Eldon Lee Luhman, 79, of Russell, Kansas, and formerly of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.

Eldon was born August 5, 1937 in Rooks County, Kansas, the son of Henry and Alvina (Tatkenhorst) Luhman.  He grew up in Natoma and graduated from Natoma High School in the class of 1955.  He attended and graduated with a degree in business from Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas.  He then served his country in the U.S. Army for two years.  After his service, he resided in San Francisco, California, and Salina before returning to the Natoma area with his family.

Eldon worked as a bank examiner for a short time until eventually pursuing a career in insurance sales for most of his life.  He also enjoyed and collected classic antique cars.

Surviving family include two sons, Michael Luhman of Alexandria, Virginia, and Kevin Luhman of State College, Pennsylvania; daughter, Janella Williams (Jeff) of Lawrence, Kansas; brother, Lyle Luhman (Betty Jo) of Natoma, Kansas; sister, Brenda Price of Salina, Kansas; and two grandsons, Matthew Luhman and Jacob Luhman (father Michael).  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Merlin Luhman, and sisters Byrdene Mason and Bonnie Schlesener.

Celebration of Eldon’s life and his burial will occur at 10:30 AM Monday, September 12, 2016 at the North Lutheran Cemetery north of Natoma.  Visitation will be from Noon until 8:00 PM Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Memorials may be given towards the North Lutheran Cemetery Fund and sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, is in charge of these arrangements.

 


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