Obituary: Harold “Lucky” La Fleur, 83, of Scottville.

May 6, 2018

Harold “Lucky” La Fleur

Obituary: Harold “Lucky” La Fleur, 83, of Scottville.

Harold “Lucky” La Fleur, 83, of Scottville passed away at his home on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  Lucky was born on January 11, 1935 in Ludington, the son of Harold “Loppy” and Dorothy (Strickler) LaFleur and attended Ludington schools until his family moved to California just prior to his graduation.  Lucky was always considered a member of the Ludington High School class of 1953.

He served his country in the United States Army following the conclusion of the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany.  Upon his return, he began working for McDonnell Aircraft in California which later became McDonnell Douglas Aircraft and now is a part of Boeing Corp.  Lucky retired after 30 years of service and moved to Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Oleta (Chryst) in 2003, and their son Lance.  While attending his 50th class reunion in Ludington, Lucky was reunited with a former classmate Betty (Elkins) Stuyvesant.  Following a brief courtship they married on November 19, 2003 and returned to Oklahoma.  In 2006, they decided to return home to Mason County where they have enjoyed following the Scottville Clown Band, and Lucky was able to hone his love of woodworking often making Whirligig’s for his friends and family to enjoy.

Lucky will be greatly missed by his wife Betty, her children Deb Scherner and husband Mike of Loveland, Colo., Sue Luczyk and husband Rusty Pinkerton of Longmont, Colo.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; his brothers, Brian (Karen) La Fleur of Fallon, Nev., and Jon (Roberta) La Fleur of Santa Anna, Cali.; and their dear friends Jim and Amy Frost of Scottville.  Lucky was additionally preceded in death by Betty’s son Chris Luczyk, and his sister Diane Woods.

A memorial service will be held for Lucky at noon on Saturday, May 12 at his church, Summit Church of Christ, with Damon Beaver officiating.  Friends may meet with Betty and their family for a time of visitation on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Lucky will be buried by his grandfather Russell La Fleur in Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington.  Those who wish to remember Lucky with a memorial donation are asked to consider Harbor Hospice, or Summit Church of Christ.

Please visit Lucky’s memory page at to leave a tribute of Lucky for his family, or to light a candle in his memory.


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