Death of Earl John Lischer, former missionary in Ghana

Death of Earl John Lischer, former missionary in Ghana

Global Ministries was saddened to learn of the death of Earl John Lischer, 86.  He died February 7, 2013.  He served as a missionary in Ghana from 1962-1965, where he and his wife worked as teachers at Mawuli Secondary School in Ho, Ghana.

Earl is survived by his wife of 57 years Eileen (Dressel); three daughters, Jeanne Lischer, Susan Fiala (Greg) and Kirstin Barnes (Steven), and a son David (Lora).  He is Papa Earl to Sally Lischer, Benjamin, Jacob, and Isaac Fiala, Lindsey and Leslie Barnes, and Khara Orr; he is the brother of Helen Allgeyer, dear uncle, cousin, teacher and friend to many.  He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Elenora Lischer, brother-in-law Bernie Allgeyer and grandson Cody Barnes.

Earl’s interests included science and religion, astronomy, history and politics.  He taught physics and science for 35 years, the majority at Lindbergh High School (LHS).  He was instrumental in developing the LHS/FM radio station which broadcast two hours daily for seven years.  Earl sponsored the LHS Astronomy Club and later shared his telescope with campers and friends during summers in Michigan.  After retirement Earl taught elementary radioactivity to city students in the St. Louis School Partnership Program.  During WWII, he taught aviation technology in the Navy.  In 1962, Earl and Eileen (plus three young daughters) spent three years as missionary teachers at Mawuli Secondary School in Ho, Ghana.  Always a committed Christian, Earl sang in choirs and served the church at every level.

A private service was held Saturday, February 16 at Cape Albeon for residents and close friends. A celebration of Earl’s Life was held at Prince of Peace United Church of Christ (4966 Towne South Road, St. Louis, MO 63128) on Saturday, June 15.

Cards of condolence may be sent to Eileen Lischer, 3302 Lake Bend Drive, Valley Park, MO  63088.