Melvin E. Luchterhand
Melvin Edward Albert Luchterhand, 93 of Loyal passed away on April 29, 2019 at The House of the Dove in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Melvin was born September 15, 1925 to Alvin and Laura Luchterhand (Breier) in Loyal, Wisconsin.
Melvin attended school in Spokeville, Wisconsin through grade 8. On June 8, 1946 Melvin married Ruth Skoog, the love of his life. The two of them spent many wonderful years together traveling, raising their children, and spending quality time with their families & friends.
Melvin had several jobs including dairy farming, Engelwood Garden Center, Loyal Recycling Center, and later in life maintaining Trinity Lutheran Church where he would retire. All of these things brought him great joy. Melvin enjoyed spending time grooming the yard, growing beautiful flowers and vegetables, taking care of his chickens and goats, collecting beer cans and anything old and neat. He also spent time helping Ruth make block quilts, canning, grilling, playing darts with his dart ball group, playing cards, and telling stories of life to his family.
Melvin is survived by his children Donna Karl (Rich), Dale Luchterhand (Fay), his 5 grandchildren Karen (Jeff), Kristi, Jessi (Tony), Brady, and Ben (Rebekah), and 6 great grandchildren (Mark, David, Emily, Ella, Addison, and her baby brother Luchterhand due in August).
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Laura Luchterhand, his wife Ruth Luchterthand, and daughter Debbie Luchterhand.
Melvin’s family would like to extend an enormous amount of gratitude to the staff at The House of the Dove for caring for him in his final days. The care was exceptional, he was happy, and we appreciate all of the extra love given to him by you all.
A celebration of life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal at 11:30 AM on Saturday May 11, 2019.