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Armin Ulfert Deye

February 2, 2006

ARMIN ULFERT DEYE

Funeral services for the Rev. Armin Ulfert Deye, 92, Emporia, were Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Emporia. Rev. Deye died Jan. 26, 2006. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Olpe.

He was born July 10, 1913, at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of John and Meta Deye. He was a graduate of St. Paul's College, Concordia, Mo., and St. Louis Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

He married Gladys Myrtle Hahs, Sedgewickville, Mo., in 1941.

He served churches in Spring Valley, Rochester, St. Paul, Stockton and Rushford, Minn. He served at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Winona, Minn., for 20 years. He was active in the Missouri Synod for 47 years, retiring 20 years ago.

He taught piano, played trumpet and served as choir director and organist in many locations. He was editor of "The Lutheran Journal" for nearly 50 years, served as Public Relations Representative for Minnesota South District, served on the St. John's Hospital Board, served on the Safety Commission, St. Paul, and was in the Lions Club, Winona, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Cornelia L. Habitz.

Survivors include his wife; five children and spouses, Harold and Jan Deye, Austin Minn; Dorothy and Kenneth Snow, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Kathryn Riemer, Cumberland, Wis.; Donald Deye, Cambridge, Minn.; and Carol and Fletcher Russell, Emporia; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to former churches, Messiah Lutheran Church, Emporia, or Midland Hospice, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be expressed at dsnowhome@aol.com. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia, was in charge of arrangements.

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