Everett Francis Lucas
Everett Francis Lucas, 80, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at the Platte (SD) Heath Care. He was born June 16, 1928 in Academy, SD to Fred and Clara (Leiferman) Lucas. He graduated from Platte High School in 1946. Everett entered the Army in March, 1951. He was stationed in Pusan, Korea during the Korean War and discharged March, 1953. Except for these two years, he spent his entire life with the job he totally enjoyed, farming on the Lucas Family farm up until the day he passed away.
He was an original member of the Academy Fire Dept. and a member of the Campbell-Timmerman Post #115 of the American Legion. He was a 21+ year volunteer in the National Weather Service’s Cooperative Weather Observer Program.
He married Alice Fuchs on Jan. 18, 1955. He is survived by his wife Alice, his 10 children: Susan Cable and her husband (Bill) of Winner, Richard Lucas and his wife (Donna), Donald Lucas and his wife (MaryAnn), Anita Schoenfelder, all of Platte, Kathy Bogenhagan and her husband (Don) Kimball, Lorraine (Lori) Cable and her husband (John) Geddes, Patrick Lucas and his wife (Diana) Mitchell, Amy Burma and her husband (Preston) of Platte, Bruce Lucas and his wife (Dawn) Brookings, Brian Lucas and his wife (Amy) Spearfish, 27 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Lauren (Norma) Lucas, Platte, Leo (Janette) Lucas of Green Valley, AZ, one sister Evelyn (Wayne) Anderson, Armour, three sister-in-laws, Lillian Hall, Mary Weerheim, and Carol Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harold Lucas and Leonard Lucas, four sisters, Irene Lucas, Iola Lucas, Florence Hinders, and Wilma Novak.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at the Academy United Church of Christ in Academy. Burial is in LaRoche Cemetery of rural Academy.