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Tammy L. Luegge, 52

Tammy Laureen Luegge, age 52, of Independence, formerly of St. Clair, MN, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at her home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1958, to John and Marilyn (Hellekson) Schneider of Mankato.

Tammy is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter Kari (Nate Matter); grandson Austin Schneider of Delano; and siblings Patti (Kevin) Miley of Dassel, Judy (Dennis) Yokiel of Madison Lake, and Ron (Kris) Schneider of Mankato.

Tammy excelled in her career as an accounting manager/comptroller until her diagnosis of lung cancer in 2008. As the battle persisted, Tammy continued to enjoy gardening and spending precious time with her family and many close friends. Her warm smile and sense of humor will be missed by everyone she touched.

Funeral services took place Friday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano with Chaplain Bob Haskin officiating. Interment was at the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Mankato.

Visitation was Thursday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., and continued Friday for one hour prior to the services, all at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Kris and Keith Miley, Travis Jordan, Jeff Groebner, Ashley Wetzel, and Nate Matter. Honorary casket bearer was Austin Schneider.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.