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Eleanora "Nora" Lukes dies at 92

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Eleanora "Nora" Lukes age 92 of Cedar Falls, formerly of Protivin, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Stanard Center Western Home Community in Cedar Falls.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Protivin, with Rev. Kyle Digmann celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Online condolences for Nora's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.comArrangements are with Hugeback's Protivin Funeral Home.Eleanora “Nora” Lukes was born April 14, 1924, in rural Chickasaw County, the daughter of Adolf and Mary (Klimesh) Zahasky. She was the youngest of the six Zahasky children. She graduated from the former Rudolphinium High School in Protivin in June of 1941. On June 20, 1944, she married Joseph G. Lukes. To this union two children were born.Nora was a homemaker and enjoyed baking and her hobby was crocheting. She was a member of the FCSLA Society and a lifelong member at Holy Trinity Parish in Protivin. Nora and Joe farmed together for over 55 years. Joe and Nora moved to the Western Home Community Assisted Living Facility in Cedar Falls in 2005.Survivors include one daughter, Judith (Jean) Cogdall of Sterling, Ill; daughter-in-law, Sharon Lukes of Waterloo; grandchildren, Curtis Lukes of North Liberty, Thomas Lukes of Waterloo, Christopher Cogdall of Sterling, Ill, Jennifer (Steve) Sandifar of Winchester, Ind; great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Lexie Lukes of North Liberty, Luke and Roman Sandifar of Winchester, Ind; one sister, Majella Koudelka of New Hampton; sisters-in-law, Mary Zahasky of Rochester, Minn., Ann Lukes of Protivin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph and son Steven, both in 2008; three brothers, Emil Zahasky, Edwin Zahasky, Otto Zahasky; one sister, Beatrice Pinter

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