Gary Dean Luehmann, 77, of Lewiston, went to his heavenly home on July 7, 2022.
He was born September 9, 1944, to Norman and Norma (Mueller) Luehmann at Winona General Hospital. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1962. Following graduation, he continued dairy farming with his family, which was truly a lifelong passion.
On June 5, 1966, he married Donna Windmeyer, and together they raised eight children. On his list of priorities, farming bowed only to faith and family, and his children gratefully recall the fact that he always made sure the family made it to church. Those who knew Gary knew that his family was his pride and joy.
Gary and Donna enjoyed traveling to several countries, including Russia, Sweden, and South Africa, but there was no place in the world he loved more than his farm.
Gary served on the church council of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, as well as on the board of Home and Community Options. He also served as a fire warden for Warren Township and as a district president for AMPI.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna; children, Doug (Kim) Luehmann, Kristin (Ken) Schrimpf, Tasha Luehmann, Paul (Katie) Luehmann, Justin (Amanda) Luehmann, Holly (Scott) Kohlwey, Josh Luehmann, and Bryce (Samantha) Luehmann; grandchildren, Jake (Lisa), Eric, Merribeth (Cameron), Ross (Mikayla), Jeremy (Sarah), Michaela (Wyatt), Brett, Mitchell (fiancée Alisa), Laurel, Jackson, Peyton, Olivia, Abigail, Gloria, Julia, Charlotte, Zachariah, Malachi, Gracelynn, Johanna, Natalie, Ava, Matthew (who arrived one day before his grandpa went to heaven), Lincoln, and Griffin; great-grandchildren, Miles, Leighton, Bria, Breck, Lacey, Hallie, William, Eleanor, June, and two more on the way; sister, Sandra (Dan) Pritzl; sisters-in-law, Jan Luehmann, Sandra Wade and Maxine (LeRoy) McCarthy; aunt, Pat Luehmann; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Norma Luehmann, his brother Glen, and his brother-in-law, Lee Wade.
A Funeral Service for Gary will be held at 11AM on Monday, July 11, 2022 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 180 Williams St., Lewiston, MN. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7PM on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday. Gary will be laid to rest in St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Lewiston, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and School or Home and Community Options. Hoff Funeral Home – Lewiston, is assisting the family. www.hofffuneral.com