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December 13, 2007


John Lukehart proudly holds a sculpture
by Margot McMahon at the 2000 Artful Object
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John Lukehart has left these earthly bounds and in his departure he has taken with him a wonderful smile and a gracious attitude toward both the arts and humanity in general.  I met John many years ago when he was a moving force in the VMA (Village Managers Association) and in that role he was a gentleman, he was fair, and he was dedicated.  He joked with me about not all VMA supporters having Volvo's, as he drove away in his Volvo. 

John was known locally to many for his years with the Oak Park Area Arts Council and his work with the Oak Park Community Relations Department.  His last job helping others was as Head of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities.

When John became ill a couple of years ago he fought valiantly to defeat the cancer which had invaded his body. 
He went through numerous surgeries and always fought
on.  Even after many trips and stays in the hospital John walked around as he healed and had kind words for the arts and others.  He was a true gentleman and friend to many. 

His passing at the youthful age of 55 is a loss to many.  We
all embrace his family during this time of grief.


Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home,
203 South Marion Street, Oak Park, Il.

Visitation
Friday, December 14 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Funeral
December 15th, 12:30 p.m. Saturday
First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street,
Oak Park, Il

Interment at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park.


Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home
708-383-3191



President of Oak Park Area Arts Council John Lukehart
embraces Past Oak Park Trustee Susan Rakstang and her
husband.  2002
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Mr and Mrs. Lukehart Dancing at the 2004
Artful Object Event
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Affordable Housing Meeting Story by John Lukehart 2002









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