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March 31, 2022

Dear friends in Christ,

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  It is with sadness that I report to you the death of the Rev. Henry J. Grishkowsky on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Pastor Grishkowsky was born April 7, 1929, in Beulah, North Dakota, and married Rosebud Hyink on June 19, 1954. He graduated from Wartburg College in 1951 and from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1955.

Pastor Grishkowsky was ordained June 12, 1955, by the American Lutheran Church.  Pastor Grishkowsky received his first call to Trinity Lutheran Church, Elizabeth where he served for 42 ½ years. He retired in 1997.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8393 S. Derinda Road, Elizabeth. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process.  The color is purple.

As the church we offer our sympathy to his family and friends and because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we rejoice in God’s promise of eternal life, comfort, and hope.

Walking with you,

Bishop Jeffrey Clements

The Rev. Jeffrey ClementsBishopNorthern Illinois Synod, ELCA