Obituary for Dr. Walter L. Rosin
Dr. Walter L. Rosin, age 91 of Shawano, WI died peacefully at home on Friday morning, January 24, 2020.
Walter was born on December 18, 1928, in Boyd, Minnesota to Louis and Lillie (Welkener) Rosin. He received his junior college education at Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1948. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri with a degree of Master of Divinity in 1953. On June 7, 1953, Walter married Eunice Mae Schelp at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma, Missouri. After graduate study at Concordia Seminary, he was awarded the degree of Master of Sacred Theology in 1954. Following two years of teaching at St. Louis Lutheran High School, Walter became pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ellisville, Missouri. In 1962, he joined the faculty of Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska. There he taught courses in the religion department, and served as the chairman of the theology division before assuming the presidency of St. Paul’s College, Concordia, Missouri, serving in that position from 1971 to1980. During this time Walter also pursued doctoral studies at Concordia Seminary and received the degree of Doctor of Theology in 1965.
From 1980 to 1983 he served as the Executive Secretary of the Board for Higher Education which coordinates the activities of the colleges and seminaries of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. In 1983, Walter was elected to serve as Secretary of the Lutheran Church - Missouri where he served until his time of retirement in 1999.
Dr. Rosin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eunice, of Shawano; three remaining children, Susan (Ken) Longmire of Shawano, Mary (Ralph) Gabrielson of Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Michael (Rachel) Rosin of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Obituary for Jerome T. Schwab
Jerome T. Schwab was born to Rev. Walter H. and Hulda (Bender) Schwab on August 20, 1929, in Slater, Missouri. The family moved to California, Missouri, where Jerome attended St. Paul's Lutheran elementary school, and California High School. In 1954, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Concordia Teacher's College, River Forest, Illinois (now Concordia University Chicago). He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned a Master of Music in Church Music.
After completing his degrees, he served in many Lutheran schools and churches in Missouri as teacher, organist, and choir director, which included: Messiah Lutheran Church and School, Independence; Grace Lutheran Church, Lexington; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma; St. Paul's Lutheran School, Sedalia; Lutheran High School, Kansas City; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Independence; and Peace Lutheran Church, Greenview. Jerry served as Professor of Music and College Choir Director for 26 years at St. Paul's College in Concordia, MO. It was while he was there he met his wife of 51 years, Diana Holland.
Jerry passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019, with his wife and daughters by his side. He is survived by his wife Diana, daughter Julie (Sea) Atwood, daughter Amy (Kevin) Whiting, son Brad, and grandchildren Alex and Audrey Atwood, Zayne Schwab, and Grace and Eden Whiting.
Kurt Hilsabeck, SPC 1978, visited campus and renewed some old memories playing organ at Kaeppel Chapel
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
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.