Jack A. Lucas, 86, of Streator passed away at 8:25 PM Thursday (January 11, 2018) at his residence.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 AM Tuesday at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. John Gutz will officiate.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery with full military rites by Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Kevin & Keith Missel, Matt, Michael, Chad, Robby and Ben Lucas and Kyle and Nicholas Barichello. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters: Madison Barichello, Emilee and Katie Carbone and Nicki Krall.
He was born December 1, 1931 in Streator to James & Mary (Novak) Lucas. He married the former Joni Sopko on May 28, 1958 at St. Mary’s Church. She survives.
He is also survived by his children: Jack (Kathy) Lucas, Scott (Becky) Lucas, Sharon (John) Barichello and Amy (Steve Westerhold) Lucas all of Streator; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren: Eliza, Isaih, Micah, Jermiah, Clara, Jackson, Bryce, Caden, Ava Rose, Cash, Duke, Noah and Toby.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lynn Missel; a great grandson, Lucas Missel; brother, James Lucas and a sister Lois Lucas.
He graduated from Streator Township High School in 1950.
He served in the United States Army from 1952 – 1954 during the Korean War.
He had been employed by Eby-Brown, the Santa Fe Railroad and retired from Airtite Inc. in Dixon. He was a lifetime member of Carpenters Local 195.
He belonged to the Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #591 and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed gambling, crossword puzzles, walking at the Armory and trips with his friends.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at www.hagifuneralhome.com