Rev. Carl Selle
The Rev. Carl Richard “PC” (for Pastor Carl) Selle, 75, Rosholt, a former campus minister at Peace Lutheran Campus Center in Stevens Point, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, after living with brain cancer for nearly two years.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with a luncheon to follow.
Visitation was scheduled at Peace Lutheran Campus Center in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to International Student Ministry, Inc., Box 22, Stevens Point, WI, 54481 or online at www.isminc.org.
The Rev. Selle was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Chicago Heights, Ill., a son of the late Rev. Carl F. W. and LaVerne J. Selle. He attended Concordia High School and Concordia Junior College in Milwaukee, Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
He was married to Karol Gill in 1969, and together they have four children.
For 42 years, he served in ministry in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, including parish ministry in Covington, La.; Evansville, Ind.; and Neshkoro; campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) and UW-Stevens Point. He served in evangelistic missionary among international students in southern Michigan, pioneering a new model for ministry at colleges and universities; and as an educational missionary in Japan and China.
In 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Concordia Seminary for his work among international students.
Survivors include his wife, Karol; four children, Andrew (Suzanne), Nathan (Holly), Matthew (Angie) and Miriam (Ross) Kolodziej; two brothers, Rob (Penny) and John (Cheryl); three sisters, Jean (Paul), Ann and Ruth; 11 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.