Class of 1941
1941 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
Regina Lucy Thele
– age 16, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Thele. She was born in Perry, November 16, 1924.
Before coming to the Perry schools she attended St. Joseph’s Academy. She has attended the Perry schools for the past four years. She served as vice-president of the C. G. S. C. club.
Hobbies are tennis, bicycling and riding.
Regina’s plans for next year are indefinite.
Regina Lucy (Thele) Luetkemeyer
November 16, 1924 – November 27, 2019
Regina Luetkemeyer, 95, passed away the morning of November 27, 2019 at her home.
She was born the ninth child of Louis W. Thele and Anna (Miksch) Thele, on November 16, 1924. Regina was raised alongside her siblings in Perry, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1941.
After graduation she attended business school, and later found her career as a media librarian over many Oklahoma City schools.
In 1957 she married her one true love John Luetkemeyer, and the two established their family in Oklahoma City.
Regina enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and loved traveling when time allowed. As a member of St. James the Greater Catholic Church, she served her church in as many capacities as she could.
Regina will be remembered for her love of family, and her Godly way of living.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John J. Luetkemeyer, who passed January 19, 1963; four brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her daughters: Theresa & husband Edward Luis, Kay DeBruin; son, Keith Luetkemeyer and wife Kimberly; six grandchildren: Sarah and husband Zach Thompson, Scott Luis, Kristin DeBruin, Justin DeBruin and wife Brandi, Brandye and husband TJ Mathis, and Ryan Luetkemeyer; five great grandchildren: Skyler and Hayden Mathis, Bennet and Jane DeBruin, and Reed Thompson; as well as numerous amounts of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.