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Class of 1966 Reunion

Dear Bethel Class of 1966 Classmates,

We may be gold, but we’re not old!

Let’s face it. As the Bethel Class of 1966, we’ve been hearing that message for some time now. College reunions are like that. We meet every five years and have a good time being together with former classmates.

This year, we’ve moved into that group of folks known as the “golden oldies.” And the Class of 1966 is being honored at Homecoming with a Golden Reunion.

This web page includes everything you need to know about Homecoming 2016, and our Class of 1966 50-year reunion. If it’s golden, let’s make it a good one! And that starts with you joining us and sharing about your life through the class memory book. We hope you will come September 30—October 2, 2016 to renew old friendships, memories, and connections with Bethel.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Your Class of 1966 Reunion Committee: Paul Goodman, Dick Ivance, LuAnn Livingston, Fran (Malmsten) Maynard, Sharon (Jensen) McMullen, Linda (McKelvy) Miyamasu, Dennis Port, Jonelle (Olson) Stevens, Alson Toavs, Phyllis (Kredit) Van Rossum

Details and Registration

The Class of 1966 Reunion includes the following events:

Class of 1966 Dessert Reception | Friday, September 30 | 7-10 p.m. | Olson Boardroom
Join us for an informal gathering for our classmates and guests on Friday evening. Come any time after 7 p.m. and enjoy a time of visiting, laughing, and getting reacquainted. A light dessert will be served.

Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner and Party | Saturday, October 1 | 5-9 p.m. | Bethel Underground
Together we’ll enjoy dinner, hear from several special guests, and spend plenty of time reminiscing and reconnecting.

Both of these events are complimentary for members of our class (and a guest). Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration for the Class of 1966 reunion is now closed. To inquire about space availability, please contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations at 651.638.6462 or alumni@bethel.edu.

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).

Update your info. Make sure your information is current so you don't miss out on any Bethel events or opportunities.

Give

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. Learn more and give today. (You'll also have an opportunity to give when you register for our reunion).

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 address!

  • Myron Anderson
  • John Brokopp
  • Thomas Buchanan
  • Ruth Chan
  • Robert Friesen
  • Shirley Wilken Gowdy
  • David Grant
  • Bruce Hawkenson
  • Thomas Hayden
  • Marilyn Hintz
  • Barbara Keyes
  • Marlis Berglund Marcantonio
  • William McVey
  • Terance Miller
  • Jack Niller
  • Albert Shaw
  • Donald Strickler
  • John Todd
  • Edward Van Dyke
  • Ruther Holm Watson
  • Janet Skur Wilder

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 Family Relations at 651.638.6462.

Lodging

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

Questions?

For more information about Homecoming and our Class Reunion, contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations at 651.638.6462 or email alumni@bethel.edu.

We’re Registered for the Friday Dessert Reception!

  • Nancy Anderson (Okerstrom)
  • Barb Barnes and Jay Barnes
  • Frances Cantrall
  • Judy Elmer (Lindberg) and Roger Johnson
  • Etta Erickson (Heikes) and Jerry Erickson
  • Judy Gause (Wiedemer) and Lowell Gause
  • George Gianoulis and Linda Gianoulis (Olson)
  • Paul Goodman
  • Joy Ivance (Widen) and Richard Ivance
  • Dennis Johnson and Doris Johnson (Swanson)
  • Judy Johnson (Malm) and Peter Johnson
  • Kay Kast (Moir)
  • Barbara Keim and James Keim
  • Verla Klassen (Kroeker)
  • Keith Kraakevik and Lois Kraakevik
  • Diane Larsen (DeVries) and John Larsen
  • Richard Lawrence
  • Kathy Lewis (Swanson) and Vern Lewis
  • LuAnn Livingston
  • Fred Lund and Sharon Lund (Larson)
  • Fran Maynard (Malmsten) and Tom Maynard
  • Sharon Mcmullen (Jensen) and Warren Mcmullen
  • Bob Miller and Linda Miller (Johnson)
  • Linda Miyamasu (McKelvy) and Noel "Sam" Miyamasu
  • Ellen Nelson (Franzen)
  • David Norman and Jim Norman
  • STEVE OGREN
  • Stan Olsen
  • Kay Olson (Dolton) and Tim Olson
  • Nancy Penny (Dean)
  • Duane Perry and Linda Perry (Hennessee)
  • Edgar Peterman and Kathy Peterman
  • Bob Peterson
  • Dennis Port and Nola Port (Schmiess)
  • Michael Rynkiewich and Teresa Ryhkiewich (Trapp)
  • Michael Rynkiewich and Teresa Rynkiewich (Trapp)
  • Karl Smith
  • Linda Steele (Sandin) and Ron Steele
  • Dan Stevens and Jonelle Stevens (Olson)
  • William Swenson
  • Judy Tekautz and Keith Tekautz
  • Alson Toavs and Wendy Halverson
  • Phyllis Van Rossum (Kredit)
  • Dennis Wall and Marta Wall
  • Glen Werronen and Pat Werronen (Fleming)
  • David Whitney and Nancy Whitney (Jacobs)
  • Linda Wicklund (Paulson) and Paul Wicklund

We’re Registered for the Saturday Dinner and Party!

  • Nancy Anderson (Okerstrom)
  • Barb Barnes and Jay Barnes
  • Frances Cantrall
  • Judy Elmer (Lindberg) and Roger Johnson
  • Etta Erickson (Heikes) and Jerry Erickson
  • Judy Gause (Wiedemer) and Lowell Gause
  • Claire Gehrke (Leake) and David Gehrke
  • George Gianoulis and Linda Gianoulis (Olson)
  • Paul Goodman
  • Jim Gullickson and Sharon Gullickson (Strand)
  • Joy Ivance (Widen) and Richard Ivance
  • Dennis Johnson and Doris Johnson (Swanson)
  • Judy Johnson (Malm) and Peter Johnson
  • Kay Kast (Moir)
  • Barbara Keim and James Keim
  • Verla Klassen (Kroeker)
  • Keith Kraakevik and Lois Kraakevik
  • Craig Kronholm
  • Marcia Kronholm (Daniels)
  • Diane Larsen (DeVries) and John Larsen
  • Dick Larson and Jane Larson (Widen)
  • Richard Lawrence
  • Kathy Lewis (Swanson) and Vern Lewis
  • Bonnie Linden (Carlson) and Phil Linden
  • Marilyn Lindman (Edgar) and Robert Lindman
  • LuAnn Livingston
  • Fred Lund and Sharon Lund (Larson)
  • David Mayer and Sherla Mayer (Dreesen)
  • Fran Maynard (Malmsten) and Tom Maynard
  • Sharon Mcmullen (Jensen) and Warren Mcmullen
  • Bob Miller and Linda Miller (Johnson)
  • Linda Miyamasu (McKelvy) and Noel "Sam" Miyamasu
  • Jerry Moulton and Nancy Moulton (McDonald)
  • Edgar Peterman and Jerry Moulton
  • Cathy Peterman and Nancy Moulton (McDonald)
  • Ellen Nelson (Franzen)
  • Ellen Nelson (Franzen)
  • David Norman and Jim Norman
  • Kay Olson (Dolton) and Tim Olson
  • Nancy Penny (Dean)
  • Duane Perry and Linda Perry (Hennessee)
  • Edgar Peterman and Kathy Peterman
  • Bob Peterson
  • Dennis Port and Nola Port (Schmiess)
  • Michael Rynkiewich and Teresa Ryhkiewich (Trapp)
  • Michael Rynkiewich and Teresa Rynkiewich (Trapp)
  • Karl Smith
  • Linda Steele (Sandin) and Ron Steele
  • Dan Stevens and Jonelle Stevens (Olson)
  • William Swenson
  • Alson Toavs and Wendy Halverson
  • Phyllis Van Rossum (Kredit)
  • Dennis Wall and Marta Wall
  • Glen Werronen and Pat Werronen (Fleming)
  • David Whitney and Nancy Whitney (Jacobs)
  • Linda Wicklund (Paulson) and Paul Wicklund