In Memoriam (January 2016)

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.

Ordained

BAERWOLF, ROBERT DUANE REV., January 19, 1939, Poynette, Wis., to October 5, 2015, Evart, Mich.; son of Robert and Hilda (Spaude) Baerwolf; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1965. Served 1965-2001, 2011-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Herington, Ramona, Kan.; Herron, Petoskey, Holland, Reed City, Manistee, Mich. Retired 2001. Preceded in death by his wife Judith (Rehm) Baerwolf. Survivors: sons: Paul, Mark, Phillip; daughters: Deborah Grieve, Sarah. Funeral: October 10, 2015, Reed City, Mich.

FROBE, ROGER PAUL REV., August 30, 1937, Cincinnati, Ohio, to September 2, 2015, Brunswick, Ga.; son of Paul and Louise (Smith) Frobe; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1963. Served 1964-1980, 1985-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Alexandria, Ind.; Decatur, Ga.; Chattanooga, Tenn. Retired 2000. Survivors: Mary (Avram) Frobe; daughter: Ruth. Memorial Service: September 19, 2015, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Interment: October 12, 2015, Sewanee, Tenn.

GOHN, DAVID PHILLIP REV., June 12, 1945, Akron, Ohio, to October 18, 2015, Flat Rock, Mich.; son of George and Ruth (Clements) Gohn; colloquy 1980. Served 1980-2012. Ministry/Parish: Flat Rock, Mich.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1985-1988. Retired 2012. Survivors: Barbara (Brandt) Gohn; daughter: Kimberly Degenkolb. Funeral: October 23, 2015, Flat Rock, Mich.; Interment: Arnold, Pa.

KROLL, DONALD OTTO REV., September 26, 1934, Omaha, Neb., to October 11, 2015, Winnie, Texas; son of Paul and Erna (Kusch) Kroll; graduated Springfield Seminary 1966. Served 1966-1989, 1991-2009. Ministries/Parishes: Bluffs, Winchester, Ill.; Raymondville, Winnie, Texas.; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1982-1988. Retired 2009. Survivors: Beverly (Halpin) Kroll; sons: John, James; daughters: Jennifer Leal, Heidi Heidemeyer, Tiffani. Memorial Service and Interment: October 13, 2015, Winnie, Texas.

LOMBA-GEORGE, AMADO REV., November 3, 1934, Guantanamo, Cuba, to October 4, 2015, Homestead, Fla.; son of Jose and Angela (George) Lomba; Graduated St. Louis Seminary 2007. Served 2007-2015. Ministry/Parish: Immokalee, Fla. Survivors: children: Saray Lomba Bernet, Marly Lomba Bernet, Jean Lomba Bernet.

PATZWITZ, WALTER FREDRICK REV., September 17, 1954, St. Louis. Mo., to October 19, 2015, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; son of Walter and Florence (Young) Patzwitz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1983. Served 1983-2014. Ministry/Parish: New Wells, Mo. Survivors: Sarah (Weber) Patzwitz; son: Isaac. Funeral: October 23, 2015, Cape Girardeau. Mo; Interment: October 23, 2015, New Wells, Mo.

VOMHOF, ALLEN STEVEN REV., January 20, 1960, Minneapolis, Minn., to October 17, 2015, Dickson City, Pa.; son of Eilert and Lorena (Wiemer) Vomhof; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1986. Served 1986-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Omaha, Neb.; Dickson City, Pa. Survivors: Cheryl Vomhof; daughters: Melissa Kucks, Ashley, Roxanne. Memorial Service: October 24, 2015, Dickson City, Pa.

 

Commissioned

BRAUN, GREGG ALLEN, May 27, 1951, Milwaukee, Wis., to August 30, 2015, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Herbert and Verna (Larson) Braun; graduated River Forest 1973. Served 1973-2015. Schools/Ministries: Addison, Chicago, River Forest, Ill.; Lake Worth, Fla.; Detroit, Mich.; Austin, Texas. Survivors: Suzanne (Simpson) Braun. Memorial Service: September 6, 2015, St. Louis, Mo.

HARVAN, JAMIE SUE (POLEN), March 15, 1977, Portsmouth, Va., to October 3, 2015, East Dundee, Ill.; daughter of John and Marlene Polen; graduated River Forest 2000. Served 2000-2015. School/Ministry: Orland Park, Ill. Survivors: Nathaniel Harvan; son: David; daughter: Rachel. Funeral and Interment: October 7, 2015, East Dundee, Ill.

SENGELE, MARY ANN (NUSKE), December 19, 1934, Port Huron, Mich., to October 8, 2015, Glen Carbon, Ill.; daughter of Walter and Flossi (Rourke) Nuske; graduated River Forest 1957. Served 1973-1989. School/Ministry: Saginaw, Mich. Retired 1994 Preceded in death by her husband John Sengele. Survivor: son: Mark. Memorial Service: October 11, 2015, Maryville, Ill.; Interment: Port Huron, Mich.

 

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