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May 20, 2022

3/4/2022 5:29:00 AM
Leroy "Val" Lukowski

Leroy "Val" Lukowski, age 79, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 27, 2022 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. He was born in Little Rock, Ark. on Sept. 18, 1942 the son of Walter and Maisel (Pinson) Lukowski. Because of his Dad serving in the U.S. Army, Val attended several different schools in numerous cities while growing up. His family moved to Rhinelander during Val's teenage years. He graduated from the Rhinelander High School in 1960. After high school, he worked in local grocery stores and for the Rhinelander Daily News. He began his career with Wisconsin Public Service in 1968 as a lineman. He worked in Rhinelander for 18 years and finished his career with 17 years as a line designer in Tomahawk.

Val was a member of the Wisconsin Bowling Association for many years. He became known as an outstanding bowler winning many tournaments throughout the area. He was also a softball player and manager in the community leagues. He was a member of the Rhinelander Country Club since 1994 golfing in various leagues and tournaments in the Rhinelander area. Val was an avid hunter bagging several trophies including deer, caribou, antelope, pheasant, partridge, ptarmigan, and ducks. He was also a successful fisherman.

Val is survived by his wife Lynda (Schauder), his son Michael (Abbey) Lukowski , his stepdaughter Amy (John) Wolf , his grandchildren Tim, John, Anthony, Alec and Ashlynn, his great grandson Bentley, his sister Joyce (Dale) Elliot, his brothers Ivan (Sue) Lukowski, Gary (Cheryl) Lukowski, and Wallace (Sue) Lukowski, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation and memorial service for Val is going to be scheduled for this coming May. The times will be published in the River News and at The family would ask that all donations be made in Val's name to the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association at You may leave your private condolences for the Lukowski family at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Article comment by: Sue⁶ 5147 5030 2465 5348⁴ Larsen

So sorry Lynda, thoughts and prayers are with you

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