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John Lusk

veteranOct 17th, 1935 - Aug 12th, 2022

 

Visitation:  5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday evening August 19, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m.

Funeral:  10 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Entombment:  Bloom Cemetery with the presentation of military honors

 

     John Edwin Lusk, age 86, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, August 12, 2022, at his home.

     He was born October 17, 1935, in Flora, the son of Frank Arthur and Anna May (McLaughlin) Lusk.  On July 26, 1958, he married Judy Meeks in Columbus, Ohio, and they have been blessed with 64 years of marriage.

     John was a 1954 graduate of Flora High School and served in the U.S. Army.  He was a dedicated and faithful member of Bloom Missionary Baptist Church.  As a heavy equipment operator, he was a member of Operating Engineers Local 841 in Terre Haute for over 60 years, and the Brotherhood of Boilermakers.  He farmed, and took great pride in tending to his annual garden and sharing his harvest.  John was a member of Flora Masonic Lodge #204 since 1961 as a 32nd degree Master Mason and was a Shriner. 

     John is survived by his wife: Judy Lusk of Flora; a daughter: Joanie Thompson of Flora; a son: John (Wendy) Lusk of Mesa, Arizona; 5 grandchildren: Tiffany (Matt) Devore of Sarasota, Florida, Dustin (Jennifer) Thompson of McKinney, Texas, Samantha (Heath) Grubb of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Andrew Lusk and Timothy Lusk of Mesa, Arizona; 8 great-grandchildren: Chloe and Maddie York, Chase Devore, Ella, Nolan, and Kaden Thompson, and Hunter and Charlotte Grubb; and a number of nieces and nephews.  John is also survived by his faithful dog, Rambo.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law: Bill Thompson; 4 brothers: Alan, Robert, Donald, and Kenneth Lusk; and a nephew: Alan Lusk Jr.

     Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday evening August 19, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, Illinois, with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m.

     The funeral ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Entombment will follow at Bloom Missionary Cemetery with the presentation of military honors.

     Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children and these will be accepted through the funeral home.

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Rhesa Eckelberry

August 13th

Sorry for your loss

Gene and Jan McAllister

August 14th

Will miss this man alot!!

Danny Brenda Bradham

August 13th

John was a very nice guy. Prayers to all the family.

David Lewis

August 13th

Hello friends Judy and Joanne and Johnny and family. So sorry to hear about Brother John. John was like a good father and good friend to me, for many years. We sure did a lot of hay and wood work together. I really appreciate John's help, with delivering the Masonic Christmas fruit baskets, and for the trips to the State Fair. I really appreciate the many meals we enjoyed together, and also for your many homecooked meals, Judy. We all will treasure our many fond memories of John. May the good Lord bless you all. With love and prayers and friendship, Dave Lewis

Don Barrett

August 13th

Sorry to hear about your loss my he rest in peace.

Charlie and Patty Peters

August 14th

So sorry for your loss. John had such a big heart. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Reynolds

August 14th

My condolences to the family...

Pam (Glassford) Smith

August 14th

I was saddened to hear of John's passing and thought of what a great neighbor he was to Mom and Dad. Judy, Joanie and John, I pray God will comfort and bless you in the days, weeks and years ahead. My heart-felt condolences to each of you and your families. Sending my love to you.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

August 14th

Sorry for your loss, he will be missed

Susan and Jim Allison

August 14th

Judy and family….John was a friendly guy, and will be missed in our community. Rest In Peace John.

John and Janet Hartle

August 14th

Our deepest condolences to the entire Lusk family. Our prayers go out to all.

Mike & Connie Spitzner

August 14th

So sorry for your loss Judy & family

Jacque (McKnight) Davis

August 14th

Prayers of comfort and peace for all family and friends and praise that all can grieve with hope in this passing.

Sue (Henderson) Taylor

August 14th

I am so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

Judy Pearce Griffith

August 14th

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Susan (McAllister)Spitz

August 14th

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Larry and Linda Cook

August 14th

Sending hugs and prayers to Aunt Judy, Joanie, Johnny and families. Lots of good memories with Uncle John. Hold to all the memories and he will always be a part of you.. Praying for God's comfort for all of you. Love and prayers!

Mike and Connie Fox

August 14th

John and Wendy we are so sorry for your loss, we will be praying for you and the family.

Walterene Pearce

August 15th

So very sorry to all. God bless the family

Ron & Sharon Wathan

August 15th

So sorry for your loss. My Mom and Dad (Jack and Doris Wathan) thought so much of John and always looked forward to him delivering their Christmas fruit basket.

Don and Deb Williams

August 15th

So sorry to hear about John's passing. We've been neighbors for a long time.

Pam Williams

August 15th

So sorry for your loss. Many prayers for the family.

Jim Newcomb

August 16th

John Lusk For eight years I worked for or with all the Lusk brothers Bob (Herman), Allen (Sarge), Don, Kenny (Chief) and John. Most of my pipeline time was spent with John. We worked long hours, laid miles of pipe, played countless games of basketball, ate lots of food, attended church every Sunday, started our families and laughed a lot. The work ethic that John instilled in me shall remain until I die. The accomplishments we achieved will always be a great memory and No, Jack, we never did four miles in one day! The experiences and knowledge that I acquired are truly the equivalent of a PHD. Thank you my friend. God bless the John Lusk family and give them all the peace and comfort they need. Until we kick it off again don’t just stand there, do something! Jim Newcomb

Alan Buck

August 16th

Sympathy is extended to The Family and Friends. Sorry for Your Loss

David Stanley

August 17th

He will be missed by a great many of his friends and family.

Helen Fatheree and family

August 19th

We’re sorry for your loss.. I always appreciated him bringing me a sack of pears.

Curtis bunting

August 20th

Judy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, may God lead you to find peace and understanding in your time of sorrow.

Beverly Childers

August 21st

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by his many friends.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

August 23rd

We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

 

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