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.

Source: Obituary

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