Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rest in Peace Uncle Kenny


We got a call yesterday that Al’s uncle Ken had passed away.  He had been in a nursing home for about a month, but previously had been living on his own with his loving wife Arline.  His health declined pretty rapidly, but until a month ago he was completely self sufficient.

Uncle Ken was the reason Al braved a trip to North Dakota in the middle of the winter.  He is very glad he was able to get there when he did.

Ken was 92 years old. 



The obituary

Kenneth E. Lueck
Birth date: March 18, 1918
Death date: January 06, 2010

Kenneth E. "Ken" Lueck, 91, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Spiritwood, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Ave Maria Nursing Home in Jamestown.
Ken was born March 18, 1918 in Jamestown, the son of Elmer and Hilda (Johnson) Lueck.  He was raised on the family farm north of Spiritwood and attended Rose School #1 for eight years.  Ken graduated third (class of three) from Spiritwood High School in 1936.  He worked on the family farm. 
In 1941 Ken went to Seattle, Washington and worked in construction.  On January 10, 1942, Ken enlisted in the United States Merchant Marines Maritime Service and trained in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Ken was honorably discharged May 1946 from Norfolk, Virginia.  He returned to North Dakota and farmed with his father and brothers.
On February 27, 1966 Ken married Arline Erickson in the Ypsilanti Lutheran Church.  Ken and Arline lived on the family homestead, where he was a dedicated farmer.  Ken retired from farming in 1981.   
Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, traveling, and was an avid Twins and Vikings fan.
Ken was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, American Legion, North Dakota Farmers Union, and was a board member of the Clementsville Elevator for many years. 
Ken leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Arline, of nearly 44 years; sister-in-law, Polly Lueck, Spiritwood, ND; two nephews, Alan (Karen) Lueck, Cairo, GA and Jack (Karen) Lueck, Spiritwood, ND; one niece, Wanda Jean Walker, Jamestown; two great nephews, JP (Lexie) Lueck and Nathan (Amber) Lueck; two great nieces, Lenae (Joe) Bear and Lori Walker; a great-great niece, Markell Lueck; and Arline's family, many friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred; and two brothers, John and Gerald.


Margie and Roger said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry to read of the passing of Uncle Kenny. It was nice that your husband made the trip to ND. He will think that GA is warm compared to ND.