Information for Roscoe Wayne Luekenga

24 December, 1919 – 24 December, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Roscoe Luekenga

    Services for Roscoe Wayne Luekenga, 68, of Nampa, who died Thursday, Dec. 24, at his home following a long illness, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Nampa Stake Center, 1500 Smith Ave.
    His son, Bishop Roscoe W. Luekenga Jr., will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Luekenga was born on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1919, at Gooding, to Peter F. and Clara Nichols Luekenga.  At the age of 2, he moved to Nampa with his parents where he was reared and educated, graduating from Nampa High School in 1938.  After his schooling, he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a carpenter on their bridge and building crew.
    He married Ann Hansen of Council on Nov. 11, 1940, in Weiser.  Their marriage was later solemnized on Sept. 23, 1943, at the Salt Lake City, Utah, L.D.S. Temple.
    He entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 28, 1944, and served during World War II.  He was honorably discharged on Dec. 11, 1945, and they moved to Nampa where he started in construction.  In December of 1945, he started the R. W. Luekenga Construction Co. and began building homes.
    In 1950, he started commercial construction and built structures throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon.  He retired in 1982 due to ill health and they have resided in Nampa since.
    He was an active member of the Nampa 12th Ward L.D.S. Church and served in many church positions, including bishop of the Nampa 4th Ward L.D.S. Church for seven years and president of the Nampa Idaho Stake for 10 years.  He also served on the board of the Associated General Contractors and had been very active in the Boy Scouts of America.
    He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Nampa; two daughters, Connie (Mrs. Robert) Rose of Bountiful, Utah, Arlene (Mrs. M. LeRoy ) Milnes, Spokane, Wash.; one son-in-law, Dr. Michael M. Frame, Price, Utah; six sons and their wives, William A. and Pat Moffat, Broad Run, Va., Robert W. and Kathleen Moffat, Boise, Dr. Richard L. ana Pauline Luekenga, Richfield„ , Utah, Roscoe W. Jr. and Sheryl Luekenga, Anthone H. and Lezlie Luekenga and Kevin H. Luekenga, all of Nampa; and three brothers, Raymond F. and Glenda Luekenga of Carson City, Nev., C. Ramon and Mitzy Luekenga of Vernal, Utah, and Robert L. and Joy Luekenga of Denver, Colo.; 41 grandchildren., and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard; and a daughter, Vicki L. Frame.


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