Resolution of Sympathy Affirmed by Delegates

DETROIT, MI (June 30, 2013) – Delegates attending the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved a Resolution of Sympathy to honor the lives and ministries of Covenant pastors, missionaries, and spouses who went to be with the Lord during the past year.

The resolution with the names reads as follows:

We praise God for the following partners in ministry whom God called to himself since last we met. Their names will be read in remembrance and gratitude within the Memorial Prayer during the celebration of Holy Communion at our Friday Evening Worship Service.

RESOLVED, that the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church express its sympathy to the families of the Covenant pastors, missionaries, and pastors’ spouses who have gone to be with the Lord, and that those families be presented with a program of the Friday evening worship service in which a prayer of remembrance and thanksgiving will be given for their lives and ministry.


  • *Fred W. Knecht, March 17, 2002, Cheboygan, Michigan
  • Harry J. Ekstam, August 2, 2012, Batavia, Illinois
  • Robert A. Kronberg, November 4, 2012, Omaha, Nebraska
  • John A. Withem, November 4, 2012, Woodland, California
  • L. Edward Nelson, December 30, 2012, Longview, Washington
  • Teofisto N. Gaurano, January 28, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
  • Norris M. Peterson, April 23, 2013, Moline, Illinois
  • G. David Korsen, April 23, 2013, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Albert R. Josephson, April 30, 2013, Surrey, British Columbia
  • Charles E. Nelson, May 4, 2013, Vancouver, Washington
  • Larry L. Sherman, May 7, 2013, Lyon, Michigan
  • Raymond L. Dahlberg, June 21, 2013, Northbrook, Illinois


  • Marie C. Rojas, November, 18, 2012, Plantation, Florida
  • Anne Ericson, March 8, 2013, Plantation, Florida


  • Helen B. Swanson (Richard), September 9, 2012, East Dennis, Massachusetts
  • Edith L. Larson (Robert A.), October 4, 2012, Batavia, Illinois
  • Ann J. Carlson (Irving), November 26, 2012, Loveland, Colorado
  • Marilyn Drotts (Lowell), December 27, 2012, Dennis, Massachusetts
  • Susan Henrickson Enns (G. Marlan), January 2, 2013, Spring Valley, California
  • Ruth N. Erickson (Roy), February 6, 2013, Mercer Island, Washington
  • Ruth S. Wilkens (John), February 28, 2013, Mount Vernon, Washington
  • Doris W. Derby (L. Jackson), May 1, 2013, Turlock, California
  • Isabelle Toots (Nathan), June 17, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska

*Inadvertently missed in the 2002 listing




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