Adelbert “Bert” Alfred Luhman, age 82, of Lake City, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Mary’s campus.
The funeral service will be Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Dr. Scott T. Fiege officiating. Burial will be in the Millville Cemetery in Millville, with military rites performed by the Millville American Legion Post 579.
Friends and family may visit from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel in Lake City, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.; one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, 1865 S Hwy 61, PO Box 300, Lake City, MN, 55041; guest registry online at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.
Adelbert was born March 15, 1933, on a farm in Victor Township, Wright County, near Howard Lake, to Alfred and Clara (Klammer) Luhman.
Bert attended country school, both north and south of Howard Lake, and entered St. James Parochial School in the third grade. He graduated from the Howard Lake High School in 1951.
Bert served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955 as a radar maintenance technician during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.
He married Geraldine Wilde Binder Aug. 12, 1976, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.
Bert farmed in the Howard Lake area for over 30 years.
He served on the church council of St. James Lutheran Church, and St. John’s Lutheran Church, both in Howard Lake.
Bert also served as president of the Buffalo branch of Production Credit Association (PCA), president of MN Federation of PCA’s, and as chairman of the Howard Lake-Waverly School District for four years.
After retiring from farming in 1987, Bert and Geri moved to Lake City, and wintered in Arizona for 18 years.
Bert was a member, and served on the church council of Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City.
He is survived by his wife, Geri Luhman; two daughters, Julie (Kym) Clark, and Debra (Bruce) Salonek; a daughter-in-law, Joleen Luhman; a step-daughter, Sheila Greenfield (Dennis Weber); three step-sons, Terry (Jeannie) Binder, Randy Binder, and Mark (Karla) Binder; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Bert is further survived by a sister, LaVerne Custer; and a brother Arvid (Violet) Luhman; two brothers-in-law, Wilfred (Dorothy) Wilde, and Leonard Wilde; and three sisters-in-law, Shirley (Bob) Overton, Mary Wilde, and Beverly Luhman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian; a sister; and three brothers.