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Obituary of Fern Lucas, 68


Fern W. Lucas Sr.,68, of Bellefonte, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Spring Township, son of the late Guy and Mildred Heverly Lucas. His wife the former Martha Ripka Lucas preceded him in death.

Fern had worked in the Rod Dept. at Cerro Metal Products in Bellefonte. He was of the Protestant Faith. Fern was a member of Bellefonte Faternal Order of Eagles, Bellefonte Undine Fire Co.#2 OOPS Club, Bellefonte American Legion, Bellefonte V.F.W. , Potters Mills V.F.W., Millheim Fire Co., and the Democratic Club of Clarence. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was a NASCAR fan and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a veteran having served in the US Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Tanya I. Lucas and her companion, Tom Swank, of Spring Mills and Stephanie J. (Donald Jr.) Tice, of Julian; one son, Fern W, (Faith) Lucas Jr., of Bellefonte; five sisters, Jane Reeder, Beverly Reese, Evelyn Emel, all of Bellefonte, Cynthia Spicer, of Centre Hall and Ann Shuey, of Altoona; four brothers, Larry Lucas, of Pleasant Gap, Steve Lucas, of Mifflinburg, Paul Shuey, of Milesburg and Tim Shuey, of Milesburg; six grandchildren, Kaitlinn Rearick, Kandice Rearick, Jacob Rearick, Emily Hartman, Martina Hartman and Trevor Tice. He is also survived by two special friends, Sue Decker and Tim Stitzer. In addition to his parents and his wife he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Dorothy "Dot" Shuey; one sister, Patricia Reeder; and four brothers, Charles "Jr." Shuey, Merrill "Jim" Lucas, George "Tom" Lucas, and Rodney Lucas.

Services will be held at Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11 a.m., with Pastor Mike Covalt officiating. Family and Friends will be received Monday, June 17, 2013, from 6-8 P.M. at The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Burial will be in Eagle Cemetery, Boggs Township, where military honors will be accorded. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg.

Name of Deceased

Fern Lucas



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Funeral Home

Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg

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