DAVID E. LUECKE

David



   After watching a beautiful sunrise and the beginning of what I would
call a perfect day, clear and crisp, I died on October 23, 2007 in my home
in the presence of my loving wife and daughters.  After being diagnosed with
colon cancer over four and a half years ago, submitting to 169 treatments of
chemotherapy, 64 visits to the oncologist. 100 plus blood draws, and over
24,000 miles to these appointments, I was tired.  Despite all of the above I
counted it a blessing for the extra time to enjoy my family, my work and my
friends.
   Services will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault on Saturday,
October 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Robert L. Mundahl
officiating.  Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
   Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday from 4
to 8 p.m. and also at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
   I was born April 8, 1947 in Faribault to Edgar E. and Gloria (Kalow)
Luecke. I spent my childhood and adolescence in Faribault and Owatonna,
graduated from Faribault Senior High School in 1965, and from Luther College
in 1969.  For the last 40 years I dedicated my career of surveying to the
Thomas Taylor Company and later becoming a partner with Lake Country Land
Professionals.  I married Lois Schwanebeck on August 21, 1971 in Faribault
and enjoyed 36 wonderful years together.
   I am survived by my wife, Lois of Northfield; two daughters, Emily
Luecke of Blue Mound, Kansas and Amanda Luecke of Northfield, three
grandchildren, Spencer Luecke, Cassie Reinitz and Zoie Cope; my mother,
Gloria Luecke of Faribault; three siblings, Carol Thomas of St. Leonard,
Maryland, John (and Barb) Luecke of St. Paul, and Katie (and Evan) Pomerantz
of Chandler, Arizona; three nieces; and one nephew and many relatives and
friends.
    I was preceded in death by my father.

   
 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Kathleen Kerr Morgan
Email:
jkmorgan@peoplepc.com
Date:
Thursday October 25, 2007

Memories

Dave, I want to thank you and Lois for your wonderful friendship with my parents, Bob and Larene Kerr. What a joy for them to have two "granddaughters" living right next door. Those of us living far away always new the latest fun and merriment from the Luecke household. I know Dave and my Dad are together above us having a discussion about kids, lawns and life in general. How fortunate we are to have them watching over us. With much love to Lois, Emily and Amanda, Kathleen M.


Name:
Chris Schreiner
Email:
chris48@frontiernet.net
Date:
Thursday October 25, 2007

Memories

It's been nearly 23 years since the Schreiner Family first got to know the Luecke family. There was only 1 child per family at that time although it wasn't long before we each added a second- all girls. There are many memories primarily focussed on helping raise 4 girls, esp. in those early years. It's interesting that when I look back at the pictures taken over the years, you were usually in the background- quiet but present. Watchful, supportive, loving; never wanting to draw any attention to yourself. I remember great times in Farmington! The swing set the girls spent hours on (that you made). The huge piles of leaves they loved to jump in- that you raked. The swimming pool that was large enough for them to acutally swim in that I know was not fun to put up and maintain. The foil wrapped pennies hidden in the basement for birthday parties in places only you could reach! You were a wonderful father and grandfather. What a role model for a young boy. I remember you enjoying classical music and you introduced me to Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion Saturday afternoon radio show. I must admit, coming from New York, it took me awhile to understand the stories- but I know you did, and enjoyed them. You were serious, but had a sense of humor. You were tolerant. How many hours did you entertain the girls while Lois and I shopped at garage sales and craft fairs or worked at the Dakota County Fair? You loved your job, your family, and you especially loved Lois. You 2 were born a couple. The relationship you shared is a treasure rarely found. You will be greatly missed, but somehow I know, that just like those pictures from years past, your presence will be known. Quiet, watchful, and especially loving.