Pastor’s Notes


Rev. Dr. Ken Jones, Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, and myself at Grand View University

We Mourn The Passing of Johanna Hansen

Dear Congregation,


On Saturday, our beloved friend Johanne Hansen died. This is particularly difficult news to hear because even to the end her mind remained sharp and her convictions unwavering.


Due to the pandemic, Johanne thought it best to have only a graveside service. The service will be held at Glendale Cemetery on Friday, July 31 at 1 pm. When the pandemic is over, there will be a collective service for all our loved ones who died during this time. 


Johanne will be dearly missed as she impacted many people through her many vocations: parent and grandparent, employee at Grand View, member of Luther Memorial, editor of Thorvald’s writings, and so much more. 

Johanne also did a nice job correcting my spelling of Danish names.  
Please take solace in the truth that as much as we love Johanne, she is now with her Lord who has loved her to the very end and has made her new.  


With love,

Pastor Russ  

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