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David Lukins

David Lukins of Delton, Michigan died while taking a walk around his property in Delton.

Dave was born August 2, 1961 in Plainwell to Dean and Mary (Clawson) Lukins. He grew up on a dairy farm. Dave graduated from Martin High School in 1979.His first job was working at Ash Industry. He was employed at the former Pet Milk company and current Bay Valley Food Company for 28 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, looking for mushrooms, and golfing. Dave was a kind person, always doing for others.

He is survived by his siblings, Teresa Arms of Martin, Daniel (Lin) Lukins of Plainwell and Joseph Lukins of Lansing, sister-in-law Penny Lukins of Kalamazoo and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, brother-in-law Buel K. Arms Jr and by his best friend since childhood, Rick.

Those wishing to honor Dave are asked to preform a random act of kindness on his behalf.

Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego is serving the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at


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Jim and Joyce Boss

June 13, 2018 at 12:09 am

We are so sorry for each of you. Remember the good times with Dave.

Jim and Joyce Boss


Tammy Hoard

June 13, 2018 at 8:08 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. He was a kind and gentle person who always had a smile on his face and he will be missed…. Tammy Hoard


Dick & Sylvia Davis

June 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Our Prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Dave was around so much when they were in school we considered his our third son. We will miss him very much, but we are positive him and Rick are golfing up a storm and hunting and fishing.


Joseph Lukins

June 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

David was a special person just like my Mom everyone needs and problem came before there’s.I will always remember the good times growing up that we shared even if we didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things.But I always new he had my back if someone was making fun of me or giving me crap he would be right there to set them in there place.We had grown apart in our adult lives but I always looked up to him.He was Love by so many and will truly be missed !!! Rest In Peace Love Joe


Stacia (Pettit) Dortch

June 13, 2018 at 10:28 pm

I have such fond memories of David when I was a child living across the street from Lukins. David was always so patient with me when I wanted to “help” milk the cows or ride the pony. He was a kind soul.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Marianne Parks Morgan

June 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm

Dave was a kind soul. I had many good times hanging out with him in our large group of mutual friends in our younger days. I’m saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with your family.


Denny and Cindy Mills

June 14, 2018 at 11:39 pm

Praying for peace and comfort for all of you…….So very sorry for your loss…


Bruce & Kathy Brandon

June 15, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Our sincere condolences go out to Dan & Lin, Joey and Teresa. Rembering all the good times we cousins’ had at the farm growing up.

Love & Hugs to all David’s family and friends.

Kathy (Clawson) & Bruce



Jody Osborn

June 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Prayers for his family. I will always fondly remember his beautiful smile, his extreme shyness, kind heart, and friendly nature. May you rest in peace Dave Lukins, you won’t be forgotten…


Kathleen K Brown

June 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

What a great loss! I will miss his smiling face! I worked with Dave at Dean Foods. Such a great guy! My heart goes out to his family.


Brian and Jennifer Button & family

June 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

Dave was a great person and a true friend. He will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.


Pete, Christine & Chad Jirgens

June 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm

So sorry to hear the news about David. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, Terese, Dan & Joe. Never forget the good times canoeing. Will miss you, love you David…


Doug and Kasandra McGuire

June 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm

Dave was one our closest friends. When he was around we were always laughing. I have known Dave all of my life, I was the neighbor that would never leave, as Mary would say. He was the best and longest friend I have ever had. He was Maygan’s Uncle Dave, she remembers fun times on our boat and floating on rafts and Dave watching out for her. Dave was part of our family and we will miss his silly character; so many great memories. Our prayers are with him and his family.


Tim Shipley

June 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Dave….. What can I say , their ate so many memories. Not only my friend but also my close cousin. You’ll be missed Luke!! We’ve walked those woods an fields so many times. God Bless Cuz.

Till we meet again. Love


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