JAMESTOWN, NY — Retired Covenant minister David H. Vennberg died Monday, June 28. He was 95.
David was born October 21, 1925, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to David and Anna Vennberg.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. As a member of the 106th infantry, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was captured as a prisoner of war, and later received the Purple Heart.
David received his bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State University, a master’s degree in education from Penn State University and a master’s of divinity from North Park Theological Seminary.
He married Grace Nordstrom on November 26, 1966.
He was a teacher and principal for the Lander Elementary School in Lander, Pennsylvania, for many years. After seminary, he served as pastor of Mission Covenant Church in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 1988. He went on to serve as visitation pastor at Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown, New York.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans. A skilled woodworker, he volunteered at the Toy Shoppe in Warren, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace.
A memorial service and visitation will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Mission Covenant Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Zion Covenant Church, 520 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701, or to Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church, 7205 Matthews Run Road, Sugar Grove, PA 16350.
Words of condolences may be left at Lind Funeral Home. www.lindfuneralhome.com