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Edwin Raymond Schwanke

Memorial for Edwin Raymond Schwanke

Born in Chicago, IL on Apr. 28, 1930
Departed on Sep. 12, 2016 and resided in Austin, TX.
Memorial Service: Sunday, Sep. 18, 2016
2:00 pm
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Edwin Raymond Schwanke died September 12, 2016.

He was born April 28, 1930, Chicago, IL, the son of Edwin W. and Anna Hoffman Schwanke. He prepared for the Lutheran ministry at Concordia College, Milwaukee and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis where he received the Master of Divinity. He became a fellow in the College of Chaplains in 1983.

He served as pastor in Birmingham, AL, Darien, IL, Denver, CO, and Austin, TX, and Chaplain/Director of Greater Wausau Christian Services, Wausau, WI. Ed served as Marathon County Jail Chaplain and was instrumental in founding The Neighbors Place in Wausau. In retirement he served interim ministries at Bethlehem-Lund (Elgin), and Salem-Austin, and visitation ministries at Martin Lutheran-Giddings and Triumphant Love–Austin.

Ed is survived by his wife Janet, his daughters, Beth Marshall and Mari Barreda, their mother, Barbara, sons-in-law Jim and Pedro, grandsons Christopher and Thomas; sister-in-law, Erna, sister-in-law, Jean Zellmer, brother-in-law, Jim, brother-in-law Jerry, sister-in-law Laverne, nephew, Brad, nieces Pam Kies and Connie Hanson, grandniece Heather.

Memorial Service will be Sunday, September 18, at 2:00 at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church in Austin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Austin, who provided tremendous support to Ed and his family.

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