Class of 1964 Reunion

Dear Bethel Class of 1964:

We have all come so far, seen so much, and still have so much to do.

Our lives crisscrossed at Bethel for four years, years that informed our paths in major ways from then on. Changes or confirmations of life directions came from our encounters with one another and with this remarkable and unique institution, its teachers and its legendary character.

However we feel about our experience here—great love, indebtedness, quiet appreciation, bewilderment, or even ho-hum (though I doubt there is much of that)—Bethel and all our classmates touched each other’s lives deeply and had a lot to do with what came after for each of us.

We would love to see you, to reconnect, to share some memories and laugh, and to hear where your journeys have led. We hope you will all come, appreciate, and celebrate together again.

So, mark your calendars for October 3-5, and plan to join us for a fine, good time. Here’s to the Class of ’64!


Saturday, October 4

  • Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner (Eastlund Room) | 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Royal Celebration (Benson Great Hall) | 7-8 p.m.
  • Class of 1964 Reunion Party (Eastlund Room) | 8-11 p.m.


Register today for Homecoming and our Class of 1964 reunion!

The reunion package is complimentary for the Class of 1964 and includes the Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner, Royal Celebration, and Class Reunion Party.

Class of 1964 Golf Tournament and Scholarship

We will kick off our 50-year reunion weekend with our annual Class of ’64 golf tournament on Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota.

This annual event supports our Class of ’64 Scholarship fund, which continues to make a difference in the lives of Bethel students. A portion of the golf registration fee is invested in the scholarship fund.

More information about the Class of ’64 golf tournament—including a registration form—will be included in our Class of 1964 reunion mailing, scheduled to arrive this summer. To register for the golf tournament, please complete and mail the registration form and check payment to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by Monday, September 22.

If you’re not planning on golfing but would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can give online using a credit card.

To request a registration form or ask questions about the Class of ’64 golf tournament, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 651.638.6462 or

Friday Evening Gathering

Linda Brodd (Lemon) Keller will host an informal gathering for our classmates at her home in Hudson, Wisconsin, on Friday, October 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy a time of visiting, laughing, and getting reacquainted. An assortment of food will be provided.

To RSVP, email Linda at She will send you the address and directions. We’d love to see you there! Please RSVP by Monday, September 22.

Stay connected

  • Complete the class memory book form. We’re compiling a class memory book with favorite Bethel memories and personal updates from members of our class. Even if you can’t attend the reunion, please complete the class memory book form so that our classmates can hear your story.

    Those who attend the reunion will automatically receive a copy of the class memory book. If you can't attend the reunion but would like a copy of the memory book, you can order a copy for $5 (to help cover postage).

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!

  • Anita Borden
  • James Carlson
  • Roland Daniels
  • Janice Dayton
  • Warren Diesslin
  • Donald Erickson
  • Nellie Friske
  • Jean Gould
  • Karen Grenz
  • Valerie Harris
  • James A. Hill
  • Douglas Huber
  • Roger Jackson
  • Geraldine Jensen
  • Sandra Keller
  • Thomas Kyle
  • Glenn Larson
  • Sharon Larson
  • Thomas Long
  • Gail Marshall
  • David Martindale
  • Laurel Nelson
  • Dorothy Olson
  • Marlene Peterson
  • Lorraine Porter
  • Frances Starkey
  • Patricia Unrau
  • Margery Wright

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 1964 Reunion Team

Class of 1964 Reunion Team:

  • Lee Carlson (not pictured)
  • Ron Danielson (not pictured)
  • Linda Brodd (Lemon) Keller
  • Liz Carlson Miller (not pictured)
  • Jim Nelson
  • Carol Armstrong Pass
  • David Whitney

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We're Registered!

  • David Sorley & Darlene Sorley (Darlene Anderson)
  • Sherill Port (Christenson) & Terry Port
  • Ronald Danielson & Julie Danielson
  • Gretchen Fry (Sawyer)
  • Dale Pearson
  • Linda Keller (Brodd)
  • Richard Krueger
  • Richard Krueger
  • Rachel Hagfeldt (Carlson) & Dave Hagfeldt
  • Karin MacKinney (Carlson) & Bill MacKinney
  • Dolores Miller (Drew) & Dennis Miller
  • Robert Swanson & Carole Swanson (Chapin)
  • Jean Fredeen (Dahlquist) & Tom Fredeen
  • Liz Miller (Carlson)
  • Larry Leafblad & Diane Leafblad
  • Stewart Dow & Elaine Dow (Smith)
  • Rodney Olson & Rachel Olson (Falconer)
  • Judy Peterman (Carlson) & David Peterman
  • Robert Sorley & Nancy Sorley (Wright)
  • Karen Anderson (Greene) & Eugene Anderson
  • David Buck
  • Phil Bolinder (Bolinder) & Kathe Bolinder (Fjeldheim)
  • Charlie Rogers
  • Barbara Myhrman (Brown) & Rolf Myhrman
  • James Nelson & Elaine Nelson (Sundberg)
  • Carole Spickelmier (Lundquist)
  • Harry Fager & Mary Fager
  • Lee Carlson & Fern Carlson
  • Dean Gustafson & Maureen Gustafson (Correa)
  • Carol Pass (Armstrong ) & Brad Pass
  • David Whitney & Nancy Whitney (Jacobs)
  • Bryce Krohn & Patricia Krohn (Foty)
  • Rod Tyberg & Ruth Tyberg
  • Howard Dinsmore & Cheryl Dinsmore
  • Jonathan Dinsmore & Sally Dinsmore
  • Amy Dinsmore
  • Pam Hanson
  • Ed Nelson & Candy Nelson (Nymann)
  • Alvin Smuland & Sylvia Smuland
  • James Egge
  • Jay Barnes & Barb Barnes