Maurine Lutteke, 1923-2016

Published 9:56 am Monday, August 8, 2016

Maurine Beatrice Lutteke, 92, of Wells died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at The Shepherd’s Inn in Wells. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells. The Rev. Mary Iverson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells.  Memorials are preferred to United Hands Hospice in Blue Earth or The Shepherd’s Inn of Wells.  Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home is assisting the family. To leave online condolences, visit

Maurine Lutteke

Maurine Lutteke

Maurine was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Alden, the daughter of Magnus and Pearl (Anderson) Rasmussen. She attended the rural country school and was a graduate of Alden High School.  Maurine married Martin Lutteke Dec. 23, 1941, and to this union four children were born. They farmed in the Walters and Wells areas. Martin died in 1982. In 1987, Maurine moved into Wells.

Maurine’s favorite place to be was in the kitchen. She loved to cook and bake. Many cups of coffee were enjoyed around her kitchen table. Maurine was a lady of many talents. She did cake decorating for many years, until it interfered with fishing trips to Northern Minnesota with Martin.  She was an excellent seamstress and quilter, sewing clothing for her daughters and herself, and quilts for her children and grandchildren. She hand quilted the quilts and every stitch was a stitch of love.

Email newsletter signup

Maurine loved to play cards — especially Bridge and Pfeffer —and continued to do so at The Shepherd’s Inn, her home for six years. She was also a very competitive Scrabble player.  Maurine was active on the funeral committee and chairman of her church circle at Good Shepherd Lutheran church for many years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Judy Orvedal of Blue Earth, Raymond (Alma) Lutteke of Cypress, Texas, and Susan (Tim) Rollenhagen of Wells; nine grandchildren Todd (Shelly) Lutteke, Tami (Joel) Caldwell, Kaprice (Jeff) Schultz, Christopher (Angie) Schreiber, Tracy (Tim) Blagg, Nathan Lutteke, Martin Lutteke, Joshua (Jill) Rollenhagen and Paul (Jill) Rollenhagen; 18 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Travis, Whitney, Cody, Matt, Taylor, Brayden, Kiera, McKenna, Mason, Sydney, Eli, Kelsey, Samantha, Peyton, Kayle, Charlie and Sophie; one great-great-granddaughter, Rowan; sister, Elaine (Donald) Hanson; daughter-in-law, Jane (John) Brown; sister-in-law, Rosalie Rasmussen; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin; son, Gordie; great-grandson, Joseph Keller; brother, Harley Rasmussen; sister, Ora Schmidt; sons-in-law David Schreiber and John Orvedal; and many other relatives.