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Johnsen, Paul C.

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Paul C. Johnsen, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great- Grandfather, Missionary & Pastor.

Died at his home in Huntington Beach, CA. Born in Fremont, NE, to Dora & John Johnsen. Wed Carolyn Joyce Nelson on 6/2/52.

B.A., Dana College, Blair, NE, 1949; ordained as Lutheran Pastor, 1952, Trinity Seminary, UELC; Master’s Degree, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, 1964; Doctorate, California Graduate School of Theology, Glendale, 1974.

WWII Europe Veteran, 1943-1946. Missionary to Japan 1952-1963. Asst. Prof. of Religion, Dana College 1963-1965; Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church in Orange, CA, 1965-1970; taught at California Lutheran Bible School, Los Angeles 1970-1974; Senior Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Huntington Beach, CA 1974-1992.

Survived by wife, Joyce Johnsen; brothers Marvin & Ray; four children, David, Eric, Mark, Sonya, eleven grandchildren and one great grandson. Preceding him in death was his eldest son, Timothy Paul.

Celebration of Life, Sat., 5/12/12 @ 2:00pm, Grace Lutheran Church, Huntington Beach, CA.

Memorial gifts can be made to:
Global Health Ministries; Grace Lutheran School’s Pastor Paul Johnsen Scholarship Fund; Orange County Care Connection;
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Santa Ana, Youth Ministry Program.

“…the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” from Psalm 100


Mortuary: Brown Colonial Mortuary

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