We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Donald B Thompson Funeral Home
Chaplain (Major) Luke Krizenesky (Ret.)
Luke Krizenesky, 93, of Myersville, MD, while in the care of his family at home, peacefully entered eternal life and joined his beloved Patti on July 26th of this year.
Luke was born on July 5, 1929, in Whitelaw, Wisconsin to Frank and Renata.
Luke is lovingly remembered by:
His sister Linda, nephews Peter and Michael, and nieces Sue and Susan.
His children Walter (Sara), Shelli (Bill), Sean (Sherry), Michael (Denise), and Krista (Blake).
His grandchildren Nick (Ally), Peter (Rachel), Bryan (Kimmie), Eric, Nikki (Sean-Paul), Kevin, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Adam, Luke, Sean, Talia, Britt, and Maddie.
His great grandchildren Phip, Indy, Charlie, Olivia, and Kiley.
As well as many close friends and acquaintances.
Luke was a deeply compassionate and caring man who was always seen smiling. He loved to tell his familiar jokes and was ironically often mistaken (in his looks) for George Carlin.
In life, whether it be his military service, his Chaplain duties, his carpentry, or his time volunteering at Frederick Health Hospital, he was exceedingly busy and he preferred it that way. He was very active in his church as a Eucharistic Minister and enjoyed the friendships he developed with his church family.
After graduating from High School in 1949 Luke enlisted in the US Navy where he was a drummer in the US Naval Band. In 1956 he entered the Capuchin Order of the Priesthood. Ten years later in January of 1966, he joined the US Army as a Chaplain and served in Hanoi, Vietnam. Throughout his years of service, he was also stationed at bases in Fort Hood, Texas, Hanau, Germany, Baumholder, Germany, Berlin, Germany, and Fort Meade, Maryland. He received numerous medals and commendations for his service.
Our Dad, our Pa, our Luke, will be missed beyond measure.
A service and celebration of this life so well lived, will be held at the
Church of the Transfiguration, 6909 Maryland Ave Braddock Heights, Maryland on August 6th at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Luke's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)