IN MEMORIAM (December 2021)
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.
APPEL, VERNON LEE REV., Aug. 14, 1938, Kit Carson, Colo., to Aug. 26, 2021, Colorado Springs, Colo.; son of Tobias and Freda Appel; colloquy 2018. Served 2018-2021. Ministry/Parish: Childress, Texas. Retired 2021. Survivors: Ruby (Frey) Appel; sons: Ronald, Jerry, Troy, Kevin, Michael; daughter: Maria Streckfus. Celebration of Life and Interment: Sept. 2, 2021, Lamar, Colo.
BEHLING, HENRY WILLIAM REV., Feb. 28, 1932, Boyne City, Mich., to Sept. 4, 2021; son of Harry and Gertrude (Stenke) Behling; graduated Springfield Seminary 1958. Served 1958-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Langford, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada; Lakefield, Okabena, Minn.; Hot Springs Village, Ark. Retired 1996. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Schroeder) Behling. Survivors: daughters: Ann Stuhr, Karen Beyer, Valerie Timm, Emily Rogers, Victoria Weber. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 10, 2021, Hot Springs Village, Ark.
BEHLING, ROBERT EDWARD REV., May 13, 1957, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Sept. 13, 2021, Park Rapids, Minn.; son of Rev. Edward and Rose (Heinamaki) Behling; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1985. Served 1985-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Underwood, Hazen, N.D.; Revillo, Milbank, Howard, S.D.; Twin Valley, Minn.; Minnesota North Circuit Visitor 2015-2018. Funeral: September 22, 2021, Twin Valley, Minn.; Interment: Sept. 22, 2021, Park Rapids, Minn.
BLAKELOCK, BARTON BRUCE REV., June 14, 1937, Buffalo, N.Y., to July 26, 2021, Kingwood, Texas; son of Wallace and Bernice Blakelock; graduated Springfield Seminary 1966. Served 1966-1989, 1993-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Orange, Cleveland, New Caney, Texas. Preceded in death by his son William and daughter Elizabeth. Survivors: Sandra (Berkins) Blakelock; sons: Paul, Jonathan, Mark, Matthew; daughters: Pamela Caswell, Tabatha Coon. Celebration of Life: Aug. 8, 2021, Kingwood, Texas; cremation.
BRASSIE, STUART WAYNE REV. DR., March 29, 1948, Lafayette, Ind., to August 22, 2021, Ballwin, Mo.; son of Paul and Doris (Breedlove) Brassie; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1977. Served 1977-2017. Ministries/Parishes: Grandbury, Texas; Dunlap, Ill.; Ellisville, St. Louis, Mo.; Central Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1985-1988. Retired 2017. Survivors: Alice (Wegner) Brassie; sons; Kenneth, Joel; daughter: Amy. Memorial Service: Sept. 18, 2021, Eureka, Mo.
BRILLINGER, OTTO ARNOLD REV., April 3, 1931, Plokschen, Lithuania, Europe, to Sept. 13, 2021, Decatur, Ind.; son of Alexander and Helene (Reutler) Brillinger; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served 1964-1993. Ministries/Parishes: New Hamburg, Tavistock, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada; Decatur, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; Spring, Giddings, Texas; Glen Arbor, Good Harbor, Mich. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Mildred (Evenson) Brillinger and daughter Carol. Survivors: son: Daniel; daughter: Catherine Carr. Funeral: Sept. 22, 2021, E. Decatur, Ind.; Interment: Sept. 22, 2021, Noblesville, Ind.
BUCKMAN, ROBERT A. REV., June 18, 1933, Ringle, Wis., to Aug.15, 2021, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; son of Raymond and Helen (Post) Buckman; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1960. Served 1960-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Elbow Lake, Barrett, Minn.; Wisconsin Rapids, Vesper, Wis. Retired 2014. Preceded in death by his wife Carol (Kuechle) Buckman. Survivors: sons: Thomas, David, Robert; daughter: Linda Baranowski. Funeral and Interment: Aug. 21, 2021, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
CODAY, TERRY JOHN REV., July 6, 1947, Ladysmith, Wis., to Sept. 15, 2021, Port Lavaca, Texas; son of John and Mildred (Balko) Coday; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1996. Served 1996-2007, 2011-2018. Ministries/Parishes: Auburn, N.Y.; Blytheville, Ark.; Taylor, Texas. Retired 2018. Survivors: Mary (Walsh) Coday; son: Jack; daughter: Jody.
DRETKE, JAMES PAUL REV. DR., Aug. 18, 1931, Manawa, Wis., to Aug. 24, 2021, N. Richland, Texas; son of Arnold and Velma (Burgess) Dretke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Nigeria, Ghana, Long Beach, Pasadena, Calif. Retired 2001. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Biar) Dretke and daughter Debra Koenig. Survivors: sons: Douglas, David; daughters: Diana Baldys, Denise Lambert. Funeral: Oct. 10, 2021, Hurst, Texas.
FITZPATRICK, DENNIS GARY REV., Oct. 9, 1949, Pittsburgh, Pa., to Sept. 13, 2021, Kankakee, Ill.; son of Robert and Fern (Ferguson) Fitzpatrick; colloquy 1984. Served 1984-2017. Ministries/Parishes: Chicago, Ill.; W. Bloomfield, Mich.; Blytheville, Ark.: Northern Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1992-1996. Retired 2017. Survivors: Marsha (Carlson) Fitzpatrick; sons: Rev. Dennis Jr., Aaron; daughter: DeAnn Saykawlard. Funeral: Oct. 9, 2021, Menteno, Ill.
GALL, THEODORE CASPER REV., Nov. 9, 1952, Racine, Wis., to Aug. 19, 2021, Effingham, Ill.; son of Ellis and Leona Gall; foster parents: Ferdinand and Angelina Gall; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1979. Served 1979-2019. Ministries/Parishes: Murdo, Draper, S.D.; Mandan, N.D.; Morton, Springfield, Effingham, Ill. Retired 2019. Survivors: Ruth (March) Gall; son: Rev. Timothy. Funeral: Aug. 25, 2021, Effingham, Ill.; Interment: Aug. 27, 2021, Atalissa, Iowa.
GROTELUSCHEN, NORMAN LUTHER REV., Nov. 18, 1924, Columbus, Neb., to July 23, 2021, Germantown, Tenn.; son of Adolf and Kathryn (Finke) Groteluschen; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1949. Served 1949-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Midwest City, Okla.; Bristol, Whitehaven, Memphis, Tenn.; Mid-South District President 1985-1991. Retired 1991. Preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Jones) Groteluschen. Survivors: sons: Richard, Ronald; daughter: Rebecca Stewart. Memorial Service: July 29, 2021, Memphis, Tenn.
HANCHETT, MARK DANIEL REV., Nov. 12, 1963, Buffalo, N.Y., to Sept. 7, 2021, Akron, Ohio; son of Larry and Annette Hanchett; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2013. Served 2013-2021. Ministry/Parish: Akron, Ohio; Ohio District Circuit Visitor 2016-2019. Survivors: Kathleen Hanchett; sons: Craig, Jacob; daughter: Kaitlyn Blackford. Celebration of Life: Sept. 13, 2021, Akron, Ohio; Interment: Sept. 13, 2021, Tallmadge, Ohio.
HASBARGEN, ROY M. REV.,May 4, 1928, Menahga, Minn., to Sept. 27, 2021, St. Cloud, Minn.; son of Rudolph and Ida (Hemple) Hasbargen; graduated Springfield Seminary 1959. Served 1959-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Greenleaf, Kan.; Minden, West Point, Neb.; Denison, Iowa; Dumont, Herman, Minn.; Minnesota North District Circuit Visitor 1990-1992. Retired 1990. Survivors: Marie (Kuebler) Hasbargen; sons: Mark, Carl, Rahn; daughters: Brenda Faust, Carol. Funeral and Interment: Aug. 2, 2021, Monson Township, Minn.
HEMPELMANN, L. DEAN REV. DR., Feb. 15, 1939, Malta Bend, Mo., to Aug. 29, 2021, Bend, Ore.; son of Ludwig and Katherine (Schnackenberg) Hempelmann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1965. Served 1966-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Selah, Wash.; Salem Ore.; St. Louis, Affton, Mo.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Texas District Circuit Visitor 2015-2018. Retired 2007. Preceded in death by his son Michael Allen. Survivors: Catherine (Haake) Hempelmann; son: Michael Dean; daughters: Cheryl, Lisa. Memorial Service: Sept. 29, 2021, Georgetown, Texas.; Interment: Sept. 10, 2021. Rosebud, Mo.
HERMAN, DON O. REV., April 7, 1928, Sheboygan, Wis., to Sept. 5, 2021, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; son of Melvin and Hermina (Hatt) Herman; graduated Springfield Seminary 1955. Served 1955-1993. Ministry/Parish: Placerville, Calif. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wives Elizabeth (Debraal) Herman and Anita (Hirst) Herman. Survivors: Beth (Drawbaugh) Herman; son: David; daughters: Lisa Brown, Nancy Smith; stepson: Jeffery White; stepdaughters: Sharon Powell, Cynthia Bruce. Memorial Service: Sept. 18, 2021, Cameron Park, Calif.
HINZ, ROBERT L. REV., Sept. 14, 1945, Sheboygan, Wis., to Aug. 9, 2021, Bradenton, Fla.; son of Alfred and Viola (Schultz) Hinz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1977. Served 1977-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, La.; Sunderland, Odenton, Md.; Southeastern District Circuit Visitor 1999-2001. Retired 2012. Survivor: Janet Hinz. Memorial Service: Aug.16, 2021 Bradenton, Fla.; Interment: Bradenton, Fla.
JOHNSON, HARVEY GLENN REV., Nov. 18, 1932, Zimmerman, Minn., to August 15, 2021, Tulsa, Okla.; son of Eddie and Hattie (Myer) Johnson; graduated Springfield Seminary 1967. Served 1967-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Backus, Hackensack, Cambridge, Hinckley, Braham, Minn.; Winnie, Texas; Edgerton, Wis.; Fresno, Calif. Retired 2003. Survivors: Pauline (Smith) Johnson; sons: John, Edward, Matthew; daughters: Mary, Rebecca, Rachel. Funeral and Interment: Aug. 19, 2021, Tulsa, Okla.
JONES, RONALD W. REV. DR., Jan. 13, 1945, Kansas City, Mo., to July 29, 2021, Coon Rapids, Minn.; son of William and Barbara (Cotts) Jones; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1970. Served 1970-2015. Ministries/Parishes: High Ridge, Mo.; Bronxville, Bronx, N.Y.; Austin, Lubbock, Texas; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Minot, N.D.; Raritan, N.J.; SELC District Circuit Visitor 2010-2015. Retired 2015. Survivors: Katherine Jones; sons: Matthew, Stephen. Memorial Service: Minn.
KOLLMEYER, GLEN CHARLES REV., Dec. 22, 1920, Diggins. Mo., to Aug. 11, 2021, Fayetteville, Ga.; son of Gus and Rosie (Hunholtz) Kollmeyer; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1982. Ministries/Parishes: Odessa, San Angelo, Baytown, Burelson, Texas: Enid, Okla. Retired 1982. Preceded in death by his wives Doris (Meyer) Kollmeyer, Eleanor Kollmeyer, Wanda (Durham) Kollmeyer. Survivors: sons: Justin, Marty; daughter: Glenda Ferguson. Funeral: Fayetteville, Ga.; Interment: Enid, Okla.
KROLL, CHARLES DOUGLAS REV. DR., June 19, 1949, Florence, S.C., to Aug. 3, 2021, Williamsburg, Va.; son of Clifford and Martha (Gasque) Kroll; graduated St. Paul Seminary 1980. Served 1981-1999. Ministries/Parishes: San Diego, La Verne, Pomona, Calif. Retired 2009. Survivors: Lana (Gerling) Kroll; sons: Timothy, Matthew. Interment: Riverside, Calif.
KUSKO, JAMES D. REV., Jan. 1, 1943, E. Cleveland, Ohio, to July 31, 2021, Morrisdale, Pa.; son of Joseph and Lillian (Kostura) Kusko; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2005. Served 2006-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Morrisdale, Punxsutawney, Pa.; Eastern District Circuit Visitor 2009-2013. Retired 2014. Survivors: Karen (Kiefer) Kusko; daughters: Barbara Parks, Katherine Miller, Elizabeth, Margaret. Funeral: Aug. 20, 2021, Morrisdale, Pa.
KROGEN, JOEL RICHARD REV., March 25, 1965, Worland, Wyo., to July 26, 2021, Batesville, Ark.; son of Richard and Lorna (Neumann) Krogen; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 2005. Served 2005-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Batesville, Waldenburg, Ark.; Mid-South District Circuit Visitor 2015-2021. Survivors: Veronica (Arrington) Krogen; sons: Tim, Matt; daughter: Laura Steinbacher. Funeral: July 31, 2021, Batesville, Ark.; Interment: Aug. 5, 2021, Sherwood, Ark.
MILINER, DERRICK KEITH REV. July 3, 1960, Gadsden, Ala., to Aug. 9, 2021, Laurel, Md.; son of Leon and Margaret (Williams) Miliner; SMP certified 2017. Served 2017-2019. Ministry/Parish: Laurel, Md. Retired 2019. Survivors: Robin Miliner; daughters: Delreka Johnson, Danielle, Grace. Memorial Service: Sept. 4, 2021, Laurel, Md.
NEUMANN, PAUL D. REV., Jan. 22, 1956, Honolulu, Hawaii, to July 30, 2021, Baytown, Texas; son of Donald and Phyllis Neumann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1982. Served 1982-1987, 1990-1993, 1996-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Hudson, Colo.; Palestine, Jacksonville, Fairview, Fairfield, Baytown, Texas. Survivors: Laura (Spangler) Neumann; son: Andrew; daughter: Lacey Tobias. Funeral: Aug. 7, 2021, Baytown, Texas; cremation.
PLATZER, MARTIN MEYER REV. DR., March 28, 1946, Highland Park, Ill., to Aug. 14, 2021, Hartwell, Ga.; son of Hans and Edith (Meyer) Platzer; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1972. Served 1972-1974, 1980-2011. Ministries/Parishes: Lariat, Texas; Doraville, Atlanta, Ga. Retired 2011. Survivors: Kay (Palacko) Platzer; daughters: Katherine Heyen, Jennifer Schroeder. Funeral: Hartwell, Ga.
RAABE, BERNARD OTTO REV. DR., Nov. 16, 1922, Wisner, Neb., to July 20, 2021, Phoenix, Ariz.; son of Otto and Amelia (Hoefs) Raabe; graduated Springfield Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Spencer, Neb.; Fairview, Kan.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Aurora, Colo.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1989. Survivors: Evelyn (Wessler) Raabe; sons: Thomas, Paul; daughters: Mary Bolognini, Rebecca O’Reilly. Funeral: Aug. 7, 2021, Phoenix, Ariz.
SARESKY, EDWARD L. REV.,Oct. 5, 1928, Queens Village, N.Y., to Sept. 9, 2021, Webster, N.Y.; son of Edward and Edna (Frank) Saresky; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Wellsboro, Pa.; Penfield, N.Y. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Esther (Wolters) Saresky. Survivors: sons: Edward, Mark; daughters: Catherine, Patricia Claus. Funeral: September 16, 2021, Penfield, N.Y.; Interment: Sept. 17, 2021, Pittsford, N.Y.
SCHOLZ, JOHN G. REV., Feb. 2, 1927, Milwaukee, Wis., to Aug. 12, 2012, Medford, Ore.; son of Gerhard and Viola (Wilk) Scholz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1951. Served 1951-1992. Ministries/Parishes: The Philippine Islands; Corvallis, Eagle Point, Ore.; Northwest District Circuit Visitor 1980-1991. Retired 1992. Preceded in death by his wife Eleanor (Hartwig) Scholz. Survivors: sons: Stephen, Gary, David; daughter: Kathryn. Memorial Service: Sept. 4, 2021, Medford, Ore.
SCHULTZ, GERALD NEIL REV. DR., Aug. 19, 1937, Detroit, Mich., to Sept. 3, 2021, Groveland, Fla.; son of Henry and Ruth (Warner) Schultz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1963. Served 1963-1978, 1980-2018. Ministries/Parishes: Holland, Detroit, Mich.; Jacksonville, Orlando, Fla.; Statesboro, Ga. Retired 2018. Survivors: sons: Mark, James; daughter: Rebecca. Funeral: Sept. 22, 2021, Orlando, Fla.
SENTER, JOHN D. REV., March 29, 1931, Fredericktown, Mo., to Aug. 22, 2021, Metamora, Ill.; son of Roy and Ada (Hendrick) Senter; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Ft. Benton, Gerladine, Butte, Mont.; Leslie, Mo.; Wenona, Varna, Ill.; Central Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1990-1994. Retired 1994. Preceded in death by his wife Lois (Bierbaum) Senter. Survivors: sons: David Christian, David Allan; daughters: Anne, Maria Payne, Ellen Bugaieski. Funeral: August 26, 2021, Washington, Ill.; Interment: Aug. 26, 2021, Litchfield, Ill.
STEINKE, MARK ALAN REV., May 13, 1959, Midland, Mich., to Sept. 15, 2021, Inverness, Fla.; son of Walter and Vernadine (Brown) Steinke; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1985. Served 1985-2007, 2019-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Rogers City, Coloma, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Inverness, Fla. Survivors: Laurie (Callies) Steinke; son: Timothy; daughter: Sarah Augustynowicz. Funeral: Sept. 22, 2021, Inverness, Fla.
UMBENHAUR, REXFORD E. III REV., Dec. 2, 1951, Fayetteville, N.C., to Aug. 2, 2021, Reno, Nev.; son of Rexford Jr. and Nancy (McConnell) Umbenhaur; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 2001. Served 2001-2017. Ministry/Parish: Westchester, Calif. Survivors: Kathleen (Kinkead) Umbenhaur; sons: Austin, Ryan, Alex, Rexford. Funeral: Aug. 18, 2021, Reno, Nev.; Interment: Aug. 18, 2021, Fernley, Nev.
VOELKER, WILLIAM ROGER REV., Oct. 5, 1944, Clay Center, Kan., to Sept. 8, 2021, St. Joseph, Mo.; son of William and Nya Voelker; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1970. Served 1970-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Wisner, Grand Island, Neb.; Keystone, Iowa. Retired 2007. Survivors: Judith (Westermann) Voelker; son: Rev. William; daughters: Julie Morris, Leah Hall. Memorial Service: Sept. 14, 2021, St. Joseph, Mo.
YATES, ALVEY ADEE JR. REV., Aug. 17, 1945, Isle of Pines, Cuba, to September 17, 2021, Tifton, Ga.; son of Alvey Sr. and Amparo Yates; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1984. Served 1984-1991, 1997-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Miami, Fla.; El Paso, Texas. Retired 2013. Survivors: son: Alvey III.; daughters: Jackie, Allison, Jennifer, Darlene, Christy; stepdaughter: Andrea. Funeral: Miami, Fla.
FREDEL, JOHN R., May 20, 1938, E. Chicago, Ind., to Aug. 14, 2021, Lake Mills, Wis.; son of John Sr. and Emma (Gull) Fredel; graduated Milwaukee 1964. Served 1995-2003. School/Ministry: Watertown, Wis. Retired 2003. Survivors: Bonita (Wohlhueter) Fredel; son: Andrew; daughters: Sarah Allen, Judith Bustard. Memorial Service: Sept. 3, 2021, Madison, Wis.; Interment: Sept. 4, 2021, Valparaiso, Ind.
HAAKE, DALE LEROY, Nov. 3, 1937, Daykin, Neb., to Sept. 22, 2021, Ft. Dodge, Iowa; son of Herman and Lydia Haake; graduated Seward 1959. Served 1959-1997. Schools/Ministries: Homewood, Ill.; Latimer, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Retired 1997. Survivors: Jean (Nothwehr) Haake; son: Shawn; daughter: Ranae. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 27, 2021, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
KINNETT, LINDA S. (REVELLE) DEAC., Aug. 11, 1950, Ironton, Mo., to September 13, 2021, Topeka, Kan.; daughter of Bascom and Veda (Sitzers) Revelle; graduated Ft. Wayne 2006. Served 2006-2018. School/Ministry: Topeka, Kan. Retired 2018. Survivors: Clayton Kinnett; son: Ben; daughter: Elizabeth Strickland. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 17, 2021, Topeka, Kan.
LUNSFORD, AMY JO (RISKE), Sept. 6, 1965, Ellsworth, Kan., to Jan. 20, 2021, Sugarland, Texas; daughter of Curtis and Donna Riske; graduated Austin 1987. Served 1987-2021. Schools/Ministries: Giddings, Houston, Texas. Survivors: Todd Lunsford; sons: Aaron, Jeffrey. Funeral: January 30, 2021, Houston, Texas; Interment: Jan. 30, 2021, Giddings, Texas.
SATTLER, EUGENE ALBERT, May 7, 1927, Waushara County, Wis., to July 11, 2021, Poy Sippi, Wis.; son of Leonard and Ida Sattler; graduated River Forest 1952. Served 1952-1994. Schools/Ministries: San Antonio, Texas; Napoleon, Ohio; Sheboygan, Wild Rose, Berlin, Wis. Retired 1994. Survivors: Doris (Tews) Sattler; sons: Karl, Paul, Philip, David; daughters: Martha Frater, Gretchen Greatens, Kristin Henke. Celebration of Life: July 18, 2021, Poy Sippi, Wis.; Interment: July 18, 2021, Waushara County, Wis.
STORCK, CHARLES L., Dec. 24, 1933, Nashville, Ill., to April 10, 2021, Clinton Township, Mich.; son of Leonard and Viola (Struckmeyer) Storck; graduated River Forest 1955. Served 1955-1996. Schools/Ministries: Wyandotte, Clinton Township, Mich. Retired 1996. Preceded in death by his wife Sharlon (Roehrig) Storck. Survivors: sons: Ronald, Kevin, Alan, Brian. Funeral: April 14, 2021, Fraser, Mich.; Interment: Macomb, Mich.
TESKE, INGEBORG LOUISE (WEINERT), April 27, 1939, Chicago, Ill., to Sept. 14, 2021, Chicago, Ill.; graduated River Forest 1987. Served 1987-2008. Schools/ Ministries: River Forest, Chicago, Ill. Retired 2008. Survivors: Otto Teske; sons: Walter, Erich. Funeral and Interment: Sept. 18, 2021, Chicago, Ill.
WEIDNER, DONALD R., Jan. 14, 1947, to Aug. 10, 2021. Florissant, Colo.; son of Richard and Lucille Weidner; graduated River Forest 1970. Served 1970-1985, 1987-2009. Schools/Ministries: St. Louis, Fenton, Mo.; Denver, Colo.; Perry, Okla.; Hoffman, Ill. Retired 2009. Survivors: Ellen (Brammer) Weidner; sons: Ben, Seth, Micah, Sam, Daniel, Luke; daughters: Rebecca, Elizabeth Zander. Memorial Service: Aug. 20, 2021, Woodland Park, Colo.