Donald W. Luedtke

Funeral services were Friday, July 28, for Donald W. Luedtke, age 50 of Cosmos and formerly of New Germany, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, near Hutchinson.

Donald was born Jan. 7, 1950, at Watertown, Minn., the son of Walter A. and Flora A. (Zummach) Luedtke. He was baptized Jan. 7, 1950, at Watertown Hospital by the Rev. W. P. Kramer, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America.

On March 22, 1964, Donald was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America, by the Rev. R. Reith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Luedtke; an infant brother; a brother-in-law, Norman Gatz; and his grandparents.

Donald is survived by his mother, Flora Luedtke of New Germany; sister, Elaine Gatz of Mayer; niece and husband, Carol and Bill Braunwarth of Eden Prairie; nephews, Andrew and Jason Braunwarth; godmother, Luella Granzow of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

The Rev. Edwin Narr officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral services at St.Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany. Interment was at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery, New Germany.

Rodney Kuntz, Larry Stender, Ronald Zellman, Bill Braunwarth, Mike Hensel, and Van Christopherson served as casket bearers.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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