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.
BAHR, DONALD GUSTAV REV., April 17, 1931, Denver, Colo., to Nov. 12, 2018, Hillsboro, Texas; son of C. Bahr; colloquy 1982. Served 1982-1993, 2002-2004. Ministries/Parishes: Waxahachie, Cleveland, New Caney, Aleman, Texas; Texas District Circuit Visitor 1990-1993. Retired 2004. Survivors: Frieda (Kasper) Bahr; sons: Donald, Richard, Michael; daughters: Diana Crosson, Cindy Moore. Funeral: Nov. 15, 2018, Hillsboro, Texas; Interment: Nov. 20, 2018, Killeen, Texas.
BITTNER, PAUL E. REV., Dec. 25, 1933, Beatrice, Neb., to Nov. 4, 2018, Fall Creek, Wis.; son of Rev. Louis and Irma (Behring) Bittner; graduated Springfield Seminary 1958. Served 1958-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Desboro, Marmion, Ontario, Canada; Virginia, Minn.; Grand Island, Neb.; Fall Creek, Wis. Retired 2000. Survivors: Mary (Beach) Bittner; daughters: Nancy Watkins, Cynthia Schreiner, Lori Pluda, Bethany Husby. Funeral and Interment: Nov. 10, 2018, Fall Creek, Wis.
BRATZ, GARY C. REV., Jan, 2, 1941, Wausau, Wis., to Oct. 13, 2018, Weston, Wis.; son of Clifford and Mildred (Yaeger) Bratz; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1966. Served 1966-1986, 1988-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Plato, Farmington, Minn.; Milwaukee, Chippewa Falls, Reeseville, Quincy, Dellwood, Townsend, Wis.; Montgomery, Ala. Retired 2002. Survivors: Sandra (Tegge) Bratz; sons: Mark, Paul; daughter: Mary Herb. Funeral: Oct. 19, 2018, Weston, Wis.; Interment: Oct. 19, 2018, Wittenberg, Wis.
BRONDOS, ANDREW DANIEL REV., Aug. 16, 1929, Steubenville, Ohio, to Oct. 23, 2018, McKinney, Texas; son of Michael and Mary (Gecelovsky) Brondos; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1955. Served 1955-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Bradford, Ontario, Canada; Massillon, Ohio; Cudahy, Wis.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn. Retired 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Luecke) Brondos. Survivors: sons: Joel, David, Peter; daughter: Ellen Thorne. Funeral: Oct. 26, 2018, Plano, Texas; Graveside Committal: Oct. 27, 2018, Dallas, Texas.
BUDKE, CLARENCE E. REV., April 5, 1927, Traverse County, Minn., to Oct. 24, 2018, Arden, N.C.; son of Herman and Clara (Neuman) Budke; graduated Springfield Seminary 1960. Served 1960-1992. Ministries/Parishes: Rushmore, Minn.; Wabag, New Guinea; Preston, Md.; Waynesville, N.C. Retired 1992. Survivors: Ruth (Larson) Budke; son: Timothy; daughters: Susan Ward, Elizabeth Lyle. Funeral and Interment: Nov. 2, 2018, Black Mountain, N.C.
EHRFURTH, CARL P. REV., April 1, 1927, Green Bay, Wis., to Oct. 1, 2018, Green Bay, Wis.; son of Albert and Edna (Hendricks) Ehrfurth; graduated Springfield Seminary 1953. Served 1953-1992. Ministries/Parishes: New Britian, Conn.; Forestville, Bear Creek, De Pere, Wis. Retired 1992. Preceded in death by his infant son. Survivors: Marcella (Mech) Ehrfurth; sons: Paul, Jay; daughter: Gretchen. Funeral: Oct. 5, 2018, Green Bay, Wis.
FIENE, LEONARD R. REV., April 27, 1930, Addison, Ill., to Oct. 26, 2018, Seymour, Ind.; son of William and Eleanor (Karnstedt) Fiene; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1955. Served 1955-1995. Ministries/Parishes: Lake Station, Ind.; Marion, Ind.; Lake City, Fla. Retired 1996. Preceded in death by his daughter Sheila. Survivors: Shirley (Wolf) Fiene; sons: Bradley, Curtis, Darrel; daughter: Cheryl Lewis. Funeral and Interment: Nov. 3, 2018, Columbus, Ind.
HALBOTH, VICTOR FREDERICK JR. REV., Dec. 21, 1932, Yuba City, Calif., to Nov. 18, 2018, Redford, Mich.; son of Rev. Victor Sr. and Erna (Helmer) Halboth; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1957. Served 1957-2018. Served 1957-2018. Ministry/Parish: Redford, Mich. Survivors: Blanche (Palliwade) Halboth; sons: Mark, Rev. Timothy. Funeral: Nov. 24, 2018, Redford, Mich.
JURKOVIC, DANIEL G. REV., July 9, 1927, Boyceville, Wis., to Oct. 30, 2018, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; graduated Springfield Seminary 1965. Served 1971-1976. Ministries/Parishes: Des boro, Marmion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Carringon, Sykeston, N.D. Retired 2010. Survivors: son: Danny; daughters: Lisa, Kirsten. Funeral: Nov. 3, 2018, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Interment: Nov. 3, 2018, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
KUBITZ, ELMER KEITH REV., Aug. 18, 1945, Vernon, Texas, to Nov. 10, 2018, Vernon, Texas; son of Elmer and Agnes (Schwartz) Kubitz; Graduated Springfield Seminary 1971. Served 1971-1976. Ministries/Parishes: Hoxie, Hill City, Kan.; Shamrock, Texas. Retired 2014. Survivors: Marcia (McCuthan) Kubitz; son: Kenneth, daughter: Karen Defoor. Funeral and Interment: Nov. 15, 2018, Vernon, Texas.
LAWSON, SCOTT WILLIAM REV., May 2, 1963, San Diego, Calif., to Oct. 10, 2018, Menifee, Calif.; son of Richard and Patricia Lawson; graduated Ft, Wayne Seminary 1991. Served 1991-1996. Ministries/Parishes: Burney, Stockton, Menifee, Calif. Survivors: Jennifer (Haar) Lawson; son: Andrew; daughter: Mary.
McHONE, RANDOLPH W. REV., Feb. 1, 1948, Sioux Falls, S.D., to Nov. 8, 2018, Waterloo, Iowa; son of Wayne and Loretta (Preuss) McHone; graduated Springfield Seminary 1974. Served 1974-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Ontonagon, Bergland, Mich.; Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Iowa; Iowa East District Circuit Visitor 1986-1997. Retired 2015. Survivors: Nancy (Fuqua) McHone; sons: Erich, Paul; daughters: Stephanie East, Gretchen Pace, Rachel Plein. Funeral: Nov. 13, 2018, Waterloo, Iowa; Interment: Nov. 24, 2018, Sioux Falls, S.D.
MORRISON, PAUL VINCENT REV., Aug. 28, 1962, Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Oct. 22, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pa.; son of Carl and Ernestine (Malon) Morrison; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 2018. Served 2018. Ministry/Parish: Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral: Oct. 29, 2018, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
PUERTO, JOSE GUSTAVO REV., Feb. 13, 1923, Havana, Cuba, to Nov. 2, 2018, Miami, Fla.; son of Eladio and Zolla (Delgano) Puerto; colloquy 1965. Served 1965-1985. Ministry/Parish: Hoboken, N.J. Retired 1985.
SCHIEMANN, ARTHUR WESLEY REV., Dec. 5, 1941, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada, to Oct. 22, 2018; son of Oscar and Essie (Gutz) Schiemann; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1968. Served 1968-2007, 2009-2015. Ministries/Parishes: Mt. Forest, Windsor, Chatham, Ontario, Canada; English District Circuit Visitor 2009-2013. Retired 2015. Survivors: Carol (Becher) Schiemann; sons: Andrew, Rev. Matthew; daughters: Jennifer Drake, Tamela, Rachel Kieltyka. Funeral: Oct. 26, 2018, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
SCHROEDER, PAUL H. REV., March 24, 1948, Buffalo, N.Y., to Nov. 4, 2018, Denison, Texas; son of Herbert and Dorothy Schroeder; graduated Springfield Seminary 1975. Served 1975-1995, 1999-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Crown Point, Ind.; Normal, Ill.; Jennings, La.; Pagedale, Jennings, Mo.; Watonga, Okla. Retired 2008. Survivors; daughters: Sarah, Rachel. Funeral: Nov. 9, 2018, Denison, Texas; cremation.
STUEHRENBERG, DARRELL ARTHUR REV., April 8, 1951, Breckenridge, Minn., to Oct. 22, 2018, Davie, Fla.; son of August and Arda (Grahn) Stuehrenberg; colloquy 1980. Served 1980-2018. Ministries/Parishes: Davie, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Florida-Georgia District Circuit Visitor 1990-1997. Survivors: Linda (Olson) Stuehrenberg; sons: Christopher, Bryce; daughter: Tina Becker.
WEISHOFF, ROBERT LEE REV., Aug. 23, 1935, Black Creek, Wis., to Oct. 20, 2018, Stanford, Mont.; son of Harvey and Vera (Wolslegel) Weishoff; colloquy 1990. Served 1991-2000. Ministries/Parishes: Stanford, Denton, Ft. Benton, Mont. Retired 2000. Survivors: Lois (Kilgore) Weishoff; sons: Mark, Matthew, Jonathan; daughter: Christine. Funeral: October 26, 2018, Lewistown, Mont.; Interment: Oct. 26, 2018, Stanford, Mont.
EGGOLD, ROBERT LOUIS, June 25, 1927, Lincoln, Neb., to Nov. 5, 2018, Topeka, Kan.; son of Rev. Henry and Helen (Burdorf) Eggold; graduated River Forest 1951. Served 1951-1989. Schools/Ministries: Traverse City, Livonia, Mich.; Hales Corner, Wis.; Kansas City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan. Retired 1989. Survivors: Elaine (Luecke) Eggold; sons: Brian, Mark, David. Funeral and Interment: Nov. 9, 2018, Topeka, Kan.
KLATT, RICHARD ELDON, Sept. 18, 1938, Milwaukee, Wis., to April 8, 2018, Monument, Colo.; son of Charles and Irene Klatt; graduated River Forest 1960. Served 1960-2000. Schools/Ministries: Chicago, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Orange County, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah. Retired 2000. Preceded in death by his first wife Carolyn (Schlicht) Klatt. Survivors: Susan (Lewis) Klatt; sons: Richard, Daniel; daughters: Deborah Tucker, Barbara Rittenhouse, Kim Renquest; step-sons: Andrew Lewis, Nathan Lewis; stepdaughters: Emilie Meyer, Maggie Lewis. Funeral: April 17, 2018, Lakewood, Colo.
TODT, JOHN H., May 13, 1939, Chicago, Ill., to Oct. 14, 2018, Memphis, Mich.; graduated River Forest 1962. Served 1962-2002. Schools/Ministries: Detroit, Eastpointe, Mich. Retired 2002. Survivors: Judith (Isaacson) Todt; son: Steven; daughters: Juli Rupkus, Tammy Hagle, Vicki Berkseth. Funeral: Oct. 20, 2018, Macomb, Mich.