William Nadell

Mar 11, 1939 - Mar 21, 2016


William M. Nadell, 77, died March 21, 2016.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, March 25, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street Sacramento CA 95811.
Bill graduated in 1960 from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1965 and then spent a year in Clinical Internship at Anna State Hospital, Anna, Illinois. He was ordained in 1966.
His years of service included:
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, New Lexington, Ohio
Solomon’s Lutheran Church, McConnellsville, Ohio
St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Santa Ana, California,
Atonement Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California
He served as interim pastor at:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pacifica CA
Grace Lutheran Church, Lincoln, CA
Calvary Lutheran Church, Rio Linda, CA
He became a Registered Nurse in 1991 and worked at UC Davis Medical Center a few years before retiring.
Deeply grateful and awed by God’s redeeming love and care for him, he wanted all to realize that same gift for themselves. The prayers and good wishes of family, friends, and strangers deeply moved him over his long illness. Heartfelt thanks to all.
Bill is survived by his wife Elfie, five children, fourteen grandchildren, and a multitude of extended family and friends.


  • Philip H. Richie says:

    I don’t really know what to say to comfort you in the face of your loss. I can tell you that Pastor Nadell was a tremendous influence for God’s love in my life. For his Grace, kindness and the wisdom he imparted I wii be forever thankful. May God bless you in your time of pain.

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