Luella Caroline Monter, age 92, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her home at Rose Estates Assisted Living facility. She was born on August 20, 1921 in Gosper County, Nebraska to John & Minnie (Golgart) Puls.
She was baptized as a Child of God. As a young girl, growing up in rural Nebraska, Luella learned all about raising chickens and working in the family grocery store, but most of all, she learned what it meant to be a Child of God growing up in a home with high family values and a strong Christian faith. Late in her teenage years, Luella met the love of her life and on September 15, 1940, Don and Lu were married and over the next 22 years they were blessed with three children, Deanna Kay, Cara Sue, & Kent Donald. Don passed away on July 13, 2010, 2 months short of their 70th wedding anniversary.
A majority of Luella’s life was spent serving others not only as a volunteer serving meals on wheels to the needy, but also as a member of numerous church and school organizations. She also served as an LPN for over 10 years in a local nursing facility. With her three children being spread over numerous years, a significant portion of Luella’s life was devoted to being a mom, not only to her children, but also to the many friends of her children. Her home was always everyone else’s home. Serving good old fashioned home cooked meals were her specialty and her passion.
For those that knew Luella well, her faith was strong and her love for Christ was never failing. She loved to cook and bake and was always there to support her children with their activities. She was witty to the end and just five days prior to her passing was still being a mom to her son. She loved sports, especially Husker football. She was a strong woman who provided strength to many. She will be missed, but now we celebrate her victory and we rejoice in her eternal healing as she is reunited with her husband and the rest of her family that has gone on before her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, 2 daughters Deanna Kay and Cara Sue, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and 4 siblings.
She is survived by her son: Kent Monter and wife Kathi of Overland Park, Kansas
Sister: Bernice Ransdell of Bloomington, Indiana
5 Grandchildren:Randall, Renee, Robert, Bradley, & Michaela 5 Great Grandchildren 3 Great-Great Grandchildren
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing and visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2014 prior to the service starting at 9:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Interment will be at Arapahoe Cemetery at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.