Keith Conrad Lueders was born on July 5, 1930, the son of George Eggert and Ethel (Smith) Lueders in Wayne County, Nebraska. He was baptized and later confirmed his faith in Nebraska. Keith received his education from Wakefield High School also in Nebraska and graduated with the class of 1950. In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1956.
On April 28, 1956, Keith was united in marriage to Annabelle Schoessler at St. John Evangelical Reformed Church in Westside by Rev. Otta. In 1956, the couple moved to a farm where they could make a living and were blessed with three children: Lorna, Arlan and Alan. The couple worked together on the farm raising dairy cows and hogs.
Keith was a member of the United Church and the Alfred Rossman American Legion Post 196 in Westside. Keith and Annabelle enjoyed going on trips with AMPI. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed watching them in their various events. Following his retirement at 80, he loved going out to the farm and driving around.
Keith passed away, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa at the age of 92 years, six months and 19 days.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Alverna "Sis" Barg, Delbert "Bud" Lueders, Ronald "Ronnie" Lueders and Gary Lueders. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Annabelle Lueders of Westside; daughter, Lorna and husband, John Taylor of Perry; two sons: Arlan Lueders and Alan Lueders and his wife, Joanie all of Westside; six grandchildren: Jennifer (Pat) Atkins of Perry, Jackie (Cory) Hiles of Ogden, Christie Lueders (Jay Ochanpaugh) of St. Charles, Danny (Paige) Lueders of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Ricky (Marjie) of Westside, Kody (Eryn) Lueders Grimes; 11 great-grandchildren: Zahne, Zella, Ariel, Austin, Ashlyn, Cayden, Parker, Drew, Tate, Leena and Patrick; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the United Church in Westside with the visitation one hour prior, starting at 1:00 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the Westside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the United Church in Westside or the Alfred Rossman American Legion Post 196 in Westside.