Celebrate the Life of Pastor Sven Levin
Sven Levin passed away on September 5, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. He was born August 13, 1940 in Malmo, Sweden and grew up a city boy who loved to be around people and action. As a boy, he had a penchant for adventure and a dream to travel the world. He loved horses and sailing which fueled the idea of riding off into the sunset or sailing to new places. He would often go down to the harbor and watch the ships or go to the library and read about faraway places. He lived in a Jewish neighborhood which had a profound influence on him as many of them came from other parts of Europe or were headed to Israel. He saw the devastation and aftermath of WWII and how people had to learn to build and dream again. His family was small, for many years it was just him, his mother and grandmother who also raised him. When he was twelve, Elsa married Borje Levin who also had a son, Claes which delighted Sven. Although a few years apart, they bonded and were close as they chose to be brothers. He was also one for adventure and when the time came, served in the Swedish military as all young men did where he received notable awards and accolades for leadership and service.