Redlin Funeral Home

Andrew `Andy` Luther , Age 57


August 02, 1962 --October 22, 2019

 

Andrew “Andy” J. Luther, 57, of Baraboo, passed away on Oct. 22, 2019, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI.

 

Andy was born to Fred and Judy (Melby) Luther on Aug. 2, 1962, in Baraboo. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Baraboo. He was a member of the Baraboo High School Class of 1980. He attended UW-Baraboo before transferring to UW-Madison.

 

Andy was a gifted actor and performed in multiple theatre productions in Baraboo and Madison. With his wonderful sense of humor, it’s not surprising that he also did stand-up comedy and served as an emcee at community events. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and other worthy causes. As the BHS Class of 1980 prepares for its 40-year class reunion in 2020, the planning committee will miss Andy’s input – it will also miss his jovial wit as the event’s emcee – a role he’s held each reunion. He often piqued the curiosity or raised the ire of readers through letters to the editor in the local paper. Andy had the intellect but lacked the stomach to become a doctor. He quickly realized a career in medicine wasn’t an option given that he fainted at the sight of blood. His breadth of knowledge made him a keen Jeopardy fan, and he scored well on the tests for aspiring Jeopardy contestants. Watching Jeopardy was an afternoon ritual Andy and Fred enjoyed. Andy was also a diehard Badgers and Packers fan.

 

He is survived by his brother, Eric (Pat), of Baraboo; four nephews: Alex, Dylan, Ben, and Chris (Leanna); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved, golden lab Maggie.

 

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 300 2nd St. in Baraboo, at 11 a.m. with Father Jared Holzhuter officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on Monday at 2 p.m.

 

Memorials may be made in Andy’s name to the Creative Alliance of Baraboo, Baraboo Theatre Guild, the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County drama department, a humane society of donor’s choice, an organization devoted to pancreatic cancer research or Agrace Hospice.

 

Through the acts of those who surrounded Andy with love, support through visits and prayers over the past five months, it was obvious that he had touched the lives of many people, and he will be missed. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 



Condolences

Joni Kuehn (Bak) October 23, 2019

Friend Brookfield , Wisconsin

Such a wonderful guy. RIP my friend. My sympathy to all.

Tim Weinke October 23, 2019

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

So very sorry for your loss. RIP Andy

Cameron Campbell October 23, 2019

Friend Superior , Wisconsin

Andy was a great guy full energy, quick wit and truly loved by many. His passion for his father Fred and his trusted dog Mags was very noted when reading his funny post about them. Fred’s jokes and Mags miss behaving. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Andy. Special shout out Mary Stone Klingenmeyer for her dedication to making sure Andy was well taken care of.

Tabatha Schreiber October 23, 2019

Long time friend. DeForest , Wisconsin

I want to say how sorry I am for the loss of a great guy, Andy!!! He always made me feel welcome as a friend and during family gatherings. May he now Rest In Peace with his mom and dad. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers🙏 😇

Todd Brown October 24, 2019

Friend North Andover , Massachusetts

You were truly a good friend to have it you will never be forgotten You fought a good fight and now it is your turn to rest until we meet again