Lucas Heusman, age 30 of Sargent, formerly of Broken Bow, died Monday May 13, 2013, near Broken Bow, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle/farm equipment accident.
Funeral services will be today, Friday May 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium in Broken Bow with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Lucas John Heusman was born Nov. 29, 1982, in Lincoln to Timothy and Valarie Heusman.
Lucas grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 2001. Growing up in Custer County, Lucas participated in Cub Scouts and 4-H. While in high school, Lucas excelled in football, wrestling, and track, lettering multiple times throughout his high school career.
April 13, 2004 Lucas was married to Melissa Walker. To this union two children were born, a daughter Suzanna, and a son Jacob.
Lucas had a great passion for Husker football, and spending time outdoors. He loved to spend time with his children and his friends, hunting, fishing, mud dragging, and cruising on his black Harley Davidson motorcycle which he name “The Dark Horse”. Lucas collected many trophy bucks, and trucks for his mud drags. During his high school years, Lucas was employed at Berggren Home Builders. Following high school, he was employed at Baldwin Filters in Kearney. In 2006 he began his career at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as a machine operator.
Lucas is survived by his daughter Suzanna and son Jacob Heusman of Callaway; parents Valarie Oxford of Broken Bow, and Timothy Heusman of Eddyville; sister Heidi Heusman of Chicago; sister Savannah and brother-in-law Brett Coleman, nieces Brenly and Greely Coleman of Lincoln; Grandparents Gene and LaVonne Oxford of Broken Bow, and Wesley and Mary Heusman of Callaway; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Lucas is preceded in death by his brother Zachary Heusman, Uncle Thomas Heusman, Uncle Richard Oxford, Great Grandparents Clarence and Katharine Oxford, Elijah and Zelda Eggleston, Landis and Lena Rulla, and Rudolph and Tressa Heusman.
Lucas took his last ride on “The Dark Horse” May 13, 2013 near Broken Bow. He will rest next to his beloved brother, Zachary at the Sumner Cemetery.