IN MEMORIAM (February 2023)
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.
BROCKHOFF, DANIEL A. REV., March 22, 1930, Chicago, Ill., to Aug. 18, 2022, Largo, Fla.; son of John and Frieda (Wendt) Brockhoff; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1954. Served 1954-1995. Ministries/Parishes: Indianapolis, Ind.; Bromall, Pa.; Largo, Fla. Retired 1995. Survivors: sons: Mark, Michael, Matthew; daughters: Rebecca, Beth. Memorial Service: Oct. 16, 2022, Largo, Fla.: Interment: Aug. 26, 2022.
JALAS, DUANE ALVIN REV., March 14, 1946, Cherokee, Iowa, to Oct. 6, 2022, Hartley, Iowa; son of August and Evelyn (Amendt) Jalas; colloquy 1998. Served 1999-2011. Ministry/Parish: Prentice, Wis. Retired 2011. Survivors: Rosemary (Bruns) Jalas; son: Darin; daughter: Rebecca Evans. Funeral: Oct. 11, 2022, Hartley, Iowa; Interment: Oct. 11, 2022, Sutherland, Iowa.
JOECKEL, DAVID B. REV., Oct. 29, 1933, Huron S.D., to Sept. 20, 2022, Arlington, Texas; son of Tobias and Esther (Lehman) Joeckel; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1958. Served 1958-1999. Ministries/Parishes: New Orleans, La.; Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Arlington, Texas. Retired 1999. Survivors: Judy (Wasle) Joeckel; sons: David, Bill, Mark.; daughter: Lynn Andersen. Funeral and Interment: Oct.3, 2022, Arlington, Texas.
LABRENZ, PAUL E. REV., Nov. 20,1936, Santa Rosa, Calif., to Oct. 2, 2022, Alameda, Calif.; son of Rev. Ernest and Dorothea (Steinbeck) Labrenz; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served 1964-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Jacksonville, Fla.; Oakland, Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Calif. Retired 1998. Survivors: Anita (Bangert) Labrenz; son: Peter; daughter: Christine. Interment: Chicago Park, Calif.
MARQUARDT, MARTIN JOHN REV., April 29, 1933, Canistota, S.D., to Oct. 14, 2022 Davenport, Iowa.; son of Otto and Emma (Gosch) Marquardt; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1959. Served 1959-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Rapidan, Browns Valley, Beardsley, Boyd, Bethel, Minn.; Purdy, Lone Elm, Mo.; Stanwood, Iowa. Retired 2000. Survivors: Dorothy (Sultze) Marquardt; sons: Andrew, Jeremy; daughters: Martha Schaum, Renate. Funeral: Oct. 21, 2022, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Interment: Oct. 21, 2022, Atkins, Iowa.
MUNCH, JAN TRUMAN REV., Aug. 9, 1941, Decatur, Ill., to Oct. 11, 2022, Athens, Tenn.; son of Joseph Munch; graduated Springfield Seminary 1976. Served 1977-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Decatur, Ill.; Athens, Tenn. Retired 2007. Survivors: Linda (Patient) Munch; daughters: Julie Williamson, Jennifer Satterfield. Funeral: Nov. 13, 2022, Athens, Tenn.; Interment: Oct. 2022.
TRAUGOTT, FREDERICK W. REV., Aug. 28, 1943, Houston, Texas, to Oct. 7, 2022, Macomb, Mich.; son of Rev. Henry and Frances (Lange) Trauott; graduated Springfield Seminary 1969. Served 1969-2010. Ministries/Parishes: Stephensville, Texas; Detroit, Troy, Mich. Retired 2010. Survivors: Carolyn (Hohle) Traugott; sons: Mark, Phillip; daughter; Tammy. Funeral: Oct. 12, 2022, Troy, Mich.; Interment: Macomb, Mich.
ZIMMERMAN, JAMES G. REV., May 15, 1959, Los Angeles, Calif., to October 8, 2022, Addison, Ill.; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1986. Served 1987-2021. Ministries/Parishes: Calumet Park, Chicago, Oak Lawn, Troy, Addison, Ill. Retired 2021. Survivors: Robin (Winter) Zimmerman; son: Theodore. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 14, 2022, Addison, Ill.
DIBOS, WAYNE WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Jan. 16,1956, New Orleans, La., to Sept.r 25, 2022, Las Vegas, Nev,; son of Edmond Sr. and Helen (Stoltz) Dibos; graduated Seward 1979. Served 1979-2018. Schools/Ministries: Belle Glade, Miami, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev. Retired 2018. Survivor: Carolyn (Baumgartner) Dibos. Funeral: Oct. 2, 2022, Las Vegas, Nev.
EGGERT, JOHN RICHARD DR., May 30, 1946, Saginaw, Mich., to Aug. 16, 2022, St. Paul, Minn.; son of Walter and Ruth (Droegemueller) Eggert; graduated Seward 1968. Served 1968-1975, 1978-2011. Schools/Ministries: Melrose Park, Chicago, Ill.; St. Paul, Minn. Retired 2011. Survivors: Linda (Schoenborn) Eggert; sons: Brian, Derek; daughters: Alissa, Sara Rosenow. Celebration of Life: Sept. 24, 2022, St. Paul, Minn.
GEHEB, THEODORE OTTO, Oct. 25, 1935, Chicago, Ill., to Aug. 22, 2022, Palm Harbor, Fla.; son of William and Irma Geheb; colloquy 1965. Served 1965-2000. Schools/Ministries: Birmingham, Ann Arbor, Farmingham, Mich. Retired 2000. Survivors: Marlene (Kreps) Geheb; daughters: Laura Patnales, Rebecca Simpson, Erika Thornsberry. Celebration of Life: Aug. 27, 2022, Clearwater, Fla.
GROTHAUS, LARRY HENRY CARL, Jan. 5, 1930, Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Oct. 4, 2022; son of William and Dorothea (Horstmann) Grothaus; graduated River Forest 1954. Served 1954-1998. Schools/Ministries: Hamlin, N.Y.; Concordia, Mo.; Seward, Neb. Retired 1998. Survivors: Doris (Gugel) Grothaus; sons: Timothy, Peter; daughters: Cheryl, Christine. Funeral and Interment: Oct. 11, 2022, Seward, Neb.
JENKS, ALBERT N., Oct. 13, 1935, Kalamazoo, Mich., to Oct. 9, 2022, South Beloit, Ill.; son of Keeney and Louise (Tilly) Jenks; graduated Seward 1957. Served 1957-1995. Schools/Ministires: Cincinnati, Ohio; Beloit, Wis. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by his son Thomas. Survivors: Janet (Gehrke) Jenks; son: Mark; daughter: Brenda. Celebration of Life: Oct. 15, 2022, Janesville, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 15, 2022, Manawa, Wis.
MC PEEK, LYNN EILEEN (JOHNSTON), Dec. 18, 1954, Chicago, Ill., to Sept. 23, 2022, Lafayette, La.; daughter of Larry and Elinor Johnston; graduated River Forest 1976. Served 1976-1987. Schools/Ministries: Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City, Kan. Retired 2019. Preceded in death by her daughter Sarah. Survivors: Rev. Dr. Samuel Mc Peek; sons: Stephen, Philip; daughter: Leah Daigle. Funeral: Sept. 28, 2022, Lafayette, La.; Inurnment: Chicago, Ill.
MOELLER, ELIZABETH ANN (FERGUSON), Aug. 23, 1947, Frankfort, Ind., to Oct. 14, 2022, Wabash, Ind.; daughter of Ralph and Mildred (Clark) Ferguson; colloquy 2007. Served 2008-2010. School/Ministry: Bremen, Ind. Retired 2010. Survivors: John Moeller; son: Rev. Dwight; daughters: Wendy Myers, Rhonda Cervantes. Funeral: October 20, 2022, Wabash, Ind.; Interment: Oct. 20,2022, Sharpsville, Ind.