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Local pastor to celebrate major milestone

Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Kyle Sparks

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A local pastor is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.

This Thursday, Pastor Louis Grother, of Kalamazoo, will celebrate his 100th birthday.

Pastor Grother served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church from 1949 to 1984, and also served as Chaplain for the Public Safety Department of Kalamazoo for many years.

Another of his many accomplishments: several years ago, Pastor Grother was awarded the Irving Gilmore Lifetime Achievement Award for his public service.

On Sunday, there will be an event for him, his family, and the church community to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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