Winnifred “Winnie” Luschen, 102, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Riverview Health Services, Flandreau. Winnifred was born June 22, 1912 at Manning, IA, to John and Anna (Lorenzen) Wiese. Winnie started her education in Manning and as a young girl the family moved to Brookings, SD where she attended country school. Winnie married Henry Luschen on June 28, 1933 at Flandreau, SD. They lived on a farm west of Flandreau and she enjoyed gardening. Her husband preceded her in death on May 30, 1977. Winnie became a resident at Riverview Manor in July 2007.
Winnie is survived by twin daughters, Sharen (Terry) Penning, Sioux Falls, Karen (Robert) Hemmer, Dell Rapids, seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, one sister Maxine (Boots) Doyle, Flandreau, and two sisters-in-law, Ethel Wiese, Flandreau and Beverly Bradfield, Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband, one grandson James, parents, five brothers, Carl, Bernhardt, Elmer, Andrew and Robert, and five sisters, Adeline, Johannah, Marie, Edythe and Alice.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Second Presbyterian Church, Flandreau, with burial in Union Cemetery. Visitation is 5–7 pm Friday at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. Condolences may be left at www. www.skrochfc.com