Born: November 1, 1943 - Deceased: September 11, 2022
Michael F. Luhning, 78, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, November 1, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL.
Mike worked as a computer programmer from the beginning of the computer age until retirement for some of the top St. Louis based companies. He was a computer programming teacher for Maryville University; a computer programming teacher and member of the Curriculum Board for Southwestern Illinois College; past president of the Jaycees; a member of Sea Scouts as a youngster; and a member of the high school reunion committee of Belleville Township. Mike was an artist, incredibly well read, loved learning, science fiction enthusiast and enjoyed classical music. He was a true gentleman who was forever kind, generous, and selfless. Mike was very intelligent and witty with a great sense of humor. He always loved to throw in a good pun. For 58 wonderful years, Mike was the best husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather our family could ever wish for!
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Frank and Regina, nee Purdy, Luhning
- Paternal grandparents: August and Ora Sollis
- Brother-in-law: Delmer (Sue) Schaefer
- Sister-in-law: Patricia Huff
- Parents-in-law: Richard and Adele Schaefer
Surviving are his:
- Loving wife: Betty A. Luhning of Belleville, IL
- Michael (Robin) Luhning of Belleville, IL
- Anthony (Annelies) Luhning of Menen, Belgium
- Brother: Barry (Liza) Peccola
- Sister: Diane Luhning
- Jeanette (Rich) Dorrough
- Elli Schaefer (Mike Opal)
- Bill Huff
- Bob (Donna) Schaefer
- Many dear nieces, nephews and cousins
- Many dear great-nieces and great-nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Gift Designation: Heart & Vascular at: bit.ly/michael-luhning-memorial
Funeral: A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 1, 2022, from 4 to 8 pm CDT at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W, Belleville, IL 62223. Eulogy from 6 to 7 pm CDT. His service may be viewed starting at 5:50 pm through the Kurrus website live stream link.