Bio: Olsen, Floyd (Ordained – 1957)


Surnames: Olsen, Pfohl, Bahe, Diemer, Paasch, Kobs, Dyre

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 13 Jun 1957

Floyd Olsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Olsen, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.), was ordained into the ministry of the American Lutheran Church Sunday, June 9, 1957 at a 10:30 a.m. service in Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal.

Ordaining Mr. Olsen was the Rev. J.G. Pfohl, pastor. The Rev. Richard Bahe, Grace Lutheran Church, Nasonville, preached the sermon and Rev. Theodore Diemer, Loyal, also assisted at the service.

Mr. Olsen was baptized and Confirmed in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood (Clark Co.). He graduated from Loyal High School in 1945 and then attended Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, from which he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1953. His theological training was received at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, where he graduated May 29, 1957, with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. During his seminary training he served his internship at Messiah Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, Calif.

He was united in marriage to Beverly Paasch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kobs, Marshfield, Aug. 22, 1953. They have two sons, Christian, 2 years old, and Timothy, 4 months old.

The Rev. Mr. Olsen has accepted the pastorate of Immanuel and St. John's Lutheran Church on route 1, Wausau.

Floyd is a grandson of Mrs. Annie Dyre of Greenwood and is well known here.



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