Class of 1974 Reunion

1974 – It was a year of transitions and milestones. Nixon resigned. The Beatles officially dissolved. Hank Aaron broke the all-time homer record. Soccer great, Pelé, retired. The New York World Trade Center opened.

Whether we were ready or not to experience the transitions and milestones God had planned for us, our experience at Bethel College was ending.

Over the next 40 years our lives collectively took us to all parts of the world. Now, regardless our circumstances, God’s faithfulness gives us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and remember good experiences as if they happened yesterday.

So plan now to return to Bethel. Our reunion includes an appetizer reception in the Brushaber Commons, a special program in Benson Great Hall, and a separate time for our class to mingle and reminisce.

Whether you’ve been back many times or not at all, this is your year. Our next reunion is not for another 10 years, so make plans to attend. It won’t be the same without you!


Saturday, October 4

  • Reunion Reception (Brushaber Commons) | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Royal Celebration (Benson Great Hall) | 7-8 p.m.
  • Class of 1974 Reunion Party (Olson Boardroom) | 8-11 p.m.


Register today for Homecoming and our Class of 1974 Reunion!

The reunion package is $15/person and includes the Reunion Reception (hearty hors d'oeuvres will be served), Royal Celebration, and Class of 1974 Reunion Party.

Share your Bethel memories

Who was your favorite Bethel professor? Do you remember a fun prank from your Bethel days? Share some of your Bethel memories by completing a short questionnaire. Through your responses, you'll help write the Royal Celebration and shape our Class of 1974 Reunion!


As we gather to celebrate our Bethel stories, our class has the opportunity to support current and future Bethel students through a gift to the Royal Alumni Scholarship fund. Our goal is to have at least 20 percent of our class participate in this gift. Learn more and give today.

Stay connected

Missing classmates

Anybody know where these folks are? It’d be a shame if they missed our party just because we don’t have a current email address!

  • Dianne Capps
  • Deborah Eddy
  • Kevin Erickson
  • Susan Fashbaugh
  • Sharon Feldman
  • Donita Johnson
  • Norris Johnson
  • Christine Loder
  • James Long
  • Timothy Martens
  • Daniel McCarty
  • Kathy McLean
  • Diane Olson
  • James Olson
  • Robin Robinson
  • Cheryl Rutt
  • Janice Schanink
  • Philip Scott
  • Judith Siders
  • Marcos Souza Lima
  • Susan Souza Lima
  • Mary Studor
  • Lonnie Swanson
  • Debbie Turner
  • Linda Whitaker
  • Wan Wong
  • James Worgan
  • Donald Zerrien

If you know how to get in touch with any of these classmates, (gently) encourage them to update their info or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 651.638.6462!


Bethel has secured discounted rates for campus guests at several area hotels. View a list of hotels and request their "Bethel rate."


For more information about Homecoming and our Class Reunion, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 651.638.6462 or 800.255.8706, ext. 6462, or email


Class of 1974 Reunion Team

Class of 1974 Reunion Team:

  • Phil Aune
  • Bruce Barringer
  • Diane Larson Brandes
  • Doug Toavs (not pictured)

We're Registered!

  • Bruce Barringer & Karen Larkin
  • William Bragg
  • Ralph Gustafson & Lyn Gustafson (Ford)
  • June Hennings (Nathercott) & David Hennings
  • Phil Aune & Beth Aune
  • Duane Bennett & Patricia Bennett
  • Claire Kolmodin
  • Diane Brandes (Larson) & Larry Brandes
  • Twyla Lee (Eitzen) & Steve Lee
  • Linda Berg (Asplund)
  • Douglas Toavs & Susan Toavs
  • Carol Kramka (Gunderson) & David Kramka
  • Tim Maring & Kim Maring (Kim Koetter)
  • Bruce Anderson & Deb Anderson (Bayle)
  • Keith Peterson & Belinda Peterson (Hahn)
  • Nancy Lichtenberg (Traudt) & Jim Lichtenberg
  • Sally Hanson (Haaland) & Harley Hanson