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James Luedtke

James O. "Pinky" Luedtke

Sunday, August 7th, 1938 - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Luedtke, James O. “Pinky” passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Bonnie (nee Fakes). Loving father of Krissy Luedtke and Kevin (Samantha) Luedtke. Proud grandpa of Toby, Jaxon and Oscar. Dear brother of Carol (the late Elroy) Depies; sisters-in-law JoAnn (Rick) Bergin, Judy (Kevin) Larson, Diane (JC) Van Vessem. Preceded in death by his brother Jerry (the late Mick) Luedtke. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Pinky’s fishing buddies.
Funeral Service Thursday, February 21 at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2750 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, Wisconsin) at 6pm. Visitation at the church from 3:30pm until the time of service. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Pinky was a former Assistant Fire Chief of the Thiensville Fire Department and was an instrumental part of their first EMT service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Thiensville Fire Department appreciated.

Schramka Funeral Home
Serving the Family
423 Main St.
Thiensville, WI
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 3:30pm - 6:00pm
    Lumen Christi Catholic Church
    2750 W. Mequon Rd
    Mequon, Wisconsin 53092
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 6:00pm
    Lumen Christi Catholic Church
    2750 W. Mequon Rd
    Mequon, Wisconsin 53092
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 |
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019
    Resurrection Cemetery
    9400 West Donges Bay Road
    Mequon, WI 53092
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Susan Hilty

Posted at 02:12pm
Dearest Pinky (dear husband of Bonnie) may you Rest in Eternal Peace and watch over all of us. Bonnie and I go way back to pre-HHS days and we have many fond memories of playing in the "crick", me running by the gravel pit and cross Hwy 57 to play in her yard, etc. When she married you it was a very happy day in all our lives. Sending love & condolences to her and to the entire family & friends as well.

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Posted at 06:40pm
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Posted at 08:28am
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Linda Match

Posted at 09:00am
Dear Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of Pinky's passing. I have a ton of fond memories of him. Remember my Dad, Pinky and Doc Best?! Pinky was a figure of my entire childhood. I'll never forget how he always told you he was waiting to marry you, even though you were already married to my cousin Jerry at the time, because you always went into his bar and told him to finally find a woman and get hitched!! How things work out sometimes...My dad and Pinky always called each other "coach" because of the RG Falk softball team at Thiensville Park. I could go on and on...Love you all, Linda Match (Falk)

Sherie Schultz

Posted at 11:45pm
So sorry Bonnie to hear of Pinky’s passing . So many good memories we had. A great guy, husband and father.
Sending sympathy to you, both your family’s and children.
Love and hugs, Sherie Schultz
I’m in Arizona and unable to see you at this time of need. Sorry.

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