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Joseph (Joe) William Lukitsch

Peachtree City, Georgia

October 22, 1940 - June 8, 2024

Joseph (Joe) William Lukitsch Obituary

Joseph William Lukitsch, 83, formerly from Brookfield, Wisconsin, was born to eternal life on June 8, 2024. Joe was born on October 22, 1940, in Milwaukee, son of the late Joseph Jr. and Clara (nee Eggink) Lukitsch. His father passed away a month prior to his birth so he was raised alone by his mother and late aunt, Margaret Maltby. Joe is preceded in death by his dear son, Paul Joseph Lukitsch. He is survived by the love of his life, Kerry (nee Seiler), who he married in June of 1965 and was happily married to for 59 years. He is also survived by his cherished daughter, Julie (Matt) Cincera, his four granddaughters, Caylie, Madison, Ashlie and Allison, his older brother, Paul Lukitsch of Darwin, Australia, and many dear sister and brother-in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Joe grew up on Hawley Road in Milwaukee and attended St. Sebastian’s Catholic Grade School, Pius XI Catholic High School (Class of 1958) and Marquette University. He served in the Air National Guard from 1963 to 1969 and was the youngest member at his rotary club in the late 1960s. Joe was an accomplished self-employed businessman who began his career in real estate in Milwaukee with Robedeaux Realty in 1963. He was the Director of the Milwaukee Multiple Listing Service (MLS) from 1967-1973 and the President of the Milwaukee Multiple Listing Service from 1969-1971. In the early 70s he formed his own real estate agency, and he purchased the Maple Grove Center in Greenfield. Joe owned and leased the Maple Grove Center to hundreds of tenants for over 40 years until he recently sold it in 2021. He loved his tenants and was admired for being a fair and honest landlord. In 1976, he and his partner and dear friend, Sal Palmisano, formed Squires Grove Realty and they developed and sold the Squires Grove Condominiums and single-family homes in Elm Grove. In the late 70s they also built and leased the Squires Office Buildings on Bluemound Road in Brookfield. When the real estate market took a downturn in the early 1980s, Joe and Sal purchased the Port Country Club in Port Washington and re-named it the Squires Country Club. For years this was his livelihood where he managed the golf course and the restaurants. People came from all over the state to enjoy Friday night fish frys, Saturday prime rib dinners, Sunday brunch, weddings, parties, golf outings and tournaments. He loved playing golf and cards with his buddies in his free time. He sold the Squires in 1993 and semi-retired to Scottsdale, Arizona.


Joe’s legacy is his humble, gentle, and kind heart and his genuine care and concern for others. He will be remembered as always helping someone in need without expecting anything in return. He would always just magically appear to help his family and friends. Joe was quick-witted and always made those around him laugh. He lived a long life because of his positive outlook and “no-worry” demeanor. He was a devoted husband and he loved Kerry with all his heart. They built a beautiful life together and shared so many happy memories. Together, they raised Paul and Julie and provided them a wonderful foundation in Brookfield. His children adored him and looked forward to trips to the cottage and fishing and golfing with him when they were growing up. He always attended his daughter’s summer golf tournaments in her teen years and they both loved to sing together. When Julie was little, she would pretend to be Annie and he would be Daddy Warbucks and they would sing their hearts out while pedaling the player piano. He loved music, especially Frank Sinatra and he could sing all of his songs like no one else! Joe became a grandfather “Poppy” in 1998 and he brought so much joy and laughter to his four granddaughters. He would sing and play the guitar with them, play “hotel” and other silly games that made them laugh uncontrollably – he adored his granddaughters! His last 5 years were spent in retirement in Peachtree City, GA where he looked forward to playing Friday cards with his daughter, watching the Green Bay Packers with his son in law and cherishing every day with his beloved Kerry. He will be greatly missed but his memory will live on forever!


The family will host services on June 29, 2024, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 7301 W. Nash St. Milwaukee, WI. 53126.


In lieu of flowers a donation to Gentiva Hospice Newnan (2525 GA-34, Newnan, GA 30265) in Joe’s name is appreciated.


We welcome you to provide your condolences, thoughts, and memories on our Tribute Wall.


Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peachtree City, www.mowells.com






To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph (Joe) William Lukitsch hosted by Mowell Funeral Homes.

Joseph William Lukitsch, 83, formerly from Brookfield, Wisconsin, was born to eternal life on June 8, 2024. Joe was born on October 22, 1940, in Milwaukee, son of the late Joseph Jr. and Clara (nee Eggink) Lukitsch. His father passed away a month prior to his birth so he was raised alone by his mother and late aunt, Margaret Maltby. Joe is preceded in death by his dear son, Paul Joseph Lukitsch. He is survived by the love of his life, Kerry (nee Seiler), who he married in June of 1965 and was happily married to for 59 years. He is also survived by his cherished daughter, Julie (Matt) Cincera, his four granddaughters, Caylie, Madison, Ashlie and Allison, his older brother, Paul Lukitsch of Darwin, Australia, and many dear sister and brother-in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Joe grew up on Hawley Road in Milwaukee and attended St. Sebastian’s Catholic Grade School, Pius XI Catholic High School (Class of 1958) and Marquette University. He served in the Air National Guard from 1963 to 1969 and was the youngest member at his rotary club in the late 1960s. Joe was an accomplished self-employed businessman who began his career in real estate in Milwaukee with Robedeaux Realty in 1963. He was the Director of the Milwaukee Multiple Listing Service (MLS) from 1967-1973 and the President of the Milwaukee Multiple Listing Service from 1969-1971. In the early 70s he formed his own real estate agency, and he purchased the Maple Grove Center in Greenfield. Joe owned and leased the Maple Grove Center to hundreds of tenants for over 40 years until he recently sold it in 2021. He loved his tenants and was admired for being a fair and honest landlord. In 1976, he and his partner and dear friend, Sal Palmisano, formed Squires Grove Realty and they developed and sold the Squires Grove Condominiums and single-family homes in Elm Grove. In the late 70s they also built and leased the Squires Office Buildings on Bluemound Road in Brookfield. When the real estate market took a downturn in the early 1980s, Joe and Sal purchased the Port Country Club in Port Washington and re-named it the Squires Country Club. For years this was his livelihood where he managed the golf course and the restaurants. People came from all over the state to enjoy Friday night fish frys, Saturday prime rib dinners, Sunday brunch, weddings, parties, golf outings and tournaments. He loved playing golf and cards with his buddies in his free time. He sold the Squires in 1993 and semi-retired to Scottsdale, Arizona.


Joe’s legacy is his humble, gentle, and kind heart and his genuine care and concern for others. He will be remembered as always helping someone in need without expecting anything in return. He would always just magically appear to help his family and friends. Joe was quick-witted and always made those around him laugh. He lived a long life because of his positive outlook and “no-worry” demeanor. He was a devoted husband and he loved Kerry with all his heart. They built a beautiful life together and shared so many happy memories. Together, they raised Paul and Julie and provided them a wonderful foundation in Brookfield. His children adored him and looked forward to trips to the cottage and fishing and golfing with him when they were growing up. He always attended his daughter’s summer golf tournaments in her teen years and they both loved to sing together. When Julie was little, she would pretend to be Annie and he would be Daddy Warbucks and they would sing their hearts out while pedaling the player piano. He loved music, especially Frank Sinatra and he could sing all of his songs like no one else! Joe became a grandfather “Poppy” in 1998 and he brought so much joy and laughter to his four granddaughters. He would sing and play the guitar with them, play “hotel” and other silly games that made them laugh uncontrollably – he adored his granddaughters! His last 5 years were spent in retirement in Peachtree City, GA where he looked forward to playing Friday cards with his daughter, watching the Green Bay Packers with his son in law and cherishing every day with his beloved Kerry. He will be greatly missed but his memory will live on forever!


The family will host services on June 29, 2024, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 7301 W. Nash St. Milwaukee, WI. 53126.


In lieu of flowers a donation to Gentiva Hospice Newnan (2525 GA-34, Newnan, GA 30265) in Joe’s name is appreciated.


We welcome you to provide your condolences, thoughts, and memories on our Tribute Wall.


Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peachtree City, www.mowells.com






To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph (Joe) William Lukitsch hosted by Mowell Funeral Homes.

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