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The Rev. Larry Zessin, former pastor at Goodview Trinity Evangelical Lutheran and Minnesota City First Lutheran, will be retiring from the ministry on Sunday, May 22. Zessin will conduct his final service at Emanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kohlberg, Wis., where he is presently serving as part-time pastor.
Pastor Zessin, son of Irvin and Irene Zessin, was raised in Sturgeon Bay and has been a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod pastor for more than 50 years.
He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., in 1965. He also served congregations in Menomonie, Wis., Antigua in the West Indies, Oshkosh, Wis., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Kohlberg.
On August 10, 1963, he married the former Dolores Hintz at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, Wis. They have three children, all born in Winona, Natalie (Charles) Pratt, Oshkosh, Michael (Alisa) Zessin, Oshkosh, and Beth (Rev. Donn) Dobberstein, Daytona Beach, Fla. They have seven grandchildren.
Pastor Zessin and his wife Dolores will be moving to the Oshkosh area following his retirement.
Pastor Zessin will be preaching his last service as pastor of Emanuel’s on May 22 at 10 a.m. A potluck dinner will follow.