In Memoriam (August 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

CAREY, EDWIN JOHN REV., January 31, 1939, Detroit, Mich., to April 14, 2016, Newburgh, Ind.; son of Ralph and Hermina (Dettloff) Carey; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served: 1964-2004.  Ministries/Parishes: Inglis, Manitoba, CANADA; Kalamazoo, Hillsdale, Mich.; Newburgh, Ind.  Retired 2004.  Survivors: Rita (Parks) Carey; sons: Edwin II, Shawn, Shane, Joel; daughter: Anna Williams.  Funeral and Interment: April 17, 2016, Evansville, Ind.

HISCHKE, WALDEMAR F. REV., December 8, 1932, Suring, Wis., to April 13, 2016, Collinsville, Ill.; son of Fred and Martha (Struck) Hischke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1997.  Ministries/Parishes: Rockford, Hamel, Ill.; Whitehall, Mich.; Ladue, Mo.  Retired 1997.  Survivors: Anita (Roth) Hischke; son: Mark; daughters: Rachel, Deborah.  Funeral: April 16, 2016, Collinsville, Ill.; cremation.

MULLER, RICHARD ERNEST REV., March 19, 1928, New York City, N.Y., to April 11, 2016, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; son of Ernst and Elsie Muller; Colloquy 1979.  Served 1979-2008.  Ministry/Parish: Ft. Wayne, Ind. Retired 2008.  Preceded in death by his wife Catherine (Kovac) Muller.  Survivor: son: Peter.  Funeral and Interment: April 15, 2016, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

PETERSON, HOWARD MUNSON REV., February 25, 1921, Vancouver, Wash., to March 29, 2016, Olympia, Wash.; son of Fred and Hilda (Kahrs) Peterson; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1983; 2006-2010.  Ministries/Parishes: Salem, Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Oak Harbor, Seaview, Wash.  Retired 2010.  Preceded in death by his wife Grace (Bryan) Peterson.  Survivors: sons: William, Gregory, Bryan, Paul, Jim; daughter: Susan Voss.  Celebration of Life: May 1, 2016, Lacey, Wash.

VAZQUEZ, ANDREW REV., September 18, 1928, El Vedado, Havana, CUBA, to March 31, 2016, Miami, Fla.; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2010. Served 2010-2016.  Ministry/Parish: Miami, Fla.  Survivor: daughter: Julia Pulles.  Funeral: April 1, 2016, Miami, Fla.

Commissioned

BRADDOCK, JEAN MARIE (MOENTMANN) OLSON, July 10, 1935, Frankenmuth, Mich., to March 9, 2016, Southaven, Miss., daughter of Rudolf and Freda (Schiffmann) Moentmann; graduated Seward 1958. Served 1987-1999.  Schools/Ministries: Glendale, N.Y.; Memphis, Tenn.  Retired 1999.  Survivors: James Braddock; son: Mark Olson; daughters: Heather Mann, Kristin Kennedy.  Funeral: March 12, 2016, Memphis, Tenn.

HANSEN, J.B., December 13, 1927, Staten Island, N.Y., to December 13, 2015, Odem, Texas; son of Andreas and Jenny Hansen; colloquy 1977. Served 1995-1999.  School/Ministry: Corpus Christi, Texas.  Retired 1999.  Preceded in death by his son Richard.  Survivors: Ida (Marburger) Hansen; daughters: Jenny Gastler, Julie Dayton.  Funeral: December 19, 2015, West Sinton, Texas; Interment: December 19, 2015, Corpus Christi, Texas.

HOOVER, HOYLE LEON II, March 31, 1981, Lincoln County, N.C., to February 24, 2016, Newton, N.C.; son of Joe Hoover and Sandra (Cline) Herman; Graduated River Forest 2005. Served 2005-2014.  Schools/Ministries: Park Ridge, Ill.; Helena, Mont.; Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Hickory, N.C.  Survivors: Sydney (Grubbs) Hoover; daughters: Delilah, Lilly.  Celebration of Life: February 27, 2016, Hickory, N.C; Internment: February 27, 2016, Conover, N.C.

LINK, ALLEN W., May 26, 1950, Chicago Heights, Ill., to March 26, 2016, Washington, Mo.; son of Walter and Ellen (Rittierrodt) Link; graduated Seward 1972. Served 1972-2006.  Schools/Ministries: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Memphis, Tenn.; Hong Kong, China.  Retired 2006.  Funeral: March 30, 2016, Washington, Mo.; Internment: March 30, 2016; St. Charles, Mo.

SPRINGER, JANICE RUTH (HERTLEIN), August 12, 1951, St. Louis, Mo., to March 20, 2016, Barrington, Ill.; daughter of George and Marie (Bertram) Hertlein; graduated Seward 1973. Served 1973-2013.  Schools/Ministries: Munster, Ind.; St. Louis, Mo.; Belleville, Ill.  Retired 2013.  Survivor: Rev. Martin Springer.  Funeral: April 15, 2016, Belleville, Ill.; Internment: April 15, 2016, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

TIEDJE, NORMAN A., December 11, 1940, Gardnerville, Nev., to October 17, 2015, Shelby Township, Mich.; graduated River Forest 1962. Served: 1962-2002.  Ministries/Parishes: Detroit, Lincoln Park, Utica, Mich.  Retired 2002.  Survivors: Arlene (Veliky) Tiedje; sons: Christopher, Kevin, Aaron; daughters: Miriam, Lydia Dobler, Rebekah.  Memorial Service: November 7, 2015, Utica, Mich.

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