LUWE, Henry L. 1895-1983
LUWE, FOTH, ASHING
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2013 at 13:57:19
Family Mourns The Passing Of H. L. Luwe
Henry L. Luwe passed away Sunday evening, November 13 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Mason City due to complications of advanced age. He had been taken to the hospital on November 7th. He reached the age of 90 years and 22 days.
Funeral services for Henry L. Luwe were held on Thursday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Pastor John Gorter officiated at the services.
Wayne Wagar was soloist who sang one selection. A hymn was also sung by the entire congregation. Organist was Mrs. LuRay Neessen. Flower attendants were Mrs. Janet Williams and Marcella Neessen.
Casketbearers were Shelby Luwe, Steven Luwe, William Colville, Wayne Wagar, Robert Colville, and Don Anderson.
The interment service was held in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Wellsburg Amvets Post 91 and the Wellsburg American Legion Ashing-Jaspers Post 213.
Henry was born on October 21, 1893, in Nehall, Iowa, the son of William and Anna (Foth) Luwe. He graduated from Newhall High School in 1910. He came to Wellsburg in 1917 as a professional baseball player.
On April 27, 1918, he was married to Mabel Ashing in Vinton in the home of J. L. and Grace Fischer. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg.
He played baseball in the towns of Luvern, Sigourney, and Vinton. He later owned and operated a recreation and billiard parlor in Wellsburg.
In 1928, he started the Luwe Insurance Agency, which he continued to operate until his retirement in 1965, when he turned the business over to his grandson, Shelby Luwe.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a long-time member of the American Legion Ashing-Jaspers Post 213 of Wellsburg and served as Commander and in other offices. He was a city councilman in Wellsburg and also was a member of the Wellsburg Community Club.
He was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg.
His wife, Mabel passed away on February 20, 1982, and in January of this year he moved to the Presbyterian Home in Ackley.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; his wife; four brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter.
He is survived by three children, Vinson M. Luwe of Wausau, Wisconsin, Mrs. Willis (Kathryn) Colville of Mason City, and Leland D. Luwe of Wellsburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, William R. Luwe of Mankato, Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends.
Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 November 1983, section 2, pg 1
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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