Gerhard and Esther Mathre
Husband's Full Name: Gerhard Mathre
Husband's Place of Birth: Newark, IL
Husband's Father's Name: William Mathre Husband's Mother's Name: Carlena Larson
Wife's Full Name: Esther Geneva Hagen Mathre
Wife's Place of Birth: Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota
Wife’s Father’s Name: Edward A. Hagen
Wife’s Mother’s Name: Gina Berg
Children's Names: Paul, David, Loren, Ruth, Esther,
Grace Flaten, Rachel
Pastor Mathre served at the Vang Lutheran Church from 1943-1945. Picture from 1942
He attended Pleasant View College, St. Olaf College, and Luther Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1925, and the same year was married to Esther Hagen.
He served pastorates at Columbus, Plaza, Minnewaukan, Manfred, Bowdon, and Sheyenne, ND and Oslo, MN. Survivors include his wife, four daughters, and three sons. Their son Paul served at 1st Lutheran in Minot. Their daughter Grace was a missionary to the Sudan.