Called to eternal glory

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4).

A reporting of deaths of called workers as noted in the call report.

PASTORS

RICHARD E. LAUERSDORF
August 29, 1934–January 22, 2023

A 1956 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1960 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Grace, Tucson, Ariz.; Our Savior's, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; St. Matthew, Ontario, Wis.; St. John, Kendall, Wis.; St. John's, Jefferson, Wis.; WELS Vice President of Mission and Ministry; and Good Shepherd, West Bend, Wis.

MICHAEL J. ZUBERBIER
August 10, 1965–December 3, 2022

A 1987 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1991 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Riverview, Appleton, Wis.; St. John, Gladwin, Mich.; Good Shepherd, Beaverton, Mich.; Emanuel, Tawas City, Mich.; and St. Peter's, Fond du Lac, Wis.

MELVIN A. SCHWARK
October 13, 1935–November 26, 2022

A 1957 graduate of Northwester College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1961 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Courtland, Courtland, Minn.; Trinity, Lake City, Minn.; Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.; Bethany, Granite Falls, Minn.; St. John, Rural Boyd, Minn.; Zion, Sanborn, Minn.; Thoughts of Faith, Inc., Cornell, Wis.; St. John, Cornell, Wis.; Zion, New Ulm, Minn.; and Courtland, Courtland, Minn.

DAVID P. KUSKE
May 28, 1934–October 29, 2022

A 1955 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1959 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Northwestern Lutheran Academy, Mobridge, S.D.; Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis.; Trinity, Wabeno, Wis.; St. John (Barre Mills), La Crosse, Wis.; Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.; Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wis.; Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.; and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis.

JAMES P. OLSEN
September 4, 1937–October 27, 2022

A 1957 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn., and a 1963 graduate of Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, Minn., he served the Evangelical Lutheran Synod Headquarters, Mankato, Minn. and English Lutheran Church, Viroqua, Wis.

JAMES H. KRAUSE
May 21, 1954–October 18, 2022

A 1976 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1981 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served First Lutheran, Racine, Wis.; Messiah, Shiocton, Wis.; Hong Kong Mission, Kowloon City; and Gethsemane, Corpus Christi, Texas.

AARON M. STRONG
August 6, 1982–October 12, 2022

A 2004 graduate of Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., and a 2008 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Water of Life, Las Vegas, Nev.; Lighthouse Youth Center, Milwaukee, Wis.; Shepherd of the Hills, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Grace, Milwaukee, Wis.

KENNETH L. WENZEL
August 16, 1947–October 15, 2022

A 1969 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1973 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Good Shepherd, Benton Harbor, Mich.; First Lutheran, Winnett, Mont.; Holy Trinity, Lavina, Mont.; Faith, Melstone, Mont.; St. John, Peshtigo, Wis.; St. Paul, Wonewoc, Wis.; Madison Institutional Ministries, Inc., Jefferson, Wis.; and Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, Oconomowoc, Wis.

THOMAS C. SPIEGELBERG
November 3, 1939–October 7, 2022

A 1962 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1966 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Paul's, Arlington, Minn.; Zion, Mercer, Wis.; St. Paul, Hurley, Wis.; Divine Savior, Indianapolis, Ind.; Risen Savior, Milwaukee, Wis.; Peace, Eagle River, Alaska.; St. Paul, Grand Junction, Colo.; Living Word, Montrose, Colo.; and St. Peter, Globe, Ariz.

WALTER A. SCHUMANN
March 21, 1920–Sept. 21, 2022

A 1944 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Christ, Eagle River, Wis.; St. Martin's, Watertown, S.D.; and Trinity, Watertown, Wis.

PAUL L. J. SIEGLER
August 30, 1936–August 19, 2022

A 1958 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1963 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis.; Cross of Christ, Coon Rapids, Minn.; Shepherd, Albuquerque, N.M.; Snoqualmie Valley, Snoqualmie, Wash.; Calvary, Bellvue, Wash.; Redeemer, Fallbrook, Calif.; and Our Savior, Sun City, Ariz.

HARRY K. BARTELS
November 15, 1929–August 4, 2022

A 1955 graduate of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Springfield, Ill., he served Bethany , Gibsonia, Penn.; Beautiful Savior, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Good Shepherd, Brownsburg, Ind.; and Parkland, Tacoma, Wash.

CHARLES H. HEUP
January 29, 1955–July 22, 2022

A 1978 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1984 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Paul, Algoma, Wis.; Zion, Denver, Colo.; Christ Our Savior, Winchester, Ill.; Mt. Zion, Jacksonville, Ill.; Prince of Peace, Fairport, N.Y.; St. Paul, Oconto Falls, Wis.; and Good Shepherd, Plymouth, Wis.

DOUGLAS C. HARTLEY
October 12, 1949–July 20, 2022

A 1971 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1975 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Paul, Ottawa, Ontario; Good Hope, Omaha, Neb.; Redeemer, Merritt Island, Fla.; Amazing Grace, Taylor, Mich; Huron Valley Lutheran High School, Westland, Mich., and Salem, Ann Arbor, Mich.

JAMES E. HUMANN
July 20, 1939–July 16, 2022

A 1961 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1965 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served North Trinity, Milwaukee, Wis.; Salem, Circle, Mont.; St. John, Stanton, Neb.; Our Savior, Pamona, Calif., Divine Savior, Pullman, Wash.; Salem, Edmonds, Wash.; and Evergreen Lutheran High School, Tacoma, Wash.

 

TEACHERS AND STAFF MINISTERS

PAUL M. SPRENGELER
January 23, 1944–January 18, 2023

A 1968 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he served Trinity, Bay City, Mich.; Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.; Apostles Lutheran School, San Jose, Calif.; Hong Kong Mission in Kowloon City, Hong Kong; Kingdom Workers; and East Fork Lutheran High School, Whiteriver, Ariz.

BEVERLEE M. HAAR
May 13, 1934–November 22, 2022

A 1966 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Salem, Greenfield, Minn.; St. John's, Two Rivers, Wis.; St. Paul, Norfolk, Neb.; St. Paul, Muskego, Wis.; Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.; and Martin Luther College Early Childhood Learning Center, New Ulm, Minn.

LOIS E. SCHUELKE (née SMITH)
September 30, 1942–November 12, 2022

A 1969 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at St. Paul, Algoma, Wis.; Peace, Hartford, Wis.; Ocean Drive Learning Center, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Zion, Egg Harbor, Wis.; First, Green Bay, Wis.; and Trinity, Marinette, Wis.

NORMA J. ROUBIK (née PANNING/LUETKE)
November 16, 1943–October 30, 2022

A 1965 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she served Grace, Eau Claire, Wis., Mt. Calvary-Grace, La Crosse, Wis., and St. Paul, Onalaska, Wis.

IRIS J. SACKENHEIM (née ANDERSON)
January 30, 1935–October 20, 2022

She taught at Fox Valley Lutheran, Appleton, Wis.

CAROL A. GRULKE (née ZIEGLER)
August 6, 1946–October 14, 2022

A 1968 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Peace, Hartford, Wis., and Bethany, Hustisford, Wis.

CLEO M. WALLING
March 12, 1926–August 30, 2022

She served St. John, Westland, Mich.

BARBARA J. NAUMANN (née RAABE)
July 18, 1947–August 1, 2022

A 1969 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at St. Matthew's, Oconomowoc, Wis., and Zion, Mobridge, S.D.

JAMES M. UNKE
July 23, 1958–July 30, 2022

A 1983 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he served East Fork, Whiteriver, Ariz.; St. Paul's, New Ulm, Minn.; Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wis.; and Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

MARGARET R. MADSON (née SCHMIDT)
Jan. 11, 1938–July 28, 2022

She taught at Trinity, Saint Louis Park, Minn.; St. Paul, Appleton, Wis.; Fairview, Milwaukee, Wis.; Christ the Lord, Brookfield, Wis.; St. John, Wauwatosa, Wis.; Atonement, Milwaukee, Wis.; Trinity, Waukesha, Wis.; and St. John, Wauwatosa, Wis.

HAROLD W. GOEDE
October 27, 1926-July 19, 2022

A 1947 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Immanuel, Kewaunee, Wis.; St. John, Milwaukee, Wis.; Our Savior, Wausau, Wis.; St. Paul, Wonewoc, Wis.; Christ, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Beautiful Savior, Milwaukee, Wis.

SUSAN M. DICK (née KAPPELMANN)
Nov. 20, 1929–July 4, 2022
She taught at Immanuel, Manitowoc, Wis.

JOAN I. LANPHEAR (née SLATTERY)
April 21, 1940–July 6, 2022
A 1962 graduate of Dr. Martin Lutheran College, New Ulm Minn., she taught at Trinity, Brillion, Wis.; St. John, Oak Creek, Wis.; Beautiful Savior, Milwaukee, Wis.; St. Peter, Schofield, Wis.; and Salem, Milwaukee, Wis.