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

ROY G. HOENECKE
Dec. 10, 1931—Sept. 16, 2020
A 1958 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Peter, Wausau, Wis.

GEORGE A. ENDERLE
Dec. 20, 1931—Aug. 13, 2020
He served Trinity, Flasher, N.D.; St. John, Carson, N.D.; Trinity, Carson, N.D.; Peace, Wilmot, Wis.; Hope, Twin Lakes, Wis.; Bethany, Kenosha, Wis.; St. Paul, Slinger, Wis.; St. Paul, West Bend, Wis.; and Sanct Michaelis, Milwaukee, Wis.

DAVID M. PONATH
Feb. 24, 1936—July 25, 2020
A 1958 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1961 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Goodview Trinity, Goodview, Minn.; First, Minnesota City, Minn.; Faith, Antioch, Ill.; Christ, North Saint Paul, and Hugo, Minn.; and St. John, Stillwater, Minn.

GILBERT C. BUNDE
June 6, 1927—July 22, 2020
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1952 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Christ, Hiles, Wis.; St. Paul, Crandon, Wis.; Mt. Olive, Shakopee, Minn.; Willow Lake, Willow Lake, S.D.; and Emanuel, Fairfax, Minn.

JEROME H. BRAUN
July 12, 1934—July 16, 2020
A 1957 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1961 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis.; St. Paul, Seaforth, Minn.; St. John, Belview, Minn.; Trinity, Rollingstone, Minn.; Jehovah, Altura, Minn.; Martin Luther Academy, New Ulm, Minn.; Martin Luther Prep School, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis.; and Shepherd of the Hills, Fredericksburg, Texas.

PAUL H. HUTH
April 30, 1932—June 25, 2020
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1958 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Grace, Ringle, Wis.; St. Paul, Brownsville, Wis.; and St. Peter, Weyauwega, Wis.

EUGENE P. KAUFFELD
July 19, 1929—June 28, 2020
He served St. John, Watertown, Wis.

CARL M. KLEIN
Jan. 26, 1933—June 1, 2020
A 1970 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served North Trinity, Milwaukee, Wis.; St. Martin, Rapid River, Mich.; St. Paul, Gladstone, Mich.; St. John, Wrightstown, Wis.; Bethany, Concord, Calif.; Calvary, Glenwood, Minn.; and Rockwood, Manitowoc, Wis.

ARMIN W. SCHUETZE
April 25, 1917—May 27, 2020
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1940 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.; St. Paul, Timber Lake, S.D.; Christ Alone, Thiensville, Wis.; Divine Peace, Milwaukee, Wis.; Northwestern Lutheran Academy, Mobridge, S.D.; and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis.

ROBERT C. VAN NORSTRAND
Nov. 3, 1922—May 23, 2020
A 1972 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Lord of Life, Friendswood, Texas; Prince of Peace, Yucaipa, Calif.; Trinity, Temple, Texas; and Living Water, Hot Springs Village, Ark.

ALLEN P. ZENKER
March 4, 1931—May 13, 2020
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1956 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis.; Mt. Zion, Saint Paul, Minn.; St. Andrew's, Saint Paul Park, Minn.; and St. Paul, Brownsville, Wis.

THOMAS C. HENNING
March 26, 1932—April 26, 2020
A 1953 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Calvary, Bellevue, Wash.; and St. Paul's, New Ulm, Minn.

WALTER J. OELHAFEN
Oct. 5, 1939—April 24, 2020
A 1962 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1966 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. John, Tappen, N.D.; Grace, Flint, Mich.; and Emmanuel, Hartford, Wis.

PAUL D. BRUG
March 2, 1972—April 20, 2020
A 1994 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1998 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Matthew's, Niles, Ill.; St. John, Waterloo, Wis.; Immanuel, Marshall, Wis.; and Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis.

JEROME E. SPAUDE
Sept. 1, 1928—April 19, 2020
A 1950 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1954 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Salem, Circle, Mont.; Emanuel, Flint, Mich.; and Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.

JOHN C. CARTER JR.
May 30, 1957—March 17, 2020
A 1980 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1986 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Martin's, Watertown, S.D.

RODNEY W. WARNECKE
Dec. 17, 1959—March 13, 2020
A 1982 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1986 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Messiah, Shiocton, Wis.; and St. John, Watertown, Wis.

ROBERT P. MUELLER
Oct. 31, 1931—March 5, 2020
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Mark, Flat Rock, Mich.; Faith, Monroe, Mich.; Peace, Livonia, Mich.; and Salem, Owosso, Mich.

TEACHERS AND STAFF MINISTERS

LOIS M. SELL (née GLAESER)
Feb. 22, 1933—Sept. 8, 2020
She taught at Mount Calvary, Waukesha, Wis.; Bethany, Hustisford, Wis.; and St. Paul, Ixonia, Wis.

CLYDE W. WOBECK
June 10, 1935—Aug. 27, 2020
He taught at First German, Manitowoc, Wis.; St. Luke, Kenosha, Wis.; Peace, Hartford, Wis.; and Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.

VERLYN A. FUHRMANN
July 10, 1934—Aug. 15, 2020
He taught at Mount Calvary, Menasha, Wis.

JEANNE C. STEINBRECHER (née HELMKE)
Aug. 16, 1950—Aug. 7, 2020
She taught at First German, Manitowoc, Wis.; and St. Paul, Muskego, Wis.

ROBERT B. KOEPKE
Jan. 23, 1944—July 5, 2020
A 1968 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Mount Lebanon, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Grace, Oshkosh, Wis.

DAVID L. NELSON
Aug. 3, 1946—July 1, 2020
A 1968 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis.; Pilgrim, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Divine Savior, Shawano, Wis.; St. James, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Salem, Milwaukee, Wis.

HOWARD F. HEUP
April 10, 1932—July 1, 2020
A 1955 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., he taught at St. Matthew's, Winona, Minn,; Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wis.; and Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, Inc., Oconomowoc, Wis.

FREDERIC D. HEIDERICH
Nov. 11, 1934—June 29, 2020
He taught at Martin Luther Academy, New Ulm, Minn.; Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.; and Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Manitowoc, Wis.

PAUL E. ZIMMERMANN
Dec. 30, 1933—June 25, 2020
A 1957 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at St. John, Princeton, Wis.; Redeemer, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and St. John, Lake City, Minn.

NATALIE SEBALD (née PRIOUR)
Feb. 2, 1959—June 13, 2020
A 1981 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Evergreen Lutheran High School, Tacoma, Wash.; and Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis.

ROGER W. EHLKE
July 1, 1948—June 8, 2020
A 1965 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at St. John, Westland, Mich.; Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis.; and Eastside, Madison, Wis.

DUANE D. ANDERSON
Dec. 14, 1938—May 26, 2020
He taught at Trinity, Bay City, Mich.

DANIEL B. KIRK
June 8, 1936—April 28, 2020
A 1958 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Zion, Monroe, Mich.; Emanuel, Flint, Mich.; Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wis.; Martin Luther Prep, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis.; and Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School, Commerce City, Colo.

ELSA I. POPPERT (née KLEIN)
March 21, 1928—April 25, 2020
She taught at Zion, Colome, S.D.; Zion, Akaska, S.D.; St. Peter, Weywauwega, Wis.; St. John, Saint Paul, Minn.; Zion, Mobridge, S.D.; Atonement, Milwaukee, Wis.; Bay Pines, Seminole, Fla.; and Woodlawn, West Allis, Wis.

GARY G. CARMICHAEL
Aug. 12, 1933—April 8, 2020
A 1955 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Friedens, Kenosha, Wis.; Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

LORNA J. EHLKE
May 30, 1934—March 15, 2020
A 1957 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Salem, Milwaukee, Wis.; Garden Homes, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Christ Alone, Thiensville, Wis.

MARY H. HAAR (née HAHN)
Dec. 12, 1929—March 3, 2020
She taught at St. Paul First, North Hollywood, Calif.

ARTHUR F. NELL
June 8, 1950—Feb. 23, 2020
A 1972 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.; and Huron Valley Lutheran High School, Westland, Mich.

DAVID J. VOSS
July 11, 1954—Feb. 21, 2020
A 1977 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at East Fork, Whiteriver, Ariz.; and Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wis.

LUCILLE M. LISCHKA
Sept. 29, 1930—Jan. 29, 2020
She taught at Martin Luther Prep, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.