LaFerne Lukasiewicz, 89, of St. Paul died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Reverend Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, to the Howard County Medical Center Foundation or to the family’s choice.
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements.
LaFerne was born May 6, 1922 at St. Paul, Nebraska to Albert & Christina (Rasmussen) Jensen.
She grew up at Cushing where she attended school and graduated from Cushing High School.
LaFerne worked at Top Hat Café and Johnson Variety. She worked for many years at Bryan Jensen Clothing.
She was united in marriage to Ivan Lukasiewicz on August 29, 1945 in Farwell, Nebraska.
The couple moved to Omaha where they lived for a short time and then moved to Giltner. In 1964 they moved to St. Paul where they have lived ever since.
She worked as a homemaker and took care of her children.
LaFerne was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Club.
She was a wonderful homemaker and was a very good cook. She loved to play cards and checkers. She enjoyed her visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
LaFerne is survived by her husband Ivan of St. Paul; three sons & daughters-in-law, Dennis & Sue, Donald & DeEtte and Brian & Audrey all of St. Paul; six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters & brothers-in-law, Dorothy & Vern Throop of Grand Island and Jeanine & Lavern Wojtalewicz of St. Paul; two sisters-in-law, Donna Jensen of St. Paul and Gertrude Galligani of Portland, OR.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leelon Jensen & Norvin Jensen and three sisters, Evelyn Panowicz, Arlene Petersen and an infant sister Eleanor Jensen.Print Obituary & Condolences