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Richard Dick Luther

March 7, 1929 — January 14, 2016

Richard Max Luther entered this world on March 7, 1929 on a farm in Page County to the parents of Marion Glen and Erma Esther (Ridnour) Luther. He spent his early years of life in Trenton, Nebraska before moving back to New Market, Iowa. He attended country school in New Market and high school in Corning and New Market.
Dick was united in marriage to Anna Lea Walter of Clarinda, Iowa on June 26, 1948 and made their home in Prescott, Iowa. To this union, four children were born: Richard Alan, Randall Lee, Julie Ann, and Jeffery Max.
Dick was an avid sports fan. He spent numerous hours watching his four children participate in basketball, baseball/softball games either by operating the basketball score board, keeping the books, or offering his words of wisdom of the sport to those around him. He continued this love of sports by following his grandchildren in their sports events, once again operating the score board or coaching from the sideline. Everyone that knew Dick, knew that he was an enormous fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and one of his fondest memories was attending the 2002 Rose Bowl Game.
Dick was a farmer for 50 years raising crops, cattle, and hogs, and was a school bus driver for over 20 years before moving to Corning in 1996. He loved to play cards, especially cribbage, and in later years he enjoyed golf with numerous family and friends and a special day of golf with Johnnie Orr.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 555 in Prescott for over 60 years where he held various offices and of the Prescott United Church serving many years as the church treasurer.
Dick passed away on January 14, 2016 at his home in Corning, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Anna, of 67 years of Corning, son Randy, wife Jeanine Luther of Keller, Texas and daughter Julie, husband David Krauth of Prescott, five grandchildren, Hilary Luther,and special friend James Prescott, Grapevine, Texas, Bethany Luther, husband Jeff Morstorf, Mission, Kansas, Joshua, wife Amanda Luther, Chicago, Illinois, Jade, husband Scott McDuff of Prescott, Iowa and Jena Krauth and special friend Travis Erickson, Cumberland, Iowa, great-grandchildren Olivia and Liam Morstorf, Will and Jack Luther, and Tate McDuff, daughter-in-laws Cathy (Alan) Luther of Urbandale, Iowa and Lisa (Jeff) Luther of Fontanelle, Iowa and along with many nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Glen and Gerald Luther, and sons Alan and Jeff Luther.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

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