CHICAGO, IL (July 1, 2016) — Retired Covenant missionary Virginia (Carlson) Rigmark died Monday. She was 98.
She was born May 20, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois.
She graduated from North Park Bible Institute in 1947 and traveled to China as a missionary. Virginia married William Rigmark, a missionary of the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, in April of 1949 in Hong Kong. Missionaries had moved there after leaving China due to the war.
They transferred to Tokyo, Japan, in 1949, where they served until 1969. The couple then served in Stockholm, Sweden, until 1973 with the Svenska Journalen, a Christian publication.
She and William were instrumental in forming the Covenant seminary in Tokyo.
William preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Rigmark.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Northbrook Covenant Church.