Colleen Fay Luedke

Friday, December 21, 2012
Colleen Fay Luedke

Services for Colleen Fay Luedke, 80, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Interment will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Colleen Fay Luedke, the daughter of Donald and Violet Byers Trunnell, was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Hartley, Iowa. 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, Iowa. 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.

Colleen passed away on Dec. 17, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

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 Spencer, 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.

Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.