Below is the 1964 history of Zion Lutheran Church. To enlarge an image, click on it.

1 - Zion Lutheran2

Message from Mrs. Albert Dahlman

2 - Zion Dedication

3 - Zion Lutheran

Message from Pastor James D. Behnke

4 - Zion Message from Pastor

Golden Wedding Anniversaries: J.W. Frykholm’s and Anton Pearson’s

5 - Golden

Some members of Elim Church (a country church northwest of town) organize to bring a Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church into Alvarado. Some of the early members are Frank Dahlgren, Herman Allen, Gust Paulson, Johnson Strong, J.W. Frykholm, Nils Markuson, Anton Pearson, Oscar Walberg, Dan Dahlstrom, Peter Swanson, Carl O. Olson. Other early members include Otto Klingborg, Henry Peterson, John Olson, Carl R. Miller, James Porten, Olof Walgren, Ella Olson, Carl Hammerlund, Lowell Nelson, Arthur Frykholm, Garfield Anderson, Olof Lindbladh, Knute J. Moe, Henry Johnson, August Lindroth, Arvid Lindquist, Edgar Olson, Anna Carlson, Peter J. Swanson, Pete Anderson.

6 - History

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10 - History

Church Council members: Carl E. A. Anderson, Goodwin Lofstrom, Walter Svard, Clarence Pearson, Ralph Dahlstrom, Alex Strong, Pastor Behnke.
J.W. Lundgren, Joseph C. Mattson, J.A. Burman, Albin A. Larson, Ernest A. Martell, Arthur Wickstrom, Merton Christensen, James Behnke.

11 - Pastors

12 - Pastors

Sunday school: Johnny Anderson, Carl Svard, Diane Lundeen, Gloria Carlson, Renee Svard, Delana Lundeen, Mary Thompson, Jane Carlson, Joann Jacobson, James Anderson, Daniel Dahlstrom, Ronald Svard, James Thompson. Teachers: Lois Svard, Bonnie Thompson, Anna Ahlm, Bev Hendrickson, Mrs. Victor Hendrickkson.

13 - Sunday School

Junior Mission Society: Byron and Marcelyn Anderson, Ella and Russell Bergman, Chester, Doris and Vivian Dahlgren, Donald and Ralph Dahstrom, Rhoda Edman, Alma, Bertil and Evald Johnson, Violet Klingborg, Alvina and Harlan Lindroth, Ella, Eleanore, Carl Jr., Norman and Olive Olson, Doris and Vandella Pilgren, Grace and Lester Vixie, Bernice and Curtis Walgren.

14 - Junior Mission

Luther League: Victor Hendrickson, Mrs. Victor Hendrickson, Mrs. Duane Jacobson, Duane Jacobson, Bev Hendrickson, Pastor Behnke, Roger Lautt, James Anderson, Jimmy Thompson, Richard Hagglund, Richard Anderson, Bonnie Thompson, Lois Svard, Ronald Svard.

15 - Luther League

16 - Luther League

17 - photo

18 - Ladies Aid

19 - Ladies Aid

20 - Ladies Aid

21 - Missionary

22 - Missionary

23 - Augustana

24 - Lutheran Women

25 - Lutheran Women

26 - Bible Study

27 - Nyskoga

28 - Nyskoga

29 - Nyskoga

30 - Bloomwood

31 - Bloomwood

32 - Bloomwood

33 - Bloomwood

34 - Lowell Malm

35 - Memorium