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Edwin W. Luckritz - 95

9/5/1923 - 6/25/2019

Clinton, Iowa

     Edwin W. Luckritz, 95 of Clinton, went to his heavenly father on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Bickford Senior Living.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 1st at Lyon’s Trinity Church located at 2118 N. 2nd Street in Clinton.  Visitation will be from 2-5 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. 

 

    Ed was born in Clinton on September 5, 1923, the son of Arthur and Vera (Wilson) Luckritz.  He graduated from Lyons High School and was a proud north-ender, living in Lyons most of his life.  After graduating, Ed started working at International Harvester in Moline.  After less than one year, he enlisted in the US Army during WWII, along with other Harvester employees as part of the “Harvester Brigade.”  After being discharged, Ed went back to work at International Harvester where he totaled 40 years before retiring.  He married Maxine “Joyce” Neumann on June 12, 1948 in Clinton.  They celebrated 64 years of marriage before Joyce passed away in 2013.  Shortly after retirement Warren McEleney offered him a job as a janitor at the new Southgate Motors.  Ed and Joyce later owned and operated Mr. Ed’s Restaurant in the Lyons district for five years.

 

    Ed was a member of Lyons Trinity United Methodist Church and had served the church in many capacities through-out the years.  He was a member and had served as financial secretary of the UAW. He enjoyed spending time and following his grandkids and great grandkids activities.  Ed was proud to go on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2013.  He helped start the 55+ bowling league at the Plaza.  He was an avid sports fan and followed the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs, feeling extremely happy that he got to witness the Cubbies win the 2016 World Series.  Ed was very skilled at creating stained glass pieces; played softball into his 70’s and especially enjoyed talking to EVERYONE, never knowing a stranger.  Ed felt great pride in turning 95 years old this past September on 9-5. 

 

    Ed is survived by two children, John (Paula) Luckritz and Jacie Turner both of Clinton; grandchildren, Sara Luckritz, Josh (Angie) Luckritz, Lindsey (CJ) Kirby, Kara (Mike) Larson, Kory Cousins, Kristy (Derrick) Jellison, Kelly (Kim) Cousins, Talia Voss, Eddie (Heather) Luckritz, Mike (Karen) McQuistion, Aaron (Dawn) McQuistion, Jennifer Wilson, Marla McQuistion, Erin (Justin) Soenksen and Casey (Emily) Turner; 29 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; daughter-in-law Olive Luckritz; son-in-law Roger Cousins; his sister Alice Stuedemann; sister-in-law Doris Hege; numerous nieces and nephews and his many friends at Sarah Harding, including his ladies on the 5th floor. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, a son Jeff Luckritz, a daughter Jill Cousins and a grandson Ken McQuistion.   Memorials may be made to Lyons Trinity UMC.  

 

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 2-5 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Service:

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 1st at Lyon’s Trinity Church located at 2118 N. 2nd Street in Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

6 Comments

  • Sheila L Smith

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I enjoyed him as Sunday School Teacher for many years. Sheila Gould Smith

  • Barb McBride

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    So sorry John & Family to hear of your Dads passing-sounds like he had a wonderful life-it’s hard no matter how old he was

  • Matt Frett

    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Luckritz Family and i will always remember ed when he came down for supper.

  • Mike and Marlys Busch

    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Prayers to your family.  He lived a long active life and your family will have wonderful memories to share.

  • Susan Nagel Mack

    3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Many prayers to the entire Luckritz Family-

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Ed - my mom’s first cousin.  Like so many in the Wilson clan, he was blessed with a long life — 95 years just like Aunt Myrtle.  

     

     Despite that, I’m sure saying good bye is difficult.  Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

     

  • Jim Riegel

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you, Jacie, for letting me know of your Dad's home-going.  My cell phone was acting up and

    I didn't get your phone number in my voice mail logs, so didn't know how to get back to you.  We were with our

    kids, grandkids and great grandkids in the Twin Cities.

    So glad we had the brief "reunion" with Dad and some of your family two summers ago.  A happy time in Jesus

    sharing remembrances.

    I knew Jeff and Jill were sick but did not know they had gone home with Jesus also.  More reunions ahead

    in eternity!  How great is the grace of our Lord Jesus, the love of our Heavenly Father, and the fellowship and

    empowering of the Holy Spirit -- now and forever.

    Prayers, love, blessings to your whole family.

    Jim and Darlene Riegel - North Kansas City, MO

     

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