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In Memory of Pastor Keith Lueneburg

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday July 27, 2019
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
505 13th St. S.
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday July 27, 2019
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
505 13th St. S.
Hudson WI, 54016

Pastor Keith Loyd Lueneburg, age 73 of Hudson, passed away July 16, 2019, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Pastor was born on April 15, 1946 in southeastern Wisconsin; the son of Loyd and Ryalta (Guenther) Lueneburg. He grew up in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan and was graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Keith furthered his education at Marquette University and received a Bachelor of Arts in History and later received a Master of Divinity at Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul.  On August 31, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan Satrum, at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Faith was the foundation of his life.  Pastor Keith began his career in ministry at Immanuel at Baileys Harbor and St. Paul’s church at Fish Creek. He served next at Bethany Lutheran in Siren before making Mt. Zion in Hudson his home in 1985 for the next 18 years. Keith’s final call was to a two-point parish in the Neillsville/Granton area at Zion Pine Valley and Zion American.  His service to God and the communities he served was incredibly important to him.  His ministry took many forms.  He provided counsel to many throughout his life including those working through very difficult situations.  He supported many struggling with addiction including doing 5th steps for teenagers at Turning Point in Webster, WI.  He served as Chairperson of the St. Croix County Salvation Army for a number of years and was proud to play a role in the creation of Grace Place and Faith House.  Keith also served as Chaplain for local hospice and for Hudson Day Break Rotary. Pastor Keith was thankful for his loving family and especially enjoyed time up at the family cabin playing games, reading, grilling,  and tooling around the lake. He also enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and models at different points in his life. He appreciated the beauty of life’s little things and was known to capture the moment with his camera and share with others. 

Pastor will remain in the hearts of his wife and best friend Sue; children Mark Lueneburg of Germantown, Wisconsin; Rachel (Kerry Boesel) Lueneburg of Hudson, and Michael Lueneburg of Hudson; his beloved grandchildren James, Joey, and Sophia. He is preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Ryalta and parent’s-in-law Ben and Lucille Satrum. 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Pastor Keith will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27th at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 505 13th St. S, Hudson. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Memorials preferred to Grace Place, 505 W 8th St., New Richmond, WI 54017. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. 

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    • We extend our condolences to the family during these hard times. We appreciated Pastor Keith’s dedicated 18 yeasrs of service to Mt. Zion and the Hudson community.

      Mike and Lois Tervo

    • Pastor Keith was an important person in my faith journey. From the night he came to discuss my family’s decision to become a part of Mt Zion’s congregation, to his encouragement of my involvement in the church council, to his willingness to allow me to sponsor him and Sue in Via de Cristo, to our small group bible studies, he deepened my faith and walked with me. He truly cared about those in need and took his ministry seriously.

      I wish him peace in God’s embrace.

    • Pastor Keith was an important person in my faith journey. From the night he came to discuss my family joining the congregation at Mt. Zion to his work with me during my years serving on the church council, to his wonderfully poignant sermons, to allowing me to sponsor his involvement in Via de Cristo, through the small group bible studies, he deepened my faith. He truly cared about his ministry to those in need and served Hudson well. May he rest in peace in God’s embrace.