Laurel Genevieve Lukens
Laurel Genevieve Lukens, 83, of Pella, IA (formally of Gladstone, IL and Kissimmee, FL), died Monday, January 13, 2020, at Jefferson Place in Pella, IA.
Born June 26, 1936, in Burlington, IA, she was daughter of Charles and June Michaels. She married Dale Lukens on March 12, 1961, in Burlington. She was a homemaker that enjoyed gardening, bowling, and playing cards. She supported her husband as they were the owners and operators of Lukens Farm near Gladstone. Laurel and Dale enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. in their motor home. The couple were full-time RVers for 11 years before settling down in Kissimmee at Good Samaritan Village. Laurel moved to Pella, IA to be closer to her children in July 2019.
She had been a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Biggsville, IL and Good Samaritan Church in Kissimmee.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, father Charles, mother June, infant brother, and brother-in-law Alan. She is survived by three children, Laurie Lukens of Pella, IA, Alan (Lisa) Lukens of Pella, IA and Nancy (Mike) McLain of Plainfield, IL.; grandchildren Nicole, Amy, Laura (Alex), Andrew, David, Matthew, and Gregory; great grandchildren Addison and Titus; and three sisters, Mary (Don) Beckman, Marilyn Japsen, and Lois (Carroll) Oberman.
The Memorial Service for Laurel Lukens will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, at the Lunning Chapel in Burlington, IA. There will be a time for food and fellowship following the service.
Memorial donations will be forwarded to the Iowa Council of the United Blind.
Published on January 15, 2020


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