Lloyd L. Luedtke


Lloyd L. Luedtke, 82, of Laurel, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.  

Service will be held Friday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Laurel. Pastor Matthew Quanbeck will be officiating.  Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5 until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Laurel.  Burial, with military honors, will be at the Laurel Cemetery.  

Bressler - Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is overseeing the services.  

Memorials can be directed to the family for future designation.

Lloyd L. Luedtke was born Sept. 1, 1940 in Wisner, the son of Herman and Evelyn (Rabe) Luedtke.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wisner.  Lloyd attended Wisner Public School. On Aug. 20, 1962 he entered the United States Army Reserve, where he served for six years.  He married Sharyl Ann Longe at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne on March 5, 1962.  The couple made their home in Wisner for several years, before moving to a farm north of Wayne. In 1979, they moved into Laurel where they became members of United Lutheran Church.  Early in his career, Lloyd worked at various feedlots near Wisner before farming on his own land. He later sold livestock feed as well as livestock water tanks for USA Tire, traveling throughout the Midwest. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 54, serving as a Commander for many years. Lloyd was also a member of the Tri-State Tractor Club. He enjoyed tractor drives, farm shows, hunting, and traveling.  Most of all, Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, great-grandkids, and two cats.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sharyl Ann Luedtke of Laurel; son, Steve (Mitzi) Luedtke of Humphrey; daughter, Sheila (Todd) Heitman of South Sioux City; five grandchildren and their families, Tyler (Michaela) Heitman and their son, Luke, Justin (Katie) Heitman, and their children, Beckett and Thea, Jacob Luedtke, Cody Luedtke, and Krista Luedtke; and a sister, Joleen Anderson of Wisner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman, and Evelyn; daughter, Shelly Luedtke; father and mother-in-law Erwin and Ferne Longe; sister, Marion Holland; brothers-in-law, Gail Anderson, Gene Holland and Dennis Longe; grandparents, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews.