Helen Luedke

January 2, 1932 – April 8, 2020

Helen Louise Byer Luedke, 88, of College Station, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020 at her home. She was born January 2, 1932 in Riesel, Texas to August and Hannah (Feldman) Byer. She married the love of her life, Melvin H. Luedke, on October 19, 1950 in Bryan, Texas. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hannah and August Byer; brothers, Milton, Eugene, Roy, Bobbie and David; husband, Melvin Luedke; and one grandson, Matthew R McGill.

She is survived by her four girls, Shirley Rhodes of Bedias; Theresa Moody of Buckley, Washington; Wanda McGill of College Station, and Sandra Luedke of Bryan; 9 grandchildren, Tully Rhodes, Trina Short, Jesse Sherwood, Dawnielle Sherwood, Melissa Brunson, Manda Jackson, Krystal Whitley, Jennifer Dobbs, and Justin Birdwell; and 15 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley or Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Brazos Valley area, there will be no visitation at Callaway Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. The family is planning a Celebration of Life to honor Helen at a later date.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com


  1. My deepest sympathy to the family of Aunt Helen. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. There is now another Angel to sing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a very special Lady. She always had a smile and a good sense of humor, despite numerous hospital stays and a long term fight with cancer. Now she is out of pain and just as the Lord Himself said He has prepared a place for her in Heaven to be with Jesus. I always enjoyed our visits. I was the one that came away uplifted. Yes we will grieve her loss but we do so with the HOPE of the Resurrection. I will always cherish the flying angel she gave me years ago to put in my car. Now every time I look at it on my visor I will think of her. She was an inspiration to me and to May. She helped look after us during my time at A&M. She would lend me the family car when May came to town so that I could take her out on the town. She was in inspiration to the entire family and we were all so blessed that she could attend our last family reunion. May God bless and strengthen all of you and give you His Peace, a Peace that passes all our human understanding.

  2. Dear Shirley ,Wanda and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing.Prayers are with you in your loss of a great lady.

  3. I worked with Helen at JCPenney in the 80s. Sweet lady. She is spending Easter with Jesus. Praise God,

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