LINDSBORG — Howard Allen Youngblom, 99, died Dec. 30, at Bethany Nursing Home. Born May 19, 1915, in Topeka, he was the son of Herbert C. and Jennie O. (Nelson) Youngblom. He graduated from Topeka High School and later Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg in 1939. He received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Ill. in 1944. He was ordained into the ministry of the Augustana Synod on June 11, 1944, in the First Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn. While serving his seminary internship at Trowbridge Park and Scandia, Mich., he met Effie H. Tallio. The couple was married on June 1, 1944, in Marquette, Mich.
Pastor Youngblom served as a missionary under the Board of World Missions in Tanganyika (Tanzania) East Africa from June 1944 until November 1946. Returning to the USA, he served as a Lutheran pastor at eight parishes over 38 years. They include South Dakota: Dalesburg Lutheran in Centerville and the Ahlsborg Church in Elk Point, Texas; Our Saviors Lutheran in McAllen, Neb.; Sinai Lutheran in Fremont, Our Saviors Church in Spencer, and Trinity Lutheran in Bristow; Mo.; Martin Luther Church in Lee’s Summit; and Kansas: Friends Home Lutheran in Savonburg.
Pastor Youngblom was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice Lubeck Walker of Great Bend; his grandson, Jude Lubeck of Hagatna, Guam; and two nephews, Conrad Youngblom of Mulvane, and Brent Oman of Katy, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, John Youngblom; wife, Effie Youngblom; brother, Ray Youngblom; sister, Alice Oman Swan; and nephew Bradley Oman.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. A private burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Bethany Church, or Bethany Home, or Bethany College in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Christians Funeral Home*
103 N. Washington
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Jan. 5, 2015