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Richard 'Dick' Luedtke Oct. 14, 1934 - Nov. 1, 2019

Richard “Dick” Luedtke, 85, Marion, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. He was born in Muscatine, Iowa, on Sunday, October 14, 1934, to Clara Luedtke. On August 31, 1990, Dick married his loving bride, Kimberly “Joann” Henrick, and they shared nearly 27 years before preceding him in death on July 17, 2017.

Dick served in the Army Reserve and was a farmer throughout his life. In addition to farming, he worked at Marion Walmart as a greeter for ten years. He attended Grace Community Church for several years. Most recently, he attended Immanuel Baptist Church, Marion.

Dick liked to get out and roam with his wife, Joann. She was his life. He loved to talk, especially about farming. He still enjoyed riding on the combine with one of his friends. Dick liked to go out to breakfast, and he enjoyed watching his westerns. He was an Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Survivors include his three sisters-in-law, Kaylene (Chris) Gary of Marion, Adell Faulkner of Alton, IL, and April (Chris Shrout) Munson of Marion, as well as three brothers-in-law, Kevin (Sara) Henrick of Mehlville, MO, Kenny (Michele) Henrick of Hillsboro, MO, and Brian (Sandi) Denney of Andrews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly “Joann” Luedtke, and his mother, Clara Luedtke.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Immediately following the time of visitation, a service to celebrate Dick’s life will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ray Kughen officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Rd. 15 and 1000 S., LaFontaine, IN.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.