Memorial services for Fred Luckeroth, 97 of St. Cloud will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Country Manor Chapel in Sartell, MN. Visitation will be from 9:00AM until the time of service at Country Manor Chapel. Interment will be at a later date.
Fred was born February 1, 1920, in Collegeville Township, the first-born son of Ignatius and Anna (Ross) Luckeroth. Fred attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Central Junior High School in St. Cloud. After his Father died when Fred was 17, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and worked for two years, 1937-1938, at Rabideau Camp near Blackduck, MN. Fred served in the Army during WWII from 1942-1945. Fred was united in marriage to Vera Shank on June 28, 1944 in Chicago, IL. In November 1945, when Fred was discharged from the Army, the couple made their home in St. Cloud. Fred began working for the Great Northern Railroad at their Car Shops in Waite Park. He eventually became a crane operator, and retired in 1982. Fred was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and VFW Granite Post #428 in St. Cloud, and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVE) Unit 107.
Fred enjoyed his retirement years fishing, gardening, and spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. He was also an avid Twins and Vikings fan.
He is survived by three children, Fred J (Chris) of Park Rapids, MN, Dick of St Cloud, MN, and Mary (Jeff) Akervik of St. Stephen, MN; six grandchildren, Carey Luckeroth of Minneapolis, Keith (Amber) Luckeroth of Rogers, Adam (Amanda) Luckeroth of Minneapolis, Jesse (Leah) Luckeroth of St. Cloud, Korla (Alex) Molitor of Minneapolis, and Angelena (Tony) Luckeroth of Minneapolis; and five great-grandchildren, Spencer, Tyler, Isabel, Jesse and Wyatt.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vera in 2008, brothers, Laverne ‘Lucky’, Emil and Andy; and sisters, Margaret Stueve, Leonella ‘Nellie’ Long, and Catherine ‘Kitty’ Mayavski.
Fred will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Whitney Meals on Wheels program. Fred looked forward to the friendly volunteers that delivered him nutritious lunches daily.
Thank you to the staff at Country Manor for the care and comfort provided to Fred during his stay.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will be from 9:00AM until the time of service at Country Manor Chapel in Sartell, MN.
Memorial services for Fred Luckeroth, 97 of St. Cloud will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Country Manor Chapel inSartell,MN. Interment will be at a later date.