For all the Saints

With acknowledgment to Felicity Bradford who forwarded these stories to Lutheran Women and with thanks to the families who shared them. Lovina Agnes Burger Lovina Agnes was born in 1911, the youngest child of Dan Juers and his wife Hulda, and was raised on the family’s farm at Charleston in South Australia with two sisters and two brothers. At school she excelled at needlework, art projects and maths. After leaving school after one term at High (Secondary) School, she assisted at home in the dairy, acquired a working knowledge of …

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A tribute to Marina Fielke – 12/08/1935 – 26/11/2020

We give thanks to God for Marina’s service to LWSA-NT, serving the executive as an extra member, 2nd Vice-President from 2002-2005, 1st Vice-President in 2006 and then becoming President, upon Marlene Schumacher’s ill-health in 2007. Marina presided until 2012, having been driven to all of her visits across the state by her husband Gil, retiring at the 48thConvention held at Loxton. It was at Marina’s instigation that a display of Lutheran Women became part of SA District Synods. In her words, ‘The church needs to know what we as Lutheran …

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Vale Elaine

Elaine Pfitzner, a lifetime servant of her Lord, passed away on 20 July 2019 after a ten-year-long illness which baffled doctors for many years. It was eventually diagnosed as Sezary Syndrome, a T Cell Lymphoma. This full body, itchy skin condition was an ongoing challenge which she dealt with stoically and, in typical fashion, without complaint. Elaine and Peter, her husband of 52 years, spent much of those ten years travelling to and staying in Melbourne as doctors tried to diagnose her illness, and for treatments of various types. Throughout …

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