Funeral services for Daniel Joe Luthi of rural Morris, Minnesota, will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Morris. A drive up visitation will take place in the parking lot beginning at 3:00 p.m. Attendees will be asked to stay in their vehicles during the visitation and service. Pastor Michael Hanson will be officiating. Burial will take place at West Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.
Daniel Joe Luthi, son of Harold Noah Luthi and Bernice Elizabeth (Bruland) Luthi was born on February 27, 1956 in Morris, Minnesota. He was baptized at West Zion Lutheran Church in rural Hancock on March 19, 1978 by Gordon Syverson. He grew up and spent his lifetime in rural Morris, MN, graduating from Morris High School in 1975. He attended Willmar Technical College Ag Production for two years and graduated in 1977. On September 3, 1977, Dan was united in marriage to Christine Alice (Hacker) Luthi by Gordon Syverson. Dan and Chris lived together on the family farm for 42 years, raising five children: Ryan, Caleb, Aaron, Amanda and Braden.
Dan was a hardworking farmer. He farmed with his dad and brother. They raised beef cattle and hogs. They also grew corn, wheat, alfalfa and soybeans as their crops. Farming was his true passion along with his family. If you were not talking farming with Dan, he would talk about his children and grandchildren as they were his pride and joy.
Dan enjoyed carpentry and passed his talents onto his sons. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren new things. He also appreciated anything outside and having family pets around. He liked talking with various people, had a witty sense of humor and a greeting smile. He made several trips to Beaver Island in Michigan with his wife, children and grandchildren until his health deteriorated.
Dan passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN due to complications of Covid-19. He was 64 years old.
He is survived by his wife Chris Luthi of Morris; five children: Ryan (Heather) Luthi of Evansville, Caleb (Wendy) Luthi of Morris, Aaron (Amanda) Luthi of Donnelly, Amanda (Carter) Feuchtenberger of Morris, and Braden (Kielyr) Luthi of Chaska; eleven grandchildren: Alivia Luthi, Lily Luthi, Anna Luthi all of Evansville, Jasmine Luthi, Gavin Luthi both of Morris, Noah Luthi, Abram Luthi both of Donnelly, Seth Feuchtenberger, Eli Feuchtenberger, Isaac Feuchtenberger all of Morris, and Daulten Luthi of Chaska; one brother: Daryl Luthi, of Morris; two sisters: Carol (Dale) Richter of Maplewood, and Rita (Larry) Bye of Cyrus and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Harold and Bernice Luthi, and parents-in-law: Donald and Janet Hacker.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH OF MORRIS, MN AND THE WEST ZION CEMETERY FUND.
Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.