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