Thomas served in the United States Army and is a Korean War Army Veteran. He was a longtime member and participant of the Shriners and a Mason. Thomas had a passion for collecting, fixing, and selling Allis Chalmer tractors.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Betty L. Luetkemeyer, whom he married on May 8, 1954, and who died on January 1, 1999; his parents, Henry and Pearl, nee Cookson, Luetkemeyer; and a brother, Robert Luetkemeyer.
He is survived by his son, Thomas J. (Nita) Luetkemeyer; a grandson, Joshua Luetkemeyer; a sister, Dorris Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Care Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2023, with a Masonic ritual starting at 10:30 a.m., at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL., with Pastor Doug Stewart officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.