Called to Glory


+ Danny Keith "Dan" Egli +

April 17, 2021

Our dear brother, Dan, fell asleep in Christ on April 17th. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28.

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+ Rev. Dr. Rodger P. Abatie +

March 15, 2021

On Monday, March 15th, our dear Lord saw fit to call Trinity's former pastor, Rev. Rodger Abatie, to Himself in paradise. Pastor Abatie served as Trinity's pastor for 26 years, from 1990 to 2016. May the Lord comfort Pastor Abatie's family, and us, with the same comfort which he himself proclaimed.

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!" (Revelation 14:13)

Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ, great Shepherd of Your flock, it has pleased you to call Rodger, a pastor to Your people, into Your glorious presence. We thank and praise You for all the blessings and mercy You bestowed on Your departed servant, especially for the years You permitted him to be Your undershepherd. We praise You for having kept him faithful in the face of trials and difficulties, for having given success to Your Word which he proclaimed, for having built Your temple in the hearts of many through his ministry, and for having given him a blessed death and reception into the kingdom of Your glory in heaven. Comfort all who mourn his departure, and help us gratefully to remember all who have spoken the Word of God to us as we await our joyful reunion in heaven, where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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+ Grace E. Eggena +

February 26, 2021
Our dear sister, Grace, fell asleep in Christ on Friday, February 26th. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28.

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+ Mildred Lou Cordes +

December 29, 2020
Our dear sister, Millie, fell asleep in Christ on Tuesday, December 29th. We thank God that He gave her peace at the last and that His angels have gather her to His nearer presence as her body awaits its raising at Christ's great Epiphany, "the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13).

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister, Millie, in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Peter Wessler +

November 24, 2020
"The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21).


One of the treasures which our Lord has shared with us is His devoted servant and Trinity's choir director, Peter Wessler. Peter's musical talent has enriched our congregational worship musically beyond what many congregations ordinarily experience. Many of you, as choir members, have also been blessed to serve under his choral leadership, as he prepared and directed you in the praise of the Lord. We give thanks to our Lord for all the blessings which we have received through Peter.

But the Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. And so, with a very heavy heart I am sharing with you that our dear brother, Peter, fell asleep in our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 24.

We find comfort in the sure and certain Word of our God:

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on" (Revelation 14:13).

"[We] do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep... Therefore encourage one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 18).


Let us pray. 
O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother, Peter, in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Please remember Peter's wife, Carol, their children and grandchildren, and their whole family in your prayers. Please also pray for the saints at Mount Calvary Lutheran, where Peter was a member, and their pastor, Pastor Long, as he ministers to them. Finally, pray for one another, for this comes as a shock to us all. Let us find comfort, peace, and hope in our risen Lord Jesus.

Now may this peace of our Lord, which the world cannot give, be yours and keep your hearts and minds in Christ.

Lord, Thee I Love (LSB 708:3)

Lord, let at last Thine angels come,
To Abr'ham's bosom bear me home,
That I may die unfearing;
And in its narrow chamber keep
My body safe in peaceful sleep
Until Thy reappearing.
And then from death awaken me,
That these mine eyes with joy may see,
O Son of God, Thy glorious face,
My Savior and my fount of grace.
Lord Jesus Christ, my prayer attend, my prayer attend,
And I will praise Thee without end.

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+ Mary Ellen Gronau +

November 13, 2020
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Mary, who fell asleep in Christ last Friday, on the same day and at the same time at which our Lord Himself was suffering upon the holy cross for her salvation. Though we grieve the death of this beloved saint and friend, we do not grieve without hope. For the same Lord who died for her also rose for her and will come again to raise her unto life everlasting.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister, Mary, in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Goldie F. Reeves +

July 20, 2020
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Goldie, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Goldie in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Dorothy Lucille Schrieber +

December 27, 2019
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Dorothy, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Dorothy in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


+ Perry Dale Whitley +

October 21, 2019
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear brother, Perry, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother Perry in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Betty Ruth Jones +

October 5, 2019
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Betty, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Betty in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Rose Mary Lutz +

July 26, 2019
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Rose Mary, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Rose Mary in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Helen Marie Look +

July 15, 2019
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Helen, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Helen in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Sandra Kay Adams +

August 10, 2018
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Sandra, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Sandra in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Janice Marie Scherer +

July 21, 2018
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Janice, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Janice in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Jeremy Ansel Loberg +

July 12, 2018
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear brother, Jeremy, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother Jeremy in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Wanda C. Rauch +

July 2, 2018
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Wanda, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Wanda in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Marie Ida Guengerich +

September 7, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Marie, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Marie in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Mary Lou Liescheidt +

July 24, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Mary, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Mary in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Lauren Vaughn Bennett +

June 21, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Lauren, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Lauren in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


+ Marilyn R. Graff +

June 10, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Marilyn, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Marilyn in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Gary Schumm +

April 9, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear brother, Gary, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother Gary in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Phyllis Jane Foster +

February 17, 2017
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Phyllis, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Phyllis in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Hazel Hallelujah Spaeth +

December 26, 2016
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Hazel, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Hazel in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


+ Isabel Louise Steenbergen +

December 18, 2016
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Isabel, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Isabel in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Leslie Linne Rochester +

March 6, 2016
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Leslie, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Leslie in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Elsie Alberta Huey +

February 29, 2016
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Elsie, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Elsie in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Wilma Jane Timian +

January 20, 2016
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Wilma, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Wilma in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Elizabeth Ranney +

November 29, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Elizabeth, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Elizabeth in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Henry Wolters +

September 27, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear brother, Henry, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother Henry in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


+ Linda Cox +

August 23, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Linda, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Linda in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Lois Nash +

August 15, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Lois, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Lois in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Mario Ingrassia +

January 31, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear brother, Mario, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our brother Mario in the faith and have now taken him to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Martha L. "Mert" Nelms +

January 13, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Martha, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Martha in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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+ Velda Maseman +

January 4, 2015
We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faith of our dear sister, Velda, who fell asleep in Christ.

Let us pray. O God the Father, fountain and source of all blessings, we give thanks that You have kept our sister Velda in the faith and have now taken her to Yourself. Comfort us with Your holy Word, and give us strength that when our last hour comes we may peacefully fall asleep in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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