Golden Celebration

Golden Celebration moves to Homecoming
 Friday - Sunday, Oct. 9 – 11

We’re not canceling. We’re adjusting events in order to provide the best experience for our Golden Alumni, those celebrating 50 years or more since graduation. Save the date to celebrate with classmates and Cougars of every generation during Homecoming 2020.

Complete schedule of events and registration will be announced this summer at CUChicago.edu/Homecoming.


Class of 1970 & 1960: Get Ready to Celebrate

Get Involved and Join a Connecting Team. Help spread the word about your significant anniversary. Volunteers from classes ending in '5 and '0 add special touches to the celebration as well as reach out to classmates to encourage attendance. 

To join the team, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Alumni@CUChicago.edu or 888-258-6773.


For those that celebrated in August 2019, click on the following links to continue your reunion:

1959 - 60th Anniversary

Audrey Beversdorf-James BS '59
Judith (Lang) BS '59 & Allen Herbst BS '59
Carol & Gerald (Jerry) Janssen BS '59
Hazel (Trinklein) Kesee
Ora May (Smith) BS '59 & James Krafft BS '59
Gertrude & Allan Oesterreich BS '59
Joanne & Joseph Plautz BS '59
Ellen (Hoelter) BS '60 & Larry Sohn BS '59
Liene (Straumanis) Sorenson BS '59 & James Sherer
Norma (Bragenzer) BS '61 & John Speckhard BA '59, MA '67
Keturah "Kay" Thunder-Haab BS '59 & Guests
Karen Ulmer
Nancy & Herman Wills BS '59 

Attending in Spirit

Richard Amt BS ‘59
Rosie (Rommel) Anderson BS ‘59
Barb (Stier) Bruner BS ‘59
Ken Carlson BS '59 
Judy (DeCoste) Duda BS ‘59
Betty (Oehmke) Galen BS ‘59
Millie (Kryske) Geierman BS ‘59
Jo Ann Hartley BS ‘59
Ellen (Bruskewitz) Hilgendorf-Mead BS '59
Ed Homeier BS ‘59
Linda (Rahdert) Knopf BS ‘59
Dave Kolzow BS ‘59
Edie (Rupprecht) Lehrke BS ‘5
Ruth (Speh) McClean BS ‘59
Shirley (Berg) Miller BS ‘59
Coral (Rhode) Nyquist BS '59
Lois & Bill Oehlkers
Bill Schlegl BS ‘59
Walt Schmidt BS ‘59
Joyce (Nahrwald) Schubkegel BS ‘59
Liese (Spateholz) Shewmaker BS ‘59
Janet (Nadler) Sommefeldt BS '59
Sharon (Brandt) Willweber BS ‘59
Marge (Grauer) Yaeger BS ‘59
Marie Zehnder BS' 59

1960 - 1963

Evelyn (Netz) BA '69 & Art Baisch BA '63
Irene (Volz) BS '61 & Dave Gehring BS '61
Ellen (Hoelter) BS '60 & Larry Sohn BS '59
John & Eunice (Guebert) Wiatr BS '63

1964 - 55th Anniversary

Nancy (Ulmer) BA '69 & Charles Brod BA '64

1968 - 1965

Richard Carter BA '68 & Miriam Carter  BA '68
Lenore (Wisch) BA '69 & William Chandler BA '68
Lois (Bartell) BA '70 & Tom Giordano BA '68
Helen (Zurstadt) BA '65 & Lynn Genter BA '69
Karen (Dautenhahn) BA '68 & Robert Grefe BA '69 
Bethine (Lingwood) Minnis BA '68
Joyce (Maleske) BA '69 & Kenneth Waibel BA '68
John BA '68, MA '75 & 
     Lauren (Clark) Wellen BA '69, MA '88

1969 - 50th Anniversary

Evelyn (Netz) BA '69 & Art Baisch BA '63
Donna Behnken BA '69 & Guest
Jim & Ruth (Claus) Biggs BA '69
Erich & Karen (Bohlmann) Borgers BA '69
Shirley (Trimpe) & Thomas Brazinsky BA'69
Linda (Houren) BA '69 & Perry Bresemann BA '70
Charles BA '64 & Nancy (Ulmer) Brod BA '69 - Connecting Team
Jane Buerger BA '69 - Connecting Team
Linda Bachert & Roger Chachula BA '69, MA '75 
Lenore (Wisch) BA '69 & William Chandler BA '68
Lavell (Naughton) BA '71 & Thomas Cope BA '69
Ruth (Glusenkamp) Folkening BA '69
John & Mary (Fritz) Francis BA '69
David & Susan (Thieme) Franzone BA '69
Helen (Zurstadt) BA '65 & Lynn Genter BA '69
Karen (Dautenhahn) BA '68 & Robert Grefe BA '69
George Guidera BA '69 - Connecting Team
Marlene (Donius) & Dennis Haegele BA '69
Harvey Hahn BA '69
Jean (Schilling) BA '69 & Carl Holschen BA '70
Dorothy (Ahrens) Kaestner BA '69
Arlene Kolb BA '69
Eileen (Hilgendorf) BA '70 & Bob Koopman BA '69
Joyce (Houseman) Krohne BA '69
Phyllis (Tubesing) Lebrecht BA '69 
Lynn & Mark Lillie BA '69
Stan & Marilyn (Dais) Machosky BA '69  
Robert & LindaLu (Anttila) Miller BA ‘69
Andrea (Platt) BA '69 & John Numrich BA '69 - Connecting Team
Janet (Eheim) Reid BA '69
Claire (Kurth) BA '69 & Dennis Sampolinski BA '69, MA '72
Susan and Jim Selle BA '69
Bob Schmidt BA '69 - Connecting Team Chair
Sandy Smith BA '69
Christine (Albers) BA '69 & Daniel Tews BA '69
Joyce (Maleske) BA '69 & Kenneth Waibel BA '68
Louise Schini BA '69 & Michael Weber BA '69
John BA '68, MA '75 & Lauren (Clark) Wellen BA '69, MA '88 - Connecting Team 
Ruth (Lund) BA '77 & John Westol BA '69
Nancy & William Wittlief BA '69

Attending in Spirit

Phil Amt BA ‘69
Elaine Barthel BA '69
Gary Beyer BA '69
Robert Ewell BA ‘69
Eileen (Becker) Fletemeyer BA '69
Ron Friedrich BA '69
Rebecca (Combs) Fries BA ‘69
Judy (Wilson) Gilbert BA '69
Sharon (Muehl) Kembel BA '69
Diane (Graft) Mayer BA '69
Patricia (Neubarth) Paap BA ‘69
Jean (Moore) Roth BA ‘69
Ronald Roth BA ‘69
Karen (Sell) Siebarth BA '69
Susan (Bartel) Zeige BA '69

1969 Kapelle World Tour Choir - 50th Anniversary

Janet (Lehenbauer) Allmon BA '72, MCM '73
Jan (Koehneke) Bathke BA '71
Martha (Gaertner) BA '71 & Jeff Burkart BA '71 - Connecting Team
Miriam (Otten) BA '68, MA '70 & Richard BA '68, MA '73 Carter
Warren & Karen (Rogner) Clausing 
Ren Frank BA '71
Ed & JoAnn (Schlensker) Furniss BA '70
Harry Gieschen
Tom BA '66 & Lois (Bartell) Giordano BA '70 - Connecting Team
Diane (Rudy) & Jim Gladstone BA '70 - Connecting Team
Harvey Hahn BA '69
Eileen (Hilgendorf) BA '70 & Bob Koopman BA '69
Ellen Lehenbauer BA '71 - Connecting Team
Steven Kaatz BA '70
Pamela (Mueller) BA '70 & Keith Killinger BA '70
Kathryn (Getbehead) Liersemann BA '70 - Connecting Team
Charlotte (Knuth) BA '70 & Carl Lisius BA '70         
Georgia (Wilder) & Michael Peitsch BA '73
Carol (Ebert)  BA '70 & Dan Schlensker BA '72 
Steve & Verna (Beckham) Schultz BA '70
Kathie (Turek) Skewis BA '71, MA '74
Linda (Gieschen) & Scott Street
Kathleen (Bohne) BA '71 & Bruce Tagge BA '71
Carolyn (Staubitz) BA '71 & Randy Zielinski BA '71                                                                                                                                                            Attending in Spirit
Margaret (Peg) Anderson BA '71, MA '00
Corinne Reutter-Averbeck BA '70
Christopher Gieschen BA '77
Paula (Gruell) Noack BA '70
Marva (Gersmehl) Sandberg BA '70
Maggie (Kresin) Stilwell BA '73 

Here are few links to help continue your celebration:

Announcing the Kapelle Alumni "Beyond Measure" Endowment

Current Endowment Total $20,346 - gifts and pledges as of 11/7

The 1969 Kapelle members took a golden opportunity to support the choir that brought us together. Concordia continues to prepare student musicians with excellence and integrity to share their Christian faith through music. Choir leaders believe it is important to continue this legacy and ensure the next generation of singers have the same Kapelle experience.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Around the World Tour, choir mates helped fully-fund the Kapelle Alumni "Beyond Measure" Endowment. By collectively sharing $20,000 (or more), we will help our alma mater retain students seeking a Christ-centered education in the Midwest. Learn More

Make a Greater Impact! Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Alumni@CUChicago.eduor call 888-258-6773 for additional information.

The Kapelle Around the World Connecting Team

Jeff Burkart BA ’71
651-641-8426
jburkart@csp.edu
B. Ellen Lehenbauer BA ’71
847-394-3862
bellen246@hotmail.com
Lois (Bartell) Giordano BA '70
414-587-8423
lois.giordano627@gmail.com
Kathryn (Getbehead) Liersemann BA '70
410-610-6175
kslier@comcast.net
Jim Gladstone BA ’70
317-847-4785
cantorjim@gmail.com
Maggie (Kresin) Stilwell BA '73
margstilwell@yahoo.com

 

Here are few links to help continue your celebration with the Class of 1969:

Help Fund the NEW Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment

Current Endowment Total $15,715 of $30,000 Goal
(gifts and pledges as of 12/19)

Class of 1969 leaders would like to take this golden opportunity to support the alma mater that brought us together. Concordia continues to prepare students with excellence and integrity to share their Christian faith. The Connecting Team believes it is important to continue this legacy and ensure the next generation of singers have a similar Concordia experience.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary, we challenge classmates to help fully-fund the Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment. By collectively sharing $30,000 (or more), we will help our alma mater provide financial aid to students seeking serve in a Professional Church Worker capacity.

Share your gift during registration. Or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Alumni@CUChicago.edu or call 888-258-6773 for additional information.

CTClass of 1969 Connecting Team

Nancy (Ulmer) Brod 708-366-7731  nubrod@aol.com
Jane Buerger 708-681-1039  jane.buerger@cuchicago.edu
George Guidera 651-274-9670 guidera@csp.edu
Andrea (Platt) Numrich 630-973-8425 anumrich@ameritech.net
John Numrich 630-830-4626  numrich@ameritech.net
Al Polich 708-955-9644 alpolich28@gmail.com
Claire (Kurth) Sampolinski 920-623-5377 sampo2@charter.net
Dennis Sampolinski 920-623-5377           sampo2@charter.net
Bob Schmidt 847-985-1865          schmidtyspd@yahoo.com
Lauren (Clark) Wellen            312-758-5758 lauren.wellen@cuchicago.edu