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Diana Lee (Kennelly) Lucker

July 9, 1932 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 89)


Lucker, Diana Lee (Kennelly)

Age 89, of Chanhassen, MN passed away January 15, 2022.  Diana Lee was born July 9, 1932 in Seattle, Washington.

An accomplished organist and classical pianist, she held church organist positions at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church and Wayzata Community Church.  She was also Assistant Professor of Music at Augsburg College and Bethel College.  

Diana Lee’s passion was the pipe organ and throughout her lifetime she showcased her love for the instrument through concerts and teaching. She was a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving on the executive board, scholarship committee, and former dean.

She also hosted and performed for the Friday Music Club where she made lifelong friendships.

Diana Lee enjoyed travelling, especially abroad; spending time with her family and attending the opera.

Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lucker; parents William and Julia Kennelly; brother Roy Kennelly; son-in law Jack Schwartz; and great-granddaughter Leddi Peck.

Survived by daughters, Juli Schwartz and children, JustinHedtke (Melissa) and Brent Hedtke (Nina); Jenni DeVille (Jard) and children, Aaron, Rachel, Sarah, Leah Steahl, Jard II and Miriam; Jill Boddy and children, Cassandra Welsh (Anthony), Nicole and Katrina Kensy (Angela).  Also, by step-daughters, Mary Barrett (Larry) and children, Ben (Rachel), Nate and Zach; Paulette Sproull (Steve) and children, Stephanie Odom (Matt) and Luke; Joan Aon (Frank) and children, Orion (Marney) and Angelo; step-sons, Matt Lucker (Michele) and son, Don; Dean Lucker (Ann); and 16 great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held.  Memorials preferred to Pipedreams, AGO Program Committee or the Des Moines Metro Opera.

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