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Category: In memory

IN MEMORIAM Ronald L. Roehl 1933 – 2019

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | May, 2019
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Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such, the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ. Ronald Leo Roehl was born on October 20, 1933, God’s gift to Ervin Roehl and his wife Leona, née Hornburg, Roehl. The Spirit […] Read More

A Faithful Spokesman. A Loving Shepherd

Written by Rollin A. Reim | March, 2019
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IN MEMORIAM Rollin Arthur Reim was born on September 11, 1922, in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, to Edmund and Selma (Schaller) Reim. He was baptized on October 1, 1922, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fox Lake, Wisconsin. Rollin attended Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin; and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. On July 8, 1950, Rollin married Ruth […] Read More

Luther’s Struggle with Erasmus—1525—

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 2018
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. In the Reformation’s early days, many recognized the hypocrisy of the papacy, […] Read More

Gordon P. Radtke, 1919-2017

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2017
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Gordon Paul Radtke was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 10, 1919, God’s gift to Edwin Radtke and his wife Mathilda née Radke. He was baptized on July 13 of the same year. Gordon’s schooling included six years at Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two years at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri; and two […] Read More

Carl Monrad “C. M.” Gullerud (1908-1995)

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2016
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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of influential and important Lutheran leaders and theologians. Carl Monrad Gullerud was born into the Norwegian Synod in 1908. His father was a pastor in that synod, serving in Tracy, Minnesota; and when the majority agreed (in 1917) […] Read More

Edmund Reim 1892-1969

Written by Rollin A. Reim | October, 2016
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[Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an obituary that appeared in the September 1969 issue of the Lutheran Spokesman, reflecting the very high regard in which Professor Reim was held by all.] “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.” In Professor Reim, the Lord gave much to the CLC. Much has […] Read More

Martin Franzmann (1907-1976) Professor and Poet

Written by Paul Naumann | September, 2016
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Martin Franzmann was born on January 29, 1907 in Lake City, Minnesota; a town situated on the bank of the Mississippi River between Wabasha and Red Wing. The son of Pastor William Franzmann and his wife Else, Martin Franzmann was brought up in the raucous atmosphere of a Lutheran parsonage filled with nine children (six […] Read More

J.P. Meyer, 1873-1964

Written by Norman Greve | August, 2016
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The white-haired man was easily recognized by all as he took his regular walk to the post office in his dark suit and tie, for he seldom wore an overcoat or hat even in the Wisconsin winters. Who was this hardy gentleman? His parents had named him John Peter Carl Meyer, but he often went […] Read More

Keith Olmanson 1929-2016

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | August, 2016
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Keith Nolan Olmanson, longtime pastor of the CLC, was taken to be with the Lord on May 26, 2016. A victory service was held on June 2, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota. Keith Olmanson was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, on July 28, 1929, to Bennett and Helen (née Jacobson) Olmanson and […] Read More

J.P. Koehler, 1859-1951

Written by Steven Karp | July, 2016
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For forty-nine years, John Phillip Koehler had faithfully served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) as a parish pastor, a professor at Northwestern College, and a professor and president of the Wauwatosa Seminary. Then, in 1929, the seminary board suspended him from teaching and administrative duties, and in 1930 fired him. He then had to […] Read More