Obituary: Edmund “Ed” Train

NORTHBROOK, IL (March 7, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister Edmund “Ed” Train, 97, died Sunday, March 5.

He was born June 18, 1919, in Lindsborg, Kansas, to Fritz and Freda Train. He attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Bethany College in Lindsborg. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from North Park College and graduated from North Park Seminary. His continuing education included courses at Harvard Divinity School.

Ed married Dorothy Nyquist in 1948. She preceded him in death.

The couple served Covenant churches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cambridge (relocated to Lexington), Massachusetts; and Greeley, Colorado. When Ed became a church planter for the Central Conference, Dorothy helped as he started churches in Naperville, Libertyville, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. In retirement, they lived at Covenant Village of Northbrook, Illinois.

Survivors include two daughters, Louise Gustafson (Mark) of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Linda Drimalla (Rick) of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Winnetka Covenant Church in Wilmette.

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