Daryl Luther

Services for Daryl “Glen” Luther were held June 11 at Gospel Open Bible Church in Jefferson.

Visitation was June 10 in the Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson.

Pastor Chad Cummings provided words of comfort. 

Honorary bearers were Ellie Ratliff, Evan Luther, Emmit Luther, Hagen Luther, Connor Luther, Marysa Luther, Jagger Luther and Joshua Luther. 

Casket bearers were Daryl Luther, Jesse Luther, Tony Ratliff, Garrett Stevens, Cameron Stevens and Chris “Herb” Stevens. 

Music selected was “Angels Among Us,” “Brown Eyed Girl” and “18 Wheeler.”

Military rites were performed by the U.S. Army Detail from Camp Dodge, VFW Post 9599 of Jefferson, American Legion Post 11 of Jefferson and the Freedom Riders. 

Following the services was a luncheon at the church. 

Interment will take place at a later date at Mamrelund Cemetery in Roland, Iowa. 

Daryl “Glen” Luther, son of Deryl Raymond Luther and Lois Maxine (Braland) Luther, was born Nov. 3, 1963, in Rockford, Ill., and died June 4 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 55.

Glen graduated from Boone High School in 1981. He enlisted in the United States Army on Nov. 6, 1984, and went to Garlstedt, Germany, where he operated a Bradley tank. 

On Oct. 12, 1989, Glen and Mary Ilene Stevens were united in marriage. They met in Boone, then moved to Rockford, Ill.; Naples, Fla.; back to Greene County; and in April of this year to West Des Moines. 

Glen worked as an interior and exterior residential painter and on billboards most his life. Glen was currently working as truck driver for MCA.

He enjoyed fishing, poker, the casino, racing and golfing. Glen loved spending time with his entire family, children, grandchildren and his brother-in-law, Bip Stevens. 

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Deryl and Lois Luther, and his niece, Suzie Luther. 

Glen is survived by his wife, Mary, of West Des Moines; four children: Ashlea Ratliff (Tony), of West Des Moines; Daryl Luther II, of Jefferson; Jesse Luther (Clarissa), of Madrid; and Kelli Luther, of Jefferson; eight grandchildren: Ellie Ratliff, Evan Luther, Emmit Luther, Hagen Luther, Connor Luther, Marysa Luther, Jagger Luther and Joshua Luther; brothers John Luther (Kathy), of Florida, and Donnie Luther (Debbie), of Arizona; sister Cheryl Cline (Dale), of Arizona; mother-in-law Inez Stevens; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and the loving Stevens family.

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