Lucas was born June 1, 2001 in Garfield Heights, OH the son of Enoch A. and Kristin (Carlson) Petersen. He passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Springfield, IL.
He was a 2019 graduate of Lutheran High School, Springfield and was a freshman at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, majoring in computer science and engineering.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church LCMS and was a musician in the praise band. He earned his Eagle Scout and was an avid Soccer player and fan. He played on the Impact FC Soccer Team and was a USSF Referee. Lucas intended to follow in his father’s footsteps of military service as he enrolled in the ROTC program with the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his parents, Enoch and Kristin Petersen, his sister, Sydney Petersen, his maternal grandmother, Judy (Huebner) Carlson, all of Springfield, his paternal grandparents, Merlin and Doris Petersen of Martinsville, IN, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins including Ray and Jan Huebner, Connie and Walt Rowland, of Falls City; Lee and Barb Huebner of Farmington, MN. Local relatives also include cousins, Ben and Steph Simpson, Michelle and Larry Strecker, Angie and Kyle Embretson and their families. Lucas also has an abundance of surrogate grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family and friend across the world who touched his life during his family’s travels as missionaries.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edwin Carlson and great-grandparents, Hans and Verna Carlson and Harold and Irene Huebner.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL, with pastors Joshua T. Traxel and Aaron T. Hauser officiating.