Jaberg, Rev Dr Eugene C. age 86, of New Brighton died peacefully on October 25, 2013. He is survived by wife, Miriam; sons, Scott and David; daughter, Beth; brother, Vernon; and sister, Ruth (Edward) Grosshuesch. "Gene" was a founding faculty member of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Born in Linton, Indiana, he studied at Mission House Theological Seminary (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), Princeton Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological College (Cambridge, England). At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he was the H.V. Kaltenborn Scholar and was awarded the MA and PhD in Speech Communication. Dr. Jaberg was a staff announcer and writer at several Midwestern radio and television stations. At KTCA-TV, he made numerous freelance appearances, and for many years furnished KSJN radio with its "station breaks." From 1958 to 1991, Gene was a theological professor, teaching at United Seminary. He was managing director of the Interfaith Players for eight years, produced dozens of films and videotapes, and authored works published by Pilgrim Press and the University Press of America. After his retirement from teaching, Dr. Jaberg was Coordinator of Special Projects at CTV-15, the public access cable station which serves the north St. Paul suburbs. He won several honors in the cable industry and was elected to the CTV-15 Hall of Fame. Gene's love of travel took him to Europe and the Middle East on many occasions. His biography is included in "Who's Who in America." Memorial service will be held November 13, 2 PM at the Bigelow Chapel at United Theological Seminary. Memorials preferred to United Theological Seminary.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.