Dale Luetkeman, 63, of Aurelia, died July 20, 2008 at his farm home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial services were held on July 23 at the St. John's Church, rural Peterson, with Pastor Michael Hyde officiating.The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements, and memorials may be given to the St. John's Church Perpetual Fund.
Dale Leonard Luetkeman was born Nov. 19, 1944, in Aurelia, the son of Leonard and Mabel (Amendt) Luetkeman. Dale attended Brooke Consolidated School and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1962. He then attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, graduating in 1966. Dale taught from 1966 to 1969 at Milford Community High School, then returned home and farmed the family farm until his retirement in 2005. He married Alexandra Ross Watt Henaman on Aug. 29, 1992, at St. John's Church, rural Peterson. Dale was a lifelong member of St. John's Church, serving on several boards. He enjoyed fishing, reading, dancing, and being outdoors - snow skiing, trapping, metal detecting, sailing, and playing golf.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Alex Luetkeman of Aurelia; one brother, Don and his wife Judy Luetkeman of Cherokee; one sister, Lorraine K. Lee of Dumfries, Virginia; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.