Walter Luedeman


Walter Luedeman, 90, of Seymour, formerly of Paris Crossing, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Seymour Place.

Born Aug. 3, 1926, in Hayden, he was the son of Dollie Kinnick and William Luedeman. On June 14, 1947, at First Methodist Church in North Vernon, he married Elsie L. Marling, who preceded him in death.

Walter was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing, where he served as an elder and on several boards and committees, for more than 65 years. He retired from American Can Co. after working in the tool and die department. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, serving his church and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children, Judy (Ralph) Hillenburg, Marilyn Hooser, Barbara (Jim) Grove, Mark (Linda) Luedeman, Lucille (Glenn) Metz and Paul (Mary) Luedeman; 18 grandchildren, Julia (Jeff) Hudelson, Valerie Mains, Bradley Erwin, Tricia Brown, Jill Erwin, Laura Collins, Susan (Jeremy) Suhre, Jacob (Maria) Grove, Trina (Marty) Hoevener, Paula (Toby) Ortman, David (Tiffany) Luedeman, Jon (Jessica) Luedeman, Chris (Jessica) Lanning, Erin (Clint) Rudolph, Joann (Reed) May, Charlie Metz, Jessica Luedeman and Courtney Luedeman; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy (Fenton) Liffick; and a sister-in-law, Faye Luedeman.

Besides his parents and wife of 69 years, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, William, Harry and Clyde Luedeman; two sisters, Edna Hessler and Ruth Okey; infant sister, Lillian Luedeman; a grandson-in-law, Jason Brown; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Coffee Creek Christian Churchwith the Rev. Will Smith officiating. Burial will be at Cana Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Voss and Sons Funeral Service in Seymour and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Coffee Creek Christian Church.