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St. Paul's College & College High, together with today's Saint Paul Lutheran High School, has sent a "family" of alumni throughout the country and across the globe. These "Saints" (and Bluejays!) have served Christ and the community in many and countless ways.

The future of Saint Paul calls on those from the past to join in keeping their "Alma Mater" a place where God will shape lives, friendships and vocations.

Continuing reading to find out alumni news and visit the Project X Page to find out what the Alumni have pledged to support Saint Paul today!

MEMORIAL

Mike Maddick - SPC '79 - went to his eternal home on October 10, 2018

Helen Cooley - SPC '74 - went to her eternal home on August 19, 2018

Pastor Carl W. (Bill) Weis - SPCH '77, SPC '79 - went to his eternal home on May 30, 2018

Cindy Lauppe - SPCH '81 - went to her eternal home on May 14, 2018

Donald Lange - SPC '50 - went to his eternal home on January 22, 2018 

Jennifer Bauer - SPLHS '93
- went to her eternal home on December 15, 2017 

Gary Galen - SPCH '63, SPC '65 -
 went to his eternal home on November 25, 2017 

Sujay Kollipara - SPCH '86 -
 went to his eternal home on November 8, 2017

Jan (Koeltzow) Kueck - SPC '65 -
 went to her eternal home on December 5, 2016 

Tyrus Frerking - SPCH '47 - went to his eternal home on November 30, 2016 

 Delbert Rinne - SPCH '39 - went to his eternal home on October 14, 2016

Ronald Flandermeyer - SPCH '56 - went to his eternal home on July 21, 2016

Robert Reith - SPCH '58, SPC '60 - went to his eternal home on July 19, 2016

Ronald Mahnke - SPC '62 - went to his eternal home on July 18, 2016

Harry Hoth - SPCH '43 - went to his eternal home on July 12, 2016

Virtus Bodenstab - SPCH '56 - went to his eternal home on June 21, 2016

Stephanie Cameron - SPCH '73 - went to her eternal home on June 15, 2016

 

CURRENT NEWS


Rev. Milton Stohs, St. Paul's College 1948 graduate, is the recipient of the first Henry F. Wind Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership in Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

Rev. Stohs is married to the former Carol Weis, daughter of Professor Emil Weis at St. Paul's, for whom the Saint Paul campus gymnasium is named.

Rev. Stohs is retired and living with his wife in Weldon Springs, Missouri.

You can read more about his honor in the November 2018 issue of the LCMS Reporter.

 


Pastor Mike Maddick of State Center, Iowa, entered into Heaven's glory on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center where he had served as Pastor for 18 years.

Mike was a 1979 graduate of St. Paul's College, as was his wife of 37 years, Melanie Schuldt.  They have 2 children, David and Bethany.

 


St. Paul's College High Class of 1963 (with wives)

 


St. Paul's College Class of 1973

 


St. Paul's College High Class of 1988

 


Rev. Dr. Mark Steiner CAPT, CHC, United States Navy and SPCH 1975 Alumni, retired from 30 years of honorable service.  God bless you, Chaplain, in your retirement!

View a short video of the ceremony at
https://www.facebook.com/MinistryArmedForces.LCMS/videos/1758061837596326/?t=0

 

Helen Cooley passed into the presence of her beloved Savior on August 19, 2018, in San Diego, California.  She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Keith Cooley, and her four children.

As Helen Gaertner, she graduated with a teaching degree from St. Paul's College in Concordia, Missouri, in 1974 and her passion for teaching continued throughout her life.

A Celebration of Helen's life will be held at Creekside Fellowship in Park City, Utah, on Tuesday, September 4, at 7pm.

 

Robert Niemann, classmate of the SPCH Class of 1982, passed away suddenly.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

 

 Rev. Eugene Kreutz was called to his eternal home at the age of 90 in Folsom, California.

Pastor Kreutz graduated from Concordia Seminary in 1952.  He served parishes in California and Michigan.  He and his wife Marilyn raised six children.

He served his vicarage year 1950-51 as a Dorm Counselor, or a "House Father", at Biltz Hall.  He was highly thought of by students during his time at St. Paul's College.

 


Our condolences go out to the family of Darrin Woodall, who passed away August 17, 2018.  We are thankful for his service as an assistant football coach and the love he had for Saint Paul and its students.

 

Cindy Lauppe, age 55, of Wichita, Kansas, died Monday, May 14, 2018.  Cindy is a 1981 graduate of St. Paul's College High.  While in high school, she was a Singing Saint.  Cindy received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Garden City Community College in 1998.  She worked as a caregiver, and also managed a restaurant, truck stop, and was a manager at Wal-Mart.  She is survived by a son, Christopher Hambrick and wife Joni of Wichita, Kansas.  Her funeral was held at Ascension Lutheran Church on May 17th in Wichita.

 


Jonathan Fritzler and his wife Melissa of Cape Girardeau joined alumni of Saint Paul at the Hog Roast & Benefit Auction on June 24th.  They donated a team signed basketball from the state "Final Four" in 1984 of which his father, Steve Fritzler, was coach.  Steve served as a teacher and coach at then St. Paul's College High from 1971 - 1987, and passed away in February of 2017.  Alumni and former students and players purchased the ball for $2,200.00, and will display it at Weis Gymnasium.

  


Pastor Carl W. (Bill) Weis went to his Savior Jesus on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at age 58.  An SPCH Alumni Class of 1977, and SPC Class of 1979, Pastor Weis served parishes in Ohio and Paw Paw, Michigan, before being called to Peace Lutheran Church in Saginaw, Michigan.  He leaves Karen, his wife of 33 years and sons Sam and Joe and their wives, and 3 grandchildren.  Pastor Weis' grandfather was Emil Weis, for whom Weis Gymnasium on the campus of Saint Paul, was named.  For his complete obituary go to http://www.casefuneralhome.com/obituary/The-Rev.-Carl-William-Bill-Weis/Saginaw-Michigan/1799254

 

Gary Maggert, Donald Loos, Alan Flynn, Norman Baldwin, Paul Oetting, Bruce Cooper, Eugene Stueve, Dennis Kemper and Ben Freudenberg (not pictured - David Birk) all graduated from St. Paul's College High 50 years ago.  They represented the Class of 1968 at Baccalaureate and Graduation Day at Saint Paul on Friday, May 11, 2018.

 

Donald Lange has gone to God January 22, 2018, after valiantly fighting cancer.  Don was born in 1932 to Selma and Alvin Lange, and grew up in Concordia, Missouri.  He is a 1950 graduate of St. Paul’s College High.  Don graduated with a degree in Business from Missouri University in 1956, and he proudly served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant.  In 1966 Don married his wife DeLane.  He is survived by his wife and 5 children.


Jennifer Jo Bauer, 44, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Atrium Post-Acute Care Hospice in Lancaster, Wis., following a lengthy battle with diabetes and heart disease.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Corder, Missouri. The family suggests memorials to Saint Paul Lutheran High School.
Born Nov. 5, 1973, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of Gary and Jo Ann (Lilleman) Bauer of Corder. She was a 1993 graduate of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, where she was a four-year member of the Saint Paul Singing Saints Concert Choir. She was also a member of Hitt 4-H Club and Zion Lutheran Church Youth Group. 

 

Alumni (SPC 1966), retired teacher and choir director William Gasau stands with two of his former students.  David Schelp was in his first choir in 1968, and Brett was in his last choir in 2015, covering 47 years of service to Saint Paul. 

 


Rev. Dr. Gary Galen, 72, went to be with his Lord Saturday evening, November 25, 2017.  He was a 1963 graduate of St. Paul High School and 1965 Jr. College in Concordia, MO, and Concordia Sr. College in Ft. Wayne, IN.  He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and was ordained into the ministry in 1971.  Over his 47 year ministry, Gary served churches in Sidney, NE; Springfield, NE; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Woodburn, IN; Troy, IL; and Edwardsville, IL.  He was also an accomplished musician, playing the trumpet, the piano and the organ.  He earned his Doctorate of Ministry in May 1993.  Gary married Sharon, his beloved wife of 44 years, on August 3, 1973.  They were blessed wtih 4 children.

Visitation at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville, will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Wednesday,
November 29, 2017.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017,
at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Collinsville.


          
Sujay Kollipara, 49, of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully in his sleep November 8, 2017.  Sujay was born in Secunderabad, India, March 11, 1968.  He was a 1986 graduate of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO.  He attended Concordia - Seward and Doane University in Crete.  Sujay worked as a counselor in Texas and Nebraska.  He enjoyed golfing, classic rock music, eating good food, rooting for the Huskers, watching sports, and spending time with his friends and family.

The family has suggested giving a memorial gift to Saint Paul Lutheran High School in memory of Sujay, in lieu of sending flowers.  If you would like to do that, you can do so here: www.splhs.org/Giving-Projects.  Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 724 S. 12th Street, Lincoln.  Condolences at www.lincolnfh.com 

Devon and Isaiah, both members of the SPLHS Class of 2013, have been helping clean up after the hurricane with members of Pilgram Lutheran Church.
 

   

Chess match from 1913.

  

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Alumni Newsletter SPRING 2016
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Alumni Newsletter SPRING 2015

LODGING INFORMATION

Guest housing is available on campus in Biltz and Heilman Halls. Alumni are always welcome to visit, or just to stay on your way down Interstate 70.

For rooms and availability, contact guest@splhs.org, or call 660-463-2238 ext. 313. We can also help you with reunions on campus!

Contact us at 660-463-2238, ext 242, alumni@splhs.org or
P.O. Box 719, Concordia MO 64020.