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Nial Patterson Lueking

Nial Patterson Lueking of Fallbrook, Calif. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 4, 2016, at the age of 90.

Nial was born on July 24, 1925, in Edison, Nebr. to the late Walter and Icle Lueking. He spent his childhood in Bartley, Nebr. attending Bartley High School and McCook Junior College.

In 1943, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served as a surgical technician. He was a veteran of the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge Ardennes. He proudly served his country until 1946.

On September 15, 1946, Nial married the love of his life, Lois C. Bamesberger in Indianola, Nebr. Always together, they remained married for nearly 70 years.

Nial and Lois moved to Costa Mesa, Calif. in 1958. He spent many years in sales, finishing this part of his career at Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa. He then founded California Gemological Laboratory and the Gemstone Collector. Nial worked with his wife and children in both businesses until retiring in 1994.

Nial and Lois moved to Fallbrook in 1995 and spent the next 20 years enjoying golf, friends and family.

Nial is survived by his wife Lois; daughter Jane Golding and son-in-law Robert Golding; son Edward and daughter-in-law Kristi; grandsons, Edward Jr. and Jeffrey, and great-grandsons Dakota and Micah. He was predeceased by his son Daniel in 2013.

Nial was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. A celebration of life is planned for May 20, 2016, at 11a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook. Nial will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

 

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