ADVANCE -- Lucas William Georger, 88, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 16, 1917, son of the late Charles and Louise Schoen Georger, he farmed for over 40 years in the Advance area. Upon retirement he started a Christmas tree farm and also raised and sold blackberries for many years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church since 1960 and was baptized in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.
On Oct. 26, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, he married Dorothy Mae Lowes who preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1991.
Two brothers, Mat and Joe Georger; three sisters, Sister Augusta, Maria Georger and Coena Dambach; and one daughter-in-law, Bernice Trankle Georger, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Roy (Mickey) Georger of Metropolis, Ill., Elmer (Cecila) Georger of Advance and Leopold, Gary (Helen) Georger of Advance and Randy Georger of Perryville; two daughters, Dr. Joyce (Michael) Reed of Kelso and Diann (Pete) Bradshaw-Ulmer of Scott City; three sisters, Sister Elaine Georger of Wheaton, Ill., Alvena (Don) Lett of Scott City and Marina Georger of Chaffee; one sister-in-law, Rose Georger of Cape Girardeau; 16 grandchildren, Glen Georger, Karen Owens, Michael Georger, Katrina Shoemaker, Amy Pohlman, Laura Georger, Sarah Georger, Matthew Reed, Lisa Georger, Keith Georger, Christopher Bradshaw, Rebecca Reed, Eric Georger, Olivia Bradshaw, Rachel Reed and Zachary Bradshaw; five great-
grandchildren, Lucas Georger, Logan Georger, Dixie Shoemaker, Wyatt Owens, Jacob Nussbaum; and seven stepgrandchildren and six step great-
Services were celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance with the Rev. Fred Lutz serving as celebrant.
Burial followed in the Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.
Morgan Funeral Home of Advance was in charge of arrangements. Paid obituary