In Memory Of

In Memory Of

In Memory of David Beyer

The UniLu community gives thanks for the life of David N. Beyer, a longtime member and the church’s organist and music director from 1968 to 1991. He died on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the age of 90. David was born in Bennington, Vermont on October 14, 1930 to Hazel Scott Beyer and the Rev. Richard Beyer, a minister in the United Church of Christ. He began playing…

In Memory of Gisela Krause

We give thanks for the life of our beloved longtime member Gisela Krause, who died on June 11, 2021 at the age of 93. Gisela Krause was a classical musician who earned her diploma at the Hocheschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, and received her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.  She performed regularly on harpsichord, recorder, and piano…

In Memory of June Bauer

June Baur, a longtime member of University Lutheran Church, died on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland Eiermann and William Baur, and the loving mother of Dale Eierman and his wife Madeline of Cambridge. She was a devoted grandmother to Alex and Eric. Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service on Tuesday, June 11,…

In Memory of May Reisz

The UniLu community mourned the death of a beloved alumna, May Reisz, on May 23, 2019 at the age of 84. She died at home in Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband, the Rev. H. Frederick Reisz, Jr., and her daughter, Katherine, by her side. May was a member of University Lutheran Church from 1978 to 1992, while her husband Fred served as pastor. She was involved in the…

In Memory of Rachel Pollari

The UniLu community mourns the death of Rachel (Marak) Pollari, beloved mother of Chris Pollari and mother-in-law of Ann Ferentz, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She died at the Belmont Manor Nursing Home, where she has resided for the past several years. Rachel was born on March 3, 1922 in Robinson, Kansas to Piermin J. Marak and Bessie (Olson) Marak. She was married for 44…

In Memory of Charlotte Kanouse

We mourn the death of Charlotte J. Kanouse, a longtime member of the UniLu community, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was 93 years old. Charlotte was the beloved wife of the late Curwood Kanouse and the loving mother of the late Judy and Linda Kanouse. Charlotte attended University Lutheran with Judy in the 1990s. When health concerns limited their ability to come to…

In Memory of Helen Kukuk

We give thanks for the life of Helen M. Kukuk, who died on April 15, 2016. Helen was a longtime member of University Lutheran Church. She began attending while a student at the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1954. Over the years, she served in many key leadership positions, including Church Council president, financial…

In Memory of Brita Stendahl

We give thanks for the life of Brita Stendahl, a longtime member of University Lutheran Church, who died on February 11, 2016 after a long illness. She was 92. Brita was a writer, translator, educator, and scholar in Scandinavian and comparative literature and culture and in theology. She held bachelors degrees in theology (1949) and philosophy (1954) and an honorary…

In Memory of Helmut Koester

We give thanks for the life of the Reverend Professor Dr. Helmut Koester, who died at home on January 1, 2016. He was 89 years old. One of the nation’s foremost scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity, Helmut Koester began teaching at Harvard Divinity School in 1958, and continued to teach at both HDS and the Harvard Extension School through the fall of…

In Memory of Alice Argon

We give thanks for the life of Alice Argon, who died of cancer on Sunday, December 13, 2015. In a letter to the congregation, Pastors Kathleen Reed and Kari Jo Verhulst wrote: Alice was a devoted member of UniLu and held many leadership roles, especially in worship, where she served as a deacon, intercessor, planner, and composer of the liturgical prayers. Her…
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