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Richard "Dick" Luth

d. December 5, 2011

Richard Henry "Dick" Luth, 76 of Austin, MN died Monday December 5, 2011 at home. He was born March 5, 1935 in Chicago to Walter and Della (Blaford) Luth. Dick grew up in South Chicago, where he graduated from Blue IslandHigh School. On June 25, 1955 he married Doris Shockley in Oak Park, IL, whom he met while both attended the University of Illinois. Upon graduation with a BS in Animal Science, Dick began his 41 year career at Hormel as a Livestock Buyer with farmers in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and spending summers at the family lake home in Alexandria, MN and winters on Sanibel Island in Florida. Dick will be most remembered as the consummate husband, father and grandfather truly devoted to the family he cherished and loved so dearly. Survivors include his wife, Doris Luth, Austin, MN; sons, Dan (Donita) Luth, Savage, MN and Jim (Sue) Luth, Savage, MN; daughter, Kathy (John) Anderson, Prior Lake, MN; grandchildren, David Luth, Savage, MN, Darian Jackson, Prior Lake, MN, Devan Luth, Savage, MN, Dylan Jackson, Prior Lake, MN, Jacque Luth, Savage, MN and Kevin Luth, Savage, MN; brother Ron Luth, Mukwonago, WI and sister Janice (Jack) Rafferty, Montgomery, IL; uncle, John (Barbara) Blaford, Tipton, IA. He is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Mayer Funeral Home with Pastor Marilee Benson officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Friday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday. The casket bearers will be Dan Luth, David Luth, Jim Luth, Kevin Luth, John Anderson and Dylan Jackson.

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