KEARNEY, Nebraska -- William "Bill" Lueck, 67, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 2010) at his residence.
He was born May 26, 1943 in Cambridge to Fred E. and Minnie L. (Breinig) Lueck.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969.
He was married to Karen Rash in Kearney on Nov. 26, 1975.
He worked for Eaton Corp. in Kearney from 1970 to 1995 and then for Kearney Crete and Block from 1996 until retirement in 2009 due to failing health.
Bill loved many things. Topping the list was his wife ,Karen, followed closely by his family. His passions included Husker football, his classic 1972 burnt-orange Corvette, Neil Diamond music, fishing, and any dog that crossed his path.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Karen of Kearney; sons, Jerry Rash and wife, Jeanne of Kearney and Kevin Rash and wife, Ginger of Springfield, Missouri; brother, Fred Lueck and wife, Charlene of Junction City, Kansas; sister, Karen Hunt of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren; and one niece and two nephews.
Funeral services are Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Navy Honors Team in conjunction with American Legion Post 52 and VFW Post 759.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue one hour prior to services.
Memorials are suggested to Hearts United for Animals, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the local AseraCare Hospice.
Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at osafh.com.
O'Brien - Straatmann Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.