Thomas Luchtel

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Oct. 8, 1948 Aug. 16, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Luchtel, 68, of Spirit Lake passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at his home in Spirit Lake. A celebration of life for Tom will be at a later date.

Tom was born Oct. 8, 1948, to Harry and Erma (Onken) Luchtel in Laurens. He graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School in Pocahontas. He attended business college in Mankato, Minnesota. Tom worked for several years as an IT tech for Pure Fishing. He also ran his own company called T&L Home Maintenance serving customers around the Lakes Area. He was united in marriage to Linda Johnson in 1990.

Tom enjoyed building and selling furniture, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife Linda Luchtel of Spirit Lake; daughters Jamie (Ryan) Van Erem of Waterloo and Audra (Justin) Crispin of Alamogordo, New Mexico; stepson Dennis (Melissa) Barie, Jr. of Spencer; four grandchildren, Jack and Jersey Van Erem; Sydney and Kennedy Crispin; brothers Jim (Rose) Luchtel of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dan Luchtel of Seattle; brother-in-law Bruce Peterson of Denver and his nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Kay Petersen.

The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to