In Memoriam

David Lee Coryell

Retired Covenant pastor David Lee Coryell died December 6 in Duffield, Virginia. He was 81. 

Obituary: Brian Alnes

Brian Jon Alnes, executive director of Lake Beauty Bible Camp in Long Prairie, Minnesota, died January 4. He was 53.

Obituary: Herbert Hedstrom

Retired Covenant minister Herbert Hedstrom died December 27 at his home in Elgin, Illinois. He was 81.

Obituary: Vivian Louise Edstrom

Retired Covenant missionary Vivian Louise Edstrom died December 14. She was 95.

Obituary: Charles Ray Vaughan

Retired Covenant pastor Charles Ray Vaughan died November 12. He was 81.

Obituary: Virginia Cervin

Virginia Mae Cervin, widow of Covenant pastor Russell August Cervin, died on Thanksgiving, November 25, in Oakland, California. She was 99.

Obituary: Joe Elick

Retired Covenant pastor Joe Elick died on November 5. He was 81. 

Obituary: Gerald Vincent Stenberg

Gerald (“Jerry”) Vincent Stenberg, retired Covenant pastor and former superintendent of the Canada Conference, died October 26. He was 97.

Obituary: John Raymond Hunt

John Raymond Hunt, former secretary of the Evangelical Covenant Church, died suddenly at home in Maplewood, Minnesota, on October 23. He was 71.

Obituary: Ingrid Anderson

Ingrid Barbara Engblom Anderson, widow of Covenant pastor Loren Anderson, died October 7. She was 84 years old.

Obituary: Roger Quam

Roger Leroy Quam, one of the mission founders of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan and Ethiopia, died Friday, October 1.

Obituary: Dennis C. Olson

Retired Covenant minister Dennis Clark Olson died on September 18. He was 86.

Obituary: Ruth Elaine Christensen

Ruth Elaine Christensen (née Kristerson), retired Covenant missionary, died September 18. She was 96.

Obituary: Alayne Helen Johnson

Alayne Helen Johnson, widow of Covenant pastor Clifford Johnson, died on September 18, 2021

Obituary: Annette Anderson

Annette Eleanor Anderson, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Jim Anderson, died Saturday, August 28

Obituary: Robert Peterson

Retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Robert Peterson died Saturday, July 31

Obituary: Twyla Lundell

Twyla Jane Lundell, wife of retired Covenant minister James Lundell, died Saturday, August 7

Obituary: Dorothy Danielson

Dorothy Danielson, widow of Covenant minister Phillip Danielson, died September 4, at the age of 101

Obituary: Joan Gustafson

Retired Covenant missionary Joan (Christensen) Gustafson died Thursday, August 12.

Obituary: William Salo

Retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister William Salo died Saturday, August 7.

Obituary: Paul Springer

Retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Paul E. Springer died Saturday, July 3, 2021. He was 78.

Obituary: Marilyn Hjelm

Marilyn L. (Johnson) Hjelm, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister J. Robert Hjelm, died Sunday, June 27. She was 94.

Obituary: Helen Olson

Helen M. (Wallin) Olson, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Roy Olson, died Thursday, July 22. She was 96.

Obituary: Philip M. Rohler

Evangelical Covenant Church minister Philip Rohler died Thursday, July 15. He was 72.

Obituary: Harriet Johnson

NORTHBROOK, IL—Harriet (Boreen) Johnson, widow of retired Covenant minister Eldon D. Johnson, died on Tuesday, June 22. She was 91. Harriet was born on April 16, 1930, to C. Herbert Boreen and Mayme (Koski) Boreen and grew up on her […]

Obituary: David H. Vennberg

Retired Covenant minister David H. Vennberg died Monday, June 28.

Obituary: David C. Hagen

Evangelical Covenant Church minister David C. Hagen died Saturday, June 19.

Obituary: Forrest Dahl

MINNEAPOLIS—Evangelical Covenant Church minister Forrest Dahl, who taught for 37 years at Minnehaha Academy, died June 2. He was 68. He was born April 19, 1953, in Chicago, to Ruth and Peter Dahl and spent most of his childhood growing […]

Obituary: Edward M. Lee

MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS—Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Edward Lee, known for his commitment to racial reconciliation, died May 27. He was 62. Ed was born in Chicago on May 9, 1959, to Young and Ping Lee. He earned a bachelor of […]

Obituary: Clifford Axel Smith

CORVALLIS, OR  — Retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Clifford Axel Smith died April 25. He was 99. Clifford was born on July 24, 1922, in Olsburg, Kansas, to Alex and Esther Smith. He worked as an auto mechanic and welder […]

Obituary: Bruce Johnson

TURLOCK, CA—Former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Bruce Johnson died May 4. He was 63. Bruce was born in San Francisco on August 30, 1957, to Bob and Vivian Johnson. He attended Canada Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in […]

Obituary: Harriet Louise Olson

Harriet Louise (Settergren) Olson, widow of Covenant minister K. Wesley Olson, died April 12.

Obituary: R. Marie Webster

R. Marie Webster, widow of Covenant minister Paul J. Webster, died February 4. She was 98. Marie was born April 26, 1922, in Rockford, Illinois, to Ford and Mabel Bergstrom. She graduated from North Central Bible Institute in Minneapolis. She […]

Obituary: David L. Larsen

Retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister David L. Larsen died March 19. He was 89. David was born April 16, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Bethel College, earned a master’s degree in psychology from Stanford University, and a master’s of […]

Obituary: Robert L. Heicher

Retired Covenant minister Robert L. Heicher died in Fremont, California, on January 21. He was 87.

Obituary: Craig E. Anderson

Craig E. Anderson, retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and conference executive, died Friday, February 26.

Obituary: Michael Blevins

Covenant minister Michael Blevins died Sunday, February 14.

Obituary: Lois E. Weborg

Lois E. Weborg, wife of retired pastor and North Park Theological Seminary professor John Weborg, died Tuesday, February 16.

Obituary: Gladys E. Damrose

Gladys E. Damrose, wife of retired Covenant pastor Albert Damrose, died January 12.

Obituary: Eldon D. Johnson

Retired Covenant minister Eldon D. Johnson died on Friday, January 15. He was 92. The son and grandson of Swedish immigrants, Eldon was born on May 16, 1928, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Edwin and Elsie Johnson. Eldon earned an associate’s [...]

Obituary: Diane Laverne Roth

Diane Laverne Roth, wife of retired Covenant minister Randy Roth, died January 11.  She was 76. She was born June 2, 1944, in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Alfred and Laverne Graf and grew up in Sacramento, California. Diane earned a […]

Obituary: Ron Lagerstrom

Retired Covenant minister and former associate superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference Ron Lagerstrom died January 14. He was 88. He was born March 9, 1932, in Kingsburg, California, to Franklin and Hildur Lagerstrom. He earned a Bachelor of Arts […]

Obituary: Kelly Draheim

Kelly Draheim, husband of Midwest Conference superintendent Tammy Swanson-Draheim, died December 31. He was 63. Kelly was born March 6, 1957, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Jeraldine (Balm) and Duane Draheim. Six months after meeting at the insurance company where [...]

Obituario: Floredilia Graterol

Floredilia “Flor” Graterol, pastora de la Iglesia del Pacto y capellana del Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET), falleció la semana pasada a la edad de 63 años. Una amiga la encontró inconsciente, en su casa, la víspera de Año […]

Obituary: Floredilia Graterol

Floredilia “Flor” Graterol, Covenant pastor and chaplain at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET), died last week. She was 63. She was found unresponsive at home by a friend on New Year’s Eve.  The official cause of death is yet […]

Obituary: Mary Lou Herriott

Mary Lou (Beeman) Herriott, widow of Covenant minister C. Calvin Herriott […]

Obituary: Stanley Jerome Johnson

Retired Covenant minister Stanley Jerome “Jerry” Johnson died Saturday, December 12. He was 91. He was born on November 24, 1929, in Little Falls, Minnesota, to Joel and Signe Johnson. He attended North Park Junior College and earned a bachelor’s […]

Obituary: Mary Ellen Rabine

Mary Ellen (Sproule) Rabine, wife of retired Covenant minister Richard Rabine, died Thursday, November 26. She was 87. Mary Ellen was born January 31, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan, to Thomas and Elvira Sproule. She grew up in Detroit and then […]

Obituary: Mildred Olson

Mildred V. (Helgerson) Olson, widow of Covenant minister Donald Olson, died Sunday, November 1. She was 91. She was born May 4, 1929, in Providence, Rhode Island, to A. Gilbert and Eva Helgerson. She married Donald on June 24, 1961. […]

Obituary: Marie Shattuck

Marie (Nelson) Shattuck, widow of Covenant pastor Eugene Shattuck, died October 4

Obituary: Warren Nelson

Retired Covenant minister Warren Nelson died August 12

Obituary: Robert Lincoln Erickson

Retired Covenant minister and former superintendent of two denominational conferences Robert L. Erickson died Tuesday, September 8

Obituary: Judith Kemper Behnke

Covenant minister Judith (Payne) Kemper Behnke died Friday, September 18. She was 83.

Obituary: Jeri Peterson

Jerine (Jeri) Peterson, widow of Covenant minister Wayne Peterson, died May 27. She was 84.

Obituary: Betty Ruth Melgren

Betty Ruth (Norman) Melgren, former missionary, died on September 4. She was 89.

Obituary: Noel V. Cisneros

Retired pastor and Army chaplain Noel V. Cisneros died Wednesday, September 2

Obituary: Frances Dolores Decker

By Karen Hinz (August 28, 2020)—Frances Dolores Decker died Tuesday, August 25, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was 92. Fran was born July 2, 1928, in Buffalo, Minnesota, to Frank and Carolyn Decker. She graduated from St. Paul Bible Institute and […]

Obituary: Wendell “Dan” Danielson

By Karen Hinz (August 26, 2020) — Wendell “Dan” Danielson died Tuesday, August 18, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He was 84. He was born April 9, 1936, in Alabama to Eric and Olive Danielson. Eric was a Covenant pastor and […]

Obituary: Dorothy “Dotty” Anderson

Dorothy “Dotty” Moir Anderson, the wife of Craig E. Anderson, died August 5 in Plantation, Florida.

Obituary: Marcia Friedman

Marcia Friedman, wife of Covenant minister and Covenant Companion news editor Stan Friedman, died Monday, July 20, of pancreatic cancer.

Obituary: Robert S. Thornbloom—Link to Online Service Available

By Bob Smietana NORTHBROOK, IL (June 6, 2020) – Robert S. Thornbloom, retired Covenant missionary engineer whose life was devoted to the work of the church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Wednesday, June 3, from complications of […]

Obituary: Ben James Chuol—Updated Service Information

By Nilwona Nowlin (June 10, 2020) — Ben James Chuol, son of Rev. James Chuol Tang, Covenant global personnel, died on May 30. He was 17. Born on September 19, 2002, in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, to James Chuol Tang and […]

Obituary: Betty Carlson

By Hannah Hawkinson SOUTH BEND, IN (June 6, 2020) – Elizabeth “Betty” Carlson, wife of the late Covenant pastor John Carlson and champion of women’s ministry with a decades-long legacy of service to the Evangelical Covenant Church, died on May […]

Obituary: Nancy (Kristoffersen) Dahlberg

(June 5, 2020) – Nancy (Kristoffersen) Dahlberg, wife of the late executive secretary of Covenant World Mission Raymond Dahlberg, died on May 31 in Northbrook, Illinois. She was 86. Born on June 28, 1933, in Chicago to Karl and Sigfrid […]

Obituary: Kenneth E. Wicklund

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (June 5, 2020) – Kenneth E. Wicklund, former missionary to DR Congo and Japan, died Wednesday, May 20. He was 96. Born February 10, 1924, to Iver and Ruth (Newquist) Wicklund in Junction City, Wisconsin, he attended […]

Obituary: Rocky Cook

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 3, 2020) – Retired pastor and chaplain Raymond (Rocky) A. Cook died Friday, May 29. He was 71. He was born May 17, 1949, to Ray and Gloria Cook in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from […]

Obituary: Nancy B. Reed

CAROL STREAM, IL (May 12, 2020) — Nancy Bergmans Reed, former missionary to Ecuador, Mexico, and Spain, and former director for Latin America for Serve Globally, died May 11. She was 81. She was born February 17, 1939, in Palo […]

Obituary: Wilmer J. Oudal

Wilmer (Bill) Oudal, former Covenant missionary to Alaska who served Covenant High School in Unalakleet for 16 years, died February 2. He was 88.

Obituary: Marlys (Peterson) Johnson

CAROL STREAM, IL (April 29, 2020) – Retired Covenant missionary Marlys (Peterson) Johnson died Sunday, April 26, at the age of 82. She was born on August 30, 1937, to Hjalmer and Violet Peterson and spent most of her life […]

Obituary: Donald Ray Husband

NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA (April 17, 2020) – Retired Covenant pastor Donald Ray Husband died Saturday, March 28. He was 83. Ray was born Born November 12, 1936, In Oakville, Ontario. He attended North Bay Teachers College, earned a bachelor’s degree […]

Obituary: S. Sue Horner

S. Sue Horner, former associate professor of women’s studies at North Park University a […]

Obituary: Melvin Dillard Sr.

CHICAGO (April 6, 2020) – Retired minister Melvin Dillard Sr., who along with his wife, Vergie, were the first African American commissioned missionaries in the Covenant, died Friday. He was 85. Melvin was born February 27, 1935, in Chicago, to […]

Obituary: Thomas K. Gundersen

ROCKFORD, IL (February 28, 2020) – Retired Covenant pastor Thomas K. Gundersen died Saturday, Feb. 22. He was 88. Tom was born January 3, 1932, in Negaunee, Mich., to Carl and Signe (Fond) Gundersen. He graduated from Bethel Seminary in […]

Obituary: Rita White

GRAND HAVEN, MI (February 11, 2020) Rita White, wife of the late Covenant pastor Roland White, died January 2 in Grand Haven, Michigan. She was 99. She was born March 7, 1920, in Carlstad, Ontario, to Edward and Nancy Jean […]

Obituary: Marilyn Nelson

RACINE, WISCONSIN (January 31, 2020) – Marilyn Louise Nelson, wife of Covenant chaplain Roger Nelson, died November 4. She was 85. She was born Oct. 28, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Joel and Martha Peterson. When she was in fourth […]

Obituary: Jerold ‘Jerry’ Rice

ST. PAUL, MINN (Jan. 23, 2020) – Covenant minister Jerold “Jerry” Rice, who pastored churches in the United States and helped launch the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan and Ethiopia, died Saturday, Jan. 18. He was 80. Jerry was […]

Obituary: Wayne Weld

SPRING VALLEY, CALIF. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Wayne Weld, the first Covenant missionary to Colombia and North Park Theological Seminary emeritus professor of missions, died Friday, Jan. 17. He was 85. Wayne was born on Nov. 28, 1934, in Yakima, […]

Obituary: Paul Mann

PUYALLUP, WASH (Jan. 22, 2020) – Retired pastor Paul Mann died Friday, Jan. 3. He was 84.   Paul was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Brooklyn, to William and Minette Mann. His father died when Paul was three years old, […]

Obituary: Grace (Nordstrom) Vennberg

Grace (Nordstrom) Vennberg, wife of retired Covenant […]

Obituary: Daniel ‘Dan’ Tepke

A memorial service for Daniel “Dan” Tepke, former senior vice-president […]

Obituary: T. David Beck

A celebration of life service for T. David Beck […]

Obituary: Richard E. Olson

(November 21, 2019) – Richard E. Olson, retired Covenant pastor, died November 13. He was 81. He was born September 9, 1938, in Concordia, Kansas, to Edward and Helen (Lundquist) Olson and grew up attending Brantford Covenant Church. Even though […]

Obituary: Michael Borden

(November 8, 2019) – Michael Roy “Mike” Borden, husband of Covenant minister Diane Borden, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 1, in Manchester, Conn. He was 55. Mike was born on February 10, 1964, in Brainerd, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor’s […]

Obituary: Betty Nelson

Betty Nelson, retired dean of North Park Academy and College […]

Obituary: Daniel Anton Schwabe

WYOMING, MN (October 28, 2019) – Daniel Anton Schwabe, husband of Covenant pastor Toni Schwabe, died Thursday on the couple’s 43rd anniversary. He was 68. Dan was born on June 3, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Raymond and Mildred Schwabe. […]

Obituary: Betty Jean (Carlson) Holmgren

CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2019) – Betty Jean (Carlson) Holmgren, wife of North Park Seminary professor emeritus Fredrick Holmgren, died Sunday, October 13. She was 94. Betty was born on March 1, 1925, in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, to Hilding Gustaf […]

Obituary: Lon Allison

Allison developed the Covenant’s Schools of Prayer and Bringing My World to Christ. […]

Obituary: Rick Larson

A celebration of life service for retired Covenant pastor Rick Larson was held […]

Obituary: Charlotte (Ottoson) Youngman

BATAVIA, IL (September 4, 2019) — Charlotte Earldine “Deanie” (Ottoson) Youngman, widow of Covenant pastor Ralph Youngman, died Monday, September 2, at the age of 90. She was born in Wausa, Nebraska, in 1928. After graduating in the top of […]

Obituary: Geraldine (Deater) Peterson

OTSEGO, MI (August 28, 2019) – A funeral service for Geraldine “Gerry” (Deater) Peterson, widow of Covenant minister Norris Peterson, was held Thursday, August 22, at the First Congregational Church in Otsego, Michigan. She died Sunday, August 18, at the […]

Obituary: Mary Anne Weld

SPRING VALLEY, CA (July 15, 2019) – Former Covenant missionary Mary Anne Weld died Thursday, July 4. She was 84. She was born on June 7, 1935, to Arthur and Edith Bergman in Helena, Montana. She attended Eastern Montana College […]

Obituary: Kurt Lindquist

FARGO, ND (June 19, 2019) – Kurt Lindquist, former medical missionary to Democratic Republic of Congo, died Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was 68. He was born March 1, 1951, to Franklin and Margaret Lindquist. He was raised in what […]

Obituary: Ivie Folden

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (June 21, 2019) – Ivie Folden, widow of Covenant minister Albin Folden, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at the age of 102. She was born January 20, 1917, to Alfred and Clara Elseth. She and Albin were […]

Obituary: Ralph Vernon Fondell

TULSA, OK (June 19, 2019) – Retired Covenant missionary to Alaska Ralph Vernon Fondell died Monday, June 10. He was 95. He was born on October 9, 1923, in Maxwell Township, rural Dawson, Minnesota. He graduated from Dawson High School […]

Obituary: Janice (Moon) Eppard

Janice Mae Eppard, wife of retired Covenant pastor Marvin Eppard, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She was 87.

Obituary: Larry D. Dieckman

Retired Covenant minister Larry D. Dieckman died Friday, May 24. He was 79.

Obituary: Burdette Palmberg

Retired Covenant pastor Burdette “Bud” Palmberg died Tuesday, May 21, while on a mission trip in Bali. He was 83.

Obituary: Geneva (Noren) Christensen

Retired missionary Geneva M. (Noren) Christensen died Saturday, April 27, at the age of 93.

Obituary: Diana Lynn Wymore

Retired Covenant minister Diana Lynn Wymore died Thursday, April 18. She was 59.

Obituary: Alene S. Hunt

Alene S. Hunt, widow of Covenant pastor R. Stanley Hunt […]

Obituary: Russell Carlson

Retired Covenant pastor Russell “Russ” Carlson died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 63.

Obituary: George Wold

MAPLEWOOD, MN (April 5, 2019) – Former Covenant minister George Wold died Tuesday, March 26, at the age of 98. George was born September 26, 1920, in Trail, Minnesota, to Benhard and Palma Wold. He graduated from Lutheran Brethren Seminary […]

Obituary: Dorothea Berggren

PRINCETON, MN (March 26, 2019) – A memorial service for Dorothea Berggren, widow of pastor Willard L. Berggren, was conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Karmel Covenant Church. Dorothea died Monday, March 18, at the age […]

Obituary: Jean Larson

Former Covenant missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean (LeVahn) Larson died Sunday, March 10. She was 91.

Obituary: Nancy A. Ramgren

A memorial service for Nancy (Selin) Ramgren, wife […]

Obituary: Gertrude ‘Gert’ Fondell

Services are pending for Gertrude “Gert” (Franklin) Fondell, who served as a missionary to Alaska, where her ministry included a daily radio program on KICY radio. She died February 14 at the age of 92.

Obituary: Carole Johnson

Carole Johnson, wife of Covenant minister and president emeritus of Covenant Trust Company LeRoy Johnson, died Sunday, February 17. She was 81.

Obituary: Thomas G. Klasen

Retired Covenant pastor Thomas Gene Klasen died Friday, February 15. He was 74.

Obituary: Carol (Johnson) Sands

Carol Sands, widow of Covenant pastor Dewey Sands, died Wednesday, February 6. She was 84.

Obituary: Maxine Schermer

Maxine A. Schermer, widow of Covenant minister George H. Schermer, died Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was 97. 

Obituary: Iris (Davis) Jensen

A memorial service for retired Covenant missionary Iris Jensen will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel.

Obituary: Lillian May Johnson

A memorial service for Lillian May Johnson, widow of […]

Obituary: Janet Thornbloom

CHICAGO, IL (December 4, 2018) – Retired Covenant missionary Janet Thornbloom, who ministered to the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for 44 years, died Monday evening. She was 79. In addition to serving Congo, she also worked 18 […]

Obituary: Shirley (Palmer) Hamblen

Shirley (Palmer) Hamblen, wife of retired Covenant pastor John Hamblen died Thursday, November 15. She was 72.

Obituary: Ed Hallsten Jr.

Retired Covenant minister Edwin (Ed) Ansgar Hallsten Jr. died Thursday, November 1. He was 87.

Obituary: Wallace Pratt

MARINE ON ST. CROIX, MN (November 15, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Wallace (Wally) Pratt died Friday, November 9. He was 91. Wally was born November 12, 1926, in Minneapolis to Lawrence and Alice Pratt. He served in WWII before […]

Obituary: Dan Fullerton

Covenant minister Dan Fullerton, died Tuesday, October 30 […]

Obituary: Geoff Twigg

Ordained Covenant minister Geoffrey Twigg, 64, died Saturday, October 27 […]

Obituary: George Peter Magnuson

DENVER, CO (October 29, 2018) – George Peter Magnuson, who served multiple Covenant congregations and the Central Conference, died Thursday, October 18. He was 84. George was born October 8, 1934, in Chicago to Raymond and Astrid Magnuson. He attended […]

Obituary: S. Elaine Johnson

The memorial service for S. Elaine (Larson) Johnson, widow of Covenant minister […]

Obituary: James R. Swan

JAMESTOWN, NY (September 11, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister James R. Swan died Thursday, September 6, at the age of 78.

Obituary: Gunnie (Holmquist) Sparrman

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (September 6, 2018) – Gunvor ‘Gunnie’ (Holmquist) Sparrman, widow of retired Covenant minister Paul Sparrman, died Thursday, August 30, at the age of 85.

Obituary: June Metcalf

June Metcalf, who served for 36 years in Japan as a Covenant missionary

Obituary: Donald Lundquist

MINNETONKA, MN (July 25, 2018) — Don Lundquist, retired missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Wednesday, July 17, at the age of 93. Don was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 5, 1924, to Axel and Hazel […]

Obituary: Marguerite ‘Peg’ Anna Johnson

BATAVIA, IL (July 16, 2018) – Marguerite “Peg” Anna (Gundersen) Johnson, former missionary to Ecuador and widow of Covenant pastor and missionary Larry Johnson, died Sunday, July 8 at the age of 94. Peg was born on July 22, 1923, […]

Obituary: Luther Englund

TURLOCK, CA (July 9, 2018) – Retired Covenant pastor and chaplain Luther Englund died June 29. He was 95. Luther was born at home on November 11, 1922, to Howard and Hilma Englund in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned an associate’s […]

Obituary: Paul J. Everts

PLANTATION, FL (July 9, 2018) – Memorial services for retired Covenant pastor and chaplain Paul J. Everts will be held July 17 in Plantation, and on September 22 in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Paul, 91, died June 17. He was born […]

Obituary: M. Jeanette Anderson

NORTHBROOK, IL (July 5, 2018)—M. Jeanette Anderson, widow of former North Park Theological Seminary professor and dean Glenn Anderson, died June 15. She was ninety-one. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 8, at 4 p.m. at North Park […]

Obituary: Margaret (Palmquist) Grant

TURLOCK, CA (June 23, 2018) – A memorial service for Margaret (Palmquist) Grant, who co-led a national children’s ministry, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at Turlock Covenant Church. She died June 10, 2018. Margaret, 91, […]

OBITUARY: Elna Jean (Peterson) Foss

TURLOCK, CA (June 5, 2018) – Elna Jean (Peterson) Foss, widow of Covenant minister Francis Foss, died May 24. She was 93. Jean was born January 17, 1925, in Calgary, Alberta. She attended Covenant Bible College in Canada and North […]

Obituary: Linnea (Sandberg) Johnson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (May 24, 2018) – Linnea (Sandberg) Johnson, widow of retired Covenant minister Earl Johnson, died Wednesday, May 23. She was 87. Linnea was born in Chicago on November 29, 1930, to Thorsten and Edith Sandberg. She married […]

Obituary: Maynard Anderson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (May 25, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Maynard Anderson died Monday, May 21. He was 97. He was born February 11, 1921, in Dawson, Minnesota. He married Virginia Moxon in 1951. Maynard served on the aircraft carrier […]

Obituary: Ann (Kulberg) Carlson

DULUTH, MN (May 24, 2018) – Ann Judith (Kulberg) Carlson, one of the last Covenant missionaries to serve in China, died Wednesday, May 9. She was 95. Ann was born April 10, 1923, to August and Judith Kulberg in Beverly, […]

Obituary: Janice (Hultman) Swanson

BATAVIA, IL (May 15, 2018) – Janice (Hultman) Swanson, widow of Covenant pastor and Midwest Conference superintendent Warren Swanson, died Friday, May 11. She was 93. Janice was born October 26, 1924, in Tonawanda, New York. She earned an associate’s […]

Obituary: Ernestine (Agnew) Olson

SHAWNEE, KS (May 14, 2018) – A funeral service for Ernestine (Agnew) “Ernie” Olson, wife of retired Covenant minister Richard Olson, was held Thursday, May 10, at Hillcrest Covenant Church. She died Monday, May 7, at the age of 77. […]

Obituary: Paul Sparrman

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 […]

Obituary: Robert Peterson

NORTHBROOK, IL (April 24, 2018) – Retired Covenant missionary Robert Peterson, who served in Congo for nearly 40 years, died Sunday. He was 92. Bob was born on December 21, 1925, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned an associate’s degree […]

Obituary: Michael FitzGerald

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (April 17, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Michael FitzGerald died Sunday. He was 65. Mike was born August 24, 1952, in Bremerton, Washington, to John and Patricia FitzGerald. He attended the University of Washington and then graduated […]

Obituary: James Gaderlund

Gaderlund and several other pastors decided in 1997 to start a spiritual […]

Obituary: Ronald Mancini

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Cape Cod […]

Obituary: Gordon Christensen

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (April 6, 2018) – Retired Covenant missionary Gordon John Christensen, who wrote a three-volume New Testament commentary for Congolese Christians in Lingala, died this morning at the age of 92. He was born in Seattle, Washington, to […]

Obituary: LaVerne (Wall) Madvig

LaVerne, 88, was born December 5, 1929, in Minneapolis […]

Obituary: Donna (Freeman) Swanberg

SEATTLE, WA (March 26, 2018) — Donna (Freeman) Swanberg, widow of Covenant pastor Harold Swanberg, died February 25 in Seattle. She was 85. Donna was born January 12, 1933, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and grew up in Seattle. She […]

Obituary: Lois (Englund) Hirsch

A memorial service for Lois (Englund) Hirsch, wife of retired Covenant minister […]

Obituary: James Swanson

NEW SMYRNA, FL (March 20, 2018) — Retired Covenant minister, James Swanson, who helped guide the Covenant’s ministries to people with disabilities, died Sunday. He was 80. Jim was born on July 17, 1937, in Bellevue, Washington. He married Beverly […]

Obituary: James (J.) Paul Thompson

J. Paul Thompson, pastor of Hope Covenant Church in Chandler […]

Obituary: Charles Duey, Sr.

Retired Covenant minister Charles “Chuck” Duey Sr. died March 7 […]

Obituary: Earl Johnson

Retired Covenant minister Earl Johnson, 90, died Monday […]

Obituary: Tongpan Phrometta

They started dozens of house fellowships throughout the surrounding areas […]

Obituary: Mary Frances ‘Frankie’ Henderson

A funeral service for Mary Frances (Frankie) Henderson, the widow of […]

Obituary: Marian (Swanson) Carlson

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Obituary: Ron Magnuson

Retired Covenant Pastor Ronald L. Magnuson, 86, died Tuesday, February 6 […]

Obituary: Jerome M. Maleski

Jerome M. Maleski, husband of retired Covenant minister Ann (Carlson) Maleski […]

Obituary: Catherine ‘Kitty’ (Christopher) Salo

Catherine “Kitty” (Christopher) Salo, wife of retired Covenant pastor […]

Obituary: Bennie Simmons

A memorial service for retired Covenant pastor Bennie Simmons, who also guided several […]

Obituary: Donald A. Njaa

“The entire Covenant owes a deep debt of gratitude for Don,” said President Gary Walter. […]

Obituary: Howard Johnson

OLYMPIA, WA (October 17, 2017) – Retired Covenant pastor Howard Johnson, 91, died Saturday, September 30, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. He was born October 11, 1925, in Foley, Minnesota. He graduated from North Park College and North Park Theological Seminary. […]

Obituary: Vernon K. Lund

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (September 15, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister Vernon Kenneth Lund died peacefully at home at Covenant Village of Golden Valley on September 13. He was ninety-one. Vern (“Putt”) was born May 11, 1926, in Mount Vernon, Washington, […]

Obituary: Lars Silverness

ROSLYN PARK, NY (September 5, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister Lars Silverness died August 30. He was 92 years old. He was born on July 14, 1925, on a rural dairy farm in Oak Park, Minnesota, to Inberth and Sophie […]

Obituary: K. Wesley Olson

DASSEL, MN (August 29, 2017) — K. Wesley Olson, retired superintendent of the Midwest Conference, died Monday, August 28. He was 87. Wes was born February 10, 1930, in the dining room of the family farm in Bird Island, Minnesota, […]

Obituary: James Dinsmore

TEHACHAPI, CA (August 28, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister James “Jim” Dinsmore died Tuesday, August 15. He was 82. Jim was born November 16, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Lily Jolene Cox on June 22, 1957. He earned […]

Obituary: Harold E. Nelson

CHATHAM, IL (July 31, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister Harold Eugene Nelson, 95, died Saturday, July 29. He was born September 21, 1921, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to H. Leonard and Amalia (Gellin) Nelson. He married Edith E. Almborg of Boston, […]

Obituary: DuWayne Winters

Retired Covenant pastor DuWayne V. Winters, 78, died Saturday, July 8 […]

Obituary: James Chester

LOVELAND, OH (July 3, 2017) – Covenant minister James Chester, 49, died Tuesday, June 27, after an extended illness. Jim was born August 3, 1967, in Willmar, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bethel College and […]

Obituary: Ethel (Svedlund) Cedarleaf

SCITUATE, MA (May 17, 2017) – A memorial service for Ethel Svedlund Cedarleaf, widow of Covenant minister Wallace “Wally” Cedarleaf, will be conducted at 10 a.m. on June 3 at First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate. Ethel, 96, died March […]

OBITUARY: Harriett “Toots” Swanson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (May 12, 2017) – A memorial service was conducted April 30 for Harriett “Toots” Swanson, widow of Covenant pastor Berner V. Swanson. She died April 22 at the age of 92. Harriett was born January 3, 1925, […]

Obituary: Jon Erickson

VENICE, FL (May 1, 2017) – A celebration of life service for Jon Erickson, husband of retired Covenant pastor Rebecca Erickson, was held Saturday, April 29, at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Venice Isle. He was 77. Jon was born […]

Obituary: E. Jeanette Dieckman

BATAVIA, IL (April 3, 2017) — Memorial services for E. Jeanette (Landholm) Dieckman, wife of retired Covenant pastor Larry Dieckman, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills, Illinois. She […]

Obituary: Mary Nella McLaughlin

PATTERSON, CA (March 29, 2017) – A celebration of life service for retired Covenant pastor Mary Nella McLaughlin, 69, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on April 1 at Patterson Covenant Church. She died February 11 after a battle with […]

Obituary: William “Bill” Sandstrom

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (March 24, 2017) – Retired Covenant pastor and chaplain William “Bill” Sandstrom, 89, died Wednesday, March 22. He was born January 10, 1928, in Chicago. He earned an associate’s degree from North Park College, a bachelor’s degree […]

Obituary: Glen Wiberg

NEW BRIGHTON, MN (March 24, 2017) — Retired Covenant pastor Glen Wiberg, 91, who has been described as “a pastor’s pastor, a preacher’s preacher,” died Thursday, March 23. Glen was born on May 1, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned […]

Obituary: Stan Henderson

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (March 13, 2017) — Former Northwest Conference superintendent Stan Henderson, 84, died Friday. He was born August 16, 1932, in Yakima, Washington. He earned a bachelor of arts in English Bible and a master of arts in […]

Obituary: Göte Bringerud

PLANTATION, FL (March 8, 2017) – Retired Covenant minister Göte Bringerud died Friday, March 3. He was 95. He was born February 24, 1922, in Varnamo, Småland, Sweden. He earned the equivalent of an MDiv while studying at the Swedish […]

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 […]

Obituary: Marilyn (Olson) Peterson

DES MOINES, WA (March 3, 2017) – Memorial services for Marilyn Peterson, wife of retired Covenant pastor Gary K. Peterson, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Midway Covenant Church. She died Friday, February 17. Marilyn, […]

Obituary: John Wood

Covenant minister John A. Wood died February 12 at the age of 62 […]

Obituary: Carold Anderson

Retired Covenant minister Carold Anderson, 94,

Obituary: Craig Duffield

RIDGWAY, PA (January 6, 2017) – Craig Duffield, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Ridgway, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, after an extended illness. He was 61. Craig was born on December 18, 1955, in Sycamore, Illinois, to Dale […]

Obituary: Paul H. Erickson

Retired Covenant pastor Paul H. Erickson, 76, died Tuesday, December 20. […]

Obituary: Gary Ridout

Retired Covenant pastor Gary Ridout died Sunday, November 27. He was 82. […]

Obituary: Bernice Stohlberg

Bernice (Carlson) Stohlberg, 96, widow of Covenant pastor Paul Stohlberg, died Tuesday, October 25.[…]

Obituary: Henry W. Pearson

A memorial service for Henry “Hank” Wallace Pearson, former ECC field director for Alaska and pastor […]

Obituary: Dwight M. Carlson

A graveside service former Covenant pastor Dwight M. Carlson, 83, was held September 10, 2016. […]

Obituary: Anna Josephson

A memorial service for Anna Josephson, widow of Covenant pastor and superintendent Albert Josephson […]

Obituary: Delores “Sue” Alger

WALKER, MN (October 13, 2016) – Delores “Sue” Alger, widow of retired Covenant minister Gerald Alger, died Tuesday, October 11. She was 81.

Obituary: Robert W. Nelson

LOUISVILLE, KY (October 11, 2016) — A memorial service for retired Covenant pastor Robert “Bob” W. Nelson, 79, was held Thursday, September 22, at Okolona Christian Church. He died Monday, September 19.

Obituary: Dr. Roger Thorpe

Dr. Roger Thorpe, who served for 30 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died […]

Obituary: Carl Helgerson

Retired Covenant pastor Carl Helgerson, 94, died Friday, September 30. […]

Obituary: Dolan Rundquist

LEONARDVILLE, KS (September 30, 2016) – Retired Covenant pastor Dolan Paul Rundquist, age 87, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Obituary: Janet Lungren

Janet Marie Lungren, 68, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.[…]

Obituary: Luella Mae (Tegge) Hubbling

Luella Mae (Tegge) Hubbling, 88, widow of Covenant minister Harry Hubbling, died […]

Obituary: Merle Van Heuveln

Retired Covenant pastor Merle Van Heuveln died Sunday […]

Obituary: William (Bill) Liljegren

Retired Covenant pastor William Herbert Liljegren died Saturday […]

Obituary: Chester (Chet) Nelson

Retired Covenant pastor Chester (Chet) Lyle Nelson, 84, died Saturday, August 21. […]

Obituary: Carolyn (Ekstam) Cedarleaf

Carolyn Mildred (Ekstam) Cedarleaf, widow of former Covenant pastor Douglas Cedarleaf […]

Obituary: Melbourne Metcalf

Retired Covenant missionary Melbourne “Mel” Metcalf, 94, died Sunday, August 6. […]

Obituary: Robert Wood

Pastor Robert Wood, 78, died Saturday, July 30.[…]

Obituary: Rebecca Barnes

Rebecca (Helzer) Barnes, wife of Covenant minister Paul Barnes, died […]

Obituary: Virginia Rigmark

Retired Covenant missionary Virginia (Carlson) Rigmark died Monday […]

Obituary: June (Peterson) Pearson

Retired missionary June (Peterson) Pearson died Friday, June 17[…]

Obituary: Quentin Nelson

Retired missionary and former North Park University professor and administrator Quentin Nelson died […]

Obituary: Ray Anderson

WESTMINSTER, CO (May 23, 2016) – Retired Covenant pastor Ray Anderson, 87, died May 18. Services are pending.

Obituary: Ellen I. Harris-Wallo

Ellen I. Harris-Wallo, widow of Covenant pastor Perl Harris, died April 17 […]

Obituary: Ernie Hansen

Ernie Hansen, 82, retired Covenant pastor, peacefully went home to be with the Lord […]

Obituary: Raymond Nyquist

A memorial service for retired minister Raymond Nyquist, 84, will be held […]

Obituary: Nathan Toots

Covenant minister Nathan Toots died Friday, March 18. He was 79. […]

Obituary: Roland Tabell

A memorial service for Roland Tabell, who had a major impact on Covenant hymnody, will be held […]

Obituary: Lorraine (Johnson) Morris

CALGARY, AB (March 18, 2016) – Lorraine (Johnson) Morris, widow of former Covenant pastor Wes Morris, died Thursday, March 10. She was 88.

Obituary: Norman Swensen

Norman Swensen, longtime pastor of Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, Connecticut, died […]

Obituary: Robert Verme Sr.

A memorial service for retired Covenant missionary Robert Verme Sr. was conducted […]

Obituary: Charles ‘Chuck’ Johnson

Retired Covenant pastor Charles “Chuck” Johnson died Friday […]

Obituary: Alene Anderson

WESTMINSTER, CO (January 8, 2016) — Retired Covenant missionary Alene (Collini) Anderson, 94, died this morning. Services are pending.

Obituary: Marian Enos

A celebration of life service for former Covenant missionary […]

Obituary: Wilbur (Bill) Solie

Retired pastor and chaplain Wilbur (Bill) John Solie, 84, died Sunday, December 20. […]

Obituary: Jim Persson

Jim Persson, former director of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism, died Sunday morning. […]

Obituary: Grace A. Nelson

Grace A. Nelson, a retired medical missionary to Congo, died Tuesday, December 15. She was 91 […]

Obituary: Marian Johnson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (December 17, 2015) — Marian Johnson, retired missionary to Congo and Central Africa Republic, died Monday, December 14. She was 88.

Obituary: Jerome K. Johnson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (December 4, 2015) — Jerome Johnson, retired Covenant pastor and former superintendent of the Canada Conference, died this morning. He was 84. Services are pending.

Obituary: L. Grace Nelson

CHICAGO, IL (November 25, 2015) — L. Grace Nelson, 90, widow of Covenant minister and professor F. Burton Nelson, died November 21.

Obituary: Patricia Ridout

BATAVIA, IL (November 6, 2015) — Patricia “Pat” (Howard) Ridout, wife of Covenant pastor Gary Ridout, died October 28. She was 79.

Obituary: Richard J. Nelson

KEENE, NH (October 28, 2015) — The funeral service for retired Covenant minister Richard (Dick) J. Nelson, 77, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, at the Monadnock Covenant Church. Burial will follow.

Scholar Taught Scripture by Integrating Simpsons and Beatles

BATTLE GROUND, WA (October 16, 2015) — Covenanter John R. Kohlenberger III was perhaps best known for developing and editing The NIV Exhaustive Bible Concordance and writing The Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament, but the youth group he helped lead […]

Obituary: Peter McKay

BEVERLY, MA (October 2, 2015) Former Covenant pastor Peter McKay, 72, died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Obituary: Martha Dwight

TURLOCK, CA (September 21, 2015) — Martha (Eastman) Dwight, longtime missionary to Taiwan, died Saturday. She was 92.

Obituary: Dwight Elving

MERCER ISLAND, WA (September 17, 2015) – Retired Covenant pastor Dwight E. Elving, 99, died Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted at Covenant Shores Retirement Community in Mercer Island at 2 p.m. October 11, what would have been his […]

Obituary: Carl J. King

SPOKANE, WA (September 3, 2015) — Retired Covenant pastor Carl Joseph King, 86, died Wednesday. He was born on December 29, 1929, to Walter and Anna King in Green City, Missouri.

Obituary: Isabelle (Carlson) Sandquist

BATAVIA, IL (September 2, 2015) — Isabella Sandquist, widow of Covenant minister Richard (Dick) Sandquist, died August 23. She was 103.

Obituary: Sherron Hughes-Tremper

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 24, 2015) — Sherron Hughes-Tremper, one of the first two women to be ordained in the Covenant, died this morning. Services are pending.

Obituary: Delmar Anderson

BROOMFIELD, CO (August 3, 2015) — Delmar Anderson, former superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference and director of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism (CGE), died Saturday. He was 84.

Memorial Service Set for Bryan Jeffery Leech

OAKLAND, CA (July 10, 2015) – The memorial service for Bryan Jeffery Leech, one of the Covenant’s most prolific hymn writers, will be conducted at First Covenant Church of Oakland at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 15. He died June 30.

Obituary: Bryan Jeffery Leech

WALNUT CREEK, CA (July 2, 2015) — Anyone who has sung from a Covenant Hymnal in the last 40 years quite likely sang songs written by Covenant minister Bryan Jeffery Leech, who died Tuesday at the age of 84.

Obituary: Barbara Rundquist

LEONARDVILLE, KS (June 23, 2015) – Barbara Ann Rundquist, 83, of Leonardville, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at her home. She was the wife of retired Covenant pastor Dolan Rundquist.

Obituary: Ruth Noren

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 11, 2015) — Retired Covenant missionary Ruth Noren, 90, died Wednesday night. Ruth was born on April 30, 1925 to Albert and Signe Lundber in Red Oak, Iowa, where her father was pastor of the Covenant church. […]

Obituary: Darlene (Robb) Carlson

CLACKAMAS, OR (May 4, 2015) — Darlene (Robb) Carlson, wife of Kurt Carlson, the Pacific Northwest Conference director of church planting, died Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Obituary: Clifford Biel

MONDOVI, WI (April 17, 2015) – Covenant minister Clifford Eugene Biel died Sunday, April 12. He was 78.

Obituary: Carol Louise Bringerud

PLANTATION, FL (April 13, 2015) — Carol Louise Bringerud, former missionary to Japan, died April 1, 2015, at Covenant Village of Florida. She was 91.

Obituary: Barbara Strom

TURLOCK, CA (April 9, 2015) — Barbara (Lundell) Strom, the widow of Covenant pastor C. Milton Strom, died March 30. She was 95. Barbara was born in May 1919. In 1941, she earned a degree in elementary education from San Jose […]

Obituary: Luverne Sands

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 10, 2015) – Retired Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent Luverne Sands, 88, died Monday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Clairemont Covenant Church.

Obituary: Genevie Hodgin

MERCER ISLAND, WA (February 23, 2015) — Memorial services for Genevie (Sheppard) Hodgin, widow of Covenant minister Worth Hodgin, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Covenant Shores Retirement Community. She died January 15, one week before […]

Obituary: Kathleen Kleinert

REDFORD, MI (February 19, 2015) — Kathleen Kleinert, founding physician of Covenant Community Care, a faith-based health center in Detroit, died February 11 after suffering a heart attack. She was sixty.

Obituary: Joy Lynn Champion

CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2015) — Joy Lynn Champion, a bi-vocational pastor with Modesto Covenant Church and a former Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) executive board member, died on February 12 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Obituary: Eric Josephson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (January 31, 2015) – A memorial service for retired Covenant minister Eric Josephson, 87, was conducted December 30, 2014, at Covenant Shores Retirement Community. A Graveside service also was held that day.

Obituary: Alyce Hawkinson

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN (January 30, 2015) – Alyce (Larson) Hawkinson, widow of Covenant minister and administrator Jim Hawkinson, died Wednesday. She was 81.

Obituary: Ralph Youngman

BATAVIA, IL (January 14, 2015) — Retired Covenant pastor Ralph Youngman, 84, died Tuesday. He was born February 6, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from North Park College and earned a bachelor of arts degree in education and English […]

Obituary: Marilyn Dirksen

PENFIELD, NE (January 13, 2015) — A memorial service was held Saturday, January 10, at the Penfield Presbyterian Church for Marilyn L. (Danielson) Dirksen, wife of retired Covenant minister Ralph Dirksen.

Obituary: Loyd Johnson

LOVELAND, CO (December 3, 2014) — A memorial service for retired Covenant minister Loyd Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. today at LifeSpring Covenant Church in Loveland. Loyd, 90, died November 23.

Obituary: Elder M. Lindahl

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (November 5, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor and North Park University professor Elder M. Lindahl died Monday. He was 88.

Obituary: Helen Anderson

DASSEL, MN (October 23, 2014) — Helen (Johnson) Anderson, widow of Covenant pastor Gilbert Anderson, died Thursday, October 16. She was 100.

Obituary: Joy Lundquist

MINNETONKA, MN (October 22, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Joy (Moberg) Lundquist, 88, died Friday.

Obituary: Homer Melgren

OSAGE CITY, KS (October 22, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor and missionary Homer Melgren, 90, died Monday, October 20.

Obituary: Maynette (Sellin) Lindell

LENEXA, KS (October 21, 2014) — A funeral service for Maynette (Sellin) Lindell, 93, widow of Covenant minister Glenn Lindell, was held October 13 at Hillcrest Covenant Church. She died October 8.

Obituary: Charles “Chuck” Walles

LAKE GENEVA, WI (October 18, 2014) — Retired president of Covenant Trust Company Charles “Chuck” Walles, 76, died this morning. He had been in hospice care. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in Anderson Chapel […]

Obituary: Jan Gray

CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2014) — If you were ever overwhelmed by the amount of posters, bulletins, information packets, appeals—anything printed on paper—from Covenant Offices, it was always Jan Gray who was overwhelmed first.

Obituary: Fernly Johnson

BATAVIA, IL (September 19, 2014) — A public memorial service for Fernly Johnson, who helped guide the medical work at Swedish Covenant Hospital and form the Paul Carlson Medical Group, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at […]

Obituary: Dean Erickson

SPRING VALLEY, CA (September 17, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor and missionary Dean Erickson, 89, died Monday morning. Memorial services at Mount Miguel Covenant Village will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 in the Bailey Center.

Obituary: Marc Segal

REDWOOD CITY, CA (August 26, 2014) — A memorial service for former Covenant minister Marc Segal, 59, was held August 2 at Peninsula Covenant Church. He died July 8.

Obituary: Philip E. Johnson

CHICAGO, IL (August 5, 2014) — Philip Eugene Johnson, husband of Covenant executive minister Evelyn Johnson, died Monday after a long illness. He was 83.

Obituary: Glenn L. Lindell

LENEXA, KS (August 1, 2014) — Retired Covenant minister Glenn LeRoy Lindell, 94, died on Wednesday, July 30.

Obituary: C. Ernest Harman

CROMWELL, CT (July 31, 2014) — C. Ernest Harman, 97, died on Tuesday, July 29. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grayce (Bortner) Harman.

Obituary: Rosemary E. Johnson

BEMUS POINT, NY (June 30, 2014) — Rosemary E. Johnson, 89, widow of Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, died Thursday.

Obituary: Gary Willard Downing

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) – Retired Covenant minister Gary Willard Downing, 67, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls. Visitation will be an hour prior. Congregations he […]

Obituary: Helen Yepez

QUITO, ECUADOR (May 20, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Helen (Peterson) Yepez died Monday.

Obituary: Russell Camp

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 19, 2014) — Russell Camp, who helped guide the Covenant’s early missionary work in Ecuador, died Saturday.

Obituary: Alice (Kramer) Danielson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 16, 2014) — A funeral service for retired parish minister Alice Anna (Kramer) Danielson, 95, was held April 15 at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis.

Obituary: Gladys White

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 14, 2014) — Gladys (Dickson) White, widow of Al White, died Wednesday. Services will be Saturday, but a time is pending.

Obituary: William Waters

SAN JOSE, CA (MAY 8, 2014) — The funeral service for Covenant pastor William Waters, 58, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Alum Rock Church. He died April 12.

Obituary: Alton Peterson

SPRING VALLEY, CA (May 7, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor Alton Peterson, 85, died Monday, May 5. The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Mount Miguel Covenant Village Bailey Center.

Obituary: Gary Pierce

BATAVIA, IL (May 2, 2014) — A funeral service for Gary Pierce, the husband of Covenant Chaplain Sally Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Batavia United Methodist Church.

Obituary: Muriel Rocene

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (April 17, 2014) — Muriel Rocene, 87, who worked in the Covenant Offices accounting department for 40 years, died April 10.

Obituary: Ruth Barram

PARKSTON, SD (April 15, 2014) — Ruth Barram, 97, a Covenant missionary and widow of Covenant minister Norm Barram, died Saturday.

OBITUARY: Dawn Mortimer

CHICAGO, IL (April 15, 2014) — Ida Dawn Mortimer, 80, one of the founding members and a pastor of Jesus People USA Covenant Church, died Thursday, March 27, after an extended illness.

Obituary: Joyce Lundell

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 2, 2014) — Former Covenant missionary Joyce (Anderson) Lundell, 89, widow of former Covenant minister Ken Lundell, died Monday. Services are pending.

Obituary: Virginia Johnson

BOSTON, MA (March 17, 2014) — Virginia “Ginny” (Lagh) Johnson, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alden Johnson, died Wednesday.

Obituary: Al White

MERCER ISLAND, WA (March 10, 2014) — Al White, who served Covenant High School in Alaska for more than two decades as a missionary, died Sunday. He was 92.

Obituary: Al White

MERCER ISLAND, WA (March 10, 2014) — Al White, who served Covenant High School in Alaska for more than two decades as a missionary, died Sunday. He was 92.

Obituary: David Bowden

GREENSBORO, NC (February 12, 2014) — David Bowden, 47, associate pastor at Trinity Covenant Church, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack.

Obituary: David McDowell

ELLSWORTH, WI (February 4, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor David McDowell,  62, died Saturday. McDowell was born September 7, 1951, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Michigan University and a master of divinity […]

Obituary: Margaret Swanson

DES MOINES, IA (January 31, 2014) — A memorial service for Margaret Linnea (Dahlstrom) Swanson, 102, widow of Covenant pastor Milton Swanson, was conducted Sunday at Valley View Village, where she had lived. She died January 23.

Obituary: Robert and Rachael Dawson

NASHVILLE, TN (January 24, 2014) — Robert Dawson, 86, pastor of the first predominantly African American church in the Covenant, died Sunday.

Obituary: Carl Edstrom

WILMETTE, IL (January 9, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Carl “Cully” Edstrom died Wednesday at the age of 95. 

Obituary: Richard ‘Dick’ Brookes

CAMBRIDGE, NY (January 2, 2014) — A celebration of life service with military honors was held Sunday for retired Covenant pastor Richard “Dick” Clarke Brookes, who died December 23. He was 69.

Wilkens Service to Be January 2

MOUNT VERNON, WA (December 31, 2013) — The memorial service for retired Covenant pastor John Wilkens will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Covenant Church. Wilkens, 90, died December 21.

Clarice Stark Service January 3

TURLOCK, CA (December 23, 2013) – Clarice Stark, 86, widow of Covenant minister Wayne Stark, died Thursday.

Covenant Pastor John Wilkens Dies, Services Pending

MOUNT VERNON, WA (December 23, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor John C. Wilkens passed away on December 21, 2013, at the age of 90. He was active through the last day of his life, and died peacefully in his home […]

Memorial Service Set for Patricia Olson

VANCOUVER, BC (November 22, 2013)—When Patricia Olson was in her forties, she went to college to earn a degree in early childhood education with a focus on children with special needs. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she participated […]

VanDerVeer, First Executive Secretary of Board of Ministry, Dies

MERCER ISLAND, WA (November 22, 2013)—Earl M. VanDerVeer, retired Covenant pastor and the denomination’s first executive secretary of the Board of the Ministry, died this morning.

Marjorie Anderson Dies, Service Set

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (November 6, 2013) — Marjorie (Sill) Anderson, 94, widow of Covenant pastor C. Reuben Anderson, died November 1.

Memorial Services Set for Virginia Glucklich

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (October 30, 2013) — Virginia (Hauser) Glucklich, 66, wife of retired Covenant pastor Walter Glucklich, died October 26 after battling cancer for more than four years.

Ahlem Was ‘Instrumental’ in Shaping Covenant Identity

TURLOCK, CA (October 2, 2013) – Lloyd Ahlem, a psychologist who became the first lay president of North Park College and Theological Seminary and the administrator of Covenant Village of Turlock, died Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral Scheduled for Sherwood Carthen

SACRAMENTO, CA (October 1, 2013) — The funeral service for Covenant pastor Sherwood Carthen will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Capital Christian Center in Sacramento. Interment will follow immediately after at Sacramento Memorial Lawn.

Former Minnehaha President Arthur Anderson Dies

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO (September 30, 2013) — Arthur W. Anderson, retired Covenant pastor and former administrator of Minnehaha Academy, died Saturday.

Former North Park President Lloyd Ahlem Dies

TURLOCK, CA (September 29, 2013) – Lloyd H. Ahlem, the first layperson to serve as president of North Park University and a former director of Covenant Village of Turlock, died  this morning. Ahlem served North Park from 1970 to 1979, […]

Bayside Pastor Sherwood Carthen Dies

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 25, 2013) – Sherwood C. Carthen, founding pastor of Bayside of South Sacramento and chaplain for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, died at 2 p.m. today of a heart attack. He was 54.

Longtime NY Pastor Eldon H. Johnson Dies

JAMESTOWN, NY (September 5, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, who served Zion Covenant Church here for 31 years, died Wednesday. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Karen Hearl, Champion for Women in Leadership, Passes Away

LINCOLN, CA (September 4, 2013) – Covenant minister Karen (Van Steenwyk) Hearl, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alan Hearl and a strong advocate of leadership training for women, died Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 74.

Marian Newton Service Scheduled

PORTLAND, OR (August 14, 2013) – Marian Adele (Kirk) Newton, wife of retired Covenant pastor Ed Newton, died August 7, less than a week after learning she had acute cancer.

Pastor Jerome Engseth Dies

CORNUCOPIA, WI (August 9, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Jerome (Jerry) Engseth, 82, died Sunday. A memorial service was held Thursday at the Luther Manor Chapel.

Carlson Memorial Service Will Be Webcast Live

CHICAGO, IL (August 7, 2013)—The memorial service for Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of North Park Theological Seminary and former pastor, will be live-streamed at CovChurch.tv/live.

Memorial Service Set for North Park Seminary’s Richard Carlson

CHICAGO, IL (July 29, 2013) – A memorial service for Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of ministry at North Park Theological Seminary and a former Covenant pastor, will be conducted on Sunday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Anderson Chapel on […]

Richard Carlson, Celebrated North Park Seminary Professor, Dies

By Stan Friedman CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2013) – Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of ministry at North Park Theological Seminary and a former pastor, died early this morning after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

Services Held for Marion Franklin

BOURBONNAIS, IL (July 18, 2013) – Marion V. (Peterson) Franklin, widow of Covenant pastor Theodore Franklin, died June 6. She was 92.

Dorothy Train, Covenant Pastor’s Spouse, Dies

Dorothy J. Train, Covenant pastor Edmund Train’s wife and former teacher at North Park Academy, died Thursday, July 11. She was ninety-three.

Visitation This Evening for Ray Dahlberg

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 24, 2013) – Visitation will be observed this evening (Monday) for Ray Dahlberg, executive director emeritus of world mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church, who died Friday evening.

Memorial Service Tuesday for Ray Dahlberg

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 22, 2013) – A memorial service will be conducted this coming Tuesday evening for Ray Dahlberg, executive director emeritus of world mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church, who died Friday evening.

Service Scheduled for Isabelle Toots

ANCHORAGE, AK (June 21, 2013) – A service for Isabelle (Hill) Toots, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Nathan Toots, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Covenant Church. She died June 17.

Services Pending for Isabelle Toots

ANCHORAGE, AK (June 18, 2013) – Isabelle Toots, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Nathan Toots, died Monday. Services are pending.

Funeral Services Held for Lois Axelson

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 17, 2013) – Funeral services for Lois Axelson, widow of Nils G. Axelson, were held at Northbrook Covenant Church on Friday. She died June 9.

Memorial Service Friday for Doris Derby

TURLOCK, CA (May 14, 2013) – A memorial service for Doris (Reymerth) Derby, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor L. Jackson Derby, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Covenant Village of Turlock. Derby, 98, died May 1.

Memorial Service June 8 for Charles E. Nelson

RIDGEFIELD, WA (May 13, 2013) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Charles Edward Nelson, 84, will be conducted at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Cascades Camp and Conference Center in Yelm, Washington. He died May […]

Celebration of Life Service Set for Larry Sherman

DETROIT, MI (May 8, 2013) – A Celebration of Life service will be conducted this coming Saturday, May 11, for Larry Sherman, associate superintendent of the Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), who died Tuesday aboard a […]

Celebration of Life Service May 10 for Albert Josephson

SURREY, BC (May 2, 2013) – A Celebration of Life memorial service will be conducted Friday, May 10, for Albert Josephson, 88, who died Tuesday. The date and time of the service reflects a change – the original published notice […]

Services Pending for Albert Josephson

SURREY, BC (May 1, 2013) – Albert Josephson is being remembered today as one of the “pillars” of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, where he served as pastor and superintendent.

Funeral Services Pending for Dave Korsen

MIDDLEVILLE, MI (April 24, 2013) – Services are pending for Dave Korsen, 57, pastor of Morning Star Covenant Church, who died Tuesday night.

Memorial Service Conducted for John Strong

SANTA ROSA, CA (April 15, 2013) – A memorial service was conducted earlier this year for John Strong who passed away on January 21 at age 66 following a battle with cancer.

Memorial Service Set for Norris Peterson

MOLINE, IL (April 4, 2013) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Norris Peterson, 85, will be conducted at First Covenant Church on April 27. He died Tuesday.

Memorial Service Pending for Anne Ericson

PLANTATION, FL (March 11, 2013) – A memorial service is pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Anne (Busk) Ericson. She died Friday.

Memorial Service Monday for Ruth S. Wilkens

MOUNT VERNON, WA (March 2, 2013) – A memorial service for Ruth S. Wilkens, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor John C. Wilkens, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethany Covenant Church. She died Thursday.

Memorial Service Planned for Ruth N. Erickson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (February 14, 2013) – A memorial service for Ruth N. (Cheramy) Erickson, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Roy Erickson, will be conducted at 2 p.m. February 23 at Covenant Shores Retirement Community.

Memorial Service Conducted for Lars Edward Nelson

LONGVIEW, WA (February 4, 2013) – A memorial service was conducted for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Lars Edward “Ed” Nelson on January 12 at Calvary Community Church. Nelson died December 30, 2012.

Funeral Service Saturday for Teofisto Nelson C. Gaurano

CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2013) – A funeral service for Teofisto Nelson C. Gaurano, pastor of Community Evangelical Covenant Church, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Covenant Church.

Memorial Service Conducted for Sue Enns

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 11, 2013) – A memorial service for Sue Enns, 88, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant missionary Marlan Enns, was conducted January 5 at Mount Miguel Covenant Village. She died January 2.

Funeral Service Wednesday for Ann J. Carlson

LOVELAND, CO (December 4, 2012) – Funeral services for Ann J. Carlson, 94, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Irving Carlson, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday , December 5, in Loveland. She died November 26.

Memorial Service to Celebrate Ministry of Marie E. Rojas

PLANTATION, FL (November 20, 2012) – Retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Marie Elizabeth (Cottrell) Rojas, 92, will be remembered during the quarterly Memorial Service at Covenant Village of Florida on January 20.

Memorial Service Sunday for John Withem

WOODLAND, CA (November 12, 2012) – A memorial service for John Withem, 58, senior pastor of Bayside Woodland Covenant, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Community Center. He died November 4.

Services Pending for John Withem

WOODLAND, CA (November 8, 2012) – Services are pending for John Withem, 58, senior pastor of Bayside Woodland Covenant Church, who died Sunday following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funeral Service Planned for Robert Kronberg

OMAHA, NE (November 7, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Robert Kronberg will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. next Tuesday, November 13, at Swedeburg Covenant Church in Swedeburg, Nebraska. He died last Sunday.

Memorial Service Conducted for Edith Larson

BATAVIA, IL (October 16, 2012) – A memorial service for Edith (Nelson) Larson, wife of retired pastor Robert A. Larson, was conducted October 7 in Michealsen Chapel on the campus of the Holmstad Retirement Community. Larson, 84, died October 4.

Memorial Service Planned for Helen B. Swanson

CHICAGO, IL (September 12, 2012) – Helen B. Swanson, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Richard J. Swanson, died Sunday at her daughter’s home in Chicago. She was three days shy of her ninety-first birthday.

Memorial Service Planned for Harry Ekstam

BATAVIA, IL (August 3, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister and administrator Harry Ekstam, 94, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, at Batavia Covenant Church. Pastor Mark Nilson will officiate. Ekstam died […]

Memorial Service Conducted for Morland Adell

SUN CITY WEST, AZ (July 10, 2012) – A memorial service was conducted Friday for former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Morland Adell, 86, who died June 28. The service was held at Desert Garden United Church of Christ.

Memorial Service Thursday for Edwin D. Noren

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 18, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and missionary Edwin D. Noren will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Covenant Church. Noren, 88, died Sunday.

Memorial Service Conducted for Lillian Hanson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 31, 2012) – A memorial service was conducted today for Lillian (Rendahl) Hanson, widow of Ralph Hanson, executive secretary emeritus of the Department of World Mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).

Memorial Service Planned for Margaret Larson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 31, 2012) – A memorial service for Margaret (Anderson) Larson, 91, is tentatively planned for July 21 at Covenant Shores retirement community in Mercer Island.

Memorial Service June 1 for Chaplain Donald Swanson

FREEPORT, IL (May 29, 2012) – An ecumenical memorial worship service for Evangelical Covenant Church Chaplain Donald Swanson, 55, will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 1 at Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 West Stephenson Street in Freeport.

Memorial Service Saturday for Roger W. Wiganosky

MOUNT VERNON, WA (May 23, 2012) – A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, May 26, for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Roger W. Wiganosky who died May 13 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Memorial Service Saturday for C. LaVerne Erickson

NORTHBROOK, IL (May 22, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. LaVerne Erickson, 101, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Covenant Village of Northbrook. He died Friday, May 18.

Memorial Service Conducted for June Rask

CROMWELL, CT (May 22, 2012) – A memorial service was conducted today for June (Meyers) Rask, 91, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor K. Ejnar Rask.

Memorial Service Conducted for R. Marlys Carlson

KENT, WASHINGTON (May 14, 2012) – A memorial service was conducted May 6 for R. Marlys ( Challgren) Carlson, 86, widow of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Wally Carlson. She died May 5.

Funeral Service Saturday for George Welch

NORTHBROOK, IL (May 10, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary and pastor George Welch, 100, will be conducted in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. He died Monday at Brandel Care Center in Northbrook, Illinois.

Memorial Service Thursday for Donald Pearson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (May 9, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald Pearson, 85, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (tomorrow) at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. He died Monday.

Memorial Service Conducted for Wesley Morris

CALGARY, AB (May 7, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Wesley Morris, 86, was conducted Saturday at Foothills Alliance Church. He died April 29.

Memorial Service Held for Beatrice Bjorklund

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 4, 2012) – A memorial service is being conducted today at Covenant Shores Health Care Center for Beatrice (Johnson) Bjorklund, 94, widow of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Paul Bjorklund. She died April 16.

Memorial Service Planned for Ken Lundell

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 1, 2012) – A memorial service is pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Ken Lundell, 89, who died Friday. A military service and burial will be at Fort Snelling on Wednesday. Tentative plans are for a […]

Funeral Service Conducted for James C. Jennings

SAN ANGELO, TX (April 12, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor James Curtis Jennings, 92, was conducted April 5 in San Angelo, Texas. He died April 2.

Funeral Service Saturday for Ernest Matson

MARSHFIELD, WI (April 5, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Ernest Matson, 83, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion United Methodist Church. He died Monday.

Memorial Service Planned for Howard H. Carlstrom

NORTHBROOK, IL (March 26, 2012) – A memorial service will be conducted in April for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Howard H. Carlstrom, 88, who died Saturday at Covenant Village of Northbrook where he had lived for 13 years.

Memorial Service Planned for Pembroke Taylor

BATAVIA, IL (March 21, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Pembroke Taylor, 83, will be held at Batavia Covenant Church at 11 a.m. March 31. Taylor died March 13.

Memorial Observance Set for Donald L. Olson

BANGOR, ME (March 20, 2012) – A memorial observance to honor retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald L. Olson, who died last Thursday, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Brooking-Smith Funeral Home.

Services Pending for Donald L. Olson

GLENBURN, MN (March 16, 2012) – Funeral services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald L. Olson, 85, who died Thursday night.

Funeral Service March 3 for Rollie Carlson

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (February 26, 2012) – A funeral service for Rollie Carlson, former president of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence (CMB) of the Evangelical Covenant Church, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Libertyville Covenant Church, 250 South […]

Funeral Service April 7 for Beth Swanson

GRANTSBURG, WI (February 21, 2012) – A funeral service for Beth (Cole) Swanson, 97, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Earl Swanson, will be conducted at 11 a.m. April 7 at Calvary Covenant Church. She died February 13 in Ft. […]

Memorial Service Thursday for Missionary Clitus Olson

WESTMINSTER, CO (February 20, 2012) – A memorial service will be conducted for retired Evangelical Covenant Church medical missionary Clitus Olson, 95, at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Covenant Village of Colorado.

Funeral Service Set for Donald B. Krause

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 14, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Donald B. Krause, 86, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on February 25 at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. He died February 7.

Funeral Service Conducted for Earl Towner

BARNES, WI (February 13, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church chaplain Earl Towner, 70, was conducted at Barnes Community Church on Saturday. He died Wednesday.

Funeral Services Monday for Irene Anderson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (February 8, 2012) – Funeral services will be conducted for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Irene (Johnson) Anderson, 88, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She died last Friday.

Memorial Service February 4 for June Bjorklund

NORTHBROOK, IL (January 24, 2012) – A memorial service for June (Tournell) Bjorklund will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at Northbrook Covenant Church.

Funeral Service Planned for Allan C. Johnson

MILWAUKIE, OR (January 19, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Allan C. Johnson, 75, will be conducted at 6 p.m. January 25 at Milwaukie Covenant Church. He died Tuesday.

Memorial Service Pending for June Bjorklund

NORTHBROOK, IL (January 13, 2012) – A memorial service is pending for June (Tournell) Bjorklund, 90, who died Thursday. She was the widow of Clifford Bjorklund, whose ministry included serving as Secretary of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Memorial Service Saturday for L. Daniel Ericson

PLANTATION, FL (January 10, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and missionary L. Daniel Ericson, 89, who died last Saturday.

January Memorial Service for Dory Anderson

WESTMINSTER, CO (December 8, 2011) – A memorial service for Dory (Anderson) Anderson, 87, who died this morning, will be conducted at 10 a.m. January 7 at Covenant Village of Colorado.

Memorial Service on Tuesday for Norman Dwight

TURLOCK, CA (November 11, 2011) – A memorial service for retired missionary Norman Dwight, 86, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15  at Hilmar Covenant Church.

Services Pending for Missionary Norman Dwight

TURLOCK, CA (November 10, 2011) – Services are pending for retired Covenant missionary Norman Dwight, 86, who died yesterday. He was a resident of Covenant Village in Turlock, California.

Funeral Services Conducted for Hazel L. Dokken

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (October 27, 2011) – A memorial service was conducted Monday for Hazel L. Dokken, 94, who died October 18. She was the widow of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Justin Dokken.

Funeral Services Conducted for Margaret Lindholm

ROSEAU, MN (October 15, 2011) – Covenant News Service has learned of the death of Margaret (Gustafson) Lindholm, 98, widow of two Evangelical Covenant Church pastors, C. Gustav Anderson and Leonard Lindholm. She died September 18.

Funeral Service on Monday for Ingeborg Skurdal

RED WING, MN (October 13, 2011) – A funeral service for Ingeborg (Langager) Skurdal, 99, widow of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Sverre Skurdal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Covenant Church. She died Tuesday.

Memorial Service Conducted for Burton Swardstrom

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (September 6, 2011) – Covenant News Service has learned of the death of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Burton Swardstrom, 76, who died in June.

Two Services Planned for Worth Vernon Hodgin

MERCER ISLAND, WA (August 25, 2011) – Two services have been scheduled for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Worth Vernon Hodgin who died last Saturday, August 20, in Mercer Island.

Funeral Service Friday for Sigrid Nelson

ROCKFORD, IL (August 24, 2011) – A funeral service will be conducted on Friday for Sigrid Nelson, widow of deceased Evangelical Covenant pastor Robert H. Nelson, who died Monday at The Holmstad in Batavia.

Funeral Service Tuesday for Evangeline Dennis

ALBERTA, CA (August 22, 2011) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Evangeline “Vangie” (Ericson) Dennis will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Malmo Mission Covenant Church.

Life, Contributions of John Stott Remembered

CHICAGO, IL (July 28, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church ministers are expressing their appreciation for the life and writing of John Stott, considered one of the most influential evangelical scholars of the past 100 years. Stott, 90, died Wednesday.

Funeral Service Saturday for M. Randolph Thompson

CALUMET PARK, IL (July 26, 2011) – A funeral service for M. Randolph Thompson, 55, senior pastor of Community Covenant Church, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Service Conducted for Sandra Mosby

BRONX, NY (July 21, 2011) – A funeral service for Sandra (Smalls) Mosby, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Jerry Mosby, was conducted Tuesday evening at Fellowship Covenant Church. She died July 14.

Memorial Service Planned for Elaine Ahlstedt

SPRING VALLEY, CA (July 18, 2011) – A memorial service is being planned for Elaine (Lundstrom) Ahlstedt, 91, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Jerome Ahlstedt. No date has been set.

Funeral Service Conducted for Doug Ferguson

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Funeral Service Conducted for Bonnie Gelaude

HIGHLAND, MI (July 12, 2011) – A funeral service was conducted Monday for Bonnie (Loop) Gelaude, 60, wife of Ronald C. Gelaude, pastor of Connexions Covenant Church in Dexter, Michigan.

Services Pending for Bonnie Gelaude

DEXTER, MI (July 8, 2011) – Services are pending for Bonnie Gelaude, wife of Connexions Covenant Church Pastor Ron Gelaude. She died Thursday night.

Services Scheduled for Willie B. Jemison

CHICAGO, IL (June 7, 2011) – A funeral service for Dr. Willie B. Jemison, 81, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Covenant Church, where he was pastor emeritus. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on […]

Services Pending for Dr. Willie B. Jemison

CHICAGO, IL (June 5, 2011) – Services are pending for Dr. Willie B. Jemison, retired senior pastor of Oakdale Covenant Church, who died this morning (Sunday).

Tributes Honor Life, Legacy of Jim Hawkinson

By Don Meyer CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2011) – Expressions of sympathy and affirmations of a life well lived continue to flow in the aftermath of the death of James R. Hawkinson, who died Tuesday from complications following surgery May […]

Funeral Service June 2 for Gladys Fryhling Wickman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 25, 2011) – A funeral service for Gladys Fryhling Wickman, 93, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Paul Fryhling, will be conducted at 7 p.m. June 2 at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Wickman, 93, died Tuesday.

Two Services Scheduled for James R. Hawkinson

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN (May 24, 2011) – Two services are planned for James R. Hawkinson who died this morning in a St. Paul hospital from complications following surgery on May 5.

Funeral Service Saturday for Gerald Alger

DASSEL, MN (May 2, 2011) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Gerald Alger, 74, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Church in Walker, Minnesota. He died April 26.

News Received of Paul Bjorklund’s Death

MERCER ISLAND (April 13, 2011) – Retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Paul Bjorklund, 94, died March 23.

Two Memorial Services Planned for Jerry Reed

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 12, 2011) – Two memorial services for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Jerry Reed, 73, have been announced – one to take place later this month and one in May. Reed died early Sunday morning.

Memorial Service Held for Frank Ashley

PORTLAND, OR (April 7, 2011) – A memorial service for former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Frank Ashley, 60, was conducted March 20 at Sunnyside Methodist Church. He died March 17.

Memorial Service Saturday for Margaret Markuson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (April 6, 2011) – A memorial service for Margaret (Gusarson) Markuson, 94, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Aaron Markuson, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Shores Retirement Community. She died April 1.

Memorial Service Set for Elaine Swanson

JAMESTOWN, NY (April 6, 2011) – A memorial service for Elaine (Ringbloom) Swanson, 89, widow of former Great Lakes Superintendent Harry Swanson, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Covenant Church. She died Saturday.

Memorial Service Planned for Dorothy Lake

RICHMOND, VA (March 24, 2011) – A memorial service for Dorothy (Mulholland) Lake, 78, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on April 9 at Lakeside United Methodist Church here.

Private Service Planned for Margaret Zylstra Davidson

VANCOUVER, WA (March 21, 2011) – A private memorial service for Margaret Zylstra Davidson, 84, retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary, will be conducted April 2 in Vancouver. She died March 15.

Memorial Service Planned for Pastor Dan Dungan

AUBURN, WA (March 9, 2011) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Dan Dungan, 66, will be conducted at 2 p.m. March 19 at Midway Community Covenant Church in Des Moines, Washington.

Memorial Service Conducted for Jon Collins

SHOREVIEW, MN (February 28, 2011) – A memorial service was conducted Friday for former Evangelical Covenant Church minister Jon Collins, 60, who died last Tuesday.

Memorial Service Saturday for David Peterson

CROMWELL, CT (February 16, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday for David Peterson, 83, an Evangelical Covenant Church retired pastor who died this morning. The service will be at Hilltop Covenant Church in Cromwell.

Services Pending for Franklin G. Hagberg

VENICE, FL (February 16, 2011) – Services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Franklin G. Hagberg, 84, who died Saturday night.

Memorial Service February 12 for Sally Olsson

COLUMBIA, MD (January 31, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 12, for Sally Olsson, 97, who died January 23 at her home at Vantage House in Columbia.

Memorial Service Saturday for Franklin D. Lindquist

FARGO, ND (January 25, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday for Franklin D. Lindquist, Sr., a former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary who died last Sunday following a brief illness.

Funeral Services Pending for Sally Olsson

CHICAGO, IL (January 24, 2011) – Word has been received of the death of Sally Olsson, wife of the late Karl A. Olsson.

Memorial Service January 29 for E. Lincoln Pearson

BATAVIA, IL (January 14, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 29, for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister E. Lincoln Pearson, 93, who died January 8.

Services Pending for E. Lincoln Pearson

BATAVIA, IL (January 10, 2011) – Services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister E. Lincoln Pearson, 93, who died Saturday.

Memorial Service January 8 for Marilyn Lundgren

SALEM, OR (December 17, 2010) – A memorial service for Marilyn (Skytte) Lundgren, 83, the wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Richard Lundgren, will be conducted at 4 p.m. January 8 at Emmanuel Bible Church in Salem. She died […]

Funeral Service Saturday for Glen M. Enos

ST. PAUL, MN (December 16, 2010) – A memorial service for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Glen M. Enos, 84, was conducted today. A funeral service and burial will be conducted Saturday in his hometown of Vassar, Michigan.

Service Date Set for Edith M. Carlson

RED WING, MN (December 7, 2010) – A service for Edith M. (Goetz) Carlson, the widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. Oliver Carlson, will be conducted on Saturday, December 18, at First Covenant Church in Red Wing.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Dulcie Gannett

CHICAGO, IL (December 2, 2010) – A funeral service will be conducted on December 11 for Evangelical Covenant Church minister Dulcie Gannett, 62, who died Wednesday. She served as a chaplain at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Funeral Service Planned for Betty Krause

NEW BRIGHTON, MN (November 30, 2010) – A funeral service for Betty (Nokleby) Krause, the wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Don Krause, will be conducted at 2 p.m. December 11 at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton.

Services Pending for Dulcie Gannett

CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 2010) – Services are pending for Evangelical Covenant Church minister Dulcie Gannett, 62, who died Wednesday.

Funeral Service Saturday for Duane Aschenbrenner

OMAHA, NE (November 24, 2010) – A funeral service will be conducted Saturday for Duane L. Aschenbrenner, a member of First Covenant Church who for several years served as parliamentarian for Annual Meetings of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) with […]

Service Wednesday for Camp Director Chuck Frasier

IRON RIVER, MI (November 21, 2010) – A service of celebration will be conducted Wednesday morning for 59-year-old Chuck Frasier, director of Covenant Point Bible Camp, who died Thursday of an apparent heart attack suffered while deer hunting.

Memorial Service Saturday for Benjamin Larson

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (November 15, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Benjamin Larson, 81, will be conducted at 7 p.m. November 20 at Redeemer Covenant Church. He died Saturday.

Memorial Service Wednesday for Berner V. Swanson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (November 5, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Berner V. Swanson, 88, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church. He died Tuesday.

Memorial Service Wednesday for Dorothy Olson

WESTMINSTER, CO (November 1, 2010) – A memorial service for Dorothy (Nord) Olson, 85, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tower Building at the Covenant Village of Colorado. The retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary to Congo died […]

Memorial Service Conducted for Douglas Brown

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS  (October 20, 2010) – A memorial service was conducted Monday for Douglas Brown, 58, husband of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Dorothy “Dori” Brown. He died Saturday following a lengthy illness.

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

BUFFALO, NY (October 15, 2010) – The Buffalo Covenant Church recently hosted the first annual Trooper Mattice Memorial Run in memory of their former member. Jill Mattice was killed in January when her car collided with a tractor-trailer.

Memorial Service Saturday for Gloria Swensen

WOODSTOCK, CT (October 11, 2010) – A memorial service for Gloria (Fast) Swensen, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Norman Swensen, will be conducted on Saturday, October 16. She died Thursday.

Memorial Service Saturday for William May

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 1, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor William May, 89, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Miguel Covenant Village Bailey Center. He died Tuesday.

Funeral Service Friday for Anita Jacobson

DULUTH, MN (September 27, 2010) – A funeral service for Anita (Baunsgard) Jacobson, 87, the widow of Covenant pastor Selmer T. Jacobson, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Covenant Church. She died Saturday.

Memorial Service Sunday for Lorraine Gibson

MISHAWAKA, IN (September 25, 2010) – A memorial service for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Lorraine (Nelson) Gibson, 88, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical Covenant Church here. She died September 19.

Memorial Service Saturday for David Thorin

SPOKANE, WA (September 24, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor David Thorin, 71, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Covenant Church.

Funeral Service Held for Emmet W. Swanson

ROCKFORD, IL (August 25, 2010) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Emmet W. Swanson, 91, was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Broadway Covenant Church. He died August 18.

Memorial Service Conducted for Alice E. Stejskal

PLANTATION, FL (August 17, 2010) – A memorial service was held Saturday for Alice Elizabeth Stejskal, 75, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Arthur Stejskal. She died August 8.

Funeral Service for C. Oliver Carlson

RED WING, MN (August 14, 2010) – A funeral service for former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. Oliver Carlson, 89, was conducted at First Covenant Church on Wednesday. He died August 6.

Memorial Service Date Set for Donald C. Frisk

CHICAGO, IL (August 10, 2010) – A memorial service for Donald C. Frisk will be conducted on Sunday, September 12, at North Park Covenant Church.

Memorial Service Planned for Donald C. Frisk

CHICAGO, IL (July 20, 2010) – A memorial service for Donald C. Frisk, 99, “the theologian of the Covenant,” will be conducted at North Park Covenant Church in early September. Frisk died this morning.

Services Scheduled for Evangeline Sundberg

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 16, 2010) – Funeral services for Evangeline D. (Youngquist) Sundberg, 96, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota.

Memorial Service Friday for Werner Lemke

ROCHESTER, NY (July 12, 2010) – A memorial service will be held Friday for Covenant minister Werner Lemke, 77, who spent his professional career teaching theology. Lemke died July 5.

Memorial Service Set for Pastor Killed in Bus Tragedy

ELLICOTT CITY, MD (July 9, 2010) – A memorial service for Kenny Ye, an assistant pastor at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts, killed in a bus accident will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Church in Ellicott City.

Memorial Service Conducted for Arlene Johnson

ROCKFORD, IL (May 21, 2010) – A memorial service was conducted today at First Evangelical Covenant Church of Rockford for Arlene (Anderson Strand) Johnson, a retired missionary to Alaska. Strand, 85, died May 17.

Memorial Service Wednesday for Virginia Verme

AMBOY, WA (May 3, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday for Virginia Verme who with her husband, Robert, served for 23 years as missionaries in Japan beginning in 1949.

The service will begin at 2 p.m. at Charter Oak Evangelical Free Church, 12212 NE 299th Street, Battle Ground, Washington. A private committal will take place in Amboy Cemetery.

Services Pending for Virginia Verme

AMBOY, WA (May 1, 2010) – Funeral services are pending for Virginia Verme who with her husband, Robert, served as missionaries in Japan from 1949 to 1969.

Funeral Service Saturday for Alf E. Jacobson

NEW LONDON, NH (April 21, 2010) – A funeral service for former Evangelical Covenant Church minister Alf E. Jacobson, 86, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the local First Baptist Church. He died Sunday.

Memorial Service Wednesday for Elsie Stone Satterblom

BATAVIA, IL (April 12, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted for Elsie (Heinemann) Stone Satterblom, 96, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ahlstrand Chapel at The Holmstad, a Covenant retirement community. Burial will be private.

Memorial Service Wednesday for Pam (Anderson) Rohler

CHETEK, WI (April 12, 2010) – A memorial service for Pam (Anderson) Rohler, 61, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Philip Rohler, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Chetek Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service Saturday for Virginia M. Ohlson

CHICAGO, IL (April 13, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday for Dr. Virginia M. Ohlson, 95, who died Saturday at Covenant Village of Northbrook.

Tuesday Service for Former Missionary W. Norman Barram

PARKSTON, SD (March 29, 2010) – A funeral service for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary W. Norman Barram, 91, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Church of Christ. He died Saturday.

Memorial Service Conducted for Anice (Miller) Shepson

TURLOCK, CA (March 17, 2010) – A memorial service for Anice L. (Miller) Shepson, 94, was conducted March 13 at Covenant Village of Turlock.

Memorial Service Saturday for Carol McNaughton

CROMWELL, CT (March 16, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Covenant Church for Carol (Conklin) McNaughton, 75, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Robert McNaughton. She died Monday.

Memorial Service March 26 for Roy E. Olson

CHICAGO, IL (March 9, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted on March 26 for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Roy E. Olson, 86, who died Monday.

Two Memorial Services Planned for Pastor Richard Swanson

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2009) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Richard Swanson, 90, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, at North Park Covenant Church in Chicago.

Funeral Services Today for Aaron Markuson

SEATTLE, WA (February 15, 2010) – Two funeral services will be conducted today for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor and Executive Secretary Emeritus of Christian Education Aaron Markuson, 99, who died Friday.

Funeral Service Monday for Wesley Nordstrom

MOBILE, AL (January 29, 2010) – A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, February 1, for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Wesley Nordstrom, 82, who died this morning.

Memorial Service June 19 for Wallace ‘Wally’ Cedarleaf

SCITUATE, MA (January 22, 2010) – A memorial service for Wallace “Wally” Cedarleaf, 91, chaplain emeritus at the New England Seafarer’s Mission, will be conducted Saturday, June 19. He died January 18.

Memorial Service Planned for Wallace ‘Wally’ Cedarleaf

SCITUATE, MA (January 22, 2010) – A memorial service for Wallace “Wally” Cedarleaf, 91, chaplain emeritus at the New England Seafarer’s Mission, will be conducted in the late spring or early summer. He died Monday.

Memorial Service Monday for Jean (Olson) Sands

SPRING VALLEY, CA (January 21, 2010) – A memorial service for Jean (Olson) Sands, 82, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Donald Sands, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village. Sands died January 17.

Memorial Service Friday for Robert H. DeValve

MANCHESTER, CT (January 20, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Robert H. DeValve, 79, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Covenant Church. He died Sunday.

Memorial Service Set for Jean Sands

SPRING VALLEY, CA (January 19, 2010) – A memorial service for Jean Sands, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald Sands, will be conducted at 7 p.m. on January 25 at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village. Sands died Sunday.

Funeral Service Saturday for Donald Elmberg

SHOREWOOD, MN (January 8, 2010) – Funeral services for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Donald Elmberg, 85, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Albin Chapel in Eden Prairie. He died December 29.

Memorial Service Friday for Keith C. Fullerton

NORQUAY, SK (January 5, 2010) – A memorial service will be conducted on Friday for Keith C. Fullerton, retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and former superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, who died suddenly Sunday evening.

Services Pending for Keith C. Fullerton

NORQUAY, SK (January 4, 2010) – Services are pending for Keith C. Fullerton, retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and former superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, who died suddenly Sunday evening.