Remembrance-Bill Strehlow

Memorial Service for Bill Strehlow – Sunday 15 January, 14h00 at the ELCG
Rev. Bill Strehlow, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, died in California on 29 November 2016. For many years, Bill and his wife, Karen Bloomquist, were members of the English-Speaking Congregation of the ELCG, during which time Bill was active in leading small groups and Bible studies and assisting regularly with worship. He was a guide and friend to many and will be very much missed by our community.

Bill’s funeral took place on 15 January in Berkeley, California. On that same day. in Geneva we gathered at the ELCG at 14h00 to sing, to pray, to remember Bill and to commend him to God’s care.


Bill Strehlow and Karen Bloomquist left Geneva in July 2010 – Karen presided the worship that day and Bill preached a goodbye sermon.

Those were the days before we really began video recording in our church, no microphone feed – and camera hand-held (not very well!) — so, these videos were not previously published.  Nevertheless they now provide a memory and a tribute to Bill.

Audio recordings of the worship and witnesses of remembrance are available here:
Full ceremony Remembering Bill