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Colleen Luedke

Friday, December 28, 2012

Colleen Fay Luedke, 80, passed away Dec. 17, 2012 at Longhouse Residence in Spencer. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spencer. Father William Schreiber officiated with burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.warnerfuneralhome.com

The daughter of Donald and Violet Byers Trunnell, Colleen was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Hartley. She received her early education at a country school by Hartley and later attended the Hartley High School.

She married Gale Luedke on June 4, 1949 in Sanborn. Following their marriage they made their home in northwest Iowa, mostly in Storm Lake and then Spencer. Colleen enjoyed furniture refinishing and baking her famous chocolate chip cookies. Most of all, Colleen loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gale on Aug. 31, 1993.

She is survived by her children: Daniel (Lucy) Luedke of Phoenix, Ariz.; Larry (Kaylene) Luedke of Spencer; Monica Luedke of Spencer; and Robert Luedke of Storm Lake; her grandchildren: Christy Steffen (Jason Comisky) of Ankeny; Nick Steffen of Spence; Sonia Luedke Thomas (Brian) of Portland, Ore.; Matt Luedke of Phoenix, Ariz.; Brenda Luedke Cribbs (Ian) of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Casey Luedke (Michelle) of Hahira, Ga.; Kelly Luedke (Peter Lewison) of Spencer; Brian Luedke of Bloomington, Minn.; Kara Luedke of Spencer; and Chad Weinzetl (Kim) of McKinney, Texas; four great-grandchildren; her special aunt, Lillian Dempsey of Capistrano Beach, Calif.; other relatives and friends.