In Memoriam (February 2019)

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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.

Source: LCMS News