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Richard Luse (1926-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 9/19/2022 at 09:19:59

Richard “Dick” Luse, 95, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Coggon, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Celebration of Life: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Pizza Ranch, Marion. Burial: Coggon Cemetery. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation is serving the family.

Dick is survived by his four daughters, Gloria (Calvin) Walkte and Carrie (Bill) Carnahan, both of Marion, Sue (Mike) Maher and Carla (Dan) Kelley, both of Cedar Rapids; son, Gregory Loehr of Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren, Beth Waltke, April (Luke) Evers, Michelle (Mark) Hocraffer, Toni (Scott) Delagardelle, Billy (Corinne) Nix, Angela Niesz, Amber (Dan) Raney, Nick Long, Carolin Long, Cora (Andy Russ) Carnahan, Keaton Carnahan, Dave (Gina) McDonough, Dan McDonough and Dee (Ray) Johansen; 13 greatgrandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Mary Luse; and sisters-in-law, Deloris Luse, Gale Luse and Jeanne Luse.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Margaret, in 1984; and Jane, in 1993; and son, Willis Luse, in 2022.

Richard was born on Nov. 4, 1926, son of Clark and Mabel Luse. On Nov. 2, 1947, he married Margaret Jane Freeman in Coggon. Following her death, he married Jane Mrkvicka on May 24, 1985, in Coggon. Dick owned Dick’s Plumbing and Heating and Youthland in Coggon. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Coggon Fire Department for over 20 years and was on the Coggon Light Plant Board. Dick was an American Red Cross disaster volunteer and donated blood for many years.

Dick was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed fishing and family times. He was a very hard worker and was willing to help whenever he could.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at and you can also read the full obituary at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.


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