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.

Morland was born November 2, 1925, in Marquette, Kansas. He graduated from North Park Junior College and North Park Theological Seminary. He married his wife, Gudrun, in 1951.

Adell served Covenant churches in Beloit, Wisconsin; Moline, Illinois; Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Burnsville, Minnesota. He also ministered at Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg, Nebraska.

In addition to his wife, Adell is survived by a son, Gordon Adell of Chicago, and a daughter, Christine Howe of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

It is suggested that memorials be directed to North Park Theological Seminary, 3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625.


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  • We became friends while singing in the college choir. On tour through Upper Michigan I commented on the beauty of the woods in my part of the state. From Kansas, he commented, “What a waste. That could be planted in corn.” How differently we can see life while appreciatring God’s creative genius. Warren W. Lindstrom

  • Morland was one of the first people I met at North Park. He was a dishwasher, and I was a waitress and dish wiper. When I just began as a waitress,I spilled creamed dry beef down a guy’s back. I ran back and sat on the steps and cried. Morland came and got me, told me he had cleaned up the spill, and that I HAD to come back and finish serving that table. He was my friend for life! He was always kind and helpful.

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