The Funeral Committee maintains a list of church members who are willing to provide assistance whenever a funeral is scheduled at our church. Please contact Judy Leiding at 235-9355 or Susan Olson at 236-7567 if you would like to have your name placed on this list to donate, to work, or to both donate and work. We would love to have you join us. If you are already a funeral committee volunteer, we ask that you consider serving as a co-chairperson on this committee. For more information, contact Judy Leiding or Susan Olson. Thank you!
Member Funeral Service Audios
Our funeral services that are held at St. Paul Lutheran Church are recorded, and whenever possible (as file size, etc. allows), audio recordings will be made available for a limited time on our website for the families and friends who have recently lost a loved one.
Audio and sermon not available for Bret Behnke's funeral.
Audio and sermon not available for Walt Anacker's funeral.
The Gift & Memorial Committee and the Council of Deacons of St. Paul Lutheran Church suggest that those seeking to give memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School be advised of the following preferred list of memorials:
Please make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church, and note any preferred designation in the memo line ...
Example: "Church Technology in memory of John Doe"
* St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Operating Budget
* Church or School Endowment Funds
* Church Upkeep & Repair
- "Built on the Rock II" Repointing Project (Inside Church Building ... project to be renamed)
- Elevator Repair
- Wheelchair Lift/Ramp
- Church Technology
- Church & School Website
- Church Basement Bathroom Remodeling
* Church Music
- Mixed Choir
- Handbell Choir
* Organ Fund - Upkeep, Repair, and Improvements, Restoration of Organ Console, etc.
* Missions - Monies designated for missions are sent to LCMS Office of International Mission, St. Louis
* Humanitarian Aid
- Orphan Grain Train (LLL)
- Human Care Fund (Serves Local Needs)
* Spirit Youth - High School Age Youth Projects & Trips
* Vernon H. Harley Scholarship Fund
* School Tuition Aid Fund
* School Wish List (See School Principal for Details)
- School Technology
* Operating Reserve Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Blom were married for 71 years. They died only two days apart in May of 2016. Bennie (1920-2016) was a WW II veteran who served our country in both the north and south Pacific areas of the war effort. Alice was confirmed here at St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1939. The couple was married in 1945. After he returned from the war in January of 1946, the couple resided on their farm in Lake Belt Township where they lived until retiring to Welcome in 1994. The Bloms were faithful members of this congregation. Bennie was a volunteer worker during the construction of our church, and Alice helped serve funeral lunches as a younger woman. They typically attended the 10:30 service. They left their entire estate to our congregation.
Blessed be the memory of Bennie and Alice Blom.
FUNERAL -- SERVING CONTACTS:
Susan Olson & Judy Leiding
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.