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Patricia J. Luckeroth

Seneca, Kansas

09/28/1927 - 07/06/2023

Patricia J. Luckeroth, 95, of Seneca, KS died Thursday morning, July 6, 2023 at Credo Senior Living in Seneca, KS.

Pat was born September 28, 1927 in Seneca, KS to Lester and Clemie Bennett.

Pat moved around a lot as a child. She attended several one room school houses: Woodland, Ford and Oak Grove. She graduated from Sts. Peter & Paul High School in 1945.

She graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. Pat’s career in nursing included lots of private duty nursing. She worked at Seneca Hospital, Axtell Hospital and Pawnee City Hospital. She ended her career as the OR supervisor at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital.

On November 26, 1949 Pat married Donald E. Luckeroth at St. Peter & Paul Catholic church in Seneca.

She was a devoted mother, cherished grandmother and great grandmother. She was also a loving sister, aunt and beloved by many relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her husband Donald, her son Jim, parents Lester & Clemie Bennett, her brother Bob and sister Eileen, grandchildren Amber and Josiah Luckeroth and great grandson Liam Rider.

Pat was a member of St. Peter & Paul Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society and a weekly member of adoration. She was active in the Hospital Guild and very involved in her children’s activities.

She is survived by four sons; Tom (Lex) of Seneca, Kenny of Palm Desert, CA, Dean (Terri) of Centralia, Keith of Seneca; two daughters Jackie Teeter of Fayetteville, AR & Joanie (Charlie) Abbey of Seneca. Pat is also survived by one brother George (Elsie) Bennett of Dallas, TX & three sister in-laws, Lydia Kalich of Wenatchee, WA, Mary Stoering & Alice McCarthy both of Portland, OR. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren with 2 more coming soon.

A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM & 7 PM on Sunday July 9 2023, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Arul Carasala at 10AM on Monday, July 10 2023, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Pat’s memory for Nemaha Valley Community Hospital building fund or Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM & 7 PM on Sunday July 9 2023, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Arul Carasala at 10AM on Monday, July 10 2023, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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  1. Joseph A Luckeroth on July 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    To Aunt PAt’s Family. I know your loss. It is hard to lose your Parents. You Mother led a long and fulfilling life. She was a wonderful and loviNG Aunt to me and a loving and great mom to her children. She will be missed. No sure if I can make it back will see what I can do. You all have my Love and paryers.

    Your Cousin

    • Jon Stallbaumer and family on July 8, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      My sincere condolences to the family. Pat was a wonderful lady and neighbor. My heartfelt best to you all.

  2. Eric and Carol Buetzer on July 7, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Pat was a lovely person and epitomized a strong, professional woman. She touched so many lives during her nursing career and was in the delivery room when our first daughter Sara was born. I’ll never forget her warm, caring encouragement and efficient assistance that she provided. She’ll be deeply missed and we’re sorry for your loss.

  3. Donna Scott on July 8, 2023 at 8:31 am

    We will all mis Pat at Credios’s she will be missed by all! So glad I got the opportunity to take care of such a wonderful lady! God Bless You All!

    • David Clements on July 9, 2023 at 6:12 pm

      My deepest sympathy for your loss. Pat was a fantastic lady, and missed her at morning/afternoon coffee.

  4. Acacia L Swikert on July 8, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I enjoyed getting to know her. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed.

    • Norma Holthsus Morga on July 10, 2023 at 12:48 pm

      To Luckeroth family
      So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a jewel and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
      Condolences to entire family.

      • Will Luckeroth on August 15, 2023 at 8:35 pm

        My daughter, Patricia, just sent me Aunt Pat’s obituary. She was a wonderful, warm-hearted, and energetic person that will be missed by all who knew her both personally, and professionally. My sincere condolences. RIP

  5. Janelle on July 9, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    So very sorry to learn of Pat passing. Always enjoyed seeing her smiling face at Credo when I went to see my Mother Ali Rose.
    Sincere condolences.

  6. Suzette Roth-Jacobs on July 9, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    My sincere condolences on the great loss of Aunt Pat. She was a fine woman: such a devoted wife, mother, and nurse. So many of my childhood memories are tied up with all of the Luckeroth households in Seneca. I always looked forward to graduations and family gatherings; tonight I am especially remembering Jim’s graduation celebration and watching Mom and Dad with Uncle Norman and Aunt Audrey, and Uncle Donnie and Aunt Pat interact and tell stories about the Seneca they had grown up in. I will keep all of you in my prayers for comfort. May her memory always be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. Growing up, I never heard my parents speak of Uncle Donnie without speaking of Aunt Pat. It was always the two of them together. Imagine the reunion! Sending love, Suzette

  7. Ron O'Neil on July 10, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing , thinking of you all. May she rest in peace.

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