Reverend Robert Magnus Sletta, 86, went home to be with his Lord on September 27, 2014, his 62nd wedding anniversary.
Born in Chicago, IL, he spent 5 years of his childhood in Norway and then returned to the United States. He graduated high school from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Fergus Falls, MN, then received his Bachelor of Arts from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. He went to Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN, and was ordained in 1953. He served on the Board of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren and was editor of Faith & Fellowship magazine. He later obtained a Master of Arts in History from California State University.
Robert served as a Lutheran Brethren pastor in churches in Wisconsin, Minnesota (2), New Jersey (2), New York, and California. He also served as Chaplain for the Norwegian Christian Home in Brooklyn, NY and for the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Department. Following his retirement, he served as Interim Pastor for Griggstown Reformed Church and Windsor Chapel.