IN MEMORIAM (September 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.
DUER, RONALD E. REV. DR., Sept. 1, 1938, Chicago, Ill., to June 5, 2021, Peninsula, Ohio; son of Harry and Wilhelmine (Nehring); graduated St. Louis Seminary 1964. Served 1964-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Anita, Iowa; St. Louis, Mo.; Hudson, Ohio. Retired 2003. Survivors: Phyllis (Schumm) Duer; sons: Mark, Paul; daughter: Kristen Hatchett. Memorial Service: June 19, 2021, Hudson, Ohio.
HAUBEIN, WENDELL L. REV., Oct. 27, 1934, Lockwood, Mo., to May 17, 2021, Salina, Kan.; son of Harold and Lillian (Baker) Haubein; colloquy 1981. Served 1981-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Lohman, Mo.; Salina, Kan.; Kansas District Circuit Visitor 1991-1994. Retired 1996. Preceded in death by his wife Georgia (Taegue) Haubein. Survivors: Dianne (Dir) Haubein; daughters: Teresa Chiusolo, Michele Williams, Brenda Nelson; stepdaughters: Genee Lindstron, RaShelle Hook, Lanette Thirkell. Funeral: May 20, 2021, Salina, Kan.; Interment: May 21, 2021, Marshfield, Mo.
HEINICKE, MARTIN W. REV., April 8, 1925, Elk Creek, Neb., to June 16, 2021, Boise, Idaho; son of Rev. Iddo and Elizabeth (Boehne) Heinicke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1950-1988. Ministries/Parishes: Molalla, Ashton, Boise, Idaho; Rawlins, Wyo.; U.S. Army Military Chaplain. Retired 1988. Preceded in death by his wife Lovila (Neumann) Heinicke. Survivor: daughter: Ruth Behrent. Funeral: June 26, 2021, Boise, Idaho; Interment: Boise, Idaho.
KLUCK, HERBERT LEO REV., Feb. 26, 1929, Otto, Texas, to May 31, 2021, Fredericksburg, Texas; son of Adolph and Bertha (Hilbert) Kluck; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1991. Ministries/Parishes: Del Rio, San Benito, Eola, Ballinger, Texas; Anaheim, Calif.; Arapahoe, Plainview, Neb.; Mitchell, S.D.; Pacific Southwest District Circuit Visitor 1964-1965; Nebraska District Circuit Visitor 1966-1967; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1996. Retired 1991. Survivors: Jeanette (Bethke) Kluck; sons: Mark, Martin; daughters: Karen Haak, Mary Baumann, Christine. Funeral and Interment: June 4, 2021, Fredericksburg, Texas.
OLSON, DONALD L. JR. REV., Aug. 10, 1947, Bremerton, Wash., to May 23, 2021, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; son of Donald Sr. and Cleola (Haunschild) Olson; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1973. Served 1973-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Eola, Ballinger, Waco, Uvalde, Texas; Aurora, Ind.; Indiana District Circuit Visitor 1977-1985; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1991-1997, 2009-2015. Retired 2015. Survivors: LouAnn (Savage) Olson; sons: Matthew, Jonathan. Funeral and Interment: June 1, 2021, Aurora, Ind.
QUALMAN, WILLIAM AUGUST REV., Nov. 22, 1952, Lebanon, N.H., to May 24, 2021, La Grange, Texas; son of T.W. Qualman; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1979. Served 1979-2018. Ministries/Parishes: Greenwood, Mich.; Schenectady, N.Y.; Winter Haven, Fla.; Old Bridge, N.J.; La Grange, Texas; Florida-Georgia District Circuit Visitor 1991-1998. Retired 2019. Preceded in death by his daughter Sarah. Survivors: Lisa (Rasche) Qualman; son: Matthew. Funeral: June 6, 2021, Winchester, Texas.
RAND, GREGORY ORION REV., Sept. 23, 1977, Glendora, Calif., to June 6, 2021, Claremont, Calif.; son of Sean and Linda (Schlessler) Rand; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2017. Served 2019-2021. Ministry/Parish: Claremont, Calif. Survivors: Jenner (Sun) Rand; daughter: Sophia. Funeral: July 10, 2021, Claremont, Calif.
RILEY, WILLIAM RICHARD REV., Dec. 10, 1934, St. Paul, Minn., to May 17, 2021, Iowa City, Iowa; son of William and Essie (VanAlstyne) Riley; colloquy 1978. Served 1978-1997, 2000-2001, 2003. Ministries/Parishes: Bristol, Memphis, Tenn.; Naperville, Ill.; Stanwood; Iowa; Mexia, Texas. Retired 2001. Preceded in death by his wife Joyce (Simmons) Riley and son Garry. Survivors: sons: Terry, Larry; daughter: Valarie Haney; stepson: John Danker; stepdaughters; Julie Trachta, Jayne Salzbrenner. Funeral and Interment: May 24, 2021, Blairstown, Iowa.
SAATKAMP, RONALD EDWARD. REV., Nov. 10, 1942, Brooklyn, N.Y., to April 26, 2021, LaPorte, Ind.; son of Harold and Anna (Lederhaus) Saatkamp; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1987. Served 1987-2021. Ministries/Parishes: E. Moriches, N.Y.; Provo, Utah; Hammond, Ind.; Rocky Mountain District Circuit Visitor 1994-1997; Indiana District Circuit Visitor 2006-2015. Retired 2021. Survivors: Ann(Gardner) Saatkamp; son: Kevin; daughter: Karen Gerboth. Funeral: May 1, 2021, Hammond, Ind.; Interment: May 8, 2021, W. Orange, N.J.
TEUSCHER, HAROLD JULIUS REV., April 23, 1936, Rock Island, Ill., to May 17, 2021, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; son of Tecumseh and Martha (Schenk) Teuscher; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1961. Served 1962-1979, 1992-2004, 2008-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Milpitas, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Battle Creek, Richland, Mich.; Sun Lakes, Chandler, Prescott, Peoria, Ariz. Retired 2014. Survivors: Julia (Wright) Teuscher; sons: Richard, Matthew; daughters: Deann Trebbe, Kimberly Kaiser, Kristine Boshell. Celebration of Life: May 21, 2021, Chandler, Ariz.
WARNECK, RICHARD H. REV. DR., Nov. 12, 1935, Kansas City, Mo., to June 8, 2021, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Rev. Walter and Selma (Meier) Warneck; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1960. Served 1961-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Ellisville, St. Louis, Ladue, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1970-1974. Retired 2008. Survivors: Marlene (Kussmann) Warneck; sons: Richard, Stephen. Funeral and Interment: June 12, 2021, St. Louis. Mo.
FIELDS, SANDRA CLAIRE (HAAK), Feb. 19, 1940, to Oct. 16, 2020, Cocolalla, Idaho; daughter of William and Doris Haak; graduated Seward 1962. Served 2002-2006. School/Ministry: Tucson, Ariz. Retired 2006. Survivors: Andrew Fields; son: David; daughter: Deborah Crossett. Graveside Service: Westmond, Idaho.
KREMER, JAMES GILBERT, Nov. 7, 1942, Milwaukee, Wis., to June 12, 2021, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; son of Gilbert and Norma (Schneider) Kremer; graduated River Forest 1965. Served 1965-2008. School/Ministry: New Haven, Ind. Retired 2008. Survivors: son: John; daughter: Sarah Schroeder. Funeral and Interment: June 17, 2021, New Haven, Ind.
KUNTZ, CYNTHIA GRACE (STEFFENS), Dec. 5, 1964, Perryville, Mo., to April 29, 2021; daughter of Donald and Florence Steffens; graduated Seward 1987. Served 1987-2021. Schools/Ministries: St. Louis, Mo.; Omaha, Neb. Survivors: Charles Kuntz; son: Michael; daughter: Ashley Huesers; stepson: Dustin; stepdaughter: Brandye Bell. Funeral and Interment: May 8, 2021, Omaha, Neb.
LIST, ROSE MARIANN (SACHTLEBEN), Aug. 2, 1921, Chicago, Ill., to May 17, 2021, Maricopa, Ariz.; daughter of Albert and Eleanora Sachtleben; graduated River Forest 1967. Served 1973-1982. School/Ministry: Frankenmuth, Mich. Retired 1982. Preceded in death by her husband Hilbert List. Survivors: sons: Stephen, Paul; daughters: Lois Riley, Eunice Holmes, Ruthie Elbers. Funeral: May 28, 2021, Frankenmuth, Mich.
LUCHT, WAYNE E., Dec. 13, 1925, to April 6, 2021, Oak Park, Ill.; graduated River Forest 1948. Served 1948-1995. Schools/Ministries: Dallas, Texas; River Forest, Ill. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Phyllis (Gieschen) Lucht. Survivors: sons: Mark, Peter, David; daughters: Kathryn, Andrea DiFebo.