Obituaries for Thursday January 16th

Laurel Genevieve Lukens, 83, of Pella, IA (formally of Gladstone, IL and Kissimmee, FL), died Monday, January 13, 2020, at Jefferson Place in Pella, IA.

Born June 26, 1936, in Burlington, IA, she was daughter of Charles and June Michaels. She married Dale Lukens on March 12, 1961, in Burlington. She was a homemaker that enjoyed gardening, bowling, and playing cards. She supported her husband as they were the owners and operators of Lukens Farm near Gladstone. Laurel and Dale enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. in their motor home. The couple were full-time RVers for 11 years before settling down in Kissimmee at Good Samaritan Village. Laurel moved to Pella, IA to be closer to her children in July 2019.

She had been a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Biggsville, IL and Good Samaritan Church in Kissimmee.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, father Charles, mother June, infant brother, and brother-in-law Alan. She is survived by three children, Laurie Lukens of Pella, IA, Alan (Lisa) Lukens of Pella, IA and Nancy (Mike) McLain of Plainfield, IL.; grandchildren Nicole, Amy, Laura (Alex), Andrew, David, Matthew, and Gregory; great grandchildren Addison and Titus; and three sisters, Mary (Don) Beckman, Marilyn Japsen, and Lois (Carroll) Oberman.

The Memorial Service for Laurel Lukens will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, at the Lunning Chapel in Burlington, IA. There will be a time for food and fellowship following the service.

Memorial donations will be forwarded to the Iowa Council of the United Blind.

Richard E. “Teno” Martin Sr., 87, of Burlington, died at 9:30 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born November 20, 1932, in Burlington, he was the son of Leo Jacob and Helen Marie Owen Martin. In December 1952, he married Patricia Hendricks, they later divorced. He then married Sue Elaine Venard in Burlington, Iowa.on January 12, 1962. She passed on December 31, 2013.

Teno worked as a roofer and was the President of the Roofing Union. He later worked in production at Murray & Exide.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from January 8, 1953 until December 8, 1954.

Richard was of Catholic faith and was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-SS. John & Paul Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Teno also liked to play pool and cards and spending time brawling with his brothers at family events. He was a long time member of the Eagle’s Club and called BINGO at the Burlington Gym for many years.

Survivors include five sons, Bill (Shari) Martin of Burlington, Mike Martin of Burlington, Rich (Claudia) Martin of Burlington, Steve (Janet) Martin of Stevens Point, WI, and Danny Martin of Junction City, WI; thirteen grandchildren, Tia, Brittney, Ali, David, Liz, Jami, Kori, Lyndi, Jason, Shawn, Curt, Tara, and Felicia, 36 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Martin Duke of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: Leo, Jim, Tom, Dale and Don Martin, two sisters: Doris Martin and Betty Rawlings, and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Mr. Martin will be interred with his wife at Keokuk National Cemetery in the spring.

A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.

A Celebration of his life and his Brother Dale’s will be held this Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Burlington Eagles Club from noon until 3:00 pm.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Richard’s obituary at