H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Karl Suhr

February 1, 1931January 12, 2018

REVEREND KARL SUHR, 86, of Atlanta, Georgia was born February 1, 1931 in Savannah, Georgia a son of John and Theresa Suhr. He passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Emory Hospital in Decatur. His family moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was young where he graduated from Richmond Academy. He went on to graduate from Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina, where he served as senior class president and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1955 he married Anne Rhyne of Columbia and moved to Atlanta where he led the development of a mission church, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. Ultimately, the congregation called him to serve as their pastor. He accepted and ended up spending his entire ministry at Saint Matthew, faithfully serving the Lord as a devoted disciple. Pastor Suhr was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years. He is survived by sister-in-law, Jean Rhyne of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, a daughter and their spouses, Reverend Karl F. Suhr, Jr. and Joan B. Suhr of Little Mountain, South Carolina, Hugh R. and Emily H. Suhr of Decatur, Georgia, and Kris Anne and Phillip Zenoni of Marietta, Georgia, and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The service will be Monday, January 15 at 3 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 731 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Georgia, the family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Memorial Fund, or the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Little Mountain, South Carolina.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 15, 2018


Karl Suhr

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January 17, 2018

Rosie and I extend our sympathy to all of you. My memories of Karl date back to our being roommates at Newberry College, his romance with my cousin Anne, his work establishing St. Matthew in Atlanta, and years of friendship ever since. I was blessed to know Karl, and will remember him as the good person that he was..Clarence Derrick

Mack Branham

January 15, 2018

Jennie and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We will remember you in our prayers. Mack and Jennie Branham

Ben Rish

January 14, 2018

What a great man. It was my pleasure to know this Pastor while he was at Redeemer. I asked him one day if he knew a great nursing home - he stated he had visited many, but he did not know one that he really liked. I pray that he did not have to go to one. His brother and wife that were always members of Redeemer were great friends of my in-laws - Zeagler family. My prayers are with you his family.
Ben Rish