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Donald Lee Lycke Sr.

October 3, 1933 March 3, 2019
Donald Lee Lycke Sr.
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Obituary for Donald Lee Lycke Sr.

Donald L. Lycke Sr., died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Atrium Post-Acute Care in Black River Falls.

He was born on October 3, 1933 in Boone, Iowa, the son of the late Lee and Clarabelle Lycke. In 1947, when Don was a teenager the family moved to Geneva, Illinois. In 1952, Don joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955. Don married Rita Clements in Batavia, Illinois on December 15, 1956. They decided to move to the Mindoro area in 1977.

Don and Rita owned and operated Don’s Place in Burr Oak from 1977 to 1983. They then moved to Melrose where he worked for Northern Engraving as a truck driver until retiring in 1999. He also worked as a groundskeeper at the Riverbend Golf Course from 2000 until 2015.

He enjoyed his morning coffee breaks, woodworking and gardening.
Don is survived by his wife Rita of Melrose; son Donald Jr. (Judy) of LaCrosse; daughters: Debra Lycke of Holmen and Sandra McClain of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren: Dominic, Kaleb, Parker, Jesse, Ashley, Brandon and Brittney; great-grandchildren: Ellis and Bayley; and a sister-in-law Lorraine Beal of LaCrosse.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters: Wilma and Lucille; and sister-in-law Carlene Burroker.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church, 813 N. Washington St., Melrose with Fr. Emmanuel Famiyeh officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until time of service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in the Melrose Cemetery.


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Visitation

Saturday

16

Mar

9:00 AM 3/16/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Kevin Catholic Church

813 N Washington St.
Melrose , WI 54642

St. Kevin Catholic Church
813 N Washington St. Melrose 54642 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

16

Mar

11:00 AM 3/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Kevin Catholic Church

813 N Washington St.
Melrose , WI 54642

St. Kevin Catholic Church
813 N Washington St. Melrose 54642 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Melrose Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 54 W
Melrose, WI 54642

Hwy 54 W Melrose 54642 WI
United States
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