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.
Alger was born December 27, 1936, in Onigum, Minnesota, at the first Indian hospital. He was the son of Gerrald Donald and Frelove Victoria (Mohawk) Alter. He graduated from St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology. He attended North Park Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1983.
He married his wife, Delores “Sue”, on September 13, 1963.
Alger served his internship in Garrison, Minnesota, at Little Flower Mission, and then went on to Glad Tidings Ministry on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. He founded Faith Mission Ministries of Minneapolis and served there five years. The couple moved back to Cass Lake and started Faith Mission Indian Ministries, the Faith Mission Anishinabe Bible Chapel, and founded the Anishinabe Bible Camp on Sucker Bay which they operated for 20 years.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters: Denise Alger, Holly Alger, and Kandy Vogelpohl; two sons, Bruce Alger and Mike Hinck; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be observed from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Dennis Funeral Home in Walker and again at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Covenant minister Wallace Pratt will be among three pastors conducting the service.
On-line condolences may be sent through the Dennis Funeral Home website.