Death of a Former ALC Colleague
Heartfelt Sympathies

Pastor Paul Ofstedal passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, October 13, 2019, at the age of 87.  He chose to donate his body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program.  
Pastor Paul served on the American Lutheran Church District Staff as Assistant to the Bishop from 1975-1981, based out of Storm Lake.  The photo at right was taken on a fishing trip to Canada with Iowa District Staff members in the late 1970's.  He also served in congregations in Western Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota.  In retirement, Pastor Paul was a co-founder and President of China Service Ventures. He was very active as a volunteer in countless church and community organizations. 
 A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9th at Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 924 E. 21st St., Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 9 a.m.  

Memorials are encouraged for China Service Ventures or Mindekirken. Cards and stories can be send to daughter, Ruth Jovaag-Ofstedal, 53504 - 173rd St., Austin, MN  55912.

Please keep the Ofstedal family in your prayers! 
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