Barbara Jean Teinert Studtmann joined the saints in heaven on January 22, 2023. She was born in Copperas Cove, Texas, on November 20, 1931, to John and Edna (Mickan) Teinert.
Her childhood was spent in the company of her extended family that lived in the area. She graduated from Giddings High School and attended Blinn College. In Giddings, she met Lutheran seminary student Robert Studtmann and on August 31, 1952, a hot Texas evening, they were married. Together they served Lutheran congregations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Oklahoma. When Pastor Bob became Bishop in the AELC and ELCA synods she traveled with him to every congregation and was was vital to the communication and growth in these churches.
She was a loving mother to Steve, Nathan, and Elizabeth. She excelled at welcoming the stranger, gardening, quilting, sewing, cooking and all manner of lifting up family and friends. Practical, organized, efficient, down to earth, and loving all describe her. Her faith was unwavering.
She was preceded in death by her sister Betsy Koch; her husband Robert Studtmann, and her grandson James Studtmann.
She is survived by her sister Martha Cooley; her brother Clifford (Lynne) Teinert; her children Steve (Shonda) Studtmann, Nathan (Lisa) Studtmann, daughter Elizabeth (John) Steele; grandchildren Rebekka (Anthony) Coggins, Erin (Robert) Rasmussen, Jon (Tracey) Studtmann and Rachel Wery, and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Kaleb and Emi.
Her spirit is carried forth in the lives of those she touched.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. February 4, 2023, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 Bowie St., in Amarillo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to:
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, Texas 78942-5940
Or Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1061
She was always so friendly, kind and gracious and it was easy to see how devoted she and Bishop Studtmann were to each other and their faith and family. Such a dear lady. Beautiful Savior was blessed by their presence.
On a whim I contacted Bob Studtmann a few months before his death, and, having served as his first vicar, struck up several conversations by phone and by letter. What a blessing and joy! And then Barb graciously sent me information on his death in the mail and the letters and phone conversations followed. She was truly a beautiful and caring servant of the Lord as she spoke highly of her children and grandchildren. Her love for life was a special gift of God that I will always cherish. God and we remember Barb as a servant who lived out His kingdom purpose for family, friends, and congregations. May she rest in God’s presence forevermore!
Bob and Barb were special people in our lives. Sharon and I first served with them during my vicarage year 1973-1974. I was called in 1977 to serve as Bob’s assistant pastor in Great Bend, Kansas. What a blessing to serve ten years together at Trinity Lutheran. We loved playing cards on Friday nights. Barb and I were pinochle partners versus Sharon and Bob. Pastor Bob was such a great mentor and friend. With Barb at his side the church at large was blessed with excellent leadership and example. As they parented Steve, Nathan and Elizabeth we witnessed a great blueprint in raising our own children. Sharon and I extend our deepest sympathies to all family and friends who mourn the passing of Bob and now Barb. May our Lord continue to guide us all.
Wonderful memories! God’s comfort and peace to all the family. Let Light perpetual shine upon her.