MELVIN LOUIS NATTERER, 89, of Lebanon was taken to heaven at his home on Friday October 9, 2015.
Melvin was born September 3, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Waltraut Koenig in Chicago, Illinois on June 11, 1949. In 1952 the Rev. M.L. Natterer received and accepted a call to be the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Oregon. He continued to preach and teach the Word of God in its full truth and purity for more than sixty years; and the Lord abundantly blessed his work. He retired from the ministry in June 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Waltraut in 2014; and three brothers, Robert, Kenny and Richard.
He is survived by ten children; Linda Schrader, Mira Alexy, Karen Sinclair, Ruth Fitzwater, Mary Ellis, Lois Lake, Paul Natterer, Irene Hampton, Nora Beugli and Mark Natterer; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday October 14, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 483 Tangent St., Lebanon. Burial will follow at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.
Huston-Jost Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.