John Harold Dainsberg was an exemplary pastor and family man who deeply cared about those around him. He shared hugs, handshakes and the gospel with everyone who crossed his path.
He invested in his wife Cynthia (Nast), daughters Casey Nasca and Christine Kangas; son Johnathan (Emma); by providing practical help and spending quality time with them. Landon, Finley, Berit, Archer, Evie and Nilah were his six grandchildren whom he loved deeply.
Early Life and Education
John was born and raised in Laporte, Minnesota and graduated college with a B.S. in freshwater biology and minor in business from Bemidji State University. Additionally, he earned certification as a master gardener, owned his own retail garden business for many years, worked for In-Fisherman at Camp Fish, served as missionary with Youth for Christ, and since 2010 has been licensed pastor through the Evangelical Free Church of America.
John was an enthusiastic naturalist who reveled in God’s beautiful creation. Throughout his life, John enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as being a Master Gardener; helping his neighbors with their gardens was something he took great joy in sharing with family and friends alike.
Achievements and Honors
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers its students the chance to pursue their interests through a range of high-impact academic experiences, such as the University Honors Program. Of the 99 graduating UWEC seniors who completed 26 credits of coursework in this honors program, many Blugolds attribute their academic success to their participation.
He was a long-time associate pastor of Walker Calvary EFC and an accomplished fisherman, hunter, master gardener and trumpet player. Sadly his passing leaves a void in both community and church life; yet his spirit will live on through those whose lives he touched. The best way to remember him is by demonstrating the true essence of generosity.
John was an inspirational naturalist, hunter, fisherman and Master Gardener whose love of God’s creation fuelled him to do his best in everything he did. John set an example of hard work, dedication and perseverance by modeling these traits in everything he did.
He deeply loved and was proud to serve his family. Through many practical means, he invested in his wife Cynthia (Nast), daughters Casey Nasca and Christine Kangas; son Johnathan; six grandchildren and their families – all with an unwavering dedication.
On Monday, October 17th at his home in Laporte, Michigan, a great man of God, father and grandfather passed away. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Wearing his work jacket and sporting dirt under his fingernails as he served his family faithfully until then.
John Dainsberg was an apostle of faith who served as associate pastor at Calvary EFC in Walker for over 15 years. He loved sharing hugs, handshakes, and the gospel with everyone who crossed his path; he was an avid hunter-fisherman-gardener with an immense love of nature. Johnathan invested spiritual wisdom and discernment into many people throughout his life – from siblings Karen (Mark) Bendell and Peggy Huerstel to daughters Casey Nasca, Christine Kangas, and son Johnathan.