February 21, 1958 ~ December 29, 2020

Born in: Bruchsal, Germany
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Eugene (Gene) Luedecke passed away on December 29th, 2020, at 62 years of age. Gene was son to Eugene Sr. and Lydia, husband to Pauline, dad to Morgan, and loved and remembered by many.

Gene was born in Germany and as a child moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, then to Colorado at 11 years old. He was bilingual in English and German and had dual citizenship in America and Canada.

Gene loved his years spent working for Xcel Energy as a lead fitter. He took pride in his career and created a strong sense of comradery with his colleagues. He recently retired to his home near the reservoir in Pueblo, CO, where he spent his free time boating and enjoying family and friends.

Gene was always the life of the party, sure to bring smiles and laughs to everyone around him. He was the best story and joke teller, and always had a warm bear hug to give. He was incredibly outgoing and loved making new friends. He was kind, generous with his time, and was always happy to help in any way he could.

Gene loved rock music, camping, boating, wakeboarding, sitting by the campfire, star gazing, going hunting, watching movies (much too loud for everyone else’s taste), building things, fixing things, polishing his vehicles, and pecan sandies with a glass of milk.

Gene was an incredible son, husband, and dad who valued family above all else.

In memory of Gene and in lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to be made to Knights of Heroes, a non-profit that organizes outdoor retreats for children around the nation who have lost a parent. Gene led wakeboarding lessons for these children, and loved being able to provide positive male mentorship through his skill, patience, and kindness. Donations of any amount may be made to Knights of Heroes in tribute to Gene Luedecke.
Knights of Heroes Donation Link: https://knightsofheroes.z2systems.com/np/clients/knightsofheroes/donation.jsp

If you would like to share memories or stories with Gene’s family, please post them to the timeline below. Memories and stories can also be shared directly with Morgan, Gene’s daughter, at luedeckem@yahoo.com. We are always open for a chat or visit to share in memory.

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  1. I just learned of Gene’s passing . Pauline and Morgan , I am so sorry for your loss. Your both in my prayers. This world has lost one of the best men I ever knew . He was a good friend and Brother to me . My heart breaks tonight . I’m sorry I didn’t know sooner . The story my Brother use to like to tell is , how he was new to 3rd & Lipan . He came in and set down next to me at the table , knocking over my coffee on to my news paper. He loved that story and so did I. I Love You my Brother . You will be missed and you will always be in my thoughts.

  2. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. WHEN WE CROSS PATHS AGAIN, WE CAN CONTINUE THE FART GAME. TILL THEN, I WILL MISS YOU AND BE THINKING OF YOU. YOUR FRIEND, DAVE.

  3. We were saddened to hear of Gene’s death. We have fond memories of fun times spent together camping, boating— just great times in water play! Gene and I worked together for years at XCel Energy. I retired to Lake Eufaula, OK 7 years ago and our fun times became sweet memories. Morgan, we lost touch when you left for college but You remain a gem in Nola’s & my heart! I’ll always treasure the trip to Lake Powell with you and your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. CandleImageGene, I always had the best working relationship with you and for me you were a good friend. We worked together many times over the years and always had a good time. To your family I know you will be greatly missed but also remembered for who you were to them.

  5. Best man at my wedding almost 42 years ago. Great memories from high school. Gene was one of the hardest working most talented craftsmen I have ever known.

  6. So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing, He was always fun to be around it was always nice when he would share stories and jokes with us. And it was always a pleasure when his mom would come in with authentic homemade German food to share with us during lunch at Gateway. Gone too soon you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.
    Condolences to the family. Dana Rael-Padilla

  7. CandleImageSo sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He was pleasure to work with as a member of my crew and as a co-worker. He will be missed.

  8. CandleImageSo sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with and have as a member of my crew and as a co-worker. He will be missed.

  9. Vielen Dank für all das Lachen und die guten Zeiten, die wir bei Xcel hatten. Nur ein guter Kerl. Sie waren wirklich ein Handwerker. Auf Wiedersehen, mein Freund.

  10. CandleImageSid Oshel I am so sad to hear this Gene was just a good guy and always great to be around. He will be missed greatly. Prayers to his family.

  11. CandleImageA heart as big as a football. A kind and truly good man. So sorry to hear of his passing. He is missed.

  12. CandleImage🙏🏻 For his family, Gene and I started our time with the power co about the same time. Big heart. Gone too soon

  13. CandleImageGene, was a great friend and work college. We had some really good times at Public Service/Xcel Energy. He will be missed.
    Rick Farmer

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