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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!

 

The following reunions are being planned!  Check the times and contact people below, or contact alumni@splhs.org or call Saint Paul - 660-463-2238 ext. 313:

SPCH 1963 - Len Fiedler  lenfiedler@gmail.com
      September 6 - 9

SPC 1973 - Mike Flandermeyer  m71fland@sbcglobal.net
    September 6 - 9

SPLHS 1988 - Lloyd Sommerer  lsommerer@lincolnlutheran.org
     September 6 - 9

SPLHS 1998 - Dave MacLean  dcm1864@yahoo.com
     September 6-9

SPLHS 2013 - Devon Heins  816-263-0195
     September 6-9

SPLHS 2008 - Jessica Hoppmann  402-319-4190
     September 6-9

MEMORIAL

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

 
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 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.