Dorothea L. Lucas (nee Zuehlke), 88, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Brookfield, died Jan. 22, 2012.

Born in Chicago on Sept. 15, 1923 to Emil and Frieda (nee Kasper) Zuehlke, she married Dean B. Lucas and worked as a nurse. Mr. Lucas preceded his wife in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Zuehlke.

Ms. Lucas is survived by her sons, Brad Lucas and Scott D. Lucas; her grandchildren, Brian Lucas and Lauren Lucas; and her sister, Marcella (the late Lloyd) McElwain.

A funeral service was held Jan. 27 at Hitzeman Funeral Home in Brookfield, followed by interment at Parkholm Cemetery in LaGrange Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Christ Lutheran Church, 60 55th St., Clarendon Hills, Ill. 60514.