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.
BORN, DAVID J. REV., May 3, 1947, Minneapolis, Minn., to October 22, 2015, Westford, N.Y.; son of Andrew and Hilda (Spiegelberg) Born; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1973. Served 1973-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Brooklyn, Rego Park, Bronxville, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo.; Atlantic District Circuit Visitor 1980-1988. Retired 2009. Survivors: Anita (Bell) Born; son: Christopher; daughter: Gillian Elliot. Funeral: October 27, 2015, Cooperstown, N.Y.
HANEL, DAVID HAROLD REV., June 1, 1953, Mankato, Minn., to September 22, 2015, Beaverton, Ore.; son of Harold and Mary Lou Hanel; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 2011. Served 2011-2014. Ministry/Parish: St. Helens, Ore. Retired 2014. Preceded in death by his son Jason. Survivors: Tracy Hanel; son: Casey; daughter: Kimberlee. Memorial Service: October 10, 2015, Portland, Ore.
MEYER, ROBERT F. REV., October 28, 1938, Logan, Iowa., to November 10, 2015, Tacoma, Wash.; son of Rev. Reuben and Marie (Oltmann) Meyer; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1964. Served 1964-1994, 1999-2005, 2011-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Papua, New Guinea, Wahiawa, Honolulu, Hawaii; Redwood City, Bakersfield, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Graham, Wash.; California Nevada Hawaii District Circuit Visitor 1977-1985. Retired 2013. Survivors: Judith (Ott) Meyer; son: David; daughter: Elizabeth. Memorial Service: November 22, 2015, Lakewood, Wash.
MORITZ, VICTOR E. REV., November 5, 1924, Stanton, Neb., to October 24, 2015, Metairie, La.; son of Louis and Louise (Ellis) Moritz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1952. Served 1952-1992. Ministries/Parishes: New Orleans, La.; Southern District Circuit Visitor 1990-1991. Retired 1992. Survivors: Gloria (Spadafora) Moritz; daughter: Alisa Brady. Funeral: November 5, 2015, Metairie, La.
NOSKE, FERDINAND H. JR. REV., January 23, 1927, Detroit, Mich., to November 19, 2015, Forest Hill, Md.; son of Ferdinand Sr. and Adela (Edling) Noske; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1992. Ministries/Parishes: Newport News, Va.; Nyack, N.Y.; Kingsville, Md. Retired 1992. Survivors: Gail (Boehne) Noske; sons: Mark, Michael, David; daughter: Barbara Travers. Funeral and Interment: November 25, 2015, Kingsville, Md.
SCHMIDT, MARTIN JOHN REV., April 9, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio, to November 4, 2015, Eustis, Fla.; son of Martin and Susanna (Draser) Schmidt; graduated Springfield Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1988. Ministries/Parishes: Orchard, Neb.; Armour, Corsica, S.D.; Bronxville, N.Y.; Paterson, N.J.; St. Louis, Mo.; Holyoke, Mass. Retired 1988. Preceded in death by his wife Gladys (Gerstenmaier) Schmidt. Survivors: Johnene (Bratt) Schmidt; son: William; daughter: Deborah Yates. Funeral: November 14, 2015, Eustis, Fla.; Interment: Bridgeport, Conn.
SCHULTZ, ARTHUR L. REV., October 9, 1921, Deep River, Iowa., to December 14, 2014, Centerville, Ohio.; son of Arthur and Frances (Kitzmann) Schultz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1946. Served 1946-1986. Ministries/Parishes: Austin, Hollandale, Dunnel, Minn.; San Antonio, Texas; Burt, Red Oak, Villisca, Hinton, Des Moines, Iowa; Monroe, Mich. Retired 1986. Preceded in death by his wife Norma (Neuaber) Schultz; sons; Alan, Nathan, Paul. Survivors: son: Daniel; daughter: Deborah Esala. Funeral: December 17, 2014, Kettering, Mich.; Interment: December 17, 2014, Monroe, Mich.
STRAND, AHLERT J.C. REV., April 8, 1928, New Rockford, N.D., to November 16, 2015, Dallas, Texas.; son of Rev. Ahlert and Clara (Pralle) Strand; graduated Springfield Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Sweetwater, Del Rio, Dallas, Texas; Jasper, Minn.; Chebanse, Ill.; Stuttgart, Ark.; Minnesota South District Circuit Visitor 1983-1988. Retired 1991. Survivors: Dorothy (Brotherton) Strand; sons: Rev. Ahlert, Rev. Paul, Mark, Timothy; daughter: Rebecca Seiler. Funeral: November 20, 2015, Mansfield, Texas; Interment: November 20, 2015, Kennedale, Texas.
STREUFERT, CARL A. REV., March 22, 1926, Whitelake, S.D., to November 10, 2015, Amherst, N.Y.; son of Rev. A.C. and Lillian (Fruendt) Streufert; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1951-1992. Ministries/Parishes: Raleigh, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Clarence, N.Y. Retired 1992. Survivors: Thea (Schwich) Streufert; sons: Frank, Randall, Thomas; daughter: Sara Steinbauer. Memorial Service: November 14, 2015, Tonawanda, N.Y.
CHANDLER, FRED WILLIAM, June 14, 1936, Flint, Mich., to October 8, 2015, Grand Island, Neb.; son of Austin and Carol (Weiler) Chandler; graduated River Forest 1959. Served 1959-2001. Schools/Ministries: Fairmont, Minn.; Grand Island, Neb. Retired 2001. Preceded in death by his wife Jeanne (Sather) Chandler. Survivors: sons: David, Paul, Troy, Stephen, Dewey, Jonah, James; daughters: Kathryn Eans, Angie Sirabella, Angela Vokes. Funeral: October 15, 2015, Grand Island, Neb; cremation.
CHRISTIANSEN, ALFRED O., May 17, 1928, Norfolk, Neb., to November 9, 2015, Saginaw, Mich.; son of Oscar and Dorothy (Lindsteadt) Christiansen; graduated Seward 1950. Served 1950-1991. Schools/Ministries: Fremont, Neb.; Copperas Cove, Texas; Saginaw, Mich. Retired 1991. Preceded in death by his wife Irene (Schulz) Christiansen. Survivors: son: Martin; daughter: Ellen Hinlicky. Funeral: November 11, 2015, Saginaw, Mich.
SCHROEDER, LELAND P., September 14, 1933, Marshall, Mo., to October 18, 2015, Omaha, Neb.; son of Rev. Albert and Thekla (Wolpers) Schroeder; graduated Seward 1954. Served 1954-1994. Schools/Ministries: Rising City, Ogallala, Neb.; Provo, Utah. Retired 1994. Survivors: Doris (Leybold) Schroeder; daughters: Pam Borer, Diane Mendenhall, Jennifer McCashland. Celebration of Life: October 22, 2015, Omaha, Neb.; Interment: October 23, 2015, Ogallala, Neb.