Marian Kingsriter, faithful wife of NCU alumnus, passes away

Date: February 18, 2014 - 11:07am

Marian Kingsriter, wife of the late Rev. Arvid Kingsriter (2011), passed away on Monday morning, February 17, 2014. 

Marian was the daughter of James and Agnes Menzie. James and a fellow pastor named Frank Lindquist, were the first Assemblies of God ministers to come to Minnesota and found churches, driving from Pennsylvania in an old Reo truck. The church that Frank Lindquist founded was named Minneapolis Gospel Tabernacle (now Christ Church International), and it was in the basement of that church's original building that North Central University first began. 

A vital part of that first wave of the AG in Minnesota, Marian later married Arvid Kingsriter, a renown leader and NCU alumnus. Arvid taught on faculty at NCU, and is best known for founding Bloomington Assembly of God, now known as Cedar Valley Church. 

Marian is survived by children Kathy Strandquist, Doug Kingsriter, Lynne Kratoska and Boni Caine; sons-in-law Reverend Jerry Strandquist, Bill Kratoska and Mark Caine, and eleven grandchildren.


The ceremony for Marian will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2014, at Cedar Valley Church.

Viewing from 2-3 p.m.

Funeral service from 3-4 p.m.

Fellowship (with food) from 4 p.m. on.