The Mass of Christian Burial for Danny L. Lucas, 75, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in SW Wichita, KS. He died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his home.
He was born on June 12, 1937 in Riverdale, KS, the son of Gordon and Muriel (Masterson) Lucas.
Danny was in the Kansas National Guard from 1954 – 1957.
He worked as a farmer and stockman in Sumner County for 44 years before moving from Wellington, KS in 2002 to Lawrence, where he managed Rock Chalk Carwash for several years.
He was a member of Happy Times Square Dance Club, Lawrence, and a member of Douglas County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wellington, KS. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
He married Elizabeth (Betty) Metzen on April 3, 1956 in Wellington, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Julie Manning, and husband, Danny, Tulsa, OK, Janice Horsch, and husband, Terry, Wellington, KS; one son, Jerry Lucas, and wife, Mary Ann, Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren, Bryanna Spafford, Staci Reuter, Jessica Lucas, Spencer Furman, Nic Lucas, Mary Lucas, Taylor Manning, Evan Manning, seven great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; thirteen step great grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Ward, Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Lucas.
A parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with visitation following until 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Our deepest sympathy to you Betty and your family.
Betty, Janice, Jerry & Julie & families
We are so sorry for you loss of Danny. He was such a warm and friendly person. Always had a great smile on his face. Your memories will be precious to you all now.
Mike and Kristi
Dear Betty, Julie, Janice and Jerry & families,
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of our beloved cousin and friend Danny…our hearts go out to you. We love each and every one of you. We will see you at the rosary on Thursday night.
All of our love and sympathy,
Chris and Mike & family
Aunt Betty, Janice, Jerry, and Julie, and all the grandchildren… we love you and our prayers are with you in this time of loss. Uncle Danny was such a special person! He always had a smile and a kind word. We will miss him. Love and prayers.
Betty, Janice, Jerry & Julie. My prayers are you and your families. Danny was a valued friend of Bills; he was such a wonderful person. Hold on to those memories; as the days go by they will become a priceless treasure! Love, Alda Boyd
Sorry about your loss your loss He will truly be missed. Our toughts and prayers to all of his family.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!
Betty and Family,
Buddy and I are in South Texas for the winter and I just found out about Danny’s passing. The memories we have of him no one can ever take away. My deepest sympathy is being sent to you all.
We’ve thought of you and Danny Sundays as we looked two pews back or one ahead. Missed you two and kept you in our prayers. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.
Betty, Janice, Jerry and Julie and the grandchildren. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you for the loss of Danny.
Betty and family,
I’m so sorry for the loss of Danny he will be greatly missed by all of us. I have the fondest memories of him and his wonderful smile and great sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a hand no matter the task. You are all in my prayers and we’ll see you on Friday at the cemetary. Love, Julie
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you during this difficult time.
Love Eddie and Kathy
Our sympathy to you and your family.
I remember Danny through the Braun’s(Aunt & Uncle) Ernestine
Nelson remembers him coming to Belle Plaine to go to the movies. Those are some years back. So sorry for the loss of your loved one, Danny
Julie; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aunt Betty, Janice, Jerry and Julie,
I carry many precious memories of Uncle Dan…Time and space may have kept us apart, but he will always hold a special place in my heart along with all of you. You are in my prayers today and always. I love you. Kathy
Betty, Julie, Janice and Jerry
Danny’s passing weighs heavily on my heart. He was a special man who knew how to touch every person he met. I’m praying for you all during these difficult days. Love, Lynnette
We lost a great man and Danny will be missed. I always remember the fun summers working for Danny on the farm and the family gatherings. Thoughts and prayers for Betty and the family. God Bless.
We were so sorry to hear about Danny, he was such a nice person and loved by all. I know he will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathy. Virginia & John
Betty, Janice, Jerry, Julie & families,we were very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was definitely one of the good guys. God bless you all.
Roger & Julia Stallbaumer