Mr. Albin Rydman

    Albin  Rydman was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on September 18, 1876.  He came to Portland in 1891 from Fergus Falls.Minnie Rydman - taken in 1959 - their Golden Wedding Anniversary   Albin and Minnie RydmanAlbin was baptized on May 25, 1895.

 "Mr. Rydman has proven himself a trustworthy servant within the church as well as without, in that he has held the office of trustee for somewhat over forty years and has faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties connected with his office.  He, together with others of like faith and determination, and love for God's cause, has accomplished a task which seemed to many impossible, and so he carried on year by year and now, though both able and willing to continue, deserves a well-earned rest."
                                                                                                   written by John S. Nordell
        Minnie Dahlgren was born on August 7, 1885 in Laramie, Wyoming.  She came to Portland in 1903 from Murray, Utah.  Minnie served as Deaconess and Mission Circle Leader for many years.  Minnie died on July 18, 1969.  She was 83.  
Mr. and Mrs. Albin (Minnie) Rydman  were married March 31, 1909 and lived in the Portland area most of their married life at 41 N.E. Morris Street.  In 1953 they moved to 2819 N.E. 21st Avenue.  Mr. Rydman together with his brother Seander, owned and operated a bicycle shop on N. Williams Avenue and Broadway for many years.  Albin and Minnie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, in 1959.  They had four sons and five daughters, Lester, Norman, Melvin, who died on his first birthday, Ralph, Mrs. Bernice Commander, LaVerne, Mrs. Leona Dougall, Marjorie and Phyllis. All eight children came to know the Lord and served him. Three children, Lester, Bernice and Norman are now deceased.  Albin was also a teacher of a men's Bible Class for many years which he taught in Swedish.  
    Albin died on October 29, 1960. 

Details of this account and photos were submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Rydman's daughters, Marjorie and Phyllis Rydman, on March 17, 2002.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Psalms 145:2,3,8,9

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