Memorial Service for Rev. Paul M. Hasvold, Saturday, January 24

The memorial service for the Rev. Paul M. Hasvold, former pastor of Good Shepherd, will be held at the church on Saturday, January 24, at 11:00 am with Rev. April Ulring Larson officiating.  Visitation begins at 10:00 am Saturday, one hour before the service.  The committal will be in the Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Popular Grove, IL, at a later date.  Rev. Hasvold was the pastor of Good Shepherd from 1974  until his retirement in 1998.  He was well known for his work as a Lutheran pastor and teacher and his advocacy for ecumenical projects, mentally challenged persons, and re-settlement of Southeast Asian refugees.  He is survived by his wife, Carol, and sons, Peter and Thomas, and their families.  Full obituaries may be found at, and in the January 22 Decorah Journal.