Lucie A. Dunklow-Burkhardt

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Lucie Ann Dunklow-Burkhardt, 79, of Lake Leelanau, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 with her loving husband in an unfortunate car accident.
Lucie was born Sept. 6, 1939 in Lake Leelanau the daughter of Emory C. and Celia E. (Belanger) LaBonte. On Oct. 2, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Leland, she married Jerry A. Burkhardt.
Lucie had a gift of bringing beauty to the world around her. She always tended beautiful flower gardens, whether it be the summertime in Michigan or the winter in Florida. It was a common occurrence for bicyclists to stop and take pictures of them. She also had a wonderful passion and talent for painting, often giving personalized paintings as gifts.
Family meant everything to Lucie. She took great pride in her daughters and enjoyed hosting parties at the lake house for her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She and Jerry enjoyed teaching them to play euchre and would challenge them to a game at any opportunity. Her strong faith also helped her find another family and home in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland.
Lucie is survived by her children, Tina (Thom Hammontree) Dunklow, Becky (Randy) Winowiecki and Jodi (James) King; her siblings, Renee LaBonte, Katherine (Len) Darga, Ann Baatz, Jake LaBonte, Martha (Gary) Neddo, Mary Jo (Dan) Darga, Caroline (Norman) DuRocher and Joseph (Ann) LaBonte; and her grandchildren, Randy Winowiecki Jr., Jason Winowiecki, Kyra Winowiecki, Chloe King, Eli King, Lucas Hammontree and Jack Hammontree.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Donald Dunklow; and her brothers, David (Marie) LaBonte and Samuel (Nancy) LaBonte.
A memorial service for Lucie and Jerry will be held at 1 p.m., with the family greeting friends and family at noon, on Saturday, July 13, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Pastor Joshua LaFeve will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Samaritan's Closet, 25 S. Lake Leelanau Dr., Lake Leelanau, MI 49653 or http://samscloset.org.
Please share condolences with Lucie's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremations Services of Leelanau.
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Jul 14, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Lucie A. Dunklow-Burkhardt.  Send flowers
Lynn Baldwin
Jul 12, 2019
Dear Tina and family...I just learned about the passing of your mother and step father. I was so sad to hear of this news. How your hearts must ache. I have been trying to get in touch with you via phone, email and even sent Jim King a LinkedIn message over a year ago. 😢 Please call me when you have time. Would love to speak with you and catch up. 847-917-4568. Praying for you and your family during this heart breaking time. Love you Tina!!!
Sally Wilson
Jul 12, 2019
Anything for You was purchased for the family of Lucie A. Dunklow-Burkhardt by Sally Wilson.  Send flowers
Debbie elliott (Thomas)
Jul 10, 2019
My first job was cleaning cottages with her she was so full of life and with Don was like they danced on clouds
Rest In Peace 💜