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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Lukes, 82

Elizabeth “Betty” H. Lukes, age 82, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Browerville, the daughter of Theodore and Mary Kensey Jambor.

Elizabeth was joined in holy marriage with David J. Lukes Sept. 23, 1950. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Betty was formerly employed at Micky’s Diner in St. Paul, Lester’s Incorporated, and at Poly Foam Incorporated. She was also an Avon sales representative.

Betty was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Reada) Lukes of Lester Prairie, Gene (Teresa) Lukes of Watertown, Kathy (Leon) Franke of Delano, Joe (Marianne) Lukes of Eagle Grove, IA, Fred “Fritz” (Jo) Lukes of Lester Prairie, and Teresa (Jim) Vejrosta of Silver Lake; 15 grandchildren: Jacqueline, Christopher, Nathan, Ashle, Lynette, Alissa, Rachael, Adam, Jordan, Michelle, Aimee, Geoff, Shaun, Jenna and Jessika; 18 great-grandchildren: Faith, Haley, Aiden, Jayden, Cullen, Garrett, Hunter, Raegan, Kaden, Ava, Maddie, Kaia, Jackson, Reed, Derrick, Britney, Danielle and Sarah; and two step grandchildren: Kylee and Chase.

Betty is further survived by three brothers, Joe, Tony and Jack; sisters-in-law Delores Jambor, Dorothy Jambor, and Mary Koep; brothers-in-law Walter Koep and Ray Lenk; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Lukes, June 22, 2004; parents, Theodore and Mary Jambor; sisters Florence Buchta and Mary Davis; brothers Albert, Valentine and Stanley; parents-in-law Joseph and Sarah Lukes; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Jambor, Lorraine Jambor, Florence Jambor, Grace Lenk, and Rita E. Lukes; and brothers-in-law Melvin Buchta and Elmer Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday, July 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Honorary casket bearers were granddaughters Jacqueline Lukes, Ashle Lukes, Lynette Rousseau, Alissa Onell, Rachael Lukes, Michelle Georges, Aimee Wilbur, Jenna Lukes, and Jessika Lukes.

Casket bearers were grandsons Christopher Lukes, Nathan Lukes, Adam Lukes, Jordan Lukes, Geoff Lukes, and Shaun Lukes.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.