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.
Over the next 20 months, all congregations of the Synod will receive a series of 18 postcards from the Secretary of the Synod providing important convention and elections information leading up to the Synod's 2013 convention. The 5" x 8" postcards, consistently marked "Official Business," will convey concise and timely information alerting congregations to Synod convention and election procedures that have undergone significant change as a result of the structure and governance resolutions adopted by the 2010 LCMS convention.
The postcards will also be mailed to circuit counselors and other Synod leaders and will be posted online at lcms.org/convention/procedureupdates.
Official NoticesFrom the Districts
THE REV. DR. SCOTT LEMMERMANN was appointed circuit counselor of the Kansas City Central Circuit, replacing THE REV. BRIAN HETZEL. THE REV. DR. RICHARD LABORE was appointed circuit counselor of the St. Louis Affton Circuit, replacing THE REV. JON FURGESON. THE REV. MORRIS MESEKE was appointed circuit counselor of the Sedalia Circuit, replacing THE REV. DANIEL MACKEY. THE REV. DUANE MAAS was appointed circuit counselor of the Springfield Circuit, replacing THE REV. DR. DAVID LOY. All the changes are effective immediately. The Rev. Dr. Ray G. Mirly, President, LCMS Missouri District.
THE REV. LUKE SCHNAKE was appointed circuit counselor of the Lincoln North Circuit, effective immediately for the balance of the present term to end June 2012, replacing THE REV. CRAIG WHITSON, who resigned the position to serve an interim vacancy at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington. The Rev. Russ Sommerfeld, President, LCMS Nebraska District.
THE REV. DANA BRONES, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was appointed circuit counselor for the Jacksonville Circuit, replacing THE REV. PAUL KOCH, who accepted a call to Ventura, Calif., effective Aug. 22. The Rev. Gregory S. Walton, President, LCMS Florida-Georgia District.
MATTHEW D. PANKOW, Waukesha, Wis.; KATIE M. NORD, Glencoe, Minn.; REBECA GIBSON, Katy, Texas; CHERYL A. LEITNER, West Dundee, Ill.; SUSAN J. LOCKHART, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; and KEVIN C. RHODE, Fort Morgan, Colo., have submitted their applications for the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod through CUEnet. ANDREA J. VEST, W. Hartford, Conn., and GREGORY J. SCHATZ, Nashville, Ind., have submitted their applications for the Director of Christian Education Colloquy Program of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod through Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed within four weeks after publication of this notice to The Rev. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., Chairman, Colloquy Committee, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
VALERIE C. SCHNULLE, Janesville, Wis.; LESLIE J. JOHNSON, Immanuel, Belvidere, Ill.; CHRISTINA MAE WHITEAKER, St. James, Lafayette, Ind.; and KELLI SOK, Zion, Marengo, Ill., completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri 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.
MORGAN SHILLER, San Diego, Calif.; KIMBERLY L. HAHN, Anaheim, Calif.; TAMI E. SEDDON, Markleeville, Calif.; MARY K. WOLFINBARGER, Oceanside, Calif.; LOUIS A. REHBERGER III, Vista, Calif.; HEATHER NEWCOM, Tustin, Calif.; and SUSAN GUEBERT, Orange, Calif., have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. Dr. Becky Peters, Director, Colloquy Program, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3203.
VICTORIA PILLAR, Manchester, N.H., and HEIDI S. MUMM, Manchester, N.H., completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. The Rev. Patrick J. Bayens, Colloquy Director, Concordia CollegeNew York, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY 10708.
Official NoticesRequests for Reinstatement
TASHIA DIECKHOFF, Wichita, Kan.; LANE AARON DYNNESON, Jackson, Mo.; SUSAN L. KLOESS, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; KAREN L. ZIELKE, Elmhurst, Ill.; and JENNY HEMMINGS, Orange, Calif., have applied for reinstatement to the Ministers of ReligionCommissioned roster of The Lutheran Church(Missouri Synod. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the undersigned for receipt no later than Nov. 5. The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices for positions available at affiliated entities and Recognized Service Organizations of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., Oct. 20 for the December issue). Send notices to email@example.com.Ed.
Lutheran Services of Georgia, a statewide social services agency with an annual budget of more than $12 million, is searching for a chief executive officer (CEO) to succeed its retiring CEO. The ideal candidate should have a proven record of strategic leadership, fundraising skills and executive management at a similar or larger agency. Most of Lutheran Services of Georgia's program revenue is derived from refugee services, adoption, foster care, services for people with developmental disabilities, family intervention services and disaster response as an affiliate of Lutheran Disaster Response. This position would be in Atlanta but requires extensive travel to other statewide offices. If interested, please send your questions and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS), Shanghai, China, seeks a head of school who possesses the clear and passionate vision to lead our vibrant, diverse community of more than 1,300 students (pre-kindergarten through Grade 12), 200-plus experienced faculty and families who hail from more than 30 nations. Celebrating 13 years of academic excellence in a nurturing Christian environment, CISS provides a 21st century education for expatriate students and families who seek a supportive community and world-class results.
CISS offers an American-based curriculum recognized for its dedication to academic excellence and innovative programs in athletics, fine arts and educational travel. Technology is woven into the curriculum as an integral component of the learning process. This is an exciting time in Concordia's history, following the completion of a comprehensive building plan. As an established institution, Concordia views itself as one school community whose mission is to educate students holistically.
Concordia's reputation for pioneering excellence has grown steadily, not only in Shanghai but also in the global community. The head of school will inherit an international school poised to tackle the challenges of education in 21st century China. The head of school will build upon Concordia's significant accomplishments by possessing a clear vision and strong administrative and financial skills in order to guide Concordia through the next phase of development.
CISS is a fully independent, not-for-profit institution with oversight by its board of directors and LCMS World Mission.
CISS is seeking a leader who:
For inquiries and application matters, contact Jon Brantingham at email@example.com or Diane Long at firstname.lastname@example.org, co-chairs of the search committee based in Shanghai.
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., Oct. 20 for the December issue). Send notices to email@example.com.Ed.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Old Bridge, N.J., culminates its 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 2 with a rededication based on the original dedication service, officiated by guest pastors and Assistant Pastor Ebenezer Mallepalle. The Rev. William Klettke, LCMS New Jersey District president, will deliver the sermon. A gala luncheon will follow.
St. Paul, Aleman, Texas, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a 10:30 a.m. mission festival service on Oct. 2 with the Rev. Dr. Wilbert Sohns as guest speaker. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon on the church grounds. The Rev. Ken Hennings, Texas District president, will be guest preacher at the 2 p.m. anniversary worship service. Many items of memorabilia will be on display. For more information, call 254-386-5976 to leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ascension, St. Louis, Mo., will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a 10:30 a.m. worship service on Oct. 9, with the Rev. Edwin Dubberke, former pastor, preaching in the Word of Life gym. A 1 p.m. luncheon is planned at the Royale Orleans. Call 314-832-5600 for information and reservations.
St. Paul, Carroll, Iowa, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a 10 a.m. worship service on Oct. 9. Pastor Charles Haake, former pastor at St. Paul, will be guest preacher. A catered dinner will follow with a program and reception afterward. Reservations for the dinner are required by Sept. 18. Call 712-792-4354 for information.
Grace Lutheran, La Plata, Md., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a 10:30 a.m. worship service on Oct. 9. The Rev. Dr. Jon T. Diefenthaler, President of the LCMS Southeastern District, will be guest preacher. A catered luncheon will be held after the service. Contact the church office at 301-932-0963.
Redeemer, Springfield, Mo., will celebrate its 50th anniversary beginning with an old-fashioned Oktoberfest on the church grounds immediately following the 10:45 a.m. special service on Oct. 16. Other special recognitions are being planned for the remainder of its 50th year.
St. Matthew, Brussels, Ill., will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Oct. 16, with Dr. William Carr Jr. as guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service. A dinner will be served in the hall after the service.
Holy Cross, Dodge City, Kan., will celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 29-30 with the theme "100 Years Living Under the Cross." All former members and friends are invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 620-227-6204 or email email@example.com.
Ascension Lutheran Church and School, Tucson, Ariz., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with theme "Celebrating 50 Years of Caring, Praying, Reaching" on Oct. 30. A celebration festival with food, entertainment, children's games and historical displays is planned for Sunday afternoon. Former Pastor Dennis Lorenz will lead the Saturday and Sunday services.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., will celebrate its 125th anniversary Oct. 30 as it commemorates the Feast Day for All Saints' with Brooklyn native and scholar, the Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer, who will give the homily and serve as preacher for a 5 p.m. Vespers service in celebration of Reformation Sunday. Trinity's pastor, the Rev. Wade A. Miller, will be the liturgist for both services. The day will culminate in celebrating Oktoberfest that evening. Contact the parish office at 718-745-0138 or visit www.trinitybayridge.org.
Eisleben, Scott City, Mo., began by German settlers in 1848 and officially established in 1851, will celebrate its 160th anniversary during October, November and December with tree plantings, potlucks, hayrides and fundraising to purchase a church sign directing to its location. Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Messiah, Kenosha, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a celebration dinner on Oct. 22 and a 9 a.m. service of thanksgiving on Oct. 23. For more information or to purchase tickets for the dinner, call 262-551-8182 or 262-657-7685, or email email@example.com.
Christ Our Redeemer, Bennett, Colo., will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a 9:30 a.m. worship service with Holy Communion on Oct. 23, with a luncheon to follow.
Grace, Oberlin, Ohio, will celebrate its 75th anniversary Nov. 5 with a 3-4:30 p.m. welcoming reception at the church and a 6:30 p.m. banquet at the Oberlin Inn. A 10 a.m. Communion service will be held on Nov. 6, with previous pastors participating. A luncheon will follow.
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.
BERGT, ROBERT ROLAND; Jan. 7, 1930, Schuyler, Neb., to July 26, 2011, Clayton, Mo.; son of Rev. Alfred and Louise (Bruns) Bergt; graduated St. Louis, 1955. Served 1956-1992. Ministries/parishes: St. Louis, Maplewood, Mo.; Alton, Carbondale, Ill.; Valparaiso, Ind.; retired 1994. Survivors: Joan (Roesener) Bergt; sons: Jonathan, Philip, Joel; daughter: Marsha Syvlain. Memorial service: Sept. 25, 2011, Clayton, Mo.
BLOKER, JAMES STUART; May 13, 1949, Lenoir, N.C., to Aug. 3, 2011, Roanoke, Va.; son of Richard and Edythe (Gysan) Bloker; graduated Fort Wayne, 1983. Served 1983-2011. Ministries/parishes: Nags Head, N.C.; Ghana, Africa; Lynchburg, Glen Allen, Va.; Eldersburg, Md.; Czech Republic; Chesterfield, Va. Survivors: Mabelle Bloker; sons: Benjamin, Timothy. Funeral: Aug. 8, 2011, Chesterfield, Va.; interment: Aug. 9, 2011, Farmville, Va.
BOETTCHER, LOWELL FREDERICK; Oct. 18, 1936, Hampton, Iowa, to July 17, 2011, Sioux Falls, S.D.; son of Dietrich and Esther (Hopka) Boettcher; graduated St. Louis, 1963. Served 1963-1999. Ministries/parishes: LeMars, Iowa; Menno, Utica, Chamberlain, Rapid City, S.D.; South Dakota District circuit counselor 1988-1995; retired 1995. Survivors: Clara (Rueppel) Boettcher; son: Philip; daughters: Denise, Holly. Funeral and interment: July 22, 2011, Rapid City, S.D.
DIERKING, NORMAN HERBERT; July 25, 1947, St. Louis, Mo., to July 7, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Rev. Walter and Louise (Lohrmann) Dierking; graduated St. Louis, 1973. Served 1973-1984, 1986-2011. Ministries/parishes: Kennett, Malden, Fredericktown, Gravelton, Jackson, Gordonville, St. Louis, Linn, Drake, Mo.; Bloomfield, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa. Survivors: Susan (Calvert) Dierking; sons: Matthew, Jonathan, Michael; daughter: Jennifer Johnson. Funeral and interment: July 11, 2011, Jefferson City, Mo.
ERTL, JAMES A.; May 12, 1945, Racine, Wis., to July 12, 2011, Houston, Texas; son of Arnold and Winifred (Newman) Ertl; graduated St. Louis, 1971. Served 1971-2011. Ministries/parishes: Magnolia, Camden, Ark.; New Orleans, La.; Southern District circuit counselor 1990-1997; retired 2011. Funeral: July 15, 2011, New Orleans, La.; cremation.
GESTERLING, DONALD LEROY; July 2, 1928, Browns Valley, Minn., to July 12, 2011, Virginia Beach, Va.; son of Alfred and Paula (Raedeke) Gesterling; graduated Springfield, 1955. Served 1955-1990. Ministries/parishes: Hecla, Harrold, Wecota, Cresbard, Redfield, Doland, S.D.; Arlington, Neb.; Waterville, Elysian, Minn.; retired 1990. Survivors: Kathryn (Reil) Gesterling; daughters: Donna Fannon, Sherlyn Logan. Funeral: July 18, 2011, Wilmot, S.D.; interment: July 18, 2011, Browns Valley, Minn.
HISCHKE, ROLAND NORMAN; Oct. 1, 1936, Suring, Wis., to July 22, 2011, Marion, Iowa; son of Fred and Martha (Struck) Hischke; graduated Springfield, 1963. Served 1963-1990, 1992-2004. Ministries/parishes: Norris, N.D.; Alpha, Minn.; Lincoln, Waverly, Neb.; Ventura, Cedar Rapids, Marion, Mount Vernon, Iowa; Melrose Park, Walnut, Ill.; retired 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Wenger) Hischke. Survivors: sons: Kevin, Darrell, Brian; daughter: Pamela Krog. Memorial service: July 25, 2011, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; interment: July 25, 2011, Marion, Iowa.
KIRCHNER, DONALD ERNEST; Aug. 7, 1922, Guide Rock, Neb., to May 17, 2011, Clinton, Ill.; son of John and Clara (Bangert) Kirchner; graduated Springfield, 1954. Served 1954-1992. Ministries/parishes: Freistatt, Aurora, Mo.; Clinton, Chestnut, Ill.; retired 1992. Survivors: Margaret (Worm) Kirchner; sons: John, Philip; daughter: Mary. Funeral and interment: May 21, 2011, Chestnut, Ill.
LANG, EDWARD MATTHEW JR.; Oct. 3, 1933, Fremont, Mich., to July 17, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Rev. Edward Sr. and Frieda (Schubert) Lang; graduated St. Louis, 1959. Served 1959-2000. Ministries/parishes: Shellsburg, Osage, Iowa; Springfield, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; retired 2000. Preceded in death by his son, David Lang. Survivors: Marjorie (Unrath) Lang; daughters: Deborah Preuss, Karen Widger, Angela Ballou. Memorial service: July 22, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; interment: July 21, 2011, Springfield, Ill.
LOZANO, MARIANO; July 26, 1964, Juarez, Mexico, to Feb. 15, 2011, Las Cruces, N.M.; son of Maria Guadalupe-Soto; graduated St. Louis, 2010. Served 2010-2011. Ministry/parish: Las Cruces, N.M. Survivors: Suzanne (Toepke) Lozano; sons: Emiliano, Antonio; daughter: Melody. Funeral: Feb. 21, 2011, Las Cruces, N.M.
MARTIN, TERRY L.; Oct. 15, 1947, Burke, S.D., to July 16, 2011, Mitchell, S.D.; son of John Martin; graduated St. Louis, 1973. Served 1973-2006. Ministries/parishes: Culbertson, Trenton, Neb.; Eureka, Mont.; Stirum, Gwinner, Pettibone, Woodworth, N.D.; Aurora, White, Mitchell, S.D. Survivors: Nannette (Swanson) Martin; sons: Christian, Philip, Joshua; daughters: Michal, Rachel. Funeral and interment: July 21, 2011, Mitchell, S.D.
MYERS, LUTHER WAYNE; March 26, 1927, Cascade, Mo., to July 4, 2011, Bellevue, Neb.; son of Judea and Ada (Boyles) Myers; graduated Springfield, 1952. Served 1952-1992. Ministries/parishes: Spencer, Lynch, Omaha, Neb.; Westchester, Ill.; Merritt Island, Fla.; retired 1992. Survivors: Geraldine (Woodruff) Myers; sons: Rev. Daniel, Paul; daughters: Lois Barr, Ruth Barnett. Memorial service: July 18, 2011, Papillion, Neb.; cremation.
PFLUGER, RONALD MARVIN; Oct. 19, 1942, Kingsville, Texas, to June 3, 2011, Bella Vista, Ark.; son of Marvin and Eleanor (Theis) Pfluger; graduated Springfield, 1973. Served 1973-2008. Ministries/parishes: Dumas, Texas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bella Vista, Ark.; retired 2008. Survivors: Sally (Clark) Pfluger; son: Jaret; daughter: Hanni. Funeral: June 9, 2011, Bella Vista, Ark.; interment: July 16, 2011, Pflugerville, Texas.
POOCK, DONALD F.; Jan. 17, 1940, Waterloo, Iowa, to May 8, 2011, Cedar Falls, Iowa; son of Herbert and Emma (Schneider) Poock; graduated Springfield, 1972. Served 1972-1981, 1986-2003. Ministries/parishes: Red Cloud, Neb.; Bonne Terre, Mo.; Aurora, Ill.; retired 2003. Funeral and interment: May 12, 2011, Readlyn, Iowa.
SARRIA, RICK H.; Nov. 16, 1927, Habana, Cuba, to July 1, 2011, Downey, Calif.; son of Francisco and Francisca (Silva) Sarria; colloquy, 1982. Served 1982-2007. Ministries/parishes: South Gate, Pico Rivera, Calif.; retired 2010. Survivors: Eugenia (Nunez) Sarria; daughter: Jennifer; stepdaughters: Gina Cortez, Mareia Morales; stepson: Kenneth Morales. Funeral: July 7, 2011, Norwalk, Calif.; interment: July 7, 2011, Whittier, Calif.
SCHAFF, RUDOLPH H. JR.; March 14, 1936, Batesville, Ark., to April 14, 2011, Ethel, Mo.; son of Rudolph and Pauline (McNett) Schaff; colloquy, 2005. Served 2005-2009. Ministry/parish: Crookston, Neb.; retired 2009. Survivors: Beverly (Hoins) Schaff; sons: Rudy III, John, Andrew; daughters: Thea Hernandez, Tamara Schumacher, Rachel, Heidi Doering, Stephanie Carini, Katrina. Funeral: April 21, 2011, Crookston, Neb.; interment: April 21, 2011, Cherry County, Neb.
STELZER, HAROLD T.; Sept. 6, 1920, Racine, Wis., to July 5, 2011, Lincoln, Neb.; son of Theodore and Hattie (Brunn) Stelzer; colloquy, 1966. Served 1966-1985. Ministries/parishes: Elk Creek, Lincoln, Neb.; Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Nebraska District circuit counselor 1990, 1992-1993; retired 1985. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Holscher) Stelzer. Survivors: sons: Dennis, Paul, James, Mark, Donald; daughter: Diane Merrill. Funeral and interment: July 11, 2011, Lincoln, Neb.
TUCHARDT, PAUL LAWRENCE; Dec. 16, 1935, Westfir, Ore., to July 31, 2011, Battle Ground, Wash.; son of Herbert and Francis Tuchardt; graduated Springfield, 1962. Served 1962-2003. Ministries/parishes: Bowling Green, Ohio; Repulse Bay, Hong Kong; Battle Ground, Wash.; retired 2003. Survivors: Caroline (Heintzen) Tuchardt; sons: Walter, Bradley; daughter: Kristine. Funeral: Aug. 13, 2011, Battle Ground, Wash.
WESTERMANN, TED D.; Dec. 20, 1928, Albert, Kan., to July 7, 2011, Fort Myers, Fla.; son of Rev. Walter and Selma (Scheer) Westermann; graduated St. Louis, 1953. Served 1953-1993. Ministries/parishes: Fort Pierce, Fla.; Marietta, Decatur, Ga.; New Guinea; Fort Wayne, Valparaiso, Ind.; retired 1993. Survivors: Florence (Reisenbichler) Westermann; daughters: Stephanie, Barbara, Pamela. Memorial service: July 23, 2011, Fort Myers, Fla.; cremation.
ADAMS, SUE ANNE RUTH (APPEL); Nov. 2, 1951, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., to May 19, 2011, Hickory, N.C.; daughter of Eldred and Edna (Braun) Appel; graduated River Forest, 1974. Served 2001-2004. School/ministry: Stuart, Fla.; retired 2008. Survivors: Donald Adams; son: Nate; daughters: Rebekah, Naomi Bata. Celebration of life and interment: May 23, 2011, Hickory, N.C.
BERGMAN, DELIA ALVINA (LAKEMAN); Dec. 17, 1920, Baldwin, Ill., to May 13, 2011, Lansing, Mich.; daughter of George Lakeman; graduated River Forest, 1973. Served 1973-1984. School/ministry: Manistee, Mich.; retired 1984. Survivors: Henry Bergman, who has since passed away on June 21, 2011; daughters: Ruth Zehnder, Patricia Thiele. Funeral: July 16, 2011, Manistee, Mich.; interment: July 16, 2011, Sebewaing, Mich.
BERGMAN, HENRY WILLIAM; April 10, 1922, Pigeon, Mich., to June 21, 2011, Lansing, Mich.; son of Henry and Margaret (Brenner) Bergman; graduated River Forest, 1951. Served 1951-1984. Schools/ministries: North Platte, Neb.; Port Huron, Manistee, Mich.; retired 1984. Preceded in death by his wife, Delia (Lakeman) Bergman. Survivors: daughters: Ruth Zehnder, Patricia Theile. Funeral: July 16, 2011, Manistee, Mich.; interment: July 16, 2011, Sebewaing, Mich.
BRAUER, FRIEDRICH ERNST III DR.; July 20, 1926, Milnot, N.D., to July 5, 2011, Bayport, Minn.; son of Friedrich II and Wanda (Reetz) Brauer; graduated River Forest, 1949. Served 1949-1989. School/ministries: Houston, Texas; Watertown, Wis.; Denver, Colo.; St. Paul, Minn.; retired 1989. Survivors: Ann (Scaer) Brauer; sons: Frederick IV, Martin; daughters: Pamela, Christine, Michelle, Jennifer. Funeral: July 9, 2011, St. Paul, Minn.; cremation.
EINSPAHR, MARIE ELEANORA (SEIFERT); Aug. 19, 1932, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, to June 14, 2011, Lincoln, Neb.; daughter of Arno and Maria (Schick) Seifert; graduated Seward, 1952. Served 1981-85, 1987-91, 1993-96. Schools/ministries: Tacoma, Wash.; North Platte, York, Hooper, Neb.; Hayward, Calif.; Ogden, Utah; retired 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Junior Einspahr. Survivors: sons: Kelvin, Kent, Kregg, Kirk; daughter: Karla. Funeral and interment: June 20, 2011, Seward, Neb.
HAAG, ROBERT JAMES; June 8, 1938, Sebewaing, Mich., to July 21, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Edward and Goldie (Kohl) Haag; graduated River Forest, 1961. Served 1961-2003. Schools/ministries: Wayne, Neb.; Forest Green, Lockwood, Hannibal, St. Louis, Mo.; Wilton, Iowa; retired 2003. Survivors: Shirley (Krutz) Haag; sons: Joel, Paul; daughter: Miriam Koehne. Funeral: July 26, 2011, Greenville, Ill.; interment: July 26, 2011, Vandalia, Ill.
HANSSEN, MELBA JOAN (HUEFFMEIER) DR.; Aug. 20, 1942, Washington, Mo., to April 18, 2011, Arlington Heights, Ill.; daughter of Harold and Louise (Schierbaum) Hueffmeier; graduated River Forest, 1963. Served 1973-1999. Schools/ministries: Lansing, Mount Prospect, Ill. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Hanssen. Survivors: son: Kurt; daughter: Karen Kern. Memorial service: April 25, 2011, Schaumburg, Ill.; interment: April 25, 2011, Clarendon Hills, Ill.
HAUSER, DELORES ANN (SCHOLZ); Sept. 9, 1933, to Nov. 15, 2010, Pittsburg, Pa.; graduated Seward, 1957. Served 1978-1993. School/parish: Pittsburgh, Pa.; retired 1993. Survivors: Ralph Hauser; sons: Eric, Ernest; daughters: Rhoda Newton, Rachel Buzzell. Funeral: Nov. 22, 2010, Pittsburg, Pa.
HEMLER, ARTHUR G.; April 6, 1942, Chicago, Ill., to May 26, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Albert and Evelyn (Smeikal) Hemler; graduated River Forest, 1964. Served 1964-2004. Schools/ministries: Fort Wayne, Ind.; St. Louis, Mo.; Sheboygan, Wis.; Marengo, Elgin, Ill.; retired 2004. Survivors: Janet (Schuth) Hemler; son: Jonathan; daughters: Robyn Armbrust, Heather Giordano. Funeral: May 28, 2011, St. Louis, Mo.; interment: May 31, 2011, Chicago, Ill.
KAUN, CHARLES RAYMOND; May 24, 1933, West Allis, Wis., to June 13, 2011, Rochester, Minn.; son of Raymond and Edna (Koerber) Kaun; graduated River Forest, 1956. Served 1956-1997. Schools/ministries: Chicago, Ill.; Wykoff, Minn.; retired 1997. Survivors: Betty-Jane (Kroll) Kaun; sons: David, Philip; daughters: Ruth Johnson, Anna Oeltjen. Funeral and interment: June 18, 2011, Wykoff, Minn.
LEBRECHT, LARRY GEORGE; March 9, 1943, Monterey Park, Calif., to July 8, 2011, Brea, Calif.; son of Fred and Myra Lebrecht; graduated Seward, 1965. Served 1965-2005. Schools/ministries: St. Paul, Minn.; Los Angeles, Anaheim, Brea, Calif.; retired 2005. Survivors: Phyllis Lebrecht; son: Phillip; daughter: Elizabeth Schaus. Celebration of life: July 16, 2011, Brea, Calif.
LUTTRELL, RICHARD DEAN; June 20, 1932, Chicago, Ill., to June 5, 2011, Newcastle, Calif.; son of Gary and Ethel (Stover) Luttrell; graduated Seward, 1968. Served 1968-1986, 1998-2011. Schools/ministries: Idaho Falls, Buhl, Halley, Eden, Idaho; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif. Preceded in death by his son, Dave Luttrell. Survivors: Lois (White) Luttrell; daughter: Betty Thacker. Memorial service: June 11, 2011, North Highlands, Calif.; interment: June 13, 2011, Newcastle, Calif.
TESKE, KATHRYN (ROEMKE); May 9, 1939, Appleton, Wis., to April 20, 2011, Beecher, Ill.; daughter of Ernest and Gail (Weber) Roemke; graduated River Forest, 1968. Served 1977-2011. School/ministry: Beecher, Ill. Survivors: Gordon Teske; son: Matthew; daughter: Sara Krums. Memorial service: April 26, 2011, Beecher, Ill.; cremation.
WIDENHOFER, DAVID B.; March 31, 1945, Fort Wayne, Ind., to June 8, 2011, Fort Wayne, Ind.; son of Norman and Esther Widenhofer; graduated River Forest, 1967. Served 1968-2008. Schools/ministries: Milwaukee, Wis.; Rochester Hills, Mich.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; retired 2008. Survivors: Mary (Zeddies) Widenhofer; sons: Steven, Jeffery, Jeremy. Funeral and interment: June 11, 2011, Fort Wayne, Ind.
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