The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 11, 2013

Maxine ‘Joyce’ Luckritz

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Maxine “Joyce” Luckritz, age 86, of Clinton, died peacefully Friday Jan. 11, 2013, at her home.  

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Lyons United Methodist Church, Clinton. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Kory and Kelly Cousins, Eddie and Josh Luckritz, Casey Turner, Mike Larson and Justin Soenksen. Memorials may be given to the Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at

Joyce was born on Feb. 5, 1926, in Clinton, the daughter of John and Emma (Weber) Neumann. She graduated from Clinton High School. She married Edwin Luckritz on June 12, 1948, in Clinton. Joyce was a homemaker and had worked at Clinton Auto Licensing, Burpee Seed Co., and A.C. Nielsen Company. She and her husband owned and operated Mr. Ed’s Restaurant on Main Avenue. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed baking, sewing, crafts, ceramics, watching her grandchildren at sporting and music events. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Edwin, of Clinton; four children, Jeffrey (Olive) Luckritz of McCausland, IA, Jill (Roger) Cousins of Marion, IA, John (Paula) Luckritz and Jacie Turner both of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Hege of Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Death date: Jan. 11, 2013