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† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.

03 August 2006

+ George S. Robbert +

1 August AD 2006

George S. RobbertThe Rev. Dr. George S. Robbert died at the age of 81 in St. Louis on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, from complications of diabetes. Dr. Robbert was an ordained minister and held a PhD from Indiana University. He received his MDiv and STM degrees from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri. He was emeritus professor at Concordia Seminary, where he taught historical theology from 1975 to 2002.

He is survived by Louise Buenger Robbert, his wife of 45 years; one son, George Harold Robbert of Ft. Collins, Colorado; a cousin, George Henry Stiegler of Ellicott City, Maryland, a niece, Alison Bloomfield of San Francisco, California; and cousins in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12345 Manchester Road, Des Peres, Missouri on Saturday 5 August AD 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation is at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Missouri Friday 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and at church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105, designated for The George S. and Louise Buenger Robbert Endowment for Historical Theology, or the charity of your choice. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at schrader.com.

Speaking personally, I’ve lost a mentor, and a friend. Dr. Robbert was kind and godly man who fed my love of history, especially the history of Christ’s Church. I think that four members of my family took courses from him and he and my father were particularly close. He also for many years hosted the annual Texas party each year in his home on Faculty Row. Please pray for Louise (also Dr.) Robbert and the rest of the family.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am doing some geneological research into the Buenger family. I understand that Dr. Louise Buenger has done much in that area. I am trying to contact her to see if my family has any links to the Buengers that were founding members of the LCMS. I appreciate any help you can give in facilitating contact with her.

Paul Buenger
Eau Claire, WI

11 January, 2007 12:58  

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