Margie Lee Astrike, 82, Huntingburg

Margie Lee (Luker) Astrike, age 82, of Huntingburg, died at 11:45am on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Margie was born on April 30, 1938, to Raymond and Lydia (Hemmer) Luker, in Holland, IN. After graduating from Huntingburg High School in 1956, she then graduated from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. For more than 50 years she held various nursing positions, including working at the Huntingburg Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. She also served as school nurse for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation. Margie was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.

On November 28, 1959, she married Donald Astrike at Salem Church in Huntingburg. Together they had three daughters, Debbie Astrike of Hermitage, TN, Janet (Clai) Putney of Columbus, IN, and Cheryl (Mike) Hinton, of Indianapolis.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years and her three daughters, as well as two grandchildren, Logan Putney, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp, and Lydia Putney. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Luker and Betty Luker. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Paul and Ray, nephew Scott Luker and niece Jennifer Cosmanoff.

Funeral services for Margie Astrike will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 2:00-7:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 1st; and also one hour prior to the funeral on Monday. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Nursing Honor Guard will conduct a vigil service at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at

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