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February 22, 2017

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October 23, 2016
March 13, 2014
Elving and my brother-in-law Elwood Anderson grew up in Nebraska together, attended Bethel together and who knows what other 'what not'. Many people thought they were related being from Nebraska and similar age and names, but they were not. When I went to Bethany to serve as organist, there was Elving and he befriended me once he knew my relationship with my brother-in-law. Both Elwood and Elving are again reunited. Elving helped me understand so much of genetics in my life and the way we are created "in the image of God". This has never left my mind and I understand so much more of life and my Christian belief system than years ago. My many thanks to this man. He and I shared many an email. I will greatly miss him.
March 13, 2014
Many things can be said about Elving, but three are noteworthy. First, Elving was a person of faith, who saw and furthered the connections between religion and science. He had a passion for inviting others into his journey, bringing out the best of their ideas and contributions. Second, Elving was truly interested in other people. He sincerely wanted to know more about others, their lives, and their experiences and faith journey. His focus was never on himself. Third, he was extremely generous with his time, abilities, and possessions. As an example, he and Carol warmly invited us to use his Wisconsin lake cabin for our family. He was generous with his time, as we worked together on our co-authored book On Behalf of God. Much more can be said about his gentlemanliness and humility, but it is enough to say that we have lost a truly great Christian and friend. Bruce and Sharon Reichenbach
March 12, 2014
ELVING AND HIS DEAR WIFE CAROL WERE MAINSTAYS OF OUR BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR MANY YEARS AND TOGETHER THEY SERVED GOD IN SO MANY HUMBLE WAYS. HE WAS A MAN OF GREAT FAITH IN HIS LORD... WHICH WAS PREEMINENT OVER HIS BRILLIANCE AS AN OUTSTANDING HUSBAND, FATHER, SCIENTIST,WRITER AND TEACHER. YET HE WAS ALWAYS THE ENCOURAGER YOU COULD COUNT ON TO "FIND YOU" IN A CROWDED ROOM AND COME OVER AND SHAKE YOUR HAND AND INQUIRE AS TO HOW THINGS WERE "GOING WITH YOU". MY EXPERIENCE WITH ELVING IN THESE VARIED FACETS OF "LOVING CONCERN" GOES WAY BACK TO THE LATE 50'S, WHEN HE WAS MY ZOOLOGY PROF AT "OLD BETHEL COLLEGE". THERE WAS NOTHING ELVING COULD NOT DO WELL, IN HIS MOST HUMBLE WAY... EVEN ONCE DIRECTING OUR LITTLE CHURCH CHOIR JUST TO "HELP OUT." GOD BLESS THE MEMORY OF ELVING ANDERSON. MY WIFE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.
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