A proud father and Papa, dedicated husband and kind and decent man died on July 3, 2015. Douglas George Luetters died at the young age of 66 years, six months, and nine days.
He was born into this world to the parents of George and Coletta Luetters in Ransom Kansas on December 24, 1948. He grew up in Ransom KS with his three sisters, making numerous friends and everlasting memories. He attended the Hutchinson School Of Business until he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Vietnam war from 1969-1970. Upon his return, he married Judy VanWinkle on January 15, 1972 and they began their lives together having two children and spending most of their lives in Dodge City KS.
Doug worked for Chaffins Inc. for 20 years and spent the remaining years owning and operating Charlie’s Convienence Store and the Corner Store in Minneola. Doug retired in January of 2015 and was looking forward to golfing, DC Raceway, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. His life was cut short on Friday morning from a massive heart attack. He will be remembered for his wisdom, quick wit, sense of humor, and love and dedication he showed to his wife, children, grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; son Bryan, of Meade KS, his wife, Rochelle, and their three children Lexus, Lawson, Liberty; his daughter Jennifer, of Hutchinson KS, her husband Tyler, and their four children, Luke, Reece, Tate, Jenna; sister Velma Garcia, of Felton CA; sister Donna Luetters, of Wichita KS; numerous relatives and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Thelma Ciempa. Please join us to remember and honor Doug’s life on July 13, 2015 at Zeigler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. The Family will receive guests from 11:36-12:58 with a memorial service following at 1:00. His burial will be in Ransom, following the memorial with a dinner at the VFW in Ransom. Please dress casual and comfortable and if you wish bring a golfball to the memorial, the family plans to make a wreath to mark his grave each year. In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to The Pet Miracle Network