John Joseph Lueck, age 74, of Winsted, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at The Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska.
He was born March 15, 1937, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Bernard J. and Julia A. Kegler Lueck.
John graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted in 1956, and later attended Butcher’s School in Toledo, OH.
He honorably served his country in the US Army.
John was joined in holy marriage with Charlene H. Weinbeck Jan. 20, 1968, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with five children.
John had formerly owned and operated Roufs Meat Market and the Winsted Meat Market. He later was employed at Lester’s Inc.
He served as a past mayor and councilman for the city of Winsted.
John loved his donuts!
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Charlene; five children: Dottie Kaye of Savage, Bernie (Karen) Lueck of Winsted, Dawn Lueck of Tampa, FL, Jackie Lueck of Winsted, and Kyla Lueck of Watertown; six grandchildren: Anthony Lueck, Kayta Herring, Amelia Lueck, Sam Lueck, River Imholtz and Shepard Imholtz; 27 foster children; sisters Marcia Haugan of Mendota Heights, and Afra Roufs of Winsted; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice Lueck of Glencoe, and Ardner “Red” Fasching of St. Louis Park; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Julia Lueck; an infant brother, Michael; brother Wilbert Lueck; and sister Mary Ann Fasching.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, May 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with an American Legion Ritual at 6:45 p.m., a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m., and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Casket bearers were Jerome Roufs, Willie Roufs, Eddy Roufs, Fran Roufs, Alan Roufs, Gregg Guider, John Guider Jr., and Steve Roufs.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.