Obit: Luepke, Ione (1921 - 2006)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Loyal TRG 13 September 2006

Luepke, Ione (14 APR 1921 - 10 SEP 2006)

Ione Luepke, 85, Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, North Spencer. The Rev. Karl Rose officiated.

Ione Neidlein was born April 14, 1921, in Spencer, to John F. and Laura (nee Cramer) Neidlein. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1938 and then attended the Milwaukee Accredited Beauty School, Eau Claire, graduating in 1939. She worked at the Keller Beauty Shoppe, Neillsville, for a few years and then was employed at the Spencer Post Office until her marriage on Sept. 15, 1945, to Arnold Luepke. He preceded her in death. She later worked at the Spencer IGA until her retirement. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, and an active member of Trinity Ladies Aid and Trinity Ladies Guild, having served several offices in both. She also was a charter member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, LLL, and taught Sunday school for 40 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time at her cottage up north and taking trips to Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, Washington, New York, the Yukon, Canada, and Alaska. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include two sons, Terry (Mary) Luepke, Marshfield, and Ronald (Nancy) Luepke, Spencer; one daughter, Kay Luepke, Spencer; three grandsons, Randy (Christine) Luepke, Marshfield, Chris (Regina) Luepke, Austin, Texas, and Jon (Jennifer) Luepke, Marshfield; four great-grandchildren, Emma Luepke, Lin Luepke, Hunter Luepke, and Natalie Jo Luepke.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Arnold; and one brother, Ted Neidlein.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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