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Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is a caring, loving, safe, secure, and sharing family of Christians where your child will receive special, individual attention. Wyneken was founded in 1969 through an association formed by three Lutheran churches in the Decatur community – Zion, Friedheim; St. John, Bingen; and St. Paul, Preble. It is named after the Reverend Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken (a missionary for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who traveled the area on horseback as he shared the saving Gospel message of Jesus Christ). Our facilities create an environment which is conducive to learning and a faculty and staff of professionals that are dedicated to the Lord and the attainment of excellence in the classroom.
Wyneken opened in 1969 at the current location as a 1st-8th grade elementary school.  Years later, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and childcare were added. Today, Wyneken serves children who are infants all the way through grade 8.

For over 50 years, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School has provided quality academics, a caring environment, and a Christian education to many students and their families.  If interested in learning more about or school or to schedule a tour, please call 260-639-6177.

Mr. Andrew Gavrun
​School Principal

Our Philosophy and Purpose

The parents, teachers, principal, pastors and school board of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School …

… believe it is God’s will that …

  • Children be taught His Word diligently in home and in church as commanded in Deuteronomy 6:4-8 and Colossians 3:16;

  • Christ be the center of all things (Eph. 1:10, 22-23);

  • Secular instruction always be rooted in God’s Word (II Corinthians 10:5);

  • We bear witness to the faith in our community by Word and deed (Matthew 5:13-16 and Matthew 28:19… therefore, our inter-parish Christian school exists …

  • To help our parents and congregations carry out their child-training responsibilities in a God-pleasing manner;

  • To be Christ centered;

  • To offer all children in attendance an outstanding Christian and secular education;

  • To provide Christian influence and outreach to the surrounding community.

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