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 an adopted 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.
Wayne and Martha (Lutz) Glover

Wayne and 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 Marchfield,  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.

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