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Tom Beckner

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Dr. Tom Beckner, former TUFW professor, has been appointed Chaplain for the Westminster Canterbury community in Daytona Beach, FL.

Carl Badertscher

Carl Badertscher fs92 graduated from University of Maryland in August 2018 with a masters in cybersecurity. Carl is Sergeant First Class in the United States Africa Command, Army Reserves and is based in Stuttgart, Germany.



Tad and Amanda Luedeke (Heinsch)

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Tad g09 and Amanda (Heinsch) g06 Luedeke welcomed Zelda on November 26, 2018. Zelda weighed 8lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 in. long. The Luedekes live in Fort Wayne.

Heidi Williams (Pierce)

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Heidi (Pierce) g09 Williams and her husband, Adam, welcomed Adalynn Joyce on November 27, 2018. Adalynn weighed 6 lbs.14 oz. The Williamses live in Fort Wayne.


Rachel Muncie (VanAlstine)

Rachel (VanAlstine) g08 Muncie and her husband, Phil, welcomed their first child, Tristan, on October 4, 2018. Tristan weighed 7 lb. 14 oz. and was 21 in. long. The Muncies live in Fort Wayne where Rachel works at Lincoln Financial Group.


Laura Larkin (Johnson)

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Laura (Johnson) Larkin g07, 33, passed away on November 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of Dr. Ken Johnson, former TUFW faculty member in the music department. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1 at The Chapel in Fort Wayne. Donations may be made to the education fund of her surviving twin daughters, Lucy and Cora.


Josh “Marty” and Jill Lehman

Josh “Marty” g05 and Jill Lehman felt called to overseas service in 2014 and began a four-year training program with Ethnos360, aorganization focused on unreached people who need Him. They and their family hope to move to Asia Pacific by July 2019 to support planting efforts.


Beth and Chuck Jones (Bongard)

Beth (Bongard) g03 and Chuck fs03 Jones welcomed Brynnlee on September 5, 2018 in Saint Augustine, FL, where they live. She weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. Beth Ann married Chuck on October 7, 2017.


Maggie Troyer

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Maggie Troyer g92 entered her eternal home October 31, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Rich g92, who is praising God for his goodness and enduring love. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

November 8
4 – 7 p.m. Visitation
Smith Funeral Home, Sugarcreek, OH

November 9
11 a.m. Funeral Service
Viewing one hour prior to service
The Branch Church, Baltic, OH

November 10
Time TBD
Celebration of Life Service
Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, IN


Sherri and Mike Ritter (Harris)

Sherri (Harris g88) and Mike Ritter returned to the US in October 2018 for a brief sabbatical from their mission work in Rafiki Village, Liberia. The previous summer, they had the opportunity to meet with Liberian President George Weah and share with him how God is at work in their village.


Tommy and Konni Logan (Saylor)

Tommy g85 and Konni (Sayler g86) Logan returned to the U.S. in 2017 after nearly 30 years working as Bible translators in Musala, Papua New Guinea. Tommy continues to advise the local Musala translators remotely as they translate the Old Testament into the Kasua language. (Also see news item)


Rick and Monica Haberkamp

Rick g72 and Monica Haberkamp retired from missions with TEAM in October 2018. They have relocated from the Republic of Chad to Columbus, OH to live with their daughter while they search for a house.


Rick Habegger

Rick Habegger g68, 73, passed away October 28, 2018 in Berne, IN. Rick served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a short-order cook on Mackinac Island. He was a member of the ARBA and enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. Rick is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren. His obituary is posted.


Brenda Moser

Brenda Moser g67 has been an instructor for the Interpreter Training Session at Zaporozhye Bible Seminary in Ukraine, where she has also been involved in leading Bible studies and English classes for seminary students.


Grant Osborne

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Dr. Grant Osborne g66 was received into Heaven on November 4, 2018. More information will be forthcoming. Here is what Trinity Evangelical Divinity School placed on their website concerning Dr. Osborne.

Sevices for Dr. Osborne are

Saturday, November 10 at 4 p.m. CSD
Village Church of Gurnee
1319 N Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031


Gretchen Hughes (Gallagher)

Gretchen (Gallagher g61) Hughes, 78, went to paradise on September 19, 2018. Gretchen was a life-long educator, who taught at Hilton Central School District in New York State where she was appointed as Hilton High School’s first female vice president. She also served as president of the district Teacher’s Union and Administrators Union and was an active member at Christ of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Gretchen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Floyd Hughes, one son, and two grandchildren    

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