Lucky E. Lillieqvist, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. He was born Dec. 27, 1930, on the family farm near Elm Mills, the son of Walter and Matilda Kumberg Lillieqvist.
Lucky earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Kansas State University and was on the National Championship Livestock Judging Team at K-State. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Isabel American Legion Post No. 98.
He was a lifetime rancher and cattleman and part owner of Pratt Feeders. He was a member of the Pratt County Fair Association, Kansas Livestock Association, National Cattleman's Association, past president of the Barber County Farm Bureau and a longtime Methodist Church member. He loved his family, feeding cattle and was an avid golfer.
On June 18, 1961 he married Jean Tate in Medicine Lodge. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Debbie and Larry Howell of Garden Plain, Lisa and Cliff Kenworthy of Pratt, and Miya and Robert Macken of Parkville, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Travis and Teniah Howell, Cody and Emilie Kenworthy, Tyler Howell, Justin and Kari Howell, Kyle Kenworthy, Clay Kenworthy, Terra Macken, Jade Macken and Sean Macken; three great grandchildren, Nolan and Mason Kenworthy and Kayla Howell; two sisters, Ada Mitchell of Medicine Lodge and Vera Hanneken of Palm Desert, Calif., and many other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters; Laurene Johnson, Pearl Baker and Corlena Hunt.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt with John Hamm and Dr. Dan Ferguson presiding. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.
Memorials may be made to South Wind Hospice Home in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.