Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, March 06, 2006 at 06:06:56 :
Wednesday, April 4, 1979
Frederick C. Braunschweiger
The Rev. Frederick C. Braunschweiger, pastor of Trinity Lutheral Church in San Rafael for many years, died today in a Portland, Ore., hospital after a brief illness. He was 52.
Braunschweiger was pastor of the local church from 1953 until 1966, when he and his family moved to Portland and he became a worker-priest, instead of a full-time clergyman.
Braunschweiger was born and reared in Terre Haute, Ind. He attended Concordia College and was a graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
Before coming to San Rafael, he was vicar at a Canadian Lutheran mission and then minister of a church in Baldwin, Ill.
While in Marin, he served as chaplain at the county jail and San Quentin Prison and also conducted services at the old Lucas Valley Farm county hospital.
In 1960, one of his parishioners, then Sheriff Louis Mountanos, named him official sheriff’s chaplain.
After moving to Portland, Braunschwieger had worked the past few years as office manager for the Merit U.S.A. firm. He also was pastor of Holy Sacrament Lutheran Church and conducted services for a church in Longview, Wash. He participated in various inner-city and anti-poverty programs in Portland.
Surviving are his wife, Lois of the family home in Portland; one son, David Braunschweiger, also of Portland; two daughters, Debra Dresden of Portland and Amy Moss of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Carl A. Braunschweiger of Houston, Texas, and Otto Braunschweiger of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mrs. Graydon Herod and Mrs. Tom Bilyou, both of Terre Haute; and one granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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