Nancy (Skogen) Lueck

Nancy (Skogen) Lueck

October 9th, 1954 - February 17th, 2020
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Nancy Faye (Skogen) Lueck (wife of Mark), age 65, of South Shore, SD passed away Monday, Feb.17, 2020 in Murray, Utah.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the South Shore School Gymnasium in South Shore, SD.

Interment will be at a later date at St. Luke's Cemetery by South Shore.

Buckle up (it’s the law)! This is not your momma’s typical obituary, as they would say! This is OUR momma’s obituary and she was sweet, silly, fun, adventurous, family focused, unconditionally loving and faithful. Expressing all of that sufficiently is A LOT to fit in here, but we hope you enjoy the ride as we allow those of you who knew her to reminisce about who she was in your life and do our best to give others a taste of who this unbelievable mother, wife, grandma, sister, and daughter was as well.

Nancy Faye (Skogen) Lueck, born October, 9 1954 in Sisseton, South Dakota lived the majority of her extraordinary life by one profound and important rule, “DON’T tell your Dad!”

This rebel mom made sure that her kids were taken care of and often made sure they knew that life would just be simpler if their dad didn’t know about a poor choice they made, money she gave them, or something she bought that he wouldn’t be thrilled about.

She married her high school sweetheart and gave birth to four of the most rambunctious boys you can imagine, a selfless daughter, and then there was Ashley (smirk).

Early in life Nancy demonstrated the qualities that would define her to the end. Even at 2 years old, her sister Susan recalls her always smiling and following her everywhere. She would tell her to “go away!” To which, Nancy would sweetly and enthusiastically reply, “Okay!” However, as soon as Susan turned back around, she was right there again with a huge grin.

She also never liked clothes in the Summertime. As a young child, someone would dress her in her clothes and then out of the blink of an eye she was out of them. She just wanted to enjoy the warmth, and it didn’t seem to matter to this little girl that she was in her birthday suit outside without a care in the world. She loved to go topless in the Summer later in life as well. In this case it was the giant Pontiac convertible with its top off, and usually grandkids in the back seat for a cruise.

She spent most of her childhood with cousins, so many cousins. She loved to play with them and laugh with them and spend time with them.

In high school, Nancy worked at Tekakwitha Living Center with friends. She worked in the kitchen and cared for the residents in ways only she could.

Her life changed forever in the hallways of Sisseton High School. She was walking down the hall listening to two boys behind her, Mark and Lonnie. Mark worked for his dad in masonry and construction during high school and developed a good eye for precision and beauty, but in this case he had to work up the courage to even construct a simple question. As they walked down the hall, Lonnie says to Mark “when are you going to ask her to prom?” Upon hearing this Nancy strategically slows down and stops at the drinking fountain to give Mark a chance to finally ask, and he did. They were hardly ever apart from that point on.

Nancy missed almost a year of school from illness and Mark had about 35-40 delinquencies to make up for in Summer School. He would pick her up and they would go together. Class was almost always followed by a stop at A&W for a snack or a root beer float. Mark fondly remembers reading Charles Dicken’s immortal classic, Great Expectations together. Studying the adventures of Pip that would lead to adventures of Mark and Nancy for an eternity.

For the next 47 years, Mark and Nancy were inseparable. They built houses together, built a family together and built up the people around them together.

Born to be an amazing mother from the beginning, her kids always came first. Whether answering the phone anytime to listen and offer comfort and encouragement, getting them out of less than reputable situations, or making sure there was never a shortage of hugs and kisses. The only thing she did better than being mom was being grandma to her 21 grandchildren (and one on the way).

She taught her family to love, to include, to not worry, to serve, and to take care of their families the way she took care of them. She taught them to love the Lord Jesus Christ and allow him to lead them and comfort them the way she did.

On February 13, 2020 Nancy was admitted to the hospital for heart surgery. It was an absolute necessity from damage done by rheumatic fever as a child.

After complications and a fight like only a woman as strong as Nancy could have put up, she was called home to be with our Father in Heaven once again.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Lueck; her sister, Susan York; her brother Jim Skogen; her children David, Kelli, Robbie, Ricky, Todd, and Ashley and their spouses; and numerous other family members and grandchildren that love her deeply.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nita and Harry Skogen and her brother Freddie Skogen.

Nancy’s middle name “Faye,” comes from the word Fairy, an extraordinary fictitious character of wonder and magic. What an appropriate description of this amazing woman.

She had a fairy-tale love story with her prince, husband and eternal sweetheart, Mark. She is the mother her kids could have only wished for. She left everyone feeling “happily ever after,” and she enchanted every grandchild with supernatural love and attention.

She would want all of you couples to remember that if you work hard in your relationship together and serve each other with the love, dedication, and patience then anyone can have their fairy-tale ending.

She will be sorely missed and we are devastated, but every time we want to sink into a feeling of loss, we can hear her telling us it’s okay and everything is going to work out and above all else...TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY!

Lastly, if she were here today we all know exactly what she would say…

“Oh Mark! Everything is going to be fine. You will figure it out, now get to it.”

Services will be held on March 7, with a viewing from 11am-1pm and the funeral at 1pm at the South Shore School gymnasium in South Shore, 203 S. School Blvd, South Shore, South Dakota

Arrangements under the direction of Wight & Comes Funeral Home, Watertown, South Dakota.
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  • Service

    Saturday March 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday March 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    South Shore School Gymnasium
  • Interment

    St. Lukes Cemetery


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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Dave and Judy
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I remember when we were neighbors and great friends. you will be missed. Nancy was always a positive and uplifting person. Condolences to you and your family.
Dean Sebastian
Salem Oregon

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My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Love Val.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead. with love, Michael and Molly Hilsabeck and Family
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