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September 21, 1924 - April 17, 2019
Service Date: April 22, 2019
Church Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home
A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Diane Janssen Hemmen officiating. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Martin, South Dakota. Interment will follow at Martin Community Cemetery. Following burial, the family invites everyone for a time of fellowship at the new American Legion in Martin.
Luella Cozad passed away on April 17, 2019 at Westhills Village Healthcare. She was born on September 21, 1924 to Rudolph and Ida Bruhn. Luella grew up on a farm in the vicinity of Schleswig, Iowa and graduated from Schleswig High School. She attended and received a baccalaureate degree at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and also received a Masters Degree at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
She married Fred Cozad, and they established a home and a law practice at Martin, South Dakota. She and her husband were a team, her husband as the lawyer and Luella as the secretary-office manager.
She and her husband were married for over 68 years. They had one daughter, Catherine Cozad Albrecht of Plankinton, South Dakota; three grandchildren, Ferra Kemp, Amy Deichert, and Justin Albrecht and seven great grandchildren, Jaylen, Jacey and Jett Kemp; Isabelle and Ireland Albrecht and Elodie and Emerie Deichert.
Luella was a long time member of Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church of Martin, where she served as Choir Director and Church Organist for approximately 50 years.
Luella was an accomplished musician, and during her college days at Morningside she played in the Sioux City Symphony. During her involvement in the family law practice, she was certified as a Professional Legal Secretary.
After retirement from the law practice at Martin, Luella and her husband made their home at Westhills Village in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was grateful for having shared the love of her husband and family.