Edwin “Ed” Ivor Iverson was born August 12, 1947 in Vancouver, WA, a son of Emil and Frances (Armstrong) Iverson.
The family moved to Gales Creek, OR in 1948 and there he attended elementary school. Later, in 1959, the family moved to Forest Grove, OR, where Ed attended Lincoln Junior High School and Forest Grove Union High School where he graduated in 1965.
Ed was baptized into Christ on April 16, 1960, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Forest Grove by Pastor Paul H. Lutz. He confirmed his faith publicly on April 16, 1961, also under Pastor Lutz.
From 1965 to 1969, he attended Portland State University. He had received a four-year scholarship from the Oregon Parent Teacher Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 1969 with a specialty in secondary education.
At Mt. Olive, during his college years, Ed was a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He was also a youth leader. Then in 1969, he attended seminary. His vicarage year was at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1975 from Concordia Theological Seminary then in Springfield, IL. Later, in 1985, he received a Certificate of Evangelism Proficiency from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. He also took post-graduate courses.
Ed served mostly with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod except for a six year period in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. He served in the following places: Norfolk, NE; Eden, ID; Mt. Angel, OR; Schuyler, NE; Rapid City, SD; Boscobel, WI; and La Valle, WI. He retired in 2009 due to health issues. He continued to preach occasionally and help in various churches.
On June 14, 2015, he was married to Janet Van Dyke Laudenschlager, He had waited a long time to enjoy her companionship.
In the last years of his life, he lived in Billings, MT and was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. He was a member of Sons of Norway and of the Yellowstone Historical Society. He enjoyed travel, family research, and reading. Ed entered heaven’s glory on February 1, 2019 in Billings.