Marion M. Lucke
Marion, age 94, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2023.
She was born on March 8, 1928 to Henry and Hattie (Rittenberg) LaBrosse in Detroit, Michigan. She married Donald Lucke on February 10, 1945. Marion worked for and retired from Michigan State University’s Expanded Nutrition Pro-gram and later retired as an aide from Pinconning Area Schools where she was also the first woman to hold a seat on the school board. Marion was dedicated to her Catholic faith, family and friends. She believed in the value of education and the importance of advocating for others.
Marion and Don were married for 54 years and lived on the family farm in Pinconning where they raised their children: James (Jean) Lucke, Daniel (Judy) Lucke, Susan (LeRoy) Wackerle, Patricia Lucke, Marion (Tom) Hornacek, Raymond (Sue) Lucke and Tracy (John) Albrecht. She was blessed with twelve grandchildren: Greg (Christine) Lucke, Kevin (Kristen) Lucke, Eric (Kim) Lucke, Thomas Lucke, Jennifer Lucke, Christie (Jason) Apple, Luke (Jen) Wackerle, Lori (Ryan) Clarey, Jarred LaFave, Matthew Albrecht, Carter (fiancé Aletta) Albrecht, and Tyler Albrecht; step-grandchildren: Mindy Regius and Sarah (Neil) Stafford; many wonderful great-grand-children; her sister-in-law Kathleen LaBrosse and numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her sons: James, John and Daniel Lucke; her daughters-in-law Judy Lucke and Sue Lucke; her grandsons Thomas Lucke and Jarred LaFave; her beloved step-parents Ephram and Cecilia (Monson/LaBrosse) Martin; her brothers Lorenzo (Kathleen, who survives her) LaBrosse, Harold (Billie) LaBrosse and James (Victoria) LaBrosse; nephew Paul Lucke and niece Diane (LaBrosse) Thompson.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 11 am from Holy Trinity Parish-Saint Michael Church with Rev. Fr. Matthew Federico presiding and burial in Saint Michael Cemetery.
Friends may visit at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14th, from 1 pm to 5 pm and then at Saint Michael Church from 6 pm to 8 pm with a prayer vigil, led by Rev. Fr. James Bessert, at 7pm. On Wednesday, friends may visit at the church from 10 am until time of mass.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Disabled American Veterans or Ronald McDonald House, Ann Arbor, in Marion’s honor.
Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home, Pinconning, MI, was in charge of arrangements.