Verdandi Lodge No. 3

A Member of the Independent Order of Svithiod

December Member of the Month: Susan Bloss

Susan's Swedish heritage is through her maternal grandparents, Gustaf A. and Ellen W. Nelson, who emigrated to the Chicago area in the early 1900's. When Gustaf died, Ellen joined the household of her daughter Doris, and helped raise Doris' two children, Susan and...

November Member of the Month: Olle Eriksson

Olle Eriksson was born in Norrköpng, Sweden and grew up working with his family in the florist business.  As a young man, he worked in Norway, Switzerland, and Denmark for one year each learning the florist trade. In 1955, Olle came to Chicago, studying at Wright Jr....

October Member of the Month: Warren Marrs

In 1992, Warren was recommended to Verdandi Lodge #3 by Leonard Carlson (Chairman) and was elected to the Board of Trustees. In 1994, he was appointed to the position of Custodian. Then, in 1996, he was appointed as an Auditor, serving continuously for 21 years to the...

July Member of the Month: David Priest

David has been a member of Verdandi since 2011.  After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a major in Material Science and Engineering, David now works in Libertyville pursuing his career. He is the grandson of active members...