James “Jim” Robert Luedtka
James “Jim” Robert Luedtka, 66, of Solon, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from complications following a stroke. Funeral Mass was Monday, March 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon is serving the family.
James was born on Sept. 5, 1950, in Muscatine, the son of Leonard and Margaret (State) Luedtka. He graduated from Hayes Catholic High School in Muscatine. Jim graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a business degree. Jim was united in marriage to Janet Finley on Aug. 25, 1973, in Muscatine. Jim worked in construction equipment sales for many years, retiring from Altorfer Caterpillar in 2011. He enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors, puttering around in the yard and workshop, fishing in Canada, traveling, and most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jim was very active in his church, and served in many facets for the betterment of St. Mary Parish.
Jim is survived by his wife Janet; his son Brian Luedtka of Coralville; his daughter Stacey (Jake) Munson of Solon; three grandchildren Mabel, June and Jack Munson; his brother Charles (Ann) Luedtka of Cedar Rapids; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to either the Salvation Army or to the James Luedtka Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. Mary.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.