Of St. Paul Born March 4, 1930 in Madison, WI and died June 14, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Guro. Survived by his loving family: his wife of 61 years, Catherine; his children, Eric (Brenda) and Kristin; his grandchildren, Ryan Anderson (Johanna), Tyler Anderson (Aryn), Nicholas Sparby, Erik Sparby, and Andre Best (Kayla Yang-Best); his great-grandchildren, Gunnar, Christian, Adrianna, Sendrea, Chloe, Monique, and Isabelle. Served in U.S. Marine Corps (1951-53); pastor in Madison, WI, and Brooklyn, NY (1957-61); professor at Luther Seminary (1961-76); dean (1976-80) and president (1980-97) at Augsburg College. He was devoted to his family, and he was dedicated to his work and to the church. We are grateful for his love and for many amazing years and adventures. Visitation 1 PM and memorial service 2 PM on Tuesday, June 18, at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave., St. Paul. Memorials preferred to St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, Luther Seminary, or Augsburg College. Heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Clare Bridge and Allina Hospice for their many kindnesses.
Published in Pioneer Press from June 16 to June 17, 2013