IN MEMORIAM (June/July 2020)
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.
DUBBERKE, EDWIN HENRY REV., March 21, 1931, Emmett, Idaho, to March 4, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Henry and Laura (Meisner) Debberke; graduated Springfield Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Wautoma, Wild Rose, Milwaukee, Wis.; St. Louis, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1991-1996. Retired 1996. Survivors: son: Timothy; daughters: Katharine, Sarah. Memorial Service: March 14, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.
MUELLER, CHARLES S. SR. REV., April 6, 1929, Springfield, Ill., to Oct. 30, 2019; son of Walter and Aurelia (Steinkamp) Mueller; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-2019. Ministries/Parishes: Jacksonville Beach, Amelia City, Fla.; Silver Springs, Md.; Alexandria, Va.; Roselle, Ill.; Southeastern District President 1970-1978. Survivors: Audrey (Prange) Mueller; son; Rev. Charles Jr.; daughters: Sarah Stegemoeller, Amy Reuter, Juliane Puntch. Funeral: Nov. 4, 2019, Roselle, Ill.
OLSON, EDWARD G. REV., Oct. 29, 1939, Berwyn, Ill., to Feb. 29, 2020, Wausau, Wis.; son of Edward Jr. and Lydia (Gregory) Olson; graduated Springfield Seminary 1967. Served 1967-1976. Ministries/Parishes: Portage, Wis.; Lindsay, Exeter, Calif. Retired 2005. Memorial Service: March 5, 2020, Colby, Wis.; Interment: March 5, 2020, Stetsonville, Wis.
PEYMANN, DONALD ROGER REV., July 18, 1939, Fairmont, Minn., to March 2, 2020, Katy, Texas; son of August and Lula (Dorendorf) Peymann; graduated Springfield Seminary 1969. Served 1969-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Springfield, Ill.; Wichita Falls, Houston, Texas; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1978-1988. Retired 2002. Survivors: Geneva (Kilian) Peymann; daughters: Pamela Moritz, Patricia Romeril, Paula Mendiola. Memorial Service: March 20, 2020, Houston, Texas.
SCHMIDT, LELAND P. REV., June 24, 1945, Milwaukee, Wis., to March 6, 2020, Sioux City, Iowa; son of Marcus and Marion (Severson) Schmidt; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1971. Served 1971-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Hillsboro, Texas; Honey Creek, Persia, Wiota, Sioux City, Iowa. Retired 2007. Survivors: Paulette (Schuessler) Schmidt; sons: Mark, Timothy; daughter: Christine. Funeral: March 10, 2020, Sioux City, Iowa.
SCHNEIDER, DAVID J. REV., June 2, 1935, Royal Oak, Mich., to Feb. 20, 2020, Madison, Wis.; son of Carl and Marie (Kionka) Schneider; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1960. Served 1960-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Phillippines; Gulfport, Miss.; Guadalajara, Mexico; South Africa. Retired 2001. Survivors: Darlene (Laseman) Schneider; son: Stephen; daughters: Carolyn, Susan. Funeral: Feb. 24, 2020, Madison, Wis.
SCHULZ, VICTOR PAUL REV., July 1, 1926, Wyndmere, N.D., to March 3, 2020, Pensacola, Fla.; son of Fred and Marie (Denow) Schulz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1949. Served 1949-1997. Ministries/Parishes: New Orleans, Lake Charles, La.; Odessa, Texas; Perry, Okla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Kansas City, Kan.; Pensacola, Fla. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his wife Iris (Cannon) Schulz and stepson Sean. Survivors: Jeanine (Krueger) Schulz; son: Richard; daughter: Rebecca Ortel. Funeral and Interment: March 7, 2020, Pensacola, Fla.
TYLER, GREGORY CHARLES REV., Aug. 28, 1949, Tacoma, Wash., to Feb. 28, 2020, Maple Grove, Minn.; son of Harold and Corrine Tyler; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1987. Served 1987-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Walker, Osseo, Maple Grove, Minn.; Minnesota South District Circuit Visitor 1997-2007. Retired 2013. Survivors: Colleen (Hanson) Tyler; son: Paul; daughter: Sara Shank. Memorial Service: March 3, 2020, Albertville, Minn.; Interment: March 3, 2020, Appleton, Minn.
BERG, PAUL ARTHUR, Oct. 15, 1951, Minot, N.D., to Feb. 3, 2020, Hutchinson, Minn.; son of Arthur and Dora (Hoppman) Berg; graduated St. Paul 1975. Served 1985-2020. Schools/Ministries: New Hope, Hutchinson, Minn. Survivors: Rhonda (Larson) Berg, sons: Bjorn, Leif; daughter: Greta. Funeral: Feb. 8, 2020, Hutchinson, Minn.
HEIDER, JOANNE WANDA (LAU), Jan. 12, 1929, Murdock, Neb., to March 9, 2020, Grand Island, Neb.; daughter of William and Selma (Schliefert) Lau; graduated Seward 1948. Served 1973-1994. School/Ministry: Grand Island, Neb. Retired 1994. Preceded in death by her husband Herbert Heider. Survivors: sons: Bill, David, Stan; daughters: Mary Ziegler, Ruth Armao, Paula. Funeral and Interment: March 16, 2020, Grand Island, Neb.
LEHR, ROBERT W., Jan. 15, 1936, to March 3, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.; graduated Mequon 1988. Served 1989-2020. School/Parish: St. Louis, Mo. Survivors: Carole (Stock) Lehr; daughters: Judy Maichel, Nancy Crawford, Chris Alexander. Funeral: March 7, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.; Interment: March 7, 2020, Affton, Mo.
TIEMANN, LARRY G., June 28, 1946, Kansas City, Mo., to March 7, 2020, Affton, Mo.; son of Melvin and Evelyn (Green) Tiemann; graduated Seward 1968. Served 1968-2008. Schools/ Ministries: Taylor, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 2008. Survivors: Louise (Schneider) Tiemann; sons: Robert, Christopher. Memorial Service: March 27, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.
WIGGINS, KATIE G. (GHASKIN), March 12, 1935, Montrose, Ala., to Feb. 28, 2020, Pensacola, Fla.; graduated River Forest 1981. Served 1981-1997. Schools/ Ministries: Bessemer, Montgomery, Ala. Retired 1997. Survivors: Rev. James Wiggins Sr.; sons: Rev. James Sr., Rev. Stephen Sr.; daughters: Felicia Thornton, Karen. Funeral: March 7, 2020, Pensacola, Fla.