James Lukkarila, 69Published 10:00pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012
James Lukkarila, 69
Born: Oct. 18, 1942
Died: Oct.7, 2012
James Bruce Lukkarila, 69, of Dowagiac, passed away at his home Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
Bruce’s life began Oct. 18, 1942, in Cincinnati, the son of Hugo and Eleanor Lukkarila.
He had been employed by Michiana Cablevision Corporation.
He had owned a restaurant in Elkhart and after it had closed, he worked for UTI and did websites until his illness. Bruce enjoyed tinkering with electronics, photography, fishing and he was a strong advocate of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed woodworking.
His loving family includes his children, Ken (Joey) Lukkarila of Wakarusa, Ind., Darrell “Scott” (Karen) Lukkarila of Buchanan; his children’s mother, Sue Lukkarila of Buchanan; grandchildren, Erik, Kristi, Austin, Devon, McKayla, Kaitlyn and Jared; and sisters, Sandy (Eric) Walstrom of Newport News, Va., and Sue (Jim) Carroll of Westfield, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At Bruce’s request, there will no funeral services.
Yazel & Clark Chapel is serving the family.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the American Cancer Society (envelopes available at funeral home).
Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of James at wwww.yazel-clark.com.