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Memorable Manitobans: Ingthor Isfeld (1935-2019)

Cleric, realtor.

Born at Akureyri, Iceland on 26 September 1935, son of Indridi Isfeld and Bjarnheidur Ingthorsdottir, he attended Menntaskolinn (Latin School) at Reykjavik before pursuing a degree in the Theological Department of the University of Iceland. After graduation in 1959, he became a Lutheran minister and served congregations in Iceland, USA, and Canada. In Manitoba, he worked for 11 years as a real estate agent in Winnipeg and the Interlake region, and served for 14 years as Pastor of First Lutheran Church (1988-2000), during which time he wrote Rooted in Christ: A History of First Lutheran Church (2003). In 1957, he married Gudmunda “Gunnur” Gudmundsdottir and they had four children. In recognition of his community service, he received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992). He died at Winnipeg on 8 July 2019.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2020

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