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.
BETTERMANN, VERNON L. REV., July 7, 1941, Otter Tail County, Minn., to June 21, 2016, Valparaiso, Ind.; son of Clarence and Lillian (Hartfiel) Bettermann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1967. Served 1967-2003. Ministries/Parishes: Guthrie, Okla.; East Peoria, Ill.; Central Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1991-1997. Retired 2003. Survivors: Ruth (Kleinschmidt) Bettermann; daughters: Tracy Wetzstein, Wendy Arnold. Funeral and Interment: June 27, 2016, East Peoria, Ill.
BUNDSCHUH, PAUL ROBERT REV., May 18, 1945, Canon City, Colo., to May 19, 2016, Riverton, Wyo.; son of Rev. John and Margaret (Ziegler) Bundschuh; graduated Springfield Seminary 1971. Served 1972-2007. Ministries/Parishes: Douglas, Glenrock, Powell, Wyo.; Prosser, Benton City, Klickitat, Bingen, Wash.; Craig, Colo.; Wyoming District Circuit Visitor 1974-1978. Retired 2007. Survivors: Shirley (Vogel) Bundschuh; daughters: Rachel, Sarah. Funeral and Interment: May 27, 2016, Riverton, Wyo.
BUTZ, LEE A. REV., May 8, 1925, Twin Falls, Idaho, to June 25, 2016, Indianapolis, Ind.; son of Halley and Lillian (Peterson) Butz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1950. Served 1950-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Jackson, Alpha, Minn.; Sparta, Ill.; Greenfield, Ind.; Southern Illinois District Circuit Visitor 1959-1960. Retired 1989. Survivors: Terrie (Schirrschmidt) Butz; son: Ric; daughters: Paulette Carson, Patricia Hunter, Jan Kolva. Funeral: July 3, 2016, Westfield, Ind.; cremation.
DISCHER, NORMAN EDGAR REV., March 10, 1932, Marshalltown, Iowa, to May 4, 2016, Apple Valley, Minn.; son of Rev. Walter and Florence (Schmidt) Discher; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Blair, Neb.; Elmore, Annandale, Minn. Retired 1994. Survivors: LaDonna (Sunderman) Discher; sons: Kenneth, Brian; daughter: Sharon Johnston. Funeral and Interment: May 12, 2016, Eagan, Minn.
DUBOIS, LOREN ANTHONY REV., January 23, 1942, Ridgeway, N.Y., to May 14, 2016, Denison, Texas; son of Louis and Virginia (Campbell) DuBois; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1986. Served 1986-2014. Ministries/Parishes: Bay City, Palacios, Cisco, Honey Grove, Bonham, Texas. Survivors: Beverly (Holland) DuBois; daughters: Lori Clevinger, Lisa Brown. Memorial Service: May 18, 2016, Honey Grove, Texas.
EBERHARD, DAVID REV., January 1, 1934, Louisville, Ky., to May 10, 2016, Shelby Township, Mich.; son of Rev. Carl and Clara (Schwolert) Eberhard; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1959. Served 1959-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Detroit, Mich.; Michigan District Circuit Visitor 1997-1998. Retired 2015. Survivors: Beverly (Jacobs) Eberhard; sons: Michael, Mark, Timothy, Paul, David. Funeral: May 14, 2016, Detroit, Mich.; cremation.
GOLISCH, JOHN E. REV., May 2, 1932, Frederic, Wis., to November 7, 2015, Mt. Prospect, Ill.; son of Rev. Clarence and Catherine (Gray) Golisch; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1958-1997. Ministries/Parishes: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Mt.Prospect, Ill. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his daughter Joy. Survivors: Joan (Zimmermann) Golisch; son: Paul; daughters: Faith Steinberg, Beth Leipert. Funeral: November 14, 2015, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
GROSS, RICHARD ERNST REV., November 1, 1923, Wenatchee, Wash., to June 4, 2016, Portland, Ore.; son of Rev. Paul and Anna (Steinmann) Gross; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1947. Served 1947-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Fillmore, N.Y.; Cottage Grove, Coos Bay, Hillsboro, Portland, Ore.; Nampa, Idaho; Kennewick, Wash.; Northwest District Circuit Visitor 1957-1958. Retired 1988. Survivors: Edith (Felten) Gross; sons: Paul, David, Steve, Larry, Gary; daughter: Christine Todd. Funeral: June 8, 2016, Portland, Ore.
HEINITZ, KENNETH L. REV., November 13, 1926, Upland, Neb., to May 11, 2016, Melrose Park, Ill.; son of Rev. Otto and Minnie (Meyer) Heinitz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1952. Served 1953-1993. Ministries/Parishes: Twin Falls, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah, River Forest, Ill. Retired 1993. Survivors: Ione (Licht) Heinitz; sons: John, Mark; daughters: Jacquelen, Jan. Memorial Service: May 28, 2016, Melrose Park, Ill.
JOHNSON, RICHARD E. REV., August 7, 1932, Joplin, Mo., to April 18, 2016, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; son of William and Bernice (Edwards) Johnson; graduated Springfield Seminary 1957. Served 1957-1994, 2000-2004. Ministries/Parishes: West Sacramento, Calif.; New York, Yonkers, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Atlantic district Circuit Visitor 1998-2000. Retired 2004. Preceded in death by his wife Donna (Williams) Johnson and son Richard. Survivors: son: Ronald; daughters: Deborah Marzano, Anna. Funeral: April 22, 2016, Fishkill, N.Y.
KADEN, KENNETH P. REV., September 25, 1929, Hannibal, Mo., to April 30, 2016, St. Paul, Minn.; son of Paul and Amelia (Hoenes) Kaden; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1954. Served 1955-1993. Ministry/Parish: St. Paul, Minn. Retired 1993. Preceded in death by his wife Evelyn (Drebes) Kaden. Survivors: son: Joel; daughter: Janice Moe. Funeral: May 5, 2016, Roseville, Minn.; Interment: Palmyra, Mo.
KILLION, RUSSELL DUANE REV., June 14, 1926, Fisher, Ill., to May 18, 2016, Montgomery, Ala.; son of Daniel and Mary (Zoch) Killion; graduated Springfield Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Universal, Pa.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Marengo, Ill.; Enterprise, Montgomery, Ala. Retired 1990. Survivors: Barbara (Allgood) Killion; sons: Daniel, Timothy; daughters: Ruth, Nancy Jaissle, Jo Anne Firestone, Mary Carnahan, Amy Millo, Sarah. Celebration of Life: May 23, 2016, Montgomery, Ala.
KIMBALL, ALBERT LEROY REV., October 18, 1930, Cincinnati, Ohio, to June 22, 2016, Lawrenceville, Ill.; son of Maxwell and Emma (Miller) Kimball; graduated Springfield Seminary 1977. Served 1977-1992. Ministries/Parishes: Mattoon, Flora, Ill.; Vincennes, Ind. Retired 1992. Preceded in death by his wife Joy (Kimmerle) Kimball; sons: John, David; daughter: Anne Ruston. Survivors: son: Damion; daughter: Laurel Hembree. Funeral and Interment: June 25, 2016, Vincennes, Ind.
KROMPHARDT, ARNOLD E. REV., August 28, 1929, Buffalo, N.Y., to April 23, 2016, New Port Richey, Fla.; son of Clarence and Rose (Grotke) Kromphardt; graduated Springfield Seminary 1955. Served 1955-1995. Ministries/Parishes: Sunderland, England; Marseilles, Belleville, Ill.; Sharpsburg, Cabot, Pa.; Buffalo, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.; Eastern District President 1978-1991. Retired 1995. Survivors: Caroline (Teske) Kromphardt; son: Daniel; daughters: Susan Maack, Debra Keresztes. Memorial Service: April 30, 2016, Lutz, Fla.
LINDEMANN, JERALD SEYMOUR REV., May 3, 1937, Chicago, Ill., to July 9, 2016, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; son of William and Dorothy (McNeil) Lindemann; graduated Springfield Seminary 1964. Served 1964-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Corning, Iowa; Aurora, Highland Park, Ill. Retired 2002. Preceded in death by his son Mark and daughter Heidi. Survivors: Karen (White) Lindemann; sons: Timothy, Todd; daughters: Tina, Tara. Funeral and Interment: July 16, 2016, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
LITTLE, WILLIE THOMAS JR. REV., January 12, 1943, Ft. Valley, Ga., to May 17, 2016, Milwaukee, Wis.; son of Willie Sr. and Margaret (Allen) Little; colloquy 2007. Served 2007-2010, 2012-2016. Ministries/Parishes: Milwaukee, Wis. Survivors: Georgia (Wilkerson) Little; son: Willie III; daughters: Tasha, Tiffany Rosenburg. Funeral: May 26, 2016, Milwaukee, Wis.; Interment: May 26, 2016, Brookfield, Wis.