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•   Tara Lynn Solum (Johnson) (1980)  3/20
•   Bruce A. Johnson (1978)  3/15
•   Gregg M. Welman (1969)  3/11
•   Lois Lerfald (Welman) (1969)  3/11
•   Paul D. Hanson (1965)  2/20
•   Pamela Stoltenberg (Pamela Hubred) (1968)  2/8
•   Joan (Joni) Schalkhauser (Schalkhauser) (1960)  2/7
•   Deon Thompson (1980)  2/4
•   Douglas Palank (1978)  1/31
•   Lynnette Avenson (Lewis) (1981)  1/29
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2 live in Alabama
15 live in Alaska
48 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
78 live in California
55 live in Colorado
5 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
43 live in Florida
13 live in Georgia
3 live in Hawaii
4 live in Idaho
99 live in Illinois
19 live in Indiana
117 live in Iowa
16 live in Kansas
5 live in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
4 live in Maryland
8 live in Massachusetts
29 live in Michigan
2,514 live in Minnesota
19 live in Missouri
23 live in Montana
44 live in Nebraska
3 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
7 live in New Jersey
6 live in New Mexico
15 live in New York
15 live in North Carolina
146 live in North Dakota
17 live in Ohio
5 live in Oklahoma
13 live in Oregon
15 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in South Carolina
115 live in South Dakota
6 live in Tennessee
42 live in Texas
5 live in Utah
1 lives in Vermont
11 live in Virginia
54 live in Washington
224 live in Wisconsin
11 live in Wyoming
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Manitoba
1 lives in Nova Scotia
2 live in Ontario
2 live in Saskatchewan
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Bulgaria
1 lives in France
1 lives in Japan
1 lives in Tanzania
2,502 location unknown
230 are deceased


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Welcome to our website!
Golden Valley Lutheran College
Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis
Alumni Association

Please join us for the

Saturday, August 12, 2017
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN  
bring a dish to share ~ registration begins at 11:30 AM  
$12.00 donation to help with expenses

Proposed Schedule (forthcoming)

Preliminaries of Legacy Planning

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, four Steering Committee Members attended a luncheon meeting at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge with the following Staff persons:  Barry Haglund, VP of Strategic Parterships, Rich Scherber, Executive Director, and Mary Kay Benson, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Grants (in addition to two persons in their program:  Brandon and Derrick).  The result of the discussion and sharing was that we all recognized that the "S/spirit" of LBI continues to eminate in and from the building at 1619 Portland Ave S.  Watch for more particulars as we hammer out a GVLC-LBI Legacy Program for the future.

Alice (Hofstad) Loddigs, Jan (Opsal) Frederickson, Ingrid Johnson, Larry Boatman, Rich Scherber

Group in attendance at the Semi-Annual All-School Reunion held September 16 - 18, 2016 at Thunder Valley Inn, Wisconsin Dells, WI


Back Row:  Anita Christopherson Nelson *; Cherrie ‘58 (Nelson) & Jim Mathieson, MN; George & Nova ‘59 (Johnson, Larson) Quigley, IL;

Seated in Front:  Barb & Ken Loberg, WI; Edie ‘59 (Paulson) Syftestad, WI; Carol Johnson ‘59, IA.

* Thunder Valley Inn Owner

Other photos can be seen on the "Reunion Photos" Page Link  (Left-Hand Panel above)

For those Alumni visiting the site throughout the year, we will be attempting to add a new item on a monthly basis.  So, stop back for a visit on an (at least) monthly basis:

February, 2017

A little late with this one, but Karla Bakko Reichel (Class of 1984) has been putting quite a few photos out on the GVLC College Alum's Facebook page.  Here's one for the ages:

January, 2017

One of our other projects is attempting to put all of the annuals from 1950 on up on the web site.  Due to a request from an alum, the first one to appear is this month's addition - the 1970 - 71 Reflector (which one reviewer considers to be the most beautiful yearbook ever put together by yearbook student staffers).  It is currently located on an external site and is a 92.4 MB .pdf download:

1970-71 Reflector

Monthly updates for October through December are now located on the "Monthly Additions" Page link in the left-hand panel

(Check it out)


September, 2017

Walk around the Pond 


This is an all-school website, serving the alumni of Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis and Golden Valley Lutheran College. This site is maintained by volunteers who depend on you for information about your class activities. Please encourage your classmates to update their profile and become involved!

Steering Committee (Left to Right):

Gloria (Anderson) McNelis (class of 1969)
Alice (Hofstad) Loddigs (class of 1971)
Larry Boatman (class of 1965)
Ingrid Johnson (class of 1954)
Jan (Opsal) Frederickson (class of 1969)
Nancy (Bay) Rudquist (class of 1969)

If you would like to serve on the steering committee or represent your graduating class, please contact us at    Your support is important and most welcome; your help is needed!

We will gladly help you facilitate and publicize your reunion events. it is easy to learn and use.

Your support will help keep this website active.

During this initial stage, the steering committee members have underwritten the cost of maintaining a website. But your gift will help insure this communication tool will be available for future use. We are not supported through any official alumni office.  If you would like to contribute, please contact

We are working to improve and your ideas and insights will help us serve you more effectively.

We will look for your suggestions!

A CD with 19 pieces of music by various GVLC-LBI Choirs is available for purchase.  The price for a CD is $20.00 (which includes shipping and handling) with all proceeds going to the GVLC-LBI Alumni Association to help offset the cost of the reunion (the CD is discounted 50% at the reunion). 

If you would like a CD of the songs sung while you were in the choir (or in attendance at LBI / GVLC), then download the spreadsheet file of the entire playlist here and use the "Contact Us" link in the left-hand column to let us know of your request.

In addition to the CDs, the DVD of the "To Reach Out" film is also available for purchase.  Same price as a CD (discounted 50% at the reunion).  Again, with all proceeds going to the GVLC-LBI Alumni Association to help offset the cost of the reunion.

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WE NEED YOU! Our goal is to locate someone from each graduating class to work on gathering information and coordinating activities for your class. Share the responsibility with a classmate if you wish. This is a fun and rewarding activity, so please let us know who you are!

Is there a name missing? If you notice one of your classmates names is missing, please let us know! We want to include everyone, whether a graduate or not.  Provide the name and the year this person would have graduated. We will be happy to add them.  Same goes for non-student names... just provide us with some information about the person and how they are connected to our school.  Thanks!