Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

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Nancy Kay Lueken

September 18, 1957November 28, 2019

Nancy K. Lueken left this world for a better one on November 28, 2019 in Peoria, IL. She was surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at the Right Downtown Banquet and Event Center in Princeton, IL. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Special Education Department at Logan Jr. High School, Princeton, IL or Nurses Caring for People, Peoria, IL. Nancy was born on September 18, 1957 in Effingham, IL. She graduated from Teutopolis High School in 1975 and from Eastern IL University in 1979. She moved to Princeton, IL shortly after graduation and began her teaching career working in Special Education. In 1998, Nancy earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching and Leadership. She retired in 2014 after 34 years in the Princeton School District. Nancy enjoyed many travel adventures in retirement with her good friend Betty. She loved being outdoors, working in the yard, tending to her many raspberry plants and walking for hours along the Canal with her dogs. She was young at heart and a free spirit; enjoying frequent camping trips to Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin with her long-time partner and fiancé Dale, and other great friends. She could find fun wherever she went and never met a dog, or a craft beer, that she didn’t like. Nancy had immeasurable amounts of patience and understanding, which made her a great mediator, advice giver and loyal friend. She was always ready to help someone out in time of need but expected no favors in return. Nancy was the “cool aunt” and all her nieces and nephews considered her their favorite aunt as well. She treated each and every one of them as her own child. Nancy is survived by her brothers, Mark (Judy) Lueken of Teutopolis; Bob (Donna) Lueken of Effingham; sisters, Cindy (Dave) Will of Peoria and Anita (Chuck) Deters of Teutopolis, 13 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Rosemary Lueken; one brother, Dennis and fiancé Dale Staples. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Words of comfort can be submitted to www.woolsey-wilton.com


  • Virgil Lueken, Father (deceased)
  • Rosemary Lueken, Mother (deceased)
  • Mark (Judy) Lueken, Brother
  • Bob (Donna) Lueken, Brother
  • Cindy (Dave) Will, Sister
  • Anita (Chuck) Deters, Sister
  • Dennis Lueken, Brother (deceased)
  • Dale Staples, Fiance (deceased)
  • Thirteen, Nieces and Nephews
  • Twenty one, Great nieces and nephews

  • Special Education Department of Logan Jr. High School
  • Nurses Caring for People


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 7, 2019


Nancy Kay Lueken

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Bob Broom

December 6, 2019

This is not really a memory, just a comment. Nancy was a classmate and friend. Her sister Anita and brother in law Chuck are friends of me and my wife Anita. Nancy would hang out with us sometimes when she was in T-Town. She was a good person and will be missed by all of us.

Brent Kopp

December 3, 2019

Worked with Nancy at P.E.S
I remember the smile she wore. Rest In peace Nancy.

Christine Rucinski

December 3, 2019

I have many fond memories of sharing our "Special Birthday luncheons or evening suppers with the girls as we called it. Nancy was a friend to everyone. Her smile was contagious and always brightened the room. I considered her my mentor in special education as we both taught in the same district and attended many early out meetings together. I remember my husband Dave and I catching her down at the canal as we both enjoyed walking our dogs there. It was always the perfect spot for that we'd say. My whole family extends our condolences to Nancy's family. Caring thoughts are sent to you all. Her caring heart and spirit will always be with us. I'm so glad I got a chance to enjoy and share a special birthday supper with her in September along with our friend Nancy Huber. I'll hold that close in my heart everyday. Chris, Dave, and Sophia Rucinski

Treasa Amstead

December 3, 2019

Mrs Lueken was the best Teacher I ever had. She was warm and caring, and she will always be remembered in our hearts. I had her in 7th and 8th grade for my special Ed teacher. I'm 35 and still remember her smile and warm hugs. May she rest in peace.

Bert Pace

December 3, 2019

This news is so Sad. I was not a good friend, but was someone Nancy always took time to say Hello and share a good word. I saw her last year at Kelly's Place in Tiskilwa. She was charming as always. She will be missed.

Nancy Huber

December 2, 2019

Nancy L. Was my fun friend who was always game for new adventures l! She was kind, smart, and always there for me through the tough times. My life with her was always light and easy. Going on without her will be hard! Love you And missing you deeply Nanny!

Jill Hopper

December 2, 2019

Nancy was my teacher and she was a wonderful teacher. She taught from the heart and she cared for each one of us. May she rest in peace and prayers go to the family

Patricia Schofield

December 2, 2019

Nancy was a fantastic teacher, a fun person, and a great role model who made a lasting impact on many livees. RIP Nancy. My sincere sympathy to the entire family. Prayers that your faith and memories bring you comfort and healing.

Nicole Evans

December 2, 2019

This news is heartbreaking and my condolences to her family 🙏 she was my favorite teacher throughout my years in school. I was never the easiest student but she never gave up hope in me. She made my school years in Logan memorable. Rest easy, beautiful soul.

Patti Moynihan

December 2, 2019

I knew Nancy as one of the Nancys. Three friends all named Nancy. We liked to joke about that. She attended my exercise classes that I taught at the Bureau County Metro Center. We had many laughs together, and I will really miss her.