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Pastor Victor Saude

Victor “Vic” Saude, 94, of Northwood, ND passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood.

Victor A. Saude was born on June 6, 1924 in Barton, ND to Bird and Clara (Fluevog) Saude. He was baptized into Christ on July 20, 1924 by Rev. Ole Swenson. On November 6, 1938, he was confirmed by Rev. J.B. Nystuen in the Barton Lutheran Free Church. Vic received his elementary and secondary education in the Barton Public School, graduating from high school in 1942. After six months of schooling at Wahpeton State School of Science, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served until June 1946. In the fall of 1946, Vic enrolled at the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, ND and majored in Business Administration, graduating in June of 1949. During college and after, he was employed as a sales representative by the Standard Oil Co.

On September 14, 1952, Vic was united in marriage to Gladys Marie Ronning of Climax, MN. Two children were born from this union: Vicki Lynn on October 16, 1953 and Lon Michael on October 4, 1955.

Vic’s call into the ministry came as a gradual conviction from a Christian home atmosphere, from loving parents and his wife, and from a consciousness that God was calling him into His service. In the fall of 1960, he entered Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. With the help of his wife, various preaching assignments and a call to serve Richland – Colfax Lutheran Parish, he was able to complete his education. On May 26, 1963, Vic graduated from Seminary. He is especially thankful to God for giving him a Christian wife, Christian parents, and Christian friends who have given him support in his eagerness to serve God in the parish ministry. He answered God’s call and spent 55 years in serving his Lord. Vic also served the Northwood/Washington Lutheran Parish and Our Saviors in Valley City, ND. Upon retirement, he served many interim positions. His final years were spent at Northwood Deaconess Health Center where he had served as chaplain.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gladys, of 65 years; daughter, Vicki (Tim) Saude-Worthington, Grygla, MN; son, Lon (Julie) Saude, Parkers Prairie, MN; grandchildren: Karena (Matthew) Hovland, Sartell, MN; Brandon (Heather) Saude, Clear Lake, MN; Danielle Saude, St. Cloud, MN; great-grandchildren, Kya and Emma Hovland.

On September 2, 2018, Vic met God face to face and was reunited with his parents, siblings and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009.


Bilden-Askew Funeral Home
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Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Vicki I was sad when I heard of Vic's death. I will be thinking of you in the next months. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed. Let me know how your doing. I did not know he knew Bruce Swanson and Julie. David

DAVID T WALSVIK Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Vicki. Sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. There is more than enough reason for gratitude and joy, as well as grief and mourning. The accomplishments of his life are reasons to celebrate. Grief and loss are only too vividly felt too. God's blessings to you and yours. John Golv

John Golv Sep 7 2018 12:00 AM

Gladys, Vicki, Lon, Grace and peace to you. Helen and I are so glad we recently reconnected with uncle Vic. We are not able to join your observances but look forward to opportunities to connect in other ways. God bless your memories. Clearly Vic was a pastor who brought Christ to many. May you know that peace and hope and joy as you heal and move into the future.

David and Helen Saude Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

Gladys, Vickie and Lon and families - I am so sorry about Vic's passing. He lived a long and good life. I have been thinking about you two so much lately and been meaning to call but you know what they say , "the road to hell is paved with good intentions", but I will tell you the real reason when I call you next week. Then we will chat for an hour or so. You can be comforted with the fact that he is not suffering anymore and now living the life of God"s promises. We could really envy that. I wish I could be there for his final sendoff but I will be there in spirit. God's blessings and comfort to you all and I will talk to you soon. With my Love and prayers, ShirleyX

Shirley Peters Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

Gladys I was sorry to hear of your loss. Pastor Vic was a very special person in my family's lives. We worked together at Our Saviors in Valley City and when our son had heart surgery he spent hours with us at the hospital in Fargo. He always had time to share a kind word of encouragement and just sitting with us to help us have strength to get through a difficult time. We will never forget him.

Sue Savre Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

I have such wonderful memories of Pastor Saude when I worked with him at Red Willow Bible Camp and am very thankful for the support he gave my family after my father died when I was 18. His love for the Lord and his joy in supporting and sharing with others was so evident. Pastor Saude married Bruce and I 46 years ago! We have special memories from that day and still have a copy of his message! Our sympathy and prayers are with you. Julie and Bruce

Julie and Bruce Swanson Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry, he set a good example for others. You have my sympathy. David Score Former teenage member Our Savior Lutheran Church

David Score Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

Dear family, So sorry for the loss of Pastor Saude, your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. I attended the wedding of my friend Vicki Anderson in Northwood in l972. Little did I know that several years later, Vicki and Karena would become a part of our lives when they lived in Tower City, ND. We enjoyed our time with your family and wish you comfort at this time. Prayers and hugs, George and Margaret Vollmuth and family

margaret vollmuth Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

Dear family of Pastor Saude, My sympathy to all of you. We enjoyed having him for a pastor at Stjordalen LC. God's blessings to all of you!

Jeanette Krogstad Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of pastor vic's passing he was a wonderful man I loved having him as our pastor great memories

Debbie eggert Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

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