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BELL, DEAN MICHAEL REV., Dec. 27, 1945, Minneapolis, Minn., to May 29, 2019, Ada, Minn.; son of Alvin and Edna (Grondahl) Bell; colloquy 1996. Served 1996-2016. Ministries/Parishes: McIntosh, Fosston, Ada, Minn.; Minnesota North District Circuit Visitor 1997-2001. Retired 2016. Survivors: Mary Ann (LaChapelle) Bell; son: Luther; daughters: Sarah Hubert, Rachel Tuttle, Ruth Wirtz, Naomi Schneider. Funeral and Interment: June 3, 2019, Ada, Minn.
BRIGGS, RONALD JUNIOR REV., July 1, 1936, Utica, Mich., to June 12, 2019, Sumter, S.C.; son of George Sr. and Edna (Schroeder) Briggs; colloquy 1995. Served 1995-1998. Ministry/Parish: Rochester Hills, Mich.; English District Circuit Visitor 1997-1998. Retired 1998. Survivors: Doria (Lindgren) Briggs; sons: Ronald, Mark, Eric; daughters: Carrie, Heidi DeGrazio.
BROCKHOFF, ROBERT A. REV., March 22, 1936, Westmont, Ill., to May 30, 2019, Florence, Ky.; son of Alvin and Anna (Finley) Brockhoff; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1965. Served 1965-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Pine Lawn, Mo.; Murray, LaGrange, Ky. Retired 2007. Survivors: Marian (Zollman) Brockhoff; sons: Jonathan, Timothy; daughter: Elizabeth England. Funeral and Interment: June 6, 2019, Florence, Ky.
CROWTHER, JAMES NEVIN, REV., Dec. 29, 1934, Lancaster County, Pa., to May 24, 2019, Oak Park Heights, Minn.; son of James and Kathryn (Birkenbine) Crowther; graduated Springfield Seminary 1971. Served 1971-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Franklin, Upland, Lincoln, Neb.; Stillwater, Minn. Preceded in death by his wife Betty (Bender) Crowther. Survivors: sons: Bruce, Brian; daughters: Jill Peters, Jean Gerlach, Joan Houglum. Memorial Service: June 2, 2019, Stillwater, Minn.; Interment: June 2, 2019, Lakeland, Minn.
DANNENFELDT, PAUL THEODORE REV., April 27, 1925, Cincinnati, Ohio, to June 17, 2019, Richmond, Va.; son of Rev. Paul and Emilie (Koehler) Dannenfeldt; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1949. Served 1949-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Gary, Ind.; High Point, N.C.; Glen Burnie, Md. Retired 1991. Preceded in death by his daughter Marsha Leach. Survivors: Jean (Pohlig) Dannenfeldt; son: Stephen; daughters: Catherine Landsman, Jenny Brown. Funeral and Interment: June 21, 2019, Richmond, Va.
DRAMSTAD, ROGER K. REV., July 28, 1948, Cooperstown, N.D., to June 17, 2019, Osseo, Minn.; son of Harry and Lorraine (Arneson) Dramstad; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1976. Served 1976-2017. Ministries/Parishes: Lake Crystal, Madelia, Madison, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Minnesota North District Circuit Visitor 1987-1995. Retired 2017. Survivors: Melissia Dramstad; son: Andrew; daughter: Alena Clark. Funeral: June 21, 2019, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Interment: June 24, 2019, Madison, Minn.
HOUSER, WILLIAM G. REV., Sept. 25, 1925, Sioux City, Iowa, to June 17, 2019, Seattle, Wash.; son of Glen and Margerite (Suter) Houser; graduated Springfield Seminary 1951. Served 1951-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Ireton, Iowa; Greenacres, Lamona, Odessa, Seattle, Wash.; Springfield, Ill.; Ft. Wayne, Ind. Retired 1994. Preceded in death by his son William. Survivors: sons: Rev. Stephen, Rev. Glenn, Mark.; daughter: Candis. Funeral: July 27, 2019, Seattle, Wash.
FAUST, WILLIAM J. REV., Feb. 8, 1931, Chicago, Ill., to May 23, 2019; son of Edwin and Amanda (Finke) Faust; graduated Springfield Seminary 1960. Served 1960-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Oroville, Woodland, Calif.; Lockport, N.Y.; Reno, Nev. Retired 2000. Survivors: son: Mark; daughter: Melissa. Funeral: May 31, 2019, Sparks, Nev.; Interment: Fernley, Nev.
JANKE, ROGER A. REV., July 22, 1938, Milwaukee, Wis., to May 28, 2019, West Allis, Wis.; son of Alvin and Ruth (Plautz) Janke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1964. Served 1965-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Hastings, Mich.; Oberlin, Ohio; West Bend, Greenfield, Wis. Retired 2000. Preceded in death by his wife Nancy (Strobel) Janke. Survivors: Marva (Feddersen-Kugath) Janke.; sons: Paul, Joel, Jonathan, Nathaniel; daughters: Naomi Schindler, Melissa Kennedy. Funeral: June 2, 2019, Greenfield, Wis.; Interment: June 2, 2019, Milwaukee, Wis.
KELLERMAN, MERVIN A. REV., July 17, 1927, Emmett, Idaho, to June 2, 2019, Nampa, Idaho; son of Rev. Walter and Magdelana (Klinkerman) Kellerman; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Boise, Mountain Home, Idaho; Sheridan, McMinnville, Ore.; Richland, Wash. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by his wife Lois (Tews) Kellerman. Survivors: sons: Rev. David, Rev, Craig, Brian; daughter: Eunice Carlson. Memorial Service: June 22, 2019, Nampa, Idaho.
LAWRENZ, RONALD HENRY REV., Sept. 25, 1926, Stillwater, Minn., to May 28, 2019, Madisonville, Texas; son of John and Regina (Burfeind) Lawrenz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1950. Served 1951-1979. Ministries/Parishes: Royalton, Dixville, Ramey, Boyd, Canby, Minn.; Mason City, New Holland, Loves Park, Rock Island, Ill.; Houston, Sweeny, Texas. Retired 2000. Survivors: Ruth (Roedell) Lawrenz; sons: Stephen, David. Funeral and Interment: June 3, 2019, Tomball, Texas.
MOLL, DONALD W. REV., June 27, 1936, Chicago, Ill., to June 17, 2019, Boise, Idaho; son of Paul and Evelyn (Krause) Moll; colloquy 1970. Served 1970-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Elwood, Neb.; Batavia, Naperville, Ill.; Northern Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1990-1991. Retired 2002. Survivors: daughters: Deborah, Sharon, Amy. Funeral: June 25, 2019, Batavia, Ill.
MILES, TYRUS HENRY REV., Sept. 14, 1938, Detroit, Mich., to June 8, 2019, Portland, Ore.; son of Tyrus and Irene (Humphrey) Miles; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1964. Served 1964-2003, 2006-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Seattle, Wash.; Bensenville, Ill.; Portland, Ore.; Northwest District Circuit Visitor 1995-1998. Retired 2016. Survivors: Sharon (Visser) Miles; sons: David, John; daughters: Marcia, Sara; stepson: Brian; step-daughter: Melanie. Funeral: June 22, 2019, Portland, Ore.; Interment: June 19, 2019, Vancouver, Wash.
NEEB, ROGER JOHN REV., Dec. 20, 1931, East Aurora, N.Y., to May 25, 2019, Georgetown, Texas; son of Rev. Henry and Pauline (Wyneken) Neeb; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1994. Ministries/Parishes: San Benito, Hurst, Texas; Depew, N.Y. Retired 1994. Survivors: Ramona (Rolf) Neeb; son: Mark; daughters: Vicki, Cynthia, Barbara, Bonita. Memorial Service: June 7, 2019, Georgetown, Texas: cremation.
NORTHWALL, JOHN REV., May 25, 1927, Kansas City, Mo., to June 8, 2019, Council Bluffs, Iowa.; son of Walter and Edna (Peterson) Northwall; graduated Wartburg Seminary 1951. Joined LCMS as Emeritus 1994. Preceded in death by his wife Naomi (Ohrtman) Northwall and daughter Susan Calusic. Survivors: sons: Karl, Luke; daughter: Karen Alper. Funeral: June 14, 2019, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Interment: June 14, 2019, Essex, Iowa.
OBERMUELLER, NOLAN WILLIAM REV., Feb. 13, 1920, Lincoln, Kan., to June 15, 2019, Seward, Neb.; son of Theodore and Frieda (Von Fange) Obermueller; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1945. Served 1945-1984, 1990-1992. Ministries/Parishes: Plainview, Texas; Sheridan, Cheyenne, Worland, Wyo.; Fayetteville, Ark. Retired 1992. Preceded in death by his wife Cordelia (Hedeman) Obermueller. Survivors: sons: Stanley, Jerry; daughter: Victoria. Funeral and Interment: July 2, 2019, Seward, Neb.
REINEMANN, LEWIS R. REV., July 7, 1929, Elkhorn, Wis., to May 22, 2019, Duluth, Minn; son of Rev. Walter and Adina (Zimmermann) Reinemann; graduated Springfield Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Missouri Valley, Iowa; Duluth, Minn. Retired 1994. Survivors: Palma (Peeks) Reinemann; son: Jeffrey; daughters: Rebecca, Lisa, Susan. Funeral: May 26, 2019, Duluth, Minn.
SCHOEWE, THEODORE M. REV., April 23, 1919, Milton, Wis., to November 16, 2018, Winona, Minn.; son of Rev. Theodore and Clara (Klatt) Schoewe; graduated Springfield Seminary 1945. Served 1945-1983. Ministries/Parishes: Glenwood, Jefferson, Iowa; Del Rio, Texas, U.S. Airforce Chaplain; Canal Zone, Panama. Retired 1983. Succeeded in death by his daughter Jane in Jan. 2019. Survivors: sons: John, Mark, Phillip, Theodore. Funeral and Interment: May 27, 2019, Winona, Minn.
UECKERT, WARREN CARL REV., Feb. 23, 1947, Beach, N.D., to April 18, 2019, Louisville, Neb.; son of Carl and Lilly (Wojahn) Ueckert; graduated Springfield Seminary 1975. Served 1975-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Peoria, Ill.; Long Beach, Calif.; Flagstaff, Ariz. Retied 2016. Survivors: Catherine (Wilcoxson) Ueckert; daughters: Shelly, Angela, Pamela; step-sons: Blaine, Erik. Funeral: May 4, 2019, Gretna, Neb.
No obituary detail was provided for commissioned roster for this issue.