Obituary for Rev. Reinhold Propp

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Rev. Reinhold Propp. We pray for Margaret Propp and her children Greg, Brian, Ron, Angela and Carol Propp as they grieve the death of Reinhold Tuesday morning. Clergy and their spouses are invited to sit in the choir loft for the funeral service Monday November 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Saskatoon. Clergy will not be vesting.

Reinhold is survived by his loving wife Margaret, his five children: Gregory (Candice) Propp; Brian (Kris) Propp; Angela (Larry) Propp Schmitt; Carol Propp; Ronald (Margaret) Propp; sixteen grandchildren: Patti Propp, Andrea Propp, Carmen (Mark) Arron, Paige Propp, Jackson Propp, Jonathan (Jocelyn) Schmitt, Charles (Jelise) Schmitt, Heather Schmitt, Brianne (William) Campbell, Arlen Archer, Aaron Archer (Nicole Lowes), Roanne Schneider, Adrea Propp, Jeffrey Propp, Joshua Propp and Elijah Propp; seven great-grandchildren: Madison Schmitt, Mackenzie Schmitt, Katie Schmitt, Cali Schmitt, Samantha Schmitt, Claire Campbell, and Kaia Arron; his brothers Richard Propp, Helmut (Noreen) Propp; sisters-in-law: Elenora Wruck, Connie Jabusch, Agatha Jabusch, Ruby Jabush and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Reinhold was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Anna Propp; his brothers, Philip (in infancy), Victor Propp and David Propp; his sisters, Molly Rommel and Emma Propp; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack Rommel, Ferdinand Jabusch, Valentin Jabusch, Leonard Jabush, Rosemary Propp, and Elsie Propp. Reinhold was born on the family farm, south of Rhein, Saskatchewan on September 20, 1929, the son of Philip and Anna (nee Leis) Propp.

He was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Saskatchewan. He attended school in Rhein up to Grade 11 and then attended Luther College in Regina to obtain Grade 12 and first year university. In 1952, he received a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and in 1955 he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity from the Lutheran Seminary in Saskatoon.

He was ordained at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein on May 29, 1955 by Officiating Clergy Rev. Alex Propp and Rev. E.J.

Krisch. While attending University and Seminary Reinhold’s summer jobs included working in the Pickle Crow Gold Mine, a fly-in camp from Sioux Lookout, Ontario for two summers and one summer at the CPR Express in Toronto and then he served as a Student Pastor during the summer months at the Mossbank/Mazenod parish, St. Paul’s, Melville, and Redeemer, Moose Jaw. His first parish after ordination was Zion Lutheran Jansen and Emmanuel Lutheran Dafoe (home congregation of Dr. Carl Holfeld) from 1955-1964.

In 1964, he accepted the call to Christ Lutheran Neudorf and St. John’s Killaly serving there until 1976. Both of these parishes required services in English and German. Then in 1976, he accepted the call to Faith Lutheran Regina and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Lumsden.

He served this dual parish until 1984 when Lumsden became independent but he continued serving Faith congregation until he retired in 1994. Reinhold married Margaret (nee Jabusch) November 30, 1956. The service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saskatoon with Dr. C. Kleiner officiating.

After 40 years in active ministry Reinhold and Margaret retired in Saskatoon enjoying many years with family and friends. Their back yard was a festive gathering place. Reinhold and Margaret enjoyed travelling, camping, golfing, fishing, hunting and sausage making.

Reinhold continued to provide interim ministry, pulpit supply and Pastoral Supervisor of interns at the Lutheran Seminary. Reinhold played 60+ hockey until he was 80 years old. In 2010, Reinhold and Margaret moved into Luther Heights Seniors Complex in Saskatoon, where she continues to reside.

Thank you to all the health caregivers and clergy that provided spiritual care throughout Reinhold’s illness and all God’s people who were praying for us across the nation throughout this journey. A celebration of Reinhold’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saskatoon on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Rhein, Saskatchewan at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

Lunch will follow in the church hall at Rhein. Arrangements are entrusted to Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LutherCare Communities, Dementia Wing at Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler St., Saskatoon, S7N 0T9 or LuMinHos (Lutheran Chaplaincy in Hospitals of Saskatoon) Box 23019, Saskatoon, S7J 5H3.

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