Rev. John N. Parbst

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Parbst, Rev. John N.

Age 88 of Bloomington.  Born November 10, 1923 in Thief River Falls, MN to Otto and Katie (Dahl) Parbst.  Retired ELCA pastor serving parishes in Sacred Heart, MN, Fergus Falls, MN, St. Lukes Lutheran, Mpls. MN, Salem Lutheran, West St. Paul, and Bethlehem Lutheran, Mpls. MN.  Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marion Sarver.  Survived by wife, Adelaide; daughters, Kristin (Jim) Rohde, Mary (Stewart) Fobes, and Elsa (David) Dean; grandchildren, Joshua (Kimby) DeWolf, Jared (Trisha) DeWolf, Nicholas (Rachel) Fobes, Sarah Fobes and fiancee Michael Caruso, Christian Dean and Caitlin Dean; greagrandchildren, Lucy and Juliette DeWolf; niece and nephew, Ginger and George Sarver.  Funeral service, Wednesday, August 8th, 11 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South.  Interment ~ Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to service at church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Augsburg College, Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry, or the National Parkinson Foundation.      612-861-6088

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Rev. John Parbst memorial

John was Keith's much loved pastor in Sacred Heart, and pastor to Keith and Bev for a short time at Bethlehem Lutheran.  Keith's parents, Carl and Carolyn Anderson of Sacred Heart, had great respect for John's service as pastor of Trinity Lutheran in Sacred Heart.  Carolyn, who lived to be 100 years plus two months was particularly close to John and Adie during those years and hated to have them move on in their ministry.  A memorial gift has been given to Augsburg College.

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