- Funeral Date: 3/03/17
- Funeral Time: 10:30 A.M.
- Date of Birth: 5/31/26
- Date of Death: 2/28/17
- Funeral Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd - Edina
The Rev. Dr. Loyal E. Golv, age 90 of Edina, MN, died February 28, 2017.
Loyal was born on May 31, 1926, in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his daughter, Naomi; his son, the Rev. John and his wife, Cathy; and his grandchildren Michael, Sarah (Rick Cedergren), and Christopher (Anna). He was preceded in death by his parents Ole and Olive (Kalvig) Golv, his sister Dolores Foxvog, and his brothers Philip, Ronald and Richard.
Loyal served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Waldorf College in Forest City, IA in 1948; from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 1950; and from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN in 1953. In 1978, he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Seminary.
Pastor Golv served Trinity Lutheran Church, Wibaux, MT; First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND; Bethel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, ND; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN; and First Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD. In this 28-year period, a series of his Lenten sermons entitled The Cross and Crises was published by Augsburg Publishing House in 1961. He wrote his doctoral thesis entitled The Catechism and Creative Learning in 1978. His book, Jesus’ Teachings about Money – A Guide to Biblical Stewardship was published by Kirk House Publishing in 2008.
During his last decade of ministry prior to retirement, Loyal was called to various positions related to stewardship in the national office of the American Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, and in the churchwide office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago, IL. He retired on May 31, 1991.
In his retirement years, Rev. Golv served as an interim pastor at Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre, SD, and at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, IA.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM, Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave. S., Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to Luther Seminary, Kabekona Lake Foundation, Lutheran Social Services of MN, or to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Private interment will be in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Burnsville, MN.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com