Rev Mervin Ethelbert “Merv” Rosell


Rev Mervin Ethelbert “Merv” Rosell

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 11 Sep 2001 (aged 89)
Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 179441245 View Source

Mervin Rosell was born in Minnesota, a son of Carl A. Rosell 1892–? and Lillie E. Bodin 1890–?. He had siblings Charles R. ~1915-? and Donald Arthur Rosell, Sr (1916–1999).

Merv married Violette "Vi" Florida in 1936 and they had two sons and a daughter.

Merv was a successful evangelist in the 1940s and 1950s, author and hymn writer and musician. He was President of Youth for Christ, and credited with the production of the Christian evangelistic movie "The Glass Mountain". Rosell also participated in Northwestern Bible Conferences at Northwestern's Medicine Lake Bible Camp in Minnesota.

Early on in Merv's ministry he and Vi traveled together; then, when the children arrived and started school they settled in Rochester, MN until 1951 when they moved to southern California.

Merv and Vi retired to Sun City, Arizona in 1989. They worshiped and served at Grace Bible Church.

Merv and his son Garth published a book in 2011: "Shoe-Leather Faith".

He was survived by Vi, a daughter and two sons, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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