Ray ‘Jack’ Luther

Oct. 29, 1916 - April 21, 2011

Ray "Jack" Luther, 94, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Marilyn and Don Anderson HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 29, 1916.

Jack married Winnie Luther on Feb. 15, 1938. She preceded him in death in July 2010. He was a distributor for Sinclair Refining Co. in Waukesha before moving to Stoughton in 1965 to become owner of Johnston Oil, Inc. In retirement, he and Winnie spent their summers at their cottage in Wild Rose until moving to the Stoughton Vennevoll Retirement Community in 1986. For 26 years, they spent their winters in Florida.

Jack is survived by his children, Tom (Sandy) Luther, Dick (Kay) Luther and Mary (Gary) Meloy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Craig (Sue) Luther, Leah (Doug) Maurer, Robyn Luther Marcoux, Rod (Cassey) Luther, Patric (Tia) Meloy, Colleen (Kevin) Meloy and Mike (Mandy) Meloy, and 17 great-grandchildren.

His parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Jack enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, spending summers with family and friends at their summer cottage and wintering in Florida. He was so good at giving a one-liner and then walking away to allow you to ponder what he just said. His heart was always looking for ways to brighten another’s day. Life with the love of his life, Winnie, was his special joy.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sienna Crest, Marshall and Hospice.

At Jack’s request, there will be a private family memorial service at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.