Former First Lady of Augustana, Anne Svendsbye, Dies at 84

Annelotte “Anne” Svendsbye, the wife of Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye, Augustana’s 19th president from 1987-1992, died on Tuesday, May 24. She was 84.

She was born in Germany and was raised in Beausejour, Canada. During her career, she worked for Canadian Relief and spent four years with the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 5000 W. 50th St. in Edina, Minn. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. and funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina. 

The College sends its deepest sympathies to the Svendsbye family.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations