Herbert J. ‘Herb’ Lueken, 81, of Jasper

Herbert J. “Herb” Lueken, 81, of Jasper, passed away at 9:08 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, surrounded by his loving family.

Herb was born in Schnellville on July 11, 1938 to Mathias and Frances (Prechtel) Lueken.  He married Rita Weyer on July 11, 1964 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Korea, and was a member of the Jasper American Legion Post #147 and VFW Post #673, where he proudly and actively served with the VFW Honor Guard.

Herb worked as an upholsterer at Indiana Chair and retired from the Jasper Seating Company.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed his work, playing cards with friends and volunteering in the community. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. 

Surviving are his wife, Rita Lueken of Jasper; sons, Paul Lueken (Kim), Bretzville, and Phil Lueken (Michelle), Jasper; daughter, Jane Zapfe (Joe), Jasper; six grandchildren, Joshua, Olivia and Alyssa Lueken and Max, Patrick and Felicity Zapfe; and one step grandson, J.D. Wheatley.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Ardella Weyer and Helen Buechler; and five brothers, Othmar, Albert, Alois, Edwin and Robert Lueken.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Herbert J. “Herb” Lueken will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper. The Jasper VFW Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rites.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.




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