Sept. 28, 1931 - July 25, 2013|
Luneack, Age 81, of St. Louis, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.
A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alma Elks Lodge. Interment will be held at a later date in Oakgrove Cemetery, St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luneack Family Foundation, Inc, which is an emergency fund for Gratiot County. Donations may also be made to the First United Methodist Church or the
Ken was born on September 28, 1931 in Gratiot County the son of Ray and Florence Luneack. He married Iris C. Harrison in 1950 in Alma. Ken married Loreli Haddad in 1980 and Lois Harms Drake in St. Louis at their home in 1989.
Also known by some as The Bear, Ken touched many lives throughout his business ventures. He farmed, owned a bowling alley, became a commercial fisherman, provided pole barns, and eventually bought Bear Truss in 1983. He operated Bear Truss with his two sons, Phil and Paul, his daughter-in-law, Pam, and many dear friends until his retirement in 2001. He served on the Commercial Bank Board for ten years. He was an attendee of the St. Louis First United Methodist Church and a member of the Alma Elks Lodge #1400 as well as the CSA. He was also a participant in numerous social gatherings and a gifted story-teller. Living in St. Louis the majority of his life gave him the opportunity to offer a lending hand to many and words of advice and encouragement to most. Ken is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Paul Luneack; daughters-in-law, Pam and Linda Luneack; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; his sister, Kay of Arizona; and two step-children, Todd and Scott (Renee) of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Iris in 1992; two sons, Patrick (1982) and Phil (2004); and his sister, Janet Waters in 1978.
Ken will be missed dearly, but he will be remembered always. He did it his way.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lux Funeral Home, St. Louis. To view Ken's obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit
Published in The Morning Sun on July 26, 2013