Royce Roland Lueck, 84, better known as Corky, passed peacefully at home on February 12, 2021. Corky Lueck was the second son born to Dutch and Mary Lueck of Mancolena, MI on November 21, 1936. Dutch and Mary also gave Corky three sisters. His early years were spent in Detroit while his father worked in the factories. When Corky was 9 years old the family returned to the Mancolena area and settled in on a dairy farm in Kewadin.
Growing up on the farm and as a teenager his love for motorcycles began and lasted through all his years. Graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 1955, Corky went on to work as a machinist at Super Tool until they closed their doors. From there he went to work for Becks Mustard, makers of gourmet mustards.
In 1982 Corky married RuthAnn K. Forslund from Kalamazoo, MI. Corky introduced his love of motorcycling to his new bride. Through the years they traveled extensively cross country on their BMW motorcycles. They shared many “miles and smiles” during their life together.
Corky retired in 2002 and it was then that Corky and RuthAnn moved to Ocala, FL. After retiring in beautiful Ocala, FL their love for motorcycling increased and they joined the “Fraternal Order of the Eagles” in Silver Springs, FL. Corky and RuthAnn also joined the German American club of Marion County.
Auf Wiedersehen and we’ll miss you! Happy Riding!
Preceding him in death, his father Dutch Lueck, mother Mary Lueck, older brother Gayle (Butch) Lueck of Michigan, sister Diane Gilbert of Englewood, FL.
Corky’s surviving relatives include his wife of 39 years RuthAnn K. Lueck, sister Carolyn Sue Bradford of Midland, MI, sister Janice (Ken) Nordin of Ft. Wayne, IN and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are welcomed to join us at the gravesite to say goodbye to Corky on February 18, 2021 this Thursday at 12:00 noon. Due to COVID, social distancing and masks are required. There will not be a gathering afterwards.
Any memorial contributions in Corky’s name can be made to the Hospice organization of your choice.