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Rev. William "Bill" Luther Vaswig Of Issaquah, WA was born January 25, 1931 in Fargo, North Dakota to Emma and Wilhelm Vaswig. He was raised in Fargo, ND, Portland, Oregon and Grand Forks ND. William married Rella Marcine Vohs on December 27, 1952 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Spokane, WA. He attended the University of North Dakota, Concordia College, Morehead, and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, earning a B.A. William earned his B.D. and Master's in Theology from Luther Seminary. He was the pastor at Mission Hill, Gayville, and Yankton Lutheran Churches in S.D.; Resurrection Lutheran in Dublin, California, and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Canoga Park, CA. He was also the pastor and president of Preaching & Prayer Ministries, Inc. from 1978 until present. William passed away two days before his 80th birthday on Sunday, January 23, 2011 in Bellevue, WA. He is survived by his six children: Philip D. Vaswig of Issaquah, WA, Joanna C. Stevens of Lake Stevens, WA, John L. Vaswig of Puyallup, WA, Charis J. Yates of Snohomish, WA, Rene E. Power of Fox Island, WA and Mairi K. Vaswig of Tacoma, WA. He will also be missed by his grandchildren: Nathaniel and Sean Stevens, Joshua, Zachary and Nicole Vaswig, Beret and Chris Pugh and John, James and Alex Power; as well as two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Marcine Vohs Vaswig in January 1997. Friends are invited to a visitation and viewing time on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 1pm B 7pm at Flintofts Funeral Home, 540 East Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. His funeral service will begin at 11am on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Mt. View Lutheran Church located at 3505 122nd Ave E., Edgewood, WA 98372. He will be laid to rest with his wife at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA 99224 on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10am. His family suggests memorial donations in William's memory be made to Shepherd of the Hill's Endowment Fund located in Issaquah, WA. Bill Vaswig dedicated his life to the cause of Christ and His church. He was regularly astonished by God's grace as he conducted ministry in the parish and later developed a healing ministry. Bill was deeply impacted by the death of his wife Marcine in 1997. Nonetheless he pressed on seeking to live out the calling to which he had been called, a servant of Christ and His church. Friends are invited to view photos, share memories and sign the family's on-line guestbook at www.flintofts.com . Arrangements by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home 425-392-6444.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 26, 2011.
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May 18, 2020
It's now 2020
I miss you Bill very much.
So many memories , grateful God placed you in my life back in 2004. So much has happened yet I still feel your care and support. I hear your voice and laugh , the days we spent in prayer together.
You were my mentor, one of my best friends. Your an amazing Gift to all who knew you.
I love you. Thanku for still being ever present in my life
Elzabeth Zorich-Harman
February 7, 2011
Pastor Vaswig prayed with his hands over my head and healed my eating disorder, bulimia. I have been free from this disease ever since. I cannot explain it, but I believe that God's healing powers went through him and into my 17 year old body and healed me. I am forever grateful to Pastor Vaswig, God and my mother Melodie (who brought me to Pastor kicking and screaming). I wish I could help others as he has helped me. I now have a beautiful family that I don't believe i would have been able to have without what Pastor Vaswig did for me through God, our Higher Power.


Jenny Pellegrino
Jenny Pellegrino
February 5, 2011
I also just recently thought of Pastor Vaswig, and decided to revisit his tape series on healing.(had a huge impact of me and my family). Decided to look him up online this evening. Thank you to his family, and to God, for sharing him with the rest of the world! Julie C, Monroe, VA
February 3, 2011
Pastor Vaswig was one of my heroes. For some "peculiar" reason, I entered his name into google tonight -- only to learn of his RECENT passing. I knew Pastor Vaswig when I was a counselor at Mt. Cross Bible Camp in Calif. What a guy!
For the closing service he preached on "The Beachhead at Bethlehem" -- That was almost 50 years ago now - how many pastors have any of their sermons remembered that long. I heard him several years ago now in Fridley, Mn.
After the service I went back to greet him -- I embraced him and broke into tears. What a guy. What a ministry.
And now he is embraced by his Lord ! Hallelujah. Gordy
Gordon Nilsen
January 27, 2011
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Bill. In his quiet way he was a cherished member of our community and his presence will be missed. We are blessed to have known him.

Lou and Rita Graving
Skye Landing neighbors
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