Theodore "Ted" W. Luhman, age 89, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born on February 9, 1922 at Cambridge, Nebraska to William G. & Martha (Frank) Luhman.
He was raised near Holbrook, Nebraska and graduated from Holbrook High School with the Class of 1940. After high school he went on to Midwest School for Welding in Omaha, Nebraska graduating in 1942. Upon finishing school, he went to Vancouver, Washington to work in the shipyards as a welder. He would then enter the U.S and served from 1942 to 1945. Navy. On June 6, 1948 he married Elfrieda Bloch at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Arapahoe, Nebraska. They made their home at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Ted would work for Gus Martin at the Blacksmith Shop in Arapahoe, Nebraska for 10 years. He was a heavy equipment operator for Mosbarger & Ems Construction, before starting his construction company, “Ted Luhman Construction”. He built many dams and terraces and did various dirt work jobs for local farmers. He would also work for the Furnas County Roads Department for 20 years before retiring in 1987. During retirement he enjoyed working on antique machinery. He was honored as Grand Marshal at the Tractor Parade during Old Trusty Days in Clay Center, Nebraska in September of 2000. He was a member of several Steam Engine Associations and the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Son-In-Law Lynn E. Huxoll.
He is survived by his wife Elfrieda Luhman of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Daughter: Jennette Huxoll of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Mary & husband Kelvin Wolzen of Sutton, Nebraska
Sister: Dorothy Schmid of Aurora, Colorado
Grandchildren: 5 Great Grandchildren: 9
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 9 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Arapahoe, Nebraska with military rites given by the American Legion Post #343 of Edison, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.