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Stephen G. Lucas
December 25, 1946 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Stephen Gary Lucas, 76, of Warsaw, passed away at his home at 5:50 AM early Tuesday morning, October 10, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Steve was born December 25, 1946, the son of Wilber and Gloria (Mahaffey) Lucas in Burlington, Iowa. After graduating from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, Iowa Steve was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a communication specialist and data communication terminal specialist. Throughout his military service he was stationed in Korea, Vietnam, Hawaii, Virginia, and Texas. He earned several medals during his service including the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Medal, Armed Service Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit and Expert Badge with Rifle Bar.
On May 30, 1975, Steve was united in marriage to Arlean White in Kahoka, Missouri. Steve enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR races, singing karaoke, and traveling. The thing he enjoyed most was spending time with his family. Sitting on his deck with his wife each morning drinking coffee and enjoying the birds and his squirrel “Rascal” was his most cherished time of day.
After serving in the Army Steve moved to Warsaw where he worked at Hubinger’s/Rocquette and owned and operated Lucas Refrigeration and Heating until retiring.
Steve is survived by his wife, Arlean; six children, Arlean (Shad) Rockhold, Stephen (Angelina) Lucas, Jr., Tina White, Tony White, Gary (Michelle) White and Samantha (Mike) Grooms; sixteen beloved grandchildren; and twenty-two beloved great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Charles and Flossie Smith; a son, Michael Lucas; a daughter in infancy, Angela Lucas; a great granddaughter, Aubrey Sisk; a brother, Reginald Lucas and a sister, Judy Nalley.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2023, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw with military rites rendered by the Hancock County Honor Guard. The family will meet friends from Noon until time of services at 2:00 at the funeral home on Sunday. Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.