Ione M. Lucas, age 84, formerly of Glenbeulah, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Dec. 28, 2012, at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers.

Ione was born March 11, 1928, in Sheboygan, Wis., a daughter of the late Chris and Myrtle Pierce Hansen. She attended Mapledale grade schools and graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan.

On April 6, 1946, she married William K. Grunow in Sheboygan. The couple lived in Sheboygan after marriage and moved to Glenbeulah in 1954.

She worked at Cleveland Container in Plymouth (also known as Clevepak) retiring in 1993.

On June 17, 1967, she married William Lucas in Glenbeulah, Wis.

She is a baptized and confirmed member of Zion Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah, and also volunteered at the Plymouth Senior Center serving meals.

She enjoyed listening to country music, traveling, watching wrestling and the Green Bay Packers and spending time with her loving family.

Survivors include six children: Larry (Barbara) Grunow of Sheboygan, Wayne (Sharon) Grunow of Sheboygan, William (Mary) Grunow of Glenbeulah, Linda Grunow of St. Nazianz, Wis., Mark Grunow of Plymouth and William Lucas of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren: Christine Grunow of Sheboygan, Wayne Grunow Jr. of Sheboygan, Chris Grunow of Manitowoc, Sarah Grunow (special friend, Brian) of Greenbush, Michelle Grunow of Glenbeulah, Cassie Grunow (special friend, Dan) of Glenbeulah, Lisa (Todd) Petersen of St. Nazianz, and Tabitha Donath of St. Nazianz; nine great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Betty Hansen of Sheboygan; and also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Douglas Donath Jr., Wendy Grunow and Harley Lucas; two greatgrandchildren, Jacob and Jesse; and two brothers, Gordon Hansen and Jerome “Sonny” (Joyce) Hansen.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah, will offi ciate and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in the town of Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. Thursday until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Ione’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Aurora Medical Center of Two Rivers for their care and compassion shown to her and her family.

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