GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (April 24, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Paul Sparrman died Wednesday, April 18. He was 84.
Paul was born February 23, 1934, in Jamestown, New York, to Ernest and Ruth Sparrman.
He earned his associate’s degree at North Park Junior College, and a bachelor of arts at Wheaton College. He graduated from North Park Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree at Boston University.
Paul married Gunvor (Gunnie) Holmquist Sparrman on September 7, 1957, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She survives.
They served Bethlehem Covenant Church in Norwalk, Connecticut; Covenant Congregational Church in Quincy, Massachusetts; Church of the Redeemer in Bowie, Maryland; First Covenant Church in Denver, Colorado; and Salem Covenant Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. He served interim pastorates at Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown, New York, and Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, Massachusetts.
In addition to Gunnie, survivors include two sons, Eric (Bonnie) and Jon (Randi); a daughter, Lisa Tenglin (James); and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at Excelsior (Minnesota) Covenant Church.
Memorials may be sent to Serve Globally, 8303 W. Higgins, Chicago, IL 60631.