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Rev. Dr. Edwin S. Suelflow

July 2, 1924 December 31, 2018
Rev. Dr. Edwin S. Suelflow
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Edwin Samuel Suelflow was born July 2, 1924, in Freistadt, WI (now Mequon) to Richard and Martha (Wendt) Suelflow. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran church in Freistadt, where he also attended grade school. He attended Concordia College, Milwaukee, for high school and college, then transferred to Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO. He graduated from the seminary in 1948.

While on his vicarage in Wauneta, NE, he met his future wife, Erma Haarberg. They were married June 11, 1948, after his graduation from the seminary. Edwin's first call was to several congregations in South Dakota, where he was ordained in September, 1948. In the spring of 1949, he received a call to Emmanual Lutheran Church, Adell, WI, which he accepted. In November, 1956, Edwin began his service at Grace Lutheran Church, Franklin, NE. Then, in August, 1959, he moved to Walther Memorial Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI, where he served for almost 30 years. He was elected President of the South Wisconsin District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod during the summer of 1988. He served as President of the district for six years, when he retired. During the time of his presidency, he received an honorary doctorate from Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. He continued to serve the Lord in various capacities over the next twenty years.

In addition to his parents, Edwin was preceded in death by two sisters, Anita and Lois, a daughter, Denise Suelflow, and a grandson, David Schmid. He is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Erma, a daughter, Elyse Price of Sherwood, AR, a son, Steven Suelflow (Josie) of Brodhead, a sister, Grace Lover (John) of Sheboygan, one granddaughter, Lisa McDaniel (Sean), four grandsons, Matthew Suelflow, Marcus Suelflow (Leah), Jacob Suelflow, and Adam Suelflow, and three great grandchildren, Steven Fray, Sophia Fray, and Margot Suelflow.

Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Peace Lutheran Church, W240 N6145 Maple Avenue, Sussex, WI, with the service beginning at 11:30. Burial will follow immediately at Emmanual Lutheran Cemetery, Adell, WI.

Memorials may be made to the Rev. Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Erma Suelflow Minority Church Workers Scholarship Fund at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lakeshore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097, or to Peace Lutheran Academy, W240 N6145 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 123, Sussex, WI 53089.


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Visitation

Saturday

5

Jan

8:30 AM 1/5/2019 8:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/5/2019 11:30:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church

W240 N6145 Maple Ave.
Sussex, Wisconsin 53089

Peace Lutheran Church
W240 N6145 Maple Ave. Sussex 53089 Wisconsin
United States

Service

Saturday

5

Jan

11:30 AM 1/5/2019 11:30:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church

W240 N6145 Maple Ave.
Sussex, Wisconsin 53089

Peace Lutheran Church
W240 N6145 Maple Ave. Sussex 53089 Wisconsin
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road A
Adell, Wisconsin 53001

County Road A Adell 53001 Wisconsin
United States
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