Carl J. Luedeman, age 75, of Kahoka, MO, died Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA.
Carl was born November 20, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, IA, a son of Carl Henry and Martha Glen Aaron Luedeman.
On December 4, 1992, he married Linda Jenkins Sears in Muscatine, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Kahoka, MO; a son, Kirk (Kim) Sears of Muscatine, IA; two grandsons, Dillon C. and Lucas M. Sears, both of Muscatine, IA; two step-grandchildren: Gailyn A. (Mrs. Matt) Hill of Muscatine, IA and Ryan G. Minder of Cedar Falls, IA; mother-in-law, Pat Goben, of Kahoka, MO; a sister, Carolyn Lang of Tipton, IA; a half-
brother, Donnie Luedeman of Keokuk, IA; three brothers-in-law: Charles (Sue) Jenkins of Kahoka, MO, Stanley (Sheila) Jenkins of Luray, MO and Scott (Libby) Goben of Kahoka, MO; two aunts, Evelyn Simonson of Spencer, IA and Leana Rohlf of Tipton, IA; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step brother; and, brothers-in-law John Lang and Tom Jenkins.
Carl was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired employee of the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City where he worked in housekeeping. Following his retirement he had been a janitor in the Luray School at Luray, MO. He was a member of Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342, V.F.W. in Kahoka and was former bar manager and bartender. Carl was a huge Nascar fan. He enjoyed attending his grandson’s college football games in Pella, IA and loved to host and do the grilling for the family’s annual 4th of July celebration. He also enjoyed visiting with his many friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Ray Gilbert officiating and a poem written and read by Mrs. Jan Ross. Special music was recordings “I Can Only Imagine” and “Go Rest High”.
Pallbearers were Jeff Stone, Jeff Ross, Rodger Holton, Scott Goben, Jason Powell and Dennis Regan.
Burial with full military honors by Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342, V.F.W. and Herman Blum Post # 192, American Legion, assisted by Navy personnel associated with the Missouri Military Honors Program was in the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, IA.
Visitation was held Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be made to the family.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.