Dan W. Lucas, 88,
died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the McCreedy Home in Washington,
Iowa. He was born in his parents home in Sigourney, Iowa on August
20, 1924. He was the son of Fredrick Ellsworth and Fern Ann Iosbaker
Lucas. He attended Sigourney High School. Dan served in the United
States Marines in the South Pacific during World War II. On December
26, 1951 he married Ruth Elsie Mathes in Montezuma. They farmed
south of Sigourney for many years. In 1972 he began working at
Perfex, later Modine, in Washington, retiring in 1988. He was a
member of Webb Lodge #182 A.F. and A.M. and Sigourney V.F.W. for
over 60 years and was a long standing Democrat in Keokuk County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth
on October 5, 2003; two sisters, Julia Bailey and Martha Wendell;
two brothers, Ned Lucas and Phil Lucas; granddaughter, Katherine
Hope Marie Lucas and a daughter-in-law, Anne Marie Lucas.
He is survived by four sons: Dan (Polly) Lucas of
Sigourney, Fred (Kris) Lucas of Iowa City, Tom (Julie) Lucas of
Sigourney, Marty (Kathy) Lucas of Des Moines, a daughter, Julia
Lucas of Des Moines; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services: Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at Holm Funeral
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney
Visitation: Friday, October 26, 5-7 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established.