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
   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
    I was preceded in death by my father.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Kathleen Kerr Morgan
Thursday October 25, 2007


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.

Chris Schreiner
Thursday October 25, 2007


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.