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Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe

Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Dahlke’s grandchildren, and casket bearers were her sons. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Luella Dahlke was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County, the daughter of August and Clara (Brockoff) Wentzlaff. She was baptized as an infant on Oct. 12, 1930, by the Rev. R.W. Rottmann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1944, by the Rev. John Bradtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. She received her education in Arlington.
On July 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Victor Dahlke by the Rev. John Bradtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. The couple made their home on a farm in Sibley County. Their marriage was blessed with seven sons, Myron, Virgil, Dale, Keith, Kurt, Brian and Gregg. The couple shared over 60 years of marriage before Mr. Dahlke died on Aug. 6, 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Dahlke worked alongside her husband on the family farm and always had a huge garden. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington for many years, where she taught Sunday school, worked in the office and was active in the Ladies Aid Association. She later transferred to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she enjoyed being a part of L.W.M.L.
She served others, with her family being first. She loved spending time with each one and her greatest joy was to feed them a good meal. Her nickname was “Doctor Luella” because she always had good medical advice. She was caring, inquisitive and fair.
She is survived by her sons, Myron Dahlke of Glencoe, Virgil (Bev) Dahlke of Garrison, Dale (Sue) Dahlke of Hutchinson, Keith Dahlke (fianceé Robin Prafke) of Glencoe, Kurt Dahlke of Glencoe, Brian (Joan) Dahlke of Sauk Rapids and Gregg (Myrna) Dahlke of Glencoe; 13 grandchildren, Michael (Valerie) Dahlke, Matthew (Amy) Dahlke, Mark Dahlke, James (Jenny) Dahlke, Timothy Dahlke (special friend Carissa Heiman), Leanne (Jamie) Ost, Mitchell Dahlke, Keisha Prafke, Angie (Nick) Krienke, Lee Dahlke (special friend Brittany Heuer), Russell Dahlke (fianceé Sabrina Dillon), Ashley Dahlke and Alissa Dahlke; 25 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marvin (Verona) Wentzlaff of Arlington, Alice Donnay of Silver Lake and Marian Wendorff of St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Evelyn Lehmberg of Buffalo; brother-in-law, Bruce Dahlke of Arlington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Clara Wentzlaff; husband, Victor Dahlke; daughter-in-law, Julie Dahlke; sisters and their husbands, Mabel and Charles Byer, Justine and Lawrence Winter, and Leora and Ray Stock; brothers and their wives, Earl and Delores Wentzlaff, Roy and Pearl Wentzlaff and Elmer and Bernice Wentzlaff; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and Ken Perschau.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com.