Lucas Knudsen

Lucas Knudsen

Lucas Knudsen, age 31, of Western Springs. Beloved son of Derrick (Maria) Knudsen and Debbie (Timothy Metzger) Knudsen; grandson of Judith Knudsen, nee Boucek, Roger Knudsen and the late Lois Deno, nee Murray; brother of Jacob Metzger and Emily Metzger; step brother of Matt Metzger, Sarah Metzger and Andrew Metzger; nephew of Denise (Michael) Grazian and Dawn Kannon; cousin Maren (Juan) MacHannaford, Taryn Kannon, Carter Kannon and Mason Kannon.

Proud and Dedicated Member of The Hillside Emergency Service.

Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Lucas will Lie in State on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 10 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Park and Grant, Brookfield, IL 60513.
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials Appreciated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Greg Leeb condolence:

    Rest in peace, brother. May you watch over your EMA brothers and sisters from the heavens.

  2. Lauren Chayka condolence:

    My condolences are with Lucas’s family

  3. Susan DuBois condolence:

    My Dear Friend Judy and family. I will always treasure my friendship with Lucas. He was a bright star. He always kept me informed on his activities in the fire department. A very kind, sweet man. ❤️

  4. Frank Calderone condolence:

    Lucas will be remembered for his participation with Emergency Management activities. He always showed up reliably to perform his duties. He will be missed.
    May God bless you Lucas and may you rest in peace.

  5. Karol Meier condolence:

    I am so sorry Derrick and to your family.I am just so sorry

  6. Edward pour condolence:

    Judy& family, may the Lord, ease your pain with the knowledge of Lucas, salvation from our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  7. Andrea Kolski-Lyne condolence:

    I’m am so sorry to hear this sad news. I pray for your family at this difficult time.

  8. Erin Brown condolence:

    I worked with Lucas and he was always the nicest guy. He would tell me everyday “don’t work too hard.” I miss seeing your friendly face, Lucas. Rest in peace.

  9. Jean and Don lStewart condolence:

    Heartfelt condolences to you all

    I have very fond memories of Lucas always helping me put my equipment away after my Lamaze class
    May he rest in peace

  10. Debbie Plica condolence:

    On behalf of the UChicago Medicine | AdventHealth Family we express our sincere condolences on the passing of Lucas, Associate / Volunteer / Friend.
    Lucas spent countless hours here on our LaGrange campus making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and our associates. Lucas was always there to lend a hand or say a kind word to make someone’s day a bit better. Lucas will be forever missed.

    Lucas, your work here on earth is done. May you Rest in Peace Ever More.

  11. Marilyn Clausen condolence:

    Judy and Derrick I’m so sorry to hear of Lucas’s passing. Lucas may you Rest In Peace.

  12. Joe Gage condolence:

    I had the privilege of teaching Lucas in 8th grade. He was a great young man who left a lasting impression on me. My thoughts and prayers are with the Knudsen family.

  13. Marge Schaser condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of comfort for the family!

  14. Kurt Martz condolence:

    I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Lucas. Over the years, it was truly a blessing to have the opportunity to interact with him. He brought a radiant light to the hallways of the hospital, and I always cherished the moments spent in his company. Although his absence will be felt, his memory will forever be cherished within our organization. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

  15. Denise Miska condolence:

    So very sorry to hear this sad news.
    Each of you and family will be in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

  16. Rose boucek condolence:

    My prayers are with you and family God Bless Love Aunt Rose

  17. Alicia okonski condolence:

    I’m sorry for you loss he was very nice man to work with to come in to work and here the sad news he was a a very good gentle soul always stuck to self was quiet and just to see him not there no more it’s a big loss and heartbroken

  18. Marilyn Vorsanger condolence:

    Judy and Derrick, so sorry to hear this sad news. He was much too young. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  19. Pappanastos Family condolence:

    We are all very sorry for the loss of Lucas! May his memory be eternal. We are all praying for your family during this time of sorrow. ❤️

  20. Rachell Sierzega condolence:

    Lukas has been a fixture in the fire service for as far back as I can recall. With his infectious smile and unwavering compassion for helping others, he left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. I take solace in the fact that Lukas touched the lives of many, teaching us valuable lessons about lending a hand even when life presents you with obstacles. God Bless you all.

  21. Melisa Boucek condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Life is a precious thing. Lukas was clearly loved well and respected by friends and family. May God ease your loss.

  22. Bill Knack condolence:

    My prayers are for you all in this sad time. Lukas always kept me informed of things going on in the community where I live. I’ll miss him.

  23. Stephanie Garza condolence:

    The sweetest soul!!!!! Always smiled at me and helped!! Will be missed

  24. The Kannon Family condolence:

    We offer our Condolences for your Family’s loss.
    Lucus was a good Man,
    Heaven gained another Angel…..

  25. Denise Grazain condolence:

    In memorium, dear nephew.

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