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

DANIEL M. BUSKE
June 4, 1937–Aug. 13, 2021
A 1958 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1962 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served at St. Paul, Hazelton, N.D., and Emanuel First, Lansing, Mich.

MARK W. ANDERSON
March 28, 1950–July 8, 2021
A 1983 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn., and a 1988 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served at Heritage, Lindenhurst, Ill., and First, Lake Geneva, Wis.

JAMES S. BARTZ
June 30, 1962–July 8, 2021
A 1984 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1988 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served at Zion, Kiel, Wis.; Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Manitowoc, Wis.; North Trinity, Milwaukee, Wis.; Trinity, Morenci, Mich.; Malawi, Africa; and Grace, Eau Claire, Mich.

RALPH C. WAACK
Sept. 25, 1944–May 6, 2021
A 1967 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1971 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Lamb of God, Madison, Ala., and St. Paul, Appleton, Wis.

EDWARD W. LINDEMANN
Sept. 14, 1936–April 29, 2021
A 1958 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1962 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis.; St. John, Stanton, Neb.; Salem, Loretto, Minn.; St. John’s, Pardeeville, Wis.; and St. Paul, Ixonia, Wis.

LOUIS W. MEYER
May 16, 1932—April 12, 2021
A graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1958 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served East Fork, Ariz.; St. John, Tomah, Wis.; St. John, Battle Creek, Mich.; St. John, Lake Benton, Minn.; and St. John, Fox Lake, Wis.

KEITH N. SCHROEDER
Feb. 6, 1945—March 25, 2021
A 1967 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1971 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served Pilgrim, Minneapolis, Minn.; and Bethel, Bay City, Mich.

JOHN R. KENYON
Oct. 22, 1959—March 22, 2021
A 1981 graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and a 1985 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., he served St. Matthew, Appleton, Wis.; Travel Canvas Witness, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lamb of God, Bothell, Wash.; Ascension, Moorhead, Minn.; Bethany, North Fort Myers, Fla.; Trinity, Bangor, Mich.; and WELS Ministry of Christian Giving, Waukesha, Wis.

TEACHERS AND STAFF MINISTERS

MICHAEL P. ALBRECHT
May 25, 1968–Aug. 15, 2021
A 1990 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at St. John, Montello, Wis.; St. Jacobi, Greenfield, Wis.; and Christ Alone, Thiensville, Wis.

ROBERT R. MAKINEN
Aug. 19, 1955–June 13, 2021
A 1983 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Bethlehem, Hortonville, Wis.; Zion, Sanborn, Minn.; Thoughts of Faith, Inc., Oregon, Wis.; Living Word Christian Academy, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Gloria Dei-Bethesda, Milwaukee, Wis.; St. Paul, Sodus, Mich.; and Christ-St. John’s, West Salem, Wis.

LISA M. HAAG (née KOEPP)
Jan. 31, 1960—April 10, 2021
A 1982 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at King of Kings, Garden Grove, Calif.; St. Stephen, Fallbrook, Calif.; St. Paul, Mount Calvary, Wis.; Faith, Fond du Lac, Wis.; and Jesus Little Lambs Child Care Center, Fond du Lac, Wis.

VERA L. STARK (née HUTH)
June 10, 1926–March 31, 2021
A 1969 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis.

GAYLE A. KRAUSE (née SCHARPEN)
June 10, 1960—March 26, 2021
A 1982 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., she taught at Christ, Eagle River, Wis.; Cross Lutheran Little Lites Preschool, Rockford, Minn.; and St. John, Lake City, Minn.

CARMEN R. TRAUB
April 22, 1966—March 13, 2021
A 1988 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Grace, Eau Claire, Mich.; Immanuel, Medford, Wis.; and St. Stephen, Adrian, Mich.

MERLIN A. MEITNER
Jan. 3, 1951—March 5, 2021
A 1977 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., he taught at Apostles, San Jose, Calif.; Peace, Santa Clara, Calif.; Shoreland Lutheran High School, Kenosha, Wis.; Friedens, Kenosha, Wis.; West Lutheran High School, Plymouth, Minn.; St. Paul, Bloomer, Wis.; St. Paul First, North Hollywood, Calif.; and Cross of Glory, Peoria, Ariz.