IN MEMORIAM (June/July 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.
ABATIE, RODGER PAUL REV. DR., May 16, 1951, LaJolla, Calif., to March 15, 2021, Pekin, Ill.; son of John and Margaret (Moore) Abatie; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1977. Served 1977-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Muskegon, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo.; Coralville, Iowa; Pekin, Ill. Retired 2016. Preceded in death by his daughter Kristen. Survivors: Robin (York) Abatie; son: Justin. Funeral: March 19, 2021, Peoria, Ill.; Interment: March 22, 2021, Stickney, Ill.
BAEPLER, RICHARD PAUL REV., Aug. 23, 1930, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Nov. 19, 2020, Valparaiso, Ind.; son of Rev. Walter and Martha (Fritz) Baepler; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1954. Served 1961-2020. Ministry/Parish: Valparaiso, Ind. Survivors: son: Paul; daughter: Marie Burrus. Funeral and Interment: Valparaiso, Ind.
BURGDORF, LAWRENCE A. REV., June 9, 1930, Thief River Falls, Minn., to Feb. 12, 2021, St. Charles, Mo.; son of Rev. Paul and Stella (Dietz) Burgdorf; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Brunswick, Ohio; Grandview, Overland, Mo.; Galveston, Texas. Retired 1991. Survivors: Sue (Parker) Burgdorf; sons: Erik, Dirk; daughter: Rachel Pauluhn.
DABERKOW, TERRENCE H. REV., July 1, 1939, Beemer, Neb., to Feb. 26, 2021, Hooper, Neb.; son of Harvey and Ada (Neiman) Daberkow; colloquy 1995. Served 1995-2006. Ministries/Parishes: Big Springs, Brule, Bancroft, Neb. Retired 2006. Survivors: Mardell (Peterson Schnoor) Daberkow; son: Tad; daughters: Kim Weaver, Julie Higgens, Dana; stepsons: Eric Schnoor, Kyle Schnoor; stepdaughters: Laurie Helgenberger, Karleen Meyer. Funeral: March 1, 2021, Scribner, Neb.; Interment: March 1, 2021, Snyder, Neb.
EDGE, THOMAS L. REV., Dec. 20, 1935, Detroit, Mich., to March 20, 2021, Albany, N.Y.; son of Leslie and Marie (Dirksen) Edge; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1960. Served 1960-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Salem County, Pennsville, Ringwood, N.J.; Charlotte, N.C. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his wife Betty (Maxwell) Edge. Survivors: son: Christopher; daughters: Elizabeth Howard, Angela Sadlo. Funeral: March 27, 2021, Albany, N.Y.
EICKHOFF, BERT HASKELL REV., July 20, 1960, Artesia, N.M., to Dec. 22, 2020, Nokomis, Ill.; son of Jerry and Joy (Shaw) Eickhoff; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1988. Served 1988-2020. Ministries/Parishes: Harbine, Jansen, Neb.; Sedalia, Mo.; Nokomis, Ill. Survivors: Carol (Lekar) Eickhoff; sons: Joseph, Joshua; daughters: Jessica Cervi, Sarah Martin. Funeral: December 29, 2020, Nokomis, Ill.; Interment: Dec. 29, 2020, Ellisville, Mo.
FIBELKORN, JOHN EDWARD REV., Sept. 3, 1936, New York City, N.Y., March 10, 2021, Houston, Texas; son of Edward and Genevieve (Martocci) Fibelkorn; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1962. Served 1962-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Cuba, Viburnum, Mo.; Newark, N.J.; Dallas, Texas; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Claremont, Calif. Retired 2001. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Lehenbauer) Fibelkorn. Survivors: sons: Philip, Stephen, Paul; daughters: Jennifer McEwen, Christine Gatchalian. Funeral and Interment: March 19, 2021, Cypress, Texas.
GLAMANN, JOHN VERNON REV. DR., Nov. 5, 1948, Beaver Dam, Wis., to March 7, 2021, Lake Wales, Fla.; son of Vernon and Florence Glamann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1974. Served 1974-2020. Ministries/Parishes: Momence, Urbana, Ill.; Lake Wales, Fla.; Florida-Georgia District Circuit Visitor 1999-2001. Retired 2020. Survivors: Sue Glamann; daughter: Faith; stepsons: Thor, Rolf, Kirk. Funeral: March 20, 2021, Lake Wales, Fla.
HOFFMAN, WAYNE PAUL REV. DR., Dec. 23, 1947, New Haven, Conn., to March 2, 2021, Springfield, Ill.; son of Harold and Marion Hoffman; graduated Springfield Seminary 1975. Served 1975-2012. Ministries/Parishes: Bridgeville, Pa.; Lansing, Springfield, Ill. Retired 2012. Survivors: Noel (Conklen) Hoffman; son: Seth; daughter: Greta Huseman. Funeral and Interment: March 6, 2021, Williamsville, Ill.
HOYER, MARTIN OTTO, REV., Nov. 10, 1931, Alva, Okla., to Feb. 24, 2021, San Antonio, Texas; son of Rev. Otto and Frieda (Aufdemberge) Hoyer; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1959. Served 1959-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Center Point, Iowa; Plainview, Kearney, Hastings, Neb.; Jefferson City, Mo. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Hazel (Story) Hoyer. Survivors: sons: Paul, Stephen, Jeffrey; daughters: Lisa McCrea, Jan Holthus. Funeral and Inurnment: March 8, 2021, Jefferson City, Mo.
JUNGE, ROLF ALBERT REV., July 28, 1951, San Francisco, Calif., to Feb. 2, 2021, Salem, Ore.; son of Raymond and Aila Junge; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1977. Served 1977-1980, 1992-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Quenpel, British Columbia, Canada; Seaside, Salem, Ore.; Seaview, Snohomish, Wash. Retired 2015. Funeral and Interment: Feb. 8, 2021, Albany, Ore.
KATH, LYLE REUBEN REV., Dec. 31, 1950, Breckenridge, Minn., to Oct. 8, 2020, Wahpeton, N.D.; son of Reuben and Maxine (Schmidt) Kath; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1992. Served 1992-2005, 2018-2020. Ministries/Parishes: Eyota, Weber, Winona, Minn.; Wahpeton, N.D. Preceded in death by his daughter Jacy. Survivors: Jody (Gagelin) Kath; son: Darian; daughter: Carisa Marovec. Funeral: Oct. 15, 2020, Wahpeton, N.D.; Interment: Wahpeton, N.D.
KOEHLER, FREDERICK F. REV., April 14, 1932, to Jan. 18, 2021, Punta Gorda, Fla.; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Retired 1994. Survivors: Gloria Koehler. Funeral: Jan. 26, 2021, Punta Gorda, Fla.
MARTH, DAVID BRUCE REV., April 23, 1947, Wausau, Wis., to Feb. 19, 2021, Covington, La.; son of Louis and Marion Marth; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1973. Served 1973-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Phoenix, Ariz.; Jackson, Miss.; St. Louis, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 2009-2012. Retired 2013. Survivors: Mary (Patten) Marth; son: Benjamin; daughters: Jennifer Berger, Melissa Paretti. Memorial Service: March 7, 2021, St. Louis, Mo.
NGUYEN, LUC LIEN REV., Sept. 4, 1941, Saigon, Vietnam, to March 17, 2021, Fountain Valley, Calif.; colloquy 2001. Served 2002-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Calif. Survivors: Lynn Pham Nguyen; son: Tuan; daughters: Lisa, Sophia Thuck-Oanh French; stepson: Andy Tang; stepdaughter: Kim Tang. Funeral and Interment: March 27, 2021, Garden Grove, Calif.
TEMME, HUBERT H. REV. DR., March 18, 1932, Marburg, Old Australia, to March 4, 2021, Ashburn, Va.; son of Herman and Christina (Kessler) Temme; colloquy 1968. Served 1968-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Centralia, Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore, Md.; Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Retired 1996. Survivors: June (Noske) Temme; son: Michael; daughters: Jill, Lisa.
WIGGINS, JAMES JR. REV., July 2, 1960, Selma, Ala., to March 23, 2021, Jacksonville, Fla.; son of Rev. James Sr. and Katie (Gaskin) Wiggins; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1986. Served 1986-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Kannapolis, N.C.; Detroit, Mich.; Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1994-1998. Survivors: Loretta Wiggins; sons: Jonathan, James III, Jerome; daughters: Tiffany Parrish, Catherine Nicholas.
WINKER, ELDON KEITH REV., July 28, 1941, Belleville, Ill., to Feb. 14, 2021, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Ludwig and Dorothy (Knoebel) Winker; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1969. Served 1969-2004. Ministries/Parishes: Venedy, New Memphis, Ill.; Mountain Home, Blytheville, Ark.; Oakville, St. Louis, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1982-1988. Retired 2004. Survivors: Judith (Beyer) Winker; daughters: Carrie Veach, Kristin Engle, Joyce Rogers. Funeral and Interment: Feb. 18, 2021, St. Louis, Mo.
WYNEKEN, KARL HENRY REV., Aug. 25, 1936, Washington D.C., to Feb. 8, 2021, Fresno, Calif.; son of Carl and Lela (Schneiderer) Wyneken; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1962. Served 1964-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Sacramento, Santa Maria, Fresno, Calif.; California/Nevada/Hawaii District Circuit Visitor 1988-1994. Retired 1998. Preceded in death by his wife Carol (Passenheim) Wyneken. Survivors: sons: Karl, Christopher; daughters: Christina, Carolyn Meyer.
CRAIG, BEVERLY J. (BERNER) DEAC., Oct. 6, 1940, Middleport, N.Y., to Dec. 20, 2018; daughter of Kenneth and Alice Berner; graduated Valparaiso 1962. Served 1989-2007. School/Ministry: Lockport, N.Y. Retired 2007. Survivors: son: Rev. Kenneth; daughters: Dawn Parker, Debora Kaibfliesh. Funeral: Dec. 27, 2018, Lockport, N.Y.
FRANK, GLENN WILLIAM, Sept. 23, 1942, Des Plaines, Ill., to March 13, 2021, Merrill, Wis.; son of William and Catherine (Behrens) Frank; graduated Seward 1966. Served 1966-2009. School/Ministry: Merrill, Wis. Retired 2009. Survivors: Sandra Frank; sons: Jim, Jason. Funeral and Interment: March 19, 2021, Merrill, Wis.
HERBOLD, GLENN LOUIS, Dec. 17, 1931, Chicago, Ill., to Feb. 21, 2021, Vancouver, Wash.; graduated River Forest 1953. Served 1953-1972, 1975-2000. Schools/Ministries: Chicago, Ill.; Watertown, Wis.; Garden Grove, Mission Hills, Calif.; Portland, Ore. Retired 2000. Survivors: sons: Randy, Rick, Rob; daughter: Carenn Plucknett. Funeral and Interment: March 6, 2021, Portland, Ore.
HINGST, DUANE E., Oct. 9, 1931, Bridgman, Mich., to Feb. 13, 2021, St. Charles, Mo.; son of Emil and Anna (Lindell) Hingst; graduated River Forest 1953. Served 1953-1996. Schools/Ministries: Nokomis, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1996. Survivors: Marjorie Sandfort; son: Mark; daughters: Deborah Weinhold, Dawn Anderson. Funeral and Interment: Feb. 20, 2021, St. Charles, Mo.
HOTZ, LEROY FREDERICK, Nov. 27, 1932, Casper, Wyo., to Jan. 10, 2021, Glendora, Calif.; graduated Seward 1954. Served 1954-1998. Schools/Ministries: Perry, Okla.; South Gate, West Covina, Laverne, Calif.; Cullman, Ala. Retired 1998. Survivors: Barbara (Muth) Hotz; daughter: Sara Cohen. Memorial Service: Jan. 23, 2021, West Covina, Calif.
KNOPP, ALLEN M., Aug. 16, 1933, Oak Park, Ill., to Dec. 6, 2020, West Bloomfield, Mich.; son of Albert and Mabel Knopp; graduated River Forest 1955. Served 1955-1995. Schools/Ministries: Jefferson City, Mo., Des Plaines, Rochelle, Ill.; Grand Island, Neb.; Eastpointe, Mich. Retired 1995.
LAWIN, PRISCILLA ANN, Aug. 6, 1941, Detroit, Mich., to Feb. 24, 2021, Seward, Neb.; daughter of Herbert and Emma (Knuth) Lawin; graduated Seward 1963. Served 1973-2005. Schools/Ministries: Seward, Neb.; Selma, Ala. Retired 2005. Funeral and Interment: March 6, 2021, St. Joseph, Mich.
LEININGER, ROBERT W., May 27, 1933, McNutt, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Oct. 9, 2020, Roseville, Minn.; son of Rev. Walter and Helen Leininger; colloquy 1969. Served 1970-1997. School/Ministry: St. Paul, Minn. Retired 1997. Survivors: Phyllis Leininger; sons: John, James, Jeffrey; daughter: Anna Kramer. Funeral: Oct. 16, 2020, Roseville, Minn.
MAILAND, ROGER L., Jan. 2, 1941, Seward, Neb., to March 12, 2021, Seward, Neb.; son of Martin and Martha (Crossett) Mailand; graduated Seward 1963. Served 1963-2006. Schools/Ministries: Auburn, Farmington Hills, Portage, Mich. Retired 2006. Survivors: Sharon (Nokes) Mailand; sons: Michael, Joel. Funeral and Interment: March 19, 2021, Seward, Neb.
PEREZ-ARCHE, SARA (SANCHEZ) DEAC., June 1, 1940, Entre Rios, Argentina, to March 16, 2021, Miami, Fla.; daughter of Sabino and Valencia (Gardozo) Sanchez; colloquy 2001. Served 2004-2016. School/Ministry: Miami, Fla. Retired 2017. Survivors: sons: Alex, Walter.
SHARADIN, DOLORES EMILY (BELTZ), Aug. 8, 1924, Hillsboro, N.D., to Feb. 13, 2021, Portland, Ore.; daughter of Carl and Mildred Beltz; graduated River Forest 1969. Served 1973-1984. School/Ministry: Portland, Ore. Retired 1986. Preceded in death by her husband Donald Sharadin. Survivors: daughters: Kathryn Gerken, Ruth Rohrer, Georgina Sievers, Roberta Beck, Susan Winkler. Funeral and Interment: March 27, 2021, Portland, Ore.
VANDERBLES, AUDREY E. DEAC., April 13, 1940, N.Y., to July 14, 2020, St. Louis, Mo.; daughter of Frederick and Beth Vanderbles; graduated Valparaiso 1963. Served 1989-2020. Schools/Ministries: Buffalo, Lockport, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo. Funeral: July 28, 2020, St. Louis, Mo: cremation.