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.