Author Archive

Cynthia Olson Bartleson ’77 update

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cindy Olson Bartleson works as an ME Business Administrator and Assistant to the Chair at Iowa State University.  She and her husband have two children.  Cindy’s email is

Filed Under: 1977, Class Years

Larry Englund ’66 dies

| May 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Larry Englund ’66 passed away Feb. 2, 2019.  He was a DJ, writer and activist.  Larry moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from Waldorf and Wartburg.  He began hosting a series of shows on KFAI: “Shake Up Southside,” “Streetlight Serenade” and eventually “Rhythm and Grooves” which ran from 2002 to the end of 2017.  […]

Filed Under: 1966, Class Years

Mark Brown ’72 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mark Brown died in October of 2021. Mark had fond memories of his time at Waldorf. He spent 30+ years working for the Iowa Dept. of Transportation post graduation.

Filed Under: 1972, Class Years

Harriet (Stokke) Winden ’57 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Harriet (Stokke) Winden passed away on April 25, 2022. Harriet taught school in Fertile and Clear Lake. Harriet was united in marriage to Richard Winden in 1962. Harriet was employed at the Colby Peat Plan in Hanlontown for a “good long time”. Harriet attended Fertile Church of Christ where she sang in the choir and […]

Filed Under: 1957, Class Years

Linda Lea’ 72 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Linda Lea passed away on Jan. 26, 2022. Linda was a teacher in Omaha, NE, Burnsville, Minn. and at L.A. Unified in Los Angeles, CA, where she lived for more than 20 years. Linda enjoyed cooking, had a lively personality, a great sense of humor and amazing style and fashion sense. Linda is survived by […]

Filed Under: 1972, Class Years

Howard Lee, former band director, dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Howard Lee passed away April 3, 2022. After completing his master’s degree at the University of Iowa in 1949, Howard accepted a position teaching and directing the band at Waldorf College. It was there he met his wife, Gladys Egertson ’48. Howard had a heart for serving others. He was tremendously active in his church […]

LeRoy Simonson ’58 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

LeRoy Simonson passed away Sept. 1, 2021. He farmed near Rolfe and was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. LeRoy was a past member of the Co-Op Board and enjoyed collecting toy tractors, doing woodworking, and working in his shop. He loved farming, following the grain market and visiting with people. […]

Filed Under: 1958, Class Years

Joyce Johnson, former faculty, dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Joyce (Wetherbee) Johnson passed away on March 6, 2022. Joyce taught biology at Waldorf from 1966 to 1970.

David Larson ’68 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

David Larson passed away on Feb. 2, 2022. David served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 while continuing his collegiate studies through the University of Maryland. He earned degrees in education, accounting and physics. He spent many years working in commercial contracting in Rochester, Minn. while owning and operating many other […]

Filed Under: 1968, Class Years

Marlys (Degen) Maas ’51 dies

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Marlys (Degen) Maas passed away on March 6, 2022. Marlys worked as an LPN at Pleasant Manor for 25 years. She also served on and chaired the Faribault Senior Center Board, volunteered at Clothes Closet and Immaculate conception Church in support of her community. She was an avid reader, coffee drinker, bird identifier and wildlife […]

Filed Under: 1951, Class Years