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John Carl Ylvisaker

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“I first met John at a Worship and Music Conference I attended at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. I loved his music and bought a tape of his...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy to the family of John Ylvisaker. May God who bind up the brokenhearted and comfort all those who mourn be with the family at this...Read More »
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“John married my wife and I in Edina in 1970 ”
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“Just. One. More. Surprise. Thanks be to Almighty God for John's life and witness! Grace and peace, Pastor Paul Holte. ”
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John was born on September 11, 1937 and passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

John was a resident of Waverly, Iowa at the time of passing.

He attended elementary school in Moorhead MN and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo. He earned his Bachelor's degree in music and history in 1959 from Concordia College Moorhead.

John was married to Fern.

In keeping with his life-long ministry John has created his own memorial service which will be held in the Chapel on the Wartburg College campus in Waverly on April 26 2017 at 1:00 PM. Visitation with the family is scheduled for April 25 2017 4-8 PM at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home 218 2nd St. S.E. Waverly Iowa.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials or gifts be given to Habitat for Humanity the Northeast Iowa Food Bank or Cedar Valley Hospice.