Funeral services for Lucille Luedke age 91 of Wisner, NE will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Seating will be socially distanced by households as recommended under the current Directed Health Measures. Live streaming of the service can be found at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, both at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Lucille passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at MercyOne Hospital in Sioux City, IA.
Lucille Anna Alvina (Heller) Luedke was born April 7, 1929 in Wisner, NE to Oscar and Luara (Besmer) Heller. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Wisner, NE. Lucille attended Cuming County Rural School District #35 and Zion Lutheran Parochial School. She helped at home with her younger brothers and sisters.
On October 31, 1948, she was united in marriage to Marcelous Luedke at Zion Lutheran Church. Lucille was an active farmwife while living on the farm. After they moved into town, she had worked at the Dairy Keen, the grocery stores, and at Wisner-Pilger Public Schools as an aide and the kitchen.
Lucille was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. She enjoyed embroidery, working in her garden, tending to her flowers, playing cards, traveling, music, spending time with family, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
Gail and Janelle Luedke of Hickman, NE
Terry Luedke of Holdrege, NE
LaRue and Tom Douglas of Kensett, IA
Larry Luedke of Wisner, NE
Grandchildren and their families-
Connie and Doug Florer and children-Ashley and Britteny
Jennifer and Ryan Schmidt and children-Ethan, Daiten, and Kaylyn
Chad Luedke and daughter-Kylee
Alisha and Troy Urbom and children-Ty, Megan, and Kinsey
Hillary and Daryn Wood and children-Jackson, Kennedy, Brynley, Graisyn, Lawson, and Atlee
Tabitha and Dustun Graf and family-Emma and McKenna
Renata Birky of Cherokee, IA
Marion Christensen of Fremont, NE
Lavina Flowers of Wisner, NE
Betty Lou and Richard Lines of Omaha, NE
Beverly Kindschuh of Norfolk, NE
Ruth and Duane English of Albuquerque, NM
Janet English of Beemer, NE
Karen and Steve Young of Rawlins, WY
Sisters-in-law- Betty Heller of Beemer, NE
Evelyn Heller of Wisner, NE
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive her.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents-Oscar and Luara Heller, husband-Marcelous Luedke on Feb. 4, 2010, daughter-in-law-Marilyn Luedke, brothers-Merlin Heller and Melvern (Butch) Heller, brothers-in-law-Elmer Birky, Frank Christensen, Jim Flowers, Marvin Kindschuh, and David English.