The LDA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Click below to read stories of our 100 years of service.

20 Sep

Sheryl Andreasen was born on July 11th, 1955 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up with her two sisters, Linda and Lori, she learned to adapt well to change after...

09 Sep

Peggy Shea, Sprat, & Susan Wendorf Blanche Spratley, affectionately known as “Sprat”, was the beloved cook at Deaconess Hall for 13 ½ years, from...

02 Sep

At the age of 11, after the sudden death of her father, Norma Cook moved with her mother and sister to Mason City, Iowa, where Bethlehem Lutheran Church...

26 Aug

(The following was written by Deaconess Edie Hovey) Edie was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in its suburbs. She attended Lutheran grade school and...

19 Aug

Following are excerpts from a talk given by Dr. James W. Albers, VU Professor Emeritus, at the LDA Annual Meeting on November 3, 2018.  They continue the...

12 Aug

Shirley Groh was born in Mason City, Iowa. She heard about Deaconess work through students on the Valparaiso campus during her freshman year. She was impressed...
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