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Lucke, Edward C. 1866-1924

LUCKE, WERNLI

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/30/2021 at 14:56:13

LeMars Globe-Post
Monday, May 12, 1924

LE MARS BUSINESS MAN PASSES AWAY
WAS GOOD CITIZEN OF LE MARS.
E. C. Lucke Dies in Chicago Thursday Evening After Long Sickness.

E. C. Lucke, prominent business man of LeMars died in Chicago Thursday evening, after a sickness of many years. Death followed an operation which was successful, but Mr. Lucke was too weak to recover from the operation. Deceased has been troubled with ulcers of the stomach for many years and was failing in health rapidly.

Deceased was born on August 28, 1866, at Waukon, Ia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lucke. In 1877 he and his parents moved to a farm near Schaller, Ia. Mr. Lucke worked on his fatherís farm for several years and then went to Galena, Ill., where he attended Galena college. From there he went to LeMars and went to Western Union college, known as the time as the Northwestern Normal school, under the direction of Prof. J. Wernli.

He came to LeMars alone. He met Miss Anna Wernli in LeMars, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. J. Wernli, to whom he was married on October 20, 1903. He was married in LeMars by Rev. G. E. Klehnle, an uncle of his bride.

To this union three children were born, who all live to mourn his life, with his beloved wife. The children are: Frances, Home and Bob, all living at home. Five sisters and one brother also survive, who are: Dr. P. P. Lucke, of LeMars; Mrs. Will Schafer, of Schaller, Ia.; Mrs. Charles Remer, of Barndale, Wash.; Mrs. Charles Fernberg, of Moskow, Idaho; Mrs. Charles Sissel, of Spokane, Wash.; and Mrs. C. J. Woodke, of LeMars.

Thirty-three years ago he started to work for Emil Laux at the Laux Grocery company. He started as a clerk and later formed partnership with Mr. Laux. Last year he purchased Mr. Lauxís part and the firm went under the name of E. C. Lucke Grocery company.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at St. Paulís church, Rev. S. C. Steinbrenner officiating. Burial was made in the LeMars cemetery.

Mr. Lucke had many friends in LeMars and was a great booster of this community. He co-operated with the other merchants of this city, and helped to make LeMars what it is today.


 

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