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ABEL, LOUIS H. JR. REV., April 12, 1949, Flushing, N.Y., to August 18, 2016, Ft. Lauderdale Fla.; son of Louis Sr. and Eleanor Abel; colloquy 1983. Served 1983-2005, 2008-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Decatur, Ga.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Survivor: Edith (Massjo) Abel. Memorial Service: September 3, 2016, Chiefland, Fla.
ASTALOS, RONALD F. REV., November 15, 1934, Monroe, Mich., to September 17, 2016, Pt. Huron, Mich.; son of Steve and Caroline (Piehl) Astalos; graduated Springfield Seminary 1962. Served 1962-1999. Ministries/Parishes: Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Okinawa, Japan; Detroit, St. Clair, Mich.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; English District Circuit Visitor 1995-1997. Retired 1999. Survivors: Kimiko (Araki) Astalos; sons: Jesse, Mitchell, Lynn; daughters: Ellen Johnson, Julie Buckbee. Funeral: August 22, 2016, Pt. Huron, Mich.; Interment: August 22, 2016, Marysville, Mich.
BECKER, GILBERT CARL EDWARD REV., March 15, 1919, Altamont, Ill., to August 21, 2016, Abilene, Texas; son of Carl and Wilhelmina (Priess) Becker; graduated Springfield Seminary 1945. Served 1945-1986. Ministries/Parishes: Midland, Texas; Bartlesville, Okla. Preceded in death by his son Daniel. Survivors: son: Jonathan; daughters: Ellen Kieschnick, Carla Stelmachowicz. Memorial Service and Interment: August 24, 2016, Bartlesville, Okla.
BOHLMANN, RALPH ARTHUR REV., September 20, 1932, Palisade, Neb., to July 24, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Rev. Arthur and Anne (Weeke) Bohlmann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1958-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Des Moines, Iowa; St. Louis, Mo.; LCMS District President 1981-1992. Retired 1994. Preceded in death by his wife Patricia (McCleary) Bohlmann. Survivors: son: Paul; daughter: Lynn. Funeral: July 27, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.; Interment: July 28, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.
DUBOIS, KEITH REV., October 1, 1933, Beaumont, Texas, to July 26, 2016, Kempner, Texas; graduated Springfield Seminary 1968. Served 1968-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Palestine, Copperas Cove, Texas. Retired 1998. Survivors: Larrie (Blanchette) DuBois; sons: Eric, Craig, Mark. Funeral: August 13, 2016, Copperas Cove, Texas; Interment: July 30, 2016, Copperas Cove, Texas.
EDGE, JAMES M. REV., February 17, 1958, Paris, Texas, to August 24, 2016, Hialeah, Fla.; son of Murray and Ann (Condray) Edge; colloquy 1998. Served 1998-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Madison, Ala.; Bryant, Ark.; Mercedes, Texas; Hialeah, Fla. Survivors: Dena (Stehlik) Edge; son: Clay; daughter: Lydia Spotts. Funeral: August 27, 2016, Hialeah, Fla.
EGGERT, EDWARD FREDERICK REV., December 27, 1924, Bancroft, Neb., to August 8, 2016, Jefferson, Wis.; son of Theodore and Dorothy (Harms) Eggert; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1950-1988. Ministries/Parishes: Shawnee, Okla.; Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Army Reserve Chaplain; Milwaukee, Wis. Retired 1988. Survivors: Ruth (Kretzmann) Eggert; sons: James, John; daughters: Kathryn Smith, Marcia Gray. Funeral: August 13, 2016, Elm Grove, Wis.; Interment: August 13, 2016, Brookfield, Wis.
HARMS, ROBERT F. W. REV., January 7, 1922, Ambur North Arcot District, India, to September 8, 2016, Grand Island, Neb.; son of Rev. John and Eva (Miller) Harms; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Lebanon, Harvester, Mo.; Bridgeport, Bayard, Pierce, Hastings, Neb.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1988-1990. Retired 1990. Preceded in death by his wife Elinor (Eggen) Harms; son: Bret; daughters: Connie Halderman, Carol Howell. Survivors: son: Daniel; daughter: Rochelle Sassmann. Funeral and Interment: September 13, 2016, Grand Island, Neb.
HICKS, EUGENE WILFORD REV., April 13, 1929, Ramona, Kan., to August 25, 2016, Wichita, Kan.; son of Wilford and Marie (Brunner) Hicks; graduated Springfield Seminary 1963. Served 1963-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Winfield, Kan.; Herington, Latimer, Kan. Retired 2000. Survivors: sons: Ross, Matt; daughters: Laura, Marian. Funeral and Interment: September 3, 2016, Herington, Kan.
LUNDI, MARTIN E. REV., October 25, 1934, Ashtabula, Ohio, to May 7, 2016, Salem, Ore.; son of Emil and Anna (Turja) Lundi; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served 1964-1999, 2012-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Walnut, Diamond Bar, Calif.; Tempe, Ariz.; Portland, Salem, Ore.; Naples, Fla.; English District Circuit Visitor 1989-1990. Retired 2013. Survivors: Michael (Lipus) Lundi; daughters: Ruth Holzem, Julia Funrue, Emily Mallett. Memorial Service: June 4, 2016, Salem, Ore.
MAHNKE, RONALD WILLIAM REV., February 19, 1941, Carroll, Iowa, to July 18, 2016, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; son of William and Luella (Anton) Mahnke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1968. Served 1968-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Minneapolis, Eden Valley, Cold Springs, Minn.; Dumas, Texas; Milwaukee, Wis.; Minot, N.D. Retired 2003. Survivors: Barbara (Bohne) Mahnke; son: Bradley; daughter: Dara Brewer. Funeral: July 23, 2016, St. Cloud, Minn.; Interment: July 23, 2016, Sauk Centre, Minn.
MARQUARDT, ELVIN HENRY REV., September 12, 1923, Canistota, S.D., to July 24, 2016, Peoria, Ariz.; son of Otto and Emma (Gosch) Marquardt; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Humphrey, Lindsay, Omaha, Neb.; Dolton, Ill.; Sun City, Ariz. Retired 1994. Preceded in death by his wife Priscilla (Kassebaum) Marquardt. Survivors: sons: Mark, Paul; daughters: Judith Schmidt, Linda Witham. Funeral and Interment: August 6, 2016, Sun City, Ariz.
MATEJ, ROBERT EDWARD REV., January 27, 1937, Jessup, Pa., to May 20, 2016, Senecaville, Ohio; son of George and Emilia (Marshalla) Matej; graduated Springfield Seminary 1962. Served 1962-2002. Ministries/ Parishes: Hazelton, Pa.; Stamford, Conn.; Lakewood, Ohio. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his daughter Emy Matej. Survivors: Carol (Hahn) Matej; son: Kurt; daughter: Lara Krecic. Memorial Service: May 24, 2016, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Interment: May 25, 2016, Massillon, Ohio.
MILLER, RICHARD PAUL REV., March 6, 1937, Brooklyn, N.Y., to July 19, 2016, Ft. Myers, Fla.; son of Charles and Anna (Lindenberger) Miller; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1964. Served 1964-2001. Ministries/Parishes: Ngatuck, Conn.; Secaucus, N.J.; Ft. Myers, Fla. Retired 2001. Survivors: Donna (Sowa) Miller; sons: Michael, Daniel. Funeral: July 23, 2016, Ft. Myers, Fla.
MUMM, GEORGE A. REV., August 20, 1925, Bloomfield, Neb., to April 15, 2016, West Bend, Wis.; son of Hans and Ida (Hansen) Mumm; graduated Springfield Seminary 1955. Served 1955-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Deep River, Montezuma, What Cheer, Iowa; Wausau, West Bend, Wis. Retired 1990. Preceded in death by his wife Pauline (Meyer) Mumm and son Mark. Survivors: sons: Rev. David, Timothy, James. Funeral and Entombment: April 23, 2016, West Bend, Wis.
NEUMANN, DONALD ARTHUR REV., July 21, 1930, Denison, Iowa, to July 23, 2016, San Antonio, Texas; son of Arthur and Anna (Rabe) Neumann; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1992. Served 1992-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Panama; Harlingen, Texas. Retired 2008. Survivors: Phyllis (Bateman) Neumann; sons: Loring, Paul, Michael; daughters: Theresa Felux, Kay McInnes. Funeral and Interment: July 30, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
NGUYEN, WYNN T. REV., February 13, 1937, Vietnam, to May 7, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.; son of Dong and Heu Nguyen; colloquy 1984. Served 1984-1999. Ministries/Parishes: Garden Grove, Orange, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1999. Survivors: An Nguyen; children: Grace, Anh, Trang, Quoc. Funeral: May 28, 2016, Garden Grove, Calif.
PIKALEK, THOMAS JAMES REV., March 2, 1947, Milwaukee, Wis., to May 21, 2016, Fargo, N.D.; son of Edward and Esther Pikalek; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1973. Served 1975-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Shattuck, Follett, Texas; Offerle, Bucklin, Kan.; Beausejour, Manitoba. Retired 2007. Survivors: Rose (Bakos) Pikalek; sons: Jonathan, Nathaniel; daughter: Rachel. Funeral: May 26, 2016, Fargo, N.D.
ROSCHKE, FRANCIS EARL REV., December 22, 1923, Collinsville, Ill., to May 6, 2016, Colorado Springs, Colo.; son of Theodore and Hilda (Pennekamp) Roschke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Collinsville, Ill.; Lemay, Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Mo.; La Junta, Colo. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Anna (Gross) Roschke. Survivors: sons: Rev. David, Richard; daughters: Charleen Bruggeman, Deborah Haynes. Funeral and Interment: May 13, 2016, Colorado Springs, Colo.
RUBKE, WALTER C., REV., October 26, 1923, San Francisco, Calif., to July 7, 2016, Santa Rosa, Calif.; son of Rev. William and Helen (Rubke) Rubke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1948. Served 1948-1987. Ministries/Parishes: Portland, Ore.; Grass Valley, Chicago Park, Oakland, Yuba City, Mill Valley, Modesto, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Valparaiso, Ind. Retired 1987. Preceded in death by his wife Gudren (Wadewitz). Survivors: Louis (Van Stelle) Rubke; daughters: Linda Kennell, Susan, Jane Numazu; stepdaughter; Jennifer Van Stelle. Memorial Service: August 9, 2016, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Interment: August 8, 2016, Chicago Park, Calif.
SANDERSON, STEPHEN CARTER REV., August 10, 1945, Evanston, Ill., to May 22, 2016, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; son of John and Betty (Carter) Sanderson; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1981. Served 1981-2012. Ministries/ Parishes: Hanceville, Ala.; Yuma, Ariz.; Pagosa Springs, Colo. Retired 2012. Survivors: Parma (Hoiles) Sanderson; son: David; daughters: Jeanette, Amy Brosnan. Funeral: May 27, 2016, Pagosa Springs, Colo. Interment: Hanceville, Ala.
SCHIEFELBEIN, RAYMOND L. REV., May 21, 1938, Chicago, Ill., to May 12, 2016, Blue Springs, Mo.; son of Walter and Lillian (Nyberg) Schiefelbein; graduated Springfield Seminary 1971. Served 1971-2007. Ministries/Parishes: McKees Rocks, Pa.; Oshkosh, Wis.; Collinsville, Ill.; St. Louis, Independence, Kansas City, Mo. Retired 2007. Preceded in death by his wife Rona (Walters) Schiefelbein. Survivors: Diane (Chrisman) Schiefelbein; daughter: Renee Miller; stepsons: Mark Chrisman, Matt Chrisman; Stepdaughters: Megan Chrisman, Michelle Chrisman. Funeral: May 21, 2016, Blue Springs, Mo.
SCHMID. JOHN B. REV., August 3, 1932, Gretna, La., to June 7, 2016, Raymore, Mo.; son of Rev. Eugene and Helene (Bruening) Schmid; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Kansas City, Mo.; Missouri District Circuit Visitor 1988-1997. Retired 1998. Survivors: Ethel (Press) Schmid; sons: Rev. John, Rev. Jonathan; daughters: Rachel Newman, Ruth Kunkel, Rhoda Quarterson, Rebecca Duryea. Funeral and Interment: June 11, 2016, Kansas City, Mo.
SOMMERFIELD, BRUCE R. REV., November 12, 1936, Appleton, Wis., to August 21, 2016, Las Vegas, Nev.; son of William and Alice (McAloon) Sommerfield; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1961. Served 1961-1994, 1998-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Dow City, Buck Grove, Iowa; Sussex, Wis.; Merritt Island, Golden Gate, Sebring, Fla.; Florida-Georgia District Circuit Visitor 1983-1997. Retired 2003. Survivors: sons: William, Gregory; daughter: Susan Frevert. Celebration of Life: November 13, 2016, Wauchula, Fla.
STOCK, JAMES MICHAEL ANTHONY REV., December 6, 1977, Belleview, Neb., to August 14, 2016, Bear Creek, Wis.; son of James Stock and Melody (Jones Stock) Alberts; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2007. Served 2007-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Campbell, Blue Hill, Neb.; Waupun, Bear Creek, Neb. Survivors: Holly (Manley) Stock; sons: Isaac, Avi; daughters: Hannah, Kitra, Elsabet. Funeral: August 18, 2016, Bear Creek, Wis.; Interment: Baxter Iowa.
WELSH, RONALD C. REV., August 10,1943, Toledo, Ohio, to May 26, 2016, Indianapolis, Ind.; son of Charles and Thelma (Shanteau) Welsh; graduated Springfield Seminary 1969. Served 1969-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Huntington, W.V.; Kingfisher, Okla.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Flint, Mich.; Elyria, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind. Survivors: Carolyn (Horn) Welsh; sons: Timothy, Brian; daughter: Heidi Smith. Funeral: May 31, 2016, Carmel, Ind.
WILKIE, RICHARD LAWRENCE REV., October 14, 1940, Midland, Mich., to May 2, 2016, Indianapolis, Ind.; son of Harold and Irene (Rutkowsky) Wilkie; colloquy 1985. Served 1985-2010. Ministries/Parishes: Redwood Falls, Sanborn, Faribault, Minn.; Dillsboro, Ind.; Minnesota South District Circuit Visitor 1991-1999. Retired 2010. Survivors: Melba (Hallow) Wilkie; daughters: Kimber Ampt, Shari Roach, Alicia. Funeral: May 7, 2016, Farmers Retreat, Ind.; Interment: May 7, 2016, Brownstown, Ind.
WITT, MELVIN ERICH REV., May 11, 1926, Independence, Kan., to April 30, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Max and Louise (Prange) Witt; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1952. Served 1952-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Alton, Ill.; U.S. Air Force Chaplain; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by his wife Dora (Trout Fredericksen) Witt. Survivors: son: David; stepson: Steven Fredricksen; step-daughter: Janice Naber. Funeral and Interment: May 6, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.
WUGGAZER, DUANE THEODORE REV., September 18, 1934, Pontiac, Mich., to June 14, 2016, Bonita Springs, Fla.; son of Rev Theodore and Myrtle (Rein) Wuggazer; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1959. Served 1959-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Stockton, Calif.; Birmingham, Mich. Retired 2000. Survivors: Sons: Kevin, Mark, Michael, Kendall, Kristin; daughter: Kimberly. Funeral: July 23, 2016, Birmingham, Mich.
ZIELKE, WILBUR W. REV., April 7, 1926, Chicago, Ill., to August 11, 2016, Bristol, Ill.; son of John and Henrietta (Kelter) Zielke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1950-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Mt. Prospect, St. Charles, Lansing, Rockford, Aurora, Ill.; Mondovi, Wis. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by his wife Adele (Vaeth) Zielke. Survivors: sons: Mark, James, Stephen, David. Memorial Service and Interment: September 3, 2016, Yorkville, Ill.
ALLEN, DEBRA JEAN, November 29, 1957, Lapeer, Mich., to January 9, 2016, Mich.; daughter of Gerald and Nora (Essenburg) Allen; colloquy 1995. Served 1995-2016. School/Ministry: Austin, Texas. Celebration of Life: January 13, 2016, Austin, Texas; Interment: January 16, 2016, Cookeville, Tenn.
ANDERSON, ELLSWORTH K., November 20, 1943, Los Angeles, Calif., to March 27, 2016, Spokane Valley, Wash.; graduated River Forest 1966. Served 1966-2002. Schools/Ministries: Palatine, River Forest, Chicago, Ill.; Florence, Italy; Corvallis, Ore.; Seattle, Spokane Valley, Wash. Retired 2002. Survivors: Carol (Barth) Anderson; son: David; daughter: Elizabeth.
BRADY, TIA MICHELE, October 11, 1976, Kenner, La., to May 6, 2016; daughter of Michael and Darlene (Hudson) Brady; graduated Austin 1998. Served 1998-2016. Schools/Ministries: Pottsboro, Austin, Ft. Worth, Texas. Celebration of Life: May 13, 2016, Metairie, La.; Memorial Service: May 21, 2016 Hurst, Texas; Interment: May 13, 2016, Laplace, La.
CROUSE, RICHARD A., December 5, 1935, Mt. Carroll, Ill., to June 18, 2016, Centralia, Ill.; son of George and Jennie (Fransen) Crouse; graduated Seward 1965. Served 1965-1998. School/Ministry: Centralia, Ill. Retired 1998. Survivors: Karen (Dueker) Crouse; son: Andrew; Daughter: Katherine Craney. Funeral and Interment: June 22, 2016, Centralia, Ill.
DUBKE, DARWIN CARL, March 15, 1935, Taylor, Mich., to September 11, 2016, Berrien Springs, Mich; son of Carl and Mildred (Otter) Dubke; graduated River Forest 1959. Served 1959-1994. Schools/Ministries: Sylvan Grove, Kan.; Tawas, Auburn, Richville, Mich. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his son Paul. Survivors: Verna (Bauer) Dubke; sons: Jonathan, Joel; daughter: Ruth Krieger. Celebration of Life and Interment: September 15, 2016, Berrien Springs, Mich.
GRAF, WARREN R., June 19, 1953, Bonduel, Wis., to October 25, 2015, West Bend, Wis.; son of Ronald and Norma (Kallies) Graf; graduated Seward 1975. Served 1975-1979, 1981-1996, 1998-2015. Schools/ Ministries: Detroit, Harper Woods, Mich.; Marion, Elkhart, Ind.; West Bend, Wis. Survivors: Debra Graf; son: Jonathan; daughter: Gabrielle Steinbrenner. Funeral and Interment: October 31, 2015, Bonduel, Wis.
GRANGER, RALPH F., April 17, 1934, Detroit, Mich., to July 9, 2016, Perryville, Mo.; son of Frank and Emma (Srull) Granger; graduated River Forest 1957. Served 1957-1992. Schools/Ministries: Hamlin, N.Y.; Grand Rapids. Mich.; Chester, Ill. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his son Kevin; Survivors: Mardell (Moehler) Granger; son: Mark; daughter: Christine Campbell. Funeral and Interment: July 14, 2016, Chester, Ill.
HERZFELD, GENIECE V. (Robinson), July 8, 1924, Mobile, Ala., to January 26, 2016, Mobile, Ala.; daughter of Simuel and Rosa (McCarroll) Robinson; graduated River Forest 1982. Served 1982-1994. School/Ministries: Selma, Bessemer, Ala. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by her husband Percy and daughter Pericina. Survivors: daughters: Gwendolyn, Linda. Funeral and Interment: February 1, 2016, Mobile, Ala.
KRANZ, LESLIE JEAN, November 23, 1953, to April 21, 2016; graduated River Forest 1976. Served 1984-2015. School/Ministry: Chicago Heights, Ill. Memorial Service: April 24, 2016, Chicago Heights, Ill.; Interment: April 25, 2016, Monee, Ill.
MORNER, DONALD EWALD, February 28, 1935, Waco, Neb., to April 27, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.; son of Ewald and Edna (Uffemann) Morner; graduated Seward 1956. Served 1956-1997. Schools/Ministries: Azusa, Santa Ana, Orange, Calif. Retired 1997. Survivors: Charlotte (Weinrich) Morner; son: Timothy; daughters: Kathy, Jenny, Shari, Kristi. Funeral: April 30, 2016, Orange, Calif.
ROBINSON, JAMES HOWARD, March 2, 1930, Fairmont, Minn., to September 10, 2016, Arvada, Colo.; son of John and Sophia (Sylwester) Robinson; graduated Seward 1951. Served 1958-1995. Schools/Ministries: Forest Green, Deshler, Mo.; Arvada, Colo. Retired 2005. Survivors: Rowena (Honig) Robinson; son: Kevin; daughter: Laurie Reed. Funeral: September 15, 2016, Arvada, Colo: Interment: September 19, 2016, Denver, Colo.
ROYUK, RONALD JOHN, June 17, 1941, Fremont, Neb., to August 15, 2016, Seward, Neb.; son of John and Esther (Hoffman) Royuk; graduated Seward 1963. Served 1963-2006. Schools/Ministries: Euclid, Parma, Ohio; Knoxville, Tenn.; Tomball, Texas; Northrop, Minn.; Metairie, La. Retired 2006. Survivors: Elaine (Hummel) Royuk; sons: Brent, Brad; daughters: Beth Pester. Funeral: August 20, 2016, Seward, Neb.; Interment: August 20, 2016, Arlington, Neb.
SCHAFER, ROBERT DELL JR., June 2, 1951, Watertown, Minn., to March 8, 2016, Dassel, Minn.; son of Robert Sr. and Shirlee (Schroeder) Schafer; graduated Seward 1985. Served 1985-2013. Schools/Ministries: Macomb, Rochester, Mich. Retired 2013. Preceded in death by his wife Janice (Guetzkow) Schafer. Funeral: March 12, 2016, Hutchinson, Minn.; Interment: March 12, 2016, Mayer, Minn.
SCHERER, RONALD DAVID, May 26, 1935, Ft. Wayne, Ind., to May 3, 2016, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; son of Albert and Mildred Scherer; graduated River Forest 1956. Served 1956-2006. Schools/Ministries: St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Mich. Retired 2006. Survivors: Elisabeth (Rausch) Scherer; sons: Martin, David; daughter: Debbie Gonzales. Funeral and Interment: May 7, 2016, Eastpointe, Mich.
SCHULTZ, MARGARETE L. (STRODTHOFF), January 2, 1932, Milwaukee, Wis., to May 15, 2016, LaGrange, Ga.; daughter of Herman and Margarete Strodthoff; graduated River Forest 1954. Served 1982-1993. School/Ministry: Columbus, Ga. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by her daughter Lois Ann. Survivors: Don Schultz; sons: Mark, Carl, Kurt; daughter: Leann Pearce. Funeral: May 19, 2016, Columbus, Ga.; Interment: May 19, 2016, Pine Mountain, Ga.
THOMPSON, CORINNE RUTH (MOTT), October 31, 1946, Minneapolis, Minn., to March 13, 2016, Sheboygan, Wis.; daughter of Charles and Ruth (Bloedel) Mott; graduated Valparaiso 1969. Served 1973-1993. School/ Ministry: Watertown, Wis. Retired 2011. Survivors: Larry Thompson; son: Brad; daughter: Lisa Adams. Celebration of Life: March 19, 2016, Sheboygan, Wis.; Interment: March 21, 2016, Kohler, Wis.