Krumkake Kids



Several young families from Good Shepherd were able to help out making Krumkake this year for Nordic Fest.  They learned this Norwegian tradition from the veteran bakers who have faithfully been doing this for many years.

Nordic Fest Krumkake Fundraiser


The Good Shepherd WELCA group has been demonstrating and selling Krumkake for many years as a fundraiser during the annual Nordic Fest celebration in Decorah. Funds from the sales not only support initiatives at Good Shepherd but also are used to assist a variety of local and national non-profit groups. The demonstration occurs in the lobby of the Bank of the West building at 120 W. Water Street while sales are in a booth in front of the bank.

Krumkake, meaning bent or curved cake, is a Norwegian waffle pastry made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar and cream. A special decorative two-sided iron griddle is traditionally used to bake the thin round cakes. While hot, the Krumkake are rolled into small cones around a wooden or plastic cone form. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled.




Richard Simon Hanson to Preside


Rev. Dr. Richard Simon Hanson will be presiding at worship services the weekends of July 26-27 and August 2-3. Hanson received his BA from Luther College, majoring in music. He received his B.Th. and M.Th. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Hanson taught in the Religion Department at Luther from 1963 until his retirement. He is currently serving as Chaplain at Aase Haugen Homes, Inc. in Decorah. Photo credit:  ArtHaus

Lillian H. Erickson

Lillian H. Erickson, member of Good Shepherd, died at age 87 on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her home in Decorah.  She was born October 31, 1926 near Lakeville, Minnesota but lived for many years in Waterloo, Iowa.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo with Rev. Jim Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m., one hour before the service, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Steven M. Jacobsen to Preside

Pastor Steven M. Jacobsen, retired pastor from First Lutheran Church in Decorah, will be presiding at worship services the weekend of July 19-20. Pastor Jacobsen received his BA degree from Luther College, his DMIN from the Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago, and his MDIV from Luther Seminary-St.Paul. He was senior pastor at First Lutheran from 1995-2010.