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Mr. Albert F. Lueckenhoff, 85, Quincy, Ill., died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home. Born August 17, 1926, in St. Elizabeth, Missouri, Albert was the son of Bernard (Ben) Lueckenhoff and Gertrude Weidinger Lueckenhoff. Serving in the Pacific in the later stages of WWII, he became one of the very first American troops to come ashore in Japan. He married Nancy Hohenstreet on September 2, 1950, in St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Missouri. Albert was employed by the Missouri Highway Department, painting bridges around the state until he and Nancy moved to Quincy in 1956. He was employed at Sinclair Petroleum, Gardner-Denver, and the Quincy Senior Center until his retirement. Throughout most of his retirement he repaired and sold lawn mowers as a true "shade tree mechanic" behind his home. Albert was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church for 56 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, small engine repair, and playing cards. His loving care for his wife in her declining years was an inspiration to his family. Survivors include two sons, Mark Lueckenhoff and his wife Linda of Ewing, Mo.. and Bruce Lueckenhoff and his wife Penny of Brentwood, Tenn..; five grandchildren, Bethany Lueckenhoff of Blue Springs Mo. and Phillip Lueckenhoff and wife Laura of Maryland Heights, Mo. and Josie Lueckenhoff, Clara Lueckenhoff and Heather Lueckenhoff, all of Brentwood, Tenn.; one sister, Beatrice Kempker of Jefferson City, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Lueckenhoff was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Lueckenhoff; three siblings, Theresa Adrian of St. Martins Mo., John Lueckenhoff of Westphalia Mo., and Jake Lueckenhoff of Quincy, Ill. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and at 9:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church by the Rev. Basil Oruo. Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening at 6:30 in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the grandchildren's education fund or the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.
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