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.
ALLEN, DAVID ANDREW REV., March 4, 1947, Abilene, Texas, to September 26, 2015, Mahomet, Ill.; son of Charles and Blondina (Krause) Allen; graduated Springfield Seminary 1973. Served 1973-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Buffalo, Okla.; Eastpointe, E. Detroit, Mich.; Mahomet, Loda, Ill.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1990-1997. Survivors: Frieda (Christen) Allen; daughter: Elizabeth Richardson. Funeral and Interment: October 2, 2015, New Berlin, Ill.
FEDERWITZ, ROCKY LEE REV., June 10, 1962, Marshfield, Wis., to May 20, 2015, Maquoketa, Iowa; son of Wilbur and Geraldine (Welk) Federwitz; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1989. Served 1989, 1995-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Little Rock, Ark.; Elizabeth, Ill. Preceded in death by his wife Jane Federwitz. Memorial Services: Elizabeth, Ill. and Marshfield, Wis.; cremation.
FINGERLIN, HENRY F. REV., March 9, 1928, Colorado Springs, Colo., to September 27, 2015, Centennial, Colo.; son of Alfred and Martha (Fidel) Fingerlin; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1954. Served 1954-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Indianapolis, Ind.; Colorado Springs, Centennial, Littleton, Colo. Retired 1991. Survivors: Berdeen Fingerlin; sons: John, Daniel; daughters: Becky Nelson, Heidi Lewis, Mary Beth Kistler. Celebration of Life: October 10, 2015, Centennial, Colo.
JANY, LEE MICHAEL REV., March 28, 1938, Chicago, Ill., to September 28, 2015, Peoria, Ill.; son of Tobias and Gertrude (Seifert) Jany; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1991. Served 1991-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Chicago, Joliet, Ill; Northern Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1997-2000, 2003-2007. Preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Lenz) Jany. Survivors: Susan (Burk) Jany; son: Michael; daughter: Michelle; step-son: Robert Burk; step-daughter: Kathy Morr. Funeral: October 4, 2015, Morton, Ill.; Interment: October 5, 2015, Des Plaines, Ill.
KRUEGER, REINHOLD ROBERT REV., August 14, 1936, Chicago, Ill., to September 21, 2015, Branson, Mo.; son of Reinhold and Dorothy (Woehler) Krueger; graduated Springfield Seminary 1961. Served 1961-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Canandaigua, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Platte Woods, Parkville, Mo. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his wife Susan (Steege) Krueger, son R. Scott, and daughter Bethany. Survivor: daughter: Krista Hall. Funeral: September 27, 2015, Platte Woods, MO; cremation.
MEHRL, KLAUS M. REV., August 1, 1952, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to September 29, 2015, Joliet, Ill.; son of Ernest and Emma Mehrl; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1983. Served 1983-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada; Plymouth, Mich.; Joliet, Ill.; Northern Illinois District Circuit Visitor 2000-2003. Survivor: daughter: Krista. Funeral and Interment: October 5, 2015, Joliet, Ill.
RICKUS, RICHARD HENRY REV., January 12, 1938, Huntington Park, Calif., to September 25, 2015, Columbus, Ind.; son of Melbourne and Ruth (Reindebach) Rickus; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1987. Served 1987-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Blytheville, Little Rock, Ark. Retired 2003. Survivors: Emily (Andrews) Rickus; sons: Stephen, Andrew, Robert Harlow, Sean Harlow, Philip. Funeral and Interment: October 2, 2015, Columbus, Ind.
SWAN, MELVIN FRANCIS REV., May 20, 1932, Pittsburgh, Pa., to August 21, 2015, Concordia, Mo.; son of Howard and Emilia (Meyers) Swan; graduated Springfield Seminary 1963. Served 1963-1979, 1981-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Wagner, S.D.; Albion, Girard, Pa.; Juniata, Holstein, Neb.; Winnie, Texas; Sherwood, Ohio; Concordia, Mo. Retired 1994. Survivors: Colette (Fabian) Swan; sons: James, John, Jeffrey; daughters: Judith Wagner, Janet Volkmer, Jean Marciak. Funeral and Interment: August 25, 2015, Ernestville, Mo.
COE, SHARON KATHERINE (BARNES), October 25, 1955, St. John’s, Mich., to September 28, 2015, Chuluota Fla.; daughter of Charles and Dorothea Barnes; graduated Seward 1977. Served 1977-1978,1984-2015. Schools/Ministries: N. Miami, Clearwater, Oviedo, Fla.; Ann Arbor, Mich. Survivor: James Coe. Funeral: October 1, 2015, Oviedo, Fla.; Internment: October 5, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
TRUSHEIM, ROBERT HOWARD, February 11, 1929, Chicago, Ill., to July 22, 2015, Yorkville, Ill.; son of H. Edwin and Lucy (Genslein) Trusheim; graduated River Forest 1953. Served 1953-1993. Schools/Ministries: Blue Island, Chicago, Ill. Retired 1993. Survivors: Kathryn (Burmeister) Trusheim; son: Paul; daughters: Linda Richter, Candy Nolan. Funeral and Internment: July 25, 2015, Yorkville, Ill.
VON FANGE, ERICH A., June 10, 1922, Deshler, Neb., to September 15, 2015, Adrian, Mich.; son of Justinus and Dorothea (Jahn) von Fange; graduated Seward 1945. Served 1945-1987. Schools/Ministries: Seward, Neb.; San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Retired 1987. Survivors: Esther (Ziegelbein) von Fange; son: Paul; daughters: Ruth Vore, Lois Balsman, Jana Federer, Judith Bray-Partlo. Funeral and Internment: September 19, 2015, Adrian, Mich.