Lee Richard Lucas
DeForest-Lee R. Lucas, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 surrounded by family at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg.
He was born in Rockford, IL, on January 1, 1923, the son of Forest and Margaret (Fisher) Lucas. Lee married the love of his life, Beatrice (Wales), on September 11, 1948. He served his country in the Marines, the Army, the Air Force and retired from the Air National Guard. During his time in the military, he was stationed in the Pacific, France and Italy. He served during both WWII and the Korean War. He recently enjoyed a trip with the Badger Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Lee enjoyed woodworking, carving, painting, gardening and wine making with his own grapes. Lee had a great sense of humor even until the end.
Lee is survived by his children, Vicki DeWitt of Madison, Debbie (John) Dalrymple of DeForest and Forest “Rick” (Sheila) of Madison; son-in-law, Robert Vogt; grandchildren, Kristen (fiance Luke) DeWitt, Robin (Chris) Thonis, Ryan DeWitt, Matthew (Stephanie) McCutchin, Michelle (Damon) Baldwin, Michael Lucas, Amanda Lucas, Lucas (Ashley) Vogt, Abby Vogt and Karley (Bryan) Schuetz; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Sally Omernick; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Beatrice E. Lucas; his parents; two children, Lynn Marie Lucas and Wendy Sue Vogt; and his siblings, Frank Lucas, Russell Lucas, Shirley Wilfong, Betty Engelbrecht and Adlyn Holmes.
A Funeral Service will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Rd, DeForest on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:30pm with Pastor Cal Steiner officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 11am until the time of service. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Badger Honor Flight or to Agrace HospiceCare.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the exceptional staffs at the Parkside Retirement Community, Agrace Hospice, and Dr. Jeanette Everson for their loving care and concern.
Lee will always be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed dearly by all of us.
To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Windsor/DeForest Chapel 6924 Lake Road 608-846-4250
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