Louis F. “Louie” Lueken, 92, Celestine

Louie LuekenLouis F. “Louie” Lueken, 92, of Celestine, died Wednesday (June 21) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Schnellville May 4, 1925, to Leo and Bertha (Miller) Lueken. He married Irene Humbert April 7, 1951, at St. Celestine Catholic Church. She died March 31, 2005.

Louie was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II and was a member of Jasper VFW Post No. 673. He was a retired poultry farmer and worked for Ralph Seger Farms and Jasper Wood Products. He was a member of the Marion Township Advisory Board and was one of the first members of the Dubois Fire Department Advisory Board.

He was a member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Campus, Jasper Knights of Columbus, Celestine Community Club, Schnellville Conservation Club, and Friends of the Dubois Library. He enjoyed playing cards and riding 4-wheelers and a gator ATV on his farm.

He is survived by two daughters, Marlene Vonderheide and husband Rick, Celestine, and Beth Humbert and husband Jim, Dubois; three sons, Randy “Sonny” Lueken and wife Linda and Mark Lueken, all of Celestine, and Glenn “Jake” Lueken and wife Melinda, Dubois; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Lueken and wife Aileen, Celestine; and four sisters, Theresa Ernst and Marie Dall and husband Robert, all of Ferdinand, Dorothy Bachman and husband Eugene, Jasper, and Janice Hurst, Huntingburg.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Lueken, three sisters, Rosemary Lueken, who died in infancy, Eileen Schuler, and Rosalee Scherle, and one grandson, USMC Eric Lueken.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Celestine Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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