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Deloris R. Luetje

May 2, 1923 — June 3, 2018

Deloris Ruth Luetje was born on May 2, 1923, the daughter of George and Alma Kuhse. She died at the St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of ninety-five.
Deloris and her family lived south of Manning until the 1930's when they moved to her grandfather’s farm just north of Manning. She attended rural schools and the Manning High School where she graduated in 1941. Having lost her mother, she stayed home to help her widowed father and her two younger brothers until her marriage. Deloris was confirmed in the Lutheran church in November of 1944 and was married to Wilbur G. Luetje on January 27, 1945, by Rev. J.M. Ansorgee at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. They then moved to a farm south of Westside until 1989, when they moved into their new home in Westside.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, serving as a Sunday School teacher, sewing quilts for missions and a member of the LWML-Ladies Aid. She worked side by side with her husband throughout their farming years. She was a terrific cook and baker, treating all her children and grandchildren to her delicious chocolate chip cookies. She also was a seamstress, sewing pretty dresses for her daughters when they were young and their wedding dresses for their special day. She was also a great bowler, fondly remembering the time she bowled with her father and friends and beating them all with the game of her life. In retirement, she enjoyed golfing, fishing, going to the grandchildren’s sporting events, watching sports on TV – especially golf, playing cards, camping and traveling.
Deloris is survived by her three children and their spouses: Kay (Dennis); Sandy (Allen);and Jeff (Dawn); eight grandchildren: Jason (Heidi), Matthew (Monica),Darrin (Mallory), Misty (Dan), Justin (Holly), Erica (Tim), Brooke (Kyle), and Cassie; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Norma; other relatives and friends.
Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur in 2008; her parents; three sisters, LaVern, Bernice and Maxine; two brothers, Alvin and Glenn; brothers-in-law, Karl, Wendell, Wally and Quinton; sisters-in-law, Leta and Vo; and father and mother-in-law, Juergen and Martha.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home, Westside Chapel

105 Eagle St, Westside, IA 51467

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