Donald "Donny" Lukes
Donald “Donny” Edward Lukes, 37, passed away on May 30, 2020 in Sioux Falls. Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Family members will be present for a visitation prior to the service from 10:30-11:30 AM. Family requests that everyone attending dress casually including camouflage. In lieu of flowers, The Donald Lukes Memorial Fund has been set up at any First Premier Bank branch.
Donny was born on August 1, 1982 in Sioux Falls, SD to Greg and Kathy (Reiter) Lukes. He was raised and received his education in Sioux Falls attending Laura B Anderson, Whittier Middle School and Washington High School, graduating in 2000.
Growing up Donny enjoyed hunting with his dad, sister Lisa and brother-in-law Rob; racing his dad’s 1948 Anglia at Thunder Valley; and spending time with his friends.
In High School, Donny started working at Quality Nut and Bolt, continued working construction and most recently was working as a handyman helping family and friends with projects and delivering Shopping News.
Donny enjoyed cheering on the Oakland Raiders, building wood projects, working on cars, and fishing. Above all else, he loved his son, Gage. Together they enjoyed going to the Renaissance Festival, attending the Zombie Walk, raising bearded dragons, building legos and making model cars. One of Donny’s favorite things to do was to cheer on Gage as he played football.
Donny is survived by his son: Gage; his parents: Greg and Kathy Lukes; two sisters: Lisa (Robert) Gonzales and Katie (Brodie) Mayfield; four nieces: Jordyn Gonzales, Selena Gonzales, Oaklee Mayfield, and Avery Mayfield; one nephew: Lincoln Mayfield; Grandma: Alice Sample; several aunts, uncles and cousins; along with numerous other relatives and friends including a special little girl: Ayla. Donny was preceded in death by his Grandpa: Edward Reiter; Grandma: LaVonne Reiter; Grandpa Donald Lukes; Uncle Leonard Reiter; Uncle Denny Adler; and Cousin Suzi Olson.
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