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Maxwell Luedtke

Maxwell Luedtke, 85, Hays, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Via Christi Village, Hays.

He was born March 2, 1927, in Weehawken, N.J., to Maximilan and Lina (Brecht) Luedtke.

He married Jackie Stebbins on Jan. 4, 1969, in Shandaken, N.Y.

He was an auto parts salesman for Detroit Supply Co. in New York, co-owner and a licensed contractor at Deerfield Homes Inc. and retired from Fort Hays State University, where he was a maintenance carpenter from 1981 to 1992.

He was a member of Kingston New York Masons Lodge No. 10.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, reading, woodworking, running and was an avid pet-lover.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; a daughter, Brooklynn Ann Welden, Portville, N.Y.; two grandsons, Paul Hockhousen, Rochester, N.Y., and Evan Hockhousen and wife, Natalie, Portville; two great-grandchildren, Landen and Paige Hockhousen, both of Portville; and a niece, Jennifer Shepherd, Stockton, N.J.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains or Hospice at Hays Medical Center in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.