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Obituary: The Rev. Eric J. Schulze

Brother Eric J. Schulze died at Lynden, Washington, July 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

Born June 17, 1927 at Edmonton, Alberta, he was the son of Hermann and Emilie (Guenther) Schulze. Brother Schulze graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1950 and Moravian Theological Seminary in 1953. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry July 12, 1953, and consecrated a Presbyter July 30, 1961.

He was united in marriage to Constance Fenske June 3, 1954 at Camp Van Es in Alberta. Together they served Moravian pastorates in Alberta (New Sarepta, Heimtal, Calgary-Didsbury, Bruderheim), British Columbia (Vancouver) and the Eastern West Indies Province. Brother Schulze also served as Chaplain at Marquardt Manor, Watertown, Wisconsin, and as a member and president of the Canadian District Board. He entered into retirement
October 1, 1993.

Brother Schulze is survived by his wife, Constance; sons, Daniel and Timothy; daughters, Edith and Dianne; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held July 23, 2017 at First Reformed Church, Lynden, Washington. Burial was in Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Washington.

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, August 18 — Psalm 101
Judges 1:17–2:23; Luke 18:18–30

Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord. Joshua 24:16

Keep your roots deep in Christ Jesus, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 (GNT)

Father, as we learn more about your marvelous works in our daily lives, we grow in deeper relationship with you. We are grateful you give us many opportunities to grow closer to you every day. Amen.

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