Vic Eliason, Christian broadcaster, Died at 79


Victor “Vic” Carl Eliason was born on May 14, 1936, and died on December 5, 2015.

He was an American evangelical clergyman who founded the VCY America Radio Network, a conservative Christian broadcasting ministry, based in Milwaukee.

Victor Eliason was born on May 14, 1936 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of lay preacher, Oscar C. Eliason, who served with the Swedish Baptist Church and the Assemblies of God, and Norma Olson (born 1911).

Victor attended Open Bible College, in Des Moines, Iowa.

After serving as an associate pastor in Des Moines, Iowa, Eliason was ordained in a non-denominational church, in October 1957.

Victor Eliason is married to Freda M. Eliason (born in 1935), and the father of three adult children – Andrew Carl Eliason (born about 1964), who is employed as an engineer at VCY; Ingrid J. Schlueter (born about 1966), former producer and co-host of the Crosstalk Radio Talk Show on the VCY America Radio Network (resigned from VCY America in May, 2011); and Lisa C. Turner (born about 1968), both of whom formerly worked at the radio ministry.

Victor is the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree given at the 74th Annual Commencement exercises of Bob Jones University in May 2001.

He was also a licensed pilot.

Victor Eliason passed away at age 79 in December 2015.