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LeRoy `Roy` D. Luther , Age 84

November 22, 1937 --September 05, 2022

LeRoy "Roy" D. Luther passed away on September 5, 2022 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI after a brief illness. He was born to Clara and Lawrence Luther in Plain, Wisconsin on November 22, 1937. He was a proud member of the Baraboo High School Class of 1955. He was united in marriage to Lois Hillcoat, the love of his life for almost 62 years, on October 15, 1960.

Roy was raised on a small farm, the eighth child of ten siblings. In his young adulthood, Roy served in the National Guard, was a member of the Baraboo Theatre Guild, and loved playing on local fast-pitch softball team. Throughout his lifetime he has been an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler, golfer, card player, and he loved his Green Bay Packers. He is the longest running member of the Baraboo Elks Lodge 688.

Roy started his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at Flambeau plastics in July of 1955. He and Lois moved their family to Brookfield Wisconsin in 1968, where he continued his career as the President, and eventually owner, of Triangle Tool Corporation. He realized his dream to begin farming in 1975 and began what became Luther Farms.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; children Geoff Luther, Theresa Johnson (Tom), daughters-in-law Marsha Luther and Tammy Luther; grandchildren Jake Luther, Kelly (Tyler Hardyman) Luther, Trent Luther, Kayla Luther, Colin Johnson, and Ben Johnson; his siblings Edward Luther, Irene (Ron) Rudersdorf, Viola (Walt) Trzeciak, Carol Luther, and Larry (Jacque) Luther; and many adoring nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved son Steve; siblings Al Luther, Harold Luther, Helene Herman, and Mary Weitzel; and special cousin Fred Luther.

Everyone who knew Roy knew his strong faith and love of family and friends. He touched everyone he met with his genuine smile and big heart. He went out of his way to help those in need. He will be missed beyond words by his family and friends.

Visitation will be at the Redlin-Ertz funeral home on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service on Friday. Entombment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Michael Houle September 06, 2022

Family friend Rhinelander , Wisconsin

Prayers sent for family

Beckwith Gerald "Jerry" and Orpha September 06, 2022

Uncle to Keri Luther Knoxville , Tennessee

We are so Very sorry for the Loss of your Dad. May God Bless You and give You HIS AWESOME PEACE ☝️🙏❣️

Sue & Gary September 06, 2022

Special friends Sarasota , Florida

No words but so much love

Karen McShane September 06, 2022

Old Friend of the Family Ocala , Florida

Lois and Family - Kindly accept my deepest of Sympathies. Roy will be dearly missed.

Shelley Brock-Houle September 07, 2022

Family friend Rhinelander , Wisconsin

I am deeply saddened to hear about Roy. He was a very kind, generous, loving man. He will be missed by so many people. The world was a better place because of Roy Luther. Prayers for the family.

Frederick Schmidt September 06, 2022

Customer Katy , Texas

Eorking with Roy was a pleasure. Mutual respect was the foundation of our relationship. I know his family will miss him most but the world needs more leaders like Roy to make this world a better place.

Kathleen Toohey September 06, 2022

Friend Greendale , Wisconsin

Sending you all our love and the peace that comes from knowing that there will never be anyone as amazing as Roy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Kathleen Toohey and Lee Damazyn

Kathie and Ron Hermann September 06, 2022

Family Friends Sarasota , Florida

Our heartfelt condolences to Lois and the whole family. Roy was a special man and will be missed. Kathie and Ron

Jim John September 07, 2022

Nephew Forest Hills , New York

I’m so sorry for the loss of Uncle Roy. I have such fond memories of his joyful spirit from when I was a child. And my heart goes out to his whole family, to my Aunt Lois who I haven’t seen for ages, and to my cousin Jeff and my cousin Teresa, and their whole families. I’m sorry I cannot make the memorial service, but it isn’t practical for me to come since I live so far out of state. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Much love to the whole family.

Dan Felten September 07, 2022

Employee Kewaskum , Wisconsin

I have worked for Roy at Traingle Tool for over 30 years. He will be deeply missed by his Traingle family. He was truly one of the greats! Thanks for all the years Roy!

Jim Repp September 07, 2022

Family Friend & client Sarasota , Florida

I am so sorry for Lois and the Luther family and many people who had the blessing of knowing and sharing a part of Roy Luther’s life and Friendship. He was one of a kind and truly a rare and precious person. God bless you Roy, until we meet and laugh again.

Mark and Mary Hoppe September 07, 2022

Friend northbrook , Illinois

Dear Lois and Family, This is truly sad news. My respect and admiration for Roy could not be greater. He was truly the gold standard in life and business. I am a better person for having the opportunity to be his friend. Our best Lois to you and the family at this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mark and Mary

Pat and Karen Gengler September 08, 2022

Neighborhood friends Brookfield , Wisconsin

We are so sad to hear of Roy’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Lois and Family.

Anne Hutchens September 08, 2022

Family friend of daughter-in-law, Marsha Baraboo , Wisconsin

Praying for your family, who has been so good to my own.

Manfred Schrödl September 08, 2022

2nd cousin from Germany 74924 Neckarbischofsheim

Dear Lois, Geoff, Theresa and family, deeply saddened we hear about Roy’s death. We are very sorry about your loss, he was a wonderful person and we are grateful to have had the luck to know him. We love to remember his energy, smile and hospitality, we enjoyed so much spending time with him. A highlight for us was the opportunity to stay at the Luther farmhouse, and of course attending the Laubmeier family reunions there that he had organized. It was such a privilege! Monica first, then Wolfgang, followed by Manfred and Bärbel with Thomas, aunt Anna and cousin Franzi, and basically all of us here from Germany were overwhelmed by his warmth and heartiness. And what a special joy it was for us in 1998 to show him Grafenried, the bohemian homeland of his ancestors. Here, in Hansi‘s guesthouse in Bavaria he even met an old lady who knew his great-grandmother, the mother of the emigrant George Laubmeier, personally, what was such an honor for him. We mourn with you and we wish you strength to get through this difficult time. All the best and please accept our sincere sympathy, your german family Manfred, Monika, Wolfgang, Thomas and families and on behalf of all your german family