Pastor Howard Fabricius Retires
Pastor Howard Fabricius retired from the ministry at Concordia
Lutheran Church, Greenwood, after serving the congregation
since September 17, 1978. Sunday, June 8, 2003 marked his
farewell sermon to the congregation.
Pastor Fabricius received his elementary education at St. Paul’
s Christian School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He then
attended Concordia High School and College in Edmonton,
Alberta, graduating in 1961 and Concordia Seminary,
Springfield, Illinois, graduating in 1965. During his year of
vicarage, 1963-64, Pastor Howard served churches at
Syracuse and Messena, New York.
In 1964 he married Beverly Fouts from Cortland, New York.
Pastor Howard and Bev have five daughters—Mrs. John
Comastri (Karin), Mrs. Martin McGuire (Susan), Mrs. Frank
Springman (Nancy), Mrs. Michael Kalan (Wendy) and Mrs.
Lance Miner (Sarah). They have nine grandchildren.
Pastor Howard was ordained July 25, 1965 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada, his home congregation. He served four different churches before coming
to Concordia. He pastored at Redeemer Lutheran in Langdon, North Dakota and also at
Zion Lutheran in Munich, North Dakota for three years. He then served at Mount Olive
Lutheran (now Faith Lutheran) in London, Ontario, Canada for six years before moving to
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, Ohio where he served for four years.