Maurine B. Lutteke, 92
Wells Maurine Beatrice Lutteke, age 92, of Wells, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at The Shepherd’s Inn in Wells. A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, Pastor Mary Iverson officiated.
Maurine was born Dec.18, 1923 in Alden, the daughter of Magnus and Pearl (Anderson) Rasmussen. She attended the rural country school and was a graduate of Alden High School. Maurine married Martin Lutteke Dec. 23, 1941, and to this union four children were born. They farmed in the Walters and Wells area. Martin died in 1982. In 1987, Maurine moved into Wells.
Maurine’s favorite place to be was in the kitchen. She loved to cook and bake. Many cups of coffee were enjoyed around her kitchen table. Maurine was a lady of many talents. She did cake decorating for many years, until it interfered with fishing trips to Northern Minnesota with Martin. She was an excellent seamstress and quilter, sewing clothing for her daughters and herself, and quilts for her children and grandchildren. She hand quilted these and every stitch was a stitch of love.
Maurine loved to play cards, especially Bridge and Pfeffer, and continued to do so at The Shepherd’s Inn, her home for six years. She was also a very competitive Scrabble player. Maurine was active on the funeral committee and chairman of her church circle at Good Shepherd Lutheran church for many years.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Orvedal, of Blue Earth, Raymond (Alma) Lutteke, of Cypress, Texas, and Susan (Tim) Rollenhagen, of Wells; nine grandchildren, Todd (Shelly) Lutteke, Tami (Joel) Caldwell, Kaprice (Jeff) Schultz, Christopher (Angie) Schreiber, Tracy (Tim) Blagg, Nathan Lutteke, Martin Lutteke, Joshua (Jill) Rollenhagen, and Paul (Jill) Rollenhagen; 18 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Travis, Whitney, Cody, Matt, Taylor, Brayden, Kiera, McKenna, Mason, Sydney, Eli, Kelsey, Samantha, Peyton, Kayle, Charlie and Sophie; one great-great granddaughter, Rowan; sister, Elaine (Donald) Hanson; daughter-in-law, Jane (John) Brown; sister-in-law, Rosalie Rasmussen; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin; son, Gordie; great-grandson, Joseph Keller; brother, Harley Rasmussen; sister, Ora Schmidt; sons-in-law, David Schreiber and John Orvedal; many other relatives.
Memorials are preferred to United Hands Hospice in Blue Earth, or The Shepherd’s Inn of Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home assisted the family. To leave online condolences, please visit www.brussheitner.com