The cause of the fire, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 19, is still unknown.
This article is the second in a series observing Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hempelmann died on Aug. 29 at the age of 82.
The rollout of the hymnal will involve 14 countries in Latin America.
The September issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the Lutheran funeral in depth.
Updates on LCMS mission work around the world.