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Norvel J. Lucas

April 12, 1926 - January 9, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home

  • Memorial Gathering: Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Memorial Service: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Graveside Service following the service at Hematite Methodist Cemetery, Hematite, MO


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Lucas, Norvel “Luke” J. April 12, 1926 – January 9, 2020 Omaha, NE, formerly of De Soto, MO. Proud World War II Veteran, a paratrooper who served in the 17th Airborne Division, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment earning two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruby E. Lucas and parents, John G. and Hulda (Simon) Lucas; and two sisters, Beulah Alexander and Dorothy Braun. He will be dearly missed. Survived by sons, Warren Lucas, Lincoln, NE and Scott Lucas, Steelville, MO; daughter-in-law, Mary Lucas, Omaha, NE and granddaughters, Cara (Justin) Richt of Lincoln, NE, and Erin Lucas (Aaron McKenzie); great grandson, Ethan Lucas, all of Omaha, NE. Inurnment Hematite Methodist Cemetery, Hematite, MO. Luncheon at the DeSoto Elks to follow burial. Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project.

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