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Henry Follingstad

January 6, 1922 — October 1, 2014

Henry George Follingstad, age 92 formerly a longtime Minneapolis resident, passed into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014 under the compassionate care of Johanna Shores Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills. Henry was born on January 6, 1922 in Wanamingo, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Charlotte (Johnson) Follingstad. He married Helen Jane Chrislock of Wanamingo on May 26, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Helen in 2009; brothers, Arnold and Ray; and sister, Ruth (Reid). He is survived by his children Nancy Ellen Rockafellar of Pillager MN, Daniel Mark Follingstad of Robbinsdale MN, Karen Joy Follingstad of Spring Valley, CA, Sharon Ruth Follingstad of New Hope, MN, and Carl Martin Follingstad of Dallas, TX. He also is survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Henry was the valedictorian at Tuley High School, Chicago Illinois and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1947 with a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering (BEE) with High Distinction. Henry served in the Army/Air Force radar unit during World War II. He was an electrical engineer with Bell Laboratories (now part of Lucent Technologies) from 1948-1962, with subsequent similar positions with North Star Research Development Institute (1965-66) and Honeywell, Incorporated (1964-74). Henry graduated with a Master's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1971. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics at Augsburg College from 1962-1987. Henry was involved in several civic organizations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the International Platform Association (IPA), the Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honor Society), and the American Biographical Research Association (AB IRA). Henry also served as a Trustee for Luther College of Bible and Liberal Arts of Teaneck, New Jersey from 1960-1963, and was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis from 1962 to the present and served on its Mission Board for many years. Henry was the author of many published works during his career including in house work publications and military journals, under topics such as math models of physical systems, Doppler microwave landing systems, and measurements and applications of transistors. Several of his papers formed the basis for the International Standards on solid state (transistor) devices. Henry also has two patents on his inventions, and one of his inventions with transistors was used to vastly improve the accuracy of US Navy battleship big gun sights. More recent work includes the publication of the book Einstein Special Relativity Chaos and a View Beyond ( Henry also authored many science-flavored adult Sunday school teaching aids and illustrative charts on topics such as the Trinity, parallel gospel timelines, and the book of Revelation. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 11th at 11:00 am at the First English Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls. Interment with military honors will follow at Wanamingo Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred to

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 AM
First English Lutheran Church

511 W. Belle St.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at church

Graveside Service
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Wanamingo Lutheran Cemetery

40 Acres Trail
Wanamingo, MN 55983

with military honors

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