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Bragstad, the Rev. Glenn W., 96, Edmonds, WA; April 23. Calls: Navy chaplain; fac- ulty, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Our Savior,Oswego, OR; Emmanuel, Bremerton; WA; campus pastor, Univ. of Wisconsin & Lake Edge, Madison, WI; Trinity, Park Forest, IL.

Bruehl, the Rev. William M., 80, St. Paul, MN; March 8. Calls: St. John, Minneapolis; Augus- tana, St. James; Our Redeemer, St. Paul, all MN; Bethany, Ashtabula, OH.

Buslaff, the Rev. Bruce M., 77, Ripon, WI; April 4. Calls: Westby-Coon Prairie Parish & Vang, Westby; Trinity, Immanuel & Bethany, Cashton; Peace & St. Stephen, Rosendale; St. Stephen, Rogersville; interim to WI congrega- tions, all WI.

Chalupa, the Rev. John, 100, Trumbull, CT; May 2. Calls: St. Paul, Bronx, NY; Slovak Evan- gelical of the Holy Trinity, Bridgeport, CT.

Graeser, the Rev. James E. Sr., 83, Upper Sandusky, OH; March 23. Calls: Faith, Mem- phis, TN; Good Hope & St. Paul, Glenford; St. Paul, Westerville; Christ the King, Youngstown; Bethany & North Salem, Upper Sandusky, all OH; interim to OH congregations.

Haasarud, the Rev. Rolf S., 76, Phoenix; April 13. Calls: Peachtree Road, Atlanta; Shepherd of the Valley, Spring Valley; Messiah, Pasadena, both CA; Stavanger International, Stavanger, Norway; Holden Village, Chelan, WA; Faith, Christ the King & Shepherd of the Valley, Phoe- nix; Spirit in the Desert Lutheran Retreat Cen- ter, Carefree, all AZ.

Hagen, the Rev. John I., 84, Hudson, WI; April 12. Calls: Capron, Capron, IL; St. Andrew, She- boygan; Peace, Platteville; Faith, Janesville, all WI.

Holmes, the Rev. Arthur W., 90, Farmington, MN; April 4. Calls: Forest Heights & Edmon- ton Church Corp., Edmonton; staff, Camrose

Lutheran College, Camrose; all AB, Canada; Christ, Cottonwood, MN.

Kemppainen, the Rev. Rudolph, 84, Ishpem- ing, MI; March 27. Calls: Bethany, Kaleva; St. John, Lake City; First, Wakefield; Immanuel, Negaunee, all MI; Bethlehem, DeKalb, IL.

Leed, the Rev. William N., 84, Burlington, WA; Feb. 17. Calls: Zion, McGrath; Holden, Isle; American & St. Paul, Conger; Concordia, Twin Lakes, all MN; Good Hope, Lind; Evangelical, Chinook, both WA; St. John & Genesee Valley, Genesee; Faith, Pierce, both ID.

Linder, the Rev. Lloyd H., 91, Fremont, OH; April 23. Calls: St. Paul, Augusta, KY; St. Paul, Somerset; Fellowship & staff chaplain, Cleve- land Clinic, Cleveland; Drumm, Rushville; Grace, Fremont, all OH; St. Michael and All Angels, Pittsburgh.

Lunder, the Rev. Karl B., 69, Red Wing, MN; March 12. Calls: St. Mark, Palo; United, Gilbert; Danebod, Tyler; First, Hinckley, all MN; Holy Trinity, Ipoh, Malaysia.

Peterson, the Rev. Robert L., 92, Kirkland, WA; March 9. Calls: Wolford, Wolford; Mylo, Mylo; Ox Creek, Rolette; all ND; Our Savior, Virginia; Immanuel, Forbes, both MN; Grace, Salem, OR; Emmanuel, Bremerton, Wash.

Nadell, the Rev. William M., 77, Elk Grove, CA; March 21. Calls: Holy Trinity, New Lexing- ton; Solomon, McConnellsville, both OH; St. Peter, Santa Ana; Atonement, Sacramento; Bethlehem, Pacifica; Grace, Lincoln; Calvary, Rio Linda, all CA.

Rohr, the Rev. Ralph A., 68, Laramie, WY; April 10. Calls: Zion, Carleton; chaplain, Blue Valley Lutheran Home, Hebron, both NE; All Saints, Chillicothe, MO; Redeemer, Ft. Mor- gan, CO; Trinity, Laramie.

Spindt, the Rev. George A., 95, Thousand ANNIVERSARIES

ELCA congregations oberserving their found- ing in 2016 are listed in 25-year increments, beginning with 350 years and ending with with 100 years. Additional listings will appear in future issues of the magazine. (See also, March, page 44.)

200 years OHIO: St. Paul, Dayton; St. John Stovertown, Philo. PENNSYLVANIA: Zion, Blain; Friedens Evan- gelical, Hegins; Gatesburg, Warriors Mark; St. John, Watsontown. SOUTH CAROLINA: Bethlehem, Pomaria.

175 years ILLINOIS: Grace, Springfield. MARYLAND: Second English, Baltimore. NEW YORK: St. John Evangelical, Penn Yan. OHIO: Zion, Adamsville; Emmanuel, Lindsey; St. Paul Evangelical, Rockford; First, Spring-

field; St. James, Tuscarawas; Solomon, Woodville; First, Xenia. PENNSYLVANIA: Spring Evangelical, Apollo; St. Paul Evangelical, Fleetwood; St. Paul, Lehigh- ton; Mazepppa, Lewisburg; Grace, Macun- gie; Zion, Minersville; Mt. Zion, Smicksburg. WISCONSIN: St. Paul, Milwaukee.

150 years CONNECTICUT: First, Ellington. ILLINOIS: St. Paul Evangelical, Altamont; Immanuel, Yorkville. INDIANA: Emanuel, Greendale; Zion, Hartford City. IOWA: First, Conroy; Orleans, Ridgeway; Swedesburg, Swedesburg; St. John, Tripoli; Trinity Evangelical, Walford; First, Waterloo. MARYLAND: Trinity, Westminster. MICHIGAN: Messiah Evangelical, Constantine; Mamrelund, Kent City. MINNESOTA: Concordia of Pickerel Lake, Albert

Lea; Zion, Buffalo; Stockholm, Cokato; Oscar Lake, Holmes City; Trinity, Gaylord; Berna- dotte, Lafayette; First, New London; Augus- tana, Minneapolis. MISSOURI: St. John, Queen City. NEBRASKA: St. John, Johnson; First Evangeli- cal, Nebraska City; Salem, Ponca. NEW YORK: Our Saviour Evangelical, Brook- lyn; Bethlehem, Falconer; St. Peter, Green- port; Bethany, Olean; St. Paul, Rye Brook. OHIO: St. Martin, Archbold; St. Paul, Berea. PENNSYLVANIA: St. Peter (Ridge), Allentown; St. Peter, Fleetwood; St. John, Girard; St. Andrew, Perkasie; Emanuel, Philadelphia; St. John, Stroudsburg; First, Watsontown; Zion, Weatherly. SOUTH CAROLINA: Providence, Lexington. TEXAS: Bethlehem, Round Top. WISCONSIN: Our Savior, Bloomer; St. John, Grafton; Valley of the Shepherd, Mondovi; Lyster, Nelson; Grace, Ripon; First, Stough- ton; St. John, Wausau.


Oaks, CA; March 27. Calls: Grace, Santa Bar- bara; St. Andrew, Van Nuys; Messiah, Red- wood City; pres. & CEO, Vesper Society, San Leandro, all CA; resettlement dir., LWF Service to Refugees, Frankfurt, Germany; Our Savior, Tucson, AZ.

Steinbrecher, the Rev. James L., 74, New Lis- bon, WI; April 20. Calls: Olivet, La Crosse; St. Paul Liberty, Deerfield; St. John, Reedsburg, all WI.

Sunde, the Rev. Obed O., 87, Colorado Springs, CO; March 25. Calls: Christ, Pick- rell, NE; Ascension & Mt. Calvary, Colorado Springs; Holy Cross, La Junta, all CO; Calvary, Honolulu; American, Prescott, AZ.

Walker, the Rev. John J., 91, Olathe, KS; March 30. Calls: St. Peter, Sheboygan, WI; St. Peter, Dubuque, IA; St. Luke, Manchester, MO; Overland Park, Overland Park, KS.

Weant, the Rev. Gary A., 65, pastor of Phila- delphia, Dallas, N.C., April 29 of cancer.

Wegmeyer, the Rev. Norman E., 91, Colum- bus, OH; April 2. Calls: St. Andrew, Farmers- ville; St. John, Enterprise; Good Shepherd, Columbus; St. Paul, Toledo; dir., continuing ed., Trinity Lutheran Sem., Columbus, all OH; St. Mark, Butler, PA; regional dir., ALC Parish Ed., Washington, DC; dir., continuing ed., ALC & exec. asst. to dir., ALC Div. for Life and Mis- sion in the Congregation; Minneapolis; dir., continuing ed., Carthage College, Racine, WI.

Wolf, the Rev. Richard C., 84, Fleetwood, PA; March 25. Calls: St. Paul, Mertztown; St. James, Coopersburg; Friedens, Oley, all PA; St. Paul, Newark, DE.

Zick, the Rev. Elmer L., 92, Glen Burnie, MD; April 24. Calls: St. John, Lovi; Perry Highway, Wexford, both PA; Christ, Millersville; Augs- burg Lutheran Home, Lochearn, both MD.

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