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Family and friends of The Rev. Alex Anklan as they mourn his passing

Please join us in asking God to provide peace and comfort for the family and friends of The Rev. Alex Anklan. Alex was a candidate for ministry from the Southern Ohio Synod and despite his cancer diagnosis and treatment, completed his coursework and was ordained last summer.

He recently became ill again but his body could not recover. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 25, 2019.

We thank God for his ministry and witness in our synod and to all those who knew him.

Below is Alex's obituary with details about the service and donations if anyone wishes to contribute or send condolences.

Alexander Anklan, age 31, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Alex was Pastor of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Millheim, PA and Salem Lutheran Church in Aaronsburg, PA. Alexander graduated from Fairmont High School Class of 2005 in Kettering, OH, Wright State University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He loved spending time hiking with his wife, being outdoors and game nights with friends. Survived by loving wife of 3 ½ years Erica Partridge, parents Steve and Christine Anklan of Kettering, OH, brother Matthew (LeAnne) Anklan, sister Stephanie (Joe) Taylor, in-laws Ted and Margie Partridge, brother-in-law Will Partridge, grandparents Charles and Michelle Dahle, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1-3 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026, where a Celebration of Life service will follow at 3 pm with Bishop Michael Rhyne and Rev. Karen Asmus-Alsnauer officiating; and Pastor Emlyn Ott preaching. Clergy are invited to vest and process. The color is white. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Hilliard, OH 43026 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, made my Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard, OH.

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