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John Walter Lucas
January 10, 1920 - September 21, 2010

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.


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Christina E. Stafford on February 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM said:

RIP Grandpa

I know there was family not mentioned in your obituary, but a lot of people would not come and visit while you were around.

I love you and Grandma dearly. I am glad we made our trip together when we did. I know this year in September it will be a year, but it is still hard for me understand that both you and Grandma are gone.

I give you and grandma a lot of credit for what and who I am today. I remember the last time I said I loved you. It was a difficult time, but I know you needed to go. I just want you to know that I still do and always will, but your with grandma now and I know you will take care of her just like you did while you were here.

dan&diane hansen joe hansen on September 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM said:

we sent our deepest sympathy, we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Eugene (Richard) & Phyllis Lucas on September 26, 2010 at 6:52 PM said:

Dear Uncle Bud....

As one of your several surviving nephews and nieces, not mentioned in your obituary, my family and I extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all who are mentioned.
We have comfort in our loving memories of you. Your life greatly influenced mine and I will surely miss you.

To those unfamiliar with me, I am the sole surviving son of Uncle Bud's only brother.... Albert Wilson Lucas, Sr.

Illness prevents me from coming to say goodbye in person.

Eugene(Richard)Lucas and wife Phyllis
Wayne P. Alshouse Family on September 24, 2010 at 7:31 AM said:

Bud will be missed greatly. We had a lot of good times and memories with him and Maxine. We sent our deepest sympathy,prayers and thoughts are with you all during your sorrow.

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