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St. Paul Civic Center
Wednesday August 18th, 2021

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Denise R. Lucht

Denise R. Lucht, 56 (This may shock you. She aged well like fine wine!), of St. Paul, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul Civic Center. Pastor Daniel Bear will officiate (if you want to call it that). Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The funeral service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation or perform a random act of kindness in memory of Denise.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Denise was born at a very early age on March 23, 1965, in Broken Bow, the daughter of Herbert J. and Leona L. (Seevers) Deaver.

Denise got older (she never really grew up :) in the Weissert area of Custer County on the family dairy farm where she rode her pony Kokomo, was regularly chased by their roosters & grudgingly helped the family milk the cows. She first attended country school in the Weissert area and graduated valedictorian of her class from Broken Bow High School in 1983. She then attended Kearney State College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Education.

She began serving her sentence of marriage to Mark R. Lucht on June 25, 1988, at Elba, Ne. This is further evidence that a woman can be wise in every way and still have bad taste in the man she chooses. The couple lived at Elba for 11 years where she taught at Elba Elementary School. When she wasn’t teaching, Mark followed her around like a lost puppy (coincidently, she became pregnant with all of their children while living in Elba). In 1999, the family moved to St. Paul, where she and Mark raised their four children.

After spending 10 years raising her four children (and Mark) she began teaching again at Centura Elementary School and was still teaching 3rd grade (and Mark) at the time of her death. Denise loved her classroom children as though they were her own. Her heart for her students will be greatly missed.

Denise was a beloved member of Grace Baptist Church in St. Paul, served on the operations committee of the church, and heckled the pastor as much as possible.

She enjoyed her flower garden, photography, reading and chocolate. She also enjoyed time with friends, especially late nights at their house after everyone’s verbal filter had fallen out. She was a supporter of her husband’s many hobbies including hunting, fishing, fireworks, and pursuing her. (Some days the hobbies she most encouraged him to do were the ones that kept him from pursuing her. Four children were enough!). She loved sarcasm and approves of this message.

She was a great wife, an excellent mom, and the best friend anyone could ever have.

She is survived by her husband, Mark of St. Paul; children, Daniel Lucht of Chadron, Madison Lucht of Dubois, WY, Megan Lucht and her fiancé, Ruben Nolasco of Chadron and Delaney Lucht of St. Paul; her mother, Leona Deaver of St. Paul; brother, Robb Deaver of Grand Island; in-laws, Les and Diane Lucht of Grand Island; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dave and Maureen Lucht of Kearney; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susie and Tony Betts of Omaha.

Denise was greeted into heaven, by her father, Herb Deaver; infant son, Jacob Lucht; and special friends, Dan Harrahill and John Wroblewski.

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My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all in this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for the family. Norma Fink and family

Norma Fink Aug 25 2021 11:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Tamara Nelson Aug 21 2021 6:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Jason and Lori Tackaberry Aug 20 2021 8:29 PM

Denise was such a friendly, fun-loving person. We're sorry we couldn't come to the funeral. We really enjoyed the video and can see that she had a wonderful life with friends and family. Hold on to the wonderful memories. She will be waiting for you in heaven.

Sherma and Mark Jones Aug 20 2021 10:02 AM

The video captures the spirit of Denise. Thank you so much for sharing! She was a sweet friend at Broken Bow High. I'm so sorry for your family's loss but she seemed to have left a lot of herself through each of you to carry on. I'll be praying for peace and comfort as you each face the difficult coming days.

Beth Jones Aug 18 2021 11:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Ron and Virginia Barth Aug 17 2021 7:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Shelley Stepanek Aug 17 2021 6:58 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Judy Marino. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Denise R. Lucht.

Judy Marino Aug 16 2021 10:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Kerry and Teri Supencheck Aug 16 2021 8:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Lucht

Tina and Jim Brand Aug 16 2021 5:16 PM

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