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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open for a chat or visit to share in memory.