Lois Margaret Lunte
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Lois Margaret Lunte passed away at the age of 85 on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, Kansas. Services were held on Tuesday, June 18th at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and Lois was laid to rest in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Lois was the daughter of Roland Goltermann and Anna Paul. She was born Lois Margaret Goltermann in Saint Louis, Missouri on August 23, 1927. As a child, Lois was an active member of the Girl Scouts. Coincidentally, her troop leader was the mother of Edward Lunte, who would later become her life-long husband. Edward Lunte was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Force on Guam during World War II. When Edward returned from service in the spring of 1946, his brother, Louis, introduced him to Lois. They fell in love and were married two years later on June 12, 1948 at Salem Evangelical Church in Saint Louis. The couple had a son on August 6, 1957 whom they named Craig Edward Lunte. In 2001, Edward and Lois moved to their current residence in Lawrence to be closer to their son, Craig Edward Lunte and his wife, Susan Hommel Lunte, and granddaughters, Alyson Susan Marie and Kathryn Margaret Lunte. Lois quickly made many friends in the neighborhood and at First Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the Ladies of Longleaf, a neighborhood social club. She was also an active volunteer within her church. Lois was very artistic, enjoyed pottery, and worked several years at a framing shop in St. Louis, Missouri. She was also an avid golfer when she was younger and her passion for the game was passed on to her son and granddaughter, Kathryn. In her later years, Lois became very involved in genealogy and spent many hours researching the history of the Lunte family, which she traced back to the Mayflower. Through her genealogy research, she became aware of and began corresponding with several relatives in Germany. Between 1989 and 1995 she and Edward made five trips to Europe to visit them. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Grace Hospice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from June 17 to June 21, 2013