“Beloved Grandpa”\nFrederick Gordon Luckau, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2008, in Salt Lake City after a courageously long, occasionally difficult, frequently humorous and relentlessly optimistic struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on March 14, 1928, in Salt Lake City to Fred Herman Luckau and Genevieve Vera Jeppesen.\nHe bravely joined the Coast Guard on his 17th birthday where he was swept out to sea to serve 14 months in WWII. A few years later, he was swept off his feet and married Valerie St. John Yates on September 12, 1952.\nHe worked 40 years for Questar before retiring to enjoy and cultivate his natural gifts for painting and playing with his grandchildren full-time. He remained devoted and active in his church throughout his life.\nHe will be remembered and celebrated in the hearts of all who knew him for his enthusiasm for storytelling, fishing, whistling, laughing, his booming rendition of “O Solo Mio,” and his unwavering positive approach to life.\nHe is survived by his 7 children: Diana (Brian) Howard, Jeffrey (Magali) Luckau, Jonathan Maurice Luckau, Christopher (Michele) Luckau, Teresa (Daniel) Rudert, Shahara (Matthew) Thomas, Charissa (Paul) Warme; 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Luckau.\nA special thank you to Hospice Alliance for their loving and indispensable support and help.\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 11 am at Olympus Stake Center, 2675 E. 4430 S., Salt Lake City. Family and friends may call Friday, March 14, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Chapel, 4760 South State Street, Murray, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Interment: Murray City Cemetery, 5490 So Vine Street, Murray.