Dr. Donald W. Luettjohann, 66, of Hiawatha, died Feb. 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital. There was a Celebration of Life at the Longbranch Convention Center, Grand Ballroom. Iowa Cremation was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, daughter Laura (Derek) Hurt of Marion, son Robert Luettjohann ‘04 of Denver; two sisters, Mary (Bob) Wangsness of Cedar Rapids and Sue (John) Seitz of Vonore, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Marlee and Sullivan. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Ethel Pins, sister-in-law Rosie (Bob) Platz and four brothers-in-law, Father Herbert Pins, Chuck (Andrea) Pins, Dave Pins, and Mike (Nancy) Pins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Tom Wangsness, and father-in-law, Jerome Pins.
Don was born on April 6, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Neil and Margaret Kirk Luettjohann. He graduated from Washington High School where he was a member of their diving team. He married Linda K. Pins on August 27, 1976, in Dyersville.
Don graduated from Luther College and the College of Medicine in Des Moines. He did his orthopedic residence in Lansing, Mich., where he practiced for several years. The family later moved to Havre, Mont., where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1993.
After retirement, he attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and pursued a career in writing.
Don enjoyed computers, photography, motorcycles, cooking, diving, travel, and especially the time spent with his beloved family and many friends. His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donations may be given to the J.D.R.F. in Don’s name.