A Mere 90 Years Ago

By on February 12, 2018 in News & Musings

My father told me that on my first day of Sunday school an announcement was made. Reverend Daniel T.  Martin was coming to serve at Zion. The year was 1928. I have many fond memories of the years that I attended Sunday school and what these people meant to my life. I still recall many of them. In addition to Mrs. Martin there was Lydia Olander,  Mabel Johnson, Helen Hokanson, Ruth Lundahl,  Mrs. Veladerr ,and maybe others whose names I do not recall. Following confirmation, Adolph Gilbert and Norman Hammer taught our class. Mr. Hammer was later ordained as a Lutheran pastor.

Three weeks after graduating from Central high I was in the Army and upon my return home I returned to Zion church.

In 1950 Velma and I married and she joined Zion. We were active members; I served as a trustee and president of the men’s club. However, when our children reached confirmation age and we were now living in Richfield, we transferred our membership to Woodlake Lutheran church which was just two blocks from our home and where I am still a member. But it is at the Zion that I formulated the basis of my life and for that I’m grateful.

Herbert Berzelius Sr.

January 2018


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