Obit: Luepke, Emil
F. (1911 - 2008)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Luepke, Oelrich, Andre, Wright, Rindfleisch
----Source: Loyal TRG 17 September 2008
Luepke, Emil F. (11 JAN 1911 - 13 SEP 2008)
Emil F. Luepke, 97, formerly of Spencer, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at the Golden Living Center Three Oaks, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spencer. The Rev. Rebekah Tarras officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Marden, Burt Wells, Gary Grieser, Tom Fogarty, Don Hanson and Al Jicincky.
Emil Frederick Herman Luepke was born on Jan. 11, 1911, to Frank and Sophie (nee Oelrich) Luepke, in the town of Brighton. He was baptized in St. John’s Lutheran Church on Feb. 19, 1911. He attended St. John’s Parochial, Brighton and Harding elementary schools. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church on May 25, 2008. He worked many jobs as a young man. He married Norma Andre on Sept. 26, 1934, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was employed on the Fred Larson farm until 1936, when they purchased a farm east of Spencer in the town of Brighton, where he cleared the land and farmed until 1959, when they bought a house in Spencer. He worked as a mill hand and trucker for the Farmers Co-op and Spencer Farm Supply until his retirement in 1977. The couple then bought a new home on the east side of Spencer. They celebrated their golden anniversary in 1984, 60th in 1994, and their 70th in 2004. He was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he held various offices and attended the men’s Bible study group. He was a member of Spencer Senior Citizens and a sports enthusiast, as well as an avid gardener.He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and being with family.
Survivors include his children, Frank (Carol) Luepke, Sheldon, Iowa, David (Doreen) Luepke, Edgar, Cora (Tom) Wright, Concord, Calif., and Philip (Julie) Luepke, Stoddard; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Norma on June 14, 2008; a son, Richard; three brothers Walter, George and Herman Luepke; and a sister, Milda Rindfleisch.
Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Spencer, assisted the family with arrangements.
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