Lucille and LaVern Kauth have always been eager to help their church. So when Lucille passed away, LaVern donated part of the memorial money to First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield for a new sound system.
“They were very involved with the church, always has been,” their daughter Melissa Erlenbusch said.
The project was also funded by the Rachel Mumm Carlow memorial and a general memorial fund the church has.
Kauth’s grandson, Alex Bartlett came from Aberdeen, SD to donate his labor to install the sound system. Bartlett works installing sound systems in Aberdeen and was more than willing to come back to Bloomfield to help install the new system.
Bartlett said his donated labor was worth roughly $1,200 and there was donated equipment on top of that.
“I grew up in Bloomfield and wanted to help my grandpa’s church,” he said. “I wanted to make sure everything was done right while installing the sound system the first time.”
The new system includes better microphones, a new mixer and there will also be a link to the fellowship hall. This way, when someone needs to excuse themselves because of a child or any other reason, they can still hear the sermon.
“It was a nice upgrade, it’s putting us in the right direction,” Reverend Jacob Bobby said.