Frank W. Luerssen

August 14, 1927 - August 24, 2013
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Frank W. Luerssen, 86 of Munster, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Joan Luerssen; loving father of Thomas G. (Norma) Luerssen, Mary Ellen (Steven) Polson, Catherine (William) Howard, Susan (Kevin) Gross and Ann (Daniel) Frey; and cherished grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 2. He was preceded inContinue Reading

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James Moore left a message on August 24, 2014:
August 24, 2014. This is an odd message but I want to thank Frank, or more aptly, Mr. Luerssen for what I think was one of the kindest, most thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me. As odd as this sounds his image had appeared in my dreams in the very recent past . I started searching online this morning and came across his obituary which I read and in a moment it became clear to me that Mr. Luerssen was the reason I got into the Kellogg School in 1994. I was a boot strapping analyst at First Boston. I was a junior banker who was very green and Frankwas the first major CEO I ever got to know. He took me under his wing a bit, razed me about going to Indiana and have great fun with some of mistakes as an over eager analyst. He once asked me if I knew why this giant ingot of metal was red. I responded "because it's really really hot", he laughed and said I was not as I dumb as I looked." He meant well, we just had the same dry humor. I lost Inland's plane tickets in London and he looked at everybody and said "we are gonna go drink beer, you go get the tickets and we will be at the bar. How cool a guy was that. But what I just found out this morning was that Frank have me a huge break in my life and never took told me or took credit for me. He wanted me to think I did it on my own. I am pretty sure when he was a trustee at Northwestern, he called Dean Jacobs and got me off the wait list and in the school. I had struggled in high school, my grades were not great. He made an effort I can never repay or even thank him for. It was a pivotal moment in my life that he made happen. I did not waste his gesture . I graduated top 10 percent of my class, so his decision to help was not wasted. I don't why I have been thinking of this is much in recent weeks but I have. I last talked to him in 1994. I am sure he had a very positive impact on many people. He was a man with tremendous character, warmth, talent and kindness. He changed my life and I just found out. Thank you Mr. Luerssen. Thank you. It is probably the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. And you wanted me to think I did it on my own. So you never told me. I amhumbled and grateful beyond words. I wish and your family the very best . May you rest in peace. Thank you for your incredible kindness, it is more appreciated than you could ever know. I wish I could have thanked you before.All the best . And thank you for helping me what steak tartare is on a French menu, after I ordered it, not knowing any French, much less, having nah clue what steak tartare was when I ordered. You laughed and laughed and laughed. It was funny. Peace.To his family. All the Best.Kindest regards with great respect, James Moore 1317 West Belmont Ave. Chicago, Il 60657
Angela Jones left a message on September 2, 2013:
Tom,My deepest sympathies to you and your family.Angela
Cathey Stewart left a message on August 30, 2013:
Tom, you and your family have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and I pray God blesses you with peace and comfort to your hearts.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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