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Nicholas R. Lucy

Nicholas R. Lucy

Nicholas R. Lucy, 84, of Dubuque, passed away on his birthday, February 16, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Linda J. (German) Lucy, whom he married on November 26, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa. His in-laws were the late Lloyd and Nina (Sweeney) German, both formerly of Mount Ayr. Nick was born in Leadville, Colorado to William and Loretta (McHale) Lucy, and grew up in East Dubuque, Illinois. Nick was a proud veteran, having served in both the Navy and Air Force. He worked as a technician at the telephone company for 40 years.

Nick was very active in numerous community organizations. He was a former Commander of American Legion Post 6, ran the Oratorical Contest, and was a member of the State Legislative Committee. A bugler since he was young, Nick marched in the East Dubuque Drum & Bugle Corps for 69 years and was a member of the American Legion funeral detail playing taps at thousands of veterans’ funerals. He also worked with the VFW, Telephone Pioneers, Rescue Mission and the Dubuque Federation of Labor. Photography was a lifelong passion and you rarely saw Nick without a camera. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening, canoeing and travel.

Nick is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Laura (David) Lucy-Ilan, Eric (Linda) Lucy, Keith (Annette) Lucy, Christine Lucy and Melissa German; and sister, Irene (Don) Kaukaskie. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and 2 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, a Nicholas R. Lucy Memorial Fund has been established for charitable contributions to local organizations. Condolence cards/memorial donations can be sent in care of: Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home, 2659 JFK Rd, Dubuque, IA, 52002.

Visitation is Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, and Friday, March 1, 2024, from 9:30 – 10:15 am at St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque. Funeral services are Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:30 am, also at St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque. Full Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 6 of Dubuque, the East Dubuque Drum & Bugle Corps, and the United States Navy.

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