Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Thomas, V.I.
November 7, 1994 1:00 o'clock p.m.
ELDRA LAURA MONSANTO SHULTERBRANDT
December 22, 1913 November 1, 1994
Interment at Western Cemetery
Order of Service
The Word of Consolation Pastor Harvard Stephens, Presiding
The Placing of the Pall
Gathering Hymn # 532 "How Great Thou Art"
The Prayer of the Day
The Lesson Isaiah 51:1-6
The Eulogy Ambassador Terence A. Todman
Pastor: Please stand for the reading of the Holy gospel.
People: Alleluia, Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead;
to him be the glory and power forever and ever.
The Holy Gospel -John 15:12-17
The Sermon Hymn # 346 "It Is Well"
The Lord's Prayer
The Processional Hymn #174 "For All The Saints"
The Procession to the Place of Interment
Eldra Laura Monsanto Shulterbrandt was born and raised on St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands. Her parents, Wilfred and Daisy Monsanto, lived
at Brookman. She was a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School where
she later returned to teach and act as Guidance Counselor. She also
attended Spelman College, Columbia University and Harvard School of
Education for her undergraduate-and graduate work. She was married
to Louis Shulterbrand t, and they had one daughter, Michele Shulterbrandt
Agurkis, a son-in-law, Matthew Agurkis, and two grandchildren, Eliza-
beth and Zachary.
Eldra Shulterbrandt spent her life dedicated to public service,
especially in the fields of education, mental health and substance abuse.
She was deeply committed to promoting the culture of the Virgin Islands
and to bringing the culture of the world to the Virgin Islands. As a lover
of the theatrical arts she found her outlets in reviving the St. Thomas
Carnival, and envisioning, overseeing and directing the Reichhold Cen-
ter of the Arts. As a cosmopolitan woman, she reached out across the
small physical boundaries of the Virgin Islands to the Caribbean, the
United States, Denmark and the rest of the world.
To her family she was a diligent provider, a loving mother and
wife. As a teacher she inspired and led her students to higher learning
and great achievements. As a health professional she broke down the
barriers to providing state of the art and caring mental health services. To
her friends she was a person of humor, fun, a deep friend and confidante.
And ofcouse she threw great d inner parties. She gave of herself fully, and
made her mark on the community of her birth in a way that all can be
proud. She leaves behind two brothers, Luther and Leroy Monsanto.
I I! -.
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.