Russell Floyd Luedtke, 61
Sept. 5, 1955 —
May 10, 2017

Russell Floyd Luedtke, 61Russell Floyd Luedtke passed away May 10, 2017, in Denver. He was born in Theresa on Sept. 5, 1955, to parents Floyd and Gloria Luedtke, and later changed his legal name to James Joseph Russell.

Russell’s first calling was as a farmer in Amherst Junction. He later moved to Denver, where he spent the most significant part of his working life as a carpenter. He was active in the Carpenters Union, and took pride in the things he built. He also spent several years helping his parents in their later years. Russell enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing cribbage, joining his sons on outdoor adventures, and spending time with his grandchildren. Russell is survived by his mother, Gloria Luedtke; sons, Joe (Amy) Luedtke and Jim (Leigh) Luedtke; grandchildren, Mya, Annabelle,

Ariel, Rowan, Cameron and Remy; and siblings, Allen Luedtke, Dennis Luedtke, Pamela Lorenz, Sandra Luedtke, Ricky Luedtke, Annie Barnes and Michael Luedtke. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd.

A memorial service for Russell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, W8302 Belle Plaine Ave., Shawano, WI.

Family and friends are invited to Gloria Luedtke’s home following the service for food and fellowship.