Deloris (Kuhse) Luetje
May 2, 1923 - June 3, 2018


Wendell Luetje, Wilbur Luetje, Deloris Kuhse, Joyce Strathman - Janice Petersen (flower girl)
Visitation June 6 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM Huebner Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Westside
Service June 7 - 2:00 PM Zion Lutheran Church, Arcadia
Westside Cemetery, Westside

We think the students highlighted in yellow are the last living members.
1941 MHS graduates: Donavieve Anderson, Dale Bingham, Frank Bliefert, Mary Campbell, Pauline (Cramer) Graves, Dorothy Dethlefs (salutatorian), Norma Dietz, Dorothy (Ehrichs) Kusel, Lyle Eich, Leola Fairchild, Leonard Frahm, Anetha Graves, Betty Grelck, Virginia Greteman, Virtus Hargens, Lyle Hoffmann, Joyce Hunter, Joyce Jensen, Helyn Kampen, Leola Keat, Lorraine Kuhl, Louise Kuhl, Marjorie Kuhn, Rozora (Kuhn) Schroeder, Deloris Kuhse, Robert Kuhse, Lucille Lamp, Elvin McConnell, Elmer Meyers, Daryl Mohr, Alice Musfeldt, Harold Neal, Bonnie Niehaus, Warren Petersen, Robert Ramsey, Robert Rostermundt, Viola Rostermundt, Norman Rothfolk, Ruth Schelldorf (valedictorian), Burdette Schroeder, Velma Steen, Lyle Gene Strathman, Roy Struve, Virginia Vandeman, George Wegner, Keith Wunder

1941 former students: Helen Algren, Merle Anthony, Marian Arp, Wayne Barnes, Genevieve Blum, Geraldine Bohnsack, Leone Conklin, Mary Jane Fritz, Velma Hiatt, Maxine Joens, Dorine Kroeger, Francis Kuhse, Patricia Lawbaugh, Charles Madsen, Edward McMahon, Marian Mitchell, Mary Ramsey, Marian Ranniger, Harold Ruhde, Francis Schoening, Marjorie Stangl, Raymond Thompson, Milo Voss, Audrey Wall, Bud Waters, Warren Wegner, Phyllis Witt, Wayne Witt, Arnold Wood, Deloris Wood, Elaine Wrigley

Obituary for Deloris R. Luetje

Visitation June 6 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM Huebner Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Westside
Service June 7 - 2:00 PM Zion Lutheran Church, Arcadia
Westside Cemetery, Westside

Deloris Ruth Luetje was born on May 2, 1923, the daughter of George and Alma (Petersen) Kuhse. She died at the St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of ninety-five.

Deloris and her family lived south of Manning until the 1930s when they moved to her grandfather's farm just north of Manning. She attended rural schools and the Manning High School where she graduated in 1941. Having lost her mother, she stayed home to help her widowed father and her two younger brothers until her marriage. Deloris was confirmed in the Lutheran church in November of 1944 and was married to Wilbur G. Luetje on January 27, 1945, by Pastor John M. Ansorge at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. They then moved to a farm south of Westside until 1989, when they moved into their new home in Westside.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, sewing quilts for missions and a member of the LWML-Ladies Aid. She worked side by side with her husband throughout their farming years. She was a terrific cook and baker, treating all her children and grandchildren to her delicious chocolate chip cookies. She also was a seamstress, sewing pretty dresses for her daughters when they were young and their wedding dresses for their special day. She was also a great bowler, fondly remembering the time she bowled with her father and friends and beating them all with the game of her life. In retirement, she enjoyed golfing, fishing, going to the grandchildren's sporting events, watching sports on TV - especially golf, playing cards, camping and traveling.

Deloris is survived by her three children and their spouses: Kay (Dennis); Sandy (Allen); and Jeff (Dawn); eight grandchildren: Jason (Heidi), Matthew (Monica), Darrin (Mallory), Misty (Dan), Justin (Holly), Erica (Tim), Brooke (Kyle), and Cassie; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Norma; other relatives and friends.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur in 2008; her parents; three sisters, LaVern, Bernice, and Maxine; two brothers, Alvin and Glenn; brothers-in-law, Karl, Wendell, Wally, and Quinton; sisters-in-law, Leta and Vo; and father and mother-in-law, Juergen and Martha.


Gene Strathman & Deloris Kuhse


Gene Strathman
member of a WWII Liberator Bomber crew who died when the plane exploded while over Alaska


Bill Strathman & Glenn Kuhse


Glenn, George & Alvin Kuhse


Alvin & Glenn Kuhse


Ansine Kuhse & Wayne Kuhse 1922


Wilbur "Casey" Karsten, Alvin Kuhse


Clarence Kuhse, Ansine Kuhse, Wayne Kuhse


Glenn Kuhse


Deloris Kuhse


Mabel (Dietz) Opperman, Clara (Petersen) Strathman, Katie (Dalgety) Petersen, Vernon Petersen, LaVern Kuhse

Edwin Perrin Lynn (Principal) and Rosemary Gleason (Class Sponsor)
Back: Elmer Meyers, Virtus Hargens, Norman Rothfolk, Wayne Witt, Burdette Schroeder, Dorothy Dethlefs, Lyle Hoffmann, Dorothy Ehrichs, Frank Bliefert, Ruth Schelldorf, Alice Musfeldt, Lucille Lamp, Pauline Cramer, Mary Campbell
4th: Roy Struve, Gene Strathman, George Wegner, Elvin McConnell, Betty Grelck, Norma Dietz, Anetha Graves, Viola Rostermundt, Lorraine Kuhl, Patricia Lawbaugh, Leola Keat, Phyllis Witt
3rd: Harold Neal, Robert Rostermundt, Marjorie Kuhn, Virginia Vandeman, Rozora Kuhn, Dorine Kroeger, Mary Jane Fritz, Joyce Jensen, Virginia Greteman, Deloris Wood, Marian Arp
2nd: Robert Kuhse, Warren Wegner, Dale Bingham, Leone Conklin, Leola Fairchild, Helen Kampen, Marion Ranniger, Velma Steen, Deloris Kuhse, Maxine Joens, Genevieve Blum
Front: Leonard Frahm, Keith Wunder, Marjorie Stangl, Lyle Eich, Louise Kuhl, Daryl Mohr, Donavieve Anderson, Warren Petersen, Joyce Hunter

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Ewoldt No. 3

1 Alvin Kuhse, 2 ??, 3 Ivan Opperman, 4 Harold Schmidt, 5 Orlo Nissen, 6 Helen Hansen, 7 Melvin Nissen, 8 ? Heine?, 9 Herb Hansen, 10 Lois Weinbrandt, 11 Norma (Nissen) Weems, 12 Donna Weinbrandt, 13 Donald Jackson, 14 Marjorie Hansen, 15 Maryann Kasperbauer?, 16 ??, 17 ??, 18 Bill Opperman, 19 Mike Kasperbauer?, 20 Lyle Hansen, 21 Glenn Kuhse, 22 Glen Schmidt

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