Percy Lueck, 92, of Turlock, was born to Edward and Martha Lueck, the 9th of 10 children. His older siblings have gone to be with the Lord, while younger brother, David (Joyce), still lives on the home place in Renville, MN.
Growing up on a farm, Percy helped his family milk cows, tend a large garden, and grow corn. They did everything with horses until he was 13, when his dad bought a tractor.
Percy moved to the Turlock area in 1950, where he met and married Elaine Backman on May 17, 1952. After raising turkeys for 13 years, he went to work as a ditch tender for T.I.D. As a sideline, he welded cages for T.I.D. and volunteered to weld all the bleachers for the Denair High School football stadium. He made various things for his children to play on, but what he’s most known for are his two 4-wheeled bicycles.
Percy volunteered his time and talent extensively, and although he had heart problems throughout his life, he had a heart of gold. He knew Him as his Lord and Savior and went to be with Him on August 1.
Besides his wife, Percy is survived by son Scott (Kristen), daughter Terri (Ray) Crane, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 11, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist, Turlock. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 12, at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista, Turlock. Interment at Turlock Memorial Park will be private.
Memorials may be made to Turlock Christian School, 1360 N. Johnson, Turlock, CA 95380 or Westside Ministries, 950 Columbia, Turlock, CA 95380