Herbert Karl Lucht of Wautoma, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 9, 2023.
He was born on June 29, 1933, in the Town of Lanark, Portage County, Wisconsin to the late William Lucht and Agnes (Boelter) Lucht. Herbert along with his two brothers; Frederick W. Lucht, and Robert Lucht joined the United States Navy in 1952 where they served together aboard the U.S.S. Francis M. Robinson Navy ship during the Korean War, where Herbert served as a gunner mate. Upon his honorable discharge, Herbert went on to marry the love of his life Caroline Zeinert at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa, WI on April 27, 1963. Herbert alongside his brothers farmed together, operated a trucking business and Herbert worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was a devoted member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca.
He was a caring and loving husband who was proud of his military service and thought the world of his family. Spending time with his grandchildren became the center of his life and they had a special place in his heart. He enjoyed family gatherings, watching the wildlife from his picture window, his daily drives to watch the farm crops green and ripen and monitor the irrigation systems in the fields, assisting Caroline in baking her delicious apple pies, traveling, and occasionally sneaking off to the casino with Caroline. He had a quick wit and keen sense of humor that was infectious and treasured by those he loved.
He is survived by his five children, Edward Lucht (Robyn) of Wautoma, Sarah Lucht (Gary Worm) of Amherst, Karen Bergsbaken (Tim) of Amherst, Herbert Lucht (Lisa) of Amherst, and Michael Lucht (Patty Boutwell) of Ogdensburg. He is survived by his brothers, Robert Lucht, and John (Barbara) Lucht and his sister, Ardys Ella Douglas Lucht, sister in laws; Geneva Moericke, Sally Schmitt (Sonny Beyer), Joan Zeinert, Rebecca Livermore, Ann Zeinert and Irene Zeinert, and brothers-in-law; Dave Hansen and Christian Shomberg.
He is further survived by his grandchildren Dr. Kelly Olson (Cassidi), Charlotte Bergsbaken, Cole Bergsbaken (fiancé Cassie Behreandt), Jaclyn Lucht, Julius Lucht, Jarrett Lucht, Jade Lucht, Brooke Blader-Lucht and Bailey Blader-Lucht and great grandchildren, Oliver Olson, Eleanor Olson, and Edith Olson, nieces, nephews and so many friends who will all miss him deeply.
In addition to his wife Caroline, Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Frederick W. Lucht, Jeremiah Lucht, and his grandson James Lucht his brothes-in-law; Kenneth Zeinert, Eugene Zeinert, Marvin Zeinert and John Moericke, his sisters-in-law; Geraldine Hansen, Elaine Ploetz, Delores Lucht, and Lila Lucht.
The family will greet relatives and friends on 21 October from 9:00 a.m. at the Church until the time of the service. The Funeral Service will be on 21 October 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Herbert will be laid to rest with Military Honors next to his beloved wife, Caroline, in the Badger Cemetery, Town of Lanark, Portage County. The Stahl Funeral Home of Wautoma, is assisting the family with arrangements, www.stahlfuneralhome.com