Daniel P. Luetke, 64

Rev. Daniel P. Luetke, 64, was welcomed by his heavenly Father to his eternal home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. 

Pastor Dan was born on Feb. 28, 1947 in Pigeon, Mich. to Nathanael and Olga (nee Schroeder). He married his high school sweetheart, Priscilla Weindorf, on June 19, 1971 in Watertown. 

Upon graduating from seminary, Pastor Dan began his service to the Lord at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Whitewater. He was then called to begin a mission congregation at Ascension Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, Penn. where he served for 19 years. Pastor Dan finished his ministry here in West Bend at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. 

Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. The heavenly Father blessed his family with a wonderful earthly father. Dan will always be remembered for focusing on the prize Christ has won for all people. "And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us." Psalm 90:17. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. 

Pastor Dan is survived by his wife Priscilla; children Steven and Dalynn, Brian and Emme, Jeff and Nicole, Bob and Amy, Dave and Rachel, Michael, and Jon and Jackie; and grandchildren Grant, Ryan, Ava, Jonah, Jordan, soon-arriving Isabella, Maddy, Kelly, Brayden, Natalie, and soon arriving baby Josephitis. He isfurther survived by his siblings Lois (Harold) Kluender, Grace (David) Stoering, Joel (Julie) Luetke, Paul (Kim) Luetke, Ruth (Stan) Aufderheide, and Rachel (Mike) Spaude; sister-in-law Norma (Bill) Roubik; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends. Dan is preceded in death by his parents Nathanael and Olga Luetke and brother David Luetke. 

A funeral service for Pastor Dan will be at noon on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6869 Wildwood Road, in West Bend. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the CHURCH ONLY on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Private interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church so they may continue their support of the mission in India. 

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.