St. Peter’s Lutheran (New Pastor – Aug 1973)
Surnames: Golz, Ruhbusch, Sprengler, Pankow, Seipp, Nicholaus, Drews, Schwoch, Whittelsey, Hoge
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 09 Aug 1973
The Rev. Roland M. Golz was installed as pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Dorchester on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. W.H. Ruhbusch, Spencer, Counselor for Zone 14, performing the Rite of Installation, and the former pastor of the church, the Rev. F. H. Sprengler, Thorp, giving the sermon. Other pastors participating in the program were Rev.’s Pankow, Colby, Seipp, Athens, Nicholaus, Milan, and Drews, Whittelsey. The church choir, with Mrs. Faye Schwoch at the organ, sang hymns.
A food shower was held for the new pastor and his family following the social hour in the church hall, and a potluck lunch was served by the ladies of the congregation.
Pastor Roland Golz is a native of Racine and graduated from the Lake Park Lutheran Grade School there. After graduating from Concordia High School at River Forest, Illinois, he attended Concordia Teacher’s College at River Forest. After a year of intern teaching at Columbia, South Dakota, he graduated from the Teacher’s College in 1954. He taught in parishes in Athens, New Albans, Indiana, Wausau and Stevens Point.
He was married to Violet He of Athens on June 2, 1956. The couple has two sons, Richard and Randal.
Rev. Golz entered the Lutheran Ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary at Springfield, Illinois, in September 1971, and completed his preparation on July 6, 1973. He was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor on July 29, 1973 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, where he last served as principal and teacher in the parochial school.
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