Ylvisaker, Robert D. 81, died on December 17 in Minneapolis. Born in Fergus Falls, MN, he grew up in the Twin Cities, attending Sidney Pratt and Breck Schools. He received his B.A. from Luther College and an M.A. in history from the University of Minnesota
. A professional journalist
, he reported and wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Rochester Post-Bulletin, Minneapolis Star&Tribune, the Sun newspaper group, and the Metro Lutheran. Memorial service January 4, 11:00 a.m., with visitation preceding, at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis; inurnment at 9:00 in Roselawn Cemetery, St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Doris (Stalland) and Ragnvald Ylvisaker. Survived by brothers, Richard (Joanne) of Decorah, IA and J. Thomas (Billie) of Redmond, WA, along with their families. Memorials to Central Lutheran Church Foundation.