Obit: Luchterhand, Ellen M. (1929 – 2018)


Surnames: Luchterhand, Zimmerman, Krause, Brooks, Kulas, Lindner, Henseler

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 29 Aug 2018

Luchterhand, Ellen M. (12 DEC 1929 – 27 AUG 2018)

Ellen M. Luchterhand, 88, Loyal, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Marshfield Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate, and burial will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Krause, Joe Luchterhand, Adam Luchterhand, Luke Luchterhand, Matt Luchterhand, Brent Brooks, Greg Kulas, and Nathan Lindner. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Ellen Mae Henseler was born on Dec. 12, 1929, in Loyal, the daughter of Jake Jr. and Vera (nee Vick) Henseler. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Loyal area, graduating from Loyal High School in 1947. Ellen married Orville W. H. Luchterhand on May 25, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. She and Orville farmed in the town of York from 1948 until retiring and moving to the city of Loyal in November 1984. Ellen lived in her home until the time of her death. She was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she held many positions, including teaching Sunday School for many years, retiring from teaching in 1998; was the church pianist and treasurer for many years; a member of the TLCW, Altar Committee and Adult Fellowship; served as secretary of the Cradle Roll, and chairman of the church Memorial Committee. Ellen was also a member of the Circle 8 Square Dance Club, and a member of the York So & Sew Homemakers Club for 36 years. Ellen had many interests, but especially loved being with her family and grandchildren, flowers, gardening, baking, and sewing.

She will be dearly missed by her three children: Patsy (Jerome) Krause of Spencer, Lynn (Susan) Luchterhand of Granton, and Mike (Nancy) Luchterhand of Loyal; nine grandchildren: Amy (Brent) Brooks, Gayle Lenz, Becky (Greg) Kulas, Ron Krause, Joe (Jen) Luchterhand, Adam (Kristina) Luchterhand, Luke (Amanda Von Haden) Luchterhand, Matt (Marie) Luchterhand, and Polly (Nathan) Lindner; 21 great-grandchildren: Dane, Jakob, Kennedy, Tanna, Ethan, Lizzie, Maci, Wyatt, Kenley, Jake, Erica, Dan, Lucas, Emma, Erin, Angela (Stephen), Calvin (Brooke), Brandon, Austin, Kaleigh, and Ashley; three great-great-grandchildren: Laikyn, Liam, and Kolton; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville, on Jan. 29, 1999; her granddaughter, Sarah Krause; and her brother and sister-in-law: Lyle (Jeanne) Henseler.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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