LAS VEGAS – Herbert E. Lucas passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the age of 90 at his home in Las Vegas.
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He was born in Chicago on Nov. 15, 1921.
Herb was a former long-time resident of Mundelein, Marengo and Algonquin.
A proud World War II veteran, he served in the South Pacific with the United States Army Air Corps. He also worked in real estate and the trucking industry until retiring in the early 1990s, then retiring to Las Vegas for the rest of his life.
Herb was exceptional in the kitchen, with his bread baking, pierogies, Russian tacos and soups. He was always there for his wife, Deb, helping around the house. They did everything together, from driving across the country in a big rig to farming to managing a bowling alley.
He is survived by his cherished wife, Deborah Lucas (nee Glimaldi); and his children, Cheryl Alvino, Sharon Kulovsek, Sandy Little, Mark Lucas and Derek Davis. He was also a wonderful grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Valeria Lucas; a sister, Helen Cots; and a brother, Andy Lucas.
His ashes will be brought back to Illinois in mid-summer and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later time. All that knew him are welcome. He will be missed. He brought much love and joy to his family and friends.
Published in the Northwest Herald on April 29, 2012