Georgeann (Calder) Georges

Georgeann (Calder) Georges

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.

Paul Reimer

Paul Reimer

 I am grateful to be retired after a career in facilities management. My wife and I still call Naperville IL home although most of the time from September through May you’ll find me soaking up the Arizona desert sun. We have three wonderful daughters and seven beautiful grandkids who make me very proud and keep me laughing. Thought retirement would see the end of Day Planners……not so much! I stay as busy as I want to be, which is just fine
Paul Finnell

Paul Finnell

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.

Carol (Mulik) Northcutt

Carol (Mulik) Northcutt

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!

John Avila

John Avila

My life has been like an uncharted road with many twists and turns.  Perhaps that’s because GPS is a relatively new invention.  I enjoyed high school so much I went on for more schooling.  I veered off to law enforcement and then corporate security systems in pharmaceuticals.
Another fork in the road brought me to DeKalb, where I still reside.  I worked at NIU, eventually becoming Maintenance Supervisor overseeing crews in several buildings.
I am now “living the dream”, enjoying retirement with my second wife.  She is my soul mate and muse.  We like to travel by train, plane or automobile.  But mostly we like traveling by motorcycle whenever and wherever we want.
Family and friends are very important to me.  I hope to be cruising down this path for a long, long time, making new friends and enjoying new adventures wherever the journey of life takes us.
Kathy (Moser) Labahn

Kathy (Moser) Labahn

Can’t believe it’s been 50 years since we’ve walked the “hallowed” halls at Luther North.
After graduation I was somewhat persuaded by my dad to work for CTA within their Employment Department at the Merchandise Mart. Being a Hiring Specialist truly turned out to be a very interesting position. After a few months it became apparent that asking a soon to be bus driver or bus mechanic if they had any questions wasn’t the best thing to be asking!
I married, had two beautiful children and after almost three decades of marriage found myself divorced. Worked for Allstate Insurance Company as a Portfolio Manager for twenty-three years and retired in May, 2014, just hours before my second grandchild was born.
I currently reside in Algonquin very close to my daughter and grandkids where I spend a great amount of my time babysitting. Life certainly is an adventure and at times can throw you several curve balls, but above all we know it’s all part of God’s wondrous plan.
Don Stauber

Don Stauber

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!

Coby Mueller

Coby Mueller

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.

Kathy (Schoonover) Leburkien

Kathy (Schoonover) Leburkien

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.

Bob Fasshauer

Bob Fasshauer

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.

Holly (Jukich) Wyckoff

Holly (Jukich) Wyckoff

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!

Laurie (Linke) Knodel

Laurie (Linke) Knodel

I am happily retired for just over 1 year after a 45 year career as a Registered Nurse. Went through divorce 7 yrs ago, bought a condo & relocated to Des Plaines, IL. Life is GREAT ! Too busy now to even be able to work. I fly frequently to Washington State to see my sons & their families & am in love with my 4 grandkids! I serve as Treasurer of my Condo Association, volunteer at a nearby food pantry & travel often with my friends. Still love doing my needlework & crochet in my spare moments and donate most of the blankets. Looking forward to seeing you at the Reunion !
Bob Maina

Bob Maina

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.

Pat (Gaspar) Hook

Pat (Gaspar) Hook

I’ve been married since July 1969. My husband joined the Air Force in 1969. We were stationed in Suffolk England from 1969 to 1973. When he was discharged we located to his home town, Dayton Ohio. I started working for Merrill Lynch January of 1974. I retired from Merrill Lynch April 2013. We have one son who just turned 41. He gave us 2 beautiful grandchildren a boy who is now 21 and a girl who is 16. My Mother moved to Dayton after my Father passed in 2001. She is almost 94 and I keep busy with her.
I’ve had a blessed life.
Martha (Lutz) Glover

Martha (Lutz) Glover

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.

Karl Riehn

Karl Riehn

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.

Marlene (Bergmann) Riehn

Marlene (Bergmann) Riehn

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.

Cheryl Wulfert

Cheryl Wulfert

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.

Louise (Raery) Schneider

Louise (Raery) Schneider

Retired from UPS, Care-giving and Animal Hospital Receptionist.  I have two boys and a stepdaughter that live in Illinois, however, no grandchildren as of yet.  My husband and I spend our summers in Wisconsin  and winters in AZ.  We are blessed!
Bill Piatnitza

Bill Piatnitza

After graduation I attended Carthage College and was fortunate to play three more years of football. Graduated and obtained my commission as a U. S. Marine Corps Officer and spent ten great years traveling the world on assignments including a short tour as a infantry platoon commander in Vietnam. Blessed to make it home in one piece.
I then attended Texas A&M University and earned a second degree in Construction Management and entered the commercial construction industry where I still work today in Scottsdale, AZ. Hopefully I’ll retire to my ranch in Texas in the near future.
Kathy (Nelson) Odne

Kathy (Nelson) Odne

After Luther,  I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I went to work for American Hospital Supply in Evanston which is where I met my husband, John.  We were married in 1975 and moved to Irvine CA, Short Hills NJ and finally to the San Francisco Bay Area where we have lived since 1979.  We have three sons (39, 37 and 34) and one  granddaughter (3). I stayed home with the boys for a few years and then went back to work as the Executive Director of the Lesher Foundation, a private family charitable foundation and retired in June 2017 after 23 years. We love to travel.
Kathleen (Tenner) Waterloo

Kathleen (Tenner) Waterloo

After LHN I studied accounting at NIU working briefly in the field. I went back to school in interior architecture, had an 18-year career in Chicago, received a state license, served on the board of the Institute of Business Designers. After 2 children I received my painting degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Architecture influences my art and I’m represented in 5 galleries in the US. For 20 yrs I’ve had an art studio in Chicago…recently East Garfield Park, 2 mi. from where I was born. I currently reside w/my husband in River Forest, 2 mi. from where I grew up in Austin.
Marilyn (Harrington) Garner

Marilyn (Harrington) Garner

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.

Karla (Anderson) Olterman

Karla (Anderson) Olterman

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.

James Plath

James Plath

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.

Judy (Anderson) Lessentine

Judy (Anderson) Lessentine

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.

David P. Hudak

David P. Hudak

Graduated from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Ill. Ordained in 1976. Served Epiphany Lutheran Church, Detroit, Holy Trinity, Streator, Ill,  and St. Peter, Schaumburg. Retired in 2012 to Bella Vista, Arkansas, now serving Christ Lutheran Church, Siloam Springs, part-time . Blessed to be married to Marcia for 13 years until the Lord called her to heaven. Blessed with two sons. Blessed to be married to Loey since 1999! Enjoy traveling, cooking, the traditions of my Slovak heritage, and keeping up with friends on social media. Waiting for grandchildren! Thankful to God for all blessings!
Gary Mueller

Gary Mueller

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!

Ruth (Longerman) Mueller

Ruth (Longerman) Mueller

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.

Cathy (Ruehrdanz) Longerman

Cathy (Ruehrdanz) Longerman

I married Ken (LHN class of ’67) in 1971 and completed a degree in psychology from UIC. We were blessed to raise four children, and now have six (soon to be seven) grandchildren. After staying home with the children while they were young, I enjoyed the opportunity to work with preschoolers at our churches in Hinsdale, IL and Bettendorf, IA for about twenty years before retiring. I have enjoyed participating in various choral groups most of my life (thanks, Mr. Elling!), and serve my local congregation as an organist. Other interests include travel, baking and crafts. God’s blessings abound!
Wendy (Clements) Holtz

Wendy (Clements) Holtz

After graduation I got a job, got married, had 2 sons, got divorced – the usual for many.  Then met my husband and have been happily together for 36 years.  We have 3 grand kids in Aurora, IL and 2 in Denver, CO.  I retired 3 years ago after working 15 years for Senior Services – working with seniors and volunteers -now how appropriate. Besides my husband Scott, sons, daughters-in-law and grand kids, the loves of my life are our 2 black labs, Alabama and S. Crockett (yes named after Sonny Crockett, Miami Vice),  I am so looking forward to the  reunion – 50 years – REALLY!!!!
Richard Manning

Richard Manning

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.

Lynita Gebhardt

Lynita Gebhardt

I was a late bloomer, getting my Bachelors Degree at age 43, then continuing for my Masters in Communication/Training and Doctorate in Philosophy of Management.
Retired from Elmhurst College last June as Executive Director of Human Resources after a career as CHRO in a number of private and public sector organizations. I also teach as an adjunct professor at Governors State University (my alma mater) which I’ve done for 20 years.
I have four wonderful sons, four beautiful grandchildren and live in Orland Park. My passion is travel, which I have done extensively and hope to continue.
Willi(am) Gohs

Willi(am) Gohs

After I spent 67-68 learning to program MF-computers, I got a job as a computer operator, until 1974 in Hamburg, Germany, where I was transferred to a programmer. (1971-82 before coming back to USA) Further programming,  Data Base Administrator and installing IBM’s products led me to RETIREMENT!! All without college, well…. I studied for 2.5 years.  I now live in Peducah, Kentucky with my (German!) wife, who I married in 1974. We had one daughter — and 6 grandchildren!
Paul Hagen

Paul Hagen

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.

Carol Nusko

Carol Nusko

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!

Ruth Boeckhaus

Ruth Boeckhaus

My husband Nick and I have lived at our current address for 20 years.  Our two daughters live on the second floor.  Our older son lives with his wife in Niles.  Our younger son lives in a nursing home in Evanston.  He is schizophrenic.  Before that we lived eight years in South Carolina.  Nick retired out of the army at Ft. Jackson.  In 1972 we married and started our 18 years with the army to include 8 years in Europe.  Before we met Nick had been one tour with the army to include one year in Vietnam.  When we married I had not completed college but I later got my bachelor’s in sociology thanks to military extension programs.  I was never a “real” teacher but I had several positions in schools over the years.  I have also done retail at Sears and tax prep with H & R block.  I’m not much of a social animal but I will answer letters or emails.
Ruth Barrios
4828 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
rboeckhaus@yahoo.com
Iriss (Simanis) Blaine

Iriss (Simanis) Blaine

Nature and the Great Outdoors are paramount! I enjoy the beauty and wonders of this Earth that God has created. I’d rather hike the mountains than roast on a beach.
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1972, Fashion Design/Visual Communications (double major). Was a sportswear designer, then back to commercial art for 30+ yrs, including while living in the Pacific Northwest 1984-1995. Also was keyboard/vocalist for a working rock oldies band. I now am an Office Manager, and wish I could retire ASAP.
Married 1977- 2005, no children. Have 2 Amazon parrots & 1 orange tabby cat, all girls.
Steve Nardulli

Steve Nardulli

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.

Christine (Bieze) Olson

Christine (Bieze) Olson

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.”

Janice (Erdmann) Pikalek

Janice (Erdmann) Pikalek

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.

Kenneth Gubitz

Kenneth Gubitz

Post LHN I became a tuckpointer and repaired high rise buildings until I was selected to be the superintendent. I also worked with seniors for 25 years and still do today. Kathy and I vacation in Florida every year, have driven Route 66 all the way to Santa Monica pier. Working with our local theater group I create sets and build props for our productions. My first parade was my freshman year with LHN band and since then I have been in 58 more.
Norm Jannusch

Norm Jannusch

I received an AA from a Chicago business college right after graduation and another AA from Harper College some years later. I’ve been a Real Estate property management accountant since 1980 working for two large firms and a few small firms. I met my wife Karen (Grantham LHSN class of 73) at our home church at Jefferson Park Lutheran. We were married in 1974 and we have 3 kids-one of each. A girl, a boy and a rescue Plott Hound.
No grandkids yet. We are members of Trinity, Roselle where I have served on Elders & Church Council. The Cubs won the World Series and now the 50th reunion-WOW.
John Harris

John Harris

I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, son Chad lives near me in the Woodlands TX, and daughter Shannon lives in Carlsbad CA.  Went to ISU, after that, opened and sold a number of different business, Baskin Robbins, auto repair, restaurants, lawn service, business brokerage, financial planner and accountant to name a few. Sold accountant practice in 2008, still have some clients in Florida and LA so spend time going there and try and play golf everyday.  Live in Spring TX, just outside of Houston.
Geoffrey Bent

Geoffrey Bent

I spent 35 years working for a large law firm in Sears Tower.  My daughter Emily is attending the New School university  in New York.  My wife and I recently moved to Brooklyn.
I’ve published a novel and almost 30 articles, including one reprinted in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, one with Oxford University Press, and one that has become a section on the ACT Test.  My oil paintings have appeared in museums and galleries in 19 states.  I’ve had one-man shows at four universities and the Cultural Center in Chicago.  Samples of my art and writing are at www.geoffbent.com  See you at the reunion!
Jan (Buhrke) Schenck

Jan (Buhrke) Schenck

After graduation, I went to Skokie School of Cosmetology. I met my husband, John, in August of 1971 and we married on June 4th, 1972.
John graduated from Concordia Seminary–St. Louis in May of 1973. He was called to Trinity Lutheran  in Algona, Iowa where we adopted our l first child, Jennifer. We moved to Tomahawk, WI to serve at St. Paul, and adopted Justin, in 1983. Both adoptions were thru Lutheran Social Services. We were called to Marshfield,  New Richmond, New Holstein, WI to serve 40 yrs in ministry. Johnston, IA is where we now live to be near Jennifer who has adopted a baby boy.
Kathy (Beer) Post Heagney

Kathy (Beer) Post Heagney

After LHS, married and was a stay at home Mom raising 2 wonderful boys who are happily married with successful careers, giving me 6 grandchildren.
Careers 10 years with the Northbrook PD as. Communications Officer/Matron and 11 years as a domestic/international flight attendant.
Remarried 2004, retired 2008, moved to Florida (“paradise “) 2016 .
My greatest joys and fulfillment have been family, becoming a grandmother has opened a new, exciting world.  I look forward to each day in paradise and a loving family.
Linda (Krupa) Wright

Linda (Krupa) Wright

How can it be 50 years?  Such good memories of my 4 years at LHN. From ‘68 to ‘72 I attended and graduated from North Park College with an early childhood teaching degree. At NPC I met Craig and we married in 1972. We have lived  in Western Springs since ‘73. I taught 26 years in Hinsdale 181, 20 years teaching 1st grade. I retired in 2013.  We have been blessed with 2 great kids, Rob and Laura, and are the proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren. Since retirement I spend time babysitting our grands, playing in our church’s handbell choir, and gardening. Life has been good – I feel  blessed.
Anne (Mirk) Roiniotis

Anne (Mirk) Roiniotis

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!

Keith Olson

Keith Olson

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.)

Judi (Dunne) O’Boyle

Judi (Dunne) O’Boyle

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!

Christine (Peugh) Hafner

Christine (Peugh) Hafner

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!!

Steven Painter

Steven Painter

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.

Carolyn (Rode) Mathewson

Carolyn (Rode) Mathewson

After graduating from Luther went to St Olaf College in Northfield MN.  Graduated with major in music.  Have been involved in church music through the years as choir member & director, soloist, worship team.  Thank you Mr. Elling. Sang with His Command Chorale, Chicago Master Singers and most recently the Melodeers Chorus, an intl champion Sweet Adelines Chorus singing accapella music in the barbershop style.  Married and was stay at home mom for 3 lovely children for 20 years.  Widowed in 1994. Worked in corporate IT for 10 yrs then became a massage therapist. Now retired living in NW suburbs
Roger Whitney

Roger Whitney

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.

 

 

 

Nancy (Hilgendorf) Leffring

Nancy (Hilgendorf) Leffring

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.

Gail (McGuire) Palda

Gail (McGuire) Palda

Candace (Cusack) Petty

Candace (Cusack) Petty

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.

Dale Karner

Dale Karner

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.

Ronelle (Radtke) Peterson

Ronelle (Radtke) Peterson

After  high school I attended Concordia River Forest for two years. Got married and moved to Elgin Minnesota. I finished college at Winona State University.
We had four children 2 daughters and 2 sons.  We then moved to Fairview Park Ohio.
I was Director of Marketing for PEL Supply Company for 23  years.  I was divorced and remarried. We now live in Valley City Ohio. We have 4 wonderful grandchildren who we have lots of fun watching when parents need help. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Karen (Lutzow) Sawyer

Karen (Lutzow) Sawyer

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….

Education/Career

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.

Personal

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.

Pam Missty

Pam Missty

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”!

Marlene Wagner

Marlene Wagner

Received a B.A from the U of IL at Chgo, in German and Psych.  Attended Grad school there as a TA in the German Dept.  Worked as a sub in the Chgo and Schaumburg / Palatine Dist 211 high school systems, & taught adult ed German at Harper College and Hoffman Estates HS.
I’ve enjoyed multiple careers ranging from grocery retail, education, and the aviation industry. Each of them offered a new learning experience and fresh set of skills.
As a single woman with many nieces and nephews (and now multiple generations of them), I’d like to think I’m one of their favorite aunts, and the one who is the most fun.
Have enjoyed some travel (foreign & domestic), and hope to do more, now that I’ve retired. There’s still so much to see and enjoy.
Forever grateful for the wonderful staff and education I received at LHN.
Looking forward to seeing the friends with whom I shared some wonderful times and made great memories.
Dennis Kessell

Dennis Kessell

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.

 

Inge Barth

Inge Barth

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.

Beth (Von Lehe) Heller

Beth (Von Lehe) Heller

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!

Rick Gernhofer

Rick Gernhofer

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.

Bonnie (Stephen) Bouthillette

Bonnie (Stephen) Bouthillette

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.

Linda Glatzhofer

Linda Glatzhofer

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.

John A. Madland

John A. Madland

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.

Jim Mueller

Jim Mueller

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!

Holly (Giel) Henning-Buhr

Holly (Giel) Henning-Buhr

Graduated from Illinois State, married, moved to central Illinois and began a 35 year teaching career.
Widowed at 44 and single mom of two young girls.
Consummate sports mom and grandmom.
Very active in all aspects of the community via boards, foundations and volunteering.
Three time cancer survivor. YAY!
Love travelling with my husband especially to the Gulf Coast where one daughter resides. We both crave water and sand.
Four fabulous grand kids and granddogs in Bloomington, IL and Ocean Springs, MS. What is down time??
Yes, life IS good.
Wayne Glover

Wayne Glover

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.

Paula Carlson

Paula Carlson

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”.

Alex Garza

Alex Garza

After graduating from Luther High School, I received two degrees, BA from UIC, an MBA from the Univeristy of Chicago and a certificate from Harvard.  I continue to work in the business world as President and Founder of AGG Consulting and as Chief Marketing Officer for Pivot Global Partners. Throughout my professional career I have contributed to the City of Chicago through civic engagement. I currently serve on the boards of Chicago Board of Education , Metropolitan Planning Council and Sinai Health System.
In my free time, I travel throughout the world.
Life is good.
Pamela (Barnett) Stevens

Pamela (Barnett) Stevens

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.

Ruth (Wolff) Johnson

Ruth (Wolff) Johnson

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.

Linda (Spannenberg) Maegdlin

Linda (Spannenberg) Maegdlin

After graduation, I attended Valparaiso University and Concordia Teachers College in River Forest. Steve Maegdlin (LHN ‘67) and I were married in February of 1972. I taught at St. John’s, Mayfair, and St.Paul, Mt. Prospect, IL. God has blessed us with 2 wonderful daughters, 2 great sons in law and 6 awesome grandkids!  We love spending time with our 8 year old granddaughter and our five grandsons(ages 8,5,4,3,and 2). They keep us young!
I am thankful for the education I received at Luther, the friendships and the many wonderful memories. God is good!
Karen (Hauge) Hymes

Karen (Hauge) Hymes

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.

Jeanette (Gaspar) Ellis

Jeanette (Gaspar) Ellis

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!

Vicki (Saia) Cannizzaro

Vicki (Saia) Cannizzaro

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.

Peggy (Hoffman) Bever

Peggy (Hoffman) Bever

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.

Renee (Letterer) Johnson

Renee (Letterer) Johnson

Thinking back on being at Luther North brings back so many memories especially the friends that I made back at St John’s, which continued through Luther.
While all of us have some missteps in our lives, I did too until I got it right! I have two wonderful daughters and three wonderful grandchildren (who aren’t children anymore). I am married to the love of my life and together we have a wonderful life in Fox River Grove with our two beautiful dogs.
Millie Schuh

Millie Schuh

After Luther, I attended the U of I earning a BA in German/Education.  Then spent 7 years as a high school German & English teacher in Chicago.  Took some additional classes in programming & worked my way into one of the leading computer companies.  Spent the rest of my career at various large companies in Chicago in the IT Dept. working on software/mobile phone applications as Dir./Mgr. Software Quality Assurance.
Now I am enjoying retirement and staying busy managing my apartment building, gardening, socializing with friends, & traveling. Also enjoy spending time in Florida in the winter.
Randolph “Randy” Tracy

Randolph “Randy” Tracy

What fun seeing your photographs and reading your Bios. A heartfelt thanks to my wife Joanie, Steve Painter,  John Harris and Ed Basler for insisting that I remember where I came from. The summer of 1968 Steve Painter and I joined the United States Marine Corp, Semper Fi Steve.
I earned a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and aviation. I served in state and federal law enforcement in Wisconsin, Alaska and the southwestern US as a police pilot. I retired while serving as a member of a special operations group and teaching at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA. I’m now retired.
Bong Kon Kim

Bong Kon Kim

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.

Georgia Williams

Georgia Williams

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.

George Mueller

George Mueller

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.

Karen (Astbury) Hansen

Karen (Astbury) Hansen

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.

Paul Birr

Paul Birr

After LHN attended UICC and Northeastern Ill.,  BS in Computer Sciences.
US Air Force 72-74, Air National Guard 74-78.
Still working as an IT program manager in network infrastructure.
Now its fun, keeps me busy and I don’t really have to.
Married, 3 children, 7 grandchildren.
Two of our kids and 4 grandkids are here in Phoenix, Az, where we now reside.
Yes, the Phoenix summers are HOT, yes, its a dry heat, and STILL HOT.
In addition to being with the grandkids, and working we also help re-home
former racing greyhounds, fostering them until they are adopted.
We adopted 4 of them.
Looking forward to October!
Mark Hermann

Mark Hermann

Graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Music Education; learned to fly; met Lisa, the future Mrs. H. Four careers: Iowa band director for 2 years; Air Traffic Controller 8 years (4 at O’Hare Tower); 20 years in the IT world, primarily selling to Fortune 500 companies; 16 years selling for Coldwell Banker. Whew. Lisa and I have been married for 42 years, living in Glen Ellyn, IL. Our 2 grown children amaze us, we welcomed 1st granddaughter last year. LOTS of travel with favorites Greece, New Zealand, China. We dearly love our 2nd home on Kangaroo Lake, Baileys Harbor, Door County, WI
Barbara (Vana) Behrens

Barbara (Vana) Behrens

I am happily retired from a 40-yr career with Air France at O’Hare, which I loved every day, and afforded us great opportunity to travel as our 3 sons grew up. My husband of 44 yrs and I continue to travel, although our destinations these days take us to see grandchildren and family located in all points of the US.
I stay busy volunteering at church with choir, teaching Sunday School and office support. Our 4 grandchildren under the age of 5 command the greatest share of our attention, however!
The Lord has provided abundant life, to me and my entire family, and continues to bless us in amazing ways, with health and joy.
Steve Krocka

Steve Krocka

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.

Janet Nelson

Janet Nelson

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