Douglas L. Lukemeyer, 75, Jasper

Douglas L. Lukemeyer, 75, of Jasper, died Tuesday (May 15) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Evansville October 7, 1942, to George and Freida (Lowell) Lukemeyer. He married Alice Dupps October 21, 1967, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Doug was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in combat with the 25th Infantry Division in the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post No. 673 and American Legion Post No. 147 in Jasper.He was a real estate broker and owned and operated Coldwell Banker Lukemeyer Realty for over 25 years before joining F.C. Tucker in Jasper. Prior to his real estate career he worked for Siebert’s Clothing in Jasper for over 18 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs in Jasper and was actively involved in Junior Achievement for many years. He was a past president of Jasper High School Basketball Club. He was one of the founders and past president of the Jasper R.C. Flyers Club and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University basketball fan, loved animals, and enjoyed fishing, working outdoors, gardening, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Lukemeyer; one daughter, Surviving are his wife, Alice Lukemeyer of Jasper, one daughter, Kim Jaent, Jasper; two sons, Steven Lukemeyer and wife Anita, Jasper, and Bryan Lukemeyer, Greenwood; six grandchildren, Maria and Adam Jaent, and Noah, Nate, Abigail, and Ashley Lukemeyer; and one brother, John Lukemeyer and wife Terry, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Sue Chappell.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Funeral Home in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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