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Tragedy strikes world missionary and his family

During the early hours of Sunday, June 30, a fire broke out and killed Steve Witte and five of his family members. Witte, the team leader for WELS’ Asia One Team and president emeritus of Asia Lutheran Seminary, was home on furlough from Thailand and gathering with his family at a vacation rental home. The others who also lost their lives were his daughters Lydia Witte and Charis Kuehl, as well as granddaughters Stella Kuehl, Lena Henselin, and Merci Henselin. A number of other family members survived.

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