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ACKERMAN, JAMES LLOYD REV., Sept. 27, 1928, Mullan, Idaho, to Aug. 15, 2020, Warren, Mich.; son of Chris and Elizabeth (Blotter) Ackerman; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Herrington, Kan.; Muskegon, Detroit, Mich. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Justine (Poggendorf) Ackerman. Survivors: daughters: Janyce Hoffman, Julie Clark, Joleen Bushalski, Jeri Ogle, Jennifer Briggs. Funeral: Aug. 18, 2020, Bloomfield Hills, Mich; Interment: Macomb, Mich.
BENNINGHOFF, TIMOTHY JOHN REV., Aug. 21, 1947, Hammond, Ind., to Oct. 10, 2020, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; son of Hilton and Irene Benninghoff; graduated Springfield Seminary 1975. Served 1975-1983, 1985-1989, 1994-2005, 2007-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Adair, Pryor, Okla.; Wolcottville, Ind.; Janesville, Hanover, Center, Milwaukee, Hilbert, Wis.; McHenry, Ill.; Columbus, Neb. Retired 2014. Survivors: Sharon (Thalacker) Benninghoff; sons: Timothy, Benjamin, Philip, Mark; daughters: Rebekah, Sarah. Funeral: Oct. 17, 2020, Brown Deer, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 17, 2020, Milwaukee, Wis.
DORN, LOUIS OTTO REV. DR., July 1, 1928, Detroit, Mich., to July 16, 2020, Hazel Crest, Ill.; son of Rev. Theo and Thekla (Frederking) Dorn; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1977, 1989-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Philippines, Dumont, N.J. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Erna (Koessel) Dorn. Survivors: sons: Rev. Peter, Martin; daughters: Margaret White, Judith. Funeral and Interment: July 25, Country Club Hills, Ill.
EGGOLD, PAUL H. REV., June 12, 1936, Milwaukee, Wis., to Sept. 28, 2020, Greendale, Wis.; son of Rev. Henry and Helen (Burdorf) Eggold; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1961. Served 1961-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Luzerne, Belle Plaine, Iowa; Wausau, Milwaukee, Wis. Retired 2001. Survivors: Susan (Meyer) Eggold; sons: Gregory, Bradley, Jeffrey. Funeral: Oct. 3, 2020, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 5, 2020, Milwaukee, Wis.
ERDMAN, LEONARD ERNEST REV., Sept. 13, 1926, Willow City, N.D., to Sept. 21, 2020, Weston, Wis.; son of Ernest and Laura (Durdle) Erdman; graduated Springfield Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1988. Ministries/Parishes: Red Bluff, Corning, Calif.; Wausau, Aniwa, Wis. Retired 1988. Survivors: Pauline (Fletcher) Erdman; sons: John, Thomas, James, Peter; daughter: Mary Shuler. Funeral: Oct. 24, 2020, Wausau, Wis.
GRANKE, WARREN A. REV., Oct. 6, 1945, LaCrosse, Wis., to Sept. 26, 2020, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; son of Eldred and Marie (Kapauke) Granke; colloquy 1989. Served 1989-2011. Ministry/Parish: Menomonee Falls, Wis.; South Wisconsin District Circuit Visitor 1997-2006. Retired 2011. Survivors: Sharon (Stanley) Granke; son: Erick; daughters: Heidi Miller, Kirsten Lemus. Funeral: October 1, 2020, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 1, 2020, Lannon, Wis.
HACKBARTH, LLOYD J. REV., March 21, 1936, Wausau, Wis., to Sept. 11, 2020, Wentzville, Mo.; son of Anton and Clara (Engebrecht) Hackbarth; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1961. Served 1961-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Agar, Onida, Springfield, S.D.; Maryville, Wentzville, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1990-1994. Retired 2001. Survivors: Iris (St. Martin) Hackbarth; son: Joel; daughters: Cynthia Fish, Jill Kirk. Funeral: September 16, 2020, O’Fallon, Mo.; Interment: Sept. 16, 2020, Wentzville, Mo.
HARRE, ALAN F. REV., June 12, 1940, Nashville, Ill., to Aug. 20, 2020, Staplehurst, Neb.; son of Adolph and Hilda (Vogt) Harre; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1966. Served 1966-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Seward, Neb.; St. Paul, Minn.; Valparaiso, Ind. Retired 2008. Survivors: Diane (Mack) Harre; son: Eric; daughters: Andrea Sloup, Jennifer Serricchio. Memorial Service: Aug. 26, 2020, Staplehurst, Neb.; Interment: Aug. 26, 2020, Seward, Neb.
HENNEMAN, HARRY CLIFFORD REV., Oct. 4, 1940, Tonawanda, N.Y., to Aug. 26, 2020, Auburn Hills, Mich.; son of Charles and Madeline (Masters) Henneman; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1966. Served 1966-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Center Point, Iowa; St. Clair, Clinton Township, Mich. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his daughter Lisa. Survivors: Dorothy (Rowold) Henneman; son: Matthew: daughter: Sarah Gothard. Memorial Service: Aug. 29, 2020, Clinton Township, Mich.
HEIKKILA, GUNARD WILBERT REV., Nov. 24, 1941, Hancock, Mich., to Aug. 23, 2020, New York Mills, Minn.; son of Wilmer and Bertha (Kaurula) Heikkila; graduated Springfield Seminary 1965. Served 1965-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada; Callaway, Ogema, Rosemount, Frazee, Deer Creek, Minn.; Buckley, Ill.; Minnesota South District Circuit Visitor 1984-1990. Retired 2009. Survivors: Janice (Koosmann) Heikkila; sons: Thomas, Mark; daughters: Sarah Bauck, Kari Cramer. Funeral: Aug. 29, 2020, New York Mills, Minn.; Interment: Aug. 29, 2020, Frazze, Minn.
KELM, LAWRENCE EMIL REV., March 22, 1939, Walburg, Texas, to Sept. 2, 2020, Houston, Texas; son of Berthold and Mary (Herzog) Kelm; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1965. Served 1965-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Kernersville, N.C.; Mt. Pocono, Pa.; Houston, Texas. Retired 2009. Survivors: Joanne (Fuerch) Kelm; daughters: Sharon Anderson, Pamela, Melissa Holland. Funeral: Sept. 9, 2020, Houston, Texas; Interment: Sept. 14, 2020, Houston, Texas.
KIESCHNICK, ROY A. REV., Feb. 14, 1942, Nederland, Texas, to Sept. 21, 2020, Spring, Texas; son of Fred and Martha (Haverland) Kieschnick; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1969. Served 1969-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Brownwood, Lufkin, Spring, Texas; Springfield, Ill.; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1990-1991. Retired 2007. Survivors: Nancy (Pitser) Kieschnick; son: Seth; daughter: Rachel Rosado. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 26, 2020, Spring, Texas.
LEACH, RONALD DAVID REV., Jan. 4, 1934, St. Louis, Mo., to April 5, 2020, Denver, Colo.; son of Omar and Ethel (Glasby) Leach; graduated Springfield Seminary 1958. Served 1958-1980, 2004-2020. Ministries/Parishes: Burlington, Stratton, Colorado Springs, Longmont, Golden, Colo.; Provo, Utah, East St. Louis, Ill. Survivors: Patricia (Hlavek) Leach; sons: David, Timothy, Michael; daughter: Angela.
RODEWALD, ALFRED WILLIAM REV., March 1, 1925, Ava, Ill., to Sept. 24, 2020, Concordia, Mo.; son of Rudolph and Blanche (Eggers) Rodewald; graduated Springfield Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Lamar, Nevada, Washington, Concordia, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 2005-2008. Retired 1990. Survivors: Ruth (Hanson) Rodewald; sons: Michael, John, Benjamin; daughters: Kathryn Oetting, Christine Small. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 3, 2020, Concordia, Mo.
SCHOENROCK, HARLAN RAY REV., Feb. 7, 1944, Minneapolis, Minn., to Oct. 12, 2020, Rockledge, Fla.; son of Ralph and Lillie (Korpi) Schoenrock; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1970. Served 1998-2012. Ministry/Parish: Melbourne, Fla. Retired 2012. Survivors: Diane Schoenrock; sons: Michael, Timothy; daughter: Rebecca. Celebration of Life: Nov. 7, 2020, Rockledge, Fla.
SCHROEDER, PAUL R. REV., Aug. 16, 1933, Davenport, Iowa., to Sept. 9, 2020, Lady Lake, Fla.; son of Rev. Walter and Hilda (George) Schroeder; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1958. Served 1958-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Godfrey, Ill.; Watertown, Greendale, Wis. Retired 2015. Survivors: Sylvia (Wolfsberger) Schroeder; son: Rev. Douglas; daughter: Dana Ruland. Funeral: Oct. 24, 2020, Greendale, Wis.; cremation.
STEVENS, DAVID JEREMY REV., Feb. 11, 1978, Appleton, Wis., to Oct. 11, 2020, Lake Mills, Wis.; son of Don and Lorraine (Messer) Stevens; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2004. Served 2004-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Sheboygan, Waupun, Watertown, Wis.; Bessemer, Bergland, Mich. Survivors: Leesl (Bahr) Stevens; daughter: Bethany. Funeral: Oct. 16, 2020, Germantown, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 16, 2020, Milwaukee, Wis.
WIED, HENRY CLAY SR. REV., Nov. 19, 1951, Houston, Texas, to Aug. 31, 2020, Houston, Texas; son of Henry and Georgia (Sibley) Wied; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1993. Served 1993-2019. Ministries/Parishes: Mineral Wells, Tomball, Winchester, Waller, Texas. Retired 2019. Survivors: Debra (Langston) Wied; son: Henry Jr.; daughters: Cherie Arendse, Misty Ugerte. Funeral: Sept. 13, 2020, Houston, Texas; cremation.
WITTMAIER, GERALD LEE REV., Dec. 6, 1944, St. Ann, Mo., to Aug. 30, 2020, Rolla, Mo. son of Roman and Olga (Meyr) Wittmaier; graduated Springfield Seminary 1971. Served 1971-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Lexington, Ky.; Nokomis, Ill.; Wayside, Wis.; Poplar Bluff, Rolla, Mo. Retired 2009. Survivors: Mary (Pahlmeyer) Wittmaier; sons: Matthew, Jonathan, Nathan; daughters: Jennifer, Sarah Shanks, Suzanne Cowan. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 3, 2020, Litchfield, Ill.
DOERING, RUTH ELEANOR (MICHALK), Aug. 26, 1926, Galveston, Texas, to Feb. 1, 2020, San Marcos, Texas; daughter of Rev. Adolph and Emilise (Woelfel) Michalk; graduated River Forest 1947. Served 1973-1985. School/Ministry: Galveston, Texas. Retired 1985. Preceded in death by her husband Curtis Doering. Survivors: sons: Rev. Martin, Rev. Allen; daughters: Cathy Ashcraft, Carol Boerger, Patty Mitschke, Rebecca Peterson. Memorial Service and Interment: Feb. 17, 2020, Giddings, Texas.
FOUNTAIN, JOSEPH CLARK, Aug. 26, 1946, Big Lake, Minn., to Aug. 10, 2020, Glencoe, Minn.; son of Forest and Downing Fountain; graduated St. Paul 1968. Served 1969-2019. Schools/Ministries: Sacramento, Calif.; Des Moines, Iowa; Glencoe, Minn. Retired 2019. Survivors: Jacqueline (Carson) Fountain; daughters: Sara Berg, Amber Generally, Gabrielle. Funeral and Interment: Aug. 14, 2020, Glencoe, Minn.
HESSLER, EDWARD AUGUST, Aug. 14, 1941, Wyandotte, Mich., to Sept. 30, 2020, Horicon, Wis.; son of Rev. Edward and Ruth (Lichtsinn) Hessler; graduated River Forest 1964. Served 1973-1996, 2001-2003. Schools/Ministries: Horicon, Mayville, Wis. Retired 2003. Survivors: Janet (Blasé) Hessler; son: Jonathan; daughters: Michelle Buescher, Lisa Switalla.
HOLLIDAY, ROBERT DOYLE, Oct. 3, 1938, Houston, Texas, to March 27, 2020, Spring, Texas; son of James and Estelle (Frasure) Holliday; colloquy 1973. Served 1973-2001. Schools/Ministries: Los Angeles, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 2001. Survivors: Jo Ann Holliday; son: Michael; daughter: Heather. Memorial Service and Interment: Oct. 3, 2020, Pflugerville, Texas.
JACOB, NORMA BERTHA (WOLFF), Sept. 1, 1927, Cushing, Okla., to Oct. 5, 2020, Kansas City, Kan.; daughter of Julius and Martha Wolff; graduated Seward 1960. Served 1973-1989. School/Ministry: Kansas City, Kan. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by her husband Theodore Jacob. Survivors: Stepson: Paul; stepdaughter: Kathy Nolan. Celebration of Life: Oct. 9, 2020, Kansas City, Kan.
OHLMANN, MARGARET RUTH (SCHORZMAN), Jan. 29, 1930, Freeman, S.D., to April 27, 2020; daughter of Jacob and Ruth (Mayer) Schorzman; graduated Seward 1951. Schools/Ministries: Omaha, Neb.; Galena, Texas; Leavenworth, Kan. Retired 1992. Preceded in death by her husband Karl Ohlmann. Survivors: sons: Timothy, Paul; daughters: Cynthia Welsh, Alison Strubberg, Susan Nunn. Funeral: May 4, 2020, Atchison, Kan.; Interment: May 4, 2020, Leavenworth, Kan.
ROBBINS, KENNETH LEIGH, Feb. 15, 1947, Stoughton, Wis., to Dec. 10, 2019, Houston, Texas; graduated Seward 1969. Served 1969-2019. Schools/Ministries: Topeka, Kan.; Hollywood, Fla.; Harper Woods, Mich.; Seward, Neb.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Houston, Texas. Survivors: sons: Stephen, Nathan; daughters: Kimberly Stark, Kelley. Memorial Service: Dec. 16, 2019, Pasadena, Texas.
ROSE, RICHARD R., April 20,1951, New York, N.Y., to Aug. 23, 2020, Maywood, Ill.; son of Frederick and Doris (Kiefer) Rose; graduated River Forest 1975. Served 1975-2020. School/Ministry: Melrose Park, Ill. Survivors: Kathleen (Rather) Rose; son: Frederick II; daughter: Samantha. Funeral: Aug. 29, 2020, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Interment: Au.t 30, 2020, Sheridan, Ill.
RUTHERFORD, WILLIAM DANE, July 25, 1935, Graham, Texas, to May 19, 2020, Spring, Texas; son of Dane and Ethel (Cox) Rutherford; graduated Seward 1961. Served 1961-1998. Schools/Ministries: Elgin, Ill.; Austin, Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Hong Kong. Retired 1998. Preceded in death by his wife Nancy Rutherford. Survivors: daughters: Dana Meeks, Sharon Russell. Interment: May 22, 2020.
STEGALL, BOBETTE LOIS (KELLY), Sept. 23, 1944, Houston, Texas, to Dec. 11, 2019, Arlington, Texas; daughter of Robert and Rubie (Tschiedel) Kelly; colloquy 1996. Served 1997-2011. Schools/Ministries: Houston, Mansfield, Texas. Retired 2011. Survivors: James Stegall; son: Trent; daughter: Tracey Carola. Celebration of Life: Dec. 21, 2019, Mansfield, Texas.
VANDEMARK, STEVEN MICHAEL, Jan. 20, 1968, Decatur, Ill., to Sept. 25, 2020, Overland Park, Kan.; son of Mike and Sally Vandemark; colloquy 2014. Served 2014-2018. School/Ministry: Overland Park, Kan. Survivors: Stacy Vandemark; son: Tony; daughter: Sara. Celebration of Life: Oct. 2, 2020, Overland Park, Kan.
WINTERSTEIN, LUCILLE M. (BIEBERICH), Oct. 19, 1930, Bay City, Mich., to Sept. 20, 2020; daughter of Emil and Helen (Walter) Bieberich; graduated River Forest 1963. Served 1973-1995. Schools/Ministries: Blue Hill, Neb.; Bethel, Minn.; Hanover, Kan. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by her husband William Winterstein. Survivors: daughters: Bonnie Yoder, Beth Lohse. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 24, 2020, Beatrice, Neb.