Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Sharon N Luze Watt

Grandmas hold onto our hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.  Grandma, you will be missed.

In Loving Memory of Sharon N. Luze

Sharon N. Luze Watt, age 72, of Volga, died Monday, September 10, 2012, at Brookview Manor in Brookings. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Lake Campbell Lutheran Church, rural Volga, with interment of cremated remains in the church cemetery. Visitations will be from 5-7 P.M. Friday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson’s Support Group at the Brookings Hospital.

Sharon Noreen Luze Watt was born May 29, 1940, in Volga, South Dakota, the tenth child of Norman and Stella (Waage) Jorenby . She received her education in the Volga Schools and was a graduate of Volga High School in 1958. She was united in marriage to Curtis Luze on January 30, 1959. She provided daycare while raising their four children. Sharon then worked at the Brookings HyVee Store for 27 years before she retired. She was married to James Watt, Sr. in June 1996.

Sharon was a member of Lake Campbell Lutheran Church. She loved baking, sewing, and working on the family tree. She liked spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her two sons: Allen (Lisa) Luze, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Bryon (fiancé, Misty Moser) Luze, of Brookings South Dakota; two daughters: Loretta (Eldon) Crapser and Linda (Ron) Horst, all of Brookings; stepsons: Cordell (Stacey) Watt, James Watt III, and Jerad (LaJuana) Watt; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three brothers: Lyle, Cliff (Lori), and David Jorenby; one sister, Marjorie (Alton) Quam; and two sister-in-laws; Garnet Jorenby and Lois Jorenby; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Carroll, John, Don and Burton; one sister, Betty Bovee; and one sister-in-law, Mildred.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Curtis D. Luze


Grandpa, you will be missed.

In Memory of Curtis D. Luze

Curtis D. Luze, age 73, passed away at the Sanford Medical Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Funeral Services have been set for 10:30am Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings, SD. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings, SD.

Curtis was born on March 4, 1939, in Brookings, SD, the son of Harold and Irene (Christianson) Luze. He received his education in the Brookings Schools and was a graduate of the Brookings High School in 1957. After receiving his education he served in the National Guard for 26 years. He was employed at various places in Brookings until 1971 when he was employed at 3M. He continued working at 3M until his retirement in 1994. Curtis was then employed at Conveyance Vans in Brookings. Curtis was united in marriage to Sharon Jorenby on January 30, 1959.

Curtis was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Brookings American Legion Post #74. He enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making and traveling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was survived by two sons Allen (Lisa) Luze of Sioux Falls, SD, Bryon (his fiance’, Misty Moser) Luze of Brookings, SD, two daughters Loretta (Eldon) Crapser, Linda (Ron) Horst all of Brookings; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and one brother DuWayne (Sandy) Luze of Tacoma, WA; along with several nephews and nieces.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Joan.