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1961 Donald 2023

Donald Frank Lukas

August 8, 1961 — July 16, 2023



     Donald Frank "Don" Lukas, age 61, of Elsie, MI, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

     Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI.  Immediately following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at Ford Cemetery, Elba Township, MI with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating.

     Donald was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 8, 1961, the son of Frank and Dorothy (Stroub) Lukas.  He graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School, with the class of 1979.  Don married Debra Fraker on April 7, 1984, at the United Church of Ovid.  They were blessed with thirty-nine years of marriage.  Don had a long career in construction and owned his own business for seventeen years.

      Don enjoyed snowmobiling, riding motorcycles, and working on projects with his sons. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. 

      He is survived by his wife Deb Lukas; his children: Don and Jessie Lukas, Nikki and Cody Nixon, and Mike and Shanelle Lukas; and his grandchildren: Macklin and Claire Lukas and Cole and Grace Nixon.

He is also survived by siblings: Frank and Marilyn Lukas, Virginia Mohasci, George and Holly Lukas, Kay Isaacs, and Pam Lukas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Dorothy Lukas.

       Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

11:00am - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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