Thirteeners Fraternity Gathering

Homecoming and Reunion Preview

Plans are well underway for the Thirteeners Fraternity Reunion during Homecoming Weekend (October 19-22, 2017). 
And we want to see you there! Our goal is to get as many of our brothers together as possible and have the opportunity to visit, reminisce, and celebrate. Six years ago, in 2011, we started our tradition of meeting every two years.  Since then we have had many memorable ocassions.  Plan on attending another great event and reconnecting with fellow brothers and enjoying Homecoming 2017.

So, mark your calendars and reserve the weekend of October 20-22, 2017 for another Thirteener gathering during the University of Dubuque’s homecoming weekend.  The special occasion for this year’s event – staying connected.

When  - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time – 6:00 p.m. - Following the UD football game
Where – Club Room at Champps Americana 
Format – Appetizers and post game fellowship

Additional Details - To register for our gathering, sign up to attend the Spartan Nation Reunion at Champps Americana. The Club Room is exclusively reserved for the Thirteeners and UD will host the All Alumni Reunion under the "Big Tent" connected to Champps. We will be able to catch up with our fellow brothers and also join in on the fun in the tent throughout the evening. Champps is preparing a tasty lineup of our favorite post-game foods, which we can enjoy for just $10, and a private cash bar will be available for all UD guests. 

Make plans to join us for these special Homecoming Events

Friday, October 20
All Alumni Reunion Celebrating the Class of 1967
Tony Danza will be performing Standards and Stories at Heritage Center 

Saturday, October 21
Alumni Awards & Recognition Ceremony
Spartan Fest! University Tailgate
Football Game: UD Spartans vs. Simpson Storm

If you have questions regarding the Thirteeners Fraternity Reunion Celebration, please contact one of the committee members listed below.

Members of the Thirteeners Fraternity Reunion Committee :  

Class Year      Committee        E-mail Cell Phone         City, State
1959 Doug Pearce 563.583.6634 Dubuque, IA
1963 Dan Frump 612.735.3286 Buffalo, MN
1968 Royce Farmer 641.780.9646 Des Moines, IA
1969 Mel Cushing 608.751.8699 Janesville, WI
1969 Roger Kuhle 515.554.6686 Des Moines, IA
1969 Bob Webb    708.860.1023 La Grange, IL
1975 Doug Horstmann 563.590.1410 Dubuque, IA
1969 Larry Tooker 815.625.8586 Sterling, IL
1969 Ron Pearson 815.777.2462 Galena, IL
1972 Niel Bender 608.201.7603 Janesville, WI
2008 Jose Reinoso 786.566.3744 Dubuque, IA


Who's coming back for Homecoming?


Class Year

Sue Allyn 1972
Tim Allyn 1972
Niel Bender 1972
Paul Clayton 1961
John Cox 1961
Suzanne Dodd 1973
William Dodd 1973
John Ellingson 1996
Kathy Farmer 1968
Royce Farmer 1968
Dan Frump  1963
Henry Hector 1961
David Horstmann 1971
Karen Horstmann 1976
Donald Johnson 1967
Roger Kuhle 1969
Kathleen Lewis 1975
Philip Lewis 1973
Richard McKim 1977
Arthur Miller 1962
Robert Miller 1964
Douglas Pearce 1959
Lois Pearce 1958
Katherine Pearson 1970
Ronald Pearson 1969
Richard Powers 1964
Jose Reinoso 2008
James Riepe 1972
Roger Rohwedder 1972
David Sage 1964
Diane Sage 1965
Larry Tooker  1969
Nancy Tooker 1968
Bob Webb  1969
Maryann Webb 1969
William Whitehead 1971
Lyle Williams 1971