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
Services are under
the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
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.
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
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
an active member of the Nampa 12th Ward L.D.S. Church
and served in many church positions, including bishop of the
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.