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“Val, Jim, boys and Joanne - we were so sorry to hear about Jim passing away, I have alot of great memories of him - you have our deepest sympathy, we...Read More »
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“Jim, Val, Mrs. Lucas, and boys: I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Lucas. He will be greatly missed. However, the times visiting and...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Nick Carlson

“I wanted to tell you all how sorry I am. Growing up, "Mr. Lucas" was like another grandpa to Nick and I. He will be sadly missed by everyone in our...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Jodi Carlson

"James Lucas"
SAGOLA - James D. Lucas, 77, of Sagola, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 16, 1928, in Ray, N.D., son of the late James and Helma (Nelson) Lucas.
At a young age, he moved to northern Minnesota with his family. Jim served in the Naval Airforce during the Korean War, and later served in the National Guard for many years.
On April 26, 1952, he married Joanne Capanoli in Buhl, Minn. They moved to Sagola in 1964 and have been residents since that time. Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid Nascar fan. He enjoyed times spent with his family at the camp. He was a very devoted grandpa and was always in attendance for his grandsons' sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; one son, James (Valerie) Lucas of Breitung Township; four grandsons, Adam (Sarah Carlson) Lucas of Green Bay, Wis. and Andrew, Allen, and Austin Lucas, all of Breitung Township; one brother-in-law, Mario (Pat) Capanoli and one sister-in-law, Anina Capanoli, both of Hibbing, Minn. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his only sister; Helen Passard on Oct. 3, 2005
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Rev. James Danielson will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adam, Andrew, Allen and Austin Lucas, Gary Passard, and John Carlson.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of James D. Lucas online at
The family has entrusted The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.