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Donald J. Lukes

1934 - 2021



Donald J. Lukes, 86, Algoma, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Born on December 11, 1934, to the late Jerry and Blanche (Dvorak) Lukes. Donald graduated Algoma High School and later joined the U.S. Army. After the Army he worked as a carpenter for Petersen Builders and Bay Ship. Donald married JoAnne Kostichka on May 31, 1958, she preceded him in death on September 14, 1989. He enjoyed working in his garden, picking mushrooms and planting trees.

He is survived by his son Mark (Terri) Lukes; daughter Cheryl (Dave) Townsend; grandchildren, Nicole (Tim) Schultz, Amy (Nick) Heyrman, Mariah Lukes, and Cole Lukes; great-grandchildren, Madison Schultz, Jackson and Jaydon Heyrman; sister Carol (Don) Reinke; brother-in-law Jerome (Darlene) Kostichka; as well as be nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Lukes; parents, Jerry and Blanche Lukes, as well as by his mother- and father-in-law, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Private graveside services will be held. Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Forestville. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma assisted the family.  Online condolence message may be shared at

A special thank you to Unity Hospice and Autumn’s Journey for the exceptional care given to Don.

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Thomas and Karen Leist.

July 1, 2021 7:26 AM

My wife and I wish to express our sympathy to the Lukes family at their loss.  I worked at BSC with Don for many years in the Sheetmetal shop.  He was a great sheet metal person and his knowledge was extraordinary.  When he retired, I asked him for his sheet metal layout book which he gave me.   I left it in the shop for others when I retired,  

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