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In Memory Of

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.…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

In Memory of Jeremy Kremer-McNeil

Amy Kremer, Taylor McNeil, and Emily Kremer-McNeil shared these words: Jeremy Alexander Kremer-McNeil, age 15, of Arlington, Massachusetts, died on September 4, 2015. Jeremy is the beloved son of Amy Kremer and Taylor McNeil, and brother of Emily. He is also survived by his grandmother, Esther Kremer; aunts Betsy (Kremer) Lane and Jenny (McNeil) Foerster;…

In Memory of Eleanora Otto Halfman

Ellie and Bob Halfman
Ellie Halfman and her late husband Bob at University Lutheran in 2004. Photo by Chris Pollari.

We are grateful for the life of Eleanora Otto Halfman, who died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the age of 90. The only remaining charter member of University Lutheran Church, Ellie was a faithful part of our community for 86 years.