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Roy L. Luebke

Roy L. Luebke, 73, of Manitowoc, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Roy was born March 10, 1945, in Sheboygan, to the late Lester and Linda (Schreiber) Luebke. He attended Schwarzwald Grade School and graduated from Howards Grove High School in 1963. 

In addition to working on the family farm, Roy was employed by Lakeshore Canning Company and Lake to Lake making cheese before being drafted on September 20, 1965. He served his country in the United States Army, completing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Roy was trained as a medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX and was assigned to the 3rd Army Hospital at Fort McPherson, GA. He was discharged on September 19, 1967, returning to the homestead until beginning employment at Millersville Box Company in 1968, where he worked for 32 years.

Roy was a lifelong member of St. John United Church of Christ – Schwarzwald and was confirmed in March of 1959. He taught Sunday School for 20 years, served a term on the consistory and was the church historian for the next 20 years. He was also a member of the Kupfahl – Meyer – Scheib American Legion Post #387, where he served as Chaplain, Vice Commander and Commander. Roy was also the Post Adjutant for the past 25 years and participated in the Military Funeral Honor Guard.

Roy is survived by his  two brothers Harold (Ann) Luebke of Valders and Wayne Luebke of Manitowoc, three sisters-in-law Myra Luebke, Naomi Luebke, and Julianne Luebke, a brother-in-law Alvin Kracht, twenty nieces and nephews; Gerald Luebke, Germaine Getter, Laura Wallendr, Larry Luebke, Russell Vogt, Steven Vogt, Susan Kracht, Cindy Klapperich, Sandra  Kracht, Dean Luebke, Kara Sieracki, Allan Luebke, Kristine Knickelbein, Karl Luebke, Karol Bloechel, Aaron Luebke, Michelle Mauk, Tracy Sommer, William Luebke, Daniel Luebke, and thirty-four great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Henry, Alfred, and David, two sisters, Lila Vogt and Lorretta Kracht, a nephew Jeffrey Vogt and his brother-in-law Arland Vogt.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. John United Church of Christ- Schwarzwald, W3401 Orchard Rd, Elkhart Lake, with Rev. Melinda Feller officiating. Burial will follow at St. John United Church of Christ -Schwarzwald Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan, and again on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the CHURCH.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for American Cancer Society and Stars and Stripes Honor Flights in Roy’s name.

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Services Rendered by: Zimmer Funeral Home

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