Archive for Former Faculty/Staff News

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 […]

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.

Debra Bertelsen dies

| March 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Deb passed away Feb. 8, 2022. She worked in the Waldorf cafeteria from 1997 to present, a period of 25 years. Survivors include Deb’s sons Eric Bertelsen’13 and Josh Bertelsen. Deb loved to cook, was a hard worker, and had an appreciation for the fine arts. She occasionally sang for weddings and other special events. […]

Dr. Carol Fischer dies

| February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dr. Carol Fischer passed away Feb. 25, 2022. Dr. Fischer started her career with Waldorf in 2016 and had a genuine passion for being an educator and engaging in the lives of her students.  She leaves behind her husband, Scott, and two adult sons.

Philip Peters dies

| November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rev. Philip Peters passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Anderson and they celebrated 70 years together. Phil served at Waldorf College as the Dean of Students and Director of Development. Phil also served as President of Handicapped Services and The Food Bank in Forest City. He was an […]

Stanley Thompson dies

| November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stanley Thompson passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Stanley joined the maintanence department at Waldorf in 1990. Stanley had the ability to be able to fix anything so working in the maintenance department was the perfect fit. He enjoyed working there until he retired in 1997. Stanley had many hobbies and always “put a […]

Gregory Alpers ’72

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gregory Alpers ’72 resides in Bartow, Fla. He married his wife Tabitha in 2014, and they had their first child Grace in 2016. Gregory is now a stay-at-home dad. His email address is

Suzanne Globstad ’65

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Suzanne (’65) and Irving Globstad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2017.

Dwayne Rasmussen ’40 dies

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dwayne Rasmussen ’40 died April 29, 2016 in Clear Lake, IA.  Dwayne was born on a farm just north of Garner and attended Forest City Schools and Waldorf College.  He eventually fell in love with the girl next door and they were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua in 1958.  He is survived […]

Ruth (Hatteberg) Johnson ’55 dies

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ruth Joan Johnson, 81, of Forest City, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. Burial of cremains […]