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John Ernest Lukas
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1916
Webster County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1998
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

John Ernest Lukas, the son of John and Anna Prochaska Lukas, was born September 2, 1916 at Blue Hill, Neb. He departed this life on Thursday, Jan 1, 1998 at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln at the age of 81 years, three months and 29 days.
John grew up in the Blue Hill area, and received his formal education attending the Blue Hill schools. He was united in marriage with Ruth Lamb July 8, 1939. This union was blessed with a son, Jim, and two daughters, Sharon and Kathy. They made their home in Blue Hill until 1940, when they moved to Mound City, Mo., where John farmed. In 1963, they returned to Webster County and made their home at Red Cloud, where John was employed with Bostwick Irrigation as a dragline operator until his retirement in 1981.
John possessed a kind and gentle disposition, and was a friend to all who had the pleasure to know him. He had a variety of interests and activities which occupied his leisure time. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and traveling. His greatest love and enthusiasm in life was for his family and especially looked forward to the time they spent together.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth, on October 29, 1982; his daughter Sharon Degener; five sisters: Nettie Pruess, Anna Cech, Albina Schmidt, Emilie Bennett and Rosie Baker; and three brothers, Frank, Adolph and Stein Lukas.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Jim Lukas and wife Betty of Doniphan; daughter Kathy Shaw and husband Jimmy of Guide Rock; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother Joseph "Pep" Lukas of Portland, Ore.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and his many friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday Jan 5, 1998, from the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Mary Dunning same "The Old Rugged Cross and "How Great Thou Art" with Barbara Sprague , organist. The casket bearers were Jim Lukas, Jimmy Shaw, Frank Degener, Bob Degener, David Degener and Thomas Shaw. Interment was in the Oak Creek Cemetery.
(Source: The Red Cloud Chief, Jan. 7, 1998, pg. 5, col. 1-2) 
Family links: 
  John H. Lukas (1872 - 1949)
  Anna Prochaska Lukas (1883 - 1951)
  Ruth Arlene Lamb Lukas (1921 - 1982)*
  Sharon Kay Lukas Burtnett Degener (1940 - 1988)*
  Kathryn Ann Lukas Shaw (1957 - 2007)*
  Frank Robert Lukas (1901 - 1981)*
  Nettie Lukas Pruess (1903 - 1991)*
  Anna Susan Lukas Cech (1904 - 1993)*
  Adolph Abraham Lukas (1907 - 1981)*
  Albina Elsie Lukas Schmidt (1908 - 1972)*
  Stein Emil Lukas (1910 - 1984)*
  Rosie Helen Lukas Baker (1912 - 1996)*
  Emilie Bessie Lukas Bennett (1914 - 1993)*
  John Ernest Lukas (1916 - 1998)
  Joseph Bernard Lukas (1919 - 2008)*
  Baby boy Lukas (1922 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Creek Cemetery
Webster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: N side row 11 lot 152
Maintained by: Lois
Originally Created by: Lois Frahm
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42154513
John Ernest Lukas
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John Ernest Lukas
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John Ernest Lukas
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Hey Grandpa, I miss you so much. I miss visiting you when I would come to Nebraska and I miss talking to you. You would be so proud of your great grandkids and you also have a great great grandchild named David Leonel Castillo Haywood. I wish you ...(Read more)
- Christina Bacon
 Added: Nov. 1, 2011
Grandma and Grandpa, You don't know how much I miss you. Coming to Nebraska now seems pointless since you both are gone. I love you both and miss you both very, very much. Sleep with the angels and we will see each other again some day..I LOVE YOU B...(Read more)
- Tina Bacon
 Added: Aug. 27, 2011

- Lois
 Added: Jul. 28, 2011

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