John Walter Lucas was born on January 10, 1920 in Wadsworth, Illinois, the son of Frank Richard and Doramay (Odom) Lucas. John grew up and attended school in Illinois. On May 5, 1984 he was united in marriage to Maxine Marion Alshouse on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. John was a farmer and worked for Honeywell Co, retiring from there after 25 years.
John was a man of many talents; he was a fantastic gardener, cook, and woodworker. He enjoyed traveling and camping, as well as all sports, especially the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Bulls. John was a very kind man and will be dearly missed by all who knew and continue to love him. He loved his family and they will always carry his memory with them.
John is survived by his children, Roger G. (Stacey) Stafford of Paradise, California, Marion J. Stafford of Evansdale, Iowa, Lloyd R. (E.Su) Stafford of Redwood City, California and Janet (Roger) Wolf of Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Bradley S. Allen, Renae M. Allen-Kindly, Dawn S. Allen, Adam R. Gonzales, Cory J. Wagner, Heather A. Stafford, Amanda K. Wagner, Christina E. Stafford and Richard S. Stafford; eight great grandchildren, Dana, Anthony, Christian, Oskar, Rowan, Raymond, Alize, and Isabella; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Ann May Alshouse of Waukegan, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine on October 6, 2008; a brother, Albert Lucas; three sisters, Ledia Patterson, Margaret Poullen and Pearle Alshouse; and his parents, Frank and Doramay.
Visitation: Noon-2PM on Tuesday, September 28 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.
Service: 2PM Tuesday, September 28 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.