In Memoriam (March 2016)

In Memoriam 

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

 BRIGHTON, LOUIS ANDREW REV., October 30, 1927, Saskatoon, Canada, to November 13, 2015, Savannah, Ga.; son of Rev. Louis and Helen (Frinke) Brighton; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1952. Served 1952-1998. Ministries/Parishes: London, England; Decatur, Ill.; Lexington, Ky.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1998. Survivors: son: Rev. Mark, Stephen; daughters: Anne, Christine, Mary. Funeral: November 20, 2015, Savannah, Ga.

CARR, TIMOTHY JAMES REV., April 6, 1962, Port Arthur, Texas, to December 21, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; son of James and Elaine (Schaefer) Carr; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1988. Served 1988- 2014. Ministries/Parishes: Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Calif.; Hamilton, Houston, Texas; Sycamore, Ill.; Dewitt, Iowa; Toledo, Ohio. Survivors: Catherine (Brillinger) Carr; sons: Eric, Michael, Alexander; daughter: Anna. Funeral: December 26, 2015, Decatur, Ind.; Interment: December 26, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

DARKOW, FRED C. JR. REV., January 30, 1930, Akron, Ohio, to December 11, 2015, Winfield, Kan.; son of Fred Sr. and Molly (Shaw) Darkow; graduated Springfield Seminary 1960. Served 1960-1995. Ministries/Parishes: Harrold, Sonora, Wichita Falls, Iowa Park, Texas; Margo, Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada; Robbinsdale, Brownsdale, Minn.; Winfield, Kan. Retired 1995. Survivors: Rita (Sorgatz) Darkow; sons: Ernst, Fred; daughters: Susan King, Jennifer Beuchat, Faith Linnebur, Christy Kurtz. Funeral: December 18, 2015, Arkansas City, Kan.; Interment: December 18, 2015, Winfield, Kan.

HAACK, LONNIE R. REV., August 17, 1946, York, Neb., to November 21, 2015, Lincoln, Neb.; son of Leroy and Dorothy (Ellis) Haack; graduated Springfield Seminary 1973. Served 1973-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Watertown, Wis.; Novato, San Rafael, Calif. Retired 2015. Celebration of Life: January 16, 2016, San Rafael, Calif.; Interment: January 17, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.

HASSOLD, WILLIAM J. JR. REV., December 5, 1924, Chicago, Ill., to October 16, 2015, Oviedo, Fla.; son of William Sr. and Johanna (Doering) Hassold; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1948. Served 1951-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Norfolk, Neb.; Oberlin, Gladwin, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Jacksonville, Tampa, Englewood, Fla. Retired 1989. Preceded in death by his wife Sarah (Schalow) Hassold. Survivors: step-sons: John Schalow, Paul Schalow, Philip Schalow; step-daughter: Louise Del Vecchio. Memorial Service: October 25, 2015, Orlando, Fla.

HENNING, J. C. REV., September 19, 1933, Houston, Texas, to November 24, 2015, Houston, Texas; son of Julius and Augusta (Kersten) Henning; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1958. Served 1958-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Oxford, Tupelo, Holly Springs, Corinth, Miss.; Houma, Grand Isle, La.; Edna, Palacios, Corpus Christi, Spring, Texas.; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1994-1995. Retired 1989. Survivors: Shirley (Berton) Henning; sons: Douglas James; daughter: Betsy Barton. Funeral: December 1, 2015, Houston, Texas; Interment: December 1, 2015, Humble, Texas.

KROHN, ORVILLE E. REV., May 29, 1929, Carroll, Neb., to December 4, 2015, Roswell, N.M.; son of Rev. Henry and Augusta (Siegert) Krohn; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Shelton, Alliance, Neb.; Las Cruces, Roswell, N.M.; Nebraska District Circuit Visitor 1963-1970. Retired 1994. Survivors: Lorraine (Baumgartner) Krohn; sons: Mark, Rev. Kevin; daughters: Anita Gerdes, Gwendolyn. Memorial Service: December 14, 2015, Roswell, N.M.

MANUS, RICHARD M. REV., June 15, 1943. Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., to November 23, 2015, St. Louis, Mo.; son of Ralph and Evelyn (Reich) Manus; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1970. Served 1970-2011. Ministries/Parishes: Crowley, Iota, La.; Greenwich, Conn.; Copperas Cove, College Station, Texas; St. Louis, Barnhart, Mo. Survivors: Alice (Lackey) Manus; sons: Matthew, Marc; daughter: Mary. Funeral: December 5, 2015, High Ridge, Mo.; Interment: January 8, 2016, Jennings, La.

MOORE, POMEROY JUNIOR REV., May 24, 1937, Wichita, Kan., to December 3, 2015, Gadsden, Ala.; son of Cecil and Elizabeth Moore; colloquy 2003. Served 2003-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Anaheim, Calif.; Gadsden, Ala. Survivors: Nelda (Baker) Moore; sons: Timothy, Patrick; daughters: Sheri Herndon, Jeri Staley, Elizabeth. Funeral: December 12, 2015, Gadsden, Ala.

WEHMEIER, WALTER J. REV., May 29, 1927, Alta Vista, Kan., to December 15, 2015, Stillwater, Okla.; son of Rev. Walter and Flora (Brunkhorst) Wehmeier; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Niagara Falls, Newark, Clyde, N.Y.; Jetmore, Lincolnville, Kan.; Guymon, Perry, Okla. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Doris (McBeth) Wehmeier and sons Harry, John, Paul. Survivors: son; Dan; daughters: Grace, Sara Belford. Funeral: December 21, 2015, Stillwater, Okla.; Interment: December 21, 2015, Perry, Okla.

ZSCHIEGNER, ARTHUR H. REV., October 27, 1930, Hankow, China, to December 3, 2015, Akron, Ohio; son of Rev. Max and Helen (Rathert) Zschiegner; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1980. Ministries/Parishes: El Segundo, Calif.; E. St. Louis, Ill.; Duncan, Okla.; Ft. Wayne, Ind. Retired 1985. Preceded in death by his wives Valera (Frerking) Zschiegner and Ellen (Schack) Zschiegner and son Jonathan. Survivor: daughter: Angela Sprague. Funeral and Interment: December 10, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

 

Commissioned

 BAGANZ, RANDAL D., January 15, 1950, Minneapolis, Minn., to November 22, 2015, Sturtevant, Wis.; son of Reuben and Rhoda (Trapp) Baganz; graduated River Forest 1972. Served 1972-2012. Schools/Ministries: Wauwatosa, Grafton, Milwaukee, Racine, Wis. Retired 2012. Survivors: Madelyn (Fritz) Baganz; sons: Micah, Nathan, Jonathan. Memorial Service: November 27, 2015, Caledonia, Wis.

BECKEN, LINDA M., August 28, 1950, to November 23, 2015, Maplewood, Minn.; daughter of Thor and Sarah Becken; graduated River Forest 1972. Served 1973-2015. Schools/Ministries: Chattanooga, Tenn.; Hudson, Wis.; Lincoln, Neb. Retired 2015. Funeral: November 27, 2015 Stillwater, Minn.; Interment: November 27, 2015, Hudson, Wis.

BEHRENS, GARY, November 21, 1935, Porterville, Calif., to October 14, 2015; son of Alfred and Elma (Stang) Behrens; graduated Seward 1957. Served 1957-2001. School/Ministry: Redwood City, Calif. Retired 2001. Survivors: Rosemary (Schultz) Behrens; son: Jonathan; daughters: Rebecca Berry, Jennifer Montalvo. Funeral: November 1, 2015, Redwood City, Calif.

CZECH, RICHARD DONALD, May 6, 1932, Hamburg, Wis., to December 11, 2015, Abbotsford, Wis.; son of Henry and Katharine (Dorn) Czech; graduated River Forest 1955. Served 1955-1994. Schools/Ministries: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Athens, Wis. Retired 1994. Survivors: Ellen (Polk) Czeck; son: Nathan; daughter: Jenny Hartwig. Funeral and Interment: December 14, 2015, Athens, Wis.

MIEGER, PAUL ALAN, May 29, 1947, Chicago, Ill., to October 16, 2015, Texas; son of Alfred and Irene Mieger; graduated Irvine 1987. Served 1987-2011. Schools/Ministries: Vacaville, Capistrano Beach, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Calif.; DeSoto, Texas; Derby, Kan. Survivors: Patti (Taron) Mieger; son: Michael; daughters: Beverly DuPree, Amy Muhly. Funeral: October 23, 2015, Tyler, Texas; Interment: October 23, 2015, Grand Prairie, Texas.

RICHERT, FAY RONALD, May 18, 1931, South Cayuga Ontario, Canada, to December 21, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; son of Harvey and Mary (Reichheld) Richert; graduated River Forest 1954. Served 1954-1994. Schools/Ministries: Kingston, N.Y.; New Haven, Ind. Retired 1994. Survivors: Dorene (Detlaff) Richert; son: Mark; daughter: Monica Steiner. Funeral and Interment: December 28, 2015, New Haven, Ind.

WENTLAND, KATHERINE MARIE (NOLTE), November 4, 1948, Wilson, Texas, to September 29, 2015, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughter of Felix and Edna (Heintze) Nolte; graduated River Forest 1970. Served 1990-2012. Schools/Ministries: Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Arlington, Texas. Retired 2012. Survivors: Kenneth Wentland; sons: Aaron, Kyle.

WENZ, RICHARD LEE, September 24, 1934, Lincoln, Neb., to December 3, 2015, Davenport, Iowa.; son of Arthur and Mildred Wenz; graduated Seward 1956. Served 1956-1996. Schools/Ministries: Maplewood, Hannibal, Ellisville, Mo.; Davenport, Iowa. Retired 1996. Survivors: Janet (Schneider) Wenz; son: Jeff; daughter: Jennifer Steere. Funeral and Interment: December 7, 2015, Davenport, Iowa.

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