IN MEMORIAM (September 2022)
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.
BEK, EDWIN C. REV., March 30, 1929, Fall City, Neb., to June 11, 2022, Sheboygan, Wis.; son of William and Louise (Karsten) Bek; graduated Springfield Seminary 1954. Served 1954-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Wellsville, Mo.; Chappell, Hastings, Omaha, Neb.; Sheboygan, Wis.; South Wisconsin District Circuit Visitor 1986-1991. Retired 1994. Survivors: Wilma (Kleinsorge) Bek; son: Philip; daughter: Kimberly Schmidt. Funeral and Entombment: June 17, 2022, Sheboygan, Wis.
EHLERS, HARVEY I. REV., June 2, 1931, Carroll, Iowa, to June 19, 2022, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; son of Julius and Minnie (Wilfang) Ehlers; graduated Springfield Seminary 1959. Served 1959-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Bridgeport, Bayard, Neb.; Claremont, Owatonna, Sherburn, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; Fullerton, Calif.; Minnesota South District Circuit Visitor 1966. Preceded in death by his wife Adeline (Schultz) Ehlers. Survivors: son: Mark; daughter: Corinne Brolsma. Funeral and Interment: June 22, 2022, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
GRAUDIN, ARTHUR FREDERICK REV. DR., March 30, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa., to June 18, 2022, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Jacob and Mildred (Cepumeek) Graudin; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1950-1997. Ministries/Parishes: Marion, Ind.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Swissvale, Pa.; Seward, Neb.; Claremont, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his wife Marlyn (Bangert) Graudin and son David. Survivors: son: Mark; daughters: Deborah Keltner, Elisabeth Teuscher. Funeral: July 1, 2022, St. Louis, Mo.; Interment: July 1, 2022, Affton, Mo.
KRIETE, ROBERT LEROY REV., Sept. 17, 1948, Seymour, Ind., to June 8, 2022, Columbia, Mo.; son of Harlan and Emma (Wilson) Kriete; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1984. Served 1985-2013. Ministries/Parishes: St. Edward, Albion, Neb.; Sikeston, Union, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1993-1999. Retired 2013. Survivors: Nancy (Preston) Kriete; sons: Gregory, Matthew. Funeral: June 15, 2022, Columbia, Mo.; cremation.
POLLATZ, RAYMOND RALPH JR. REV., Aug. 3, 1938, Detroit, Mich., to June 15, 2022, Canadian Lakes, Mich.; son of Rev Raymond Sr. and Eugenia (Hertwig) Pollatz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1966. Served 1966-2005. Ministries/Parishes: Houston, Texas; Eastpointe, Traverse City, Mecosta, Mich.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1990-1995. Retired 2005. Survivors: Marion (Ude) Pollatz; sons: Craig, Brian; daughters: Victoria Hoffman, Valerie Schmidt. Funeral: June 20, 2022, Mecosta, Mich.; Interment: June 21, 2022, Livonia, Mich.
WINTERROWD, DONALD HARVE REV., Nov. 24, 1937, Shreveport, La., to June 2, 2022, Ida Grove, Iowa; son of Hubert Sr. and Edmay (Huff) Winterrowd; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1963. Served 1963-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Jamison, Burton, S. Sioux City, Neb.; Twin Falls, Battle Creek, Swea City, Iowa. Retired 2003. Survivors: Judith (Beermann) Winterrowd; son: David; daughters: Kimberly, Lisa, Rebecca. Funeral: June 13, 2022, Ida Grove, Iowa.
FISK, DALE B., April 26, 1940, Willston, N.D., to June 3, 2022, Edina, Minn.; son of Frank and Alvina (Gunderson) Fisk; graduated River Forest 1963. Served 1963-2006. Schools/Ministries: Portland Ore.; La Mesa, Calif. Retired 2006. Survivors: Lynette (Baumgarten) Fisk; son: Jonathan; daughter: Laura Roose. Graveside Service and Interment: June 20, 2022, Clarinda, Iowa.
KOSINSKY, JOHN PAUL, Oct. 5, 1941, New York City, N.Y., to April 6, 2022, Roanoke, Va.; son of John and Susan (Roncek) Kosinsky; graduated River Forest 1964. Served 1964-2004. Schools/Ministries: Niagara Falls, West Seneca, N.Y.; Naperville, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Ft. Smith, Ark. Retired 2004. Survivors: Barbara (Timm) Kosinsky; son: James; daughter: Bethany Fraser.
LEGGE, JEAN LUCILLE (KAZECK), April 14, 1952, Little Falls, Minn., to June 4, 2022, Memphis, Tenn.; daughter of Elvir and Doris Kazeck; graduated St. Paul 1973. Served 1974-2022. School/Ministry: Memphis, Tenn. Interment: Randall, Minn.
OKUN, JACKIE LYNN (MONROE), May 27, 1955, Niagara Falls, N.Y., to April 29, 2022, Valrico, Fla.; daughter of John and Elrene Monroe; graduated Bronxville 1977. Served 1977-2013. Schools/Ministries: Ft. Myers, Brandon, Fla. Retired 2021. Survivors: Terry Okun; daughter: Cara. Celebration of Life: May 14, 2022, Brandon, Fla.