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Obituary: Mrs. Clement E. Semper

Mrs. Clement E. Semper

Sister Dorothy E. Semper died in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2012 at age 96. She was born August 4, 1917 in Altura, Minn., a daughter of Paul G. and Stella (Scherffius) Simon.

Sister Semper graduated from Catholic High School, Rollingstone, Minn. and Teachers College, Winona, Minn. She was united in marriage to Brother Clement E. Semper on June 11, 1941 at Hebron Moravian Church, Altura, Minn.

She served alongside her husband in pastorates in Minnesota (Altura-Hebron), Michigan (Unionville), Wisconsin (Green Bay-East Side), New York (Staten Island-Castleton Hill), Maryland (Trinity), and Pennsylvania (Emmaus).

Son, Robert, and two grandchildren survive Sister Semper. She was predeceased by son, David, in 2009 and her husband, Clement, on February 5, 1996.

A memorial service was held May 19, 2012 at Kortz Hall, Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions were designated for Moravian Hall Square Good Samaritan Fund or the Board of World Mission.


From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, January 19 — Psalm 14
Genesis 22; Matthew 8:5–22

The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. Philippians 2:15–16 (NIV)

Lord, you never promised us that life would be easy. However, you did promise to be with us through it all. May our trust in your promise witness to the joyful hope that we have in you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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