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Denise R. Lucht

March 23, 1965 — August 12, 2021

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

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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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Saint Paul, NE 68873

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