LeRoy C. Luedke


LeRoy Charles Luedke was born May 28, 1938 to Gerhard and Dorothy (Winger) Luedke. He graduated from North High in Minneapolis, MN and after high school, he joined the US Army and National Guard. LeRoy then went to Dunwoody College of Technology for two years and studied in the electrical field.

LeRoy met the love of his life, Sylvia in Golden Valley, MN. They were united in marriage on February 22, 1964. God blessed them with three loving boys: Jonathan, Steven, and Jeffrey. LeRoy worked at AT&T for 34 years and retired at the age of 54. He and Sylvia lived in Brooklyn Park, MN until 1994 when they moved to Perham to live on Big Pine Lake. LeRoy enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, horseshoes, and spending time with family and friends. He was proud to be a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Corliss. LeRoy was always kind-hearted and was generous with his time and money for others.

LeRoy was called home by his Lord on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the age of 83. He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Esther (Hoyhtya) Luedke; three sons: Jonathan (Shari) Luedke, Steven Luedke, and Jeffery (Rose) Luedke; eight grandchildren: Nick Luedke, Derek Luedke, Thomas Luedke, Kayla Peterson, Justin Luedke, Kaisa Lustila, Jennifer Dannheim, and Bayleigh Luedke; and 14 great-grandchildren. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Geraldine; brother-in-law Gerald Miller; and his daughter-in-law Valerie Luedke.

LeRoy was blessed to have so many family and friends. He was the best husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He will never be forgotten. Dad’s famous line was “Let’s get heavy!”

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 on Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Corliss Twp. Visitation will resume from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 on Saturday, October 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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