May 18th, 2022

Anacortes Lutheran Church confirmation: 1928

Confirmation class, 1928

In 1984 I had the privilege of editing a 75th Anniversary history of Anacortes Lutheran Church. I found this photo in my “archives,” and I have come to believe it is the confirmation class of 1928. If so, pictured here are Pastor Hjermstad, Harold Berentson, Laurene Johnson (Rhodes), Eldora Prawitz (Peterson), Willard Rockom, Harold Trulson, Melvin Prawitz, Leo Hemmingson, J. Raymond Reid, Roy Schmandt, Alta Jasperson, Dorothy Schillios (Anderson), Anna Olsen (Ballsmider), Ruth Haugland (Kleven), Harold Jacobson, Marian Elvebak (Hilmo), Lillian Evebak (Miller), Carmen Jorgensen (Jacobson) and Edna Quesseth. I will continue my research.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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