Albert J Luethje (1899-1964)
LUETHJE, THIETJE, WHITE, GABRIELSON, COLLINS
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Date: 8/29/2017 at 02:46:56
ALBERT J. LUETHJE
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Luverne, Minn. Friday at 2 p.m. for Albert J Luethje. 65, well known retired Luverne business man. The Rev. Thomas Griffith officiated. Interment was in Maplewood cemetery, with Masonic committal rites. Military honors were conferred by Dell Hogan Post No. 123. American Legion, and Rock County Post No. 2757, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Holm Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbeartrs were Harold Newton, Art Herrmann. Kermit Skyberg, Paul Beyers. Herb Hansen, Vincent Wells, Walter Norelius and Celestine Busch. Active bearers were Louis Davis, M. C. Hilger, Magnus Christensen, Loren Meyer. Lester Wiese and D. M. Lippi.
Mr. Luethje had been in failing health since last March, when he became ill. and was hospitalized both in Luverne and in Rochester. However, during the past two or three months he had been much improved. He re-entered the Community Hospital at Luverne on Nov. 19 and his condition became progressively worse until his death about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Mr. Luethje was born at Maysville. Iowa, and spent his boyhood at Hartley, where he attended grade and high school. Later, he attended Iowa State at Ames, and returned to Hartley.
He was married to Irene Pearl White at Spirit Lake, Iowa, August 17, 1924, and the following year, moved to Luverne, where they had since lived. They became the parents of two children, Mrs. John (Audrey) Gabrielson, Luverne, and Keith Luethje, Luverne.
Surviving Mr. Luethje are his wife, his two children, six grandchildren; three sisters. Miss Anna Luethje, Hartley, Iowa, Miss Alvina Luethje, Colorado Springs, Colo, and Mrs. J. 0. Collins, Humboldt, Iowa: and a brother, Jerry, of San Jose. Calif.
While in Hartley, he was a butter and ice cream maker at the creamery and was also a produce buyer. When he went to Luverne, he and A! Bursen formed a produce business there. Later, he entered the employ of Nelson Bros., where he managed the produce department and worked in the hardware department. He was promoted to manager of their hardware department, the position he held at the time of his retirement.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Luethje was a member of the American Legion at Luverne. He was an associate member of the V. F. W., a member of the Methodist church, of Ben Franklin Lodge No. 114 A. F. and A. M.. and El Riad Shrine of Sioux Falls. During the past few months, he had been serving as secretary of the Ban Franklin Lodge.
Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, Dec 3, 1964, p2
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