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Royalee A. Lukesh - Obituary


December 4, 2019

Royalee Ann (Burr) Lukesh age 84, of Sidney, passed away at her home, Thursday, November 21, 2019.

At her request, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. Private family services will take place at a later date. You may view Royalee's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Royalee's care and funeral arrangements.

Royalee Ann (Burr) Lukesh, the daughter of LeRoy and Josephine (VanAller) Burr, was born October 12, 1935 in Bushnell NE. She grew up in Kimball and worked after school running the Dairy Store, an Ice Cream Parlor, and continued working after graduation.

She was united in marriage to Alvin Lukesh on November 14, 1953, in Cheyenne, WY. They lived in Kimball raising four children and ran a plumbing business. They eventually moved to Sidney where Alvin and she purchased the Culligan business. She took over as secretary/bookkeeper until retiring.

Royalee love sewing and made a lot of the kid's clothes as well as doll clothes and other items. She also enjoyed crocheting and reading. She loved all of her many dogs, large and small which she had throughout her life.

She is survived by her sons, Daniel, Matthew, Jeffery and wife Jill (Liess) Lukesh; daughter Susan Roth and husband Don; grandchildren, Nathan Roth, Zachary and Dawn (Kurz) Roth, LeAnn (Roth) Kampfe and husband Paul, Taleah Lukesh, Taylor Lukesh and Tessa Lukesh; great-grandchildren, Kylee and Kaden Kampfe, Nicolas, Colum and Effy Roth; brother Melvin Burr and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Royalee was preceded in death by her husband Alvin; parents LeRoy and Josephine Burr and in-laws Albert and Agnes Lukesh.


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