Frank was born on Aug. 6, 1953, in Chanute to James Henry and Edith (Bade) Lucke. He was born with Down syndrome and wasn’t expected to live six months. Through the love and devotion of his parents and four brothers, he enjoyed a wonderful and happy life as a typical Kansas country boy. He lived in rural Chanute until 1972, when he moved with his parents to Oklahoma. He later became a resident of Hays House, an assisted living facility for individuals with special needs located in Nowata, Okla.
After his health began to fail, he returned to Chanute in 2011 to be near family and entered Heritage Health Care.
Frankie, affectionately nicknamed Dino by his brothers, enjoyed dancing, listening to country music, playing his harmonica and participating in Special Olympics.
Frank is survived by his mother, Edith Lucke of Chanute; two brothers, Mike Lucke and his wife, Jodi, of Chanute and Pete Lucke and his wife, Jerrie, of Humboldt; a sister-in-law, Linda Lucke of Chanute; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lucke; and two brothers, Richard Lucke and Phillip Lucke.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute. There will be a procession at 2 p.m. to Memorial Park Cemetery for the graveside service.
Memorials are suggested to Hays House, Nowata, Okla., and may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.