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St. John's 150th Anniversary Oral History Project

As part of the celebration of St. John’s Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary, the church conducted oral history interviews of long-time members. The interviews reveal the many ways that St. John’s has provided a supportive, enduring Christian community in the lives of generations of congregation members.

We will be adding newly edited interviews regularly, so you may want to visit this page occasionally for recent postings. The interviews took place between October 2018 and December 2019, ending with the pandemic.

Interviews are around 20 minutes long. Topics covered include:

  • Family history and what family members are doing now.
  • When members joined St. John’s and what attracted them to the church.
  • The role that St. John’s had in family life.
  • St. John’s mentors and friends who were influences.
  • Reflections on service or leadership roles in the church.
  • Favorite aspect of worship and music at St. John’s.
  • Highlights of experience as a church member.
  • How the church has changed over the time of membership.

150th anniversary program

mary Cisar and david sudermann

Keith Homstad

Lowell Johnson

Dick and Jo Kleber

Ruth Hansen

john and peggy hanson

Vern and Joan Koester

Greg colby and carol schoen

Guenther and allene moesler


patsy ophaug

gene and lois bakko

Joseph Shaw

Carol Benson

john and barbara walters

cora and bob scholz

Bobbie Maakestad

char and bill carlson

dave and ruth legvold

donna paulsen

Marie and Duane Benson

Gordon Mickelsen

Delores Mickelsen

John and elizabeth Bade