Obituaries

Rev. Norman Bahlow - Former Pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran, New Melle

Rev. Norman William Bahlow was called to glory on September 7, 2018 in Festus, Mo, at the age of 78. 

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Rev. Bahlow was born November 5, 1939 in Springfield, IL. He was the son of Louis William and Alma Bertha (nee Hasley) Bahlow. He is survived by a sister, Marian (the late Glenn) Wittmer, Coon Rapids, MN; nieces and nephews, Joel Hyatt, Jeff Hyatt, Jaye Hudson, Jeremy Hyatt, Dayna Anderson, Kerry Olson, Lisa Hockinson, Jennifer Moliter, and Rachael Hortian; and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Edith “Edie” (Alvin) Hyatt. 

He was a Missouri Synod Lutheran Pastor serving several churches in Illinois and Missouri and following his retirement he became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in De Soto, MO. He was Pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in New Melle in the 1960s, and during his retirement years, occasionally served the congregation as an guest pastor.

Visitation was on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in DeSoto, MO, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

The funeral service was at 10:00a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in DeSoto, MO.

He has been laid to rest at the De Soto City Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 121 W. Kelley St., De Soto, MO 63020.