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Delaine Luthe -- Austin

November 14, 2018

Delaine Kay Luthe, 71, of Austin, died at her home Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

Delaine was born Jan. 16, 1947, in Austin, to Albert and Mary (Clark) Reynolds. She graduated from Austin High School in 1965. On Oct. 10, 1966, Delaine married Richard “Toofer” Luthe in Austin. They resided in Manly, Iowa, where they raised their family, and in 2001, they moved to Lansing. Toofer passed away in 2011, and later, Delaine moved into Austin.

Delaine was adored by her grandchildren, dearly loved by her nieces and nephews, and she died knowing she was deeply loved and valued by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary Reynolds; and her husband, Richard.

Delaine is survived by her daughter, Rev. Amelia Houdek and her husband Chris, New Richmond, Wis.; and son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Jennifer Luthe, Lewisville, Texas; five grandchildren, Tyler, Nicholas and Rebecca Luthe and Xander and Noah Houdek; siblings, Keith (Mary) Reynolds, Palo Cedro, Calif., Audrey (Paul) Wigham, Kasson, and Lawrence “Butch” Reynolds, Eyota; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Amy Teske officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Friday with a reception to follow the service. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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