April 30, 1941 ~ November 24, 2015

Born in: Cashton, WI,
Resided in: Wetmore, CO

Stanley N Lueck, 74, of Wetmore, Colo., passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2015. Survived by his loving wife, Carolyn (Tomesh) Lueck; sons, Michael (Christine) and Randy (Stephanie) Lueck of Eau Claire, Wis.; daughter, Rene (Chris) Mewes of Farmington, Minn.; step-son, Thomas (Susan) Elliott of St. Louis, Mo.; and mother-in-law, Rose Tomesh of Haugen, Wis. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Spencer (Nancy) and David (Cathy) Lueck of Watertown, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Judy (Michael) Durand of Haines, Alaska and Rosemary (Ron) Kemp of Haugen, Wis.; brother-in-law, Charles (Annette) Tomesh of Haugen, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Louise (Pedersen) Lueck; granddaughter, Emily Mewes; father-in-law, John Tomesh; and brother-in-law, Robert Tomesh. He was a respected teacher and home builder in Wisconsin prior to moving to Colorado in 1991. After moving to Colorado he became a longtime volunteer for several wildlife and conservation groups. He officiated high school and college sports for 25 years working two state baseball tournaments and ten state basketball tournaments including three championship games. He was ranked in the top three among over 5200 high school basketball officials in the state of Wisconsin. He has given back through his work with conservation groups like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) as the Colorado state chair for several years and serving as a board member for the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF). He served as chairman of the Board for two of the nine years he served on the MDF board. During his time as the RMEF State Chair, he teamed up with a Colorado Division of Wildlife area wildlife manager from Pueblo, Colo. to pass legislation to acquire the 30, 000 acre State Wildlife Area west of Trinidad, Colo. known as the Bosque Del Oso. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to any of the following organizations: the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Mont., the San Isabel Land Protection Trust in Westcliffe, Colo., the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Endowment Fund in Red Wing, Minn. Stan was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Donations in his memory may also be made to the Mayo Clinic (Research Group). All memorials in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Stan wished to be cremated with his ashes to be scattered over wildlands that he helped to conserve and enhance during his lifetime. Visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wis., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. A second memorial service will be held in Colorado at a later date yet to be determined followed by the scattering of his ashes. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Stan was always ‘the perfect gentleman.’ We shall miss him terribly. Fortunately we will get to see Stan again, and forever in Heaven. Stan, don’t forget to tell St Peter about Red Wing Stoneware and Jewel Tea. He’ll love it, too.

  2. Carolyn,
    May the memories of a wonderful marriage and beautiful friendship comfort you always until the time you meet again. God bless you and your family. Patrick and Jeanette Garcia

  3. Carolyn, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We feel blessed just to have know you and Stan. He made a difference in a lot of peoples lives. I enjoyed working with him and the wildlife conservation groups. Mark and Johna Bassi

  4. Carolyn,
    I am so sorry to hear about Stan. May God be with you and give you the strength you will need to get through this time.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss. Without much skill or experience, I studied woods and metals with Mr. Lueck in 1970 at Central Jr HS in Eau Claire, and he was a skilled and patient teacher who taught us respect and discipline. I often think of his sendoff: “Have a good day boys; it’s a good day to have one.”

  6. Dear Mike and Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the loss of the head of your family. I lost my Dad 2 weeks before Christmas in 2009. This is not an easy time of year to be saying good-bye. But we have hope that it is not good-bye, rather – see you later.
    Please know that you are in my humble prayers as you all come to grips with
    the passing of someone who is irreplaceable. May God, in His mercy, be with you all and may perpetual light shine on Mr. Stanley Lueck forever and ever.

  7. My condolences to the family at this very difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you fin comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

  8. Sorry for this great loss! I was fortunate to be a student of Stan’s in Elk Mound, Wisconsin in 1965 and later be a teacher of his wonderful children: Renee, Mike and Randy at Mt. Washington Elementary School in the 1970’s. It was always a pleasure to see Carolyn and Stan at the Red Wing Stoneware collection each July. My prayers go out to each of you. Larry Meyer

  9. We’re sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Stanley very well, but we enjoyed visiting with him at San Isabel Land Protection Trust events. He was always so pleasant and we really liked him. We will miss him.

  10. Mr. Lueck was my teacher at Central Junior in the early 70’s. He ran a tight ship, but we knew he cared for us as students and as maturing young men.
    I thank Stanley for being a positive presence in my life. Peace, Chuck Woletz

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