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Wilbur E. Luethje, 93

March 4, 2016
Dysart Reporter

Wilbur Edward Luethje was born November 9, 1922 on a farm in Spring Creek Township, Iowa: the son of Henry and Helen (Rohweder) Luethje. He attended Spring Creek Elementary #7. Wilbur served in the Army Air Corp. during World War II in the Southwest Pacific. He married Betty Lou Groth on September 15, 1957; she preceded him in death in January 1969. Wilbur was then united in marriage to Ellen Swartz on August 24, 1970; she preceded him in death in February 1993. He was raised farming, he farmed in Gladbrook and Tama County his adult life. Wilbur was a member of 40 & 8, Gladbrook American Legion, Masonic Lodge in Gladbrook and the Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook.

Wilbur passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Veterans Home in Marshalltown at the age of 93. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Betty and second wife Ellen; a step-son; a step-grandson; a brother; a special friend and two sisters. Wilbur is survived by three step-sons; a step-daughter-in-law; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be sent to: Forty and Eight Nursing Scholarship Voiture Chapter 568, 103 Bohen St., Marshalltown.

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