Note: The “official notices” are published for a single purpose only: giving notice of a result, namely, changes in the Synod’s membership rosters by the addition or deletion of the names of individuals and congregations. It is not always appropriate that reasons for the changes be identified in the published notices. Since a change can occur for any of a variety of reasons, no assumptions may be made merely from the fact that a change has occurred. —Ed.
The 64th regular convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will be held July 10–17, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.
Bylaws 3.1.2–184.108.40.206 (2007 Handbook, pp. 90–91) set forth the provisions governing official voting representation at national conventions of the Synod.
a) An electoral circuit consists of one or two adjacent visitation circuits, as determined by each district. The total number of congregations in each electoral circuit must range from 7 to 20 with a total number of communicant members of 1,500 to 10,000. Exceptions to these requirements can be made only by the President of the Synod upon request of a district board of directors.
b) Voting delegates are elected by the circuit forum (Bylaw 5.3.3, 2007 Handbook, p. 198) at the call of the circuit counselor(s). This meeting must be held prior to October 10, 2009, nine months prior to the opening date of the convention, and must be conducted according to the procedure provided by Bylaw 220.127.116.11. If meetings of circuit forums are held in conjunction with district conventions, care must be taken that all congregations in multiple congregation parishes have opportunity to be represented.
c) Before the meeting of the circuit forum, each congregation must determine which pastor (if it has more than one) and which layperson will represent it. Multiple congregation parishes are entitled to a lay vote from each member congregation.
d) Prior to the meeting of the circuit forum, each congregation may nominate a layperson from its own membership or from a sister congregation of the electoral circuit to serve as the lay delegate or alternate lay delegate to the convention. The name of this nominee must be submitted to the circuit counselor(s) prior to the day of the circuit forum. No names may be added at the meeting.
e) Delegates to the Synod convention and their alternates must be elected by ballot. The four persons elected (two delegates and two alternates) must come from four different congregations of the electoral circuit.
f) The names and addresses of elected pastoral and lay delegates and alternates are to be submitted to the secretary of the district by October 22, 2009.
Bylaws 18.104.22.168–22.214.171.124 (2007 Handbook, pp. 92–93) set forth the provisions for the selection of advisory delegates for national conventions of the Synod.
a) Each district is required to send to conventions of the Synod one advisory delegate for every 60 advisory ordained ministers and specific ministry pastors, and one advisory delegate for every 60 commissioned ministers in the district.
b) Advisory ordained ministers include pastors whose congregations do not hold membership in the Synod, assistant pastors, specific ministry pastors, and ministers not in charge of congregations (Constitution Art. V B; Bylaws 2.13.1[b], 2.11.2, 2007 Handbook pp. 12–13; 57, 59).
c) Advisory commissioned ministers include teachers with membership in the Synod, directors of Christian education, directors of Christian outreach, directors of parish music, directors of family life ministry, deaconesses, parish assistants, certified lay ministers, and candidates for any of these offices (Constitution Art. V B, 2007 Handbook, pp. 12–13).
d) Selections of advisory delegates are to be made by the respective groups at meetings called by the district secretary either during the district convention or at official pastor and teacher conferences. These selections must be completed by October 10, 2009, nine months prior to the opening day of the convention.
e) Fractions of groups are to be disregarded, but each district is entitled to at least one advisory delegate in each category, ordained and commissioned.
f) Advisory ordained ministers and commissioned ministers who are eligible for selection in any category under Bylaw 3.1.4–126.96.36.199 are not to be counted in determining the number of advisory delegates from each district, nor are they eligible to be selected or participate in the district selection process.
g) Each district board of directors is entitled to send one representative from its membership and one member of the district executive staff other than the district president. If a district has no executive staff, it may select two members of its board of directors.
Bylaws 3.1.6–188.8.131.52 (2007 Handbook, pp. 94–95) define who may submit reports and overtures and provides the procedure for their reception and inclusion in the business of a district or national convention.
a) Overtures are recommendations in the form of proposed resolutions requesting action on the part of the convention. They may be submitted by a member congregation of the Synod, a convention or board of directors of a district, an official district conference of ordained and/or commissioned ministers, the faculty of an educational institution of the Synod, a board or commission of the Synod (as listed in Bylaws 3.8.1 and 3.9.1, 2007 Handbook, pp. 122 and 168), a committee established by a prior convention, or a forum of a circuit.
b) Overtures are to be submitted (in triplicate) to the President of the Synod not later than March 6, 2010, 18 weeks prior to the opening date of the convention. To meet printing deadlines it will be helpful to receive overtures by February 8. Similar overtures already printed are listed by title only. Overtures submitted after the final deadline will not be accepted for convention consideration unless a committee consisting of the President, First Vice-President, and Secretary adjudge them to be of overriding importance and urgency and not adequately covered by documents already before the convention.
c) Overtures involving capital outlay or current expenditures must be accompanied, to the extent feasible, by cost projections and the basis thereof.
d) The President of the Synod will decide which overtures will be published in the Convention Workbook. He will determine if any overture contains information that is materially in error or contains any apparent misrepresentation of truth or character and will not approve its inclusion.
e) After the Convention Workbook is published, any member of the Synod (congregation, ordained or commissioned minister) or any lay delegate to the convention may express written comments (in triplicate) regarding any of its contents to the Secretary of the Synod by May 21, 2010, seven weeks prior to the convention.
f) All overtures accepted by the President will be referred by him to convention floor committees appointed by him in the name of the convention from among the voting and advisory delegates and representatives. Floor committees will receive the comments received regarding the overtures and will meet in St. Louis prior to the convention to discuss and formulate proposed convention resolutions.
g) Floor committee reports will be printed in the first issue of Today’s Business, which will be sent to all registered delegates and each congregation of the Synod. Responses to proposed resolutions are to be submitted (in triplicate) to the chairman of the appropriate floor committee at least one week prior to the convention.
h) Floor committees will meet at the convention site prior to the opening of the convention to review responses.
Bylaws 3.12.1–184.108.40.206 (2007 Handbook, pp. 179–180) set forth the provisions governing the nomination process for the offices of President, First Vice-President, and the vice-presidents in line of succession.
a) Each member congregation of the Synod may participate in the nomination process for the offices of President, First Vice-President, and the four other vice-presidents in line of succession. Only those congregations received into membership in the Synod according to the provisions of Bylaws 2.3.1–2.3.2 (Handbook, p. 51) and reported to the Synod’s Office of Rosters and Statistics by district presidents are eligible to participate.
b) Each congregation is entitled to nominate from the official clergy roster of the Synod two ordained ministers as candidates for President, two ordained ministers as candidates for First Vice-President, and four ordained ministers as candidates for the other vice-presidents in line of succession. These nominations require an official action by the congregation.
c) The Secretary of the Synod will mail to each congregation ballots for nominating these candidates by the end of October, 2009. Vacancy pastors should make certain that the congregations they are serving also receive and are aware of these ballots. Only official ballots received from the Office of the Secretary may be used by congregations for making nominations. The ballots must be signed by the president and secretary of the congregation.
d) A candidate may not be nominated twice for the same position, but the same candidate may be nominated for more than one of the positions. When nominating two candidates for a position, names should not be ranked. Both candidates will receive one nominating vote.
e) Groups and individuals within and without the Synod are urged to refrain from circularizing the Synod relative to favoritism in nominations for these positions.
h) The convention will have the right to alter each slate at the proper time by amendment.
Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary
DAVID PAUL WIEGERT; JUANITA HILL-BELL; RUTH WESSLING; and BRENDA DIANNE GLENN ERICKSON resigned from the Commissioned Minister of Religion roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. REV. GARY HELD, Palm Bay, Fla., was appointed circuit counselor for the Space Coast Circuit, replacing REV. JEFF MARQUARDT, Rockledge, Fla., who accepted a call in the Mid-South District. —Rev. Gerhard C. Michael Jr., President, LCMS Florida—Georgia District.
REV. EVAN SCHILLER, Pipestone, Minn., was appointed circuit counselor of the Pipestone Circuit, replacing REV. MARK MUMME, who resigned from the position. —Dr. Lane R. Seitz, President, LCMS Minnesota South District.
REV. KENT A. HEIMBIGNER, Burleson, Texas, is no longer to be considered a member of the Ordained Minister of Religion roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod because he is no longer in compliance with the requirements set forth in Bylaw 2.11.1 (a) of the 2007 Handbook of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. —Rev. Ken Hennings, President, LCMS Texas District.
TIMOTHY W. BOERGER, New Haven, Conn., has completed all requirements for the Pastoral Colloquy Program through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Dr. William R. Diekelman, Chairman, Colloquy Committee, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
BRIDGET VALADEZ, Bell Gardens, Calif.; PATRICIA MAYER, San Pedro, Calif.; CHRISTINE BERGER, Las Vegas, Nev.; TALITHA HAFFSTETTER, Jackson, Mo.; JAMIE MURRAY, Las Vegas, Nev.; and KRISTEN THORNTON, Las Vegas, Nev., have submitted their applications for the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through CUEnet. Correspondence regarding their applications should be directed within four weeks after publication of this notice to Dr. William R. Diekelman, Chairman, Colloquy Committee, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
SHARI GREENE, Scottsdale, Ariz., and DEBORAH AARHUS, Seoul, Korea, have completed all requirements of the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Dr. Becky Peters, Director Colloquy Program, Concordia University, Irvine, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3203.
CHRISTAL CHAPMAN, Ottawa, Kan., has completed all requirements of the Director of Christian Education Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Dr. Stephen C. Stohlmann, Director of Colloquy, Concordia University, St. Paul, 275 Syndicate St. N., St. Paul, MN 55104.
ANN M. FICHTNER, Fort Wayne, Ind.; CHERYL K. HALLOW, Seymour, Ind.; KAREN L. MECKER, St. Peters, Mo.; and WHITNEY VANDERCAR, Seymour, Ind., have completed all requirements of the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. — Mark A. Waldron, Director of Teacher Colloquy, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305-1499.
AMY SCHWARTING, Omaha, Neb.; SARA MAXON, Omaha, Neb.; and DONNA OETTING, Concordia, Mo., have completed all requirements of the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Brian L. Friedrich, President and CEO, Concordia University, Seward, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434-1599.
STEPHANIE GOEDECKE, Spring, Texas, has completed all requirements of the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Dr. Jim McConnell, Assistant Colloquy Program Director, Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726.
GAIL BLACK, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; ANGELA S. CLAYTON, Ellisville, Mo.; DAVID L. ERICKSON, Fountain, Minn.; and JILL RODENBECK, Leo, Ind., have applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion-Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church.Missouri Synod. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the undersigned for receipt no later than May 5. —Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 631227295.
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices for positions available at affiliated entities and Recognized Service Organizations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., April 20 for the June/July combined issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. —Ed.
The Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod seeks nominations for the position of assistant executive director. This person provides assistance to the executive director and associate executive director in carrying out the responsibilities assigned to the CTCR in accordance with the Synod’s objectives and policies set forth in the LCMS Constitution and Bylaws, policies of the Board of Directors, resolutions of Synod conventions, and policies of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
Responsibilities: Following the guidance and leadership of the senior management of the CTCR, this person:
Nominations should be submitted by May 20 to David Fiedler, Interim Director of Human Resources, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122; e-mail: email@example.com; fax: 314-996-1121.
As the chief administrative and executive staff member, the executive director will have wide latitude to lead a diverse and creative international media ministry. Successful management will assure compliance with board directives and policies and provide a sound financial basis for ministry operations. The job description may be viewed in detail at www.lhm.org/execdirector.htm.
Candidates must be a lay member of either the LCMS or LCC who possesses a desire to speak boldly of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of effective organizational, management, supervisory, and leadership skills at an executive level in a secular or comparable not-for-profit organization. Experience in anticipating, defining, and analyzing issues, and initiating timely actions using proven business judgment are essential.
Applications and nominations will be accepted until April 15. If interested, submit a resume with cover letter and salary history to Michael Onnen, President, International Lutheran Laymen’s League, for the Executive Director Search Committee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo., seeks a Developer of Emerging Products. The Developer is responsible for the research, initial development, refinement, and implementation of potential new electronic products and services for CPH.
Candidates must possess a strong understanding of resources needed by LCMS churches and schools to enhance their ministry; BA/BS in IT, MIS, or a related field, advanced degree preferred; theological education desirable; one or more years experience in a digital technology or programming position; parish experience preferred.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo., seeks applicants for a full-time Director of Music and Worship Resources. This position oversees the development and production of all music and worship publications, linear, visual, audio, and multimedia; finds and recruits potential editors, composers, and clinicians; serves as chief liaison concerning worship and music with LCMS units and other publishing houses; and prepares and oversees the annual business plan.
Candidates must be a member of the LCMS, listed on the official roster of Synod (preferred), possess a master’s degree or equivalent training in theology and/or church music, and have five years’ parish experience or its equivalent with demonstrated interest in total parish ministry.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices for positions available at affiliated entities and Recognized Service Organizations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., April 20 for the June/July issue). Send notices to email@example.com. —Ed.
The following institutions of the Concordia University System (CUS) are seeking candidates for positions described on the following page:
For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit http: www.lcms.org/cusjobs and click on “Positions Available at Our Campuses.”
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices 50 words or less from LCMS congregations about their upcoming “milestone” anniversaries. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., April 20 for the June/July issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. —Ed.
St. Timothy, Huber Heights, Ohio, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 18–19. A 3 p.m. music program is scheduled for Saturday, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner. A 10:30 a.m. anniversary service is planned for Sunday, followed by a reception. Contact the church office at 937-233-2443 or email@example.com.
Trinity, Herscher, Ill., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with 100 days of celebration to begin April 19, with Rev. Ken Klaus, speaker of The Lutheran Hour®, as guest speaker. Northern Illinois District President Dan Gilbert will be guest speaker May 31. Dr. William Diekelman, LCMS first vice president, will be guest speaker July 19. For more information, contact the church office at 815-426-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Savior, St. Charles, Mo., will continue its 50th anniversary celebration on April 19. Morning services feature Rev. Edward Arle. Confirmands from 1970–79 will be honored at both services, with a reunion luncheon served after the 11 a.m. service. Contact the church office at 636-947-8010.
St. Mark, Conroe, Texas, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special service on April 26. Rev. Ken Hennings, Texas District president, will be guest preacher. Concordia High School’s choir (Tomball, Texas) will add special music. A special offering will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. A potluck will be served.
Zion, Bonfield, Ill., will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special 10 a.m. service, May 3, with Rev. Dan Gilbert, Northern Illinois District president, as guest preacher. A potluck will follow.
St. Paul’s, Durango, Colo., will celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 3, with Rocky Mountain District President Randy Golter to preach, and June 14, with Rev. Timothy Evers, emeritus, to preach. Service will be held at St. Paul’s historical site on Sept. 13. Potlucks will be served following all the services. Contact the church office at 970-247-0357 or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Matthew, Rochester, N.Y., will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special service at 3 p.m., May 17. Local clergy will participate. A dinner at a local restaurant will follow. Contact the church office at 585-423-0410 or firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner reservations.
Our Savior’s, Springfield, Ill., will celebrate its 50th anniversary from May through November. A commissioned organ recital and two commissioned choral anthems will be performed on May 17. Associate Pastor Martin Mably will preach May 30–31. Other pastors are scheduled to preach in the months to follow. The celebration ends Nov. 14–15 with a catered dinner. Contact the church office for more information at 217-546-4531.
Immanuel, Twin Falls, Idaho, will celebrate its 100th anniversary June 13-14. Dr. Warren Schumacher, Northwest District president, will be guest speaker at the Sunday morning service. Visit http://immanueltf.org/church/Centennial/ Banquet%20Registration.html or call 208-733-7820.
St. Paul’s, Luzerne, Iowa, will celebrate its 150th anniversary at the 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. worship services, June 14. Rev. David Muench and Rev. Marvin Lorenz, sons of the congregation, will be guest speakers, respectively. Contact the church office at 319-444-2378 or stpaulslutheranchurch@ hotmail.com.
St. John’s, Midland, Mich., will celebrate its 125th anniversary at a 10 a.m. worship service on June 14. Rev. John Nunes will preach. A congregational luncheon and street concert will follow. Contact the church office at 989-835-5861.
Our Savior, Windom, Minn., will celebrate its 125th anniversary at the morning services on June 13–14. Rev. Robert Tasler and Rev. Steven Morfitt will preach. Dr. Lane Seitz, Minnesota South District president, and Rev. Arnold Walta will preach at the Oct. 10–11 celebration events. Contact the church office at 507-831-3522 or visit www.oursaviorslutheran.net.
St. Peter’s, Scribner, Neb., will celebrate its 125th anniversary at the 10 a.m. worship service on Sept. 6, with Rev. Warren Woerth, a son of the congregation, as guest speaker. A catered dinner will be served at noon, with a program to follow. Call the church office at 402-664-3462.
Obituary information is provided by district offices to the Synod’s Office of Rosters and Statistics. Any questions about content should be referred, therefore, to the appropriate district office. —Ed.
BECKER, BERNARD HERMAN; April 16, 1925, St. Paul, Minn., to Jan. 15, 2009, St. Paul, Minn.; son of Herman and Martha (Stahnke) Becker; graduated St. Louis, 1948. Served 1948–1988. Ministries/ parishes: Spring Valley, Edina, Green Isle, Minn.; Hiawatha, Kansas City, Kan. Minnesota South District circuit counselor: 1997–2000; retired 1988. Survivors: Lorena (Klumpp) Becker; sons: Rev. Thomas, Mark, Rev. David. Funeral and interment: Jan. 20, 2009, St. Paul, Minn.
BREMER, ROBERT ANDREW; June 1, 1939, Martin, Minn., to Jan. 9, 2009, Chapel Hill, N.C.; son of Andrew Bremer and Elvera (Houfer) Bremer–Goetsch; graduated St. Louis, 1965. Served 1965–1981, 1987– 2001. Ministries/parishes: Flint, Mich.; LaGrange, Ill.; Spartanburg, S.C.; St. Paul, Minn.; Durham, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Southeastern District circuit counselor: 1991– 1994; retired 2001. Survivors: Marilyn (Forster) Bremer; daughters: Kristine Page, Barbara, Suzanne Alderman, Carolyn Alvis. Memorial service: Jan. 14, 2009, Cary, N.C.; cremation.
CUNNINGHAM, JOSEPH ROBERT JR.; April 28, 1939, Baltimore, Md., to Jan. 5, 2009, Springfield, Ill.; son of Joseph Sr. and Erma (Knepper) Cunningham; graduated St. Louis, 1964. Served 1964– 1972, 1974–1995. Ministries/parishes: Chesapeake, Va.; Statesville, N.C.; Sanborn, Marion, Iowa; Watseka, Decatur, Forsyth, Winchester, Stewardson, Ill.; retired 1995. Survivors: Judith (Trinklein) Cunningham; son: Rev. Kirk; daughter: Kathleen. Memorial service: Jan. 16, 2009, Springfield, Ill.; cremation.
FIEGE, CALVIN RONALD; March 25, 1925, Benton Harbor, Mich., to Dec. 11, 2008, Mission Viejo, Calif.; son of August and Augusta (Herrman) Fiege; graduated St. Louis, 1948. Served 1948–1995. Ministries/parishes: St. Charles, Mo.; St. John, Carson City, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Oxnard, Los Angeles, Calif.; retired 1995. Survivors: Doris (Finck) Fiege; son: Richard; daughters: Janet, Catherine. Funeral: Dec. 15, 2008, Irvine, Calif.; cremation.
FUERBRINGER, KENNETH PAUL; Aug. 18, 1935, Okmulgee, Okla., to Dec. 10, 2008, Westlake Village, Calif.; son of Alfred and Clara (Kuhlman) Fuerbringer; graduated St. Louis, 1959. Served 1960–1982. Ministries/parishes: Tempe, Ariz.; Fresno, Huntington Beach, Calif. Southern California District circuit counselor: 1966. Survivors: daughters: Rachael Bowen, Katherine Stucky, Elizabeth. Funeral: Dec. 18, 2008, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; cremation.
GERLACH, JOHN WILLIAM; Jan. 23, 1954, Lansing, Mich., to Dec. 1, 2008, West Plains, Mo.; son of William and Eugenia (Bowling) Gerlach; graduated Fort Wayne, 1988. Served 1989–2008. Ministries/ parishes: Vernon, Texas; West Plains, Mo. Missouri District circuit counselor: 2003–2008. Survivors: Alva (Chai) Gerlach; son: Michael; daughters: Bethany Smith, Laura. Memorial service and interment: Dec. 8, 2008, West Plains, Mo.
HARTNER, HARLAN JOHN PAUL; March, 29, 1914, Clay Center, Kan., to Jan. 20, 2009, Mission, Kan.; son of Fred and Rose (Damkroger) Hartner; graduated St. Louis, 1938. Served 1940–1980. Ministry/parish: Mission, Kan.; retired 1980. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Heidman) Hartner. Survivors: sons: John, Rev. Timothy; daughters: Constance Schmalz, Anne Dana. Funeral: Jan. 24, 2009, Mission, Kan.; interment: Jan. 24, 2009, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
HOBUS, ROBERT ALLEN; April 11, 1924, Milwaukee, Wis., to Nov. 29, 2008, Nixa, Mo.; son of Herbert and Clara (Haas) Hobus; graduated St. Louis, 1949. Served 1949–1978, 1980–1992. Ministries/ parishes: Rosebud, Dallas, Friendswood, Texas; Milwaukee, Antigo, Greendale, Wis.; Wichita, Arkansas City, Kan.; Des Moines, Iowa; retired 1994. Survivors: Alice (Jacobsmeyer) Hobus; sons: Paul, David, Steven, Michael. Funeral: Dec. 6, 2008, Springfield, Mo.; interment: Dec. 6, 2008, Ozark, Mo.
MESCHKE, MARK WILLIAM; Sept. 12, 1947, Columbus, Neb., to Dec. 12, 2008, Collinsville, Ill.; son of Rev. Bernhardt and Juanita (Phipps) Meschke; graduated St. Louis, 1995. Served 1995–2008. Ministries/parishes: Prairietown, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo. Survivors: Dorothy (Werner) Meschke; son: Marc; daughter: Elizabeth Gooden. Funeral: Dec. 16, 2008, Edwardsville, Ill.; cremation.
NAPIER, CARL HENRY FREDERICK JR.; July 1, 1922, Texarkana, Ark., to Jan. 16, 2009, Silver Spring, Md.; son of Rev. Carl Sr. and Ida (Ruedy) Napier; graduated St. Louis, 1947. Served 1948–1987. Ministries/parishes: St. Louis, Mo.; Jackson, Tenn.; Mount Rainier, Md.; retired 1987. Survivors: Ruth (Oppliger) Napier; sons: Paul, Phillip. Funeral and interment: Jan. 23, 2009, Silver Spring, Md.
RICO, VICTOR MANUEL; July 23, 1952, Mexico, to Dec. 18, 2008, Anaheim, Calif.; son of Clemente and Guadalupe (Navarro) Rico; alternate route St. Louis, 2004. Served 2004–2008. Ministries/ parishes: South Gate, Calif. Survivors: Ana (Coba) Rico; sons: Victor, Aldo. Funeral and interment: Dec. 23, 2008, Whittier, Calif.
STROMING, KARL BERTRAM; Dec. 27, 1925, Little Falls, Minn., to Jan. 29, 2009, Park Rapids, Minn.; son of Carl and Myrtle (Adams) Stroming; graduated St. Louis, 1950. Served 1950–1990. Ministries/parishes: Onarga, Loda, Ill.; Bagley, Zerkel, Ottertail, Richville, Prior Lake, Webster, Minn.; Fort William, Ontario, Canada; retired 1990. Survivors: Marion (Steinhost) Stroming; sons: Carl, Timothy, Theodore; daughters: Diann Tweeten, Gloria Pautz. Funeral: Feb. 4, 2009, Park Rapids, Minn.
UDE, DONALD ELMER; Nov. 11, 1933, Hollywood, Calif., to Dec. 26, 2008, Belton, Texas; son of Rev. Elmer and Vera (Eggers) Ude; graduated St. Louis, 1958. Served 1958–1998. Ministries/parishes: Cypress, Neudorf, Killeen, Lampasas, Texas; U.S. Army chaplain; Texas District circuit counselor: 1995–1998; retired 1998. Survivors: Audrey (Seggebruch) Ude; son: Michael; daughters: Virginia Rincon, Susan Freshley. Funeral and interment: Dec. 28, 2008, The Grove, Texas.
WANGERIN, NORMAN PAUL; Sept. 9, 1923, Milwaukee, Wis., to Jan. 7, 2009, Milwaukee, Wis.; son of Paul and Helen (Tews) Wangerin; graduated St. Louis, 1948. Served 1949–1990. Ministries/parishes: Toledo, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; retired 1990. Survivors: Kathryn (Bernitt) Wangerin; sons: Rev. Mark, Paul. Funeral: Jan. 10, 2009, Milwaukee, Wis.; interment: Jan. 12, 2009, Milwaukee, Wis.
WRAALSTAD, ORLIN ELLSWORTH; July 26, 1931, Olmstead County, Minn., to Oct. 24, 2008, Bullhead City, Ariz.; son of Henry and Ruth (Rausch) Wraalstad; colloquy 1987. Served 1987–1999. Ministries/ parishes: Blythe, Needles, Calif. Funeral and interment: Dec. 11, 2008, Needles, Calif.
ZIMBRICK, EDWARD CHARLES; Aug. 16, 1934, Dodge, Neb., to Jan. 18, 2009, Spokane, Wash.; son of Rev. Elmer and Grace (Yost) Zimbrick; graduated St. Louis, 1958. Served 1958–1997. Ministries/ parishes: Woodworth, Newhome, N.D.; Pipestone, Minn.; Chicago, Ill.; Las Vegas, Nev.; U.S. Air Force chaplain; retired 1997. Survivors: Joan (McClellan) Zimbrick; sons: Richard, John; daughters: Julie, Mary. Memorial service: Jan. 29, 2009, Medical Lake, Wash.; cremation.
BUETER, ARTHUR LOUIS; Dec. 30, 1918, Northfield Township, Ill., to Oct. 21, 2008, Sheboygan, Wis.; son of Herman and Amanda (Breitzmann) Bueter; graduated River Forest, 1941. Served 1943– 1982. Schools/ministries: Antigo, Merrill, Sheboygan, Wis.; retired 1982. Survivors: Ruth (Teufert) Bueter; sons: Lawrence, David, John. Funeral and interment: Oct. 29, 2008, Sheboygan, Wis.
CLAUSS, JULIAN HENRY; June 26, 1933, East Rutherford, N.J., to Sept. 19, 2008, Springfield, Mo.; son of Charles and Anna (Bohner) Clauss; graduated Mequon, 1987. Served 1987–1993. School/ministry: Iverness, Fla.; retired 2000. Preceded in death by his son, Julian Jr. Survivors: Carolyn (James) Clauss; son: Richard; daughter: Pamela Girardot. Memorial service: Sept. 23, 2008, Springfield, Mo.; cremation.
HAHN, JAMES G.; Nov. 22, 1944, St. Louis, Mo., to Sept. 23, 2008, Lakeland, Fla.; son of Roy and Marie Hahn; graduated Seward, 1966. Served 1966–2008. Schools/ministries: Dearborn, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo.; Roseville, St. Paul, Minn.; Lakeland, Fla. Survivors: Carol (Kalthoff) Hahn; sons: Christopher, Philip; daughter: Heidi. Memorial service: Sept. 26, 2008, Lakeland, Fla.
KIESCHNICK, HAROLD CHARLES; May 18, 1934, Walburg, Texas, to Jan. 12, 2009, Baton Rouge, La.; son of Oscar and Lina (Doering) Kieschnick; graduated River Forest, 1958. Served 1958–1999. Schools/ ministries: New Orleans, La.; Hinsdale, Ill.; Houston, Texas; Montgomery, Ala.; retired 1999. Survivors: Henrietta (Schmidt) Kieschnick; sons: Rev. Kevin, Kurt; daughter: Kathryn Schwartz. Funeral: Jan. 15, 2009, Baton Rouge, La.; cremation.
MEYER, RUTH LYDIA (BACHANZ); Nov. 14, 1924, Grafton, N.D., to Nov. 27, 2008, Kirkwood, Mo.; daughter of Rev. August and Edna ( Runge) Bachanz; graduated River Forest, 1945. Served 1987–1991. School/ministry: Yonkers, N.Y.; retired 1991. Preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Meyer, and her son, Eric Meyer. Survivors: sons: Karl, Rev. Kenneth, John, Keith, Paul, James; daughter: Lois Clark. Funeral: Dec. 1, 2008, Kirkwood, Mo.; interment: Dec. 1, 2008, St. Louis, Mo.
NUECHTERLEIN, HERBERT; May 26, 1918, Bay City, Mich., to May 22, 2008, Fort Wayne, Ind.; son of Rev. George and Agnes (Hubinger) Nuechterlein; colloquy, River Forest, 1969. Served 1969–1996. Schools/ministries: Fort Wayne, Ind.; retired 1996. Survivors: Jeanne (Smallwood) Nuechterlein; sons: Brian, John; daughter: Andrea Curl. Funeral and interment: May 27, 2008, Fort Wayne, Ind.
POHLMANN, LAWRENCE H.; March 21, 1916, Mount Prospect, Ill., to May 30, 2008, Glen Carbon, Ill.; son of Louis and Freida (Grosse) Pohlmann; graduated River Forest, 1937. Served 1945–1982. Schools/ministries: Hinzdale, Staunton, Chicago, Ill.; retired 1982. Survivors: Olga (Kammeier) Pohlmann; son: Lawrence; daughters: Amy Meyer, Anita Radowski. Funeral: June 4, 2008, Cottage Hills, Ill.; interment: June 4, 2008, Bethalto, Ill.
RICHTER, WALTER G.; Dec. 17, 1908, New Wells, Mo., to Nov. 12, 2008, Oviedo, Fla.; son of Martin and Ida (Grebing) Richter; graduated River Forest, 1931. Served 1937–1972. Schools/ministries: Cole Camp, Mo.; Cleveland, Ohio; Asheville, N.C.; St. Peter, Ill.; retired 1972. Preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Naumann) Richter. Survivors: sons: Kenneth, Theodore, Richard; daughter: Margaret Landrey. Funeral and interment: Nov. 17, 2008, Oviedo, Fla.
SCHWARK, AUGUST C.; June 10, 1917, Glenview, Ill., to Sept. 22, 2008, Indianapolis, Ind.; son of August and Louise (Drewitz) Schwark; graduated River Forest, 1939. Served 1939–1982. Schools/ministries: Port Hudson, Jackson, Mo.; Indianapolis, Ind.; retired 1982. Survivors: Mabel (Roth) Schwark; sons: A.C., Jim; daughter: Ann Hinchman. Funeral and interment: Sept. 27, 2008, Indianapolis, Ind.
SEIBEL, WALTER OTTOMAR; Feb. 21, 1909, Frohna, Mo., to Sept. 6, 2008, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; son of Frederick and Maria (Oberndorfer) Seibel; graduated River Forest, 1931. Served 1949–1974. Schools/ministries: Cape Girardeau, St. Charles, Mo.; retired 1974. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Black) Seibel; a son, Michael Seibel; and a daughter, Kay Scharenborg. Survivors: son: Dale; daughters: Mary Lewis, Barbara Bearden. Funeral and interment: Sept. 10, 2008, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WOEHR, DAVID FREDRICK; Oct. 16, 1951, St. Louis, Mo., to Jan. 13, 2009, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Fred and Frieda Woehr; graduated River Forest, 1974. Served 1975–1980, 1984–2002. Schools/ministries: Black Jack, St. Ann, Kirkwood, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.; retired 2007. Survivors: Valeda (Tegtmeier) Woehr; sons: Micah, Joshua; daughter: Katherine Hodge. Memorial service: Jan. 16, 2009, Black Jack, Mo.; cremation.
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