Obituaries - May 2024


Baacke, the Rev. Donald C., 88, Toledo, Ohio; May 23, 2024. Calls: St. Matthew and Emmanuel, Sugar Grove; casework director, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Toledo, both OH; marriage counselor, Bedford Family Therapy, Lambertville, Mich.; director of social services and executive director, Luther Home of Mercy, Williston; extended ministry, Decem Center Inc., Holland; executive director, Toledo/Lucas County Council for Human Services, and interim assistant to the president, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Toledo; executive director, Lutheran Children's Aid and Family Services, Cleveland, all Ohio.

Bauer, the Rev. Dale G., 77, Albuquerque, N.M.; March 18, 2024. Calls: Zion, Idaho Springs; Epiphany, Denver, both Colo.; Cross of Hope, Albuquerque.

Bowker, the Rev. Charles W., 82, Franklin, Tenn.; April 7, 2024. Calls: Trinity, Clawson, Mich.; Victory, Smyrna, Tenn.; primary therapist, Sierra Tucson Counseling, Tucson, Ariz.; interim, ELCA Grand Canyon Synod; Living Hope, Las Vegas, Nev.

Carlson, the Rev. Alan N., 90, Puyallup, Wash.; April 25, 2024. Calls: Resurrection, Tacoma; Good Shepherd, Spokane Valley, both Wash.; St. Andrew, Beaverton, Ore.; Faith, Redmond, Wash.; Faith, Keizer, Ore.; interim, ELCA Southwestern Washington Synod.

Faust, the Rev. Daniel G., 89, Minneapolis; May 3, 2024. Calls: Gethsemane, Saskatoon; St. John, Preeceville; Poplar Grove, Ketchen; North Prairie, Hinchliffe, all Saskatchewan, Canada; Drayton and Skjeberg, Drayton; Spring Creek, Hastings, North LaMoure, Litchville; Zion, Harwood; Nordland, Rutland; Bethel, Rogers, all N.D.

Fluegel, the Rev. Charles J., 84, Oshkosh, Wis.; May 4, 2024. Calls: missionary serving in Madagascar; staff, Lutheran World Relief, New York; staff and field director, Lutheran World Federation World Service; interim, Bethany, St. Paul, Minn.; chaplain, Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh; Bethany, Norway, Mich.; chaplain, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home and Retirement Center, Niles, Ohio; program representative, Lutheran World Federation; interim, ELCA East-Central Synod of Wisconsin

Getzendanner, the Rev. David C., 97, Salem, Ore.; April 25, 2024. Calls: Messiah, Spokane, Wash; Zion, The Dalles, Ore.; Trinity, Everett, Wash.; Faith, Keizer, Ore.

Granquist, the Rev. Theodore V., 88, Rochester, Minn.; May 12, 2024. Calls: Transfiguration, Taylor, Mich.; Bethany, Batavia, Ill.; Calvary, Rapid River; Trinity, Stonington, both Mich.; Augustana, Andover, Ill.

Hanson, the Rev. Daryl M., 71, Toledo, Ohio; May 17, 2024. Calls: under call with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (1978-1994); chaplain, Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL; chaplain, St. Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland; director of pastoral care, Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Holland; interim, ELCA Northwestern Ohio Synod; Christ, Toledo; interim, Northwestern Ohio Synod; chaplain, Spiritual Care and Education Center, and St. John, Toledo, all Ohio.

Jordahl, the Rev. Vern T., 90, Hardy, Va.; April 12, 2024. Calls: Norway, Waterford, Wis.; faculty, Mackinac College, Mackinac Island, Mich.; faculty, Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.; faculty, Roanoke College, Salem; Emmanuel, Roanoke, both Va.

Kaffine, the Rev. Helmut H., 93, Bethlehem, Pa.; April 3, 2024. Calls: Christ, Freemansburg; St. Matthew, Bethlehem, both Pa.

Kaufmann, Deacon Diane, 73, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; April 12, 2024. Call: companion synod coordinator, ELCA Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.

Kelley, the Rev. John W., 93, Chatham, Ill.; May 17, 2024. Calls: Zion, Port Orford, Ore.; Atonement, Chicago; Grace, Westchester; Mahomet, Mahomet; assistant to the bishop and director for outreach, evangelism and stewardship, ELCA Central/Southern Illinois Synod, all Ill.

Kemppainen, the Rev. Robert A., 72, New Prague, Minn.; April 27. Calls: under call with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; Bethlehem, Aberdeen, S.D.; St. Luke, Franklin; First and East Norway Lake, New London; interim ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod, all Minn.

Larson, the Rev. Raymond S., 81, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; May 6, 2024. Calls: Trinity, Lake Norden, S.D.; Trinity, Detroit Lakes; chaplain/assistant administrator and administrator, Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, Brush, Colo.

Laukonis, Deacon Brenda J., 84, Casa Grande, Ariz.; March 17, 2024. Calls: parish secretary, Central, Anchorage; assistant to the bishop, ELCA Alaska Synod; associate director for promotion and placement, Lutheran Vespers radio program, ELCA Department for Communication, Chicago.

Lindgren, the Rev. Arnold L., 90, Minneapolis; April 27, 2024. Calls: Bethel, Coleharbor; Augustana, Underwood; Birka, Washburn, all N.D.; Augustana, Elizabeth; Faith, Pelican Rapids; Cross of Calvary; Olivia; St. Paul, Minneapolis, all Minn.

Lorensen, the Rev. Lloyd W., 93, Mansfield, Texas; April 1, 2024. Calls: Bethesda, Moorhead; Exira, Exira, both Iowa; Atonement, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Christ the King, Dodge City, Kan.

McClurg, the Rev. Nancy L., 84, Madison, Wis.; April 10, 2024. Calls: Redeemer, Plymouth; interim, ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod; Resurrection, New Berlin, all Wis.

McKinstry, the Rev. Roger A., 81, Waterloo, Iowa; May 5, 2024. Calls: First, Ossian; St. Olaf, West Union; St. John, Tripoli; Peace, Ryan; Immanuel, Earlville; St. John, Dundee; St. Peter, Lamont, all Iowa.

Noer, the Rev. Roger N., 80, Sioux Falls, S.D.; May 27, 2024. Calls: Trinity, Mobridge, S.D.; Grace and St. Paul, Fairfield, Mont.; Faith, Rapid City; Good Shepherd, Aberdeen, both S.D.

Norum, the Rev. Arden L., 84, Alexandria, Minn.; May 3, 2024. Calls: Nokomis Heights, Minneapolis, Minn; Gethsemane, Tulna; Our Savior, McHenry; Trinity, Binford; Pontoppidan, Fargo; United, Grand Forks, all N.D.; director, Shalom Bible Camp, Maple Lake;  director, Luther Crest Bible Camp, Alexandria, both Minn.

Roberts, the Rev. Donald L., 75, North Mankato, Minn.; May 4, 2024. Calls: East Sveadahl and West Sveadahl, St. James; First, Red Wing; Bethlehem, Mankato, all Minn.

Schoss, the Rev. Carl H., 86, Austin, Texas; April 8, 2024. Calls: First, San Marcos; St. Martin and Lord of Life, Austin, all Texas.

Schultz, the Rev. Charles G., 88, Rogers City, Mich.; May 8, 2024. Calls: Vernon, Dows, Iowa; St. Andrew, Fairborn, Ohio; Gloria Dei, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Hope, Hubbard Lake, Mich.

Strobel, the Rev. Robert W., 87, Zelienople, Pa.; May 14, 2024. Calls: First of Gray Manor, Baltimore (Dundalk), Md.; St. John, Pittsburgh (Perrysville), Pa.

Wagner, the Rev. David H., 76, Sarasota, Fla.; May 7, 2024. Calls: First, Lake Lillian; Family of God; East Grand Forks; Servant of Christ, Champlin, all Minn.; God's Love, Newtown, Pa.; chaplain, Meridian Health Line, Wall Township, N.J.; Our Savior, Nokomis, Fla.

White, the Rev. James J., 94, Newington, Conn.; May 10, 2024. Calls: St. Luke, Park Ridge; Gloria Dei, Northbrook; Redeemer, Chicago, all Ill.; coordinator, LCA Board of American Missions; coordinator of community services, Lutheran Social Services Inc.; deployed staff, New England Synod and New Jersey Synod, LCA Division for Mission in North America; mission director, ELCA Region 7, Philadelphia.