Rev. Henry A. Loeber


Rev. Henry A. Loeber, age 89, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, he graduated Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955.  An active member of his community, he was a member of the Juvenile Committee and Rotary Club of Fair Lawn and  vice president and circuit counselor with the NJ District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  A sports enthusiast, he was a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.

His faithful service included serving as Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn from 1960-1994 and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Orange from 1955-1960.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Schmidt) Loeber.  Loving and devoted father of Sherrill Bohon and husband Michael, Cathy Hochkeppel and Rob Loeber and wife Angel.  Cherished grandfather of Jesse Hochkeppel and wife Cristina, Casi Hochkeppel, Taylor, Lindsay and Kristyn Bohon and Sean Loeber.  Adored great-grandfather of Ryan Hochkeppel.  Dear brother of Tom Loeber and surviving wife Blanche and the late Art Loeber and late wife Pearl.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 3:30 – 7:30 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A funeral service is planned for Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 22-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Henry to Our Savior Lutheran Church would be appreciated.


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I was deeply saddened to read of Pastor Loeber's passing. He was a true servant of GOD and I've yet to meet another Pastor that has an ounce of his dedication. I have such fond memories of spending years at the Loeber's home. I will never forget at one sleepover hearing this booming voice coming from the basement early on a Sunday was Pastor practicing his that's dedication. May he rest in peace as he is reunited with Mrs. Loeber.
Delores Boehm
Pastor Loeber was like part of our family. Our Dad, Herbert Weber served the church in many ways. Working often with Pastor on projects large and small. Our Mom, Anne Weber was the church secretary for many years. She worked with Pastor on a daily basis, helping insure church matters went smoothly - answering the phone, getting the bulletins done, comforting the heartbroken and celebrating the successful Mom and Pastor shared much laughter and many tears. They were like brother and sister. Mom would call Shirley to let her know what emergency Pastor was off to help with. And Mom delighted in, and dearly loved Pastors children and grandchildren as if they were her own. Our Savior Lutheran Church was greatly blessed to have had such a dedicated man of God at its helm for so many years. Let us all take comfort in knowing that he is at rest with our God.
Barbara and John
Sherrill, Cathy, and Robbie: Dave and I send our love and sympathy. Your Dad, our dear pastor, was always a most important part of our lives. From baptizing and confirming Dave as an adult, to baptizing and confirming all three of our children, to coming down to North Carolina after we had moved from Fair Lawn to marry our daughter Susan, he was there for us. We enjoyed the company of Pastor and Shirley for over 35 years. What great memories we have and will keep in our hearts always. Love, Dave and Helen Van Blarcom
We are sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Donna & Keith Burke
Pastor Loeber served his Lord with devotion all of his long life. He married us in 1968 and Baptized and Confirmed our three children. His soul is in the care of The Lord now. We who are "old timers" at Our Savior Lutheran Church will always remember him!
Dick & Beverly Engelhardt
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