Klaus Siebelhoff passed away

13. Feb. 2019

Friedensau Adventist University (FAU) is mourning for its former Professor and Mayor

Klaus Otto Wilhelm Siebelhoff

*June 27, 1936      February 7, 2019

Last Thursday Klaus Siebelhoff passed away at the age of 82 after a brief illness. Klaus Siebelhoff was a professor at the School of Social Science from 1993 to 2004 for Institutional and Legal Basics of Social Work. At the same time, he was the mayor of the village of Friedensau from 1993 to 2004.

Before he studied Theology at the Preaching and Pastor Seminary Marienhöhe from 1967 to 1969, Klaus Siebelhoff was administrative staff in North Rhine Westfalia. After a short period of service, he returned to public service. In 1974, Klaus Siebelhoff taught "Civil and Administration Education" at the Badische Gemeindeverwaltungsschule, before he was elected the Mayor of Marne in 1977. In 1993, he followed a calling to Friedensau Adventist University and taught "Social and Administration Law "at the newly opened School of Social Sciences until 2004. Thanks to his paternal nature he was a beloved contact person for the international students.

As the Mayor of Friedensau, he helped to shape the municipal area reform, as the Chairman of the Administrative Community Committee, he represented the interests of the localities with the city of Möckern, was Chairman of the water association "Im Burger Land" for five years, and improved the infrastructure of Friedensau by building a modern fire station, the connection to the public sewage system, and the development of the campsite.

"We look with great gratitude at the outstanding achievements of Klaus Siebelhoff in his work for Friedensau and the University. He will always remain in our memories."

Mario Brito
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Prof. Dr. Roland E. Fischer
Tobias H. Koch
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