Beverly D. Luedtke of Weston, WI was born in Wausau, WI on August 2, 1932, the daughter of Julius and Freida Huess. Beverly journeyed to her heavenly home peacefully at St. Claire’s Hospital on Monday, June 21st, 2021, with her loving family by her side.
Beverly married Norman Luedtke on May 2, 1953 in Pine City, MN. Norman proceeded her in death in 2010. They enjoyed the blessing of marriage together for 57 years before his passing. They are now reunited in the hands of their Lord and Savior.
Beverly was a graduate of Wausau High School. The majority of her work career was spent with Ryan Manufacturing, doing their books until her retirement. Beverly’s secret passion in life was to work in radio broadcasting. She took classes from Ray Szamanda (who is affectionately known as the face and former voice of Menards). Beverly enjoyed bow hunting and fishing at their cottage located in Tomahawk, WI. Beverly also supplied plenty of food and cookies for Norm (the Cookie Monster) for his hunting trips to the “Wabeno Hilton”. Her pita bread was always requested by the hunting crew. She also made sure Norm’s carrot (orange hunting) suit was always ready.
Beverly had two loves in her life, Norman and their dog, Skipper. Beverly was known by Norm as his “Angel”. They took great pride in having many angel figurines around the house.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Norman (husband), and brothers and sisters, Erna, Andrew, Freida, Julia, Julius Jr. (Sonny), Dolores (Dee Dee), Dorothea, and Bernice, and also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Beverly is survived by nieces and nephews - Russ (JoAnne) Till, (MI), Joyce (Paul) Melcher, (GA), Tom (Barb) Ings, (WI), Jeff (Brenda) Ings, (WI), Pamela Cushing, (WI), Barb Bishop and Dave Volkman, (WI), Cindy (Mike) Gribowski, adopted son - Bob Schneider, (WI), adopted grandchildren - Katelyn and Trevor Behm, (WI), Adam Schneider, (AZ), Bethany Schneider, (WI), and Jacob (Jakey - her special name for him) Schneider, (WI).
Visitation will be held Monday, June 28, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. A Funeral Service for Beverly will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am at Wausau Alliance Church, 2125 Franklin Street, Wausau, WI with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Our family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Mike and Becky Wershay.