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LUITHLY, Lisle Lewis


Posted By: Nancy (email)
Date: 10/22/2004 at 14:17:23

October 21, 2004 The Morning Sun News-Herald and the Wapello Republican, both accompanied by photos.
Lisle Luithly

Lisle Lewis “Doc” Luithly, 83, of Columbus Junction (Iowa), died Saturday, October 16, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 21, at the United Methodist Church in Columbus Junction. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers are Verl Lekwa, Dick Utter, Bill Garrett, Warren Woepking, Tony Simmons and Dick Peterson. Honorary bearers are Joe Demeter, Marvin Crull, Jim Carey, Mac McConahay and Farrell Gentzler. Burial will be at the Columbus City (Iowa) Cemetery with full military rites.

Following the committal services, family and friends will return to the church for a time of food and fellowship.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Junction Senior Center, Columbus Junction United Methodist Church and the Washington Hospice.

Sympathy notes may be left for the Luithly family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Luithly was born on May 18, 1021 in Richland, the son of William Edward and Laura L. Horning Luithly. Due to the death of his mother, he was raised by his Uncle Bern and Ella Luithly until the age of 4 when his father remarried.

On July 2, 1952, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Eileen Thornton at the United Methodist Church in Morning Sun.

He was a graduate of Richland High School and Parsons College.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Aleutian Islands and Germany.

He was employed as an inspector for the Iowa State DOT from 1950 – 1983.

He was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church serving as chairperson for the board of trustees, a member of the Methodist Men, a Sunday school superintendent, lay leader, and usher.

He was former secretary for the Southeast Iowa Conference, a Cub Scout leader, Little League Coach, a substitute teacher, a member of the Lions Club and a president of the Columbus Community Senior Center.

He will be remembered by the Columbus Community as an avid sports fan who enjoyed predicting football scores. For many years he wrote “Doc’s Predictions” for the Columbus Gazette and the Wapello Republican newspapers.

Survivors include his wife, one sin, Douglas E. Luithly and wife Deborah Kay of Loveland, Colorado; two daughters, Diane Marie Stone and husband Mark of Loveland, Colorady, and Donna Janeen Wittman and husband David of Columbus City (Iowa); six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother Lucille Harkin; one brother, Hoyt Luithly; and an infant grandson, Zachariah Kennedy Luithly.


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