It is with great sadness that the family of Lance A. Luna announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Lance will be dearly missed by his wife of 31 years, Barbara Luna; Father Lee Luna, Las Vegas, NV; sister Lori Dykema, Las Vegas, NV; sister Sue Luna, Morgan, MN; Mother-in-Law Barbara Mischung, Naples, FL; sister-in-law Mari Mischung, Panama City, FL and sister-in-law Heather Harrison, Naples, FL. Nieces Teri Wildt, Wendi VanKeulen, Megan English and Melanie Jean. Nephews Zachary Dykema, Joshua Dykema, Michael English, Paul Harrison, Sean Harrison, Gavin Merck and Diavenson “D” Thibaud. Lance also leaves behind a lifelong, childhood friend, Paul Sergeant, as well as numerous other family and friends he touched the lives of over the years. He will also be missed by his many friends and coworkers at The City of Sanibel where he worked since 1988.
He is predeceased by his Mother Joan Luna; Father-in-law John Mischung; paternal grandparents Leopoldo and Julia Luna and maternal grandparents John and Ann Hladik.
Lance was born June 12, 1958 in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Bettendorf, IA and moved to Sanibel, FL in the mid 80’s. Luna was a graduate of Scott Community College, Bettendorf, Iowa, and the Lee Vo-Tech Public Works Academy. At the time of his passing he was employed by The City of Sanibel as Streets Superintendent. He spent over half his life working for The City of Sanibel. A quote from their website announcing his passing stated “Despite Lance’s dedication and work ethic, what stood out even more was that Lance was extremely personable and always carried a positive disposition. Lance was highly respected by his coworkers and many sought his advice and knowledge on a regular basis.” Although never having children of his own Lance had a love for children and they were naturally drawn to him. Many called him “Uncle Lance” over the years. He was godfather to his niece Wendi VanKeulen, nephew Zachary Dykema and Lisa (Sergeant) Frank.
A Memorial will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 1pm at Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Memorial Donations may be made in Lance Luna’s name to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America at https://lcfamerica.org/
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