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Rev. Joel Schlachtenhaufen - In Memoriam

As the current president of ESTHER, it is for me to make an official announcement regarding the death of Pastor Joel Schlactenhaufen. He died on Friday morning, September 7, at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Neenah, after being taken seriously ill in the beginning of August. Joel had served as the very first president of ESTHER when it first came into being. His outstanding passion for doing gospel justice and being a model for practicing hospitality were unmatched. Joel has left his mark as a legacy that shall continue to energize our call to doing justice. The Memorial Service honoring his life and ministry will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Tullar St. in Neenah on Saturday, September 28, We extend our words of support and love to his wife, Susan, and their children.

— Fr. Joe Mattern

Joel’s life will be celebrated at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1140 Tullar Rd, Neenah, on Saturday, September 28 beginning at 11:00 AM. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of the service. A full obituary may be read here.


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