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NEW HOPE, Minn. — Louise Luessenheide, 100, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at St. Therese of New Hope Nursing Home in New Hope, Minn.
Born Aug. 20, 1911, in Lively Grove, Ill., the oldest of three children, to John and Mary (McLaughlin) Luechtefeld, she married Harold C. Luessenheide on Nov. 28, 1935, in Lively Grove. He died Jan. 1, 1989.
Louise attended high school at Notre Dame Academy in Nashville, Ill., earned an Associate’s Degree at Southern Illinois University, and taught in private and public elementary schools. A long-time resident of Princeton, Louise worked as a bookkeeper at the Farm Bureau and at Pioneer Hybrid Corn Co. In retirement, she volunteered for the Red Cross Bloodmobile, Perry Memorial Hospital's surgical waiting room and in the elementary school lunch program. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton.
She is survived by her son, H. Duane (Karen) Luessenheide of Plymouth, Minn.; three granddaughters, Katrin (Tom) Salyers of London, England, Gretchen (David Johnson) Luessenheide of New Hope, Minn.; Ingrid (Jerrod) Restemayer of Minneapolis, Minn.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter (Mary Elouise); two brothers and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday at the Kapala-Glodek Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Road in New Hope, Minn., from 6 to 8 p.m. In July, Norberg Funeral Home in Princeton will assist with interment following a funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Therese at Oxbow Lake, 5200 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.
Online condolences may be left at www.kapalaglodekmalone.com.