Ned Thomas Lucas, 85, of Unadilla died Dec. 29, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born in Unadilla to Fred and Alice (Luff) Lucas on Aug. 3, 1927.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Kathryn Elizabeth; brother Marvin Lucas (Jean) of Unadilla; sons Steve Lucas (Cathy) of Raymond and Brett Lucas (Donna) of Lincoln; daughters Lori Heine (Jim) of Eagle, Deb Fischer (Jim) of Lincoln, and Shari Timm (Gordon Hopp) of Unadilla; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Ned graduated from Unadilla High School in 1944. He married Kathryn Ethington May 18, 1946. Ned attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln on a Regents Scholarship and eventually returned to Unadilla where he began his lifelong career of farming. Ned also worked part time as a field measurer for the local ASCS office.
Ned loved hunting, fishing, camping, horses, farming, animals, Civil War history and most of all he loved his family and the precious time he spent with them. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association, NRA, Sons of the Confederate Army, Sons of the Union Army, Izaak Walton League, Palmyra Rough Riders, Sampson Construction Trap Team and Theta Xi Fraternity. Ned was a lifelong member of the Unadilla Christian Church where he served as a deacon. Ned’s kind heart touched the lives of everyone who met him and will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Unadilla Christian Church in Unadilla with burial at the Unadilla Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials in Lieu of flowers to the family’s choice.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6:30-8, all at the funeral home.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences are to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.