February 18, 2019
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is with sadness that I report to you the death of Rev. John L. Kindschuh on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Rock Island, Illinois.
Pastor Kindschuh was born November 10, 1926, in Oakland, Nebraska, and married Delores “Lolly” Hall on December 16, 1949. Pastor Kindschuh graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1948. He later graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois in 1952. He received a MA from the University of Michigan in 1967.
Pastor Kindschuh was ordained June 15, 1952, by the Augustana Lutheran Church and began his ministry at University Lutheran Church, Tempe, Arizona, from 1952-1956. Next, he was called to serve at Messiah Lutheran Church, Burlington, Iowa, from 1956-1963. Last, he was called to serve at Augustana College, from 1963-1999. Pastor Kindschuh retired in 1999.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois. Clergy are invited to sit together in the front and to participate in the commendation; collars are appropriate. The family will greet friends following the service.
As the church we offer our sympathy to his family and friends and because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we rejoice in God’s promise of eternal life, comfort, and hope.
Walking with you,
Bishop Jeffrey Clements