Vernon “Vern” George Luecht
Feb. 6, 1948 - Jan. 9, 2007
Vernon “Vern” George Luecht, 58, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Milwaukee, to George Luecht and BettY (nee Cookson) Krolski. Vern was married to Judith (nee Schlei) Luecht, and she preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1996. He later married Shirley Luecht (Frank) (nee Lehman) on Feb. 14, 2002, in Port Richey, Fla. He had worked for the Waukesha County Highway Department for 17 years. Vern was also very involved with the Potawatomi Council of Boy Scouts. He had served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he received two Purple Hearts, a Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League in Waukesha and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 414 and 425. He was a dedicated and very loving husband, father and grandfather.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley; his children, Anntonette (Joseph) Perez of Waukesha, Darlene (Glen) Warren of Waukesha and Stephanie (Damian Meredith) Gallagher of Waukesha; stepchildren, Dawn (Matt) Toepfer of Oconomowoc and Brian (James) Sellman of Brookfield; nine grandchildren, Anje, Christopher, Aimee, Shelby, Kasi-Lin, Jordan, Alicia and the twins, Aaron and Ashlee; brothers, James (In) Luecht of Niceville, Fla., Terry (Wanda) Luecht of Green Bay and David (Heather) Luecht of Madison; sisters, Margaret (Jim) Cerny of Waukesha and Ruth (Chuck) Nimmer of Trempealeau; mother-in-law, Alberta Lehman of Port Richey; sister-in-law, Catherine (Mike) Miller of Port Richey; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Lehman of Milwaukee. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Gorman will be presiding. Graveside services with full military honors will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery chapel by 9 a.m. for the procession to the grave.
Memorials in Vern’s name are appreciated to Boy Scouts of America Potawatomi Area Council, P.O. Box 528, Waukesha, WI 53187, or the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 425, P.O. Box 2000, Waukesha, WI 53187-2000.
Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit www.randledable.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.
“It is now his time to soaR with the eagles”