OBITUARY

Samuel "Sam" T. Luinstra

August 20, 1921October 31, 2018
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Samuel Thomas Luinstra, Age 97, Aug. 20, 1921 to Oct. 31, 2018. He was the eleventh of nineteen children born to Jno (John-of Holland) and Ica Blanche Surgeon Luinstra (of Virginia) in Laverne, Oklahoma. He graduated from Laverne High School and later met and married Helen Louise Chapman March 1, 1941. He was in the Army Air Corps serving in World War II in North Africa and Southern Italy. They were owners of Neal Hardware in Wichita and worked there together for over 50 years. Sam and Helen had three sons, Tom, Joe, and Lee all of which through their guidance were baptised and became Eagle Scouts. Sam is preceded in death by wife, Helen (1993), grandson, Brian (2001), and son, Tom (2011). Sam is survived by four of his sisters, Alta, Maurine, Dorthy, and Christina, two of his sons, Joe and Lee, 9 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, and his second wife, Hazel Robinson-Matthews whom he married June 25, 2004. His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wed. Nov. 7, 2018 at Resthaven Mortuary. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Salvation Army, 1739 S. Elpyco, Wichita, KS 67218.

  • FAMILY

  • Hazal Robinson-Matthews, Second Wife
  • Joe Luinstra, Son
  • Shari Luinstra, Daughter-in-law
  • Lee Luinstra, Son
  • Betty Luinstra, Daughter-in-law
  • Helen Luinstra, First Wife
  • Jno Luinstra, Father
  • Ica Blanche Surgeon Luinstra, Mother
  • Tom Luinstra, Son
  • Brian Luinstra, Grandchild
  • Sam leaves behind his sisters Alta, Maurine, Dorthy, and Christina to cherish his memory. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 16 great-children to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dr. Joe Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Jeffery Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Scott Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Sammy Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Stephen Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Joshua Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Justin Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Alex Luinstra, Casket Bearer
  • Samantha Post, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • The Salvation Army

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Samuel "Sam" T. Luinstra

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Jim Marlett

November 6, 2018

I'm so sorry I won't be able to attend the services. Sam was an important part of my life in our church and in Scouting. It's sad knowing that he isn't around any more except in our hearts and memories.

Harry Simpson

November 4, 2018

Rest Samuel, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

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