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“Ken will be missed so very much by not only myself but the rest of the staff here at the willows. It has been a pleasure taking care of grandpa ken...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Sloan - East Lansing, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family Sorry for your lost I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity of caring for your dad and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Danielle Allen - Lansing, MI

“Ken was the most kind and sweet person that I ever taken care of. He had the greatest sense of humor and I'm going to miss his smiling face everyday...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Danielle Clark - east lansing, MI

“All of God's blessings be with you dear friend as you journey home. Your work here is done now. Be with your family who have gone before you, while...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Hall

Andrew and his buddy. “We have lost a dear friend in your dad. You all know how special he was to our family. So many times together and funny stories to count. He will he...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tim and Kathy Hall - Holt, MI

“Ed and I have fond memories of Ken and want to express our sympathy to Ken's family..Keep all the memories that mean the most to you in your heart...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Fisher - Cedar Rapids, IA

“All the Hiemstra family wish to express our deepest sympathy to all the family.There are so many memories we have ,could not list them all. He was a...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Hiemstra - Cedar Rapids, IA


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Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Lukavsky, age 77, of Holt, Michigan passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. Ken was born October 21, 1941 in Washington, Iowa to Edwin and Anna (Harbit) Lukavsky. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Joseph (Sandy) of Montebello, New York; Thomas (Heidi) of St Louis, Missouri; Timothy (Stacie), of Charlotte, North Carolina; Robert (Lindsay) Lukavsky of Mason, Michigan; and John (Amanda) Lukavsky of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and daughter Megan Lukavsky Jewell of Bettendorf, Iowa. He is also survived by his grandchildren Anya, Sophia, Andrew, Alaina, Sarah, Taylor, and Robert Jr, and by siblings Helen Kurtz, Shirley McGraw, Robert Lukavsky, Marge Schrock, Joyce Scranton, and Dennis Lukavsky. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Christopher, brother Donald, and sister Ruth. Ken is a graduate of Washington High School in Washington, Iowa. He proudly served in the U.S. Army including service on the DMZ in South Korea. He is a former employee of AT&T, Lucent, and IBM.

Ken had a large network of friends he often met at the auctions he attended throughout Michigan and northern Indiana. He was always on the lookout for antique tools. He enjoyed woodworking and gave family, friends and neighbors handcrafted items including beautiful boxes made of exotic woods and entryway mirrors which he framed in wood. These items hold places of pride in many homes across the country. Ken's favorite pastime was playing cards. He was a competitive player and took pleasure in playing well. Many hours were spent sitting around his kitchen table, often late into the night, holding hands of up to 22 cards as he gently picked on his fellow players. It was a rite of passage when joining this family to learn to play his favorite card game.
Many thanks to the wonderful people at Sparrow Hospital who have cared for Ken over his long illness and to the kind people at The Willows where Ken lived his final year. We can't thank you enough for helping us take care of our beloved dad.

A visitation is planned at 12 noon till 2:00 pm Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 105 Capital Ave. N.E.,
A committal will be held at 2:30 pm Monday at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full US Army Military Honors and Rev. Dr. James M. Gysel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting any donations in Ken's name to help cure Alzheimer's be sent to tinyurl.com/KenLukavsky