Mr. Joseph George Luft

Mr. Joseph George Luft, of Warrenton, MO., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Joseph was born on July 17, 1931, in Barnau Oberpfalz, Germany to the late Franz and Maria (nee: Uhl)Luft. He had reached the age of 89 years 5 months and 20 days.

Joseph moved to the United States when he was a young man and settled in Warren County. Joseph was united in marriage to Peggy Jane Edwards on June 6, 1959, in Warrenton. To this union, two daughters were born, Nancy and Bonnie. Joseph and Peggy spent 61 wonderful years together. Joseph was a hard worker and a man of integrity. He was honest and upstanding. He loved his family deeply and was also a very deep thinker. Joseph worked as a Tool & Dye maker at Binkley in Warrenton for many years. He enjoyed telling stories, to his children, of his own childhood. Joseph had a bit of a green thumb and enjoyed spending time working in his vegetable and flower gardens. After he retired, he began painting and was a wonderful artist.

Joseph George Luft was preceded in death by his parents, Franz and Maria; his siblings, Max Luft, Carl Luft, and Resie Helmut. Those grateful for having shared in his life are his loving wife, Peggy; his daughters; Nancy O’Connor and husband Tim, Bonnie Kelley and husband Jimmy; 7 grandchildren, Amie Sinkinson(Robbie), Jamie Cowan (David), Sabrinia Young(Donald), Jenni O’Connor (Steven Meyer), Brendan O’Connor (Sarah), Amanda Melton (Mike), Adrienne Kelley; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; one brother Siegfried Luft; two sisters, Gretel Spohler and Irene Ammann; other relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of Joseph’s life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Warrenton City Cemetery. Memorial donations are preferred to Warrenton Baptist Church, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St, Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net​.

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