Brother Milo A. Loppnow died at Watertown, Wisconsin, February 4, 2013, at the age of 99.
Born January 13, 1914 in St. Charles, Min. he was the son of William and Doretta (Penz) Loppnow. Brother Loppnow attended public schools in Minnesota and graduated from Moravian College and Theological Seminary in 1940. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry September 1, 1940 and consecrated a Presbyter September 26, 1945. He was elected bishop of the Moravian Unity and consecrated on October 4, 1970.
He was united in marriage to Gertrude Stoltz February 6, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta. Together they served pastorates in Wisconsin (Rudolph, Veedum, DeForest, Lakeview, Lake Mills) and Minnesota (Waconia, Zoar). Brother Loppnow also served as Chaplain and Director of Development for Marquardt Manor as well as Interim Director for the Wisconsin Council of Churches. He further served the Moravian Church Northern Province as a member of the Western District Executive Board (1955-1965) and president of the Western District Executive Board and vice-president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference (1965-1978). In 1980 he received the John Hus Alumni Award from Moravian Theological Seminary. He entered into retirement June 30, 1981.
His sons, Donald, Bruce and David; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive Brother Loppnow. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude.
A memorial service was held February 16, 2013 at Watertown Moravian Church, Watertown, Wisconsin with the Rev. Barbara Berg officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Moravian Church Cemetery in Watertown.
From the April 2013 Moravian Magazine