Kenneth Raymond Luft

August 9, 1952October 13, 2019

Kenneth Raymond Luft passed away on October 13th, 2019 at the age of 67 years. Kenneth was born on August 9th, 1952 to John Luft and Verlina Schultz in Bloomington, IL. He is preceded in death by both of his parents; step-father, Louis Imig; two sisters: Karen Owen and Darlene Geary; and niece Sarah Owen. He is survived by sister, Linda (Craig) Baughan of Bloomington; two nieces Edith (Dan) Wentz of Alhambra, CA and Leah (Aaron) Long of Brooksville, FL; and two nephews: Dan (Gretchen) Owen of Franklin, TN and Brent Baughan of Atlanta, GA. He attended McLean-Waynesville-Armington High School, graduating in 1970. He retired from Ron Smith Printing Company where he had worked for almost three decades. Prior to his time with the printing company he spent time farming and delivering produce. Kenneth was known by his friends and family to be a giving and caring man, generous with his time, and always willing to lend a helping hand. When he wasn’t with his family he was likely to be taking a solo cross-country trip on his motorcycle. Per Kenneth’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (


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Kenneth Raymond Luft

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Richard Carpenter

October 17, 2019

We spent a lot of time together in high school, spent nights shooting pool at Miniers pool hall, playing poker, riding around in our cars . I remember a fine looking 55 Chevy he had. Best friend I ever had.