Ralph W. Luehrs, Jr., 59, of Orion, Illinois, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 30, 2022, in University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trimble Funeral Home, 1700 1st Street, Coal Valley, Illinois. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Ralph Walter Luehrs, Jr., was born August 14, 1962, in Harvey, Illinois, to Ralph Sr. and Lorraine (Steinhauer) Luehrs. He married Cindy Ober on June 1, 1985, in Peotone, Illinois. Most of his career he was a custom color matcher for furniture, and retired from Elliott Aviation in 2019. His grandchildren were his number one priority, he did master furniture refinishing, and enjoyed playing sports in the backyard with his grandchildren, especially football and baseball, gardening, and yardwork.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Cindy; two children, Christopher Luehrs of Erie, Illinois, and Melissa Johnson and her husband Ryan of Orion; two grandchildren, Natalie and Logan Johnson; and siblings and spouses, Dennis and Deborah Luehrs, Gerald and Eileen Luehrs, Deborah and Bert Weaver, Sharon and David Wurster, John and Renee Luehrs, and Laura and Allen Locasio. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Victor and Donald Luehrs.
Ralph’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.