Niles. I am very much looking forward to our 50th reunion and touching base with many old friends.
I have lived in Mount Prospect for the past 30 years and have 2 fantastic daughters. Widowed in 2015 suddenly retirement wasn’t as enticing so I continued to work until July 2017 when I finally retired after 22 years as an accountant for a design/build firm. In October 2017 I finally became a first time grandparent to twins! Needless to say, my retirement so far has been enjoying and babysitting my precious grandsons.
I always tell people I could of made a career out of high school with all the parties on weekends. I have been blessed to work for the last 47 years with the Rainbow company as a distributor. Married to the love of my life for 47 years and counting. Three wonderful children and 7 adorable grandchildren that keep us going! Enjoy the Bulls, Blackhawks, and Bears and playing Texas holdem. Played in a charity poker tournament for the Blackhawks a few years ago and sat next to Jonathan Toews! See you all in October.
After graduation from Luther, I went on to graduate from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education. Met my husband, Wayne there and married in 1972. Taught 4th grade for 12 years until our first child was born. We have 2 adult wonderful kids who both live in sunny California! Wayne and I got our real estate licenses in 1990 and have been realtors ever since. I would love to retire because I love the sunshine, but I love real estate even more. Life is really good!
Almost all of my working career was in the travel business. Over the years I spent time in 152 different countries. I sold my travel company, (Custom Group Tours) and retired almost 20 years ago. Since then I have lived on Lake Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand from October to April. The other six months I’m in Sunriver, OR in the Cascade Mountains. My wife is named Jean and she worked with me in the travel business. We still travel quite a bit. Last June we were gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda and we just got back from diving with the manta rays on Yap in Micronesia.
Dating as seniors, who would have thought that Wayne and Martha would eventually get married?! In 1972 we started our married life, had two children, Sara, 1975, and Tim, 1978, and 6 grandchildren We moved to St. Charles, MO in 1987 and still reside there today. Martha taught 32 years in the Lutheran School system, and Wayne worked 42 years in the airline industry. We travel often to visit our children and grandchildren in Phoenix, AZ and Houston TX. We enjoy all outdoor activities and have a trip to Israel planned after the reunion. God has richly blessed us.
After college, I started my insurance career, working for several agencies, then as an underwriter and finally settling as the owner of an independent insurance agency in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. I’m semi-retired, but still active in the agency, maintaining relationships with my clients.
I’ve been married to my HS sweetheart and lovely wife, Marlene (Bergmann), for almost 46 years and we have 4 wonderful daughters and 9 grandchildren. We live in Long Grove, enjoy traveling the world as much as we can and spending time with family at our other home in Northern Wisconsin.
After Luther, I attended art school in Chicago and spent several years working in the creative department at Walgreen’s and part-time as a beautician. I’ve been married for almost 46 years to my fellow Luther classmate, Karl Riehn and my “career” has been as a homemaker and part of raising our 4 wonderful daughters. We’re blessed with 9 grandchildren who keep me busy. Karl and I have been lucky to have traveled extensively throughout the world and hope to continue doing so in the future. My hobbies include anything with my family, traveling and spending time at our home in northern WI.
After Luther North, I went to Concordia Chicago (River Forest). I asked to be sent to the Midwest for my call and I was sent to Winston-Salem, NC. I taught for ten years and then went into insurance. After that, I joined Wachovia Bank in the Trust Department. I worked in trust real estate, trust tax, employee benefits and ended up in charitable trust. I retired in June of 2015. I am loving being retired. I visit elderly members of the church, help in the school library, teach preschool Sunday School and keep the nursery at church. I also help with Hispanic tutoring.
I went to Valpo 1 year in the Nursing program and decided blood and shots were not for me. Have been married, divorced and widowed twice but have 2 great children and 3 (soon to be 4) beautiful grandchildren. Retired from one of the hospital systems in Springfield from doing medical coding and insurance billing. Have a wonder life partner now and we enjoy traveling with our 3 little dogs in our travel trailer.
I worked as a personal injury paralegal for 20+ years in Atlanta and then opened a health food store/wellness center in west Georgia, which is still a viable entity after 30 years. I jokingly describe myself as a peripatetic peripatetic. Was very involved with several non-profit organizations (VASA Order of America, Scandinavian Foundation of Georgia, Scandinavian Festival) but am taking a much needed break from volunteering so I can focus on travel, two grandchildren, my garden, and life in general.
I dropped out of Utah State and finished college and grad school years later while I was custodial single parent of four kids. I’ve been teaching English, journalism, American lit and film at Illinois Wesleyan Univ. for 30 years, and have been married to my second wife for 23 years. We enjoyed taking students on short terms in Europe. In addition to four grown children and seven grandchildren, I have a son who’s a sophomore at NCC and a daughter at Bloomington HS. I keep busy as a film reviewer, writer, Hemingway/Updike scholar, and Twin Cities Ballet board member.
50 years and soooo many blessings!
52 years in the workforce (45 in management) and still going strong
Married Bob in 1972. (He passed away in 2005 after a long battle with MS).
2 wonderful sons, Bobby in St Louis and Jimmy in Chattanooga and
4 just Wonderful grandchildren.
Have a B.S. in Organizational Management from Bethel Univ., McKenzie Tn
Breast Cancer survivor since 1993 – YEAH!
Thankful for each new day and continue to serve an Awesome God.
For me, the LHN years loom large since it was there that I met Ruth, my wife of 46 years; a marriage blessed with seven children. It was there too that an appreciation for the arts was cultivated through Thespians and choir, as well as a love of reading and writing. I spent 40 years in the check processing industry in three different locations; Chicago, Des Moines, and Milwaukee, where we retired in 2015. I also sold insurance in Iowa with AAL for five years. Retirement has afforded us the opportunity to travel, volunteer at church, and in my case, begin playing softball again!
Time keeps ticking by-but that many ticks? 50 years! Four years at NIU for a BS in Home Ec/Family Life & Child Development prepared me to be a SAHM. What a blessing that was, though Gary worked to bring home two incomes. Now I’ve used these skills with a care-giving agency, Rent-A-Daughter the past 12 years. Children are now spread around WI to IL, GA & Taiwan. I volunteer with LWML both local & district levels & have gone from sewing costumes to quilts for h.s. grads, military service personnel and VA hospital patients. Family gets together when we can (29 & counting) & we enjoy having them.
After graduating from Valparaiso, I returned to Chicago to start a business career with Ernst & Young became a CPA and obtained an MBA from Roosevelt. I have twins, Alexis and Eric, age 36. I lived in several North Shore communities, raised my children in Lake Forest and currently reside in Glenview with my second wife, Debbie. I joined Rust-Oleum and over a 21 year career rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In 1994, I joined Pfingsten Partners, a private equity firm, as Partner. In 2001, I founded Maplewood LF Investors, a private equity firm. I am still active in business.
I joined the Chicago Police Department in 1971. Ten years after graduation, I met my wife, Lorelei Tesak (LHN 69) and married in 1980. We have one son who brings joy and laughter into our life. We survived a near fatal motorcycle accident in 1983, so we now enjoy less hazardous activities such as tennis, boating, beach walking, hiking the National Parks and church volunteer work. I retired in 2000 as a Violent Crime Detective and I still run my own small insurance agency. We now live in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Seafood is great but we miss Chicago junk food.
Majored in English & Sec Ed at Valpo, intending to be a teacher, but somehow wound up with a career in IT as a Business Analyst, which I loved. Just retired in April this year – wish I could have done it sooner, I LOVE IT!! I’m not committing to much yet, still just want to enjoy the freedom and keep my options open. I do a lot of volunteer work at church, enjoy reading, music & theater. Never married and had kids, so my extended family means everything to me – three first cousins with wonderful children and grandchildren that are the lights of my life. Really looking forward to October!
In 1980 I moved to Springfield and started a private law practice. My wife, Joyce, and I married in 1986, and spent wonderful years raising three children. In 1996 I was appointed as an associate judge in Sangamon County, where I remained until my retirement in January, 2016. I am working at my retirement skills through travel, biking, exercise, gardening and stained glass. Joyce works as a contract lobbyist, so one of my new skills is as a homemaker. We have a daughter and two grandchildren in Pensacola, a daughter and an infant grandson in Springfield and a son in Chicago.
I went to Valpo and to the U of Illinois -UC, where I earned a Ph.D. in physiology. In 1975 I married Keith Olson (’68) and after grad school we moved to the Detroit area. Until the first of our 2 sons was born, I worked as a research associate at Wayne State University. When asked to fill in as a Lutheran high school biology teacher, I discovered my dream career. Two years ago I retired, and now have time for gardening, reading, and volunteering at church and with ANACHEM. Most of all I enjoy taking trips with Keith to places “off the beaten path.”
After high school, I attended Concordia River Forest where I met my husband, Gary Pikalek. I taught 32 years at St. Paul’s in Chicago Heights. Gary and I have two children, Lisa and Jim, and 4 grandchildren. We are now both retired from teaching and are enjoying traveling and spending time with our family.
It was in an economics class at North Park College that I met my husband, Andy, we married in 1973. After graduating, I worked in banking as a financial analyst for 26 years and then went into elementary ed administration until our first grandchild was born. We have 3 wonderful children Bill, Chrissy, Andrea and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Retirement is much busier than we expected as we still own rental property and babysit our two granddaughters full time. More time to travel is something we hope for!
After graduation from LHN, I continued my education at Valparaiso University and at the University of Illinois where I received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry. Christine Bieze and I married in 1975. We have two adult sons, Samuel and Erik. My 35-year career as an analytical chemist at the General Motors Research Laboratories was focused on automotive research. Education that started at Messiah Lutheran School and at LHN enabled me to serve in various professional societies for chemists and at St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI. (I’m still one of Ron Taylor’s science nerds.)
My work history ranges from civil rights community organizer in the Bootheel region of Missouri, to Director of UC San Diego Upward Bound, and 20 years as a Campus Planner at UCSD. The highlight of my career was planning the first public university based Charter School in California. The Preuss School at UCSD serves low-income middle and high school students who represent the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year university. It is nationally very highly ranked by US News and World Reports.
I am no longer a member of any organized religion. I am a secular humanist.
I am married and have fostered kids and have volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Youth). I have been retired for 9 years. Hope that the reunion is fantastic!
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to follow many of my passions into my careers. Owning two catering businesses gave me the joy of cooking, party planning and working with great people. As the owner of a corporate fitness business through the 80s and 90s I designed facilities and programs for a number of international firms. I also wrote two heart healthy cookbooks that tied into my culinary background. Finally as a “gaslight girl” I sang professionally.
I am now semi retired, helping my son Karl with his business. I enjoy cooking, writing, going to concerts, visiting museums with my granddaughter and traveling throughout the American Southwest.
I am the same person I was 50 years ago except for the two artificial hips; those are new!!
I have been married to my wife Bonnie for 44 years. We have 3 children: Joshua 39, Janessa 35, and Trisha 33. I am proud of all 3. I also have 4 grand children, and one on the way. Aiden, Derek, Jack, and Charlie (a girl). My working life was in paving and grading construction. Went from laborer, to grade checker, to foreman, to superintendent. I retired at age 58.
I received my Bachelor of Arts at Concordia Teachers College, and my Master of Arts in Education at Concordia University, River Forest Illinois.
I have taught in LCMS schools for 42 years, and I am now retired, living in Winter Springs, Florida.
I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, volunteering at church, and substitute teaching. My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, the temperature is perfect.
Thinking back on my years at Luther, I appreciated the caring attitude of my teachers and the quality education I received as well as enjoying playing in the LHN band.
After LHN I was an Admin. Assistant, I met my husband and we married in 1981. We have two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Rachel. I was a stay at home mom and completed my degree at St. Xavier University. I taught second grade in Orland Park until we moved to O’Fallon, Missouri. We moved back to Orland Park and I taught third grade for 13 years and retired in 2015. We moved to Ft. Smith, Arkansas where I loved having the time to volunteer at various homeless organizations. My husband retired and we moved back to Mokena, IL to be closer to our daughters and enjoy our granddaughter, Chloe.
After my graduation from LHN I worked for Pfizer Pharmaceutical for seven years. I decided to move to Houston Texas where most of my family had moved and attend the University of Houston where I pursued a career in Real Estate. I have been selling Real Estate here ever since. I have been married 36 years and have two wonderful adult children and five precious grandchildren that keep me pretty busy.
I am a retired Lutheran School teacher/administrator. My wife Bonnie and I live in Las Vegas. Bonnie is the first grade teacher at Mountain View Lutheran School. We have 6 children scattered around the United States. Rebecca in Fort Worth, Steven in Tomball TX., Jenny in Las Vegas, Kim in St. Louis, Heather in Conway AK, and Matthew in New Hampshire. I spend my time trying to garden in the desert, hiking in the mountains, and substitute teaching at Faith Lutheran Middle School/High School. I also serve as elder at our church. We love to travel when we can.
Amazing! I can’t believe it has been 50 years since we graduated. The years have passed by so quickly. Life has been an interesting journey….
After graduation from LHN, I pursued an education in the medical field. I started first as a Medical Assistant and as a Medical Assistant Instructor; then onto Practical Nursing. After graduation from nursing school I discovered that nursing wasn’t what I wanted as a chosen career.
Switching occupations I became a Flight Attendant; travelling stateside and international. After eight years, I retired from the aviation world and decided to get my Bachelor of Science degree; which I acquired from Indiana Wesleyan University through an accelerated degree program. While attending school I worked as an office nurse.
After graduation, I wore many other hats….Medicaid Denial & Appeals Counselor, Medical Sales (Visiting Physicians), Medical Credentialing, Development Director/Non-Profit.
Presently, I’m semi-retired; working for Custom Design Builders as a Sales Assistant.
Life happens….divorced and widowed.
But a happy ending, I now live in Cedar Park, Texas (a city on the outskirts of Austin, Texas) with my husband Rodney.
I’m so glad I was able to attend Luther North. After graduation I was fortunate to get my first job as a secretary at Sears in Skokie in the Advertising department. You’d think I was going to work for the FBI with all the testing they required. My last job was at Siemens as a Contract Coordinator. That position ended as I waited for my lung transplant. I am now 5+ years out and amazed what that experience meant to me and my family.
I’ve lived 40+ years in my Grandparents house in Wauconda which my Mom and I purchased in 1973. I have one son who has always been quite remarkable and was lucky enough to be raised in the house where I spent my happiest times during my childhood summer vacations. Nothing like the country life, peaceful atmosphere and living close to the lake!
I’m still in touch with our classmate Karen Mojica. There’s nothing that can replace a friend. I’ve had so much fun spending time with my sister, Robin, who raised Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and still is a source of fun and giggles. I have a wonderful partner, Jim, who was my caretaker through my transplant and keeps me laughing and on my toes. I don’t have grandchildren but have a fabulous niece and two wonderful great-nieces who provide a constant source of joy. As my Grandma would say “no matter how old, life is still sweet”!
I graduated from Local 597 apprenticeship school in 1979. I was a pipefitter with Local 597 Chicago
of which I was an active member for 40 years. I retired in 2012.
I have 7 children with my late wife of 37 years. I enjoy spending time with my children and my 8 grandchildren.
My daughter lives in Las Vegas so I frequent there a lot. The weather is also a plus.
I have been working as a medical transcriptionist for 45 years. Owned my own company for 21 years. In addition, I am a naturopathic physician for 20 years. Have a certifications as a Juice Guru Therapist, Shen Qi instructor, a Professional Coder and am licensed to sell insurance in Arizona. I like to garden, hike, listen to music and watching movies. I have been married to a Moroccan Muslim for 22 years. I won’t be attending the reunion so I hope you all have a good time getting together and reminiscing.
After Luther, I received my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to being a proud mom, I have worked in management and sales, and am still working at Arhaus Furniture in Cincinnati. I enjoy gardening, baking, cooking and most of all seeing the grand kids. In December, we had a wonderful cruise on the Allure of the Seas with both our kids and our grandkids!
I think back of my time at Luther as the most carefree and fun years of my life!
I am happily married for 43 years to my wife Niki. We have three great kids Richard,Susan and Jeff. All are graduates of Luther North. I have five amazing grand kids. I am retired and living in Saint Cloud Florida. I am on the go a lot enjoying life traveling in the states, Europe and cruising.
I was married for many years, but now I am widowed. I have lived in my home in Mount Prospect for too many years to mention.
I have three daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren. I love spending time with my family.
I worked at High School District 214 for over 27 years and have now retired from that job.
To keep busy and to keep the brain functioning, I’m now working a few hours a week when I’m not with the kids.
After graduating from Luther North worked downtown at Rothschild’s doing reports for all stores. In the summer of 1969 I moved to the south suburbs and worked for a savings and loan for 19 years. In 1988 I started working for Palos Hospital. I remained there until I retired in February 2014.
I enjoy reading and going on mini trips with my sister. I enjoy the warm weather of Arizona. My sister and I plan to move there next year.
After Luther North, I completed a four-year program in the Tool and Die profession. I was employed in that field for a majority of my working life. I always felt that the great teachers at Luther prepared me for what life would bring. I now enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and investing. I love going to St Lucia, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Since LHN, I earned 3 degrees, married 2 loves (1 now in heaven), raised 4 kids (3 sons/1 daughter), added 2 daughters-in-law and welcomed 6 grandkids. I coached all 4 kids in baseball and 3 in soccer, watched 2 walk across the stage and down the aisle and 2 more pack for college. I enjoyed 2 careers and a host of post-retirement jobs for fun. I built 1 home, lived in 7 states and enjoyed Airbnb across 1,000’s of miles. I rafted the Rogue, walked countless beaches, and lived among cactus, palm and fir trees. I raced cars once (true to my yearbook), and raced thru Disneyland..lots. God is good!
After graduating in 1968, I attended Amundsen Junior College for one year. Soon after the first year of school was complete I was asked to join a law firm. Over the course of more than a 40 year career, I have been part of a variety of great teams including a law firm, auto insurance, software developer, healthcare services & insurance for professionals. Over the course of my career I have been recognized with awards for excellent customer service (1990, 2001, 2002 & 2003), outstanding performance by an employee (2003), and happiest employee (2012 & 2013). I enjoyed being part of my local community & participated in Lake County’s Big Brothers & Big Sisters program (2011-2014) as child advocate & mentor. I’m very proud to be part of the program & feel rewarded with opportunity to assist children for a better path in life. As a volunteer for Paws Chicago for four years, I was a cat mentor assisting families choosing a cat for a forever home. This is also the place I found my very special PJ (Maine Coon) who has been part of my family now for over 15 years. PJ brings a ton of love energy to my days & is enjoyed by everyone in the family. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy going to Cubs games & cheer for the Bulls, Bears and Black Hawks. I live a healthy life style & work out at the gym. I have been on short & long cruises to Israel, Greece, Turkey, Naples, & Pompeii. I enjoy being with family & am a proud godmother to Karolyn, daughter of Karl & Marlene (class of ’68). In November 2017 I moved closer to family in Simpsonville, SC – Cassie, Ellen, Ariana (great niece) and nephew-in-law, Kurt. I have begun the process of re-establishing myself & becoming part of the community participating in community events. I am looking forward to my next trip to Seattle, Cannon Beach & the Washington coast. I live by the code “You are never too old to learn new things”.
The extraordinary journey began after graduating from LHN .Went to college, got married, had a son, got divorced and remarried. I worked at Evanston Hospital and as a Fashion Coordinator at Carson Pirie Scott. Moved to CA and started on a nonprofit path by working with hospice care and seniors, the arts, and other organizations. Our grandson was born in NC in 2008 so on to Wake Forest, enjoying our grandson, opening a cultural arts center, retiring, volunteering, and creating the Wake Forest Dance Festival. It continues to be quite the journey.
We have been given a 600 character limit to cover 50 years of life so I will try to make this short. My first job out of high school was at Lakeview Bank located at Belmont & Ashland in Chicago which is now a giant Marino’s. From there I went downtown and worked for Quaker Oats in the Merchandise Mart, and Montgomery Wards on State Street. I worked at DePaul University while earning my bachelor’s in Social Science in the evenings. I have been with the AAMA for 21 years and with my loving husband, Roger, for 26 years. See you at the reunion.
Graduated from North Park College school of nursing, BSN, RN, in 1972. My career started nursing in Key West, then McHenry, KS, then married Paul Hymes July 1, 1972. He joined the Navy flight program after graduation and we spent 4 yrs at Key West (joint command) and first child was born there, Andrew, in 1974. Moved back to Chicago area and Paul attended North Park Seminary while I worked at McHenry Hospital. Rachel was born in 1978. Then Miriam arrived in 1980 just in time for ordination and move to Fairbanks, AK for our first church. Served there 6 yrs and Aaron was born in 1982. Moved to Kansas for 2 yrs, then up to Camrose, AB. Just retired here after 25 yrs at Home Care- 45 yrs of nursing. Still reside in Camrose. Kids all graduated from universities and have wonderful careers and homes. So far, have only two grandchildren- Rylan,8 and Micah,6, both in Illinois so must come home to see them all.
After graduation, I moved to Houston to attend UH and get a degree in Elem. Ed. I regret I never completed my BS. My mother died in 1970 so Houston became my home. I taught PK in LCMS schools until I retired in 2015 due to health issues. I married in 1972, had a daughter, Jennifer, in 1979. I divorced in 1996. I have 2 wonderful grandchildren, Noah born in 2010 and Savannah in 2013. She was the first girl born, on her daddy’s side, in 144 yrs. I volunteer at the children’s school, Salem Tomball. I love crafts and spending time with daughter and grandchildren. Looking forward to the reunion!
I have been married for 46 yrs to a retired accountant. I have 2 great daughters & a great son-in-law. My oldest is 39; she lives out of state & is a freelance graphic designer for bands such as Godsmack & Metallica. My youngest is 30; her & her husband own a themed construction business & have completed work for theme parks & attractions around the world. I was fortunate enough to be a full-time mother & wife. I enjoy rescuing animals & volunteering my time. We have been traveling for 46 years & have been half way around the world. I am very grateful for everyday & for what the future holds.
After graduating from Concordia, River Forest in 1972, I taught in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I married my husband David and we had a daughter and son. In 2000 we moved to Las Vegas to teach at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School. My husband retired in 2016 after 43 years and I joined him in May of this year after 45 years in the LCMS. We enjoy our 3 granddaughters and all their activities, reading and traveling.
Greetings, Luther High North, class of 1968. I am not sure how many would remember me. I was a shy boy from Korea attended only one year at Luther H. North, graduating in 68. But that was one of the most memorable year of my life, if not the most. Since I graduated, went onto UICC for one year then transferred to the Univ. of North Dakota receiving BA degree in Economics . Then, went onto a few schools, U. of Virginia, Mississippi State, U. of South Carolina, and Duke U. obtaining terminal degree in Global Business. Been in academia most of my life, U. of Maryland, retired in July 2010. Also worked at Mitsubishi Corp. in Japan and Korea for several years. Presently, I am living in Arizona immensely enjoying the winter months and go to Canada during the summer, Kelowna, a beautiful mid-sized town in BC, 200+miles east of Vancouver. I have noticed several 68 graduates in AZ, vaguely remember Paul Birr, Inge Barth, and Gail Wiener. However, I do remember few 68 friends.
I opened a retail store that supported the sale of artisan work for a few years. Direction changed & the highlight was completing an intense selection process to achieve a 4-year apprenticeship with a Phi Beta Kappa, Mensa, Fulbright Scholar & teaching western physicians, nurses & educators for 10 years. I redirected my life into the Corporate arena. Frequent guest lecturer at Shorter & Devry Universities as a subject matter expert in Whole Brain Thinking. I moved on to own my own company. Member of Senator Bumpers “Peace Links Intl.” I traveled the former Soviet Union a number of times & completed an independent study. I then focused on Women Leading Sustainability as a guest lecture. One of my greatest joys has been to support the development of Wizard Academy in Austin, TX. Campus is an architectural wonder where you will find my name bronzed there as a patron. I became Business Advisor to the Grand Master of the Shaolin who is an icon in China. He is a physician & trains top athletes from all over the world. I design & teach Lifestyle, Seasonal Care & Exec. Performance.
Where did the years go? After law school at The U. of Illinois I went into private practice in Ottawa, Il. I finally shut that down and am now working part time as the First Assistant State’s Attorney in LaSalle County.
More importantly, my second wife of 24 years, Pat, a retired school administrator, and I have 5 great children between us and 12 noisy grandchildren. Holidays at our house are the perfect blend of chaos and joy.
We travel abroad as much as we can and also spend a lot of time at our second home in Big Sky, Mt. We are still avid downhill skiers. We live in Naperville with our German Shepherd Dog, Koko.
After years of neglect, bordering on disillusionment, I have rediscovered my God, who has blessed me throughout.
Currently living in Prospect Heights, IL, I am Mom to 2 kids, Grandma to 6 beautiful grandkids, 3 boys and 3 girls, and I’m still working full time. I love spending time with the kids, and enjoying the best job I’ve held to date. Life is good, and I’m so blessed in every way. Look forward to connecting with old friends.
I worked for 42 years with Illinois Bell Telephone. For 8 years I was a tech and the remaining years as Manager Network & Engineer and right of way professionals. Raised 6 children. 5 oldest are a year apart. We have eight grandchildren. I am retired now and like to go fishing in Canada. My greatest impact of attending Luther was that it kept me out of trouble.
After graduation from Luther North, my life’s journey took me to Minnesota to get my Business degree. I added a computer science business major to that degree in 1982 and my last 30 years before retirement in 2012 I spent as a Computer Systems Developer. My wife Linda and I live in Faribault, Minnesota. It is close to the Twin Cities and Rochester (Mayo Clinic) We have two children and two grandchildren. For the past few years, we have escaped the Minnesota winters to the Coachella valley in southern California to enjoy the warmth and sunshine of the desert.
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