Margaret Sundberg Nordstrom, age 95, widow of Covenant pastor Paul Sundberg, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at Maranatha Care Center in Brooklyn Center.
Future funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City Olson Chapel; www.FuneralAndCremationService.com.
Memorials may be directed to: Covenant World Missions, c/o Evangelical Covenant Church, 8303 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.
Margaret was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Cook, MN, the oldest daughter of Harry and Esther (Eliason) Anderson.
She graduated from Cook High School, then attended Duluth Business University, and graduated from North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. She also pursued extra studies in piano and organ over the years.
Margaret married Paul Sundberg of Mahtowa, MN Aug. 30, 1947. Together, they served Covenant churches in Grand Forks, ND; Hudson and River Falls, WI; Braham, MN; Clyde, KS; Wausa, NE; Ellsworth, WI: Whitehall, MI; and Marinette, WI.
Margaret was active in church ministries such as teaching Sunday school, youth work, women’s ministries, hospitality, Dorcus sewing ministry, piano and organ music ministry in the churches; and taught piano privately for 35 years in the parishes. Paul died in 1983.
One and a half years later, Margaret married Wallace Nordstrom of Waterford, CT, who was employed by the US government in engineering. Upon retirement, they moved to Elkhart, IN, to volunteer for 10 years of service at HCJB World Radio Engineering Center, building radio transmitters for the HCJB World Global Ministries headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO. Wallace died in 2008.
Margaret is survived by her son, the Rev. Robert “Sunny” (Susie) Sundberg of Roeland Park, KS; grandson Matthew Sundberg of Encino, CA; sister Irene Gullickson of Plymouth; brother David Anderson of Lancaster, PA; sister-in-law Rosalind Anderson of Minnetonka; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands, the Rev. Paul Sundberg, and Wallace Nordstrom, she was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Esther Anderson; a sister, Janice (David) Nelson; brothers Lloyd Anderson and Paul Anderson; sister-in-law Anita Anderson, and brothers-in-law David Nelson and Vern Gullickson.