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Subject: LUKENBILL: William Bill Lukenbill-10/9/2005>usa\ca--obits,
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:15:05 +0100

LUKENBILL, William ''Bill''

Of Rio Linda passed away Sat., September 10, 2005 in a Sacramento nursing
home at the age of 89. He was born September 2, 1916 in Williston, North
Dakota to Walter and Lydia Lukenbill. Bill was a member of Carpenters Union
Local #586 of Sacramento for fifty years and most recently worked for
Lukenbill Brothers Construction for before retiring in 1978. Bill also owned
and operated the family JAL Ranch in Rio Linda with his wife and son until
early 2005. He was an active member of Rio Linda Grange #403.

Bill had a talent for woodworking craftsmanship and enjoyed making household
items for family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed
listening to games of the Sacramento Kings. In 1988 he enjoyed a trip to the
Soviet Union with his sons including a visit to the village of Krutyye
Gorby, Ukraine, birthplace of his mother and grandfather. He especially
enjoyed family reunions and picnics sharing stories with everyone of his
life in North Dakota and California. He was a dedicated family man and will
be best remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather,
great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Ann Lukenbill of Rio
Linda; 2 sons, Ron Lukenbill and wife Tanya of Helena, Montana, James
Lukenbill and wife Karen of Rio Linda; 1 brother, Frank Lukenbill of
Sacramento; 3 sisters, Bess Kouretas, Caroline Brown and Mickey Stack, all
of Sacramento; 4 grandchildren, Monica Loar, Sarah Lukenbill, Joel
Lukenbill, Jacob Lukenbill and 3 great grandchildren, Connor Loar, Mackenzie
Loar and Jasmine Lukenbill.

He was preceded in death by 1 son, John Alan Lukenbill in 1962; 3 brothers,
John, Walter and Berkley Lukenbill; 2 sisters, Belle Tudor and Mary Farris.

A chapel service will be held Friday September 16, 2005, 10:00am at the East
Lawn Sierra Hills Funeral Home, followed by interment at the East Lawn
Sierra Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday 4:00-7:00pm at the
East Lawn Sierra Hills Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are by Lodi
Funeral Home.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 9/13/2005

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