In memory of

Aline Luckow

February 23, 1924 - September 9, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Aline Luckow

Aline Luckow

Born: February 23, 1924
Died: September 9, 2020
Age: 96
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   Aline Luckow, age 96 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at UnityPoint Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, IA.

   Aline Delores Ziegler was born on February 23, 1924, to Richard and Mamie (Waage) Ziegler in Volga, SD, the oldest of ten children. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Volga. Aline graduated with Volga High School’s class of 1942. She furthered her education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  After one year, she transferred to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA due to the start of World War II. In 1946, Aline graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. Aline worked as a Home Economics teacher in Hawarden, IA, before accepting the same position in Sac City, where she met many lifelong friends. She was introduced to Everett through family friends.

   On June 23, 1951, Aline married Everett Luckow at First Lutheran Church in Volga, SD. This union was blessed with four children: Paul, Karen, Wayne, and Sheryl. Aline stayed home to raise their family. Aline found much joy in gardening and preserving food for the family. She took pride in planting beautiful flowers around the farm. Aline was a wonderful seamstress. She used her talent to make clothes, including wool coats for her family. Aline was an avid baker, as well as an accomplished cook. She loved trying new recipes and making home-cooked meals for everyone to enjoy. She was a 4-H leader and judge at the county fair. In 1964, Aline accepted a position as the dietician at Loring Hospital where she worked for 34 years.

   Aline was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. Aline always looked forward to visiting family and friends and enjoyed family reunions. Over the years, Aline and Everett’s family enjoyed traveling to visit relatives. Her favorite place to visit, since her childhood, was Nashville, TN. She took two special trips to Norway with Karen’s family.

Family was very important to her, second only to her faith and love of God. She was an exceptionally proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Aline was a thoughtful, dedicated, strong woman who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Paul Luckow (Karen Wass) of Deerfield, IL, Karen Hjelmeland of Algona, IA, Wayne Luckow (Karen Lucht) of Sac City, IA, Sheryl (Jay) Siems of North Liberty, IA; grandchildren: Patrick Luckow (Cindy Dunn), Peter Luckow, Anna Luckow, Bjorn (Taylor) Hjelmeland, Brian (Abbi) Hjelmeland, Erik Hjelmeland (Samantha Sics), Gregory (Mandie) Siems, Ryan Siems (Kacey Ford), Lauren Siems, Sarah (Nick) Gunn, Emily (Jamie) Reed, Katie (Justin) Neumann, Nathan (Amber) Lucht, great-grandchildren: Emerson, Parker, Hattie, Eliza, Zeke, Logan, Lilah, Lily, Henry; brother Gerald (Marilyn) Ziegler; sisters: Evelyn Scharn, Verdell (Bob) Wiles, Arlys (Leonard) Eilts, Beverly (Bruce) Wosje; sisters-in-law Carol Ziegler and Marie Luckow; many extended family members.

   Aline was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Everett Luckow; parents Richard and Mamie Ziegler; parents-in-law Robert and Anna Luckow; brothers: Richard, Larry, and Ron (Judy) Ziegler; sister Clarice (George) Wells; brother-in-law Edward Scharn; son-in-law Jan Kristian Hjelmeland.


Tribute Video
11:00 a.m., Monday
September 14, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Pastor Don Pobanz
3:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday
September 13, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:53 PM
“We were sadden to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a joy to talk to and we enjoyed our conversations at the family reunions. We would have liked to attend the services but with everything going on we decided not to. May you have peace knowing that your Mom is now with your Dad in heaven. Love to all Dale & Jean”
- Dale and Jean Knutson
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:12 PM
“Wayne, your have our sincere sympathy. We pray you, your siblings, and families remember all the good memories with your parents. My God wrap his loving arms around you all during this time. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:12 PM
“"The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

We wanted to share with you one of the poems our family read during our time with my mother yesterday at the funeral home. Thank you Mom, you have made a precious contribution to our appreciation of life.

With all our love,
Paul, Karen, Patrick, Peter, and Anna”
- Paul, Karen, Patrick, Peter, and Anna
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:09 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a hard working, talented lady. I have many fond memories of the times our families spent together. May you find peace and comfort knowing she is in heaven. ”
- Krista Boysen Kahler
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:09 PM
“We were very sorry to hear about Alines death we will miss her very much. We would be there except for this pandemic. We just don't dare to travel. We will miss our visits and her great meals. Also there will be an empty spot at our reunions. We will be grieving right along with you children and grandchildren. Leonard and Arlys”
- Arlys & Leonard Eilts
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:03 PM
“We send our sympathy to all of Alines family. We will miss seeing her -- I spent a lot of time with her in high school when she was my teacher & working with her all those years at the hospital. She was a fine lady & a good friend!! May she rest in pease!!
- Mairlys and Ed Rehm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:03 PM
“We send our deepest sympathy and prayers!”
- Todd and Teri Luckow
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:03 PM
“So sorry to hear of your mom passing ”
- Delores wells Ds
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:03 PM
“Paul, Karen, Wayne, and Sheryl: I'm so sorry to see this news about your mother's passing. I have so many fond memories of her. (and the others who were included in the teacher's reunion) Our mothers had such a longtime friendship -- something that's hard to match.”
- Nancy Brookhart
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:02 PM
“Paul, Wayne, Sheryl, Karen & families -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have many fond memories of Everett & Aline through the years.
Our deepest sympathy,
John & Carol Hjelmeland”
- Carol Hjelmeland
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:02 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all of her family! We always enjoyed her homemade meals when we visited! I will always remember these visits at numerous family reunions, weddings, and many other times!
Jon, Ashley, Eli and Mya”
- Ashley Hubregtse
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:31 AM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:34 PM
“So sorry. Wish we felt comfortable traveling and we would be there. Thinking about all of you "kids"”
- VerDell and Bob Wiles
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