William "Bill" Ellis Luchene, age 64, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Bill was preceded in passing by his parents: Clayton and Mildred Luchene; his brother, James Paul Luchene; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Basil and Shirley Durbin; brother-in-laws, Kenneth Durbin and Joseph Sowles; his grandmothers: Lois Hayes and Sarah Elizabeth Durbin. He was also preceded in death by his heroes: Alex Trebek and Dale Earnhardt.
William is survived by his wife, Nadine Luchene; his children: Bryan (Danielle) Luchene, Sean (Brooke) Luchene and Andrea (Andrew Butler) Luchene; his grandchildren: Madison, Sarah, Lillian, Kaitlyn, Kendall, Kiersten, Bradley and Alexander; brothers and sisters: Alice Sowles, Wayne (Betty) Douglas, Linda (Glenn) Williams and Richard (Nancy) Luchene; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dianna Durbin, Ronnie (Yong) Durbin, John (Theresa) Durbin, Patrick (Theresa) Durbin; honorary kids: Donna (Dave) Guerrero, Randy Black and Richard Mitchell; his loyal best friend and guard dog, Jade.
Bill worked full-time at Ogden Welding Systems in Schererville, Indiana off and on for about 30 years. When he wasn't at work you would find him in "his spot" on the couch watching Da Bears, Notre Dame Football, the Sox, NASCAR or Jeopardy. You would also find him sitting on the back patio watching his grandkids play. Family was always his number one priority. Anyone who came into his house was immediately family, unless they were wearing a Cubs shirt or jersey...then you had to earn the "family" title. Bill loved listening to music. He shared his love of Bob Seger, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard and so many others with his friends and family. Bill was loved and respected by many and will be sorely missed.
A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, June 04, 2021 at 8:00 AM at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Avenue Hammond, Indiana 46324 with Jeremy Luchene officiating followed by an interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crown Point, Indiana. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, June 03, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at LaHayne Funeral Home where Bill's family asks that if you can, please wear either Bear's, White Sox or Notre Dame apparel to the visitation.
At the request of the family Memorials may be made to AseraCare Hospice with checks made out to the Amedisys Foundation at 1-219-462-6398 or visit their website at www.amedisys.com/about/foundation
For futher information regarding services, please contact LaHayne Funeral Home at 1-219-845-3600.
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