Taron Dionne Luetjen, 15, of Cole Camp, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at her home in Cole Camp. She was born on August 4, 1993, at Sedalia.
She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Cole Camp and belonged to the youth group. She graduated eighth grade at the Lutheran School Association and was a sophomore at Benton County R1 High School, Cole Camp. She was an honor student and maintained perfect attendance through most of her school years.
Taron played basketball from 5th grade through 9th and volleyball from 5th through 10th grades. She was a member of the Cole Camp Kinderchor.
While at high school, she was a member of the drama club, performed in plays both years at high school, participated in the powderpuff football games, and was a member of both Impressions and Encore Show Choirs. She had earned a vocal solo and ensemble group.
Taron loved singing and performing karaoke. She went to many country/western singing competitions and had competed at the American Idol Competition held in Warsaw and at Tan-Tar-A at the Lake of the Ozarks. She loved the Kansas City Chiefs, her cats, and socializing with her friends.
She is survived by: her sister, Deborah Armenta and her husband Ralph of Dixon; three aunts, Carol Lou Davenport of Jefferson City, Billie Hagar of Warsaw, and Christine Smith and her husband John of Sedalia; one niece, Taylor Beckmann of Dixon; one nephew, Austin Beckmann of Dixon; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Donnie and Sharon Luetjen, and her biological father, Terry Don Luetjen on September 12, 1993.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Benton County R-1 Gymnasium, Cole Camp, with Rev. Sandy Schlesselman and Rev. Paul Kelly officiating. Visitation will follow.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2009 at Mt. Hulda Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Luetjen Music Scholarship Fund in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.
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