THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harry D. Lucas
Harry D. Lucas, 83, of Wallace, Mich., formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, Sept. 23 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.
Born April 2, 1930 in Escanaba, son of the late Sidney and Johanna (Broeders) Lucas, he graduated from Felch High School, and married Janet L. Weber at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aurora in 1953. He enlisted in the United States Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on May 13, 1955.
He owned and operated many businesses, including H. Lucas Powerline Construction Company, Lucas Cycle City, and Briar Mountain Ski Resort. He worked and developed many land projects, including Little Bear Golf Course. While living in different communities, the family belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Foster City, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Menominee, and St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. He loved life, Jesus and family and was a "people person". He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf, snowmobiling, other sports and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
He is survived by his children, Debra (Rodney) Carlson of Foster City, Dianne Lucas and David Lucas, both of Iron Mountain, Doreen (Brian) Miller of Fairview, Tx. and Denise (Tom) Davidson of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Greta (Gerald) Sinskey of O'Fallon, Ill. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet L. Lucas in 2010; his parents; eight brothers and a son-in-law, Rodney Carlson.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford with Fr. Michael Woempner officiating. Burial will be in Foster City Cemetery, with the Felch-Breen V.F.W. Post #4803 presenting full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in his memory. Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is assisting the family.