I am sad to report that Astrid Zabriski, the wife of Everett (Rett), entered the nearer presence of God yesterday. She and Rett were in their home in Denmark when she died both suddenly and unexpectedly. We have received reports that she will be buried in Denmark, her home. There will likely be plans for a memorial service here later.
Astrid was the beloved wife of Rett, an active participant in the Chicago Invitation. She had developed a considerable ministry in northern New Jersey through her efforts in adult Christian Education. She coordinated both the Pilgrimage School and the Fig Orchard. She was particularly skilled in obtaining stimulating and well-known figures from a variety of Christian endeavors, extending especially but not exclusively to the arts. Her loss will be felt by many throughout the region and indeed the church.
Expressions of condolence can be sent to Rett at his home at 32 Franklin Ave., Oakland, NJ 07436.
Those of us who have gathered around CI weep with Rett in his loss and walk beside him in a ministry that has augured friendship and affection.