Obituary: Delmar Anderson

BROOMFIELD, CO (August 3, 2015) — Delmar Anderson, former superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference and director of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism (CGE), died Saturday. He was 84.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHe was born December 15, 1929, in Swedeburg, Nebraska. He married Darlene Mae Hanke on August 15, 1954.

He earned an associate’s degree from North Park Junior College, a bachelor of arts in history from Knox College, a master’s of divinity from North Park Seminary, and a doctor of ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Delmar served at Mission Covenant Church in Galesburg, Illinois; Hinsdale (Illinois) Covenant Church; Wallens Creek Covenant Church in Jonesville, Virginia; Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Washington; and Elim Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference (formerly North Pacific Conference) from 1978 to 1981, and as CGE director from 1981 to 1987. He then served as pastor of Trinity Covenant Church in Broomfield until he retired iin 1994.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, Delmar is survived by three children, a daughter, Susan Baumann; and two sons, Mark Anderson, and Steve Anderson.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Covenant Village of Colorado. A committal service will be held at the Swedeburg Covenant Church in Wahoo, Nebraska, on Saturday morning.


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  • Delmar and his family were our neighbors across the back yard in Bellevue, and their devotion to spreading the gospel led to Janet and I coming to Jesus in 1974. Coming from a stern Scots Presbyterian background, Delmar’s good news seemed to me too good to be true, but his winsome way and grace-filled approach got my attention. We will always feel a debt of gratitude to Del and Darlene. Thank you, Lord.

  • I remember Delmar when he served at Mission Covenant Church in Orange, Massachusetts, back in 1998 to 2000. Pastor Anderson was a strong Bible preacher. Del was so much well appreciated. My prayers are with Darlene, Susan, Mark & Steve and his sister and family

  • We extend our sympathy to Darlene, Susan, Mark and Steve. We knew Delmar way back and appreciated him so much. Look forward to being together in heaven!

  • Sorry we can not attend the service for Pastor Del. He was the pastor that we compared all of our other pastors to. He was such a good man that truly loved the Lord. See you in Heaven Del. Praying for Darlene and the rest of the family

  • Grew up a block from delmar (and Francis and Fred Anderson ). In the little (pop 160) village of Mead NE. Delmar was the oldest of the kids and always a role model for us. Good guy

  • Ironically, my wife and I prayed for Delmar and Darlene this morning. He was Sr Pastor in the first Covenant church in which I served (Newport) and brought into the folds of the Covenant Church with determination (!), perseverance, and love. I will be forever grateful to the Lord for providing him to me. Peace be to his memory,
    John D. Kepler

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