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Larry Lyle Luedke

August 25, 1951 - March 31, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Larry Lyle Luedke

Larry Lyle Luedke

Born: August 25, 1951
Died: March 31, 2020
Age: 68

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     Larry Lyle Luedke, age 68, of Spencer passed away March 31, 2020 at home surrounded by family.

     Born on August 25, 1951 in Hartley, IA, he was the son of Gale Maynard Luedke and Colleen Faye (Trunnell) Luedke.  Larry and family moved to several different places throughout his childhood until they decided to call the Spencer area home.  Larry attended and graduated from Spencer High School in 1969.  He then joined the Navy from 1969-1973.  He often talked about his time as a Radioman on the Navy Ship San Jose.  He enjoyed telling stories of his time in the Navy and was proud he was a Vietnam Veteran.  Upon his discharge from the Navy, Larry met and married Cheryl McClatchey in 1976.  They had one son, Casey James, in 1978.  They later divorced.  In 1985, Larry married Kaylene Weinzetl and they moved to Fonda, IA.  Kaylene has one son, Chad, that welcomed one sister, Kelly, in 1988 and one brother, Brian, in 1989 before moving to Spencer and welcoming a second sister, Kara, in 1993.

     Larry enjoyed spending time working on Classic Cars and going to car shows, spending time with family-especially his grandchildren, and spending time with friends.

     Larry is survived by his wife, Kaylene; his five children: Chad Weinzetl (Kim) Frisco, TX, Casey Luedke (Michele) Palm Coast, FL, Kelly Luedke (Peter Lewison) Marion, IA, Brian Luedke Phoenix, AZ and Kara Luedke Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Tyler, Adam, Lauryn (Casey) and Noah, Caleb (Chad), Andrew, Elizabeth (Kelly), and Jayden (Kara); brothers: Dan (Lucy) and Bob Luedke and sister, Monica Luedke; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

     Larry was preceded in death by his father, Gale Luedke; mother, Colleen Luedke; mother-in-law, Jean Weinzetl and brother-in-law, Kevin Weinzetl.

Due to the State and Federal Guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a
Private Family Funeral Service.
Father Tim Hogan
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“Kaylene,and family so so sorry for your loss. Watching the video, you can tell what a great dad Larry was. I remember your kids when they were young, boy did they resemble dad. I feel so bad for you at this hard difficult time to lose a loved one. Our deepest sympathy🙏”
- Jeanne and dan mcentee
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:41 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:40 AM
“Kaylene and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a super cool guy with a great sense of humor. He was always smiling. Prayers and peace go out to you all.
Love you guys...
- Sandy Kilbride
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:40 AM
“Dear Kaylene and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for peace.”
- Julie Chase Harrington
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:40 AM
“Sending our love and prayers for you at this difficult time! Tim and Judy Hess”
- Judy Hess
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Kaylene and family, Sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and hugs your way.”
- Scott & Terry Wearmouth
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Sorry as part of your family that we can't be there for you. We will keep you in our prayers.”
- Ken and Vicki Rhodes
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:58 PM
“Kaylene & Family,
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My deepest sympathy. Larry was a great guy and I really enjoyed working with him at Asher's. He will be remembered and missed by so many! Scott Palmer”
- Scott Palmer
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM
“Kay, We extend our most sincere sympathy to you and your family in your loss of Larry. ”
- Larry and Marlene Knudsen
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:29 AM
“Kaylene and family. This is a sad day and I wish we could be there for hugs and support. It is comforting to know that cancer no longer has a hold on Larry. He is surrounded by the love of Christ and there is no better place to be. He has no more worries of this world. Best of all, we will all see him again 💞 Rest In Peace, we will miss you dearly.🙏🏻❤️”
- Danny & Kate Anthofer
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM
“Kay - we have always felt blessed to be co-grandparents with you and Larry, and to share family love through the kids. We will miss Larry and celebrate his life from across the state. You and your family are in our hearts. Shari & Todd”
- Shari & Todd Lewison
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM
“Kay, Mo Bob, Kara, Jayden and family. So sad to see Sretch leave us. Been some great times had by all and that's a great memory to leave us with. RIP”
- Reed Scott
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM
“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to each of you during this sad time. May memories of Stretch as a loving husband, father , grandfather, and brother comfort you and bring you peace.”
- Beverly Walz
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:45 AM
“Monica we are thinking of you in this time of remembering your brother. We know you took your time making him comfortable and making his time as best it could be. Know that he is at peace and spending time with his mom and dad.”
- Denny, Diane, Shawn, Pennie, Michele, Emma, Charlie Thomas
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“Kayleen and Family,

My heart breaks for you all!! Although Larry had his last breath here on earth he also took his first breath in Heaven. May God give you peace in the days to come.”
- Carla Gates Hofmaster
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM
“We are very sorry for your loss. He was loved by many people in Arizona.”
- Annette and Randy Cribbs
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM
“To all the Luedke Family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers”
- Don and Val Bonney
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM
“Monica & family, My prayers are with you and your family. I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.”
- Pat Griffith Rose
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“My sympathy Monica, Dan & Bob on the loss of your brother Stretch. May all your fond memories help at this sad time . Prayers for all.”
- Mary Hartman
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss, but at least we know Larry is resting peacefully now. My first memory of Larry was helping Ed scoop a corn bin over at Cathcart’s, followed by many more growing up, he always was good for laugh. Hugs to all of since we can’t be present for services 😔”
- Shane Hammen
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“Kaylene and family I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you..”
- Joan Nehman
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“Kaylene and family. You have our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed visiting with Larry. He will be missed”
- Therese and Steve Trojahn
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“The video tribute shares a man who loved his family while being dearly loved by his family. We know the kindness of this family. Our sympathies during this heart tugging time. ”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:58 AM
“Kaylene and family, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Prayers and big hugs to you. ”
- Dellene Nielsen
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:35 PM
“Monica so sorry for your loss of your brother ”
- Colleen Dillard
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:35 PM
“Kelly & family, Rick and I are so sorry for your dad’s passing. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Carrie Nelson & Rick Stoppelmoor
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:35 PM
“Kaylene and family, so very sorry for your loss!!! Hugs!!! 💜”
- Stacey Anderson
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 4:26 PM
“Ludeke family, we are so heart broken to know that Stretch has passed away. He fought a long hard battle for so long. He was the nicest guy who always had a smile! Always nice whenever Id see him. Now he has no pain and will be having fun with your mom up there! Its going to be a rough one but with God's help you will be ok. I lost my brother 5 years ago and it feels like yesterday. If you need anything, please just give me a call!!!!”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was so much fun to work with. Could always count on at least a couple laughs from his unique sense of humor. He fought the good fight! I know you will miss him. Rest on peace Larry.”
- Barb Eby
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