Lloyd Luther Luehmann, 71

Published 4:16 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lloyd Luther Luehmann, 71, has claimed the promise given in 2 Peter 1:11:  “You will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Lloyd died on Friday afternoon, May 2, 2014, at Our House Memory Care in Austin.

Lloyd Luehmann

Lloyd Luehmann

Lloyd was born to Herbert and Esther (Prigge) Luehmann on May 29, 1942, in Lewiston (Silo), Minn. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Silo, Concordia Academy & College in St. Paul, and graduated from Concordia College, Seward, Neb., in 1964. He received a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City in 1970.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Miriam Friedrich on June 28, 1964, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rushford (Hart), Minn. She survives, along with their three children: Mark (Bianca) Luehmann, Ada, Mich.; April (Jim White) Luehmann, Rochester, N.Y.; and Amy (Hakon) Strande, Woodinville, Wash.; five grandchildren: Niklas, Madeline, Daniel, Maya, and Elisabeth; three brothers:  Gene (Ann) Luehmann, Englewood, Ohio; Rev. Al (Laura) Luehmann, Gaylord, Minn.; Howard (Vickie) Luehmann, Lewiston, Minn.; one sister: Betty (Lyle) Hoppe, Savannah, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gus (Betty Turock) Friedrich, Highland Park, N.J.; Wallace Fromm, Sparta, Wis.; Mary and Chuck Rohe, Zumbrota, Minn.; Muriel & Gene Stark, Glenwood, Minn.; and Marilyn Friedrich, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Elmer Luehmann.

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Lloyd was a teaching principal in Lutheran Church Missouri Synod schools for 41 years. His first call was to Trinity Lutheran School, Lowden, Iowa, where he was the principal and taught grades 5-8 from 1964 to 1974. From 1974 to 1993, Lloyd was the principal and fifth and sixth grade teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Kewanee, Ill. In 1993, Lloyd and Miriam moved to Austin, where Lloyd was the principal and taught at Holy Cross Lutheran School from 1993 to 2005.

Lloyd enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Brazil (twice), Norway, Alaska, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Together with Miriam, he biked many miles, cross country skied, and golfed. He was a driver for the Senior Center, helped with the NAPS program at the Senior Center, and was a volunteer at the Hormel Nature Center.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Austin, with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Silo, Minn. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 5that the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Condolences can be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Radio Ministry, Alzheimer’s Disease Research, or an organization of the donor’s choice.