Beverly M. Luedtke, at the young age of 92, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Copperleaf under the care of Aspirus Interim Hospice.
Beverly was born on May 23, 1930, to Bruno and Olga (Borth) Luedtke. Bev worked as a Dietary Aid for 48 years at St. Mary’s Wausau Hospital Center. Her camera was always the first they would call if pictures were in need to be taken while employed at the hospital in early years. She relished all family gatherings, going to the family cabin on Gilmore Lake, catching muskies’ with Doris and photography. A special Christmas tradition was Aunt Bev’s homemade fudge. There was never a lonely piece left at night end. She could dance the night away with polka dancing and even wore a poodle skirt plus traveled to many parts of country. Don’t stand in Bev’s way from watching or attending NASCAR racing, even managed to squeeze into the pit stop area once. She was as passionate and cheered while attending races of local drivers: Marcis, Trickle, Reffner, and Haase. She truly treasured taking those trips to the casino with her sisters and nieces too.
She is survived by her siblings; Lloyd (Louella) Luedtke and Shirley (Edward) Schwede, Eugene Koehler, brother in law, 15 nieces and nephews; Kurt Luedtke, Sue (Chuck) Summers, Linda (Tim Farrar) Luedtke , Barb (Rick) Krautkramer, Jane (Ross) Kroeing, Randy Schwede, Sandy (Bill) Moss, Ed (Jane) Schwede Jr., Lynn (Dan) Moore, Darlene (Randy) Vlietstra, Dean Schwede, Donna (Nate) Guldan, Brian (Sarah) Luedtke, Todd (Cari) Luedtke and Melissa Luedtke.
She is preceded in death by parents, siblings; Donald Luedtke, Lois Koehler, and Doris Schwede, sister-in-law Mary Ann Luedtke, and 3 nephews, David Koehler, Russ Schwede and Jeff Luedtke.
We are forever grateful for Copperleaf and Aspirus Hospice for providing very superb care of our sister / aunt.
A funeral service will take place on November 28, 2022, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Wausau starting at 11:00 am. A visitation will take place prior to service starting at 9:30 am.
Memorials will be forwarded to St. Stephen’s Church in Bev’s name.
Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family.