Bio: Lemke, Roland, Pastor (1912)
Poster: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Bufe, Lemke
----Source: The Centennial Booklet of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 1876 - 1976, page 41
Lemke, Roland (May 8, 1912)
“Sons Of The Congregation Who Entered The Ministry”
Roland Lemke, son of the late Richard H. and Agnes Lemke, of Meford, was born in Medford on May 8, 1912.
He completed his elementary education at Immanuel Lutheran School in 1925.
In the fall of 1925, he entered Concordia Lutheran College in Milwaukee, which he attended from 1925 through 1931 and then entered Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Missouri Synod in St. Louis and graduated in 1935.
On February 6, 1938, he was married to Miss Gertrude Bufe in St. Louis and their marriage was blessed with two children, while serving as pastor in Merrill, Wisconsin.
During the years 1942 through 1946, while serving a pastor, he attended a U.S. Army Chaplain School, Washington University in St. Louis, and the California Graduate School of Theology.
He served a pastor in St. Louis, Missouri, Stevens Point and Merrill, Wisconsin, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sedalia, Missouri, Las Vegas and Springer, New Mexico, in Kozo on the Island Okinawa and while on Okinawa, he organized a Lutheran congregation; Tustin, California and is presently serving Concordia Lutheran congregation in Barstow, California, since 1973.
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