VENICE, FL (February 16, 2011) – Services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Franklin G. Hagberg, 84, who died Saturday night.
He was born September 10, 1926, to Levi and Ida Hagberg, who served as the first Covenant missionaries commissioned to serve in Latin America and the planters of the La Villa, Texas, church that is the oldest Hispanic congregation in the denomination.
He married Mercedes (Teedie) Anderegg on July 2, 1948. She preceded him in death.
Hagberg attended North Park Junior College and Houghton College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Bible. He earned his ministry diploma from North Park Theological Seminary. This year marked the 50th anniversary of his ordination.
He served Covenant churches in Lyford, Texas; Warren and Russell, Pennsylvania; Venice, Florida; and the state hospital in Warren.
Survivors include five daughters: Becki Hagberg-Cohen, Debi Hagberg, Pam Grettenberger, Karen Yeversky, and Chris Hagberg; and a son, Brett Hagberg.
More information will be published as it becomes available.