Richard Joseph “Sarge” Luczak, 87, of Taylorville, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Taylorville Care Center.
Richard was born July 4, 1934 in Chicago, the son of Edward J. and Wilhelmene (Woods) Luczak. He married Lorraine Stripeik on April 30, 1960 in Stickney (now Burbank). She preceded him in death on March 5, 2021.
Upon graduating from high school in Chicago, Richard proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he went on to a career in the Illinois State Police, retiring in 1984 as a Special Agent with Division of Criminal Investigation. During his retirement, Richard and Lorraine owned and operated, Sarge’s Country Pub & Eatery in Morrisonville for 11 years. After selling the pub, he worked many more years for Bob Ridings Ford in Taylorville. Richard was a longtime member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #1151, American Legion Post #721, Nokomis Masonic Lodge #0456, and the Fraternal Order of Police Trooper’s Lodge #41.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Rick Luczak; and daughter, Michelle Fuchs.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Carmen Luczak of Raymond; sons, Louie (wife, Shirl) of Florence, OR, Tom (wife, Laurie) of Aiea, HI, and Pete Luczak of Springfield; son-in-law, Richard Fuchs of O’Fallon, IL; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara (husband, Bob) Connors of Tinley Park; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation & Funeral Mass: The family will receive guests from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. John Burnette as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow the mass at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Wilson Blvd Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
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