Elm Grove Lutheran Church
celebrated the life and ministry of Rev. Carl Egloff
on the occasion of his
retirement after 40 years of active service.Egloff
, born in New York in 1932, entered Valparaiso University after a stint in the Air Force, intending to become an engineer.But, God tapped him on the shoulder and he
entered the Springfield Seminary
instead.After graduation in 1958, he received his first call to Calvary, then a mission, in Wood Dale, IL. While there, he took classes at Concordia, River Forest, earning an education degree.In 1964, he took a call to Milwaukee Lutheran High School where he taught and was head of the religion department.
In 1978, he
accepted a call to Elm Grove
and remained there for the balance of his
was active in establishing Christ the Life Lutheran in Waukesha.
Egloff's wife, Eunice, is the Egloff's wife, Eunice, is the ultimate kindergarten teacher, serving at Elm Grove
for 30 years.
farewell sermon on January 7.In the afternoon he
was honored at a service of worship and praise with Rev. Wallace Schultz as preacher.That evening, the congregation hosted a dinner at the Venice Club
in Brookfield, where he
was honored in a lighthearted fashion.
...Following a long tradition of Lutheran ministers, Egloff will be nearly as busy in retirement as he was while working full-time, serving as pastor emeritus at Elm Grove and helping at Christ the Life.