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.
BROWN, ROBERT ERNEST REV., Nov. 8, 1929, Lorain, Ohio, to Sept. 29, 2018, New Era, Mich.; son of Arthur and Olga (Schaechterle) Brown; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1987. Served 1987-1995. Ministries/Parishes: Whitehall, Shelby, Mich.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1991-1995. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by his son Timothy. Survivors: Regina (Ryan) Brown; son: Robert; daughter: Patricia Robinson. Funeral: Oct. 6, 2018, Whitehall, Mich.
BUNKOWSKE, PAUL ARNOLD REV., Feb. 23, 1940, Faulkton, S.D., to Feb. 25, 2018, Fargo, N.D., son of Rev. Walter and Ottilie (Richter) Bunkowske; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served 1964-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Lisbon, Edgeley, N.D., Huron, S.D.; Menahga, Wolf Lake, Minn. Retired 1996. Preceded in death by his daughter Pam Swenson. Survivors: Ruth (Kohl) Bunkowske; son: Timothy; daughters: Lorrie Grunewald, Heidi Bowen. Memorial Service: March 3, 2018, Fargo, N.D.
EVANSON, CHARLES JOHN REV., Feb. 26, 1936, Elmhurst, Ill., to Oct. 14, 2018, Carmel, Ind.; son of Charles and Louise (Case) Evanson; colloquy 1964. Served 1964-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Detroit, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Ft. Wayne, Ind.; English District Circuit Visitor 1991-1997. Retired 2015. Survivors: Lenore (Clark) Evanson; son: James, Charles; daughter: Anne. Oct. 20, 2018, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Interment: Oct. 21, 2018, Elmhurst. Ill.
FROHM, MONTE EMANUEL REV., March 19, 1942, Kimball, Neb., to Oct. 11, 2018, Simpsonville, S.C.; son of Emanuel and Dorothy (Danielson) Frohm; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1968. Served 1968-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Mobile, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Reston, Va. Retired 2007. Survivors: Susan (Frerking) Frohm; sons: David, Jonathan; daughter: Jessica Cullen. Memorial Service: Nov. 3, 2018, Herndon, Va.; Interment: Nov. 3, 2018, Ashburn, Va.
GEISLER, HERBERT G. REV., June 26, 1917, New York City, N.Y., to Sept. 19, 2018, Lake Forest, Calif.; graduated Springfield Seminary 1973. Served 1973-1983. Ministry/Parish: Schulenburg, Texas. Retired 1983. Preceded in death by his wife Gladys (Robertson) Geisler. Survivor: son: Herbert. Funeral: Nov. 3, 2018, Irvine, Calif.; Interment: Oct. 31, 2018, Riverside, Calif.
HENDRICKSON, MARION LARS REV., March 23, 1952, Ames, Iowa, to Oct. 13, 2018, DeForest, Wis.; son of Lars and Helen (Jorgenson) Hendrickson; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1986. Served 1986-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Oconomowoc, Arlington, Wis. Retired 2014. Survivors: Connie (Dobberfuhl) Hendrickson; sons: Matthew, Michael. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 20, 2018, Arlington, Wis.
JOHNSON, CHARLES EARL REV., Jan. 22, 1948, Watseka, Ill., to March 13, 2018, Fargo, N.D.; son of Earl and Evadell Johnson; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1974. Served 1974-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Roanoke, Bluffs, Ill.; Cooperstown, Hope, Binford, N.D. Retired 2016. Preceded in death by his daughter Rachel. Survivors: Kathleen (Krypciak) Johnson; sons: Matthew, Michael; daughter: Rebekah Hoffman. Funeral: March 24, 2018, Fargo, N.D.; Interment: April 3, 2018.
KELLER, ELFRED THEODORE REV., Oct. 5, 1926, Linn, Kan., to Sept. 6, 2018, West Salem, Wis.; son of Otto and Dora (Hornbostel) Keller; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1951. Served 1951-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Richland Center, Boaz, Pittsville, Sherry, Wis. Retired 1991. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Hlavacel) Keller. Survivors: sons: Michael, Keith, Paul, Mark; daughter: Kristi. Memorial Service: Oct. 10, 2018, Onalaska, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 10, 2018, Pittsville, Wis.
KOLLMANN, ALVIN VICTOR REV., Nov. 7, 1929, Royal, Iowa, to Oct. 7, 2018, Collinsville, Ill.; son of Rev. Victor and Elda (Schneider) Kollmann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1954. Served 1954-1994, 2011-2015. Ministries/Parishes: West Frankfort, Collinsville, Belleville, Ill.; Southern Illinois District President 1978-1994. Retired 2015. Preceded in death by his wife Jacquline (Briggenhorst) Kollmann. Survivors: sons: Rev. Victor, Kenneth, Richard, David; daughter: Sue Carney. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 16, 2018, Collinsville, Ill.
MADDICK, MICHAEL LEINART REV., Aug. 16, 1959, Marshalltown, Iowa, to Oct. 10, 2018, State Center, Iowa; son of John and Helen (Beaty) Maddick; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1985. Served 1985-1995, 2000-2018. Ministries/Parishes: Oxford, Packwaukee, Wis.; Belle Plaine, State Center, Iowa.; South Wisconsin District Circuit Visitor 1992. Survivors: Melanie (Schuldt) Maddick; son: David; daughter: Bethany. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 15, 2018, State Center, Iowa.
PAULING, DELAYNE HENRY REV., April 10, 1934, Paulina, Iowa, to Sept. 23, Arlington Heights, Ill.; son of Elson and Ida (Fiddelke) Pauling; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1960. Served 1960-1976, 1979-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, Mich.; Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Chicago, Ill. Retired 2009. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 14, 2018, Chicago, Ill.
BRAUN, RUTH E., May 3, 1922, Falls City, Neb., to April 25, 2018, Omaha, Neb.; daughter of Carl and Katherina (Mez) Braun.; graduated Seward 1973. Served 1973-1987. School/Ministries: Dallas, Texas. Retired 1987. Funeral and Interment: May 5, 2018, Omaha, Neb.
GOLNITZ, ROBERT MELVIN, Feb. 4, 1939, Afton Township, Iowa, to Oct. 25, 2018, Alexandria, Minn.; son of Melvin and Erma (Honsbruch) Golnitz; graduated Seward 1962. Served 1962-1994, 1998-2001. Schools/Ministries: Long Prairie, Brainerd, Minn. Retired 2001. Survivors: Myrna (Larson) Golnitz; son: Randy; daughters: Lucy Roste, Liz Perryman, Laura Kruse, Lana Henry. Funeral: Nov. 2, 2018, Alexandria, Minn.
SCHULTZ-KELL, ELTA LOUISE (HOEFT), Dec. 8, 1926, Antigo, Wis., to Oct. 4, 2018, Hayward, Wis.; daughter of Otto and Ella (Gresch) Hoeft; graduated River Forest 1977. Served 1977-1989. School/Ministry: Antigo, Wis. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by her husbands Raymond Schultz and Arnold Kell. Survivors: son: Rev. Jonathan; daughters: Mary Schroeder, Margaret Schmidt. Memorial Service: Antigo, Wis.
TELSCHOW, ANNE D. (SENECHAL), Nov. 15, 1938, North Tonawanda, N.Y., to Oct. 23, 2018, Hollister, Mo.; daughter of Wallace and Dorothy (Stenzel) Senechal. Graduated Seward 1961. Served 1973-2004. School/Ministry: Freistatt, Mo. Retired 2004. Preceded in death by her husband Earl Telschow. Survivors: sons: Paul, Brian, Jonathan, Joel.; daughter: Kathryn Martin. Memorial Service and Interment: Nov. 2, 2018, Freistatt, Mo.
WEERTS, MARGARET JULIA (DICKE), Sept. 14, 1921, Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil, to Sept. 20, 2018, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughter of Edward and Edith (Klinkenberg) Dicke; graduated Seward 1942. Served 1973-1984. Schools/Ministries: St. Paul, Wayzata, Howard Lake, Minn. Retired 1984. Survivors: Edward Weerts; sons: Jon, Joel, Luke; daughter: Gretchen Young. Memorial Service: Oct. 1, 2018, Ft. Wayne, Ind.