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Scotland Presbyterian Church
Tuesday July 26th, 2011

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Dennis Albert Luikens

Rev. Mark Werner
Organist ~ Emily Deutscher
Congregational Hymns
Kronaizl Insurance Bowling Team
Tom Herges
Dennis Kronaizl
Randy Thum
Jerry Negebauer
Mike Behl
Vernon “Turk” Peterka
Hasz Financial Golf Team
Mark Hasz
Dale Luikens
Chris Christensen
All Employees of James Steel
Dennis' Nephews
Jon Robinson
Michael Luikens
Andrew Luikens
Nathaniel Luikens
Jeremy Bertrand
Shawn Kocourek
Ryan Lantz
Trevor Larson
Chase Luikens
Gavin Pravecek.
Dennis Albert Luikens was born on July 27, 1953 to Albert and Irene (Larson) Luikens. They made their home on a rural Menno farm and in the city of Menno. Dennis graduated from Menno high school in 1971. He then entered the Navy and served for four years. He returned to Menno after his military service, and began working for James Steel in Lesterville. Dennis met Marlene Kocourek in 1976. After being together for 8 years, the couple joined together to seal their love on September 22, 1984. They then made their home in Scotland. Dennis was still employed at James Steel at the time of his passing, giving 34 years of commitment to the company.  Dennis was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting, fishing, and golf. All these activities were made even more enjoyable as he loved doing them all with his father, brothers, stepchildren, grandchildren, and the love of his life, Marlene. Dennis’ gruff exterior may have fooled those who first met him, but in knowing him they learned he had a heart of gold. He had a giving spirit, not only to his family but the family he lovingly accepted with his marriage to Marlene. Dennis went to the home of our Lord unexpectedly at his home in Scotland on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the age of 57 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Dennis will be forever remembered in the hearts of his family: wife Marlene(Muhmel-Kocourek) Luikens of Scotland; parents Albert and Irene Luikens of Menno; three brothers: Dale (Sue) Luikens of Mitchell, Ronnie Luikens of Menno, and Dave (Debbie) Luikens of Parkston; two sisters: Delores (Steve) Osterloo of Sioux Falls and Rhonda (Jim) Isaak of Scotland; three stepchildren: Ryan Kocourek of Scotland, Marlin (Kim) Kocourek of Springfield, and Michelle (Lewis Burtsch) Kocourek of Avon; grandchildren Jeremy (Melinda) Bertrand of Tyndall, Shawn (Jayme) Kocourek of Scotland, Gavin (Jessica) Pravecek family of Tyndall, Shannon (Jon) Robinson of Utica, Rachel (Mark Bambas) Pravecek of Tyndall; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a niece, Dixie Luikens. 

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Marlene & Family We were sorry to hear of your love one passing. Our Prayers and Love are with you and family. Rely on the God of all comfort.Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself and he himself will sustain you. Psalm 55:22. It is real and vital communication with the God of all comfort, who comfort us in our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 1:3.4.Psalms 83:18. We look forward to seeing our love one again. Psalms 37:29. May these scriptures bring comfort to your heart as they have mine in time of sadness.

Lee & Irene Keyes Aug 1 2011 7:36 PM

Dear Rhonda and family: I am very sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you Rhonda, just too far away. But you guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

Lisa Plummer Jul 26 2011 3:03 PM

To the Luikens family: So sorry to hear about Dennis! My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

Cherre Schaeffer Jul 26 2011 2:31 PM

So sorry for your loss! Condolences to Marlene, all family and close friends. May the lord be kind to you in your sorrow. Hugs with love

Amy Hamberger Schultz Jul 26 2011 10:28 AM

To Marlene & Family I am very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you!

Jerry Hovorka & Family Jul 26 2011 7:08 AM

So very sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathy to the family!

Linda Neuharth Jul 26 2011 4:10 AM

To the Luikens family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan (Mettler) Torres Jul 26 2011 3:42 AM

Marlene and family May God be with you in your time of sorrow. Yes its hard to lose a loved one. I use to get a good laugh out of Dennis when they were hunting out in Western South Dakota. He had a sense of humor. Our prayers go out to your family.

Alice Richter Jul 25 2011 8:51 PM

My deepest Sympathy to all of you. It is the hardest thing to lose someone you love. MY thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deb Block Jul 25 2011 8:12 PM

Going to miss you big Bro. I'll be taking those quarters at a later date. I love you and will miss you deeply.

Dale Luikens Jul 25 2011 9:39 AM

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