Pastor A. Howard Weeg
(May 24 1942 – September 15, 1943)

The Reverend Weeg was born in Chicago Dec. 2, 1916, the son of Albert and Sarah Caitlin Weeg.  He was educated at the Carl Schurz High school, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and Elmhurst College, receiving his A.B. degree from Elmhurst in 1939.  On July 27, 1940, Mr. Weeg married Miss Helen “Marion” Gustafson. He graduated from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia on May 13, 1942 and ordained into the ministry on May 20 at St. Louis, Missouri by Dr. Armin G. Weng of Chicago, president of the synod.

On May 24, 1942, immediately following his graduation from the Philadelphia seminary, Revered A. Howard Weeg came with his wife, Helen, to St. Paul’s church and served here for only sixteen months.

During his ministry at St. Paul’s, notable advances to the church were made which include an enlarging of the facilities for worship.   The enlargement of the nave of the church was completed and a Children’s Chapel was dedicated in the recently excavated basement on May 16, 1943.  The financial program of the church was greatly expanded, and the benevolent giving of the congregation increased 100 per cent.  A program about to be launched before he left St. Paul’s enabled the congregation to be debt free within the next few years.  This made possible a building program after the war that took the congregation out of the chapel in which it had been worshipping.  With Reverend Weeg’s guidance, St. Paul’s Annual Report first appeared at the 1942 Annual Congregational meeting.

The resignation of pastor Weeg was approved by the congregation on Aug 15, 1943 and became effective on September 15.   He accepted the pastorate of the Edgebrook Evangelical Lutheran church in Chicago.  Later, he served and represented Lutheran organizations and churches in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York and California.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity from Carthage College in 1958.

He was a delegate for the Lutheran Church in America at the Lutheran World Federation Meeting in Helsinki, Finland, in 1963.  And since his retirement in 1979, he held interim pastorates in California, Indiana and Kentucky.  In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he served on the Bishop’s Advisory Committee, Synod Disciplinary Committee and was a member of Lutheran Episcopal Dialogue.  In the United Lutheran Church in America, he served on the Commission of Lutheran Unity.

The Reverend A. Howard Weeg, 85, of Columbus, Indiana, died on July 1, 2002.   Inurnment was held at Edgebrook Lutheran Church Memorial Gardens in Chicago.