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category: Obituary, date: 2015-09-19, by Avon SD
Leola Grace Lukkes
Leola Grace Lukkes

(November 28, 1927 - September 17, 2015)

Leola Lukkes, 87, of Tyndall

Services are 10:30 am Monday, September 21, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Avon. Burial is in the church cemetery rural Avon. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:30 pm followed by a 7:30 pm Prayer Service.

Leola Grace Lukkes was born November 28, 1927 at Tripp, SD, the daughter of Edward and Christine (Mudder) Lippert. She died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Leola was baptized on December 19, 1937 by Rev. Fred Bartel. She was a life long member of the First Baptist Church of Avon.

Leola married Cornelius Lukkes, Jr. (Cork) on August 17, 1949 at the First Baptist Church in Avon. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very hard worker and her and her husband made a great team.

Leola was a very active member of the church in Women’s Missionary Fellowship, she was a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher and Director, Youth Group Leader, President of the SD/Wyoming Association Ladies Group and the church choir.

Leola will be remembered for her hard work, love of God and Church, homemade apple pie, homemade dill pickles and especially for her love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Leola moved into the North Point Apartments in Tyndall in 2000. She always made sure that people knew she was really from Avon. She also was a great fan of the Avon Pirates.

Thankful for having shared her life are her five children: Lennis and wife Twila Lukkes of Avon, LaRonda and husband Ed McMillan of Mitchell, Lynette and husband Gerald Tolsma of Springfield, LeWayne and wife Pam Lukkes of Tyndall and LaVonne and husband Terry Gall of Tyndall; 11 grandchildren: Kateena and Schuyler Kennedy, Heidi and Rob Moser, Melinda and Mike Bamsey, Nathan and Kate Lukkes, Jesse and Amanda McMillan, Cody Lukkes, Melissa McMillan, Justin Lukkes, Jessica Simons, Edwin Gall and Lynn Gall; 13 great grandchildren: Macagen and Kristen Moser, Lucas, Raef and Shaylee Kennedy, Jason, Lily and Parker Bamsey, Jackson and baby boy McMillan, Betty Lou and baby S. Lukkes, and Danica McMillan.

Leola was preceded in death by her husband Cork on November 1, 2002; grandson Dallas Simons on December 14, 1993; parents and sister, Marcella Voigt.

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