Ida Luhm

January 2, 1924 - July 25, 2022

Ida Luhm, 98, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Our House Memory Care in Eau Claire, Wis. Ida was born Jan. 2 in North Dakota to John and Molly Kolesnick. She would always joke that no one remembered her birthday because it was the day after New Year’s.

Ida E LuhmIda graduated high school and secretarial school. She worked for the government and was employed at the U.S. embassy in Iraq. That is where she met and married Jim. Ida and Jim had the opportunities to travel and be stationed various places with Jim’s career in the U.S. Navy.

Ida will be missed by her sister, Francis Hylton; daughter, Janet Luhm; son, Dennis Luhm (Nanc); daughter-in-law Ruth Ann Luhm; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Ida was predeceased by her husband, Jim; son, Walter; sister, Helen; brothers, Andrew and George, and her parents.

Ida was a kind, smiling, caring person who could always find a song to lift spirits up. Thank you to the amazing staff at Our House for their care and Irene for their friendship. “See you later alligator.”

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of Onalaska at 907 Sand Lake Road. Msgr. Steven Kachel will officiate. Burial will be in the Onalaska City Cemetery.