A life faithfully lived deserves to be faithfully remembered. Duane C. Luick, 84, was born to eternal life, joining his beloved daughter Jennifer, on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
Duane was born to Herbert and Rose Luick on Sept. 1, 1938, and raised with his sister Lorrie (Harold) Bruss. Married 52 years, he is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Karen (nee Couillard). He is also survived by his children, Jeffrey (Michelle) Luick, Kimberly Thomas (Wil Hundt) and Kim (Nathan) Leinweber. He was blessed to have been loved by grandchildren, Colton Mueller and Mckinley Leinweber, together with Justin Oldenhoff, Christine (Gregory) Zerbe, Britney (Brad) Hermanson, Daniel Thomas, Melissa (James) Maas, Ashley Luick and Samantha (Jameson) Altretuer and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Duane was raised in Milwaukee. He graduated from Wauwatosa High School and served in the US Air Force until being honorably discharged in 1958. His thirty-two years of dedication as an officer of the Milwaukee Police Department advanced him to Vice Squad Detective until retirement in 1992. During his tenure he was an active member of the 40 Tribunes, a group of forty detectives who held fundraisers to support Cystic Fibrosis. For the next five years, he worked for the State of Wisconsin Gaming Commission. He was an elected Town Supervisor of Waterford and also served on the Waterford Planning Commission. Duane served not only his country and the citizens of Milwaukee, but also served the people who crossed his path by living the most important commandment of all; “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Duane enriched the lives of all his family and friends by sharing the things he loved; boating on the lake, golfing, home entertaining and traveling. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
A gathering will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 145 South 6th Street, Waterford, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Tichigan Lake Firework Committee for a grand finale memorial, or Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services, an organization that offers emergency care, counseling, emotional support, and forensic nursing for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Their providers work together to help survivors receive the individualized care and services they need to feel whole again. Donations in memory of Duane can be made to Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 945 North 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 – C/O Belinda Boyle, Manager of Forensic Nursing Services / aahgiving.org.