Sheldon Tostengard, 1957

SHELDON TOSTENGARD of Roseville, Minn., died April 29, 2012, at age 76. Rev. Sheldon A. Tostengard died peacefully at home after complications of Parkinson's. He earned a B.Th. degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and a master’s degree in theology from Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. He served as a parish pastor in Hartford, S.D., from 1962 to 1967, and was a professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1967 to 1974. He joined the faculty at Luther Seminary and retired as professor emeritus in 1997. Survived by wife, DOROTHY (DISRUD) TOSTENGARD ‘60; children: Timothy, Michael (Theresa) and Martha Tostengard; grandchildren: Annika, Renee, Eli, Mara and Anna; sister, Kathy Walther; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, STANLEY TOSTENGARD ’28. Memorial Service was held May 4, 2012, at Roseville Lutheran Church, and interment at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery Dovray, Minn. Sheldon was a passionate pastor and professor, much loved by his family, friends and students. Memorials preferred to Luther Seminary Scholarship, Parkinson's Foundation of Minnesota, or Roseville Lutheran Church.