Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — LAKE ANN — Ralph Arthur Lucier passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was born June 30, 1921, in Brockton, Mass., to Arthur G. and Dorothy (Anderson) Lucier.
Ralph spent his early years in Chicago, Ill., and served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter and B-17 pilot. He proudly flew 37 combat missions over Germany as a member of Hell’s Angels 303rd bomber group in the 360th squadron.
After the war Ralph married Margaret Clemmer on March 9, 1946, in Spencer, Ind. Their early married years were spent in the Chicago area, where Ralph had many interesting friends, including members of the famous “Rat Pack.”
Later in their married life they settled in Jackson, where Ralph worked as a service manager in the heating and cooling industry for 25 years.
In his spare time Ralph loved building model airplanes.
Ralph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Lucier; son, Terrance Lucier; brother, Richard; and sister, Lorraine.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Lucier-Warnaar, of Lake Ann; son, Dr. Thomas Lucier and wife, Suzanne, of Graham, N.C.; and grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Rushlow, Sean, Christian and Sarah Lucier.
Private family services will be held.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories of Ralph.